View to Jazmin... open living room.View to daybed.
Architect Designed Natural Villa 2
Architect Designed Natural Villa 2
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Nestled in a preserved rice paddy of Penestanan, our joglo, (70 year-old reclaimed teak structure from Java), is designed to be in Touch with Nature. The bedroom closes for privacy but the living room is delightfully open. We are in the hip area of town: yoga, cafes, rice-paddy walks & 15 min walk to Ubud. We are off the beaten path and hard to find as there is no direct car access. We STRONGLY advise using our select drivers who know our location & will carry bags the 6 minute walk + 30 steps.

The space

Lovingly Designed to Be in touch with Nature. We were featured in the New York Times: Building in Harmony in Bali.
Walk 6 minutes or ride a rented scooter along a tropical river path (and then up 30 steps) to our architect-designed loft-like antique Joglo (traditional Javanese teak house). Jazmin, like Passiflora is set in a rice paddy, which we have kept, partially intact, as part of our commitment to this ancient agricultural tradition. Across the rice paddy is our other joglo, Passiflora https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/385959. Marguerite, our newest house https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/866341 is across the walking path. Being mindful of water shortages in Ubud, we have a beautiful, recently added, shared salt water pool for the use of guests in our three houses.
Our neighborhood has no car access or noise, but many sounds of geckos, roosters, frogs and collared kingfisher birds, while still walking distance from Ubud (15 minutes). If you are used to a city life which is not in contact with nature, you might love our ecological joglo experience , or find it a little overwhelming.

Jazmin is a reclaimed antique joglo brought over timber by timber from Java. Each of my joglos has its own personality and I carefully design every detail to make sure that staying in these transformed traditional structures is a one of a kind experience in luxurious but simple ecological living.

As you walk into Jazmin, you'll be taken by the spacious loft -like feeling (1000 sq. ft. /90 meters square) with the added visual pleasure of antique teak timber beams and carved wood panels. The roof is made of handwoven grass known as "alang-alang" here.

I have combined traditional elements, but the sensibility is modern with an emphasis on comfort. There are no villas in Ubud quite as uniquely in touch with nature as Passiflora and Jazmin.

Read on the daybed on the verandah, have a conversation in the living room then have a nap in the bedroom on the king-sized super comfortable bed overlooking the ever changing landscape of the rice paddies. The kitchen is perfect for cooking: polished concrete countertops and reclaimed wood cabinet doors. At night, the bedroom locks up for privacy and safety, but the living room stays open for maximum connection with nature. You can practice yoga comfortably in so many spots and later bathe under the stars in the sunken tub. Made and Made will pamper you with healthy breakfasts. Choose either a super thin mushroom or ham and cheese omelette made with the best butter and served with baby potatoes or Balinese black rice pudding or banana pancakes and Bali Buda bread, Bali Coffee and our homemade yogurt and jam. No breakfast would be complete without a plate of tropical fruit.

Our houses are the only two in Penestanan which are connected to traditional Balinese family temples.

Jazmin is a truly unique experience for FIT folks who want to be in touch with the Bali of rice farmers in the most natural but still luxurious way! Enjoy!
All my secret spots.. and sources from a ten year + + love affair with Bali. And my beautiful and kind and helpful staff: Made and Made, Wayan and Putu.

I and am doubly happy when I see the variety of different kinds of people, who are happy and make our homes their homes. That is your gift to me. I am available via email and SMS. And we have a very complete list of all things wonderful that are "must dos", our vey own little map of the neighborhood and of Ubud and a local phone for use of our guests with our numbers in them. A nice touch!

Penestanan has become hip... and now has its very own yoga studio (Intuitive Flow), meditation center, approximately 10+ charming restaurants (Indonesian, Japanese, Indian, Raw/Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan) and a cafe and bakery, so you don't even have to get on your motorbike.
We can organize a scooter for you for $5 per day or you can take an expensive taxi to Ubud $5 per ride.. or you can walk... 20 minutes.. to all things Ubud . You can also hire a car with a driver for about $50 US.

