|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Tropical|
Description from the owner
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Villa Taman Rahasia 'bijoux' Villa in Seminyak
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Additional Location Information
The Villa is 3 minutes drive from the heart of the best shopping and dining in Seminyak
A 6 minute walk to the local fruit and vegetable open markets, and 6 minute walk to the start of the Seminyak shopping roads - Raya Seminyak and Jalan Laksmana Oberoi
Location Type Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in AUD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$189 - $223||$223||$0||$0||2 nights|
|May. 19 2013 - May. 18 2014
|All Other Dates||$223||$223||-||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Bond - $142 - Security Deposit - Refundable on return of key, beach towels and if no damage
Additional notes from owner
RATES ARE ONLY APPLICABLE IN AUD AT THE CURRENT AUD EXCHANGE RATES
* Airport transfers - one car each way
* Cooked Breakfasts (everyday except Sunday)
* Reasonably priced professionally catered full breakfasts & dinners if required
* Fees and taxes
* House staff (daytime) for servicing and cleaning (everyday except Sunday)
* Orientation drive
* Unlimited drinking water
* Bathroom amenities
* food shopping done for you - for the cost of the food we can fill your fridge for you with items you would
like to find in your own kitchen. Shopping bill will be presented on your arrival
* Baby cot available
* Foldaway bed available
* High chair
* Pool fencing
The month of August
December 15 to January 15
July 10 to July 31
Sept 01 to September 15
Easter week - April 15 - April 26
Chinese New Year
The remaining months of the year
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE HAPPY TO LET THIS VILLA OUT AS 1 BEDROOM AND ADJUST THE RATE ACCORDINGLY - PLEASE LET US KNOW
The Villa is fully serviced Mon - Sat
Required deposit must be paid on booking
Please note rates are negotiable for low/shoulder seasons and for last minute bookings
30% non-refundable deposit required to secure your booking
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 11, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Great Villa Experience
Loved this Villa!!!
It was great to stay in a Bali villa with a huge backyard and a modern spacious living area. Huge bedrooms and gorgeous outdoor bathrooms.
The staff are very friendly and welcoming.
The location was perfect for us and being at the end of the alley it was very peaceful and quiet.
We've booked again this year!
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 04/01/2013
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Taman Rahasia. After your long stay with us last time the staff feel like you're part of the family. We look forward to welcoming you for your stay this year, and are happy that this time you'll manage to experience a couple of our villas!
Linda, Ash and all the staff
Bondi Beach, Sydney
Exceeded expectations - will definitely be back!
I booked with Sitara Villas after doing my research online and reading rave reviews from previous guests. Villa Taman Rahasia was the villa I chose that best met our needs and it exceeded our expectations in every way. Central to everything Seminyak has to offer, I enjoyed staying here so much that I extended my stay by 5 days!!
Originally intending to travel with my husband and 3 year old daughter, my priorities were finding a self contained, private villa that was close to a wide range of restaurants, cafes, boutique shops as well as the beaches. Travelling as a family - it was also important that we were in a villa that was both quiet, safe and secure - Villa Taman Rahasia met all these requirements.
As it turned out my husband could not make the trip due to work commitments so my best friend travelled with my daughter and I instead... The three of us had a fabulous time on our own and felt completely safe and secure the entire time...
Apart from the thoughtful layout of the villa and the private garden and pool, what set Taman Rahasia apart from places we had stayed previously were the wonderful, friendly staff.
Soleil (Villa Manager) and his wife Fenny did a wonderful job in making us feel welcome. Seeing the smiling faces of Fenny, Soleil, Eppi, Megan and Newman every day really made our stay that much more memorable. Nothing was too much trouble.
Fenny developed a special relationship with my daughter who absolutely loved spending time with her... (so much so that she just wanted to stay at the villa and play with Fenny all day!). I had never left Scarlett with anyone other than family before - but I trusted Fenny with her and she babysat for us on a number of occasions which meant that my girlfriend and I got in quite a few shopping trips and dinners!
I highly recommend Cafe Bali, Biku, Chandi (for lunch), Sardine for a special dinner, and PotatoHead, Ku de Ta and Cocoon for afternoon cocktails and great music (kid friendly during the day).
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 03/29/2013
It was really lovely to read your review and we're so happy that your decision to choose one of our villas was the right one!
