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FREE CHEF - Umalas Retreat 2, (2 bed villa)

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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Umalas Retreat 2 is a fully appointed 2 bedroom, 2.5 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 worsh...Umalas Retreat 2 is a fully appointed 2 bedroom, 2.5 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 sophisticated tropical style, this villa is perfect for small groups of up to 4 persons (or 5 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 two unique inter-connected guest suites with ensuites, a large pool, partly shaded garden and generous living space. Umalas Retreat 2 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 two large inter-connected bedrooms enjoys a view of the garden and pool and includes: *Super king size beds in one bedroom, and two single beds that convert to a super king size in the second room; *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 (TV is in bedroom 1 only); *Large private ensuite with oversized soaker tub and walk in hot water shower; *Walk in robe with 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; *50' TV / DVD player and cable TV including Australian and European channels; *Fully equipped kitchen including family sized fridge, water dispenser, gas cook top and oven, 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 2 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 Mr Komang has many years of villa experience. He 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, Komang will shop and cook for you for free (excluding a small transport charge, usually around 25,000 idr. Komang has good English speaking skills, and is lovely to have around; *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
2 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 December 4, 2019

Umalas: great location,perfect for couples, families, short ride to kuta, friendly staff,will be back with the kids, own villa with pool, securuity is great

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Familytravel78
Reviewed September 17, 2019

We stayed here for 2 nights in September 2019. There were 2 couples travelling together. The villa is absolutely amazing! The beds are comfortable, the pool wonderful, The bathrooms are absolutely spectacular! The thing that really makes the stay though, is the villa staff. From...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank 563stepheniep
Reviewed August 25, 2019

We stayed at Umalas Retreat 2 for a week and could not fault it. We were so impressed with the attention to detail, and our butler Mr Komang was wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble. He cooked dinner for us and our guests one night...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank BradnMaria
Reviewed July 30, 2019

A great place to stay with children. Villa is well appointed and has all the home comforts. Villa chef Mr Komang was the highlight; nothing too much trouble, so polite and provided great meals. All staff including security, gardeners etc. we’re all friendly and did...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Tally37
Reviewed July 9, 2019

We absolutely loved this villa and the location and all the staff were just brilliant. The villa is just so perfect and spacious. well maintained and spotless clean. The pool nice and large and the grass area was also beautiful and great for the kids....More

Date of stay: June 2019
1  Thank samibenafia
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Upon arrival ,we were greeted warmly and made to feel welcome. Unfortunately,once inspected I was unimpressed with the cleanliness of he whole place ,lounge cushions were very dirty ,kitchen was not cleaned well,bins were full with rubbish already ,and throughout the whole villa was generally...More

Date of stay: May 2019
3  Thank Greenroh
Trip518743, VR Owner at FREE CHEF - Umalas Retreat 2, (2 bed villa), responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

Hi Rohan, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate all feedback, as it lets us know what we are doing right, and where we can improve. We wish that you had raised your concerns with our team during your stay,...More

Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

I can not rate Umalas Retreat 6 highly enough! We recently travelled here (parents and sister) to celebrate my Mum’s 60th Birthday. We stayed in Villa 2. The Chef, Mr Komang in an invaluable bonus, the meals he prepared were amazing. The villa is beautiful,...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank KyA78
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Ok this is the second villa I have stayed in at umulas retreat and I’ve already booked for villa 4 my third stay for Anzac celebrations this time it is really that good! I have just eaten possibly the best satay chicken skewers I’ve ever...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Joe G
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Was our reaction when we walked into villa 2 after being picked up from the airport by the wonderful Noyman. All the staff were very respectful and a delight to deal with. The villa was just beautiful and was nice to come “ home” to...More

Date of stay: January 2019
2  Thank Esther L
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Our extended family group stayed at Umalas Retreat in Villas 1 & 2 for a total of 10 nights. Our group ranged in age from 12 to 82 years old. We therefore had a broad range of needs and interests to cater for but everyone...More

Date of stay: July 2018
3  Thank Angie W
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Blender
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Yard
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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