It was actually my first time booking with Airbnb when we went to Bali, Indonesia last year. Oh yes, this is a backlog by the way. I was actually going through my drafts and found this blog. I wanted to give you guys a tour of our Airbnb home in Bali last year and I actually forgot to publish this blog. Since it’s summer season and I have seen a lot of people going on beach trips, I thought now is the best time to finally share this post.
For those who are new to Airbnb, well according to Wikipedia, “Airbnb is an American company which operates an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease or rent short-term lodging including holiday cottages, apartments, homestays, hostel beds, or hotel rooms, to participate in or facilitate experiences related to tourism such as walking tours, and to make reservations at restaurants”. So it’s like a one-stop shop for a place to stay whenever you travel anywhere in the world and if you have a room or house up for rent, you can place your listing there too for a wider market. All you have to do is register online and fill in the required informations. You can also find cheaper accommodations with Airbnb compared to hotels.
One of the reasons why I chose Airbnb for our Bali trip is because I wanted to rent a villa or an entire house for our stay there. It’s a perfect place to stay on a tropical island, wouldn’t you agree? I mean hotel rooms has it’s perks and amenities but having a villa with our own private pool was what I wanted for me and my friends.
I was actually traveling with my best friend Antong and his friends who are now my good friends Jackie, Vanessa, Pido, and Markie. So happy that this villa was available for our traveling dates and booked it right away. The place was newly renovated so I know it’s gonna be a clean place to stay and from looking at the photos, it was really pretty and big enough to accommodate the six of us so perfect.
This is the master bedroom with access to the pool where I slept. The bathroom was also huge. I love how beautifully decorated the house was, all corners are very Instagrammable. The home decors are actually for sale too so I bought that native bag that was hung by the wall.
The living room, also beautifully decorated.
The kitchen complete with all the things you need for cooking and dining. We had breakfast here every day with the view of the pool area.
This is the second floor bedroom (above photo) and the common area (below).
Our beautiful villa in Bali was located in Jalan Bumbak Dauh, Kuta Utara. It was a beautiful and spacious villa good for eight people, it’s actually perfect for family or friends traveling in groups. It has two huge bedrooms and one air-conditioned common area on the second floor with four single beds, that also big enough for a yoga practice that they even provide yoga mats. Plus it has three bathrooms, kitchen, laundry area, living room area and a pool.
We were actually one of the first few guests to stay in this villa, so had a great price deal when we book it. It was only less than p5,000 ($100) a night, and that is for the entire villa good for 6 to 8 persons. So that’s roughly $13 each if you are a group of 8.
The only problem we had with this place was actually finding the place when we arrived. We tried to google map but the location was wrong. So instead, try searching for the place beside the street where this Villa is located, Adeng Adeng Villa. Then just a few steps from the streets you will find the place with a wooden gate.
There are convenience stores and restaurants nearby. It’s a 15 minutes taxi ride to the shopping streets of Seminyak and an hour drive to Ubud market. We really enjoyed our stay here. Every penny was worth it.
You can really find a lot of good deals in Airbnb, and just to help you out decide if the place is right for you guys, do read the reviews from other travelers. Reviews really help and also you can contact the host directly if you have any questions or concerns.
Hope you find this post helpful guys. Thank you for reading and have a great day!
(Photo credits: Jackie Santos)