Hidden Villa:

“This was one of the most beautiful houses I’ve ever stayed in. The space was gorgeous, the staff was extremely helpful, the location was awesome, and the hosts were very attentive to our questions. Would 10/10 recommend!”   Molly, February 2020

“Awesome stay, wonderful villa, nice team”.  Gregory, February 2020

“Amazing villa. Beautiful rooms, open spaces and pool area. Highly recommend”.  Jack, February 2020

“As a party of eight Hidden Villa gave us the space and facilities we needed to enjoy our stay. The children loved playing on the generous sized lawn and in the swimming pool. With two massive living spaces in the villa it was easy to find a quiet space to read a book. Rooms are generous in size. Shinta’s interior designs and soft furnishings give the villa a calm and peaceful feel. The villa staff were friendly and helpful. All the villa information provided upon booking was useful and helped us in planning our stay. The villa is a short walk to the beach, where our children did surf lessons in the morning. Also if you wanted to dine out, there are plenty of food options available within metres from the villa. Perfect location!!!! Will definitely return!”.  Irene, January 2020

“Thao and I had booked Hidden Villa to host a Balinese Blessing. As we entered the property for the first time we were so happy. The pictures do not do the garden-pool area justice. A massive tree provides a canopy of shade over most of the grassed area. The garden is full of colour and greenery and above all else the place is quiet. Our room was perfect and our guests in the other rooms were very impressed. The bathrooms are all massive and artfully decorated. The staff at the villa are very attentive, friendly and calm. Breakfast on both days was wholesome and delicious. Location was wonderful.”  Scott and Thao, January 2020

“Amazing villa! Even better in real life. Big yard and a really large pool where you can actually swim. Also the master bedroom is huge! Will definitely recommend this villa to other travelers! Prime location in Canggu”.  Henning, January 2020

“Our stay has been fantastic.  The villa is beautiful and just a perfect Sanctuary.
The staff are helpful and lovely. Location to beach is great.  The local cafe Zin just 200 metres but the food and coffee is awesome.  I am sure we will be back thanks again”.   The Blumentals, December 2019

“A fabulous place to stay in canguu.. close to everything, beds and rooms and gardens are very fabulous, staff are ever present helpful happy and fun to be around.. we will be back for sure…”  Mark, November 2019

“LOCATION: This is a fantastic location if you’re looking to stay in Canggu and not wanting to use a car or scooter too much. Most of the shops and restaurants in Canggu are within walking distance (a 10 min walk along the road to Pantai Batu Bolong St or 15 min walk along the beach to Finn’s Beach Club, and 25mins to Quince). If you want to escape the heat hiring a scooter will get you everywhere quickly. I stayed with a 7-week-old baby so that wasn’t an option for us, walking with the baby in a carrier was fine and easy though (I’d avoid bringing a pram). PROPERTY: The villa is as beautiful as the images and exactly as others described. The bedrooms and bathrooms are huge and clean.  SERVICE: The owners and staff are absolutely lovely, and very helpful. Airport transfers were easily sorted and the night security guard would even carry and entertain my baby while I was eating dinner (SMILEYFACE). Excellent WiFi too. TIPS: Great for families and friends, good for little babies (bring your home monitor and you can leave them in the room and the monitor will still work by the pool or in the dining areas). The Slow Kitchen & Bar is within walking distance and has some really delicious food so worth checking out”.   Kate, November 2019

“Villa was Stunning. Great for a large group. Will definitely be visiting again”.   Mahmood, September 2019

“This place was amazing in every way. A group us were in Canggu as part of a work event and stayed at this villa after staying at a nearby hotel. It couldn’t have been a better move. We each had very comfortable accommodations with a private bathroom, the breakfast was awesome, there was a room for a massage on-site and the team managing the place was super friendly and helpful. For us the open dining room and large table was a great place to work and hang out. I’d love to go back to Canggu and this villa!”  Adam, September 2019

“If you want to get the proper Canggu experience, this villa is the way to do it. The villa is perfectly situated right next to the beach and all the local spots are no more than a 10 minute walk. Staff is super friendly and really helpful for any of your needs at home”.  Ramzi, August 2019

“We are just home from an 8 night stay at Hidden Villa & Hidden River Cottage. We had the most amazing time! The villa & cottage was perfect for our group of 8 adults & 8 kids (4 families). We each had our own space (ideal for naps), but the communal living areas, massive grass space & pool were perfect for the kids & the adults to hang out together. The staff were so so friendly, helpful and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble! They arranged a pool fence, cooked dinner meals for the kids, prepared breakfasts, arranged drivers & laundry, and most of all interacted so well with our kids! The location is perfect with kids- an easy stroll to the beach and the main areas of Canggu- bars, restaurants, etc. Streets are not too busy and easily pram accessible. We can’t wait to go back! Thank you Hidden Villa! ” Kristen, August 2019

Great quiet location close to the beach but within walking distance to some great cafes, restaurants and bars. The villa is spacious and private and has a great sized pool, the shallow area perfect for our 3 and 6 year old. The staff are awesome, cooking up yummy breakfasts, cleaning daily and generally being very helpful arranging massages, transfers etc. We had a wonderful time and wouldn’t hesitate to go back!  Candice, August 2019

“This villa is amazing. Modern, spacious, and beautifully decorated. We had a wonderful holiday in Paul and Shinta’s villa. It’s proximity to the beach and all of the fun of Canggu was fantastic, with a great coffee shop across the road. The staff at the villa cook breakfast every day and keep the place spotless. They helped organise our laundry and also massages and transport. The rooms are beautifully decorated and include all the modern conveniences such as tv/dvd players. There is even a massage room!! The pool is beautiful and we spent many hours lazing around it and relaxing. I have lived in Indonesia for five years and visited Bali dozens of times. This is the best villa I have stayed by far! Highly recommended.” Ellen, July 2019

“I’m normally a lazy reviewer but considering how good our stay was I thought I’d take the time to properly write something! Nine of us (4 adults, 4 children and a baby) had a wonderful stay at this amazing place. We now understand why it is so hard to get a booking here and why Paul and Shinta are considered ‘superhosts’ after experiencing their responsiveness and the thought they put into providing us all required information in advance of our stay. The villa more than delivered – we will heartily recommend it to everyone and will be returning ourselves! The photos of the villa don’t it justice. This is an amazingly open space that all the family can relax in. The gardens are like a well looked after botanic park and the pool is spotless and quite large (10 metres long and 3-4 metres wide). The decorations are lovely with each bedroom having a substantial en-suite. It’s spotlessly clean and the beds (including the brand new cot) are top shelf. Our kids loved running around the grassed area next to the fenced off pool/ open dining area and after they crashed out we would sit around a relax while listening to the waves crashing at the beach. The location is superb. It’s super close to the beach (important as we often were carrying a 16 month old) so every night we would watch the sunset on the beach with a cold drink. It’s close to transport routes – which means you can easily get in and out and get things delivered) but you can’t hear any traffic from the road. The villa is close to amazing cafes and restaurants. We particularly rated the coffee at Zin cafe (less than 100 metres away) and kid friendly meals at Fat Mermaid (maybe 200 meteres away). We also took advantage of the low cost but high quality surfing lessons down the road. The villa staff were friendly and responsive. They went out of their way to look after us and seemed to genuinely like our kids. We really rated the breakfast they cooked and the welcome smoothies were a god send after the long flight! If you are looking for a family friendly villa in Canggu you won’t be disappointed. Well done to Paul, Shinta and the team for the product you are delivering”.  Bede, June 2019

“This place is amazingly beautiful. It is filled with amazing furniture, exquisite lighting, amazing gardens, a delightful pool. Wonderful bedrooms, and a very helpful staff. We only wish we could’ve stayed longer. The location is super quiet, yet close to everything, only a brief walk away. Thank you to our incredible hosts for caring enough to put together such a curated and lovely spot”. Marc, June 2019

“We loved our stay here. The place is huge with so many stylish touches everywhere you look. The pictures simply don’t do it justice. Great for kids as well as adults. Location can’t be beat with beach and fantastic coffee/food a short walk away. Pool was fantastic as were our daily massages which we ordered in. Hosts are highly responsive and accommodating. Anyone who stays here is very lucky! Highly recommend and we definitely want to return”.  Diana, April 2019

“Hidden villa is gorgeous! It feels very secluded and peaceful, yet it’s only moments to the beach and an easy 10 minute walk to all the best restaurants and shops in Canggu. The pool area and garden provide a tropical oasis, definitely the highlight of the villa. All 4 bedrooms rooms are spacious and luxurious. The staff are lovely and Shinta and Paul were always quick to respond to any request, including a fence to make the pool safe for my toddler. We will definitely be back!”  Louise, March 2019

“An excellent villa – everything from location to facilities to communication was just perfect. I will for sure stay here again. I’m grateful for opening your villa to us and trusting us with an open heart”.  Fatima, March 2019

“What a wonderful place, I was extremely happy with the villa and the staff that made our stay easy. The area was what we were looking for as it’s close to Canggu and Seminyak. The villa was extremely quite which in Bali is very rare. Paul and Shinta are extremely responsive to communicate when needed. Thanks for and nice and relaxing time guys”. Marc, February 2019

