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Villa - Entire home/apt · Jalan Lod Tunduh, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Michael

Luxury Villa Sungai is but 4 minutes from bustling Ubud yet peaceful & quiet, with the best views in all of Bali. Perfect for 4, a huge deck & with Harmony's gorgeous 15m infinity pool right on the rice fields, it's tropical living at its finest!

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Luxury Villa Sungai is but 4 minutes from bustling Ubud yet peaceful & quiet, with the best views in all of Bali. Perfect for 4, a huge deck & with Harmony's gorgeous 15m infinity pool right on the rice fields, it's tropical living at its finest!

The Space

*** VILLA SUNGAI ON SALE - JULY 17 & 18, and JULY 27 & 28 ONLY. 20% OFF REGULAR RATE. INCLUDES DAILY BREAKFAST!

Villa Sungai - our luxury two bedroom Villa at Harmony Villas - is designed in modern minimalist style to celebrate tropical sophistication and endorse the healthy benefits of fresh air and natural lighting with an open living, dining and kitchen space overlooking an ocean of rice with a small stream below. It's a perfect spot to spend hours relaxing and swimming in the beautiful infinity pool right on the edge of the raised bluff. Your stay includes a fabulous daily breakfast and full staff services.

The Villa is a granite, stone, terrazzo and bamboo masterpiece with a soaring ceiling structure that's a work of art in itself. The master bedroom is a sanctuary for adult relaxation while the second bedroom is set up with either twin beds for accompanying children or a double for adults. Two en-suite bathroom facilities features rain showers for luxurious bathing experiences. The kitchen (email hidden) and is well equipped for casual food preparation or a more elaborate dinner. The living room is tastefully furnished for relaxation with a large teak dining table and traditional Javanese sofa.

Villa Sungai is your own private world yet steps away from Harmony's 15 meter infinity pool. The Harmony pool is situated on the very edge of the bluff overlooking the rice and has a shallow end seating area for relaxing after you've done your laps! It's central to all the Harmony villas yet large enough for privacy. We don't have pool hours so feel free to take a moonlight swim at 3 am!

One of the favorites of Sungai's guests is to awaken before dawn and watch the early light lift the mist over the ocean of rice a few meters below the expansive deck with coffee in hand. It's an experience like no other in Bali. Stay long enough and you'll experience the whole cycle of rice cultivation from planting to harvesting and the local religious festivals celebrating Bali's unique cultural heritage.

Your villa stay includes daily breakfast (for up to four people), free wifi, a laptop sized safe, fully equipped kitchen, towels, TV/DVD, parking, laundry (by arrangement), daily staff service, a yoga deck, lush landscaping and the priceless ambiance of the Harmony lifestyle.

Enjoy a wonderful daily cooked breakfast prepared in your villa each morning of delicious pancakes or eggs, fresh tropical fruit tea or coffee and juice to start your day in paradise! Breakfast will be prepared in your villa each morning at 8.00am, however if you would like to change breakfast times, please ensure you notify our villa manager at check in so we can accommodate you.

Villa Sungai is located on the edge of a huge rice paddy in the village of Lodtunduh, about 2 km from Ubud and not far from the Monkey Forest and all the world class shopping on Hanuman Street and the cultural activities and restaurants in Ubud. We are very centrally located for all of Bali's sights and activities. Sanur beach is close (about 12 miles) and Seminyak. Kuta and Legian are easy drives for a whole day out with a different vibe. Or you can go up the hill to Kintamani and the hot springs at Lake Batur in an hour or so. Temples abound everywhere - from Besakih, the "Mother Temple" to Tanah Lot on the ocean (two of the most famous and holy) and we can organize tours to anywhere on the island and to Lombok too....

It's slightly cooler in the Ubud area than the beach. A/C is not needed at Harmony due to our location right on the edge of the rice fields. We almost always get a breeze and the Sungai has 4 powerful overhead fans and a huge high ceiling to keep the air flowing. You'll find our design for indoor/outdoor living works for your comfort.

The Villa is available for daily rental (2 night minimum please) or longer. Please ask us for rates for longer term stays (over 10 days) We do not have a set check in or out time to meet your needs if you are coming from outside of Bali. We can arrange airport pickup and drop off for you for a reasonable charge. *** Please note we must also collect a 10% Indonesian government hotel tax payable upon check in.