We always love to get such warm feedback about our staff - we think we're incredibly lucky to have the staff we have and it's so fantastic for them to hear the positive comments that guests make, as their aim really IS to make your holiday a special one
We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip over
Linda, Ash, Soleil, Fenny, Epi, Magda, Nyoman & Daniel
Graham, Jan & Friends
An awesome time with nothing too much trouble
My wife and I are in our late 50's and with a similar aged married couple (they were first timers to Bali) we booked in for 8 days at Villa Taman Rahasia. What a great relaxing time from the cooked breakfast every morning to the afternoon swim in our own pool, everything was perfect. The Villa, pool and the yard was cleaned and maintained every day. The staff couldn't do enough for us, even letting us extend an extra night when our departure flight changed. Chilled water on tap and a self contained kitchen allowed us to look after ourselves when we didn't eat out. A Mini Mart is just across the road and has an aTM. There are plenty of delis in Seminyak giving great food choices.
We tended to eat out a lot as everything is within walking distance, but it may check if you have to book as most eateries are pretty popular. Recommend Black Canyon at Seminyak Square for good food, and don't forget Rumours in Laksmana Street, great spot.
The ladies really got off on spa facials and massages, just kept on going back. Try The Care in Kerobokan Road just up from the Sunset Road junction - reasonable prices and very clean - spotless presentation and service.
Villa location is a short walk (15 min) to Seminyak Square (if you don't get distracted with all the shops)and a short taxi ride into Kuta. Transport to and from the airport and a day tour of Mt Kintamani thrown in by Villa staff, capped off a very enjoyable visit to Bali.
Thoroughly recommend Sitara Villas for a relaxing chillout experience.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 09/23/2012
Hi Graham and Jan
Thank you very much for sending a review of Taman Rahasia.
We are so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and really hope to welcome you back another time! I know that the staff enjoyed looking after you and were really happy with your feedback too!
Warm wishes, Linda, Ash and Sitara Villas staff
perth western australia
Very nice villa in a good location
The villa is at the end of a short alleyway that opens up into a paddy field so you really do get a sense of space and peace once you are off the main road.We loved the fact that the villa is not overlooked and is very private despite the fact that the owner has the property next door and another a couple of hundred metres away.The gardens are delightful, again with a sense of space.So many villas in Bali now seem to be built so close to each other .
We didn't meet the owners but the staff were very friendly and obliging.We had a problem with the internet one evening but Soleil fixed it for us when he popped in the next morning.
Breakfast was fine ,fresh fruit and pancakes if you wanted them.
The villa is reasonably close to the restaurants in Seminyak.We had no problems catching cabs and often walked back to the villa in the evening.The villa is situated on Kerobokan road and is opposite a T junction with Jalan Braban which is handy to know for the taxi driver when dropping you off.We did spend a couple of times cruising up and down Kerobokan road as we couldnt remember the exact location of the alleyway leading to the villa. That says more about our sense of direction though than anything else !
The villa is very clean,nicely furnished and homely and the beds are very comfortable.
A couple of things could do with a little update if I wanted to be really picky.For example the shower head could do with a descale so that it doesnt shoot out at the odd water jet at the wrong angle.In case people think I am mad I did have to play 'dodge the water jet' to avoid getting my hair wet.Wouldn't be a problem for my husband as he hasn't got any!
Overall this was a very peasant stay and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 10/16/2012
Thank you for your detailed review and it was a pleasure having you stay
We will definitely look into the shower heads as the calcification can tend to block holes, and this is something that needs constant attention, so thank you for pointing it out
So glad you enjoyed the garden space and villa fit-out. We try to create a sense of space and 'home' and are thrilled you felt this
We hope to welcome you back on your next trip
Linda, Ash and the Sitara staff
Stayed for 10 night with my wife and ten year old daughter just loved the pool the fully cooked breakfeast The staff are so nice Everything was perfect cheers Guys
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 10/16/2012
An absolute pleasure Peter, and thank you for your review. We hope to see you again in Bali
Linda, Ash and the Sitara staff
A hidden gem with all the trimmings
Hidden away down a quiet 'gang' or alley off the busy Jalan Kerobokan, the Villa Taman Rahasia was a quiet oasis to relax and rest. Set beautifully in a large walled garden, with the indoor/outdoor feel of Bali-style villas, great pool, lots of sitting areas, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and super-friendly and efficient staff, who even prepared our breakfasts to order!
