WHY WE CHOSE BALI
In July 2016, we embarked on a year-long adventure to travel the world with five of our six children in tow. After 26 countries, 8 hotels, 23 Airbnb houses, 1 cruise and a few forgettable hostels, we came upon Bali and fell in love with the northern shore, so much so we decided to make it our home away from home. We considered other great destinations for our ultimate summer home like Marrakesh, Buenos Aires and Tanzania. The right spot had to be laid back, family friendly, respectful to women, inexpensive and include a rich culture. Tropical weather for outdoor living was a must! Northern Bali had all of those in just the right mix. Not until we hit Bali were we able to sink into the lifestyle we were seeking - a simpler life of eat, drink, exercise, rest, rejuvenate.We set out to find the right house. It had to be on the ocean, near great recreation but remote from hectic city life, welcoming for visiting friends and big enough for our kids and grandkids to gather and still spread out. It didn’t take us long to find the perfect place in the village of Bondalem with lovely identical twin houses surrounded by a massive, mature garden. The shore was more amazing than we expected with coral reefs and gentle waves. We spent the last two months of our year abroad in Bali to focus on renovations, install a new pool and grow our team.
We knew immediately that we would open our home to others, but we wanted to get it just right. Having recently stayed at all kinds of places, from hostels to The Ritz, we understand what little things make or break an enjoyable stay. For us this meant not just offering breakfast. Our amazing staff will handle the shopping, cooking, dishes, housekeeping and laundry, so you can be present and do what makes you happy. Go for a walk, meditate or even take a nap. We strive to take care of the little details while you are here so you can truly indulge in yourself.
So we welcome you to The Mahalani, which means both "Great Year" and "Summer House"! We hope you will join us on the "Island of the Gods". Come, relax, stay awhile. Go out and explore. Do nothing or do everything. It's up to you. We'll help you make it happen.
Honestly, we can't wait until you get here.
Julie and Tripp, Owners
Bali Oceanfront Villa