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Rustic 3 bedroom villa in Ubud rice fields

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Entire cottage hosted by Olive
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds3 baths
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Villa Padi Menari is situated 5km north of Ubud town in an area surrounded by rice fields. This is a private home catering to discerning, independent travelers who seek an exclusive experience rather than a generic hotel one. Development is booming in this area with many buildings coming up around us. There is construction happening nearby. Guests now have many options of shops and food stalls nearby as well as easy access to transport.

The space
* You are encouraged to read the entire write up below before booking to understand our ideology and set your expectations.

Made predominantly of wood and open to the elements, the villa is rustic and can seem weather-beaten. It is not for you if you are looking for a sterile, immaculate house.

Padi Menari is located on Jalan Tirta Tawar, at the end of Junjungan and the start of Tegallalang district. It is 5km north of Ubud Cultural Market and only 4km to Tegallalang Rice Terrace (approx. 10 mins by scooter). The best way to get around is on scooter or car with driver, we can arrange either for you easily. The main road in front of the villa has recently been upgraded making the commute easy, safe and fast. The downside is that more traffic is passing by so you will hear traffic noises especially from the bedroom upstairs. We do not have crowing chickens or barking dogs but we do have scooter sounds!

Consisting of 3 bedrooms with ensuite baths, all bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning and king-sized double beds with the finest hotel quality bedding and linen. A private pool in a lush tropical garden overlooks a spectacular view of paddy fields and coconut groves beyond. Price is inclusive of daily breakfast, housekeeping, fresh water, coffee and tea making facilities and night security.

Padi Menari means Dancing Rice Stalk in Bahasa Indonesia. This intimate property is on 600 square meter split-level land with the main house sitting on the lower level of the rice terrace. The breezy, spacious main house is approximately 250 square meters with an ensuite bedroom on each floor. Both bedrooms look out onto the lush landscaped gardens and paddy fields beyond. The third room is located in a separate building on the upper level and is known as The Studio. This was recently renovated and has the largest bathroom of all. All the bedrooms are configured to provide privacy and intimacy for individuals whilst the living hall, pool and garden encourages coming together for relaxed, social interaction.

The villa is located in the windy rice field and is very open. We try to keep it as clean as possible but the humidity and residue brought in by winds from the fields makes it a daily battle! We share the land with the indigenous creatures of Bali such as white herons, birds, frogs, tokek (giant gecko), field mice, spiders, green snakes and all sorts of insects. For the most part, they avoid humans but occasionally you may encounter a curious creature seeking refuge. Mostly harmless, may be pesky at times but hey! this is nature. Pest-control and fumigation treatments on ants, mosquitoes and bugs are done occasionally but we prefer to minimise the use of harmful chemicals. You may find insect carcasses in the mornings especially if it rained during the night.

Overlooking the banks of the paddy fields is a 4m x 8m plunge pool (approx. 1.7m deep) that will tantalise you to take a dip after a hot day out. The gardens and pool gives you an elevated view of the paddy fields where you will be tempted to spend your mornings lazing around watching the farmers at work and balmy evenings relaxing with a cool drink in hand.

Padi Menari attempts to evoke your emotions and sensations and to facilitate a Balinese experience - come with an open mind to embrace all possibilities. Whether you are a group of friends seeking to be free and adventurous, a mature family coming together to reconnect and rejuvenate or a couple reigniting passion and romance, be prepared to indulge in liberating yourself from all inhibitions.

Note: Although we love children and have welcomed many families with toddlers and children over the years, Padi Menari is very much an adult’s getaway and is not designed as a child-safe property due to its open concept and multi-levels. Thus, you will need to be responsible for them at all times.

Guest access
You will have private use of the entire Villa. Additional services such as cook to prepare meals, massages, laundry, driver & guide, sightseeing tours, cultural shows, cooking classes, etc. can be arranged at a reasonable fee. We can pre-stock the fridge for you with a list of items you require i.e. beer, soft drinks, fresh fruits, snacks, etc. A receipt will be given to you for reimbursement of this expense.

On days or nights when leaving Padi Menari feels like too much trouble, there is the option of takeaway or ordering delivery from a wide variety of Balinese, Indonesian, Asian and international cuisine from nearby restaurants in Ubud. Our staff can scoot out to get your meals if you wish.

Equipped with modern amenities for your comfort such as a fully functional modern kitchen and a multi-platform music docking stereo player. We encourage human and nature interaction and hence have only one TV with cable TV and DVD player in the entire property. This is located in the entertainment corner in the upstairs bedroom.

We finally have high speed fiber optic wireless internet which works well most of the time. However, internet reliability is still a frustrating problem in Bali and is at the mercy of weather conditions and power outages. Electricity stability is getting better with less frequent power failures as the infrastructure of our district is improved.

Our philosophy of providing equal employment opportunities and keeping it local means that some of the staff are not technically trained in the hospitality industry and may not be as experienced as those in other commercial establishments. Our villa attendant, security man and gardener are from villages nearby and can be quite shy. For what they may lack in skill, they make up for in honesty and enthusiasm. They are constantly learning and improving and we hope you will not find them lacking too much. They are eager to please and will try their best to meet your needs so please do communicate with them on whatever you need.

