Reviewed on January 15, 2015
My family and I travel regularly and have had the pleasure of staying in many beautiful places in Bali and around the world. We were looking for a peaceful and unique home to enjoy for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year and were delighted to discover Maya and Diego's villa. Villa Padawan is by far the best property in Bali! We travelled with 3 young children so the garden and spacious layout was perfect for us, even with extended family joining us, bringing our group to 10. The villa is tastefully decorated with unique pieces dotted around. Every facet of its operation is geared towards perfection - the wonderful staff who always greeted us by name, the gorgeous garden, the bathrooms, the overall design and the food!
The food prepared by the villa's private chef is simply delicious. I have no hesitation in declaring the food by Kadek. as incomparable. The problem for us is that we believe we have experienced the best Bali has to offer ...and are now loathe to even trial anywhere else. Aah well - that will be our fate - to return to Villa Padawan time after time after time.
Reviewed on November 5, 2014
Just back from a 4-day stay in this wonderful villa. We were a big group of 6 adults and 5 kids (aged 1 to 6), and the villa was the perfect choice for us: it is big (and actually much bigger than it looks like on the pictures), garden is perfect for the kids to play and for adults to get massage, living room is extremely relaxing, bedrooms are very comfortable, the kids bedroom is full of incredible toys, and the full place is so quiet and pleasant that we actually ended up spending most of our time there! We are coming to Bali on a very regular basis, and this villa is really one of the best we have ever rented. All materials are high quality (Diego is an architect so I guess it helps) and it is very tastefully designed and decorated. Maya has been of great assistance throughout booking, which made it very easy. And last but not least: the staff of the villa is extremely nice and competent, with a really GREAT cook. We'll be back for sure! Thanks again to Maya & Diego for this great sta
Reviewed on June 29, 2014
A beautiful villa that felt like home, friendly and accommodating staff, lots of space for parents and children alike to play and relax and a great location with access to fabulous cafés and conveniences. Have already recommended to our family and friends. Thank you Maya & Diego for offering us your home - we hope to come back next year :)
Reviewed on June 22, 2014
The villa is a quiet green oasis minutes away from the action filled areas of this beautiful island. As soon as we entered we were warmly greeted by the smiling staff.
The villa has a relaxed but aesthetically refined style. With on one side the beautiful view on Bali's green rice fields. The rooms are very comfortable and clean a convenient element is the living area located on a platform away from the the bedrooms,it permitted us to have some fun filled evenings without disturbing the kids once asleep. Just have to mention the delicious food cooked on our request of the day by Kadek with a variety of cuisine like authentic Italian pastas ,as well as local Balinese dishes ,can't miss the finger licking excellent fish and chicken " satays ". A wonderful experience for our whole family,need to mention that this villa is extremely comfortable for families with young children as it is completely secure with adequate safety around the pool and garden areas. Will definitely repeat this enjoyable and perfect vacation.
Thank you so much
Reviewed on March 29, 2014
We have just spent one month at villa Padawan. The purpose was to relax, as we just had our second child in January. The villa was the perfect choice for us.
Indeed, this villa is lovely with it s completely open living room, which allows us to stay the whole day outside, a very nice garden and is the dream for our son, as the children room has plenty of books and toys.
Maya also prepared the baby bed for our new born and put the fence around the swimming pool, which allowed us to be more relax.
The villa is located just in front of a very good bakery, so you can enjoy croissants and pains au chocolat for breakfast. Kadek, the Cook was very nice and prepared good Lebanese and Italian food. We asked her to prepare other meals (Vietnamese, Indonesian food) that were not mentioned in the menu and she always did it very nicely.
We really enjoyed our stay there!