2014

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We are pleased to share with you the experiences of our guests. 

We would appreciate it if you would like to contribute to this guest book after your stay.

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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 Perhaps the internet is not as we are used to and the bathroom slightly outdated, but that’s just a detail.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

“Your private paradise with large pool and sea view at Bali.”

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. We come back for sure!

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 JONES – VILLA BUNDAR

October 29, 2014

“Absolute paradise”

Ketut is the most amazing cook. She out cooks most of the local restaurants. We have been to Lovina many times but have never experienced such peace and tranquility as we have here. The villa is perfect for 2 or even 4. Huge thanks Ketut and Angelique for making this happen. Cheers.

Mandy and Trevor

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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, Australia

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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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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.

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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 !

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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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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.

Carole Morrow, Australia

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FAMILY BARTL – VILLA SALI

June 23, 2014

“our stay was excellent.”

villa and staff are great. the sea was a little bit dirty because of plastic waste. but still it was our best vacation we ever had. the driver who showed us around was excellent too!

Julia Bartl and family, Germany

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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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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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FAMILY LUKE – VILLA BUNDAR

April 28, 2014

“The Bali of the old world”

Imagine sitting in your lounge gazing out over Bali sea facing north watching the fisherman the local kids playing soccer on the beach and the families frolicking in the warm calm water
Imagine deciding whether to walk 5 steps to your own pool or walk the 24 paces to dive into the warm Bali sea.
If this is your dream then villa Bundar is the place for you.
But wait there’s more throw in your own housekeeper Ketut who can prepare your breakfast lunch and dinner abc your own driver to help you explore if u want then your in heaven.

Jennifer Luke and family, Melbourne

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FAMILY WULMS – VILLA SANTAI

April 24, 2014

“Very nice and well attended !”

Nice and well maintained place. We had a nice time here. Service is very good.

Family Mark Wulms, the Netherlands

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FAMILY LOEVETOFTE – VILLA THE MANGO TREES

April 20, 2014

“Luxurious relaxation grounded in Balinese charm”

Villa The Mango Trees is truly a beautiful house. It contains of four bedrooms, two of which have a (nothing less than) magnificent ocean view of the villas private beach: black sand, blue water and a view of the outline of Java. The staff is friendly and helpful, and more than capable of providing great meals. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. What really made our stay extra special was the contrast of the luxury of the villa and the local charm, that surrounded us. I wrote before that the beach is private, I admit that is truth of modifications. Because all day we would see fishing boats moving ind and out, and up and down of the coast. Every day the Duck Shepard would wave good morning and good evening, when he walked his floc of rice field ducks. And we would smile and sometimes have the privilege of talking with the women bathing in the small stream beside the house. And in this midst of truthful livelihood, we could enjoy cool drinks and family in our little garden of Eden.

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FAMILY LEBEFER-LATHOUWERS – VILLA SALI

April 13, 2014

“Beautiful and relaxing”

Superb view, excellent cooking and very friendly staff!

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FAMILY RIEUBON – VILLA THE MANGO TREES

April 10, 2014

c’est une villa magnifique bien décorée très design dans un cadre merveilleux au bord de la mer de JAVA et le personnel est très serviable et compétent Le confort est très Européen avec une touche d’exotisme et les villes de LOVINA SINGARAJA OU SERRIRIT ne sont pas très loin ou les restaurants recommandés sont très variés et appréciables ( SPICE CLUB notamment) Le magasin CARREFOUR est situé à SINGARAJA Les sites touristiques sont assez proches et nombreux, donc de quoi passer un séjour agréable en famille ou avec des amis.

Family Rieubon – France

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FAMILY VAN DUIJNHOVEN – VILLA SALI

March 24, 2014

“Perfect villa “

The moment we arrived we were very much surprised by the beauty of this villa and it’s surroundings. The villa is absolutely beautiful and has everything you need. Perfect inifinity pool with children’s area, spacious, nice and clean rooms and helpful staff. Perfect for families with children. The view from open house to the inifity pool and the sea is amazing! We loved it and would love to come back!

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FAMILY HOM- VILLA THE MANGO TREES

March 11, 2014

“Luxurious villa that guarantees a lovely stay!”

It was our first ever visit to the tropics and it turned out to be a very pleasant one. The drive from the airport gave us an impression of the very busy traffic, but also of the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the rice fields. Arriving at the Mango Trees we were amazed at the loveliness of the villa. And in the 2 weeks we stayed there we enjoyed every minute. The houses interior is very luxurious , the exterior has beautiful gardens and a wonderful view over the Bali sea. The swimming pool is marvelous and especially nice to look at when lit up in the evening. The staff is respectful and very helpful, the ladies took very good care of the villa and of us, fulfilling our every wish. Delicious meals, breakfast, lunch and on request supper, they prepared anything and everything and using fresh local products. We spent an unique and unforgettable vacation at a very unique and unforgettable place, the Mango Trees. Highly recommended!

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FAMILY PISTOR – VILLA SANTAI

March 3, 2014

“Heaven on earth”

We had a fantastic holiday in Villa Santai. The staff was great!  Absolute good cooking, no need to have dinner in restaurants!  Everything was clean and in a good condition. Pool and garden were cleaned every day. If possible, we will absolutely return to this wonderful place!

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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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