From the first e-mail of the owners till the final transfer to airport everything was so precisely and nicely arranged so we felt only warm welcome having very pleasant experience in every way.
The place in reality turned out even better then we could expect relaying on photos from site.
Exclusively located on the beach it has outstanding and amazing different views in all directions, which are specifically for this villa only.
Wisely designed garden with luxuriant plants has a base focus on the grand path which with lotus ponds captures your sight and then leads you to the sea at the end. It’s also very impressive in back direction. Unfortunately, this extremely lovely feature of this place can’t be express by photo anyhow, it needs to be here to see.
Though, it was our fifth time in Bali, finally we’ve found the place where we’d felt the best of Bali could give you.
The greatest thank the creators/owners who have made such perfect place.
It’s a real celebration and delight:
for eyes ’cause everything is full of beauty,
for mind ’cause everything is full of peace,
for soul ’cause everything is full of harmony,
for body ’cause everything is full of comfort.
It was a real pleasure to be there, we were enjoying every moment of the stay.
Special thanks to the staff. All of the team were very friendly and welcome and doing their job very well. Yet Ketut has a great talent, (besides the others) of culinary which open the new levels of Indonesian cuisine for us.
Having an experience in renting villas in Europe and staying through over the world in splendid resorts as Four Seasons, W, Banyan Tree for this time we really found the best luxurious relax place in Bali with nothing to compare.
Shanti is close to Lovina area and just a 10/15 minute’s drive. You need a car or scooter to come there, however Shanti offers a jeep service for short trips and for longer trips you can easily call in a taxi. Both are reasonable priced.
The villa is situated in a tranquil and rural area and is surrounded by rice fields and vineyards with a lot of privacy.
The villa is built with an Indonesia rice barn in mind, however very stylish and modern. The owners paid a lot of attention by developing this beautiful villa. Modern, with a very good taste for even the smallest details and a good feeling for symmetry.
The house is very luxurious appointed. Very tasteful. The kitchen is very well equipped and can easily compete with the most modern European kitchens. A very big swimming pool with beautiful terraces and trees to prevent from the sun if you wish. The big living on the first floor is fantastic to spend a pleasant evening and from this floor you are able to have a 360o view. In short: we very much enjoyed this villa, beautiful and well kept up.
We have to be careful not to over exaggerate, but the staff of the villa is of very great importance to the most wonderful vacation you can experience. What a great professionals with a lot of attention, friendliness and the ability to make guests feel at home. Without doubt the staff is very top. This applies for the two gardeners, the security and the driver, but especially the two golden girls of Shanti Ita and Ketoet. We wish that we could take them back home. What a wonderful art of Indonesian cooking. We stayed for three weeks and every day was a very pleasant experience, as well for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And the perceptible pleasure they have in making the quests feeling treated like king or queen. This staff is the most important asset of villa Shanti.
We did not regret our stay for a one single minute and hope to be back in near future.
Our best beach vacation yet! Having spent wonderful holidays at many locations around the world, the Villa Shanti is the best beach location by far. From the friendly greeting on arrival by the staff, to the beautifully designed and constructed villa, and the perfect location on a quiet beach in Northern Bali, all of it exceeded our expectations (and we had set them high). The quiet location, set back in the rice fields, with its very well cared for grounds including the very short walkway to the beach and the huge pool are just a few of the advantages of Villa Shanti. The staff is great, going about their duties in quiet precision, allowing us to have our family time and privacy. During our stay, Ketut prepared our breakfast and dinner every day, except one, the food supplies cost a meager $250 for the entire 2 weeks! We like our mornings unhurried, so asked Ketut to prepare a late breakfast, and provide fruits and snacks for lunch. Then every evening we looked forward to our fantastic Balinese meals, including prawns and lobster several times. I have several food related allergies and Ketut prepared separate servings, in many cases just for me, and then added all the goodies for the family’s servings. Be sure to have the prawns and mie goreng for dinner and the pancakes with palm sugar syrup for breakfast. The gardens and lawn are well kept including several mango trees, and to our delight we had fresh mango every morning with breakfast. There are also pineapple and star fruit as well. In addition, it was grape season and so the villa’s next door neighbor offered us bags full of grapes several mornings, keeping us in grapes for our entire stay. The friendliness of the neighbor is a tribute to the Balinese people…we found everyone on Bali to be very friendly, trustworthy and accommodating. The villa’s design complements its surroundings and all of the amenities are great. The pool is very large; we were in and out of it several times per day. All of the furnishings in the villa are very nice; the rooms are comfortable and provide everything you could ever want. We spent most of every day outside, in the outdoor furniture, on the beach, and in the pool….what a great way to spend a day. Don’t miss a chance to go snorkeling or diving at Menjangan Island with arrows Dive Centre in Lovina. We were very happy with this company and Buda, our dive master, was great! Buda was very professional and very safety oriented and great with our teenage son during his introductory dives and us during our snorkeling. We were so happy with Buda and his staff that we went to the island twice! Don’t miss it! We also went on a dolphin trip that Nyomang had arranged. The boats came right to the beach in front of the villa. In addition to the dolphins, the Balinese sunrise is not to be missed, take your cameras. All of the staff is very kind, courteous and professional.Ketut with her continual smile and great attitude kept us fed with her great cooking, Ita kept our rooms and the entire villa spotless and assisted Ketut with food preparation, Nyomang was always available to take care of any issue and provided us transport to several places during our stay. The gardeners worked tirelessly to keep every plant and tree in perfect order, and Kadek our security guard with his calm presence kept everything in order, but was never intrusive. In addition to all of this, the owners are very friendly and helpful. This is a place that we intend on returning to. If you want a quiet, relaxing, worry free and beautiful place to vacation, this is it!
