Secret Tropical Hideaway - Only 5 Min Walk to Central Ubud

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Last updated: 11/16/2015
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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. A beautiful setting for a group retreat, family reunion, anniversary celebration, or an intimate wedding.

This unique property sleeps 4-20+ people comfortably, offering privacy when you need it and inviting common areas when you are feeling sociable.

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. 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.

***Villa Madu
Sleeps 8+
offers 2 master suites and an additional room with an antique day bed that converts to a charming sleeping space with it's own bath 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.

***Two Antique Teak Wood Cabins
Sleeps 5
Descend the 30 stone steps into the cool 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. Bungalow Jahe has a queen size bed, a quaint alcove with 2 single futons and a small kitchen. Bungalow Jeruk has a four poster double bed. Both cabins together sleep up to 5.

***Vanilla Cottage (optional)
Sleeps 2
A self-contained one-bedroom one bath cottage with private garden and kitchenette, Vanilla Cottage is available for larger groups. Please see our airbnb listing #223393 for photos, details and calendar. The cottage can be booked together with the villa and two bungalows for a total of 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths.

***Rumah Maduluna (optional)
Sleeps 6+
Newly built in an eclectic style, this 2 bedroom 2 bath house features antique Indonesian furnishings and modern conveniences. Downstairs bedroom adjoins the large master bath with outdoor views and terrazzo tub. Upstairs suite with large veranda overlooking the garden and jungle greenery on all sides.

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 Friendly Staff
Our full time 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. Indonesian, Thai or Indian cooking classes in our large, fully equipped kitchen can be arranged.

***Food Choices
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.

***Activities & Services -
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.

***Delicious full breakfasts included in rate the rate, as well as government tax and service, unlimited WiFi, free shuttle transportation within Ubud when available, and satellite TV service.

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 cookies (sometimes homemade) any time.

~WiFi (high speed for Bali)
~Satellite TV
~Drinking water, bali coffee, tea
~Ping Pong Table
~Projector and 2 Meter Screen
~Darts, Cards Against Humanity, Monopoly, Scrabble, Pictionary, Playing Cards

Optional -

***Transportation & Guides
Airport pick up, drop off and other transpiration.
For large groups a minibus can be organized.
Day trips can be booked with optional guides that speak English, French, German, Spanish, Indonesian & Malay, Russian, Japanese or Mandarin.

***Massage and Spa Treatments

***Yoga & Salsa
Private instructors can be arranged for lessons at the Villa

***Child Care
Qualified babysitters are available at very reasonable daily and weekly rates.

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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
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed in the garden and outdoor areas only....moreless

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) For larger parties there are two more houses available on the same property. Vanilla Cottage has one bedroom in a quiet, enclosed garden space, with a daybed on the veranda. Sleeps 2 Rumah Madulina has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, with ample space for more guests on extra beds. Sleeps 6...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms


  • Books:

    Library of fiction and non-fictions books available to enjoy during your visit....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Ping Pong Chess Monopoly Pictionary Scrabble Cards Against Humanity Playing Cards Darts...moreless

  • 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 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The downstairs master berm in the villa has A/C. All other bdrms have ceiling or floor fans & mosquito netting. Part of the experience of coming to Ubud is to enjoy the warm days and cool nights....moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    An Indonesian cellphone is provided for you to use during your visit. It has numbers programmed for various staff members, drivers, and restaurants in Ubud that will deliver to the villa....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry service is available for very reasonable rates. ...moreless

  • 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
Sep 28 - Dec 13, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

peak holiday season
Dec 14 - Jan 10, 2016
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Chinese New Year
Feb 4 - Feb 14, 2016
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Spring Break
Mar 20 - Mar 28, 2016
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Peak Season
Jun 30 - Sep 4, 2016
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Peak Holiday season
Dec 15 - Jan 9, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 15.5%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/16/2015
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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.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Enjoy cooler temperatures and breezes as soon as you step into the compound from the road. The villa and cottages are situated on over 1/2 acre of lush, tropical gardens, and overlooking a small ravine, but in just a few minutes you can walk to central Ubud.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

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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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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Secret Tropical Hideaway - Only 5 Min Walk to Central Ubud

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