OUR BIT OF PARADISE
Review Submitted: 07 January 2010
Date of Stay: December 2009
You have the most amazing property on Bali and when I say AMAZING, I do not understate. To DIE FOR!!
Not to stay here will leave your experience of life seriously impaired!!
We have used holiday-rentals.com for most if not all the past decade, climbing a ladder that takes us higher and higher on each trip. We have never been disappointed and this trip has been THE highlight!
On arrival, we were picked up as VIPs, transported to the villa, and greeted by Made & the two house staff. Flowers carefully laid down both the front lawn and the pool garden. After a very long flight, what a welcome! Instantly put at ease, any worries (well we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t worry) were washed away. My 21 year old daughter earwigged me on arrival and what she said summed up the villa- 'this is a ‘HOME’ she said, 'not a rental', to which I replied, I hope that is how you will all respect the property. The family did.
But it got better and better-we were adamant that we only wanted to eat local food, we had pre booked Made to cook for us (2 parents, 3 adult teenagers) we wanted HOT HOT HOT. We were not let down, to the extent that Made must have questioned our culinary sanity.
If you have not been to Bali before, you will not know or understand several components of their lifestyles- smiles, smiles, smiles, mopeds, Bali time and the GIVE factor. They have so much to offer, there is a major learning curve for all of us.
Thank you Tom, your wife, Made and the “boys”, all totally committed to giving us the holiday of a lifetime. Yes, that is what we had – you do not need to be a golfer to enjoy this experience (we do not play), the word paradise springs to mind, believe us, it is BEYOND paradise.
Giles, Cathy, Phoebe, George & Rory
Points out of ten:
Owner communication: 10/10 (and NOT intrusive)
Cleanliness: 10/10 (and daily clothes washing was an unexpected treat)
Staff: 10/10 If there was a medal for the most delightful, happy cook and property manager, you would have to award it to Made. Culinary genius, truly exceptionelle!
Transport: Made arranged for a first class driver, licenced tourist advisor, producer of the finest suckling pig (cooked by his lovely wife)
Location: The best sunsets on the planet, the most superb golf course in the Far East, secluded, but near enough for late teens to go out and have fun on their own.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Dear Cathy, thx so much for characterising our villa holiday proposition so eloquently!
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