The Bingin Beach Hideaway

Pecatu, Denpasar & South Bali, Indonesia
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The Bingin Beach Hideaway

Pecatu, Denpasar & South Bali, Indonesia

A sprawling ocean-front retreat (sleeps 4-8) poised directly above the surf beach at Bingin, offering back-to-basics style living in blissful seclusion

A sprawling ocean-front retreat (sleeps 4-8) poised directly above the surf beach at Bingin, offering back-to-basics style living in blissful seclusion

On a rocky shelf in the limestone cliffs overlooking Bingin beach in southern Bali, the location of this hideaway is truly breathtaking. Built of bamboo, timber, rattan and local stone, the house is charmingly ramshackle – think beach shack with accents of treehouse – and as close to nature as you can get without compromising on comfort (staff prepare your breakfast each morning, and dinners are available on request). And just look at that view! You are perched above the Indian Ocean, steps away from the soft white sand on one of Bali’s most celebrated surfing beaches. From here, the coastline of the Bukit Peninsula extends on both sides - you could spend every day visiting a new beach.

Linked by terraces and decks, stone steps and cliff-side walkways, the rambling split-level house has three bedrooms, an outdoor bathroom, an open-plan living-dining space and a kitchen – all furnished with rustic, colour-washed furniture, driftwood, Balinese textiles, wicker, earthenware, tribal art and seaside paintings. Hammocks, rattan lamps and hanging chairs sway in the breeze; strings of white pebbles hang from beams; the beach is your garden. Families with school-age kids, or those looking for a group getaway, will love hiding away here. We adored hearing the hypnotic roar of the sea filling every room, every moment.


  • The views really are stunning, and the house is perfectly placed to take in Bali’s magnificent sunsets
  • The style of the house is sympathetic to the rugged surroundings, and the open-sided design means you get to enjoy indoor-outdoor living right by the sea
  • Serving simple but delicious breakfasts, the staff are exceptionally charming (even by Bali’s high standards)
  • Although the house is close to Bingin beach, it feels gloriously remote
  • Great value if booking the house for 8


  • The house is more of a beach shack than a stylish seafront retreat, so expect rustic and simple styling
  • The steep, uneven and sometimes slippery steps down to the house are a challenge, especially in the dark (the house is unsuitable for toddlers or anyone with mobility issues)
  • No A/C – just ventilation and cooling ocean breezes. There are fans in the bedrooms but temporary power cuts are fairly common
  • No pool, but the sea is right outside
  • Only one bathroom and you have to walk through the main bedroom to get to it

Best time to go

Any time is pleasant in Bali, but for cooler, dryer weather and perfect surfing conditions, May to August are the best months to visit. Temperatures begin to climb in October and reach a high in November. December begins a typically tropical rainy season which continues until March (possibly the best time to visit if you prefer a quieter island experience).

Our top tips

  • Limited internet, no streaming, no television? Use your time here to do a digital detox: a back-to-nature, star-gazing, sand-in-the-toes kind of holiday. If you want to throw in a few yoga sessions, daily classes (Hatha or Vinyasa) take place every morning at nearby Mu or Temple Lodge in Bingin.
  • If this house isn't quite right for your group size, try The Seminyak Hideaways, a collection of pool houses located an hour north of Bingin, all run by the same owners.
  • Great for...

    Great Outdoors
    • Boutique Beach House
    • 1 house for 4-8
    • Self-catering; breakfast included
    • All ages welcome
    • Open all year
    • Pool
    • Spa Treatments
    • Beach Nearby
    • Pet Friendly
    • Disabled Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurants Nearby
    • WiFi
    • Air Conditioning
    • Guest Lounge
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • Gym
    • Daily Maid Service
    • Towels & Bedlinen


    The house has three bedrooms - two adjoining on the first floor, the other on the upper level. All have double beds, and one has a children's four-poster bed too. Rooms have dreamy ocean views, high-beamed ceilings, wood floors and timber or bamboo beds draped in mosquito nets. Rattan screens and blinds shut out the light, the breeze or the night, but otherwise you are very close to nature here. Room sizes vary from spacious to huge, two of them interconnect, and all three share a star-gazing outdoor bathroom. There is no air-conditioning, but fans are provided.

