We've just joined the forum because we are very interested in living in Bali from early next year. There are three of us, two of us are looking for a Protected content apartment anywhere near the coast (it doesn't have to be close to the main towns but we want to be able to do shore dives) and the other is looking for a Protected content apartment, preferably in Ubud.
We are not worried about having a maid or loads of space, we are happy to share a pool but we may require parking for the coastal property as we will most likely buy a car.
The one issue we do have is a limited budget - ideally no more than 60 million IDR per year for each property.
We have already looked through a number of the threads on this part of the forum and checked out adverts in the Bali Advertiser, so it looks like this could be a strong possibility for us, but any further advice would be very welcome.