“The villa is beautiful, even better than the pictures. The location is great, the staff are very friendly and attentive and Paul and Shinta are amazing hosts. I can not recommend staying here highly enough. I would not hesitate to stay here again next time I visit Canggu, I would not even bother looking at other places”.  Rob, February 2019

“The Hidden Villa was a fantastic place to spend a relaxing week. Shinta and Paul were available promptly to answer questions and organise some things before we arrived (as we were traveling with our one year old). The Villa is luxurious and very tranquil. The location is close enough to walk to most places in Canggu and the guide provided by the hosts was very useful. The staff are excellent and extremely helpful. Would happily stay here again and highly recommend it”.   David, February 2019

“Absolutely stunning property, all rooms spacious, impressive and well kitted out. So much space to use, yet retains a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. The staff are brilliant and can’t do enough to make sure anything you need is taken care of. Thanks for everything Paul and Shinta, communications from start to finish were quick and helpful. Looking forward to my next visit!”. Toby, January 2019

“A large group of friends and I recently had the good fortune of staying at this amazing villa. Hidden Villa was stunning and provided us with a great base for relaxing and exploring. Each of the 5 rooms were unique, and the bedrooms and bathrooms are all spacious and amazingly designed. The location is pretty much unbeatable for its location in Canggu. It’s just a short 5 minute walk to the beach – at night you can hear the waves landing on the beach. Very soothing! Once at the beach a five minute stroll in one direction is Batu Bolong and 10 minutes the other direction is Finns Beach Club. But the villa remains quiet and peaceful. We really wanted to escape the sound of scooters or cars going by outside, which can be hard to do in Bali, but with Hidden Villa, this isn’t the case. Just peaceful and serene!! Most days began with a swim in the sea followed by jumping in the pool. That would set us up for a delicious, hearty breakfast, served by the local staff. The staff were one of the best parts of the holiday… you felt like you were leaving friends at the end of the stay! The beds were comfy, the ACs and wifi signal were strong. All in all a perfect place to escape and unwind with family and friends. And one final point: for a group of ten (as we were), Hidden Villa was immense value. Having stayed in Bali many times and explored many other villas in Canggu before booking we found that most places this close to the beach were two, or even three times the price of Hidden Villa. I don’t think you will find such a high quality, beautifully designed and styled villa so close to the beach for anything near this price. Thanks Shinta and Paul for opening up your slice of paradise to my friends and I. We will definitely be back”.  Meyrick, December 2018

“Shinta and Paul are great hosts. Great communication from before booking until we left, helping us to arrange transfers and answering questions very promptly. The villa is beautiful and location is perfect and quiet. A few minutes away from the beach and only a short walk to cool cafes and restaurants. We really enjoyed the pool and the gorgeous garden. We will be back!” Anne-Sophie, November 2018

“Amazing villa, and a great last minute find for us. The hosts were very responsive and accommodating when helping us book motorbikes and airport transfer. Can’t ask for a better location in Canggu! The master bedroom was incredibly comfortable for us, and thoughtfully designed. The pool also gets great sun during the day and was great for us to lounge. The staff at the villa are very nice, and we felt very secure knowing there was 24-hr security personnel on site. Overall fantastic stay, and we will definitely be looking to book here again next time we are in Canggu”.   Savannah, November 2018

“We loved our stay at Hidden Villa.   A slice of paradise.   Staff were lovely and friendly too.   We hope to return soon”.   Lorena, October 2018

“We LOVED this Villa. Everything about it was awesome! The Villa is set on a large piece of land (there is even room for the kid to kick a football around). The pool is a good size with plenty of sun lounges around it. The bedrooms are all generous sizes and each has its own bathroom. The location is great, just a short stroll to the beach. The staff are warm and friendly. The hosts communication is quick, friendly and super helpful. I totally recommend this Villa”.  Rae, September 2018

“Fantastic place that easily accommodated 4 adults and 5 children. Hosts had excellent communication – and we tested this by asking lots of questions 😉 Pool was fantastic, especially for children, as it has quite a large area which is shallow. My 2 year old was able to be independent in this shallow area (obviously with supervision!)”. Kristy, September 2018

“Perfect location, friendly and competent staff, lots of space. Great value. Thx for having us!” Henrik, August 2018

“Hidden Villa is located a 1 minute walk to Old Mans Beach, Canggu. With many restaurants & bars close by.  Hidden Villa is very spacious and makes you feel you are getting away from it all when you are there. The rooms are large and the staff are always willing to help you with anything. We will be staying there again for sure”.  Neil and Suzanne, July 2018

“The Hidden Villa and Cottage was absolutely amazing. Paul and Shinta were so helpful right from the very first moment, months before our arrival and provided so much information in the lead up to and during our stay. The villa is simply stunning and the staff made our stay so enjoyable. The location is also great. Close to the beach in Canggu. Highly recommend staying at the villa and the cottage. It’s great for the whole family. We will absolutely stay again”.  Paige, June 2018

“Wonderful stay!!! Incredible villa with beautiful local charm and amazing tropical garden. Staff are wonderful. Lots of space”.  Jess, May 2018

“Even better than described. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Wonderful communication, staff, service, location (walkable to beach) + comfy beds, decent internet, all the things. Wow.” John, April 2018

The staff and property was wonderful”.  Mishel, April 2018

“This was by far the best accommodation I have stayed in Bali. We were blown away just by how much space there was. Sitting in the huge pool by day, you could hear the relaxing sounds of the waves from nearby rolling in. The entire team working at the villa welcomed us and made us feel very safe and at home. We can’t wait to come back, and will certainly stay much longer. We recommend for anyone who wants the convenience of the beach, private villa off the main road, and great value for money. Paul and Shinta are fabulous hosts who will go above and beyond to make your stay extra special”.  Clare, March 2018

“We had a fantastic stay at Hidden Villa. Perfect location and amazing staff. Will hopefully be back soon”.  Phil, February 2018

“Stunning accommodation with tasteful decor and sophisticated attention to detail. Our family loved staying here. We enjoyed the cooked breakfasts, the cool temperature compared to elsewhere, the beautiful, green gardens, sparkling pool and the huge bedrooms. The 100 metre walk to the beach where I enjoyed surfing was a further bonus. We hope to return”.  Jeff, January 2018

“The Hidden Villa is a beautiful place to escape! We were lucky enough to stay on the property for the duration of our trip to Bali, and it was a total dream. Private, secluded, and full time staff and security that were helpful and had great suggestions for things to do in the area. Close to fisherman’s beach, which is a quiet and secluded area of the beach just short walking distance to loads of restaurants and bars, surf too!” Madeleine, November 2017

“Paul & Shinta’s Hidden Villa is simply lush. In amongst the hustle and bustle of Bali the villa is a quiet and beautiful place to relax. The staff are amazing and Ayu does a great breakfast with a smile, the bed super comfortable and the pool area and grounds are just amazing. There was only 2 of us and we decided to stay in the main room downstairs, instead of the master upstairs and it was beautiful and convenient to be all on the one level, we felt like royalty. Make sure you get the in-house massage from Putu, for AUD 13 it was so good, we booked her for 4 massages during our stay. If you want to have food delivered from any of the incredible local restaurants, we highly recommend downloading the GoJek app! We could not recommend this villa highly enough”.   Paula, October 2017

“Fantastic stay at hidden villa. Quiet and central place for a couple or more people. Lovely staff”.   Ton, October 2017

“The Villa was just amazing and the location is perfect just few meters from the beach and trendy restaurants. It was one of my best experiences.   Shinta and Paul were the perfect hosts and very reachable by messages at any time. I miss already the place and look forward to come back”.  Flo, September 2017

“This is a fantastic villa. We stayed for 7 nights, two families with 3 kids. The lawned area was perfect for the kids to play. Staff were very accommodating”.  Stacie, September 2017

“We have just left Hidden Villa after 10 fabulous nights. From the moment we booked until we checked out our experience was nothing but perfect. Paul and Shinta were really prompt with responding to any questions we had and were proactive in sending us info about the villa. We arranged transport and for some supplies to be delivered to the villa for our arrival and there was no hitch. The villa itself is gorgeous – it’s spacious and the decor is so much better than the photos suggest – it felt as though I was staying in my favourite homewares shops with the eclectic Bali decor. When we arrived we worried that the villa would feel too large for just the two of us but we needn’t have worried – we relaxed into it very quickly. The staff made our stay – Ayu, Rai, Kedak and Wayan went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable yet we’re never in our space. Breakfasts were served whenever we were ready whether that was 8am or 10.30am after a surf. Nyoman and Ketut on security were always delightful for a chat and it was good to know that although we were in a very quiet lane that there was someone on watch. We had massages in the villa almost every day which was so much nicer than going to a noisy salon and the prices were reasonable. We will definitely be back to Hidden Villa again in the future and would recommend this as a place to stay for a couple, a group or a family. It’s Villa life at its best. Thanks Shinta & Paul for your hospitality”. Leanne and Darren, September 2017

“Your villa was better than advertised and excellent value. It truly is a slice of paradise. Amazing architecture and incredible details, accentuating Balinese luxury and ingenuity while capturing modern conveniences. The staff were friendly, efficient and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this Villa to anyone seeking either a romantic get away or holiday with family and friends. We were in Channgu for a wedding and will definitely return within a year. Thank you Paul and Shinta so much for the incredible experience!”  Linda,  August 2017