    The ground floor of the house incorporates the open-plan living spaces. The breezy lounge with its colour-draped sofa and daybed shares a veranda with the dining area (furnished with a long table and picnic benches for sociable meals), and in the simple but functional kitchen, there are turquoise-painted chairs for perching, a cooker and an old-fashioned dresser.

    Being so close to nature means a few visitors from the wild - like cheeky monkeys, geckos or the odd crab - might pop in now and again!

    Features include:

    • Fan
    • Mosquito net
    • Safe box


    Rare for a rental property, breakfast is included. It's prepared and served every morning by your personal staff - expect fresh bread, scrambled eggs, yoghurt, granola, tropical fruits and juices. For a modest service charge, the same staff can arrange a delivery from a local restaurant or prepare dinner on request – usually simple but beautifully cooked and spiced Balinese dishes, like nasi goreng or chicken satay. Fresh-fish barbecues can also be arranged with a day’s notice and cooked Indonesian style with rice and spices.

    If you fancy a bit of self-catering, the kitchen is well-equipped (ask the staff to help with shopping and supplies), or head for Jimbaran fish market to pick up fresh seafood (red snapper, prawns, squid, tuna, mahi-mahi and lobster are plentiful here).

    There is no lunch service at the house, but popular Bingin hangouts like Mu, Korowai or Kelly's Warung are close by.

    Features include:

    • Barbecue
    • Breakfast
    • Coffee / tea making
    • Coffee maker
    • Dinner by arrangement
    • Fridge
    • Full kitchen
    • In house cook
    • Lunch by arrangement
    • Oven
    • Restaurants nearby
    • Room service
    • Shopping service
    • Toaster


    • Head for the beach: the Bukit Peninsula is home to some of the island’s finest: Bingin, Balangan, Padang Padang, hidden Nyang Nyang and family-friendly Jimbaran Bay among others – all less than 30 minutes’ drive
    • Go surfing: hire a board and hit the reef breaks (perfect left-handers – but be warned, the waves here are not recommended for beginners)
    • Arrange a temple visit: The temple in Jimbaran is within walking distance; or take a 10-minute taxi ride to cliff-top Pura Luhur at Uluwatu (one of Bali’s holiest temples, it holds evening displays of traditional Kecak fire dances
    • Take a day trip to the uplands of Ubud for galleries, Hindu temples, paddy fields, rock-cut shrines and the famous Monkey Forest. Bali’s cultural capital is 1hr45 to the north

    Activities on site or nearby include:

    • Historical sites
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Traditional cultures
    • Well being
    • Yoga


    Children of all ages are welcome here, though the rocky steps and open balconies are not ideal for toddlers. Kids will love having the beach close by and the vast amount of space to play.

    Best for:

    Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)

    Family friendly accommodation:

    All the bedrooms have double beds, and there is one children's four-poster bed in the largest bedroom. There are no baby cots.

    Families Should Know:

    Lots of rocky steps, uneven walkways and open balconies at the house. The local beach has large surfing waves so children should be supervised when near the water.


    • Airport: 45-minute drive
    • Hospital: 40-minute drive
    • Supermarket: 10-minute drive
    Kid Friendly:


    The Bingin Beach Hideaway overlooks Bingin Beach on the Bukit Peninsula, on the southern tip of Bali. It's around 45 minutes’ drive (19km) from the airport and close to some of the island’s most celebrated surfing beaches.

    By Air:
    Denpasar Ngurah Rai (19km / 45-minute drive) is served by many international airlines.

    From the Airport
    The hotel offers transfers to and from the airport. If you'd prefer to get a taxi, go to the Airport Taxi Desk in arrivals, where fares are fixed.

    By Ferry:
    There are frequent boats between Bali and the major islands in Indonesia, including Java, Lombok and Komodo.

    Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.


    • Denpasar Ngurah Rai 19.0 km DPS


    • Beach 0.1 km
    • Shops 1.5 km
    • Restaurant 1.5 km

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