I am an Indonesian who loves meeting new people!
Nury always responded very quickly to our e-mails and provided us with the necessary information. Rully, the housekeeper, was both friendly and helpfull
The villa is located on the edge of a quiet authentic Balinese village. It was nice to be greeted warmly by the inhabitants every time we walked by on our way to the local warung.
The swimming pool was a great asset to the property. We loved it!
The views from the gazebo were stunning!
I would recommend this property to anyone who would like to experience the authentic Balinese way of living in a small village.
If you have a busy itinerary in Ubud, keep in mind that it takes a minimum of 30 minutes travel by car to reach Ubud center.
Breathtaking view, incredible location and amazing hospitality.. Nury I can not thank you enough for sharing your home with us.
Pictures and reviews don't do justice to the villa... We had the most memorable time at the villa. The joglos are perfect, as is the pool and Rully and Degus were most helpful.
We wanted to experience the real Bali and we were not disappointed and we were a family of five my guavas and I, our college going sons and their grand mom.. All of us enjoyed the place... , merci beaucoup.. Would love to be back again.
We loved our stay in Nury's villa. We got a warm welcome from Rully the gardener. He helped us with getting around. We recommend Degus the driver too. He is kind, knows lots of nice restaurants. We will definetely come back!
All I can say is heaven on earth. About 20minutes out of the hustle and bustle of Ubud Desa Sebatu, where the air is cool, the rice fields are extra green and the sound of traffic is replaced by the sound of the wind moving through the wind chimes. Ruli the gardener has done an exceptional job, the garden has a real personality and soul. You can see his passion and skill in how he has created the most tranquil, harmonious surrounds. The accomodation is traditional and beautiful with an outside shower and toilet. We loved it! Would recommend it to anyone looking for a more authentic experience. Thank you Nury and Ruli. We will never forget our Sebatu experience and will definitely be back
This villa was beyond what I expected. And the host was incredibly friendly with a lot of great recommendations. We had someone there to help us arrange rides and help with whatever we needed at all times. The view from the pool front villa is breathtaking and the outdoor showers are enjoyable. At night, we enjoyed the sounds of all the animals and sat On the veranda that was well lit. A great plus was there is a full kitchen AND large refrigerators with mini freezers in the front two villas. I could go on and on about this place! It's about a 20 minute ride from Ubud and I cannot wait to stay here again!
Nury was very accommodating and responsive. House was really comfortable and conform to the description. The only drawback was it was a bit far from the center of Ubud
After a very long journey, we arrived at night to Sebatu. We were greeted at the gate by Annie (Nury's sister and her husband- in his traditional Bali attire) - what a lovely surprise for all of us. Our surprises did not stop there, what an absolutely gorgeous place!!
We were shown around the entire property. The rooms were beautiful, the outdoor bathrooms in the 2 rooms nearest the pool, were a huge hit for the entire family... once settled, we enjoyed a drink in the Bali hut by the pool, to the sounds of nature all around - how surreal it all felt!!! Some traditional Bali music playing softly in the valley somewhere also. 'Too good to be true' was mentioned more than once on the first night!
The service we were given was second to none - to try to describe it best, would be "non intrusive, but ever present".
We enjoyed a massage by the pool.
We were taken to Warong Sebatu restaurant (by our driver Degus) - what a gem of a place! The prices were amazingly cheap, topped only by the flavours in the food - Nasi Goreng a must, at around $2Aus. We ended up returning to this place everyday, for either lunch or dinner!
Driving around with Degus each day, being taken to all of the tourist destinations we requested. The surrounds of Sebatu and Ubud are a must for every Bali visitor. To experience the friendliness and warmth of the villagers will stay with all of us forever.
What a pleasure/privilege to stay here! Thank you so much for having us...
Tony, Audrey and Family.
We love, love, loved staying at this villa in Sebatu. Nury was very quick with responding via email and sent us the must read 'guide book' for the villa, which is really a set of very charming joglos set in the serene sawah. The property is more beautiful than the pictures show, Ruli is a perfect gentleman caretaker and Degus was the best driver who knew all the shortcuts. If you want a quiet, laid-back vacation set in a beautiful setting, stay here. Ubud is a great place to visit for a day, but way too busy and hectic. We (family with two kids and my mom) went for walks in the Sebatu area, tried some of the local restaurants and warungs (all very delicious) and used Degus services to visit the Tegalalang rice terraces, the elephant sanctuary, and a fun bike ride down the flanks of the volcano. The afternoons were for enjoying the garden and swimming pool with the evenings spent on the pondok looking for fireflies. Ruli provided fishing poles for my son to fish in the pond. Thank you! The use of the moped was also just perfect for a quick spin into town for the twice weekly market or to the local warung for dinner. I wish we could have stayed longer than our 4 nights. Nury has created quite the retreat here with her staff of expert caretaker and driver.
Thank you for your review Lisa - Ruli told me that you were a very nice family and seemed to really enjoy it here.
You are more than welcome back at any time.
Arrivée irréelle de nuit dans cette étrange villa atypique, pleine de charme, de recoins, de lanternes, qui surplombe une épaisse jungle tropicale. Rully, le "supervisor" a été attentif à tous nos besoins, répondant avec rapidité à nos désirs ou petits problèmes. C'est une personne très gentille et serviable. La villa est au coeur des rizières et des travaux des champs, très calme la journée. La nuit, il faut s'attendre au chant des grenouilles et à celui des coqs à l'aube !
Les deux joglos et les deux chambres sont confortables, les lits immenses, entourés de moustiquaires (mais il n'y a pas de moustique), et les salles de bain extérieures sont très agréables. Nous avons utilisé les services de Degus, notre chauffeur, il était gentil, courtois, très souriant. La villa est à 20mn d'Ubud, la route passe par des rizières de toute beauté.
C'est un endroit magique pour ceux qui veulent vivre une expérience au milieu de la nature et des indonésiens.
The Sebatu Villas were simply delightful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were made to feel very welcome by Rully. Nury provided us with a helpful guide that we used daily to plan our adventures. Degus was a fantastic (fast) driver, who provided us with many laughs and a warm smile. We had the pleasure of meeting Nury's sister and her family, which was lovely and added to the welcoming feeling. The Villas are clean, simple and all that anyone needs. The outside shower and toilet provided a unique experience. Sebatu is a quiet village which provided a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of Ubud. Walking through the village provided wonderful insight into the Balinese lifestyle. Thank you Nury for sharing a beautiful area of Bali with us and helping in creating some magical memories for my family.