We loved the authentic Bali villa with the wood carvings and outdoor bathrooms etc with the very modern western convienience such as fans, air con and modern appliances. The pool and views from the villa are to die for and we walked though he rice fields each day. We had dinner cooked for us which was beautiful and breakfast lovely daily. Cleaning daily. Paris would did the massages was awesome. The staff were always on hand to accomodate any request. We loved our stay and the location is by far outstanding for views and relaxation. The kids got to help in the rice paddy fields. The local people were very friendly and you can get food delivered to villa. There is a 5 minute walk to the road through th fields but upon your arrival the staff take your luggage on bikes for you. It is a 10 minute drive to ubud $6 AU one way. I would pay the extra to drive to town and have the rice field experience anyday. Would recommend.
Large beautiful villa surrounded by stunning rice fields. An amazing walk along a track to the villa added to its charm. The villa has been thoughtfully appointed by the Australian owners. They were fantastic to deal with and always prompt with any responses required. The villa staff are fantastic and always very helpful. The same with the drivers who pick you up after your 5-10 min stroll out to the road. Been to Bali many times and never stayed in the middle of rice fields. It was amazing to see the real Bali with locals working in their fields planting and harvesting. Local riding past on their motorbikes smiling and waving. Kids laughter as they ran and flew their prized kites. After the craziness of Seminyak for a week, this was the best place to unwind and totally relax before heading back to reality at home.
I have been to Bali three times and this is one of the best stay. The host, Andrew will try to accommodate your request if it is reasonable. His response time is quick too. The walk to the villa is fine if it is during the day. It can be dark at night but the touch provided. Other than that no complains. Breakfast and good platter is good too.
The villa is beautiful and the surroundings and outlook superb. It was great to be located away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud but close enough to easily explore by scooter or with the drivers. Without transport, you are within walking distance of a fantastic restaurant (Moksa) and a few local stores. We thoroughly enjoyed the sunrises, the view of Mt Agung from the pool and balconies, and watching the local kids fly their kites in the fields every afternoon. The villa is suitable for children however the dim lighting in the bathrooms was not ideal for bathing infants or trying to do make up for that matter. We had a few issues during our stay - the pool became murky, a light was flickering in our bedroom despite being switched off, and there was no high chair as advertised - but these were all fixed promptly and to our satisfaction and the staff were all very friendly and accommodating. I can't recommend highly enough the in-house massage therapist, the local village walking tour and the Balinese banquet cooked by the in-house chef. Fantastic holiday!
Thank you so much Andrew for letting us stay in your Villa 1 in Sayan. the 7 of us loved the place and it was exactly what we were looking for : peace and quiet minutes away from Ubud, surrounded by the rice fields, with all the luxury at hands : in door cook, massage, nice manager organising our trips. We loved the little walk to go to/from the villa every morning and afternoon. We will try to come back!! Stephanie