A private beachfront villa in north Bali
Puri Jati Retreat is a private three bedroom modern beachfront villa located in North Bali, fifteen minutes from the town of Lovina. The villa is reached by a three hour drive by private car from the airport through some of Bali’s most stunning scenery.
Puri Jati Retreat is just minutes away from one of the newest critter diving spots on Bali, “PJ’s”. The villa is also only an hour from Bali’s only underwater National Park, Menjangan Island. The ever popular Liberty Wreck in Tualmben is also only 1.5 hours away by car.
Puri Jati Retreat’s location allows for a variety of cultural and outdoor activities such as horseback riding & bird watching, your own private mineral pool & massage at the hot springs, or tours to Bali’s mountains & lakes, waterfalls, botanical gardens and local markets.
- Private Pool
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Full Kitchen
- Poolside Bar
- Satellite TV
- Maid Service
- Night Security
- WiFi Internet
- A/C in all Bedrooms
- Massage Table
Amazing family retreat!
This beautiful home is the perfect combination of Balinese beauty and western comforts. This house is tucked way back away from the main roads but shares the public beach. We were so pleasantly greeted by Ayu and developed a friendship over the course of our stay. Our children played with her kids and others on the beach as well. Our son was invited to play soccer the first night on the beach in front of the villa and he couldn’t wait each day for the big kids to c (…)
We did have a wonderful time at your villa. We did use Made for a few days to drive us around Bali and then on to Tulamben. Your staff kept the villa very tidy and clean. We can’t say enough good things about Ayu. It was a pleasure to see her every day when she attended to our needs and cooked the most wonderful meals for us. Her presence was a major contribution to our joy during our first week in Bali. It made us sad when we had to leave for your next guests. Hope to return.
Great place in Lovina!
The villa is beautiful and well maintained with a nice pool and great view of the sea.
Ayu took great care of us and she is an amazing cook.
Thank you Linda & Karl for this wonderful opportunity to enjoy the serenity of your gorgeous home by the sea. I loved every moment and felt very welcomed by all the staff. A special thanks to Ayu and her amazing cooking. The house offers you something for every time of the day. My favourite place was in the hammock. Had a fabulous time in North Bali – apart from that, my Mum has said everything below, thanks!
If you are reading this Guest Book, you will already know how beautiful Linda & Karl’s villa is. Welcome to paradise! Fall asleep to the waves lapping – wherever you are: in the baleh looking out over the ocean, lounging by the pool, hanging in the hammock, or at night in bed. And then there are the beautiful gardens, with orchids, palms & waterfalls.
The staff make your stay so comfortable and yet you would hardly know they are there. And Ayu’s cooking matches the best restaurants! (…)
Simple, very private and cosy villa! Perfect for those families who need to keep an eye out for the little ones. The place is well maintained and kept cleaned. The housekeeper was friendly. Very happy tourist here!
It’s so good to find a place like your house! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to be there! The surroundings are great with the garden and Ayu is a good person! Greatfull stay! Just THANKS
All was good! Swimming pool & bar outside, pleasant garden, room is comfortable and Ayu is so kind with us! Food also was very good.
Thank you for being so kind with all of us. We enjoyed the stay here a lot. Lovina is beautiful and the food was so good!
Thank you for sharing your home with us.
We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. You are very lucky to have such wonderful people working for you.
Ayu is a fabulous cook and is very helpful to have around – lots of advice and always so friendly. Mega is always happy and helpful, he keeps the pool in great condition and it is nice to see his smiling face around. Sangtu made us feel very secure as well and was able to assist us quickly when the bbq ran out of gas while we wer (…)
We had an amazing time staying at this villa in Bali! The staff was amazing and house was amazing! We had a great time! If we ever find ourselves in Bali, we will definitely stay here again. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the true Bali that we got to. Thank you for an unforgettable vacation!
