7 Tips for Vacationing at A Beachfront Villa in Bali!

7 Tips for Vacationing at A Beachfront Villa in Bali!

When you think about spending a summer vacation in Bali, there’s one thing that will pop up first in your head; the beach. The golden sands, blue ocean, lapping waves, pastel sky on sunsets, and sipping cold coconut water by the shore. When you come to Bali, you might want to stay as close as possible to the beach. There are dozens of oceanfront hotels and resorts to choose, but if you are travelling with families or wanting more freedom and flexibility, renting a beachfront villa in Bali would be a more convenient option. But before you book the most attractive beachfront house you can find in travel listing, consider these 7 tips to help you pick the perfect beach rental in Bali. 

Make a priority list of what you need in the beachfront villa bali

A very trendy, urban penthouse with beach view in Kerobokan? A traditional Indonesian ‘joglo’ house decorated in Balinese art? A simple house just 5 minutes from nearest beach? Make a note of the features you require, such as a large kitchen, enough parking, or kid-friendly settings, before being ‘deceived’ by elaborate descriptions on beach house rental sites.

Save money by skipping on what you don’t need

Save your choices of beach houses in Bali. Then, review it again. A lot of rentals that carry the term beachfront often going for top dollar. However, you might don’t actually need half of the luxury things they offered on the house. You don’t want to waste money on facilities and space that you won’t use or appreciate. Based on your priority list before, you can cross off things you don’t actually need from the vacation rental. Maybe the 42-inch television is unnecessary. The private spa patio in the garden is nice, but realistically, how often will you use that? 

Take note of small beach towns

Popular beach towns in Bali like Seminyak, Kuta, and Canggu are dotted with beach houses, but their rental rates can be crazy expensive. If you focus on smaller towns rather than the most popular holiday locations, the cost of beachfront villa rental in Bali may be lower. A few to consider are laid-back Nusa Dua, the quirky Pererenan, or the less visited northern beaches. 

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Book your beach house in advance

Many people start planning their summer trips in April, so if you want a solid option, start looking then. However, bargain hunters may be able to get a better deal if they wait until the summer season begins. 

Know how to translate the terms

Unless the rooms are specifically stated, a house that “sleeps for six” could refer to a king bed plus four bunk beds. The “Ocean views” could signify that you can see the waves through a gap between towering hotels. A villa with “cozy, intimate living room” could also mean “no room to move for the kids.” Knowing the real meaning behind these terms are important especially if you are vacationing with kids or families. 

Think about the season

According to conventional knowledge, renting a beach property in the off-season is a good idea because rates are lower. However, think of the possible downside. Given that Bali is in the tropics, renting out of season might give you rainy days.

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Accept antiquated decor

You might be tempted to skip over the beach house rental postings that appear a little scruffy — you know, the ones with fading flowery cushions à la the 1990’s. However, these rentals are worth a second look. They may be a little less expensive, and you won’t have to worry about your children staining a brand-new sofa.