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.
Peter and Tjeerd / Holland
I stayed in Shanti for 10 days. When I came I was really pleased with the nice house, view, garden etc. When my friend showed me my bedroom I had tears in my eyes. The view was magnificent: vine tendrils and rice fields all over. I really enjoyed the swimming pool: you can sit nicely next to it but it is alsp possible tot sit in the water of the pool. Luckely the pool was big enough to swim some lanes. The little house near the beach we used to give en receive balinese massage. It was a remarklable time I had at Shanti: relaxing en enjoying the villa, the garden, the swimmingpool and the sunset!
Ciska / The Hague
I have come to visit for only one weekend and it was a wonderful experience. The house & garden is designed very tastefully with a mix of contemporary and balinese elements, one always feels very integrated with the surrounding & nature.
Perfect peace & tranquility in luxurious setting
Tina / Lisbon
Visited my friends who live in the villa. It is superb! The house is built in Indonesian style, spacious rooms, luxurious bathrooms, nicely decorated, a very big property, in the middle of the rice fields. A superb pool in front of the house with garden that ends at the beach. Once you arrive you forget were you are and do not want to leave the terrain any more. Cannot wait to return and enjoy the Northern Balinese life style again!
Home away from home
Paula / New Delhi
Dear Marja and Theo, I even haven’t enough words to say how we grateful to you for this unforgettable time that we’ve had at your villa Shanti. As I’ve told you before in every detail, every sight, movement, wish, feeling, e very moment we were happy to be at this place as never, though we’d have an experience and not once, at quite splendid places like Four Seasons, BanyanTree, etc. in Bali. For now there the only one place left we’d like to be back in Bali: villa Shanti or villa Asmara (which you’ve kindly let us to visit). My husband and I admire yours designer’s talent as also as your ability to build and keep a good team too. Once again, thank you very, very much. Sincerely yours, Irina, Andrey
I even haven’t enough words
Liebe Marja und Theo, Wir verbrachten zwei wundervolle Wochen in der Villa Shanti. Wir wurden vom Personal sehr herzlich empfangen und von diesen Tag an, wurde uns jeder Wunsch erfüllt. Die Villa, der Garten, der Pool – einfach traumhaft schön. Das gesamte Personal ist super freundlich, der Service ist einfach TOP! Ein ganz besonderer Dank geht an Ketut für Ihre hervorragende Kochkunst (6 Sterne) und an Ita. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefüllt – es war ein traumhafter entspannter Urlaub. Wer einen Urlaub sucht, der aus Schlafen, Sonnen, Lesen, lecker Essen, Schnorcheln und Chillen besteht, ist hier super aufgehoben. Wir können Villa Shanti jederzeit weiterempfehlen und werden, wenn möglich, wiederkommen. Zsolt - Tina - Kai - Gabi :-))
Zsolt von Berzsenyi
Arriving in the early evening after our drive from Sanur, we arrived in Paradise! All 6 villa staff were there to greet us, with frangipani garlands. The setting is glorious, as the villa itself is set a little way back from the beach, so is surrounded by padi fields. It is unique among the villas on this stretch of beach, and is very special and secluded. The gardens are literally bursting with verdant plants and flowers - the lily ponds leading down the path to the beach are gorgeous. The photos on the website, although stunning, don't do the villa justice. The villa itself is beautifully designed, unusual in its style (with the lovely thatched roof and open plan living area upstairs to provide beautiful vistas), is spacious, modernly furnished, and very well maintained. The staff are wonderful - I know all reviews say that about Balinese staff at most villas, but here it was true (and we stayed at another where this wasn't the case!). House "manager", Ketut was a delight as was her assistant, Ita. Ketut's cooking was outstanding; so much so that we didn't eat out once in our 5 nights/6days there. Ketut asked us what we liked, we told her, and she bought the ingredients, cooked and served them to us each evening, and charged us just what she'd spent (something she recorded in meticulous detail in her notebook for us). She coped perfectly with the nut allergy of one of our party. Of particular note is the 18 metre long "lap" style swimming pool directly in front of the villa, which allows "proper" exercise swimming (one of our party did 120 lengths one day!). 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. Put simply, we can't recommend the villa highly enough - it's a delight and staying here was the highlight of our 12 night holiday. Ps. Ketut organised dolphin watching for us with Made, and our party (ranging in age from 18 to 57) thought this was "brilliant".
