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PONDOK IMAN 2
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.
Beautiful villa, excellent location and lovely personalized service. Ubud market is just 15 mints away. Lot of eating options available close to the villa. The Villa is located in a quaint balanise village sorrrounded by paddy fields, just the place to have an ideal family holiday.
A beautiful house located amidst the padi fields. It is a nice 10 mins walk among the padi fields from the carpark to the house. However, do expect small visitors like spiders, ants and occasional lizards in the bath as it is an open shower. It was okay for us but might not be so pleasant for some. During our stay, the towels at the pool stink, leaving us smelling awful after wiping ourselves.
Communication with Yunita was easy and prompt throughout our stay. Have to give her credit when she replied my message at 5am after I complained about the guests in the next villa who partied all night and we could not get any sleep at all.
The local mobile phone they provide did not have any credit when it was passed to us. After the staff topped it up once, it is used up after 2 calls to the staff. They don't provide further top up and could not help us top up even after we offered to pay them for the top up - saying the shops were closed. Ended up we had to use our own mobile phones to call them for arrangements instead as there was no phone in the villa.
Overall a good stay. but a few improvements can be made to make the stay more pleasant.
Thank you for your feedback, highly appreciated and it is really a good feedback too us.
Apologize for the inconvenience that you were experience during your stay, we will ensure that this will not be happened in the near future, cannot avoid this noise as they were not informing us before.
The Telephone, so sorry, we will make sure that it is not happen again.
Thanks again and hope you will be considering our villa for your next trip
I absolutely loved this villa! I took pictures to build one at home! OK well that wont happen but I did love the space. We were picked up by her driver at our previous location at a reasonable rate. We were greeted at the villa by the caretaker with a glass of fresh watermelon juice. Also breakfast of our choice was prepared for us daily. We loved the traditional Indonesian one! Nice touch. The villa was private down a nice walk but still close to everything. I cant tell you what a great location this is!!!!
The house was nice, the swimming pool was clean and great to swim in. They had a TV and movies which was good. The shower had limited hot water, only enough for one person and took a very long time to heat up again. The beds were really uncomfortable. There was limited privacy, if anyone was standing in the rice fields they could clearly see every thing. The front and side walls need to be higher. The house is very hard to find and they tried to charge us 75000rupiah to go from central Ubud to the house, we only paid 20000 using Uber. They also ask that you pay a tip of 50000rupiah a day to the staff which I thought was rude, because at $160AUD per night they should be able to pay the staff well. The house is a long way from every thing and you will need a taxi to get anywhere. I will not go back to this place and would not recommend anyone to stay there.
Thank you for your feed back, we do apologize you have experience unpleasant things at the villa.
Apologize for the tip, it should be the guest appreciation on giving a gratitude to the staff and not to encourage the guest to do it.
In term of the villa location, we are sorry if the location is not like you have expected, our location is in the middle of villas area and local community that is probably not meet your expectation.
Anyway, thank you for the feed back and wish you the best.
Villa Iman Team
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.
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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!