The difference between short-term and long-term villa rentals in Bali15 June 2019 by Ade
If you have a villa in Bali, there are generally two ways of utilizing it as an investment property: short-term or long-term villa rentals. Renting out your property may be profitable, but also requires time and effort. Before investing in properties, there are several differences in short- and long-term villa rentals that you should understand. If you’re thinking of real estate investment, and in order to meet your investment goals, we advise you to understand the differences and the opportunities in purchasing a villa in Bali. Duration How long is considered short-term villa rental? Generally, rentals under 6 months are typically defined as short term. However, short-term rentals can last from one night up to a few weeks. On the other hand, when you opt for long-term rentals, you can choose to bind your tenants into a 6 or 12-month contract. Potential for profit To determine whether you want to rent your villa short-term or long-term, you must first analyze its potential for profitability. Short-term rentals may have a higher potential for profit, as you can rent out your villa multiple times during high season and also have the possibility of increasing your rental fee. However, short-term rental may not be as popular for the remaining part of the year, possibly leaving your villa without a tenant. On the other hand, renting your property long-term may generate a steady rental income, although it may be lower in amount. Overall, long-term rental may give you higher annual profits compared to short-term rentals. Villa location and seasonality The location of a villa is an important aspect to be considered. Villas located in popular areas such as Seminyak or Canggu may have higher performances during the high seasons. Short-term rentals will highly depend on location and seasonality. Villas located near beach clubs or entertainment venues can be rented out for a higher price if a huge Bali festival is taking place. Villas situated a bit farther form popular tourist destinations are less likely to be affected by Bali’s holiday seasonality, which is great for long-term villa rentals. They are more stable and give you a steady income throughout the year. However, despite its location, long-term rentals are always in demand, making it a more solid investment opportunity. Managing your short-term and long-term villa rental Both short-term and long-term villa rentals require villa management service and marketing. Managing short-term rentals actually demands more time and effort as you will need to screen tenants, maintain and tend the villa, etc. To help manage your villa rentals, you can use Bali Coconut Living’s villa management service. Save your time and energy and let us do the work for you! Contact Bali Coconut Living for more info.
The best place to rent a villa in Bali7 June 2019 by Ade
The island of Bali is known as one of the most visited destinations in Indonesia, drawing in millions of people each year from all over the world. The destination is celebrated for its strong local culture, warm hospitality and stunning sceneries of beaches, rice fields and mountains. Those who want to plunge into a tropical life simply must put Bali on their bucket list. The island offers both adventure and luxury hand in hand, catering to all types of travelers. To take your time and make the most of the island, renting a villa in Bali is probably the best choice. Unlike in hotels, you get to see the surrounding environment in private, and enjoy the comfort of luxurious accommodation, without having to share your space with other tourists. Renting a villa in Bali can also be ideal for those traveling in groups, or even for honeymooners seeking a more romantic private time. An increasing number of private villas are built every year in Bali making it a perfect luxurious destination. If you’re looking to rent a villa when you visit, here are some of the best places for you to find a deluxe private villa in Bali. Seminyak Home to high-end bars and lavish dining venues, Seminyak is the perfect choice for those seeking a luxurious villa within the busy streets of Bali. The strategic location and hip social scene make Seminyak an enviable neighborhood for travelers. This stylish town is known for its sophistication and vibrant nightlife. Uluwatu This surfer’s paradise takes pride in giving access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island! Elegant villas are perched along the cliff, overlooking the spectacular Indian ocean. Not only does it give access to stunning beaches with crystal-clear waters, but it also boasts jaw-dropping views of the beautiful Balinese nature. Canggu Bali’s current it spot! Canggu is a popular town for surfers, vegans, yoga enthusiasts and digital nomads. Most villas in Canggu are located just a short stroll from Canggu cafes and restaurants, work out studios and the beach. The above-mentioned neighborhoods are only some of the places to rent a villa in Bali. If you need any assistance finding the most suitable villa to rent, simply ask our property consultants from Bali Coconut Living to help you out!
