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FREE CHEF - Umalas Retreat 5, (3 bed villa)

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Umalas Retreat 5 (formerly called 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 or less space? Our villas sit side by side, for added flexibility. Click the 'owner other' link for other Umalas Retreat properties that may suit your needs. There are 6 villas and 15 bedrooms in total. 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 chant...Umalas Retreat 5 (formerly called 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 or less space? Our villas sit side by side, for added flexibility. Click the 'owner other' link for other Umalas Retreat properties that may suit your needs. There are 6 villas and 15 bedrooms in total. 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. Decorated in a relaxed beach house style, this villa is perfect for families or groups of up to 6 persons (or 7 with a roll-away bed, extra charge of AUD $20 per night applies). The villa is set within its own secure walled garden accessed by a private driveway and entrance, and consists of three unique guest suites with ensuites, a large pool with gazebo, partly shaded garden and generous living space. Umalas Retreat 5 has all of the benefits of a 5 star resort, in your own private paradise. The team at every Umalas Retreat villa 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; * 40” TV / DVD player with cable TV including Australian and European channels; *Large private ensuite with oversized walk in hot water shower; *Safety deposit box; *Complimentary toiletries; The spacious open air lounge, dining and kitchen area also overlooks the garden and pool, and features: *Ample comfortable seating for 6+ guests; *48' TV / DVD player 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 5 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 over 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 excellent English speaking skills, and is a superstar! *In addition, we have a full time security team, as well as a gardener and pool cleaner that attend the villa 3 days per week. The complimentary services that all Umalas Retreat villas provide 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; *Drinking water; *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; * Portacot and highchair; *On site parking for one vehicle or multiple scooters. Additional services that we offer or can arrange include babysitting, daily laundry & food / drink shopping at cost, roll-away bed, English speaking driver, motorbike hire and a large range of in-villa massage and beauty treatments. At an Umalas Retreat villa, all of the hard work is done for you. Your only job is to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of Bali.More
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About the Manager
Kay Shearn
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
Interaction with guests
I give my guests space but am available when needed
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing time staying in Umalas Retreat 1. Juwini is a totally awesome cook. Thank you so much for looking after us. Fully recommended to anyone wishing to stay here.

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank sandramfrost
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Umalas Retreat although a little off the beaten track ie no restaurants within walking distance, was so relaxing and clean and as the subject title suggests the staff were so friendly and welcoming.

Date of stay: January 2017
3  Thank Mounttavy
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I was recently a guest at Umalas 1 with my family. There were 7 of us in total and we had a truly wonderful stay. Juwini looked after us like royalty. Nothing was too much trouble. Her cooking is better than most of the restaurants...More

Date of stay: October 2016
4  Thank Jane S
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed at Umulas retreat villa 1 with a group of 4 adults and 3 children....its was truely a magnificent stay! We have travelled many times to Bali and this has certainly been our top pick of places to stay. Kay the Villa owner was...More

Date of stay: August 2016
2  Thank balibaby1
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We loved staying here in villa 3 with our 5 year old son. Rositia cooking us wonderful food every day was a real treat! The food is restaurant quality and she is able to cook an array of fine Indonesian dishes. The place is so...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank cheakey
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Porch
Safe
Blender
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Shared Garden
Microwave
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Umalas, which sits on the outskirts of Seminyak, is fast becoming one of the smartest places to stay in Bali. Whilst retaining the old Bali charm of small laneways, traditional housing and the Balinese going about their everyday lives, Umalas offers modern conveniences such as local warungs (shops) to stock up on supplies, small restaurants and cafes and conveniences such as fabulous hairdressers and spas. Located just 5-10 minutes west of the centre of Seminyak, with its hundreds of world class bars and restaurants, and amazing retail, and 5-10 minutes north of Canggu, with its fabulous beaches (and beach clubs!!!), Umalas offers peace, quiet and easy access to everything you may need during your holiday.
Getting around
You can explore Umalas by foot or motorbike to really appreciate the traditional feel. For further flung adventures, there is a taxi rank a short stroll from our front doors, or we can arrange a taxi or private driver for you.
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