About this listing
Villa Sagitta, situated at the top of a beautiful river gorge in Pejeng, Ubud, can be rented as a 3-bedroom villa (up to 6 people) or as 4-bedrooms, (up to 8 people). Central Ubud is 7km away (approx a 15 minute drive through stunning scenery).
Villa Sagitta, situated in Pejeng in Ubud, can be rented as a three bedroom villa (sleeping up to six people) or as four bedrooms, (sleeping up to eight people). There is also a baby cot, and a camp cot, available for infants and children under the age of four. These are provided free of charge.
Villa Sagitta is all about peace, relaxation and serenity. It is situated 7kms from central Ubud at the top of a river gorge, with magnificent views across indigenous Balinese forest. Pejeng – the area of Ubud where the villa is located – is famous for its important and historic temples, and the villa has its own private temple on the property, as well as a beautiful old temple a mere 100 metres away. Immersed in spirituality, it is impossible not to relax while visiting there!
The villa is furnished in an eclectic mix of contemporary design with, for example, original vintage movie posters depicting Indonesian scenes, mixed with magnificent Balinese antiques.
The villa has two floors. On the lower level is the open-plan lounge, dining room and separate kitchen. This area leads out onto an undercover patio, the 10-metre infinity swimming pool and the garden. The third bedroom with doors leading onto the patio and pool, and its own private bathroom, is also on this level.
On the upper level are two spacious bedrooms, with full-length glass window frontage, balconies and their own private bathrooms. The main bedroom also has an undercover Balinese bale for relaxing. There is air conditioning throughout the villa.
There is also a beautiful joglo suite, which is situated slightly away from the main house in a separate pavilion. A joglo is a traditional Javanese house identified by its distinctive roof design. It is made entirely of wood and uses no nails in the construction. It usually has magnificent carvings on the ceiling, and the two-hundred year-old example at Villa Sagitta is no exception. We have enclosed it with walls on three side but the front has been left open to embrace the magnificent river valley views. The bathroom is outdoors but covered. The shower is completely private but open to the stars. We can promise you a truly unique experience when staying in the Joglo suite.
The open-plan lounge is very comfortable, with sofas and a Balinese day bed, which allow you to stretch out, relax with a book, watch a DVD, or listen to music on the stereo system.
Given Bali’s beautiful weather, the magnificent views from the villa, and the surrounding serenity, it is imperative to have comfortable outdoor living! Villa Sagitta has an outdoor dining table that seats eight on a large undercover balcony right next to the swimming pool. There are four sun loungers at the pool and a comfortable Balinese day bed, stacked with cushions, where you can read a book or have a nap. Balconies lead off both upstairs bedrooms, and there is a built in bale off the main bedroom on the upper level.
All four bedrooms are fitted with:
Ample cupboard space
A choice of pillows
Pure cotton bed linen
The Joglo Suite is fitted with:
A four-poster king size extra length bed with a mosquito net
Two Balinese day beds to stretch out and relax on
A beautiful antique Chinese day bed
Dining room table and four chairs if you would like to eat in the joglo or do some work there
Ample cupboard space
A choice of pillow types
Pure cotton bed linen
The two upstairs bedrooms have:
Four poster king size beds
Balconies off both upstairs bedrooms with magnificent views across the gorge
The third bedroom downstairs has:
A contemporary queen size bed
Double doors leading onto the patio and the swimming pool
Our neighbourhood is very quiet. There are no restaurants or shops within walking distance but central Ubud is a 10-15 minute drive through beautiful rice paddies. We have a dedicated driver at the villa that you can use throughout your stay, at an additional charge.
We have a full staff who will prepare your complimentary breakfast and any other meals you require, do the housekeeping and babysit if you need. The villa does not offer self-catering. Instead we have a simple, well-priced menu from which you can order and the staff will prepare your meals. It is your choice to eat at the villa or at one of Ubud's well-regarded restaurants.
Villa Sagitta is a vacation rental and therefore guests have access to the whole villa. We only ever rent the villa to one party at a time.
Interaction with Guests
Our staff of five is there to cater to your every need while affording you privacy at all times. We are not a self-catering villa. Our staff cooks wonderful meals from a reasonably priced a la carte menu, so you can just sit back and relax!
There is plenty to see and do in Ubud. Well known as the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud is beautifully situated among picturesque rice paddies. Despite the increasing numbers of tourists, Ubud still retains its charm. It is well known for its good shopping, excellent restaurants, fantastic spas, and many spiritual practices and varied courses. It is also famous for performances of mesmerizing traditional dances such as the Barong, Kecak and Legong dances.
The villa staff will be happy to make suggestions regarding yoga, meditation, cooking classes, art classes, dance classes, sightseeing, bird walks, herb walks and anything else you can think of!
The villa has access to many activities both close by and further afield, with the advantage of being able to return to peace, quiet and tranquillity.
Pejeng, where the villa is situated, is very famous for its temples and was once an important seat of power. With over 40 old temples in the region between the rivers Pakrisan and Petanu, the Pejeng area contains Bali's richest collection of antiquities. Most antiquities are in the form of worn statues kept in important temples in the area.