Although we love children Harmony is not designed to be a child safe property and if you do book with children you will need to be totally responsible for them at all times..

We can also arrange the following services:

• Yoga classes
• Massage
• Car rental
• Car and driver
• Scooter rental
• Bike rental
• Laundry service (Extra charge)
• Tours can be arranged
• Airport pickup and delivery (Extra charge)

IMPORTANT.... If Sungai is booked for your required dates ask us about the 4 other villas at Harmony on AIRBNB For detailed descriptions, photos and calendar of availability For detailed descriptions, photos and calendar of availability EITHER cut and paste the Airbnb link under each villa name below into your browser OR go to the photo near the top left of this page and click on my name (MICHAEL in big blue letters) under it, scroll down the next page to see all our Villa listings on the left.

Villa Budi - Luxury 2 bedroom sleeps 4
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/907357

Villa Asmara - Luxury 1 bedroom sleeps 2
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/690987

Villa Sungai - Luxury 2 bedroom sleeps 4
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/686817

Villa Jantung - Luxury 1 bedroom sleeps 2
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/912981

Villa Jiwa - Luxury 1 bedroom sleeps 2
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/810614

Daily rates for all our villas start from $89 to $167 (US$) per night, with discounts depending on time of year and length of stay. Please note there is a high season surcharge of 15-25% for July/August, Christmas, Easter and Chinese New Year periods.

Guest Access

Guests can use all the facilities at Harmony. The infinity pool and deck on the edge of the ricefields is very large and shared with the other villas but always feels private. All our villas are private and Sungai has an expansive deck with the best view in Ubud.

Interaction with Guests

I'm not always in Bali but our staff will look after you hand and foot. If I'm there I'm always available to give you tips and pointers on the best way to maximize your stay in Ubud and Bali.

The Neighborhood

Our village is still mostly agricultural and (email hidden) to experience real Bali village life which can't be found in touristy areas such as Kuta or Seminyak. That's the lovely thing about our area of Lodtunduh village.

You'll likely encounter ceremonies, celebrations, weddings, a cremation perhaps (a big event in Bali) , the local temple festivals.
but most of all you'll see (depending on when you visit) the fascinating cycle of rice farming from preparing the fields, planting seedlings, thinning out the new rice, watching the ducks do their amazing dances, to harvesting, threshing and drying. You'll see the village men parade their fowl and perhaps experience a cockfight - while you may not approve, it's part of the culture here and if you are so inclined you can wager and maybe win!

Getting around

There's a taxi service right in our village to take you to and from the airport (about $30) and into town (about $5) a few minutes away and we can also rent you scooters (and helmets!) for about $6 per day. There's parking at the villa. Please note although the airport is only about 20 miles away it can take about an hour and a half. The roads are small and there's a lot of traffic in Bali!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $2650 /month
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • My family really enjoyed our stay at Harmony Villa. Michael's team, from prebooking to the onsite staff, was very hospitable and helpful. The villa offers a quintessential Ubud experience - highly recommended.

    June 2014
    Michael
    Response from Michael:

    Thank you so much Howe. We are so delighted you had such a great time and truely experienced all that Harmony has to offer. It really was our pleasure to have you all. We would welcome you back at any time. Many thanks from all the Harmony staff!

    June 2014
  • This place was absolutely perfect. The home was beautiful, the views/our backyard were amazing and the staff was helpful and so kind. Each morning they made us breakfast and made sure we had a ride to wherever we wanted to go. Highly recommend this place if traveling to Ubud. Even better in person!

    June 2014
    Michael
    Response from Michael:

    Thank you so much Samanth. It was such a pleasure to have you and your friends. We are so delighted you had such a great time and truely experienced all that Harmony has to offer. You were really a joy to have and we would warmly welcome you back at any time. Many thanks from all the Harmony staff!

    June 2014
  • We had a lovely week staying in Sungai villa at Harmony Villa. The listing describes the villa and surroundings perfectly. The staff were very attentive, friendly and very keen to make our stay as relaxing as possible. Breakfast was delicious every day and having a kitchen in the villa made it easy to prepare a meal if we were too tired from relaxing by the pool to go into town for a meal! The beds were beautifully comfortable and the temperature at night with the fan on was perfect for sleeping. We loved drinking morning coffee on the balcony over looking the rice paddies and the sunsets were very beautiful.

