1D / 1Aseo / playa / piscina privada
Normas de la propiedad
Adecuado para niños
Máximo de huéspedes:2
Política de cancelación
No hay reembolso para cancelaciones realizadas después de haber procesado el pago.
A little Gem
We have just returned from an amazing Holiday hosted by Anna and Alex , the villa is even better than the photos depict , we stayed for 2 weeks and were totally relaxed , any has employed local staff and they all carry out a great job looking after their gusts , Pushpa in Reception worked really hard making sure we had everything and in time she arranged all our trips and massages everything was on time and the driver / guides were excellent . We had most of our meals in the villa all meals are cooked in the main building and brought to your villa the food was excellent and great value , there is a mini bar in the kitchen topped up daily
The area is really deserted and most of the time you will be the only ones on the beach , all the locals are really friendly and are genuinely pleased to see you , the area has very few tourists and is very quiet so you really need to be prepared for solitude we loved every minute and felt really sad to leave , Anna and Alex have put their Hale art into the properties and are part of the community this is a real experience you must try ,
Be aware you will need local currency you will not be able to use credit cards or other currencies , their is an ATM 10 minutes away if you run short , also if you drink wine and spirits you can get from the villa but they are on the expensive side (but good quality wine)if you drink a lot , you will only get beer from the local shops ,
There are a couple of local restaurants but they are too far to walk at night the roads are dark , there is a small hotel next door who have a restaurant if you feel like a change .
Overall an amazing experience , you are completely looked after and made to feel really welcome.
Thanks Anna and Alex
So Many Wonderful Places to Go in Bali Just Not Here
There are many good things about Octopus villas like when you close the wood doors to the villa you find yourself in a beautiful setting. But if you leave the very small confines of the villa you find yourself in no mans land. Nothing but a very dusty dirt road leading to the highway on one side and once you get to the highway there is nothing there and on the beach side unless you have on heavy fin boots the rocks are impossible to walk across. The snorkeling is a highlight for this spot. So for a 24 to 48 hour stay where you want to lock yourself up in a small compound this is very good. But the 2 to 3 plus hour drive from Ubud or the airport or just about anywhere else that you want to go on Bali makes the short stay a very unpleasant option. One final point the staff in general is very nice and works hard to support their guests. But we had a couple of issues.1. Th owner forgot to order a message for us on our last day that we really needed and 2. The two rental cars that the staff arranged did not have any air conditioning and the one that took us to the airport did not have seat-belts for one of our passengers while the driver drove like a crazy person through mountain and busy roads.. We found the taxis to be excellent everywhere else on in Bali just not at this location.
Not really clear why the guests are so disappointed with the stay as they rent the villa with its territory and not the surrounded area. All the North part of Bali is with pebble beaches. Also not clear why the guest is giving wrong information about our transportation, as all cars are air-conditioned. Before the guests book we always say that we are happy to accommodate you if you consider yourself a happy person. As if you happy you tend to notice good things.
3/5 lots of pros and cons .. definitely safe clean and beautiful ... more details to follow
Pros- remote quiet and private .. staff very attentive and helpful .. clean.. massages were incredible both in price and quality
Cons- call to prayer at 5:15 am .. loud and awakened us every morning .. followed by roosters crowing and dogs barking and this god awful noise the cars made .. was hoping for rest and relaxation .. little sleep past 5 am .ended up going to bed by 8-9 to compensate... air conditioning was not very great ... it cooled but often not comfortable ...food when ordered was always on time .. and good quality
The villa we stayed in was beautiful but the foliage and trees were so overgrown that it was difficult to find sun and other villas close by had much more open areas offering sun.. .. it was truly beautiful but here is where our issues were...
We found a resort next door and it was bigger and more social .. we met people there who offered assistance with tours/rides for cheaper than our resort .. when we utilized their services .. our resort “found out” and somehow that was seen as negative .. no one told us we were locked into using only services from our resort .. it got a bit ugly and we are sorry for that but we would t do anything differently in the future .. overall the resort was beautiful .. staff was attentive and friendly and kind ... it just turned into something more than it didn’t need to be ... definitely worth a try .. if quiet secluded is what you are looking for ...
Incredible , quiet and relaxing.