There is a MiniMart just on the main road for any supplies you need, shopping is a 10 min walk away and close to all that Seminyak has to offer.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 04/26/2012
Thank you for reviewing our 'secret garden' villa. We try to individualise all our villas to suit all tastes and are so happy our funky little villa has so many fans!
We hope to welcome you back to Bali on your next trip.
Linda, Ash and staff
Three Weeks in Paradise
A perfect way to settle into the New Year! Firstly, the villas are stunning, we had seen photo's but once we stepped inside we were literally shell shocked. The place has such a peaceful yet luxurious vibe to it. The pool was great, we spent several days happily lazing by the pool, reading and enjoying the sun. Although you are in the heart of seminyak the villas are situated just slightly away from the busy streets giving the beautiful landscaping and luxurious space the justice it deserves!
The staff were fantastic, very friendly and respectful of your privacy, yet always happy to assist in any way possible.I highly recommend the pancakes and freshly squeezed juices in the morning.:)
For anyone looking to get away from there everyday routine and seek some R&R; this is the place. Will be back next year no questions asked. ***
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 02/10/2012
Thank you for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us.
It was lovely meeting you and Sarah and we look forward to welcoming you back next year
All the best for 2012
Ash, Linda and all the staff
Madeleine and Sophie
A hidden garden paradise!
From the moment we entered Villa Taman Rahasia (the secret garden) we felt relaxed and at home. Linda and the wonderful staff couldn't be more helpful. Beautiful breakfasts of fresh fruit and nothing was too much trouble.
The villa has it's collection of geckos, squirrels and frogs in the garden setting which just blends into the living spaces. The most difficult thing about our stay was saying good bye but we will definitely be back.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 01/29/2012
Hi Madeleine & Sophie
Thank you for your review and I'm so happy you felt immediately at home in our 'secret garden'. It was really nice to meet you both and we look forward to your return! Good luck with your new plans... Warm wishes, Linda and all the staff
Big thanx to all the staff for making our stay at villa enjoyable :)
Soleil , Effie, Nuyman(pool guy) and the rest of the team - nothing was too much trouble, very efficient & accomadated & anticipated our needs:)
Villa was same same as pictures - what a delight - loved the outdoor spaces - truly home from home:)
Loved all our new friends in the indoor/outdoor bathroom - say hi to the gecko's & frogs for us :)
Will be reccommending to friends & family :)
Thanx all for a great stay
Nici, Mark, Elaine & Geoff(Captain Pink!!) xxxoooxx
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 01/27/2012
Hi Nici, Mark, Elaine and Geoff
Thank you for your review and positive comments.
We are so glad to hear that you all enjoyed your surroundings and that your stay was not dampened by the onset of wet season and the few days of rain that followed.
The staff had a blast with you guys and were sad to see you go.
We look forward to seeing you next time you stay in Bali and thank you for your recommendations.
Ash, Linda and all the Staff
The Best Family Experience
We couldnt think of any other way to have a great family holiday so we could get quality family time we needed. The Villa was so well equiped and serviced we were not desperate to leave and do a lot of sight seeing. Bali is a perfect place to have a relaxing holiday and the Sitara Villas made it even more perfect. Thank you to all of Linda's staff, they couldnt do enough for us and were fantastic with our 3yr old. Seminyak is the best area as a family to stay as well as the eating and shopping is great, which Linda is willing to guide anyone in the right direction.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 01/10/2012
Thank you for your review Annie and we thoroughly enjoyed having your family stay! The staff send a special hello, and we hope to welcome you back again.
Linda & Ash
A little bit of paradise
This being our first trip to Bali my wife and I were a little apprehensive of what we would find. We need not have worried as from the moment we were picked up at the airport until the time we were dropped back at the airport we were thouroughly spoilt. We had late arrival and departure times and this was no problem. The villa met and exceeded all our expectations the photos did not do it justice. Being at the end of a Gang (lane way) there was no trafic noise. After a day out sightseeing/shopping our pool was a sheer delight set in its own lovely tropical garden with frangipani and mangoes. The location was good, away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta and Legion both being only a couple of dollars taxi fare.
We cannot speak highly enough of Soliel, his wife Fenny and the rest of the staff who looked after our every need.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 11/10/2011
Hi Glenn and Judy
So glad I had the opportunity to meet you both and look forward to welcoming your friends next week!
