Reviews

Just some of the glowing reviews we have received

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The villa is superb, the view is amazing, the team is professional and very helpful, always here when you need. It is a little corner in paradise.

vrbo.com Review

Most relaxing holiday ever!!!

We took both villas….both were divine and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We even organised a dinner party with a suckling pig and had friends come over…there was nothing to do from setting the table to cleaning up. The most relaxing holiday in a beautiful villa with lovely pool and discrete helpful staff. Staying here was the highlight of the trip…you really don’t need to venture beyond the gates!!! Although we had to since we were attending a conference at a hotel near by….Citi Kara Sari was the much better venue. Would recommend it to those with family group or large party of friends. Sleeps 8 couples perfectly. A truly relaxing holiday thanks to the great staff.
• Susannah S.

If one is not happy here, they will not be happy anywhere. A truly special place, full of special people!

Micheal and Allison

Jewel in Candidasa

Hospitality started as soon as we landed in the airport with prompt arrival of our drivers.
When you arrive, you are immediately met by a group of friendly staff waiting to take your bags and cool tropical drinks in hand!
The property is more majestic than the pictures would suggest.
You even have your own stretch of private beach!
Bedrooms are spacious and air conditioned.
The villa was immaculate with beautiful antiques and artwork reflective of the owners’ excellent taste.
If you have the opportunity, ask for the Kecak dance performance , you’ll not regret it!
The highlight though was meeting the owners themselves who are warm and charming people !
Thank you Ayu, Made and all the wonderful staff at Citakara Sari!
Best wishes Lynn and Iouri ! We hope to meet with you again in the future, either back in Bali or on our side of the world :))
• Stacy R., Canada

What a magical place. We have enjoyed every minute. The staff were so friendly and nice, The gardens and pool are so beautfully maintained. Thank you so much.

The Tapper Family

Gorgeous Tranquility

My wife, two teenage children, and I stayed in Villa Joglo for three nights. The time was too short. There are two gorgeous homes in a palm grove on the ocean with a private beach, pool, tennis court, and an attentive staff. It is as far from Kuta’s nightlife as it is close to traditional Bali. There is no restaurant on the premises, but it is within walking distance of a “real” Balinese village and several small cafés. The staff prepares breakfast and will prepare lunch and dinner with advance notice. We were not into planning ahead and ordered lunch and dinner off of the collection of menus from nearby restaurants that will deliver. The staff was nowhere to be seen – – until you want something. Drinks by the pool, a masseuse, a tennis partner, a car to Ubud, can all be easily arranged. If tranquility in a stunningly beautiful setting is the goal, it would be difficult to find anything nicer than this beautiful property.
• Craig H.

Perfect stay. Great hospitality and service. Great for a special treat.

Emma E. Inga, Australia

Paradise at Bali’s east coast

Our family of five enjoyed every minute during the eight nights stay at Citakara Sari Estate near Candi Dasa in February this year.
Everything was as described on the website. The property is situated in a quiet and secluded location on Bali’s east cost with beautiful ocean views. The two airy and spacious villas on the estate are comfortable, tastefully decorated and kept very clean and tidy. With no mosquitoes around we left our balcony doors open at night to enjoy the ocean breeze. The lush garden is perfectly manicured and we felt like being in paradise.
Our daughters aged 13, 18 and 21 enjoyed their daily matches on the fantastic tennis court, my husband explored the reef snorkeling from the small private beach and went fishing by boat in the strait. I recharged by exercising in the large well maintained pool, having fantastic body massages in the spa area, relaxing on the comfortable sun lounges and watching the colorful sunsets.
The girls were happy to have free internet access and they made plenty of use of the property’s DVD collection. I found a couple of very interesting books in the house about Balinese culture and customs.
With recommendations regarding sight seeing from the staff we went on several day trips exploring different parts of Bali in the estate’s comfortable car and felt very safe with our friendly and experienced driver. Candi Dasa is a 10 minutes drive away and we got complimentary lifts to shop or visit restaurants. When we preferred to eat in we ordered take away or asked the staff to prepare a meal.
With our own small safe in the villa for our valuables and a night guard on the grounds we never had to worry about safety issues and felt very secure living on the estate.
The service by the staff of six was perfect. They did everything to make us feel at home and always had a friendly smile on their faces. Even before we arrived the American owner of the property responded to all our queries in detail and it was a pleasure doing business with him.
We recommend this wonderful place to anybody who is looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in luxurious surroundings. Our family would love to stay at Citakara Sari again in the future.
Thank you, Iouri, for creating this beautiful place and sharing it with us.
• Gaby B. Sydney, Australia

We fell in love with Citakara Sari the moment we saw it. We would definitely recommend the villa to our friends.

