Luxury recycled wood Villa set in tropical gardens with stunning views. 2 bedrooms plus one large upstairs yoga mezannine. Indoor & outdoor bathrooms. Stunning views from every room, very fast WIFI, Vitamix, filtered tap water, modern oven, large kitchen, cable television, flatscreen digital tv, Bose sound system. Sit on the bedroom decks in the evenings and watch the bats and the fireflies. The waterfall and the frogs and crickets will lull you to sleep. Enjoy the gardens, the peaceful tranquility of the Villa, the big stone japanese bath and the Shoyu screen doors. All make this Villa a breathtaking space to re-connect.
5 minutes from Ubud City Centre. Yoga, restaurants (including Balinese, many international and raw food), shopping, cultural activities.
Zen Japanese style Villa with recycled teak wood, bamboo and stone. Peaceful, quiet, charming space. Big Japanese bath with stunning views, writers paradise, yoga paradise.
Access to laundry service, transport and/or car/bike hire, meal preparation, competent experienced babysitter (including evenings), mobile telephone. All available on request and all very reasonably priced.
Gardener provided to manage all gardens (rosterable to suit you), cleaning staff provided and also rosterable to suit, house manager provided on call should anything malfunction or need attention.
My mum and I had such a wonderful stay at Villa Uma Santi. The team were truly fantastic, very welcoming and helpful. The house dog Johnny and the other feline friends will be dearly missed. A beautiful big space for families or couples. We had so much space!!! Thank you again for sharing your peaceful home. Regards, T&T
My mother, partner and I stayed at Villa Uma Santi Dec 2013-Jan 2014. We really tried to keep our spirits up - but this place seriously tried our patience.
1) The road up to the house is not drivable during the rainy season. The reality of the location really does need to be made clear in the advert. It is a pretty filthy walk up to the house during the rainy season. Taxis cannot get down to the property due to the road conditions and you will need to bring flash lights and be able to climb on garden walls to reach the property when it rains.
2) There isn't enough furniture. One couch is in the living area which might be fine for a couple who has come to Ubud to watch the TV, but groups of more than two have no where to sit another than around the kitchen table. Ironically this place has great views - but there is no furniture to sit on other than in bed to enjoy the views.
3) AND the TV does not work so actually you have to sit on the couch looking at a broken TV. Every single day there was a different problem with it - sometimes fixable, sometimes not.
4) We are an animal lovers, but Jonny the dog is a total nuisance. I don't know of many people who want to be woken up at 6am while on their holidays by a dog throwing itself against the doors to get attention.
5) The second bedroom is infested with flying ants.
My mother and I lived in Indonesia for a number of years and neither of us are not naive about how difficult it is to run a house in Indonesia. We were not expecting perfection, but repeated requests were necessary for things to be cleaner, which with enough asking were sort-of answered.
For the price charged for this rental, the reality is that the property is not luxury and a pretty far cry from the description on air b&b.
A more accurate online listing of what is on offer really is needed so that guests are the right match for the type of accommodation provided.
Amazingly, the owners do not respond to concerns raised by email - and an email address is the only contact information provided when you book Villa Uma Santi through airbnb.
There is so much to choose from in Ubud that really is lovely - we would advise to keep looking!
Kim's Rustic Peace is unique. The staff speaks English, which is a plus. They even cook breakfast for the gang and offered to take my friend's mother around to spa, massage and yoga. Will recommend this place to others.
I had a great time at Kims's beautiful Villa together with my husband and our two children. The atmosphere is very beautiful with the ricefields just beneath the house.The house is very Special with ist open space. There are 2 cats and a dog which belong to the house, it was very familiar.
The staff is very friendly. Abi climed up the Palm tree to get us fresh coconut for breakfast. Dewa, the driver, is very competent, he took us accross the whole Island to the North.
Thank you for thosw wonderful days in Ubud!
It was a pleasant and great experience to stay at villa uma santi. We fell in love with the simplicity of the place. Yes it is a little drive to center ubud but I think that's the beauty of it if you want to stay out of the crowds.a nice change from hectic kuta. There were 3 cats, ginger, scratchy and the quiet one. If you don't like cats then this place isn't for you. They will bug you if you have food and go thru your food. We ended up hiding it in our room and closed the door at night, no big deal. As dog lovers, we immediately fell in love with their black Bali dog, Joni. It took awhile to gain his trust and from there on, he loved us and was happy when we were home. Even at one point he bang on my door in the middle of my last night there, begging for a belly rub. I ended up sleeping outside with him. The staffs, esp Abi & Mbo Ayu, were awesome. Love them. It was a unique & humbling experience staying there. I will definitely pay a visit again there when I am back in Ubud. Thanks kim for your wonderful place!
Rustic Peace was like a slice of heaven. Besides the beautiful, clean, secluded, cozy villa, the staff is amazing. I stayed there with my 2 kid. Kadek and the staff welcomed us into their arms and made us feel so welcomed and loved! Some mornings, the grounds keeper climbed the tree and served us fresh coconuts. It was fun having Joanie (their precious dog) two cats, and chickens in the villa, they all added to our wonderful stay. If I ever return to Bali, I would definitely return to Rustic Peace.
We stayed here for three nights and really enjoyed the experience. The house has a great feel to it and is surrounded on all sides by beautiful rice paddies and coconut palms. You fall to sleep with the sound of crickets and frogs and wake up to the sound of birds.
If you want to experience what it would really be like to live in Bali, then this place is perfect. Its just a five minute drive to some good restaurants and about 10 minutes drive from the heart of Ubud village.
The house is about 10 minutes walk from a main road, so it would be a good idea to have your own transport. We hired a little jeep which was perfect.
Peaceful villa with lovely light and kind and helpful staff. Everything was as described.
Rustic peace is obviously a much loved and cared for home, it has beautiful light and a calming effect. All amenities are as described and the internet is the fastest we have found anywhere. Lovely staff, great place.
The villa is surrounded by rice fields and great views. it felt private and peaceful throughout our stay. We ended up booking extra days because we liked the privacy. There is daily staff that is very helpful, comes and feeds the animals, does the offerings and cleans the house. We enjoyed the animals, except when trying to eat. The cats are not shy about getting into your food. Besides that little annoyance we loved the daily greeting of the animals.