Great spot, 2 ks from CBD, quiet, lovely local restaurants, local taxi cabs etc. Clean, tidy, peaceful with lovely Muk as our caretaker, would stay again. Had friends come to visit and they were impressed too with the price, rooms and pool. Hard to keep our baby boy out of the pool that is not fenced, but we knew that before we came and accepted that we had to watch him every second of the say. Would come again for sure.
My daughter and I have just spent 10 wonderful days in Villa Bulan Mas. The villa is perfect, well appointed, two air-conditioned bedrooms which are also fan cooled. Wuk the houseboy is so helpful and kept us supplied with delicious fruit, eggs, bread etc for breakfast, we chose to prepare own own but he will do it if guests prefer. The villa is well maintained and just far enough back from the road to block out traffic noise. There are so many wonderful places to eat along the road in Penestanan, our favourite Bubu warung, very close to the villa was closed for renovations but Bayu's kitchen just a few minutes walk away is fantastic and will also deliver. I can't think of one reason not to stay there. The pool is wonderful after returning from shopping in the heat if the day and the huge day bed with big comfy cushions is a nice place to snooze or read. Just a perfect holiday.
I just loved staying at Villa Bulan Mas. Pickup at the airport through our host Steve went flawlessly, and we were delighted when we entered the villa. It's set back from the main road at Penestanan Kelod, but on the path to Penestand Kaja, which is the smaller village on the way to Sayan. It was quiet and absolutely spotless, thanks to the really excellent roomboy Wuk, who as others have said prepares fruit and toast and eggs every morning and takes care of the villa. It's a real plus to have a washing machine there as well, as one tends to run through a lot of clothes due to the heat. We spent a couple of nights in watching dvds from the ample selection provided, and I also left one or two of my faves which I purchased in Ubud. It's easy most of the to pick up a taxi from the gang beside Round Bar, and it costs around $3 for a ride into Ubud. The cafe Kue, which is about a ten minute walk at most, has great lattes and pastries, and a great internet connection as well. The villa is well situated, and I was sad to leave. I wish the internet connection were a little more dependable, but it has the same 3G data connection that most places in the area have, so there's really nothing to complain about. Steve, the manager, is immensely knowledgeable and generous with his knowledge of the area. The villa has a comfortable and lived-in air, and I'd stay there again in a heartbeat. I've been going to Penestanan since 1990, and this is probably my favorite place.
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Bulan Mas is a great place to stay, accessible to the hub of Ubud but far enough away to be quiet and safe.
The shops and restaurants are very close by and the supermarket and ATMs are within walking distance.
The pool is fantastic and the villa very comfortable.
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