We have spent two fantastic weeks in Villa Shanti. The Villa, the garden, the pool just gorgeous. The whole staff is super, friendly and the service is just TOP! A very special thanks goes to Ketut for her extraordinary creative cooking ( 6 stars) and to Ita. We have been taken very well care of. The whole Villa is in excellent condition and the rooms, pool, etc. were cleaned daily. Great place to spend a holiday and we will definitely come back if we have the opportunity. Villa Shanti can be recommended without any reservations. Thanks again for an unforgettable holiday!
Een fantastische villa. Als je door de poort loopt word je bevangen van het huis zelf, de tuin en de prachtige omgeving. Op de 1e etage heeft de slaapkamer een fantastisch uitzicht over de wijnranken en rijstvelden. Het zwembad is heerlijk om aan te liggen. Je kan ook zitten in het zwembad en het is groot genoeg om baantjes te trekken. Het strandhuisje is heerlijk voor massages en voor het genieten van een zonsondergang.
Het is een prachtige villa, mooi design stijlvol ingericht, mooie tuin aan het strand. Perfecte uitvalsbasis om Lovina te verkennen en meer van Noord Bali. Je komt er tot rust, eigenlijk wil je niet meer van het terrein af, zo mooi is het.
Coming from Sanur, we arrived in Paradise! The setting is glorious. The villa is set back from the beach, so is surrounded by padi fields. It is unique among the villas on this beach; it’s special and secluded. The gardens burst with verdant plants and flowers – the lily ponds to the beach are gorgeous. The photos can’t do it justice. It’s beautifully designed, unusual in its style, is spacious, modernly furnished, and very well maintained. The staff are wonderful. House “manager”, Ketut was a delight as was her assistant, Ita. Ketut’s cooking was outstanding – we didn’t eat out once in our 5 nights/6days. Ketut asked what we liked, bought, cooked and served them to us each evening, and charged us just what she’d spent. She coped perfectly with the nut allergy of one of our party. All in all Villa Shanti and the food we were served were incredibly good value, the more so by comparison with other places we stayed in Bali. We can’t recommend the villa highly enough – it’s a delight.
Villa Shanti onderscheid zich ten opzichte van alle exclusieve villa’ s in positieve zin. De ligging is perfect, het top design, vooral veel privacy in een perfect onderhouden prachtige tuin, heerlijk uitzicht rondom op de sawa’s, de bergen. De zee op 150 meter en alles tot in de puntjes verzorgd. Fantastisch personeel, perfecte keuken. Alles is GENIETEN. Zoek je iets anders als anders in de het prachtige noorden van Bali……villa Shanti is een unieke toplocatie.
We stayed in bali Villa Shanti for 9 days. Wow, the first day we were surprised when ketut showed us around. On internet it looks great, but now we are here it,s amazing!. Most of the days we stayed at the villa and relaxed. One day we went to Mengangan for snorkling, really nice. We also visit the Git Git waterfalls, Buddhist temple, Monkey temple, hot springs and Munduk. In the villa we had a two times a massage from made in the beach house. We had a perfect, relaxed holiday.
Dear keyut, Putu, Nyomang and the rest of the staff!! It was a wonderfull week here in Villa Shanti. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful. The pool is the best. The meals are excellent and every day enough for all. Thank you for the time here in Shanti. Hope we see us again.