I stayed at Bella Villa in early September 2017 and absolutely loved it. It was my first trip to Bali and Bella Villa was a fantastic base to explore Seminyak and the surrounding areas. It is located on the busy Jalan Sunset but is set back down a lane way so you can barely hear any traffic noise in the secluded villa. You just cross the road and walk down Jalan Kunti to reach the main drag of Jalan Raya Seminyak where there are heaps of excellent restaurants, bars and shops. There is a convenience store two doors up for stuff like drinks and snacks.
The staff, Harry and Wati, were excellent – warm, friendly and always available with advice and offers to organise cars, trips and excursions. The villa was kept beautifully clean with daily housekeeping. I requested airport pickup and drop offs and Harry was there to greet me when I walked through arrivals and escorted me to the waiting car. Harry can also organise local sim cards which you will need if you want to use the excellent Go-Jek app for booking taxis and getting food delivered to the villa. Harry and Wati can also organise scooter hire if you are feeling intrepid.
The villa is equipped with a kitchen with gas burners, a fridge/minibar which is stocked with Bintang and soft drinks, a small speaker for MP3 players, coffee and tea and plates, bowls and cutlery. Also provided is insect spray, mosquito repellent and tanning lotion. Filtered water, both cool, hot and room temperature is also available. The bedroom has air conditioning and a king size bed. The bathroom has an outside shower and is well sized. The only issue I had was that the water pressure was quite low in the shower and basin and had a distinct smell of sulphur, which is a common issue in Bali. Bottles of water are supplied for brushing teeth which is greatly appreciated. Fresh towels are supplied daily by Harry and Wati who also make the bed and clean the rooms and pool.
The centrepiece of the villa is the beautiful pool which is brilliant after a sweaty walk around town. It was tempting to to just hang around the pool all day on the sun loungers and get meals delivered.
This was my first trip to Bali and by the second day I was kicking myself for not booking a longer trip. Many thanks to Tatiana, Harry and Wati for making this such a memorable and happy trip! Have a look at Tatiana's profile as she has a portfolio of villas around Bali. They are superbly run and excellent value. I am already planning my next trip!