The Lila Bamboo is a stunning three-suite villa featured in Harpers Bazaar, National Geographic, and chosen one of the most special homes in the world by HGTV. An architectural jewel inspired by traditional Balinese Wantilan design, Lila Villa is built entirely of natural materials - bamboo, river stone, and a thatched roof. It is a peaceful retreat set on a quiet scenic river gorge, yet within easy walking distance to the centre of Ubud with all its cultural, dining, and shopping opportunities.
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 2:00 P.M. on your arrival date.
Checkout is at 12:00 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, 5 Golden Retrievers , 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.
*All items such as pillows blankets etc are to stay in the villa and not be brought out of the villa into the garden or other areas.
* Please be so kind to dry of completely from any lingering water before entering the bamboo floors.
*While it’s certainly fine for you to have overnight guests from time to time, do be aware how many people you reserved the villa for.
you need to request permission if you plan to have guests for longer than a week or so at a time.
*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, reunions 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
Well come Home, Lila Bamboo villa look forward to your visit.
Lila Bamboo Villa staff and management,
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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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.