There was a lot to like about this rental. The value for the location was exceptional. You are across the street from more expensive hotels and paying half the price of a comparable villa. The host and cleaning lady and manager Gus were delightful - could not ask for a better experience with all involved. Bigger than it appears in the pics; both bedrooms were very,very clean and roomy, and it was perfect for a BFF getaway. The pool was exquisite and made this rental truly a jewel for us. Short easy walk to restaurants, beach, and shops. We always felt safe too - lighting was good, accent lighting was a real plus too. Neighborhood was friendly - look under the octopus sign on the main street (to your right) for a great transport driver, he was always polite and knowledgeable (and good rates!). Things to keep in mind if this is your first visit to Bali; the area where this villa is located was - by far- nicer, cleaner, and more relaxing than the other areas we visited. The beach area (we used the one at the hotel across the street) was clean and well kept, and had excursions available right there, as opposed to Kuta which was super crowded, pushy, and the beach was filthy. The small walkway to the main street is a little bumpy and in rainy season it floods - not just there but everywhere - so bring comfy shoes, my fashion heels were left in the closet the entire trip. The bathrooms in this unit were great - again, roomy and plenty of hot water. This was our first trip to Bali and I left feeling that I had a great time and found a great value in this rental. If I go again I would definitely rent from Alex. Our only suggestion for improvement would be to correct some of the issues in the kitchen (oven was difficult to lite) and add channels to bedroom TVs. ps: Beautiful tree in bloom over the pool was a treat too :)
Thank you for a wonderful stay!