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About this listing

• WIFI Up to 10MB
• BREAKFAST included
• Shared Kitchen, well equipped
• Spotless Bathroom, shared
• Own private Terrace
• Garage
• Cleaning & Services, onsite Massage
• Stylish Deco, Art Pieces, Books, Tourism Info

OUR LOVELY KITCHEN: SMALL DINING AREA WELCOMES YOU behind a romantic  antique wrought iron gate

OUR LOVELY KITCHEN: SMALL DINING AREA WELCOMES YOU behind a romantic antique wrought iron gate

The Space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 23 TL
Security Deposit: 351 TL
Weekly discount: 1%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Villa ''MAYA"
Offers a cosy little room, comfortable, with an 'artsy' feel, overlooking a garden with private terrace, in the beautiful area of SAYAN village, by AYUNG River, a protected "Green Belt".

We are looking forward to sharing our cosy GUEST ROOM at the private Home of a Lady Writer-and-Journalist in UBUD, Sayan.

We welcome here SOLO Travellers only, - NOT COUPLES -
animal and Nature lovers,
respectful of our quiet, peaceful atmosphere.
Digital Nomads, Travellers involved in yoga, healing and various artistic endeavours are most welcome.

Independent entrance
Teak wood, modern design,
Top quality mattress
Mosquito net,
Lots of lamps and plugs,
Large window over garden.
Desk and chair,
Reclaimed carved teak wood cabinets, shelving’s plenty.
Exclusive and artsy deco:
Original paintings,
Balinese sculptures.

The room is 10M2, small yes, but very clean and cosy, freshly redone, lots of natural light, plenty of shelves, super QUIET garden and surroundings. Perfect for a solo traveller!

Antique, glass topped, round wrought iron table,
Matching chairs,
Mature, well maintained tropical garden, ancient stone basin,
Night Light,
Fruit trees, papaya, heliconias, jasmine, frangipani, ferns and palms;
Birds, dragonflies,
and... 2 adorable cats (who will check your bags!).

Shared, spotless, stylish,
Skylight provides natural light.
Equipped with Japanese-style sliding doors, natural granite washbasin,
Hot shower,
Western toilet,
Cabinets made of camphor wood,
Wrought iron mirror,
Original art.

Bed and bath linens (self designed),
Soap, shampoo,
Folder with all infos regarding Ubud (where to eat, what to do, yoga, downhill cycling, spas, etc) + Maps of Bali
Spiral Booklet (House Manual + Wifi PASSWORD) -
Sarongs for ceremonies and rituals
Essential oils
Laundry pick up/ drop of service
On-site Massage

KITCHEN: Shared.
The space has been recently redone in fresh vanilla tones,
Marble counter,
Gas cooker, fridge, blender,
Kettle, teapot
All kitchen ware provided in your own cabinet:
glasses, cups, plates, cutlery, linens...
Please be considerate and be mindful of keeping the kitchen area clean at all times.
Lovely and lively employees, very helpful and kind.

+ Mineral Water dispenser:
20 Litter jug, from a local Spring, blessed with mantras by the priest (please contribute 2USD = 25K RP upon arrival)

Villa MAYA is under VIDEO control

Guest Access

Shared access:
BATHROOM, KITCHEN, GARAGE (for your scooter) -
Private space (belongs to the Writer): Room with own terrace.

2 House Keepers, 1 Cook
1 Cleaner
1 maintenance man,
4 Drivers
All staff With us for many years, friendly, high integrity, respectful towards our guests.

INTERNET: Up to 10Mb, password inside Spiral Booklet in your room.

WE DON'T HAVE a SWIMMING POOL, however, there are a few places just minutes away against a small fee: Bali Wood, Gaya Gallery, d'Omah Bali, Sayan Terrace, Jungle Fish (see photo album)

Interaction with Guests

We prefer to give you privacy and management will only interact as needed, based on your request or if there is some sort of issue that requires attention.

