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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
3 nights minimum
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Umalas Retreat 5 (formerly called Umalas Retreat I) is a fully appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with private pool and garden, set amongst beautiful working rice fields within the quiet village of Umalas. Need more or less space? Our villas sit side by side, for added flexibility. Click the 'owner other' link for other Umalas Retreat properties that may suit your needs. There are 6 villas and 15 bedrooms in total. Only 10 minutes from the thriving upmarket shopping districts of Seminyak, Petitenget and Canggu, and within walking distance of shops, restaurants and bars, Umalas retains the old Bali charm of small laneways, traditional housing and the Balinese going about their everyday lives. Wake to the crow of a local rooster, or if you're very lucky, enjoy the melodic sounds of chant...Umalas Retreat 5 (formerly called Umalas Retreat I) is a fully appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with private pool and garden, set amongst beautiful working rice fields within the quiet village of Umalas. Need more or less space? Our villas sit side by side, for added flexibility. Click the 'owner other' link for other Umalas Retreat properties that may suit your needs. There are 6 villas and 15 bedrooms in total. Only 10 minutes from the thriving upmarket shopping districts of Seminyak, Petitenget and Canggu, and within walking distance of shops, restaurants and bars, Umalas retains the old Bali charm of small laneways, traditional housing and the Balinese going about their everyday lives. Wake to the crow of a local rooster, or if you're very lucky, enjoy the melodic sounds of chanting from a distant house of worship. Decorated in a relaxed beach house style, this villa is perfect for families or groups of up to 6 persons (or 7 with a roll-away bed, extra charge of AUD $20 per night applies). The villa is set within its own secure walled garden accessed by a private driveway and entrance, and consists of three unique guest suites with ensuites, a large pool with gazebo, partly shaded garden and generous living space. Umalas Retreat 5 has all of the benefits of a 5 star resort, in your own private paradise. The team at every Umalas Retreat villa focus on anticipating your every need during your stay, so that you can focus on relaxing, exploring and having a good time. Need supplies? Our staff will happily go and get them for you. Hungry or thirsty? Ask our villa chef to prepare you a drink, snack or meal. Need a massage by your own private pool? We can help there too. We can even stock the fridge for you before you arrive, at cost. Each of the three large bedrooms enjoys a view of the garden and pool and includes: *Super king size beds in two bedrooms, and two single beds that convert to a super king size in the third; *Luxurious pillow top mattress, soft comfortable high quality linen and generous bath towels; *Air conditioning and ceiling fan; * 40” TV / DVD player with cable TV including Australian and European channels; *Large private ensuite with oversized walk in hot water shower; *Safety deposit box; *Complimentary toiletries; The spacious open air lounge, dining and kitchen area also overlooks the garden and pool, and features: *Ample comfortable seating for 6+ guests; *48' TV / DVD player and cable TV including Australian and European channels; *Fully equipped kitchen including family sized fridge, water dispenser, gas cook top; microwave, toaster, kettle, blender (for those all-important cocktails), plus everything you need to use these, including your own chef as required; *Library of books and DVDs for guests use whilst at the villa. Umalas Retreat 5 provides an experienced team of staff to assist you throughout your stay. *Our Villa Manager Mr Putu has 20+ years of experience in Balinese and international hospitality, and will make every effort to ensure that your stay is fuss-free and enjoyable. He is super friendly and has great English speaking skills; *Our Housekeeper / Villa Chef Mrs Juwini has over 10 years of villa experience. She will tend to the full daily housekeeping service in the villa including an evening turn-down service, and is also available as your personal chef, preparing dishes from a wide ranging menu of Indonesian or international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner as required. You pay for the ingredients, Juwini will shop and cook for you for free (excluding a small transport charge, usually around $2.50 USD). Juwini has excellent English speaking skills, and is a superstar! *In addition, we have a full time security team, as well as a gardener and pool cleaner that attend the villa 3 days per week. The complimentary services that all Umalas Retreat villas provide include: *One airport pick up and one airport drop off in private car; *Welcome drinks and hamper upon arrival; *Daily continental breakfast, (or use of the villa chef. You pay for the ingredients and transport only); *Fast reliable wifi in all areas of the villa; *Drinking water; *Mobile phone (domestic calls only) for guests use throughout their stay, pre-programmed with important numbers such as villa staff, drivers, taxis, restaurants / spas and emergency contacts; *Toys and board games for the young, or young at heart; * Portacot and highchair; *On site parking for one vehicle or multiple scooters. Additional services that we offer or can arrange include babysitting, daily laundry & food / drink shopping at cost, roll-away bed, English speaking driver, motorbike hire and a large range of in-villa massage and beauty treatments. At an Umalas Retreat villa, all of the hard work is done for you. Your only job is to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of Bali.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking NOT allowed in bedrooms or living areas
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Manager
Kay Shearn
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