The setting is glorious
David / London
Ich war mit 4 freunden vom 05.11.12-17.11.12 in der villa shanti und muss sagen, wir haben das paradies gefunden. alles, wirklich alles stimmt. das haus, der garten,die einrichtung,der pool,die umgebung aber vor allem die crew. ein großes lob an die netten leute, die immer im hintergrund blieben aber uns trotzdem nah waren. irgendwie ''witterten'' sie unsere bedürfnisse,haben gekocht wie ein 5 sterne haus, alles sauber und ordentlich gehalten, wie man es selten sieht,uns betüddelt und betreut wie könige, haben uns die menschen in der umgebung näher gebracht,uns sehr viel unterstützt bei allen fragen und nöten.ich vermisse alles heute schon und werde bestimmt wieder hinfahren. macht weiter so und bleibt alle gesund und munter.
Das Paradies gibt es doch !!!!
Ralf Lipka / Haren
All in all we can really only say that this was the perfect stay. The staff is always reliable and friendly, thoughtful and in a good mood. The Villa is stunningly beautiful and tastefully equipped and is surely among the best accommodations of entire Bali, also because the staff is sooooo nice! We could ask for anything, even organization of trips and conversation to locals. By the way: Leave the dinner choice to Ketut: you will always be served a 5 ***** meal (try the Labu Siam vegetable as a side dish). Anything that’s possible will be arranged for you. There is nothing that we could criticize. We cannot recommend the Dolphin trip, because it is more like a Dolphin hunt: you will see approx. 55 boats chasing dolphins that come to the surface to eat something. We rarely saw some dolphins from about 50m away and then we decided to return because we didn’t wanna be part of the hunt. What we really recommend is to visit the Buddhist Temple, the Munduk Waterfalls and the Giant Tree (on the way to the Munduk Waterfalls) and snorkeling in Menjangan and Tulamben. Finally, this was the perfect vacation, and not only because of Bali and its attractions, at least of the same importance is the Villa’s staff! One word: Awesome!
17 dagen genieten in villa Shanti
Sabrina Dresmann / Germany
Everything you need to return rested, relaxed, happy and healthy. We had a fantastic 2 weeks here at Villa Shanti with teh help of ketut's fantastic food ( we especially liked her fried prawns, mie goring, pancakes and greens) The girl for the washing and keeping everything spottless, Nyomang taking us back and forth to Lovina and arranging trips and putu and ketut for taking care of the pooland grounds - it all added up to un ultimate holiday. All staff is kind, friendly and caring. our son celebrate his 15 birthday here and the staff presented him with a plate full of balineese treats and each greeted him. We highly recommend Arrow Dive Centre in Lovina. Nyomang can put you in touch with Buddhah. We saw the Buddhist Monastery not far from the villa. we spend a lot of time in the loungers, in the pool and walking on the beach. This is a vacation we will never forget and hope some day to return. Thank you!
This has been the ultimate holiday
B,E,H & B.
Villa Shanti! True paradise- the gorgeous house and gardens and private walkway to the beach! ketut and the girl are great ladies- very friendly and helpfull and delicious cooks! Green pancakes are a mustt to try! Also fried prawns, chicken, fish and veggies are out of this world. They put us in touch with made of Arrow Dive - a private boot for the 5 of us and snorkling at mengangan Island. ketut also arrange the massage at the Villa, also a really must-do!! We also rented out some scooters and did a day of touring ; the Buddhist temple, hotsprings and just took some small roads up into the mountains. really gorgeous area to drive around!. Spent the rest of the time here enjoying the beach and quiet of the villa around the pool or in the hammock. Total paradise!!.
A wonderful week at Villa Shanti
Family K. / Singapore/Amsterdam
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.
A wonderfull week at Bali Villa Shanti
John / US
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.
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.
Uitzonderlijk, als God in Bali
Bas en Diane / France
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.
This villa is superb
David Cole / US
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.
Alles wat je van een droomvilla verwacht, subliem
Paula de Wolff / Netherlands
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.
Ciska / Holland
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!
Zsolt - Tina - Kai - Gabi / US
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!
The ultimate beach vacation!
ThefourMacs / New Delhi, India