The staff are so welcoming and kind, they even unprompted noticed it was my birthday (think they read the date from his passport) and surprised us at lunch with a birthday cake!
The villa is about 10 minutes by car from Centre Seminyak and Echo Beach and a regular free shuttle service into town is provided or transport can be arranged for you at a small charge and local tours can be arranged via the front desk. We made good use of the spa treatments and the home cooking (the food is really good as are the drinks) for when we just felt like being lazy and not going out.
The only slight draw back from being out in the fields is there isn’t anything in easy walking distance, and obviously for being in rural setting you get the noise of the animals (in particular a certain demented rooster next door) but that just adds to the charm.
We certainly would recommend Villa Marene to anyone wanting to experience a true getaway.