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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.
We had a fantastic 3 days in Ubud and loved the Iman Villa. We were picked up by Wayan the driver and welcomed by Kadek and Made who were all very friendly and helpful. There is a 5+ minute walk down a lane between rice fields to get to villa which we all really enjoyed and with motor bikes zooming up and down and men and women working the fields you saw real life Bali each day. The Villa was very clean and comfortable and set in lovely gardens with a tasty breakfast delivered each morning by Kadek and the team. The Villa is well located near lots of fantastic restaurants and is a short trip into the centre of town. There is no shampoo in Villa so need to bring own (we didn't !). Great villa and lovely split to explore Ubud from.
Thank you for your beautiful review, I am glad you were enjoying your stay with us.
Hope we have another chance to host you on your future trip.
We are now working on the facilities, and try to upgrade our service so we can delivering a better service in the future, including the bath amenities.
The house and the service were wonderful. Rooms very comfortable and a big living/dinning open to the pool and garden. The people helpful and smiley. Always keen to help. Couple of little details to point out are that during our stay one of the rooms didn't have hot water and the Internet conection isn't great. Beside that really worth it. Totally recommend!
First i would said the villa is clean and well maintained. Althought its not possible to access to the villa by car, (20-15 mins walk in) Wayan ( the driver & Person in charged) is kind enough to pick up our bags with his motor bike .
The info provided on the web is not accurate , as the villa only come with 2 rooms with 2 queen beds which is impossible to acomodate more than 6 pax. unless you would like to sleep on the day bed or tiny couches which are very uncomfortable . I will not recomanded as i felt cheated as the info is incorrect.
We thanking you for your feedback, a great feed back is the one who can inform us regarding our lack. We are trying to be better and yes some review of the bedroom is guiding us to upgrade our facilities so can provide a better experience in the future.
Regarding the refund, I do apologize, we were not find any email you asking for the refund or cancellation.
Our last conversation was about a full day tour question that we have informed your the price.
We do apologize again Kelley, we will ensure that this will not be happened in the near future
We really enjoyed our two nights at Pondok Iman! The villa was very clean and spacious and tastefully decorated. The swimming pool lights were a nice touch and really brought the villa alive at night. Kadek and her team were lovely and always available to help.
We did have a problem with hot water not being available throughout the day, however this was not a major issue due to the short length of our stay.
Overall, we were impressed with the way the villa was managed and will definitely recommend it to our friends and family.
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!
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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!