We absolutely loved out stay at Villa Celagi. The whole experience was seemless from booking, question answering to the stay itself. We are still missing Wayan and her amazing breakfasts not to mention the Villa itself, the amazing pool and that view! If you are considering this property you will not be disappointed. As other reviews have stated there are a number of steps as the property is on a hillside so I would say it would be less suitable for less able bodied elderly and young children. An absolutely amazing spot to relax and really unwind.
Food wise, having sampled many of the local warungs our pick is Warung Celagi which is about a 10min scooter ride away in Amed, amazing curries and yummy sate and extremely reasonably priced although there are still some good options within 5 minutes if you dont want to travel that far and you can also ask Wayan to prepare a meal for you, she is an amazing cook. Wayan and the team are a wealth of information and can organised everything for you (bike hiring, snorkel gear, fishing trips, drivers etc etc). We will definitely be back.
The view, the villa, the service personal are excellent. There are some stairs, so it might be the only drawback for some people or very small children. Otherwise, just book it, and you won't regret it.
My wife and I shared this Villa with another couple for A month we had a wonderful time and would highly recommend it.. The staff was wonderful they're all related in some way our cook /house keeper was awesome. Breakfast each morning was made to order she also arranged A motorcycle for the month we stayed there.
One word of advice if you're planning on staying there and renting a motorcycle be cautious as the roads are narrow and the bigger vehicle the more rights it has!
Also the driving age Bali is 16 button in Amed as soon as your able to reach handlebars you're good to go. We saw kids as young as eight drive/riding so don't be surprised if you get past by a kid who's feet can't reach the ground from the bike. It's a dangerous place to ride, but if you're confident you shouldn't have any problems.
The best part of the house is location and the privacy along with the pool. We were there for the diving and we're not disappointed there're lots of dive shops in the area we used echo dive they were great they're also restaurants within walking distance. But with the bike you're able to access A lot more. The villa itself is large enough for two couples comfortably.
But if you're not into diving most of the activities are quite a drive Ubud three hours, water Temple2 hr but the good news there is a driver you can hire his part of the staff. All and all I think anyone renting this place Will enjoy it ,even if it's just sitting by the pool all day long.
I'm so glad we chose Villa Celagi - stunning huge villa, great location, lovely staff and THAT pool - its hard to leave. Spent 10 nights here and you really feel you could stay forever. Watch the fishing boats come in each morning from the veranda, we saw dolphins pass in the sea below the infinity pool (perfect temperature), pretty frangipani gardens lovingly tended by Komang each morning. Wayan cooked us lovely breakfasts each morning and a very special Ayam Tutu Christmas lunch - I have learnt so much about Balinese cookery from her. Hired a moped for the duration of our stay. So easy to get about and the roads are great and pretty quiet. Adi's shop is only 10 minutes drive away and once you feel like venturing out to eat (Wayans cooking kept us in the first few nights) the Grill restaurant does pick up and drop off and the fresh fish (esp Tuna) is amazing there. Turn left out of the villa and go for a motorbike ride into the hills beyond - friendly farming villages and pretty coastal views take you back 30 years. Lovely location away from busier Amed but very close to Lipah and the beach with the 'Japanese' shipwreck for snorkelling. Snorkeled off the private steps at the bottom of Celagi ( little rough during December) - great snorkeling with quite a few large coral outcrops and loads of fish - in calm season it would be exceptional. The bedroom had a beautiful four poster bed with net - very romantic and super comfy bed. Luxurious bathrooms with his n hers sinks and big wet room shower. There are steamer chairs for lounging under the fan upstairs and a great big living room couch for watching DVD's on an evening in. We could not fault this villa and after looking around the area (having looked at others before booking online) I really think we made the right choice. Would not hesitate to book again - the owners and staff really care about this place and it shows.