Our pool and lounge area, which comes with a BBQ and fantastic sunsets
Eco-luxury, family-friendly villa
Eco-luxury, family-friendly villa

Entire home/apt

9 Guests

4 Bedrooms

8 Beds

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About this listing

Featured in Family Traveller magazine, and soon the NYT and NatGeo, this nature inspired property is the perfect blend of high end Bali villa-meets super comfortable family home. A favourite for small retreats, family getaways and reunions.

The space

Villa Aalaya (Sanskrit for 'Home") is a beautiful villa made up of three antique teak buildings. The Joglo is our daytime space; containing the kitchen, dining room and sitting area, this building is completely open to the beautiful view of the forest, gorge and rice fields. Group dinners are great on our 4m x 1.5m teak dining table!

The Limasan is our private space, containing three bedrooms, a TV area, our library and two upper floor loft spaces (office and sacred space) The giant timbers and 40 foot ceilings create a stunning space to relax in.

Finally, the Gladak is a separate, self contained bedroom, made entirely of teak with its own private outdoor bathroom and veranda, mini fridge and coffee/tea making facilities.

The master bedroom has a king sized bed on a tatami platform, with a TV, 2 closets, a sunken tub and separate shower.

The two bedrooms are spacious with two single beds in one, and a custom made double bed with a pull out single underneath if required. They share a bathroom which is all glass (including the roof!) with huge trees overhead, an outdoor shower and a giant two person jacuzzi tub.

The property has a curved infinity pool overlooking the ricefiled and gorge, a trampoline (built into the ground, with net around), a fire pit for camp fires, huge beautiful trees and a bamboo grove. There is lots of parking and it is located 100m off the village road down a private driveway, so there it is very quiet.

Villa Aalaya is located 1.4km from the main road of Ubud in the village of Kutuh Kaja. The Ubud Botanical Gardens is 500m further up our street, and the only gym in Ubud is 700m from our house.

This is a family home we finished in December 2011 and live in, and it was designed with children in mind. We only rent it out while we are on vacation.

It comes with a Villa Manager to help with any questions/concerns and is fully serviced.

Guest access

You will have access to the entire property

Interaction with guests

We have a full time house manager...she can be reached by phone or in person throughout your stay to help with anything you may need,

The space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 8
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: $31
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

70 Reviews

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Kristin User Profile
June 2017
We had the perfect family holiday here! The villa is even more beautiful in person! The staff was so helpful and made our experience in Ubud amazing. Thank you to Made who not only made us incredible dinners every night but also took great care of my children while my husband and I did some white water rafting. Made did fruit carvings with our children and homemade painting with them, and her dinners were out of this world! The breakfast staff were also so sweet and accommodating! My children also loved the tree house, trampoline, and swing set.. And a big thanks to the driver Badra who gave us excellent service driving us all around Bali. If you're looking for a perfect mix of relaxation and sight seeing with an excellent location, look no further!!! We can't wait to come back!

Elaine User Profile
June 2017
Walking into Steve, Renee and Ajeng's home was simply an experience in itself - a central location but built with a design for tranquility in mind. It was stepping into a different space - absolutely stunning property for a group / family travel. Steve and Renee also hosted a dinner for us and the kitchen was simply filled with the warmth of Balinese hospitality. We truly enjoyed ourselves and will strongly recommend anyone to book this lovely home

Erin User Profile
June 2017
Six of us and a 2 year old stayed at Steve's place for a week and we had such a fantastic time. We didn't want to leave. The pool is amazing, the rooms and bathrooms are clean and beautiful. The beds are very comfortable. It's a 20 minute walk on the road to the Main Street in Ubud. Made the cook cooked dinner for us on most nights and we had breakfast each morning. Try the pumpkin pie and ribs. The best. Badra was really helpful driving us around when we needed it and we hired him to drive us to the airport on our last day and to fill in the time before the flight. All in all I would recommend this place to everyone.

Alexandra User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful, peaceful, calm and quiet place. Just fantastic.

Domenic User Profile
May 2017
Fantasic villa looking over the Ubud jungle. Badra and staff took really great care of us and were extremely kind and professional. Our group of 4 couples had a really great time. The villa was very spacious, fully equipped with everything we needed and clean. Would recommend for any large group looking for a place to stay in Ubud, Bali.

Richard User Profile
April 2017
The house is beautiful and feels like it's set in the jungle. It's clean and comfortable with all the amenities you need. It's set out of Ubud centre so it quiet and serene. It's a 15-20 minute walk to the centre or around $5-6 AUD in a taxi. You can't get a taxi on the street outside the villa so will need to pre arrange one with a driver in town or book through one of the apps. We used their recommended driver Badra, who was brilliant and had dinne cooked a few times by Made which was fantastic. Overall a great stay.

Duncan User Profile
March 2017
We were a group of 5 adults and 2 small grandchildren (4 months & 3+ years).. celebrating my wife's 70th birthday. we had 8 nights at the villa and loved it.. the accommodation suited us well.. the infinity pool was used by all especially the 3 year old.. it was clear, clean and warm! We dined in EVERY night c/- Ibu Made who cooked our dinners to perfection ( and cleaned up!). We had breakfast made for us every day by the young girls.. who also cleaned up everything.. we had enough leftovers from breakfast & dinner to provide day long snacks & lunch. Badra the driver picked us up and dropped us off at the airport.. it is a 90 mins or so journey. We also used him frequently for tourist trips and visits to COCO ( supermarket for grog!). We used the recommended masseur twice and rated her as one of the best ever! and at $15/hour great value. The Wifi stopped c/- a cable cut on the main street two days from end.. before that it was fine and the cable TV including Fox sports was a plus for a golf fan! There are a lot of mossies around so take care with small children.. it is just part of being in Bali. The rooms were spacious and cleaned every day and the configuration suited us well. It is a 25 minute walk downhill to the main part of Ubud.. make sure you visit Ubud Palace for the traditional Legong dance show on a Sunday night [ Badra organised tickets and transport]. We experienced the annual Hindu festival of Nyepi which meant staying home for 24 hours.. no lights and no flights.. time to meditate!!..Check it out it for details and the night before with the giant Ogoh-Ogoh's!! all in all a great break and overall very affordable The key to our visit was the can do staff and their friendly disposition. Go there!

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Ajeng User ProfileAjeng is a superhost.

We are from Canada, and have been working our way around the world... first with the UN and now in social enterprise.

We have two 'third culture kids' who attend the Green School because we believe in sustainability, global leadership and community.

Our style of hosting is simple: we set you up with everything you need in our "Welcome Pack' (local phone numbers, activities, restaurant suggestions) and hope you will enjoy the adventure of getting to know Bali on your own... which is sometimes smooth as silver.... and other times, a little rocky. Ubud is a magical place with lots of opportunity to eat, live and learn well.

We especially welcome guests from exotic places and families with small children who like to play!

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