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Desa Sanctuary, The Village offers unique accommodations in original antique wooden homes that have been refurbished and restored offering all the modern comforts. Just the right mix of Bali Modern with traditional hand carved Javanese Joglos perched atop open floor plans.
The Village is a private and secure residence situated down a lane on the same street as the famous healer of EAT, PRAY, LOVE. Just minutes from the center of town....ideal for those coming on retreat to Ubud, the cultural center of Bali.
Joglo Ganesha, the grandest Joglo of our Village, features a generous living area with a sumptuous Bali Bed and dining area overlooking the garden and pool. A fully equipped kitchen with double stove top and refrigerator, allows you to make this your home away from home. We also offer an electronic keypad safe large enough for a laptop.
The master bedroom upstairs , with King bed, features detailed carving in the ceiling with expansive glass windows. Shower in the en-suite bathroom nestled in the treetops. Air con completes your comfort. Sit on your private terrace and watch the sunset over the gardens and pool. Joglo Ganesha enjoys a garden view.
For those needing to have room for friends and family, there is an open air Bali Bed with traditional mosquito nettings, as part of our living room, which is fan cooled with a private second bath. The downstairs can be enclosed with bamboo blinds.
The Village features a beautiful pool and WIFI is available everywhere in our Village, so you can be online having a sunset drink by the pool, or reclining in your bed.
Joglo Ganesha, can accommodate 4 persons in total. Prices are valid for 2 person occupation at USD $90 a night, including breakfast for two. Additional occupants, (up to 4 persons total) $15/night/person.
A short distance from Ubud center, Desa Sanctuary is a great place to make your home away from home. A full staff of delightful helpers makes this the best vacation...you'll never have to lift a finger!
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.
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Really nice experience!!! Staff is so nice help us a lot. The pity is that we leave at 2:30 to go to lovina. Stay not so long. Really miss it! I'll definitely live here when I go again! Highly recommend!
Très jolie villa dans une végétation luxuriante, personnel très serviable et agréable, par contre un peu excentré et bruyant le matin à cause de la proximité de la route
Beautiful house, the staff is very nice and friendly, the cock too lol ! Very good journey, thank you for all
Staff where wonderful , villas very private . Not an easy an to walk to the the centre of town as I understood when making the booking .
But overall quite pleasant .
We met Brenda briefly when we first arrived which was lovely. Sadly we never saw her again, which surprised us as in the other airbnb places we have stayed we saw the hosts a great deal more. It was a shame as we did have a few issues but she and David weren't on hand to assist us. Their staff were very friendly and helpful though and we greatly enjoyed the welcome drink and breakfast. The villa we had was beautiful. Just like the photos. The main bedroom was beautifully designed and the bed super comfy. The outdoor bathroom was great aside from the fact that we could only get about 10 seconds of hot water each time we tried. This was very disappointing and this made us realise just how much we enjoy a hot shower! The staff were unable to fix this for the duration of our stay. The downstairs day bed was novel and it was nice having the communal pool. Our greatest disappointment however only came to light at night when we were kept awake throughout the night by the sounds of what seemed like a busy road (with noisy motorbikes) right behind the villa, countless dogs barking through the night and a collection of roosters who clearly had never been told to only crow at daybreak! It had great promise but for us sadly fell short of our expectations and hopes of a quiet getaway.
I do apologize. I must have been very distracted as I usually always talk to guests and respond if they need me. We do not live on site anymore so sadly, we don't get to see all guests when they arrive or when they depart, but have the grace of a beautiful staff that helps us.
We are addressing the dogs barking and try with our local banjar to keep local dogs from hanging out in the street behind us. I will definitely get the hot water addressed. Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it and hope we get to host you again.
Brenda and David
The place was amazing. I liked the outdoor showers and the balinese decors. The staffs were great. Very helpful and kind. Unfortunately it's not enough for us to love it. The sound of constant dogs barking at night, roosters crowing in early wee hours, and motorbikes/cars just made our vacation so much more tiring. My parents' bed was located downstair and out in the open next to the living room. There was no wall to contain the noise, therefore, those noises were very intensified. We used ear plugs and we could still hear all the animals. No one had a good night sleep. There were other minor problems such as no hot water on the second floor bathroom, and very sensitive plumbing. I could deal with that. Not having a good night sleep is a major one.
A great stay in a traditional bungalow. Very spacious, drivers and staff super friendly. Staff were very quick to respond to all emails and queries. Welcome drinks were delicious! Pool edges and walls could do with a good scrub, but apart from that, place was very clean and comfortable! Thanks! Was a little bit further out of town than expected, but this was a plus as it enabled us to explore more of the local area!
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About the Host, David And Brenda
David, my husband 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 and you will see why he is so in demand!
I have a variety of interests that keep me busy. I have spent years doing spiritual growth work and now work with others with addiction and codependency issues. I love this work and the chance to give back what I was taught. I've been an artist my whole life so our home is filled with original art ( mine and others) and I have an awesome studio..Anyone that loves to paint will fall in love here. My latest passion is teaching Zumba, What a blast!
As you can see, we are both loving our life and filling the hours manifesting our dreams. We both are creative artists and love to explore the world and the people in it.
Since we've been in Bali we've been taking in South East Asia. We love Vietnam, and Thailand for their amazing cuisine.
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 an amazing staff and manager, Eko and Sakming, who will be your contact people.