Staying at villa with a private pool is something that I had always wanted to experience. So at the very beginning stage of our Bali trip planning, I told my travel buddies this little wish of mine without hesitation and I was glad they were up for it too! We started our villa hunting about 1 ½ month before our travel date which was pretty last minute and I gotta tell you, it wasn’t all easy peasy job.
There are wayyyy too many villas in Bali! Big one, small one, new one, old one, crazy expensive one, cheap one, balinese style, modern contemporary design, castle-like exterior, sun/sea/garden/beach theme……… pening! And in what seems like a million of options, we had to choose ONE that we can call our home in Bali for 3 nights! There I was doing my part - sitting hours in front of the computer screen with a full row of window tabs, scrolling up and down checking prices and reviews in tripadvisor, booking.com, agoda, send enquiry…. And also at the same time exchanging infos with my spicy candy, Nic. Fuuuuuu! That was probably the most “enjoyable” part of the trip!
|Welcome to our Villa :D|
This is it! The cherry of all honey pies! (Ignore if you don’t understand this self-created phrase)
|Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom have a fair share of pool view.|
Kei Villa! Great location (in Seminyak), good reviews in TripAdvisor, price is within our budget (at booking.com), new, modern contemporary design – all checked! You are the ONE!
|Bicycle ride anyone? |
Everything turned out as what we saw in the website. What you see is what you get. If I were to really pick a bone in the egg (as the Chinese saying), it would be the 2nd room’s sliding door which didn’t function very well that we had to call to reception to send people over to fix it for 2 times. Faulty door aside, everything was almost perfect. Service was very prompt too.
|Happy breakfast, happy morning!|
Breakfast is included, as most of the villas do. The breakfast option was pretty standard. Taste-wise, just ok. I did not have a high expectation anyway but it was lovely to wake up to a hearty breakfast and fruit juice all readily served on the dining table ♥
We dipped in the pool every night to make our money worthwhile.
which..… is not true!
We wished we could but there were simply too many hip hangout places out there that we must go! In fact, total time we spent in the pool was less than… 1 hour? But we did chill out (and camwhore) at the poolside very often during our 3 days stay.
A plus point for beach bums, Petitenget beach is just about 5 minutes’ walk away. But you have to actually walk further to find yourself a bench to put your things and rest AND you will need to pay a small fee to the “person in charge” there. Just remember to negotiate the fees with them.
Cheers for a great stay in Bali!