The villa exceeded our expectations in every way and is even more impressive than the pictures indicate. It is well located, being a 5 minute walk to the beach. We walked down there, either for the kids to try their hand at surfing or boogie boarding and sometimes just to watch the sunset from Ku De Ta. There are also many restaurants within easy walking distance, in Jalan Laksmana at the end of Jalan Sari Dewi. Getting a taxi was no problem, if it was raining, the staff were only too happy to help us get a taxi.
The accommodation can best be described as quietly opulent. Although modern, the interior is adorned with an eclectic display of the owners collection of antiques and amusing bric a brac. The bedrooms in the main villa are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. The 4th bedroom in the separate annexe is smaller but is cosy and has character.
The pool is sufficiently shallow at one end for our younger children to splash about safely and it is long enough to take a bit of exercise.
We loved the rooftop terrace which is ideal for having a drink at sunset and on some days the sunset was spectacular.
Our children enjoyed relaxing in the TV room and sometimes they were left to sleep in there when they fell asleep watching the films. There are TVs in the 3 main bedrooms as well.
We loved the inside/outside bathrooms attached to each bedroom. They were very exotic.
We ate in the villa quite a lot, using the in-house chef and even gave a little dinner party for our friends, as there are 2 dining tables catering for 16 people. We also had a barbecue around the pool one evening.
The staff were friendly and attentive and were there to help us when we needed them. Tony, the Manager, was extremely helpful, giving us suggestions for restaurants to try and interesting tours to take. He also arranged for our in-house massages and yoga sessions.
We shall definitely be back and hope to bring our parents next time. The villa can actually sleep 10 persons, as the TV Room has a large day-bed in it which can be used as an extra bed.
I am almost reluctant to provide this review - if more people know how good this place is it will be harder to get a booking, but we owe it to the manager and staff.
You see this is an incredible Villa, beautiful gardens and pool, rooms, furnishings. The staff are wonderful and it provides around the clock security.
3 Double bedrooms, all ensuite, in the main house and a sep 4th ensuite. There's a TV room that can be set up for small children. Comfortable and very well furnished living areas indoor and outdoor, dining inside and out, loads of wardrobe space (walk-in) and a roof-top terrace with bar for relaxing and enjoying the sunsets. The bathrooms are fabulous, and the Bali showers!! Lawns, fabulous lush vegetation.
One street off the beach, quiet, with restaurants and small shops in walking dist and of course the wonderful KuDeTa just down the road.
A big thank you to Ayu, our wonderful house manager, John our Chef, Tony the helpful and friendly manager, and Lia who helped us get any details sorted out.
Cannot recommend too highly.