Things to do in Canggu3 June 2019 by Ade
Looking for an alternative to the glamorous Seminyak? Then it’s probably time to hit Bali’s growing little town of Canggu. Its Bohemian vibes have been attracting travelers from all over the world, from surfers and yoga lovers to digital nomads and expats. Canggu is becoming an increasingly popular town in Bali due to its uncountable hipster cafes, yoga studios and vegan restaurants, surrounded by lush green rice fields. What makes Canggu even better is that it’s home to fantastic surf spots stretching from Berawa to Perenenan beach. In between its café culture and luxury day spas, you will also find incredible villas among rice fields, and delicious local cuisines which are also worth a try. Planning a Bali holiday and thinking of staying in Canggu? Below is a list of things to do in Canggu during your vacation! 1 Hit the waves in Canggu Known for its fantastic surf breaks, Canggu has waves for all level of surfers. Surfers scooting to the beach with their surfboards on their motorbike rack is a common sight, all day every day. If you’re a professional, you’ll love Echo Beach! If you are new and want to learn how to surf, then Berawa Beach will be perfect for you. Surf lessons can easily be arranged at one of the stalls on the beach. Rent a surfboard for IDR 50,000 an hour or take surf lessons with an instructor for around IDR 400,000 for 2 hours. If you are into night surfing, Finns Beach Club is the place to go. 2 Go café-hopping Café-hopping is definitely one of those things to do in Canggu, since more and more cafes are popping up here and there in the area. The number might be overwhelming, but you get to choose from breakfast by the sea or lunch overlooking the rice fields. Must-try cafes: Crate Café Café Cinta Milk & Madu Peloton Supershop 3 Visit Tanah Lot As one of Bali’s most iconic sites, Tanah Lot has a strong cultural significance to the locals. Visit the site in the afternoon and you’ll get a mesmerizing photograph of the temple with a striking sunset as the backdrop. You should expect quite a crowd however, since Tanah Lot is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bali. 4 Go on a shopping spree There is so much shopping to be done in Canggu. Spoil yourself with new dresses, tops, bikinis and sparkling accessories! Watch out for the various pop up markets in Canggu. Some of the Canggu local’s favorites are Old Man’s Canggu Market, Samadi Market, La Laguna’s Gypsy Market and of course the famous Love Anchor Market at Batu Bolong. Ready to explore this little laidback town? Rent a private villa in the area and discover the many things to do in Canggu. If you need any assistance in finding the perfect villa in Bali, ask Bali Coconut Living’s real estate consultants.
Seminyak Bali: a well-crafted guide30 May 2019 by Ade
Seminyak, known as Bali’s most sophisticated and upscale area, is home to an eclectic scene swarming with deluxe villas, cool beach bars, fine restaurants and high-end boutiques. You’ll find a fashionable strip lined with international shops beside Bali’s chic cafes and premier dining spots. The ambience is more laidback compared to Kuta and Legian. As the sun sets, the town actually gets livelier with numerous parties hosted in various ritzy clubs scattered around the area. Whether you’re a Bali regular or a first-timer, we’ve compiled a guide of things to do in Seminyak. Here is all you need to know about Bali’s hip neighborhood, Seminyak! Where to eat in Seminyak Known for its famous “Eat Street”, Seminyak provides you with unlimited dining spots. You will find authentic Balinese, Italian, Japanese and classic Australian brunch. If you only have a limited time to spoil your senses, make sure you try these restaurants while in Seminyak. La Lucciola – A classic Seminyak seaside icon offering international fusion and Mediterranean food. Mejekawi – Located within Kudeta, Mejekawi features an open kitchen where diners can view the exciting process of their food creation on their 7 or 11 course menu. Biku – A Javanese joglo known for its traditional high tea and range of delicious desserts. Da Maria – Hip Italian restaurant for a pizza party located at Jl Raya Petitenget. Merah Putih – Stunning restaurant offering delectable Indonesian cuisine. What to do in Seminyak Other than dining in Bali’s best restaurants, there are many other significant activities that you can do in Seminyak. Visit Petitenget Temple – This ancient temple is a must see. It usually features a group of Balinese Hindus dressed in traditional garments and practicing their religious duties. Get a massage – Choose from a range of cheap massages or luxurious spas. Go to Seminyak beach – Soak up the sun at the beach or lounge at one of Seminyak’s stylish beach clubs. Where to stay in Seminyak When talking about places to stay, Seminyak has a diverse selection of choices. Beachfront hotels, private pool villas or luxurious resorts – make sure you choose the accommodation that suits you most. If you’re looking for complete privacy and comfort, we suggest renting a villa in Seminyak. Short term or long term (monthly or yearly) rentals are available. However, finding the best villa in Seminyak may be quite difficult with such an abundance of villas on offer. If you need any assistance, Bali Coconut Living’s team of experienced villa consultants can help you make your choice.