The Journalist and Writer whose home you will be sharing, along with her young cats... speaks French, English, Indonesian, some German and Spanish.
As a writer, she privileges quietness and concentration, yet always happy to share “insider's tips” with you and help in any question about life in Bali.

The Neighborhood

one of the most privileged areas of Bali.
Accommodation is located 4KM from Ubud. We give the distance in kilometers, an objective mesure, rather than in terms of time subjective to speed, traffic, ...

- Community stairs leading to Ayung River, 100M away,
a protected "GREEN BELT" that acts as a natural lung:
no cars, no bikes, no fumes, no cocks, no barking dogs, no burning garbage.

comes all the way down from the volcano
TREKKING lanes adjacent to the riverbank.
Hindu shrine,
Holly spring (blessed by the local priest),
huge banyan trees,
mysterious vines growing strange fruit,
small pavilions:
great for reading, relaxing, painting, yoga...
hot spot for white water rafting
Bathing area

NEARBY, you’ll find local places where to eat - "Made's Warung" offers fresh fish and rice for 25K Rp... the Italian GAYA GELATO (ice-cream parlor ) is 50M away, with tropical fruit sherbets to die (or live) for!
- "Sayan House": 300M away: great food, great views.
There is a food court at "BALI WOOD" (600M away); trendy places where to meet peers and have delicious food, like "Vespa Cafe", "Kopi Desa", "Alchemy", "Bayu's Kitchen" (Live Band) in Penestanan village, and many local warungs for Indonesian dishes all along Jl Raya Sayan.
You’ll find local shops, fruit and vegetable markets all along the main road.
Food delivery is available from a wide variety of places (see our folder in unit).
There are large supermarkets (Bintang, Coco and Delta) that provide all you need in terms of food, clothing, toiletry etc.
Nevertheless, we encourage you to support small local businesses as much as possible.

UBUD is a MOOD, as the artistic and spiritual center of this Island of the Gods, with its traditional SPIRITUAL HEALERS, High Priests, Mystic Carvers, painters, sculptors, musicians and dancers, kite makers, mask carvers, furniture, jewelry and fashion designers.
Business people have their production done here.
Lots of beautiful MUSEUMS to visit (ARMA, Neka, Lukisan, Antonio Blanco, Jewelry Rudana, Mask & Puppets, etc).
The area is popular with YOGIS from all over the world who come here to improve their practice or complete a teacher training.
UBUD has become a world-famous hub since Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “EAT, PRAY, LOVE" was published, and even more so after the movie featuring Julia Roberts was made.

Many FESTIVALS are hosted here, including Ubud Writers Festival (Oct), Meditation Festival + Film Festival (Nov), Vegan Festival, Bali Spirit Festival with music, dance, and yoga (March).

UBUD has been named “BEST DESTINATION IN ASIA” by Conde Nast Traveller Readers and the President of the World Peace Committee gave Bali the “ISLAND OF PEACE" prize.

The GREEN SCHOOL is now a world reference in terms of their BAMBOO building technique, sustainable standards, and education system. Just 6-8km away lies their campus built on hectares of beautiful land, using a most inventive architecture of bamboo, with a large sustainable organic vegetable garden, a solar power system and much more—this is a MUST SEE!
You should find their website online for a virtual tour, as well as registering for a real tour once you’re in town.

Getting Around

ESSENTIAL: we recommend having your own transportation to get the most out of your visit. 
- automatic scooter 
- rented car/driver
- "Ojek": taxi-scooter (if you don’t want to drive)
- For any Transport needs such as
- AIRPORT transfer: 
FOR PICK UP, please give us:
¥ Your full name as on passport
¥ And arrival date/time, Flight Nr, city of origin: essential for the driver.

