Thank you for sharing your feedback Jasdeep. I am sorry that the location was not ideal for your family. I do find this feedback interesting because our path is the very place in Ubud that most young expat families live (including us). Many of our friends on the path have small children and choose this location because it is a tight-nit neighborhood feel (like family, really) and it is not in the craziness of the main roads yet is still a short walk to great spots like Alchemy Cafe, Sari Organik, Vespa Cafe and The Yellow Flower Cafe. In fact, we love this neighborhood so much, that we built our personal home here (which is next door to Villa Oliva). I suppose it is just not for everyone :)
Regarding walking at night, it sounds to me like you were walking on the main road (which is windy and not a good option for walking!) rather than taking the footpath to get to Alchemy Cafe, etc. We listed this shortcut on the map that was left at the villa for you - I am very sorry if you didn’t notice it as the alternative is really not a pleasant walk and would be frustrating.
Thanks again for sharing - I am glad there were many things you enjoyed!