This place is magnificent if you are looking for a getaway in a more private side of the island. Also, perfect if you want to try scuba diving! 10/10 recommendation
Loved our stay
Anna and her staff were all very kind and helpful. They were quick to respond to our questions and always made sure we were happy. Provided us with snorkeling equipment to explore a beautiful reef just in front of the villa and a scooter to drive to the nearby waterfall, temple and weaving factory.
The food that was served at the villa was incredible, excellent menu and all the dishes exceeded our expectations.
The villa itself is very clean at all times and beautifully decorated. All the facilities are comfortable. The quality of everything was exceptional and the prices were very fair.
We absolutely loved our stay here and were sad to leave. Hopefully we’ll be back!
A nightmare with a happy end
When we booked and prepaid the villa one year ago we where enthousiast about the nice pictures shown on the website, naturally coming with good reviews on travelsites, and combined with the 5-star (high) rental prices we where conviced it was a very good choice.
However, on the arrival date a staffmember was waiting for us and she showed us around in less then 2 minutes.
Not only where we suprised to pay for Wifi (it wasn't mentioned before, but okay we accepted) but the villa smelled stuffy. The garden and path to the beach looked like a jungle and didn't had any maintanance at all. We should have seaview but it was jungleview. The outdoor kitchen had a sink, and below was a door where they kept disches and glasses. They where full of fungus.
The drawer, right next to the sink contained the two towels for the dish. One was a little wet, and the other underneath had many feces of a gekko.
Then we had our dinner served in the outdoor kitchen area. It was served by the staff. The planted the dishes on the table, with the cuttlery. No placemet or tablecloth. The salad was not fresh at all, but the nasi and sate were okay.
When we wanted to go to sleep (22:30 h) we where looking for a key to close the door. There wasn't any. We called for the owner who was living next door. She told us that nobody of the other guests closes the door. ( the house is free accessable from the beach). We told we do want to close, and she asked if it could wait until next day. We said No and after 10 min the owner came with a key. We where hoping that after a good night rest and a sunny goodmorning we could enjoy our stay for the next 6 days.
However, Next morning we get our breakfast that was very poor. We had each one egg, 2 sandwiches, some cheese, marmelade and butter, no juice, no coffee.
The we started exploring the rest of the house and soon found out that the couch and pillows in the outdoor room were very dirty, all kind of stains, the gazebo had pillows with stains and fungus, so we decided to have a serious talk with the owner and confronted her with our remarks, trying to explain her that if she would he place to be topclass many things had to be improved.
She understood and we proposed that we would pay the night and ask a refund for the rest. She agreed and refunded us cash. So thats the happy end.
Then we booked another villa in Tulamben.
Here we go. Our first negative review for 5 years. As they say: “There is no limit to perfection”.
Our opinion is that the guests have negative perception of life in general. As their complains were far-fetched. For example the guests were unhappy because they were met by the staff, but not by the owner personally. Though the owner met them a bit later that day.
Right away after coming the guest was complaining about some smell in the garden, though neither the staff nor the owner cannot feel it when they come to assist. May be it was some kind of the special smell that only this very guest can feel.
There are 2 doors in the bedroom, that can be closed from inside, but the guest wanted to close the door to the bathroom as well and informed about it at 10.30 p.m. when the staff already went back home and the owners were already in bed. When it was proposed to postpone this question till tomorrow as it’s so late it was accepted aggressively and we brought them the key from the bathroom.
There are 10 positions in the breakfast menu. Usually a position is enough for majority of the guests, but if not they can order 2 positions (no extra charge). Why the guests didn’t order enough to still their hunger is not quite understandable. Coffee and tea are available in the villa for free, so the guest can make it himself at any convenient time.
There really was a stamp at the pillow on the sofa, but as it’s there only for décor it could be just removed from the villa.
During the conversation with the guest he could not stop reminding that they’ve paid very big amount for the rent and they usually stay in much cheaper places pushed us to the idea that from the very beginning the guest wanted to get the money back and move to the less expensive place. We made a big exception paying them back in full, as all our guests are informed that the rent payment is not refundable.
A nightmare with the happy end, as the guest named his review, so like the only happy end for them was getting the payment back. So, for us really not clear what made him leave, as all the enumerated problems could be brushed off by the staff in a flash.
Conclusion: We are all different and we all have different perception of life. There is nobody and nothing ideal. One and the same place could be a paradise for one and a nightmare for another.