I loved Umalas Retreat because of the beautiful quiet setting, close to everything as well as the amazing villas. All the little things have been thought of and it just makes the stay so much homier. All the staff are incredible and their cooking is...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank georgiakate13
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

Why do holidays have to end? We just spent a fantastic 2 week break in Umalas Retreat 5 with the wonderful Juwini, our own BUTLER! Aaaaaaaahhhhhh. Everything has been considered here, from high quality linen (on super king sized comfy beds) to bathroom hooks; a...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Luke S
Reviewed April 23, 2019

Juwini made our stay here an outstanding experience. She is a great chef and a highly professional, efficient and friendly housekeeper all-round. Our whole family adored her and her wonderful cooking: banana pancakes, avocado smash or spicy congee for breakfast, spectacular Balinese banquets for dinner...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank mirandas124
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

The villas are awesome we stayed in number 5 and the chef and butler service provided by Juwini is special, definately first class all the way!! I couldn’t wait to get home just so I could book and come back again!! And that’s my tip...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Joe G
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We were group of 6 adult plus 3 kids. This place was awesome. The chef is great, Villa design and care for minute details is noticeable and enhances the stay here. Only thing we regret is we should have stayed more than 3 days in...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank GiBu G
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Our stay at Umalas retreat was absolutely fantastic. The booking process was extremely easy, Kay and Anthony organised a pickup for us in the wee hours of the morning and had the fridge fully stocked with 🍻 Juwini’s cooking was unbelievable, usually I wouldn’t expect...More

Date of stay: September 2017
3  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! Best accomodation I have ever stayed at in Bali! The villa had everything you could think of and the staff are lovely! Can’t wait to return!

Date of stay: January 2018
2  Thank CarlyG253
Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

Umalas Retreat is an exceptional place to stay while in Bali and earns it's title as a home away from home. Beautiful architecture, clean and fresh, and accommodating hosts. Ratna came in to check on.us every day and was fantastic. Nice and quiet and well...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Luke S
Reviewed September 30, 2017

My family and I stayed 4 nights at Umalas Retreat "Villa 5" mid September 2017. Its our second stay (previously at villa 6) and we love it! Our housekeeper was Juwini, she's friendly, helpful and a wonderful cook. It's so good to wake up in...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank Marthahug
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from our second stay at Villa 3. And boy did it live up to our expectations. Umalas Retreat is really our Bali home away from home. Everything about Villa 3 is marvellous. We loved laying around on the comfy couch and...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank yarworth
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Umalas, which sits on the outskirts of Seminyak, is fast becoming one of the smartest places to stay in Bali. Whilst retaining the old Bali charm of small laneways, traditional housing and the Balinese going about their everyday lives, Umalas offers modern conveniences such as local warungs (shops) to stock up on supplies, small restaurants and cafes and conveniences such as fabulous hairdressers and spas. Located just 5-10 minutes west of the centre of Seminyak, with its hundreds of world class bars and restaurants, and amazing retail, and 5-10 minutes north of Canggu, with its fabulous beaches (and beach clubs!!!), Umalas offers peace, quiet and easy access to everything you may need during your holiday.
Getting around
You can explore Umalas by foot or motorbike to really appreciate the traditional feel. For further flung adventures, there is a taxi rank a short stroll from our front doors, or we can arrange a taxi or private driver for you.
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