Geraldine Darnborough – Villa Puri Soka
December 18, 2013
“Villa Puri Soka was Amazing!”
I have never stayed in a place with such an amazing view and I have travelled the world! How many places can you stand in the shower and look out at the ocean and mountains. We checked in with a party of 9 plus toddler and had such a warm welcome from the staff who really looked after us with some wonderful breakfasts and dinners. The villa was perfect for a large group – it has 5 bedrooms and bathrooms and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the facilities and the magnificent pool which we occupied every day. The day bed upstairs also provided a perfect place for relaxation and once again the breathtaking views! If you would like to get away from the hussle and bussle of southern Bali I would highly recommend Villa Puri Soka to recharge your batteries.
Family Kirkby – Villa Puri Soka
December 12, 2013
“Gorgeous and peaceful!”
My family of 3 adults and 2 young children stayed at villa Puri Soka for 6 days in Dec 2013. The villa is absolutely breathtaking, it is set up on a hill overlooking the sea and although we have travelled widely it is possibly the most scenic and peaceful view I have encountered. Bedrooms all have a on suite with open air large shower and the living area is a spacious open plan layout with direct access to a large infinity pool and lovely gardens. The villa has staff who attends daily to clean and Sue and Sally shopped for us and cooked us some lovely meals. There is also all the expected amenities and equipment that you would require for your stay. The villa manager Angelique handled our booking and queries in a professional and friendly manner and was very easy to deal with. She provided comprehensive information on both the villa and Bali in general and organised the driver to take us from the airport to the villa. The villa is a little remote up a steep hill, the staff do however have drivers on call and we took day trips to the temples and hot springs nearby. Some local restaurants also provide pick up and drop off service which is handy, On our second last day our 6 year old slipped and cut his chin badly our driver Komang was on site and rushed us to a nearby doctor. I could not recommend Komang highly enough. During this stressful time he was caring and supportive and even refused when I offered him payment for the time he had to drive us and sit and wait with us. There are other villas surrounding Puri Soka which I believe are also managed by Angelique and they all looked equally lovely. Although Lovina is approx. 3.5 hours from the airport I do strongly recommend making the trip as these villas provide great value for money compared to the luxury hotels in the south and show a different and much more peaceful side to Bali.
Family Rioux – Villa Puri Soka
November 22, 2013
Thank you for a wonderful stay! The views were stunning and we enjoyed every moment in the swimming pool. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Were have taken many photos to show our family and friends in Australia. It was a perfect place for a group of ten. A special thanks to Angelique who was so helpful and informative when booking the villa. It was a wonderful experience!
Geraldine and Mike and Rioux family and in laws.
Thamar – Villa Bayu
November 21, 2013
“Villa Bayu a real paradise!”
By entering the doors of Villa Bayu I immediately fell in love with the warmth and peace what the house brings with it. You’ve put your heart and soul in it and that is notable in a single instant. You have chosen everything so careful and that makes Villa Bayu a real paradise!
I enjoyed every moment in Villa Bayu! The meals are always a celebration! Ketut and Kedek are wonderful cooks. Also the trip to the dolphins was breath taking. Besides to all the wonderful things the house brings with it, I realize I was one of the lucky persons who joined the official blessing of Villa Bayu. There where chickens, decorations, eggs, fruits and lots more for the offering to the gods. The priest came and everybody took part at the blessing of every door, pool, chair, table, tree of Villa Bayu. After the ceremony there was enough food for the whole village! But still the evening wasn’t over! Suddenly a Balinese band showed up with three beautiful Balinese dancers. They managed to get everybody to dance with them one by one. It was an amazing and very special experience and I feel very lucky I was part of it.
Marjanne and Jeroen, Thank you very much for creating this paradise and especially for your hospitality and good company. A lot of relaxing, chatting and laughing at Villa Bayu! I loved it! Thanks!
