1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Open plan, Newly Renovated, Beautifully Decorated Romantic Hideaway on the Edge of the Working Ricefields.
Small and cosy open plan cottage with bifold doors opening up into the beautiful garden and pool area.
There is a Beautiful Salt Water Pool. All in a Safe and Secure Location. Walled and Gated, with a Lush Tropical Garden.
The villa is located only 1.5 km's to Central Ubud, Far from the crowds but still conveniently close...Short Walking distance to countless Organic and Local Restaurants..Alchemy Organic restaurant
Lala Lilies...Yellow Flower...Mades Warung, Saraswati Indian Vegetarian restaurant...to name a few, Local Shopping, Temples, Yoga and Meditation centres and Local Health Spas. Easy road access but without any of the noise. Motor cycle parking on site. Easy access to Airport...pick up and drop off can be organised with our local driver, beaches and volcano. All modern ammenities.
WiFi is also included. and friendly professional staff to take care of you during your stay.
10% Service Charge will be added to all rental periods, to be paid in cash upon taking up residency.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Ketut will be on call to answer any queries. He will call by each morning to make sure everything is ok with both you and the house.
Penestanan is becoming an incredibly popular village. Just far enough out of the town centre to get you away from the madness of Ubud Centre, but close enough to walk or scoot into town if you wish to,. There are many artisans and cute cafes etc. At ight you will often hear the Gamelon music coming form the village nearby....
Hire a scooter, walk or catch a ride with a local driver.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$425 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1588 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 AM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
We really loved our stay at this villa - perfectly decorated inside and good walking distance from ubud centre - just far away enough from the hussle and bussle but still close enough to restaurants and shops.
highly recommended. Only gripe would be the neighbouring villa's 2nd floor looks directly over the fence and into the "private" pool.
Still we'd go back here - staff was excellent.
It has been my third stay in Ubud and as I knew quite well the place, I decided to stay in Penestanan, a little village right next to Ubud. After two lovely airbnb experiences it was given that I searched for a private home for my stay. When I found Susan`s little villa, it was love at first sight and I was lucky that the villa was free for three weeks over Christmas / New Years eve. The villa: as in the pictures. Build and decorated with style and love. I loved the glass front that could be completely opened and so I had the feeling that I was part of the lovely garden. And I loved the size of the villa that is not too big but perfect for one or two people. I did not us the meditation room, but I liked to have the door to this annex room open and the feeling of a little garden in the back of the house. The bathroom was outdoor (as often in Bali) and even if there has been rain season, I liked to take showers under the open sky and be very close to the wonderful nature Bali offers to people with open minds and hearts. The little kitchen was perfect to make breakfast or a cup of tea, but everything is there, even a rice maker or an oven, fully equipped and ready to cook. The garden is lovely and full of different plants and flowers. I did not use so often the pool, but when I did, I enjoyed a lot. I sat for hours on the terrace listening and watching the nature around me. Yes, there are geckos (they bring luck by the way) and yes, there are aunts and other insects and dragonflyes. And it was lovely to be part of nature. And if I had enough, I went inside, closed the doors and had my privacy. The villa is perfectly located for people who don't like to be in the middle of a town. However only some footsteps away there are plenty of (mostly organic) restaurants and warungs. And to go to Ubud and to discover the surrounding I rented a scooter with helmet, what has been great. Ketut the Manager was very helpful and kind, organized the scooter for me within less than an hour, brought me to a painter outside of Ubud and showed me the way to the Balinese healer Tjokorda Rai. And he has been there every day and open to answer my questions. Also the two female houskeepers were kind and came every day /except Sunday) to clean the house and terrace carefully. The gardener took care of garden and pool and lovely Ibu (grandmother) came every day to take care of the little Family temple at the end of the garden. I enjoyed my stay a lot and would go back whenever my path leads me to Ubud again. Thank you Susan and team! Some recommendations: -...
We spent three nights at Susan's lovely bungalow as part of our honeymoon. Ubud is a very hectic place these days and Susan's house was a lovely reprieve from the hustle and bustle of town, although it's only a pleasant 15-20 minute walk (or quick taxi ride if you prefer) to the centre of town.
The house is beautiful and very comfortable. Susan has decorated it really nicely and the pool is great to dive into at the end of a hot day. There's no air con but this didn't bother us at all - the fans kept the room nice and cool. We liked having the kitchen and whilst there prepared own own breakfast with supplies bought from the nearby supermarket (down the bottom of the road and then turn left and walk up the hill for about five minutes) and nice bread from Casa Luna's Honeymoon bakery.
There are loads of good place's to eat out - we really enjoyed Murni's Warung just near the bridge - amazing rice paddy views and good Balinese food.
Some people have mentioned that it was noisy - we weren't bothered at all - the only sounds we heard were children playing during the day at a nearby bungalow and some gamalan music at night (which was really very pleasant).
Susan was super speedy at responding to our queries before we arrived and Ketut was very helpful whilst we were there. Two lovely ladies came each day to clean so everything was always spotless.
we loved staying at Susan's place and would definitely stay there again on future trips to Ubud.
I stayed at this beautiful cottage with my partner for a week. From start to finish, it was a pleasure to deal with Susan (the host), who was always prompt in getting back to my queries prior to our arrival.
Ketut (the local host) was great, as were the rest of the staff who come by for a few hours a day to clean the place.
