About this listing
Luxury Villa Sungai is in a lovely village 4 minutes from bustling Ubud yet peaceful & quiet, with the most spectacular views in Bali. It's a 2 bedroom, 2 bath tropical villa, open plan design and perfect for two couples or a family with children. Harmony's gorgeous 15m infinity pool is just steps away. The villa glass walls open up to a large deck 4 meters above the fields with an amazing view of a huge rice paddy where you can forget the world, relax and just watch an ocean of rice. Bliss!
The villa 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 cooked breakfast and full staff services.
WALKING DISTANCE TO RESTAURANTS, YOGA, SPA & UBUD
-Free Wifi (fiber optic high speed connection)
-Gorgeous infinity swimming pool
-Spectacular ricefield views
-Close to The Yoga Studio, The Yoga Barn & Intuitive Flow
-2 minutes walk to local (warung) restaurants
-4 minute drive to Ubud
-15 minute walk to the center of Ubud
-Delicious daily cooked breakfasts
-Secluded private decks
-Balinese cooking classes
-Onsite scooter, car rental, tours & sightseeing
-Perfect for individuals, couples, yoga retreat & families
Your villa stay includes daily breakfast (for up to four people), free wifi (fiber optic connection and as fast a speed you'll get in the Ubud area), a laptop sized safe, fully equipped kitchen, towels, TV/DVD, parking, laundry (by arrangement), daily staff service, nighttime security staff, a yoga deck, sun loungers and the priceless ambiance of the Harmony lifestyle.
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/single" beds for accompanying children or a double for adults. Two en-suite bathroom facilities features rain showers for luxurious bathing experiences. The kitchen 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.
An extra adult bed and/or cot for young children can be added to accommodate larger groups too.
The huge 15 meter infinity pool at Harmony on the edge of the rice fields is only steps away from your private villa through Harmony's lush landscaping. The 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 for use for the villas at Harmony yet due to its size and differing guest schedules, it's rare not to have it to yourself. 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.
We have a flexible check in and out time and are happy to accommodate you if you are coming from outside of Bali. Airport pickup and drop off can also be arranged for an additional fee. Motor bike, scooter, push bike and car rental is available on site.
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 from 8-11am.
Villa Sungai is located on the edge of a huge rice paddy in the village of Lodtunduh, about 2 km from Central Ubud and only 1.7km from the famous 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....
Staff at the villa will help you with all your needs arranging tours and sightseeing, car or scooter rental, personal laundry and itineraries as well as giving you tips for the best shopping and massage in Ubud. A private chef can also be arranged to cook you traditional Indonesian cuisine right in the privacy of your own villa in your fully equipped kitchen. Or, if you would like to do it yourself, book a private cooking class. Our chef is very reasonable and an amazing cook! We can also organize lunch or evening dining in your villa - just ask our staff at check in and they'll take good care of you.
For those wishing to cook for themselves, we are only 1 mile away from the main supermarket (Coco supermarket) so you'll be able to stock up with local provisions.
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 - you may not approve but its very much part of village life here. And you can wager and maybe win if you want!
There's a taxi service right in our village to take you to and from the airport (about $27) and into town (about $5) a few minutes away and we can also rent you scooters (and helmets!) for about $6 per day. There's free parking at the villa.
It's cooler in the Ubud area than the beach. A/C is not needed at Harmony due to our location right on the edge of the rice fields. We almost always get a breeze and Sungai has 4 powerful overhead fans and a high ceiling to keep the air flowing. The breezes complemented by ceiling fans are usually enough to keep you cool even at the warmest time of year. You'll find our open tropical design for indoor/outdoor living works for your comfort.
*** Please also note we must collect a 10% Indonesian government hotel tax payable upon check in which is payable in US$ or Indonesian Rupiah.
We can also arrange the following services:
• Yoga classes
• Car rental
• Car and driver
• Scooter rental
• Bike rental
• Laundry service (Extra charge)
• Tours and sightseeing
• Airport pickup and delivery (Extra charge)
Staff will meet you upon arrival at Harmony, show you to your villa and provide you with keys, wi-fi password and the house manual with suggestions on all the local sights to see, restaurants to visit and local tours for enhancing your stay.
... and finally .... enjoy the wonderful cycle of the rice paddies! Depending on when you visit you'll see 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. It's one of the best things about visiting Harmony! The cycle is fascinating to watch no matter when you come!
Please note... If Sungai is booked for your required dates ask us about the other villas available at Harmony.
Villa Budi - Luxury 2 bedroom sleeps 4
Villa Asmara - Luxury 1 bedroom sleeps 2
Villa Jantung - Luxury 1 bedroom sleeps 2
Villa Jiwa - Luxury 1 bedroom sleeps 2
Sungai guests can use all the facilities. Harmony has a beautiful 15 meter infinity pool with unobstructed endless views right on the edge of the rice fields. It's perfect for laps or just hanging out and watching the sunset. The infinity pool is shared with the other villas but always feels private. Due to its size and differing guest schedules, you’ll find it's rare not to have it to yourself. All our villas are private and Sungai has an expansive deck with the best view in Ubud. You'll enjoy endless views as far as the eye can see from the pool and yoga deck.
Interaction with guests
I'm not always in Bali as I travel extensively myself, but our onsite staff are really wonderful and will treat you like family (we have day time staff and night time security). If I'm lucky to be staying while you're there, I'm always available to give you tips and pointers on the best way to maximize your stay in Ubud and Bali.
Our village is a fascinating place 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.
We're only a 2 minute walk to great local restaurants (warungs) in the village main street... and close to local spas, yoga studios (The Yoga Studio, Intuitive Flow, The Yoga Barn) and the many great restaurants in Ubud.
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!
There's a taxi service right in our village to take you to and from the airport (about $27) and into town (about $6) a few minutes away. We can also rent you scooters (and helmets!) at the villa for about $6 per day along with bikes and car rental with or without a driver. There's free parking too. Please note although the airport is only about 20 miles away it can take up to an hour and a half. The roads are small and there's a lot of traffic in Bali!
Other things to note
Ubud is a gastronomic paradise with virtually every kind of food available just a few minutes from the villa. Many offer take out and delivery, so you can eat in your villa, under the stars on your private deck, or on the pool deck. Our amazing private chef is available (by arrangement) to cook for you or give you Balinese cooking lessons.
Harmony is open to nature and you should expect visits from insects and lizards in our tropical climate. There are very few animals that are dangerous even although they may look so! But be prepared to be close to nature in all its beauty.
Villa Sungai is one of five villas at Harmony and while Harmony is large enough so each Villa is private, it's small enough for community. We don't have a lot of rules except have maximum fun and relaxation
We ask you respect other guests privacy as they will yours and please don't smoke except on your private deck (not inside the villa). There's some basic stuff about being in a tropical environment; our staff will advise you on arrival.
Daily breakfast will be provided each morning between 8-11am. If you’d like to change or request specific breakfast times, please ensure you notify staff at check in.
Villa towels will be replaced every 3 days. If you'd like them changed more frequently, please make sure to let our staff know.
Please also note that although we love children (our pool does have a children's bathing area) Harmony is not specifically designed to be a child safe property and if you do book with children you will need to be responsible for them at all times..
We do have a few suggestions though....
We like to suggest you support the village shops where you can buy beer and snacks from the locals rather than going into town.
Watch the rice... it's mesmerizing.