About This Listing
Fantastic modern villa with 4 guest rooms each with own bathroom located 15 minutes north of Ubud in the rice fields. 600m above sea level, fully self contained, swimming pool, centre of Bali great for day trips. Suit mature couples / young families.
The real Bali! in the hills and padi fields north of Ubud; built in 2012; main building has two bedrooms + there are two joglos (self-contained 'cottages') with 4 poster beds, Fantastic free-form pool overlooking a picturesque valley; All 4 rooms have their own bathroom. On-site staff; rooms serviced daily; transport and driver arranged; airport pickup. Cost is $70 per night (2 guests, in 1 room). extra guests are charged at $12 per night. You have exclusive access to the whole property.
Guests will have access to the kitchen, grounds, laundry, pool, pondok (ideal for quiet time or 'sundowners'); hire cars, motor scooter.
Property is perfect to get away from the crowds and busy-ness of Kuta / Sanur etc.
Interaction with Guests
Ruli looks after our guests and has his own room and bathroom on site. He is happy to assist guests with any arrangements. Degus is our driver (more cars can be hired) and he has reasonable English and is happy to suggest and drive you anywhere. Guests are free to undertake local walks down the small local lanes, hire motor scooters for local excursions, walk among the rice fields ("sawah"). A full "Visitors Guide" is emailed to each guest when a booking is made, detailing all local attractions, restaurants etc.
Note: if you are looking for the bars and nightlife, this serene and relaxing villa is probably not for you, although Ubud is only 15 minutes away.
This is the real Bali. The Villa is located on the edge of a traditional village; guests are welcome to observe the frequent religious festivals and events and tour through the 1000 year old Pura Gunung Kawi temple.Everything is extremely safe and the locals are friendly. Local shops are within walking distance. The perfect place to both relax, as well as undertake day trips from this central Bali location. At 600 meters above sea level there is no need for air conditioning, and no mosquitos!
We can arrange airport pickups or pickups from hotels in South Bali. Hire cars are available at around $24 a day, plus a driver $15 per day. Fuel is around 60c a litre. There is a motor scooter available for guests at the villa and additional scooters can be hired for $5 a day. It is very safe exploring the local padi fields and villages with little traffic.
Other Things to Note
We have a beautiful pet dog who loves guests! Victor is a purebred golden retriever and loves to be taken for a walk; Rulli takes full care of Victor.
Guests are expected to relax and totally enjoy themselves. The Guide Book which will be emailed to you will include all details such as recommended medical and dental facilities, good places to eat etc. The villa is located in the centre of Bali and is perfect for day trips.
Perhaps the only request is that we ask guests to respect the local customs and traditions - this is actually very easy to do. You will also find the village life in Bali starts quite early (6.30am) and finishes early - we tend to be asleep by 10.00pm and make the most of the beautiful mornings.
I had a great time at the Joglo villa. We stayed there for 8 nights and really enjoyed the house and the hospitality of Ruly (the concierge) who lives there. Pros: you will have the whole property for yourself so you don't have to share the pool with anyone else. The wooden house is also very well built for this climate so you don't need aircon. The garden is beautiful and the kindness of Ruly was truly touching. Cons: it's a bit out of the way but a local driver from the village is available for pick ups and offer great prices, Nuri (the owner) doesn't live in the property but it's very well managed by Ruly the concierge. Also the outdoor furniture is not in great conditions but that didn't stop us from enjoying the pool which is very clean and a good size. I had a great time and would come back
Fantastic place to stay.
So beautiful to get away from our busy lives and enjoy this tranquil getaway.
Nothing beats lying in the pool at night and watching the fireflies through the jungle view.
The Villa (Joglo Huts) are simple Beautiful. It is literally surrounded by Nature and you will
need to note that there will be Nature next to you (literally a frog that teaches you how to swim in the Pool with you).
It is ideal as a Reading Vacation or Exploration Base. Victor the Retriever is Awesome & looks forward to Say Hi everyday. The Guidebook written by Nury is a MUST READ before you do anything else.
Nice place if you like nature. By night there's lot of flies and insects.
Big area to wander, but its raining season, so the place was not well cleaned and we didn't use the pool. Rully the helper is helpful in all ways.
Thank you Karen,
Yes, it is a pity that it rained nearly every day you were here and this clearly disappointed your group. We are a little surprised about the cleanliness - the house and pool are absolutely spotless and the rooms serviced by our staff every day. We would more than welcome you back when it is not the wet season - unfortunately we cant control the rain and it was an especially wet 4 days. I am so sorry that you were not too happy.
Beautiful, quiet and serene. Sabatu is a wonderful village and you truly get to see how Balinese live. The pool and the rice fields are so lovely. This place is ideal for a quiet retreat and tuning in with the land, not if you want to be in the center of Ubud. Ruly the manager is very nice and helpful too!