This is a sponsored (but honest) review of Villa Koru, a Bali Villa for rent. This article contains affiliate links.
So, you have finally chosen Bali, Indonesia as your travel destination. Are you a solo traveler who wants a ‘me time’, a couple who wants to have a quality vacation, or a family or group of friends who are looking for a Bali villa for rent? Therefore, I think I know a place where you can stay at the heart of Seminyak area in Bali: Villa Koru.
Villa Koru is a luxury 3-bedroom villa in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia. However, do not be intimidated with the word ‘luxury’ and interpret it as very expensive. In this case, it refers to the experience and not necessarily the price. Hence, by staying at Villa Koru, you can experience a luxury stay without burning your pocket. Nevertheless, you will definitely get more than what you paid for if you stay at Villa Koru.
I am more than excited to virtually tour all of you around this beautiful villa:
But before that, you might want to also visit Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia. Here are some of the articles I wrote about Surabaya, so far.
- Surabaya Travel Guide 2020: Things To Do, Where To Stay, and More!
- 8 Spots to Visit in Surabaya, Indonesia
THE VILLA KORU BOOKING PROCESS
In my case, I booked Villa Koru through email and the villa owner was very quick to respond. He can immediately confirm your reservation on your dates of choice and will send you a booking confirmation email right away. Prior to your check-in at the villa, Michael (the owner) or the staff assigned will ask any type of assistance you might need and will offer you airport transfers and vehicle rentals for your Bali tour. Upon checking in, you will be welcomed, showed around, and oriented by the villa staff. During our stay at Villa Koru, it was Mia who assisted us and helped us have the best vacation experience in Bali.
The entrance of Villa Koru along Jalan Beji Suci is so unassuming but wait until you see the inside. It has a brown gate with a very secure lock, so you need not to worry about your security in the area. The small pathway leading to ‘paradise’ looked so green and relaxing. Afterwards, you will have a view of the kitchen, dining area, and living/guest area to your left, and the rooms and the magnificent pool to your right.
THE GUEST/LIVING AREA
This area does not look like a typical guest/living area as seen in typical homes. Why? Because it’s al fresco. It’s like chilling in a terrace with the fresh Bali air but at the same time enjoying a quality lounge. I really like the simple and very chic interior of this area, given its interior decors and presence of some plants. Oh, and if you don’t want a really open guest/living area, you always have the option to close it with blinds. What I liked the most about this area is I can watch TV very comfortably, and more importantly, Villa Koru has Netflix!
THE DINING AREA
The dining area is a simple corner with a long table that can accommodate up to 6 people. It has a very nice artwork depicting traditional Balinese women. The table can still be spacious enough even if fully occupied. Another good thing about the dining area is that you can still watch TV or Netflix while sitting there since the TV is facing the dining area.
Your stay at Villa Koru comes with a complimentary breakfast which is really healthy and ideal. Mia prepared us a smoothie bowl and a fruit shake. You can also have coffee or tea and you will also be served toasted bread and butter with eggs of your choice. This kind of breakfast is a perfect way to start every vacation day in Bali.
Villa Koru has a very nice kitchen and it has everything you might need — from eating utensils to all types of spices and seasonings to cooking pans. If you want to cook during a vacation, then Villa Koru is the perfect place for you. The refrigerator is also huge and you can basically put anything you can fit in there. They also have complimentary drinks (sodas, beer, and water) inside the fridge. The kitchen interior is very elegant.
THE VILLA KORU POOL
The villa pool was the highlight of my stay at Villa Koru and this is basically what made me choose this villa. The pool size is relatively bigger and you can relax there and take a dip any time of the day and night because the temperature of the water is regulated. This is my favorite part of the villa, especially because I can chill while on board floaters like flamingo and donut.
Villa Koru has three bedrooms which all look the same, so if you are staying as a family or a group, you will all have the same room experience. All villas are basically facing the pool so the view from all rooms will be perfect.
Every room has a queen size bed which is very comfy and relaxing. I never regret dedicating a day or two to just stay at the villa and not go out to see Bali because I am already having the time of my life at the villa itself. Like the living area, each bedroom has Netflix access also. You will be provided with everything — vault, bathrobe, water, insect killer, among others. The aircon unit is working perfectly and you can adjust the temperature depending on your preference without any inconveniences. (I am really missing the villa as I was writing this).
The bathroom is so spacious that you can actually sleep in there. It is a semi-outdoor with the shower and bathtub part on an open roof. I really like the idea of an outdoor-ish shower which gives a relaxing feeling. I wish I was able to use the bathtub and for sure it can give me a very peaceful me time. The toilet and sinks are in a very good condition and the water supply is exccellent. The bathrooms of each room provides everything, bath towels, pool towels, a complete set of toiletries, and they have a hair dryer as well.
THE EXCELLENT STAFF SERVICE
The mere beauty, relaxing vibe, and quality amenities of Villa Koru is more than enough to complete your perfect Bali vacation/staycation, but what really impressed me is how good the service of the Villa Koru staff is. I was really happy with how Mia made my stay very comfortable. She always checks on me on whatever I might need, I was also able to hear her stories about a local’s life in Bali, and she provided me an insider information on which places to go which are off the beaten paths and not really crowded with tourists. She would always customize everything according to my preferences, especially my breakfast. She has been there for me during my entire stay at Villa Koru and I couldn’t be more thankful. Too bad I was not able to take a photo with her, but it’s a great memory I could treasure from my Bali trip which I can tell my friends and family about.
VILLA KORU: SEMINYAK’S FINEST
Another thing I like about Villa Koru is its location. Seminyak area in Bali for me is the center of everything, and most tourists would agree with me. Villa Koru is a walking distance to Sunset Boulevard, a major highway, which means it is not located in a faraway area and yet you can experience a very quiet and relaxing stay at Villa Koru. We can always order Grab or Go-Jek without burning our pockets because everything is accessible from there (cafes, restaurants, the airport, convenience stores, hospitals, ATMs, and the like). Here is a guide on how to withdraw money on ATMs in Bali.
With everything I experienced about Villa Koru, it is very clear that I highly recommend staying here in order for you to experience the best Bali vacation. I can guarantee you that the Villa Koru is very organized in making your stay as smooth as ever, from check-in and even after check-out (making sure you will reach the airport or your next destination safely). My stay at Villa Koru is the best thing about my Bali trip and I am actually missing the place a lot, as of writing.
As a frequent traveler, I never experienced a quality stay like this before, even in 5-star hotels. I will definitely recommend Villa Koru to my friends and family and more especially to my followers and readers. Kudos to Michael for building such a beautiful paradise and allowing others to experience living a quality vacation and for having staff who seem to be well-trained for the hospitality industry. Lastly, Bali is such a beautiful place and going out of the villa to explore the island will also be worth it. I will be writing about places to go in Bali, but in the meantime, check this guide to the best waterfalls in Bali.
BALI VILLA FOR RENT: VILLA KORU
Jalan Beji Suci, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361