Living Your Island Life

Living Your Island Life: What To Consider When Renting Your Dream Bali Villa

It’s time! You’re finally ready to make the move and call beautiful Bali your home. But before you pack your bags and kiss your friends goodbye, you probably need to find your ideal Bali luxury villa to move into once you’re here.

You’ll be happy to hear that when it comes to renting villas, you’re spoilt for choice in Bali. There are hundreds, if not thousands of villas that are available for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly rent in whichever location you prefer, whether Seminyak, Canggu, Kuta, Legian, Sanur, Ubud or Uluwatu.

You may also be considering buying a property in Bali, but this may be a little bit more complicated for foreigners. You can always opt to rent instead, and leave all the stress and upkeep to your landlord.

Isn’t it a great idea? Bali villas are stunning, luxurious and tropical. Most come with their own private garden, swimming pool and all of today’s modern amenities. You can completely immerse yourself in island life without any stress or worry.

So here are a few things you should consider before you make the final deposits for your dream villa here in Bali!

Rent or Buy

While it is not impossible for foreigners to own property in Indonesia, it is a little bit more complicated due to the country’s laws that forbid foreigners from owning any land in Indonesia. To own property, you’ll need to set up a foreign-owned company registered here in Indonesia, or there are specific types of properties which can be purchased by foreigners who have a residents permit.

The easier and safer option is to rent. While you could always choose to rent monthly or yearly, you could also consider a long-term rental, where you can lease a property for up to 25 years and extend it up to 70 years! Thereafter, the land and the villa are returned to the owner.


The entire island of Bali is breathtakingly beautiful, the people gentle and kind and the cost of living extremely affordable. But before you decide to put down roots, it would be best to do some research on where you would like to live. Places in South Bali that are popular with tourists include Seminyak, Kuta, Legian, Canggu, Sanur, Jimbaran and Uluwatu. You could also get out into the countryside and head to Ubud, Lovina, Amed or Candidasa if you so wish.

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Renting a villa in Bali can be as easy as leaving a comment on Facebook and wiring over the deposit. But do you really want to do that? Get in touch with our coaching team for help and assistance with renting a property in Bali.

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