About this listing
Wonderful, full service breakfast included, daily cleaning, air con and wifi. Stay in the most exciting area of Ubud. Close to all amenities. Live like the Balinese!
A short walk along a narrow path takes you away from the sounds of cars and motorbikes into the magical gardens of "Villa Semua Suka", which means "everybody likes'. Hibiscus Suite is the second story of Semua Suka, and has two twin beds, and a full bathroom with shower. There are 2 balconies that open up to cool ricefield breezes and views, plus a daybed, sofa, armchairs and a small desk. The outdoor veranda, swimming pool, gazebo and garden are all part of your living area.
We also have Jasmine Guest Suite on the main floor with a king sized beds, and indoor and outdoor showers . This is a separate listing so please look at our profile for more information.
Both Suites include air conditioning, WiFi, a new flat-screen TV with DVD player, IPOD player and our gourmet breakfast which includes house made bread and jams, fresh fruit, choice of eggs, pancakes, etc. and of course great Bali coffee. You will be well cared for by our staff led by Made' Pia who can also can help with arrangements for day trips, rafting, downhill biking, cooking classes, etc.
Only 5 minutes down the path is a great yoga studio, 4 small restaurants, massage spas and a full-size supermarket. We are also a 20 minute walk from the center of Ubud, the cultural heart and soul of Bali. Or you can take a taxi, rent a motor bike or bicycle.
You will be vacationing in the lap of luxury at budget prices--enjoy the gazebo, swimming pool and lounge chairs with WiFi throughout the property.
Our guests have access to all amenities including the pool, gazebo and wifi.
Interaction with Guests
When we are in town, we live downstairs and interact with our guest sharing information about Bali and the culture as well as practical information gleaned from our many years as residents. Our Pug Milo is here as well to entertain those guest who like dogs.
We ask that you arrive before 4:00 pm as that is when Made' leaves for the day. If this is impossible we will make special arrangements.
It is a lovely estate. Though I didn't meet Barbara in person, the maid in the house was very responsive and friendly. I would recommend this place.
The Hibiscus is a lovely property in a very quiet area of Ubud. Though a bit farther from town than anticipated, we enjoyed a lovely walk every morning and were glad to escape the busy tourist areas.
We encountered some issues during our stay, which wouldn't have had as much of an impact on our experience had they been handled differently. Our issues were around lack of communication and the housekeepers' schedule.
We used the recommended driver and arranged our schedule to arrive at a time as requested by the owner, so as to greet the housekeeper on arrival. Even though we were on time, we weren't given an orientation as the housekeeper was already gone for the day. This resulted in a few issues including missing out on breakfast one day, and not having our room cleaned because we locked it. The expectations of us as guests and what we should expect of the housekeeper were not well communicated. We were not aware to let the housekeeper know if we needed early breakfast (before 9am), or to request an extra set of keys if we split up. We thought the housekeeper would still be at the property to let one of us in at 2:45pm, but were unfortunately locked out.
Furthermore, after openly communicating the above issues with the owner, my message was forwarded directly to the housekeeper. As you might imagine, this resulted in some tension as the housekeeper then knew we had some complaints about our experience. The housekeeper's kind demeanor toward us noticeably changed as a result, and were left feeling a bit uncomfortable about the entire exchange.
Again, the property is lovely and the staff were otherwise kind. Aside from the above, we really enjoyed ourselves. If both guests and staff are present at the time expected for a welcome and orientation, then logistics should be smooth for future stays.
Aucun autre mot sur WOW, nous avons été accueillis professionnellement par toute l'équipe, très propre et super tranquille cet endroit est magique. Les hôtes sont aller de conseils en conseils pour notre séjour et ils ont contribuer à faire de notre vacances une réussite. J vous conseille cet endroit sans aucune hésitation.
Accueil très professionnel. La maison est splendide, un peu en retrai de Ubud à proximité des rizières. Tout est conforme au descriptif et aux photos. Barbara et Henry sont charmants. Tout le personnel de la villa est exceptionnel. Nous logions à l'étage, la vue y est époustouflante, vous profitez du lever de soleil, d'un côt" et du coucher de soleil de l'autre. La piscine est agréable, le jardin est merveilleusement entretenu.
This was our first time in Bali and Barbara and Henry proved to be excellent and friendly hosts providing a wealth of knowledge on sites to see, restaurants, spas etc.. The staff at the house were extremely friendly and efficient. The driver Blue proved to be an excellent and friendly tour guide. The second floor suite with two balconies provided a quiet retreat with view over the rice fields. Local restaurants were close by on foot. The center of town was about a 20-25 minute walk. In all this was an ideal peaceful location, whilst being close to the town center.
English Trandlation of above
Here is the correct choice, the overall style of the house is our favorite, the landlord is very enthusiastic, milo super cute puppy, house location is also very good, coming out of the supermarket, something many and cheap, choose something to eat nearby many, the price is very cheap, the focus is very delicious, from Ubud market almost 20 minutes walk, you can choose the car, the price is 30,000 rupiah, in short, to live here, just like a cozy home
Barbara and Henry were very welcoming and made us feel at home from the start. We stayed in the upstairs room but could come and go as we pleased and could treat the house like our own. The house was even better than the photos suggested, very clean beautifully decorated and furnished, lovely swimming pool and we had everything we needed. Great location near to some good restaurants and massage spa, within walking distance of Ubud but far enough to be very quiet and in peaceful setting. We would definitely recommend Hibiscus to anyone passing through Ubud. Thank you Barbara and Henry and also to Milo, the sweetest dog we have met !! Eva and Mike
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About the Host, Barbara
My husband and I have had a love affair with Bali for many years, buying our Villa Sunrise on the beach in 2004, opening an Indonesian furniture and art gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico, organizing yoga and meditation retreats, and now having built our Villa in the ricefields of Ubud.
Villa Semua Suka and Bungalow Jepun were built in 2011 to western standards with a Balinese esthetic.
We have decorated the villa with high quality Balinese art, furniture and artifacts. Villa Sunrise, Villa Semua Suka and Bungalow Jepun are our 'homes' not 'hotels'........welcome Home!