About This Listing
Beautiful Newly Renovated Villa 20 minutes from Ubud Central Totally private, serviced daily.
Double story with gorgeous deck upstairs....Plunge pool.
In the heart of Penestanan.
Close to Alchemy, Lala Lilies and Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio
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.
Whole house....Totally Private and Self Contained.
Ketut will take you to the local 'Bintang' supermarket on arrival to stock up on all your requirements for your stay.
Interaction with Guests
Ketut and staff will be around daily to clean and look after the pool and garden.
PENESTANAN is is just out of the hustle bustle of Central Ubud. Close to many wonderful little restaurants.
Walk Scooter or Driver. A 20-30 minute walk into Ubud
Other Things to Note
PONDOK MAYA ….RUMAH JAMBU…..and VILLA MELITA
We welcome you and ask that you agree to these few requests when sharing our lovely homes.
The rental includes Ketut as a manager and Wayan as Pembantu/Housekeeper, there is also a gardener that looks after both the garden and the pool.
Before you use anything in the house e.g. towels, kitchen items etc we ask that you be willing to replace anything that is damaged or lost. Everything will be in full working order when you rent the house, and we ask that it be that way when you leave it.
We suggest you bring a photocopy of your passport, it is required by law that all visitors be registered, and this will eliminate the need for Ketut to take your actual passport to the police station.We supply bottled water for the length of your stay.
There is unlimited, high speed Internet access included with the house. Ketut will give you the access code for the internet when you arrive.
This is a safe area; however we are not responsible for any valuables left in the house. There is a strong secure safe in the house, please keep your travel documents, money, laptops and any other valuables in there.
8. We ask that you treat ketut and the other staff with kindness and respect. Their duties are specific and include: Cleaning the house. Maintaining the garden and pool. Shopping for household requirements.
The staff will be available at the house for approximately 2 hours per day, in the morning ( Wayan normally will come at 9am) unless prior arrangements are made with them.
Ketut and Wayan have their own families and commitments to the temple and community. If it is not convenient that they clean during their usual hours, then they will come the following day
The staff are not paid or obligated to do anything beyond this, so kindly reimburse them financially for anything additional you ask them to do, and that they agree to, such as staying late, changing their hours, cooking meals, washing or mending your clothes, driving you anywhere on their motor-bikes, or running errands unrelated to the required shopping. If you require laundry service, they can do this for you, or there is a local place with the same rates that they charge ... and fast service, there is a sheet with itemised prices in the house.
Please make any and all arrangements for additional services through Ketut.
The staff have every Sunday off, however if you arrive or leave on a Sunday then we will of course make arrangements to fully accommodate you. Please be understanding if any of the staff on occasion need time off for ceremonies, these are a very important part of village life.
Ketut mobile phone number is (phone number hidden)
Ketut email: (email hidden)
* The rice fields are quiet and serene; noise carries deceptively far, and we like to be considerate of our neighbours ... please use common sense with respect to noise levels. Please be considerate of other guests that might be staying in the adjoining properties with regards to noise levels etc.
We are close to working rice fields and, occasionally usually for brief amounts of time, there can be issues with the electricity, Internet or water. Please be patient and understanding when this happens, it is a small price to pay for being in such a magical spot.
Also, the area is teeming with birds and wildlife, occasionally these critters might "trespass" ... as they have no idea of man-made boundaries. The staff cleans thoroughly daily, so be assured we move them on and there are no actual "residents". If you are squeamish about such things then you may want to find alternative accommodations in areas not adjacent to any rice fields.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A STRICT ‘NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE’ POLICY….sometimes we have a same day changeover with guests and out of respect to all future guests we require smoking to be outside only…….
*** Please NOTE that if there is an occaisional problem with hot water it will be because the Gas bottle on the ‘On Demand Hot Water System’ needs to be replaced ….please speak to Ketut if you experience this****
Please let us know if you need airport pick-up; we have our own car and charge the same as the taxi rate for this service. Also we have plenty of referrals for other reliable drivers, car or motorbike rentals, and excellent reasonably priced massage therapists, manicurists etc. who can be scheduled at the house
***Please Note there is a 10% Svce/tax that is payable upon arrival at the villa****
ENJOY YOUR STAY………
Please note, as stated in the house description, there is no place to park a car.
We welcome you and ask that you agree to these few requests before sharing our lovely house.
The rental includes a house manager and Pembantu; there is also a gardener that looks after both the garden and the pool.
