Umalas Retreat I is a fully appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with private pool and garden, set amongst beautiful working rice fields within the quiet village of Umalas.
Need more space? Umalas Retreat I and Umalas Retreat II (b) sit side by side, and can be rented together to form up to 6 bedrooms.
Need less space? Check out our two bedroom villa; Umalas Retreat II (a).
Only 10 minutes from the thriving upmarket shopping districts of Seminyak, Petitenget and Canggu, and within walking distance of shops, restaurants and bars, Umalas retains the old Bali charm of small laneways, traditional housing and the Balinese going about their everyday lives. Wake to the crow of a local rooster, or if you're very lucky, enjoy the melodic sounds of chanting from a distant house of worship.
Catering to discerning groups of up to 6 persons (or 7 with a roll-away bed, extra charge of AUD $20 per night applies) and set within its own secure walled garden accessed by a private driveway and entrance, the villa consists of three unique guest suites with ensuites, a large pool, partly shaded garden and generous living space. Perfect for families or up to three couples, Umalas Retreat has all of the benefits of a 5 star resort, in your own private paradise.
The team at Umalas Retreat I focus on anticipating your every need during your stay, so that you can focus on relaxing, exploring and having a good time.
Need supplies? Our staff will happily go and get them for you. Hungry or thirsty? Ask our villa chef to prepare you a drink, snack or meal. Need a massage by your own private pool? We can help there too.
We can even stock the fridge for you before you arrive, at cost.
Each of the three large bedrooms enjoys a view of the garden and pool and includes:
*Super king size beds in two bedrooms, and two single beds that convert to a super king size in the third;
*Luxurious pillow top mattress, soft comfortable high quality linen and generous bath towels;
*Air conditioning and ceiling fan;*32â€? TV / DVD player with cable TV including Australian and European channels;
*Large private ensuite with walk in hot water shower, hanging wardrobe and safety deposit box;
*Additional storage (for all of your souvenir shopping) as well as a large arm chair, perfect for reading.The spacious open air lounge, dining and kitchen area also overlooks the garden and pool, and features:
*Ample comfortable seating for 6+ guests;
*42â€? TV / DVD player with surround sound and cable TV including Australian and European channels;
*Fully equipped kitchen including family sized fridge, water dispenser, gas cook top, microwave, toaster, kettle, blender (for those all-important cocktails), plus everything you need to use these, including your own chef as required;
*Library of books and DVDs for guests use whilst at the villa.
Umalas Retreat I provides an experienced team of staff to assist you throughout your stay.
*Our Villa Manager Mr Putu has 20+ years of experience in Balinese and international hospitality, and will make every effort to ensure that your stay is fuss-free and enjoyable. He is super friendly and has great English speaking skills;
*Our Housekeeper / Villa Chef Mrs Juwini has 10+ years of villa experience. She will tend to the full daily housekeeping service in the villa including an evening turn-down service, and is also available as your personal chef, preparing dishes from a wide ranging menu of Indonesian or international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner as required. You pay for the ingredients, Juwini will shop and cook for you for free (excluding a small transport charge, usually around $2.50 USD). Juwini has sensational English speaking skills, and is delightful;
*In addition, we have a full time security team, as well as a gardener and pool cleaner (email: hidden)end the villa 3 days per week.
The complimentary services that Umalas Retreat I provides include:
*One airport pick up and one airport drop off in private car;
*Welcome drinks and hamper upon arrival;
*Daily continental breakfast, (or use of the villa chef. You pay for the ingredients and transport only);
*Fast reliable wifi in all areas of the villa;
*Mobile phone (domestic calls only) for guests use throughout their stay, pre-programmed with important numbers such as villa staff, drivers, taxis, restaurants / spas and emergency contacts;
*Toys and board games for the young, or young at heart;
*On site parking for one vehicle or multiple scooters.
Additional services that we offer or can arrange include babysitting (and the hire of baby items), daily laundry & food / drink shopping at cost, rollaway bed, English speaking driver, motorbike hire and a large range of in villa massage and beauty treatments.
At Umalas Retreat I all of the hard work is done for you. Your only job is to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of Bali.TripAdvisor property ID 2790114...Read more
UMALAS RETREAT I - 3 Bed with your own Chef! Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Additional Location Information
Umalas is just 10 minutes to the west of the thriving upmarket shopping, restaurant, bar and beach districts of Seminyak and Petitenget, and 10 minutes to the north of Canggu. It's close in distance to everything, yet worlds away from the hustle and bustle.
Umalas retains the old Bali charm of small laneways, traditional housing and the Balinese going about their everyday lives, but also offers modern conveniences such as local warungs (shops) to stock up on supplies, restaurants and cafes for a relaxing meal, and even a hairdresser and spas.
Transportation to and from Umalas Retreat couldn't be easier, with local drivers and cabs servicing the area.
The villa also has parking available should you wish to self drive in either a motor vehicle or motorbike.
Left on 08/10/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 10, 2014Stayed Aug 2014
We are just back from Bali and I have to tell everyone about this amazing villa that we feel so lucky to have found. We have stayed in a number of villas in Bali over the years but Umulas Retreat is one of the few villas where the minute you walk in you know have found something special. We travelled with out daughter and the villa is stocked with games/videos/pool toys which meant that we didn't have to think about anything at all (other than working on our tans).
The staff are amazing and nothing is too much trouble, Juwini is not only an amazing chef cooking up a storm at the drop of a hat (we even had a suckling pig one night!) but a fountain of knowledge - is there anything this lady does not know. She made our stay one we will always remember and cherish and we are already planning our next visit.
The villa itself is incredible, the decor is stunning (I'm planning on stealing lots of ideas) and is beyond comfortable, the beds are massive king size beds with the best quality bed linen I came across in the three weeks we spent in Bali. We loved walking through the area and discovering an abundance of new cafes's/restaurants that have popped up, but if we wanted to venture into Seminyak it was 5 mins away.
