Right on the edge of town, yet hidden away from the busy streets of Ubud by a high wall, our Villa is set in a secret garden, overlooking working rice fields and a temple - this is the best of both worlds!
Situated near the heart of the bustling artistic and cultural centre of Ubud, Bali, Satori is our home for half the year which we are delighted to share with others while we are away.
If you're after an isolated, out of the way retreat, then Satori may be a little too urban for you. Here we offer the best of both worlds, close proximity to all the wonderful services and cultural experiences that Ubud offers, within a truly magical setting! Step directly from the hustle and bustle of Ubud life though a doorway to another world, a stunning oasis, of water features, jungle garden and beautiful rice field views.
We are pleased to offer single night bookings only if there is a single night available between two other bookings.
We offer 2 accommodation options to select from. The Villa (our home for half the year) listed here, or at the top of the property the self-contained Treehouse (our guest house) listed here...
The Villa at Satori:
The beautifully appointed 2 bedroom Villa is actually three stand-alone buildings side by side, set amongst tropical gardens. It boasts a spectacular infinity pool, a home cinema, and shared use of the massage studio.
It is somewhat rare around Ubud in that it features a living area that can be made outdoor OR indoor. It opens up on three sides to water features and the exclusive use pool that reaches out toward the rice field/temple view. Most traditional style villas have their living areas always open to the elements and the creatures that inhabit them.
Relax, read or entertain in this tranquil space or make use of the home cinema, featuring a state of the art 3D/HD projector and boasting a growing library of over 100 movies and TV shows. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining and is fitted with imported kitchenware, vegetable/fruit juicer and espresso machine.
The huge Master Suite features a super king size bed, sofa that coverts to a single bed for a child (with another fold out child's bed available on request) a flat screen cable TV with DVD and an Ipod dock/speaker system. It has a magical al fresco shower and garden bath.
The charming Guest Suite boasts a stunning view and features a queen size bed, flat screen cable TV and DVD and a large bathroom with open roof shower. Both bedroom suites offer a selection of memory foam or plush pillows, quality mattresses and cotton bedding and air conditioning.
The shared yoga/massage studio lies between the Villa and the neighboring Treehouse. It's furnished with two quality massage tables, yoga mats, oil burner and a stereo system pre-loaded with relaxing sounds and music. Pick from our menu of talented massage therapists to visit for the perfect end to a memorable Bali day!
At your service...
While there is no doubt Satori's accommodation and setting will impress we predict it will be our wonderful staff that will ensure your stay is truly memorable. Sak Ming our manager knows Ubud like few others. She is on call to help you with any query or problem. Kadek our Treehouse housekeeper, and Wayan our Villa housekeeper love to receive guests and help in anyway that might make your stay more comfortable.
Our staff can assist you in arranging almost anything, at cost price. We never receive a commission or kick back from any service or company we might recommend. We simply want you have to have an amazing experience, at the best price possible.
Our home is handily placed only 2km from the heart of Ubud's dining/shopping area.
The propert lies amongst lush jungle gardens above a stream of great importance to the local village. At one end lies a small temple where holy water is collected from an underground spring for important ceremonies and at the other is a bathing and laundry area, a social point for local villagers. Making your home away from home at Satori means the magic of daily Balinese life is all around....
Satori is a celebration of all that is Bali. We hope you'll allow us the opportunity to create for you a truly magical getaway!
Rates are for two guests and include exclusive use of the villa and pool Additional guests charged at $20 per person, per night. Rates also include...
- All taxes
- Wifi (everywhere)
- Use of local cell phone
- Full time maid (reduced hours Sundays)
- Daily breakfast.
- Lots of info for off the beaten track experiences!
The Villa guests have exclusive use of the Villa buildings, including the living room, swimming pool and garden. Its is separated from the Treehouse by lush garden, walls and a tall gate.
Interaction with Guests
Our housekeepers are present during the day for advice and help, or release them earlier for total privacy, it's totally up to you :-)
Other Things to Note
If you require extra privacy you can release them staff earlier in the day - it's totally up to you and the degree or service you would like :-)
Strict non-smoking policy. Smoking only permitted outdoors.
The Villa comes with full-time housekeepers Monday to Saturday. Wayan and Kadek begin at 8.30 and work until 3.30pm. They will make the breakfast and clean the entire villa each day, along with booking massages or scooters/drivers etc.
