We stayed at Umalas Retreat Villa 3 for 10 days in May 2018. The Villa is beautifully decorated and furnished and looks exactly like the pictures! Rosita made delicious meals for us and always with a beautiful smile and she was delightful with our 3 young children. We ventured out a few times and taxis were easy to get and Villa Security were very helpful.This Villa has everything you need and so you really don't have to leave if you don't want to. We even had the girls from Santai massage come to the villa regularly for massages and nail treatments and they were lovely too. We loved our stay at Umalas and highly recommend it. We will definitely be back.
First impressions are great, the villa is a large space with plenty of room for two couples and a toddler. We hired a pool fence which was great for the 1yo and the toys and games provided are so thoughtful in fact everything is really thought of for you.
However our stay over Christmas and New Year was a particularly busy time in Bali so we spent most of the time sitting in cabs, an hour to Seminyak! It put a dampener on things as the long cab rides and traffic are draining.
The villla is beautiful but the owners need to take a look around and attend to the maintenance issues sooner rather than later.
My Family and I recently stayed at Umalas Retreat - Villa 3 for 4 nights. It is a 2 bedroom Spacious villa in a great position - Umalas is a small (and surprisingly quiet, considering how close it is to the busy tourist areas) pocket set between Seminyak and Canggu. We found it easy and quick to visit popular places like Petitenget and Berawa beach (Finns Beach Club) from the Villa. Owners Kaye and Anthony have thought of every detail to make Umalas Retreat fill like a indulgent version of home - the bedrooms are stunning and our children very much loved the nautical theme in their twin room..as well as the Floating Swan in the pool! Board games, books and the hammock are nice touches amongst the comfortable and beautifully decorated living space. Rosetta was a great help also and so lovely! Breakfast each morning was delicious and the papaya juice Rosetta makes is amazing..and while it felt awkward at first requesting for her to cook meals, I'm so glad we got over that quickly - She is an amazing cook! I highly recommend the Thai Red Curry. Compared to previous holidays, it made such a difference to come back to the villa after a big day out to have Rosetta greet us with a meal we had chosen in the morning, rather than deal with dragging the kids out and making dinner plans. I believe this helped make this holiday feel so much more relaxed, especially for the kids - I now want every place we stay to have a personal cook!! Overall at Umalas Retreat we felt secure, comfortable and most of all relaxed. The owners provide all that you need to have a great Bali holiday.. A driver, details for tours, restaurants, things to beware of etc...even complimentary snacks and well priced beer in the fridge! We will definitely be back and highly recommend a stay for Families oranyone looking for a well appointed, quiet and spacious holiday stay. I believe there are 6 villas all up within close proximity, so Umalas Retreat would also be a good option for groups of friends and extended family. Thanks so much for your kind hospitality Rosetta and Kaye and Anthony!
We stayed at Umalas Retreat 3 for 3 nights and wished we had booked in longer!
Such a spacious, well decorated villa where the kids could explore and enjoy the fresh air.
The pool was big and beautiful and a pool fence was added at no extra cost.
Beds were super comfy.
Best part of the our stay was Rosita! She was so lovely and the kids loved her.
Her cooking was incredible and we took advantage of her cooking skills everyday! My girls loved her noodles.
Quiet location which is nice with pepito’s 75m away for all your grocery needs.
I am now at a resort and wishing I was back at
Thanks again for a great stay and I would highly recommend staying here!
We booked directly with Kay for the first 3 nights our our trip to Bali of 3 weeks. I just wish now that we had booked longer than 3 nights!! We were fortunate to meet both Kay and Anthony during our stay and it is so evident that they love their villas and guest satisfaction is the priority.
We were fortunate to have Rosita as our villa chef, she is just wonderful. She made the most delicious meals for us that the kids loved too. The breakfasts were amazing and she was a pleasure to have around, chat with and the kids loved her too!! The location is quiet with great security with locals restaurants in walking distance or a quick 5 min taxi ride into Seminyak.
The furnishings are also of note, meticulously put together and looked awesome. The couch and beds were also so very comfortable.
We will definitely book Umalas retreat again for our next holiday and can't wait to return.
Feels like home the minute you arrive. Everything you need has been thought of and provided for you. Rosita is such a treasure, we took advantage of her great cooking and hardly left the villa. This is a great place that you can felt secure in. With security guards right outside 24 hours a day. The two large bedrooms with beautiful big bathrooms interconnect. but are nicely seperated by two dressing rooms, one for each bedroom. The door between can be locked if you like. This was ideal for us traveling with a teenager. I met Kay whom was lovely and very helpful. A great place to stay is where the host is available if you need them. Kay organized to put two pool loungers in for us, which was exactly what we needed as our daughter claimed the relaxing hammock. I will stay again and highly recommend it. We have stayed in alot of villas in bali over the last 2 years and this is my favourite p.s. local large suprmarket only 100 metes up the road with everything you eed supply wise. Very easy walk.
Really enjoyed staying there. Baby's friendly. Rosita's (housekeeper) really really help us. Shes very kind and good at cooking. Recommend and would like staying in umalas retreat next visit to Bali