About this listing
This villa has it all: Rice field views from the bale and terraces; large tropical gardens; fish ponds; spacious open living; terraces for yoga, meditation and relaxation, a 10 meter pool; sun lounges, multiple lounging areas, dining areas and total privacy.
Our stunning private villa is set in a large, lush tropical garden in the rice fields, a sanctuary for you to enjoy, a perfect setting for a honeymoon or perhaps a romantic interlude with your loved one.
Four years ago, Villa Damai was built with devotion and attention to detail as our second home. It is a unique studio-apartment-style bungalow put together with love and care, and with coolness and comfort in mind. Built on 600m2 land, our villa has a large terrace along two sides where you can start your day with a substantial breakfast while gazing at the spectacular manicured tropical gardens. As the day warms up, you can swim in the sparkling pool, then rest or read a book either on the daybed on the terrace or in the bale overlooking the rice fields. This is your villa to enjoy in complete luxury and seclusion – a perfect hideaway for either a single or a couple.
The villa consists of a large airy room with a 40ft cathedral ceiling and four ceiling fans. The TV/DVD area has a large comfortable day-bed to curl up on to watch TV or any of the hundred or so DVDs provided. The bed is a king-size four poster with mosquito net. The kitchen is fully-equipped with a four-burner cook top, large fridge/freezer, and microwave oven. There is a formal six-seat dining suite, a sitting area with two comfortable chairs, and a computer nook with unlimited Wi-Fi access and small library.
The windows are fly-screened and the villa has large glass sliding doors along the front which can be closed and locked to the outside world at night creating an inner sanctum as an alternative living area to the terrace. The large terrace also has three ceiling fans but you may find the gentle breezes of Penestanan are enough to keep you cool.
The villa has a large airy bathroom with a separate toilet, and a beautiful big shower area.
If security is a concern to you, there is a safe for your valuables and both the villa doors and front gate are lockable. There is a Security Guard patrolling at night.
There is a raised up 4m2 beautifully carved Timorese-style balè (gazebo) with an alang-alang (thatched) roof from which there is a panoramic view of the rice fields. The balѐ has a daybed which is perfect for reading and relaxing, meditating, or for enjoying sundown drinks.
The pool is 10m long plus there is an outside shower and toilet for your convenience.
Villa Damai is 200m down a concrete path off Jalan Penestanan Kelod. Its location ensures peace and privacy while only being a 20min walk (or 5min taxi ride) from Ubud central. There is a diverse range of restaurants and warungs within walking distance, and most will deliver to your door for a small tip should you wish to just kick back in the evenings after a busy day. Penestanan has everything you would need without venturing very far - including spas, massages, artists' studios and galleries, and there is light entertainment most evenings. (If you like late-night clubbing, however, you will need to find this in Ubud central). There are a few convenience shops in the area, and a few cosy coffee venues where you can meet fellow travellers over a cappuccino.
Upik, our villa staff, will serve you a most delicious breakfast every morning on the terrace before cleaning the villa, tidying the garden and balѐ, and looking after the pool and two fishponds daily. Made, our gardener, comes once a week to help Upik keep the garden looking beautiful.
Villa Damai features:
A fully equipped western kitchen with a gas cook-top and large fridge.
Open-plan dining and lounge area.
High cathedral ceilings which keep the villa cool.
4 ceiling fans keep the air (website hidden), DVD player and Indovision cable channels.
Large outdoor terrace with three ceiling fans, a day bed, and a dining area.
An outside shower near the pool.
A laundry with a large automatic washing machine
A second guest toilet.
Now with free, fast, fiber-optic WiFi.
Spectacular rice-field views!
Ten meter long swimming pool
Unlimited water, tea and coffee.
Interaction with Guests
Your room boy prepares a great breakfast, cleans the villa and pool and even helps you organise tours and activities. This villa also has a gardener to attend to the garden and ponds.
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 20 minute walk from central Ubud or 5 minutes by car. There are lots of drivers available close to the villa.
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.