This is a master bedroom suite located in downtown Ubud Bali. Super-close walking distance to the dancing events and restaurants in Peliatan at night, a 50 foot pure stone pool to swim in during the day. Walking on marble floors inside or the shaded garden outside you are secluded yet close to the action and charm only Ubud has to offer. Amazing for a single person or couple. Perfect for a family get-together or group retreat. Make your visit for two weeks or a year. If extra rooms are needed the Villa has accommodations for a grand total of eight with two in each bed. The Villa is just about 7023 square feet total.
Many of our guests will do a quick nine minute walk over for classes at the Yoga Barn. Little reflexology shops do a great hour long foot massage nearby or have our professional Bali masseuse come by when ever you want for a great one hour Balinese full body massage in your room or poolside. All the choices are yours.
We have so many amazing stories of guests getting here and extending their stay due to how nice they feel it is. They just don't want to leave! Truly this is our best complement and lets us know we have done things right.
One of the great aspects here is that everything can be done with a reasonable budget in mind.This has allowed many guests to enjoy long four to six month stays. Many of our long-term health conscious guests found going out and finding super-healthy food and making it at home was the ticket. If you don't feel like cooking and don't want to go out there are a great choice of quality delivery options available.
The Villa is really all about choices and options! You just choose as you go. No need to worry about stuff now.
The best part is you have a clean, quiet and safe home to stay at while your on the Island. You can make your visit really any type of visit you want. Some make it an art purchasing trip, some make it a cloths purchasing vacation while others are getting into that special authentic dancing and music only found on the island of Bali. Some guests make a food tour of the Island!
If just spending peaceful quality time by yourself or with loved ones, you'll not find a better location.
Hanging out reading at the pool has also been popular. Really you decide to make your trip as adventurous or relaxing as you want, all without the busy traffic of staying in an expensive crowded hotel. Days and Nights are quiet and peaceful with only the sounds of the birds around. If it does get too quiet, live music is always being played at a small outdoor club in quaint downtown Ubud minutes away!
Transportation is available directly from the Villa any day for daily adventure scenic drives to any location on the Island. Up to five can enjoy the day together in a new fully air-conditioned tour-van at a super price of $50 usd a day! He is always right on time too!
With many thoughtful design elements there are truly no rooms in Ubud like these. We welcome you to make this Island home your home.
Our housekeeper is a wonderful cook making much of the local dishes for our guests. Seven days-a-week from 8am until 4pm we have great local culinary delights. From a simple Balinese Vegetable Omelet with Potatoes on the side for breakfast, to exotic spicy Sumatra food for lunch or dinner, the choices are truly fantastic. The Chicken Curry with Potatoes is some of the best I have had in competition with many of the finer restaurants in downtown Ubud. The list of exciting authentic dishes to try is staggering. The addition of local spices can be dialed in also, making the food perfect for any one palette. We are also really into obtaining much of the local fruit on a daily basis. There are unique ripe Green Oranges, Mini Pineapples and a choice at times of twenty different variations of local Bananas. Purple Mangosteen is a wonderful and super healthy fruit to try here on the Island. The local traditional market across the street typically has a wide selection of these wonderful fruit items for our housekeeper to buy for you every morning.
It does not get any better than this.
A healthy diet here at the Villa is both cost effective and fun. Local Red and White Dragon Fruit, Snake Fruit and Star Fruit are in season and obtainable a good portion of the year. We have also planted many exotic fruit trees on the property.
The dinning process is actually pretty simple for our guests. You make food choices for the day and the ingredients are purchased fresh for you that morning. You pay just the local prices for the food plus a small tip for the chief. The process results in a win-win situation providing exciting ways to experience the local traditional food in high quality with prices even better than even the local low-cost restaurants. Dinning in is super easy and cost effective as well as super healthy. Truly this is one of the greatest additions to the lifestyle at the Villa and providing an educational and unique dinning moment at home if you decide not to go out.
All and all we feel we are offering a very flexible and complete Bali experience, perfect for folks new to the Island or the seasoned return guest. We welcome you to enjoy some of the best Bali Island has to offer. Let us know what your needs are, and we will do our best to accommodate your stay.
I had a wonderful stay with Greg and Sakming, they are wonderful hosts always keen to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need. The perfect mix of being helpful and friendly but also providing their guests with space. Thanks so much for a great stay!
I have been to Ubud a number of times and it was very pleasant to stay away from the main centre. Hanoman is a less than a 10 minute walk, and very short scooter ride, and for this you get peace and quite and the feeling of being in a more local area.
Great hosts, we have enjoyed our stay.
Greg was always ready to help with information, books, maps, arranging a driver for the whole day or several hours.
Nice location, quite close to supermarket and central part of Ubud.
There are almost no mosquitos on villa.
The pool is clean and deep enough to swim. One side of the pool area was always in shade.
