About this listing
Magical 2-bdr villa in the rice fields, recently renovated. This is a very unique house - both energetically and aesthetically special.
Modern, functional and fully equipped kitchen opens to funky-stylish dining area. Spacious living-room opens to prettiest pool in the neighborhood. Lots of open air, beautiful light and color. Large bathroom. Garden with lotus pond and 2 bale overlooks rice fields.
Large yet very cozy and romantic loft-style master bedroom upstairs with beautiful panoramic view, balcony and top quality organic latex mattress and safe big enough for a laptop. Smaller downstairs bedroom with separate entrance. Fits 2 couples.
8-min drive from downtown. House 3-min from the main road on a path with no car access, ensuring tranquility and clean air. 3-min walk from several good restaurants, spas and health food shop Alchemy.
Very friendly and helpful housekeeper collects you at main road and carries your luggage to the house.
Airport pick up can be arranged. Housekeeper can help you with different aspects of your stay such as local phone number, driver or bike hire, baby-sitting, laundry.
Please note that house comes with 2 lovely and very clean cats who come and go as they please. You're not expected to feed them etc - they're cared for by the housekeeper - just know that it's their home. This house is only for you if you're ok with the cats.
2 lovely cats live in the property and keep the mice away, so this house is only for you if you're ok with cats.
The house and pool are nice. Flavia and ketut, the housekeeper, are easily available. We were happy to spend one week in this place !
Flavia's house is truly wonderful and peaceful. It is set about 5-6 feet above a pair of rice paddies. You can hang at the side of the pool (awesome at the end of a hot day) and watch the monitor lizards and waterfowl hunt for snails and frogs.
The negihborhood is on a hill above Ubud and catches wonderful breezes. The house is on a cute lane with access to many wonderful eateries. Alchemy makes great smoothies but is pricey. Yellow Flower Cafe is small and fantastic. Element has an incredible chef's menu. Waraung Alami has the most wonderful toast! Yes, toast! Ubud itself is a short and inexpensive taxi drive which you will never have problems getting.
I can not say enough about Ketut. He arranged pick up at the ariport, met us uponarrival to help get us settled (at about 1 am), took us to the supermarket and to buy a local phone. He was very informative about the area and customs. He was really a delight to speak with. At the end of the trip I got ill and he went for the doctor and for the medicine.
All in all it is a great stay! One thing to be aware of is that he house is always open to nature and all its constituents in some way. We delighted in this but if know you will have guests besides yourself.
We had a wonderful stay at the Magic Villa. It's a very spacious house with lots of light, beautiful surroundings and many great & organic restaurants close by. Ketut the housekeeper took excellent car of us during our stay. We would recommend this highly and hopefully will come again!
A beautiful villa in an absolutely stunning location! We stayed for a month and were so happy to have found this great villa. The location really was just perfect as set out in the quiet rice paddies of Penestanen, only steps to some lovely restaurants and 2 minute walk to the amazing Intuitive Flow yoga studio. We woke up every morning to the sounds of nature and sunrise over Mt Agung which was very special. Only a 10 minute walk into town. The villa has a lovely pool and is just ideal to experience Ubud and it's very special surroundings. Highly recommended!!
My husband and I had an amazing stay at Flavia's house. The house is beautiful and we loved the location. At night all you can hear is frogs and insects and in the day all you can hear are the ducks cleaning the neighboring field. It's close to two great restaurants, alchemy and yellow flower cafe, and in sure many more we didn't have a chance to discover on this trip. Ubud is amazing and lively and penestanan is close enough to walk to but much quieter and calmer and I think more special ;). Ketut the housekeeper was warm and lovely and so was the cat. I also highly recommend Ketut's kombucha. Flavia was also very quick to respond and helpful. Overall would definitely recommend!!!
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We stayed in Flavia's villa for two weeks and it was fantastic! The house is beautiful, tucked away in the rice fields of Penestanan but only a few minutes walk from great restaurants. We could not imagine a better location.
The house is beautifully decorated and we felt so at home during our stay. Ketut, the housekeeper is really nice and helpful, and even took time to look after our baby in the mornings :)
Highly recommended, we would love to come back