I had seen Villa Kavaya on an earlier trip to Bali and knew this is where I wanted to stay for my next visit. I took my entire family and they were blown away by the whole Villa Kavaya experience. The house is spacious and very well furnished. The pool is huge and there is enough lawn to play ball games! The staff were very attentive without being irritating or privacy invading. The manager Eric is the villa's best asset - fluent in English and willing to help you with any possible request or issue. If you're thinking of going to Bali then do yourself a favour and stay here!!!
It was our 5th vacation in Bali (but first one in the summertime) and it was the BEST we ever had - and to a large extent because of the excellent villa and the outstanding staff which made us feel very special during the entire stay!!!
The villa is furnished with tastefully arranged and partially antique furniture. You enter the villa via a staircase ending at a covered fish pond (the children loved it!) which then leads into the huge living/dining/kitchen room. You walk on solid hand crafted wooden floors and leave via a huge terrace into a tasteful and large garden. A 18 meter pool, a garden villa, 2 hammocks and a garden pavilion leaves, various seating for eating in- and outside as well as relaxing lounges leave so much space that two couples and 3 children always find space to "hide away". All electric devices work just fine so it is hard to find anything to criticise - only a few back rooms like the outside bathrooms will need a few buckets of paint sometime and some of the teak furniture would look better after a small overhaul with sand paper.
For a booking make sure that you insist that Mrs. Ayu is available as a cook!!!
We spent more than two weeks in Villa Kavaya this summer and it was the perfect hideaway in many ways: great place to stay - beautiful & spacious villa & garden, maintained very well. Nice architecture & furniture, plenty of space inside & outside.
Above all the best staff we've ever had in a Balinese villa: competent (!), friendly, always there when we needed them - and not, if we wanted to stay private.
Besides, a very quiet place, no busy streets around, and only 10 minutes walk from beautiful Echo Beach. We enjoyed ist very, very much and are quite sure to come back again!
Villa Kavaya proved to be the ideal location for a christmas vacation in Bali for adults and children alike. the staff are courteous, friendly and very attentive. The premises are wonderful and are kept in tip top condition. The in-house cook caters for all tastes and has even prepared a perfect turkey with stuffing and gamon for Xmas eve not to mention the many local dishes prepared during the course of our stay.
If one ever wants a fantastic villa style vacation in Bali, don't look elsewhere. No noise from traffic or neighbours as is often the case in Bali.
Strict - no monies can be returned. In the event of the airport being closed when you are due to arrive, we will endeavor to reschedule your villa booking to a mutually beneficial time