A peaceful 3 brm 3 bath private villa stay in the rice fields 4.5 kms from Ubud. If you are in search of an authentic Balinese experience you have found it. The villa is located in an ancient traditional village with temples all around. The villa is very peaceful and quiet designed with open-tropical style living with a large private pool. Huge villa (700 sqm) . With nature all around you and rice fields next door, you will find peace, quiet and total relaxation. The lovely yoga/meditation platform upstairs catches the breezes coming from the river, which adjoins the property. Our lovely Balinese staff, who take care of all your needs - nothing is too much trouble.
Our 2 villa cooks are marvellous. If you need a driver - we can organise this easily. We have a range of local (walking distance) tours including a fishing excursion. Nature and rice fields surround you and its perfect for cycling, with quiet back roads leading out from the villa.
We have a full spa menu at the villa and purpose-built massage tables. 5-star trained massage therapists on call. No need to leave the villa, if you want this convenience. Do you like yoga? A local yoga teacher comes to the villa (on request) and if you like meditation, you may join Nyoman at 7.00pm every evening and pray together at the local 12th century village temple. An extraordinary experience.
We have 24 hour staff and good security, Fast Wi FI, a free mobile phone for you to use, full day tour organised if you wish, to the volcanos, trekking safaris, elephant safaris, touring the temples, markets and many more. l email all our clients a suggested day trip programme. All at local prices.
Email and phone contact 24/7. My husband and I are Ex-pat New Zealand/Australian owners and we live in Ubud.
Pejeng Village, where Villa Damee is located and has the highest concentration of temples in all of Bali. The local village has many temple ceremonies. Guests can go with the staff to pray, give offerings, attend ceremonies and meditate. There are many opportunities to be part of village life.
Driver on call daily for the Ubud run (4.5 kms) if you require. Local cost of only $8-10 per run to Ubud. Any time. Staff arrange all your requirements. English spoken by all staff.
The villa is beautifully appointed and we have made it very "home like". Breakfast is included at your leisure - any time from 7.00am. Nyoman our cocktail master offers cocktails at 6:00pm - sunset. The villa is very popular with families and with 5 staff there is lots of help.
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Ubud - 4.5 kms away.
Mini mart - 3 doors away from villa(50 metres)
Local Pakerisan River (World Heritage Listed)
Rice fields next door
Beautiful local walks
Fantastic holiday for everyone from age 2 yrs to 64 yrs!” Reviewed 20 May 2014
Villa Damee gives a great balance of authentic Bali village life combined with the hustle and bustle of Ubud with all its colour, restaurants, shopping and the cheeky monkeys!
After a busy day shopping, sightseeing etc retreating back to the villa to enjoy a swim then homecooked meal by Nyoman and then a massage on the top floor of the house under the stars.
There is so much to recommend, the lovely Wayan who greets you and organises anything you need day to day, Nyoman looks after the night shift who cooks for you and more importantly organises the massages!!! Ketut, the lovely driver is excellent and always seemed to pop up out of nowhere just when we needed him. All the staff were amazing and we can't wait to go back again.
The duck farmer goes past the villa most afternoons. The setting is very peaceful and quiet. Rice fields next door. Beautiful Pakerisan River adjoining property.
4,5 kms to Ubud. On-call driver to take you there. Small service charge of $8-$10 (6 seater van)
"Really great place for family holiday and honeymoon couples. Just AWESOME". Michelle F, Sydney
Free WI FI
Complimentary village tour and walk to the river
Very personal contact with all guest prior by email and our 5 staff at the villa will take care of every detail of your stay. Wayan our manager heads the team and she is very gracious, speaks excellent English and is also your villa cook. Please see the reviews.
Rice Field walks
Traditional village life
The duck farmer walking by in the afternoons
Birdsong, frogs, geckos, butterflies
It is easy to get into Ubud.
Our staff arrange this for you.
We are only 4.5 kms to Ubud.
For the more adventurous and those seeking independance, we can hire a scooter for your arrival at the villa and show you the way into town on day 1, if you like.
We have built our own WI FI Tower, so we offer the best speed available.
Your villa comes with a cook. Driver and vehicle on request. Breakfast is included daily.
Authentic Balinese cooking lunch or dinner, simply. Main dishes $3-4 each. Local prices. Everything bought fresh daily at the market.
For those who like their wine and spirits, alcohol can be ordered and delivered to the villa. The contact number is in the villa folder. Just let me know before hand and I will order prior to your stay, and have it waiting for you. Wine is expensive in Bali, but we have a great contact who comes on his motorbike (and has the best local prices and a good selection of NZ, Australian, South African, some French and often wine from South America).
There is always 1 white and 1 red available at the villa.
If you require a driver for your stay, it is best to pre-book at a rate of approximately US$40 per half day or USD$60 full day. This is highly recommended. Just email me in advance.
Restaurant recommendations and local contacts are listed in the villa folder. You want to book a spiritual tour - you have come to the right place. Just email me.
