About This Listing
Villa Jantung is but 4 minutes from downtown Ubud yet peaceful & quiet, with one of the best views in Bali. Perfect for two & with Harmony's gorgeous 15m pool right on the rice fields, it's tropical living at it finest-"Heaven at an Earthly Price!"
***GORGEOUS VILLA JANTUNG ON SALE! 25% OFF DAILY RATES... for select dates in through May!
Your very own private fishpond and waterfall makes Villa Jantung a dream place to stay at Harmony. Situated with a commanding view of the gorgeous pool, deck and the rice fields beyond, Villa Jantung is a wonderful retreat for couples or a single person with a private tropical garden among fruit trees. Organized for indoor/outdoor living with an open plan living room and a full kitchen, the spacious bedroom will give you privacy with a canopied oversized queen bed and rich wooden decor. Just step outside to your private deck and patio perfect for lounging. Relaxing to the sound of falling water is an experience not to be missed to lull you to sleep (you can turn off the waterfall if you wish). The en-suite garden bathroom comes with a custom vanity, and generous pebble bed rain shower set amid the greenery. Your stay includes a fabulous daily cooked breakfast and full staff services.
The gorgeous 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 Harmony 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 all the villas at Harmony yet large enough for privacy. We don't have pool hours so feel free to take a moonlight swim at 3 am!
Staff at the villa will help you with all your needs from the wonderful daily cooked breakfasts of delicious pancakes or eggs, fresh tropical fruit tea or coffee and juice to start your day in paradise, arranging tours and sightseeing, car or scooter rental, personal laundry and itineraries as well as giving you tips for the best shopping 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 also organize lunch or evening dining in your villa - just ask our staff at check in and they'll take good care of you.
For those wishing to cook for themselves, we are only one mile away from the main supermarket (Coco supermarket) so you'll be able to stock up with local provisions.
Villa Jantung is located on the edge of a huge rice paddy in the village of Lodtunduh, about 2.5 km from Ubud and not far from the Monkey Forest and 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....
Lodtunduh is very close to Ubud center but very quiet. It's a village of farmers and artisans. Villagers can be seen grooming their fighting cocks, drying rice on the road, or participating in the numerous religious festivals.
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 Jantung has 2 powerful overhead fans and a 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 open tropical design for indoor/outdoor living works for your comfort.
Your villa stay includes daily breakfast (for up to two people), free wifi, a laptop sized safe, fully equipped kitchen, towels, TV/DVD, parking, laundry (by arrangement), daily staff service, nighttime security staff, a yoga deck, sun loungers and the priceless ambiance of the Harmony lifestyle.
Although we welcome children (our pool has a children's bathing area), Harmony isn't designed specifically as a child safe property so you will need to be responsible for them at all times.
The Villa is available for daily rental (2 night minimum please) or longer. Please ask us for rates for longer term stays (over 10 days).
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.
*** 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 paddys! 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!
IMPORTANT.... If Jantung is booked for your required dates ask us about the 4 other villas at Harmony on AIRBNB. For detailed descriptions, photos and calendar of availability either cut and paste the Airbnb link under each villa name below into your browser or go to the photo near the top left of this page and click on my name (MICHAEL in big blue letters) under it, scroll down the next page to see all our Villa listings on the left.
Villa Budi - Luxury 2 bedroom sleeps 4
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
Daily rates for all our villas start from $89 to $167 (US$) per night, with discounts depending on time of year and length of stay. Please note there is a high season surcharge of 15-25% for July/August, Christmas, Easter and Chinese New Year periods.
Harmony guests can use all the facilities. Harmony has a very large and beautiful infinity pool right on the edge of the rice fields that's perfect for laps or just hanging out and watching the sunset. The yoga deck has a hammock and breakfast area if you want to eat outside of your villa. All our villas are private from each other and each has a unique feature. Jantung has its very own private fishpond and waterfall
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.
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.
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.
Lodtunduh, a quiet location where the villagers can often be seen grooming their fighting cocks, drying rice on the road, or participating in the numerous religious festivals. 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 $30) and into town (about $5) a few minutes away and we can also rent you scooters (and helmets!) for about $6 per day. There's parking at the villa. Please note although the airport is only about 20 miles away it can take about an hour and a half. The roads are small and there's a lot of traffic in Bali!