Where to rent a Villa in Bali?28 May 2019 by Ade
Staying in a private villa has become a popular choice when enjoying a holiday in Bali. There’s no better feeling than waking up in a luxurious villa and having your own private pool right in your backyard. Renting a villa in Bali is great for those seeking privacy, luxury and comfort all in one place. Additionally, we are seeing an increasing number of expats wanting to call Bali their home. More and more villas are available for long-term rentals, whether monthly or yearly. However, choosing your holiday home or yearly rental doesn’t happen overnight. Location matters In order to select the best villa for you, you need to make a few decisions first. One of the most significant factors is location. Where should you rent a villa in Bali? It may be tricky as all the areas are quite different to one another. To help you out, here is a guide about where to rent a villa in Bali, so you can make the most of your stay in paradise! Kuta Although Kuta used to be an icon of Bali, over the years it has become known as the party center of the island. If you’re into hardcore partying, like those at Sky Garden, Bounty or Paddy’s, then Kuta could be a good option. The town is brimming with bars, nightclubs and small local shops. Staying in Kuta also provides easy access to the airport and the famous Kuta beach. You can find big shopping malls such as Beachwalk, Discovery Shopping Mall and Galeria Mall Bali. Seminyak The most fashionable district of Bali is no doubt Seminyak. If you’re into a more sophisticated lifestyle, Seminyak might be just the ‘hood’ for you. It’s home to plenty of sexy beach clubs, lavish restaurants, cute cafes, premium international boutiques and, of course, luxurious villas! Think villas with sleek interior design equipped with private pools and impeccable service. Canggu Also known as “Ubud by the sea”, Canggu is a magnet for yoga enthusiasts, surfers, skaters and healthy organic food lovers. Properties in this area benefit from laidback vibes with peaceful green rice paddy views. The café scene in Canggu is also constantly growing with various dining options. Whether you want to dine in style, eat at a traditional local warung or hang out at Canggu’s coolest cafes, there’s a great spot on every corner of Canggu. Kerobokan Only minutes away from Canggu and Seminyak, Kerobokan is another favorite place to rent a villa in Bali. The town has plenty of chic villas surrounded by beautiful rice fields. You’ll find a wide range of restaurants and cafes as well as favored spa destinations nearby. Ubud If you’re looking for villas in the jungle or nestled between rice fields, Ubud is the place to go. The town is known as the yoga central of Bali, with many vegetarian and raw organic food options. Find a villa to rent in Ubud and experience true Balinese culture in this spectacular area. Renting a villa in Bali Still unsure where to rent a villa in Bali? Let Bali Coconut Living help you select the best monthly or yearly villa rental for you.
