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Writers Favorite Room ....Writing your Story?
Writers Favorite Room ....Writing your Story?

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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 next door to us if your group is up to 30.

Fibre Optic WIFI ...lightning 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 Ganesha, the grandest Joglo of our Village, has now been redesigned to feature beautiful new appointments, fully enclosed and air conditioned.
Joglo Ganesha Prima is on the first floor and has a capability of sleeping one additional guest. Joglo Ganesha Prima enjoys a garden view.

Desa Sanctuary, The Village features a beautiful pool for cooling off and fiber optic WIFI is available everywhere in the 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, cleansing 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

We are 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.If you need some other type of accommodation, please take a look at our other homes available.

A River Runs Through it! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/184039
LUXE CLASS https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3759778
Villa Sassy https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1037636

Absolute Beach Front https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/166459

Joglo Ganesha Prima https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/360425
Joglo Ganesha Dua https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18586405

Joglo Saraswati Prima https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18161990
Joglo Saraswati Dua https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/363425

Rumah Kampun https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/394571
Writers Favorit https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/394482
Absolute Rice Paddy https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4720485

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Doorman


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

81 Reviews

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Ryan User Profile
February 2017
Great place and close to ubud central. The facilities could do with a make over. The wifi is ok but defiantly not fibre optic. The lights in our room didn't work but we kind of didn't mind in the end. (this however should be looked at) the staff are very good and also helpful and the host was always available when needed. We loved bali and especially ubud we shall defiantly come back and stay again with Sakming
Sakming User Profile
Response from Sakming:
Ryan, Thank you for staying with us. We really do care and are listening. We are doing a giant remodel as we speak.....Everything in the Village ...all the houses. We love our staff and are glad you do too.... We hope to host you again and look forward to showing you a five star stay.
February 2017

Mandoux Et User Profile
January 2017
Most peace full place un Ubud. Quality and service TOP TOP TOP See you

Laura User Profile
August 2016
The room is absolutely fantastic as the staff, easy, happy and helpful people that always help you if you need. The view is amazing, the King size bed one of the best I ever experienced, the room is silent and full of light. Waking up with birds sounds and having breakfast in the tiny balcony is priceless . You simply feel like home. I would definitely come back!

Joseph User Profile
April 2016
I had a good time staying here for my couple days in Ubud. The accommodations were clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was very good and a great start to the day. The staff was always friendly and helpful, and suggested some restaurants for lunch/dinner that were really good. I wish I had time to spend a few extra days here. The Monkey Forest, Pura Tirta Emple, and Pura Gunung Kawi are nearby. Also Batur Volcano area is not very far for a scenic ride/drive. Tips: I recommend renting a scooter for your stay anywhere in Bali. A car is too big for most places, parking is harder and much slower to get around traffic. The staff can arrange the scooter rental. Prices for accommodation and scooter are very reasonable. Alternatively, you can hire a driver but the daily cost vs scooter is about 10x as much.

Erika User Profile
February 2016
Thank you to the staff at The Sanctuary! This was my second stay after staying at Wayan Bali's Treehouse up the road. Not only did Sak Ming (manager) respond to my request for booking a room in a matter of minutes but she sent a driver out to pick me up right away! The staff really went out of their way to ensure I was comfortable once again. The room I was in (the writer's room) was awesome! There are two desks at opposite ends, a wonderful seating area near the window area, a cute breakfast nook on the small balcony outside, and I think what I enjoyed best of all? The washed concrete floor in the room. After a nice hot day, it felt fantastic to step on! Great breakfast too!! When I return to Ubud, this will be my go to!

Leila User ProfileLeila is a superhost.
January 2016
Beautiful tranquil setting. Nice location, a short 15 minute walk from the hub of Ubud. We were greeted with a welcome drinks and welcome pack and even got to order food to be delivered to be room from a local restaurant which was bliss after a hot and long journey. I can see why this call this place a favourite for writers. Huge big comfy bed too :)

April User Profile
November 2015
We were greeted with a warm welcome by David and Brenda's staff. They helped us rent a motorbike for the day which was seamless. The place is a little more rustic than the pictures looked. The pool seemed a little dirty, maybe because the filter wasn't running. The room was spacious, clean and had nice decor - only thing to note is there were small cracks near windows and doors so bugs could find their way in easier. The location is a little out of town, but if you're comfortable renting bikes or a scooter, it's a five minute ride in. Overall, the place fit our needs for a night and we appreciated that the staff was friendly and helpful.

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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%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour