It wasn't that clear in the description how *far-off* this villa is located. It is definitely more than 15 mins away from the center and the route is a one lane winding one. Imagine going up a tea plantation having to honk throughout journey. Hence this is only for anyone who intend to recuperate in the villa.
On top of the distance, villa manager/driver was most unhelpful. There were several occasions when he wasn't that ethcical.
Few scenarios worth highlighting
He responded with a black face and silence and reckless driving when we deviate from the original plan slightly (from the night market to a restaurant). We planned to dine in the market but couldn't find anything since its much more suited for the locals and would have been happy to pay more but he launched into an angry mode and made everyone quiet. We lost our vacation mood for a while there.
He questioned my friend over the phone when we had later dinner than expected hence later pick up. We usually played by the ear and will give a call when timing change. We felt like we had to answer to a headmaster and explained that food came late etc. And he was late for pick up and his phone was shut for 30 minutes.
He bought beer back to the villa and drank with the shirt half opened exposing his tummy by the pool late at night about 10 pm and we all hid in our rooms and had to wait for him to be done before we get to use the swimming pool.
He threw the balance back on the last day after we paid transportation fee which he thought was the tip.
We love the villa but it's about 30 mins from ubud centre. Hence we rely on our villa driver Made heavily to bring us around. He is unwilling to accommodate to our request when our plans varies slightly and brought us to places which charges excessively. If you intend to enjoy the villa please plan your transportation ahead to avoid the unpleasant experience we encounter with Made. Last note this villa is not suitable for an all girls trip like us as 2 of the rooms in the villa are without locks and 2 nights only Made was with us without his wife who is the cook and cleaner.