The villa looked just as it is in the pictures, is in a great location off the Main Street yet the road noise wasn't bad as it is set back a bit and traffic dies way down at night. Plunge pool was perfect to cool down during the day. Lots of great restaurants within 5 min walk, but you can also taxi (short ride) into central Ubud for even more choices. A few good places near the villa include Element, Bayu's kitchen, Alchemy, Kue. But there are more.
Steve took care of any issues that arose and helped with lost bags etc. the airport pickups were there on time, and I quickly made friends with some of the regulars that stay in the villas nearby!
Also close to the villa are lots of side streets and walking paths to explore rice paddies and the numerous other villas.
Gede the houseboy was fantastic, he filled us up with the best local fruit every morning along with eggs and nice strong coffee, helped us run errands and was very helpful all around, which was especially important as we are first time Bali visitors!
Only con was the wifi was a bit slow, but it was always on (unlike some other places in Bali!). If you want faster wifi for a short bit, you can always check out a cafe in Ubud, clear cafe had a very good connection when I was there.
Thanks Steve, Gede and friends for a great welcome to Bali.