Our family stayed in the villa for nearly a week in June and had a wonderful stay. If one wishes to relax - there is a fabulous pool, plenty of shade, and great beach views. When we reluctantly decided to venture from the comfort of the villa and its lush grounds, the staff arranged excellent day trips: a day of scuba diving and tours of local sites. The cook is excellent, and we ate like kings for the full stay. This villa is on our short list of "must return here".
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the extremely comfortable villa.
The grounds , pool and massage hut really enhanced the whole experience but no where near as much as the care in every detail and every delicious meal prepared by Ketut!!!
He food was AMAZING and she took care of our every need with a smile.
I dont know how she does it in the dimly lit kitchen?
We would definately love to revisit this villa, one problem though was that the instruction, local area travel book was only in dutch so not of much use to english speakers?
From 25th. May 2017 onwards we stayed for 10 days in Villa Shanti. Together with 6 adults we had a splendid holiday that makes it hard to decide where to start. The staff, the villa, the region, it all was superb. The hospitality of the staff at the villa is great, they all are so kind and always willing to help. For us it was the first time at Bali and their tips, advices and support was very welcome. During our stay we celebrated our 35th. wedding anniversary at the villa and every staff member was more than willing to make it a great party.
The cleaning was perfect, the garden was eye catching and we felt very safe and secure. Eating in the villa is a pleasure. Ketut is a real queen of the kitchen and prepared us every day a very tasteful breakfast and dinner.
The villa is superb! The architecture of the villa is very special and is quite different (read: more beautiful) compared to all the other ones in the neighbourhood. From day one we felt us at home. We would recommend villa Shanti for those who want to visit Lovina.
Before we booked this holiday we read a lot about Bali, Lovina and villa Shanti. Now we are back at home we unanimous agreed that most of the previous reviews are so true. Certainly a warm recommendation to consider if you want to go to Lovina.
Just got back from 2 weeks at the Shanti nature reserve for just two of us. I really liked the privacy, no one gawping at us like the sea view villas endured. Maybe not the biggest villa in Dencarik but certainly the prettiest (has the biggest pool though).
Ayu was an incredibly hard working lady, as were the gardeners who battled constantly clearing the constant fall of leaves. Made, the security guard was very vigilant and got us up for the dawn boat trip.
The reason though I booked this villa were the glowing recommendations to Ketut's cooking, better than the restaurants one reviewer claimed. Alas, we were not remotely impressed and ate out most days, she barely spent any time at the villa which was a shame as we were expecting a rather indulgent holiday. She was no help when we asked what could be done about all the mosquitoes, getting both the malfunctioning aircon units upstairs fixed or the doors that were difficult to close & lock. Fortunately, Marja got on the case and things were sorted quickly.
Loved that you didn't have to leave the villa. My other half had ladies come out and give her massages, manicure, yoga lessons etc. and a boat picked us up on the shore outside the villa at dawn so we could partake in the mass daily chase of the poor Dolphins. There is a beach bar a 10 minute walk down the beach and we often went there for lunch or just a drink, best first attempted when the tide is out a bit though, you will know what I mean when you get the trees!
We loved our time at the villa and Bali, don't care if I never see another scooter ever again though!
I stayed at Villa Shanti this past New Year's holiday and invited friends to join. It was a wonderful experience made possible by the very professional staff. Since they were on holiday for some of the time, we ordered groceries and fresh produce and used the well-equipped kitchen to prepare our meals -- all very easy and manageable, even without our own transport. This is a very well managed property that is clean, comfortable and safe. While the front garden opens onto the beach, it was not a problem when people walked up to the house from the beach out of curiosity -- they came for a look because the house is beautiful, and then they left. Sometimes dogs wandered in from the beach as well -- but since I love dogs, this also was not a problem. In conclusion, I would happily stay here again.
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