Honeymoon Tips in Bali17 May 2019 by Ade
Have you got your honeymoon plans sorted? If you’re looking for a romantic getaway loaded with tons of sunshine, lavish dining, lively activities and luxurious accommodation, then it’s time to book two tickets for a dazzling Bali honeymoon with your loved one. Your days will be filled with full on romance and adventure once you step your feet onto the beautiful island of Bali. Its spectacular views and affordable price tag makes Bali a favorable destination for a honeymoon. To help you make the most of your time in Bali, here are some tips to plan your dream getaway with your partner! Transportation - Making your way around Bali Although the island lacks public transportation, getting around Bali is pretty easy, with many different transportation services offered. Save your time and energy by booking a private driver to take you around the island. Make sure you book in advance so they can pick you up from the airport. If you’re not planning to commute much, you can use online taxi services such as Grab or Gojek. However, it’s important to note that some areas prohibit online taxis. Local transportations are also available, but are normally way more expensive. If you are the adventurous type, then a popular option is to rent a motorbike. Scoot around rice fields and to waterfalls, the local market and to catch the sunset! Activities - Things to do during your honeymoon in Bali A honeymoon in Bali provides an endless choice of activities. There’s something for every honeymooner. Whether you want to soak up the sun by the beach, lounge on daybeds, wake up in a luxurious private villa, shower under a waterfall or indulge in heavenly massages, you can make your dreamy honeymoon vacation in Bali come true. Accommodation – Where to stay for your Bali honeymoon The best place for lovebirds to stay in Bali is either Seminyak or Canggu. Both destinations provide ocean views, beachfront villas, stylish boutiques, sunset bars, chic restaurants and cafes. If privacy is what you want, then it’s best to rent a private villa in Bali. Thanks to the continuous growth of tourists, Bali is blessed with incredible accommodations for all budgets to choose from. If you are looking for a weekly or monthly villa rental in Seminyak or Canggu, Bali Coconut Living will be happy to assist you. Simply contact the team and our passionate property consultants will be in touch with your shortly.
Best Cocktail Bars in Seminyak10 May 2019 by Ade
Bali, especially its most upscale area, Seminyak, continuously draws tourists day and night every year to experience its idyllic paradise. Whether you are looking to lounge on daybeds sipping cocktails, dance the night away with your friends or chill at a rooftop bar, Seminyak has it all. So, where should you head for the best cocktails in Seminyak? Worry not! We have compiled a list of the best cocktail bars for you to visit. Motel Mexicola As you arrive at this venue you are greeted with a colorful and lively ambience with many “Instagrammable” spots for photos! Combined with their delicious Mexican food, Motel Mexicola offers top quality cocktails to start your night and keep you dancing ‘til late. Head there after 10 PM for livelier music and non-stop dancing! 40 Thieves Subtly located just above Mad Ronin, 40 Thieves is a New York-style bar offering world-class cocktails with the best deals every Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy two-for-one cocktails during the weekend and try a new range of cocktails during their weekly happy hour. Baker Street Social Established above a barbershop, this bar has only 30 seats available, making your cocktail experience private and intimate. There is no specific menu. Come here for a surprise and let the bartender craft you a special cocktail made of premium spirits and top-quality whiskeys, tailored especially for you! Mrs Sippy Celebrated for its amazing, large, saltwater pool and five-meter high diving board, Mrs Sippy is definitely your go-to place for day-drinking. Step into this pool club and sip away at their 2-for-1 special cocktails every Sunday. WooBar Overlooking Petitenget Beach, this glamorous beachfront bar is where the cool crowds hang out. Relax by their pool or have a splendid view of the sea while you taste cocktails and listen to the tunes spun by international DJs. Explore the many dazzling cocktail bars in Seminyak and enjoy a sophisticated day or night out in Bali! Looking for a villa to rent in Seminyak? Ask Bali Coconut Living’s property consultants and we can assist you in finding the perfect villa rental in Bali
Top reasons to choose a villa for your Bali Holiday29 April 2019 by Ade
