Villa Ora is a no nonsense holiday rental for the budget traveler. Clean, simple, self-catered 2 bedroom open plan villa with a lovely sized garden, pool and a daily cleaning service.
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*** Now with 8x3.5m Pool, tropical garden landscaping and many more improvements!! ***
Seminyak Beach is a 5 minute walk away, at the end of the alley is a Spa. The villa is tucked away in a quiet enclave surrounded by expats living in Bali long term. There is a general store within 2 minute walk, clothes stores, spas, restaurant, bars and clubs all within walking distance. The choice of them all being La Plancha on the beach for cocktails and sunsets on their beanbags.
Each bedroom is large and has a queen size bed, crisp cotton linen, wardrobe and A/C. One bedroom now features a sofa bed suitable for one adult. The open plan living/kitchen area is simply appointed with Indonesian furniture and features a TV/DVD player with Satellite and Wi-Fi . The kitchen has a double gas hob burner and all the kitchenware necessary for simple meals. The large semi-open bathroom features a large bath and a separate shower. Towels are provided.
We can organise airport pick-ups ($20/one way), bike rentals, car rentals, day trips, diving, tours and anything else you can think of!
My partner and I live and work in the area so we are always on hand to ensure that your holiday in Bali and at Villa Ora is everything you hoped for and more.
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The entire villa, pool and staff.
Interaction with Guests
We greet guests on arrival and on departure. If there is anything else we can help coordinate for you we will.
Just minutes from some of Seminyak and Bali’s most highly regarded restaurants, bars, clubs and spas. Beach-club it in style at Kudeta, Potato-Head, Cocoon, The W and Karma Kandara all with international restaurants, DJ’s and fabulous views. Tantalize your taste-buds at the famous Metis, Sardine, Sarong, La Lucuiola and Naughty Nuris. Sunsets at the Rock Bar Ayana Hotel followed by Jimbaran beach seafood BBQ.
Enjoy night-life spots such as The W Hotel, Living Room, Huu, Red Carpet, Potato-Head and La Plancha.
Taxi are abundant or hire a scooter!
Other Things to Note
Treat yourself to a pampering at Bodyworx, Prana Spa and Karma. Explore with day trips to Lembongan Island, volcanoes, monkey forest, temples, elephant and reptile parks, waterfalls and swim with dolphins in Lovina. Expand the soul with culture, art and Balinese dances in Ubud. Play golf at the Nirwana Bali Pan Pacific, New kuta and Bali Handara. Dive and snorkel reefs with exciting marine life. Surf world famous breaks of Uluwatu and Padang-Padang.
NO SMOKING IN THE BEDROOMS
Please turn off A/C units in the bedrooms when leaving the villa for any length of time, thank you.
Please respect our neighbours by maintaining a reasonable noise level at all times but especially after 9pm.
Please do not leave the key in the inside of the front door as our housekeeping staff will not be able to enter.
You may use the pool towels on the beach but please ensure they are returned to the villa.
Fantastic 8 night stay at a great villa. Not a single issue during our stay. The location is perfect, between the beach bars of Double Six and restaurants of Oberoi in Seminyak, in a secure and quiet laneway. Double Six beach only a 5 minute walk away. The villa is clean and well maintained daily, the pool is great and there is a large yard. Russell was on hand to meet us and check us in at the villa despite our late arrival time and had a couple of motorbikes organised for us which saved us a lot of hassle. Laundry right next door was convenient. There is wifi in the villa which was fast and didn't drop out once during our stay (first time I have experienced this in Bali). Will be back!
Russell and Skye thank you so much for the wonderful stay, the staff and villa exceeded all expectations and we will be back soon. I would highly recommend your villas to all our family and friends.
We loved our stay here, the villa is excellent! It's very spacious, clean, comfortable beds and a great pool. The location is great, just a 5-10 minute walk to the beach and close to loads of shops and restaurants. Russell was a great host, he met us at the villa to give us a quick tour then left us to it. He left us a local phone so we could call taxis etc... We would definitely stay here again.