With love, Thamar
Fam. McManus – Villa Jempiring
November 18, 2013
“Everything you dream about”
After some time in Seminyak and Ubud we decided to escape to Lovina for a more peaceful Bali experience. Villa Jempiring was beyond perfect. A large and luxurious villa, with a gorgeous infinity pool and beautiful views. The staff are available if needed, and they keep the house in immaculate condition. At first we were reluctant to book as we felt it was too far from the action of Lovina, but once we arrived we didn’t want to leave! The driver will take you down into Lovina with a simple phone call, however we opted to hire a scooter at only $5 /day to give us a little more freedom. This place is exactly like the pictures. There are other villas close by, but they are positioned strategically to offer maximum privacy. There aren’t many cons to this place, but f i had to find one, it lacks a music player. Also, it is three levels with the pool down a flight of stairs, so if your not good with stairs, opt for one of the other single level villas. Either way, forget the resorts, turn your Bali experience into something unforgettable and stay here! (I think my facebook pictures have already drummed up the bookings for the next 12 mths!)
Christina – Villa Bekul
November 7, 2013
“Feeling like home far away from home”
We had 4 excellent days at Villa Bekul. Perfect house, great view and extremely caring and helpful staff. Food prepared in house was also absolutely delicious.
Recommended trips – dolphin watching and snorkelling – perfectly organised by our driver.
A piece of heaven! Which we would be happy to experience again
Fam. Sena – Villa Mente
October 28, 2013
Our family of 5 stayed at Villa Mente for a week – and didn’t want to leave. Villa Mente was paradise, so much so that we found few reasons to leave during our week. The infinity pool was perfect – with great views of the hills and the sea. The bedrooms were comfortable, the bathrooms were clean, and the place felt very luxurious. The best part of Villa Mente, however, were Komang and Kadek – the two wonderful “girls” who work there. They were so nice, so helpful, and the best cooks we could imagine!!!
Location was great – although the only issue is that you have to get a car (or rent a moped) to leave – it is high up the hill, which is great for the views, but it also means you have to plan if you want to go anywhere.
All in all, I couldn’t recommend Villa Mente enough – fabulous rental!
Emily Sena – San Mateo California
Fam. Lee – Villa Puri Soka
October 18, 2013
“Awesome! Unforgetable Getaway..”
This is the most opulent place I have ever stayed. A sprawling hilltop 2 storey 4 bedrooms villa with a beautiful private pool overlooking rice terraces & the sea…all to ourselves! It is secluded, windy & very private.
Sing Sing Spa which is only 10mins walk away offers the best massage ever. Friendly & efficient staff (2 housemaids, 1 gardener, 1 security guard, 1 helpdesk, etc) make our stay most memorable. All in all it was a terrific experience!
Katherine Lee, Singapore
Fam. Drouet & Fam. Crespon – Villa Puri Soka
October 4, 2013
“Wonderful holidays in Bali”
All the familly, kids & parents spent a amazing stay in villa Puri Soka. This place is beautiful with an incredible view. And the staff is so nice…they can get you anything you want and they cook so well. Everything was great. “Like in a magazine” said our daughter the day we discovered the villa. This is the perfect place to visit the north of the island.
Francois Drouet, Philippe Crespon & family
Fam. Vodegel- Hendriksz – Villa Bayu
September 4, 2013
“Fantastic luxurious and relaxing Villa, with tremendous atmosphere!”
Villa Bayu is absolutely fantastic and gives you the opportunity to relax completely. We stayed in the Villa for two weeks and had a wonderful time, because the villa feels very cozy and is luxurious decorated with a great taste and care for details. Besides that the Villa is blessed with breathtaking views over the hillside and Balinese sea. In addition, the wonderful ( infinity ) pool and beautiful gardens, carefully maintained by the pool boy and gardener, make it all complete. We also fell in love with the staff. Such nice and warm people who were always willing to help us. They made the nicest meals, Western or Balinese, it was no problem. Finally, for our day trips the local help desk is always there to advise and pick up the organization, in order to meet all our expectations. We can really recommend Villa Bayu to people who want to experience that ‘special’ vacation on Bali.
Ruud en Petra Vodegel-Hendriksz
Fam. Kontopoulos – Villa Bayu
August 27, 2013
The family has had a wonderful and relaxing time here at Villa Bayu. The setting is truly amazing and your staff friendly and active, especially the ladies in the kitchen. It was a pleasure to come home to the tranquil environment after days out in Lovina. Can highly recommend the Spice Beach Club where we spent a great deal of time swimming and lazing by the beach. Good food and great service.
