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Santa Mandala Artist Homestay is an architectural masterpiece hidden in jungles where you can spend unforgettable moments. Every room of our eight villas is designed uniquely pleasing eyes with many mystical decor!
Santa Mandala hangs on a cliff offering a mind-blowing view at jungles and full-bodied river far down below.
The setting has many terraces for yoga practices, rooms and caves for meditation, as well as a specially created acoustically outstanding cave for sound meditation or singing.
For your convenience we can organise private yoga sessions.
There is an open plan shared kitchen, with complimentary tea and coffee, where you can cook yummy foods. Sure the views can boost your creativity, just let it happen!
We can organise food delivery from local restaurants as well.
Get fit with our 30 metre stairs - the entry to the homestay lies through the jungle. If you have heavy bags, please go down and feel free to ask for some assistance.
We are located in 5mins north of Ubud and its shops and eateries.
We will be happy to assist in organising a scooter or car rental, as well as a taxi hire.
For a small fee we can make an airport transfer (please enquire via email) or make a meal.
Our cute pets - little kitten, pup and a monkey will surely keep you entertained.
Welcome to our world of eclectic beauty - the merging point of human and nature creativity!
This room is on three levels, on the same level account for the computer on the second level there is a bedroom on the first level and a bathroom with a waterfall!
Ubud tourism focuses on culture, yoga and nature. In contrast to the main tourist area in southern Bali, the Ubud area has forests, rivers, cooler temperatures and less congestion although traffic has increased dramatically in the 21st century. A number of smaller "boutique"-style hotels are located in and around Ubud, which commonly offer spa treatments or treks up Ubud's mountains.
its definitly the most incredible location i ever stayed at. the house is very artistic and there is so much stuff and little corners to discover. i could just sit there for hours and look down the gorge and admire the incredible nature that enfolded itself infront of you. the only thing that was a little strange to me at first and needed a lot of adjustment was that the whole house , that has more then 17 sleep possibilites, was only booked by russian guest.
I really enjoyed my time here – although it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. The setting is stunning – I woke to a wonderful view and fell asleep to the sounds of nature. The house itself is amazing – a work of art, all organic shapes and very colourful. Lots of space, in my room and plenty of living space. Nice communal feel (depends who is staying there at the time, I guess) and I met some interesting people (and a cat and two rabbits). Felt really safe there – a fellow guest laughed at me for locking the door to my room as I was going out, but leaving the window wide open! Actually I couldn’t get the window to shut - but it felt perfectly safe to leave it open during the day and at night too, better to hear the sounds and feel and breathe the gorgeous fresh air.
I stayed in a different room from the one I booked. Each room is different and unique. Mine (‘Santa Mandala Fabulous Place’) was huge with open-sided bathroom, various spaces for lounging, reading, writing, creating - indoors and out - and a comfortable bed.
I didn’t meet Katerina - she was away – but Mike, who was looking after everything, was friendly and helpful.
Some drawbacks: It’s quite far out of town, and not always easy to get transport (when I was there, locals, including drivers, were busy with full-moon ceremonies at the temple). That would be no problem if you have your own transport. No food is available at all within walking distance. You can use the kitchen or get deliveries from cafes in town. I wasn’t in the mood for cooking, more for enjoying the great local food, so this wasn’t what I’d planned – but it was fine. Also, the communal kitchen wasn’t very clean, as people were not cleaning up after themselves – actually it was a bit like The Young Ones! That would have got to me had I been staying more than a few days.
If all of this sounds fine, then go for it. It is, as another reviewer said, an ‘experience’, and for me it was a pretty positive one – but just be clear about whether the experience is for you.
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