Green design villa in rural Bali 30- 40 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. Air-conditioned master bedroom. The whole property is for your exclusive use - Private!
Honey Tree Villa is open air design facing the jungle with a green belt river in back. Upstairs shower has views of lush terraced rice paddies . The top floor bedroom has a spectacular tree-house feel. You can literally touch the treetops. This space is glassed in with windows that open and is air conditioned space although I prefer to sleep with the windows open as the nights are cool. 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. We have three multi speed bikes available free for your use.
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.
Recently we lost the cell signal at the villa for some unknown reason but you can connect to the internet nearby. Kadek will help you. If you must have high speed internet connection 24/7, please understand that is not available here. The cellular signal is good most places in the village & you can access the internet while traveling around. Our guests do visit websites, post photos, hold online meetings, book tickets, and do email without difficulty.
Good outside laundry service is available at very reasonable local Bali rates. We have a breakfast menu, offering American, continental, or Indonesian breakfast for about $3 per person. Our English speaking cook is also available for hire to cook lunch or dinners for your group, about $5 per person. She mostly knows Bali or simple Indonesian cooking. Delicious take-out food is also available. Try the nasi Padang!
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. 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. Our house manager, Kadek, 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.
You can rent a car or motor scooter rather cheaply ( we will help you if you want) and drive yourself. Please read our guest reviews ... Most give a realistic picture of the Honey Tree Villa experience. Lodging in a true Balinese village may not appeal to those looking for a tourist resort environment.
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
You will be met at the property upon arrival. Guests have the property to themselves, but staff will be on site morning and evening to provide guest services.
Other things to note
Tourist infrastructure, such as western resturants, do not exist in the village. Ask Kadek about Indonesian take-out food. Padang food is cheap & delicious.
Expect to drive, but not too far, when you want to eat out. Minimart and Indonesian restaurants 10 minutes away. Ubud is 30 -45 minutes away. There you will find thousands of travelers, and hundreds of resturants, shops, and complete tourist facilities of every kind. 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!
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Split my time between mid-coast Maine & my house in the village in Bali. Been traveling since age 5. Grew up in South Pacific & S.E. Asia. Active as a real estate broker & director of Health Access Sumbawa, an anti-malaria social program. Hobbies include adventure travel, kayaking, cycling, and just started paddle boarding. I've seen a lot of the world, and for me Bali is as good as it gets. Enjoy making new friends & sharing what I have with them.