view to bedroom.Morning view of panel and daybed.
Architect Designed Natural Villa 1
Hosted by Sri
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Nestled in a preserved rice paddy of Penestanan, our joglo, (100 year-old reclaimed teak structure from Java), is designed to be in Touch with Nature. The bedroom closes for privacy but the living room is delightfully open! We are in the hip area of town: yoga, cafes, rice-paddy walks & 15 min walk to Ubud. We are off the beaten path and hard to find as there is no direct car access. We STRONGLY advise using our select drivers who know our location & will carry bags the 6 minute walk + 30 steps.

The space

Walk 6 minutes or ride a rented motorbike along a tropical river path (and then up 30 steps) to one of three architect-designed loft-like antique joglo (traditional Javanese teak house). Passiflora is set in a rice paddy, which we have kept, partially intact, as part of our commitment to this agricultural tradition. Across the rice paddy is our other joglo, Jazmin, Marguerite, our newest is across the walking path. Being mindful of water shortages in Ubud, we decided to add a shared salt water pool for the use of our guests from the three houses. Often you will have it to yourself. Our neighborhood has no car noise, but many sounds of geckos, roosters, frogs and collared kingfisher birds, while still walking distance from Ubud (20 minutes).
Passiflora is a reclaimed antique joglo brought over timber by timber from Java. Each of our joglos has its own personality. We carefully design every detail to make sure that staying in these transformed traditional structures is a one of a kind experience in luxurious but simple ecological living.
As you walk into Passiflora, you'll be taken by the spacious loft -like feeling (1000 sq. ft. /90 meters square) with the added visual pleasure of antique teak timber beams and carved wood panels. The roof is made of handwoven grass known as "alang-alang" here.
We have combined traditional elements, but the sensibility is modern with an emphasis on comfort. There are no villas in Ubud quite as uniquely in touch with nature as Passiflora and Jazmin.
Read on the daybed on the verandah, have a conversation in the living room then have a nap in the bedroom on the king-sized super comfortable bed overlooking the family temple. The kitchen is perfect for cooking: polished concrete countertops and reclaimed wood cabinet doors. At night, the bedroom locks up for privacy and safety, but the living room stays open for maximum connection with nature. You can practice yoga comfortably in so many spots and later bathe under the stars in the sunken tub. Made and Made will pamper you with healthy breakfasts of Bali Buda bread, Bali Coffee and our homemade yogurt and jam. No breakfast would be complete without a plate of tropical fruit. I'll leave you my list of my favorite secret spots and restaurants.
Honeymoon couples love the joglos, however I also love staying in the joglos by myself. Our houses are the only two in Penestanan which are connected to traditional Balinese family temples.
Like Jazmin, this is a truly unique experience for FIT folks who want to be in touch with the Bali of rice farmers in the most natural but still luxurious way! Enjoy!

We have a very complete list of all things wonderful that are must dos.. and a local phone for use of our guests with our numbers in them. Very handy.
Penestanan has become hip... and now has its very own yoga studio, meditation center, approximately 10+ charming restaurants (Indonesian, Japanese, Indian, Raw/Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan) and a cafe and bakery, so you don't even have to get on your motorbike.
We can organize a scooter for you for $5 per day or
you can take an expensive taxi to Ubud $5 per ride.. or you can walk... 20 minutes.. to all things Ubud . You can also hire a car with a driver for about $50 US.
We have been featured in the New York Times, Building in Harmony and recently, Lost Bali, a new guidebook that has chosen Passiflora as the ONLY CHOICE for where to stay in Ubud! A book about our work will be released in December 2017.
If you'd like a joglo of your own, let Studio Magnolia know. :)

Guest access

Our recommended drivers will be delighted to pick you up at the airport. We recommend this option because they know where we live and are willing to carry bags. Other drivers are not. The cost is $350,000 Rp and can be paid to them directly. We provide a local phone at the villa with preprogrammed numbers and a little credit. Our homemade laminated map is a great help for navigating your local adventures.

