Visnu House: An antique wooden house, providing creative flexible living. It has a bedroom, an outdoor Balinese style bathroom, a cool shaded lounge area underneath and shared 13m pool. Away from, but with quick access to busy Ubud.
Hati Suci (Clean or Pure Heart) is the name of our property. There are four houses on the property, Visnu 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
NOTE: 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 Visnu House.
This wooden house has a raised terrace and open wooden steps.
Visnu House has one double bedroom which can turn into two single beds (as required), and also there is a third single bed/daybed. Wooden terrace with gorgeous views of the property and working rice fields. It has a spacious outdoor Balinese style bathroom, and a cool and shaded dining and lounge area inderneath. 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, Visnu 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. 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 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.
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 at competitive prices of 50,000 Rupiah per day or 500,000 per month. We also have a number of bicycles(complimentary) for use 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/Airport pick ups 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. 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 :-)
Nous avons été merveilleusement accueillis à Hati Suci depuis l'aéroport jusqu'à notre départ. Gentillesse, services et lieu incomparables. L'ambiance peut paraître un peu roots et pourtant l'endroit est si charmant, un véritable petit paradis au milieu des rizières sur les hauteurs d'Ubud. Merveilleux. Si nous pouvons, nous reviendrons. Très Tres belle équipe.
We had a wonderful stay at Hati Suci. The house and facilities were excellent. We loved the surrounding area and the host and staff were great. We felt like staying there for much longer but we had other places to visit on the island. The cottages are in a very quiet area in between the rice fields and villages just north of Ubud. Bustling Ubud is about 20 minutes driving and there are also many other things to see in and around the area. We highly recommend this place if you want a taste of countryside living in Bali. This place definitely has a soul and a very welcoming charm. It also has a very authentic feel to it. We did not have hot water in the bathroom but we did not mind this at all. Thank you Tim and Putu for hosting us. All the best, Filip and Petra.
Hi Filip and Petra, thanks for the lovely review. i'm sorry you didn't get hot water while you were with us. I didn't know that. The hot water in Visnu House is reliant on passive solar energy so it is dependent on the weather. However, I thought you would have had some hot water, perhaps we need to look at the timer. Thanks for letting us know. We will rectify that for future guests. Hope to see you again. Putu
I barely know where to start with this place because it's wonderful across the board.
The staff is fantastic, the property is gorgeous and peaceful, the vilas themselves are beautiful.
Off the beaten path and very rewarding.
We highly recommend this place everyone who try to find a peaceful, relaxed place in the middle of nature with nice people arround! The team there was absolut fantastic and made our stay unforgettable! The area is absolutly breath-taking and the houses and garden were created with a lot of love! We definitly will come back as soon as possible!!! Thank you very much for this great stay at Hati Suci and greetings to our little friend John ;-)
Hati suci a beautiful place in the middle of rice field. We had an awesome time there. We couldn't get this wonderful experience in 5 star hotel.
The hosts Tim and Giles went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. They were super friendly and caring. Tim provide us cell phone, scooter, laundry, maps, etc. Wifi worked pretty well. People around the area are very nice and helpful. Very safe even late at night riding bike.
Driver gusti picked us up from the airport and we went with him to couple of place. He was amazing. Funny, knows everything, speaks good English and very honest. I definitely recommend him.
If you want to relax in piece, wanna stay close to nature and don't want to be in busy touristy areas then Hati Suci is the perfect place. We will definitely be back.
My son and his wife stayed here and loved it so much they extended for a second week. It was lovely, very peaceful and beautiful surroundings. They enjoyed the room and the pool and the hosts were exceptionally kind to them!
We stayed here completly satisfied. everything was so as described and the hosts were super friendly and helpful. We consider to come back at the end of our trip. If not, then in a different times. this place is super relaxed and a good starting point for discovering the sourounding by scooter. the environment is picturesque and you can dive into the Balinese nature. best are the nature-sounds and the wonderful style of the houses and the garden tim and giles are totally charming and balanced. we greet you cordially!
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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