I'm thrilled you enjoyed your villa stay as I know how concerned you initially were. Mind you, you slotted into Bali life so comfortably and, it seems, got to see most 'must sees' in Bali while you were here!
We also believe we have great assets in our wonderful Fenny and Soleil, and they love reading their names on Trip Advisor!
Thank you for your recommendations already, and we hope to welcome you back again
Linda & Ash
Second time at Villa Bijoux and it was fantastic!
Thanks Linda and staff for yet another wonderful stay.
Solei, Fenny and Effie were so helpful and friendly.
We had a great time!
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 10/18/2011
It was great to have you back Ashley - and the staff really enjoyed seeing you again
Warm wishes, Linda and Ash
Completely satisfied - blew our minds when we arrived, the pictures do no justice! Had an amazing time in Bali at the resort. Staff are very helpful and lovely!
Would definitely recommend the villa to others & will definitely return!
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 10/04/2011
We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and thank you for forwarding on some of the amazing pics you took of the Villa - we will be putting them up on FlipKey and our website
We look forward to welcoming you both back next trip
Linda, Ash and the staff
This place was amazing. Although a little 'out of the way' (which we quite liked), just a quick and cheap taxi ride got us anywhere we wanted (I expect Scooters would be a great idea). This place was immaculate! The staff were amazing, so very helpful, and happy to provide anything you needed. There was a pre-order shopping basket on our arrival (needed Bintang as soon as we got there of course!) And even had a beautiful Indonesian Meal ready for us one evening when we arrived home. Really couldn't fault it, and recommend it highly
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 09/18/2011
Thank you so much for your review, and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our 'secret garden'. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bali soon - I'm just sorry I missed meeting you this year
Warm wishes from the Sitara Villa group
Beautiful serene villa in Bali
From the minute we got picked up at the airport to the time we got dropped off at the airport, the service was perfect. Having never been to Bali we were unsure of where we would stay. The location was superb...far enough away from the main streets of Seminyak and Kerobokan to have a peaceful stay yet close enough to enjoy the main streets and attractions. the staff were amazing, nothing was too much effort. the villa was perfectly cleaned every day and the breakfasts were a great start to the day. We also enjoyed the stay in dinner service which was amazing! Both bedrooms were excellent size and quality, no fights over who stayed where. The garden area was fabulous for relaxing during the day and the pool was an unbelievable relief from the midday heat. I would definitely stay here again when I go back to Bali. Thankyou to Effie, Ash, Soleil, Fennie and team...amazing stay...I just wish it was for longer!
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 07/15/2011
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
For many, the choice to stay in a private Villa for the first time, can be daunting. With so many options, it is hard to guarantee what kind of experience you will have.
Great service, location, amenities, Villa design and layout are important considerations when deciding on your 'home away from home'
I am extremely please that Villa Taman Rahasia and our wonderful staff checked these boxes for you!
When the formula is right, a private Villa oasis will always offer more than a hotel room and shared facilities..
The in Villa food, beverage and massage service is a fairly new feature of all three of our villas, So it is fantastic to hear such positive feedback.
We look forward to having you stay with us again soon..
All the best
Rachael from Brighton le Sands
A private oasis with a convenient location
Villa Taman Rahasia was a well appointed two bedroom self-contained villa with it's own private swimming pool. I travelled with my husband and 11 year old daughter. The villa had two large air-conditioned bedrooms both with their own garden bathrooms. Each bedroom featured a very comfortable king-sized bed. The onsite staff were extremely hospitable and cooked breakfast for us each morning and serviced the villa daily. The only issues we had were that there were alot of mosquitos (particularly in the bathrooms - although they did burn mosquito coils), the sofas in the living area were quite uncomfortable & the floor plan meant the bedrooms weren't close to each other and you had to go outside to go from one to another, which for an anxious child was a bit scary in the dark. Only an issue to consider if travelling with children.
The villa was a little away from the main area of Seminyak, but within walking distance or short taxi ride. The villa was very private behind tall walls and features a lovely garden & pool area. The service we received by the staff was probably the highlight for us. Nothing was a problem for them, including assisting when we required medical attention. Would definitely consider staying there again in the future.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 07/07/2011
Thank you for your review - we appreciate all feedback and realise that, after a year of guests, we do need to have the sofas re-stuffed as, like everything with Bali, things seem to suffer and even deteriorate far more quickly than in non-tropical places!
