Villa as Holiday Option & Things to Consider

When you are going on a holiday, you are given different options of accommodation and where to say. It is a common thing to stay at a hotel, but guesthouse or villa has become a popular alternative that is increasing in popularity.  Some people prefer staying in a hotel for flexibility and efficiency reason, but there are also great reasons why some would rather spend their times in a villa. villa

Villa vs Hotel

Yes, hotel may offer lots of amenities and easiness. You don’t need to cook; simply go to the restaurants or café to enjoy the meal.  You don’t need to make your beds or do laundry; leave it to the cleaning service and the laundry service. But what if you want privacy and personal secluded time? Of course you can’t find it at the hotel.  What if you want to walk around only in your pajamas or bikini? What if you actually want to do your own laundry and make your own beds? With those options in mind, it is better that you choose a villa.

Here are some benefits of staying in a villa:

  • It feels like you are staying in your own home. In a villa, you don’t share with other guests. It is only you and your family. It is like having your own family, but in different house and locations. For people who seek comfort and homey experience while traveling, villa is the best solution for their ‘homesick’ situation.
  • Villa comes in different size, location, and features. Some villas are more like a modern version of a palace, with more than 30 rooms, hallways, and even its private garden. Others may come in smaller and compact size, with only several bedrooms and bathrooms.  You are free to choose which villa you want to rent. If you were traveling with family, a decent villa with several bedrooms and bathrooms – along with the facilities and amenities, of course – would be enough. But if you are traveling with groups of families and you are planning to have parties or other events, you can choose a bigger villa with a special venue on it.
  • Villa is more affordable and basically less expensive than a hotel. Consider this: when you are traveling with family of 5, for instance, you may have to rent 2 – 3 rooms. Imagine how much you have to spend if you are staying more than 2 days – or even a week. But when you are staying in a villa, the total cost will be lower. Moreover, if you are traveling with groups – several families – the cost for renting the villa can be shared, so you won’t have to drain off your savings.
  • If you are a type of person that likes to do things on your own, staying in a villa may be a great choice. If you like to cook your own food, set up everything without the help of cleaning service or the laundry service, staying in a villa will give you loads of freedom.
  • Staying in a villa will grant you privacy and serenity. No other guests will peek on you or spying your activities. If you want to use the hot Jacuzzi even late at night, you are free to do so. If other guests swimming around and disturbing your laps, or leaving sweaty barbells or bench at the fitness Centre often annoy you, such thing won’t be a problem anymore. You are the king and queen in the villa, so do whatever you wish.
  • Often times, villas are located in amazing spots with beautiful view. They can be located in the rural areas, near the beach, or close to the mountain – you name it. It is truly refreshing and remarkable to wake to natural and spectacular view right before your eyes.

Considerations when Picking a Villa

Yes, going on a holiday and spending it in a villa will be exciting and great, but there are also things to consider. First of all, you need to be aware of the location. Some villas are close to the city center or a town; walking can even access some. It is important to note this since you may need amenities. In case someone is sick and needs medical attention, or your food supply has run out, you need to get easy and fast access to the nearest town. Some people may choose a secluded where, where the nearest town may be located 4-5 kilometers away. It’s okay to choose such location, but keep in mind that you should have the right means of transportation – cars, motorcycles, or even bikes – so you won’t be stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Don’t forget to ask for details about the provided facilities and amenities. Does the villa have swimming pool and fitness center? Does it have playground for kids? Is it equipped with safety protection like CCTV or alarms? Do you have to buy the food or are they providing it? Such questions should be asked before you sign anything.

Spending Your Holiday in Bandung Villa

In case you are traveling to Bandung and you want to find a villa in a perfect spot without hassle, you can always contact PT. Sylvia Property Indonesia or visit their official site at The real estate company offers one stop property service for those wanting to find reliable accommodation or place to stay. Whether you want to find a perfect spot to spend holidays here, contact them and you will be given different options that suit your needs and your requirements. In case you are interested in buying a property there, they can also help you find the best deal. You can find houses or apartments with their assistance.

What about commercial property? If you like luxury villas. Again, they can help at  Just tell them what you need and they can find the right place for you. PT. Sylvia Property Indonesia can be your best friend in Bandung when it comes to property. Guaranteed!

Things You Should Know about Baby Care

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Babies produce more heat than adults. Their body temperature increases in the first months and peaks, around the sixth month, at 99.5, after which it starts to decrease gradually. During the first year, you should avoid exposing the baby to extreme heat or cold. Doctors recommend maintaining room temperature between 68 and 72 degrees during this time, avoiding letting the baby become overheated. The rule of thumb for this age, as well as for smaller infants, is to dress your baby no more or less heavily than you dress yourself for a given outdoor temperature.

The exception: Babies should wear hats in cool (not just cold) weather, and a sun hat is a must to protect a baby’s delicate skin and scalp from burning ultraviolet rays.

