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Experience 'Real Bali' in this stunning Villa surrounded by rice fields, uniquely located in the centre of Ubud’s artist’s colony, Penestanan which boasts fabulous restaurants, cafes and spas. Ubud Centre & Markets only 5 mins away!
Traditional Joglo structure, the Villa is a fusion of traditional and contemporary Bali, with a lush tropical garden surrounding the private pool and shaded bale. The Villa is fully walled for privacy and security, so you can enjoy complete seclusion. There is Air-Con & ceiling fans throughout, a fully equipped kitchen, a large, light open plan living/dining area that leads through large glass doors straight onto the glorious terrace & garden, private pool & bale.
Penestanan’s main road is a leisurely 5 minute stroll away, and boasts fabulous restaurants, cafes including Alchemy,Ubud's No 1 raw food bar, & Kue, regarded as one of Ubud’s best bakeries. Intuitive Flow Yoga studio is a 5 min walk, & many health & beauty spas all in walking distance. Ubud centre is only 5 minutes away by car, where some of the best food, shopping and health spas in Bali are located. The famous Blanco Museum and other cultural attractions also nearby.
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2 bedroom Villa, 2 bathrooms, Private Pool & Garden
Complimentary Local Phone
Additional Services (Prices on Application):
Tours & Activities
Child Equipment Hire (including Pool Fences)
In-House Massage & Beauty Treatments
Bike & Car Hire
Interaction with Guests
When you arrive you will be met by Kadek, Head of staff. She will be your main point of contact and will be able to organise anything you might need: Tours, Private Drivers & Chefs, Baby Sitting, In House Dining & massage, Airport Transfers etc. The full time staff are at the Villas all day to be of assistance, including our Night Security Guards who are there from 8pm-7am.
We have local mobile phones available for guests to ensure easy contact with the staff, booking drivers, restaurants & local tours etc
The 'Real Bali' experience: while offering loads of amenities, Penestanan is a traditional Balinese Village. Tranquil, rice fields, and at night the melodic sounds of a Balinese pipe can be heard. There is ample opportunity to mix & talk with the ever friendly & welcoming Balinese who live nearby. And right next door is a small Balinese Warung where you can enjoy a Bali coffee or Bintang with the locals and perhaps exchange some language skills!
Walking or Motorbike to Penestanan's main road (5 mins). Taxis, motorbikes & Private drivers available for short trips to Ubud's Centre (5 mins from Penestanan's main road), or longer day trips and tours. All transport including bike rides to & from the main road can be organised from the Villa
No pets allowed
Full refund available for cancellation within 30 days of arrival date.
From the moment we met with Wayan at the airport we were well looked after. Everyone was very friendly and approachable and were always helpful with our requests. Bageos came and met with us on the first day and the housekeeping staff were truly fabulous. The meal that Kadek had prepared for us was exactly what we were looking for and we were certainly not left wanting.
The housekeeping staff were really thorough and the villa was always is perfect condition. It was a perfect start to our Bali trip, thanks ladies and gents for making us feel so welcome. :)
3 maisons groupées dans les rizières,cadre charmant mais très bruyant (voisinage et environnement). A l'arrivée 10' de marche sur un chemin difficile, fréquenté par quantités de motos, avec une partie des bagages charmant de jour mais moins la nuit et vite lassant si on le fait 4 fois par jour. Maison non préparée a notre accueil (Ni clim, no ventil), piscine sale nettoyée après demande insistante le 4ème jour, coupures d'électricité. Obligés de sauter le mur extérieur car clé de cadenas non conforme. Propreté de la maison douteuse, entretien néglige (l évacuation d'une des salles de bains pitoyable, après la douche, eau stagnante jusqu'à mi salle de bains).
Fontaine d eau sale et ne rafraîchissant plus. Une des baies vitrées bloquée.
Le repas commandé et cuisine sur place était parfait.
Nous y avons passé 8 nuits sur un séjour d ´un mois avec d'autres éléments de comparaison.
From first enquiry to arrival, my emails were dealt promptly and in a friendly yet professional manner. We were met at the airport by Wayan who drove us to the villa in Penestanan, a journey of about an hour. We used Wayan throughout our stay to drive us around - he was the most friendly, reliable and helpful guy, who charged moderately for his services.
When we arrived at the drop off point in Penestanan we were met by Kadek and her husband who took our luggage and showed us to the villa - if arriving at night be prepared, it's dark and seems quite a trek, but in reality and in the light of day, it's a lovely walk through other villas and paddy fields of about five minutes to the main road.
Kadek and her staff were excellent, providing us breakfast every day in addition to helping us organise trips and sightseeing. They were always willing to answer our questions and help wherever they could. We were lucky enough to meet Helen, who dropped by to make sure we had everything we needed and who was as lovely and friendly as she was in her emails.
All in all a top spot and if I'm lucky enough to go back to Bali, Penestanan will definitely be my destination. Thanks to Helen, Kadek and the girls and to Wayan for making this a very memorable holiday.
Top Tips - use Wayan to get around, he will drop you off and pick you up from wherever you wish and is extremely sincere, kind and helpful and his rates are far better than just grabbing a taxi from the side of the road.
Helen was great. Her three villas are right next door to each other and yet completely private from each other.
The staff is there every morning to cook breakfast and assist with any needs for the day. We had our 4 kids (2,4,6 & 8) with us and had plenty of room to roam within the villa and also were able to walk about outside the villa around the rice paddies.
We stayed in May and had 1 or 2 mosquitoes a day, so they were nothing to worry about. If you want to see a video walkthrough of this Villa in Ubud see our blog at Home Along The (website hidden) search for Bali Housing Walkthroughs. or this link: (website hidden)
The pool is deep, there is a shallow area for kids to play in but nothing to keep them from stepping off the edge to a 5'6" deep section.
Kadek and the rest of Helen's staff were gracious, easy to work with and fell in love with our kiddos. Our kids fell in love with Kadek and the staff so much that the kids cried when we left Ubud.
We loved staying at Helen's villa, not only spacious and comfortable but beautifully designed too. The real treat was having breakfast cooked in our villa, by Kedak and the other lovely staff. Although we didn't meet, our host Helen was so helpful in organising an additional delivery of my passport when I had left it behind at the villa! Great location too, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
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About the Host, Helen
We've built 3 beautiful Villas in Ubud - in the beautiful Balinese Village of Penestanan. Every day we enjoy the beauty & tranquility of being surrounded by rice fields yet we're only 3 mins away from great cafes, restaurants, yoga & spas.
We're really proud of what we've created, beautiful spaces for others to enjoy while respecting the environment and the culture around us.
I moved here with my 2 teenage daughters at the beginning of 2013. Its a very new venture for me having worked all my life in the film & TV industry in Australia but I'm loving the change!
We love living here & hope you'll enjoy it too!