After an intensely heavy rainy period the mosquitos did increase dramatically in Bali and the solution we've now found is to do the 'fogging' far more regularly - so the next time you stay we certainly should have dealt with both issues
We're so glad you'd come back to stay - and hope to welcome you soon
All the very best, Linda and Ash
Sophie and Chris Franks
Our home away from home
Upon arrival to "Taman Rahasia" we were immediately greeted with the happy faces of the staff. This happiness seemed to echo through the beautiful secret garden which boasts a serene and eclectic atmosphere. As we explored our villa for the next 11 nights, sheer satisfaction began to grow as all our modern creature comforts, had been thoughtfully catered to. It really felt like a "home away from home”. The villa has a very personal touch, decorated with love and passion, just like your own home would be. One of the many fondest memories was our very first breakfast at the villa. The delectable Fenny (staff) breezed in with her contagious and positive smile. She delicately prepared the breakfast table with warm, fresh croissants from the bakery accompanied with mouth-watering, French butter and an assortment of jams. This was followed by a huge healthy fruit salad with yoghurt. It felt as though we had our very own Genie in a bottle with all of our wishes fulfilled. The villa is conveniently located close to trendy Oberoi Street, which houses outstanding food and fashion. A lot of the time however, we were happy to hang out at the villa and just relax. Thankyou Linda, Asher, Fenny and Soleil. We already miss you and can't wait to come back.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 04/25/2011
Hello Sophie and Chris
It was such a pleasure having you stay, and getting to know you both as friends!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we're so glad you appreciate the fact that out main aim with all three villas is to create spaces that are totally reminiscent of 'home'. So yes, we inject a lot of personal elements and eclectic touches and are thrilled this provided you with the comforts you enjoy
We can't wait to welcome you back!
Linda, Ash, Soleil and Fenny
Hidden Tranquil Gem
The management & staff at this peaceful hidden retreat were fantastic! From the beginning you are sent informative emails, along with offers to arrange food & drinks to be in your fridge on arrival, then when you arrive you are greated with friendly smiles from helpful staff. The breakfast although only a simple bowl of fruit was tasty & came with fresh strong coffee. The staff are happy to organise anything for you including shopping, clean what you want cleaned, nothing seems to be much of a problem. The kitchen had most things you needed. There was some insect lotion left on the bench on arrival & mosquito coils burning. The location was primo, backing onto a rice paddy field, in the morning you woke to the sound of rice being thrashed & lots of birds and insect noises. There wasn't too many problems with mosquitos, we just got some more coils and left them burning in various places all day. The 6m pool was great, a good size to cool down in. The 2 bedrooms each had their own bathroom which was good. The beds were comfortable and did not have those wooden ledges on them (the ones you bang your shins on in the dark) which was a bonus. The sitting area was comfortable, although the TV was mounted a little high, it did mean we could see it from all angles (Brisbane floods were happening at the time). Having stayed in a few villas in Semiyak we found this one to be our favourite and will return. The Bintang supermarket is not too far away, and has everything you need, there is a minimart opposite the drive, and taxis are fairly easy to get. You don't hear the traffic noise from the villa which is nice, and being at the end of the drive you don't get passing guests like some other villa set ups. All in all it was a wonderful stay and we look forward to returning.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 02/21/2011
Hi Liz and Max
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our 'Secret Garden'. All feedback is terrific and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. I know the staff really enjoyed having you stay with us, and we all look forward to welcoming you back! We promise the TV will be hanging a little lower next time - though still viewable from all angles...
Linda, Ash, Soleil and Veny
The Villa is a little oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak.
The rooms are well appointed, each with it's own open air bathroom so you can get up close and personal with the local gecko population.
The pool was great too- perfect for post shopping dip. Heaps of room for lounging.
Very close to Seminyak- a shortish walk/ scooter ride to the action.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 11/23/2011
Thank you so much for your review Rachel
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated the quiet location of the villa
We hope to see you back next tine
Linda & Ash
-Billy V USA
Had a great time in a really comfortable place with just the right amount of amenities. Pool, outdoor couches and overall setting were amazing. Great value and just far enough away from the action. Get really good directions, cause it's at the end of a quiet dead end road.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 12/20/2010
Thanks for your review Billy. I know - there's a general problem with what are called 'Gangs' - small roads off major ones. Whilst they provide peace away from the madness of busy streets, they are often tiny and hard to find (and most of the time not at all well signposted). We are in the process of having cards printed for all guests that have a map and directions that can be given to friends and cab drivers!