“Hidden Villa is absolutely beautiful! Perfect for our family holiday. All the rooms are immaculately clean with beautiful interiors. The garden also immaculate and the pool was heaven and great for a swim. The staff were attentive and very friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The location of the Villa is perfect too, it feels secluded but in actual fact only a minute or so walk from the beach. Great shops, restaurants and bars also only a short walk away. Shinta made everything very easy with her quick communication, advice and helpful information. I cannot wait to return to Bali and will definitely be booking Hidden Villa again”.  Kirsti, July 2017

“As soon as we arrived the wonderful staff made us feel at home welcoming us with freshly squeezed juice! We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful villa which is located a stones throw from a lovely beach and there are plenty of choices for eating/drinking out. The staff were so helpful organising taxis and giving recommendations , nothing was any trouble , our room was spotless and the beds really comfortable. The teenagers had a great time in the pool and fortunately the wi-fi connection meant they could still be glued to their phones!! Thank you to Paul and Shinta and all the staff and hopefully we shall be lucky enough to stay again in the future”.  Amanda, Paul and family, July 2017

“Hesitant to say too much for fear this gem will be permanently booked and that we will not be able to get back in there… Location facilities and staff all 10/10. Keep doing what you now do so well. Can’t wait to be back”.  Scott, June 2017

“We spent 4 magical days with our family at Hidden Villa, the Villa is spacious and beautifully maintained with a lovely shady garden and large pool. The location is perfect being close to the beach and cafes yet quiet and private. The staff are wonderful and make you feel very special. This is truly a very special place”.   Brian and Jo, May 2017

“We stayed with a group of friends celebrating high school reunion with our loved ones. The property was very spacious and accommodation was very comfortable. The location was very central in Canggu and strategic. Walking distance to some great dining spots, cafes and bars and only a short drive away from trendy Seminyak bars and restaurants. But the best part of our stay is the wonderful staff who welcome your morning and are there to service the property. I would definable stay at this piece of heaven again”.  Mike, April 2017

Highly recommended for small families or even two! “Great place for a group or families only a minute to the beach and lots of cafes”, Marisol, April 2017

“We loved every minute of our stay at the Hidden Villa and Hidden River Cottage. It was our own little piece of paradise and definitely exceeded expectations. The staff were lovely – so helpful and sweet to our kids. And Paul and Shinta were always so quick to respond to any questions. We were made to feel like nothing was too hard. They went above and beyond to assist us. It’s also the perfect spot in Canggu. We will be back!”  Airlie, April 2017

This is a beautiful villa, with a truly 5 star feel to it. Superbly decorated with excellent facilities. It has a nice pool but is just a short walk from the beach and numerous beach bars. Communication with the hosts was also very good ensuring a very comfortable stay. Highly recommended”.  Nick, March 2017

“This is the most beautiful place to stay in Bali. The staff were all excellent and the grounds, pool and villas so lovely. I miss not being there. The location is great for accessing the beach and places like Old Mans. I was with my family and the grounds are big enough to not get in anybody’s way but to come together when you want. The decor is just beautiful. I come to Bali a lot but this was the best place to stay yet! Thanks Shinta and Paul”  Paula, January 2017

“We loved our stay at Shinta’s villa. The villa is spacious, clean, well equipped & very well decorated. The pool & garden area are well looked after & the staff provided us with a pool fence as we had small children. The staff there were very welcoming & friendly & helped us with any enquiries we had. It is just a short walk to the beach. There are a few cafes & small shops along the street but a few streets away there is much more. A great villa & we hope to be back one day!” Bree, January 2017

“If you’re looking for a beautiful villa close to all the action in Canggu; a peaceful place to relax with the family with super comfy beds, a lovely garden and a crystal clear pool; a villa just two minutes walk from the surfing breaks; or just a place to experience the warm hospitality of the Balinese people; then look no further than Hidden Villa. Absolutely 5 stars!” Lisbet, December 2016

“We loved staying at Hidden Villa. The location was great and meant our family including teenagers could go and come as we pleased. Beach, walking, riding scooters, eating out, yoga, skateboarding, (yes skateboarding ramp at Deus) shopping…. all close by. The villa, garden and pool, when returned to was an oasis of tranquility, luxury and privacy. The attentive staff meant we always felt safe and looked after and well fed! The villa is beautifully furnished with great style and comfort. Interesting artefacts, eclectic furnishings, gorgeous materials with a myriad of textures and patterns put Hidden Villa for me above other luxe but sometimes characterless villas. Shinta and Paul were fantastic hosts, answering all queries promptly, organising transfers, scooter hire and offering their personal recommendations. Thank-you to all! Amazing stay!” Madeline, December 2016

“My family and I stayed in Hidden Villa in early December and had a wonderful time. It was the perfect place for our large family and met the needs or my parents, my sister and the children. The place really is truly beautiful, with a crystal clear pool and lovely garden. The beds are super comfy and the whole place is stunningly decorated. The piano is also a really nice touch for those that fancy a tinkle on the ivories. The place is staffed with very helpful and friendly Balinese housemaids and security guards who were always on hand if we needed anything. Furthermore, the owners, Shinta and Paul – who are actually based in Jakarta – did a great job at communicating before and during our stay to make the whole experience stress-free. We should also say that Hidden Villa is perfectly located in the heart of up-and-coming Canggu. It’s on a sleepy road called Jalan Nelayan just a 2 minute walk from the surf beach but the great thing is that all the action of Batu Bolong is just a 5 minute walk down the beach or a 10 minute walk down the road. On the other hand, the new Finn’s Beach Club in Berawa is just 10 minutes walk down the beach in the other direction. You can reach Seminyak along the beach if you keep pushing on further after that. There a few small places to eat along Jalan Nelayan and lots more along Jalan Batu Bolong. So you get the peace and quiet of a beautiful villa, just 2 minutes from the beach, but at the same time, can easily dip into the bar, cafe and resto scene of happening Canggu and Berawa. Further afield, Ubud, great for a day trip, is just over an hour away and the Tanah Lot temple is about 30 minutes away by car (car and driver can also be rented from Hidden Villa). I would absolutely recommend this place for families and couples looking for something special in Bali. Also ideal for surfers!”  Arleen, December 2016

“Great villa, beautiful pool, well-equipped rooms, kitchen and very courteous and helpful staff. Paul and Shinta were very receptive and helpful from day 1 (even before our stay period began) right until the last day. Everything in the villa is accurately represented in the pictures. Would definitely recommend this place for any group of friends/family of 4-8 people to stay here. Canggu is a good location for first-timers in Bali, with great access to good beaches (Canggu beach is just a 2 min walk away from the villa) and central areas of Bali (Seminyak, Kuta)”.  Aditya, November 2016

“Amazing place to stay. Great location, very helpful and friendly staff. Couldn’t recommend a better place to stay”.  Eric, November 2016

“If you’re looking for a private, peaceful villa with five bedrooms in Canggu, and within walking distance to the beach, then look no further than Hidden Villa and Hidden River Cottage. The place itself is absolutely stunning – with each of the rooms beautifully furnished with a good blend of all the usual mod cons being complemented by unique, Balinese decoration. The super friendly staff and super easy communication with the owner, Shinta, also made for a completely wonderful stay. The whole place is wonderful but special praise is reserved for the bedrooms. These all feature comfy beds and amazing en suite bathrooms, with the Master suite also having an ajoining spa/massage room (which was put to full use during our stay!). The attached cottage is actually a fabulous one bedroom villa with separate areas for living, eating and relaxing. It’s got its own little garden and pool and a balcony that looks out over the river. It was a perfect “retreat within a retreat” for my parents who could effortlessly get some rest and privacy when needed. However, with the doors open along the connecting passageway the Cottage blends effortlessly into the main villa. The location could also not be any better. Our kids were able to walk to the surf in 2 minutes! And while Nelayan beach is relatively sleepy, we soon realised that we were in fact in the heart of Canggu – with Finn’s beach club a short walk down the beach in one direction and Old Man’s bar (very happening on Wednesdays!) and echo beach a short walk down the beach in the other direction. We were able to stroll to the beach bars and restaurants, as well as all the cafes and bars along Batu Bolong whilst also being able to easily retreat to the serenity of the villa and cottage. For trips to Seminyak and elsewhere we were easily able to take the scooters or car and driver that the staff organised. In sum, we had the best time at this place. As mentioned, the place is drop dead gorgeous and the friendly staff and the owner’s super efficient communication made for a extremely relaxing and peaceful, first, family holiday to Canggu. We highly recommend Hidden Villa and Cottage to families looking for something extra special in Canggu. Thanks very much to Shinta, Paul and the lovely staff. We will most certainly be back”. Donna, October 2016

“We had a fantastic stay at the stunning Hidden Villa which is even more beautiful in real life than it is in the photos. We spent a week in the villa and could not find fault, the staff were friendly and helpful, the beds extremely comfortable and the pool was the perfect place to sit and relax. Shinta arranged our airport transfers which ran smoothly and efficiently. The meal cooked by Ayu on our first night was delicious. The villa is an easy couple of minutes walk from Canggu Beach and only another 5 minute walk along the beach to the amazing Old Man’s Beach Bar. We really couldn’t recommend this villa highly enough. Paul & Shinta were extremely helpful and made sure our stay was perfect”.  Caroline, October 2016