Interaction with guests

You can always contact us via AirBnb message, SMS, or email.

Other things to note

Our saltwater pool is for the use of all of our guests. You will find that you will have it all to yourselves most of the time. Our drivers, Allo, Ketut and Komang will be happy to pick you up at the airport. The cost is Rp.$350,000. Uber is forbidden in our village and are quite insistent. That is why prices for transport are a bit high.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

We have found that most guests who stay with us are extremely appreciative and respectful of our houses.


185 Reviews

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Yolande User Profile
October 2017
This is a beautiful, unique place is just as it is described in the listing and the photos. We really didn't feel like leaving Passiflora, which suited us just fine. It was a great space for reading, writing and reflecting. Even though it is all very open air, there is a strong sense of privacy to. They cook a beautiful breakfast and there are four choices for the hot part of the meal. Even though it is five minutes walk to the nearest road, they come and carry your suitcases for you.
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Response from Sri:
Yolanda, thank you so much for this beautiful review.. I am so sorry I was unavailable because of my illness. All of your feedback is fabulous! Thank you.
October 2017

Nicole User Profile
September 2017
Sri is great host. The home isn't lovely clean and a true Bali experience. It's open air kitchen, living room and bathroom so make sure your up for that. There is a net over the bed which makes for a restful night sleep with no bugs. Breakfast was delicious and the staff are lovely. Sri is helpful to organize a driver for day trips as well. Overall great stay, thanks!

Vivian User Profile
September 2017
Really unique location outside of downtown Ubud. Downtown can get chaotic so it was really lovely to stay in this quiet village. Made, Made, and Eva did a great job cleaning and made a wonderful breakfast. Hope to be back again soon.

Betty User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful house away from the busy Ubud central. Beautiful area and great scenery. Breakfast and all the care from the staff was great. Would recommend renting a scooter if going to central Ubud frequently. It's not a difficult walk there but can get very tiring if doing more than one round trip a day in the heat.

Lindsay User Profile
July 2017
This house is amazing! So beautiful and peaceful with so many special touches. We really liked the location as it was walking distance to central Ubud (20 minute walk), but there were plenty of restaurants that were closer. Close enough to walk into town but removed enough to feel like we were still in a calm, residential area. Sri was easy to communicate with and Made and Made were great--tidying up daily and making fantastic breakfasts. Alejandra's detailed Ubud guide was also a big help. Helpful to note that this space is essentially all exposed to the outdoors (except for the bedroom) which was wonderful for having an outdoor shower, al fresco breakfasts, and tropical creature sounds, but it does make for a somewhat more rustic stay, despite the upscale decor. Would definitely stay here again!
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Response from Sri:
Good review and good reminder Lindsay. Yes, our joglo houses: architect designed natural villas 1, 2 and 3 especially, are in touch with the elements and can be a very new experience for many... That's why we don't recommend it for everyone.. people have to be open to sounds of frogs and geckos and faraway roosters. Thank you
July 2017

Dana User Profile
June 2017
What an amazing place to stay! The house itself is gorgeous, peaceful and in an amazingly beautiful and quiet village near Ubud, surrounded by rice fields. The staff couldn't have been lovelier, really friendly and helpful. One thing to know is the house is really mostly outside, so prepare for several applications of bug spray and the sounds of the jungle as you sleep. Overall, such a wonderful and memorable time!
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Response from Sri:
Thank you for your review, Dana!
June 2017

Cameron User Profile
April 2017
Very beautiful villa and in an amazing location. Loved being in the rice fields and the little trails to get around. Was very fun and beautiful.

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Ubud, IndonesiaJoined in November 2010
Sri User ProfileSri is a superhost.
I am Balinese, a mother, and love my island. I am the manager of these beautiful houses in my village, Penestanan, Kaja. My staff and I hope to make your stay in Bali very special. I am happy to answer any questions about Bali for you. If you have a love attack and would lik…
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English
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