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Our Bali Villa is our cozy "escape from Hong Kong". It is a vacation house for us and we hope and trust it will also create great experiences for you when we are not occupying the place.
The villa features 2 bedrooms that opens up to the patio, the garden and the pool. There are also two extra (kids) bedrooms which are cleverly designed so that kids cannot reach pool on their own.
There are also 2 full NEW bathrooms with plenty of resting area that brings you the peacefulness of Bali. Amazing bathtubs have been installed for relaxing pleasure.
There's also a private pool with sun deck to let you enjoy the sun in Bali.
The pool has a removable gate for people with young children.
We have great staff taking care of you, and mending the gardens as well as our pool.
Our neighbor is our Residence Manager and she is always there to organize things for our guests; tips and any other matters that may arise. (She is a jewelry designer so she might even show you her beautiful designs!)
The house has been decorated for and by ourselves so not for professional rental. People has said many times "it feels like home" and so we hope it will make you feel like home too.
Sanur is a wonderful place in Bali. From the house it is 3 minutes walk to the center of Sanur with very nice restaurants, shops and supermarkets.
Sanur is famous for its beautiful coastline and beach and is only an 8 minute stroll from the house.
On arrival at Rene's holiday home we noted that it was even more beautiful than in the pictures! Coming from Melbourne, it was delightful to spend time in an impeccably designed tropical asian home. I loved the use of wood, stone and the luscious tropical garden.
The two master rooms were stylishly decorated and exceedingly comfortable. The two open-air bathrooms were expansive and memorable!
Our two weeks here were spent cooling off in the pool (best at night with lights off and staring up at the stars), enjoying the cool breeze that moved through the sitting area (reading or sleeping or chatting or enjoying the torrential tropical rain), dining in (by candlelight) and listening to Rene's great music collection on the bose system (verve remixes and buddha bar!).
The main street (melbourne quality coffee at "grocer and grind"/ "three monkeys") is only a short stroll way, through the charming narrow streets of Sanur. It is also a very short stroll to "Cosmo" where we had almost daily massages and treatments!
Further afield, we made an overnight trip to Borobador, Scuba diving and snorkelling all over Bali, day trip to Ubud and Seminyak and Day Spa at Alila Uluwatu.
The thing that most differentiated a good holiday and a great holiday was the warmth and friendliness of Suzanne, Wayan and the staff. Suzanne was very knowledgable and extremely generous with her time and energy. She has a wonderfully calming presence. Wayan was extremely helpful in helping us navigate around the kitchen, and anticipating things we needed!
Now... for some plotting... how to get back there and stay for longer! =D
What a lovely holiday we didn't want to leave! Rene's villa is beautiful! There is wonderful attention to detail, consideration and comfort for the guest. The staff were lovely and friendly, getting things done quietly and efficiently. We felt very secure and well looked after.
Suzanne was terrific, her tips and local knowledge of the area were a great help, we loved the things that she suggested and it was a great bonus to be able to see her beautiful jewellery.
All dealings with Rene and the booking were fast and efficient, everything they offered to arrange was done. We will be recommending this beautiful place to others and we do hope to go back for another holiday.
It is great to hear that you had such a good time at the house. Fantastic as well that our team there has been taken good care of you. Thanks as well for acknowledging them! (I have passed on your kind words...they will be happy to hear that)
Come back soon for another holiday... ;-)!
We absolutely loved our stay at Rene's villa in Sanur. We were travelling with three small children--no easy task!--and the villa was set up perfectly for our needs: bunk beds, baby cot and highchair, projector (for movie watching), even toys for the lovely pool! There are comfy couches in the outdoor lounge area and loungers by the pool. The help was much appreciated: Wayan made us delicious banana pancakes for breakfast and kept the place spotless, even leaving fresh frangipani flowers on the Buddha statues. House manager, Suzanne, was immensely helpful and conscientious, suggesting various activities and restaurants. We loved biking along the beach path. We also recommend fabulous, candle-lit massages on the outdoor terrace, which Suzanne can arrange. We enjoyed dinner at 3 Monkeys in town. The villa has old-school charm (think moss-covered exterior walls and carved wooden doors) with modern facilities (gorgeous bathrooms, state-of-the-art audio system). We'd come back in a heartbeat.
