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  • Added on: February 12th, 2004
G'day all,

I'm new here and was hoping for a bit of advice from some Bali expats or anyone else who may be knowledgeable in the requested area.

In about the middle of June this year I will be travelling to Bali to live for a year or so. Maybe longer, depending on how things eventuate.

I will be continuing with my University studies by way of external studies.

I have recently returned from Bali, to Perth Western Australia.
Whilst there I visited the suburb of Jimbaran. Very lush and green and many beautiful homes.
When I return to Bali, I hope to rent a place for a year to start with, but am unsure of prices etc and don't want to get screwed.
I believe that you can rent a fully furnished 3 bedroom house for some where between 8.5 million and 10 million rupiah per year.

Would this be a reasonable deal?

Is there somewhere other than Jimbaran that people would recommend as a nice place to stay?
I want to be a little way out of the mayhem of Kuta but not too far and I just Luv things like mango trees in the street like there are in Jimbaran.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Regards,

Adam

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  • Added on: February 12th, 2004
Maybe, Maybe you can rent a place in Jimbaron for 8 to 10 million a year. For a fully furnished 3 bedroom house - somehow I doubt it to be honest.

Nick and I have a Indonesian friend who lives on the beach in Jimbaron, and he didn't evern get a deal like that...

Not saying that it could not be done...but understanding what is realistic is good as well.

Nick may have some comments for you on this one as well.

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  • Added on: February 12th, 2004
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... Not saying that it could not be done...but understanding what is realistic is good as well. ...



Thanks for the reply mate.

It can definately be done.
I have a mate who is a fisherman who makes regular trips to Bali.
He rented a 3 bedroom fully furnished place in Jimbaran only a year and a half ago for 9 Million per year.

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  • Added on: February 12th, 2004
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It can definately be done.

ok

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Would this be a reasonable deal?


Maybe I didn't answer it properly - yes that would be a screamer of a deal provided that the place was fully furnished, 3 bedroom and "in good condition" in my opinion. Any westerner that is getting a fully furnished 3 bedroom house for around $1000US per year....I would say, yes, that is reasonable deal. Most westerners/expats pay more for a year long lease.

Yes, I know a few people who rent a place for about 700,000 rupiah per month...but it is only a room and bathroom.

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  • Added on: February 12th, 2004
Our freind in Jimbaran is a local from the area who has a super long term lease. I think a foreigner would have a hard time matching it.

Last year I did view a 5 bedroom place out in the sticks, next to the paddies about 20 minutes from Kuta. 15M rp per year no furniture, amenities. This was a total locals place so ask around and locals might point you towards deals.

Good luck.

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  • Added on: February 13th, 2004
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Originally posted by Sean:
... yes that would be a screamer of a deal provided that the place was fully furnished, 3 bedroom and "in good condition" ...


Thanks for the reply mate.

3 Bedrooms - Yep
Aircon in the master bedroom - Yep
Fully furnished - Yep
(Couch, table, TV, Video, Stereo, Kitchen stuff etc)
The condition of the house, like most of the places in Jimbaran, is mint.

So now it really is about being able to get a deal as good as my buddy got.

Are there any places other than Jimbaran that you could recommend?
I've read on the board that Legian & Seminyak seem to be quite popular with the ex-pats but the prices do seem to be quite a bit more expensive.
I'd definately be giving the real estate agents a big miss if possible.
My mate got his deal by dealing with the owner direct.

Any downside to Jimbaran that you can think of?

One thing that concerns me about an extended stay in Bali is missing my mates and drinking buddies.
Do all of the ex-pat mob get together to socialise from time to time?
I'd love to meet some of you.

Regards,

Adam

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  • Added on: February 15th, 2004
Adam,

Canggu to the north of Seminyak on the coast might be good. I know there are some cheap places and you'd be very close to the beach surrounded by paddy fields.

I live in Seminyak and the downside of Jimbaran for me would always having to get on the Bypass to go anywhere. Also the smell of fish could get to you if you are really close to the beach.

The expat community has expanded out here over the last decade and house parties ( in someone's house, not House music) are less frequent. I heard that in the old days it would be open house and there was a good group of people. Nowadays the number of expats means people are less likely to throw a rager at their place and invite everyone.

The Hash House Harriers do 5 runs a week at that is a good way to meet expats. In Ubud Naughty Nuri's is a real expat drinking hangout.

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