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GIMG_4020A-199x300raag delen wij met u de ervaringen van onze gasten.

Wij stellen het zeer op prijs als u na uw verblijf in een van de villa’s een bijdrage wilt leveren aan ons gastenboek.

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FAMILY GIELISSE – VILLA BUNDAR

December 27, 2014

“Great Villa experience near the beach in North Bali”

The Villa is great and very clean. The household help really cooks very well and she is extremely friendly and caring but yet not very present. Perhaps the internet is not as we are used to and the bathroom slightly outdated, but that’s just a detail. The view over the sea is unforgetable and the people are quite friendly indeed. We can indeed recommend this property for a stay

Family Gielisse, The Netherlands

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FAMILY BOONSTRA – VILLA BERSAMA

December 26, 2014

We have stayed for a week at the villa and it was really a 5 star experience. Villa Bersama has is a very spacious accomodation with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large pool and situated at the beach. Add to this the excellent staff who cleans, cooks and does the laundry. Chief Ketut makes all kind of delicious local dishes. A driver is available at a reasonable rate and the villa is guarded 24/7. There is a lot of interesting things to do and to see in the environment and our highlight was our private “taxi ride” to the dolphins at sea. We were picked up in front of the villa at sea by a local fisherman who took us to dolphins. We saw hundreds of them, a breathtaking experience!

Family Boonstra, The Netherlands

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FAMILY LEHTINIEMI – VILLA SALI

December 1, 2014

“There is a heaven on earth, Villa Sali!”

We stayed 5 days at Villa Sali and enjoyed every moment of it. The place is so beautiful! And the staff is very friendly, the food is so good! I would recommend the place for everybody.

Family Lehtiniemi, Finland

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FAMILY JANIK – VILLA SANTAI

November 30, 2014

“Best holiday in fabulous villa Santai!!”

Our group of 10 adults and 1 child spend a fab time on Bali. All servis was amazing, staff is very friendly and helpful, many thanks!

Family Janik

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FAMILY FERNS – VILLA SALI

November 26, 2014

“Perfect place to unwind and get away from it all, absolute beach front.”

We came to Villa Sali to unwind and get away from it all and it was the perfect place for this. The staff were great and prepared all our meals for us in true balinese style. So healthy and as spicy as we liked. We have a 4 month old baby daughter and she loved the place as much as us, the staff always helping out with her. The pool was a massive success, a real luxurious feel along with the well looked after gardens. We spent hours just gazing out over the ocean onto the horizon. We will be back again next year to do it all again!

Danny and Made Ferns, Australia

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TIMOTHY & SIRMEAN BRUCKNER – VILLA BUNDAR

November 24, 2014

We got married on 20 November on Bali at another villa and it was a wonderful day for us and our guests.

We planned 3 nights in Villa Bundar as a mini honeymoon. Just the two of us without parents and daughter. It has been a bliss!

The peace and quietness is so amazing compared to the place in the south of Bali. I know now that paradise has a name and a place: Villa Bundar at Lovina-Beach.

Thanks to Ketut for your warmth, your service and your smile. It has been 3,5 beautiful days and we would easily have spend a longer time here. This will happen in the future together  with our daughter and friends. For now we thank you and the rest of the staff for everything.

In Dutch: Dank je wel voor alles en het heerlijke eten gemaakt door Ketut! En tot ziens, want we komen terug!

Met vriendelijke groet,

Timothy & Sirmean Bruckner

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MARTA GARCÍA-TRIVINO – VILLA SALI

November 18, 2014

“Beautiful villa on the beach with high-quality materials”

Beautiful balinese style villa with very well designed garden, fantastic wifi even near the sea shore, good service and good cook.
Warm pool and very calm sea.
So confortable that we stayed “at home” absolutely all the time.

Marta García-Trivino, Spain

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FAMILY ARNDT – VILLA SALI

November 5, 2014

“The paradise on time”

This was our second fine experience in this paradise.
If you are looking for something other than catalog travel, if you want to chill somewhere away from the mass tourism, if you would like to recover from stress without any disturbance, this villa will be the right place for you.
We will come back….

