Villa Own includes four Balinese style bungalows all with the same set up like standard hotel rooms, none of them have a king size bed for instance. The outside bathroom could be an issue in regards to privacy. None of the bungalows have a bath, so you have to shower. In our bungalow we had mice night and day... The two owner's dogs pooped each morning on the grass on the front of the bungalow. The cooking is average compared to other similar places in Bali.
If you do not set your expectations too high you should enjoy your stay, if you are looking for a more exclusive villa with high end services you may be disappointed.
We stayed at Own Villa from July 25 to August 6th, and when we came back home, we had this craving for the Thai Beef Salad we ate during our stay. :P It was soo good it is almost as an obsession !!! All the menu options we tried were divine ... Thanks to chef Made :)
Just a great villa for a stay in Bali . We LOVED our stay : the place, food, the pool and mostly the people!
Very cosy and intimate villa with outstanding service and food. They were very welcoming and helpful with anything we needed (booking day trips, excursions, spa treatments etc.) My family and I (7 in total) rented all 4 villas on site which gave us a very relaxing and intimate atmosphere. All the staff was lovely, always catering for our needs and quite accommodating in terms of food restrictions and preferences - only downside for food is that we had to order meals at least 10 hours in advance which does not leave much room for improvisation, although the cook was fabulous ! Be aware that Own Villa is not downtown and not located in a walkable area and that there is lots of traffic to go anywhere - although Seminyak Square (closest touristy spot) is quite a short distance away by taxi and the staff will gladly call one for you. We enjoyed our time there thoroughly and would recommend it to anyone.
We were a group of 10 traveling with kids. Stayed at Own Villa the first half of July for 5 nights. We absolutely loved the accommodation and we though it was great for a large group of people. The setting was beautiful and cosy, very green and lush,overlooking a rice field. The pool was a good size, and the lounge /living open area, where we had our meals was big enough to accommodate us all and was tastefully decorated as well as all 4 individual stunning and very unique units/rooms with the incredible thatched roofs that made the whole experience very unique indeed as if you were in a small authentic Balinese village but with all the modern comforts.
The location is good if you want to explore Seminyak area, with its shops, restaurants/ bars and near by beach, but if you want to go further afield, the traffic was extremely bad..and as we were a big group we had to rent a minibus and ended up stuck in traffic for many hours.
The staff and chef on site were very friendly and helpful and we met Giacomo the owner which made us feel at home right away!
I would like to add as well, that we booked directly with Own Villa, and Pietro whom handled our booking was extremely helpful and friendly!
The only complaint we would have would be with regards to the food which wasn't as memorable as we would have liked compared to other places we've been. Breakfast overall could be better and the other meals were average.
But overall we had a lovely stay and would recommend Own Villa if you want to explore Seminyak area.
OWN VILLA has been one of the greatest location I have had the pleasure to stay…. Can literally be defined as PARADISE ON EARTH. A must, if you are looking for a holiday that combines luxury, relax, nature, privacy, engagement with the local culture and easy access to the main attractions of Bali. It is just a magical place that takes you away from the everyday reality and allows you to be part of a new dimension where the sense of peace, serenity and luxury are perfectly harmonized with local art and culture. What makes Own Villa so exceptional is the conscientiousness that surrounds every single aspects of this structure. Starting from the luxurious design of the bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas to the meticulousness of all the members of the Own Villa that take constant care of this place making you feel so special.
I so look forward to be back to Own Villa in the near future. In the meanwhile, I do strongly recommend to anyone travelling to Bali to book your accommodation at Own Villa, if what you look for is to be part of a DAYDREAM!
I went to Own Villa Bali on the last day of my trip to Bali and I was so happy to finish with this beautiful and calm place. The service is just excellent. Everyone was really nice with us.
The beautiful room I had was just in front of the pool.
You can even order a massage in a little house just beside the pool.
I had the chance to eat there as well and the chef is preparing some really good and fresh meals.
If you want to have calm place to spend you time by yourself or in couple don't hesitate.
We Stayed at Own villa Bali for 10 nights in January during what is quite a quiet season for the area. We booked the trip very last minute so hadn’t really had time to get any expectations up of our trip or really plan anything at all – other than book Own villa and we are so glad we did.
First of all the accommodation itself is so beautiful, with the rooms situated in what appear to be quite traditional huts however on the inside are so comfortable and have all the mod cons you would want and need without compromising the traditional style. Even the TV is tucked away in an antique looking chest, every tiny detail has been thought through.
There is an amazing indoor/outdoor bathroom in each hut which at first the idea seems slightly daunting as its not something we are used to at home but once you have used it a couple of times its actually so refreshing and such a nice change especially since the air temperature outside in the evenings is so lovely.
The service at the Villa is what really makes it special; the attention to detail of the staff members is incredible. Every morning they will make you an amazing breakfast of tropical fruits along with a smoothie, then once you have gone out for the day they turn down your room including spraying the room for mosquitos and closing all the nets to ensure a good and bite free nights sleep.
Ilu the villa manager goes above and beyond for the guests and along with the rest of the team is always on hand to make sure you are as happy as you can possibly be. For example we decided at 9pm one night that we wanted to do a day trip to Gili air the next morning at 6am – the night porter called Ilu and she organised the whole trip for us at a moments notice and simply added the trip to our bill.
Ontop of this Madi and the whole kitchen team are truly phenomenal chefs. They have an already existing menu but Madi loves to cook new and exciting things and will happily come up with something if you fancy it. We really wanted to have some fresh Lobster once evening so Madi went to the fish market for us and spent the day preparing a delicious lobster thermador with all the trimmings and it was the best either of us have ever had. Similarly another evening we wanted to do a barbecue, they set us up a table by the pool at sunset and did the most amazing meat with lovely side salads and dessert.
My boyfriend made use of the on site massage hut, and had a massage almost every day Which he assures me was really good. I can vouch that lying on the sun loungers with the rice paddy in the background is just as good too!
In general we cannot stress how much of an amazing time we had here, all the local shops and nearby areas are so much fun, the food is delicious, the people are lovely and we owe the majority of our thanks to Own Villa, their amazing team and fantastic hospitality.
Harri & Sophie x