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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Bali reviews

  • Stunning Villa for Peace, Quiet and Rest

    "Villa CarakA is absolutely stunning. The pictures do not do the villa complete justice. During our almost 3 weeks on Bali, Villa CarakA ranks as the best place we stayed. We had initially planned on just laying our heads there, but after arriving, we ended up actually spending most afternoons/evenings and one full day just at the villa - wandering the grounds, swimming the beautiful pool, walking the back country roads and taking a nap under the bale. If you are truly seeking rest and relaxation this is the place to go - the staff is unobtrusive and you would never know there are individuals around. We had most meals (breakfast and dinner) at the villa and the cooking was marvelous. We highly encourage you to partake of the Balinese cuisine. Excellent, excellent meals! I would say the only negative (and it really isn't a negative) is the cost of the car/driver for the day. All other locations on Bali, a day would cost between IDR 400K and IDR 500K. Villa CarakA was the most expensive at between IDR 600K and IDR 700K per day. Granted this may be due to distance, but considering some of our other trips from the other villas in which we stayed were 2 -3 hours in length each way, we think we are comparing apples to apples. If you have an opportunity for another car/driver, I would recommend investigating. Lastly, tip liberally. The staff deserve it. Remember, the average salary on Bali is IDR 1.3 million which is roughly US$100/95Euro per month. Putu and Jero (the housekeepers) did an outstanding job in the kitchen and taking care of all of our needs. Kadek and Rico arrived early every morning at 7 to take care of the massive grounds and literally, most of the time, we did not know they were around, even though, we were usually up by 6am. Lastly, Pendi, the night security guard is wonderful. He'd check in every night with us and we would usually end up having a conversation for an hour - discussing our day, life on Bali, his family and the like. A truly gentle and nice man. Even after working from 19h to 6h, he came by at 11 on our departure day to say goodbye and thank us for staying. If you are headed to the north of Bali, don't mind being off the beaten path and want to disconnect, Villa CarakA is the place for you. We are even already considering our return for a longer time period!"
    Guest: Steve S. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 22, 2016
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  • Oasis of tranquility with spectacular views

    "I stayed here for 5 nights while I attended the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Oct. The villa is located 40 minutes from Ubud and it was a wonderful oasis to come back to after a busy day of festival happenings. The villa has been thoughtfully planned architecturally to take full advantage of the breathtaking view and it was lovely to wake up each day to that view and the fresh cool mountain air, it's quite an elevation. And no mosquitos! The owners have an extensive collection of antique furniture, paintings, books (including an amazing library!) and objet d'art that have been lovingly collected over their years in various parts of Asia and are displayed in a fashion that does not make the villa feel like a museum but rather a luxurious Aladdin's Grotto, with each new treasure waiting to be discovered. The gardens are equally beautiful and it was nice to have the choice of where to dine (inside or outside) each morning or evening. The amenities are luxurious and the food was delicious. Everything was very clean and the bed linen and robes are very luxurious and comfortable. Nothing was ever a trouble to the staff, everything is done in a professional way with beautiful smiling faces in a sincere manner. Very unobtrusive also. Booking was equally as easy and professional. Do not worry about the location being out of the way, that is one of the best things about the villa, and a lovely driver was arranged for me for several trips, he was very courteous and professional. I regretted not spending more time just enjoying the villa as I had a busy schedule at the festival and will come back to enjoy some quiet time at the pool and the garden next time. Thank you Pamela and Royale for a wonderful stay."
    Guest: Dianne B. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 6, 2016
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  • Great Villa! The manager is kind, clearly introduce the villa when we checked in. The pool is giant!

    "Great Villa! The manager is kind, clearly introduce the villa when we checked in. The pool is giant! We enjoyed the stay!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: March 3, 2017
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