About this listing
Beautiful, 3 bd, 3 ba villa with views + lush garden & salt water pool is a 7 min drive from Ubud. Breakfast, staff & taxes included. Incredibly peaceful energy. Great staff! Large bedrooms, guesthouse, jungle & paddy vus. Unbelievably peaceful.
Gorgeous villa and and property 5 min drive to downtown Ubud, (2 km), includes all linens, towels and everything you need. The villa has a lush, large garden which includes a salt water pool and guesthouse in a renovated Balinese rice barn. The guest house's bedroom (with queen bed) is up in the trees with gorgeous rice paddy and jungle views. It has a living space with kitchenette, lounge area, and garden bathroom underneath next to the pool.
The main villa has 2 large bedroom/living spaces with their own bathrooms and separate entrances.
The downstairs bedroom has AC, and the rest of the house is cooled with large windows, constant breezes, doors and ceiling fans.
The common living area is on the wraparound veranda overlooking the jungle and lush garden.
The kitchen has just been remodeled and has a walk-in pantry. It is partially open to an inner courtyard and the jungle beyond the dining area.
There is a laundry room with washing machine and dryer.
The lounge areas are on the large verandah with lots of ceiling fans.
The house comes with a kitty named Cleopatra and a staff of 2 Balinese angels. "Made" comes for 4-5 hours per day, 6 days per week, to keep the villa sparkling clean and to prepare your breakfast. She is available to work additional hours, and can prepare additional meals and do laundry for a reasonable fee that I let her negotiate with you.
There is also a gardener included and a driver who is paid on a per use basis. His rates are very reasonable. He can be on call to take you into town or take you around the island. Airport pickup is $35, drop off is $30.
Wifi and telephone are included as are utilities and taxes.
The best part of this villa is the lush garden and flowers and sparkling salt water pool (3x9 meters). And its feeling of seclusion while being only 2km from town. It faces the jungle on one side and has rice paddies on the other 3 sides.
The villa has a lovely covered wraparound veranda with ceiling fans.
The kitchen is adjacent to a small open courtyard and the dining room is open on one side to the jungle.
Downstairs is a large room with an antique javanese 4-poster bed, lounging/movie watching area, and desk. There is a large beautiful bathroom done in lava rock.
Upstairs (with separate entrance) is also large with high wood ceilings and beautiful rice paddy and jungle views and a covered balcony. Many windows, bright and breezy. King size hand carved Balinese bed, reading area, wood desk, ensuite bathroom with tub/shower combo.
The traditional Balinese Lumbong/guesthouse in the garden is a delightful bedroom up in the trees overlooking the pool and rice paddies. Underneath there is a small kitchen and a lounging/sleeping area with mosquito net. There is a lovely open garden bathroom with a waterfall shower. Airbnb did not include photos of the bathroom or lounging area in the bale, so if you email me I can send photos separately. Shower under the stars!
I recently installed air conditioning downstairs in this villa although it is rarely needed.
The villa is built in an open air style and the breezes blow through, and especially with the porch it stays comfortably cool. Ceiling fans in each room, even the kitchen.
There are 2 small restaurants a 5-minute stroll away. And Ubud, a 5 min drive away, is full of cafes and restaurants. Many restaurants deliver to the villa with just a phone call.
Cleopatra, the house kitty is very affectionate and keeps the critter population down and the affection factor up.
We recommend you rent bicycles or scooters to make your stay really special. Only $5 per day and by far the most fun way to see the town.
You can arrange a driver to pick you up for a reasonable rate.
There is a safe for your valuables in each bedroom.
You will LOVE this villa!
Rates are for up to 4 guests, with each additional guest $20 more per night.
$240 per night regular rate
$270 per night Dec. 20 -Jan 5
Discounts for longer stays
See calendar for last minute booking rates.
Taxes are included and I have not added a service charge as I prefer to leave tipping up to the guests.
Entire villa including laundry room, guest house, and salt water pool.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests: I have a management company that does onsite management when guests are there. And "Made" loves to practice her English with guests and to take care of them as if they were family. "Wayan" is available to take you into town or to tour all of the island. Both speak very good English.
Very peaceful and serene, while just 7 minutes from busy downtown Ubud. There other villas nearby but they are at least a rice paddy away.
We have English-speaking drivers who can take you anywhere for a very reasonable fee, and we can arrange a scooter and car rentals.
Other Things to Note
Besides being beautiful, this property has the most amazing peaceful energy! There is a house kitty named Cleopatra and she is very affectionate and talkative. Kitchen has a Vitamixer, toaster, toaster oven, juicer, a dehydrator, refrigerator/freezer, and dry/cool cabinet. There is also a walk-in pantry.
Rates are for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $20 more per night. Villa comfortably sleeps 6 (3 couples) in 3 large beds, and can accommodate up to 8 if the lounge/bed with mosquito net in the lounge area under the guesthouse is used.
Smoking outside only please.
