Hati Suci: Rustic Luxury Sanctuary
Hati Suci: Rustic Luxury Sanctuary

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

5 Bedrooms

10 Beds

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

5 Bedrooms

10 Beds

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About this listing

Hati Suci is located 13 km, 20 mins north of busy Ubud. Amid luscious rice fields on the edge of virgin jungle it reflects conscious sustainability and permaculture principles. Flexible accommodation suiting family, friends, retreats. NEW INTRO OFFER

The space


IMPORTANT: This introductory offer reflects that the current access is via a concrete made rice field path, the last 5 metres of which, (at present), is unmade and we advise may be unsuitable for elderly or infirm visitors.

Hati Suci (Clean or Pure Heart) is the name of our property. There are four houses on the property. Hati Suci has been built as a tranquil home with three extra guest houses. The antique wooden structures have personality and rustic luxury running throughout. The owners personal taste and belongings add to the warmth and homeliness of the total property.

The property, however, also suits as a small intimate retreat space. It is peaceful and luxurious, situated just outside a village, with all the community and spirituality of traditional Balinese life.

The main house has two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, one with a large open air bath. It also has a well equipped kitchen, a sumptuous wooden dining table capable of seating sixteen, and a spacious living area that can be used as a meditation or yoga space.

Two of the guest houses have their own equipped kitchens and terraces, all three have bathrooms and stunning views.

All five bedrooms have their own safe, big enough to hold a 17 inch laptop.

A 13m salt water swimming pool is central to the property, surrounded by the maturing garden. A large comfortable Bale (covered seating area) is next to the pool, with other comfortable seating areas in abundance. Nearby, a covered traditional grass roofed building holds two hammocks and a swing chair for guests use.

The 13m pool is 1.4m deep.

Hati Suci has been built with a conscious effort towards sustainability and permaculture. We have a passive solar water heating system, non chemical waste water treatment, rain catchment and gardens that are chemical free. Consequently a piping hot shower might not be available on cloudy days. However, Bali weather obliges us most days for hot water.

The Garden consists of vegetable gardens, herb areas, newly planted fruit trees and tropical planting. Any produce is available for your personal use. It is an ever evolving work in progress. There is also a fish pond, integral to the waste water system. Our gardeners take pride in this project based on permaculture principles. Flowers, butterflies and birds are plentiful.

Wi-Fi Internet is included (please bring your own laptop or tablet).

PLEASE NOTE: This property is on the edge of living, working rice fields and jungle and there are creatures around. The property is thoroughly cleaned daily (including the beds stripped and swept), but the odd ant, frog, lizard or other local creature may encroach on occasion.
We do not have AC, and choose to take advantage of the natural breezes.

PETS: John and Betty and Karen are the resident cats at Hati Suci. They are effective and necessary in keeping some wildlife out of the houses. Affectionate yet independent they are part of the rental. Our staff will take care of their needs. We ask that you treat them with respect.

We have easy access by motorbike or car (taxi services can be arranged) to Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali. The 20 minute drive is breathtaking, winding through the jungle, rice fields, river valleys and several traditional villages.

Ubud abounds with restaurants, shops, spas, yoga, cooking, batik and art classes along with many healing modalities. It has several art galleries and a museum. Evenings offer Balinese dance performances, Fire ceremonies and Gamelan.
We are a one and a half hour drive from the airport, one hour from the nearest beaches and half an hour from Kintamani, which is on the edge of the volcano, Mount Batur.

Hati Suci and the surrounding rice fields themselves are in a unique and tranquil setting. Higher than Ubud towards the foothills of the volcano, it is tropical but not as hot as the beach areas. There are fewer mosquitoes but wildlife is abundant.

Hati Suci has a manager, two housekeepers and a gardener. Laundry can be done for an additional fee. Also some local restaurants deliver to the house, menus are provided.

The three smaller wooden houses have raised open terraces, with kitchens and lounging areas underneath.

Guest access

Access to the property is via a 4 minute walk along the rice field path, the last 6metres is unmade, It is beautiful, authentic, used daily by local rice farmers but it is uneven, unlit and we think unsuitable for the elderly and infirm.

Interaction with guests

There is daily cleaning, pool maintenance and gardening included. Our manager will be at hand and we provide an Indonesian mobile with useful numbers and contacts. Daily offerings are made at the houses and temples on the land by our Balinese help. Should you want complete privacy at any time, then we will fully respect that, just please let us know, however, offerings have to be accommodated at some time most days.

Other things to note

1. The rental includes the manager, 3 housekeepers and 2 gardeners.

2. If possible bring a photocopy of your passport , it is required by law that all visitors be registered, and this will eliminate the need for your actual passport to be taken to the police station.

3. Mobile phones are available for your use.

4. There is unlimited internet access included with the house. Please be patient, Bali is not a first world country and occasionally internet lapses for short periods.

5. This is a safe area, however we are not responsible for any valuables left in the house. There is a strong secure safe in each bedroom, please keep your travel documents, money, laptops and any other valuables in there.