If you'd like a joglo of your own, let us know. :)

Guest access

Drivers we select will be delighted pick you up at the airport. We recommend this option because they know where we live and are willing to carry bags. Other drivers will not. The cost is 350,00 Rp and can be paid to them directly as they are independent. Our saltwater pool is for the use of all of our guests. You will find that you will have it all to yourselves most of the time.

Other things to note

Our recommended but independent drivers, will be happy to pick you up at the airport. The cost is Rp.350,000, about $ 30 can be paid directly to them. Our village has prohibited Uber, and they are quite insistent. For this reason the cost for transportation is a bit higher.


Amenities
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Breakfast

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

Our Jazmin villa has fans and a ceiling fan in the bedroom, but no A/C because of the open design of the villa. We have the most wonderful guests. We hope you enjoy your stay at Jazmin!

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Must climb stairs
No parking on property

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Melody User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay in this gorgeous villa, which is perfectly located in Penestenan. The villa's open design let us enjoy the amazing orchestra of natural sounds from morning to night. Soaking in the tub with orchids dangling overhead was heavenly. The staff--Sri, Made, Made, and all--were especially sweet and hospitable. Breakfasts were delicious; best omelettes we've ever tasted. I highly recommend a massage from Jampi!
Sri User Profile
Response from Sri:
Thank you Melody for your beautiful words. Made and Made will be so happy to hear you loved their breakfast and Jampi will appreciate you enjoyed his massage as well. We are all so happy your stay was special.
August 2017

Susannah User Profile
July 2017
What a wonderful experience! The villa was absolutely beautiful! Made and Sri were welcoming, accommodating and prepared very delicious breakfasts. Jampi was also a talented masseuse! I highly recommend this villa for anyone seeking a special stay in Ubud
Sri User Profile
Response from Sri:
Thank you Susannah, Made, Made and Sri will be so happy to hear this.
July 2017

Andrew User Profile
July 2017
a wonderful villa that is quiet and peaceful but only a short walk into town. made and made prepared amazing breakfasts for us each morning. i cant recommend it enough, i only wish we could have stayed longer, we will return.
Sri User Profile
Response from Sri:
Thank you for your review, Andrew. We are elated to hear you plan to return!
July 2017

Marcel User Profile
June 2017
The place is lovely and looks just like the photos you see. Ample closet space for all your clothing; the tub and shower in their "outdoor" environment made you feel a part of nature; the living area was more than ample and provided a great place to do your yoga, read a magazine, have a drink, etc. The day bed was an extra treat, too. The place does get hot during the day, but we were usually out exploring in town and beyond, so not an issue. (Another fan or two would be welcome.) The nature noises at night were amazing. The breakfasts in the morning were delicious and the two ladies who made them were so nice. Everyone helped us to get our luggage to the place and our wish was their command. Just ask, Sri and her team will make it happen. If you plan to go out (or come back) after dark, I would advise a small flash light (per person as you walk single file a lot) versus depending on a weaker cell phone light. (We happened to pack one as we read the information from Sri before hand.) The design and décor of the place is just fantastic and makes you feel like you are living the life!
Sri User Profile
Response from Sri:
Thank you, Marcel, for your kind review. As you mention, a small flashlight can come in handy when walking home during the evening.
June 2017

Matthew User Profile
June 2017
This villa is wonderful! It feels much bigger than the pictures and the style is world class. The host (Sri) was incredibly helpful and got us everything we needed. Breakfast in the morning made right in the villa was a wonderful, and delicious treat. My only comment is for people who run hot, the villa is warm and doesn't have much of a breeze because of the plants surrounding it. Not sure we could have stayed for more than a couple nights, but we're glad we did.

