Villa Alam Bidadari (The Angel’s Abode)
This new villa was completed in 2012, and combines the best of traditional Balinese open living with a comfortable, modern environment. Located on the edge of a still-traditional village on the outskirts of Ubud, the villa is surrounded by trees, rice fields and a seedling nursery, and the village temple is just down the road. Here you can enjoy Bali’s still-vibrant rural life, while central Ubud with its restaurants and other attractions is just a 5 minute drive away.
• Two stories, with a pleasant view and a private garden. Top quality construction.
• One very large bedroom (king bed, 200x200) and attached full bath upstairs – separate bath tub and shower with hot water. Wrap around windows and high ceilings make it a light and airy hideaway.
• Second bedroom (with queen bed (180x200) and attached bath downstairs, including shower with hot water.
• Air conditioning in the downstairs bedroom, and a ceiling fan upstairs.
• Both bedrooms have lockable doors.
• Large open living and dining area downstairs overlooking the garden.
• Fully equipped kitchen with new gas cook top and refrigerator/freezer.
• There is a small lotus pond and temple in the garden where our family makes daily offerings.
The house is suitable for one or two couples, or a small family. The price includes daily housekeeping service and all utilities, including bottled water. There is a laundry nearby and we can help organize that service for you. There is a good grocery store on the near outskirts of Ubud with a wide variety of international products – including meats and dairy products – and there is a weekly organic farmer’s market in the next village just up the road (Tuesdays, year round). Many restaurants in the Ubud area will deliver to the villa.
Our family compound is directly behind the villa, and we are happy to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Since I work in tourism, I can assist in arranging airport pick up or drop off, rental of a car or motorbike, or suggest day trips you might enjoy. The neighborhood is welcoming – and very safe. We have a small dog in our compound, but he does not wander into the guest villa property.
A five minute ride away in central Ubud, you will find many excellent restaurants, world-class spas and yoga studios. The villa is located in the village of Katiklantang, just south of Penestanan and on the southwest side of Ubud. Our village consists of mainly Balinese families (and a few resident visitors) – nearly everyone farms and keeps a cow or some ducks, there’s a painter or carver in most families, kids fly kites in the rice fields, and women are busy preparing offerings for our many traditional ceremonies. You are always welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the local shop and join the chat about the day’s activities.
1. Please treat our villa with the same respect you would like us to exercise at your house.
2. NO SMOKING in the bedrooms.
3. QUIET HOURS are from 10pm to 8am and are strictly enforced. Please be considerate of our neighbors.
We drove follow the GSP location from Google map. But you probably need to give Dewa a call as the Villa is in the middle of a complex that you can't see via Google street view. Dewa is a great host. He gave us welcome drinks, fruits and stayed for a while to make sure we had everything we need, especially cooking needs as our mum prefer to cook instead of going to resturant. Dewa is a guide too, a great communicator who provide a lot of useful information.
The villa is very clean just as the photos, and maybe even better than the photos. However, as it locates in the middle of the jungle, you will find it is a bit humit. The aircon room downstairs is good to seperate you from the humidity and heat. The room upstair is bright with great jungle view. It is cool enough to enjoy a good sleep at night although without aircon. You will sleep with the sound of the jungle that you will never find in the big city and wake up with dog barking and cock crowing around 6:30 in the morning.
It has been a fantastic experience with Dewa. He is a friendly host and always helpful for every need you have. Importantly he is available all the time to help. The place is kept spot on and shining all the time. We will be more than happy to come back again.
This place is just amazing, the house is clean and well-located in "spiritual" surroundings. Rooms are cleaned everyday. The spot is amazing and the treatment gives the guest an upscale impression.
Dewa is a brilliant host, making everything easy. He gave us complete information about what to do in Ubud, including a list of recommended restaurants with reviews! He drove us to the lake temple and rice terraces as well. He was always accommodating and even called us up one late rainy night to check if all was OK. Perfect host for a perfect spot.
Dewa's villa was perfect - and he was a gracious host. If you're looking to see the real Ubud, stay here!! Peaceful villa, very clean, and Dewa even helped us get a motorbike. Highly recommend this place; much much better than staying in central Ubud. Thanks, Dewa.
My family enjoyed not only having Dewa as our host but also our driver for the entirety of our stay in Ubud. He was incredibly hospitable and very professional, and will go above and beyond to make sure that your stay is relaxing and worry-free.
I came to Ubud with only a faint idea of what we should do. Dewa sat down with me and we planned our itinerary day by day for the trip. He was our day-trip driver, and as someone who was born and raised in Bali, he can tell you a lot about the culture. His fees were also reasonable.
My only comment is that if you stay here, it's not really walkable to central Ubud. You'll have to get a ride there and back, but Dewa can easily arrange transportation for you.
If you want a glimpse of Ubud village life, I highly recommend his space – it's clean and the grounds are lush and beautiful. I also highly recommend this Airbnb for the access it gives you to Dewa, who will make sure that you will get what you want out of Ubud/Bali.
We stayed with Dewa for 4 days last week. To describe his house in a few words, all I can say is it is a little piece of heaven on earth. It's peaceful and beautiful. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and come with daily cleaning service. It was great waking up to nature's sounds. It's just outside Ubud, so you either need a driver or a motorbike to get there but Dewa was great at dropping us off in the city center when we needed.
Dewa is an amazing host and driver. He's very honest and kind, and will share whatever information you want to know about Balinese culture. My experience of Bali wouldn't have been the same without him. I highly recommend his home and him as a driver, you won't regret it.
Dewa and his villa were the perfect welcome to Ubud. There were four of us in our group and we were looking for a private space a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Our plans had changed so we made a reservation same day. We were lucky the villa was available and wholly appreciated that Dewa was able to accommodate us on such short notice.
The property itself is lovely and a tremendous value. The two bedrooms are spacious and airy and we found the bathrooms spotless. We couldn't believe there was cleaning service daily--quite posh for an Airbnb!
Dewa is a tremendous host. He welcomed us with beverages, a basket of fresh local fruit and made sure all of our questions were answered. He drove us into town at our convenience and took care of motorbike rentals for us, too. He even helped us with transport to Sideman to climb Mt Agung. Whether it was answering our questions or just chatting we could tell Dewa really cared about making sure we had a wonderful stay. And we did!
Dewa is the owner and he is already your best friend in town, always smiling and always trying to make you happy, he will be able to accommodate all your needs, he is also a driver so he can take you into town, at the villa from the airport, to the beach, or on any day trips .If you want freedom, he will rent you his brand new scooter. The villa is right behind his family compound, so it's always safe and welcoming. There is daily cleaning lady and daily gardener. Dewa speaks perfect English and has a ton of knowledge about Bali. He is also a tour guide. Tons of connection on the island so he can set you up with whatever you want. The staff will change bed linens and towels every week.