Private Villa Saltwater Plunge Pool

House - Entire home/apt · Jalan Campuhan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Your host, Catherine
29 Reviews
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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
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $5 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $616 /week
Monthly Price: $1900 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The villa was amazing! It was the perfect place for our stay in Ubud. It was close enough to central Ubud to walk but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. There were some great spots close by for food as well. The villa itself was great, a nice relaxing retreat after a lot of walking around and sightseeing. We loved the salt water plunge pool, especially after a hot day. Everything was very clean and well taken care of. Ketut, the house manager was very nice and extremely helpful. Catherine was very responsive to any questions we had and helped us arrange transport from the airport. Overall we had a wonderful stay at Catherine's villa and hope to one day return.

    June 2014
  • My husband and I stayed here for the first leg of our trip and were really amazed at the beauty of the place. You really feel like you're in the middle of the jungle! Catherine was very nice and helpful, and responded almost immediately to any of our messages and inquiries. Ketut, the house manager, was also extremely helpful and very friendly, as are all Balinese. The house was in a great location, only a few minutes drive from central Ubud but far enough from the commotion to allow some peace and quiet. There are a number of restaurants and bars right next door as well. We were able to rent a brand new scooter from Jiwa right next door which was great!
    We really had only one complaint and that's that the hot water wasn't the most reliable, but Ketut was always quick to remedy that!
    Other than that, truly a great stay (and we are both quite picky!). Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone!

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay at Catherine's house! The location is perfect- far enough from the craziness of Ubud but close enough to walk there. Ketut was extremely helpful, and the cleaning staff were also great. We did all of our laundry for $6 and it came back perfect. The pool was chilly and refreshing. We loved it!

    May 2014
  • The villa was lovely and is exactly as described.
    We felt very safe and welcome in Penestanan just up the hill from Ubud. We loved Bubu warung just out the front, fresh and super cheap.
    We did find the taxi cost to and from Ubud a bit costly in the end but without children you can easily walk there. Ketut and staff were friendly and helpful, the laundry service was fantastic.
    Thank you all for having us!

    May 2014
  • This is a gorgeous house in a particularly peaceful part of Ubud away from the craziness of the centre of town. The place itself is a gorgeous wooden 2 story place with lovely big bi-fold doors, a stunning garden and very refreshing plunge pool. Ketut, the house manager, is super helpful and a life-saver in terms of his airport collection! The only thing to note is that the house is a decent walk from the centre of town (about 45mins), so if you aren't an enthusiastic walker you'll need to take a taxi (which is cheap and easy). Thanks for having us to stay, was just great :)

    April 2014
  • Catherine's villa was very beautiful and spacious. It was perfect for what we wanted. The house manager Ketut was very friendly and picked us up from the airport without incident. He is a very safe driver and also showed us all we needed when we arrived at the property. The villa looks exactly like it is in the photos. The villa is located near some very nice restaurants but to get to the main part of Ubud, its either a 25 minute walk or a short taxi ride costing about AUD3-4. A bit of advice, bring lots and lots of bug spray. We got eaten alive any time we were outside.

    April 2014
  • Two weeks ago I spent one week in Catherine's villa. It was all I expected: a nice combination of luxury and picturesque Baliness. Who has ever had the small offerings for the gods next to a private pool?
    I loved this part of Ubud, the Penestanan area is great: nice warungs, little spa's and my daily yoga classes at Intuitive Flow all to be reached by footpaths wandering through the rice fields.
    House manager Ketut was very helpful and could be reached at (almost) any time during the day. The only thing I regretted was coming alone: would have been great to share this experience with a loved one.
    Many thanks to Catherine and Ketut!

    April 2014
  • This place is hard to leave. The pictures give an idea of this little heaven, but it is so much more. There is a smile on my face as I think back. Met at the airport with a smile and great service. Cleaners came in daily but never an intrusion. I had some laundry done and was very impressed with the care and detail taken. The location is as near perfect for Ubud as you can find. As a first experience of Bali, I'm hooked and highly recommending this great accommodation. The villa is bright, intimate, welcoming. Loved the pool, the shower, the Bale, long leisurely breakfast on the upstairs deck, loved the whole experience. A short walk to the center of the town and all that Ubud has to offer. On the way to the central town, there is a very narrow road on a small hill that needs care, watch the traffic but the drivers are generally slow and smiling. There are excellent food options very close, at least 6 eateries within 5 minutes, Im sure there are more to be discovered. Look out for the artisans at the roadside. Hand painting of Batik just a few doors away, such a pleasure to see true skill. Lovely. A number of scooter hire options are at the doorstep and I would recommend this. I loved the ease and freedom of the scooters. To the north of Ubud, the glorious, luminous green hills, covered in working rice paddies. Endless temples and local villages. In Ubud there is good live music, even sang with a band (badly) . I wont forget the villa or Ubud for a very long time. I only hope I can go back soon. So much more to see.

    April 2014
    Response from Catherine:

    Hi Tony - Thank you so much For your very kind words! I am so very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you Thank you! Do visit again someday. Bali is definitely addicting!
    Warmest regards,

    April 2014
  • Catherine's place was a great place to spend our time in Bali. Private, secure and colourful describes it!

    Loved the plunge pool after long and hot days of exploring the countryside.
    Though it is a 20 min walk from central Ubud, it is located in a great village (Penestanan) that has a mix of restaurants, bars and yoga/new age activities. Definitely check out the Yellow Flower restaurant and Alchemy for delicious salads.

    Ketut is also a wonderful host. He picked us up at the airport and was very helpful for anything we desired.

    Definitely a great option for those wanting some Balinese spirit, peace and relaxation! Would stay again!!

    March 2014
  • Catherine's villa was so wonderful that we decided to come back again during our stay in Bali! The villa is located just outside of the centre of Ubud, away from the bustling streets and a bit more into nature which was really nice. If you're there for yoga, you might want to rent a scooter as it is about a 40 minute walk to the yoga barn, but it is completely doable on foot. There is also a great raw restaurant about a 2 minute walk away making it really convenient to get breakfast on your way into town.
    From the moment we had booked, our experience with Catherine, and her house manager, Ketut was great. He met us at the airport, and helped us settle into the villa; he was so accommodating during our entire stay.
    I highly recommend this villa.

    March 2014
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