“Given that we needed a villa at the very last minute, Shinta and Paul couldn’t have been more kind or generous. From our initial contact with you, our airport pick up to our arrival at Hidden Villa, everything was so smooth and effortless. Your description of both your villa and the surrounding area was spot on. An absolute delight for my mother, my wife and I. And our little boy adored the pool. We will be back. And I will certainly be recommending you and your villa to our friends and family”. Mark, October 2016

“We wanted to start our two week journey to Bali with kids (9,7) with a total winding down experience away from the main tourist areas and Hidden Villa ticked all the boxes for us. Being so close to the beach was great and we could easily venture down in two minutes to grab a bite at the local warungs and well as the popular Old Man’s Restaurant a five minute walk up the beach. The villa was stunning from the furnishings, tiles and electic collection of Indonesian antiques scattered around. The bedrooms are very large and all the rooms, even the bathrooms had ceiling fans which we loved. The gardens were beautiful running down to the pool overlooking the river. Our kids really enjoyed all the spaces and had fun exploring the grounds, finding their own little ‘hidden’ places to play or chill out. The staff were excellent and cooked us an amazing meal on our first night. The owners were an absolute pleasure to communicate with and could not do enough to make sure our stay was perfect. Which it was! We have no hesitation to recommend this villa for visitors looking for a slower beach minded break in Bali. Thank you all at Hidden Villa for our wonderful stay”.  The Buckley Family, September 2016.

“Paul and Shinta made our stay easy and stress free, they were in communication from the start and made for a seamless stay. The villa was awesome, and unusually for this type of thing; the pictures did not do it justice, it looks even better when you get there! It has a beautiful garden with a large pool, AND only 100m from the beach, it is not that easy to find places with all three. It was a lovely place to spend our family trip and I would highly recommend!” Ryan, September 2016

“The villa is beautiful, tons of space, very private, lots of bathrooms, and very clean. Great location we walked to the beach every morning to surf and is a very short scoot into town”. Meleana, September 2016

“The hidden villa is a MUST find. The villa is exceptional, stunningly furnished with every detail carefully thought through. The gardens and pool make it hard to leave but when you do the beachside villa has easy access to the sea, great cafes, bars and boutique shops that make Canggu the most interesting area of Bali right now all while retaining a sense of peace and true Balinese serenity. We had a wonderful stay with the villa providing a true ‘home’ feel to it which was complemented perfectly by the incredibly gracious, attentive and friendly staff. Paul and Shinta go out of their way to make you feel at home and are extremely responsive throughout the booking process and stay. I am extremely happy I found the hidden villa – its a true Balinese gem and I look forward to returning soon”.   Tina, August 2016

“The Hidden Villa was amazing! We stayed here for a few nights during our honeymoon and both my Wife and I were incredibly impressed. The villa is exactly as advertised, the location was incredible and Shinta and Paul were incredibly responsive and helpful hosts. We can’t wait to come back during our next visit to Bali!”  Tyler, July 2016

“Thanks to the both of you for letting us stay at your beautiful villa. 5 star hosts and exceptional staff within the villa. I would recommend your villa to anyone whom wishes to go to Bali for a holiday. The villa is out of the way enough to enjoy to peacefulness but not to far to head into to main areas. The hosts we very accommodating to all of our needs”.   Lee, July 2016

“My family and I had an amazing time at hidden villa. Shinta was in constant communication leading up to and during our stay. The staff at the villa was wonderful and attentive. The home itself is beautiful and in a great location. I hope to have the opportunity to come back one day”.  Justin, June 2016

“Shinta and Paul really are wonderful and so accommodating throughout my experience at the hidden villa. Super hosts indeed. The staff at this villa really impressed me too. The rooms were nicely decorated, there were great security guards and all 6 of us had a great experience. Wish we had more time to spend at the hidden villa!” Sabine, June 2016

“It’s easy to see why the Hidden Villa is a hit with everyone who steps through it’s doors. The property is amazing – the grounds are beautiful and the rooms are clean and tidy. Our holiday was focussed around surfing so it was great to be able to walk straight to the beach. The staff are exceptional and made us feel very welcome. Shinta is a great host – she was able to answer any questions we had immediately. Thank you. This villa is a must!”  Martin, June 2016

“From the moment we arrived, we felt welcomed, relaxed and at ease in the beautiful Hidden Villa. We arrived late in the evening with the staff waiting to welcome us, candles lit and the place spotless and a delicious dinner prepared by Ayu. It’s true as one said, the place is more beautiful than the pictures. Everything was clean and luxurious–from the pool and garden to the bedding and linens. Location cannot be better–the beach is so close, it’s nearly your backyard. Excellent cafes and bars within walking distance (moped preferred, however with a toddler we opted for taxi and walks). We live a hectic life in Singapore, and this getaway was exactly what we needed. I think you can make this villa getaway into whatever you’d want though — peace and quiet or fun filled activity. Hidden Villa was not only the perfect relaxing location for our little expat family, but the staff provided a service we never could have imagined from an airbnb rental. We had assistance with the following: -babysitting (Komang was a delight and we would highly recommend her) -massages at the villa (very professional and quality services) -surf lessons (although surf was too rough to follow through with the lesson) -a beautiful birthday dinner complete with a quaint and private traditional balinese dance performance”.  Emily, May 2016

“Shinta and Paul host one of the the most amazing villas I have ever had the pleasure to stay at. The pictures look great but when you get there it’s even better. They cover all bases and make the stay very convenient and enjoyable. Their organisation and cleanliness of the villa is second to none and the staff that work there are absolutely lovely. Waking up every morning and having them cook a lovely breakfast for you was such a great start to the day. Whether you want to know a good restaurant to eat at or organise an activity these guys supply all the information and are willing to help in any way they can. They have made this stay in bali the best I have experienced and am truly greatful for everything they Organised for us. Do not look past this villa you will fall in love!!”.  Shane, April 2016

“Beautiful villa with super helpful staff. Amazing pictures but actually much better in real life. Also, perfectly located to get to all the funky little cafes and beach bars in Canggu yet, due to location down a little lane near the beach, is totally peaceful. We totally recommend Hidden Villa and are looking forward to our next visit in July”.  Leung, April 2016

“Really had the best time at the Hidden Villa. Shinta was really quick to respond to my last minute reservation request and was very accommodating. The Villa was a dream! The pictures really don’t do it justice! Everything was perfect, the location, the staff etc! We will definitely be back soon!”    Marie, December 2015

“We had a whole family gathering at Hidden Villa and fell in love with the place. Grandma enjoyed the early morning walks on the beach and the 3 year old loved jumping in the pool and running around the garden. The villa is perfectly situated close to the beach- 4 minute walk – and at the end of small alley which is very quiet, except for listening to the crashing of the waves. All the fixtures are new and perfect working order. The beds were very comfortable for sleeping. The staff were very friendly and helpful – going out to buy us food and arranging transport. This is a perfect, stress-free family getaway. We are looking at dates to book again! Thank you Paul and Shinta”.  Nadine, November 2015

“My wife and two children spent a couple of days in Hidden Villa in mid October and were very impressed by the the actual villa itself and the discrete but efficient service (both from Shinta and her lovely staff). Shinta helped us with everything, was great at communicating before our arrival and organised surf lessons for our son and horse riding on the beach for my wife and daughter. The villa itself is of the highest quality, with a well-thought out layout, peaceful garden and crystal clear pool. Its location could also not be better. Being a short stroll to the beach this really is ideal for families with young, active kids who are also looking for high-quality accommodation. I would also second Brian’s point below that this is extremely good value. We’ve stayed in many villas in Bali – indeed in Canggu – but we normally pay twice as much as we paid here and have often ended up much further away from the beach. There are very few affordable places of such class and quality that are this close to the beach”.   Jonathan, October 2015

“We were looking for villas to rent for a family long weekend in Bali. Close to the beach, with a pool, plenty of space for a 3 year old to explore, not in hectic Seminyak, and all the amenities and comforts I need – and at the right price. We saw many villas at well over $1,000/night for 4 bedrooms around Canggu. Hidden Villa at the fraction of those prices is a steal. Big time! The garden is lovely. The pool cool and inviting. You can fall asleep napping in any of the rooms and hear the waves breaking. Or walk 5 minutes and ride the waves. Idyllic. Staff is great and super helpful. Wifi works fine and fast enough. Motor bikes can be arranged easily. The fresh flowers in the bedroom is a very nice touch and lovely fragrance. We are lining up our calendars for return trip very soon. Thanks Paul and Shinta. Well done!”  Brian, October 2015

“What a lovely place with lots of character. My wife said this place has soul. Shinta’s villa has unique design which makes it feel like a real home rather than a box like lots of other villas in Bali. It feels really big as well. Huge bathrooms. We hired motorbike to explore Canggu and surrounding areas and Shinta gave lots of advices about places to go. We went to Ubud in one hour but prefer to stay in this villa because close to beach. We already recommended this villa to our friends with kids as perfect for them”.  Arief, October 2015