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FAMILY BURTON – VILLA PANTAI

October 16, 2014

“Superb”

I am so glad I got to stay at Villa Pantai. It was the highlight of the trip. Our only regret was that we didn’t stay longer. The villa was just gorgeous. The gardens were just beautiful and very well maintained and the view through the gardens over the beach was divine. Our cook, Made, was fantastic and staff were wonderful. Anyone wanting to just chill out and relax, this is the place to come and stay and see the other side to Bali. I would highly recommend this villa and can’t wait to make another trip to Lovina. Well done to the owners and their staff for putting in the hard work and making this Villa a gorgeous place to stay.

Bernadette Burton & family

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FAMILY HATTAM – VILLA SALI

October 15, 2014

“Fantastic Villa, Relaxing Stay”

We stayed here recently for 4 nights and the biggest problem was that we could not stay longer.

This was probably the most relaxing holiday I have ever had. From the moment you arrive you start to relax. The staff in the house, do a great job of looking after you and nothing that you ask for is too much trouble, The food they prepared was delicious. The villa looks exactly like it does in the pictures with a huge pool and spacious rooms. It is very easy to pass the hours relaxing in the pool and admiring the view.

The garden and pool and well maintained and the on-site security guard after hours provide peace of mind.

The drivers they arranged were great and were our personal tour guide for local sight-seeing.

One thing to consider is the distance to Lovina. You will need to arrange a driver to go anywhere. This was not a problem for us as it meant we spent more time relaxing at the villa. Also a number of restaurants at Lovina offer a free taxi service.

I would not hesitate to come back again.

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FAMILY RASING – VILLA SANTAI

October 3, 2014

“Paradise for everyone!”

We were so lucky to spend our honeymoon with our two kids, 3 yrs and 1 yr old, at Villa Santai. We had the best time ever. The villa is really nice, spacious, clean, well taken care of. It’s located at the beach front with a beautiful garden full of palm trees, flowers, a great pool (with a shallow part for the kids), just great! But what made the difference was the fantastic staff, every day they took care of us in such a lovely way. They cooked the best meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, no need to go out with the kids, they cleaned the house, did our laundry and the gardener was there every morning at 6.30 to make sure everything was ready by the time we got up! Our driver Ketut took us everywhere, just to the supermarket or for a day out, he made every trip nice and told lots about his lovely Bali! We can’t wait to come back and spend more time here!

Ronald Rasing and Marloes Carree

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FAMILY WRIGHT – VILLA THE MANGO TREES

October 3, 2014

Many of the previous reviews cover our positive experience. The many days of sunny weather were spent using the villas impressive amenities, including organising local masseurs to provide excellent massages on the front bale. The sea was certainly not swimmable given the local village used the nearby creeks. The lovely pool,lounges and front bale were well utilised and well maintained. The staff were very friendly and polite. Iluh and Putih organised a doctor, at short notice, for one of our group. Komang was there most days and kept the gardens and pool in top condition. He also fixed a stiff, heavy, sliding door which had been rusted by sea air. Made was a very proficient, engaging security guard. The bedrooms were very comfortable and had lovely garden or sea views. An on-site laundry was also well used.Watching daily village life, from morning fishing to ducks waddling along the beach, was delightful to witness. Nearby restaurants in Lovina offered variety, value and superb food- we tried Spice Beach Club, Le Jaenzen (with “interesting”owner-chef driving us in and back) and eclectic Rikkis Bar & Bistro.
Two of our group went on the 5.45am dolphin tour with Captain Made. Though seeing the many dolphins was exciting, they both said the highlight was the amazing sunrise they saw at 6.15am from on board their klungklung.
We all enjoyed watching the superb sunsets over West Bali/Java from the beach out front of the villa.

David Wright, Melbourne, Australia

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FAM. HESSING & VAN DE ZILVER – VILLA SALI

September 23, 2014

Wij, twee echtparen van 50 en 60, verbleven in villa Sali van 1 september tot en met 18 september. Wat hebben we een fantastische tijd gehad! Van tevoren hadden we hoge verwachtingen door de foto’s op de site en de reacties van gasten die al eens verbleven in villa Sali. Maar onze verwachtingen werden zelfs overtroffen! Wat een fantastische plek! Een stukje paradijs op aarde. De ruimte, de prachtige tuin, het heerlijke zwembad waarin je liggend op een luchtbedje of hangend aan de rand over de zee kan staren. Liggend in de bale benong waar we gemasseerd werden terwijl we luisterden naar de geluiden van de zee en de vogels, kwamen we heerlijk tot rust. Iluh en Sayu hebben ons dagelijks verwend met heerlijke maaltijden en zorgden voor een schoon huis en deden zelfs onze was, en Agus die elke dag hard in de prachtige tuin werkte. Allemaal even lief, hartelijk en vrolijk.

