About this listing
Green design villa in rural Bali just 30 minutes from Ubud, 1 hour from airport. Prime location as a base for bicycle tours, trekking, cultural tourism, white water rafting, or just a beautiful place to rest. New natural stone swimming pool. Private!
As you can see from the photos, this home is open air design facing the jungle with a green belt river in back. Upstairs shower has views of lush terraced rice paddies . This top floor suite has a spectacular tree-house feel. You can literally touch the treetops. Beautiful gardens surround our stunning new natural stone swimming pool. Its a hide-away kind of place, for a great escape from city life and a chance to meet Balinese and observe their real way of life away from tourist areas.
All bedrooms have queen size beds with bed net canopy. There are two en-suite bedrooms with private bath. The master suite includes the entire top floor. The second suite is on the ground floor.. Dining room & kitchen are located in the new wing. Both bedroom suites have either a terrace or balcony overlooking the new pool. A "bonus bedroom" we call the Jungle Room is perfect for overflow sleeping. Access is outside in the lower garden. So, kitchen, dining, & living rooms are available for your exclusive use...you are renting the complete property.
For optional $5/day cleaning fee, our staff will clean the house , make the beds, clean up the kitchen, and service the garden and the pool. Good outside laundry service is available at very reasonable local Bali rates. We have a breakfast menu, offering American, continential, or Indonesian breakfast for about $3 per person. Our cook is also available for hire to cook lunch or dinners for your group. She mostly knows Bali or simple Indonesian cooking.
Our house manager, Kadek, who has a nice car & speaks English well, is available for island tours or basic daily transport. Airport pickup / drop off service ( $30). Local trips or auto tours cost about $6/hr including petrol.
Wireless Wi-Fi available. When I'm here I work on my computer by tethering to portable hotspot with a 3g smart phone, The signal is usually ok because we have a cell tower on our street. I created this listing & other websites this way. We have a hotspot wireless device for guest use, or if thats not working you can borrow our extra Samsung phone.
. Please read our guest reviews ... they give a realistic picture of the Honey Tree Villa experience. Our location is central to everything on Bali ( we are in the geographic center of the island) but you will need some means of transport. We have three multi speed bikes available free for your use. You can rent a car or motor scooter rather cheaply ( we will help you if you want) and drive yourself. The most convenient mode of getting around Bali is to use Kadek's very affordable car & driver/guide service. Its almost as cheap as driving yourself, and much more relaxing.
If you are lucky enough to spend a month or more on Bali, consider using Honey Tree Villa as your home base. Our monthly rate is so affordable, you can go off on overnight trips from time to time, for surfing, scuba, city night life, or whatever adventures your Bali heart desires. :) I do it myself, when I come for two or three months each winter. I like to scuba, for example, so I might go to Amed or Tulamben or Lombok for a few days. After a period of hard play in the sun, its so good to return to the refreshing green oasis of the Honey Tree.
Long stay or short, our staff will help you with any of your needs. Bed linens, towels, kitchen utensils, soap all included in the price. Gardener & pool service included. Every morning the yard is swept clean of leaves that have fallen the night before.
In short... Life is sweet at the Honey Tree ! :)
You are renting the whole property and all its equipment, including 3 multi speed bicycles.BBQ grill. Swimming pool. 3 bedrooms. Whole house and all the grounds.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will have the property to themselves, but staff will be on site morning and evening to provide guest services.
Our location in central Bali is a convenient starting point for island touring, instead of fighting traffic for your first hour of touring, as you must do in South Bali, here the beauty of rural bali is all around you from the moment you step outside your door! That's why I bought land here. Its off the beaten tourist path, still authentic rice farming area with stunning terraced rice paddies, green belt jungle, and traditonal village life.
Our manager Kadek will meet your flight or come to your hotel to transport you to Honey Tree for $30. Once here, you can hire Kadek by the hour to tour or shop, use our free bicycles, rent motor bike, or rent self drive car. No public transport in the village. We can drop you in Ubud at bus terminal if you want.
Other Things to Note
Tourist infrastructure, such as western resturants, do not exist in the village. Stock up your kitchen!!
Expect to drive when you want to eat out. Minimart and Indonesian restaurants 10 minutes away. Ubud is 30 minutes away. There you will find thousands of travelers, and hundreds of resturants, shops, and complete tourist facilities of every kind. Bad news. Ubud also has a traffic problem.too much of a good thing. Still fun to visit.
Families are very welcome. Our youngest guest so far was 11 days old! Some balcony railings are low so please take care, especially if you have very active young children. Also, this is a multi-level home. If you have problems climbing stairs the top floor may be inaccessable to you. Please consider your situation before booking. Please, no smoking in the house. Keep glasses and bottles away from the swimming pool. The pool is deep- please take care with your children! Enough rules :-) have a wonderful stay!