Gazebo and deck overlooking the ravineBalinese day bed sleeps one
Tropical Colonial Villa
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
3 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
3 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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For those who appreciate a tropical garden with moss covered statues and splashing fountains. Small private Villa in the forests of Ubud to be let for the month of October for the Ubud Writers Festival and at other times. This beautiful villa has been recently renovated and enlarged and is furnished in colonial antiques and Indonesian art. The location is ideal: just outside of Ubud on the very desirable Sayan ridge and is staffed by a Balinese couple.

Mature tropical garden with orchids and unrestricted jungle view over a ravine. Rice fields visible thru the trees on the other side. Five fountains in the gardens with gold fish. Singing birds in cages.

2 Air conditioned, en suite bedrooms have 4 poster canopy queen beds, flat screen cable TV ( several sports channels, english broadcast news channels, cartoon channels and Discovery, National Geographic etc.) and indoor and outdoor bathrooms with showers with hot water. WIFI

Two large covered verandas contain open air living and dining rooms overlooking the garden. Ceiling fans throughout.

Kitchenette/wet bar with refrigerator, coffee maker and toaster. dishes glasses, cutlery. Air conditioned

Two Balinese day beds on sleeping porches can be converted to accomodate two extra guests or children.

Separate Balinese Gazebo with fire pit and grill for informal entertaining or relaxing on the edge of the ravine.

The house is suitable for 2 couples with one or two friends or children. The price includes daily maid service, linens and all utilities. Two staff who live in their own quarters on the property and speak some English. It is a very safe location in a quiet walled compound. Laundry services and transportation can be arranged. Mountain biking, white water rafting, Monkey Forest, shopping and spas are all close by.

Luxe Ubud Villa (on Airbnb) is located next door.


Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

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Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 7%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

no smoking in bedroom. No pets. No children under 12. pay for breakage. observe quiet after 10pm. There are caged canaries on premises

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2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Anita P User Profile
August 2014
Booked the villa for my parents. This was a good choice.. set in a beautiful environment and a bit away from crowded Ubud center. My Balinese mom especially loved it. Joe was very helpful and responsive. Our only note would be that the water tap on the main bedroom's shower, was broken - it gives small electricity shock when you touch it. My parents were not warned about it prior, so they were quite surprised. But apart from this, everything went smooth. Terima kasih Joe!
Joseph User Profile
Response from Joseph:
Thank you for the feed back on the faucet. It has been fixed. Apologies to your Mother. Best regards, Joe
August 2014

Tanja User Profile
August 2014
If you are looking for traditional Balinese jungle palace, hidden away from the busy tourist areas in Ubud, Joseph's villa is the one. When we arrived at Sayan Ayu we were led down a beautiful winding path way through tropical flowers, shrines and burning incense to the house. Sayan Ayu is absolutely divine. A huge open plan home nestled amongst the jungle and overlooking the rice fields in the distance. We were very well looked after by Guday and his lovely wife Kaiyan whom look after the house, brought breakfast every morning and on our last evening cooked the most delicious Balinese feast for our family. It's the kind of place you'd just want to pack some good books and properly relax. We didn't want to go out at all. Sayan Ayu is a little out of Ubud unless you have a car or scooter you'd need to arrange a driver to take you in and out. Not really close to any food stalls so you'd need to go in to Ubud to eat or arrange for Guday to cook. What we loved the most was all of Joseph's decor- beautiful art, sculptures, photographs and books from his travels. We felt very lucky and special to be able to stay in such a magical and inspiring home. Thank you Joseph

Liz User Profile
July 2014
The Tropical Colonial Villa is beautifully decorated, very spacious and well equipped. The views are of rice fields, trees and plantlife. The location is peaceful and a nice break from the main tourist streets of Ubud town. The booking process with Michael was seamless and I'd highly recommend the villa!
Joseph User Profile
Response from Joseph:
Dear Liz, thankyou for the positive review and suggestions. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Best Joe
July 2014

Lamar User Profile
June 2013
The Tropical Colonial Villa was amazing. My friends and I loved the house and the hospitality. The pictures do not do this place justice, you must see it in person. The house is very secluded and quite. Although its not in "downtown" Ubud, you can easily get there within 10-15 minutes on a motorbike. I would definitely recommend it to my family and friends, you will not be disappointed.
Joseph User Profile
Response from Joseph:
Dear Lamar, Thank you for the positive review and feed back. I will correct the perception on the website that it is downtown and hope you and your friends will return often. Best regards, Joe
June 2013

Melany User Profile
March 2013
My family had a wonderful stay at Tropical Colonial Villa. Thank you Joseph for taking good care of us!

Grace User Profile
February 2013
We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at the Tropical Colonial Villa - it is lovingly appointed with antiques and interesting curios. Gede and Wayan, the housekeepers are very helpful and attentive, and also great cooks! Would definitely stay again if we are back in Bali.
Joseph User Profile
Response from Joseph:
Many thandks. Come back soon. Joe
February 2013

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This beautiful villa has been recently renovated and enlarged and is furnished in colonial antiques and Indonesian art. The location is ideal: just outside of Ubud on the very desirable Sayan ridge and is staffed by a Balinese couple.

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