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The villa was beautiful and the staff were lovely and very patient with our 2 year old who seemed to prefer their company to ours at times. Suzanne went out of her way to help us out with information regarding the area and even put us in touch with someone to find out information about costs involved in buying a property in Bali. As mentioned the 2 smaller bedrooms are quite small but adequate. But it is also important to note that the 2 smaller bedrooms are off the 2 large bedrooms and do not have their own entrance meaning you need to walk through the main bedroom to get to them.
We thoroughly enjoyed 5 nights at this lovely property. It has beautiful architecture and really is a haven of tranquility. The pool is a perfect temperature and size. The staff members were all helpful and constantly delighted us with their big smiles. A lovely property with good amenities! Thank you for sharing it!
We loved it!
This place is paradise and it's impossible not to feel relaxed after spending some time here.
The villa is utterly gorgeous and super comfortable in every way.
By the pool we lay about on the sun loungers and in the pool we bobbed about on the floating bean-bags....in the breezy outdoor lounge area we reclined on the chaise lounges, the sofa and the pile of giant cushions....in the bedroom we slept blissfully soundly in an enormous king sized four poster bed, fully enclosed by mosquito netting.....in the inside lounge we snuggled on the huge daybed while watching movies projected on the wall....all magic!
The staff (Zan, Wayan & Made) were friendly unobtrusive and helpful throughout our stay and everything was easy, from arrival to departure.
The location is sensational, very close to the main street of Sanur where there are hundreds of restaurants, bars, spas and shops. The house is situated on a quiet, safe lane and from there we walked all over Sanur and to the beach, occassionally catching taxis around the area for a couple of Australian dollars.
Great movie library, lovely garden, beautiful (huge) bathrooms, functional kitchen with plenty of drinking water available from a water cooler and you can brush your teeth with the water from the taps because the water comes from a special well. This is great for kids (and goofy adults like me) who forget to keep their mouths closed while showering!
Everything about our stay was sensational and we can't wait to come back again next year.
Thanks Rene, Zan, Wayan & Made!!
The minute we entered this home, we fell in love with Bali all over again. This was after being in Bali for two weeks already going around and getting the feel of the island which unfortunately could not recapture our old nostalgic feeling about Bali during our previous visits. Thanks to this indeed beautiful and cozy home, we found our "old Bali" - peaceful and tranquil, cozy and comfortable and pretty much having everything you need to feel like you belong to the island and not just a visiting tourist. The beds are big and comfortable, the newly renovated bathrooms are heavenly with more than enough luxurious towels. I also did a lot of cooking here, while the kitchen has basic amenities, I did manage to make meals. We have 3 kids who stayed mostly in the pool, my husband did the unthinkable and managed to finish a book! The villa is in a perfect location, close to several choices of restaurants and cafes, and a good walk to the beach and the best gelato in town. Among the 4 places we stayed during our 3week holiday in various parts of Bali, I would have to say this is the best one so far. Hope we can come back soon!
This is a fantastic villa, with wonderful staff. We had such a good time as a family, all the necessary facilities were there. The staff is really wonderfull - we had great help with all the things we needed, such as trying to find fishing nets for the kids, or advice on where to eat and what to see. I can warmly recommend this villa when visting Bali. The location is very good, close to the beach and to shops etc. Rene is a very good host, answerin(website hidden)s very quickly and very helpful.
Fantastic! We had an amazing stay at the villa with our 5 mth old baby. The best part was the privacy and the house staff. It was a great place to relax, very close to Sanur main street and the beach. We hired bikes and got around very easily. We found Sanur the best option for travelling with a family. The only things I would recommend to other visitors to the villa is that if you are particular about your bedding take your own pillow. Otherwise its a perfect home away from home.
I am so happy that you enjoyed your time at the villa and Sanur so much!
Totally agree that Sanur has so much to offer for a relaxing holiday.
I love the honest feedback on the bedding / pillows. Good and much appreciated feedback.
Suzanne is actually already sourcing new bedding so soon we have all new pillows, bed sheets, etc.
I hope you'll come back soon to lay your head on the new stuff :-)!