All the best from our 'Secret' Garden (Taman Rahasia)
My sister and I stayed here for our first visit to Bali and feel that we lucked out by finding this little gem. It was close enough to the heart of seminyak but also discreet enough so we could enjoy the serenity of our villa. Linda, the owner was a great source of local knowledge and her recommendations made such a difference to our holiday. The staff were extra attentive, especially Soleil and his wife as well as the new laundry manager, Peter, which made the stay fell like we were visiting family. We will definitely stay again and have already enquired about our next visit!
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 08/23/2010
Thank you so much Kim - we loved having you and Ashley stay, and really enjoyed getting to know you. I agree, Peter is a real added bonus to the business and his attention to details helps the smooth running of the villa! We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your return in March
Warm wishes to you both , Linda, Peter, Soleil and Venny
Good Times In Bali
Taman Rahasia is a peaceful getaway, in the heart of Seminyak. It provided an extremely comfortable and affordable stay, with a spacious outdoor area, garden and pool to relax after a long day out in Bali. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and make a wonderful breakfast to kick-start any kind of day.
It is a nice 15 minute walk from 'Eat Street' or an easy taxi ride away, where you can find all kinds of foods.
It is a very new, clean and comfy villa and would definitely stay again and recommend it to anyone.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 08/15/2010
Thank you Mike - and hope you're not finding the weather too cold back in Sydney. We enjoyed having you visit and look forward to seeing you again
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Nurturing and relaxing
A wonderful, convenient location and a truely beautiful Balinese experience.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 06/08/2010
So happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words
The most magnificent holiday I've every had!
I travel overseas every year with my family and this is the best villa/location we have every stayed in. The photo's don't do it justice. You can relax or explore. The villa is spotless, the management unsurpassed in fact I will be staying here every year from now on. Thank you so very much for making us so welcome and for offering your beautiful home to us.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 06/08/2010
I am so happy you and your family loved your stay so much - we certainly enjoyed having you and welcome you back anytime! Warm wishes - the staff and management from Sitara Villa Group, Bali
Heaven in a Garden!
My partner and I booked this Villa event hough there were one bedroom villas around, as we joked that if we had an argument there was another room for him to move to. However who could argue in such a romantic setting? Behind large walls on the border of rice fields you enter the gate here and feel like you have stepped through a portal into another world! It's truly lovely!
At night all you hear are the cicadas and birds, and the wings of tiny bats as they dip into the pool. We enjoyed many evenings in the gazebo in the 'secret garden'
The furniture is beautifully tasteful - mixing modern glass, PVC, stainless steel, marble and granite with Island-style furnishings. For me (being 6'3") maybe the sofa is a little short and not a lounge per se but who can be too picky? Anyway there are so many cushions in the villa that it was easy to make it more comfortable.
The bedrooms are amazing - oversized king-size beds made from old day beds (yes, I am an interior designer by trade!) stunning long mirrors that look like they've come direct from Paris, and full length glass doors and windows opening onto the gardens. And the indoor/outdoor bathrooms - what can I say? Again, done with such flair and style using marble and local white stone, with European fittings. I could have spent hours in my bath int he garden!
We so so highly recommend this little oasis to couples for a romantic getaway - and thank you to the wonderful management and staff who made our stay so perfect that we never had to use the second bedroom!!
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 08/15/2010
Thank you so much for the review and for all your kind remarks! We took your advice on board and now have the comfiest squishiest 'cushion sofas' and armchairs in great funky bold colours. So not only do they add brightness and colour, but are also so incredibly comfortable that 6'3" can be draped beautifully over them. We took the opportunity to actually change a bit of the furnishings - so far not properly reflected in the pics (we're still waiting for it to be empty long enough to get new pics done) and this adds a real twist to the more traditional elements we had.
Finally, as everyone loves so much being more 'in' the garden, yet still inside, we're taking the opportunity - at the end of the month when we have a one week gap - to extend the living area out into the garden more. So there will be many changes for you when you return (the staff are thrilled that you're back in December)
All of us at the Sitara Villa Group
relaxed and rested
It was so nice having such a serene home for the 3 weeks we stayed in Bali. After the shopping had worn thin, and the "hustle and bustle" aspect of Bali lost it's touch, We appreciated nothing more than our return to Villa Taman Rahasia, for a retreat into the beautiful scenery and calming atmosphere on offer.
