Home sweet home

Relax at our pool
Joglo Ganesha Prima #1 Choice for guests!
Joglo Ganesha Prima #1 Choice for guests!

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Welcome to DESA SANCTUARY RETREAT CENTER! We offer both personal stays, and now also the capacity for groups, team buildings, startups or families who want to travel together! We can host up to 16 onsite. We have additional capacity next door to us if your group is up to 30.

Check out our second floor...Joglo Ganesha Dua

Fibre Optic WIFI ...lightning fast internet! Perfect for business travelers.

The space

Desa Sanctuary, The Village offers unique accommodations in original antique wooden homes that have been lovingly restored, offering all the modern comforts...ideal for those coming on retreat to Ubud, the cultural center of Bali.

Designed and created by Hollywood designer, David Seligman. We have now enhanced this beautiful setting with newly enclosed rooms with air conditioning and a Yoga Shala and a community area for dining and chilling.

Joglo Ganesha, the grandest Joglo of our Village, has now been redesigned to feature beautiful new appointments, fully enclosed and air conditioned.
Joglo Ganesha Prima is on the first floor and has a capability of sleeping one additional guest. Joglo Ganesha Prima enjoys a garden view.

Desa Sanctuary, The Village features a beautiful pool for cooling off and fiber optic WIFI is available everywhere in the Village, so you can be online having a sunset drink by the pool, or reclining in your bed.

Desa Sanctuary is handily placed only 1.4 km (less than 1 mile) from the heart of Ubud's dining/shopping area, though there are many shops and cafes even closer. We are also on the same road as Yoga Barn, a great spot for yoga, meditation, cleansing and healing classes.

Guest access

Guests have exclusive use of their villa and the communal space including the Yoga Shala, the kitchen at Lumbung and the swimming pool area and gardens.

As a group or retreat you will have access to the entire property.

Interaction with guests

Our staff can assist you in arranging almost anything, at cost price. We never receive a commission or kick back from any service or company we might recommend. We simply want you to have an amazing experience, at the best price possible.

Other things to note

Joglo Ganesha is a small business that is greatly affected by cancellations. We highly recommend you buy travel insurance. Where as the traveler can get refunded for a cancelled trip due to unforeseen circumstances, we as owners cannot. With that in mind, please read our cancellation policy.

If you need some other type of accommodation, please take a look at our other homes available.

A River Runs Through it! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/184039
LUXE CLASS https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3759778
Villa Sassy https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1037636

Absolute Beach Front https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/166459

Joglo Ganesha Prim https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/360425
Joglo Ganesha Du https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18586405

Joglo Saraswati Prima https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18161990
Joglo Saraswati Du https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/363425

Lotus Lumbun https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/391937
Rumah Kampun https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/394571
Writers Favorit https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/394482
Absolute Rice Paddy https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4720485

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Doorman


Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM



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

Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

74 Reviews

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Jess User Profile
May 2017
Quiet, big room. Lovely staff, great breakfast.

Gergő User Profile
May 2017
It was a great place to stay. It was quiet and really close to Ubud center by scooter. The staff was really nice, helpful and polite to us. I can recommend Sakming`s place.

Debora Agnes User Profile
February 2017
This is our second time stay here and everything still as great as before. Sakming, bu Taman, pak Made, bu Ketut really manage all things smoothly for our stay here. We highly recommend this villa :)

Delia User Profile
September 2016
Sakming was a wonderful host & was readily available. She let us have late check out because we had a night flight. This was most appreciated & allowed us to spend the day walking Ubud & not worrying about our luggage. We didn't realize the second bedroom was part of the downstairs outside open plan setting, although its probably our fault for not reading the listing well. We ended up sharing a bed in the upstairs bedroom which had a magnificent carved Balinese ceiling. The breakfast was good & pool lovely. Ultimately the location is key because you can easily walk into centre Ubud.

Brigitte User Profile
August 2016
We have not stayed here long, but it was a very welcome experience.

Sarah User Profile
August 2016
This was a beautiful villa in Ubud. It was fully equipped with everything we needed including pool towels. The pool was great and the welcome drink and breakfast were amazing!! The staff were very welcoming and the villa was very clean. There is a large double bed upstairs with two single pull out beds as well as a large double downstairs (however this is outside so as a group of4 we preferred to just us the upstairs). Thank you for a great stay!

Veronica User Profile
August 2016
We had a fabulous time during our stay! Everything was wonderful, we loved the outdoor style of the place, and everyone working there was extremely accommodating!!! The banana pancakes were delicious and life was sweet! Our driver was a sweetheart and took us anywhere and everywhere we needed to go, he even went out of his way to take tons of pictures at the springs of us without us even asking. The pool gets sun mostly in the afternoon so I would suggest doing your outings in the morning for prime time tanning if that's your thing (it's definitely mine)! We didn't mind the small ants and bugs that were around; it comes with an outdoor living situation. If you mind bugs though, this isn't the place for you! We will miss our time spent in the wonderful oasis and all of the nature! Thanks again for setting up our massages and anything else we needed! I highly recommend this place!

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Sakming and the Team will take care of every aspect of your vacation. Please ask us !

Hi, I'm Sakming and I LOVE people and I LOVE what I do. We are here to make sure you have the best time you've ever had and we want to make your vacation special.

We have a great team..let us be here for you.

David was a set designer and furniture designer for the movie industry in Los Angeles for thirty years and worked with the tops in the industry....Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, Robert Redford, Bruce Springsteen and many more. His built the Captains Chair for Star Trek Insurrection and had the most "ordered" bed in TV history from the TV hit, "Mad about You".

He designed furniture for many top Restaurants in Los Angeles from the Saddle Peak Lodge in Malibu to Malibu Adobe with Ali McGraw. His resume is extensive and his client list is long....Billy Crystal, David Hasselhof, Arnold Schwarzanegger to Keenan Wayans.

He has translated that skill into building ten amazingly different houses since he's come to Bali. Our house is amazing!

Brenda has spent years doing spiritual work and now work with others with addiction and codependency issues. She is also an artist, so their
home is filled with original art.

We are frequently traveling, so we are sorry that we don't get to meet all our guests, but we leave you in the hands of the amazing Sakming and the Team who will take care of you!

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