TRANSFER FROM / TO any place in Bali: 
give address & tel Nr of hotel/villa (so the driver can chat up directions), 
- SCOOTER to explore the area (60K Rp/Day), delivered at your door, with 1-2 helmets; 
- BICYCLE - push bike (30K/D) delivered with 1 helmet 
Also please mention if you want any 
- TOURS (Beach, Volcano trekking, White Water Rafting, Temples, Rice Terraces etc): price depends on distance, 1/2 or full Day…
- any on-site massage, etc..

-=-=-=-=-=-= For ALL your requirements & any TRANSPORT NEEDS 

-=-=-=-=-=-=-= WANT TO EXPLORE some unknown sides of Bali?
 Our "SPIRIT JOURNEYS"   are all about Off Track discovery of hidden aspects of Bali Healing session with Balinese Master, Mystic carvers and magic Talismans, purification Ritual with High Priest/ess, Chakra Healing, temple discovery, Tarot Session etc

=-=-=-=-=-= NOTE: 
- READ the "House Rules" you have signed; breaking the rules might penalize you. Nobody wants that...
- Bali is a much sought after destination in S/E Asia, 
Drivers and Scooter rentals's agenda fill up quickly. 
Sending your request way ahead of time allows a smooth organisation. 
We apologise for not being able to process late notice requests.

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= REMEMBER?  
-- HARD COPY of each PASSPORT (NO Xerox, NO printer at Office)
-- ON ARRIVAL settle 25K Rp for your 20 Liter Mineral Spring Water jug: leave payment on yr table inside.
-- Washing clothes is not allowed in the apartment: 
Leave your clothes in white bag (provided), OUTSIDE, hanging on your door, our House Keeper will pick it up. Delivered next day after 4PM, ironed, folded, packaged, bill settled by you in cash Rp.

=-=-=-=-=-=-= IMPORTANT 
- Cell phone signal and internet can be 'patchy" and unreliable in Bali 
- We apologise if unable to give immediate answer: do call ANY other number given here. Or try again later. 
- IF any problem while in transit to the destination, delayed plane, etc:
please CONTACT ASAP your driver and ANY of the contact Nrs. 
- NO-Show and cancellation of our Driver’s service less than THREE hrs before scheduled time will be charged. 

Thank you very much for your attention and care.
 Welcome & enjoy Ubud!

     ~;+)    mindfulness IS happiness     ~;+)

Other Things to Note

While there is no malaria here, dengue fever is a slight possibility—though statistically, it mostly affects people who have been living here for at least three years.
We provide natural essential oils as mosquito repellent. You should protect yourself with round-the-clock essential oils.

Be sure to take your shoes off when entering a Balinese home.
Do not point at people or things with your finger, and do not touch people or things with your foot as well as not showing the sole of your feet to people (these things are considered very rude).
You should give and receive things only with your RIGHT HAND, whenever possible, and always smile...
People here will smile a lot and rarely say “NO.”

Whenever attending a ceremony, be sure that you are NOT bare shoulders/chest, avoid wearing short pants or Bermudas.
Men should wear a sarong and a SAPUT (smaller sarong) on top, with its strings tied at the waist meant to 'separate the pure from the impure' as is the tradition here.
Women should wear a sarong with a sash (scarf) at the waist for the same reasons. As a top, women should wear a KEBAYA (lacy Balinese style blouse), or a plain long-sleeved shirt, and hair should be knotted into a bun. Menstruating women are not allowed on temple grounds.
Bringing an offering (tjanang) with you is always welcome; you can get them from any local warung (family stall) for a tiny fee.
Observe the Balinese people and do the same as they do.
Women usually sit with women and men sit with men, please do so unless you are with a Balinese friend of the opposite sex, it’s ok then to sit together.
Never stand higher than a priest, and do not stand on a platform where everyone is sitting. Do not use flash lights when photographing a priest, always ask permission to make photo (a simple gesture is enough).

If you are interested in ANOTHER UNIT, please check out these links:

==> TREE TOP NEST (JUNGALOW 2nd floor)
==> TREE TOP LOFT (JUNGALOW Garden floor)

sleeps 5 people

==> WORLD TRAVELER'S Budget STUDIOS, kitchen, terrace
==> STUDIO #3:
==> STUDIO #4:

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 8PM.

