Two Oceanfront Luxury Villas W Tennis Court and the Beach [#330503] | View Property
2 villas (villa Joglo-2-3bdr, 5 adults + kids; villa YB 2 brd-4 adults+ kids)
$700 - $930/nt US Dollars
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My wife, two teenage children, and I stayed in Villa Joglo for three nights. The time was too short. There are two gorgeous homes in a palm grove on the ocean with a private beach, pool, tennis court, and an attentive staff. It is as far from Kuta's nightlife as it is close to traditional Bali. There is no restaurant on the premises, but it is within walking distance of a "real" Balinese village and several small cafés. The staff prepares breakfast and will prepare lunch and dinner with advance notice. We were not into planning ahead and ordered lunch and dinner off of the collection of menus from nearby restaurants that will deliver. The staff was nowhere to be seen – – until you want something. Drinks by the pool, a masseuse, a tennis partner, a car to Ubud, can all be easily arranged. If tranquility in a stunningly beautiful setting is the goal, it would be difficult to find anything nicer than this beautiful property.
- Guest Craig H.
- Date of stay 10/18/12
- Review Submitted 11/20/12
Paradise at Bali's east coast
Paradise at Bali's east coast
Our family of five enjoyed every minute during the eight nights stay at Citakara Sari Estate near Candi Dasa in February this year. Everything was as described on the website. The property is situated in a quiet and secluded location on Bali's east cost with beautiful ocean views. The two airy and spacious villas on the estate are comfortable, tastefully decorated and kept very clean and tidy. With no mosquitoes around we left our balcony doors open at night to enjoy the ocean breeze. The lush garden is perfectly manicured and we felt like being in paradise. Our daughters aged 13, 18 and 21 enjoyed their daily matches on the fantastic tennis court, my husband explored the reef snorkeling from the small private beach and went fishing by boat in the strait. I recharged by exercising in the large well maintained pool, having fantastic body massages in the spa area, relaxing on the comfortable sun lounges and watching the colorful sunsets. The girls were happy to have free internet access and they made plenty of use of the property's DVD collection. I found a couple of very interesting books in the house about Balinese culture and customs. With recommendations regarding sight seeing from the staff we went on several day trips exploring different parts of Bali in the estate's comfortable car and felt very safe with our friendly and experienced driver. Candi Dasa is a 10 minutes drive away and we got complimentary lifts to shop or visit restaurants. When we preferred to eat in we ordered take away or asked the staff to prepare a meal. With our own small safe in the villa for our valuables and a night guard on the grounds we never had to worry about safety issues and felt very secure living on the estate. The service by the staff of six was perfect. They did everything to make us feel at home and always had a friendly smile on their faces. Even before we arrived the American owner of the property responded to all our queries in detail and it was a pleasure doing business with him. We recommend this wonderful place to anybody who is looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in luxurious surroundings. Our family would love to stay at Citakara Sari again in the future. Thank you, Iouri, for creating this beautiful place and sharing it with us. Gabriele (55) from Sydney, Australia
- Guest Gaby B.
- Date of stay 02/12/12
- Review Submitted 03/26/12
Magical and Perfect
Magical and Perfect
After escaping Ubud, 5 lbs heavier (they do have great food there) and our wallets in tack, we found Bali within the serenity of the Citakara Estate. We stayed in the Villa Yoga Bale, slowed down and took in the magic. The house is beautiful in it's simplicity. My husband and I stayed in the upstairs bedroom with a view of the sea, and our teenage kids shared the downstairs bedroom with the TV. I hope to go back again, and the sooner the better. The staff is exceptional, and took care of all of our needs. We ate breakfast in, and went exploring by afternoon and night. There are two houses on this estate and they are both works of art. There is enough distance for privacy, yet close enough to mingle if you are fortunate and have nice people next door. If you want to slow down, this is the place for you. We had to force ourselves to go sightseeing because we never wanted to leave the grounds.
- Guest Lori B.