If you require more privacy you can release them earlier in the day if you wish - it's totally up to you and the degree or service you would like :-)
Villa Sattori is a great place to stay in Bali. Easy walk to Ubud center, Monkey Forest, Ubud Market and Palace during the day and easy to reach by foot some good places to eat at night. The highlight of the villa are Wayan and Dewa. Wayan is sweet and helpful and prepares delicious breakfasts and Dewa is always ready to take you to wonderful places, he walked us trough the countryside, took us visit a local family who invited us to come back to a ceremony later that day...He took us to a big ceremony at a temple, dressed all of us up with sarongs and head bands of his own. He just picked the best spots and took us everywhere with him as locals. Wayan and Dewa were on call 24/7 ... Wayan even called us once when she worried because we hadn't come back in time during of a heavy rain, she arranged for us to be picked up and taken back to Sattori!!! We are very grateful, this house was the perfect pick!!! Mark was also great to me since the first mail and kept in touch during our whole stay.
We stayed at Satori at the beginning of our honeymoon in February and absolutely loved it. It was truly such a perfect spot and we were so sad to leave. Wayan and Kadek are the two most lovely and welcoming people and we literally talked about the for the remainder of the trip. Dewa was also excellent to tour around with as he knew all the secret spots and was so nice and knowledgeable. We hope to go back to Satori one day soon, but in the meantime would recommend it to anyone who is visiting Ubud!!
Lovely stay in Ubud. The villa is like having your own little secret garden in Ubud. Pool is amazing, rooms lovely and staff perfect.
The is a unique and stunning property. The pictures are indeed accurate but there's nothing like experiencing this setting first hand. I have the highest praise for the staff and their attentiveness to make our stay at Satori relaxing and pleasant. We chose to eat in one night and Wayan fixed us a delicious meal of local favorites. I got hooked on having a daily massage and the on-site massage room made that easy and convenient. A few reviews have alluded to the street noise. Unless you live out in the country where there is never any street noise and don't think you will adapt, making that a reason not to stay at Satori will mean you miss out on a special experience. The many on-site waterfalls and fountains worked very well to mitigate street noise. Given the massage room, the pool, the many relaxing spots to read, the outdoor shower, and the home theater system, once could easily come here, forgo all other site seeing and be completely content. I highly recommend Satori when you visit Bali.
From the moment we emailed Mark regarding his Villa, his replies were prompt and his help and patience was greatly appreciated.One of the emails sent to him was answered within half an hour! It was a great pity that Mark was overseas and we were not able to meet him personally. The day to day running of the Villa is in the very capable hands of Sak Ming. Her bubbly personality was a joy and we looked forward to seeing her every day.We must also thank Sak Ming for the privilege of allowing us to visit her temple to see her niece and nephew participate in the ritual of Munggah Deha ceremony. (growing into adulthood ) Thank you Sak Ming.
I hope Joseph doesn't mind but he wrote the most wonderful extra review for us, to our email. We'd love to post it here :-) Thanks so much Joseph and Ron, we loved having you here!
From the moment we met the smiling faces of Kadek and the beautiful Wayan to seeing the most amazing view of the rice fields as the doors of the Villa opened, we just knew that our stay at Satori was the place to be. We were immediately made welcome and felt part of the Satori family and indeed their day to day lives .We looked forward to the delicious coffee and breakfast cooked by Wayan and Kadek .Our days with the Satori staff were filled with language classes, joy and laughter.Their willingness to help, share information on Balinese culture and custom was a delight.Thank you Wayan for inviting us to your beautiful temple to witness the girls and women of your village dressed like goddesses perform the devotional dance. It is something that we will never forget. Dewa was always on time to drive us to restaurants that he recommended - they were never a disappointment. We had a memorable evening at his village temple and a day at Pura Tirta Sudamala ( Sak Ming recommended ) where we had water purification and were blessed by the priest. Always felt safe with his driving and his knowledge of the Balinese countryside was remarkable.
Satori is the home away from home with the best staff any holiday individual could ask for! Wayan, Kadek and Sak Ming were friendly, cooked the most amazing breakfasts and even taught us how to make traditional dinner which we cooked alongside them! Dewa was the most amazing driver, taking us to special bali locations we would not have otherwise seen and helping us to buy fruit at local stalls. We were absolutely blown away by the house itself with its beautiful scenery, sculptures and general feel of the space. It was incredibly easy to converse with mark with his fast replies, he even sorted us transport from the airport when we landed!
We want to come back already and do no hesitate to recommend to friends and family! Thank you to all who made our holiday amazing :)
From the moment we booked to the moment we left, Mark and his team made us feel so welcome and well taken care of! Great location, beautiful space (even more gorgeous than in the photos), wonderful staff and service. I'd definitely come back and recommend it to my friends and family. Perfect for a family or two couples traveling together.
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We love to host people from all over the world! I work in film and television and my Bali home is a creative retreat for half the year. When I am not there I make it available to others from all over the world to enjoy. Rest, relax, or be inspired!