Villa Jantung 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. Please also note that although we love children Harmony is not designed to be a child safe property and if you do book with children you will need to be totally responsible for them at all times..
We do have a few suggestions though....
We like to suggest you support the village shops where you can buy your beer and snacks from the locals rather than going into town.
We have a resident dog called Trixie. She's a real sweetheart. Enjoy her.
Watch the rice... it's mesmerizing.
Beautiful spot. Beautiful people. Great experience. Be aware that Michael fails to mention a 10% tax that you will have to pay on top of your booking fee. Michael's response to questioning the tax will then be quite arrogant and he will assume you're stupid for not being able to mind read. It is quite a distance from town and the roads/ditches are a little dodgy if you plan on hiring a scooter. Other than that the villas are perfect.
Dear Jason, thanks for the comments and glad you had a lovely stay.
As for the govt. tax our listing makes it very clear there's a government tax due on arrival and the pre-stay communication and info we send also reiterates that. I'm a bit confused about the "arrogant" comment as we always attempt to be courteous to all our guests no matter what the issue. If you felt we haven't been in your case our apologies.
It's 5 minutes from town on a scooter! The roads are only 2 lane roads in Ubud!
Fantastic escape for those looking to live off the beaten path in Ubud. Away from the hustle and bustle of the central city. Quiet, clean, and friendly service. Will definitely rent again next chance I have to visit this paradise.
So glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your time at Harmony. We agree - Harmony is a special place and we really try to offer guests a unique, true Balinese experience. We'd warmly welcome you back next time you visit Bali!
Michael and Elaine
We enjoyed our stay at Harmony. Favourite things - Trixie the resident dog (we wanted to bring her home!), the view of the padi fields while soaking in the pool, and the warm helpful staff.
Location was ok as we had a scooter. But if not, it would be a bit inconvenient.
Hi Yinnie, thanks for the review. Trixie appreciates the petting! It's always a bit of a trade-off whether to have the peace and serenity of the rice fields (and being away from traffic) vs the few minutes into the noisy town center by scooter. Glad you picked us and we looked forward to welcoming you back to Harmony on your next trip to Bali!
The Villa was well maintained and clean. The villa are surrounded by lush green vegetations and there's a sofa at the front where one can chillax. There are security guard round the clock.
Now the breakfast was really awesome. I could choose how I want the eggs done and also comes with balinese banana pancakes. They also serve us freshly made fruit juices daily.
Two thumbs up for this villa!
The villa and setting were just as described...beautiful. The staff were attentive, but also left us to our privacy. A scooter or a driver is a must if you want to go to the center of Ubud, but we found the out lying areas to be more our speed. You can walk to the monkey forest, which is a must see and there are several restaurants along the road to the monkey forest. We ended our stay at Harmony earlier the expected; however, that was just because we were on our honeymoon and craving some beach time.
A little haven for the soul.
Relatively new villas, beautiful garden, hospitable staff and amazing view of the padi fields. If you need only one bedroom, go for the Asmara. I was staying in Jantung which has a lovely garden shower, but the Asmara is surrounded by padi fields and is at the end of the row, therefore very private.
I tried riding the scooter, but was bad at it, so I had to take scooter rides from the staff into town and arranged for them to pick me up. No fuss.
Suggest you spend early morning taking walks in the padi fields, spend the hot part of the day in the pool, then go into town after 3pm when it gets cooler. Most of the shops are open till 10pm.
I have enjoyed my stay at Harmony and made friend with Trixie the dog.
Thank you so much Sarah. We are so delighted you had such a great time at Harmony. It was our pleasure to have you! So glad you enjoyed the magic of the rice paddies and truly enjoyed the spirit of Harmony. Many thanks from all the Harmony staff. We would warmly welcome you back.
We loved our stay at Harmony Villas. We were in the Jantung villa which was perfect for what we needed. The staff were so friendly and helpful and made sure our time in Ubud was amazing. The villa was kept exceptionally clean and was as comfortable and luxurious as the pictures show.
It is about a 25 minute walk into Ubud but we really enjoyed this and got taxis back at night.
Would highly recommend staying here if you want to come to Ubud.
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About the Host, Michael
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.