A tour suggestion itinerary is emailed to everyone prior to arrival. Lots of ideas of what to do around the area. We have local village tours, all walking distance from the villa. The owners, who live locally in Ubud, have carefully compiled information on local temple ceremonies, local dance performances at non touristy places and many tour options which will put you in touch with the local Balinese community. Stephanie and Dave, the owners strive to make your stay very special.
What a lovely experience we had at villa Damee. After a long (22 hour) flight, walking into this place dripping in marigolds, fountains going, it was a sight for soar eyes. The staff was friendly and accommodating. There was plenty of information on the villa, meals, extras, tours, etc which we found very helpful. The best part was the recommendation of Take it easy tours. We ended up using them every day. The guide was also helpful in helping facilitate us getting massages at the villa (which we highly recommend). We also got to have an authentic yoga class upstairs in the morning which was such a highlight to the overall experience. The place was clean, atmosphere fantastic. And an extra unexpected bonus was being surprised by local girls doing a traditional Balinese dance! We loved it here and highly recommend it to anyone.
We visited the villa for the first few nights of our honeymoon. Great host and wonderful staff. The villa was very big for just the two of us, and it was nice to spread out and have plenty of room to relax. The villa isn't close to town, more in a remote village, but a driver was always available to drive us the 15-20 min to center of Ubud. More of an adventurous stay, but a good stop in Ubud. Bring the bug spray for mosquitos!
Thank you for staying. I hope you can come back and have more time as we would love to show you more of the Ubud surrounds and with more time, definately a temple ceremony or more of the culture, if thats appealing to you. Thanks again for your nice review.
My family had a wonderful stay at Villa Damee.
Stephanie is very diligent and helpful. Her replies to questions was quick and gave clear answers. She even took the trouble to call me during my stay and assisted to arrange a last minute transportation.
It is a bit off the beaten path in a traditional Balinese village. the villa is surrounded by rice padi. it will be great view when the padi is green or gold. it is about 10 minutes by car into Ubud town.
The rental is inclusive of airport pick up so there is no rick of getting loss in the night. Ms. Dewi was very cheerful. The cold towels and drinks on the van really help to start the vacation for everyone in the family.
The house is very well maintained. welcoming living area is spacious and relaxing with the big day bed. a good size swimming pool will excite kids and grown ups :) the garden is very nicely designed with ponds and water features. The breakfast is basic toasts and coffee. Suggest to order the Nasi Goreng, the in-house chefs do really good cooking.
The rooms at the ground floor are very spacious and well furnished. The master bedroom has a big outdoor bath room and a sunken bath where the kids used as 2nd swimming pool.
It is a place ideal to escape from the modern world so no wonder there is only one aged TV in the whole villa :) the 3rd room on the 2nd level is basic with no bath room, yet it is romantic in its own way.
They are very helpful and speaks good english (the owner teaches English in Bali). They even brough us to the local temple celebration to enjoy the Jogek dance at a village temple.
Overall is a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Definitely recommend for friends!
So glad you had an enjoyable stay at Villa Damee and got to attend a local temple ceremony and touch base with the beautiful Balinese culture. Thanks for your kind words about my diligence and help. Our service is our hallmark at Villa Damee and nothing is every too much trouble. Love to have you back. I hope you return to the beautiful island of Bali. The pool and massages will be waiting for you.
We have had a great time staying here. stephanie provided excellent information before we arrived, and the wayan has been extremely helpful during our stay and even went out of her way to arrange a suckling pig feast for us. The staff here are all very friendly and nice. This has been a great experience for the whole family. We will come back.
We would love to see you back at Villa Damee Ubud Bali. It is such a special place and there is so much to do. Glad to hear your embraced the local culture and got to feast on a suckling pig. That is a first for a villa damee guests so far, but Wayan can organise anything.
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Hi, I am Stephanie. I am a New Zealander and I live in Ubud, Bali. I own Villa Damee with my husband, David Metcalf and our partners, Rex and Catherine. I am a freelance travel writer and an English Tutor. I am the author of "Indonesia's Hidden Heritage - Cultural Journeys of Discovery". My husband, David is a professional photographer and takes half day and full day photo tours in Ubud. He also offers 7-day photo tours around Bali's secret spots. His photo tours extend to other islands of Indonesia e.g Flores, Java, Kalimantan (orangutans) and beyond. David and I have traveled extensively throughout Indonesia and other parts of the world. The first day we arrived in Bali we fell in love with the place and decided that one day we would make it our home. We visited many parts of Bali searching for the best location and decided on Pejeng Village, just 4.5 kms out of Ubud. When you stay at Villa Damee you are in the middle of a very ancient, traditional village, in fact Pejeng has the highest concentration of temples found anywhere in Bali. The local people are very friendly and our (5) staff, who are all employed from the local village are more than happy to explain the various aspects of Balinese culture you. You have a villa cook when you come and stay. All the staff speak English and are very well trained in delivering impeccable service and making your stay very special. We are also on Youtube and also on (website hidden). We look forward to welcoming you at Villa Damee. Best regards, Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf