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“Peaceful retreat in a Balinese neighborhood”
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Living Room Verandah
Lounge Chairs in Living Room with view to the Pool
Living Room and Kitchen with Day Bed
Living Room with view to verandah
4 poster bed with mosquito net
View from East verandah to living room
Kitchen Bar with view to garden and rice paddies
Bathroom with Tiles in Open Shower
Bathroom Vanity
Pool view West to East with lounge chairs
4 Poster King Size Bed with view to Pool
Pool and Deck.  View from East to West.
Bathroom with open shower
East Verandah for outdoor dining
Kitchen bar counter with antique day bed
Bedroom with TV/DVD/Indonvision and view to west verandah
Bathroom Counter and Shower
Bedroom with TV/DVD/Indonvision and view to pool
4 poster king size bed with mosquito net
Living Room with Antique Shutter Doors and view to east verandah
View from kitchen to bathroom and bedroom
Rice Paddy view to the south
Kitchen and Bar with view to the south rice paddies
Living Area with Antique Day Bed
Front Door to Villa Manis with Pool View
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Villa -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ubud, Bali

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Jo C
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Peaceful retreat in a Balinese neighborhood”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We just had a return visit to the Garden Cottage at Villa Manis. We chose to spend two weeks here as we knew we could shut off from the hurley burley of life, enjoy the stillness and peace of the rice fields and still get to everywhere we wanted to go in Bali. Walking down Jalan Sri Wedari to Ubud Raya takes about 10 mins at a slow Balinese stroll through the neighborhood of Taman. It is a 45 minute drive to Seminyak and you also have access to the central areas of Bali if you want to experience the spiritual heart of this gorgeous island. Each day we walked to different restaurants, swam in the private pool, enjoyed the breeze from our balcony, and slept to the sounds of geckos and frogs. It is also easy access to my preferred yoga studio at Intuitive Flow in Penestanan. Mary Lee and her team Wayan and Made look after you so well it feels like home away from home. We will return.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Mosquitos
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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elephant0...
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed November 1, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We have just spent a very happy week at Villa Manis. Fabulous location 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, yet this beautifullly designed and appointed little haven is so quiet and peaceful with a salt water pool right outside the front door. Very stylish and comfortable. We enjoyed Villa Manis very much. Congratulations to Mary and her staff on creating and maintaining this charming home away from home

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lynni D
Sydney
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13 reviews
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“Charming Villa in Beautiful Setting”
Reviewed October 23, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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What a find! Only spent 3 nights in Villa Manis - just not long enough! Manis means 'sweet' in Indonesian and this place certainly lives up to its' name. The owner Mary, has created a beautiful haven away from the hustle and bustle of the main centre of Ubud.

The villa is located in a quiet area of Ubud. The street leading up to Villa is is well maintained, lined with frangipanni trees and mostly traditional Balinese compounds. It's a contrast to other areas closer to the market and palace where the traffic can be chaotic and noises from construction annoying. It would be about a 10 minute walk to the main road, but we hired a motorbike so this made getting around a lot easier.

On arriving at the winding path that takes you past rice paddies you enter a lush garden filled with tropical colour and there sits this sweet white villa with creamy sage french shutters.

The villa is tastefully furnished with antique pieces and has a homely feel. The rooms are spacious and one can sit in a comfy lounge chair, open the french doors or the large sliders and the pool is right in front of you with tropical flowers behind. The view from the kitchen windows is over rice fields teeming with ducks. It is very private and quiet. There are ceiling fans for cooling and a great breeze from the open windows. The bedroom has AC, TV and DVD player with a selection of movies to choose from.

There is another villa just down the path but at a distance that is private. The pool is shared by the other guests and the owner whose house is also nearby. This didn't pose a problem but I imagine it could be difficult if there were a few guests or children staying in the larger villa.

The kitchen has a full size stove if one feels inclined to cook, but with so many wonderful eateries in Ubud, I wouldn't even think about it! Breakfast can be prepared for you by the very friendly staff who come in each day to clean. They will also shop for you if necessary.

As Mary was to be away when we arrived, she organised for a friend, Lisa, to welcome us which was very kind. Mary and Lisa are very warm, friendly and helpful ladies.

Villa Manis is just perfect...a place I could call 'home away from home'. I do hope to return in the not too distant future.

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Liked best: The location and garden
Liked least: Wi-fi didn't work
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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Jakarta
Reviewed September 9, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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A romantic getaway
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skiggy
Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
314 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations”
Reviewed June 4, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
2
people found this review helpful

When I booked Villa Manis back in Nov 2011 for my May 2012 stay I had a fair idea of what to expect from reading other reviews and with my contact with the owner who had sent me additional photos of the property. Mary was always easily accessible and would respond to my endless emails promptly, accurately and with a high level of care and understanding. On arrival I was delighted to realise that my expectations had been well and truly exceeded. Whilst all the photos on the various websites accurately depicted the villa, what they couldn't do was convey the actual feel of the villa and its surroundings. Villa Manis truly is a quaint and very charming colonial style property set amongst the ricefields of outer Ubud. It's perfectly located, set back far enough from the road not to hear any traffic at all. At nightfall the only sounds are the frogs and cicadas in the gardens. Early mornings are to the distant crowing of roosters and the squabble of ducks in the adjacent ricefield. It is tastefully furnished throughout and has just about everything you'd need for a perfect stay. The outdoor bathroom added to the ambience. The garden and surrounds are lush, tropical and very relaxing and the pool is a welcome relief after a hot busy day. It's a very easy and pleasant 10 minute downhill walk to Jalan Raya Ubud with all its shops, restaurants and markets. Mary herself is right next door should you need anything and the lovely villa staff make the breakfast, clean the villa, run errands to the shop, do the laundry, and clean the pool and gardens on a daily basis. It was difficult to do anything but relax and enjoy. We were very sad to leave after our 7 night stay and will most definitely return one day to the warmth and friendship that is Villa Manis. Well done Mary.

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Liked best: The evening symphony of frogs and cicadas
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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olygirl49
Olympia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Heaven”
Reviewed March 16, 2012 for a stay in January 2012

Really enjoyed the beautiful villa. The beautiful gardens, comfortable airconditioned bedroom, pool, friendly help, delicious breakfast, helpful advise regarding transportation, restautants and spas, all made the trip special. The walk into Ubud was not long, but in the humidity, it was a bit of a challenge the first day. By the time we left, I was more than used to it, and enjoyed walking through the neighborhood into town, watching people decorating for the upcoming festival.

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Liked best: The beauty of being out in the rice fields in a gorgeous location, the pool, the comfort, the smiling help.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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bearNtrav...
Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
“best vacation house in Ubud”
Reviewed March 12, 2012 for a stay in February 2012

The house is just around the corner of the ubud centre so you could easily access the town for coffee or a quick suveniour shopping in one of the afternoons. The neigbours are so friendly that they would give you big smile and hello each time you are in or out from the alley; this is important, because you dont want to feel being "alienated" during a relaxing holiday without good adivse from locals about the weather or where to go for good food or where to find nice book store for local recipe.

Villa Manis just offers all the characters that are so important to us when selecting holiday apartment/house. Plus, it has a nice salt-water pool that you could throw yourself into and stay for the whole morning without feel bored
The staff, (gardener and house keepers) are very friendly and willing to help when you look for directions or hints on what to do, and we were really grateful for Waya's helpe to cook lunch during the days we did not feel like going out. It was extra work for her, but the MieGoreng she prepared for us was so delicious and needed to thank her million times.

If you ask me where I would want to stay in Ubud next time, I surely say Villa Manis is one of my top choice.

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Liked best: location and swimming pool
Liked least: no satellite TV because personally, I dont like opening iPad or NB during my vacation, as for long vacation, it might be good to have CNN or BBC to know what is happening out there.
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Mar 11, 2012
Dear Amelyn,

Thank you so much for the great review. It was lovely having you in Villa Manis and we hope you will come back to visit us again. Great to hear you enjoyed your holiday in Bali.

Best Regards, Mary
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