Testimonials

Hidden Villa:

“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:

“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