Thank you to the staff for taking so good care of us.
The Kontopoulos family (Singapore)
Fam. Tamboer – Villa Bekul
August 23, 2013
“fantastic house with breathtaking view”
This house is really fantastic! A big swimmingpool, 5 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms! The view is amazing, the house is lying on a little hill so you can see the sea. That means every night a beautiful sunset! The staff is very helpful and friendly. Every morning a wonderful breakfast and the diners were also very good. When we woke up every morning, there were already clean towels on the sunbeds. I’ve been in several private villa’s at Bali but this one was the best (for a very good price)!! When you go to the north of Bali, you have to sleep here!
Fam. Schurer – Villa SingSing
August 23, 2013
“Paradise on earth”
We stayed in August in villa Sing Sing with 2 adults and 2 children. The villa has a great view over rice fields and Bali sea in front of the villa.
The staff is fabulous, the housekeepster was taking excellent care of us. And the security in the night was always helpful.
Next to the villa (3 minutes walk) down hill, you will find a nice waterfall called Sing Sing.
Douwe Schurer and family
Fam. Heffernan – Villa Puri Soka
August 22, 2013
We had a fabulous stay at Villa Puri Soka! As a group, the house offered plenty of space to be independent in the surroundings – upstairs burre, pool lounges, garden etc. The villa is very well set up, unique and staffed by lovely young Balinese willing to assist in any way. The villa was exactly to description and photos and had the most stunning views. Comfortable beds with beautiful linen, open air bathrooms, built in ice machine, plus a laundry made the difference here. The villa sits up high offering great views and challenging walks. We would recommended this villa to families, groups of friends and people who like to be spoilt!
Fam. Roodvoets – Villa Bekul
August 13, 2013
“The ultimate place for rest, relaxation and inspiration!”
We had a wonderful time in Villa Bekul, which we think is the ultimate place to come to rest and relax. The local staff spoiled us with their fruit, drinks and neverending kindness.
We loved dining at the pool and eating dessert while enjoying the sunset!
The house is very comfortable, clean and brand new! We would love to come back for sure!
Fam. Noud – Villa Bayu
August 8, 2013
Villa Bayu: what an ambiance and luxury! And how peaceful after our stay in the crowded Ubud. We hardly left Villa Bayu and just enjoyed the view, pool, the beautiful house. The friendly and incredibly helpful staff made our stay very pleasant, and the food was delicious! We’ve had a lovely time and hope to come back one day.
Noud, Rutger, Berend, Paulien en Doortje
Party Bongaerts – Villa Jempiring
July 12, 2013
In June we went to Villa Jempiring. The pictures and the information received in advanced promised much good and sketched a beautiful image of the villa and what to expect. On arrival we noticed that in reality the villa was even much more beautiful!! The peace and quiet that prevails here gives an ultimate holiday feeling. The villa is very luxurious and comfortable. The bedrooms are very nice and the pool with the view makes the paradise complete. In addition, the staff is really fantastic. They can cook fantastic and are almost the whole day at your service if you want. The welcome package that you receive upon arrival in the villa is delicious. We arrived pretty late, so it was very nice that a delicious rice meal was ready to warm up and there were drinks in the fridge. We enjoyed so much! If the opportunity allows us, we would definitely go back again. Thanks for the pleasant contact, we definitely will look back a long time on this stay!
Best regards, Bianca
Fam. Todd – Villa Mente
June 17, 2013
”Wonderful and relaxing holiday!!”
My family and I stayed at Villa Mente for 8 fabulous nights in June 2013. We were met by the wonderful team who took amazing care of us! The villa is beautiful, clean, views are spectacular – especially for the sunsets. Our kids (and us) would have spent all day everyday in the pool but we did spend some great days exploring the area with the very helpful drivers. One thing that stands out for us is just how helpful everyone was – nothing was an inconvenience. We have never experienced service like this – whilst being totally present they were in no way obtrusive. We would absolutely recommend Villa Mente! Glenn and Kylie Todd
Fam. Lloyd-Smith – Villa Puri Soka
June 11, 2013
“Lovely villa – Fantastic staff – Perfect!”
