About this listing
Featured in Family Traveller magazine ((website hidden)), 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.
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.
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,
Ik begin als eerste om te zeggen dat dit 1 van de mooiste accomodaties is, waar ik ooit heb mogen verblijven! Steve en Renee hebben hier iets geweldigs gebouwd! Petje af voor de verschillende stijlen en constructie van de huizen en buitenkeuken!
De communicatie met de villamanager, Ajeng, verliep perfect! Bij aankomst werden we door haar opgewacht en heeft ze ons een volledige rondleiding gegeven.
We voelden ons meteen welkom en thuis.
Alle kamers en badkamers waren perfect, met in elke kamer geweldige bedden!
De buitenkeuken was het gedeelte waar we het meesten zaten, de volledig ingerichte keuken was zeer handig!
We hebben 1 avond genoten van het heerlijke heten van de kokkin van het huis, haar pumpkin pie is hemels!
De chauffeur, Badra, was onwijs behulpzaam en aardig.
Hij bracht je overal naar toe en had goede tips onderweg.
Leuk te horen dat hij heeft meegeholpen het huis te bouwen.
De 2 huisdieren (Boots, de kat en Luna, de hond) waren erg gezellig en ze vinden je totaal niet vreemd, mijn moeder houdt niet van huisdieren maar van zelfs zijn vond de beesten leuk!
Kortom alles was perfect aan ons verblijf in deze geweldige villa!
Ik kan het iedereen aanraden om hier een paar dagen te verblijven als je in Bali op vakantie bent!
The house was a great setup for our family of 6 with 4 children ages 18 months to 10 years. From the badminton set, swings and trampoline to the swimming pool and Luna the dog, our kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Ibu Made cooked delicious food and the staff were wonderful to us. We enjoyed our stay in Ubud at Villa Aayala!
A memorable holiday in a beautiful setting with a very well appointed home.
It was perfect for our family of 3 generations meeting up from Australia, NZ, Singapore and London. We overflowed to the 2 bedroom house next door which was equally good.
We spent a lot of time in and around the pool and my 3 year old granddaughter loved the swings.
All the staff were most kind and helpful. We ate in 3 nights out of 5, enjoying Ibu Made's culinary skills...loved the Pumpkin Pie.
This place is absolutely wonderful. The staff is fantastic and the food is great (Ibu Made's pumpkin pie is as good as advertised). The access to Ubud is great and Badra will take you anywhere. We've stayed in a lot of Airbnb houses and this one is up near the top. If you like hanging in a beautiful pool and eating well then stay here.
Steve was there to warmly greet us and run through the features of the house. The place was exactly like the photos ... Beautiful. We absolutely loved Luna the dog (security) and wanted to take her back to Australia. Place was a bit far from Main Street to walk but easy to navigate on bikes. Organic frog 50 metres away serves great food though. Infinity pool was sensational. All in all was a fantastic stay at an amazing house!
Steve House had two sides.
One feels like a very old antique furniture, the other one is like atmosphere that is not clean.
Breakfast was special, clean.
The bedrooms were clean. However, the sheet did not change every day. Towels are not enough.
Manager was very friendly. Every day we asked for safety. And kindly explained what we need.
There was a huge dining room like a photograph. Chairs made of steel could not sit long, but nice.
There are three and a separate bedroom guest house. We used only three bedrooms.
This is where the host is lived. Remember this.
Put things in his beloved children and his goods are everywhere, and our kids spent very familiar with those things.
The design of the pool was excellent, and had been planning for children. However, there were no mattresses on the sunbeds, we could not sit there.
We had dinner in the villa two days. Of course, he met, price is also amazing. Maid is hard for us
One more thing, mosquitoes in the garden will have to be careful. My young son was bitten dozens of mosquitoes in the garden room.
I would like to thank to the house manager here. She has been purchasing the drug directly when our baby is injured.
And gave advice.
Thanks for AJung!
Dear Steve and Renee
We can't thank you enough for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home, it was more than delightful and the photos although beautiful could never encapsulate what an oasis it is! Six days and evenings of heaven! A huge thank you to your amazing team of staff, Ajeng, Ibu Made and Ibe Kommet, they became part of our big, noisy family and couldn't do enough for us. Would have loved to have taken them home with us. You are blessed. When next in Bali you will be our first port of call. Kind regards Kate
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About the Host, Steve And Renee
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. B
We especially welcome guests from exotic places and families with small children who like to play!