Monday, February 9, 2009

Three most important considerations when searching for Bali holiday villa: location, location, location. by Adi Arifin

When we asked our clients about their criteria in searching for a villa for their holiday, we heard quite a long list of preferences. Views, services, staffing, security, pool-size, air-conditioning, are among other popular parameters. It was getting more interesting when we asked them to prioritize those parameters. Whilst it was definitely dependent to personal tastes and style, we found one parameter which has always been listed in the top three: location. Unlike hotels, many private villas are rather secluded. In a way, in addition to seeking for picturesque views, seclusion ensures quietness, which in many cases is essential. However, in contrast to ultimate privacy it has to offer, to some extends, private villas also have limitations, no matter how hard owners try to provide as much facilities as guests are likely to expect. Almost all private villas have at least one private pool, a fully equipped kitchen attended by a professional chef, some top-of-the-line villas are even provide private tennis court. But what about dining out, about hanging out in cafes, fully equipped gym, about beach for non-beachfront villas, about spas, and so forth? There are so many thing that you will still need to get outside the fence. Some villas provide a chauffeured car, or you can rent one quite cheaply. But would you feel comfortable to always get into the car, spend about a half an hour on it, just because you want to get a spa, which could not be provided by the villa's in-house masseur? There is nothing better than having a complete privacy and reasonable quietness for hard-earned rest, but still can find anything you need at your doorstep. You just need to get your slipper and stroll to everything you need: the beach, the shops, the cafes, the spas, the sport clubs, the restaurants, and only need a car to go to something special like a destination port for scuba diving. You may not believe it until you experience it on your own, but you better to believe that this need is even more when you are traveling with your family, with children. Seminyak is one of the most perfect resort town for this need. Formerly an extension to bustling Kuta, now Seminyak is more referred to the area along the street going down from the "real" Seminyak to the golden beach of Petitenget. Residents know it as "The Oberoi" area, the first luxury resort hotel in the area. Growing up to a trendy enclave of tourism facilities, this area is now unofficially known as the Western capital of Bali. A string of fine dining restaurants, boutique resorts, trendy cafes, finest spas, hot night clubs, delicatessens, art shops, and office of service providers like real estate agents, wedding organizers, holiday rentals, are decently cascading along the way. Unfortunately, more of private villa accommodations available in the area are compounds of smaller private villas, mostly with one or two bedrooms. So they are really an evolution toward privacy of hotel accommodation. For larger group of family, accommodated in separated, self-fenced, small private villas is not a preferable arrangement. With a little luck, you can find our larger private villas in the area with 4 to 5 bedrooms. Villa Jajaliluna, Villa Coco, and Villa Istimewa are to name some of the most desirable ones. In these villas, you will get spacious communal area in the large house which can comfortably accommodate the whole group. Check more detail at Villa Rental Bali

About the Author

Adi has been in online business almost since its first inception. In the last five years, he is heavily involved in real estate and holiday rental businesses in Bali.