“My wife and I are frequent visitors to Bali but never have we experienced a place so classy as this. The villa itself exudes charm and the hospitality of Shinta and her hard working staff was second to none. Location also couldn’t be better if you’re tired of the crowds in Seminyak and like to surf. Although you can still walk down the beach to seminyak if you want. We stayed there as a couple and loved the master bedroom with its view out over the garden and pool not to mention the attached massage room. Communication with Shinta before arrival was faultless and there was nothing she couldn’t do to help us when we were there. Absolutely first rate. I would recommend this place to couples, families and surfers”.  Per, October 2015

“Shinta was absolutely great. She was very responsive to all our emails before arrival and organised our airport pick up. Really good at communicating quickly. She gave us a welcome tour of the villa and helped organise bookings at local restaurants. My husband and I loved our stay at hidden villa, especially the master suite with it’s own massage room. Also, the location is perfect. We walked to potato head in seminyak along the beach at sunset. Amazing!”  Nurvia, September 2015

“The host are so friendly, comfort place to stay , location very near to the beach so i can see beautiful sunset everyday if i want to :) i really enjoyed staying there, overall the villa is amazing, i love it ^^ RECOMMENDED place..feels like home”.   Dnay, September 2015

“I was completely impressed by the prompt respond of my email. It was a last minute inquiries, due to my tight time frame of arrival. And our party of seven were surprised to hear that we were Shinta’s first guest. Shinta and her husband only moved into the villa in September. Shinta was fab and helped us to organize transport around Bali and gave us so much advice about the beach and cool cafes on Canggu area. They have bought stunning villa, just as good as it looks in the photos. Some of us in the group wanted to learn surfing, we were looking for a place close to the beach. So yes, the location was perfect. So close we can even hear the sound of the sea!! Our three couples and one single was really happy with our villa and advice from Shinta were an insightful inputs. And we will definitely will come back!” Villa, September 2015


Hidden River Cottage:

“Such an amazing cottage! Location is epic, the staff is unbelievably sweet + super helpful, communication was a breeze with the hosts. The backyard outdoor space is so peaceful, the views are lovely and the cold plunge pool is perfect to cool down + enjoy the outdoors. Loved the upstairs patio and the master bedroom is perfect. Super comfy bed, cute kitchen. No complaints whatsoever + I’d highly recommend”.  Jordan, May 2020

“I don’t know how can you rate this place anything other than 5 star.   Amazing hosts, staff and area. The main villa has of course better rooms and a bigger pool but Hidden River Cottage is perfect for two people.  We stayed for two weeks and would come back again for sure. Thank you”.  Gabriel and Maryna, April 2020

“The house is amazing.  Walking distance from the most amazing parts of Canggu, especially if you decide to walk by the beach and a few minutes by scooter to everywhere. Shinta & Paul, were on call at every time, they really made my arrival, stay and departure as easy and pleasant as possible”.  Eloy, March 2020

“Great location and space for the price. Had so much room and felt very private in the busy Canggu area. Yet so close to the beach and bars/restaurants. Definitely recommend”. Jake, March 2020

“I recently stayed at Hidden River Cottage for five nights on my own. It was exactly what I was looking for – walking distance to the beach & restaurants but quiet enough to feel as though I was away from everything. The cottage is well laid out & has everything that you could want. The bed is comfortable & the air con in the bedroom works well & is not noisy. The living area is large and airy and leads out onto a small grass area and the small pool that is perfect for cooling off after lying on one of the sun lounges. This cottage is a perfect spot for one or two people to experience Canggu without staying right in the thick of it”.  Kylie, December 2019

“This place is wonderful. Full of charm and nature. If you love bird watching and listening to many different species of birds. This place is great. Right behind the villa is a river and many birds play around there. The walk to the beach is so close. Love watching the sunset and just lounging around the beach. Many cafe and restaurants close by. I recommended Zin cafe which is literally like 2-3 mins walk from the villa. The food was delicious and the service excellent. All in all, I recommend staying at This villa. Shinta and Paul are always in communication with us and the villa staff are so nice and helpful.”  Edward, November 2019

“I can’t rate their place enough, the hosts are super helpful, always quick to reply to messages. Staff are also very good & having night security makes you feel extra secure. The home itself was perfect for us – nice big bedroom, nice bathroom & comfortable size living area & kitchen. Oh & stone’s throw from beach & perfect location! What more can I say we loved it.. I would def recommend. Thank you Shinta & Paul”.  Wayne and Lena, October 2019

“Amazing!!! Absolutely perfect location to the beach and all things to Canggu. The staff is great! Paul and Shinta were extremely easy to communicate with, set up taxis with, and they give you great tips on what to do in Canggu. HIGHLY recommend this amazing spot!”  Rana, September 2019

“After booking we got contacted through Whats app, providing a lot of information on our booking and the area in general. They were easily reachable, and when requested if they knew a good driver that could take us around the area, they immediately arranged it for us. We were greeted warmly upon arrival, and taken to the beautiful villa. The interior and decorations were tasteful and carefully selected, providing a home-feeling, rather than that of “another hotel”. The garden had a nice view over the river, and had a nice plunge bath to bring some refreshment during the hot days. Upon request, it was possible to get a massage at the villa. All in all a great experience and highly recommended!”  Fabian, August 2019

“Shinta and Paul were fantastic hosts! From the very start, they got in contact with me via WhatsApp, checking in about my booking and providing loads of helpful information. At my request, they organised for a driver to pick us up from the airport, which was a flawless process (I highly recommend doing this as it makes the experience so much easier!). The ‘Cottage’ itself is just like the photos and exactly as described by other reviewers. It backs onto a river and is so close to the beach so not only is it very peaceful and quiet but close enough to the beach that you can hear the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore. The privacy of the cottage is perfect for a couple, and the plunge pool was more than sufficient for a dip into the water on a hot day. The place is clean and well kept, and the staff are all amicable and helpful. The location of the accommodation is quite possibly one of the best places to stay in Canggu. It was far away enough from the hustle and bustle of Canggu, but close enough to good cafes/restaurant/boutique shops and one of the main streets, Jalan Batu Bolong (all within easy walking distance). Thank you, Shinta and Paul, for your hospitality. You guys have set up a great place and I’ll be sure to recommend my friends to stay with you in the future!”   Trish, July 2019

“A wonderful, private and peaceful place. Perfect for couples!” Hanli, June 2019

“I stayed for four nights and you really can hear the surf from the villa. The location to the beach is excellent and in a quiet part of Canggu with some nice restaurants within walking distance. The bedroom upstairs has a lovely outlook and nicely decorated. I was well looked after here and highly recommend it” Craig, June 2019

“Great stay! It was nice to have a full home to cook in and relax. Lots of space to hang out and all the amenities you could need. Staff was very accommodating. Great location close to the beach and main part of town. Would definitely return! Thanks again!” Edel, May 2019

“Beautiful and centrally located, is a must stay! Paul and Shinta were communicative and attentive, checking in regularly to see how I was doing and providing helpful tips when needed. They were also super accommodating with he check in and check out times. The house is just a few steps from the beach on one end, and a short walk to the main drag on the other end. It’s near lots of good restaurants and bars, but not in a loud area. My highest recommendations for this place!” Fei, April 2019

“Had a fantastic stay at Shinta’s & Paul’s cottage in Canggu. Beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. And the bed super comfortable. Hope to stay again”.   Steve, April 2019

“We had an amazing stay here! Communication was great and the staff were so friendly and attentive. We will 100% stay here again if we are back in Canggu, thank you!”  Harriet, March 2019

“Thank you for all your help and a wonderful stay at Hidden River Cottage.   You were a pleasure to deal with and thanks to you and your excellent staff my short stay went seamlessly without any problems.   My only regret was that my stay was too short.   When I next come to Bali I hope to stay longer at your excellent villa”.  Emmanuella, February 2019

“Paul and Shinta were absolutely great. It was my first time in Bali and if it wasn’t for them, their recommendations, and their consistent positivity the trip would not have gone as perfect as it did. The location is stellar no matter what your objective in Bali is. Whether you want to go to the beach and relax, or have a late night drink and dance, the location has it all. Especially worth noting are the friendliness of the staff. They went above and beyond in every possible aspect giving the house a “homey” feel. Best Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in; zero complaints”. Rodrigo, January 2019

“A great and cozy stay for our first Bali trip. Staff was very helpful and welcoming, they all spoke English and transportation is easy to arrange. Extremely good value for money since you get the entire place to yourself and very private”.  Wynn, December 2018

“A little hidden gem just a stone’s throw away from the beach. Quiet, peaceful and super quaint. Paul & Shinta were very helpful and hospitable leading up and throughout our stay. Assisted by a great group of staff, this would be a place we would come back to again”. Tricia, December 2018

“We stayed in Paul and Shinta’s Hidden Villa, the cottage. A fantastic place located on a quiet street with the ocean and beach just 2 minutes walk away. Very friendly and helpful staff, great WiFi and scooters on site for rent. We have nothing but positive reviews from this visit and will very likely be back here again at some point!” Ellin, November 2018

“Lovely tucked away little cottage with everything you need. Staff amazing, not intrusive but there when you needed them. Very close to the beach. Shinta and Paul’s communication excellent – nothing too much trouble whatsoever and go above and beyond. Highly recommend”. Bec and Amee, October 2018

