A Guide to Avoiding Bali Villa Rental Scams

Discover foolproof tips to protect your Bali vacation from scams. Learn how to avoid villa rental fraud and ensure a secure and memorable getaway.

Bali, with its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, is a popular destination for travelers seeking a peaceful getaway in a beautiful setting. Many visitors opt to rent villas for a more intimate and personalized experience. However, as with any popular tourist destination, Bali has seen its share of rental scams. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to avoid Bali villa rental scams to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay in the Island of the Gods.

How to Avoid Bali Villa Rental Scams

  1. Use Reputable Rental Agencies:

When searching for a villa, opt for well-known rental agencies with a strong online presence and a history of positive reviews. These agencies have a reputation to uphold, making them more trustworthy.

  1. Verify Property Ownership:

Always ask for proof of property ownership, such as a title deed or rental agreement. This will confirm that the person offering the villa is the legitimate owner or authorized agent.

  1. Beware of Unrealistic Prices:

If a villa’s rental price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Scammers often lure victims with low prices to attract attention.

  1. Visit the Property:

Whenever possible, visit the villa in person or have someone you trust inspect it. This step can help confirm the property’s existence and condition.

  1. Use Secure Payment Methods:

Avoid making payments through unverified channels or sending money in advance. Use secure payment methods like bank transfers or established online platforms.

  1. Read Rental Agreements Carefully:

Thoroughly review rental agreements and terms and conditions. Be wary of hidden clauses or unusual requests.

  1. Check Reviews and References:

Research the property and the person offering it by reading reviews, asking for references, or checking online forums and social media groups for recommendations or warnings.

  1. Secure Communication:

Use official communication channels, such as the rental agency’s website or verified contact information. Be cautious if the communication is inconsistent or unprofessional.

  1. Ask for ID:

Request the ID or passport of the property owner or agent, and verify their identity. Scammers often use fake identities.

  1. Report Suspicious Activity:

If you encounter anything suspicious, report it to local authorities or the Indonesian Tourism Police.

Bali Villa for Rental in Seven Stones

For a secure and trustworthy villa rental experience in Bali, consider Seven Stones. They are a reputable real estate agency in Bali known for their high-quality and reliable property listings. Seven Stones offers a range of villa rentals, ensuring a safe and enjoyable stay in this tropical paradise.

Breathtaking Unblock Views Villa For Sale and Rent In Cepaka

Welcome to the epitome of luxurious living at our exquisite Villa in Cepaka! Nestled amidst the lush tropical paradise of Bali, this stunning property offers an unparalleled lifestyle that blends elegance with nature.

This villa boasts unblock views that stretch as far as the eye can see, capturing the magnificent beauty of Cepaka’s landscape.

Built in 2021, this two-level, 3-bedroom sits on 460-square meters of leasehold land on the edge of a river in Cepaka, Tabanan, just a short drive from the popular destination of Canggu.

Features three spacious, ensuite bedrooms, an enclosed, open-plan living area with an open-concept western-style kitchen.

All views are directed to a large, sunny terrace with a long swimming pool overlooking the river and beautiful scenery, making it an Ideal home for anyone who enjoys tranquility in an authentic Balinese setting.

The property is being offered with a leasehold title until February 2041 for USD 280,000 (approx. IDR 4.40-billion.) or IDR 560,000,000 per year.

If you’d like more information or want to see the property, get in touch with us today

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5-Bedroom villa for yearly rent, Canggu

This antique villa filled with jati wood furniture is located in the heart of the Pererenan shortcut. Surrounded by two small rivers and terraced rice fields with their colonial style, it’s is filled with amazing Indonesian artifacts. 800 meters to Pererenan Beach and 15 minutes drive to explore the most sophisticated Canggu areas, restaurants, and La Brisa beach club.

This 5-Bedroom Villa with 6 bathrooms (3 ensuites are outdoor and 2 indoor) full of antique items and a historical, hand-painted wall. In addition, there is an 18 meters length infinity salt-water pool, the villa has something to offer to everyone

Feel free to contact us for further information or to arrange a private inspection.

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Luxurious And Beautifully Designed 5-Bedroom Pool Villa

This stunning villa boasts a stunning blend of contemporary, mixed modern-balinese Asian architecture, and is perched atop a river with gorgeous views of rice fields in the Tabanan Regency District. It is conveniently located just 15 minutes’ drive from the famous Tanah Lot temple, 20 minutes from the picturesque Echo Beach, and 30 minutes from the popular Fins Recreation Club.

Spread across 1100 square meters of sloping land, the villa is perfectly situated to provide a soothing ambiance, with the calming sounds of water flowing down the river.

The villa is equipped with top-notch facilities to ensure a comfortable stay. It features 2 air-conditioned master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, 2 air-conditioned guest bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a lovely air-conditioned bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the river.

In addition, the villa boasts a 12 m x 5 m swimming pool, along with a pool gazebo and a river gazebo. Air-conditioning and ceiling fans are provided in the dining, family room and living room, while the fully equipped kitchen is perfect for whipping up delicious meals.

The villa also comes with a laundry area and a staff room, ensuring that all your needs are taken care of during your stay.

Minimum one year rent.

Price excluded electricity bills

Feel free to reach out for additional information.

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4-Bedroom Villa for a Spacious Living in Canggu

Sitting on 900-square metres of land, this spacious villa has 4 bedrooms and separate housekeeping quarters. Three of the bedrooms have walk-in closets and ensuite bathrooms. The other bedroom is located in front of the pool and can easily be converted into an office space with its ensuite bathroom. 

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, the villa is kid friendly and is perfect as a family home. You’ll find a wide garage, large enough for three cars and a large enclosed living room with connecting doors, so you can easily entertain guests indoor and outdoor. 

The property is equipped with 24/7 CCTV and full housekeeping services.

The villa is available for yearly rental at IDR 500-million per year starting mid September 2023.

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Perfect for Digital Nomads to share in Canggu

This modern, fully-furnished, 2-storey, Balinese inspired 5-bedroom villa sits on almost 900-square metres of freehold land in the popular digital nomad hub of Canggu and can cater for up to 10-people.

The ground floor is where you’ll find the living, dining and kitchen areas which overlook the swimming pool and gardens and can be left open to the tropical air or closed off for air-conditioned comfort. All bedrooms are ensuite, and there are two master bedrooms.

The well-equipped kitchen comes with a ten-seat dining table next to a comfortable lounge area with sofas and armchairs. The kitchen also features a separate utility area and a special entrance for staff to serve you without neglecting the importance of maintaining privacy.

There’s also car parking at the front entrance with its stylish oversized gate.

Located off Jalan Raya Canggu, this property is close to Tanah Lot and Nirwana Golf Club and around 5-minutes’ drive from Echo Beach, Batu Bolong, Pantai Berawa and Finns Recreation Centre.

Offered for freehold at IDR 14,500,000,000  and yearly rent at IDR 960,000,000 per year

If you’d like more information or a site inspection, please get in touch with us today!

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In conclusion, while Bali is a beautiful destination for villa rentals, it’s essential to be cautious and thorough in your search to avoid rental scams. Utilize reputable rental agencies and follow the steps mentioned in this guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay in Bali. Consider exploring the reliable options provided by Seven Stones to guarantee a memorable and hassle-free villa rental experience on the Island of the Gods.

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