Welcome to paradise! Pondok Rama is super zen, luxurious and inspiring for creatives of all kinds! A new, private walled compound in the rice fields with modern two-story villa, infinity pool, large yoga deck, open-air livingroom and kitchen. Enjoy our massive garden with papayas and coconuts growing!
Your spacious bedroom is downstairs next to the infinity pool with lush garden views and a king bed. You (email hidden) as well as air conditioning. Your super deep tub actually fills all the way to the top with hot water and you have a shower. Wifi is everywhere on our property and free. We have wonderful night-time security, house cleaning every other day and pool service 2x per week.
The open air yoga deck is upstairs and has stunning rice field views. We have fun pool floaties. Of course we have a filtered water dispenser. Local phone with SIM card provided for your use while here, along with yoga mat and meditation cushion. Hair dryer, clean linens, towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion and spa products also provided. Laundry service available.
There is beautiful, modern, recessed lighting throughout the space as well as tucked in the garden and pool ~ it lights up like a fantasy at night. Fresh flower blossoms fall every morning and they are beautiful to collect. We have sacred statuary and sacred geometry and other objects of beauty around. The space feels very clean and spiritually focused. The kitchen is stocked with all cooking utensils and with sleek black marble counters. The compound feels secure and there is often a wonderful breeze blowing over the rice fields and by the pool, even when it is hot and still elsewhere in Ubud.
You can expect incredible quiet and privacy. I live upstairs and when I am home I am often out of sight or quietly on my computer in the livingroom. I am a writer-yogini-life coach. I am peaceful, self-sufficient and focused on creative projects. I value my privacy and respect yours, so I generally interact only a few minutes each day.
We have breathwork every Tuesday which you are welcome to join us for in the livingroom~ we move the furniture outside for this one event to make space.
I am very connected in the local community and can direct you towards people, shops and events of interest~ especially anything related to dance, yoga, fashion or art.
I have fresh organic green juice and other healing elixirs delivered daily and you can easily add your order. Many holistic and natural cafes also deliver easily to our home.
I can arrange for you to have a taxi pickup from the airport from my very reliable and friendly driver, as well as arrange for a scooter or bicycle rental for you once you arrive.
We live on a narrow long path which is a 5 minute walk back from the main road. The path is really nice to walk! At the road is a DELICIOUS organic raw food restaurant called Alchemy, as well as spas, and other restaurants. I like to keep my scooter at the end of the path and walk it so I can enjoy the views, but you can ride it on your scooter or bike if you are confident.
Perfect for those coming on retreat or needing a quiet place to reflect. It feels super modern, secure, solid and dry. It is incredibly inspiring to relax here, reflect and be creative. An absolute GEM!
Note ~ Once I pre-approve you to stay please immediately book it by paying. I'm sorry but I cannot hold this rental for you. There are often multiple people pre-approved for overlapping dates simultaneously. Whomever books by paying for the unit first will be the one who receives it. Thanks for understanding!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||7 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$299 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1111 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
I had a wonderful stay with Christabel for nearly 2 weeks in March 2014. She's a graceful hostess that not only makes sure you are settled in, but makes great suggestions for activities, spas and restaurants to visit during your stay. The room is large and comfortable, and a quiet space to regain energy and serenity after spending busy days in Ubud. The villa staff are super friendly and helpful, and the always smiling security made me feel safe at night! I have stayed in many places in Ubud, and this place is truly a gem, and a great value for your money. If you decide to stay here, I don't think you will be disappointed. Christabel is 100% trustworthy and a beautiful soul.
Christabel's place was amazing, she was so helpful yet non intrusive. The room and outdoors area was so beautiful and the pool stunning. Couldn't fault a thing. Christabel gave a locals experience and advised some great things to do and we meant some lovely people there too. Her breathwork workshops were powerful healing experiences and are highly recommended. Thanks for a great stay Christabel. kelly and Stephen
THE PLACE AND CHRISTABEL ARE AMAZING....
The photos do not give the experience of staying here!
Do yourself a favor and JUST BOOK NOW.....!!
Pandok Rama is a little oasis in Penestanan (just outside central Ubud). I found it a great, relaxing and revitalising place to stay.
To start with the location: it is a 6 minute wander down the hill from the main road, 3 minutes by bicycle. In total it is less than 15 minutes by bicycle (or you could rent a scooter instead but that's not as much fun imho) or 30 minutes walk from central Ubud. On the main road are several cafes and restaurants, including Alchemy (which has amazing juices and raw food - although note these are at Western, not Balinese prices).
Because the villa is away from the main road and also away from the walking/scooter pathway, it’s nice and quiet and I slept very soundly (which I didn’t at another couple of places I ended up staying at later).
The villa itself is modern, well designed and has a lovely pool and peaceful garden. The room has a comfy bed, a pleasant bathroom (with toiletries supplied) and there’s aircon if you need it. The wifi was reliable and I enjoyed the fresh juices and fruit salads for breakfast.
Christabel was a great host - organising her driver to pick me up from the airport, waiting up for me when I arrived late at night, lending me a mobile phone for local calls, helping me rent a bicycle and advising me on places to eat and visit (including good places for massages - which is important advice in Ubud where massages are of highly variable quality).
From my point of view, the villa is good value. Yes, there are plenty of cheaper places in and around Ubud, but from my research that usually means they are noisier or don’t have a pool and/or have dodgy wifi. In addition, the advantage of Christabel’s place is that you are sharing her home, she’s a gracious host and for me, it was a delightful experience.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.