About this listing
Krisna House: An antique wooden house, providing creative flexible living. It has a bedroom, an outdoor Balinese style bathroom, a cool shaded individual kitchen and lounge area and shared 13m pool. Away from, but quick access to busy Ubud.
Hati Suci (Clean or Pure Heart) is the name of our property. There are four houses on the property, Krisna House is one of them. All have access to the gardens and swimming pool. All have their own unique sense of privacy.
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
IMPORTANT: This introductory offer reflects that the current temporary access is via a rice field path. Although beautiful and used daily by the local community, we consider that (at present) it would be unsuitable for elderly or infirm visitors.
The antique wooden structure, has personality and rustic luxury running throughout. The owners personal taste and belongings add to the warmth and homeliness of Krisna House.
This wooden house has a raised terrace and open wooden steps, without hand rails, therefore, with their safety in mind, we recommend supervision for the elderly, infirm or under 12’s.
Krisna House has one double bedroom with a double or two single beds (as required), a wooden terrace with gorgeous views of the property and working rice fields. It has a spacious outdoor Balinese style bathroom, and a cleverly designed well equipped kitchen built under the main house, also incorporating a cool and shaded dining and lounge area. This delightful house is full of rustic luxury.
The bedroom has it’s own safe, big enough to hold a 17 inch laptop.
A 13m 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 and will shortly be converted into a salt water pool. The pool may be shared by guests renting the other houses, however, Krisna House has it’s own privacy.
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.
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 Mike are the two 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 gardener. Laundry can be done for an additional fee. Also some local restaurants deliver to the house, menus are provided.
Currently, access to the property is via a 4 minute walk along the rice field path, which is maintained regularly but is made of earth. It is beautiful, authentic, used daily by local rice farmers but it is uneven, unlit and we think unsuitable for elderly or infirm visitors.
A permanent brick path is planned but as yet not completed.
The swimming pool is a shared area between guests as is the pool Bale (covered seating area), and garden shelter
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.
The village we are located in is traditional, and in it's own way, unique. There are views from the land towards Mount Agung and one of the major water temples of Tirta Empul is 4 kilometres away in Tampaksiring. There are local warungs (eating places) in the village and a large traditional market selling fruit, vegetables and livestock in nearby Pujung. We have a growing number of more western style restaurants a short ride away and small local shops selling daily essentials are close. We are about 20 minutes by scooter or car from Ubud where there are hundreds of restaurants, spas, yoga schools, great shopping and a large vibrant daily market.
Scooters are our preferred method of getting around. They are cheap, and beat the traffic in the larger towns. We have several motorbikes for rent for 60,000 Rupiah per day. We also have a number of bicycles for use free of charge by the more energetic guests. Cycling through the winding local lanes can be a beautiful way to see the island and our surroundings.
We also have at hand several local taxi drivers some of whom speak excellent English. Tours can be arranged through our manager if you wish.
We advise guests to bring with them International Driving Permits as the local Police often perform spot checks.
Other Things to Note
1. The rental includes our manager, there are two housekeepers and a gardener.
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 Mike are the two 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.
RELAX AND ENJOY :-)
I have traveled far and wide across US, Europe and Asia and this has to be one of the best experiences of my life. This place is extra special and so are the hosts. Special call-out for driver cum guide Gusti for being incredibly helpful. This is the place to stay for nature lovers in Bali.
A BIG thank you to all the team at Hati Suci, Ubud. From the outset, booking and communication was clear and fast. Our driver pickup prompt and friendly and the welcome open and warm. The property itself is a great balance of relaxation and natural beauty - set amongst unbelievably gorgeous working rice fields and local villages.Scooter rental, mobile phone, local maps and information - no problem; no ask is too great of these kind hosts. The food available is simply cooked Balinese but very delicious! Looking forward to returning someday to see and help on the permaculture garden project. We will recommend this air bnb to all of our friends visiting Ubud - 10/10 :)
Nous sommes ravi de cette magnifique expérience au milieu des rizières. L'endroit est magnifique a seulement 20 minutes en
Scooter du centre de UBUD et du marché. Vous pourrez vous procurer un scooter assez rapidement grace à l'aide de Tim. Un vrai coup de coeur ❤️
We LOVED our time at Hati Suci, it was exactly what we were hoping to experience in Bali - authentic, serene and a bit indulgent.
The grounds were wonderful, covered in flowers and vegetable gardens and a variety of places to relax outdoors. Chickens and their many babies wander the gardens, while Mike the playful & (when he feels like it) very affectionate cat was excellent company. At night the sounds of the insects and frogs surround you.
A scooter was organised for us, which we put to excellent use. The 20 minute ride into Ubud is stunning, through rice fields, jungle and villages lined with temples and incredible religious decoration.
Tim was a really wonderful host, regularly checking to see if there was anything we needed, including organising massages and local tours.
Overall, it was an incredible place to stay, we would very happily return and strongly recommend it to other travellers.
Will remember my stay at Hati Suci for a long time - such a unique and charming place. Krisna villa is small but big on character... I loved it. The owner Tim was the perfect host, and I felt very much at home.
The villas are on the edge of a small village, and close to the jungle. There is a LOT of wildlife around, frogs and butterflies and fireflies and roosters and the occasional snake. I didn't mind any of this at all in fact I loved it, but don't be thinking that peaceful necessarily means quiet - nature can be noisy!!!
Saying that, I spent my 6 days here doing a meditation retreat, and the conditions were very supportive... It was like stepping back in time and back into nature.... But with a comfy bed, hot water showers, and good coffee!!!
I highly recommend Hati Suci, Tim has done a wonderful job, and the place is very beautiful in a really authentic way. Good on ya Tim and thank you, hope to meet u again one day!
Hati Suci is an amazing place to stay, set in tranquil rice fields out in a small village away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud. If you are looking for a real balinese experience please try this place. The villas you stay in are clean and comfy. The pool and grounds are well looked after and the staff are nice and friendly and helped us where they can.
Also they have a cute little cat which follows you around and plays with you.
We stayed at Hati Suci for 3 days and it was the most spectacular and exceptional 3 nights we had in Bali. As soon as we arrived we were greeted warmly as if we were visiting family. Putu and the staff made us feel comfortable and relaxed straight away. The whole place is completely enthralling and meticulously maintained; the buildings are beautifully crafted with a lovely rustic charm, the surrounding rice fields are luscious and the perpetual sound of nature creates a unique harmonious experience.
The location of Hati Suci is as good base for exploring the island of Bali as a whole, Ubud is close and is buzzing with life and culture that has to be explored! The taxi drivers the management use were brilliant. One of the taxi drivers called Gusti ended up taking us on a 3 day tour of Bali as our time at Hati Suci came to an end, he was extremely nice and full of interesting information about Balinese culture and took us to some places of interest which we really enjoyed and would have otherwise missed out on so we owe him a lot.
Another thing we need to mention is a certain Mike the cat. He is a little legend, he is incredibly affectionate and as there were no critters around I can only assume he was doing his job! Unless John did all the hard work, which is likely as we didn't see him very much!
We took advantage of the mountain bikes available for free use to go for a cycle around the village and took Putu's advice in riding to the nearby water temple which is stunning. We also happened to come back to a Balinese ceremony taking place at the local temple right next to Hati Suci which was something to behold. Putu also organised for us to have a Balinese massage which was amazing!
We can't recommend this highly enough and we'd definitely return!
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About the Host, Ilhu
Hi we are Balinese, parents of two children and we live in Ubud. We manage several properties for our partner here. 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.
Loly and Ilhu