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Villa Tara was such a great place to stay and I will definitely be booking when ever I visit the area. I love the local village feel of the location but also love how the Villa is surrounded by vegetation.
The interior was perfect for me and my friends to hang out, listen to music, use the pool and have the best time. Not far from awesome beaches and surf but you will need motorbikes or driver.
The local village had a 3 day spiritual celebration on when we were there and at nights we could here drumming and festivities. It was so cool!
Gael went out of his way to make the checking in and out flexible and hassle free and the staff he has to help you at the villa are amazing. I want to go back! Thanks Gael. Best holiday ever.
everything was perfect. friendly pick up from the airport, daily maid,
loads of space for the 6 of us....a perfect home to get back to after an adventurous day out.
would definately come back one day.
thanks for everything
6 of us have just returned from staying at this villa for 8 nights it is close to Echo beach restaurants and Pererenan Beach (Ombak cafe) it is a nice retreat from the hussle and bustle of the main centre I would do it all over again. Scooters are a necessity but don’t panic about booking them if you ask the cleaner Ibu Kadek to organise it once you arrive at the villa they will have them there in a jiffy (took them 5 mins) so don’t book online, they appear to have a network of people and supplies for your stay you can pay anything from $3 AUD - $5 AUD a day. It is not necessary to get a licence however if you are pulled up by the police paying $100,000 rupiah ($10 AUD) usually appeases them and they will send you on your way. The Driver Made is priceless all the day trips were amazing and he will pick out restaurants to dine at in all areas you visit. Made will wait in the car but we took him to eat with us and paid his meals. Just a small note the house cleaner Ibu and Pak are husband and wife and have 3 small children if you want to bring them a gift. Then there are the visit to the temples and other tourist attractions you will be escorted around and it is manners to tip your guide regardless of paying entry fee to parks this is the peoples livelihood we generally tipped $50,000 rupiah ($5 AUD). The shopping in Kuta and Seminyak is brilliant you will be surrounded by the locals to buy; we did manage to buy replica bags from $15 AUD to $40 AUD depends on how strong you go in. Lastly remember when you leave Bali the airport will require $150,000 rupiah per person for departure tax please have cash as they don’t take card payment. For meals we recommend Ombok Cafe at Pererenan Beach (they also deliver) Deux ex machina for 'to die for' food (they have nice bacon and eggs) then there is Echo Beach House for the nightly BBQ and Sticky Fingers at Echo Beach for pizza Thank you Gael for as pleasant stay the house was awesome the stay very very relaxing we will definitely make a return visit to Bali again. I forgot the security are fantastic you are safe in their hands.
My family and I have just returned from staying at this villa for 11 nights. It is spacious, comfortable and felt like home. This villa is about 15 minutes from Canggu, so a car is necessary, but there is a taxi stand at the end of the street with taxis always at the ready (10 min walk from the villa). The villa is a one hour walk from a great surf beach, or 10 minutes on a motorbike/car. I liked the quietness and serenity of the area, it was nice to be removed from busy/hectic Seminyak. This villa is perfect for families with young children looking for a quiet, relaxed holiday in the rice paddies. Pak Agus (house manager + pool cleaner) was incredibly helpful and Ibu Kadek (who cleaned the villa every morning) was lovely and friendly.
6 of us and one baby enjoyed this villa oasis and it broke our hearts to leave. The whole place is set up for relaxing, from the lush garden and inviting pool to the comfortable lounge area.
Kadek, the maid was wonderful and helped us out with any bookings (drivers and massages) we needed to make. It was an added luxury to have someone to help out and keep things tidy.
Putu, the driver who picked us up from the airport was invaluable. He took us on numerous day trips (when we could tear ourselves from the villa) and was a safe driver with a new and comfortable car.
The closest beach is just over 2 kms away, so if you have young children, you may need to consider taxis, which are always available just down the road. Recommend Ombok Cafe at Pererenan Beach (they also deliver) Deux ex machina for 'to die for' food, Echo Beach House for the nightly BBQ and Sticky Fingers at Echo Beach for pizza to rival any in Italy!!