This villa is really great and decent value for money in Seminyak, it seems. The pool and outside living area are perfect and we relaxed there quite a bit. There was more than enough room for us as there were only two of us but I'm sure it would be ok for four too. There had surprisingly few bugs given everything other than the bedrooms and bathroom is open but the apartment came with coils and bug tabs for the night too which was a nice touch. The house was cleaned daily (although sheets and towels were not replaced in case you expect that) and the pool guy came once too. This was generally fine as we were out but the one day we wanted to chill by the pool, we did end up having an unexpected number of guests with the house keeper, pool guy, laundry person and some one else coming back and forth to clean and to pick up furniture to take next door. Just seemed a tiny bit mismanaged but overall not a problem.
Its exactly as pictured, if not slightly bigger in reality. The location is great - about 5 minutes from the beach, some cool restaurants, an amazing spa and supermarket but maybe a 20 minute walk from the main "Eat Street" and shopping area which makes it peaceful and quiet and you can always grab one of the millions of taxi's if you were feeling lazy.
However, it was incredibly difficult to find, mainly because there were two roads with the same name (even Google Maps got confused) but we managed to locate it in the end with Russell's help. Unfortunately there was some confusion about our arrival time so we ended up waiting around for a while in the heat but this was no-one's fault since it seemed our text messages hadn't got through.
We were also given a local sim and phone which was greatly helpful and a moped at a decent price. Both Russell and the house keeper seemed very open to helping us with anything we needed which was lovely! The transfer prices quoted to us were on the expensive side though so I would just grab a Blue Bird taxi of the street on a meter or negotiate with a driver from one of the many vendors instead.
Oh and finally, we were disturbed a bit one night by a late night arrival next door and confusion as to who should be letting them in (we were initially woken up and asked to do this but turned out that was a mistake). I think that was just a one off confusion but thought I'd mention it.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a complete accont of your stay. We apologise for your short wait in an airconditioned car at the start, you did rather suprise us by arriving 2 hours earlier than agreed the evening before, which was 2 hours earlier still than our standard check in (we try to be as flexible as possible).
We assume you found the free late check out to 4pm to your satisfaction.
The staff are limited to a period between 10am and 12:30pm. This allows the necessary houskeepng and garden/pool mainteance to be completed with as little disturbance as possible yet it is all neccessary to maintain the quality of the villa for the duration of your stay. This is and was explained at check-in as it is also outlined in the villa manual so that they are considered expected 'visitors'.
It is quite within a guests right to request to change these times or ask for a minimal disturbance policy for increased privacy.
Also outlined in the manual is that linen is replaced every 3rd day, this is a perfectly standard practice for a holiday rental especially in this price range.
The location is really very easy to find, especially when armed with the directions that are provided along with your booking receipt. A short stroll from the very well know Breezes Resort and Spa, the tucked out of the way lane allows you to be in the middle of fashionable Seminyak but still in a quiet atmosphere.
We provide very competitive rates for our transfers for example, airport transfer is 200,000rp. If you get a blue bird taxi from the airport it will cost 170,000Rp. With our drivers you have the added bonus that they know exactly where they are going so no long 'tourist' routes.
We wish you a safe on-wards journey.
We had a very nice stay at Russell's place. It is conveniently located, 5 mins away from the beach and some very nice places to drink & eat. Also he was very flexible regarding checkout times which was really helpful.
Very pleased with our stay in Russell & Skye's villa. The location is ideal, it's peaceful, quiet, and it's exactly what you see in the photos. Russell is an amazing host and is always available to help if needed. The house is much bigger than it appears and it will comfortably sleep two couples with space to spare. I have to compliment the customer service that Russell provides. He arranged our airport transfer, had two scooters waiting for us on our arrival, and arranged a driver for us for a half day (with very short notice). Highly recommended!!!
From the minute we were met at the airport and transported back to the villa, everything was done to make our trip as easy and as relaxed as possible. So centrally located in Seminyak and close to the beach, shops and restaurants, we loved coming 'home' to the peace and tranquility of our very own pool and lush garden, also knowing that it would be clean and fresh and welcoming - with the all important air conditioning in the bedrooms! A phone call was enough to organize a driver for day trips - we really enjoyed our time in Bali and couldn't imagine a better place to stay - budget friendly but with all the comforts and ease of a luxury hotel! Thank you, Russell - I'll be passing on a recommendation to my friends!
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