Passiflora at sunset.View to open living/ dining/ kitchen.
Architect Designed Natural Villa 1
Architect Designed Natural Villa 1

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1 bedroom

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Nestled in a preserved rice paddy of Penestanan, our transformed joglo (100-year-old teak structure) is carefully designed to be in touch with nature. Penestanan is the hip area of town: yoga, cafes, rice-paddy walks and 15 minutes on foot 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 and will carry your bags the 5-minute walk (with steps) to Passiflora. Other drivers won't carry bags.

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 remodeled house is across the walking path. We have also added a shared salt water pool for the use of our guests!
Our area has no car access nor motorbike 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.
I 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 drivers Ketut, Allo, Gusti or Komang 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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


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

House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

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



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Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

175 Reviews

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Cassandra User Profile
August 2017
The staff were all very helpful with our stay. We were provided with lots of information about the great local things to do, and tried many of them. This made our brief stay in Ubud very enjoyable, as we were able to steer clear of "tourist traps" and focus more on the authentic beauty of the local culture. The villa was wonderful, and looks just like the pictures. Our breakfast was prepared for us each morning in house and was absolutely delicious! The location is perfect, just outside of Ubud - very quiet but also very close to walk to town. We also enjoyed the pool! Overall we loved our stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat a tranquil forest/rice paddy.

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

Fabienne User Profile
July 2017
Having left Sri's Passiflora only two days ago, we are still a little sad we had to leave...this place is truly magical. An oasis, a place to rest, to recharge body and mind. It's wonderful nature surroundings and open concept make for the most unique experience, with the soft breeze through the rooms, the nature "surround sound", the marvelous design, decor and architecture and stunning views. And most of all the incredibly kind people! Always a smile and a friendly word on hand. The breakfast: absolutely delicious! If you're looking for an unforgettable accommodation, the best of the best, this is where you'll find it.

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!
Sri User ProfileSri is a superhost.
Response from Sri:
Thank you for your review, Dana!
June 2017

Ori User Profile
May 2017
staying at sri's placd was absolute pleasure .. from the moment of the check in till the moment of check out.. such wonderful hospitable ppl and such beautiful thoughtful villa.. great breakfast menu.. yummy pool... coconut guy comes every morning .. beautiful garden.. amazing walks around.. it's just delish!!!
Sri User ProfileSri is a superhost.
Response from Sri:
Thank you for your review, Ori. We are delighted you and your mother enjoyed your stay with us at Passiflora.
May 2017

Kim User Profile
May 2017
My stay at the house was the best part of my trip. Everything about the experience was amazing. Sri, took care of every detail! The house was beyond words. The location, the furnishings, and the warm hospitality. I would recommend staying a few days to really appreciate this magical gem. It's an experience that not to be missed. ❤
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Response from Sri:
Thank you for your kind, generous review, Kim.
May 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 like us to transform a joglo (100 year old teak structures from java) just for you... let me know...and we can show you what new projects we are working on.

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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