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PONDOK IMAN 1
Experience 'Real Bali' in one of three stunning Villas surrounded by rice fields, located in Ubud’s artist’s colony, Penestanan, which boasts fabulous restaurants, cafes and spas. Ubud Centre & Markets only 5 minute car ride away!
Traditional Joglo structure, the Villa is a fusion of traditional and contemporary Bali, with a lush tropical garden surrounding the private pool and shaded bale. The Villa is fully walled for privacy and security, so you can enjoy complete seclusion. There is Air-Con & ceiling fans throughout, a fully equipped kitchen, a large, light open plan living/dining area that leads through large glass doors straight onto the glorious terrace & garden, private pool & bale.
Penestanan’s main road is a leisurely 5 minute stroll away, and boasts fabulous restaurants, cafes including Alchemy,Ubud's No 1 raw food bar, & Kue, regarded as one of Ubud’s best bakeries. Intuitive Flow Yoga studio is a 5 min walk, & many health & beauty spas all in walking distance. Ubud centre is only 5 minutes away by car, where some of the best food, shopping and health spas in Bali are located. The famous Blanco Museum and other cultural attractions also nearby.
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2 bedroom Villa, 2 bathrooms, Private Pool & Garden
Complimentary Local Phone
Additional Services (Prices on Application):
Tours & Activities
Child Equipment Hire (including Pool Fences)
In-House Massage & Beauty Treatments
Bike & Car Hire
Interaction with Guests
When you arrive you will be met by Kadek, Head of staff. She will be your main point of contact and will be able to organise anything you might need: Tours, Private Drivers & Chefs, Baby Sitting, In House Dining & massage, Airport Transfers etc. The full time staff are at the Villas all day to be of assistance, including our Night Security Guards who are there from 8pm-7am.
We have local mobile phones available for guests to ensure easy contact with the staff, booking drivers, restaurants & local tours etc
The 'Real Bali' experience: while offering loads of amenities, Penestanan is a traditional Balinese Village. Tranquil, rice fields, and at night the melodic sounds of a Balinese pipe can be heard. There is ample opportunity to mix & talk with the ever friendly & welcoming Balinese who live nearby. And right next door is a small Balinese Warung where you can enjoy a Bali coffee or Bintang with the locals and perhaps exchange some language skills!
Walking or Motorbike to Penestanan's main road (5 mins). Taxis, motorbikes & Private drivers available for short trips to Ubud's Centre (5 mins from Penestanan's main road), or longer day trips and tours. All transport including bike rides to & from the main road can be organised from the Villas
No pets allowed
Full refund available for cancellation within 30 days of arrival date.
In the beginning, it was not easy to find the way to the villa because there was not signage from the main road. Our taxi driver had to call to ask for direction. Kadek and her team (the maids looking after the villas) came out to help us with our luggage because it was about 5-8 minutes walk towards the villa. We were welcomed by cold watermelon juice when we arrived and we were given a mobile phone for local calls use. However, Kadek was not sure about the wifi password, it took a few attempts to access wifi connection.
This villa has a very spacious living & dining area facing the swimming pool, bedrooms have nice view of paddy field. We love sitting outdoor area in the daybed to enjoy the breeze and quietness.
I like the nicely cut fruit platter and mee goreng for breakfast but it was served 30 minutes late on our first morning so we had to rush for our scheduled sightseeing tour.
Overall, we are satisfied with the warm service, cleanliness and comfort at the villa. We had a memorable stay and we will definitely recommend to our friends!
Pleasant, very clean, quiet and serene. In the midst of rice fields... With an authentic pathway to access the villas, Pondok Iman is a 10 minute walk up to the street and taxis.
Friendly and helpful staff. A quick ride into Ubud town.
My friends and I arrived in Bali at different times and Helen's villa staff was very accommodating with our check in time.
The villa is really beautiful and spacious and conveniently located in Ubud. We had really amazing restaurants less than 10 mins by walk from the villa.
Thanks for being a great host, Helen!
Very nice villa even better in real life than the pictures. Staff all very sweet and great with our kids. Should be aware that it a little walk through the rice field to reach the villa and you can not park directly outside. Worth knowing if you have small kids..ours are 3 and 7 and managed fine. Would come back!
Thank you for your compliment and great to know that you are enjoying your stay with us.
We do hope you have a great holiday at our villa and look forward for another chance to host you on your future trip,
Thanks Again Rebekah, warm regards from us at Villa Iman
We had a great time at Helens villa in Ubud. We stayed for 2 weeks. We did not meet Helen personally but her wonderful staff Kadek, Made and co made us very welcome. I would easily take Kadek home with me! Having lived in Asia for 10 years and having staff at home myself I can honestly say that Helen has a great team!
The location of the house was great, very near Ubud center but far away enough to feel peave and tranquillity. We were walking distance to Alchemy ( very recomended) the famous raw food restaurant as well as other good eateries. There are great restaurant recommendations on the internet. Ubud is in a league of its own for restaurants!
We did rent a bike so that we could drive into town easily where the selection of vegetarian restaurants were incredible....the 3 min drive to the main road is through narror paths that cross rice fields so its very picturesque but go slowly!
The house was well decorated and well maintained. We lived the pool and the outside sitting areas. Kadek helped me with babysitting too! We were there for bali spirit festival a recomended event for yogis. Overall we had a great experience. Thanks Helen and team.
Thank you for your positive reviews for our staff Kadek, your recognition is our highest compliment. Our staff is enjoying to serve you as much as you enjoy to have them in assisting you.
Once again thank you for staying with us & making it such a pleasure for all of us, looking forward of the opportunity on welcoming you back on your future trip.
Best Regards from all of us here in Bali!
Villa Iman Bali
The villa was wonderful. As previous reviews stated, it is about a 5-10 min walk to the villa from the main road. It does add to the authenticity of the experience. Kadek made us delicious breakfasts each day and helped us with anything we needed.
Our family enjoyed our one month stay at Pondok Iman. The setting in the quiet and beautiful rice paddies in Penestanam was ideal. The living space was big enough for us and our 4 teenagers but the sleeping arrangement is more suitable for
maybe 4 adults and 2 smaller children as there are only 2 actual beds. Kadek and staff were wonderful. We truly felt and were treated like royalty. Great restaurants, shops, bakery and activities close by. The facility is a bit dated ( plumbing, paint, floors, furnishings ) but current renovations hopefully will remedy. Pool is great!
Thanks Dennis & Anna for your kind words - - the staff felt the same way!
And yes the renovation has ensured that now there are beautiful new beds for 6 adults, fabulous new tarazzo floors, new bathrooms & kitchen, fresh coat of paint & new plumbing! We hope you'll come back and enjoy the upgrade
Once again thank you for staying with us & making it such a pleasure for all of us
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About the Host, Helen
We've built 3 beautiful Villas in Ubud - in the beautiful Balinese Village of Penestanan. Every day we enjoy the beauty & tranquility of being surrounded by rice fields yet we're only 3 mins away from great cafes, restaurants, yoga & spas.
We're really proud of what we've created, beautiful spaces for others to enjoy while respecting the environment and the culture around us.
I moved here with my 2 teenage daughters at the beginning of 2013. Its a very new venture for me having worked all my life in the film & TV industry in Australia but I'm loving the change!
We love living here & hope you'll enjoy it too!