En Kadek onze vaste chauffeur heeft ons veel mooie dingen en plekken laten zien en ons erg veel verteld en geleerd over de Balinese cultuur. Hij ging hele dagen met ons mee en is een bijzonder prettig persoon die trots is op zijn land en dit graag wilde laten zien en met ons wilde delen. Dit was onze eerste ervaring in Azië, en we hadden ons geen betere kennismaking kunnen wensen! Complimenten aan een ieder die heeft bijgedragen ons deze fantastische tijd te bezorgen. Als tip voor een ieder die dolfijnen wil gaan spotten; ga ipv met een vissersboot, met Madi de zee op. Hij vertrekt een uurtje later met een comfortabele boot maar blijft uiteindelijk als enig boot over en de dolfijnen zijn dan heerlijk relaxt en spelen en zwemmen rondom de boot. Een geweldige ervaring! De chauffeur Kadek of Iluh kunnen dit voor je regelen.

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FAMILY JONES – VILLA BERSAMA

September 15, 2014

“Amazing location and Villa”

We have stayed in Lovina many times over the past 10 years, It was absolutely wonderful when we found Villa Bersama available for 4 adults and 2 small children. Upon arrival we were greeted by two amazing ladies, Ketut and Cadek. They instantly made us all welcome and continued to do so for the next 8 days. Our drivers also were very accommodating when we either went to Lovina shopping, dinner or going for day trips to various places of interest. The Villa was well maintained, cleaned every day and the Gardener took extra pride in “His” garden and pool. Meals were prepared and cooked for us each day, and we were very appreciative especially when we had been out all day and the children were tired. The location was also excellent, especially for going to Lovina to some of the restaurants and bars.

Mandy Jones and family

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FAMILY WAMPERS – VILLA PANTAI

September 9, 2014

“Paradise”

We only had booked 3 nights in villa Pantai but WOW did we enjoy Paradise ! The location of the villa at the beach is amazing and the villa is really well kept. You have the privacy of a beautifull location to share with family while the hotel service is impeccable ! Made cooks fantastic meals and makes sure everything is available to make your stay comfortable.

I don’t like to return to places as there is too much too see and experience in life yet this might become an exception !

Hilde Wampers & family, Belgium

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FAM. EVERTSEN – VILLA SANTAI

September 1, 2014

Wij hebben 1 week verbleven in villa Santai. Een mooie villa voorzien van alle gemakken. Voor de kinderen was er een groot zwembad om heerlijk in te vertoeven. Elke avond konden we genieten van de kookkunsten van Sue. Het was alsof we elke avond in een restaurant aten. Sue regelde ook andere dingen voor ons. Belde de chauffeur of maakte afspraken met oa de duikschool. Super fijn. Overdag maakten we excursies met onze chauffeur Ketut.

Achter in de tuin tegen het strand aan lag een boot waar je van heerlijke massages kon genieten en bovendeks kon je ook heerlijk borrelen en eten met uitzicht op het strand.

Kortom een heerlijke vakantie in een mooie villa.

Hartelijke groet, Ingrid

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FAMILY BURNS – VILLA BUNGA

August 17, 2014

“Wow, what a wonderful place to enjoy and relax!”

Our first impressions of Villa Bunga, whilst looking and comparing places to go was, “this place is too good to be true”‘ we’ll believe us it is even better when you experience it. The villa, the staff, the cooking all exceeded our expectations by some distance. We cannot recommend it enough. What we found particularly interesting was the region in which it sits. If you’re looking for trendy bars and restaurants and bustling night life then I suggest you opt for the South. This is as close to original Bali that I guess you can get. The people, from the waiters and taxi drivers to the kids playing football on the beach could not have been friendlier and were genuinely happy to see us and always eager to make us feel welcome. If you like unspoilt and restful this place will suit you done to the ground. Fully recommended.

 

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FAMILY HARRIS – VILLA BUNDAR

August 15, 2014

“Paradise in every way possible !!!”

