About This Listing
Luxury villa near cultural center of Ubud, Bali set in a quiet village amongst rice fields. Two bedrooms with private infinity pool, full staff, housecleaning and amenities. Free WIFI and breakfast. Airport transfer and driver can be arranged.
See our other luxurious villas here:
(Luxury garden villa Ubud) 2 Bedroom: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1545328
(Villa Chandra at Surya Kembar) 3 Bedroom: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2450336
Looking for luxurious accommodations in Bali at a fraction of the price of expensive boutique hotels? Want to find peace and quiet and get a sense of Balinese village life while also being very close to Bali's cultural center of Ubud? Well, this is the villa for you.
I call this villa the Joglo Villa because the large master suite was created from a re-purposed Javanese style house called a joglo. The large, king-size, four-poster bed is situated in the center of the joglo, allowing for a beautiful look at the traditional wood carvings on the ceiling as you lay down to relax. When I built this villa, I wanted to draw upon the woodcarving and painting expertise of my fellow village members, so I decorated it with original Balinese art, hand-made furniture, and detailed architecture (in many cases I utilized reclaimed, recycled wood). The villa also features green gardens and lawn, an infinity pool with a bridge, and a sitting gazebo which sits on a small bluff overlooking the jungle, rice fields, and ravine below. A great place to relax, rejuvenate, or be inspired.
The kitchen, dining and living room are combined into a single spacious area and are surrounded by sliding and folding glass doors that allow for open living or an enclosed air conditioned space. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator, blender, coffee maker, toaster, etc… and overlooks rice fields at the back of the house. There is bar seating for four and the dining table seats six. The living room offers a couch, lounge, writing nook and a flat screen cable television. There are also a number of places for lounging outside – on the deck, under the sitting gazebo, or on the loungers next to the natural stone infinity pool.
The large master bedroom offers a super king size bed, a sitting nook (which can also serve as a bed for a small child) a tv with cable television, a desk and writing nook, plentiful closet space and a luxury en suite bathroom that is partially open air and has its own small garden. A second bedroom has two twin beds that can be combined into a king bed, desk area and couch seating (a small child can sleep on the couch in this room as well). The second bathroom is located next to the second bedroom at the end of the house. Both bedrooms offer fan and air conditioner.
The villa is located amongst rice paddies on a village road in a quiet setting, yet is only a few minutes drive from the cultural center of Ubud. You can also take your time and walk into town to really get a sense of the area and the daily life of the Balinese. The villa's position to the south of Ubud makes it easy to take day trips to the beaches in Sanur, Seminyak, or Kuta without any of the traffic of town. Each day the local priest’s wife places offerings in and around the property to bring a good spirit and great smells to the area. The local banjar (community meeting place) is just a short walk down the road, and one can sometimes hear the faint sounds of the village gamelan practicing as the sun sets. It is magical! Many of my family and friends are mask-makers, wood carvers, musicians and dancers, and I am happy to introduce those wishing to learn some of the Balinese arts.
The property shares a parking area and fully trained team staff with three other villas on site. The price includes daily maid service, linens and towels, wireless internet, cable television, and daily breakfast.
Airport transfer, driver to other attractions, massage, private yoga classes, traditional Balinese meals (made by the most renowned cook in the village, my mom!), laundry, rental cellphone, rental motorbike, and babysitting can be arranged for an additional fee.
Babycots/cribs and car seats also available for no charge.
Being Balinese myself, I am always open to speak with guests about Bali's rich culture and religion, and can offer tips about unique things to see and do. The Ubud area offers a number of great performances, the monkey forest, and exquisite temples, and I am happy to inform guests of authentic ceremonies and celebrations happening during their stay.
Please send us any inquiries you may have. We are happy to cater to all guests' needs in order to make your stay in Bali truly remarkable.
Low season price is $200 per night with a minumum stay of 2 nights.
High Season (December 15-January 15; July and August) is $250 per night with a minimum stay of 3 nights.
If you know you will stay for a week or more, I am open to negotiating the price :)
The property also has a detached beautiful bungalow, so if you like the villa but need an extra room, the bungalow can be rented for an additional price. Please inquire with us and we will let you know if it is free and what the final price for your stay will be.
Matur Suksama -Oka
Interaction with Guests
As little or as much as they would like.
Transportation can be arranged
Other Things to Note
Airport transfers are available for an additional fee.
Guests staying in the villa are expected to treat the villa as if it were their own. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by adults. Smoking is allowed, but only outside, and it is expected that cigarette butts will be disposed of properly. Since the villa is located in a small, quiet village, it is expected that guests will be respectful of their Balinese neighbors who have small children. Loud parties and excessive drinking are not advised (go into town to one of the many great bars! We can arrange for you to be picked up or dropped off). If a guest is being too loud, on-site security will politely ask that you quiet down and remind you of the promise made to be respectful when renting the villa. Any damage will be assessed and may potentially lead to a guest losing part or all of their security deposit. Upon check-in be prepared to show your passport so that we may register you as a guest. Cheers!
