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.
The Lotus Lumbung, is a two story house that looks out to the rice paddies from the upstairs and a garden view from downstairs.
The Master Bedroom, upstairs, has rice paddy views and a Queen bed.
The downstairs living room opens onto the pool and garden. The bathroom, located downstairs, is designed with hand placed rock tile, with shower.
The kitchen, with double burner stove top, and refrigerator, allows you to make this your home away from home. There is an electronic keypad safe large enough for a laptop.
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
Lotus Lumbung can accommodate 2 persons in total. Price includes breakfast.
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!
When I first arrived, I was a stressed out city slicker so the place took some getting use to (I wasn't expecting the Hilton but I think I was a little unprepared for how rustic the lumbung actually was). After the second day though, I was completely won over. The off-the-beaten track location of Desa Sanctuary is unmatched and I fell in love with the cosy, cabin-like enclosure of the elevated bedroom, the outdoor living room and its proximity to the pool (not noisy at all despite being beside the entrance). Not too many mosquitos but all the same, it wouldn't hurt to have some bug spray or mosquito repellent patches with you.
Over the course of 8 days, I was treated to consistently delicious breakfasts (the banana pancakes with fruit salad were by far the best!) by the smiley staff who were attentive without being intrusive. I wouldn't call the property itself 'luxurious' but the wonderful staff and peaceful setting made it a 5-star experience! As stated in previous reviews, the sanctuary was a bit of a walk to the main areas of Ubud but daily transport was easily organised whether it was a motorbike driven by a member of the staff (I went to the Yoga Barn everyday riding pillion) or a car if I was venturing off to a more off-grid location like Gunung Kawi. If you are into exploring the area and are adept at handling a motorbike (I wasn't), hiring one for the length of your stay is definitely recommended. Otherwise, staying put and ordering in cheap, delicious meals is always a wonderful idea. The unique village-like ambience also makes it easy to get to know other guests although if you wanted to keep to yourself, you can comfortably retreat into your own space. The houses are quite close together but it didn't feel any less private. The neighbours next to the property were a little noisy at times but this was likely due to the fact that I chose to stay over during Nyepi and there were daily celebrations happening at the time. All and all, an amazing stay that didn't break the bank. I will definitely return :)
Loved this house! Loved the staff. Would stay again for sure
We enjoyed our stay here very much. We had great email communication with the owners and the staff are very friendly and happy to help and our driver was there with a smile to pick us up from Denpasar airport.
The bedroom was my favourite part about the lumbung as it's upstairs and feels cosy (great bed), clean, quiet and cool- the only disadvantage being you have to get down the stairs in the night to go to the bathroom.
It felt really convenient to have a kitchen area with tea, kettle etc and a big water filter. The bathroom was adequate and the seating area spacious.
The location is slightly out of town so I would recommend hiring a scooter or a bicycle to get into the main part of Ubud.
Although we did not get to meet David and Brenda, we were received very well. The staff was great and accommodating re: check in / out policy. Matt and I had a great time but I am not sure this is the bungalow will fit all travelers. For instance we had a friendly house cat stay with us on the bottom floor and the bungalow in general is very open to nature (i.e. partly exposed bathroom, insects, geckos). The place is a bit far from Ubud proper but we took a private car every day to go far into Bali island so that was not a huge issue. The banana pancakes are big plus!
Great spot! Good location and the pool really makes it. Love the small enclosed community and it was just a short 20 minute walk into Ubud. A motorbike is super helpful! The staff is extremely helpful and nice. Just be aware since the downstairs is partially open there are bugs! But only at a certain time of night. Great place to spend your Ubud vacation!
We had a really good time here. The staff at this sanctuary are very friendly and attentive. The room we stayed at was very nice! Thank you!
quiet getaway in ubud, worth the cost..good staff..use outside taxi (in house a bit pricey)
Stayed in the Lumbung for 10 days and had a great time staying here. The only downside was the distance into the town, it does take 20-30 minutes to walk and it's not very fun when it's dark or raining. There is also not really a footpath, so it's not safe to walk at night. Even though walking is always quite challenging in Ubud. On our third day we did hire a motorbike and the problem was solved. Staff are very lovely, friendly and helpful. The breakfast is included is always pretty good. Try the banana pancake! Would defiantly stay here again :) Thanks
Communications were excellent and everything was very easy. Unfortunately we didn't manage to actually stay at the place due to illness that left us far away.
Oasis in Ubud with cozy design, very friendly and helpful staff and many little lovely details - you will enjoy your stay! Had the pleasure to meet David who welcomed me with a big smile and many interesting and helpful hints and ideas. Highly recommend this place
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.