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Private river valley suite- Cempaka

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Cosy but large rm double bed, ensuite, well stocked book shelf, ideal for couple or single traveler, beautiful view thru lush garden over the property. Coffee &tea maker in room, safe deposit box, ceiling fan, mini bar. Very private (NO SMOKING)

Private river valley suite- Cempaka
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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $26 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 10%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

This room will give you the best overview of our property as it is on the second floor almost at the top of the hill. In fact, it's almost like being in the tree tops. The front of the room opens up completely to a magnificent view of the gardens. It is also close to the kitchen, so you can always go down and meet our kitchen staff if you wanted something quick to eat or drink. The wifi in this room is very fast and so, its a great place to write or do your research. And it's a great place to be when you need privacy.

Guest Access

25m lap pool, 3 pavilions, extensive gardens, spa. All suites are private, breakfast can be served in the suite or in the public dining areas.

Interaction with Guests

The owner travels and works throughout SEA but the staff is always on duty and are always discreetly ready to help you, whilst at the same time your privacy is easy to manage as well.

The Neighborhood

We are located in the village of Nyuh Kuning. This picturesque village is close to Ubud city and the Monkey Forest (walking distance away). Every morning, walking around our village you will be greeted by the ladies performing their morning prayers and children in uniforms skipping to school. There is a football field nearby where colorful kites are flown in the afternoon.. Yoga, meditation and healing centers are our neighbors. Indian, Italian and Bohemian(with live music) restaurants you can walk to. Temples with Gamelan. Birds, rivers, etc, etc, etc!

Getting Around

Getting around
Hire cars with and without drivers can be arranged easily. Ubud is within an easy 15 minute bicycle ride away. A walk to the city is also possible - and it's a lovely walk passing by the Monkey Forest and rice fields!

House Rules
Check-in is after 2PM

2 nights minimum stay
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Your Host

Private Suites In A River Valley Estate

Private Suites In A River Valley Estate

Ubud, Indonesia · Member since August 2013

This is the home and garden of Dr Steve Wignall. The property is called Villa Beji Indah. We are located very close to the center of Ubud, next to the Monkey Forest and in a picturesque village called Nyuh Kuning.

There are 17 staff who are all from Ubud and therefore exude the same charm and friendliness that is unique to this Island of the Gods.

Steve is a leading public health expert and activist having spent the last 30 years working with the Clinton Foundation, Family Health International and the Indonesian Ministry of Health. He has a foundation (a non- profit organization) that provides access to HIV testing and treatment for communities across Indonesia, including Bali. This is a man with a very large heart!
After graduating in the 1960s and a 21 year stint as a US Navy doctor he began work in Indonesia. His experience and close relationship to Indonesia, from Papua to Sumatra, is reflected in his eclectic home set in sprawling gardens featuring a 25 meter lap pool, plunge pools, a spa overlooking the river and garden pavilions.

Our guests have often called this placed 'magical', 'peaceful' and 'amazing'. They have also told us that the pictures don't do any justice to the natural beauty of the actual site.

There are 10 unique suites (in 3 separate villas) on this beautiful property which runs along a lush river valley/ravine. We can house a maximum of 25adults.

It is therefore perfect if you are planning anything from a wedding, a special birthday party, a company retreat, a yoga retreat or family reunions.

This place is rented out as single rooms or as small villas (each of the 3 villas can accommodate about 5 - 10 people.

You can also rent the entire villa if you are planning a big event such as a wedding or retreat.

The village of Nyuhkuning is one of the most interesting hamlets in Ubud, noted for it's community civic awareness. It is home to Bumi Sehat Foundation run by famed midwife Robin Lim (CNN hero of the year) and also to the Bali Peduli Foundation (started by Steve and his colleagues) which focuses on HIV prevention, detection and friendly and accessible treatment. There are numerous small cafes and restaurants on the small road leading to Ubud's popular Monkey Forest which is a pleasant stroll away from the estate.

This is certainly the kind of magical place one needs to unwind, de-stress and refresh.

The property is currently managed by Steve's friend Palani and staff members Aniek and Kadek. Depending on the time of your message, you will get an response from either one of us.

Well, if you want anymore information please let us know.
We hope to see you at this beautiful spot!

(Please note that the entire estate is a no smoking area. Also we are in the tropics, almost in a forest next to a river - so do expect to hear the symphony of birds and frogs along with geckos and butterflies. If you are not a nature loving person, this property is probably not suitable for you. If you love nature, this is a paradise)

Response rate: 100%(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours

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