About this listing
Penestanan is now hip! It has no cars, but plenty of little restaurants and yoga. Be in Ubud in 12 min by foot.
Architect Designed Natural Villa #3 is next door to my 2 joglos: Passiflora and Jazmin... Walk 6 minutes or ride a rented motorbike (5$ per day) along a tropical river path and then up 30 steps to our renovated Balinese
Villa. Marguerite is set in the rice paddies of Penestanan Kaja. Our village has no car access or car sounds but many sounds of geckos, roosters, frogs and collared kingfisher birds, and still just minutes away from Ubud.
Enjoy the balcony upstairs and the daybed in the living room. The outdoor shower is delightful. Our saltwater pool (shared with our other houses) is calling you and you may use any time of the day or night. Generally, you have it to yourself.
Penestanan now has its very own yoga studio, meditation center, three charming restaurants and a cafe so you don't even have to get on your motorbike. If you are interested in cleansing, Alchemy, a few blocks away, has all you need. Our masseur can come to the house for massage on our massage table, or you can walk to Cantika Zest spa for a treatment.
Made and Made and Kadek will pamper you with healthy breakfasts of our homemade yogurt and fruit Bali Buda bread and our own homemade jam with whatever fruit is in season. I'll leave you my list of my favorite drivers and secret spots and restaurants. I know how confusing it can be to arrive and be faced with so many choices. After 10 years in Ubud and my design experience, I have narrowed down the choices to the best of the best. :)
We are also happy to organize a trip to healers in Ubud and the surrounding areas.
Our guests have access to the whole house and our wonderful angels come in for light cleaning and make beautiful healthy breakfast on a daily basis (sundays off). We give all our guests a local phone with my phone number and my manager's number and a few extra numbers...
Interaction with Guests
I typically greet the guests the first morning they arrive to orient them and answer any questions. I like to make sure all of our guests get to have their special questions answered. Sri and I are available by email and SMS
Penestanan, Ubud is unique in the world. If you like meeting up with Balinese on the walking path as well as interesting people from around the world... Penestanan is your spot.
Motor scooters are available for $5 per day. Taxis into town are very expensive. Walking is very enjoyable and doable to supermarket, cafes, restaurants, spas and downtown Ubud from Penestanan. Walk in and get a taxi back.
Other Things to Note
We have a tabby cat named Vicki who has adopted us.