We just returned from our second stay at the Club Residence in Canggu. This time we spent two wonderful months calling Villa 3 home. The villa is the perfect place to savor all that Bali has to offer - conveniently located close (10 minutes) to the ever-happening Seminyak yet far enough removed from its frenetic hustle and bustle to create a sense of peace and tranquility.
The villa itself is thoughtfully designed, impeccably maintained, and spaciously appointed. Staying in Bali for months at a time, we are considerably pickier than most in selecting our accommodation but the Club Residence delivers in all respects: the furniture is comfortable to a Western standard (all too often villas in Bali have couches with cushions that rival the comfort of a rock) , the wifi is fast, and the water pressure and hot water are fantastic.
The design of the Club Residence complex is such that there's always a friendly face on the path as you walk through and exit the complex. We felt safe (24/7 security), comfortable, and, after spending two months there, Canggu truly started to feel like home - both the greater Canggu area and the Club Residence itself, have a lovely convivial atmosphere that makes it so hard to leave!
Above all, I cannot praise the management and staff enough for achieving the perfect balance of helpfulness without being overly intrusive. Everyone, especially Paul (the manager), is quick to respond to any request or concern you may have yet everyone gives you your own space to do your own thing. Paul has wonderful suggestions about many great restaurants and is always there to help out if needed. The single maintenance issue we had during our stay was addressed the same day and resolved the day after, which is particularly remarkable given that Indonesia is known for its jam karet (rubber time).
Our only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer! It's only been a week since we left Canggu and are already eagerly counting down the days 'til we return to the Club Residence again!