This is a great Villa – beautiful home, comfortable rooms, wonderful view, very relaxing. The housekeeper Ayu was extremely helpful and is a terrific cook. She helped set up several activities (dolphin watching, scuba diving, hot springs visit) and even helped with our laundry! The only downside is the beach is small but the wonderful outdoor seating and pool this villa offers made up for it.
We had a wonderful time at Linda & Karl’s Villa. Although we did not meet them in person, I can tell by the condition of the villa and the attentiveness of their wonderful staff that they care very much that their guests have the best vacation possible. Linda has put together a binder full of tips on local sights, things to do, & restaurants near by. It also includes numbers of people to call should you get sick, need a driver, etc. Her villa is thoughtfully furnished with great A/C in all (…)
Dear Linda & Karl,
Thank you for two wonderful weeks in paradise! We enjoyed every minute in your fantastic villa. Also a big THANK YOU to Ayu, Made, Putu & Mega – you were always so friendly and helpful and made our stay even better!
It was great to explore the island, meet the local people and their culture and enjoy the beautiful nature.
We hope we will be back some day! We will recommend you to our friends and family at home in Germany
We wish you all the best!
We had a very pleasant stay in your beautiful villa. Our kids liked the swimming pool very much. Ayu was very helpful and cooked very delicious meals, also the other staff very friendly and helpful. Thank you!
The perfect getaway exists.
Peace and quiet, personal service, lots of privacy and a good internet connection if your kids get bored.
I would do it again.
We spent an amazing 2 weeks at PJR, an ideal place to relax, tour northern Bali and enjoy Balinese cuisine, culture and hospitality at its best. The well maintained, spotlessly clean villa is beautifully situated on the beach. The Staff went the extra mile to make our stay extremely comfortable and enjoyable. Ayu, the housekeeper made us feel at home from the second we met her, she spoilt us with delicious food and even gave us a cooking lesson. Mega made certain that the pool was sparklin (…)
Thank you for the wonderful Balinese hospitality. Thank you to Ayu, Mega, Putu and Made for being so welcoming and making our stay so comfortable! We loved spending time around the pool, in the hammock – it is simply PARADISE! We explored far and wide – the monkey forest, Ubud, Permuteran beach, beautiful temples and rice paddy fields and canoeing lake Tamblingan! Thank you very much!
I am so happy we were able to come and experience your heavenly oasis. PJR is absolutely beautiful. The birds, the beach, the garden, the house – there are surprises and beauty everywhere. And it is so comfortable! The best food I’ve had in Bali is Ayu’s! Next time I come, I will certainly become her apprentice and get some cooking classes. Puri Jati Retreat is a perfect home base to discover the real Bali. Thank you so much!
Dear Linda & Karl: Thank you so much for a fabulous stay in your villa. We have had such a relaxing time. Ayu’s cooking was lovely and she even gave Aaron some cooking classes! Putu’s massages were very good.
Dear Linda & Karl: A note just to say we spent an unforgettable 9 days here. You home is just beautiful, with comfort, a splendid view, calm serenity … A big thank you for her smile to Ayu, her availability & tasty food, to Made for his explanations and availability. Thank you, thank you all, for everything. See you soon ….
The Villa is situated in a beautiful spot. In the morning some fisherman walk along the beach. You can see the sun go up in the morning and go down in the evening! The house is cosy, nice and clean. Ayu, housekeeper/manager, has managed everything very well and she is a great great cook!! We loved her food. She also asks what you want to eat and makes it for you. So you have a nice dinner in your “own” house in a beautiful spot and you don’t have to leave. Ayu arranged scooters for us whic (…)
This is a wonderful place and a very nice house. It is amazing to be able to see sunrise and sunset from the same place! We were lucky to have also the full moon and low tide during sunset. Lots of playing on the sandbars, football flying kites and seeing the fishermen coming and going was very special for us. Jules turned 10 years old during our stay. We made a small fire on the beach …. with marshmallows! 2 weeks were just the right time – a small paradise!
Thank you so much for lending us your beautiful house! Unfortunately we are staying here for a too short time! I would love to come back here and stay for at least two weeks! We enjoyed staying in your house, your pool is so nice. You are so lucky to have a beach right next to your villa. We enjoyed catching crabs and going on the boat trip, where we saw 2 different species of dolphins.
