A beautiful oasis and perfect for a family gathering.
The villa is thoughtfully designed and decorated and very private. The view over the valley is amazing, especially at sunset.
Staff were discre… More
Jacques and Anita are gracious, warm hosts who have gone above and beyond to get me acclimated and settled into my month long stay in Ubud. They provided tons of suggestions, great conversation, and h… More
It is truly regrettable that his unfortunate incident resulted in a personal loss and has negatively affected someone’s dream vacation. It impacts us as well as it unduly affects the reputation we have worked so hard to achieve. However, the police investigation concluded the guest had been negligent in basic safety precautions and as a result created an opportunity for some likely suspects. According to UbudWatch, this area remains the safest in and around Ubud.
Yes, this is the first incident we’ve experienced however, in this case, the guest did not properly lock her door, left her laptop out in plain sight visible through the large glass doors and windows, and as she admits, where “people could easily look in”. Had the doors been properly locked, or the laptop left out of site, or the drapes closed, or the main doors locked, this incident most surely would not have occurred.
Despite leaving the property unlocked and as she admits, noticing construction workers milling about in the dark unlit parking area, she did not think to reassess safety conditions or to report any concerns which we would have addressed. However we do sympathize and can understand the security lapse as she was grieving through a personal family tragedy, was physically and emotionally exhausted, had overslept, was late and in a rush for her scheduled supper, which she attended for 3 ½ hours while her unit was left unsecure.
Immediately upon the call of the break-in, we rushed over to assist. Feeling uncomfortable in staying there alone, the guest was invited back to Anita’s Cottage. She shared Anita’s bed while I stayed at the villa without incident. The next day, we accompanied the guest to the police. An investigation was conducted by 6 officers at the villa and a report was filed. The presumption was that it was probably the work of nearby transient constructions workers.
In fairness, this property has been fully vacant and accessible by the public many times, day and night, and not once have we had an incident, even with the drapes open. Where the daily wage is $6, valuable electronics left out of plain view are an irresistible temptation for some. Though some guests take liberties with safety, we always advise those that need to be told, that basic measures will prove to be sufficient deterrents.
As for refund, the booking was made October 13, 2014 and the reservation has been maintained in accordance with the Flipkey cancelation policy, fully disclosed. Since the booking, the villa would not have been available to anyone else.
Yes the street lights were out due to a storm and fallen trees, but this was an overnight problem and beyond our control. In fact we had actually warned the power company of this potential. When booking a vacation in the middle of rainy season in rice terrace country, some garbage will invariably end up on the streets However we believe the claim to be exaggerated. The issue has never raised by other guests and it should not be reflection on Anita’s.
It is our hope that any travelers considering Anita’s Rice Field Villa will not be deterred by this regrettable one time incident and instead come to experience this most splendid scenery and spectacular location, and of course Anita’s charm and hospitality.
7 Dec 2014
"Robbed the first evening - window lock removed - no property insurance or refund given."
The location was isolated with no other renter in the other villa the first night and no other house that was inhabited in sight so I felt isolated. Street light was out from a fallen tree branch and … More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
Splendid quiet Villa in Ubud with Rice filelds all around. The Villa includes a swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, billiard and a bar. …see more
14 Apr 2015
"friends for life"
we were a group of 4 families who stayed in that place .. amazingly brilliant place .. if you take up this villa, do not step out as the villa itself has so much to offer . Stepping from there to town… More
Thanks for your very positive comment! It was very nice having all of you staying at Villa Lumia and we hope to welcome you soon !
26 Feb 2015
"Villa Lumia is THE place to stay for your Bali Holiday!"
While I could say that Villa Lumia is like a home away from home, I'd be selling the villa and it's staff short. Because it is so much more than a home away from home. It's a house in paradise, you kn… More
Thanks for your awesome review, this helps a lot and we are very happy you enjoyed your time with us at Villa Lumia.
All the Staff (Ketut, Komang, Made, Etc.) look forward to be able to welcome you and your lovely family anytime soon!