If you stay on the upper floor, you will have a good view from your balcony. But on the ground floor there is a great pond and a bit cooler.
So any of rooms has it's advantages.
We absolutely enjoyed our 1 month staying in Ubud at Gregory's villa. We would like to mention well equiped kitchen,always free nice swimming pool, fast Wi-Fi (but not always stable) and good location. Its just 10 minutes walk from big supermarket and 15-20 minutes slow walk from the center of Ubud with great choice of shops and restaurants.
We also enjoyed great hospitality of Gregory and Sak Ming,they did all they can to make feel us as at home and provide us everything we need like additional table or chair.We lived at the first flor of the house with terrace just near the nice pond with goldfish and army of frogs.
We think this place is ideal for family with kids and for everyone who need kitchen,private territory,english-speaking owners and quite (website hidden) wishes,Yuri&Nadia ))
Hi Greg & Sak Ming,
Thank you again so much for our wonderful stay at Grand Lotus Suite. We are so lucky we came upon your home stay offer on Airbnb. You guys are just great with all your guests, even going out of your way to please everyone. The best part of our stay in Bali was having the feeling we came back home every night!
Thanks again for keeping our stuff even after we left and having it delivered safely to our hotel in Kuta. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
Annie & Mario
Lise & Louis
Staying with Greg and Sak Ming was amazing. There house was just beautiful and each room was just perfect. We stayed in the master bedroom suite and there was wifi and hot water and air conditioning. Greg gave us Balinese history lessons and answered all our questions we had about the area. Even helped us decided on where to go next. Anything we needed we just had to ask everything from transport and places to eat. Very very sweet . After traveling for a long time as soon as we got there they arranged for someone to come massage us. Will definately stay again when we go to ubud!!
Our month long stay with Greg and Sak Ming was wonderful in so many ways. The room was modern and spacious, the common areas were inviting and accommodating. The pool was beautiful and private and the neighborhood was safe and friendly. Being a short, pleasant walk to the Yoga Barn was ideal. The housekeeper was usually at the house and very helpful with laundry and cleaning. Greg and Sak Ming was so very friendly, so knowledgeable, and so very helpful. They gave us loads of local info, tips for Balinese ceremonies and interesting sites, arranged for an excellent driver and became as much new friends as terrific hosts. Great villa, great location, great hosts. We highly recommend this perfect stay in Ubud.
We stayed at Greg's house for 15 days. Everything was perfect from the first moment (driver had met us in airport just in time). Gregory is very hospitable. He solved all our little problems in seconds. He advised us several very interesting events and places.
Villa is situated near the center (1 minute on motorbike, maybe about 10 minutes walking). It is surrounded by real jungles of bamboo and other plants, so you feel yourself like in forest.:)
Only sounds I had heard were roosters and geckoes. These sound make you feel very leisurely. There were no any mosquitos, bed was very comfortable. I slept like a log
Pool is Cool:) Pool is really nice. It is good as for jumping, having fun so for swimming.
We travelled a lot around the island and everytime when we were back at Greg's house I felt myself like at home, for me it's the rate of good atmosphere.
It seems to me that Greg understands how the world works. Next time in Bali I will stay at his house.
Tnank you very much, Gregory!
P.S. Kind regards to Sakming!! and excuse me for my english:)
The house has potential but needs to be kept clean routinely. There were consistent toliet or water issues of one variety or another. Also, my door was jammed on the rollers and very very dificult to open, close or lock. A clean and functional kitchen for cooking should be installed and kept up. Right now there is one of some things , not enough utensils and the stove was not fully functional. Simple breakfasts or lunches can be made, but no heavy cooking with any kind of ease or efficiency. It is NOT in Ubud central, transportation is necessary since it took 45 minutes to an hour to walk to parts of Ubud where restaurants, shows, shops and yoga is and the sidewalks are cracked or absent and motorbike traffic is very heavy in summer months especially. Pool is clean but not the clear blue as photoshopped in (website hidden) works well and free WIFI a plus. Hosts are very nice and will provide assistance and information when asked but did not help negotiate or obtain regular transportation for me which was very frustrating since the Balinese arbitrarily change prices day to day for transport and the house is located off a dirt road and not close to the many drivers available in Ubud central. Nighttime transport was very stressful as well. If you have no clear agenda and just want to spend the day walking, it's fine. I got a severe cough due to motorbike pollution and trash fires in the neighborhood. I left three days early to finally relax at a cottage in central Ubud. I would have left earlier than one week but had paid for the month in advance. Bed is very comfortable and there were no mosquitoes. Roosters and geckoes serenade all night long!
Thank-you for the review. Water issues and door rollers fixed. Sorry you didn't enjoy the sidewalks of Ubud. I have never really had an issue with the pollution here from motorbikes or trash burning but I'm from Southern California so that's not saying much. We have three very happy guests at the moment using the kitchen daily. Our guests have absolutely no transportation issues either?
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