Dear Linda & Karl: Thank you for having us! Merci infiniment to have created such a wonderful place!!! Perfection! BEYOND WORDS … This place is much better in reality than in the photos …. Rare perfection! The pool, the relaxing spots, the view, helpful staff …
Thank you for inspiring us by sharing your wonderful home. You have incorporated many thoughtful details to make this a very simple and restful holiday – robes, spices, staff, laundry, potable water. Our daughter loved the pool, we loved being a bit out of town. Made has been a great resource helping us plan around rainy season. We come for holidays in Bali every 3 months and this is the most we’ve felt at home. Thanks again …
Thank you for providing such a wonderful place to relax. The kids enjoyed the pool all day long while the adults enjoyed reading and watching your fab movie collection! Made made our outdoor adventures very easy and fun – snorkeling, waterfalls, rice paddies, as well as gave good advice for dining out. Ayu was great – she cooked a wonderful Balinese feast for us on Christmas and organized a gamelan performance. She is a fantastic cook and it was nice to have her here daily to help with (…)
Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful villa! We enjoyed our stay and loved the opportunities to explore the Lovina area. Most of us had already been to the North Coast of Bali, but it was fun to explore new locations in the North. The kids were in love with the pool and spent most of their time there. We thought your kitchen was well stocked with equipment for cooking and the house was laid out in a manner that was easy to get around for two families. Our (…)
Thank you for sharing your lovely villa with us! The setting is beautiful and you have decorated it nicely – it is very comfortable. Your staff is all nice and eager to be of assistance. It was good to have Made available to us – he also took very good care of us with good suggestions for day trips, dining & shopping. We admire anyone willing to share these roads with motorbikes and trucks!
Dear Linda & Karl, Thank you so much for inviting me to stay. It has been simply wonderful in all respects. So very relaxing, the contrast with London couldn’t be greater. Highlights? – so many, from Ayu’s cooking (wonderful to try so many different Indonesian and Balinese specialities) to the care which Mega lavishes daily on the garden. Above all, the friendliness of everyone. Not forgetting the brilliant massages, I could go on. Thank you again.
Karl and Linda: Kudos to you both for creating such a peaceful restorative space. From the moment we walked through the door we felt welcome and well taken care of. We certainly appreciated Made coming to pick us up and deliver us safely to the Villa. Ayu took care of our every household need. The entire staff made us feel at home. We felt pampered and well taken care of the entire visit. It was quite fun to have “movie night” every evening after dinner. The selection of movies is (…)
An amazingly beautiful villa! We were able to spend two wonderful weeks in this villa relaxing, recuperating and enjoying ourselves. The villa is very comfortable – all our needs were taken care of thanks to Ayu, who not only made sure that all was clean and tidy but also surprised us with daily culinary delights, such as delicious fish, chicken or tofu dishes. The garden and outside area, fastidiously groomed by our dear gardener, Mega, invites you to just go out and enjoy and if you’d (…)
What an amazing spot on the beach surrounded by the little fishing villages. We got some much needed rest and relaxation, we had some work with us but it was awesome being able to jump in the pool and have a cold Bintang afterwards. We also had some awesome adventures, we hired a couple of scooters and packed a small backpack and took off for a couple of days, found a really cool spot in Pemuteran, and went diving and snorkeling in Pulau Menjangan which was gorgeous. Had a couple of (…)
We thoroughly enjoyed our few days in Bali. We thought your villa was wonderful, and we loved the area. It was nice being away from the hustle and bustle, and there are lots of things to see and do. The staff were great – very polite and helpful. Made was a great tour guide and driver – he was very helpful and knowledgeable. Putu was polite and helpful, picking up dinner for us the night we arrived. I rang the Lovina bakery one night to order pizza and they said they would not delive (…)
Magnificent villa in a nice beach location. Nice villa directly on the beach. We especially appreciated the location next to the village. We enjoyed the marvelous evening atmosphere with kids playing and laughing on the beach. The staff were incredibly kind and helpful. We were invited to attend a ceremony by Ayu, our maid. We can absolutely recommend the villa for people who don’t want to stay directly in Lovina
Thank you for such a nice house. We felt very welcome and at home. Your staff is amazing, helpful, kind and generous. Made was a fantastic driver and guide. We did beautiful tours in the North of Bali. Now we are off to the South and we take Made with us. Just for one day? He’s just great. Ayu: thank you for your care. Mega: thank you for your care of the garden and pool. Putu: thank you for looking after us and the house. We had a lovely time.
