This beautiful gem of a villa was recently renovated and completely furnished to top standards. The location is ideal -- just outside of Ubud and in the very desirable Sayan area (near the Four Seasons Hotel).
• two stories with a beautiful view and mature tropical garden
• one very large bedroom (queen bed, 180x200) and bath upstairs (rain shower with hot water) -- wrap around windows make it feel like you're sleeping in the treetops :)
• Large open deck, living and dining area downstairs overlooking the garden
• video room downstairs with fold-out spare bed, plus attached bath (shower with hot water)
• flat screen and DVD/CD player (but no satellite TV)
• fully equipped kitchen with stove & oven, large refrigerator/freezer
• a sitting/yoga bale in the garden
• air conditioning in the bedroom and TV room
• fans in all living areas
The house is suitable for a single or couple. I regret we can't accept young children because of the drop from the deck. The price includes daily basic housekeeping service and all utilities. Bedroom and TV room doors are lockable. There is a housekeeper/gardener/security person who lives in the complex. It is a very safe location, in a quiet complex of 4 houses. There is a local laundry nearby and we can help arrange that service. Covered parking. There is a good grocery store on the near outskirts of Ubud, two weekly organic farmers markets, and many excellent restaurants.
July and August are the peak months for visitors to Bali (and Ubud) for good reasons: the weather is gloriously sunny during the day, cool in the evenings, and there is very little rain. During these two months, the MINIMUM BOOKING IS THREE NIGHTS.
I will be happy to arrange airport pick up or drop off with a local driver. Their standard airport transport fee is Rp 300,000 (around US$30) each way.
Traveling with friends? Tropical Colonial Villa (on Airbnb) is located next door -- together they make a great pair!
The house rules are pretty simple:
1. Please treat our home as you would like visitors to treat yours.
2. Smoking is not permitted.
3. Quiet hours from 10pm to 6am are strictly enforced -- we like our neighbors.
Jackie is a very informative host and quickly answered any questions I had before arrival and arranged a car to pick me up in Seminyak. There were no issues at all during my stay, but if there were Wayan, the general helper, would have solved them immediately. I initially intended to rent a motorbike, but after informing Wayan I had never driven one, he offered to drop me in Ubud anytime. He is a cautious driver and charged so little for his service I had no choice but to give him a VERY well deserved tip.
We had a wonderful month at Jackie's place outside Ubud. It was nice to have a full kitchen, and private house. Having Wayan living just by the front gate to the house was also a great bonus. Wayan and his family are so sweet and always friendly. Whenever we had any questions or problems there was always someone around to help find an answer.
Wayan helped us to rent a motorbike from one of the neighbors and that made a big difference for us. With the motorbike we were able to quickly ride into Ubud center and do some shopping or head to Bintang SuperMarket.
Dewa is a great driver and it was so nice to have him meet us at the airport and bring us directly to the house.
Don't get me wrong, it's always nice to come home. But waking up this morning in my normal sized bed, in my London basement flat, I just couldn't make it quite compare to the early morning sounds of Balinese wildlife, or stretching out in a gigantic four poster bed with the sun gently peeping through the drapes. Suffice to say, Jackie's villa is pretty wonderful. The terrace, overlooking a river gorge and rice fields in the distance, is one of the loveliest places I've ever been lucky enough to sit and while away the day.
In terms of practicalities, Jackie was an incredibly good host. She was very responsive and helpful over email, and called once we had arrived to check we were settling in. Wayan is always on hand if you have an questions or need anything.
The driver who picked us up from the airport, Dewa, turned out to be a super friendly guide to the island and really made our holiday.
The location of the house is great if you like to be a bit out of the bustle, and don't mind using a driver to go to dinner in the evening. We did try to walk into Ubud one morning, but I would only recommend it if you don't have somewhere to be. It's a lovely walk, but takes longer than you think and it's a fairly sweaty affair if you're in a rush.
Overall, I would highly recommend the villa to anyone considering a trip to Bali!
This was a wonderful house in a great location.
The host gave detailed information and logistics about Bali. We were met and shown the way to the house by the staff
When we first got to the house, the wifi was not working and the host and staff took care of it immediately.
Very friendly staff.
Thank you again for the marvelous chance to stay at your beautiful Villa! Everthing was even better as mentioned on the Internet! Again any time, thank you Jackie and Wayan
Beautiful view!! I really felt like I was in a tropical paradise. It was lovely watching movies at night in the TV room, and the view from the bedroom was stunning to wake up to. Kitchen was extremely well stocked with utensils, which I appreciate considering I generally cook a lot. I also loved that Jackie had a few food essentials stocked in the fridge so we had a few things to eat for breakfast (eggs, toast, etc).
The location was perfect for us, close enough to restaurants/downtown Ubud, yet far enough to feel relaxed. Also, every restaurant we called would deliver to this location which was perfect. I would just tell them that we were near Gaya Art Gallery and Four Seasons and they found the villa easily.
Overall, I was very pleased with our decision to book with Jackie. Communication with her was great and the price was more than reasonable for the experience we had :)
Jackie's villa was a beautiful escape in Ubud The surroundings were amazing, very lush and green, but also peaceful away from the city centre. It was a perfect place to relax after a long day. The bedroom was stunning, and we also used the couch as another bed. Two bathrooms were also an extra treat. We were greeted warmly by Wayan and showed around, had food left for us, and were kindly offered lifts into the city and picked up on a regular basis. Our stay was lovely, good value for money, and we would gladly stay here again. Also fantastic food recommendations. Thank you!
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I came to Indonesia over 20 years ago on a 1-year contract with 2 suitcases, and have been here ever since. I work with rural communities to help them develop better livelihoods. And I'm incredibly lucky to base myself in one of the world's most beautiful places.