Renting a villa in Bali - 2012/04/03 10:40Hi there,
As a follow up to a previous post I did about renting a house in Bali long-term, many people have asked for specific information about renting a villa in Bali long-term also so I have tried to give some pointers on this.
One of the main problems is the fact that you have to pay a year's rent up front - slightly unnerving and rather problematic for some. The ironic thing is that villa rental is rather cheap but having to have the cash up front certainly doesn't make it feel that way.
Another thing is that, as distinct from houses, many villas come furnished but not all - it's very much recommended that this is clear before you take anything!
My final point to note would be to check the place out at night - some villas are set in seeming idyllic locations only for there to be a hidden karaoke bar (AKA brothel) behind it that blasts out music till dawn - worth noting!