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.
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
Great location, relatively close to central Ubud. The journey down the narrow path from Penestanan Road makes it a bit of an adventure to reach the villa, but the walk and/or ride is worth it once you get there for the setting.
Staff are welcoming, and the Chief of Staff - Kadek - will offer to help make your stay more comfortable with additional in-house catering or babysitting if necessary. She'll also arrange tours, in-house massage or other services such as scooter rental and laundry for your stay. Scooter rental is highly recommended while staying at this villa (vs. walking everywhere).
There's a few restaurants/cafes conveniently located on the narrow path from Penestanan Road - we liked Dream Café, the food was excellent and they delivered meals to the Villa - and others located closeby on Penestanan Road.
The Villa itself is spacious and comfortable. A few fittings were showing signs of wear and tear, but we were told the Villas were going to be refurbished shortly, so this shouldn't be apparent in the future. Renovations on the Villa next door started during our stay, which wasn't ideal, but Kadek and the owner Helen acted quickly on our noise complaints.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay in Ubud and the experience.
A special feature of this place is how you reach it by walking a narrow path sided by rice padies and peppered with other villas; it forces you to apreciate the amount of work locals put into carving Bali into the waves of emerald green you will see in a million postcards.
The house itself was perfect for my wife, baby daughter our nanny and I: enough couches and snoozing areas for everyone and daily visits by staff who cook you breakfast and tiddy the place up so it looks just as new. The neighbourhood is blessed with many good eateries and Ubud itself is home to some trully amazing restaurants. After all this eating daily yoga is not so much a luxury but a necessity!
We had a wonderful time, the villa is lovely and located in a very peaceful and picturesque spot. The location, whilst a bit out of town is an easy 5 minute drive into town and there are lots of good walks, food and the like within a short walk.
The villa is Nice and the staff simply great! The staff Will help you with anything you want or need. We rented some bikes wich were great to explorer te area. Walking to ubud center is doable but quite a walk. My thanks Goes out to the staff!
We stayed at Pondok Iman for 10 days with our two young children and loved it. It was just as pictured and exactly what we were after; spacious, clean and quiet.
Kadek and staff were very reliable. They came each morning to make breakfast, clean and refill the drinking water which gave us the chance to ask for anything we needed. Wifi was a nice bonus and reliable enough for (website hidden).
Helen came by to make sure we had settled in and had everything we needed.
As noted, the villas are few minutes' walk from the road. A pleasant stroll which really made you feel you're getting away from it all. (If you are using a stroller we'd suggest a light one.)
Would definitely recommend Pondok Iman to families with kids, couples or small groups who want a relaxing break.
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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!