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Secret Garden Hideaway - Only 5 Min Walk to Central Ubud

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Last updated: 06/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Gorgeous, newly renovated Villa Madu is a secluded tropical paradise, on over 2000 sq meters (a half acre) of fern gardens, frangipani trees, and jungle, yet only 5 minutes walk to the main street in Ubud.

This unique property sleeps 10 people comfortably, offering privacy when you need it and inviting common areas when you are feeling sociable. It is perfect for a group retreat, family reunion, or small wedding party.

The main villa offers 2 master suites and an additional room with an antique day bed that converts to a charming sleeping space for 2 at night. The villa has 3.5 bathrooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, dining table that seats 10 to 12, and the Media Room with a 47' flat screen TV, satellite service, large DVD library, and plenty of books and periodicals to read during your stay.

Luxuriate in your own Private Swimming Pool just steps away, with an upper wading and soaking pool with water that cascades down to the larger infinity pool below.

Descend 30 stone steps into the ravine to arrive at the grass thatched teak wood entry way for the 2 bungalows. You will feel miles away from everything in your own private jungle cabin.

In the mornings you may see the beautiful Java Kingfisher whiz by with his brilliant blue feathers and bright red beak, and at night you may see the little flashing green tail lights of the fireflies in the bamboo groves all around you.

Bungalow Jahe has a queen size bed, a quaint alcove with a single iron bed, and a small kitchen. Bungalow Jeruk has a four poster double bed. Both cabins together sleep up to 5.

If you have more than 11 people in your group, we can also include Marigold Cottage, a cozy, self-contained house with a double bed in one bedroom with a private en suite bath, an open living area, efficiency kitchen and a private walled garden just steps away from the main house and pool area.

You may decide to put away your phones and computers and just relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, but whenever you need it, we have WIFI, which is unlimited and available throughout the property, and is included at no extra charge. And it is high speed - for Bali.

Our staff of 6 is here to make your stay as pleasant and luxurious as possible.

With advance notice, Nurdi, our cook can prepare outstanding local or international cuisine for you if you want to eat at home. She uses locally grown, organic produce whenever possible, and depending on the season some of it comes from our own on-site gardens. She is equally talented with vegetarian or non-vegetarian selections, and can accommodate your dietary requirements.

Central Ubud is just minutes away, and offers your choice of many world class cafes and restaurants. Most of them will deliver if you want to stay home.

Indonesian, Thai or Indian cooking classes in our large, fully equipped kitchen can be arranged.

If you feel the need to work out after one of Nurdi's sumptuous breakfasts, the popular Ubud Fitness Center is only 100 meters away and offers a full-service air-conditioned gym and racquetball court.

Airport arrival transport and delicious full breakfasts included in rate the rate, as well as government tax and service, and transportation around the Ubud area.

Private and personalized Spa Services available, including therapeutic massage arranged in suite by appointment

Valet & Laundry Services

24 Hour Security

Bali coffee or tea and home made bikkies any time.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 400 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 9-15

  • Villa Downstairs Master: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Jahe Bungalow: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Jeruk Bungalow: 2 twin/ single


  • Villa Upstairs Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Upstairs Alcove Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • 5-6 bedrooms - Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Extra Twin Beds Available (4)...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    additional seating available on the adjoining patio...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    bicycles available for hire nearby...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
peak season
Jun 15 - Sep 27, 2015
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

2015 standard
Sep 28 - Nov 2, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Nov 3 - Dec 11, 2015
3 night min stay
peak holiday season
Dec 14 - Jan 10, 2016
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 15.5%

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Last updated: 06/20/2015
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yoga, qigong, salsa dancing, salsa classes, tango dancing, tango classes, drumming, cooking classes, mask makingg, painting, weddings, reunions, family, gay friendly, LGBT friendly


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: When I first came to Ubud in 1984, I never imagined I would one day live here. It's now been 20 years since I pulled up stakes from my home town in the SF Bay Area and moved here. I've seen many changes since then. We didn't have baguettes or cappucino, and often didn't even have electricity. The rice paddies on Monkey Forest Road have been replaced with glass fronted air-conditioned Polo shops, and there are no more fireflies. But the heart of Ubud is still here, and all the reasons I've loved it from the first are still to be found. There is, of course, the stunning beauty of the physical surroundings, mouthwatering cuisine, and the clement weather, but it's really the people, always gracious and full of smiles, and as beautiful and inspirational as ever that have made this truly my home. A life long dog lover, I have two charming beasts, Monkey and Alfie, who will greet you with wagging tails and, if you're lucky, a gift of the perfect leaf or stone, selected especially for you.

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  • Our specialty - Nasi Tumpeng

    Our specialty - Nasi Tumpeng

  • Upstairs master bath

    Upstairs master bath

  • Entry way and kitchen

    Entry way and kitchen

  • Balcony overlooking the pool

    Balcony overlooking the pool

  • A place to sit outside the downstairs master suite

    A place to sit outside the downstairs master suite

  • Charming teak wood jungle bungalow with WIFI.

    Charming teak wood jungle bungalow with WIFI.

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Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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Secret Garden Hideaway - Only 5 Min Walk to Central Ubud

Ubud #382484

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