Check-in time is 2.00pm, check-out is at 12.00pm
We can accommodate request for slightly earlier check-in and slightly later check-out time if the villa is vacant the night before or the night after your stay. We can only confirm if this is possible the day before you arrive. If it is not possible due to adjacent bookings, we can keep your luggage in the staff room while you wait at the nearby restaurant/cafe.

Other things to note
The villa's orientation is towards the setting sun and can get quite hot during late afternoons. During this time the air conditioning may not be strong enough to combat such intense direct heat especially since the villa is made of wood. It is better to leave the doors and windows open for the breeze to cool down the rooms. The bedroom upstairs is hottest so try to avoid being in it during this time.

Padi Menari’s philosophy is based on a deep and enduring love for the natural environment and surroundings. We are concerned with the overall long-term impact of tourism on the island and thus, we strive to promote sustainable practices whilst remaining true to the spirit and culture of Bali. To this end, we try to promote the use of locally produced, ecofriendly products and through actions such as usage of recycle bags, energy saving bulbs, water management, etc. where possible. Purified Aqua water is supplied for drinking and cooking and we encourage you to reuse your water bottles to help reduce waste on the island.

Do have a look at our Welcome Book & Information Guide placed on the entrance counter of the Villa.
Covid-19 任何在巴厘岛停留的中国朋友,需要住宿的地方,请与我联系。 我们欢迎您入住一个安全的地方
Villa Padi Menari is situated 5km north of Ubud town in an area surrounded by rice fields. This is a private home catering to discerning, independent travelers who seek an exclusive experience rather than a generic hotel one. Development is booming in this area with many buildings coming up around us. There is construction happening nearby. Guests now have many options of shops and food stalls nearby as well as easy access to transport.

The space
* You are encouraged to read the entire write up below before booking to understand our ideology a…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

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Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Breakfast
Hair dryer
Cable TV
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
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Our Villa sits on a fertile plot with paddy growing right in front. At the height of maturity, you will hear the paddy rustle and dance in the breeze. The view is always different at various times of the crop cycle, from green, fresh shoots newly planted to yellowing gold when the crop is almost ready for harvest. There is a special window of 2-3 weeks when the fields have been cleared, ploughed and waiting for the next planting. This is a magical time when all you see is waterlogged fields which reflects the sky and gives off a sense of living by endless ponds. If the timing is right, you can see the farmers planting fresh shoots or harvesting their crops. You can even try your hand at the task if you happen to catch the farmer on a good day.
Our Villa sits on a fertile plot with paddy growing right in front. At the height of maturity, you will hear the paddy rustle and dance in the breeze. The view is always different at various times of the crop c…

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Joined in November 2013
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I am afflicted with wanderlust and constantly need to be on the go. Whether it's for a short weekend getaway to neighbouring towns (always on the road less traveled) or abroad, I love to explore the backwaters of a place. Nature and culture are what I seek. I make it a point to travel to a foreign land at least once a year for no less than a week - prolonged if I could afford the time and money! Through my travels I find that I enjoy South East Asia the most; with it's mystical charms, gorgeous nature and diverse cultures. I am an amateur photographer, fervent nature lover, amorous furry friend, rapturous music junkie, culture enthusiast, and food & coffee addict. Oh! And I am an avid fisherwoman! Catch and release using baitcaster and top water lures are my thing. Personality-wise, I am very forthright and enjoy witty, open communication. I believe in Karma and "you reap what you sow". When I visited Ubud a few years ago, I became completely enamoured with it. There was an instant connection, as though I'd been looking for it all my life. And then I found Padi Menari... It is my pride and joy and my little oasis when I get to escape from maddening Kuala Lumpur where I have to be for work. It has been lovingly and personally enhanced with all the comforts of home and then some. Environmental conservation and cultural harmony is the essence of Padi Menari and everything that can be consciously practiced to cultivate this has been implemented. For my properties, I try to imbue the same standards and quality that I personally appreciate. Five star hotel it is not and there are certain things I won't have because I find it unnecessary and wasteful. Practicality overrules fluff, comfort reigns over extravagance. Of course, nothing's perfect and whilst I am steadfast (most say stubborn!) in my philosophies and ideas, I value constructive suggestions and feedback. After all, we are constantly learning, evolving and seeking improvements right? Live and love passionately, completely and unabashedly!
I am afflicted with wanderlust and constantly need to be on the go. Whether it's for a short weekend getaway to neighbouring towns (always on the road less traveled) or abroad, I l…
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I am based in Malaysia and shuttle between KL and Bali. Though I am not there, my very able team of staff are well trained to serve guests and ensure everything is executed to requirements. I am always available via email, chat and phone calls if you need me. I love to interact with guests and believe in full disclosure and transparency. I will try to provide you with as much information as possible to manage expectations and to help make your holiday hassle-free. I welcome questions on any concerns and general information you require.
I am based in Malaysia and shuttle between KL and Bali. Though I am not there, my very able team of staff are well trained to serve guests and ensure everything is executed to requ…
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Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
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