Going on a Bali holiday allows you to stay in luxury hotels and resorts located in prime locations. However, nothing beats a holiday in Bali, spent in the ultimate comfort of a private villa. Affordability, tropical weather, fabulous rice field views, incredible sunsets and chic restaurants make Bali a paradise for holiday seekers. Renting a villa in Bali provides so many advantages. It allows you experience a different side to Bali. Read on to learn the many benefits of renting a villa in Bali. Ultimate privacy A private villa spoils you with ultimate privacy. You get extra space you cannot find in hotels. The whole property is yours, from the pool, living area and dining hall to the kitchen and sundeck. There’s no need to share your space with other guests or get up early to save your daybed. You are free to do whatever you want! Individual services As there are no other guests, your staff are dedicated to you. You get all the attention and service to yourself. Missed breakfast? No worries! Unlike hotels that have specific breakfast hours, renting a villa in Bali lets you set your own breakfast time. You can wake up whenever you feel like it and make your own meal. Staying in a private villa lets you set your own schedule to do things whenever you feel like it. Have delicious meals cooked for you Your private chef can serve wonderful food and drinks made especially for you. Whether you want something meaty or something healthy, a private chef who can cater to all kinds of diets is a great idea when staying in a private villa. Call in people to come to your villa Rather than going out, you can simply invite your yoga instructor or massage therapist to your villa at the most convenient time for you. Practice yoga privately with your friends or indulge in a head to toe massage without having to wait your turn. This can all be attained when you rent your own villa in Bali! With a wide array of villa options in Bali, choosing the right one can be difficult. It’s best to consult with Bali Coconut Living who can help you choose the most suitable villa in Bali.
Things to check before Renting a Villa in Bali23 April 2019 by Ade
Have you ever dreamed of having your own villa in Bali? Bali’s year-round beautiful weather and stunning scenery makes the island a very desirable place to live. Repeat visitors return time and time again for either a short holiday or an extended long-term stay. Some even consider starting a new life in Bali, making this magnificent island a permanent home. If you’re thinking of securing a holiday home or even residing in this paradise for a long time, renting a villa in Bali could be a great choice for you. Before deciding however, there are a few points you need to consider. Here are some things to look into before renting a villa or buying your dream property in Bali! 1 The location Location is one of the most important decisions to make when looking for a villa. When it comes to location, there are many factors to consider such as accessibility, proximity to restaurants, schools, or shopping centers and whether to have rice field views or ocean views. Currently, Seminyak and Canggu are in very high demand when it comes to villa rentals. 2 Accessibility No matter how beautiful a villa is, always keep in mind accessibility to surrounding areas. Make sure it’s within walking or driving distance to dine, shop and do other regular activities. Find out if the road leading to your villa is in good condition and big enough for other cars to pass by. Check also if the street is full of traffic during the rush hour. If your villa is within close proximity of a nearby temple, be mindful of possible road closures during ceremonies. 3 Your rights If you are thinking of investing through long-term renting, you should be aware of your property rights in Bali. Regarding real estate, there are various rights that are recognized by the Indonesian law: The Right to Use The Right to Build The Right to Own Since foreigners have restrictions when it comes to owning properties, the best way to invest is through a leasehold investment. It translates to a long-term lease contract where the Right to Own (owned by the owner) is transferred to you as the Right to Use. With this right, you are able to sub-lease or rent out the villa to other people making it a profitable investment. 4 Reputable property consultants Choosing the right villa consultant is crucial. When it comes to properties, you want a 5 star service and experience. Bali Coconut Living is a reputable property consultant in Bali. Let us know what you are looking for and our team of real estate experts will assist you.