Julie User Profile
June 2017
Pros: - insanely photogenic house with gorgeous details everywhere - close to Yellow Flower vegan restaurant which is pretty tasty - homemade yogurt they bring for breakfast is delicious - staff is super helpful in arranging whatever you need - house is clean and spacious Cons: - really far from a road that's accessible by car so drivers have a hard time figuring out where to meet you. And lugging luggage to the house is insanely hard. Think stairs. Lots of them. - a far walk from the busy part of Ubud, maybe 30 minutes, making you feel like you want to stay out all day rather than pop in and out of the house - the open layout of the house plus location makes it really really noisy at night as far as animals. Frogs, birds, I have no idea what the noises were but they go all night long and are really loud - no air conditioning so it's hot at night when you try to sleep - the open layout means you can't really lounge "inside" to avoid bugs so you need to keep yourself armed with mosquito repellent even "indoors"
Sri User Profile
Response from Sri:
Julie, It sounds like Jazmin wasn't a good fit for you. I'm so sorry. Thanks for writing your comments, because it will help others. Our handmade reclaimed teak houses are off the beaten path: purposefully in a neighborhood with no car access, but that does mean more walking and up steps! The joglos are meant for fit guests who really want to be in touch with nature. Almost all of our guests love the experience. We, ourselves, live in the neighborhood, in an open house and are in our late fifties and enjoy the walking paths, because it really feels like a community. The fans are plenty for most guests at night but if you are used to AC, it may not be enough. There are very few mosquitoes on the island of Bali, that is why we can have an open design, but around dusk, I would recommend repellant. Thanks again for your review Julie. Sri
June 2017

Logan User Profile
May 2017
Our stay at Jazmine was absolutely amazing. My wife and I came to Bali for our honeymoon, and I can't think of a better or more romantic way to experience Ubud. First of all, the house is truly beautiful. It was clean, comfortable, and exactly as pictured (except more beautiful in person). The location was everything we could have hoped for. Nestled amongst the rice paddys, this house is private and quiet (save for the birds in the morning and the frogs at night:)). The salt water pool is beautiful, and just the thing when you need to cool off on hot days. Penestanan is a wonderful village. We particularly loved Yellow Flower cafe, a 2 minute walk from the villa. Made's Warung also had good food for an unbeatable price. There are yoga studios, shops and a beautiful rice paddy walk all very near by. All this, and you are walking distance to Ubud center. To be fair, the walk is a bit of a hike, but it is easy and inexpensive to get a cab to take you up and down the road. (NOTE: cars can not access the roads that lead to the villa. It's not a bad walk to the main road for the day to day, but definitely use their recommended drivers for transport to/from the airport, as they will help with bags and show you to the villa). Some of our favorite spots in Ubud included Locavore restaurant, and their new cocktail bar, a few doors down, called Night Rooster (great for cocktails and snacks). The staff at Jazmine is wonderful, friendly and very helpful. Made and Made took such good care of us with their delicious breakfasts, Sri helped us organize everything we needed, and Jim and Alejandra were very friendly and welcoming, and all their recommendations were on point. Last few things to mention: the Wi-Fi was strong and consistent, and this place is ideal for self-catering with a furnished kitchen and supermarket nearby. All in all, this place was everything we could have hoped for and more. We would highly recommend and hope that we can come back some day!
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Response from Sri:
Thank you writing such beautiful and amazingly thorough review of your stay with us at Jazmin. We loved hosting you and your wife on your honeymoon, and like you, hope you come back again someday.
May 2017

Ubud, IndonesiaJoined in November 2010
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I am generally available via AirBnb message, email or SMS.

About Sri

I am Balinese, a mother, and love my island. I am the manager of these beautiful houses in my village, Penestanan, Kaja. My staff and I hope to make your stay in Bali very special. I am happy to answer any questions about Bali for you.

If you have a love attack and would like us to transform a joglo (100 year old teak structures from java) just for you... let me know...and we can show you what new projects we are working on.

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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