About this listing
Stay in Penestanan, the most exciting area of Ubud. Close to all amenities. Live like the Balinese! But with Western style comforts....
Personalized Villa filled with collectible furnishings and art.
Wonderful breakfast is included in the price.
A short walk, along a narrow path takes you away from the sounds of cars and motorbikes to the tranquil compound of Villa Semua Suka, which means 'everybody likes'! Villa Semua Suka is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story villa with a large open plan dining, living and kitchen area. The gardens are lush and well manicured, with a swimming pool and Koi and lotus ponds.
Enjoy our traditional Balinese art, masks and puppets of very high quality, collected over the past 35 years and relax in our handmade teak wood furniture. You will find outdoor verandas in front of both the living room and both bedrooms with comfortable chairs and tables, and around the pool is a gazebo and lounging chairs. The pool is big enough to swim laps, lay on an air mattress, or just sit on the steps and (website hidden).
You'll find WiFi internet access from all areas of the house and gardens, and a new flat-screen TV & DVD player in both bedrooms, plus an iPod player and a satellite hookup with movie, news and kids channels downstairs.
Your stay at VSS includes a gourmet breakfast featuring our own house-made bread and jams, yoghurt and granola, fresh fruit, choice of eggs, pancakes, and local specialties, plus great Balinese coffee! You'll be well taken care of by our staff led by Made' Pia, who can also prepare either a special Balinese or Indian feast for your family (you'll need to make special arrangements with her for this). Made' can help with arrangements for day trips, rafting, downhill biking, cooking classes, et al.
The downstairs bedroom is air-conditioned, has a king-size bed with mosquito net, two showers (indoor and outdoor), an outdoor fountain, and all conveniences.The upper bedroom is also air-conditioned, has two twin beds with mosquito nets, an shower, a small sofa, TV, two balconies (facing East and West) with armchairs, and a small table and chairs. There is also a Balinese daybed on the balcony.
There aren't any cars or motorbikes along our path, but you will find, within a 5 minute walk, numerous charming restaurants, an excellent yoga studio ((website hidden)),
massage spas and full size supermarket.
For larger parties there is a bungalow on the property just footsteps away from the main villa which is also available for rent. Please inquire about our special rate for renting both properties.
We feel Villa Semua Suka is a unique experience for those who want to experience the natural charm of Bali in a warm and nurturing setting.
You will have full access to the pool, loungers, garden, and gazebo and kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
When we are in Bali and not traveling to parts unknown, we usually stop in daily to just check on how things are going.
Our house is set in the rice fields and surrounded by nature. Look out the windows and see the palm trees, lush gardens, and various small animals. There is a yoga studio and several small restaurants along our path, and a supermarket down at the street level.
There are cars and drivers at street level, unless you prefer to walk and explore our neighborhood.
Please try to arrive between 2:00 and 4:00 pm as that is when Made', our housekeeper, leaves for the day. If you are arriving after that, please make arrangements with us so that someone can be there to greet you.
About the Host, Barbara
My husband and I have had a love affair with Bali for many years, buying our Villa Sunrise on the beach in 2004, opening an Indonesian furniture and art gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico, organizing yoga and meditation retreats, and now having built our Villa in the ricefields of Ubud.
Villa Semua Suka and Bungalow Jepun were built in 2011 to western standards with a Balinese esthetic.
We have decorated the villa with high quality Balinese art, furniture and artifacts. Villa Sunrise, Villa Semua Suka and Bungalow Jepun are our 'homes' not 'hotels'........welcome Home!