Villa Kebun Damai
Private Retreat in the magical tropical beauty of Bali!
In the village of Penestanan, a quick walk to Ubud.
Children 12 and over welcome!
Private Gated House, with walled garden and salt water plunge pool (3mx4m). Separate 300 sq foot Bale for Yoga, Meditation, Massage or simply relaxing in the shade.
Quiet and removed from the noise and crowds of Ubud, yet conveniently close to everything. Easily accessible from the main road to Penestanan. Approximately 1 kilometer walk to the Palace & Market in Ubud. Easy stroll to several organic restaurants on the edge of the rice fields. Near Alchemy, Kue bakery, Wayan's Juice and a choice of good & affordable restaurants. Walking distance to museums and galleries. Near shopping, temples, yoga and meditation center. Not to mention the blissfully relaxing health spas! 60 meters to the road, yet quiet and serene. Motor bike parking on site. No car parking. Easy access to Airport; transport can be arranged with our local driver. Beautiful newly renovated bathroom with western toilet,deep terrazzo soaking tub, shower and garden!
WiFi included. Friendly professional Balinese staff.
Please note there is 5% tax; we kindly request an additional 5% gratuity for the staff.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$5 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$616 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1900 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Villa Kebun Damai (peaceful garden) is lovely, as you can see from the photographs. It is beautifully designed, and perfect for a couple or a family. We really enjoyed the treehouse feeling of sleeping upstairs, spending the evenings lounging on the porch. In the mornings, we loved waking up to the view of the trees and the sounds of nature all around us.
The villa is located just off the main road in Penestanan. This makes transportation convenient, and it is easy to walk to various businesses and restaurants. It is also an easy walk into the rice paddies, where you can find gorgeous views and lovely spots like Yellow Flower Cafe and Lala & Lili's Warung and more. The Champuan steps are about a 10 or 15 minute walk away if you want to head down to Ubud town that way. All in all the location is quite convenient.
Catherine is a great host, and she is very responsive. We encountered a problem at the beginning of our stay, and she was very quick to help us work everything out. The staff is equally responsive and very considerate. We really appreciated everything that they did to help us have a relaxing and enjoyable visit.
Ketut, who manages the property, can also recommend people to help with other services. When we wanted to head out for a day trip, he put us in touch with his friend Ketut (a different Ketut) who is a great driver and a very nice guy. We then met Driver Ketut's wife, Wayan, who used to be a cook at Sari Organik. We invited her to come to the villa to cook with us, and we learned how to make some delicious Balinese dishes. The kitchen at the villa has everything you need to make wonderful food, and we really enjoyed the experience. It was much more personal than a lesson at a cooking school, and we really enjoyed our conversations with Ketut & Wayan.
We enjoyed our stay, and we left relaxed and well rested, which was our only goal. We love Penestanan, and we would definitely return for another visit.
Tip: If you come during the rainy season, be sure to pack light pajamas as it can get cold at night. You may also want to bring a small umbrella to have on you at all times since the weather in unpredictable. Don't let the rainy season deter you, though - we enjoyed plenty of sunshine during our stay in January 2014!
We just got back from 8 days in Catherine's beautiful house. We can not praise it enough. It is beautifully exotic, romantic and private. The sounds of the wild are ever present, yet you feel very safe and protected. It is just outside the busy parts of Ubud, yet you walk there in 5-10 minutes. There is a host of breakfast, lunch and dinner places almost at the door, our favourites were The Round Bar, Alchemy, Sari Organik and Sri Rahti.
Catherine's house is a slice of paradise. Go if you can.
The villa was absolutely beautiful and in a less busy area of Ubud- but not too far from all the fun. I stayed there for 4 nights for my honeymoon in Bali. The villa gets cleaned daily, so it was always nice and clean. The plunge pool was one of my favorite features of the house- great for cooling off after a hot day out! Ketut, the house manager, was helpful and provided great service. I highly recommend staying here if you're looking for a private villa in Ubud.
I had a wonderful stay at Catherine's (website hidden)'s so beautiful and relaxing. All the little things around like the outdoor bathroom, swimming pool,2 hammocks and so much more..make it perfect!
It's very clean and I felt more than safe. There are some lovely restaurants around and anything else you need. Ketut, the house manager is amazing. He drove me whereever I wanted to go at any time of the day. I would definitely return and highly recommend it :)
The Villa was lovely and just like the photos. The plunge pool was very refreshing and the bathroom delightful with its garden and the shower in the stone wall.The upstairs bedroom is really lovely with a balcony outside.
The frogs at night were very loud, but that's to be expected near rice paddies!
The staff were good and the manager Ketut was happy to do whatever was needed to make my stay enjoyable including a trip to the rice terraces.
Although it was a walk into Ubud itself and the road is narrow through Penestanan, there were plenty of taxis available and the cafes in the area were lovely and within easy walking distance including Sari Organik, Alchemy and Cafe Kue.
I think it would be the perfect place for a honeymoon.
Catherine's place is a charming house hidden back off the street and not far to the center of Ubud. We rented a scooter, and it made for a great home base. It's clean, serviceable, and features a very unique (and nice) bathroom! Only drawback for us was the proximity to other houses. They are packed in tight (which is the way in this part of the world), and unfortunately for us there was a very loud talker next door who provided the soundtrack for much of our time in the villa. In the end, though our stay may not have been as tranquil as we would have liked, we enjoyed the property very much. One last thing: I'm someone who needs Internet when I travel, and it worked well during my stay.
Catherine's Villa is a perfect hideaway close to town. The villia and grounds are very well kept and the staff very friendly. We got stuck on an island the night before and missed the first night, Catherine offered us an extra night free which was nice. Ketut the manager is great. Couldn't be happier with my stay
the really good place!
I wanted to stay continuosly.
Just returned from Bali where we stayed for three nights in Catherine's Villa.
The Villa is a beautiful house tucked away in a cute little village just moments from central Ubud. It is exactly as the photos depict - quiet, comfrtable and well appointed. We would walk to cafe Kue every morning for breakfast and coffee, and also bought some souvenirs at the little shops on the way (cheaper and friendlier than elsewhere).
We spent most of our days out and about, and returning to the Villa each afternoon was the perfect end to each day. I had originally booked a Royal Suite at the Warwick Ibah for our time in Ubud, but cancelled to stay in the Villa and was very glad that I did - aside from saving myself over US$1000, the Villa suited our purposes far better than the Warwick would have. I'm not one to spend all day getting massages by the pool.
I cannot say enough about Ketut, the house manager - who became our personal host in Ubud and saved us on many occassions, even taking us to the doctor early one morning at a moment's notice. A great guy.
Catherine was very friendly, helpful and accommodating in my enquiries regarding our stay, and I have no hesitation in recommending the Villa to anyone.
Casa affascinante completa di tutto anche nella cucina. Manca solo il televisore.
Consigliamo il ristorantino Bubu Warung che si trova a 100m dalla casa.
Il responsabile della casa, il sig. Ketut,è gentilissimo e di aiuto immediato quando serve.
Charming home full of everything,also in the kitchen. Could be better get a television.We recommend the Bubu Warung restaurant that is located 100m from the house.
The house manager, Mr. Ketut,is friendly and immediate help when you need it.
Joanne & Roberto