“The villa is out-of-this-world beautiful”
21 November, 2017
“The villa is out-of-this-world beautiful. Set in a picture-perfect, peaceful location, with no buildings in sight, surrounded by rice fields, palm trees and a few friendly locals, we couldn’t believe this was a real place. The pool is the centrepiece of the villa – the place where everyone spends most of the day, relaxing, enjoying the views, playing, having a nap… The bedrooms are super clean and comfortable and the air conditioning works well so no worries about having a good sleep. The staff at the villa are lovely, helpful, and work effortlessly early mornings and late evenings, to fit around their guests’ schedules. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner made for us by Viky and the team every day, for 12 people, and it was delicious every single time. We explained what type of food we like on our first day and then just left the choice of food up to them. They bought fresh ingredients every day and prepared the meals three times a day, surprising us with something new every day. I definitely recommend eating at the villa as the service is great and very reasonably priced. We really enjoyed some of the extra services too such as the massages and beauty treatments, Balinese dancers, a temple visit, and took lots of taxi trips out, all organised by the villa, all very professional, timely and helpful. On our wedding day, the staff helped us organise everything including extra catering, a wedding cake and decorations. Nothing is a problem in Bali – they’ve worked so hard to ensure everything goes to plan, at such short notice, it would be impossible to organise anything like that in the UK. Polly has been a wonderful host, patiently answering my million questions in advance of our arrival, providing useful tips and making us feel at home. She also put me in touch with another couple who have had a wedding at the villa a few months before us which was very useful and sweet – I’d be happy to do the same for other people in the future. Overall, our group was delighted with the whole stay and we are all hoping to come back again! Thanks La Balian for everything, and for making our wedding such an unforgettable experience; and on behalf of our whole family thank you for making this a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday 🙂 Martina”
Perfect for Wedding Guests
AirBnb Review 20/10/2018
Secluded villa in the rice fields, down a narrow dirt road. Lovely staff. We arranged a bbq lunch for 28 people at the villa and the food was very reasonable and delicious! The staff even made table settings for us. Polly was very helpful in helping me organise everything. I would recommend this villa if you want to relax with a close group, away from it all.
Thanks Polly, I really appreciate all your advice. The food in the villa was excellent.
What Volcano? AirBnb Review
We almost gave up on the opportunity to visit this beautiful place due to Mount Agung (volcano) activity. We had 10 days of stress before arriving not knowing whether to risk the trip or not. We are two families who have travelled from Switzerland with children aged between 4 and 6 years old. I cried when we arrived at the villa….tears of joy that we had not cancelled our trip and because the welcome was so friendly and the villa beyond any of our expectations.
We are almost coming to the end of our 12 night stay and have had an amazing time. The children and us have loved playing in the pool. We took advantage of the evening meals cooked by Vicki and the staff at the villa and have enjoyed every single one. There are also plenty of child-friendly options. We used two drivers, Komang and Gede, for a few day trips that we took and they were very friendly and offered to take us to other places en route. We did a one night stay in Ubud which was a great experience but we were so happy to come “home” afterwards to the peace and quiet of the villa. It is in a remote setting in the middle of rice fields so don’t expect a quick walk to the local shop but it is so nice to just get away from everything. We have taken advantage of the cooking lessons offered by Vicki and tonight we have a dance show from the local children.
I will definitely be recommending this place to friends and family. We booked through Airbnb and Polly, the host, could not have been more easy to communicate with, even during our stay when we had some questions she responded very quickly. We still have 2.5 days left to savour but I am not looking forward to the departure. All I can say is thank you.
“This villa was even more beautiful than the photos”
3rd July, 2017
“This villa was even more beautiful than the photos. It was quiet and relaxing, the pool was amazing for photos. The view is magnificent, and the beach is only about 10 minutes away. The staff were all very friendly, kind, and welcoming. They enhanced the experience that much more. The food prepared by Vicki was delicious and reasonable in price. As a plus, the internet was fast, the Bluetooth speaker system and airconditioner were great, and the beds were extremely comfortable. I hope I get the opportunity to stay again the next time I travel to Bali! ”
Guest’s private feedback:
“The villa was absolutely lovely! All the staff were welcoming, friendly, and made the overall experience at the villa that much better. Thank you for all your help and advice, Polly. We made unforgettable memories for my 21st and I bonded with my family and friends. There was never a moment where anyone wasn’t enjoying themselves. Thank you so much”
La Balian Villa and Retreat was Spectacular
“Labalian villa and retreat was spectacular. The villa was amazing, beautiful and secluded, the staff were fantastic and super helpful, and the host was so easy to communicate with and accomodating. We held our wedding at the villa in the beautiful yoga hut and staff catered for us, decorations were simply beautiful and the whole experience was perfect. One tip to future guests is plan your meals in advance and the staff will make whatever you want at very affordable prices but you must give them time to get to the markets to buy the food for you… just think one to two meals ahead and get your head count. The food was delicious and healthy and clean water provided. The pool was lovely and the grounds stunning… i thoroughly recommend this place for relaxing holiday, yoga retreat or wedding/celebration like us… simply awesome. Cannot thank the host Polly, boss Viki and the staff enough.”
31st May, 2017, AirBnb Guests
This is a wonderful place for relaxing and exploring the island’s nature. The villa is located overlooking the rice paddies and surrounded by wild jungle. Complete silence and harmony with nature. Villa is suitable for family vacation, and that a big company. We lived there now of 14 people and had plenty of space, both during the day by the pool and in the evenings in the lobby. The villa has all as descriptions and photos. You can rent bikes, have a massage, arrange lunch / dinner. 2 km is a beach with black sand and great views. We recommend to visit this place, you will not regret.
Trip Advisor Left on Mar 25, 2016 for a stay in Mar 2016
The most romantic and beautiful lush setting close to the beach and cute village. Truly 5 star resort with all the mod cons and lovely staff who really know how to look after you. I’ll be back. Thank you.
Mariestephens, Surfers Paradise, Australia
Trip Advisor: Left on Mar 25, 2016 for a stay in Mar 2016
We are a family of 14 adults and 4 children who had 14 wonderful days in the villa. Photos 100% corresponds to reality, lovely rooms where everything functional and in good condition. The staff is absolutely wonderful, very concerning and welcoming. Polly is super quick to respond to communications and proactive terms. External facilities and services. We ate almost all our meals in the house where both raw materials and food was impeccable Overall a great stay, as highly recommended.
Perfect Big Family Holiday
Trip Advisor: Left on Sep 19, 2016 for a stay in Aug 2016
We were 10 Adults and 5 children ranging in age from 88yrs – 5mths. We have been to Bali many times are were wanting to experience the Bali of old with mod cons. This beautiful Villa could not have been more perfect. It is set in blissfully quiet rice paddies in the countryside. The 8 bedrooms are all lovely and have great aircon, fantastic bathrooms and their own TV’s. The infinity pool is very large with a great swim-out for the little ones. We dined on the outdoor patio every night. Vicki prepared beautiful lunches and dinners all very reasonably priced. We did venture down to the local beach for lunch twice which was enjoyable. All the staff are amazing, we wanted to take them home with us! Polly, the owner, was great to deal with, nothing was too much trouble. It is a long drive from the airport (2-3hrs) but well worth it. We dream that we will return again one day.