I'm not sure where all those great reviews came from, it was not our experience. To begin, there was no one there that spoke English -- she told us that as soon as we arrived. NO INTERNET. The house was clean, but the rooms (especially the bedrooms) smelled musty and dusty - though in fairness, it was clean. We went on the porch as much as we could to avoid the smell. My sinusses got clogged from the smell & (I guess) dust.
The kitchen has plenty of dishes, but no basics like salt, paper towels, napkins, really nothing except dishes. You better come prepared with EVERYTHING.
Stores in the area are minimal - IndoMart is it, basically, unless you want to go to Singaraja, 1 hour plus.
You can order from a nearby restaurant -- ONE restaurant. I would call the food decent, not more than that.
There is a wonderful view from the porch, you do hear traffic noise and call to prayer from the mosque at all hours. One night they went for FOUR HOURS with that, of course that is not the fault of the owners. But I did hear it a 4:30AM every day for a little while.
The "walk" to the lake was too difficult and slippery for us, it might not be for you. We walked down the road and got a taxi.
1. the maid was so useful. she's so nice and helpful. she knows the area better than anyone else. she even dropped us to the market and she let us know about the good food around. she even bought us a cooking oil when the traffic jam striked. shout out to kade!
2. the villa is nice and comfy as heaven. I couldn't be as honest as I already am. It feels like home.
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Bali lake side villa was the perfect christmas get away for me and my family.. it was the ideal place to beat the heat and the madness of high season in Bali. The cozy two bedroom cabin transported us to a land far away as the picturesque mountain views soothed our souls. The owner Wiryani was also very friendly and responsive via whatsapp she even let me bring my puppy as there was no one to look after her over christmas. I would recommend Bali lake side villa to anyone who is looking for a peaceful, secluded get away off the beaten track.
When we surveyed the location for the first time, we were reluctant to drive into the secluded path leading to the villa that Kadek (the villa assistant) had to meet us halfway and led us to the location on her motorcycle. But when we got to the villa, there was no doubt of it being the perfect place to spend the holiday with the family. We finally understand the secluded path leading to the villa as the location has a beautiful view of lake Beratan and the green surroundings. The villa itself is a beautiful wooden house comfortably fits our family of 7 adults, equiped with complete kitchen appliances so the family can enjoy a home cook meal with fresh vegetables bought from the nearby local market. The garden is spacious and green. We brought our own little griller for a family BBQ, it would be better if the villa has this facility installed in the garden but lacking that does not lessen the comfort of the villa itself. We had a wonderful stay and hope to come back in the future. Kadek was also wonderful and very helpful.
I stayed here with kids and my family for 3 days. And i gave this top stars for everything because everything was perfect from start to finish.This villa is just what you would want in a holiday home, you get this relaxing holiday feel from the moment you walk in the villa. Great views and weather, fantastic accomodation, friendly service. The owner is very well organised, offering all the information needed about the rental and nearby area. Kadek and Dewa was wonderful, would highly recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing place. Basically liked everything. Two thumbs up !!! We'll back here for sure.
Nice Villa view, like the stay, would be better if the villa has heater. At night is cold. Need to rental car, no transport.
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