“The best house we've ever rented - even better than the pictures” We were three generations coming together in this house, and it was a perfect place to spend quality time. The space was just so beautiful, and the rooms even more lovely than photos can say. The best thing was that it felt like a home - probably because it is a real home, to a real family (who has now moved elsewhere but still manages the house very closely).
As a result, everything "works", not just functionally, but as in the spaces work. Kids can jump and run around (did they ever!), sit and draw, swing in the hammock and last but not least; swim in the pool! Which has enough shade and light, and different depths for different sizes. My kids were just so happy going between these different spaces and activities, which gave the adults a chance to relax in any of the comfortable chairs and overlook the gorgeous garden.
Then there is the food... The housekeeper is delightful and a gorgeous cook. The owner went out of her way to help us out with tips and toys.
As the descriptions state, transport is needed. If you want to go anywhere, taxis are readily available. We took 10 minutes to the beach in low traffic and over double in heavy traffic. The house is set in a suburban area among other houses (and cows and chickens, which is the charm of Bali). Since one of our children is very young, it would have been great to be able to just "pop out" and immediately be somewhere, but for others this is probably not an issue.
When we did go out, no matter to how nice a place, it was always lovely to come home. I think that is one of the highest commendations I can give a place.