There were delicious appetizers and cold beers ready for us after we were all shown to our rooms.
The Villa itself sits atop of an amazing river valley with views to die for. The friendly, welcoming staff makes you feel relaxed the minute you get there and were available any time you needed something. It is a quite relaxing place off the beaten path yet close enough to Ubud where you can shop, eat and see great local live music after a short, very cool ride into town.
I saw a band do a set of Pink Floyd music that blew my mind. I enjoyed myself so much the 2nd trip to the Villa I stayed for a full week. The fresh locally sourced food served at the Villa was great also, the staff and service was excellent both times and were all the same people 2 years later which I thought was cool. They all remembered us which made things nice and relaxing right from the start.
For anyone looking for a 5 star place with excellent service for a fraction of the price I recommend Villa Santai.
Room Tip: All the rooms had beautiful cliff side views of the river valley. It's a very quiet serene place