My husband and our two children have just spent a relaxing and luxurious 9 nights (10 days) at this immaculate villa. From the moment we walked into the villa we felt like we were home but a million times better!
Rusmini our Villa Chef/housekeeper was like a fairy godmother who looked after our every need. Her culinary skills are amazing and she fed us extremely well each day from the extensive villa menu. Rusmini was always welcoming and the kids instantly loved her, which was great as we utilized her for some babysitting as well. We felt safe in the knowledge that the kids were comfortable with her and they were safe and tucked up in their beds in the villa.
This was actually our second stay at Umalas Retreat, we last stayed in Villa 4 in January 2017. Both villas are decorated and appointed tastefully, it would be difficult to choose between the two. However, I did feel the floor plan of Villa 6 suited us better but this was more a personal preference than any discrepancies between the two villas.
The villas are owned and managed by Australian couple Kay and Anthony who go out if their way to ensure the villa guests are taken care of. Kay provided assistance prior to our arrival with arranging some tours and provided some excellent recommendations. Kay was even kind enough to share some of her villa interior decor shopping locations.
I highly recommend Umalas retreat to anyone who wants to spend their holiday in paradise! We will definitely be back.
On a very last minute decision to go to Bali, we had confirmation of accommodation here within a very short time frame! Since landing, it has been amazing - the owners have met us & been super helpful & the villa staff have been incredible, from local advice to getting the best taxi/scooter rates around!
The villa (#6) is beautiful, well appointed & maintained. This is not the last trip we will make here & hopefully there’s always a vacancy at Umalas Retreat!!
The family has just returned from a 7day stay in villa 6. WOW is the only real word for this villa and staff. Rusmini was fantastic and cooked perfect food every time. Anthony and Kay were wonderful as the security guards. The kids had a ball playing uno with them and kicking the ball around. Lovely people, place and culture. We will return!
A lovely location away from the direct hub bub of Seminyak but close enough to utilise taxi or scooter to get in / out if required.
The Villa is located off the main road and security is provided by a 24hr staff. It is close to a local shopping market to enable you to buy essentials if required. Within a short taxi ride radius there are some decent restaurants, cafes and Spas, which deliver to the Villa if you don't want to leave. Don't expect to be walking to the beach but taxis are available and don't cost much to take you there.
The villa was always spotlessly clean and a bar fridge topped up daily with your choice was a bonus if you did not get the time to buy anything whilst out.
The staff were super friendly and very accommodating to any requirements, no matter how trivial. Rosmeenee (the house keeper and chef) was fantastic and unobtrusive when she was there, she just gets on with it no matter you are doing. She will take care of all laundry needs (there is no washing machine or ironing facilities directly available) and they are generally back within 24hrs. She was a fantastic chef and produced superb breakfasts and meals if required. The pool - although not massive was good for cooling down but don't expect to be swimming laps. It was always clean and the garden area was well maintained throughout our stay by the gardener. PUTO (the villa manager) was always on call to provide any assistance required with drivers or activities.
Although not a detriment, the surrounding villas may have some parties as well as you, which in turn turns up the noise from local dogs and party goers but really it becomes back ground noise eventually.
A good area and relaxing environment, supported by professional staff. During pre booking / arrival Kay was always available to answer questions and provide advice.
Have stayed in many villas in Bali and just love Umalas Retreat ✔️✔️
This is a wonderful villa with lovely staff, great decor, fabulous sparkling clean pool,
The wi fi of top quality
Value for your dollar is very competitive
It's been the best holiday in Bali and have visited 30+ times
Thank you for that personal touch to all the staff and Kayl
Look forward to the next visit ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We needed a place for a photo shoot for a birthday gift, and there were some last minute deals (and we only wanted the one night). The villa did not disappoint. Beautifully laid out and well appointed, the decor is wonderful and the pool just great. There is plenty of room to stretch out. The maid/cook did an excellent discrete job and although we didn't avail ourselves of the evening meal, the continental breakfast was a very nice touch. It's very close to the basic shops and within short travel distance of many tourist hot spots. Well worth the money and I'll be using these villas again should I have visitors.