===> English version:
(Voir version Française ci-dessous):

We believe in responsible, mindful, educated travellers.

Our main rule?   ~;+)    mindfulness IS happiness     ~;+)  

Yet we had to set up a few points, inspired by experience. Kindly please read.  

— Compulsory, upon arrival: a HARD copy of each passport's relevant pages for Police declaration, for all foreigners 
(no Xerox machine, no printer at our office...).

- BREAKFAST: self service - consists of:
• Tea, Bali grown Coffee (not 'instant'), creamer, sugar, vegetable cooking oil, spices, bread, jam & “Welcome Fruit Basket" on arrival - 
• For any Extra foods: 
eggs, butter, fresh milk, bacon, cream, yogurt, tomatoes etc.... Kindly please ask us. Our House Keeper will do the shopping, charged at local price.
- "MINI BAR": Snacks and Drinks (in your fridge), to be settled in Cash RP, following marked prices, your payment on the table inside (for our House Keeper) Thank you.

Mindfulness is about respect and consideration of others and of the environment
Please share our ECO-FRIENDLY approach: 
- Switch OFF lights AND fans before going out!
- Be conservative with your use of WATER, a very precious resource here.
- Washing your clothes in the accommodation is NOT allowed.
=> Just drop your clothes in the "Laundry Bag" (provided) at your door: Back next day, ironed, folded, packaged, billed.
• We RECYCLE Metal cans, glass & PLASTIC bottles: keep them SEPARATE from other garbage -
- Use our spring mineral Water 20L dispenser BETTER than buying single-use plastic bottles; 
- We support the Association “Say No To Plastic" = Use fabric bags BETTER than bringing in more plastic, hard to dispose of!
- Our soap (hands, kitchen) are diluted, to LIMIT toxic, harmful waste in our homes, ground water, rivers and streams. 
- Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE only. NOT IN THE ROOM. Please dispose your cigarettes in an ashtray, NOT in the garden.

We have CATS who might come to VISIT you. In perfect health, with an ID collar. If you are allergic: feel free to chase them away, in any foreign language is OK!

Our place is very safe. Nevertheless, we advise our guests to act in a responsible way: 
- Lock your door & Main Gate, close your windows whenever going out. 
- keep your valuables INSIDE a cabinet, rather than in plain sight - 
- OPEN FLAMES (candles, incense, oil burners, gas cooker...) : 
NEVER leave them unattended for obvious safety reasons, for yourself & others. Make sure to keep them on a metal/glass plate. 
- WATER HEATER is already set up: please do not change it - if need be, contact us asap, our Maintenance man will do it.
- Bring a FLASH LIGHT with you when coming or going after dark. 
- Be aware that pathways and steps can be SLIPPERY. It's a tropical island: Moss, mold, rain, water from rice fields etc, can be expected 
- For extra SAFETY, our place is under video control - 
- Please read as well our “Driving tips" section.

Our maintenance man may occasionally have to do some repairs. He will of course introduce himself. Please welcome him so he can proceed.

ELECTRICITY, Water, Internet service:
While these are all currently active in the listing, from time to time there can be a LAPSE in their accessibility due to the more primitive infrastructure of services on the island (remember, this is Bali!); 
nothing can be done about this and does NOT constitute a valid reason for cancelling with the expectation of a refund. We appreciate your understanding regarding this.