My family and I really had a great time at your villa! Very nice house and very friendly staff! We will definitely recommend your villa. In short, a very nice villa with very friendly and professional staff. Thank you very much and I hope to come back one day at Puri Jati!
We had a wonderful stay at your beautiful villa. The staff were all very welcoming and friendly and we enjoyed many superb meals cooked by Ayu. Made was courteous and prompt when providing us with transport. We would like to highly recommend your villa to anyone (and will certainly be recommending it to family and friends here in Australia). The 5 days we spent at Puri Jati were the most relaxing of our stay in Bali. Ayu was very helpful and we both loved the dolphin trip and I thorou (…)
Dear Linda and Karl. Thanks so much for our stay at your amazing villa. We went to Bali and Gili for 5 weeks, and the best week of them all was at your villa! Traveling with our 3 kids, a daughter age 6 months, and two boys at age 4 years and 5 years, your villa is perfect, because it is big, it has both garden, pool and a lot of space, both to run around and relax in. Your staff are the best – great cooking, cleaning and smiling & friendly at all times. The staff were also great with the (…)
The beauty of this villa from entry to exit and top to bottom make up an environment that is so relaxing that one never needs, wants, or has to leave. The fact that the beach had to be cleaned everyday and is not a swimming beach is a non-factor because the pool and the grounds are so beautiful. Ayu and the staff fed and watered us such that our only decisions were poolside or seaside, water, juice, or cocktail, and reading, games or meditation. Oh, and to order a massage or not to order a (…)
This is an amazing place to relax and unwind. With so many photo opportunities, such lovely staff, the beach outside the back gate – what more could anyone ask for? Ayu has been wonderful and her cooking superb. I wish I could stay longer but sadly it is time to move on. Thank you for a great stay.
We had a very restful and enjoyable time at your home. All the staff was great and very helpful. Putu always greeted us with a smile each morning as he arrived to start his pool maintenance, Ayu was charming and did some grilled fish for us a couple of nights. I did a lot of cooking myself as I love to cook and shop the traditional markets. Made is a great driver and took us on a tour one day to a couple of Puras outside of Singaraja and also to Sawan to see the Gamelan factories. We (…)
We have spent a 2 week vacation with my kids (5 and 7) on Bali living in the villa from Karl and Linda. I can highly recommend staying in this beautiful house. Not only is the house located on a very nice location directly at the beach, the staff is absolutely fantastic! Ayu is a great cook and she was so nice with our children! Mega does a splendid job on the garden and the pool and if you like to go to the gym he is more then happy to take you there to work out! Made is a very reliable d (…)
We had a marvelous stay in this Lovina villa. The villa is magnificent, spacious and corresponds perfectly to the description. The garden is magnificently well maintained. Ayu is a great cook and made us many Balinese specialities that one cannot find in a restaurant. Made is a good driver and tourist guide. He understood our interests and suggested beautiful tours that suited us. Putu and Mega are adorable. All the staff were attentive to our every need to make our stay pleasant. (…)
We have already recommended this house to our friends! Unique in that the house and facilities are modern, yet the location was somewhat remote and away from it all. Almost any group of travelers would be comfortable here as there are multiple areas to socialize or to be alone (3 verandas, TV room, bar, kitchen table, living room, beach front, etc…). While a bit smaller, the third bedroom that is separate from the main house is equally as comfortable, and provides a bit more privacy with (…)
We stayed for one week at Villa which was an unforgettable experience. The warm welcome by the staff, the amazing entrance, the luxury of the villa, the design, the comfortable beds, the kindness of the personal, was just surpassing all our expectations. The large swimming pool, the wonderful garden, the various relaxing areas-all just a dream.
