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Short term rentals in Bali/Lombok

Posted by crofty on 17/10/2010 at 23:43

My girlfriend and I are trying to find information on short term rentals in Indonesia.

We are slightly flexible on dates but these are the period we are interested in is:

Start November - Mid December 2010 (5-6 weeks)

Our requirements are:
- The rental place needs to have internet access.
- The rent should not exceed USD$250 per week.
- Ideally we don't want to be too far from a beach, although this doesn't matter too much.

I am a web developer and I need reliable access to the internet. Also, paying by the MB isn't very appealing, are all places like that in Bali?

- Does anyone have any advice re: finding short term rentals in Bali?
- Any more suggestions on areas that meet the requirements?
- Is our budget enough?

Thanks a lot

#1 crofty has been a member since 17/10/2010. Posts: 2

Posted by Uwik on 18/10/2010 at 08:48

Hi...I am Uwik and I stay in Bali. I have a house in here with 3 rooms but I just used 1 room and still have 1 room free. I rent out my house as a home stay, if U want you can contact me for the room. I have hot and cold water, AC and free wii fii and my house is in a quiet area but not far from main area. Just 10 minute from Seminyak area and 15 minute from Double Six Beach by motor bike. In front of my house U still can see a rice field and during the morning you can hear a lot of bird will be sing for you to wake up you. For 1 week Just US $ 200, send me a message in my mobile if U interested. Here my number +62 81 338 332 730 or send me an email in uwik1983@hotmail.com....


#2 Uwik has been a member since 18/10/2010. Posts: 2

Posted by Sarahdougherty on 25/10/2010 at 06:32

There are a lot of villas available for short term rental, many are listed on the internet. Firstly you need to identify the area you want to stay in - whether it is Kuta, Ubud (not near the beach!), Sanur, the Bukit etc. The prices vary enormously but if you are staying longer than one week then you can often negotiate for a better rate. These days most offer wi-fi but in other ways can vary enormously and the price is not always the best indication. Bali is by far the easiest place to source this kind of holiday villa although increasingly Lombok is offering villas as well as hotel rooms.

Good luck,


#3 Sarahdougherty has been a member since 24/10/2010. Posts: 1

Posted by Wandering_man on 25/11/2010 at 13:30

If you prefer Lombok, as I do, there are many places in Kuta Beach or Gerupuk where you can stay quite comfortably for almost a month on your weekly budget. Internet is fast at The Magic Bar, a coffee shop in town. Most places here are fan only (the sea breezes and the fan make for comfortable sleeping). Recommended are The Spot and Angels. The Spot is closer to the beach and has a nice social vibe. Angels is cheaper (ask for a monthly rate), the rooms are bigger, wifi and breakfast included. Much of the wifi in town, especially the free wifi--would be too slow to meet your needs. Magic Bar is fast, free if you eat or drink there.

Rent a moto and explore the most beautiful beaches in the world here (my favorite is Mawun-Google images and see what I mean).

If you require AC you will pay a lot more-check out Surfers Inn, Matahari, and Hideaway Bungalows. Hope this helps.

#4 Wandering_man has been a member since 13/11/2010. Posts: 4

Posted by sallyissxc on 21/1/2011 at 10:26

hey wandering_man

just couriouse im leaving to go to indonesia next month, was wondering where i could stay for cheap for about a month, noticed you said THE SPOT and ANGELS is cheap is that in kuta? :-) and is it pretty close to site seeing and things?

#5 sallyissxc has been a member since 20/1/2011. Posts: 9

Posted by laurenladky on 27/1/2011 at 14:43

Hi Crofty,

You can absolutely get a villa in both Bali and Lombok in your budget. Though its easiest to resort to the internet, I find that the more expensive villas are listed here. If you aren't afraid to do so, may I suggest you set up shop in a hotel/guesthouse for a few days once you pick where you want to be. From there, befriend a local and look at your options. Bali's beach communities are very diverse from the next. Kuta is wild, Seminyak is upscale (and often expensive) Sanur is quiet, Jimbaran is easy going but a bit far from all the action.

FYI - Most people rent a 3 bedroom villa in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak for around 300 - 500 USD per month. However, most of these require long-term leases. If you look around - you can get a great deal.

If you prefer peace and beautiful, clean beaches. Hit Kuta, Lombok. I just visited and its extremely friendly and blew Bali's beaches away.

Happy hunting!

#6 laurenladky has been a member since 27/1/2011. Posts: 32

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