I was hoping someone might know (or have stayed at) a new villa near Jimbaran called Villa Kania (Jalan Indra Prasta No 7A, Jimbaran). Their website is villakania.com. We have booked 2 rooms there for 3 nights at the end of a 3 week trip to Lombok and Bali in July/August. The villa looks great on the website but other than one review on Asiarooms.com I can't find any other feedback. My concern is that I have negotiated a price directly with the Villa that is cheaper than their advertised price and the Asiarooms.com price, but other than n email saying 'yes we've blocked out those dates for you' there doesn't seem to be much sureity about the booking. Most hotels or villas we have stayed at in Bali have requested (eg) one nights deposit or at least a credit card number to secure the room(s). Is this 'casual' correspondance common with privately owned villas? What could I do to 'guarantee' a booking?