We so enjoyed our stay as this well kept villa in the rice fields not far from Ubud. With the temp,e just steps away and the rice field view, we felt safe and relaxed. The space is well kept and the night sounds soothed us to sleep. A great kitchen if you like to cook! Comfy beds and a spacious partly outdoor bathroom were beautifully kept and decorated. And the pool to float in as we star gazed! Perfect.
Location: quiet and nice view over rice paddies. Not well signposted so even local taxi driver had difficulty finding it to drop us off. Location means that hiring scooters is a good idea to get in and out of ubud itself - 10 min ride. Also means you need a phone otherwise you have no way of getting in contact with taxi etc - a previous review said a phone was provided so we incorrectly assumed this was the case and were told on arrival no phone. We had to buy a cheap one from ubud in order to be able to ring for home delivery or taxi etc. suggest a phone is provided
Bedrooms - incredibly hot on the first night - ceiling fans do nothing much and had all doors open but no breeze. None of us slept much. Provided with one floor fan by the kind manger made the next day. At the price you pay for this place at least one of the bedrooms should have aircon for when needed
Pool: lovely pool - deep in the middle and a shallow area at the side. Kids loved it
On site staff: helpful and professional
Owners: found them abrupt on the phone and very defensive in nature. Arrivals book needs updating - old and mouldy and has some very terse comments in it such as one about the gardener and ‘.not blocking him doing his work - all in bold and larger font. An arrival book should be welcoming.
Gardens: I know it’s the wet season but the lawn was muddy in places - needs a path to second bedroom as we regularly got mud in between toes walking to it
No soap provided so make sure you bring some
Overall - if you are prepared with a phone, soap, and for no aircon then it’s a lovely location, clean accommodation and a lovely pool
We spend 5 days in this breath taking villa. It is an amazing house and it has everything you need: great pool, beautiful view over the ricefields, very comfortable beds and plenty of nice spots to relax. Also the staff is super friendly, helps you out and understands your privacy. They made us lovely pancakes for breakfast and they also arranged us a motorbike and a taxi to the airport. We would recommend you to take a walk through the ricefields, it brings you to the center of ubud and is really nice to do. We would totally visit it again!!! Thanks and see you next time.
Nice local walks through rice fields, a walk which eventually takes you right into town in about 30 minutes.
Brilliant staff. Lovely long pool. The bathroom layout and steps make the house perhaps better suited for the under 70s. PERFECT holiday! Tess, the owner, answered all our pre holiday queries very efficiently so there were no surprises.
We stayed at the villa for little over a week and had a fantastic time. The villa is very wel kept and beautifully located in the middle of the rice paddies. It's a place where you can really relax and get away from the buzz of Ubud, but still close enough to get there within 15 minutes by car. Seeing the sun set behing the rice paddies and watch the locals come back from work at the rice paddies, guarantees the most beautiful scenery and unforgettable moments. Using the outdoor bathroom during daytime in the sun or at night under the stars gives you a real Bali holiday feeling.
The staff at the villa is great and makes sure you get facilitated in all your needs. Yoman (the housekeeper) is the sweetest and makes sure the villa is cleaned everyday and makes a lovely breakfast from the ingredients you have bought.
Made (the villa manager) tends to your every needs. We had contact with him via Whatsapp and his response time is really quick. Unfortunately our11 month old baby daughter got sick and needed to be hospitalised. Made arranged for the doctors to come to the villa and made sure he gave us all the help we needed. This has been a great help and relief and made the situation much more bearable.
Also Tess and Paul (the owners of the villa) were really flexible and a great help. We needed to stay longer at the villa because of our daughter being in the hospital and they agreed without any question. The were even willing to discuss any lastminute request for a booking coming in first with us before accepting the booking.
All in all we had a great stay and would come back anytime to this villa of tranquility.
Thanks to Tess, Paul, Made and Yoman for making this stay unforgettable!
A wonderful villa with exceptional staff. The pool, sunsets and location were breath taking.
Thank you so much for a lovely stay.