Hi Linda and Karl, Have had a very restful time here at Puri Jati Retreat and yes, your staff have been wonderful and helpful. We dived at Menjangen Island, visited two waterfalls, the Lake Temple, a Coffee plantation and Hot Springs. Made is a very good driver and Ayu cooked us some memorable and tasty meals. Your pool is very refreshing too! Also a great movie selection! We are also Matt Damon fans. Thanks again for everything. We leave tomorrow morning so this will be a beautiful dream!
Hi Linda, We had a great time at Puri Jati…your home is absolutely lovely and everything worked out very smoothly. Made was very helpful and attentive and took care of all our transport needs. Ayu is downright adorable and a very talented cook. We had a great time going shopping with her. Both the security guard and the gardener were very friendly when we saw them. All in all, we had a great time in Bali and look forward to returning in a few years time. Thank you again for such a lovel (…)
Dear Karl & Linda: Thanks so much for opening your lovely home to us – we so enjoyed our stay here. We made several excursions with Made – temples, waterfalls, monkeys …. and, of course, the most beautiful rice terraces in Bali! Went diving 2 days with Malibu Divers, over to Pulau Menjangan – it wasn’t Lembeh, but it was awesome! Made drove us there so we could visit a temple along the way and a turtle hatchery! Ayu arranged a lovely masseuse who came nearly everyday – heavenly! The best w (…)
Dear Linda & Karl: Thanks a lot for the wonderful days in your villa! Although we decided last minute to come to your house, everything was easy-going, from our pick-up in Amed to the airport transport at the end, with your very knowledgeable driver, Made. We enjoyed exploring this part of Bali by travelling with motorbike, went up the mountains, visited small villages, had a nice trip to Munduk ….. Ayu’s cooking is very delicious – thank you Ayu!!! Ayu also arranged a massage in the Bale (…)
Dear Linda & Karl, we so enjoyed every aspect of staying here, it was wonderfully relaxing. To be able to swim in sea or pool (which was so clean and clear all the time, thanks to Putu) was just delicious. Also delicious of course was Ayu’s food, we ate something different and delicious most days and she, as well as Made and both Putus, made us so welcome and were very cheerful. We loved the places Made took us to, from snorkeling to rice paddies and coffee plantations – very informative a (…)
We LOVED your villa, a very restful place. For us it was so peaceful and ZEN like. Made was wonderful and did everything we asked of him. Ayu is dreamy and I nearly cried to say goodbye to her. She is a fantastic cook! I stayed in the pool room closest to the water, I cannot believe HOW close you are to the water, the sound is dreamy….. Loved seeing the local people on our run and some new towns for me.
Dear Linda & Karl, Congratulations for your very beautiful house and your very nice staff. Everything was OK during our holidays in Lovina. We will remember this place with a lot of good feelings and pleasure. Thanks, Ayu, for your very delicious cooking and especially Thanks very much to Made for his friendly feeling – you are a good man and we will remember you. Finally, thank you all so much and we will talk about the villa with our friends when we get back to France.
Linda & Karl: we really enjoyed our stay. We feel truly relaxed and refreshed. Your staff is great and very friendly. Ayu’s cooking was amazing. Thank you for having us!
Dear Linda & Karl: Thanks for your help. We got a wonderful vacation here. All your staff are helpful and we were surprised to know that we are the first Taiwanese guests here. We’ll recommend you to our friends. Thanks and see you.
Dear Linda & Karl, We spent a beautiful time at your villa. Ayu & Putu (both – pool man and the night security) were very helpful. Ayu is a great cook. We enjoyed every lunch and dinner. Our trips with Made were great. He is a really good driver and showed us Bali in a perfect way. Thanks for everything.