Some of Bali's archaeological treasures, such as Goa Gajah, Gunung Kawi and Pura Pusering Jagat, which date as far back as the 9th century, are also situated in this area.
There are many archaeological odds and ends in this 'Valley of the Kings' in the middle of Pejeng - known as Bali's rice belt. It's a nice walk to the 14th-century cut-rock 'candi' at Kalebutan near Tatiapi, one km west of Pejeng Timor.
There are many beautiful walks in Pejeng through the rice paddies. If you prefer our driver (included in your rate) can drop you off and collect you, where and when you please.
White Water Rafting
Various operators offer rafting on the Ayung river near Ubud. The Ayung River caters to class 2 and 3 rapids which are suitable for anyone from 5-75yrs.
Cycling is a beautiful way to see the Balinese landscape and there are tour operators who offer cycling tours for different expertise and fitness levels, and also tours that include children. In fact many of the cycling tours pass very near the villa and you can be fetched from the villa to start your cycle. From Pejeng to central Ubud the cycling is mainly downhill.
Goa Gajah, a significant Hindu archaeological site, is a 10 minute drive from Villa Sagitta. It consists of a mysterious cave, relics, and ancient bathing pools set amid green rice paddies and a garden. Goa Gajah is colloquially known as the Elephant Cave because of its close proximity to the Elephant River.
The entrance to Goa Gajah looks like a demonic mouth, suggesting that people are entering an underworld as they venture inside through the darkness. Some claim that the entrance represents the Hindu earth god Bhoma, while others say the mouth belongs to the child-eating witch Rangda from Balinese mythology.
Goa Gajah was listed as a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
Pura Tirta Empul
Tirtha Empul Temple is a Hindu temple, built in 926 A.D, during the Warmadewa dynasty (from the 10th to 14th centuries), at a site where there was a large water spring. It is famous for its holy water and this is where many Hindu Bali people go for purification. It is about a 10 minutes drive from the villa.
Tirta Umpul Temple is a very active temple and as such is an interesting place to observe Hindu devotees purifying themselves by means of ritual bathing. It is especially recommended to visit on a full moon day, which has special significance in Bali.
Moon of Pejeng
The Moon of Pejeng is the largest single-cast bronze kettle drum in the world, and the largest known relic from South-east Asia's Bronze Age period. It dates back to 300 B.C. It is considered highly sacred by local people and is thought to be a relic of early rice cultivation rituals. It is kept at Pura Penataran Asih Temple in Pejeng.
The villa has a car and driver available at very reasonable rates. You can decide once you're there if, or when, you would like to make use of it either to pop into Ubud or for day trips further afield. We also happily organise transfers from the airport, or elsewhere on the island, for you.
Other Things to Note
We are not a self-catering villa. Our staff cooks wonderful meals from a reasonably priced a la carte menu, so you can just sit back and relax!
All our rates include 11% government tax and 5% service charge.
We do not allow the main renter to under 21. There is no smoking allowed other than in the garden. Other than that we really just ask that you treat our house as you would want us to treat yours!
We stayed at this villa from 25-27 May 2015. The villa was very nicely done and was very beautiful. The location was a bit difficult to find but that was ok. There were three bedrooms in the main villa all with ensuite and an additional separte Joglo suite also with ensuite.
The joglo suite did not have any aircon and hence it was bit diffucult to stay there during day time as it was very hot but the owner provided us with a separate fan which made it easy.
This is where the good things ended. The Service provided by the villa staff was extremely disappointing. On our second morning, all the villa staff went missing for some local ceremony and we were left to manage everything on our own. The manager Robert did not even inform us while leaving. There was no drinking water left in the dispenser and we had to put a new mineral water case on the dispenser ourselves. We placed order for some Indosnesian food for dinner but when we returned to Villa in the evening after sight seeing, there was nothing cooked and no one at the villa. At the time of booking we were told that a cook and a caretaker would be there at all times, but no one was there throughout the stay. The cook just came in the morning to cook breakfast and then left. No one was there to prepare tea/coffee in the evening/afternoon so we made that ourselves. The staff (whenever they were there) were very rude and always reluctant to to do anything. In some instances when we asked for something we were asked to do it ourselves
ALL in all, it is pity that such a beautiful villa did not have any staff to look after guests and thus the whole experience was very bitter for us.
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About the Host, Mailie
Hi, my husband David and I love to travel and we really love travelling within our own beautiful country, South Africa, and to Bali!
David first visited Bali 17 years ago and fell in love with the island, its beauty and its people. He continued to visit over the years and we also honeymooned there. Since then it's been our staple family holiday destination with our two boys.
A few years ago we were fortunate enough to be able to find two beautiful villas, one in Ubud and one on the beach in Candidasa in eastern Bali. Tragically Bali is a long way from home so we don't get to go there are often as we would like. However we're happy to rent it out when we're not there!
Similarly we found our own little piece of the beautiful Overberg region in South Africa, where we love to watch the whales with a glass of wine on our balcony. And when we're not there we're happy for you to enjoy it too!