About this listing
Beautiful Villa Budi is just 2 km south of bustling Ubud in the non-touristy village of Lodtunduh. Incredibly relaxing, tranquil and peaceful with one of the best ricefield & mountain views in Bali. Harmony’s gorgeous 15m infinity pool is steps away from the villa with spectacular ricefield views and Mt Batukaru in the distance. Tropical living at it finest -"Heaven at an Earthly Price!" Only moments from town, we are not far from the Monkey Forest and all the sights & activities in Ubud.
New lower rates and huge discounts on long term stays!
Our lovely two Bedroom Tropical Villa Budi at Harmony Villas has the best location and views in all of Ubud just moments from town but unbelievably quiet and peaceful in a stunning tropical setting. After a day in busy bustling Ubud or on a temple tour or other activities you need to unwind. Villa Budi is the place. Your home away from home includes a fabulous daily cooked breakfast, staff services and daily cleaning. Just 2 km away from the finest restaurants and shops on Ubud.
A stunning view over almost 270 degrees is the defining element of Villa Budi. From the massive uninterrupted sweep of the rice fields from the west to the mountains in north and the terraces to the northeast, you'll live on the huge wrap-around outside decks and soak up Bali into your very bones.
WALKING DISTANCE TO RESTAURANTS, YOGA, SPA & UBUD
-Free Wifi (fiber optic high speed connection)
-Gorgeous infinity swimming pool
-Spectacular ricefield views
-Close to The Yoga Studio, The Yoga Barn & Intuitive Flow
-Enjoy a private masseuse in your villa
-2.2k to The Monkey Forest
-5k to The Elephant Cave (Klung Klung)
-2 minutes walk to local (warung) restaurants
-4 minute drive to Ubud
-15 minute walk to the center of Ubud
-Mount Batur Trekking (by arrangement)
-Close to Mozaic & Bebek Bengil restaurants
-Delicious daily cooked breakfasts
-Secluded private decks
-Balinese cooking classes
-Onsite scooter, car rental, tours & sightseeing
-Perfect for individuals, couples, yoga retreat & families
Villa Budi features a lovely entrance hall, indoor/outdoor dining and living areas and a large well equipped full kitchen area with granite counters and lots of storage.
Villa Budi is designed in modern minimalist style to celebrate tropical sophistication and endorse the healthy benefits of fresh air and natural lighting with an open living, dining and kitchen space overlooking an ocean of rice. It's a perfect spot to spend hours relaxing and swimming in Harmony's beautiful infinity pool right on the edge of the raised bluff.
The living room is tastefully furnished for relaxation with a large teak dining table and traditional Javanese sofa along with casual seating. The entire villa opens up to the north and west for complete indoor/indoor outdoor living.
The two bedrooms each soak up the ambiance of the ocean of rice to the west and north. The front bedroom looks out directly over the rice fields below and its bathroom has both a garden and a full tub as well as rain shower. The rear north-facing bedroom has a unique bed design that permits either a queen or two "twin/single" beds and a garden bathroom with spacious rain shower.
An extra adult bed and/or cot for young children can be added to accommodate larger groups too.
The huge 15 meter infinity pool at Harmony on the edge of the rice fields is only steps away from your private villa through Harmony's lush landscaping. The pool is situated on the very edge of the bluff overlooking the rice and has a shallow end seating area for relaxing after you've done your laps! It's central for use by the five villas at Harmony yet due to its size and differing guest schedules, it's rare not to have it to yourself. We don't have pool hours so feel free to take a moonlight swim at 3 am!
One of the favorites of Budi's guests is to awaken before dawn and watch the early light lift the mist over the ocean of rice a few meters below the expansive deck with coffee in hand. It's an experience like no other in Bali. Stay long enough and you'll experience the whole cycle of rice cultivation from planting to harvesting and the local religious festivals celebrating Bali's unique cultural heritage.