- Our employees are OFF from 2PM
- AirBnB hosting is NOT like staying at a Hotel:
-> NO 24/7 Reception Desk open for a welcome service
-> Owner and employees do NOT live on-site!
-> Always mention your ARRIVAL TIME so that KEYS can be organised for you, and access to your accommodation facilitated.
- Make sure to always have with you at all times:
-> Address, directions, distances. landmarks - Contact Nrs.
- >Use our own drivers rather than an unknown taxi driver (who will always say: "Yes, yes i know Ubud" but might be unable to locate the place..)
- Addresses in Bali rarely have a clear Nr mentioned on the street,
OR the SAME Nr might exist TWICE in the same street!
Even and odd Numbers are not a concern here: Nr 24 might be next to Nr 103...
Street lights might not operate properly, making it difficult to find the place after sunset
-> Our own drivers know all the short cuts, they know about the KEYS, where are the lights in the lane/accommodation, they have our contact Nr at home and office + Mobile Nr -- Besides they help you with luggage and make sure you are safely in before leaving.
These advices are just meant to assist you, specially if you are a new comer in Bali and S/E Asia...
these recommendations remain of course entirely up to you.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=>==> Version Française :

Nous avons foi en des voyageurs responsables, conscients et éduqués.
Notre règle? ~; +) Etre conscient c'est un bonheur ~; +)

Nous avons cependant dû mettre en place quelques points, inspirés par l'expérience. Merci de les lire.

- a votre arrivée, déposer une copie papier de votre passeport (pas de photocopieuse ni imprimante a notre bureau!) pour la déclaration de police (OBLIGATOIRE pour tous les touristes étrangers)
- PETIT DEJEUNER : self-service, dans le frigo - se compose de :
• Thé, café (cultivé à Bali, pas « instantané »), lait en poudre, sucre, huile, épices, pain, confiture et Corbeille de Fruits "Bienvenue"
• Pour tous autres aliments:
œufs, beurre, lait frais, bacon, crème, yaourt, tomates etc .... Merci de nous demander a l'avance: Notre gouvernante fera les courses, facturées a prix local.
- "MINI BAR" : Snacks et boissons (dans votre réfrigérateur), à régler en espèces RP, suivant les prix marqués. Paiement sur la table à l'intérieur (pour notre gouvernante) Merci.
- Soyez respectueux de la culture Balinaise, dans les temples, au cours de ceremonies et rituels: jamais de "Marcel", epaules nues, bermudas, tank-tops, shorts. Portez un haut avec des manches (courtes/mi- longues), un 'sarong'. Enlevez vos chaussures en entrant dans une maison. Demandez la permission avant de faire des photos: un geste suffit. Apprenez quelques mots en Indinesien: Merci = Terima Kasih, Bonjour = Slamat Pagui, Bonsoir = Slamat Malam! et toujours: SOURIEZ!
- Respectez le silence: enlever ses chaussures, baisser le son (musique, voix, videos, appels sur Tel, etc) surtout entre 21h et 9H

Nous veillons a notre environnement
S'il vous plaît, partagez notre approche ÉCOLOGIQUE :
- Eteignez toutes les lumières ET les ventilateurs avant de sortir !
- Soyez prudents avec votre utilisation de l'eau, une ressource très précieuse ici. Veillez a bien fermer les robinets.
- Le lavage des vêtements dans le logement n'est PAS autorisé.
=> déposez vos vêtements dans le "Sac de lavage" (fourni), accrochez-le à votre porte : retourné le lendemain, repassé, plié, emballé, facturé.
• Nous recyclons les boîtes métalliques, bouteilles en verre / plastique : les garder séparées des autres déchets.
- Utilisez notre « fontaine » de 20L d'eau minérale plutôt que d'acheter des bouteilles en plastique à usage unique!
- Nous soutenons l'Association "SAY NO TO PLASTIC / Dites NON au plastique" = Utilisez plutot des sacs en tissu, durables et lavables !
- Nos savons (mains, cuisine) sont dilués, moins toxiques pour les eaux souterraines, rivières et cours d'eau.
- Il est permis de fumer à l'extérieur seulement. PAS DANS LA MAISON. Jetez vos cigarettes dans un cendrier, pas dans le jardin ou la cour..

ANIMAUX : Nous avons deux chats ici qui viendront vs rendre visite. Ils sont en parfaite santé, vaccines, identifies.