Even before we had arrived at the Villa, we were grateful for the hospitality that Ida and his team delivered. Our plane was delayed about 1.5 hours and our poor driver Made' had been waiting about 2 hours but you would never have known by looking at him. He was smiling and talking all the way home. The villa pictures are accurate. Like most luxury Balinese Villa's (I've stayed in 4), the staff are helpful, polite and work hard to ensure that you are comfortable. It's clear Ida and the staff take pride in what they do.
What stood out for me was the way they quickly and discreetly cleared up the villa, surrounding grounds and pool after a huge flash flood that reached inside our villa bedroom and lounge. We had been out all day and were getting spa treatments while the torrential flooding had streamed into our villa. We had no idea of the flooded Villa until we arrived home that night and Ida told us at the Villa office before we walked down the path to our room. We were nervous and expecting the worst but the pool was as clean as when we left it, the paths had been cleared, the lawn cleared of debris, the water had been mopped up and the only trace was a faint water mark on the villa curtains inside the bedroom which was about 10cm high. Our luggage and shoes etc had been moved to 'higher ground', nothing was wet and it was like the flood had never happened. Their ability to handle the flooding crisis professionally and seamlessly was amazing and that is what I call high-quality service delivery.
If you are booking the villa as 2 couples, I would choose the Master room closest to the pool. I was still happy with the room that my partner and I slept in though.
We have spent a great time in Surya Kembar, villa Joglo. The place is located in a peaceful village very closed to Ubud city center. A driver is at your disposal to drive you to the nearest supermarket (5mn) and to the city center (7mn far from the palace) and every place you would like to visit in Bali! You can have a pleasant walk in the rice field near the villa. They prepare the breakfast every morning with a large choice of pancakes, rice porridge, toasts, fruits salad, fresh juices... Oka's team is also great with kids. I went there with my 2 boys (3 and 20 months) who enjoyed the place. For dinner time you can go to Ubud restaurants or order for delivery (choice of 10 different types of food).
We already plan to come back in 2015!
La villa è molto bella, e la vista dalla piscina fantastica. Peccato che fosse un po rumorosa a causa di numerose case in costruzione nelle adiacenze
We had an amazing stay at Surya Kembar. I stayed with my husband and 18 month old daughter and from the minute we arrived at Surya Kembar we were made to feel like family. We had booked the Joglo Villa for 2 nights which was amazing - we've stayed in many amazing places all over the world and this villa was up there with the best. Such attention to detail with the furnishings, and as well as looking beautiful all of the furniture was excetionally comfortable. Oka and his staff are so warm, generous and thoughtful - our flight left late at night and they let us use facilities while we waited. Then, when our flight was cancelled hours before we were due to leave for the airport, they managed to accomodate us for another night at very late notice. We were never made to feel like we were inconveniencing them - they actually made us feel llike they were excited to have us stay longer. The staff were brilliant and had my daughter feeling like a princess with all of their adoring attention. We only stayed for 3 nights but we really felt like we were leaving family when we left. A very special place - we have been recommending it to everyone and can't wait to go back!
La Villa Joglo est merveilleuse de design et de sérénité, et Oka est un hôte exceptionnel qui a su nous faire partager un peu de la spiritualité balinaise (et accessoirement, nous donner de très bons conseils pour organiser notre séjour à Ubud). Personnel très nombreux et attentionné (voire parfois un peu trop présent dans la maison). Encore un grand merci à Oka pour son hospitalité !
We had the most wonderful experience at the property and with all the fantastic staff. Ida was the perfect host and treated us like old friends. We have already recommended the property to many friends and we look forward to going back soon to enjoy the place and the people once again.
Ida's knowledge and love of the culture through the beautiful design of his villa is such a credit to him and the staff in general. A VERY special place with VERY special people.....Many Thanks from my Family for a beautiful experience...Steve
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About the Host, Ida Bagus Oka
Hi! My name is Oka and I am a villa designer and artist from Bali, Indonesia. For many years I travelled around America and the Carribean working on cruise ships, but now I have settled back home in Bali with my wife Dayu and my son Gustu. As a young boy I was a woodcarver and pottery designer and have since combined my interests in art and hospitality to design unique villas around Bali. My family is also of the Brahman, priestly caste in Bali, and I grew up learning about all of the unique and intricate aspects of Balinese culture, religion, and art from my father. In addition to being passionate about creating unique villas and art, I am also passionate about sharing information about my home-- the island of the gods-- Bali. I was once hired to do a Canadian National Geographic-like program called Departure indonesia season 3- Ring of fire and Departure indonesia season 3- A home away. You can look me up in these films!
I can't wait to share with you! -Oka