14 Aug 2014
We travel to Ubud on holidays nearly every year and Villa Lumia will definitely be our new place to stay for the upcoming trips.
This is just an incredible place to gather with friends or family. … More
Thanks a lot for this excellent feedback Mickael, we definetely look forward to see you soon in Villa Lumia!
Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Features include the pool, and very private garden, another rooftop garden, fast Internet, 99 TV channels with on-demand viewing, a modern kitchen and great bathrooms with one including a bath. …see more
8 Jul 2015
"Such a find, we felt pampered."
We traveled here with family and friends and really enjoy ourselves. It was a surpise to find this relaxing villa tucked away so close to the centre of Ubud. The pool was great, quite private and real… More
22 Sep 2015
We stayed in this beautiful house close to the centre of Ubud in August 2015. It was very relaxing, with a rooftop chair and garden (from which we got to watch wonderful women labourers carrying in pa… More
We appreciate your comments. You were great guests.
23 Sep 2015
This place is simply magnificent with a beautiful open kitchen lounge area looking out onto the refreshing private pool surrounded by lush plant life. There are three beautiful double rooms each with… More
I spent a very pleasant vacation at Pondok Dukuh Soca with my extended family including my parents and 2 young kids. The villa is perfect for family, spacious open living room for everybody gathering… More
Very pleased to read from you again. Thank you very much for your very good review. We always do our best so that our guests feel very pleased during their stay in our villa.
We wish you all the best for that new year, and a lot of pleasant holidays all over the world
10 Dec 2014
"Très bel endroit dans Ubud !"
Belle maison traditionnelle balinaise avec dépendances, piscine, à seulement quelques minutes du centre d'Ubud. Staff adorable, accueil charmant. Déco soignée. Très propre. Ambiance zen. Situati… More
Merci beaucoup pour votre avis. Nous faisons notre possible, avec notre personnel pour fournir le meilleur accueil à nos hôtes. Nous avons mis tout notre coeur dans la construction et l'aménagement de cette villa.
Votre plaisir est notre plaisir.
4 Jan 2016
"Excellent place to stay in Ubud"
Just got back from our first vaca to Bali. It is a beautiful villa located in some rice fields very close to Ubud. What really made the stay special is the staff that worked there. They will do everyt… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
One Bedroom Pool Villa
This villa has modern Balinese style,consisting of two main buildings,a bedroom and a full kitchen with dining table. The bedroom with king size,complete with modern bathrooms that will make you comfortable while staying a …see more
All the staff were wonderful, couldn't do enough for us. It was within a short wlk to the centre of Ubud. Because we had booked events to the Ubud Writers Festival, this was invaluable.… More
Thank you so much for taking time to share your feedback. We hope you enjoyed the Ubud Writers Festival and will come back next year. We look forward to welcoming you back!
2 Oct 2014
"beautiful villa! Definitely stay again."
we have stayed in many villas in Bali but this was our first time in Ubud and Villa San was perfect! Great for everyone, beautiful gardens, kids loved it.
Rooms are a great size, w… More
25 Sep 2014
"By far the most beautiful, comfortable and professional villa I have stayed"
Villa San is walking distance to the centre of Ubud although leaving the Villa to do so is difficult! Mika, the manager, the chef and staff were incredibly professional, helpful and always smiling. W… More
Thank you, Villa Dewi Nammu for helping make my Bali vacation, the trip of a lifetime! As I walked down the path/gang and through the gate for the first time, I was overwhelmed by the size of the vill… More
Thank You Linda the staff and I thoroughly enjoyed your visit here at Villa Dewi Nammu. We are looking forward to your return trip.
Trudy, Angel, Herman, Wayan
18 Jan 2016
"A Little Bit of Paradise"
Villa Dewi Nammu is a wonderful place. The house is reminiscent of a villa in Tuscany with all the comforts you could want. And the pool is a delight! Angel, the house manager, couldn't be nicer. She … More
It was a delight to have you visit and we look forward to your return.
