Lila Bamboo is a fascinating 3-bedroom villa, built of river stone, a peaceful retreat next to a quiet scenic river just a walk distance through the sacred Monkey Forest to the centre of Ubud with all its cultural, dining, and shopping opportunities.
About the villa
We are aired on Extreme Homes TV productions where we were chosen as 1 of the most special homes in the world. (Episode is searchable when you input "Extreme Homes Yoga, Ocean Liner, Fossils".)
The Traditional Balinese Bamboo structure is the inspiration behind the construction of The Lila Bamboo Villa. The Villa has 3 floors, and was built with the traditional Balinese materials; such as bamboo, a thatched roof and river stones. It is completely furnished with magnificent Indian/Indonesian furniture.
About the bedrooms
The master bedroom is located on the top floor. It has a queen size bed with a unique flower motif with shell. The room is decorated with original antique furniture, and has big sliding glass doors giving one a feeling of living in a wondrous tree house, embraced by nature. The open bathroom has a giant stone bathtub and rain shower, which embraces a magical view of all of Bali's mountain range at dawn and an idyllic romantic flair at dusk.
The middle floor has two beautiful spacious bedrooms, with queen size beds. Each bedroom has its own private bathrooms made of river stones, with lovely rain showers. The rain shower is open and exposed to the outdoors, making it possible to see the stars and moonlight in the evening.
About the Kitchen & Living Room
On the ground floor, the kitchen is open and wide, with a stone fireplace. It was built with river stones. The well equipped kitchen includes a restaurant stove, full refrigerator, plates, glasses, silverware etc. The living room has a magnificent dining room table that comfortably seats 12-14, two couches and a huge coffee table, the room opens up to a peaceful veranda, that overlooks a serene rock overflow swimming pool and beautiful rice paddies.
The road inside the compound is cobble stone, built with local river stones like the old Balinese roads.
The villa is a perfect place for a family holiday; or a great place to go and reconnect with friends when you desire tranquility.
Lovely large yoga studio and meditation cave are on the premises. usually we have one class a day 6 days a week as an offer to the guests. No payment required (optional as donation to the foundation)
What we offer
Housekeeping included (2 Staff members, only for cleaning) If further assistant is needed, please enquire (added cost.)
Gardener included (2 Staff members)
Pool cleaner included (1 Staff)
Drinking water and gas included (Long Term rentals added cost)
Bicycles included but must (request before arrival)
Option for personal chef (added cost)
Option for owner to make dinner or other special events such as weddings or reunions upon request (added cost)
Option for car and personal driver (added cost)
Airport transport can be booked directly through us (added cost) Rp 300,000 paid directly to driver.
All laundry is send out (back within 24 to 48 hours) (added cost)
We are 10 min. walking distance from center of Ubud. 5 min. walking distance from Monkey Forest
High lights upon request
There are many activities you can do during your stay at Lila Bamboo Villa.
Activities in Lila Bamboo villa on request: (added cost)
- Yoga Class
- Raw food classes
- Flower arrangement Class
- Detox and juice fasting
We at Lila Bamboo Villa are looking very much forward to host you.
Guest have access to the Meditation cave as well as the Yoga center. They are always welcome to mingle with our 4 beautiful Golden Retrievers...and if they would like to buy vegetables from our garden they are welcome.
With our guests, Its a dance. A learning to listen and look with care, when to interact and when to give space.
Our surroundings are quiet and really clean, with beautiful views of mountains river and rice fields. we are embraced by lovely smells of panchipany the local flower trees which is used for offerings.
Nyuh Kuning village (known as yellow coconut) is quaint with good people and local restaurants within a 5 min walk.
The center of Ubud is 10 min walking distance from Lila Bamboo Villa.
Getting around in Nyuh Kuning and Ubud is really easy. Either by renting bikes, motor bikes, or private drivers with car for local prizes. Please acquire since we can help.
Guest have access to the Meditation cave as well as the Yoga center. They are always wellcome to mingel with our 4 beautiful Golden Retrivers...and if they would like to buy vegetables from our garden they are welcome.
Interaction with Guests
Its a dance. A learning to listen and look with care, when to interact and when to give space.
Its quiet and really clean. The village is quaint with good people and local restaurants is within 5 min walk as well as you are within 10 min walking distance from center of Ubud.
Getting around in Nyuh Kuning and Ubud is really easy. Either by renting bikes, motor bikes, or private drivers with car for local prizes. Please acquire since we can help.
Lila Bamboo Villa Policies
The specific home and dates you reserve are guaranteed. If an unforeseen circumstance causes the home to be uninhabitable, Lila Bamboo Villa reserves the right to substitute homes of comparable size.
Refundable Security Deposit. (This is only for long term rentals 2+ weeks)
A refundable security deposit US$500 is due prior to your arrival date. This is required to cover the home you are renting in the event of damages. The security damage deposit will be returned to you on or before 14 business days after your check-out date. If damages do occur during your stay please contact us as soon as possible in order to avoid payment delays.