“The absolute best Airbnb experience I have ever had! The hospitality is amazing! Shinta, Paul, and the staff at the cottage make you feel like family! They go above and beyond to make sure you’re comfortable! They were very quick to respond and were so incredibly helpful! The cottage is so beautiful and the location is perfect! We were able to access the majority of the restaurants/cafes/bars on foot. I cannot wait to go back! So so amazing and I highly recommend!” Jillian, October 2018

“First of all, we had an amazing stay in Paul‘s and Shinta‘s home and would definitively recommend it to everyone visiting Canggu. It is perfectly located, 1 min walk to the beach and close to many restaurants and cafes. We recommend hiring a scooter from the villa to reach everything faster and easier. We were welcomed by a staff member (they are always available, are cleaning the house everyday and at night a security guy is present) as well as by Paul. They had great tips for us and we immediately felt at home. The cottage is very big and clean. In the garden, there is a nice little pool with two sun beds. The open kitchen and the living room are really comfortable. The bedroom is upstairs, very big comfy bed, great AC, a balcony and and a second small bathroom. The WiFi is extremely good, even in the garden. Canggu is a great place for holidays. There are plenty of surfing schools near the cottage, as well as for yoga and fitness classes. We also recommend the Avenue Fitness gym (7 min by scooter ). The beach was clean and hardly any rocks. There are several small supermarkets in walking distance and also many ATMs. The cottage is a good starting point for day trips – we went to Ubud, the rice fields and some waterfalls. Thanks again Paul, Shinta and the staff team! Our stay was absolutely amazing. So guys, if you need a place to stay in Canggu, stop researching and book this beautiful cottage! Cheers” Agnes & Daniel, October 2018

“I would like to give a huge thanks to the staff they were fantastic and Paul was very thorough with the information. The driver for the villa was very good and helpful as well. We would definitely recommend this villa for any couple and for bigger families the villa they own next door is fabulous”.  Maya and Tom, September 2018

“We were very fortunate to find this lovely oasis. Seconds to the beach and beautiful food within easy distance. Very accurate description that will not disappoint you. Highly recommend”.  Campbell, August  2018

“We had an awesome time in this beautiful villa. The staff was amazing, Paul and Shinta gave us some really helpful tips, we couldn‘t be happier! thanks a lot!”  Tanya, July 2018

“This place truly is a hidden gem. Amazing location, very close walking distance to all of the restaurants and shops, but tucked away down a small road making it feel very private also. Paul & Shinta are very good hosts and their thorough communication made everything so easy. There is a brilliant small team of staff that are always around making everything feel extremely safe. We loved our stay in Canggu and highly recommend it to anyone!” Lydia, June 2018

“Beautiful place just a short walk to the beach! It is very spacious for two people, nice little plunge pool, and a very warm staff that were helpful and quick to clean the house each day. Could have stayed forever!”, Brian, June 2018

“Great stay with my husband and our 4th month old baby. They lent us a cot at no charge and it was great having it set up in the upstairs room so she could nap in the air con and quiet. Pool was a good size for a dip to cool off and inside downstairs was nice to relax in. The location is away from the main drag, however about 1 minute walk to the beach and about a 10 minute walk to the main street. We walked it daily with the pram, so it’s not too far. Shinta organised a scooter for my husband which was also great for exploring the area. Perfect stay for a small family or couple! Nice and quiet too!”  Elizabeth, June 2018

“Beautiful villa, fully consistent with photos. Spacious, cozy, quiet. Very secluded.   Three minutes walk to the beach, shops and restaurants are within walking distance. Shinta and Paul provided us with all the necessary information, quickly answered questions. The staff was very friendly, cleaned often, all problems were resolved quickly. We had a great time”.  Marina and Roma, May 2018

“Shinta’s place was great for a relaxing time in Bali. It’s very close to the beach and there are some great restaurants and bars within a short walk. Lovely spacious accommodation and super helpful hosts”.  Josie, April 2018

“Shinta and Paul’s are such a great hosts. Communication was efficient and prompt. Their staff were so friendly and very nice. The cottage that we stayed was amazing! It was hip, trendy, quiet and very spacious. We love the pool and the verandah in the bedroom. Best of all, the beach is like..a minute walk from the villa. Beautiful sunsets. It was such a perfect and wonderful stay for us. Thanks Shinta and Paul!” Munirah, April 2018

“Shinta’s villa was unlike any place we have ever stayed. Close to surf 100 yards from the beach but also very private. Walking and scootering distance to all the best bars and cafes in Canggu. Definitely will be back”. Keegan, March 2018

“Amazing villa with great staff and hosts.. The pictures don’t lie the villa was beautiful and in great spot .. Beach at end of road and main street just a beach stroll away.  Treat yourself to paradise and stay here.   We will be back”.  Emma, March 2018

“We had a wonderful time at the cottage! Shinta and Paul were really responsive and made sure everything wad going smoothly. The staff were amazing and super helpful. Would definitely recommend!”.  Olivia, February 2018

“Staff is nice, location perfect: very quiet, but 5 minute walk to beach en restaurants! Canggu is the best town on Bali, there is something tot find for everybody!” Willem, December 2017

“Everything you need is at the Cottage. I consider the Cottage an ideal place for a single or a couple. The fully equipped Cottage is complemented by a small garden with a small plunge pool which is just the thing to cool off in the Bali heat. Surf beach only a few minutes walk at the end of the street. Neighbourhood is very quiet – a bonus in noisy Bali. A few small restaurants nearby, and a lot more in the main street. Also handy among these shops is a CBA AutoTeller. Daily cleaning is by staff of the adjacent Villa. Communication with owners Paul & Shinta was always prompt. This was especially the case when I, a single traveler, was left stranded beyond my booking by the closure of Bali airport through eruptions of Mt Agung. Paul & Shinta generously allowed me to stay 2 extra nights free of charge until I was able to take a bus to Surabaya and from there flights back home. I would not hesitate to give the Cottage my highest recommendation”.  John, December 2017

“Really quiet little villa as the names suggests. Easy walk to the beach, living cafe, and other eats. Staff were fantastic and very helpful. Can walk to the main Canggu street with all the shops and cafes that heads down to batu boblong beach but would recommend a scooter. AC was fantastic, villa was lovely clean and spacious and completely seperate from the larger villa next door. Plunge pool was nice as well. Paul and Shinta were in constant contact leading up to and during our stay and couldn’t have been nicer. All in all the stay was fantastic and would definitely stay again”.  Michael, November 2017

“Thank you so much for such an amazing stay! It was great being in contact with you and your staff were all so lovely and helpful. The place was just as the photos depicted! Overall 10/10 ! Thanks again!”  Katie and D.J., October 2017

“We loved this place and everything about it was great! It’s super close to the beach, about a two minute walk which is perfect for a lazy beach day, catching an amazing sunset or walking to a nearby beach restaurant or bar. You can also walk about ten minutes to the main road for several shops, cafes, and restaurants. Seminyak is also close by and a quick drive to the city center. The cottage is perfect and everyone in the staff is very helpful and friendly. We only wish we had gotten the chance to stay longer! If you’re even thinking of staying here, do it! You won’t regret it! Thanks for the great stay!”  Jamee, September 2017

“Even if you tried, you wouldn’t be able to find better hosts than Paul and Shinta. Paul, Shinta and their staff were extremely helpful, kind, friendly and welcoming, making our stay in Bali comfortable, and extremely relaxing. As soon as we booked, a group chat was set up, and in the months leading up to our trip, Paul and Shinta were always ready to answer any kind of questions we had about the accommodation or surrounding areas. This was extremely helpful when me and my girlfriend were planning things to do around Bali. When we arrived, our holiday actually coincided with Paul and Shinta’s, meaning they were not only our hosts, but also our neighbours for a short period. During this time, they were both extremely accommodating and always happy to chat to us and not only recommend things for us to do, but were also happy to help organise our activities by organising drivers or scooter rentals. The villa staff are extremely friendly and are always on hand to help out with anything you need. Additionally, the villa has its own security team which watch over the accommodation at night, adding extra peace of mind. With regards to the actual accommodation, it was superb. Always clean and tidy, extremely spacious and beautifully decorated. The location is perfect, just a short walk to the beach and local shops. It’s located on a sleepy road, meaning it’s nice and quiet during the evenings, however in the next road over you can find a street full of restaurants, bars, shops etc. Meaning it is perfect for all types of guests. The area of Canggu is great, the surf culture creates an extremely relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. I would definitely recommend taking a surf lesson, or failing that, grabbing a couple of Bintangs, sitting on the sand and watching the beach come to life with surfers, families, and travelers as the sun goes down. Thank you once again Paul and Shinta, you were great!” Sam, September 2017

The Hidden River Cottage is a great place to spend your vacation in Canggu. It is located in a side street in Canggu but both beach and the main street with lots of cafes, restaurants and shops are within just a couple of minutes walking distance. The staff gave me a very warm welcome and were always open for a small chat. Both the hosts and staff on site are very helpful when it comes to organization of sightseeing and transport and communication is smooth and very easy. During the whole stay I had the feeling to be taken care off. The cottage itself has everything you will need – a fully equipped kitchen, shower bath and bedroom with TV and balcony as well as a small garden with a dipping pool which is just the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine. I loved the time there and will definitely come back for another visit. :-)  Franzi, August 2017

