About this listing
You will love my serene, cozy, very private house and its fabulous location in a quiet neighbourhood of Penestanan. Full of great restaurants, art galleries, cafe's, yoga studios and spas.
Watch the sunset, have a massage -we have a massage table..
•GREAT location, close to everything, 15 minutes walk to downtown Ubud and if you don't feel like waking there are two taxi stands at the end of the path
•5 min walk to great café’s, health food restaurant, bakery, local warungs, supermarket as well as Ubud’s best restaurants: Bridges, Blanco, Mozaic
•Yoga studio 2 min walk
We have a massage right at home - we have a massage table and will even give you a number for amazing masseur who can come to the house..
•Rice field views
•Pampering by friendly English speaking staff
•Open living room / kitchen equipped with all necessities
•Palatial bathroom with huge beautiful terrazzo bathtub and glass roof
•Large upstairs bedroom has queen-size canopy bed and a balcony
•Library full of books and dvd’s
•Private and secure
•Airport pickup available (extra USD$30)
•Car rental, bike rental, car and driver can be arranged
My lovely home is set in the rice paddies of Penestanan, our artist's village on the edge of Ubud that has no car access or car sounds (but many sounds of geckos, roosters, frogs and birds) and still just minutes away from the centre of Ubud.
You can practice yoga overlooking the rice field in the large bedroom that opens up onto a balcony.
Penestanan now has its very own yoga studio, meditation center, two 5-star restaurants, funky Round Bar, raw food restaurant, fresh organic juice bar, Japanese health food, two cafe's and a bakery so you don't even have to go to Ubud, which is only 15 minutes walk anyway.
It's a perfect location to make day trips to various temples, Batur Volcano, rice terraces, woodcarvers village, museums and galleries.
My friendly housekeeper will come every morning and make you a delicious breakfast. She will also make the bed and clean the house daily. She is a treasure trove of local information and can help arrange a car and driver to take you sightseeing, and/or car or motorbike rental.
There is a swimming pool at a small quaint hotel down the path that can be used for a small daily charge.
The entire house.
Interaction with Guests
My housekeeper comes every morning to clean the house and prepare breakfast (you will purchase your own food - there is a supermarket within 15 min walk through the rice paddies.)
Penestanan is the most friendly and beautiful neighbourhoods of Ubud. I love all the lovely cafes and restaurants, nearby yoga studios, spas, and art galleries.
Local taxi stand is at the end of the path, but we are within walking distance to Ubud centre.
We can arrange a car rental, motorbike rental or a car and driver for daytrips around Bali. Almost anything of interest is within a couple of hours drive. Most less than that: Famous temples, volcanoes, Bird Park, Elephant Safari, White Water Kayaking, beaches and more.
Other Things to Note
We have a yoga mat, yoga blocks, and hand weights for your use. The hardwood floor upstairs is perfect for yoga practice, with the wonderful view of the greenery of rice paddies.
We have a massage table and will even give you a number for an amazing masseur who can come to the house..
Please don't smoke in the house, but it's ok to smoke on the porch if you like. Also be very careful with candles and incense, especially upstairs, which has hardwood floors and bamboo roofing.
A lovely house in the hills amongst the rice fields. We were met at the airport and helped with our luggage to get to the house. There are some really good restaurants very close by and some lovely walks straight from the house. The family were welcoming and very helpful. The house is in a quiet location but not far from Ubud palace.
Perfect location just out of the main centre of Ubud but access to everything. Very quiet and the housekeeper is a sweetie. Home is quite the eat, pray love experience if that is what you are looking for and good for longer stays.
We had a wonderful time in the villa of Veronica/ Yan! It is so light and catches the breeze, a 'good air' place. We were there on a yoga retreat being held at Santa putra down the road and was the perfect location for visiting our regular Penestanen haunts! Sitting on the upstairs verandah, watching the cheeky ducks in the paddies next door was very precious! Veronica is lovely and although we didnt see much of Wayan because we were off early, she did a wonderful job! Would definitely stay there again if I had the chance!
Wonderful wonderful experience in Bali and Veronica's house is perfect or was for me. Only had loud frogs on the last night but i was so exhausted I didn't care. Home is tucked away but within a nice community of locals and tourists...lol there was one giant lizard on the wall but i named him Earl and just lived! If you're a nature kid this house and location is perfect. Great stay! Will be back!
Veronica's place was very lovely. I think it's one of the better places to stay in Ubud. Nestled in with the rice paddies, it's one of the few places off the main streets where you can walk without worries of breathing in pollution. There's a wonderful cafe and yoga studio walking distance.
In addition to our lovely accommodations, we were also very pleased with the housekeeper Wayan. She setup a lovely massage for us with a masseuse who came to the house. Veronica has a massage table ready for use. Wayan also helped setup laundry, which was ready for us the same day.
I was met promptly at the airport. No waiting on my part. Since the Airport ATM was broken, the driver took me to a nearby ATM. Nice 60 minute ride to UBUD.
This is my second time to Peacefuly Cozy Villa. It was much the same, pleasant, comfortable, and airy. I love the breezes and no no A/C. It is a place to get away from it all (including TV and radio)....although you can let the outside world in via the reliable and fast internet. I was able to Skype with my grandson easily.
You should trust the housekeeper to purchase fruits for breakfast. Her choice is much better than mine. She made breakfast for me (fruit salad) each day. It was wonderful. And we always had time for a few minutes of chatting.
There were no mosquito issues while I was in UBUD, but still I slept under the mosquito net in the bedroom.
The transport options are great, and on time. No need to worry if they are going to show up.
Only a short walk to restaurants, and 10-15 minutes into downtown UBUD. But bring a small flashlight to highlight your path home after attending the dances and dinner afterwards.
There is quite a DVD collection, but make sure you bring your own DVD reader with your computer.
I returned here for the rest, and relaxation in a quiet place. It fits the bill.
Veronica's house is magical. That's really all I can say! I'm also convinced that the housekeeper Wayan is an angel. Do yourself a favor and book this special house. Because of this house, Wayan, and the beautiful Bali people I am now looking to move to Bali full time!
About the Host, Yan
I live in Penestanan, Ubud, which is one of the most beautiful villages in Bali.
Over the years I have met and made many international friends. I look forward to meeting you!