Trudy, Angel, Wayan, Herman
Had a great time at the Writers Suite. The place has everything you would want. It is quiet and peaceful, just outside of the Ubud Main road (which is accessible by a short walking path or by car/sc… More
Many thanks for you kind and gracious comments and review on Flip Key.It was a pleasure to host you and on behalf of the team and myself thank you.We look forward to welcoming you,friends and family in the future.
Villa Nirvana Team
28 Dec 2014
"Great hospitality, lovely suite and delicious food"
We stayed at the Writer's Suite for 3 nights in mid-December 2014. We had sole use of the large pool, our kids loved it. (The pool is shared with one other Suite, which was empty at the time). Surroun… More
Thank you for your gracious comments, it was truly a pleasure to serve you and your family here and we hope you will return.
12 Aug 2014
"Amazing Stay at The Writer's Suites"
My husband and I had a short honeymoon and we decided to pick Bali as a destination. We searched through some villas at Ubud area and somehow interested to pick this villa since it looks very modern a… More
Many thanks for you kind and gracious comments and review on Flip Key.It was a pleasure to host you and on behalf of the team and myself thank you.We look forward to welcoming you friends and family in the future.The WiFi has since been fixed and intetner connection is good.
My fiance and I stayed at Villa Kami in mid January for about 4 days. I can't say enough good things about our stay. The villa and everything about it was incredible.
The villa is two s… More
11 Jun 2015
"Villa Kami - a wonderful place to stay."
We have just returned from Villa Kami in Penestanan and have enjoyed a most wonderfully relaxing holiday. We were met late at night at the airport by Wayan who drove us to Bubu Warung in Penestanan wh… More
4 May 2015
"Beautiful Villa in the Rice Fields"
Exceptional service we received while staying at Villa Kami. Wayan picked us up from our Villa in Seminyak and was polite and friendly, He also has an excellent knowledge of Bali and will answer all y… More
My mother and I had a lovely time in Penestanan, Ubud. Villa ESA was in a nice quite location just around the corner from Alchemy. Komang got us international adapters and a hairdryer to use in the vi… More
Please note: Our property is called Villa Siri, and this review is for another property, Villa ESA, which is in Penestanan.
This charming villa is a 10 minute drive from Ubud, in a working village.. meaning we could soak up all the sounds and atmosphere of the real rural Bali..
The villa itself is very special, with beaut… More
8 Jan 2013
"Villa alamanda is reason enough to visit Bali"
The villa was lovely, large bedrooms, great living and outdoor areas and amazing swimming pool, but the real highlight was the staff. The staff simply could not have been better. The best part of ou… More
17 Oct 2012
"Sorry to have to leave ...."
There is one place we have come home recommending and it is Villa Alamanda for family groups of friends with teenagers like us or for groups of friends to relax. Friendly generous staff, fantastic poo… More
This villa is just divine. Tranquil, peaceful,plenty of restaurants close by, the pool is cool and always clean. We decided to cook b'fast ourselves, so just walked up the Jalan, bought fresh eggs, or… More
I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at my home, Villa Laba Puseh! I could not agree more with your description...peace, tranquil, with plenty of great restaurants nearby. I look forward to your return!
23 Nov 2014
"Wonderful Private Villa"
Thoroughly recommend this place. It is very clean, comfortable and well appointed. The entrance is beautiful with a path over a fish pond. The architecture, lay out and furnishings were all stylish a… More
Peta and Michael, thank you for the lovely review! I am so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and hope that next time you will be able to stay longer. And I could not agree more--I have a wonderful and caring staff who look after all of my guests like family. They are the best!
11 Aug 2014
"Best holiday ever and mostly thanks to this awesome Villa!"
I would like to highly recommend this villa as it ticks every box for the perfect holiday. It is conveniently located in the quiet but vibrant picturesque village of Penestanan and within walking di… More
I am so glad that my home became your personal private paradise for a month! I could not agree more--the peacefulness and tranquility that one feels when staying there is fabulous. I am glad that you were able to enjoy the many offerings just a few steps away in the village also, from cafes to shopping to the spas and yoga classes. I look forward to your return in the future!