    We were traveling with our daughter in law and 2 month old grandson and on the last day the baby got very sick. The staff assisted us to call a doctor to the villa. The medical attention that we got was first class, we were transported to Ubud hospital and then by ambulance to BIMC in Denpasar. I am a nurse, and I can honestly say that we got fantastic care.

    We are now hoping to arrange another holiday soon at Harmony Villa with ALL our children and their partners.

    Thank you to Micheal and his beautiful staff!!

    May 2014
    Michael
    Response from Michael:

    Dear Marge,
    We are so thrilled to hear that you all had such a wonderful time at Harmony and truely experienced all that Harmony has to offer - beauty, tranquility, serenity and of course, the best views in Ubud!. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We were however so sorry to hear that your Grandson had taken so ill. What a frightening experience and such a worry for you all. We're very glad and thankful that he received such great care and that he recovered well. I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to our wonderful staff. It really was our pleasure to have your family and share with you the spirit of Harmony. We would love to welcome your family back at any time. Many thanks from all the Harmony staff and best wishes to your little Grandson.
    With kind regards,
    Michael, Elaine and all the staff

    May 2014
  • Beautiful villa with a magnificent view. Lovely pool. Very peaceful.
    Very friendly and accommodating staff.
    A little out of town. Difficult to walk in & out but taxi's are readily available and very cheap.
    I would love to revisit Ubud and I would very happily return to Harmony Villas.

    May 2014
    Michael
    Response from Michael:

    Thank you so much Silvana. We are so delighted you had such a great time and truely experienced all that Harmony has to offer - beauty, tranquility, serenity and of course, the best views in Ubud! It really was our pleasure to have you and share with you the spirit of Harmony. We would welcome you back at any time. Many thanks from all the Harmony staff!

    May 2014
  • Harmony Villas was absolutely amazing. The staff could not of been more helpful. Always friendly, smiling & will organise anything from massages to taxis. The villa itself was one of the best we have stayed in. Each room looked out to the rice fields and presented beautifully. I would when booking enquire about the rice fields as they do get harvested 3 times a year & I am not sure what it would look like free of rice as it could be potentially just mud but would be worth the ask. There are 4 villas on site but you hardly see anyone unless around the pool. The villas are about a 5/10 minute taxi ride from Ubud centre. You can walk but there are no pavements which with the Balinese drivers makes for a dicey walk! I cannot recommend these apartments more. Loved them!

    May 2014
    Michael
    Response from Michael:

    Thank you so much Leanne. We are so delighted you had such a great time and truely experienced all that Harmony has to offer - beauty, tranquility, serenity and of course, the best views in Ubud! It really was our pleasure to have you and share with you the spirit of Harmony. We would welcome you back at any time. Many thanks from all the Harmony staff!

    May 2014
  • As frequent travelers to Bali for weekends and extended stays, we are always looking for something a little bit different and out of the way of the hoards of tourists who frequent the island. As part of our ongoing search, we are always on the lookout for interesting and quite destinations that are tucked away off the beaten track. What a pleasant surprise to discover HARMONY VILLAS on the outskirts of Ubud. It more than lives up to the description of MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS for $150 a night. the location is superb, the 5 villas are very new and of excellent quality construction with everything you could possibly want for a quiet getaway. Literally uninterrupted views of the stunning paddy fields of rice and amazing glimpses of Kintamani Volcano in the distance makes this a fabulous retreat for a few days or longer if you wish. The staff are fantastic and all local Balinese who live in the nearby village and are always on hand to answer your questions or deliver an amazing home cooked breakfast prepared in your own kitchen along with some fruit that's freshly picked that morning. While our experience was overall 5 STAR, this could potentially be a bit too 'out of the way' for new-commers to Bali because the property is tucked away at the end of a long lane way, completely hidden from view and way off the beaten track. It comes complete with the local wildlife as well...dragon flies, the native Ghekko lizards (harmless of course) and myriad bird life as well as frogs and the occasional mosquito. That said, it's all part of the experience and the Villas have excellent beds with very effective mosquito nets that do the job marvelously well. There's even a friendly puppy called Trixie who was on hand every day to ensure we didn't feel lonely. The ducks that spent the day in the rice paddy in front of the villa were also a welcoming distraction from the stunning silence of the location. Although this is literally a place to get away from it all, if you do get the urge to get connected again, there's wifi on standby and it's very easy to organize a driver complete with car to take you around the area to visit fabulous cafes, restaurants and artisans. The generous check out time also makes for a lazy departure and with just over an hour to travel to the international airport, you can time your exit very easily. We will certainly be back to visit again, and next time probably bring a few friends because it's an extremely cost effective option for multiple groups so you can book out the 5 villas for around the same price as a single room in an expensive 5 star hotel for a night!! Do yourself a favour and make the effort to spend some time at HARMONY VILLAS. We guarantee you won't regret the experience and sure you will fall in love with the island...

