About This Listing
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.
Our very own Rumah Tinggi ..."The Tall House"
Set above the Village, Rumah Tinggi has sweeping views of the rice paddies, pool and gardens. This beautiful, spacious, Rumah can be configured as one King bed, or two twin beds.
This room is the favorite of all the writers we have ever had stay with us. A well placed desk overlooking the rice paddies at which to commune with nature or friends, a casual and comfortable sofa with plenty of room to spread out....Rumah Tinggi is a great place to come home to!
Daily rates of $50 per night, including breakfast.
Additional occupants (up to 3 persons total) is $15/night/person.
WIFI is available everywhere in our Village....and it's FREE!
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!
Other Things to Note
If you need some other type of accommodation, please take a look at our other homes available.
River View Gardens https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3759778
Villa Sassy https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1037636
A River Runs Through it!https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/184039
Absolute Beach Fronthttps://www.airbnb.com/rooms/166459
Cozy Lotus Lumbunghttps://www.airbnb.com/rooms/391937
Absolute Rice Paddyhttps://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4720485
We had a wonderful stay at the sanctuary. The best of our trip in Bali !!! The room was very nice, clean and very well furnished. The staff is super nice. The sanctuary is very well situated, very quiet and relaxing place. We definitely recommend this place and we will definitely come back here when we come back to Ubud. Thanks for everything.
Myself and my friend Laura stayed at Desa Sanctuary for a fortnight from 3rd March until 16th March and can honestly say we had the most amazing time.
Our room was beautiful, clean and with a very comfortable large bed. The pool area was lovely in amongst the trees, such a beautiful setting.
Every single staff member that works at Desa Sanctuary is wonderful - we were looked after from the word go and they made our stay so very special. Thank you all t want to leave Ubud and would go back there and stay at Desa Sanctuary in a heartbeat.
The place is even better then expected because it is rich of vegetation and serenity.
The staff was very friendly and made us live a nice experience.
Will go back for sure.
From the beginning of my stay until I had to leave, my experience at David & Brenda's Rumah Tinggi was wonderful. I loved having a room upstairs & tucked away in the corner of the property. The space was bright & comfortably furnished, the outdoor bathroom spacious, & the small kitchen & fridge very useful. It was great to have a supply of Bali coffee and to be able to make it in my room whenever I felt like it.
All of the staff members at The Sanctuary were extremely welcoming, friendly, and responsive to any requests I made. Every morning I enjoyed delicious banana pancakes and fresh fruit that they prepared for me. To top it off, breakfast was delivered to my room! A big thank you to all of the staff!
It is a bit of a walk into Ubud. I walked when I felt like it, but other days I asked for a scooter ride into Ubud. Someone was always more than happy to give me a ride any time I needed one & the charge was nominal.
I will definitely stay here again! Staying at The Sanctuary made my vacation in Bali very special. Thank you.
Sak Ming and her team were wonderful, the listing was as described. It is not a resort so don't expected clean white towels and a full waiters service. They offer a taste of village life with the roosters crowing, a beautiful pool to swim in, rooms that feel homely. It only has 4 cottages so you are greeted all the staffin first name basis. It's a little out of town and as there is no restaurant a scooter is recommended to get around on. Maybe not for everyone but I thoroughly recommend this place.
What a beautiful place to stay! Rumah Tinggi was more beautiful than the photos. The décor is more casually elegant, it is light & bright and the ceiling is wonderfully high. The green outlook was stunning too.
We extended our stay already and wanted to return there after visiting other towns but the room was unfortunately booked.
A special mention to Sap Ming who handled the booking and returned messages almost instantly. Nothing was ever too much trouble. And also to Tamang and Little Ketut who both went out of their way to assist however they could. On our last day we had to leave super early and they surprised us by making breakfast for us. We weren't expecting it. And to top things off when they saw we were racing around ready to leave, they found plastic containers so we could take our unfinished breakfasts with us. Everyone was so kind and caring... And very funny!
The villa is quite a walk from the centre (especially in the heat) so they also quickly organised a scooter for us for $5 a day. We had an absolute ball flying around. Much better than a car that often gets stuck in traffic. We fell in love with Ubud and staying at Sanctuary was a big part of that. I highly recommend!
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About the Host, David And Brenda
David, my husband 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 and you will see why he is so in demand!
I have a variety of interests that keep me busy. I have spent years doing spiritual growth work and now work with others with addiction and codependency issues. I love this work and the chance to give back what I was taught. I've been an artist my whole life so our home is filled with original art ( mine and others) and I have an awesome studio..Anyone that loves to paint will fall in love here. My latest passion is teaching Zumba, What a blast!
As you can see, we are both loving our life and filling the hours manifesting our dreams. We both are creative artists and love to explore the world and the people in it.
Since we've been in Bali we've been taking in South East Asia. We love Vietnam, and Thailand for their amazing cuisine.
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 an amazing staff and manager, Eko and Sakming, who will be your contact people.