The staff are excellent, accommodating and really friendly.
Decor was thoughtful, and very comfortable which really reflected the vibe of the place.
I sincerely recommend, that for those who appreciate relaxation, service and comfort and won't compromise on quality at your home away from home, The 'Secret Garden' is right up your alley!
My partner and I are discussing / planning our next trip now :) Sydney cold...Brrr. Thanks for the stay 'Secret Garden,' See you next year!
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 05/31/2010
So glad you enjoyed your stay. You're absolutely right - there is a total sense of calm at Secret Garden, and it does offer a wonderful retreat.We look forward to welcoming you back - and yes, have heard Sydney is freezing and rainy at present. Nothing like the heat of the tropics....
Tranquility, Location, Style...
We were so pleasantly surprised by this jewel of a Villa. It has strong elements of Balinese decor, yet is blended with stunning contemporary pieces. We immediately felt at home! And the location is so central yet the Villa is so secluded, with high walls, backing onto a rice field, and a gorgeous established garden! The staff come in the morning to prepare breakfast, then clean and tidy and do the gardens. They are discrete and friendly and very helpful with information. Importantly for me - the huge king size beds are so comfortable and it's just the attention to small details that make this place so spectacular. We recommend Taman Rahasia to anyone!!
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 05/30/2010
Thank you Skye - and I'm so glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us! I think an important part of a stay is the quality of the mattress, linen and pillows and am happy to hear that you liked the comfort of the beds at Taman Rahasia.A good sleep always helps! And thank you for your recommendation...
4 Nights in Paradise
Taman Rahasia is beautiful. Full of luxury with attention to every detail. Peaceful and luxurious with wonderful amenities. I thoroughly recommend the Secret Garden for anyone. It's close to the heart of Ubud and very central for exploration of the area. The staff were particularly great and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed.
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 05/28/2010
Thank you for your review, and I'm so glad you found the Villa convenient for your visits to Ubud. It's wonderful how accessible everything is once you're in Bali...
Bay of Islands
A pair of treasures in Seminyak!!
As a family, we stayed at Taman Rahasia (which truly IS a Secret Garden!!) and the owner's other villa. Our first choice as a family of 5 had been the larger villa which we stayed in for 5 nights, but on our return visit to Bali for 2 days before flying home, this villa was booked out. The owner suggested Secret Garden, and arranged a spare bed in the lovely large rooms for our son. This villa seriously didn't disappoint. A real treasure tucked away down a long lane, alongside a rice paddy. So beautifully quiet, yet so central. At night we sat in the gazebo int eh established tropical gardens and had cocktails, with the sounds of birds and frogs. In the day the garden is full of birds and butterflies and is a real nirvana to return to after a busy day in the Bali streets. You can't go wrong with this villa, or the others owned by the Australian owner. Highly recommend a stay!
Secret Garden Villa's should be kept a secret as it is so specia
Having spent many years traveling to Bali and experiencing all aspects of acommodation from 5 star resorts to Club Med Bali to private Villas I have to say that our stay at 'Secret Gardens' was very special and one that we are keen to repeat. On arrival we were greeted with not only a spectacular rice paddy field at our back door but beautiful tropical gardens that gave us a feeling of space and tranquility amongst the hustle and bustle that is Bali. The pool was so inviting we wanted to jump in straight away and the layout of the villa was extemely well thought out, the two bedrooms were seperated by the relaxing family room and kitchen with all the best amenities including a coffee making machine. Our favourite haunts whislt in Bali are Ku De Ta and La Luciola both fabulous venues for sunset sippers and great food and are only a quick 2 minute bike or cab ride away from 'Secret Garden'. What we loved the most was the high quality decor in each room and the peace and tranquility, as well the staff were very accommodating to all of our requests. We have stayed at the owners other property's and have no hesitation in recommending 'Secret Garden' for a truly enjoyable experience whislt in Bali but just don't spread the word as it realy should remain a well kept secret...
Response from Sitara Villa Group...Linda Hamilton Evans - 05/23/2010
Thank you for your review, and we just love having you and your family visit us on your trips to Bali. I love the whole concept of a quiet and secret garden, seemingly away from the hustle and bustle but still in the centre of the action, and Taman Rahasia does address this beautifully. We look forward to your next visit in a couple of months. Best wishes, the Secret Garden staff