Some of the main concerns and difficulties in looking for a long term villa rental were; determining the area to live in that suited our needs, since living here and being a tourist here are very different – Knowing what facilities are within walking distance (for shopping etc), and also within easy driving distance. Costs were much higher than expected. Paying up front for one year is common here and is something that we would have preferred not to do, and 6 months lease might have even encouraged us to book another property earlier. Many properties listed looked great on face value but didn’t suit a western style living that we were used to. Almost all agencies do not tell you where a property is listed – they want to show you – this takes time and would be much easier to check on google maps to see what is adjacent – so having an agent like Bali Treasure Properties who understands your needs rather than trying to get you to look at anything is important.
Bali Treasure Properties were very efficient and professional – we looked a lot online and then went through a few other companies before we found Bali Treasure Properties – when searching for “long term villa rentals”, other companies come up higher in the web search and they also cover a wider area, which encouraged us to try them first (esp. since we weren’t sure of what area we wanted to rent in). However after having a lot of our time wasted with other companies, which also relates to high cost in short term rentals/hotels, we were pleased with the efficiency and also general knowledge and help given.
Yes we would and have already recommended Bali Treasure Properties to a few families from Greenschool we know who have been looking and finding similar difficulties.