To begin I would like to say how pleased we we’re on arrival to Bali how well we we’re taken care of after our rental car broke down in the middle of the night enroute to the Villa. We used Facebook locator and called the owner and he answered at 2 am and arranged for a driver to pick us up and get us to the villa When we arrived at 430 am there was food in the fridge and the rental company has been called and a new car delivered early the next day. That is amazing service!! Our stay at the villa was one we will not forget. Every detail about the villa was perfect including the
location right on the Bali Sea. The staff worked every day to keep the villa immaculate and Ketut who cooked and cleaned and served us each day was more than wonderful. I had planned to cook a little as I love too cook but there was no reason to interfere with what Ketut prepared each day. Sooo amazing the food and how she treated us like royalty Ketuts pleasant personally along with her obvious skills in the kitchen out did herself every day. We miss her now and cannot wait to spend more time in her presence. The owner and Angelique who arranged the itinerary never missed a beat and we are grateful for all they
did for us arranging our trip to Bali A vacation to remember !!!!

Clint and Kimberly

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FAMILY VEMER – VILLA BERSAMA

August 10, 2014

“Friendly, relaxed, beautiful place to stay”

Our best stay in Bali! Beautiful villa at the sea. The staff made our stay a special one. Super relaxed and there is a lot to do and see in the surrounding area.

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FAMILY HAYES – VILLA BUKA KECIL

July 21, 2014

“Paradise , visited for the second time”

After a languorous 18 days at Villa Buka Kecil, we have lived in luxury, and been treated like royalty.

To go to sleep listening to the gentle waves, watching the sunset from the sea wall, and our course snoozing in the garden paradise we could not recommend this highly enough.

As a busy working mum to have such a break I have come home relaxed, rejuvenated and re-energised I could not have been cared for any better.

Donna Hayes, Melbourne

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FAM. FINDEN – VILLA SALI

July 10, 2014

“We hebben weer super genoten in Villa Sali”

Het was voor ons de tweede keer in deze Villa en we hebben weer super genoten. We kregen een warm welkom en genoten meteen weer van het uitzicht wat je hebt als je door de voordeur loopt en van binnen naar buiten kijkt! Het huis is van alle gemakken voorzien en het zwembad blijft gewoon een mooi uitzicht hebben! dag en nacht!

Niks is Iluh en Sayu te veel en doen er alles aan om te zorgen dat je het naar je zin hebt. Lekker eten kunnen ze zeker maken!! Ook Agus zorgt er elke dag weer voor dat de tuin er weer super uit zit!

Snorkelen bij Menjangan is zeker een aanrader, We zijn er 2 keer heen geweest en het blijft gewoon mooi!! Ook de mooie rijstvelden blijven een plaatje!!

Omdat we maar met zijn 2 daar waren zijn we een paar keer lekker achter op de scooter met Iluh en Sayu naar de markt en winkel in Serririt geweest. Dit is zeker een aanrader om te zien hoe het op de lokale markt eraan toe gaat.

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FAMILY MORROW – VILLA BUKA KECIL

July 7, 2014

“Fabulous, luxury house with all you could need”

We recently had a wonderful few nights at Villa Buka Kecil with our extended family. It was absolutely perfect and our only complaint was that we did not book for long enough! I would not hesitate to recommend this property and we sincerely hope to return soon.

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FAMILY COLE – VILLA THE MANGO TREES

June 14, 2014

“Wow – Great Villa”

Villa Mango Trees is a restful place to stay, and a haven after such a long windy journey. The lay out of the villa is superb, seven of us stayed and we all felt we had plenty of space. The staff are amazing, they could not do enough to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. Illuh, and Putu cooked us some wonderful meals. Unfortunately even though the sand was cleaned each day, we were unable to swim in the beach owing to pollution. This does not reflect on the owner or staff in anyway as it is beyond their control. The swimming pool is a good size with lovely clean water,which is Komang cleaned daily, therefore definitely makes up for being unable to swim in the sea. Us girls all had massages lying on the outside bale-benongs, which relaxed us for the rest of the day. There are a number of nice restaurants in the Lovina area, we went to Spice on the beach and Damai in the hills. We have no hesitation in recommending Mango Trees as one of the best places to stay in Bali, and all hope to return at some stage in the future.

Joy, Martin. Linda, Bruno, Denise, Llloyd & Kay from New Zealand

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FAM. PORSCHEN – VILLA SALI

June 3, 2014

Wij zijn van 18 tot 28 mei te gast geweest in villa sali, met twee echtparen, net 50 en hebben in die periode ook een aantal dagen onze backpackende kinderen daar kunnen (laten) verwennen.

