About This Listing
Villa Cenik is a single bedroom villa hidden at the end of a 500 meter walking and bike track. It's location ensures, privacy, security and magnificent valley views.
It is the perfect place to relax, meditate and rejuvenate.
The Villa features:
A large 4m X 6m pool with an infinity edge, with a view of tropical gardens, the river valley and jungle.
A spacious main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, king sized bed. This bedroom has fans as well as air-conditioning and a hotel safe.
An open air living/dining/kitchen area overlooking the pool and valley below.
The fully equipped kitchen features gas cooking facilities, refrigerator and a water cooler.
The living room has a beautiful cathedral timber ceiling with ceiling fans. It also features an inviting day bed, large flat screen TV, Indovision satellite television and comfortable furniture.
Free wifi internet
Unlimited bottled water.
Toast with spreads.
Fresh fruit salad.
Tea or coffee.
Villa Cenik is thirty minutes walk, or five minute taxi, to the center of Ubud. It is also within walking distance of ten great cafes in Penestanan, a yoga and meditation center and the lovely EveSpa. Once you enter this villa your privacy and security is assured in a personal tropical paradise.
Interaction with Guests
Villa Cenik has a part time room boy to make your breakfasts, clean the villa, keep the pool and garden looking fantastic and to assist you with tour arrangements. He works from 8am to noon, but guests can ask him to leave when they want total privacy.
Ubud is located 35 km northeast of Bali's International Airport. It is attractive to tourists for a variety of reasons. On a relatively small island with a horde of attractions, Ubud is centrally located, There are plenty reasons why Ubud was voted in recently as the most fascinating city of Asia by Condé Nast Traveler.
The Ubud area is around two to three hundred meters above sea level and surrounded by rice fields, which makes it noticeably cooler than other tourist destinations in Bali. Neighbouring villages are well known for unique bamboo crafts and furniture, wood and stone carving and many other crafts.
Ubud is famous for it's regularly nightly traditional dance performances, which are part of the traditional culture and are arranged for tourists on a regular schedule. Hindu-Balinese ceremonies take place on a nearly daily basis, especially in the European summer, which is the driest and coolest season here.
Ubud is popular in part today because it is the best place in Bali to break out of the tourist mode and get off the beaten path, although far from undiscovered. Hotels are plentiful; home stays and Indonesian guesthouses (losmen) are easily available to the foreign tourist. Many tourists simply base their entire stay here and travel to other destinations from Ubud.
Accommodations in Ubud are also somewhat more reasonably priced than in the beach towns of Bali. But atmosphere is perhaps the major attractions. One visitor summed it up this way: Kuta is madness, Sanur is sterile, and Nusa Dua is culturally isolated; Ubud is the place to go.
The villa is only a 30 minute walk from central Ubud or 5 minutes by car. There are lots of drivers available close to the villa.
I absolutely loved my stay at Villa Cenik. Such a charming little villa, tucked away in the jungly back laneways of Penestenan. I had a great time exploring, getting massages and eating at nearby cafes. Could have stayed for much longer. Excellent value for money. Lopo, who does the housekeeping and makes a simple breakfast, is a sweetheart. And I loved getting home from my exploring and jumping in the plunge pool and staring into the jungle.
Given how busy Ubud is these days, I would have to disagree with previous reviews which say the Villa lacks privacy - I found it enormously tranquil. The only issue would be if you have any mobility issues - it's a 5-10 minute walk up a narrow path up the hill to get to the Villa, no car access and no way to get a door to door transport service unless you go by scooter.
Many thanks all for a lovely stay, I'm looking forward to coming back and bringing my partner next time.
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About the Host, Steve
Ubud is my favourite home, but I love visiting Thailand, Sri Lanka and Paris. I am addicted to travel and want to see a lot more of Europe and Asia.
My passion is writing. I have contribute to 4 books about Bali and am currently working on my first gay romance novel.