A Simple Guide on Renting a Villa in Bali5 April 2019 by Ade
Whether you’re staying for an extended period of time or just a number of days, renting a villa in Bali is one of the best ways to enjoy your vacation here in paradise. The pleasure of having a tropical pool in your backyard while also enjoying lush green rice field views will definitely make your Bali holiday even more enjoyable. Traditional or modern, Bali has villas catering to every budget and preference. You can choose to have in-house staff, an outdoor bathroom, a beachfront villa, or even a property with a personal chef. With an abundance of villas available, choosing one can be a bit tricky. If you’re thinking of renting a daily, monthly or yearly villa in Bali, here is a guide to help you out. 1 Decide on the location Bali has various neighborhoods, each with a different kind of ambience. Know what you’re looking for beforehand and decide which area you want to stay in. If you’re seeking a neighborhood with chic restaurants, stylish beach clubs and high end boutiques, Seminyak would suit you well. This location is home to plenty of luxurious and spacious villas in close proximity to the beach. Not so far from Seminyak is Canggu. This upcoming area has a lot to offer, including vegetarian restaurants, fitness studios and coworking spaces and is also known as a surfer’s paradise. There’s a large number of villas up for monthly and yearly rental in Canggu. Another neighborhood to consider is Umalas. This tranquil area is still dominated by rice terraces, which makes it a peaceful place to live. The location has easy access to Seminyak and Canggu, making it ideal for people working in either of those two areas. 2 Know what you want and need A practical tip is to create a checklist of what you want and need. Do you need high-speed wifi? Do you want a pool? How many bedrooms do you need? Do you want limited street noise or are you looking for a villa in walking distance to restaurants and bars? Are you looking for a beachfront villa or a villa with rice field views? Do you need full-time staff? Be sure to answer the essential questions before deciding on a specific villa. 3 Have a budget Most importantly, know how much you want to spend. Renting a villa in Bali might also require you to pay bills such as water and electricity and they may be excluded from your monthly rental quote. Some may give you lower prices when you book for a longer period of time and some prices may alter during low or high season. When you stay in Bali for more than a week with a large group of people, a villa can end up as a bargain compared to booking a hotel room. If you need any assistance renting a villa in Bali, you could always ask us. Bali Coconut Living can help you find the perfect monthly or yearly villa rental. Ask us for more information.
Bali Travel Tips: Things to do in and around Seminyak.29 March 2019 by Ade
Seminyak is an amazing destination for those seeking a welcoming alternative to the usual crowded Kuta. Starting out as a small neighborhood, the area has now evolved into Bali’s most glamorous and sophisticated region. It’s home to numerous luxury villas, trendy restaurants, high-end boutiques, stylish beach clubs and an eclectic blend of restaurants, cafes and bars. Living among these upscale spots also puts you in close proximity to Seminyak’s only standing landmark, the Petitenget Temple. Seminyak also has its own stretch of beautiful beach, Seminyak beach, which is very popular for sundowners to visit. If you happen to be staying in the area, here are some Bali travel tips of things you should do when visiting Seminyak. 1 Splash in a pool party at Mrs Sippy Think cocktails while lounging on a dreamy daybed at Bali’s largest saltwater swimming pool! Come over to Mrs Sippy to spend a lazy afternoon. Take a dip, jump off the dive tower or simply indulge in tasteful and well-concocted cocktails! Stay tuned for specific dates as the venue often hosts international DJ lineups. 2 Grab a cup of coffee at Revolver Situated in a small alley, Revolver is renowned for its great coffee and amazing service. Come here for breakfast, lunch or dinner as Revolver also serves a delicious menu. Every day from 5 to 8 pm, you can enjoy their special cocktails for only Rp100.000! 3 Watch the sunset from Potato Head Beach Club Head down to one of Seminyak’s hottest beach clubs! Its spacious open area makes it perfect to lounge after taking a dip in their infinity pool. Overlooking Seminyak beach, Potato Head Beach Club should be your go-to venue to witness Bali’s incredible sunset view. 4 Party at La Favela Dance the night away at Seminyak’s most popular restaurant/club, La Favela! Tucked in Jl Kayu Aya, you will probably see a long line of people queuing to enter this place. Expect a fun festive night out with your mates at this unique-themed club. Explore more things to do in Seminyak. If you are looking for a private villa, Bali Coconut Living can assist to help find the most suitable one for you.