About this listing
On the edge of town, yet hidden from the hustle behind high walls, our beautiful Villa sits in a secret garden that feels like a movie set. Overlooking a temple & some of the last rice fields in central Ubud a stay here will be a magical experience!
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 existing bookings.
We offer 2 accommodation options,. 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 is staffed with wonderful housekeepers should you require them.
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 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.
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.
Massage tables can be set up in your room if you chose to book one of the wonderful local therapists that are on call to visit - a perfect and inexpensive 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. Sakde 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 1.6km (1 mile) 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 $25 per person, per night. Rates also include...
- All taxes
- Wifi (everywhere)
- Use of local cell phone
- Full time maid (reduced hours Sundays)
- Daily breakfast and Balinese afternoon tea.
- Lots of info and help 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 Sakde 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 :-)
From Dec 28, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
Had a great time at Mark's home in Ubud! Mark and his staff can get you anything you need if you just ask :) We used Dewa the driver multiple days and he has tons of info. Mark while not there he makes you feel you can contact him if you need anything! Fruit mountain is wonderful for breakfast as well! The setting is a place that is one with the outdoors which we loved but if you are looking for somewhere with no noise and no lizards this is not your place. However if you are looking for a beautiful home with amazing scenery close to ubud with great staff, this is your jam.
We loved it thanks for hosting Mark!
Marks villa SATORI is outstanding, unreal, great! An oasis just off the main road. And he is a great host. Provides detailed information about every topic. Wayan and Desa take care about everything. They prepare fantastic breakfast, book your excursions (rafting good, elephants not so, cooking OK), massages (recommended!), fight the ants, etc.. And if something doesn't work Sak Ming will fix it immediately.
Not to forget the great entertaining system: you can plug in your phone and listen to music from the surround system. You can watch movies with a video projector on a large screen (the children loved it after an exhausting day, and so did we) AND they have fiber optic internet! I measured at least 6MB/s download and 1.5MB/s upload. Saves a lot of time if you have to work a little bit.
There is a tiny warung on the right hand side after 50m if you walk to Ubud selling great Mie Goreng. If you proceed further you can get yummy spicy chicken BBQ. After 15 Minutes you reach Mamma Mia if you want a real woodstove pizza. Also try the chicken soup served on the street.
If you take a driver, even if recommanded from the villa, always bargain.
Overall, an unforgettable experience and a place to return to. Brilliant!
The staff are incredibly warm, inviting, and very helpful. Delicious breakfast.
The grounds are beautiful, but the street noise was a little more than we were expecting and a bit hard to get over; although the location is not far from Ubud center, so the noise seems to be the price you pay. Also, because of the location on the rice field, there is an abundance of mosquitoes that swarm in the evening. The house is equipped with electric repellents, but definitely bring your bug spray.
The house is quite nice, but the master bedroom was not quite as luxurious/finished as we were expecting from the photos and other reviews. Unfortunately, the master bath toilet stopped working while we were there, so we were forced to go outside to use the guest bath and kitchen bath. However, the team worked hard to get a plumber there to try to resolve the issue.
The only other con would be the gecko poop on the bed and bedroom floor. Geckos are abundant in Bali, and considered quite lucky, but the sheer amount of droppings on the bed was a bit overwhelming and frustrating. And bring ear plugs because the geckos chirp loudly, and we had too may early-morning awakenings from them.
Overall, it was a lovely stay, but that had much more to do with the wonderful and attentive staff than it did with the house.
Thanks for your review Chris, the staff enjoyed you guys staying with us :-)
We're really sorry you didn't feel the master bedroom was what you hoped, as you say we get really good feedback on the rooms in our reviews and the layout and furniture is exactly the same as the photo. With the toilet, local systems are easy to clog and need to be treated a little sensitively, but I hear we managed to get hold of our plumber on a Sunday for you, sorry you had to be inconvenienced.
Thanks again for staying with us and good luck with future Airbnb adventures!
We had a wonderful time in Mark's Villa. 11 nights with the view into the ricefields were unforgettable and lying in the pool with the same scenery just perfect.
Wayan, Desa, Kadek, Dewa and Sak Ming were looking after us, so perfectly, no wishes were too much to organise for them. The tours with Dewa very special, made with our interests and he is a safe driver.
The villa is not fare from the center of Ubud, it depence on the traffic, and normaly there is lots of traffic, it takes you 15 min with the taxi.
You can walk, but it's a bit dangerous, because there are sometimes no footpaths.
Everything else great for a rest or for active trips.
Thank you for having us, we have some very fond memorys.
Outstanding stay. Couldn't ask for anything better. Beautiful place, great location, wonderful and attentive staff. Breakfast is amazing every morning, Wayan helped us arrange massages and a scooter for our stay. Mark went more than out of his way to take care of our needs from afar. Couldn't possibly recommend Villa Satori any more.
What a superb time we had at the villa. The location, pool and view, staff and host were all amazing. My two sons, aged 5 & 8, my wife and I just loved it. Can't wait to go back there. I would recommend staying there to anyone, couples families or friends - it suits all.
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About the Host, Mark
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!