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
The Sanctuary is a perfect getaway place for family/friends. It is so relaxing and so serene. A nice feeling after spending a busy day in Ubud center. The staff were helpful and really warm during my stay.
The location might be a consideration for some. It's along the main road but it will take you 20-30 minutes should you decide to walk. However, it should not be a problem if you will rent a scooter. FYI, there is no public transportation in Ubud.
Anyway , I highly recommend this place if you want a relaxing and peaceful vacation in Ubud. The place is just like a sanctuary.
First of all I want to say how helpful and amazing the staff are. These wonderful ladies (and man) always greated us with smiles and hugs and organised everything for us from maps of Ubud to delivery of food, and all of our hiking, cooking classes and tours of Ubud. If it wasn't for them we would have been stuck, as our flight home got cancelled. TIP THESE GUYS they are worth every cent!
Waking up every morning greeted by a rooster and morning breeze was really heavenly. The staffs are great and nice and very helpful. Their banana pancake for breakfast is definitely a must. The room as perfect as displayed in the picture. The walks to Ubud Center was taking a moment but you can fix it by rental a motorbike. I love the place and will surely comeback again.
Unfortunately weather issues prevented me from actually making it to Bali - but the hosts were responsive and very patient with my constantly changing itinerary. I hope have another chance to get to Bali and stay!
We were made to feel very welcome. Also we felt very secure staying here, it's a little distance away from town and not the best for walking especially at night so we had to use taxis a lot as we don't ride a motorbike. The up side is that's it's pleasantly quiet away from the hustle and bustle. Attentive staff, nothing is too much trouble, lovely pool area, beautifully clean.
A beautiful retreat with delicious breakfast and incredibly helpful staff. Seriously they will do anything to make your stay excellent. The walk into town was a bit longer and busier than I was hoping but nothing a cheap taxi ride doesn't fix. Definitely recommend this is your are looking for a quiet get away.
I was so sad to leave this place!:'( It was a perfect place for my solo trip in Ubud to relax and chill.. Beautiful view from the villa and all the staff members were super nice and helpful. I'd definitely visit again if i go to Ubud next time:)
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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.