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FREE CHEF - Umalas Retreat 1, (2 bed villa)

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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Umalas Retreat 1 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 1 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 vintage beach house style, this villa is perfect for small families or 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 1 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; *48' 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 1 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 Heni has many 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, Heni will shop and cook for you for free (excluding a small transport charge, usually around $2.50 USD). Heni has good English speaking skills, and is wonderful 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
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 December 22, 2019

Where do I start with our stay at Umalas retreat.... We booked our holiday to Bali literally just wanting to relax with our kids. This holiday had been a long time coming and we desperately needed the time it. I knew from the moment we...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank tezmac82
Reviewed September 16, 2019

Heni & all of the team were absolutely wonderful. They made us feel so comfortable and happy!! I’ve come home from our holiday feeling so calm and relaxed (which is a first as a family of 4!). It was so nice to not have to...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank BexLondonTown
Reviewed May 27, 2019

We spent the last 3 days of our Bali holiday in Umalas Retreat 1 before flying home our our late night flights feeling very relaxed. The Villa includes airport transport both ways. Booking was a breeze. Kay is quick to answer any questions and their...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank JillA155
Reviewed July 14, 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
Thank Angie W
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Stayed with my family (husband and 11yo and 8yo) in this lovely Oasis! Walking through the Villa 1, we were gobsmacked by the space, the layout, the detail in furniture and the homey feeling it had. The kids were impressed and we were definitely happy...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank SamanthaR1821
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Good quite setting away from the noise of Seminyak but also close to the activity if we need to. Very lovely place, and the butler is very helpful too. Great for family, and wonderful service. The only drawback is the mosquitos at night. But no...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank LiwenH35
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Second time we have stayed in this villa and always amazed with the service and experiences I’ve got. The villa is very lovely, the warm welcome we received from the staff was amazing, a good way to start our vacation. The villa has 2 bedroom...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank EmmaHamel
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Loved the location of the villa, just up the road from a supermarket and a short stroll from restaurants. Loved the fact it was only minutes from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak and Kuta but had a real village feel with rice paddies across...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Kath M
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Hands down best Vacation I have ever had. The pictures don't do this place justice, this place is HUGE and immaculate. Heni was absolutely AMAZING! She is so kind, helpful and she knows how to cook a delicious meal. Highly recommend <3 - N.W

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Nikki G
Reviewed January 20, 2018

We just loved staying at Umalas Retreat 1. The service and communication was 1st class from the time we booked our stay. The villa is beautifully decorated, spacious, spotless, relaxing and so, so comfortable. It has everything you could possibly need. Heni our Chef was...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Shannon_Doug
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Suitable For Children Under 5
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Parking
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Yard
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
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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