Views of the pool ...relax and chillJoglo Saraswati enjoys a birds eye view of the Sanctuary.
Joglo Saraswati Dua...Romance by chance?
Joglo Saraswati Dua...Romance by chance?
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Welcome to DESA SANCTUARY RETREAT CENTER! We offer both personal stays, and now also the capacity for groups, team buildings, startups or families who want to travel together! We can host up to 16 onsite. We have additional capacity directly next door to us if your group is up to 24.

Check out Joglo Saraswati Prima! The First Floor!

Fiber Optic fast internet! Perfect for business travelers.

The space

Desa Sanctuary, The Village offers unique accommodations in original antique wooden homes that have been lovingly restored offering all the modern comforts...ideal for those coming on retreat to Ubud, the cultural center of Bali.

Designed and created by Hollywood designer, David Seligman. We have now enhanced this beautiful setting with newly enclosed rooms with air conditioning and a Yoga Shala and a community area for dining and chilling.

Joglo Saraswati Dua, considered our Honeymoon Sweet, has now been redesigned to feature beautiful new appointments, fully enclosed and air conditioned. It is on the second floor and enjoys a garden view and pool view.

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.

Desa Sanctuary is handily placed only 1.4 km (less than 1 mile) from the heart of Ubud's dining/shopping area, though there are many shops and cafes even closer. We are also on the same road as Yoga Barn, a great spot for yoga, meditation, cleaning and healing classes.

Guest access

Guests have exclusive use of their villa and the communal space, including the Yoga Shala, the kitchen at Lumbung and the swimming pool area and gardens.

As a group or retreat you will have access to the entire property.

Interaction with guests

Our staff can assist you in arranging almost anything, at cost price. We never receive a commission or kick back from any service or company we might recommend. We simply want you to have an amazing experience, at the best price possible.

Other things to note

Joglo Saraswati 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.

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Wireless Internet
Air conditioning

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

93 Reviews

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Marc User Profile
September 2017
Thank you for your kindness during my stay. The place offers a quiet environment yet not far from the city. Recommend to get a scooter. Had a nice time there.

Marc User Profile
August 2017
The team that runs this place is incredibly kind and very helpful in any situation. The room was very nice and the included breakfast was also great. Walking to the center takes a little while - about 20 minutes - but it didn't bother us at all. Our trip to Ubud has been incredible and this little place made it even better. We would definitely recommend staying here!

Stu User Profile
May 2017
The host canceled this reservation 106 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Joy User ProfileJoy is a superhost.
March 2017
Good news: Beautiful jungle location, lovely rooms, fantastic breakfast and staff, good value. Bad news: Couldn't find the place because didn't give the name of the Sanctuary, a bit outside of the shopping area, ants in the bathroom.

Gregory User Profile
January 2017
The villa was visually stunning and very well equipped. The team looking after us were very friendly and helpful, we couldn't have picked a more ideal place to stay which was only a 5-10minute walk up the high street to shops, restaurants and places to visit. Highly recommended.

Steven User Profile
December 2016
We loved our stay here! Everything was as described and best of all were the warmth and smiles from all the staff. We felt like home away from home in a private little paradise. Since Ubud was so busy with tourists it was nice to be a bit out of downtown but you'll definitely want to get a scooter as the walk is far and it's hot. They helped us get our scooter very quickly with so hassles and a good price. All the attractions of the area are all scooter distance away. We totally recommend staying here!

Wei-Heng User Profile
October 2016
If you are looking for the laid back, kampung experience of Ubud, this is the place. We arranged for pick up from Denpasar airport. Made, our regular driver on this trip, is just great. Check-in was efficient. We just luv this chalet. Big, cooling, airy. Luv the day bed at the ground floor and also the "open air" bathrooms. Reminds us of our local kampung family house back home. The property is located about 1km from town. But there are local stores nearby. Transport is likely be required (car rental or taxi) to move around Ubud. Overall, great value for money. Hosting is excellent.

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Sakming User Profile

Sakming and the Team will take care of every aspect of your vacation. Please ask us !

Hi, I'm Sakming and I LOVE people and I LOVE what I do. We are here to make sure you have the best time you've ever had and we want to make your vacation special.

We have a great team..let us be here for you.

David 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!

Brenda has spent years doing spiritual work and now work with others with addiction and codependency issues. She is also an artist, so their
home is filled with original art.

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 the amazing Sakming and the Team who will take care of you!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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