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Find Heaven on Bali at This Fabulous Villa

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ubud villa description

Overlooking lush rice terraces, Dharma Whitney Bungalow is a fabulously designed open style villa which sleeps 6 comfortably. A very large private pool, tropical gardens with ponds in the front and back, an attentive staff (including a private chef) and lovely views all contribute to its splendor. The villa is beautifully crafted with many authentic Balinese details and styling, including hand carved stone details and statuary, hand carved wood and terrazzo. It is one of the few remaining structures which still uses a thatched roof (more expensive and time consuming to create, affording more ventilation). The enclosed downstairs living room/sitting room and bedroom now have air conditioning. There are also ceiling fans in every room to insure your comfort, and standing fans at the foot of every bed.

This fantastic private villa is unsurpassed in the Ubud area . It is located just out of central Ubud (about a 15 minute walk/3 minute drive), and at the end of a lovely 300 meter path. This affords a very private and exclusive environment, where you will fall asleep to the sounds of crickets and frogs, watch ducks and birds in the rice fields, and observe the Balinese tend to their daily tasks. You will also be invited and escorted to local temple ceremonies and events, if you desire to participate. Many good restaurants as well as shopping, galleries, and internet cafes are within walking distance. Rice field/nature walks begin a few steps from the entryway doors.

Dharma Whitney Bungalow has a complete staff, including 2 housekeepers, a cook, night security guard, and a driver (with 6 passenger car available for hire). For a very small fee ($10./day/person), 3 delicious meals are provided by the cook, who has been referred to as the best chef on Bali. We can also offer in-house massages at a very low rate, nearby yoga, meditation, and qigong classes, and numerous spas for hair treatments, foot reflexology, manicures, pedicures, massages, etc. The staff will also bring your personal clothing to a laundry service, and return it with a very modest bill. A monitor and DVD player for viewing movies is available (the very latest films can be purchased locally for $1.50 each).

Your stay at Dharma Whitney will be memorable, relaxing, rejuvenating and inspiring! The staff will also assist you in booking any activities you may wish to participate in (rafting, elephant park, etc). Pick up or drop off from the airport (1:20 hr. away) can be booked at the same time with booking the villa (for US $40.-/car/one way).

2 queen sized beds are found in the large open room upstairs, which is divided into two spaces by a armoire and curtain. One lovely bathroom serves this room. A king size bed is found in the bedroom downstairs, as well as another spacious bathroom. Two large open living/dining areas are found downstairs with numerous couches and chairs. There are 2 balconies upstairs, and an enchanting gazebo by the pool. It is not necessary that you enter the kitchen, off to the side of the villa, since your meals are prepared, unless you want to watch the cook as she artfully cooks your delightful meals. Many people enjoy doing this.

Keywords: Villa

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Chauffeur
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff


      • Wheelchair Accessible:

        There is a 300 meter path, sometimes un-level....moreless

      • Smoking Allowed:

        outside bungalow only (fire hazard to thatch)...moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        Babysitting available at minimal cost...moreless

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Catering Available:

        $10./per person for food 2 large meals/day (breakfast & dinner). Lunch may be ordered separately, if desired....moreless

      • Kitchen:

        Mainly used by chef who cooks your meals...moreless

      • Cooking Utensils
      • Seating for 6 people


      • Air Conditioning:

        Air conditioning in downstairs living room/sitting room and bedroom...moreless

      • Babysitter
      • Linens Provided
      • Towels Provided
      • Living Room


      • Video Library:

        Current films available to buy DVD in Ubud for $1.50 each...moreless

      • DVD Player


      • Mobile Phone:

        bring an unlocked cell phone and buy chip/minutes inexpensively, or you may buy your unlocked cell phone in Ubud....moreless

      • Wireless Internet:

        Internet available at Whitney Bungalow, and also at numerous cafes and restaurants in the area...moreless

      Pool & Spa

          • Private Pool:

            Very large pool, excellent for laps...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Gazebo
          • Deck / Patio


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Museums
          • Mountain Biking
          • Golf
          • Cycling
          • Tennis
          • Swimming
          • Surfing
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Snorkeling
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Fitness Center
          • Medical Services
          • Massage Therapist
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Sight Seeing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shopping
          • Shelling
          • Walking
          • Bird Watching
          • Ruins
          • Botanical Garden
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Zoo
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Hiking
          • Rafting


          Write a review 4.8
          from 19 traveler reviews
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          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Tax Rate 10%


          20% down payment upon reservation.

          Balance paid upon arrival.

          For over 4 persons, there is a charge of $8. extra per night per person (up to 6 people).

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          Last updated: 08/22/2014
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          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1993

          About the owner: Co-owned by Karen (Portland, Oregon) and Made (Ubud, Bali). Built by the entire village 20 years ago, and added to and updated almost every year since. Our partnership has spanned 4 births and 2 marriages. This villa supports a family of 11 Balinese (and growing). Karen lives in Portland most of the year as an artist and visits her beloved family and island paradise home twice each year.

          Why the Owner Chose Ubud:
          I built Dharma (Wayan's son) Whitney (my daughter's name) Bungalow because the island, and the Ubud area in particular, stole my heart many years ago, only a few minutes into my first visit to Bali.

          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
          Because of a hectic lifestyle in the US, the most beneficial thing this home offers me is complete nurturing and support in every way. My every need is tended to in a very open and loving way. Delicious meals are prepared and served (using fresh local ingredients), I am surrounded by awe inspiring flowers, birds, butterflies, trees, sounds, ceremonies...essentially everywhere I look (and everything I taste) reminds me that I am truly in heaven.

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          Speaks: english

          Guestbook comments from the owner

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          • bathroom nook

            bathroom nook

          • downstairs king bed and sitting room

            downstairs king bed and sitting room

          • Front yard with altar

            Front yard with altar

          • Upstairs bed #1

            Upstairs bed #1

          • living room

            living room

          • downstairs bathroom

            downstairs bathroom

          • upstairs


          • village of Penestanan

            village of Penestanan

          • Preparation for cremation ceremony

            Preparation for cremation ceremony

          • entrance at path

            entrance at path

          • upstairs queen bed

            upstairs queen bed

          • upstairs bathroom area

            upstairs bathroom area

          • view from upstairs lanai

            view from upstairs lanai

          • Steps to pool area and gazebo

            Steps to pool area and gazebo

          • inner door entrance

            inner door entrance

          • dining area

            dining area

          • upstairs toilet/shower area

            upstairs toilet/shower area

          • Statue in Ubud

            Statue in Ubud

          • nearby shops

            nearby shops

          VRBO #276866

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          This listing was first published here in 2009.

          Date last modified - Monday, June 09, 2014

          $129 per night (USD)

          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 08/22/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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