About This Listing
Luxury. Privacy. Serenity. Service. Convenience. Open your heart and you will find all of these at Villa Selat.
Villa Selat is located on a quiet road between Gianyar and Kitimani approximately 20 minutes from the center of Ubud. The villa is perched atop the Kendang River valley and offers both spectacular views and direct access to the magically energetic world of the rain forest and river below.
From the moment that you arrive in Bali, our staff will begin to take care of all of your needs. Our English speaking assistant manager will pick you up at the airport on your arrival. Once you arrive at the villa, our manager and assistant manager will introduce you to the villa staff, provide you with a tour of the villa, and give you an overview of all facilities and services at your disposal.
Most of the villa’s full-time staff of 11 live in the village of Selat, and they would be pleased to provide you with a personal and intimate introduction to the uniquely rich and captivating “real” Balinese culture or lead you on any number of local hikes. Our chef will prepare your complimentary continental and/or American-style breakfast, and members of our kitchen staff are especially proud of our gourmet coffee drinks and our fresh fruit and vegetable “green drink” smoothies. Housekeeping is provided twice a day, and a member of the staff is on-site at all times to meet special needs.
Our manager and assistant manager provide world-class concierge service to assist in planning and arranging for day tours, dinner reservations, museum tours, yoga classes, body treatments, etc.
All of the above are provide inclusive at the rate quoted. In addition, our staff will assist you in any of the following at an additional charge, all at the cost of the product or service without any villa mark-up:
•Car and driver;
•Preparation of delicious Balinese or international snacks, lunches or dinners;
•Planning and serving large dinner parties;
•On-site yoga classes;
•On-site salsa lessons;
•On-site massage treatments;
•Valet service for large laundry orders and dry cleaning;
•Stocking of locally available beers and wine, snacks, etc.
Perhaps you would like to go to one of the fabulous Bali beaches and have the staff prepare a picnic lunch for you. No problem.
Perhaps you would like to be taken to the village that produces the best custom made reclaimed antique teak furniture. No problem.
Perhaps you would like to go on an adventure to hike to the best waterfall sites in Eastern Bali. No problem.
Perhaps you would like to arrange for an on-site salsa lesson, followed by an on-site extended deep tissue massage. No problem.
Perhaps you would like to have your double espresso or extra large non-fat cappuccino served to you immediately following your practice of daybreak yoga or Qi Gong. No problem.
Perhaps you would like to experience the best tango milonga on the island. No problem.
Or perhaps you like to sit in quiet solitude…reading your book…drinking your cup of tea and soaking in the sights and sounds of the rain forest. No problem.
All you have to do is show up!!!!
Full time staff will attend to all of your needs. Host not present at the property during guest's stay.
Scott was amazing with his emails, communication and understanding throughout the entire process of our booking process. The local area and neighborhood was lush with greenery and awesome fruit trees as well as plentiful nature walks. We can't wait to go back and enjoy more peaceful days and nights at Villa Selat!!!
The house(villa) was amazing, Scott was not there to great us, but his staff and the manager made us feel like kings and queens. Everyone was nice and available at anytime that we requested. We used the healer Pak one day.
Ubud central is about 20mins drive. Rent a scooter and explore also is a nice option.
Villa Selat is exactly what the pictures promise: spacious and well-appointed bedrooms and bathrooms. The living space/terrace is great, and the valley view is simply awesome. We stayed in Villa Selat with 4 adults and 4 children (5-9 years old), and we actually had too much space...
Scott also provided us upfront with very useful information for traditional Balinese massages, food and entertainment (cycling, hiking...).
The villa staff is friendly, helpful, personal and very discreet - everything is very well organized.
The villa location is quiet; driving to Ubud takes 20-30 minutes. It is a great location to explore Bali, while being away from the tourist centres like Nusa Dua or Seminyak.
We are definitely considering Villa Selat for our next Bali visit...
We went to Ubud as most of the people would do when they are travelling to Bali and I must say that it was the most memorable part of our Balinese Holiday thanks to the time we spent it villa Selat.
Everything about the villa is luxurious - but never pretentious.
The villa itself is on a point of land jutting into the forest and this location provides it with an amazing view. It's also incredibly private with security gates 'guarding' your stay.
From the large open-plan reception area surrounded by the private villas (4) to the pool and it's breathtakingly tranquil views, and friendly staff, are instantly relaxing.
The design was great, the villa is similar as photos, and I would say even better when you get there for the first time…so designed and with lot of amazing deco.
The staff were super great, super warm and genuinely hospitable. Pool-side service was awesome as well - the staff were attentive, and when you're sighted they're right there setting up the day.
A special and huge thanks to Ayu, Dewa, Pandi and all other people who helped us in our demands, it was again FANTASTIC!
The food was so good - the items all have a healthy or different twist to it, and meals were interesting. We had the chance to eat barbecue dishes and even the best pizzas ever you could find on the island!
Breakfast especially was nice, a good mix of local and international cuisine with healthy options as well.
Spa treatments were enjoyable too and I left super relaxed, a dedicated place for massage treatments was in the villa…. Amazing!
The only reason why I would not recommend this villa is to keep it available for myself next year…!
I look forward to coming back really soon.