Private family oriented, cozy home and sittin on the edge of the Uluwatu Valley. Relaxing in the pool and look out to the green valley of Uluwatu.
Walking distance to the world famous Uluwatu Beach. Lots of cute Restaurants in the area.
This place was definitely a Bali highlight. Perfect location, very safe and topped with a wonderful host! Mawar was so incredibly helpful, full of great tips and contacts for everything we needed- scooters, surf spots, best local food and bars! Great to be welcomed into such a beautiful culture with open arms. I highly recommend Uluwatu Valley house to any singles, couples, families with kids or big groups wanting to experience Bali at its best!
Mawar made us very welcome, she took my daughter surfing a couple of times and her daughter was adorable. Anwar cooked for us and gave us daily massages.
We absolutely loved the place. It's big and has all the amenities you need. I've listed all the great features below. I should point out however, if you're expecting the Ritz Carlton - this might not be the place for you. It's a lovely country villa, not a 5 star hotel.
-Location. Fantastic location 5 minutes walk from Uluwatu. 3 minute drive to Yoga at Uluwatu Cliff Villas. Loads of nice warungs to eat at and some good nightlife at Single Fin and Mamo.
-Size. 3 decent sized double rooms, large open space living area, big bathroom and nice backyard. All rooms have comfy double beds and there are enough sofas in the living room and outside to accommodate any extras.
-Pool. Great for jumping into after a surf. Lovely view of the valley behind the house. There's also a cool cabana next to the pool which is great for storing boards and relaxing poolside. Lots of patio space for sunbathing.
-Others. A nice big TV for films with satellite. Decent wifi connection (0.8 MBPS which is good for the area). Hot water throughout the house. Lovely big bathroom with plate shower and huge bathtub. Good kicthen with gas cookers, oven and fridge. Comfy sofas and a healthy sized dining table for entertaining.
-Mawar. A fantastic host (she lives just down the road and was always available to help us out by phone or in person). She knows the area extremely well and helped us sort out everything we needed for our stay - scooters, airport transfers, trips to Sumbawa, visa extensions, restaurant recommendations, flights, cheap surfboards, you name it - she can help!
-Wayan the housekeeper. She was an absolute star! Cleans all the rooms and house daily. Does all your washing and keeps the place clean. She also cooked for us a few nights and they were probably some of the best meals we had in Indo. Her nasi campur, beef randang, fried sardines and tempe were outstanding. She also does massages. Every house needs a Wayan!
Some minor annoyances were - the water in the whole area is not mains connected, it is brought in by truck and stored in a water tank so can run out before the truck returns. Wayan usually gets the tank refilled
before you notice though. The internet was good enough for skype and working remotely until more than a few devices were connected (especially Macs!). Then it got very slow. The 3G signal is excellent though so I'd recommend getting a Simpati sim as backup. The house is lovely, but was decorated a few years ago which means it does not have a luxury modern finish. It is more than comfortable though.
In summary I'd highly recommend booking the villa. For the price it really is great value. Especially considering you'd pay more per night for just a room in the area, not a whole villa. I think we will back there soon. Great trip!
Mawar's Uluwatu Valley house is everything needed for a great stay on Bali. Myself and four friends stayed in Mawar's house for the month of July 2014 and had an amazing time surfing and enjoying the Bukit peninsula. The house is fully equipped with everything you need, air conditioning in each room, fresh drinking water, full kitchen, a great pool, plenty of room for surfboards, surfboard bags and luggage, and the location is perfect. The house is secluded from the hustle of the main destinations on the Bukit peninsula but perfectly located, walking distance to Uluwatu beach and at most a 10 minute scooter ride to any other beach or surf spot on the Bukit peninsula. Mawar was an unbelievable host, she had taxis waiting for us and our board bags at the airport when we arrived, set us up with scooters for the month, gave us contacts for taxi drivers and helped us out when needed. Mawar also has a great house keeper come during the week, making sure the house maintained and clean. There are many great restaurants and shops within walking distance of the house. Overall, I recommend anyone looking for a great comfortable time in Bali stay at Mawar's house you cannot go wrong!!! We had an epic time surfing and enjoying Bali for a month and cannot wait to get back!!
Mawar's place was perfect. Myself and two surf friends stayed for 9 days in the 3 bedroom house with pool. It was exactly what we were looking for. It was very private and relaxing and just far enough away from the action that we felt secluded. Mawar gave us all the local knowledge and helped us rent scooters and get airport transfer. She also took us to some of her favorite food spots.
The house had a nice simple kitchen and we were able to go grocery shopping and had some meals prepared by Wayan the house keeper.
Outdoor shower was a highlight...
All in all amazing stay.
My name is Mawar, which means Rose in Indonesian. I love meeting people from all over the world and showing them my country. I have a young daugther named Zoey who is always part of my adventure. I like to make sure my guests not only have a good time at my house, but I am always there to help with the other parts of visiting Bali. Moterbike and car rentals, booking adventures and helping with the language. My husband and I love surfing and travel all over Indonesia exploring islands and waves.