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Welcome to Ubud ArtVilla.
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This listing is for the whole 5 bedroom villa. If you require 1, 2, 3 or 4 rooms please see our other listings.
This villa is all about cultural connection and the handmade.
Natural materials and lifestyle is at the heart of our philosophy. Stone, wood and bamboo harmonize to create the most peaceful backdrop for your stay.
Our freshly prepared food will be served to you on handmade wood fired ceramics made by the owner. A special and unique treat. Artworks also by the owner reflect Balinese culture and landscapes, as do the wooden artifacts and textiles - to help you feel a part of this wonderful culture.
Our friendly family staff will make you feel connected to the Bali spirit with their smiles and attention to your every need.
Wayan our manager, with over 16 years in the Real Bali Tour business can be your guide and transport host to connect you to attractions, events and activities.
Staying at the ArtVilla is more than just accommodation. We will give you a complete Bali holiday to suit your taste.
But we do specialize in natural and cultural activities. Rafting, trekking downhill cycling, performances, dance and temple visits are just some of what we do and do very well.
Airport or other hotel transfers are available on request.
Ubud ArtVilla Boutique Hotel Villa is a romantic thatch roofed air conditioned townhouse occupying a prime position in Penestanan - one of Ubud's best known artistic hamlet garden estates. On the outskirts of central Ubud Penestanan is famous for it's artists, sculptors, galleries, cafes and restaurants. A wonderful blend of tradition with modern convenience.
The ArtVilla overlooks rice fields with views of Mt Agung and Camphuan ridge.
We are ideally located within easy reach, 15 minute walk, of the district of Ubud palace, markets and shopping streets, yet we are a haven of natural charm and quiet.
Every large room is unique and equipped with air conditioning if needed, ceiling fans, which we recommend, lockable safe storage, indoor/outdoor garden bathroom, private courtyard or terraces onto the 12 meter natural rock swimming pool with waterfalls and rock landscaping.
We have free wifi connection and music to enliven or relax you every day.
We are the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Honeymooners, couples, families or Yoga, meditation/ health retreat, Art, photography and pottery groups will find this ideal.
There is a fully staffed kitchen with fresh filtered water which we provide you to save money and buying plastic bottles. Due to our eco friendliness we try to minimize the use of any plastic bags and bottles.
Daily breakfast is included.
Menu for extra lunch and dinners is available for your enjoyment poolside, in the dining area or wooden bale garden retreat.
We prefer you not to smoke within the compound. Strictly no smoking in the bedrooms and main living areas.
There's so much more to tell and discover but better you come and see for yourself. We will welcome you to our beautiful home with complimentary drinks.
Whole villa with private pool. Amazing views privacy and quiet.
Satellite TV and DVD in every room
Interaction with Guests
Wayan and the staff are there for your every need.
We ask that you refrain from smoking in the bedrooms and living areas. We are eco friendly and offer you fresh filtered water, clean air and a healthy relaxing environment. For families with young children we ask that you provide parental supervision because of unfenced swimming pool.
We charge only 10% Government tax. There are no service charges.
We welcome you to enjoy our beautiful house and be enriched by your Real Bali Experience.
Overall a very pleasant place to stay. Great pool and location. Staff are helpful, especially Wayan. If taking the whole place, just need to ensure privacy is maintained by avoiding having too many people come in to arrange things 'at the front desk in the lobby' (aka the open air living room).
very bali style house, staffs are very helpful and warm. everyting is great except the sound of gecko or bird i wasn't which was,neither the staff, in the space between roof and ceiling. it made the sound every 10 to 20 minutes through the night and it was very loud, really didn't get much sleep during my stay.
Really now Alan complaining about Geckos in Bali is like whinging about snow in the Arctic. Unless you wish to stay in a hermetically sealed hotel where you'll feel nothing then this is part of the experience. It also means you get to see and feel Bali in a more natural state, with birds, butterflies, etc etc. I'm proud to be able to say Geckos are great and they mean the nature is alive and well. Maybe if you come to Bali again invest in some earplugs. Personally after a night or 2 I just don't notice them any more.
What a little piece of heaven on earth. We had the best time at the Ubud Art Villa. The place is very beautiful and the staff is just fantastic. And the food is great too. There are so many great things about this place. Wayan the manager helped us with everything - tours, restaurants, cultural understanding etc. We forgot a camera when we left but Wayan helped us get it back.
Also thanks to Bruce (whom we never met), who made the booking very easy.
Very nice welcome by the staff and owner. The villa was perfect for the 10 of us as it gave us individual space if desired.
The villa was as good as the pictures and the pool was like a natural rock pool.
Nice location in the hills but we frequently walked into Ubud central.
Breakfasts were outstanding and when we had dinner in one night the food was great.
Overall Ubud Artvilla was voted the best of the 3 villas we had in Bali.
Excellent accueil de Wayan le gérant de la maison, la maison est bien décrite et bien placée pour aller à pied dans le centre (même si c'est pas trop agréable vu le trafic); tout le personnel fait son possible pour rendre le séjour agréable et aller vraiment dans l rencontre; nous avons eu l'impression d'être plus en contact réel avec des balinais que dans d'autres lieux de bali.
bémol cependant: des travaux en cours devant la maison, plusieurs personnes passant à l'improviste dans la maison qui donne plus l'impression d'être dans un hôtel que dans une villa ou on se sent chez soi et une certaine promiscuité
The initial communication and booking with Bruce was great, super fast answers and very accommodating.
In Ubud, Wayan, the villa and transport manager, helped organising our transfers, some of the excursions and our daily random questions. We had some issues with communication and delays but nothing that really impacted the overall experience (the driver for our transfer leaving the villa was 2 hours late, told about the credit card machine not working only at checkout).
The villa is beautiful, pool has a great size and the outdoor bathrooms are awesome! Kitchen staff was great, prepared some delicious meals for breakfast and some evenings. Life at the villa was relaxed, staff was super friendly with our kid, bought him a kite and helped him flew it over the rice fields, so much fun. The villa is about 10 minutes walking distance from the main street which was easy, especially with a group of 11 people, and is surrounded with lots of options for food and drinks.
We rent the full house for the Xmas week with my family.
We highly recommend this place:
- gorgeous balinese house
- very friendly staff
- delicious breakfast
- closed to Ubud center and meters from shops and restaurants
- amazing ricefield walk starting from the house
We will be back :-)
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About the Host, Bruce
I am an artist, teacher and cultural travel organiser. My interest in the arts takes me regularly to Asia and many locations. Bali has become more than a travel destination and my connections with the Balinese people have enriched my life. i hope to share some of this with you if you stay at my Boutique Hotel Villa in Ubud.
Of course my life revolves around art, music and culture and these things inform the philosophy of the Villa. But I also love nature, the outdoors, adventure and cultural discovery. If you stay with us we will share all this with you.