Villa Puri Soka was absolutely perfect for our family of 4! As per the photos the Villa is lovely, however the villa staff were excellent, helping with any queries we had, and cooking most of our meals. The pool and gardens were beautiful, and well maintained by the gardener and pool boy. Our driver (August) was excellent – helping to organize various trips and outings around the area. Angelique – the manager of the property – was extremely easy to deal with leading up to our stay, including organizing airport transfers etc, she was also very helpful during our stay when we had any questions. Overall, a Fantastic holiday rental!
Mark and Leah Lloyd-Smith
Party Batchelor – Villa Puri Soka
May 21, 2013
This is a wonderful Villa. We’ve traveled widely and Bali is, by far, the best place we’ve vacationed. Visit Puri Soka if you want to see the less touristy (northern) side of Bali. The staff there are amazing. Food was excellent. Our driver was so friendly. A visit to his home was a highlight of the trip. The views from the Villa are exceptional. I can’t think of one negative thing to say. Bali is a long way from Pennsylvania but we might be back!!!
Fam. Hargreaves – Villa SingSing
May 18, 2013
This was our first time in Bali and we really enjoyed our time at the Villa SingSing. It lived up to all we expected and more. From the views, the awesome pool, the villa itself to the wonderful staff and excellent cook all of which made for our great holiday. Anyone wanting a get away from it all break, this is the place to go. We spent most of our days at the villa and in the pool because of the peace and tranquillity. We will be returning!
Bob and Pam Hargreaves
Fam. Simons – Villa Mente
May 12, 2013
We have spent 4 days in Villa Mente, my parents, my friend Sylvia and me. For my parents it was the last stop before going back to the Netherlands. For Sylvia and me it were a couple of days to relax, a wonderful break of our internship in Yogyakarta.
The days we spent here were fantastic. The villa is amazing: great pool, beds and an amazing view! The well-prepared food which the ladies in the house made were fantastic! We also gave them the opportunity to surprise us with the meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every time they did a great job!
It was great to be spoiled like this for a couple of days. Thanks to the staff for all the good care!
Roel, Tine, Sylvia and Marloes
Fam. Herremans – Villa Mente
April 28, 2013
we are a family of 5 with our neighbor daughters Julia and Floor Wolfs. Together with 7 persons in Villa Mente is no problem. We enjoyed the great staff, lovely dinners, nice culture, safety and the nice weather.
After temples, waterfalls, scuba diving, dolphins and Ubud elephants it is time to go home.
In November we will be back for a weekend. In Summer 2014 we will be back with the whole family and grandpa and grandma.
Enjoy your stay in Villa Mente!
Regards, family Herremans-Roos
Party Anton Ventslav – Villa Puri Soka
April 11, 2013
Stayed just recently at Villa Puri Soka for a few nights with family and friends..total bliss..
Quite simply its a perfectly architected space with the most amazing views over the Bali sea and rice fields below! All rooms super comfortable and clean with some traditional Balinese crafted furniture..Open plan kitchen overlooking the pool and the ocean. The pool itself is something else, all equipment in working order, garden well looked after, just everywhere you look – its been thought through!! Unreal!
Most importantly, the staff are incredibly welcoming and friendly and will do anything to ensure your stay is pretty care-free! Su and Sari cooked some great meals, especially on the first night, as we requested traditional Balinese dinner and even though local market has closed already due to heavy rain – they continued to search for ingredients for some time (in a monsoon!) until they had all to guarantee a great dinner for our party! The food selection was amazing, around 12 or so dishes – all with authentic taste! Putu has helped searched allover to help organise Legong, Jogged and Gamelan (takes few days and negotiable)- traditional Balinese music band and dancers who came to the Villa to entertain during and after our tasty dinner – it was one memorable night for all of us!! Many things to do in the area too – hot-springs, waterfalls, dolphin watching, Lovina restaurants, etc, etc – all if you can really be bothered to leave this space! (some restaurants do delivery to the Villa also)
Many thanks to Su, Sari, Putu and the rest of the Puri Soka team for a top notch stay and hope to be back some day soon!!