We loved our stay and really can't recommend this villa to everyone we speak to.
Thanks so much for your kind words.
It makes us feel great that others love the villa as much as we do.
You and you're beautiful family are welcome back anytime.
Anthony & Kay Shearn
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Most commendable property”
Left on 06/02/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 2, 2014Stayed May 2014
During May we spent a 10 day holiday in Bali where we stayed in a most impressi ve villa
(lovely décor) which deserves accolades in all fields.
We were completely blown away with our unit at the villa and the friendly manner in which we were cared for.
Our driver Mr.Putu collected us from the airport and returned us when our holiday was done
He speaks perfect English and has an amazing knowledge of the area. His driving skills were impeccable and he proved himself to be a very competent driver. If you wanted to go anywhere he would get you there safely - be it shops, beaches or shopping centres or even the occasional tourist trip so you could absorb the everyday lives of the wonderful Balinese people. Mr. Putu is also villa manager (a great ambassador for Umalas Retreat).
Juwini took care of our cooking, laundry and housekeeping needs. When it comes to cooking Juwini is the best! Nothing is any trouble and she will do any shopping that may be necessary. Her cooking skills are amazing (including vegetarian) and she can never do enough for you.
Never at any time did we feel at risk as the night security guys where always there keeping an eye on things.
Umalas Retreat ticks all boxes, and we must thank all the staff for their kindness and attention to detail which made our stay in Bali so unique.
Thanks for taking the time to write and let us know how much you enjoyed your stay at Umalas Retreat I.
We’re especially glad that you loved our staff – we think that we have a great team and am glad that others do too. I know what you mean about Juwini’s cooking; I hope you packed loose pants!
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Anthony and Kay Shearn
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 02/20/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 20, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
We just stayed at this lovely villa and had such a wonderful time.
There was ample room for our group of two couples, lots of opportunity to spend time together, but also plenty of private spaces.
Having our own pool was a godsend each time we returned from an outing, so refreshing, and the perfect temperature.
The service of all of the staff was fantastic, we couldn't fault it.
This place is exceptional value for money. We go to Bali often, and have stayed in places for twice the cost that don't offer the same service or extras.
I think we may have just found our regular holiday pad.
Thanks so much for taking the time to review Umalas Retreat.
We're so glad that you all enjoyed your stay, and that you were able to enjoy the beautiful pool.
I'll pass on your compliments to our staff, we think they do a great job, and its nice to see that others appreciate them as well.
Thanks also for your commendation of the value for money that we offer.
We've made an effort to keep our prices affordable, whilst offering many extras to make sure that our guests enjoy every moment of their stay.
We're looking forward to seeing you again in July.
Anthony & Kay
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 02/19/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 19, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
Just got back from Bali, and had to leave a review of the place we stayed in.
Wow. We'd never been to Bali before, but went with some friends who go all the time. We wanted to stay in a hotel, but took their advice to stay in a villa and are so glad. As two couples, it was actually cheaper to rent the whole 3 bedroom villa, than to get two hotel rooms.
We were treated like millionaires from the moment we stepped out of the airport.
The villa driver was waiting for us when we got there, and quickly negotiated the craziness and got us back to our villa. It took about 30 minutes in all, but there was so much to see on the way. We were blown away by the buzz.
When we arrived at the villa the staff were all lined up to greet us, with the most delicious welcome drink.
There was a big basket filled with yummy stuff to get us started, and cold beers. Awesome.
Each day our breakfast was cooked for us by Deweeny (?) and one night she made us dinner as well.
The villa is gorgeous, with everything you could possibly need, including a blender to make cocktails! Which Deweeny did for us. Every afternoon.
The staff even went out and shopped for us, and brought back the change and receipts. In fact there was nothing they didn't do for us.
The beds in the villa are so comfortable, like sleeping on a cloud.
My only complaint is that we had to leave. The villa is very close to so much stuff, we explored all of the time and hardly got to laze by the gorgeous pool.
We're now Bali converts, and will be heading straight back to Umalas Retreat on our next holiday. We can't wait to see everyone again, and live in our own paradise.
Thanks so much for your review Gretel.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
Juwini will be thrilled that you mentioned her for her food and cocktails.
You're welcome back anytime, so visit us again soon.
Anthony & Kay.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“A Welcome New Player”
Left on 02/15/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 15, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
This newly opened villa in Umalas has it all going on. Beautifully presented and thoughtfully furnished, its 3 bedrooms and large living area, garden and pool offer the perfect combination of spaces for families (or a group of friends) to holiday together without tripping over each other.
The inclusions such as Juwini the housekeeper / chef / babysitter, the welcome hamper and daily shopping for supplies, as well as the courtesy mobile phone make everything so very easy.
The security team were also amazing, always ready to open our door for us when we returned, and the driver / villa manager Putu was so friendly.
The compendium provided by the villa was also such a great tool, full of helpful hints and information for us as newbies to Bali.
The setting amongst the rice fields is so tranquil and peaceful, away from the crowds, but within easy reach of the good stuff.
Our kids thoroughly enjoyed the private pool, we struggled to get them out.
From the time of our first enquiry, the owners were so helpful and easy to deal with, and very quick with their replies to our questions.
Our family of 4 adults and 2 kids had such a great time; we can't wait to visit again
What a wonderful review; and our very first. Thank you so much.
It's great that you and your family had such a fabulous time, and I know our staff had fun playing with your kids.
I'm glad that you enjoyed all of the little extra's that we provide. Our aim is to make your holiday as easy and fuss free as possible, and it looks like we may have succeeded.
Come back and visit us again soon,
Anthony & Kay
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