Guest Testimonials

We have spent a 2 week vacation with my kids (5 and 7) on Bali living in the villa from Karl and Linda. I can highly recommend staying in this beautiful house. Not only is the house located on a very nice location directly at the beach, the staff is absolutely fantastic! Ayu is a great cook and she was so nice with our children! Mega does a splendid job on the garden and the pool and if you like to go to the gym he is more then happy to take you there to work out! Made is a very reliable driver and knows a lot about the island. In short the staff is really service focused and will do anything in their power to make your stay an absolute dream. I never travel back to the same location twice as the world has too much to offer but in this case I am actually considering going back as we had such a great time. Karl and Linda are real professional very well organized. They supplied me with all the needed information prior to arrival on Bali (location of restaurants, doctor, hospital dentist, and all kind of phone numbers) not that we needed any medical assistance but it was reassuring to know all the information is available. So for anyone that is not looking for mass tourism, crowded streets and too much traffic this is the place to be!! The local people from the village near by are all super friendly and helpful. I can’t think of anything I would have liked to have seen different. From here a big thank you to Karl and Linda and their great staff!

Freek & Ina | Germany

We had a marvelous stay in this Lovina villa. The villa is magnificent, spacious and corresponds perfectly to the description. The garden is magnificently well maintained. Ayu is a great cook and made us many Balinese specialities that one cannot find in a restaurant. Made is a good driver and tourist guide. He understood our interests and suggested beautiful tours that suited us. Putu and Mega are adorable. All the staff were attentive to our every need to make our stay pleasant. All the practical details have been thought of, when one comes from far away. There is nothing to improve, everything is perfect. If we return one day to Bali, we will be sure to come back to this beautiful house. Thank you to all!

Natacha | France

We have already recommended this house to our friends! Unique in that the house and facilities are modern, yet the location was somewhat remote and away from it all. Almost any group of travelers would be comfortable here as there are multiple areas to socialize or to be alone (3 verandas, TV room, bar, kitchen table, living room, beach front, etc…). While a bit smaller, the third bedroom that is separate from the main house is equally as comfortable, and provides a bit more privacy with its own bathroom. We arrived with two six month old babies and had everything we needed from cots to laundry to bottles of water at our disposal. Prior to our arrival Linda assured us that we had everything we needed. All the staff were most helpful, above and beyond their regular responsibility (feeding and playing with the babes, bargaining advice, pizza delivery…) Unfortunately the beach was not suitable for swimming at this time of year, so Made took us to a lovely beach where we could taste the salt. We also visited a temple, hot springs, waterfalls, and enjoyed walking around the local community. It was the rainy season, but when on a relaxing vacation an afternoon storm and crashing waves (while enjoying a massage or glass of wine) was just perfect. Ayu’s gado gado was our favorite dish. Thank you for such a relaxing vacation. Honorable mentions: the house has a cell phone, the DVD collection is exceptional, and drinking water, laundry detergent and mosquito repellant plugs are included.

Laura | Singapore

We stayed for one week at Villa which was an unforgettable experience. The warm welcome by the staff, the amazing entrance, the luxury of the villa, the design, the comfortable beds, the kindness of the personal, was just surpassing all our expectations. The large swimming pool, the wonderful garden, the various relaxing areas-all just a dream.

Svetlana | Russia

Hi Linda and Karl, Have had a very restful time here at Puri Jati Retreat and yes, your staff have been wonderful and helpful. We dived at Menjangen Island, visited two waterfalls, the Lake Temple, a Coffee plantation and Hot Springs. Made is a very good driver and Ayu cooked us some memorable and tasty meals. Your pool is very refreshing too! Also a great movie selection! We are also Matt Damon fans. Thanks again for everything. We leave tomorrow morning so this will be a beautiful dream!

Jenny & Mike | USA

Hi Linda, We had a great time at Puri Jati…your home is absolutely lovely and everything worked out very smoothly. Made was very helpful and attentive and took care of all our transport needs. Ayu is downright adorable and a very talented cook. We had a great time going shopping with her.  Both the security guard and the gardener were very friendly when we saw them. All in all, we had a great time in Bali and look forward to returning in a few years time. Thank you again for such a lovely stay!

Carolina & Joe | USA

Dear Karl & Linda: Thanks so much for opening your lovely home to us – we so enjoyed our stay here. We made several excursions with Made – temples, waterfalls, monkeys …. and, of course, the most beautiful rice terraces in Bali! Went diving 2 days with Malibu Divers, over to Pulau Menjangan – it wasn’t Lembeh, but it was awesome! Made drove us there so we could visit a temple along the way and a turtle hatchery! Ayu arranged a lovely masseuse who came nearly everyday – heavenly! The best was Ayu’s home cooking – it’s so much nicer to stay in and relax with her amazing local meals than be in a restaurant. She is a fabulous cook and lovely to be around. Again – thank you so much for sharing your lovely home – hope to see you on a dive boat again some time.

Christine, Wayne, Mary Ann, Scott, Mike & David | USA

Dear Linda & Karl: Thanks a lot for the wonderful days in your villa! Although we decided last minute to come to your house, everything was easy-going, from our pick-up in Amed to the airport transport at the end, with your very knowledgeable driver, Made. We enjoyed exploring this part of Bali by travelling with motorbike, went up the mountains, visited small villages, had a nice trip to Munduk ….. Ayu’s cooking is very delicious – thank you Ayu!!! Ayu also arranged a massage in the Bale twice. The masseur is skilled and knows what to do (which is not usual everywhere in Bali). I’m a physiotherapist myself and I really recommend this masseur to future guests – ask for Wati). Thanks also for the possibility to use your TV and DVD’s, books, magazines.

Christa & Tom | Australia