- Date of stay 12/25/11
- Review Submitted 02/04/12
My husband and our 2 young children had the pleasure of visiting this amazing property for a week and could not have any more rave reviews of this home. We have been fortunate to travel to some amazing 5 star resorts around the world and this stunning home is better than anything we've found yet. From the very beginning with my initial inquiry to Iouri, I knew that we had found something special. He responded so quickly to all of my questions and booked our stay in an very professional manner, which is certianly unique to typical vacation home rentals when working directly with the owner. It truly felt like booking through a luxury resort. The ease of booking was just the beginning, as our arrival at the home far exceeded the expectations we had for this property. We were greeted by all of the staff, and typical of the Balinese people, all were incredibly kind and welcoming. The home is incredibly comfortable- wonderful beds, large bathrooms and wrap around decks from which to enjoy the amazing views. The infinity pool, complete with the inclusion of the small "kids" pool, is perfect for those traveling with young children. The beach is just as the pictures show- private and best to be enjoyed with the snorkel gear provided by the staff. The amazing people who took care of us were so kind and always available for anything we needed, but without being at all intrusive. We ventured out to a few restaurants, but found ourselves not wanting to leave the property too often as we had everything we needed there! Nearby restaurants easily deliver all meals, though Ayu's on-site cooking is not to be missed. Daily breakfasts cooked by the staff were wonderful too. We had an amazing week which passed far too quickly at this piece of heaven on earth.
- Guest Kelli
- Date of stay 11/15/11
- Review Submitted 01/25/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
CITAKARA IS HEAVEN IN CANDIDASA
CITAKARA IS HEAVEN IN CANDIDASA
Places to stay: * Villa Citakara Sari Estate. Villa Joglo and Yoga Bale. The most amazing house I have ever stayed in. The owner is a pleasure to deal with and there is a full time staff onsite. Ayu is the care taker and she is so wonderful! There are not enough great things I can say about this place! It was breathtakingly beautiful, secluded and peaceful, reef snorkeling off your own private beach and it still has all the amenities you would look for in a public hotel; wireless, full kitchen, room service, turn down, etc.. I almost did not want to tell anyone about this place so I do not have to compete for a calendar week! There is no other place in Candidasa like it, whether you are with your whole family on vacation or on your honeymoon this is where you want to be! I would go back in a heart beat… especially since I never wanted to leave.
- Guest JAX M.
- Date of stay 10/19/11
- Review Submitted 02/04/12
My wife and I stayed at Citakara Sari in October 2011. We originally booked for 5 nights and planned to travel onto Lombok for 7 nights, but after 4 hours at the property it became very clear to us that leaving would be foolish so we stayed for the full 12 days. We are regular visitors to Bali and after a bad experience staying at “Bali Vnew” villa in LOVINA we vowed never to rent a privately owned villa again however staying at Citakara Sari has changed that. This was one of the most professionally run places we have experienced, even better than some of the resorts with hundreds of staff. The team that run the place on a daily basis really care about your holiday experience. Even after our first initial email enquiry to the owner prior to booking, I knew we had found something very special were going to enjoy staying there. If you love to relax and chill out in a beautiful tropical setting, than this is the place for you. The villas are tastefully decked out with antique carvings and artefacts, numerous lounging options with sumptuous soft furnishings add to the laid back, understated luxury…heaven! Magnificent grounds, a beautiful pool and snorkelling right off the beach. The property was so lovely we did not want to leave and day trips became a chore! Nothing was a too much trouble; we had bicycles, yoga teachers, masseuses, and meals from local Candidasa restaurants delivered to our villa. Although the Nasi Goreng cooked by AYU was pretty special! If you want to a more active holiday there is a lot to do in and around the area but we were so relaxed we did not even use the splendid tennis court. Thank you BALI for the beautiful weather, thank you AYU and the TEAM for looking after us and thank you to Iouri for creating such a magnificent place! We will most DEFINITELY be back. I only hope one day the owner will let me purchase Villa Yoga Bale for my retirement!
- Guest michael c.
- Date of stay 10/17/11
- Review Submitted 11/08/11
We stayed two weeks in Citakari Sara during august 2011 to discover the east of Bali. It was wonderful. The villa, its amenities, the location and the staff! Great service, great holidays! Thanks again, we will come back for sure!
- Guest Axel p.
- Date of stay 08/06/11
- Review Submitted 12/29/11
If you are nervous about booking on the internet ...........with this propert you dont have to be. The villa and property are true to the photographs and from the moment you arrive you dont want to leave. The villa is tastefully decorated and immaculately clean. We spent our days playing tennis and swimming in the large pool or the sea and at night we fell asleep listening to the relaxing sounds of the ocean. The staff are friendly and efficient and go out of their way to help you in any way they can. We stayed in several properties and hotels during our stay and this villa was the best by far. If you are looking for somewhere quiet, private and peaceful but like to be active during the day then this special villa and all it offers is the place you want to be. Karen, Jakob, Gerahard & Brian Hayes
- Guest Karen H.
- Date of stay 08/03/11
- Review Submitted 08/16/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.
Beautiful villa, excellent service, excellent views, relax .... Thank you for the rest. I would recommend to your friends
- Guest Sergey P.