We loved the Villa. You are basically staying in someone’s home so have all the things you need to be comfortable. The staff are lovely and helpful. Ayu shopped and cooked for us. She is a great cook and a pleasure to be around. For 50,000 Rp a day (plus ingredients) it was a steal and much better than worrying about restaurants for lunch and dinner.
We felt very spoilt and to be honest were not much interested in venturing far from the villa – instead enjoyed the pool and the daybeds an (…)
To Karl & Linda: Thanks for the lovely time that I had at your beautiful villa in Lovina, Bali. It certainly is a retreat where you can relax and enjoy the peace, read a book, sit by the ocean, have a dip in the pool, have a cool drink and eat when you please and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The staff are wonderful and I loved watching Ayu take the offerings of flowers & light the incense at each alter around the villa to protect us each day. The outdoor trees with orchids grafted i (…)
Dear Karl and Linda: Thank you for a very enjoyable stay at your lovely seaside Villa. A great place to chill out by the pool, and having your meals outside is a real treat. We especially liked the bar on the other side of the pool, complete with resident Gecko behind the picture. You certainly have found yourself a lovely spot and thank you for looking after us so well.
Dear K and L, What a beautiful and serene place you have.. Perfect for relaxing and unwinding… The pool, The bale, The view – WOW! I didn’t even want to leave the villa. All my tension just melted away. I’m ready to move here forever. It was the best vacation EVER! Thanks for everything. I’ll be back soon.
Dear Karl and Linda, thank you for the amazing time at your villa. When I arrived I was not certified to dive. But not a problem; Karl gave me one on one classes and certified me in the pool. The next day we were out diving the many sites around the area. My favorite was a sunken ship that had a million jacks spinning around. The hospitality was 5 stars! The cook is amazing, blending the Balinese culture into a culinary treat. The beach was finely combed and beautiful. The sunset was pictu (…)
We enjoyed our stay in your villa so much, and your staff took excellent care of us. Ayu cooked for us every day delicious dishes, so there was no need to go to any restaurant. The villa is spotless clean and really as beautiful as shown on the pictures. We went diving with Malibu Divers, this operator is very reliable and the guides know the dive spots very well. Thanks for unforgettable two weeks, for sure we will be back next year.
Stunning modern design and accommodations. Gorgeous setting right on the Bali Sea which is warm like a swimming pool. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils. The pool is lap sized and spectacular. The staff (manager/cook, yard/ pool man, and the night security man, were all super nice and helpful. Went dolphin viewing with a fisherman who picked us up at dawn right in front of the villa. Quiet oasis in sometimes noisy Bali, the villa is located at the end of a long dirt road and (…)
Dear Karl and Linda, your warm welcome and amazing home made my 61st birthday celebration even more special. We were torn between just hanging out in the fantastic pool, reading and lounging in the bale or going for a dive at nearby Puri Jati. In the end we did all three and had a awesome experience. We will definitely be back!
Karl & Linda, Thanks you for your unmatched hospitality. The villa and its staff know how to make you feel at home and make sure all your needs and wants are met. Puri Jati Retreat really is our home away from home in North Bali and we can’t wait to come back
Thank you very much for your superb hospitality!! We felt at home from the first moment on in your beautiful villa. Thank you for guiding us through a wonderful day of diving!! And, of course, for the wonderful underwater pictures you took for us.
Thank you for welcoming us to your new start. You are off to an excellent beginning. Ari’s cooking is “killer” (to use a Karl term) and your smiling staff was great. Three mimics on two dives speaks for itself – Wow!
I can’t begin to thank you enough for the lovely days we spent with you at Puri Jati Retreat. The villa is beautiful, Ari is a great cook and the rest of your staff was really good and very friendly. We truly appreciated diving with you again and the operator we used through you did a very good job. Although it is always luck, what else can we ask for on a diving trip than three – THREE – mimics in one dive!!! The hospitality, logistics of transfers, drivers, tours etc. are so welcoming …. (…)