This is first time haven to us. Accommodation with the best review in Seminyak. We got from our first guest from USA. lets check below
Wow, just “wow”, could summarize this magnificent villa in one word, repeated three times.
Wow #1 for the house, it’s stunning. The pictures on the website, as beautiful as they are, don’t do the villa justice. We’ve rented a number of luxury private homes with family and friends over the years so we have a strong base for comparison. As we walked down the short path to the villa and entered through the front door we were stunned by the beautiful garden. The house itself is equally as striking. Each room has unique decorating touches, very tasteful artwork has us suspecting the owner may be a photographer, or their decorator has a keen eye. There are hand carved wooden panels along the staircase, beautiful, tasteful furniture, even intricately carved stone objects throughout. The bathrooms are very spacious, with some showers having an open air feel to them. There is plenty of hot water and water flow from the rain shower heads. The towels were very fluffy too. The embroidered robes (a nice touch) were laid out every evening when housekeeping turned down the beds. There are many books to pique a reading interest and a bunch of DVDs to watch movies should you decide to stay in. The ceiling details in the great room are spectacular, again the picture don’t do the villa justice. We found ourselves torn between eating inside at the great room table or outside on the deck next to the pool. Both are wonderful places to enjoy a meal, work on the super-fast wifi, or have a beer (Bing Tang flows freely in Bali) while chatting. The pool is spotless, warm, and very enjoyable. There is a lovely outdoor area to lay out and catch some rays near the shallow end of the pool.
Wow #2 for the location, it’s in the center of Seminyak. It has great access to the heart of where the fun, restaurants, and shops are. My husband and I found it very convenient to pop over to the minimart for supplies. There is ample parking in the gated lot for cars and scooters. There is a full time security guard, which is common for high-end properties, and we always felt safe both at our villa and in town.
The biggest WOW goes to the staff. From the moment we were greeted we felt at ease. They take care of everything starting with a friendly smile, a refreshing fruit drink, a fruit platter, and a tour of the house while bag delivery was made to our rooms. When I say they take care of everything I do mean *everything*. Breakfast arrives exactly as requested, at the requested time, every morning. The staff is incredibly friendly but not overbearing. The pool is cleaned seemingly before sunrise and the yard picked up from the odd stray leaf that may have fallen from the beautifully maintained foliage on the property. We enjoyed the daily offering coming in early morning, called “Canang sari”, it set the calm mood for the day ahead. The staff helped with our every need, from taxis to restaurant recommendations, to finding a computer monitor so I could work with dual screens; there’s a long story why, but regardless, they found one! No request to the staff went unmet, their creativity in finding solutions was beyond belief.
We would like to publicly thank the staff again for going above and beyond to help with one of our party’s self-inflicted hospital visit resulting in an extended stay in Bali. We can’t say thank you enough for the kindness. From spending all day with my mother-in-law in the villa while we were in the hospital, to the hospital visit from the manager, to the genuine concern, compassion and well wishes they extended to us during a very difficult week. Their kindness was extraordinary.
We are already planning our next trip back to Bali with friends and the only place we’re considering staying is, again, in this villa!