First of all, this excellent little apartment is *not* in Ubud (as
sometimes noted), but rather just north of Singapadu; very close to
the Bali Bird Park and Bali Zoo, <20 minutes drive to Ubud or
Denpasar, about 25 minutes to Sanur. That being said, if you are
looking for a lovely rental in a central location from which you can
easily explore many parts of the island with your own transportation,
this place is great!
Located in a griya (new construction Indonesian subdivision), the two-bedroom place is located not in a tourist area, but on a residential street filled with local families. Turn into the subdivision gate and drive past the verdant rice paddies back to this family-friendly neighborhood where local children play and ride bikes on the quiet streets in the afternoon and young adults gather to play ping-pong in open-air the neighborhood rec hall at night.
Your place is a single-story two bedroom one. Enter the drive gate into the walled area (there's room to park a car and/or several motorbikes inside) and walk the short path past the patio (with two chairs and small shrine for protecting the structure) and into the front door. There you will find a large and friendly sitting area with a couch, TV/stereo/DVD player, breakfast room, kitchenette with sink, stove, and fridge, and bathroom with Western toilet and hot water shower. (And no, hot water does not run out).
The two bedrooms are air-conditioned and sleep five (two queen and a pull-out) with nice white sheets, cleaned every day. A full bookcase in each room is plenty to hold your clothes, plus comes with a hairdryer and some basic necessities.
Kadek, who took care of the place during my stay, came by to cook me breakfast (fruit and toast and tea) every morning and cleaned. She was very efficient upon my arrival, and even kindly drove me to a local small restaurant the first night as I arrived tired and hungry. She did a great job!
WiFi works well for basic usage.
The WiFi, like most private networks in Indonesia, is based on data
usage. Should work fine for email but not for streaming media.
The place is not kept like a hotel, but a nice, small Indonesian house--thus, there are imperfections. I occasionally heard mice in the ceiling (common for houses near the rice paddy).
The location (not in a tourist or urban area) might be a problem for some. It's easy to get food and amenities if you have your own transportation, but might be more difficult on foot. It's also a little hard to find the first time.