Tired of staying at your typical cookie-cutter hotel? Want something different from a commercialized villa?

Bali is a hidden trove of accommodations that one might not find out on the usual travel sites.

Also read: 10 Airbnb villas with gorgeous infinity pools for under $85

Have you thought of “renting” a private villa, be it just a room, or an entire Balinese home for your vacation?

You get a unique experience, privacy, and a human touch.

We scoured and found the best villas in Bali you can get on Airbnb for your special homestay!

Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.

1. Feel like a mermaid at this Water Villa

Do you love water? Is soaking in cool calm water your favourite pastime, and you wish you were born a mermaid?

Water Villa Outside View-inpainted

If so, you’ll love this exotic water villa, one of the rare villas you’ll find in Bali that’s completely surrounded by water.


In fact, the first thing that greets you upon entering the villa is the pool!

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You also get two huge comfy beanbags for nights when you just want to soak your feet in the water and admire the starry night sky.

Water Villa Overview Outside


Water Villa

USD $196/night

Location: Jalan Kayu Aya, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

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2. Seek seclusion at Balian Treehouse, Balian Beach

Have you always had a secret wish to escape to the middle of nowhere?

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This secluded little treehouse lodge in Balian village located along the coastline offers you the best privacy you can imagine.

You have no direct neighbours, apart from the garden and the ocean.

Built as a private holiday home by a Holland-based photographer, the “mushroom villa” (as the locals call it) gives you a very homely experience, different from a typical villa or resort stay.

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From the veranda overlooking the huge garden and palmtrees, you can watch the sunrise in the morning, and enjoy the view of the ocean.

You even have a private pool in the garden!

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The decor of the house is mostly natural – such as driftwood picked up from the beach.

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Everywhere you need to get to within the village is within walking distance, but you can also rent a bike to sightsee outside the village. Nice and affordable local food is also available at the night market nearby.

The beach is also readily accessible via a small dirt road from the house.

You can even pick your own coconuts here!

Balian Treehouse, Balian Beach

From USD $93/night

Location: Balian Beach, Selemadeg Barat, Indonesia

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3. The Impossible Villa On Stilts – Nomad Villa Impossible

Villa Impossible is one that really lives up to its name.


Standing precariously on stilts alongside one of Uluwatu’s famous high cliffs, this six bedroom villa is a dream come true for beach lovers.

You can sit on the balcony and enjoy 180-degree views of the beautiful Uluwatu ocean, while listening to the waves lapping at your feet.


Photos via ayyanufuss, dreaming.traveler

Access to the beach is easy. Every part of Villa Impossible has been designed to make the most of the gorgeous beach surrounds, with enormous sliding doors in bedrooms and open living spaces – to remind you the the sand and sea is within arm’s length!


Photo via hayley_will

You have the perfect hideaway – it’s time to switch off from the daily humdrums of the modern world.

Nomad Villa Impossible

Location : Jl. Labuan Sait Pecak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 8760366


4. Go for eco-luxury at Sharma Springs Bamboo House, Ubud

What could be more eco-friendly than staying in a house made of bamboo?


It’s not just about the beautiful view and cool mountain breeze. You are staying at one of the most amazing examples of sustainable design.

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Sharma Springs Bamboo House (From USD $334 per night)

LocationTanah Ayu, Sibang Gede, Abiansemal, Badung 80352 Bali, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 469874

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5. Experience another world at your very own Hideout – Eco Bamboo Home with water wheel

If you ever want to try cosplaying Robinson Crusoe, the Hideout is the place to do it.


Photo via indrekalts

This secluded wooden hut, found on the Gunung Agung highlands, is set to give you all the privacy you need – and more. Its largely hidden location is not the only reason why it’s so unique though.


Photo via sashajuliard

No, here’s the catch – the Hideout was handcrafted out of wood, and is also fully sustainable on its own.

Don’t believe us? You can check out that magnificent water wheel. This contraption is actually the only source of water and electricity for this tiny miracle in the woods!


The cozy atmosphere is also bound to make you feel at home, and for how it’s fully equipped with everything you can possibly need, the price for a night’s stay at this place also comes at a steal.


Photo via valentino.traveler

No matter what your six-year-old says, this is the best hiding place ever.


Photo via sashajuliard

Eco Bamboo Home with water wheel (From USD $46 per night)

Location: Selat, Bali, Indonesia

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6. Laze in the rice fields at Bamboo Eco Cottage

Bali is known for its scenic paddy fields, and what better place to stay than in the middle of it all, snuggling in a cozy cottage made of bamboo?

Bamboo Eco House Bedroom Interior-inpainted

Complete with a patio, it’s time to dream of hosting your own candlelight dinner right in front of the rice fields, or even having a peaceful sunrise breakfast in your pajamas.

Bamboo Eco House Patio

If you’re a social media butterfly, you be the envy of your followers when you take a peaceful stroll out in the rice fields and capture a few shots while in the midst of it!

Bamboo Eco House Rice Fields-inpainted

Bamboo Eco Cottage

USD $65/night

Location: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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7. Get inspired at this Artsy and traditional villa

With a unique feature art wall in the indoor dining area and little touches of Balinese tradition on the windows, you are bound to love the chic interior design of this villa!


Don’t you love this rounded window from one of the rooms that overlook the garden?

Artsy Villa Round Windo-inpainted

Definitely a rare sight in modern houses these days!

In a garden shaded by greenery, you can lay on the chairs for an afternoon nap or spend time with a great book you’ve always wanted to read.

Artsy Villa Pool Shady-inpainted

You also get a mini pool that’s not intended for any serious swimming, but for you to simply enjoy a rejuvenating soak in.

Where better to get some artistic or poetic inspiration while you’re enjoying these little things in life?

Artsy and Traditional Villa

USD $88/night

Location: Kerebokan North Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

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These are just 8 out of the endless possibilities of unique stays that you can find with Airbnb! Which is your favourite Airbnb villa?

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