By the age of four or five months, the infection-fighting antibodies with which babies are born have diminished. Thus, a number of babies get their first colds during these months, particularly if they have older siblings or are exposed to other children in day care. Although it is widely believed that breast feeding protects babies against colds and other infections, this claim has not been fully proven. To minimize the risk of infection, keep the baby away from people who have colds and other illnesses and, equally important, wash your hands frequently. Attempting to keep the baby’s hands and toys clean may be a losing battle, but is worth the effort, particularly when someone in the household has a cold or the flu.

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The Growth Curve of Baby Care

In the three- to six-month period, infants continue to grow rapidly. The body’s fat stores increase, giving babies their characteristic and perfectly normal pudgy appearance. One of the fastest-growing organs during this period is the brain, which continues its development until the fourth year of life. The soft spot at the back of the skull (the posterior fontanel) closes by four months of age, while the soft spot at the front (the anterior fontanel) enlarges during the first few months of life, and closes when your baby is between nine and 18 months on average.

By about four months of age, many babies have doubled their birth weights. If your baby gains weight more slowly, there is no cause for concern provided the baby appears healthy and does gain some weight.

At three months, babies weigh around 12.5 pounds on average, and their length ranges from 22 to 25 inches. Between the ages of four and six months, they gain approximately one and one-half pounds a month and grow about an inch every month. Boys tend to be longer and heavier than girls.

Visiting The Doctor

During the three- to six-month period, the pediatrician should see your baby care twice once at four months and once at six months. (Depending on your own pediatrician’s policies, these intervals may vary). During these well-baby care visits, your child will be weighed and measured and his or her general development and health, including hearing and vision, will be assessed. To evaluate the hearing, the doctor will ring a bell or make a loud noise behind the baby’s back and observe the response. The pediatrician can screen the baby’s vision by shining a bright light in the eyes and observing how the baby blinks and follows the light source.

Immunizations administered during this period are the oral polio vaccine, the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine, and the Hemophilus influenzae type B (HiB) vaccine at four months; and the DTP (as well as, in some cases, an additional dose of HiB vaccine) at six months.

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Milestones For The Three- To Six-Month Period

As mentioned elsewhere in this book, each child develops at her own, unique pace. On average, three- to six-month-olds acquire the following skills in approximately the order given below. Most babies will do some of these things sooner than expected and some a bit later. Remember that variation is the rule.

Overall, though, the three- to six-month period is a time of tremendous development during which new abilities and awareness emerge almost every day. A number of thrilling “firsts” take place during this time the first laugh, the first gurgle, the first utterances that sound almost like words. Once a new ability appears, you may see the baby care practice it over and over again. On the other hand, some babies seem to back off and send new skills underground for a while soon after they develop. Either pattern is normal.

How to Teach Your Kids to be Independence

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When children are young, adults guide and set boundaries. It may be a teacher in school that directs the children during the day, or it may be a parent that guides the children in the evenings and weekends. As the children develop, they need to gradually learn to become independent so that they will be ready to be on their own (when going off to college or moving into their own homes). This process should start young in the child’s life. Teaching independence is something that can be done easily and seamlessly when you know ways to incorporate the lessons into everyday life. Here are a few suggestions to promote independence, based on my experiences as a parent.

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Picking Up

Teach your child to pick up after themselves. This can be as simple as picking up toys after they are done playing. Or it can be putting their plate in the dishwasher after dinner. These small things encourage independence. And teach good life skills starting at a young age. These tasks are parts of daily life and everyone should be capable of accomplishing them.

Riding a Bicycle

Another activity that promotes independence is riding a bicycle. Not only does it give your child physical mobility, it gives them a sense of freedom. No one else is making the bike move but them. It also allows your child to see and experience for themselves the rewards of hard work. They will discover that the more work they puts into pedaling, the farther the bike will travel.

Choosing Clothes to Wear

As your child gets older, allow them to pick out their clothes for the day. This will help your child learn to make decisions. It is only when the outfit does not match well that I make a suggestion. (Think camouflage print pants with a striped shirt). If they still want to go with that combination, that’s their choice. This not only helps the child learn independence, but helps them gain confidence is who they are and understand how to express themselves starting at a young age.

Picking the Activity

When filling the day with activities give your child options. Present them with three to four different activities and let them decide how they want to spend their time. This teaches them how to realize what they enjoy doing as well as how to choose what they want out of a grouping of good options. Try to focus on what they want to do and not have them throw out the options they don’t want. You want to keep the outlook positive.

Deciding What to Eat

How-to-Teach-Your-Kids-to-be-IndependenceWhen you go out to eat, let your child have a choice in what to get. Of course, you, as the adult, will have to set some general guidelines. For example, when we visit McDonald, it provides a great opportunity for choice. Allowing your child to choose the yogurt flavor and the toppings will give them a chance to think independently. I like to give my older kids an option of one large portion of topping or two smaller portions of two different toppings. They learn about making independent choices and see the results of those choices.

One of if not the most important role as parents is to prepare our children for life. Everyone’s goal is to raise confident self-aware children who know who they are and how to achieve what they want out of life. Teaching them to become independent is a gradual process but the rewards are great. Small activities like the ones mentioned above can start your child on the road to independence without them even realizing.