    April 2014
    Michael
    Response from Michael:

    Thank you so much Jose. We are so delighted you had such a great time and truely experienced all that Harmony has to offer - beauty, tranquility, serenity and of course, the best views in Ubud! It really was our pleasure to have you and share with you the spirit of Harmony. We would welcome you back at any time.
    Many thanks from all the Harmony staff!

    April 2014
  • We loved the place . Our problem was that we booked it for too short a stay. My favorite thing in Ubud was the Antonio Blanco Museum . It was a once in a lifetime trip. Will plan another visit to Bali as it is paradise. Someone with a dream that works

    April 2014
    Michael
    Response from Michael:

    Thanks for taking the time out to forward your thoughts Claire. We typically do not allow more than one family with young children at the villa at one time, however at the same time, we understand the issue and have instituted the policy of asking guests with children to be very considerate of other guests. Snakes are generally a rare sight at the villas, but we do understand the need to alert guests that indoor/outdoor living can encourage the rare visit. Michael also spoke very seriously to the staff about this issue and they are now under strict instructions to deal with such issues in a more appropriate manner. We appreciate your candor and can assure your points are being fully received and considered in our effort to give all guests the best possible experience at Harmony. We would love to have you back and hope you'll visit once again if you are back in Bali and we will make best efforts to ensure your experience is kid free. With best regards, Elaine and staff.

    April 2014
  • Wow! What a fantastic stay at Harmony Villas!! We were blown away by the fabulous view, beautiful villa and pool. And last but not least the amazing staff.....I would in particular like to thank Wayan and Wayan for all their help throughout our stay, nothing was too much to ask and we found all recommendations and knowledge of the surrounding area very helpful! Last but not least I would like to mention Trixie the villa dog, as I was missing my own two dogs at home terribly Trixie was a delight, she would just pop in and out as she pleased and always came and sat and enjoyed the view when we were. Overall a fantastic stay at Harmony Villa and we will definately be back! Thanks Michael and staff.

    April 2014
    Michael
    Response from Michael:

    Thank you so much Rebecca for such a wonderful review. We're so glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed beautiful Harmony and our amazing villa Sungai. Michael has dedicated the last few years to create a place of beauty and tranquility ... it was our pleasure to have you and experience the spirit of Harmony. We would welcome you back any time.
    Many thanks,
    Elaine Reservations manager

    April 2014
  • The moment i walked into the villa...only one word came out from my mouth.."Wow!"... From the beauty of the villa's architecture to the beautiful view of the paddy field... I'm in love with "The Harmony".. 4.5/5 stars from me. Truly enjoy staying here. Everything is perfect.

    March 2014
  • We had the most amazing time at Villa Sungai. I stayed here with my sister and parents as a base to relax and explore Ubud. The view is more stunning in person than pictures. The rooms were clean and beds were cozy. We swam everyday in the large pool - afternoon to cool off and night time swims under a million stars. woke up before sunrise just to be mesmerized by the rice paddy and hear early morning prayers from across the rice paddy.

    I can't say enough about how helpful, kind, and welcoming Ibu Wayan and everyone who staffed the villa was. From calling a taxi to ordering food and answering general questions. A million thanks to them. Great conversations as well. Delicious breakfast. Really great art galleries nearby and a $4-$5 taxi ride to busy central ubud.

    Stay here for peace and close enough for wandering and exploring.

    Thank you for such a memorable stay and family trip.

    March 2014
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I'm an educational filmmaker born in the UK, spent many years in Los Angeles, have an organic farm (still going) in Southern California and now travel a lot with bases in beautiful Bali.and equally beautiful Ojai, California. I've created Harmony Villas with my Balinese friend Wayan Nama in a modern tropical minimalist style to reflect our joint passions - connection with the land, no clutter, beauty and a wonderful environment. I'm equally passionate about providing a superlative experience for Harmony guests so they can have an authentic Bali vacation and truly relax.
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