We couldn't believe our luck when we arrived at the villa. The location is truly spectacular, the villa is surrounded by rice fields and has amazing views in all directions. This really is the 'real Bali', still undeveloped and totally unspoiled. Talk about 'off the beaten track' ! but we didn't feel isolated, as there was constant activity in the fields around us and the owner had kindly offered to provide us with a car (at an additional cost) which Mika, the houseboy was able to drive, to enable us to tour the area and eat at the local hotel and restaurants.
The villa is comfortable and clean, and is serviced by 2 friendly staff, Mika who looks after the villa and Nangah who keeps the place clean. We were able to sleep 4 adults and 2 young children in the 2 bedrooms, as there were extra mattresses. We awoke in the morning to be greeted by a spectacular sunrise coming up over the mountains behind the villa. It really was a 'wow' moment.
We ate in the villa almost every day, with provisions we had brought with us but also making use of the ready-made gourmet meals available for purchase from Mika.
The villa has a really nice swimming pool which also overlooks the rice fields. The water was refreshingly cool.
There is satellite TV in the living room and an internet connection as well.
We certainly hope to return again. The villa provides an ideal getaway from the hectic pace of modern life. Just watching the slow pace of life in the fields below us made me want to nod off.....a totally relaxing environment and ideal place to unwind for a few days and recharge one's batteries.