Marley, Nadya, Boyan & Margarita

Magical and Perfect

We stayed in the Villa Yoga Bale, slowed down and took in the magic. The house is beautiful in it’s simplicity. My husband and I stayed in the upstairs bedroom with a view of the sea, and our teenage kids shared the downstairs bedroom with the TV. I hope to go back again, and the sooner the better. The staff is exceptional, and took care of all of our needs. We ate breakfast in, and went exploring by afternoon and night. There are two houses on this estate and they are both works of art. There is enough distance for privacy, yet close enough to mingle if you are fortunate and have nice people next door. If you want to slow down, this is the place for you. We had to force ourselves to go sightseeing because we never wanted to leave the grounds.
• Lori B.

Truly the most beautiful setting for our wedding. It was everything we dreamed of. You truly have found paradise!

Mark and Chloe

CITAKARA IS HEAVEN IN CANDIDASA

The most amazing house I have ever stayed in. The owner is a pleasure to deal with and there is a full time staff onsite. Ayu is the care taker and she is so wonderful! There are not enough great things I can say about this place! It was breathtakingly beautiful, secluded and peaceful, reef snorkeling off your own private beach and it still has all the amenities you would look for in a public hotel; wireless, full kitchen, room service, turn down, etc.. I almost did not want to tell anyone about this place so I do not have to compete for a calendar week! There is no other place in Candidasa like it, whether you are with your whole family on vacation or on your honeymoon this is where you want to be! I would go back in a heart beat… especially since I never wanted to leave.
• Jax M.

Perfect stay. Great hospitality and service. Great for a special treat.

Emma E. Inga, Australia

Paradise Found!

My husband and our 2 young children had the pleasure of visiting this amazing property for a week and could not have any more rave reviews of this home. We have been fortunate to travel to some amazing 5 star resorts around the world and this stunning home is better than anything we’ve found yet. From the very beginning with my initial inquiry to Iouri, I knew that we had found something special. He responded so quickly to all of my questions and booked our stay in an very professional manner, which is certainly unique to typical vacation home rentals when working directly with the owner. It truly felt like booking through a luxury resort. The ease of booking was just the beginning, as our arrival at the home far exceeded the expectations we had for this property. We were greeted by all of the staff, and typical of the Balinese people, all were incredibly kind and welcoming. The home is incredibly comfortable- wonderful beds, large bathrooms and wrap around decks from which to enjoy the amazing views. The infinity pool, complete with the inclusion of the small “kids” pool, is perfect for those traveling with young children. The beach is just as the pictures show- private and best to be enjoyed with the snorkel gear provided by the staff. The amazing people who took care of us were so kind and always available for anything we needed, but without being at all intrusive. We ventured out to a few restaurants, but found ourselves not wanting to leave the property too often as we had everything we needed there! Nearby restaurants easily deliver all meals, though Ayu’s on-site cooking is not to be missed. Daily breakfasts cooked by the staff were wonderful too. We had an amazing week which passed far too quickly at this piece of heaven on earth.
• Kelli Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

If you want to slow down, this is the place for you. We had to force ourselves to go sightseeing because we never wanted to leave the grounds.

Lori B.

Why you’ll love it

Beautifully decorated with a mixture of contemporary artworks and quirky traditional craft, every piece of furniture is individual, carefully chosen and comfortable as well as beautiful… Days happily passed by without even leaving the villa grounds – a morning snorkel in the lagoon off the small sand beach, exploring the coral beds and floating above shimmering schools of fish, was repeated day after day without losing its magic… Beautiful carved wooden beds, soft linen sheets and well chosen pillows make for comfort in both villas with a choice of air-conditioning or ceiling fans for still nights… An oasis of calm and comfort decorated with cleverly chosen local antiques, artwork and crafts you’ll want to take home with you.
• Just the Planet Review

Everything was wonderful. It is so beautiful here. We loved it! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The Dettman Clan, America

Wonderful vacation at Villa Sitakara, Bali

That vacation was a dream of my life. The Villa itself was a piece of art, the garden was nice and shady, the nice and cosy beach pleased us every time we went for a swimming, and all this beautiful environment was adorned with warmest welcome and best hospitality ever, provided by the owner himself and by his team. My compliments to all of them. Our family can’t wait to return to Bali!