With long term rentals Electricity, Gas and water is an extra cost ( renters responsibility.)
Check-in is 4:00 P.M. on your arrival date.
Checkout is at 10:00 A.M. on your departure date. We can be flexible on these times should our reservation schedule allow it.
In case of raid by authorities, Lila Bamboo Villa does not involve in settlement. The settlement has to be done by guests, themselves.
Due to the number of people with severe pet allergies, please acknowledge that we have 5 dogs, 4 Golden Retrievers and 1 beautiful Bali dog, prior to your booking. We are not responsible for any allergies occur during your stay due to this.
The villa is NON-SMOKING, because of fire hazards, however we have a beautiful outside smoking area overlooking the river and rice fields.
No shoes are allowed in the villa to maintain cleanliness as well as its part of the Balinese culture.
Housekeeping prior to your arrival, your vacation home is cleaned and furnished with fresh linens, towels and supplies. Daily housekeeping is included.
Airport transfers are excluded in the price, but can be booked. Please inquire about this, should you wish to use this service.
Our homes allow for weddings, large gatherings, receptions, parties and events with a caterer. If you are planning any type of event, you are required to discuss the nature of the event with us before the home is reserved. You will be required to agree to the rules. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation with no money refunded if your event is not disclosed and approved by us in advance.
When check in, we require copy of your passports, air tickets and email addresses. *(including whom to contact in emergency situations)
Lost & Found: In case item is left or forgotten at the premises, the shipping costs have to be paid before we can mail the item.
Amazing place! The images don't do the villa justice, it's probably the most beautiful house I have ever stayed in. Huge place that has been meticulously designed with local furniture, art, books etc. There even is a meditation cave on the premises. It's also very close to central Ubud (about 10 minutes by foot) but far enough so you won't see any of the crowds.
Having said that, the place is probably not for everyone. The house is not really separated from the garden so you may have some visitors in the evening (Therese has some beautiful dogs, cats and we also had the occasional frog in the living room). The bedrooms are all in the upper floors though.
Therese is an inspirational person to meet and an amazing host, the girls took Yoga classes with her and she even did an introduction for me. Staff is very friendly and prepares breakfast and buys groceries if needed, you can have a cook over for dinner.
Cette maison est somptueuse faite dans la pure tradition balinaise, on a l'impression d'être dans une maison de "magazine" la décoration est recherchée, l'environnement est au même niveau . Theresa nous a accueilli comme des "amis" , elle a toujours été disponible pour nous aider dans nos recherches d'adresses,un accueil de grande qualité. Ce moment passé avec nos enfants dans Lila Bamboo Villa restera un moment rare dans notre découverte de Bali. Une mention spéciale à son personnel d'une gentillesse et discrétion absolues.
a noter que pour aller en ville(même si ce n'est pas loin ce n'est pas très pratique) ou pour circuler dans Ubud , il est préférable d'avoir un chauffeur, nous avons pris celui de la villa , il est charmant de bon conseil et drôle!
We had great stay during one week in July in Ubud. The people working at the residence were very nice. The most amazing part was that we immediately felt home and relaxed. The villa has some particularly good energy. We hope we can come back again soon!
We stayed at this amazing villa on our honeymoon. It was absolutely stunning, 3 story traditionally built paradise. The staff were very friendly and helpful and it's a 20 minute walk to the centre of UBUD through the monkey forest :) all in all a once in a life time place to stay.
Let me first say that I use Airbnb a lot when I travel and have stayed in some pretty extravagant places. Therese's home was filled with high end design, a wonderful staff and we really felt the love when we arrived. It's like our hearts skipped a beat we were so excited. The beds are absolutely fabulous to look at and even more wonderful to sleep in. The showers are like bathing in a dream. The whole place is really. The view from the pool into the jungle is beyond beautiful. For the artist I definitely say this is the best of best retreats. Go go go!
Lila Bamboo Villa is an amazing place....It was the perfect start to our trip to Indonesia. It is beautiful and exceeded our expectations. Beautifully & thoughtfully decorated....with an air of peacefulness.
Therese did a fantastic job of accomodating us and assisting us with everything we needed. Arranging pick up from airport and recommending Joko our driver for 2 days. His excellent English, knowledge of the area and wonderful personality made it easy to check out the many sites.
I can't say enough nice things about Therese she showed us the way to town thru the monkey forest (its a nice walk) and gave us great recommendations for dining (the melting wok) and a friend who sells beautiful batik. The property is a special place. There is a staff on the property so it makes it easy if you want have a meal in or even have food delivered, massage at the house etc. All at reasonable prices. Therese and Ioannis are incredibly kind and interesting people and are doing amazing work. It was an hounor to have stayed in their home and to have met them.
