Jeda Villa - Timor 2BR Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
18-Jul-2012

We love the rural wilds of north-west Bali with its dry, almost Mediterranean climate and total lack of tourist hordes, so we are almost loathe to share news of this little gem of a villa for fear that it will become so popular that we will never get a chance to go back. But share we must and we just can’t sing high enough praise for Villa Timor.

Surrounded on all sides by thick lowland forest with towering mountains to the rear and ocean views to the front, the villa is an oasis of lush lawns and gardens and glorious Bali-style architecture that fair cries out “Love me. Enjoy me. Never leave me!”

Despite the remoteness of the area (or is that because of it?) there are many adventure activities to be had and experienced: snorkelling for the laid back, scuba diving for the more intense, mountain climbing, mountain biking, nature trekking, kayaking, bird watching and all round general rural exploration, which always turns up a few unexpected goodies such as stumbling across a Hindu village ceremony or witnessing fishermen bringing in their catch at dusk. Alternatively, like us, you can just do nothing and lie beside the pool and read books, drink beer and watch the gardeners cutting the grass.

The staff are all from the local village and haven’t wasted time in tourism school learning how to unfold starched white linen napkins in your lap - that’s not what this part of Bali is about. But even so, expect great tasting Western and Indonesian dishes, honest service, smiles and a glorious welcome.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:7
Value:10
Highlights

It’s so quiet here; apart from the other two Jeda Villas there’s not another house in sight – something that will make you feel very special indeed. Taking in a cocktailed sunset from the vantage point at the back of the garden is a real treat. The two lovely dogs that live on site will charm and delight dog-loving guests and possibly change the minds of those that don’t, but if dogs aren’t your thing the staff will keep them well out of your way.

Surprises

Not good for small kids who like to run around a lot. They could slip on the tiles and take some interesting spills or falls from the open staircase up to the mezzanine. The airport is a long way away (143 km) but that’s part of the villa’s the appeal.

Jeda Villa - Timor 2BR /villa/jeda-villa-timor-2br.aspx Price starts at $0 - $0 per night
8.3 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. We love the rural wilds of north-west Bali with its dry, almost Mediterranean climate and total lack of tourist hordes, so we are almost loathe to share news of this little gem of a villa for fear that it will become so popular that we will never get a chance to go back. But share we must and we just can’t sing high enough praise for Villa Timor.

Surrounded on all sides by thick lowland forest with towering mountains to the rear and ocean views to the front, the villa is an oasis of lush lawns and gardens and glorious Bali-style architecture that fair cries out “Love me. Enjoy me. Never leave me!”

Despite the remoteness of the area (or is that because of it?) there are many adventure activities to be had and experienced: snorkelling for the laid back, scuba diving for the more intense, mountain climbing, mountain biking, nature trekking, kayaking, bird watching and all round general rural exploration, which always turns up a few unexpected goodies such as stumbling across a Hindu village ceremony or witnessing fishermen bringing in their catch at dusk. Alternatively, like us, you can just do nothing and lie beside the pool and read books, drink beer and watch the gardeners cutting the grass.

The staff are all from the local village and haven’t wasted time in tourism school learning how to unfold starched white linen napkins in your lap - that’s not what this part of Bali is about. But even so, expect great tasting Western and Indonesian dishes, honest service, smiles and a glorious welcome.

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