6. We can provide a laundry service,
An information sheet with itemised prices is in the houses.

7. We are in the middle of the working rice fields and, occasionally, usually for brief amounts of time, there can be issues with the electricity or internet. Please be patient, it is normally back on fairly quickly.

8. Our water supply is stored rain water with emergency top up through piped spring water. Our manager and gardener will monitor supplies.

9. Toilet and bathroom waste is managed through an organic waste water system using worms. Please never use bleach or strong chemicals, although the system copes with normal shampoos and soaps. Please use the bins provided for toilet paper and sanitary towels. Thank you.

10. Also, the area is teeming with birds and wildlife, occasionally these creatures might "trespass" ... they have no idea of what man-made boundaries mean. The staff clean thoroughly daily, so be assured we move them on and there are no actual "residents".

11. We have excellent reasonably priced massage therapists, manicurists etc. who can be scheduled at the property.
Massage beds are available at the property.

12 . We've already said it but John and Betty and now Karen too are the resident cats that live here, with whoever is hosting. They are friendly and efficient at keeping unwanted small animals out of the house and our staff will feed them. We are sorry but their residency is non negotiable :-) Thank you.

13. We respectfully ask guests to stop playing music and keep the noise down after 9pm. We have close neighbours and hope that you can also respect their tranquility. Thank you

The space
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 10
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 8%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM


Please be aware that you have neighbours, we respectfully ask that all music is switched off from 10pm to preserve the tranquility of Hati Suci.

Please don't smoke inside the house, or light candles. The houses are made of wood!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

2 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Ariston User Profile
January 2017
Great jungle villa. Unbelievable surroundings and sunsets. And cats are awesome. Still...You should know, that it's not really private, cause a lot of houses located just wall to wall with villa and you can't even normally speak after 10, 'cause someone could come and tell you, that you are speaking too loud. So it's not for parties for sure))) it's ideal for yoga and...Khm... Quiet special trips))) if you know, what I mean))) because surroundings are astonishing, beautiful and picturesque! Highly advise you, if you are not going to be noisy. And... If it's important for you: villa is gay-friendly ;)

Amy User Profile
November 2016
It was such a nice break to get away from crowds and the heat. I personally loved the nature that surrounded us, the cold pool and the peace serenity of Hati Suci. For some in the group of 8, they struggled a bit with seeing spiders (all of which are harmless) and other insects, which comes with the territory being located where it is. The surroundings were beautiful. It's a bit of a drive into ubud (about 25/30 minutes) and there's not much around in terms of places to eat. A couple of us got lunch at Hati Suci one day and it was great. It is quite loud at night going to sleep because of all the animals around (frogs, birds, lizards etc.), like you're in the middle of a rainforest. I didn't mind it at all though and found it quite peaceful. Definitely recommend for people who love nature, peace and tranquility, and who are happy to chill out by the pool and read. Ita was so helpful with anything we needed. Thanks to all the staff for welcoming us to your beautiful sanctuary.

James User Profile
September 2016
Fantastic place, was clean and comfortable and the staff were great. The staff were really friendly and bent over backwards to make our stay great - they helped organise our whole trip and arranged all of our day trips for us. I hope to come back again!

Pol User Profile
September 2016
We had an amazing time on this Villa. Service was excellent and the Villa was as great as it looks in the pictures. We were 9 people, and thanks to the drivers provided by the Villa we were able to visit all the temples that we wanted with their big cars. The staff was really nice with all of us. Location was perfect. In summary: we had one of the best times in our life in this Villa, 100% recommended!

Virginia User Profile
September 2016
Beautiful setting in the rice fields, great main house and quaint huts. Our whole family of 3 generations were very impressed. Our only problem was the construction noises. I spoke to Tim, the owner, and he address it as best he could. Thanks for massages - best ever. Ilhu is awesome, helped us with all our needs. And Dewa the diver is simply the very best. Thank you Dewa, our family will never forget you!

Lucy User Profile
August 2016
We absolutely loved our stay at Hati Suci! The property is even more beautiful in person, and the staff were truly wonderful. We were welcomed by the lovely Ita and given a tour of the property and a break down of the facilities - delicious breakfasts and lunches were available at the property, and dinner was also available for delivery which was super handy for our large family. The staff made us feel really welcome and made the visit truly special, we were really spoilt. Ubud is not far, drivers are easily booked and the massages and yoga classes available at the property were wonderful. Hati Suci and its staff are magical, and I highly recommend spending some time in this special oasis.

Mariette User Profile
July 2016
Host Ita and her team were fantastically friendly and helpful. Ita speaks good english. They prepared lovely breakfasts and meals. The house is cleaned and beds made every day. All in all lovely stay. We might come back if we get the chance!

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Ilhu User ProfileIlhu is a superhost.

Hi we are Balinese, parents of two children and we live in Ubud. We manage several properties. We look forward to hosting you through airbnb and meeting you sometime soon.
Our aim is to give you a trouble free, peaceful holiday in one of our beautiful old traditional houses.
Thank you.
Loly and Ilhu

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