The cottage is located in the artists' village of Penestanan, about 1.5km from the centre of Ubud. There's an abundance of health food cafes around, as well as more simple warungs selling local food. Be sure to explore the paths that go up behind the cottage into the fields - there are plenty of cafes around, and the paths are much more pleasant to walk on than the roads, which often lack footpaths. The Campuhan Ridge walk (about 10 mins to the starting point from the cottage itself) was a particular favourite of mine - Karsa Kafe is about 2km up the ridge and offers spectacular rice field views and simple, cheap food.
Our pick for breakfast was Cafe Vespa, about 5 mins walk through the path behind the cottage. The coffee was fantastic, as were the meals. We also self-catered breakfast for a few days - Kue Bakery is about 5 mins away too, and sells great bread and pastries. The big Bintang Supermarket is about 15 mins walk away (or 5 mins/Rp20,000 by taksi) for other food supplies. The kitchenette was small but had everything we needed for our stay.
For dinner, we often went into town (Cafe Wayan is still my favourite place after 3 visits to Ubud), but Bubu's Warung, right at the front of the cottage, was also fantastic and great value for money.
The cottage itself was exactly as advertised, and it's a credit to Susan and her staff how beautifully presented it is. The pool was cool but refreshing after a day's sightseeing, and we spent a lot of time simply relaxing with a nice cold Bintang and a book in the garden. If you're used to having aircon be aware that the property is only fan cooled - this didn't bother us as we slept with the windows open but it may be a concern to others.
As mentioned above, the staff generally only come by for a few hours each morning - this is probably the biggest reason for the price being so darn cheap compared to hotel complexes that offer villas, where staff may be on hand 24/7. We didn't mind this as it afforded us extra privacy, and having been to Ubud before we knew our way around enough. Ketut was always available by phone if we needed him, and he had quite reasonable rates if you wanted transport (similar to what you'll find from the taksi drivers on the street).
All in all, we cannot recommend this place highly enough - the value for money was excellent compared to similar offerings!
This is a real slice of paradise in Bali. Far enough out of Ubud to be quiet and relaxing, but still with lots of nice restaurants within easy walking distance ... including a great local Warung right outside the front.
The villa is small, but really beautiful and the scenery is brilliant. The pool outside is perfect to cool off in and it's pretty stunning sitting in there looking out over the nature surrounding the villa. The outdoor bathroom is really great ... and the massive bath is extremely relaxing.
Ketut was really friendly and helpful with getting us around (and his daughter was adorable too!) and I'm sure if there had been any problems, he would have been really helpful with them too.
The only slight downside was that with just a fan in there, it was really hot at night. Talking to some of the local Balinese people, it was unusually hot at night, so I'm sure we were just a bit of unlucky with the timing of our stay.
The place is beautiful, but not quiet or tranquil. Sleeping in that room feels like sleeping on the street. With their open roof, you wake up every time the neighbors come drop off or pick up their scooters or someone walks down the alley.
Also, there is no place to sit down and eat, unless you like your food at ground floor level.
The bathtub is an accident waiting to happen. It looks gorgeous on pictures but it's slippery with no holds and surrounded by rocks on the floor, which makes it hard to come out. The water is lukewarm at best.
The help is not punctual and don't pick up their phones. We tried contact them before we arrived and while we were there without any luck. When they finally stopped by we agreed on a time for him to come back and I'm still waiting for him. We had to leave a note and money on the bed when we left because our driver was waiting for us.
It was an OK experience but i wouldn't go back.
Please read the review that I left for this guest.... Francisca and her boyfriend were a nightmare. They were fighting the whole time they were there. Thank goodness no other guests were there at the time. Her partner had to be escorted home drunk and she spent their 3 days at the property howling distraught at his abusive behaviour. My friend was staying at the property next door and alerted me to what was going on in the middle of the night. I was going to call Police and have them evicted but the locals intervened....To top it off they then scampered off without paying the staff service fee. This review is their idea of payback because I didnt review her kindly. How sad. I just hope no one else has to deal with them in the future. Disrespecful people that should stay home and not inflict their domestic problems on others.......
When we first arrived at Susan's bungalow, we were greeted by a flower lined entrance. Once we opened the rustic looking doors, we saw 107(we actually counted) flowers that surrounded our bed. We had a heart shape rose petal display on our bed and the outside prayer garden. Nano was very kind in showing us how everything worked. The bungalow itself was very enjoyable and we loved every minute spent in Ubud. I would highly recommend this bungalow to anyone who is interested in staying in Ubud. Ubud was our favorite place we stopped at on our honeymoon and I would come back again in a heartbeat!
The little cottage is a lovely place to relax in, well designed and quiet. It's situated in Penestanan (near Ubud) and for us it was a good decision, because this area is not very busy and peaceful.
The bungalow is beautifully designed and decorated. The staff were very helpful and professional. Susan was very responsive to our needs. It is off the beaten path which makes it quiet and peaceful but it's a long walk to downtown action. Good organic and natural food eateries, cafes, and a yoga center in very close walking distance nearby. Faint sounds of drumming at the nearby temples in the early evening added to it's charm. The ceiling fans were perfectly sufficient to keep us cool and the netting over the bed kept us mosquito free.
Susan's cottage is a wonderful little idyll to relax in. The design has been really well thought out, especially the glass doors opening on to the terrace which provide a view of the lovely garden and pool all the time. There's everything you need in the cottage, particularly the kitchen, and best of all there's a great hammock which is perfect for reading or snoozing in. The village itself has a great local feel and it's good to be away from the busy town centre, although it's an easy walk into town and there's no shortage of motorbike or car taxis if you don't feel like walking. Ilhu and the other staff are also very helpful and friendly and nothing's a problem for them at all. Would happily stay there again.