1. We suggest you bring a photocopy of your passport, it is required by law that all visitors be registered, and this will eliminate the need for the house Ketut to take your actual passport to the police station.
2. AirBnB holds a $100 deposit until 48 hours after you leave. Should anything be lost or broken, the management reserves the right to deduct the full amount for any replacement or repair required.
3. There is unlimited, Internet access included with the house. The password will be provided by Ketut, the house manager.
4. This is a safe area; however we are not responsible for any valuables left in the house. There is a strong secure keyed safe in the house (downstairs bathroom closet); please keep your travel documents, money and any other valuables in there.
5. If there are any problems, please call Ketut, my house manager; his number is (phone number hidden).
The staff will be available at the house for approximately 2 hours per day, in the morning, unless prior arrangements are made with them.
The staff has their own families and commitments to the temple and community. If it is not convenient that they clean during their usual hours, then they will come the following day.
The gardener/pool maintenance man must have daily access to clean the pool. The salt water pool requires daily skimming & maintenance.
The staff are not paid or obligated to do anything beyond this, so kindly reimburse them financially for anything additional you ask them to do, and that they agree to, such as cooking meals, washing or mending your clothes, or driving you. If you require laundry service, they can do this for you, or there is a local place with the same rates that they charge. The laundry hamper is in the bathroom downstairs; simply leave your clothes there & there will be washed. You will be charged the posted rates.
The staff has every Sunday off, however if you arrive or leave on a Sunday then we will of course make arrangements to fully accommodate you. Please be respectful of the staff on occasion need time off for ceremonies; these are a very important part of village life.
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From Mar 1 - May 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Penastanan village has some gems - Alchemy cafe , Element restaurant amazing and street food vendor yummy . Bit tricky walking on rd but just take care and taxis (website hidden) is a delight the styling is charming. The garden is a haven . A Bali gem . Ketut picked us up and returned us comfortably to airport . We had the typical Balinese break and loved it .
Tres belle villa!!!! Bien placée, au calme, compter 20 mn pour rejoindre le centre d ubud.
This was our second time staying with Susan, and it won't be our last! The villa is so lovely, with many relaxing and beautiful places to stretch out. The pool is essential for hot humid days, and the proximity to great food and stunning walks is ideal. The property manager, Ketut, is wonderful. He is friendly and warm, and had endless patience with our questions and desire to learn some of the local language. Highly recommend!
We had a lovely stay here! Ketut was very helpful and I was glad I had arranged a transfer from the airport with him. The villa was a wonderful home base in quieter Penestenan. We were able to stroll down the the street for Lunch/Dinner to nearby Warungs. Alchemy was awesome for breakfast or lunch! We were close to scooter rentals and Eve spa was only a few doors down and highly recommended for massages. The villa was clean, had a great nature bathroom, and the saltwater plunge pool was very refreshing for dips anytime. Lots of zones to chill and relax, great for a couple.
Susan/Lisa's villa is a beautiful place to stay; it's exactly as pictured! The surrounding village is also nice and serene, just a 20 min walk from central Ubud. The walk is through a busy street, so you will have to watch traffic. Otherwise, you can always catch a taxi if you're not comfortable making the walk.
We had a warm welcome by Ketut, who was always available via phone whenever we had any questions or concerns. Our check in and check out were both late due to our schedule/flights, and our hosts were very accommodating in this regard.
If you are squirmish about bugs, critters, and amphibians like frogs/geckos, you might want to take Susan's warning seriously in her provided description. It can be a bit overwhelming for city dwellers (like myself) and there were moments I freaked out, but the experience was amazing nonetheless!
Thank you for a wonderful stay!
We had a great time at the private and secure villa. The villa was as pictured. The patio doors didn't open, but there was enough air movement without them opened up. The bed was comfortable and the only night time noise was relaxing sounds of insects outside. It's a little farther from the center of Ubud, so we got a lot of walking in during our week long stay there. About 15 minutes walking, but good to bring a flashlight for the walk home in the dark. Ketut was very helpful with picking us up and helping to arrange daytime activities.
About the Host, Susan And Lisa
We are 2 sisters from Australia. We love the laid back lifestyle and beauty of Bali. The culture and the friendly Balinese people are a delight o get to know.
We love Astrology Yoga fitness, healthy lifestyle choices,peace and natural surrounds. We thouroughly enjoy the interaction with our guests. some we get to meet and others not unfortunately.