Thanks Gael and all your wonderful staff!!
La villa etait a la hauteur de nos esperances. Celle ci est a l'ecart des endroits trop frequentes mais en ayant facilement acces aux besoins journaliers et sites touristiques. Les employes sont serviables et wifi fonctionne tres bien. Nous avons aime la plage "Echoe" et son atmosphere. Nous pensons y revenir l'annee prochaine...
The villa is super nice and it's staff is really friendly. Despite the fact that there is village stadium nearby which held local volleyball tournament, location of the villa is quiet and comfy. We felt like home behind it's walls.There was no BBQ in the house, but we bought one, so next visitors can enjoy (website hidden),spacious, fresh - these are the words for this house. It's a little gem hidden between rice fields of Pererenan village.
All the amenities you might need are located very close, but still you'll need motorbike to get to the beach (echo-beach is the nearest one). Ocean is about 20 min walking. Best breakfast around you can find at Canteen cafe on Batu-Bolong road.
Check-in and check-out is super flexible - we moved in one day before arranged date free of charge.
I had the pleasure of staying in Gaels immaculate villa for 9 days. Originally I had booked it for 7 days but ended up extending. Key points u will want to take note of whilst staying at his villa:-
1. The villa is very airy, spacious and clean
2. Staff are very friendly, courteous, helpful and amazing. Especially Gagus & Kadek
3. I once got my shopping out of the car & entered the house. Suddenly security knocked my door and handed over to me my very expensive camera which I had accidentally dropped. I was super impressed! Thought this only happens in Dubai where I live but that was really great to know that Gael hired very reliable and respectable staff
4. Villa is at the rice fields, and u get the pleasure of mingling with the humble super friendly rice farmers. I planted rice for 2 hours with them. It was an experience I will never forget & from all the photos ive uploaded to share with my mates, the rice field photos got the top best reviews
5. Taxis are 8 mins walk from the road and trust me they are ALWAYS there lined up at your avail
6. The place is very peaceful and quiet. I had one neighbor and my friend met her only once. Didn’t even notice we had a neighbour
7. The garden is very well maintained and clean
8. There was a selection of over 50 movies which you can always see when you want a relaxed stay at home
9. If you forgot your main door keys with your friends who were away, no need to worry about dozing on the door step. Security will arrange one of the staff to open the door and trust me its less than 5 minutes wait
10. Even though we did not use the house scooter/car/bike, they were still there for our disposal at any time.
All in all, we had a great experience, but the biggest highlight is Gael Wonder, the villa owner.
Unfortunately, I never got the pleasure of meeting him as he wasn’t in Indonesia when I visited, but even still, he answered all my mails on time & he was amazing. He did one special great gesture for me & my friends which we will never forget. Would not like to get into it as I wouldn’t like anyone to abuse his good, courteous nature/take advantage, but rest assured, this is one villa owner u would love to have when you are searching a home away from home.
Gael, thank you for ensuring our stay was rejuvenating, memorable and a home away from home, even when you never met us! When we are back in Indonesia, we will contact you & stay at your villa again.
Best regards & stay well!
Courtney & friends.
We have just had a wonderful stay at cozy villa near Canggu. It is located in a village with gorgeous views looking out over the rice fields. Even in the rainy season, we were able to get around easily on motorcycles and on foot. It is a short walk to local amenities and excellent cafes in Canggu are not far away. As noted by the earlier reviewer, there is also really good coffee at Deus ex machina. If you are looking for a truly local experience away from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak then this is the place to stay.
The villa is ideal for couples or families and very well looked after by friendly staff. Hiring a cook was well worth the extra cost and ensured that our stay was thoroughly relaxing. We really enjoyed the outdoor shower and pool and the rooms are thoughtfully and tastefully decorated. Open living space blending into the tropical garden creates a sense of peace and tranquility.
Gael is a very attentive host and quick to answer any inquiries. Overall, a great experience that we highly recommend. It would be hard to find better value.
Thanks so much! come back any time