Na een week rondreis op eigen gelegenheid (tip : hotel tjampuhan in Ubud en Mahamaya op Gili Meno) in de villa ontvangen om 10 dagen te relaxen, wat een stukje paradijs op aarde !! En mooier dan de foto’s…. Gedurende een aantal dagen waren we met 8 volwassenen en zelfs dan is er ruimte genoeg.

Villa sali is een “eigen” huis met hotelfaciliteiten, maar het grootste compliment gaat naar het team aldaar : Agu, voor het verzorgen van de prachtige tuin, en Iluh en Sayu voor het verwennen van ons als gasten….want wat kunnen zij heerlijk koken !!!! Alles wat we aan uitstapjes wilden regelen liep gestroomlijnd, en werkelijk niets was hen teveel!

De dolfijnen, de tempels, de hot springs en het boedhistische klooster hebben we gezien, de andere bezienswaardigheden bewust niet om zo een goeie reden te hebben nog eens terug te komen!!!!

Tot een volgende keer hartelijke groet, familie Porschen en aanhang

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FAMILY EDLINE – VILLA THE MANGO TREES

May 3, 2014

“Wonderful”

Cette villa est la plus belle de notre séjour. Le personnel est présent et pourtant extrêmement discret. Ayu et Ilu sont d’excellentes cuisinières, le tout pour un prix modique. L’homme de sécurité nous a emmené voir les dauphins. Bref tout était parfait. n’hésitez pas venez la villa mango trees.

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MULDER AND L. ROZENDAL – VILLA BUNGA

March 20 , 2014

“Het waren weer een paar geweldige weken!!”

De Bunga is absoluut ‘onze’ villa. We hebben weer genoten van Bali, Lovina en BatuBatu in bijzonder. Met dank aan de staf voor alle goede zorgen en de super verzorgde maaltijden. Tot volgend jaar !!

Piet Mulder en Liesbeth Rozendal

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FAM. VAN DEN BRINK – VILLA PANTAI

February 18 , 2014

Wij (Jeroen, Annemarie, Jelte, Amanda en Jesse) hebben 2 heerlijke weken in villa Pantai gehad.

Super dicht aan het strand. We konden heel snel naar de buren toelopen (villa Shanti).

Prachtig zwembad waar onze Jelte alle dagen in heeft gezwommen. Wat een genot!

De bedden sliepen heerlijk. Jelte heeft ook erg fijn in het campingbedje geslapen.

Made die heerlijke gerechten voor ons heeft gekookt en elke keer weer wat anders. Erg lekker! Buddy die s’avonds de boel goed in de gaten hield. Kedek die elke dag de tuin en het strand super netjes hield. En dan ook nog een fijne chauffeur Putu die je de mooiste plekjes van Bali liet zien!

Kortom alle ingrediënten voor een heerlijke relaxte vakantie!

We hebben met elkaar een heerlijke vakantie gehad en voor in de toekomst zeker de moeite waard om het nog eens te bezoeken!

Met vriendelijke groet,

Jeroen, Annemarie en Jelte de Weerd,

Amanda de Weerd en Jesse Veldhuis

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FAM. VAN DER BEEK – VILLA THE MANGO TREES

January 9, 2014

Een aanrader voor iedereen die wil genieten van een stukje authentiek Bali.
Vanaf onze aankomst tot en met ons vertrek heeft het zeer vriendelijke personeel voor ons klaar gestaan.
De villa is van alle gemakken voorzien, noem het en het was er: fijne slaapkamers met mooie (buiten)badkamers, royale living, comfortabele lounge-set op het terras, ligbedden bij het zwembad, compleet uitgeruste keuken enz.
In de omgeving is genoeg te doen en ook voor het regelen van excursies is het personeel zeer behulpzaam.
Wij hebben genoten in deze prachtige villa!

Groetjes,
Hanny

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FAMILY THOMSON- VILLA BUKA KECIL

January 8, 2014

“North Bali paradise!”

We stayed here for a week over the new year. The villa is a few kilometres outside Lovina and is found in a small Villa park, but in its own grounds with full privacy. The garden is spectacular and runs down to the beach. We were very well looked after by Ketut and Korman who cooked and cleaned for us. The villa is beautiful with soaring ceilings and traditional crafts. We did lots of swimming and relaxing and a few trips out (which were easy to organise). A wonderful holiday!

Chantal Thompson, London

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