About this listing
Villa Asmara is but 4 minutes from downtown Ubud yet peaceful & quiet, with one of the best views in Bali. Perfect for two & with Harmony's gorgeous 15m pool right on the rice fields, it's tropical living at it finest-"Heaven at an Earthly Price"
***VILLA ASMARA ON SALE from $99!!! SPECIAL OVER 20% OFF REGULAR RATE for most dates!
With the best view in Ubud, Asmara at the Harmony retreat means "Romance" in the local language and this stunning villa is the perfect love nest for a honeymoon or singles or couples seeking absolute privacy and beauty. Villa Asmara has a huge private deck and meditation garden right on the edge of the rice fields and 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.
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 gorgeous 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 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 for use by all the villas at Harmony yet large enough for privacy. 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. 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 has 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, 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.
Although we welcome children (our pool has a children's bathing area), Harmony isn't designed specifically as a child safe property so you will need to be responsible for them at all times.
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 have a flexible check in and out time and are happy to accommodate you if you are coming from outside of Bali. We can arrange airport pickup and drop off for you for a reasonable charge.
*** 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, 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!
IMPORTANT.... If Asmara is booked for your required dates ask us about the other villas at Harmony on AIRBNB. 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
Villa Sungai - Luxury 2 bedroom sleeps 4
Villa Jantung - Luxury 1 bedroom sleeps 2
Villa Jiwa - Luxury 1 bedroom sleeps 2
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.
Asmara guests can use all the facilities. Harmony has a very large and beautiful 15 meter infinity pool right on the edge of the rice fields that's perfect for laps or just hanging out and watching the sunset. 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 staff are really wonderful and will treat you like family. 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 still mostly agricultural and its 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.
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 $30) and into town (about $4) 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.
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.
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.
Please also note that 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 do have a few suggestions though....
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.
We have a resident dog called Trixie. She's a real sweetheart. Enjoy her.
Watch the rice... it's mesmerizing.
We didn't end up staying here as we made some friends during our trip who were staying in Ubud proper and stayed with them instead. We did briefly visit and the property seemed nice and quiet, though it is a ways off the main road and at least 10min from town (traffic in Ubud can be terrible, so I imagine this drive often takes longer). Michael was very responsive and helpful when I was making the reservation, and the onsite hosts were very gracious for the few minutes we were there, but I can't speak to the experience of actually staying here.
Wonderful villa tucked away in the rice in a village south of Ubud. Great place to get away from Ubud's bustle, but still close enough to easily head into town whenever you want. Staff is incredibly kind and helpful, and pool is perfect.
We loved our stay here! Very peaceful , great views over rice fields and loved the deck with beanbag in our unit. Our beds were made each day and brekky served in our room. Easy to just ask one of be staff and they organise a car to take you into ubud centre. Thanks!
Harmony Villas was everything we could ask for and more. It was our first time in Bali and the staff did everything they could do make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. Seriously - those banana pancakes were to die for!
We'd recommend Harmony Villas to anyone - and have, to several friends already. We'll be back. xx
We really enjoyed our stay at Bali Harmony Villas. The surroundings were quiet, natural and therapeutic. It was a pity the rice fields were just cleared before we arrived, but it was still a nice view from our terrace. Michael was very helpful in answering our questions before the stay too and overall, it was a great, different and refreshing experience! Fantastic place to stay if you are looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city.
Es war ein wunderbarer Aufenthalt. Es wurde sich wirklich um alles gekümmert, von der Abholung am Flughafen bis zur kurzfristigen Verlängerung um eine weitere Nacht. Selbst unsere Kamera -die wir am ersten Abend im Auto unseres Fahrers vergessen hatten- erhielten wir Dank Michael und seinem Personal am nächsten Morgen wohlbehalten zurück. Putu, unseren Fahrer, haben wir auch gleich für eine Tour von Ubud aus gebucht. ein einheimischer, der sehr gut Englisch sprach und uns viele Tipps gegeben hat. Oh und das Frühstück war einfach ein Traum. Danke an Wayan und ihr Team. Vom Pool brauchen wir ja erst gar nicht zu schwärmen. Wir hatten ihn fast ganz für uns allein. Ein super Start in unseren Urlaub. Gerne wieder :)
We had an amazing stay @ Michael's Villa! The views from the villa and the mesmerizing pool are amazing, the luxury of having an excellent breakfast produced by your personal chef is decadent!!
If you want indulgence this is the place!
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About the Host, Michael
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.