Please be respectful of neighbors and of the culture in general by maintaining the peace of this area. (i.e. no loud parties please)
Bring copy of your passport to give to "Made" after your arrival. Indonesian law requires that we report staying longer than 24 hours. "Made" will take care of this for you.
Please pet and love Cleopatra, the house cat if she comes around.
Ask "Made" to show you how to use the washing machine and dryer. She stays busy with the cleaning and breakfast preparations 5 hours per day, 6 days a week, and is available to work more hours if you wish ( preparing additional meals, shopping, etc are extra services but her rates for additional tasks are incredibly low). I let her negotiate the price for extra services with you. And she loves tips (optional). Around $5 per day is customary depending on size of the group.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Robin's villa, which is nestled amongst rice paddies and a lush jungle backdrop. The villa is located about 10 minutes from Central Ubud, and is a welcome escape from the sometimes hectic pace of the town. We spent many hours relaxing on the balcony, just taking in the peaceful setting.
The house was fantastic - accommodating seven of us at one point - and is even better than the pictures suggest. The place feels big and private and is so much better than a hotel room for comparable prices. The pool is pristine; the restored rice barn is very charming and suited our elderly mother perfectly. We made use of the day bed as an extra bedroom for other guests arriving for our family wedding. Wifi was good, facilities generous, even including bug spray, safe drinking water and DVDs. We are cat lovers, and Cleo proved to be great entertainment for us all. She is reasonably vocal sometimes, but more often disappears or is asleep on a high perch. Walking to the house along the concrete path through the rice paddies, we found it charming to see hundreds of ducks and local kids flying kites, which seems to be a national pastime.
Made is a wonderful person, providing lovely breakfasts and unobtrusively taking care of the place for a few hours a day. Our daughters loved talking to her and getting a taste of the true Balinese lifestyle. Wayan was also extremely helpful as our driver, picking us up from the airport, running us to town on short notice and recommending various locations to visit, such as the local cooperative art centre, from which we purchased a unique painting (in stark contrast to the mass produced pieces from the market stalls and roving sellers). We learnt a lot about Balinese culture and religion from Wayan. We spent 4 days at Robin's Place and were sad to leave it. In many ways, it was the highlight of our stay in Bali. We hope to return there some day.
Thank you Michael! I'm so happy to hear that you had a nice stay in my Bali villa, which I miss very much, especially after reading your review. Next time you come to Bali, maybe you can make Ubud your base and enjoy it at a more leisurly rate. We'll keep the light on for you.
The villa was nicely presented with images online a good representation, with very much a traditional Balinese feel. The space was suitable for our party of five. As in the description, there is a house cat and this proved somewhat of an annoyance as it would come in the bedrooms if doors not closed at all times, an in particular the third room which had a slight gap above the door which could not be covered. There are two cafés nearby however our experience was they closed by 8pm and it was a very dark ten minute walk with several stay dogs - we did not repeat this walk. The resort is relaxing in that it is not on the main drag but you will need to rely on paying for a driver to and from the city centre.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay in the Bali Buddha Villa. And yes, Cleopatra the house cat, is quite affectionate and loves to come in at night. I have found that the villa is the perfect location for a stay in Ubud as anything in town is simply too much in the center of things - the world is coming to Ubud these days with the accompanying traffic snarls and noise - and the villa is wonderfully located just a 5 minute drive from town, but many miles away energetically and the perfect sanctuary - close but not too close. :) We look forward to your next visit to Ubud.
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The stay at this villa was wonderful, the photos do not do the place justice it is so beautiful and attention to detail in terms of the beauty of the place overwhelming- the villa looks over the rice fields and the banana and coconut trees - we could have stayed in the villa all week and never gone anywhere and enjoyed ourselves, although too much to do and see to do that, the breakfasts were wonderful and different each day and the staff were kind and lovely. They also charged very reasonably for extra meals not part of the deal that were delicious and healthy. I am not a fan of hotels so this was for me the perfect place to stay in Ubud. We did walk into Ubud and is not too far so long as is not too hot.
My daughter and I stayed at Robin's villa in August. It was a wonderful experience. The villa is beautiful and just as it is described on the website. It is near enough to walk to Ubud and far enough away to be very quiet in a beautiful tranquill setting. The pool is a good size and salt water makes all the difference. We had everything we needed and were looked after wonderfully by Made who gave us amazing breakfasts and Wayan who helped with transport and anything else we needed. I would fully recommend this place to stay.
I stayed there for 5 days. This place is amazing. In the middle of the rice paddy and the jungle.
The villa is very clean and all the facilities are beautiful and well thinking.
Also, Made (the maid) and Wayan (the driver), are very friendly, with good advices. You feel at home
Robin answers very quickly and gives you many good tips
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About the Host, Robin
I'm a travel writer who lives in Bali, Istanbul, and California. I provide vacation rentals much like the ones I like to stay in when I travel. It is my dream that by 'living' in places as opposed to staying in hotels, we will begin to see our world as Oneworld.