Fam. Sunjevaric – Villa Mente
April 8, 2013
We are a family from Serbia, we stayed in Villa Mente 8 days from 1 to 8 April 2013 and everything was amazing! The villa is very clean, a lot of furniture, nice and really big beds, inside and outside it was very clean, also the terrace and swimming pool was cleaned every morning by the gardener. Komang and Kadek, the ladies in the house, were very friendly, also very! good cooking, making really tasty Balinese food and mixed fruit juices. Also Komang went with us to the local market to buy fresh fish, vegetables and fruits. While doing their job in the house, Komang and Kadek were very quiet, unnoticeable and effective, they were unbelievable. Also our driver Tunik was amazing. He was very helpful and went with us to Ubud. He was never late and also showed us one nice Balinese village in the mountains and local fish restaurant with some really tasty grilled fish. Tunik is a very good driver and speaks good english. Also Komang speaks really good english. All the staff very good represented Villa Mente, we spend a wonderful time in the villa with all these warm-hearted people. We recommend Villa Mente to everyone who wants to enjoy a quiet holiday with nice rest!
Thank you for everything,
Vesna, Zoran, Nikola and Nevena.
Fam. Kwaks – Villa Mente
March 21, 2013
We are Wim and Paula from the Netherlands. We have a work-holiday for 10 days, we came here to visit our Villa Jempiring who is being build right now. Staying in Villa Mente and come back every day after going to the house was really nice. The staff Komang and Kadek took care of everything. Ask them to make their special meals and you will be surprised. The food is very good and tasty. I am sure all the guests will have the same experience. They are both very kind and do their utmost best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I almost forget to mention that Komang speaks also very good English. We are very happy to be back in Bali in May this year again!
Thanks a lot, Wim and Paula
Fam. van Delft – Villa Mente
March 4, 2013
The house is well equipped and we slept like a ‘baby’ here. The beers might have helped also I assume! Queen of the house is Komang and she is a great cook!! Also the service and the cleaning was fantastic. We were with 4 people, my brother Chris, my sister-in-law Mandy, and me and my wife Amanda. We had a great time, a bit too much rain but we managed still to do what we wanted to do and to see. I wish all future guests the same great experience and enjoy the views, sunsets, dinners and all you can do and see here!
Joost van Delft
Fam. Lettinga – Villa Puri Soka
February 27, 2013
“A wonderful holiday in Villa Puri Soka”
Villa Puri Soka is even better than the website shows. A beautiful house with a amazing view and a great swimming pool. Lovely ladies are spoiling you the whole day with lovely food. One call is enough to get a car with a very friendly driver, with lots of good advises. We had a wonderful holiday in Villa Puri Soka!
Roelof and Rietje Lettinga
Mr. J. Simons – Villa Mente
February 19, 2013
This was a very special experience! I have been to Bali already 10 years but always with my wife Marjanne and often with our 2 daughters. This time I was alone because I wanted to ‘help’ building our villa Bayu, also at SingSing. And everyone again was great, Komang is super, she cooks very well, delicious and tasteful. And she takes care of everything in and around the vill, her smile is great! Also Putu Yudi and Putu “small” of the help desk are wonderful people to be with, no question is too much. The staff really represent what Bali is all about: great people, fine culture, nice weather and even better food!
Fam. Smith – Villa Mente
January 15, 2013
We had a fantastic, relaxing stay. The house help Komang was fantastic. We gave her the freedom to cook whatever she liked, and we tried a different indonesian dish each time – which tasted amazing! The villa itself was amazing, with a great sized private pool to really relax – it was great to have our own private piece of paradise to relax and enjoy. We felt like royalty the whole time we were there – we would love to go back one day for sure! We would also recommend doing one of the day tours, as the island has so much to offer, and the locals are very friendly and accommodating.
Fam. Schong – Villa Puri Soka
November 26, 2012
“Everything is perfect”
A wonderful villa with a very nice view!! The staff is preparing very nice meals and want to help you with everything. A big swimming pool overlooking the sea! A great spot for having a nice holiday!! We enjoyed it very much. There is a lot to do in the neighborhood!
Eline and family from the Netherlands
Fam. Fares – Villa Puri Soka
October 17, 2012
we are back in Paris after a very good stay! We really appreciate it very much, it was more than my expectations, the staff is very welcoming and helpful, the villa is beautiful and it is the perfect place for a honeymoon!
I recommended already the villa to my friends so they can contact you.