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Villa Anam Cara - Ubud, Bali
Villa Anam Cara - Ubud, Bali
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
4 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
4 baths
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Just a 7-minute drive from Ubud's restaurant and retail district, this luxury family villa is nestled in the jungle overlooking the Petanu River. Perfect for 2 families or up to 4 couples. A nature retreat complete with a beautiful breakfast service and a basic farm-to-table fresh dinner menu.


Extra people $30 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $50
Security Deposit $500
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules

For most of the year, Anam Cara is our home. It was designed and built with natural beauty of the location at its center. We ask that all our guests treat the villa, the land, our staff and our village with kindness and respect.

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Cat(s) live in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

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Chris User Profile
August 2017
Anam Cara is unlike anywhere we've ever stayed before, a real gem. All the staff are so kind and thoughtful, the house has been clearly a labour of love and so has many small details that are simply lovely. We loved it. Its really a superb place to stay.
Ayu User Profile
Response from Ayu:
Thank you Chris! And, thanks for noticing all the small small touches. We, of course, love the place!! We'll hope to see you and your wonderful family again sometime soon!
August 2017

Philippe User Profile
August 2017
Anam Cara villa is really beautiful. It is at the limit of a village and almost lost in the jungle. The house is so quiet and pleasant , and the staff sonnice, a plunge in a different atmosphere . It is also a convenient location (with a car) to visit Ubud and the beautiful landscapes of the centre of Bali. One minor drawback: the pool is at the of a long staircase down and most often in the shade.

Vanessa User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 18 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Erwann User Profile
May 2017
We had a great time at Villa Anam Cara and Ayu and her team have been extremely kind and helpful, always going the extra mile and ensuring that everything was going well on our side. The villa is literally into the jungle, so very quiet although there is other houses nearby in the neighborhood. So a perfect place to relax and enjoy the space (and pool!) that the house has to offer. We really felt like we were at home and the villa has something very authentic and calm that you notice straight away and that makes you feel at ease immediately. Also, Ubud centre is only 20 minutes driving so easy to get there. Oka, the driver that the villa recommended us was very reliable and kind and we used his services a couple of time to do half/full day excursions or simply go to Ubud for lunch or sightseeing. He made some very good recommendations to us and took us to very nice restaurants so I would highly recommend him as well. The only comment I would make is the security/access of the house. It is built on a gorge so very sloppy and in some areas there is almost no barriers that can prevent from falling down. We came with our 2 year old boy and there was a constant fear that he would hurt himself so I wouldn't recommend to come if you have small kids (or otherwise, you will need to constantly watch them). Not only for kids but also for adults it can be pretty dangerous - the outside space of the pool is an example. So just something to bear in mind! Somehow we got used to and our son behaved well but an accident could have easily happened. It would be great to get this fixed as clearly it is the only negative thing we have to say about the villa, everything else was just perfect.

Curtis User Profile
April 2017
We highly recommend Anam Cara! What a delightful place in the jungle. It was exactly what we were looking for in our vacation to Bali. The house is so quiet and the only thing you hear is drumming off in the distance from the nearby temples. What a treat that was! The staff will go above and beyond to make your stay great, and will always ask how you are. Be upfront if there is something you really want, like a cooler full of drinks, cake, a driver for certain days and they will happily get it for you. Our family really loved our stay and the staff made that possible to escape our normal busy life. We had massages one day, and the lady came directly to the house and did them there. Highly recommend that! Ben the cat, the sweetest little guy was an added bonus. Be kind to the staff, and they will do the same to you. If you are looking for a quiet place to regroup your thoughts and spend good family qualtiy time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Anam Cara is the place for you. Every detail, down to the paintings and trinkets were so fun to explore too. Highly recommend Putra as a driver for your days out exploring. Not only is he an incredibly kinf man, he is also a tour guide and each place he takes you too, he explains it so you can understand the culture a bit better. He helped us and our children put on sarongs too so we could go into the temples. Great family photgrapher too!

Peter User Profile
February 2017
I agree with all the other reviews, Villa Anam Cara is amazing and the Staff lead by Ayu was attentive and very welcoming! All the children in the group(5 years old) love the house, especially the staff, the house cat Ben, 2nd floor and the pool. My wife and I love the fact the owner had put a lot of thought and time into making this their home, starting from all the intricate details of the wood carving, decorations, to how the path leads down to the stream at its base! Simply an Oasis!

Polly User Profile
January 2017
What can I say other than simply stunning! Ayu and staff were Extremely welcoming even though our arrival was delayed by a couple of hours. As we were being Shown through the house the whole family were stunned by the beauty of the place and surrounds! I don't think I've heard so many "great choice mum" ever! The tropical rain was an added bonus. Massage lady waiting for us patiently to settle in with drink and nibbles before she started on us! And then a wonderful meal afterwards. What a magic holy place this is. The bestest main bedroom had stunning views and was standalone to the rest of the house. The pool area was a bit tricky for me to get down due to rain and slippery steps and a few rotted rails but the kids helped! The pool was stunning and my dip refreshing until I had to go up again! And NYE for my 60th celebratory dinner was magic with a yummy chocolate cake! We stayed in and bought fireworks and had a blast with the staff! Mosquitoes were only a small problem and we knew that before coming so we brought lots of repellant and kept the ceiling fans on. The breakfasts were lovely and having dinners there was special but a bit pricey compared to restaurants we ate at. As it is remote there is not a lot to do other than totally relax which for Peter and I was fine. the kids wanted to do more but we didn't want to commit to what we wanted to do until that day and unfortunately in the end the recommended driver seemed frustrated with us and also we thought his price was steep. Ayu was happy to make calls to book restaurants and call the driver, I'd recommend buying a SIM card so besides Ayu calling you can call when she's not there. We came in Wet season so it was extremely humid which we expected (but it WAS so humid) and the rain was a welcome relief, mainly at night. The wildlife noises were amazing as was seeing them. And any issues that cropped up was immediately dealt with. Highly recommend this place - staff are fantastic no English except for the wonderful Ayu always willing and smiling. could be more stunning and better in high season rather than wet season but hey I can't do anything about the day I was born!
Ayu User Profile
Response from Ayu:
Thank you Polly and again so glad that you enjoyed your stay and loved the Villa. It is stunning. As for mozzies, yes in rainy season we have some. otherwise we seem not to. And re driver, we will take this into consideration and have a list of available drivers. We're also happy to help all guests with planning as Ubud is a hopping place now and there's much to do and see and we have the best connections to those adventures! Always eager to please and make guests stays among their best holidays ever....we try!!!
January 2017

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