Therese and Ioannis are excellent hosts! They were up waiting to greet us in the early hours of the morning and made us feel welcome once again. They are a wealth of knowledge about Ubud and they were also very accommodating in providing to our requests.
The villa itself is clean, cozy with a lot of charming features (as you can see from the photos). The kitchen is well stocked with all the fresh produces from their own garden. The beds were super comfortable. And, of course, the view is a real show-stopper.
We slept with the windows open and were treated to all kinds of nature sounds in the morning! And it's so quiet, you feel like you're far from the city--but you're a fifteen minutes drive from central Ubud. The surrounding area is super cool with plenty of nature, lots of meditation and chill-out areas.
In short, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa to travellers who are curious and enjoy discovering the original Ubud.
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Therese Poulsen is a mid wife, a Dr of acupuncture, a Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, and the founder of "Breath of Hope Foundation Inc" & Satyagraha Ashram for children.
A Journey of Heart into the Souls of Children.
I Love to make a difference in the lives of children. Breath of Hope Foundation was founded to fulfill this vision using the grounding signs of nature and the ancient science of yoga, which through BOH programs has created a network of hope for children and communities in South East Asia, in responding to requests and fielding interest in other parts of the world as well.
I Love the nature, Loving kindness and care. My children and my animals and the great sacred teachings.
I love the Sea, riding horses, skiing and running—my deep passion for yoga and its discipline complimented and supported deeper and profound experience, as well as gave great support to life's challenges and demands. As a dedicated Eastern medicine practitioner and with my science background and with my great passion and curiosity for answers of life brought me to have great desire to work hands-on with people.
The Breath of Hope Foundation, Inc. (BOH), is a not-for-profit international organization that fosters empowerment and transformation in at-risk children and communities through a therapeutic intervention of yoga, meditation and philosophy. In collaboration with educators and researchers BOH is advancing knowledge of the benefits of yoga and promoting integrative healing and resiliency for trauma-affected children and other populations. Its educational and training curriculum is designed to rekindle hope and peace in at-risk children through school/community based yoga programs that stimulate a ripple effect from the child to the family, school and beyond.
BOH has conducted extensive re¬search in Indonesia and in Sri Lanka with victims of the 2004 tsunami, generating scientific evidence for the benefits of yoga to children and communities. The studies have established that as self-awareness of the mind-body connection is heightened, overall physical and mental health also improves, circulation and blood chemistry are boosted, and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems recover their equilibrium. Benefits to the psychological development of children include increased concentration and creativity. Their enhanced social development is reflected in a greater receptivity, sense of gratitude and generosity, and a new willingness to trust.
BOH is the seed in which Satyagraha Ashram for children was born.
“Satyagraha” is a synthesis of the Sanskrit words “Satya” (truth) and “Agraha” (holding firm), and it was characterized by Mahatma Gandhi in his peace movement. Satyagraha is culturally sensitive; we continuously research within the culture to see how we can serve in the best possible way.
Satyagraha Ashram’s vision is to provide children with tools, which offer them a view into healthy and self-sustaining lifestyles, manifesting love and respect for the planet. At Satyagraha we are equally committed to humanity and nature. This remarkable school for organic living is nestled within the village of Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali. It is surrounded by beautiful old Blanggog trees; rivers run through the grounds, and the serenity of the landscape insulates Satyagraha from the bustle of traffic and tourism in nearby Ubud.
The Ashram garden contains an organic vegetable plot to provide the children hands-on experience of how to manifest pesticide-free nourishment, as well as a herbal apotek. A large com¬posting area recycles organic waste, and the Ashram’s three happy cows do their own recycling by mowing the grass, which they trans¬form into milk, and into dung for fertilizer. Satyagraha has donated two pieces of land to the village for growing flowers that are used by the local women for temple offerings, to support the old traditional Balinese culture. In serving one another the villagers help care for our gardens at Satyagraha. A beautiful yoga shala made of bamboo provides a platform for yoga practice, in which people of all ages from nearby areas participate.
Fundraising is an integral part of any not for profit organization. Therese Poulsen has thus far, used much of her own capital to stabilize the projects and conduct research. A key part of the Ashram however, is Lila Bamboo Villa - a traditional Balinese Wantilan bamboo villa with three stories - magnificent and luxurious, though thoroughly soulful. The villa was specifically built to be rented for private vacations, reunions, or small conferences and seminars. All the revenues from the rentals provide funding for the foundation’s work. Lila Bamboo is one of Indonesia’s tallest Wantilan structures. The traditional architecture utilizes sustainable materials: bamboo, palm leaves, alang alang, and local river stones. The interiors feature exceptional pieces of Balinese local wood and stone craftsmanship.
Sounds of crickets and frogs echoes like an orchestra; the scent of frangipani, the traditional Balinese temple flower, fills the air. There is a sense of living in the embrace of nature.