Boasting 4 double bedrooms, Castello Jasper sleeps 8 persons in style and comfort. Luxuriate beside the 16 metre saltwater pool knowing the house is fully serviced by live in staff. The only decision is where to have lunch and dinner.
The house has two staff, Wayan Legit and Wayan Suri, who live on site with their three children, Putu, Kadek and Komang. They keep the house, garden and pools in good shape. Inside, they make the beds and wash the floors. Additionally, they sweep the garden and paths every day.
They prepare fruit, eggs/toast type breakfast every day (included in the rate). A larger amount of Indonesian food can be cooked at breakfast time, which can be eaten later in the day, if that appeals. However, guests will need to fund this, as standard fare is eggs/toast, fruit!
They will run errands (like shopping, laundry), can organise babysitting, hiring of a car, visiting local music nights, visiting local temple, ordering and picking up takeaway food.
Castello Jasper can organise a car, or a car and driver for you. You just need to ask the staff. Rates maybe negotiable, but probably a car will cost about (phone number hidden) rupiah per day.
With a driver, add probably another 100,000 rupiah.
Ubud has no metered taxis, but plenty of people offering their services, all up and down every street. Always negotiate the price before you start, and be prepared to find another driver if the price seems too high.
It is very easy to drive yourself in Bali. You must have an international drivers licence. Driving is on the left hand side of the road. The main rules are to drive slowly, and give way to everyone!
Plenty of tours can be booked in Ubud to places all over the island.
Local buses are very cheap, if you are feeling adventurous.
We LOVED Castello Jasper. Do not hesitate... just make a booking and go... you will love it.
I booked Castello Jasper, 24 hours before departure, after decision to have a last minute trip to Bali. We booked through Airbnb; the correspondence with Graham was very prompt and efficient. The booking and payment easy.
From the moment we walked through the gate, we knew we had found somewhere very special. The serenity, lush gardens, the beautiful house, the stunning pool with the amazing rice paddy vista! Heavenly!
We were greeted by Suri and Wayan, who settled us in very quickly then made us a beautiful breakfast. The omelettes were very tasty, the pancakes a hit, the fruit salad fresh, the coffee lovely and the ginger tea was very refreshing. The toast was lovely too! The daily breakfast was a great start to each day.
We spent 5 lazy days and nights by the pool, just relaxing and enjoying the stunning view. The Villa is quiet, very private and very comfortable. Just what we needed for a 5 night escape.
The beds are extremely comfortable, the bedrooms spacious and each with own bathroom, which we loved. The house is light and airy and very well appointed with art work, carvings and trinkets.
Suri and Wayan were very helpful when we had any questions or requests. They organised daily massages and some spa treatments. Our Taxi driver Gde was on hand at all times to take us to town, pick us up, take us on excursions or pick up take-away.
After an initial misunderstanding, regarding our airport pick up. Graham and his team in Bali made sure we were more than looked after and we could enjoy our holiday with ease. Thank you to all that helped us.
As a sincerely apology and thank you, we were cooked a lovely seafood meal on the last night and treated to music and dancing from the local village girls. This was a wonderful wrap up to our short but very restful holiday. Thank you too for allowing us to have a very late check out so we could make the most of our last day.
Thank you Graham and Nyoman from BBE Villas for running a professional operation and rental property. Thank you Wayan, Suri and family for being the perfect hosts and introducing us to some Balinese culture and way of life.
Castello Jasper is highly recommended... we will be back!!!
The villa is awesome. It is right in the middle of the rice fields, very serene and quiet. Bedrooms and bathrooms were all clean.
However, the villa requires 200m walking distance from parking lot. This is not a problem at all for me and husband. But was a bit of a problem for my elderly father that has hip problem. So take this into consideration if you rent this villa for family vacation involving elder family members.
The rice field walk to downtown Ubud is definitely recommended.
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