This amazing property situated 15min drive north of Ubud is the perfect place to unwind in the middle of Bali rice field views.
The villa sits on 3000sq meter land and consists of 3 en suite double bedrooms, two on the main floor and one on the top floor. The 3rd bedroom downstairs, on the right side of the villa, is smaller than the other 2. It does not have directly en suite bathroom, which is across from the living room. During low season, the villa can be rented for 2 bedrooms with condition of minimum 5 days rental for $250/night. Maximum occupancy is 6 adults, can be up to 8 but addition only for 2 children ($30/child).
There is an amazing super large maintained garden with great pool and sun beds. The views from everywhere are just divine, from Mount Batur Volcano to Agung, to rice fields’ farmers working nearby. Close to Ubud, the location offers shopping, sightseeing, huge range of restaurants, and abundant local village culture. The house has been tastefully furbished to International standards, you can relax and enjoy each day knowing that the house is fully serviced and you have all day to lounge by the water pool overlooking rice paddies and the mountains of Bali, or go sightseeing, shopping, join in with village ceremonies or simply chill out and watch the satellite television.
Dewa, the housekeeper keeps the house, garden and pool in good shape. He can also prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for 10$/meal with 1 day in advance to let him know. He will also run errands (like shopping, laundry), can organize babysitting, hiring of a car, visiting local music nights, visiting local temple, ordering and picking up takeaway food.
Had a lovely stay at the villa. Rooms were clean and it was such a luxury lazing around in the pool. Will definitely consider staying here again I return to bali.
I stayed at Benjamin's Ruku Ruku villa for 6 nights. I wish I could have stayed longer!
Firstly, Benjamin was quick to reply to my request on availability. I was easily able to arrange a pickup with him/Dolla at my previous location (another villa further south in Seminyak).
The villa itself was as pictured - spacious, 2 bedroom etc etc. The pool was great - not too warm, not too cool and just nice for all day/night use. One bedroom has the tub, one bedroom has the shower. The central kitchen/living area is nicely laid out and has a couple great ceiling fans that make it entirely liveable all day. Wayan was in each day for cleaning. The pool guy was in every couple days to make sure all was right with the pool. The location itself is great for being off the main road and relatively quiet yet still convenient for everything. There is a great pizza place back and north on the main road about 500 feet away. You can walk to Degan and Metis in about 8 minutes.
I would absolutely return. I am already missing my daily massages you can order in for about 10 bucks.
It's true, it's a stunning Villa in the heart of Seminyak, always a pleasure to be hosted by Benjamin, we had a great time.
We had mixed feelings about our stay at Modern Villa seminyak. Benjamin is responsive via email. The location is good in that its minutes from the main Legian street however the surroundings around the villa are dirty and noisy. The villa itself is understaffed, towels were smelly, furniture was stained. For the price we paid, we expected basic amenities like soap, toilet paper and extra towels should have been provided. The kitchen, decribed as "fully equipped" only had the basics - pots and pans were limited and no basic cooking supplies were provided. You are better off eating out! The main living rooms with their open concept were hard to keep cool as the fans operated at a very low speed. Outdoor bathrooms are nice but hard to keep mosquitos at bay. The pool and the fact that we could get massages at home were a big plus. We did hire the cook to come and make dinner one night but couldn’t enjoy it as everybody developed Bali belly that evening. All in all, while we had a good trip to Bali. I wouldn’t stay at this villa again.
We simply loved to stay in Benjamins house in Seminyak. We stayed for 4 days, and Benjamin and his staff did everything they could to make our stay just perfect. We felt like home, was served a wonderful breakfast everyday and really did not feel like leaving the house at all. We would love to come back <3 Sincerely from Vibekke and rest of the family
We had the most amazing stay at Benjamin's Villa Ruku Ruku! The villa itself is beautiful in every way. Even though it rained two days during our stay, we lounged in the day bed, plugged in our iPhones to the speakers and listened to the music and the rain, even went swimming when it rained! The other days the weather was great and we laid out, swam, the view over the rice field is beautiful too. The bed was really comfortable and we watched a few of the movies at the villa too. Dolla and Benjamin were super helpful in arranging a massage for me at the villa and recommending a driver for a 10-hour tour of Ubud--definitely a highlight. The maid Wayan also was so sweet. She cleaned the villa each morning and made us breakfast (we paid for groceries though!). She also took our dirty clothes to get washed and brought them back for us. All in all, it was an unforgettable stay and we would definitely return back to this villa...definitely recommend it to anyone!
I stayed at the Wooden House for 3 days and nights. I wish I could have stayed forever!
My husband and I were there for the first half of our honeymoon. Putu made us a delicious breakfast every morning and was extremely helpful! She always greeted us with fresh juice and tidied up after us.
We met Benjamin when we arrived. He provided us with a map, other useful information, a local phone and a scooter.
And Dolla, Benjamin's assistant, was extremely helpful! She checked in on us from time to time and arranged a driver to pick us up when we needed.
The house is as pictured - stunning and romantic! The pool sits under the stars, the neighborhood was very quiet and friendly, and the yard is beautifully landscaped.
I would not hesitate to stay again!
We spent four nights in this great house. The house was in perfect conditions, well equipped and very well located at walking distance from Oberoi Street. Benjamin did a great job, the way you expect it when you are on holidays: efficient, responsive and straight forward
We spent four nights here as a family and had a lovely time. As someone else has said, the house is better in real life than in the photos. You walk in and relax instantly. We will miss the outdoors showers.
Benjamin is very easy to deal with and very responsive. We arrived very late after missing our flight and he was able to accommodate us. The location is good, the staff are friendly and in the end we felt that four nights wasn't enough. We would definitely stay again.
The villa is really fantastic for a group of 8 pax (+2 babies). The area is great as many restaurants, shops, beachclubs, beaches are within walking disctance. Only the mosquitos are still quite annoying but the villa is well equipped with different anti mosquito gears.
Benjamin and his team (thanks to Dolla) were a great help for all issues and showed great and very quick responsibility during the power cut off...
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