Stunning two bedroom villa set in large, lush tropical gardens with mature trees. Fully walled for privacy and security.With a real pool of 12m.
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Stunning brand new renovated two bedroom villa set in large, lush tropical gardens with mature trees, uniquely located in the centre of Ubud's artists' colony, Penestanan. Fully walled for privacy and security.
Built with love (as the owners' second home) and furnished with lovely comfortable Balinese items .This villa is a magical oasis for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. Laze on cushions in the thatched gazebo, swim in the sparkling pool, read a book on the terrace or siesta peacefully on the daybed in the open living area - the villa is yours to enjoy in complete seclusion.
Pondoc Catu is 200m down a small laneway off the main road of Penestanan (the houseboy will carry your suitcases when you arrive and depart).
* 12m x 3m pool with swimout
* outdoor shower
* A security safe for you valuables
* Thatched gazebo
* Daily Service
* Welcome Breakfast
* Unlimited drinking water
No extra cost, all included
* Two en-suite bedrooms with fans and air conditioning
- Sleep four
- One with a king size bed(180x200)
- One with queen size bed(160x200)
- linen and towels
- two bathrooms, one open and one closed, one bathtoob and two showers
- large dressingroom with air con - for dry clothes
* Large open living area
* Fully equipped kitchen
* SateliteTV with big screen, DVD with USB port and WiFi internet
Interaction with Guests
Our manager Kadek comes every day to clean the house and the pool.
He likes to advise and help you.
He is a very friendly guy!
He can make breakfast for you if you like, you pay only the food he will buy for you.
There are many art galleries, local warung, restaurants and spas within strolling distance and the centre of Ubud is a mere five minutes by taxi, 10 minutes by bicycle or a 20 minute walk.
You can rent bicycles & motorbikes or cars nearby.
I'll leave you my list of my favorite masseurs and drivers and secret spots and restaurants.
Penestanan now has its very own yoga studio, meditation center, two charming restaurants and a cafe so you don't even have to get on your motorbike.
We can organize a pick up from the airport with a driver of our confidence.The price is the same as a taxi: 300 000 rupiahs.
For all reservation for 1 week and more the pick up is free!
We have also drivers/tourist guides for your sightseeing tours.
Taxis are available 100m away from the villa.
Other Things to Note
We have a nice cat.His name is LULU.
Sorry we can not accept othe animals.
Please don't smoke inside the house. Outside is OK.
We don't ask for a deposit!
Please replace if you damage something.
Nous avons trouvé une très belle maison avec tous les équipements prévus et en bon état de fonctionnement. Kadek était au petit soin pour nous ne sachant comment nous faire plaisir. Pour la Saint Valentin, il nous offert à chacune petit cadeau. Nous avons aussi découvert Loulou, la petite chatte de la maison, qui nous faisait la fête quand nous rentrions.
J'espère que nous pourrons y revenir l'année prochaine.
The villa is enclosed in a lovely walled garden and has ample indoor and outdoor space. The master bedroom is huge and its ensuite wonderful. The guest bedroom has a large breezy terrace with lots of lounging space. The pool pavilion is great for yoga or simply relaxing. The beds are firm and comfortable.
There is lots to see and do and the villa is far enough away from central Ubud to be tranquil. It's about a 2 minute walk to the top of the alleyway, where a group of taxi drivers hang out, waiting to take you wherever you want to go. Taxis cost 50,000 Rupiah from the top of the alleyway into Ubud. It's a 15 minute walk to the supermarket at Bintang and a 15 minute walk to downtown Ubud. The Cantika Jasmine Spa, a 3 minute walk from the villa, has lovely massages with beautiful natural oils made locally.
The best thing about the villa is the guy looking after it, Kadek. He cleans the whole house every day. He cooked us breakfast most mornings, went and got fruit for us, organised trips, took us on a trip himself and was generally all-around fantastic! Lulu the cat is wonderful too, very affectionate. A very affordable and relaxing introduction to Bali for us.
There was building work during our stay at the property directly opposite but obviously that won't be the case indefinitely. The Wi-Fi is very weak and unstable, basically a 3G Wi-Fi stick. If you need a strong connection, downloading, uploading etc, it won't be up to the job. There are many cafes in Ubud with okay Wi-Fi.
We would recommend Warung Mendez, Warung Made's and Yellow Flower cafe in Penestanan, and Taco Casa in Ubud.
The villa is divine. Lovely huge clean rooms with beautiful beds. Downstairs bathroom is perfect with a huge bath. Gardens are wonderful too, pool is great! The house manager, Kadek is incredibly helpful.
Only slight downside wifi either didn't work or was very slow. We told Kadek, he topped up the credit, but still it was sometimes impossible to connect. It wasn't a huge issue for us, it gave us more time to play with Lulu the very affectionate cat. Thank you so much for a beautiful holiday, we will definitely return.
The villa was very quiet, big and relaxing. Downstairs bath was great to chill out in.
Cette magnifique maison (bien plus jolie en vrai qd photo!!) située dans un quartier calme proche d ubud et de son centre (2mn en scooter) est un vrai régale!!! Meilleur moment de notre séjour a Bali!! Kadek qui s occupe aussi bien de la maison que des locataire est de très bon conseil et d une très bonne aide ! Bref c était le paradis!!
Nous avons passé un super séjour chez Peter. La maison est magnifique et offre tous le confort attendu. La situation permet de profiter de la vie d'Ubud en étant au calme à quelques mètres des rizières. Le dream Café en face offre un bon service de restauration si vous n'avez pas envie d'utiliser la cuisine qui est tout équipée. Enfin le House manager Kadek est très gentil, il s'est très bien occupé de nous, et nous a permis de profiter au mieux. Il est au petit soin et répond toujours à toutes nos demandes (organisation de journée d'excursion, courses, petit déjeuner) un ange qui veillera sur vous. Merci encore.
it's a beautiful house. pool is great. Kadek, the house manager, is just wonderful. he's so attentive to your needs.
i did have a few concerns though.
1. the wireless is really inferior. was here for 5 weeks, enrolled in a school and with work so needed the internet. nearly every simple warung has excellent wifi. however the villa's is very very slow and extremely unreliable.
2. kadek became quite sick and was in the hospital for quite a few days. certainly we understood this and were happy to pitch in to help clean. however we weren't able to clean the pool and apparently there isn't a substitute to help out when Kadek isn't available. the pool was unusable for nearly a week and emails to the owner went unanswered.
3. construction noise - obviously this isn't the fault of the owners but there is a LOT of noise from construction across the alleyway. if you're wanting to have peace and quite in the gardens while laying by the pool, keep this in mind
overall i was extremely happy with the rental. other than the pool situation, communications with the owner were answered in the timely manner. again, Kadek is wonderful.
the area also has lots of great spas, warungs/cafe and drivers. we used Wayan Doblet as a taxi driver. he was extremely friendly, spoke english quite well and was happy to accommodate our schedule. Bubu Warung was a favorite, as was Dream Cafe next door. Cafe Schnitzel is down in central Ubud and truly delicious!
I am very surprised. I never received an e mail from you during your stay! I checked my mails and the mails on air bnb: no mail from you!
Because we didn't receive any mail from you we really thought that everything was OK!
We had only a mail from Kadek once he was back at work and he did not mention any problem with the pool.
This was the first time that Kadek was not able to work. And unfortunately he had malaria and was unable to attend any issues!
We are very sorry your messages did not reach us as we could have organized a substitute inmediately in order to clean the pool and to be at your service for any other matters.
Until now nobody was complaining about internet but sure for professional use it is not fast enough. We will change it soon.
We do regret all this very much!