- Date of stay 08/02/11
- Review Submitted 08/17/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
This is the one!
This is the one!
After our stay at this wonderful property I discribed it to a friend as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but my family vows to prove me wrong by insisting that we return for a twice-or-more-in-a-lifetime experience! The beautiful scenery, the superior property, the professional staff, and the excellent overall experience cause me to highly recommend this site.
- Guest Euro-Americans
- Date of stay 07/23/11
- Review Submitted 08/29/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
We have stayed in many luxury accommodations all over the world but this oceanfront villa was one of the kind. The villa was one of the most beautiful I have seen and it's location and views were unbelievable. The villa staff catered to our every need and were extremely kind. The amenities including the spa service were very relaxing. This villa is the closest we've ever come to paradise.
- Guest Sanjai
- Date of stay 07/13/11
- Review Submitted 10/23/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
We had a beautiful holiday in Bali at Citakara Sari. If you want hustle and bustle and shopping and loads of bars and action this is NOT the place for you. However if you are looking for a peaceful quiet location away from other tourists and traffic this is exactly what you are looking for. The villa gardens and location are gorgeous.The villa itself was spotless and very comfortable. You are way off the beaten track but right next to a gorgeous balinese village and 10mins from the busy little town of candidasa. About 20mins away is the gorgeous "white sand beach". But the pool and the wee beach infront of the villa are lovely too. 5 mins walk away is Amarta a lovely seaside restaurant where you can sit and eat drink and read all afternoon. The owners of the villa are so helpful , they organised lots of lovely day trips for us, plus fishing tennis coaching everything. The villa is 1 1/2 hrs drive from the airport but worth the trip to get you to the peace and beauty of this part of bali.
- Guest Chantal G.
- Date of stay 07/02/11
- Review Submitted 08/15/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Our family had the most amazing time at Citakara Sari. We have done a number of remarkable vacations in our lives, but this one - this place - took away our breath. There is nothing about our 10-day stay that we would change. The house and grounds are impeccable. We felt like our compound was heaven. The service was stellar. We ate at home almost every night because the food was delicious, plentiful and varied. Our children enjoyed running from the pool to the sandy area to the tennis court to the beach and then to the hammock. They thought it was like living in a park that they had all to themselves. For my husband and I, we found it to perfectly relaxing with every room having a gorgeous view of the sea complemented by the sound of crashing waves. We love that it is away from the tourist shops of Seminyak, the flocks of people in Kuta, and the traffic of downtown Ubud. A few of the days we took day trips, which was just as much activity as we needed. We can't wait to return!
- Guest WashDCFamily
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 07/19/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Citakara Sari is a breathtakingly beautiful piece of paradise, something that is increasingly hard to find in Bali these days. On first entering the gates, you are welcomed with a sweeping view of towering palms and ocean breakers. As you settle into the property, you begin to appreciate the elegant details of the spacious villa and guest house, the gracious demeanor of the staff and the exquisite natural surroundings. The large infinity pool is a joy, overlooking the ocean in all its moods, and the tennis court is a wonderful luxury to have at one's back door. Our stay at Citrakara Sari was memorable for all these reasons and also for a less tangible one: the general sense of well being that this special place bestows, leaving one feeling at once energized and deeply relaxed.
- Guest Katherine
- Date of stay 02/18/11
- Review Submitted 03/04/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
We stayed with our family at this beautiful place for 11 nights during Christmas 2010. The place was absolutely astonishing. This place is luxury defined. Still in total harmony and respect to the local community around. Villa Joglo is generous in every sense of the word. The staff is pure pleasure with a professional yet also personable. The standard of the Villa is impeccable and every detail is a pleasure for the eye and senses. Our comments to the owners. It was a pleasure to do business with you! This place is the only in this area with its own beach. We could snorkel direct from the beach. The area is perfect if you like to get in contact with "the real Bali" while enjoying a truly relaxing time being spoilt to your senses. Real value for money. Our warmest recommendations and thanks for a fantastic stay at Villa Joglo. We'll be back for sure.
- Guest Grant
- Date of stay 12/27/10
- Review Submitted 02/01/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Guest comment entered by owner
Citakara Sari is like having your own private resort. You can have a great massage or enjoy the sauna in the private spa, swim, play tennis, or meditate near the sea. If it's seclusion you need, there are plenty of private nooks and crannies where you can hide away for reading and napping. The kind and gentle staff felt like family and were there to attend to every need. It's also great to have a driver to make exploring the entire island fun and stress-free.
- Guest Juliett
- Date of stay 11/09/10
- Review Submitted 02/04/11