“Our time in Hidden River Cottage was unforgettable. From the second we felt like home. Everything was organized well and lovely. The House is beautiful with sweet decoration. The staff clean everyday and is very friendly. We felt very comfortable. Every service you need is possible. One of the best beaches in Canggu is a few steps away. We hope to come back soon as possible”.  Eleanna, August 2017

Wonderfully decorated and spacious villa close to the beach and nice venues, yet still in a private and quiet area. Shinta and Paul are super helpful hosts that are always reachable and the onsite staff is amazing. Truly recommend this place!” Alex, August 2017

“The place is awesome, really well situated, near the beach but also in waking distance to the main street where are all kinds of boutiques and restaurants. Staff are super nice. Super cozy place highly recommended!” Yan, July 2017

“Very happy with our stay at Hidden River Cottage. Nothing was too much to ask of the very friendly and helpful staff, and Shinta & Paul were very prompt in their responses to any questions even though they weren’t in Bali at the time we stayed. I highly recommend this location to be away from the busy areas of Kuta and Seminyak. It’s just a short walk down the beach to get to Seminyak, which avoids all the traffic. Highly recommended”.  Anna, May 2017

“Our stay at the Hidden River Cottage was AMAZING!!! From the second we booked it, communication with Paul and Shinta was superb! They provided so much useful information before our arrival and are very attentive and helpful hosts! We sadly didn’t get a chance to meet them while we were there but we felt so very taken care of by their amazing staff!! Ayu met us on our arrival and showed us around and she was just the sweetest most genuine person, we felt very welcomed. The cottage itself is just wonderful, just like the pictures but better! It has the perfect layout for two people, we loved the pool and everything about it. The location is wonderful, a 1 minute walk to the beach and well within walking distance of many, many fun restaurants and bars. We had the staff help us get a scooter and they had it delivered to us within 10 minutes. Very efficient and so convenient that there is always someone on the property to help with things like that! We felt very safe in the cottage, Katut the security guard was great! We just loved everything about our stay here in Canggu!! Wish we could have stayed longer!” Maleea, May 2017

“Lovely place to stay, very secluded with sun deck and plunge pool. Some great restaurants and bars 5 mins walk away. The beach is very close, and the atmosphere in Canggu is nicely laid back. Would stay here again (oh and there were free beers in the fridge on arrival!)” Christopher, May 2017

“The Hidden River Cottage was an absolute dream! Steps from the beach and central to everything in Canggu, the location was perfect! The villa itself is beautiful, with an incredible bedroom and balcony and a much used and lovely soaking pool. The staff at Hidden River Cottage were incredibly kind, hard working and attentive. We couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to Bali. Thank you Shinta and Paul, we will be back!!” Evan & Cearra, April 2017

“My daughter and I absolutely loved our stay at Hidden River Cottage. The cottage was perfect for us as we were able to walk everywhere – just a 2 minute walk to the beach, 1 minute to the nearest cafe and 10 minutes to all the cafes and eateries on Batu Bolong. The staff at the cottage were super nice and communication from Shinta was faultless. Couldn’t recommend more highly”.  Bidho, March 2017

“Amazing villa located just a stones throw from an amazing longboard surf break. Perfect for any Canggu vacation!! We will be back soon :)”   Justin, February 2017

“Great hidden villa in Canggu, located on a quite street just 100 meters from the beach, they organised everything we needed without a problem. The staff were Also extremely friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend this wonderful cosy villa”.  Liam, February 2017

“Beautiful cottage, felt very private. Had all the amenities we needed and Shinta and Paul were super communicative before arriving and throughout our stay. Thanks!” Rahul, January 2017

“We absolutely loved Shinta’s place. She did a great job communicating with us through text before and during our stay. We felt very welcomed by her, Paul and the other staff. They arranged pick up from the airport, full day tour and a ride to our next stay. The house is beautiful. The location is a short walk to the beach, a couple of bars and few other restaurants and shops. we would highly recommend this place”. Katie, December 2016

“This was my favorite stay. Everything was perfect-the close location to the beach, the peaceful back patio, the cleanliness, the modern feel and security. It was a great way to experience Canggu. It is a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute scooter ride to the main part of town. If you walk on the beach, there are beach clubs 10 minutes in either direction. I really enjoyed our stay here and it was the perfect way to end the trip”.  Rainier, November 2016

“We stayed at the villa for more than two weeks and enjoyed it a lot! It is wonderfully located away  from any noise so much so that we sometimes felt like we were in a hut in the jungle.  On the other hand it is only minutes from the beach, restaurants and bars. The staff is great – very friendly and helpful. Absolutely a recommendation!”  Manuel, November 2016

“Wonderful host and experience! Shinta and her staff were so helpful and the cottage was our favorite stay in Bali!”  Abby, November 2016

“The small cottage is beautiful with privacy. Garden and plunge pool for relaxing and to chill out! Very friendly and polite staff, who make your holiday better than you can expect! It is very closed to Batu Bolong Beach and to Old Men’s Bar! A wonderful place to enjoy Canggu! We will come back and can recommend this nice Cottage to everybody, friends and our family! We enjoyed every minute of our time there and didn’t miss anything! Perfect services (driver, bicycle, laundry,…), reliable! Just perfect! We thank Shinta and her team for the wonderful time in Canggu. We were very lucky to find our home there!”  Bonny and Knud, October 2016

“This place is even better than the pictures! Location is amazing, 1 minute walk to the beach and great bars/restaurants nearby. If we ever go to Canggu again we’ll be sure to stay here. They arranged airport transport for us and even though they weren’t there…communication was brilliant on what’s app. Staff are very friendly and can’t recommend enough. The two free beers are a good touch too :) thanks again, villa is lovely”.   Charlie, October 2016

Hidden River Cottage is a stunning little cottage just two minutes from the beach. Myself and my girlfriend stayed here in late August and had the best time. The cottage is ideal for couples looking for peaceful, private, high quality accommodation in the heart of Canggu. At first, the place feels quite sleepy but when you start to explore, you realise that Hidden River Cottage is in the heart of the Canggu action. Finn’s beach club is a 10 minute walk away down the beach whereas the Echo Beach restaurants are a nice, 15 minute walk going the other way. So ideally located for the beach (in fact, we couldn’t find any other 1 bedroom places so close to the beach), and also really good for access to all the cafes, bars and boutiques along Batu Bolong street (you can walk there in 10 minutes). The staff come in and clean the place every day and are really helpful and friendly. All in all, a perfect little hideaway for a perfect little visit to Canggu. Would highly recommend”.   Mike, September 2016

“First of all, Paul and Shinta couldn’t have made the booking process much easier. Whenever I had a query they were more than happy to give their local knowledge and advice. The cottage is so spacious, comfortable and nicely maintained. We loved the walk to the beach in one direction and a longer walk to some really great restaurants in Batu Bolong the other way. The staff were so friendly and helpful throughout the stay, sorting out laundry and taxis for us. To sum up, our stay was brilliant and we’d highly recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a piece of paradise in Canggu”. Tom, August 2016

“We only had 2 short days here at the end of a week long Bali trip and loved it. The cottage was beautiful, really tastefully decorated and spotless. The staff were so helpful and very unintrusive. It was great to have a couple of cold beers in the fridge on arrival. Shinta was excellent with communication and the information sheet provided was comprehensive. Lovely quieter area of Canggu but walking distance to plenty of eateries along the beach or roads. Shinta and Paul were both there during our stay, friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the Recovery Room 3 mins walk away for breakfast/lunch.  I definitely hope to be back to stay again”.   Kelly, August 2016

“This place is awesome! Quick walk to the beach and cool shops and restaurants. We ate at Dandelion which was delicious. We also walked over to Fat Chicken ( 5 min walk) and thoroughly enjoyed the food. Great spot. Finally, would absolutely recommend Recovery Room for breakfast ( 3 min walk). Staff at the cottage is very friendly. They helped us arrange taxis and massages. Must also add that Shinta is very prompt at responding. Great experience overall!”  Patrick, June 2016

“Thank you Shinta en Paul for the very nice stay! You where so quick in response for our quisions. The cottage is very nice, exactly as in the pictures. Location is also very close to the beach. Thank you!” Michelle, June 2016

“We had an amazing week at Hidden River Cottage! Although Shinta and Paul were away during our stay, they were always prompt to answer any questions, and kept in regular contact before and during our stay to make sure everything was going well. Their lovely staff looked after us very well, and we enjoyed chatting to them each day. The cottage is just as pictured – beautiful and spacious! The plunge pool and small garden was a great spot to relax in throughout the day. It’s just a few minutes walk to the beach as well as many restaurants and shops. There is a yoga studio a few minutes walk away as well. The lovely staff organized scooter hire for us, and it was so simple and easy. We really enjoyed our stay, and hope to return one day! Thanks Shinta and Paul for a wonderful week!”  Rebecca, June 2016

“First off, Shinta is so responsive. Anything you need and she responds with an answer promptly! It was such a pleasure communicating with her. The villa was stunning and in the heart of Canggu, just steps from the beach. The staff was beyond friendly and very accommodating. I wish we had more time at this villa but will definitely book again for our next trip”. Felisha, May 2016