Our onsite staff will help you with all your needs, arranging tours and sightseeing, car or scooter rental (onsite), personal laundry and itineraries as well as giving you tips for the best shopping, yoga and massage in Ubud.
A private chef can also be arranged to cook you traditional Indonesian cuisine right in the privacy of your own villa in your fully equipped kitchen. Or, if you would like to do it yourself, book a private cooking class. Our chef is very reasonable and an amazing cook! We can organize lunch or evening dining in your villa too.
For those wishing to cook for themselves, we are only 2 km away from the main supermarket (Coco supermarket) so you'll be able to stock up with local provisions.
Enjoy a wonderful daily cooked breakfast prepared in your villa each morning of delicious pancakes or eggs, fresh tropical fruit tea or coffee and juice to start your day in paradise! Breakfast will be prepared in your villa each morning from 8-11am. If you would like to change breakfast times, please ensure you notify our villa manager at check in so we can accommodate you.
Villa Budi is located on the edge of a huge rice paddy in the village of Lodtunduh, about 2 km south of Ubud, the Monkey Forest, all the world class shopping on Hanuman Street and the cultural activities and restaurants in Ubud. We are very centrally located for all of Bali's sights and activities. Sanur beach is close (about 12 miles) and Seminyak. Kuta and Legian are easy drives for a whole day out with a different vibe. Or you can go up the hill to Kintamani and the hot springs at Lake Batur in an hour or so. Temples abound everywhere - from Besakih, the "Mother Temple" to Tanah Lot on the ocean (two of the most famous and holy) and we can organize tours to anywhere on the island and to Lombok too....
It's cooler in the Ubud area than the beach. A/C is not needed at Harmony due to our location right on the edge of the rice fields. We almost always get a breeze and Budi has 4 powerful overhead fans and a huge high ceiling to keep the air flowing. The breezes complemented by ceiling fans are usually enough to keep you cool even at the warmest time of year. You'll find our design for indoor/outdoor living works for your comfort.
There's free wifi (fiber optic connection and as fast a speed you'll get in the Ubud area), 2 laptop sized safes towel service, TV/DVD, parking, laundry (by arrangement), morning staff service, daily cleaning, a yoga deck, lush landscaping and the priceless ambiance of the Harmony lifestyle.
We have a flexible check in and out time and are happy to accommodate you if you are coming from outside of Bali. We can arrange airport pickup and drop off for you for a reasonable charge. Motor bike, scooter, push bike and car rental available on site.
There is staff on the property for daily housekeeping and garden maintenance. They will take wonderful care of you and treat you as part of their family during your stay.
*** Please also note we must collect a 10% Indonesian government hotel tax payable upon check in which is payable in US$ or Indonesian Rupiah.
We can also arrange the following services:
• Yoga classes
• Car rental
• Car and driver
• Scooter rental
• Bike rental
• Laundry service (Extra charge)
• Tours and sightseeing
• Airport pickup and delivery (Extra charge)
Staff will meet you upon arrival at Harmony, show you to your villa and provide you with keys, wifi password and the house manual with suggestions on all the local sights to see, restaurants to visit and local tours for enhancing your stay.
... and finally .... enjoy the wonderful cycle of the rice paddies! Depending on when you visit you'll see the fascinating cycle of rice farming from preparing the fields, planting seedlings, thinning out the new rice, watching the ducks do their amazing dances, to harvesting, threshing and drying. It's one of the best things about visiting Harmony! The cycle is fascinating to watch no matter when you come!
Please note... If Villa Budi is booked for your required dates ask us about the other villas available at Harmony.
Villa Sungai - Luxury 2 bedroom sleeps 4
Villa Asmara - Luxury 1 bedroom sleeps 2
Villa Jantung - Luxury 1 bedroom sleeps 2
Villa Jiwa - Luxury 1 bedroom sleeps 2
Guests can use all the facilities at Harmony. Designed so each villa is private but with a sense of community, the infinity pool and yoga deck on the edge of the ricefields is very large and and always feels private. Due to its size and differing guest schedules, you’ll find it's rare not to have it to yourself. Budi has a huge wrap around deck facing north to Mt Agung and Mt Batukaru and west to the amazing sunsets. Enjoy endless views as far as the eye can see from the pool and yoga deck.
