We stayed at Villa Marie for 2 weeks in August-September and it was 2 of the most relaxing weeks I've ever had.
I would wake up at 6am to draw the curtains so we could watch the sun rise from the comfort (super comfort!) of our bed while listening to the birds chirp and the wind sweep over the rice fields next door. It was lush and green while we were there so the rice field breeze became a favourite sound.
The photos do not do the villa justice, when you walk through the doors you feel an immediate sense of grandeur and relaxation. The gardens are green and full, the interior design is done with such a keen eye. The cool breeze manages to find its way through the property all day and makes sunbathing by the pool an all day event.
The villa manager and staff were super friendly without being intrusive... The chef was able to whip up whatever we wanted and had so many healthy, clean and gluten free options for us to choose from.
To be honest, didn't want to leave the villa but when we did it was a nice stroll down to the beach for a cocktail on the beach from a cute little combo van while watching the surfers and sun setting.
Couldn't fault this place and will definitely be coming back, its great for a family holiday as there are so many different parts of the villa to sit and relax that you can separate from others if you feel like some quiet time.
If you think it's too far out, don't even hesitate, this kind of accomodation and villa is next level and will change the way you holiday in Bali!!!