“Thanks to Shinta and Paul for a wonderful week in their dreamlike domicile! Everything was perfect: the house, the cosy pool and especially the helpful and courteous staff. We will come back!”   Raymund, May 2016

“Our stay in the Hidden Villa was absolutely amazing! Since arrival we felt so welcomed and comfortable in this beautiful villa.. It was our private paradise in Canngu yet so close to all the best places, bars, restaurants and cafe it has to offer. We can’t wait to come back next year already. Shinta and Paul and their staff are amazing people and this is the place to stay! I can’t fault the location, villa, value for money and accessibility to private driver and scooter. We are already excited for the trip next year :)” Roberto, May 2016

“Shinta has been such a great host. She was always quick to respond to my enquiries and was always a step ahead in making necessary arrangements which helped us a lot. The place is as beautiful as the pictures, furnished and stocked with clean water/ towels/ new sheets/ movies/ mosquito repellent! You also get to experience the community as if your own. The staff was AMAZING, they were so helpful and genuine. There were also cafes nearby which was really good. Overall, love the experience. Love the stay. Would come back to Canggu again for a longer stay! Thank you Shinta!”   Anabelle, April 2016

“Shinta has been absolutly excellent and professional in her way to handle our stay in Bali. She took care about every detail and answered all our expectations to make our stay easy. Nice location neat and memorable. Thank a lot for everything Shinta!”  Silvain & Takae, March 2016

“We had a great time at Shinta’s hidden villa. Its a perfect getaway for couples or family. Very near to the beach. Great community area. Peaceful and romantic to stay. The real way to feel and taste bali in romantic way. Thumbs up to the host for having such a great place. Definitely will recommend the place to my friends and family”.   Noor, March 2016

“This place is awesome! We booked pretty late in the same day, but it was superfast and smooth. The room amazing is really clean and neat. The Place look exactly like the picture. It’s a perfect place for anyone looking for an affordable place to stay that’s ideally situated you can walk to the cafes up the road or down the beach for a surf. I highly recommend staying”.   Tan Kenny Hogan, March 2016

“What a great location, we had a few little bars/ restaurants along the beach on beach road. Shinta was quick in responding to my inquiries, and her staff were so very helpful. It felt like home and I’ll always recommend my friends to stay here. I cannot wait to come back again soon. One of the best experiences in my life. Thank you for lovely stay”.  Agnes, March 2016

“The villa was gorgeous and an easy walk to the beach. With a scooter the town is easily accessible and much more adorable than the nearby Kuta. Staff was lovely and place was very clean”.  Ceejay, February 2016

“We had a fabulous time at Hidden River Cottage. The place itself is a self contained little villa adjoining the larger property which Shinta and Paul stay in when they are in Bali. We nevertheless had total privacy and were able to come and go as we please though the cottage’s own private entrance. The location is perfect, just a two minute walk to the beach and a few minutes walk to the nearest beach bar, yet still very peaceful and secure. It’s also stunningly decorated and has its own little garden and plunge pool. All in all, a wonderful little place and perfect base to explore Canggu and beyond”.  Arum, February 2016

“Shinta and Paul were really good with communication and organising everything. Their staff was very friendly and helpful. The villa is comfortable en we loved the design. There is enough privacy and because it was our arrival on Bali we could adjust in a very relaxing way. Paul, Shinta and staff thanks for everything!”  Nina, January 2016

“My husband and I stayed at the cottage for our honeymoon (Dec 2015). The cottage was beautiful and as pictured in the listing, and less than a 2 minute walk to the beach. Shinta arranged a scooter for us which we found useful for popping around Canggu for a bite to eat and nearby Seminyak. We are on the adventurous side so we spent more time exploring than in the cottage. The onsite staff were helpful and kept the cottage and grounds in great condition.   We had a great time and would recommend this location for a solo traveler or couple”.   Lauren, December 2015

“We stayed at Hidden River Cottage in mid-December and had a fabulous time. We were a bit concerned about bringing our little baby with us but it all worked out perfectly as Shinta provided a brand new cot. The place itself is a little gem – beautifully designed and furnished, with a comfy king-sized bed, strong wifi, funky bathroom and kitchen and of course a little private garden and pool – perfect for us and our little one. The cottage was also spotless, due to the efforts of the maids, Kadek and Putu, who cleaned the place every day. We were able to stroll to the beach in a couple of minutes and, going in the other direction, to the local cafe (which doubles up as a yoga retreat), for breakfast and coffee, in less than two minutes. There are also lots of other family friendly cafes and restaurants a bit further away, almost all still reachable on foot. All in all, we felt the beautiful little cottage, with its friendly staff and proximity to beach, was the perfect place for a quick family getaway. We would certainly recommend this place to couples traveling alone or with small babies”.   Catherine, December 2015

“I do believe this villa is listed in 10 of the best stay for under $100, and rightly so. This is by far the best looking AirBnb unit I’ve ever stayed in. Nice design, cool interiors, large bathroom, clean king sized bed (made up daily), strong WiFi, an intimate pool, quiet environment… plus so close to the beach!! The popular Crate Cafe, Betelnut Cafe and Deus Ex Machina are also within walking distance to the villa which is awesome. Shinta had open communication prior and during stay, enhanced with staff closeby to attend my needs. My only gripe is that it is rather far out from town and I reckon it’ll be better if you rent a car or bike to travel around. Nonetheless, the villa is highly recommended and now that I have a special history to it, I will most likely be back”.  Arief, December 2015

My boyfriend and I spent 2 nights at the Hidden River Cottage at the beginning of December. The welcome was lovely by Kadek and Putu, the maids. The villa was perfect, very clean and cozy, I loved the decoration. Cute small pool and the villa is so close to the beach! We also hired a motorbike the same day we arrived so we could drive Canggu all around. I didn’t meet Shinta and Paul personally but the communication was excellent before and during our stay. I’ve never been hosted like this before, so much care from them! Definitively I recommend the Hidden River Cottage to everyone who wants to visit Canggu and stay in a beautiful and quite place. Thank you Shinta & Paul!!!!,  Miriam, December 2015

“This place is great for couples looking for privacy but who want to be within striking distance of nightlife (10 minute walk along the beach to the most happening nightlife spot in the area but you can’t hear anything from the villa, not even motorcycle passing through) and walking distance to the surf! We stayed for 3 nights in mid November. The cottage is really a one bedroom villa so you get separate areas for living, eating and relaxing (in the little garden and plunge pool). It was spotless when we arrived and the maids, Kadek and Putu, did a great job cleaning the place every day when we were there (even the towels smell of lavender). For a one bedroom villa of this calibre, and this close to the beach, this is also amazing value for money. Our only regret was that we didn’t book for longer. Well done Shinta and Team!”  Felix, November 2015

“We had a very nice stay at the Hidden River Cottage!! When arrived at the airport the driver was waiting for us to bring us to the cottage, he stopped for us for get money at the ATM and for buying a simcard for our phone, he was very friendly and makes you feel like family. The Cottage is really spacious and nice designed and with everything you need, i was impressed by the ceiling and balcony of the bedroom and the nice pludgepool in the garden. If you looking for some privacy then this is the place for stay. A maid came in daily and there is also a handyman for can help you if something not working. Its also only 200 meters from the beach and you have some nice restaurants and bars not so far from the cottage. We had rent a scooter from Shinta for only 4 dollar a day and we used it for explore the neighborhood and for the longer trips we asked the driver for show us around. We meeted Shinta in the evening after she arrived from Jakarta, we had some drinks at the big villa and she really make us feel like we where home. When we decide to go back again to Bali ,we will rent again here for sure. Thanks Shinta and all your staff for give us a good time!!”  Yvo, October 2015

“We had the most amazing time at Hidden River Cottage. The cottage is beautifully designed and had everything we could need. We’d definitely recommend Hidden River Cottage – it’s perfect for couples and in a great location close to the surf spots and restaurants, bars and cafes. The garden and plunge pool were great for relaxing, and made it hard to leave! We didn’t meet Shinta herself, but communicated on email and she was very quick to respond and helped us to hire motorbikes and arrange a taxi to the airport. Pak Made and the team at the house were so friendly and welcoming to us – nothing was too much trouble!”  Jules, October 2015

“We were really pleased with Hidden River Cottage and it completely lived up to the photos online. It has been beautifully decorated, and is really spacious and a perfect place to call home for 2 weeks. Really comfortable and had everything we needed, including WiFi and Air Con in the bedroom. A maid came in daily, and there was always someone around if we needed anything, though we felt self-contained, which was the best of both worlds! The villa is about 2 minutes from the beach, and you can hear the sea! The beach was lovely, perfect for surfing or sunbathing. Five minutes to a beach bar and maybe a 15 minute walk to Echo Beach which has more bars and BBQs (and a pharmacy, we ran out of suncream!) Alternatively, a 15 minute walk along the road, and there are plenty of really nice places for breakfast and dinner or drinks.  When we ventured further out Shinta and her team were on hand to help us organise transport or suggest places for drinks or dinner.  We had an amazing stay in Bali, and were really pleased we chose Hidden River Cottage, being somewhere quiet was important to us, but with more than enough nearby to keep us occupied. It has all the charm of a boutique hotel. Thank you!”  Hilary, October 2015