About This Listing
Lovingly Designed to Be in touch with Nature. We were featured in the New York Times: Building in Harmony in Bali. And now, Airbnb has selected us as one of their 12 properties in the world for our high standards. Let us pamper you in the Paddies.
Walk 6 minutes or ride a rented motorbike along a tropical river path (and then up 30 steps) to our second architect designed loft-like antique joglo (traditional Javanese teak house). Jazmin is set in the rice paddies of Penestanan, one rice paddy away from our other home, Passiflora: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/58045 Our village has no car access or car sounds but many sounds of geckos, roosters, frogs and collared kingfisher birds, and it is still walking distance away from Ubud (20 minutes).
Jazmin, like Passiflora is a reclaimed antique joglo brought in timber by timber from Java. Though similar, each of the joglos has its own personality and I have taken care to design every detail ( i am an architectural designer) to make sure that your stay in one these old transformed houses is a one of a kind experience in luxurious, simple, ecological living (read some of the reviews).
And now we have a shared salt water pool for our guests! Yay!
As you walk into Jazmin, you'll be taken by the the super spacious loft -like feel (1000 sq. ft. /90 meters square) with the added pleasure of a antique teak timber roof above your head (25 ft./ 8 meters) and all reclaimed wood panels, carvings and doors! We have re used every board.
The roof is made of handwoven grass. But the sensibility is modern with an emphasis on comfort. There is no villa quite as uniquely in touch with nature as Passiflora and Jazmin in Penestanan.
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 family temple. 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 of our homemade yogurt and fruit or black rice pudding. I'll leave you my list of my favorite secret spots and restaurants. I am also writing up my suggestions for must sees on 3 day stay, a five day stay and a 7 to 10 day stay.
Honeymoon couples love Jazmin, however I also love staying in the joglos by myself and it's also a wonderful experience as a family. We are situated at the end of the path and are protected by Kadek's family in the Balinese compound below. Our homes are the only two in Penestanan rice paddies which are connected to family temples.
Like Passiflora, this 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!
You will have access to our very personal choices of everything we think is absolutely the most interesting, delightful and delicious to experience... and that is ever changing in Ubud... and our amazing staff... Sri, Made and Made.
Interaction with Guests
I love to meet our guests.. and am doubly happy when we have a variety of different kinds of people ... who can make our homes their homes. That is your gift to me. I try to come by the first morning.. but I am traveling and building for clients, so quite busy. I am always available via email and SMS as are Sri my right hand wonderful assistant. And it is nice to know that you have privacy as well, I myself enjoy having privacy when I am traveling as well., And we have a very complete list of all things wonderful!
Our neighborhood, Penestanan, is the Coolest in Ubud now! It's a perfect distance from Ubud (20 minute walk). And we have everything we need here!
You can rent a scooter for $5 per day. If not taxi rides have gotten expensive... $5 to ubud. You may rent a car with a driver for $50 per day.
Other Things to Note
If you'd like a joglo of your own, let us know. :)
Enjoy jazmin as though she were your own house. Sri, Made and Made have the day off on Sunday.
Muchisimas gracias a Alejandra y su equipo formidable.
Alejandra gracias pour tu paciencia ya que te bombardeamos de mil preguntas y siempre estuvistes disponible para dar respuesta.
Esta fue nuestra primera experencia Airbnb y que super experencia. La Villa de Alejandra es superbe, las fotos no le hacen justicia, la decoracion, el espacio, la vista, el jardin, el baño..... Todo es de ensueño, super coqueto!!! Y esta super bien situada no lejos des centro de Ubud Y en un barrio tranquilo.
Gracias a Sri y al resto del equipo, las 2 Made.
Los desayunos siempre a punto y ricos ricos.
Que decir de las mermeladas de Sri, que delicia!!
Un gran THANK YOU to Sri siempre disponible para ayudar en todo y dar servicio!
El tiempo paso super rapide en esta villa y nos fumions con un pinchazo en el corazon.