Interaction with guests
I'm not always in Bali as I travel extensively myself, but our staff are really wonderful and will treat you like family. If I'm lucky to be staying while you're there, I'm always available to give you tips and pointers on the best way to maximize your stay in Ubud and Bali. Staff are generally available but mostly in the mornings. We wish for you to have maximum privacy
Our village is still mostly agricultural and its a fascinating place to experience real Bali village life which can't be found in touristy areas such as Kuta or Seminyak. That's the lovely thing about our area of Lodtunduh village.
We're a 2 minute walk to great local restaurants (warungs) in the village main street... and close to local spas, yoga studios (The Yoga Studio, Intuitive Flow, The Yoga Barn) and the many great restaurants in Ubud.
You'll likely encounter ceremonies, celebrations, weddings, a cremation perhaps (a big event in Bali) , the local temple festivals. But most of all you'll see (depending on when you visit) the fascinating cycle of rice farming from preparing the fields, planting seedlings, thinning out the new rice, watching the ducks do their amazing dances, to harvesting, threshing and drying.
You'll go for a walk in the village and probably see the village men parade their fowl and perhaps experience a cockfight – although you may not approve, it’s very much a part of village culture. If you want you can wager and maybe win!
There's a taxi service right in our village to take you to and from the airport (about $27) and into town (about $6) a few minutes away. Staff at the villa can arrange private scooter rental along with bikes and car rental with or without a driver. The daily price for scooter rental is 60000rp (approximately $4.60) and discount price for monthly rental rp or $75. The price includes helmet. The rental doesn't include insurance which is typical for casual scooter rental in Bali so check your travel insurance for coverage. Technically you'll need an international driving license which you can get from any AAA office for $20.
There's free parking at the villa too. Please note although the airport is only about 20 miles away it can take up to an hour and a half to get there. The roads are small and there's a lot of traffic in Bali!
Other things to note
Ubud is a gastronomic paradise with virtually every kind of food available just a few minutes from Harmony. Many offer take out and delivery, so you can eat in your villa, under the stars on your private deck, or on the pool deck. Our amazing private chef is available (by arrangement) to cook for you or give you Balinese cooking lessons.
Harmony is open to nature being right on the rice fields and you should expect visits from insects and lizards in our tropical climate. There are very few animals that are dangerous even although they may look so! But be prepared to be close to nature in all its beauty.
Villa Budi is one of five villas at Harmony and while Harmony is large enough so each Villa is private, it's small enough for community. We don't have a lot of rules except have maximum fun and relaxation
We ask you respect other guests privacy as they will yours and please don't smoke except on your private deck (not inside the villa). There's some basic stuff about being in a tropical environment; our staff will advise you on arrival.
Daily breakfast will be provided each morning between 8-11am. If you’d like to change or request specific breakfast times, please ensure you notify staff at check in.
Villa towels will be replaced every 3 days. If you'd like them changed more frequently, please make sure to let our staff know.
Please also note that although we love children (our pool does have a children's bathing area) Harmony is not specifically designed to be a child safe property and if you do book with children you will need to be responsible for them at all times..
We do have a few suggestions though....
We like to suggest you visit the village shops to buy your beer and snacks from the locals rather than going into town.
Watch the rice... it's mesmerizing.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I'm an educational filmmaker born in the UK, spent many years in Los Angeles, have an organic farm (still going) in Southern California and now travel a lot with bases in beautiful Bali.and equally beautiful Ojai, California. I've created Harmony Villas with my Balinese friend Wayan Nama in a modern tropical minimalist style to reflect our joint passions - connection with the land, no clutter, beauty and a wonderful environment. I'm equally passionate about providing a superlative experience for Harmony guests so they can have an authentic Bali vacation and truly relax.