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 Saraswati, our second largest Joglo, features beautiful detailed carvings in the ceiling with expansive glass windows. From this vantage point you have a birds eye view of the Village and the rice paddies beyond. The Master Bedroom upstairs with a Queen Bed and air con, has a beautiful master Bath nestled in the treetops. Sit on your private terrace and watch the rice grow.
The open floor plan, fan cooled, living room features a traditional Bali Bed, a glorious indoor/outdoor 2nd bath, a kitchen with double burner stove top and refrigerator, and an electronic keypad safe large enough for a laptop.
Joglo Saraswati, can accommodate 4 persons in total. Prices are valid for 2 person occupation at USD $75 a night, including breakfast for two. Additional occupants (up to 4 persons total) is $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!
Remember.....WIFI is available everywhere in our Village....and it's FREE
Sanctuary is in my opinion, the most magical place to stay in Ubud. Its located just off the main road, Jl. Hanoman, but far enough away from the hustle of bustle of downtown Ubud. It is a hidden paradise in the city. We stayed in Joglo Saraswati and honestly, the pictures do not do it justice. It feels like your staying in a 5 star all inclusive resort, for a fraction of the price.The village is super clean with lush flora and a crystal blue pool. There are several other properties in the village, which is great for meeting new people and catching up on the day's activities over a drink by the pool. David, Brenda and the staff are amazing and are always there to help. Taman, Made and the rest of Sanctuary staff are so sweet and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. They would kindly book our spa appointments,arrange for laundry, call for food delivery, arrange scooter rental or anything you would ask them to. Taman's husband is also a driver so if you need transport, do use his services. He drove us to the airport on our last day in Bali and he was such a sweetheart. Sanctuary also has night security so you always feel safe and secure. I could say so much more about Sanctuary but I think I am running out of words. Thank you David, Brenda, Sak Ming and the rest of the Sanctuary crew for hosting us girls, we will be back again in the near future! <3
My partner and I just wanted a night away from our home in Ubud and this was the perfect getaway. The staff was super friendly and respectful and the facilities were in impeccable. Be aware that you are in an area with other units, but the top floor provides any privacy you may need. Highly recommended.
Located just before Monkey forest. Getting around is easy for me as I rented a motorbike. Simple breakfast was included. They Villa is nice as it has upper floor for the bedroom and lower floor for the chill out area, which I think is nice. Generally it is very peaceful to stay but sometimes you get weird sounds at night like birds hitting on a glass window at night. Can be quite disturbing to some. The staffs are super friendly and warm. They made me feel like home and welcomed. Overall it was an amazing stay which I will not forget.
Loved staying here. The staff was amazingly welcoming. They helped us get a motorbike as soon as we arrived since its a bit nard to walk into town. The bike ride was only 5 minutes and theres lots of other things that are close by. Would definitely stay here again!
Wonderful balinese experience, just what we were looking for. On the edge of Ubud, but walking distance to town or a $5 taxi ride, peaceful, pretty setting. The villa has an upstairs bedroom and bathroom. Ground floor has kitchen, bathroom and day bed, blinds can be pulled down for privacy though its quite secluded. It faces the pool. The place is well looked after, with day staff on hand, breakfast from a limited but sufficient menu, and a night guard on duty. The wifi was good. Brenda is friendly and helpful. Definitely a good place to stay.
This is a brilliant place to land and launch from. It's close enough yet far enough away from the main center of Ubud. The staff is wonderful and helpful and space is clean and well kept.
I stayed here with my two daughters and we simply loved it.
Not every day you get to sleep in the jungle... Bring earplugs if you are not used to nocturnal noises as well as barking dogs and crowing roosters. Life in Bali is never quiet.
Ubud is a great pace to stay when making day trips around the island. We were happy with the location and walked back from dinner in Ubud (approx. 15 minutes).
Beautiful surroundings, great breakfast, nice pool and well functioning Wifi. Great value for money!
Joglo Saraswati was perfect!!!! The listing was decorated in delightful Balinese decor. I was not able to meet David and Brenda, but was graced to meet their amazing staff! Sak was very prompt and accommodating with everything we needed. They were able to help us set up trips and drivers for everything we wanted to do.
The location is a bit of a walk from the center of Ubud, but they were able to help us set up transportation.
Loved that they provided breakfast every morning. You must get their banana pancakes!!!!
Definitely will stay there again!!!!
Nice place with very attentive and helpful crew. Villa is a little old but good for the price we paid. The wooden Balinese carving on the ceiling is breathe taking and wooden wall gives a nice kampong feeling. The shared pool is big & clean with the reception counter right beside it. Only downside is the private carpark right behind the villa is sometimes noisy and loud at night.
It takes around 15 min walk along the main road to shops. And more than 30 min walk to Ubud Central. Like others have commented, the traffic along main road is sometimes quite heavy to walk along, but it is still manageable for brave ones. It is best to rent a scooter to move around and it is only 50,000 rupiah for a day. Taxi is available everywhere for around 50,000 rupiah per trip within Ubud.
Really nice place! Quiet and cozy house with clean cool pool. helpful attentive staff helped us in all matters - bike rental, booking ferry tickets at a good price, etc. We were happy to stay in this house, next time in Ubud will certainly choose this one again.