Me gustaria guardar esta direccion en secreto Pero no seria gusto. Recomiendo las villas de Alejandra con los ojos cerrados.
Gracias de nuevo y espero basta pronto.
We loved our stay at Alejandra's beautiful villa in Penestanan, the best area around the city of Ubud. We stayed for 7 days and could have easily stayed 7 more. The villa is better than the photos show - high quality, inspired design, larger than expected, open to the sounds of the rice paddies, private, with an outside shower you will want to take home. The villa manager, Sri was always available and helpful, arranging transportation and delicious breakfasts and giving great advice. Made, who took care of us daily, was a real pleasure. Alejandra leaves a couple maps and pages of recommendations for shopping, meals, spas and day trips. We tried as many as we possible and were never disappointed. The villa is set back in the rice paddies, and to best appreciate it you need good walking shoes, lots of energy and a strong spirit of adventure. A lovely 20 minute walk brings you through the rice paddies and down the hill into Ubud. We loved it here and think it is one of the most fun and best values available on Airbnb.
I waited until I was back home to write this review so that I could make certain to give it the praise it deserves. This place is absolutely stunning. It's clean and beautiful and in an excellent location. I admit that we did get lost a bit coming home one night, but what is Bali without an adventure? The ladies who came to cook breakfast and clean were lovely and made an excellent meal for us, and we were within perfect walking distance to Monkey Forest (I'm a wanderer, though, so if you're rushed or tired then a taxi may be a viable option for you). You will live on the outdoor bed/lounge area- it's perfect to sit and read or write while you enjoy the soothing sounds of nature.
Also- DO NOT MISS NAUGHTY NURIS. I had the best ribs there that I've ever had in my life, and the martinis are awesome. I can't recommend this location enough, and am so grateful to Alejandra for letting us stay there on my trip to Bali!
在Airbnb上看到这个房子就觉得超酷，看了Eat Pray Love之后就想身临其境的感受一下稻田和巴厘风情。离Ubud市中心大概20分钟步行，稍微有些远，提了大箱子不算方便。但是房间超级舒服，房东人很好，Sri很好很贴心。值得推荐。
Alejandra is very nice, same as Sri. Nice breakfast and helped us sending those post cards. House is clean and cozy, 20 walking distance to Ubud center. Absolutely Baliness style Jogolo. We had great time here:)
We had a wonderful time at the villa, it was truly relaxing and in a beautiful spot. We were well looked after by Sri, Made and Made. Would definitely recommend and hope to return someday!
We stayed in Jazmin over easter, and can't recommend it enough! The joglo itself is beautiful, and the setting stunning. The villa is close enough to walk into Ubud, and Penestanan is even closer. If you not up for the walk into Ubud, you'll find a taxi easily about 5 minutes walk from the house. Set in the midst of rice paddies, there is lots to explore right near the villa. We'd recommend the Campuhuan ridge walk before breakfast.
Alejandra and Sri were super helpful with any queries prior to our arrival, and during our stay the same. Breakfast was fresh and simple, and Sri and the girls were very sweet.
Don't miss this, perfect location, beautiful setting and stunning joglo. Thanks Alej!
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About the Host, Alejandra
I am a world wanderer and have lived and designed in many countries. But so far Indonesia, specifically Bali is my favorite.. (12 years and counting). Two years ago my beloved Jaime, who is a psycholgist from Vermont and a passionate meditator, joined me, so now my paradise is much sweeter.
My passion is making spaces a delight for the senses: visually poetic, dream-friendly, a few nice spots for kissing, a simple table for the sharing of food, a comfortable spot for intriguing conversation, a moon viewing corner.
In the last years I've been having a love affair with old 120 year old teak structures from Java called joglos and limasans. I go to Java myself and select the structures in the villages. Then we bring them back and start working on a design that works within the limitations of these extraordinary structures.
If you have a love attack and would like a joglo of your own in Bali... let me know...
we can show you what we are working on...
I'm Argentine-American. Hablemos en español, français, italiano.