Notre lieu est sûr, jamais de soucis.
Néanmoins, nous conseillons à nos clients d'agir de façon responsable :
- Verrouillez votre porte à clé,
- fermez vos fenêtres en partant.
- Fermez votre bagage / armoire: a cle
- Gardez vos objets de valeur dans une armoire, plutôt qu'à la vue de tous.
- FLAMMES (bougies, encens, cuisinière à gaz ...):
Ne les laissez JAMAIS sans surveillance pour des raisons évidentes de sécurité
- Le CHAUFFE-EAU: n'y touchez pas svp. En cas de dysfonctionnement, contactez-nous, notre homme d'entretien s'en chargera.
- Pour plus de sécurité, notre lieu est sous contrôle vidéo
- En cas de casse, dommages: Nous le signaler immediatement, remplacer par son equivalent - ou dedommager en cash. A moins que vs ne souhaitiez que ce soit prélevé sur votre caution.
- Clés perdues: 200K Rp
- Livres, romans, videos, cartes routieres, Guides de voyage etc: à votre disposition pendant votre sejour. MERCI de les remettre en place lors de votre depart, pour d'autres voyageurs !

Notre employé peut occasionnellement avoir des réparations à effectuer. Il pourra donc venir au logement, il frappe à la porte, s'annonce - nous ferons le maximum pour vous en avertir à l'avance.

Bien que ces services soient tous actuellement actifs dans le logement, de temps en temps il peut y avoir une rupture d'accès en raison de l'infrastructure plus primitive des services sur l'île. Ces aléas ne constituent pas une raison valable pour annuler votre réservation. Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension à ce sujet.

- Nos employés partent vers 14 heures
- AirBnB n'est pas comme séjourner dans un Hôtel:
-> Pas de Réception ouverte 24H/7J pour un service d'accueil
-> Propriétaire et employés ne vivent pas sur place !
-> Toujours mentionner votre heure d'arrivée afin que le personnel puisse s'organiser, et faciliter l'accès à votre hébergement.
- Assurez-vous d'avoir toujours avec vous :
-> Adresse, directions, les distances. repères, contacts.
-> Utilisez nos propres chauffeurs plutôt qu'un chauffeur de taxi inconnu (qui sera toujours dire: «Oui, oui je connais Ubud" mais peut-être pas en mesure de localiser l'endroit ..)
- Adresses à Bali ont rarement un Nr clairement mentionné dans la rue,
Ou le même Nr peut exister deux fois dans la même rue !
Ici, le Nr 24 pourrait être à côté de Nr 103 ...
Réverbères ne fonctionnent pas correctement, ce qui rend difficile de trouver le lieu après le coucher du soleil
-> Nos propres pilotes connaissent tous les raccourcis, ils connaissent les lieux, où sont les lumières dans la voie / hébergement, ils ont notre contact à la maison et au bureau + Mobile Nr - En outre, ils vous aideront avec les bagages et assurez-vous vous êtes en toute sécurité avant de partir.
Ces conseils sont simplement destinés à vous aider, surtout si vous êtes nouveau venu à Bali et en Asie du Sud Est ...
ces recommandations restent bien sûr entièrement facultatives, à vous de faire votre choix.

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Ubud, Indonesia · Member since November 2011

I am a Balinese woman married with two young sons; I work as a Cook & House Keeper, so that keeps me busy...
My husband used to work on cruise boats, his English is quite good, he is a driver and he takes care of the Scooters.
We have a friend who helps us on computer. We are a great Team!
As a small family business, we like to make our guests happy, making sure the house is clean and comfortable, the garden trimmed, transport organized safely.
We are focused on accommodation, we are not like a Travel agent or tourism office who organize tours etc, yet we provide a few extra services that help guests: - Spirit Journeys, Scooter Rental, Downhill cycling, transfers. Read our folder with things to do/where to eat in Ubud. - On-Site Massage.
We are more than happy to welcome you here!

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