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Spectacular Ricefield Views Romantic Villa Asmara

IndonesiaBaliUbud
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Villa Asmara is simply beautiful in a spectacular setting with amazing views over the rice fields, private decks and fantastic views of the mountains. Located right on the edge of a huge rice paddy it's very serene and quiet but very centrally located for all of Bali's sights & activities, local restaurants in Ubud, yoga studios, spas and walking distance to central Ubud. The perfect place to enjoy a true Balinese experience! Your stay includes a delicious freshly cooked breakfast each morning!


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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 2PM
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Prices
Weekly Discount: 10%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The space

***VILLA ASMARA ON SALE OVER 20% OFF REGULAR RATE for dates in 2017!

Honeymooners Delight and Perfect for Couples!
With the best view in Ubud, villa Asmara means "Romance" in the local language and this stunning villa is the perfect love nest for a honeymoon, singles or couples seeking absolute privacy, tranquility and beauty.

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
-Enjoy a private masseuse in your villa
-2.2k to The Monkey Forest
-5k to The Elephant Cave (Klung Klung)
-2 minutes walk to local (warung) restaurants
-4 minute drive to Ubud
-15 minute walk to the center of Ubud
-Mount Batur Trekking (by arrangement)
-Close to Mozaic & Bebek Bengil restaurants
-Delicious daily cooked breakfasts
-Secluded private decks
-Balinese cooking classes
-Onsite scooter, car rental, tours & sightseeing
-Perfect for individuals, couples, yoga retreat & families

Villa Asmara has a huge private deck and meditation garden right on the edge of the rice fields with both sunrise and mountain views to the north as well as a panoramic vista of the terraces to the north and west. A tastefully furnished open plan living room with fully retractable doors and a full kitchen allows for indoor/outdoor living and the spacious master bedroom is designed for intimacy and privacy with its canopied oversized queen bed and rich decor.

Designed for personal indulgence, the en-suite stone and granite garden bathroom comes with a lovely rain shower and a unique open "museum style" sculpture frame wall looking out to a Buddha in the garden. The location is perfect too, walkable to main restaurants, yoga studios and central Ubud whilst still being hidden away in its own little village.

One of the favorites of Asmara's guests is to awaken before dawn and watch the early light lift the mist over the ocean of rice and experience a Bali Sunrise right from your private 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.

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 by the five 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!

Staff at the villa will help you with all your needs from the wonderful daily cooked breakfasts of delicious pancakes or eggs, fresh tropical fruit tea or coffee and juice to start your day in paradise, 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 one mile away from the main supermarket (Coco supermarket) so you'll be able to stock up with local provisions.

Villa Asmara is located on the edge of a huge rice paddy in the village of Lodtunduh, about 2.5 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....

Lodtunduh is very close to Ubud center but very quiet and peaceful. It's a village of farmers and artisans. Villagers can be seen grooming their fighting cocks, drying rice on the road, or participating in the numerous religious festivals.

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 Asmara's open plan living and private bedroom have 2 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.

Your villa stay includes daily breakfast (for up to two 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.

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.

There is staff on the property for daily housekeeping and garden maintenance. They will take wonderful care of you and treat you as part of their family during your stay.

*** 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
• Massage
• 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, wifi 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 Asmara is booked for your required dates ask us about the other villas available at Harmony.

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

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

Guest access

Asmara guests can use all the facilities at Harmony. Harmony has a beautiful 15 meter infinity pool with an unobstructed right on the edge of the rice fields that'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. The yoga deck has a hammock and breakfast area if you want to eat outside of your villa. All our villas are private from each other and each has a unique feature. Asmara has its very own private Buddha Meditation Garden.

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.

The neighborhood

Our village is still mostly agricultural and it's 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) and 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!

Getting around

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 Harmony. 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.


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Villa Asmara 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.

We do have a few suggestions during your stay ....

We like to suggest you support the village shops where you can buy your beer and snacks from the locals rather than going into town.

Watch the rice... it's mesmerizing.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Michael

Michael

Bali, Indonesia · Joined in September 2012

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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