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Recent Ubud Area reviews

  • Luxurious but Wild, Escape from The Mundane, Get Inspired

    "I live in NYC. This place is Opposite Land. Rumah Cahaya will obliterate your stress. Need a creative sabbatical? Stay here for a month and explore the interior of Bali. There's a rainforest on one side of the villa and rice paddies on the other. We woke to bird calls and luscious views, and fell asleep to gecko chirps and faint gamelan drumming--beautiful and hypnotic. On the second day, my niece said,"WHY are Maya's breakfast eggs so good?" And then we saw the chickens and hens running through the paths of our rice paddies. That curving path is like something out of National Geographic for Kids. My two young kids saw lizards, ducks, roosters, groundhogs, mice, frogs, butterflies and snakes (butterflies are bigger than the snakes). Note: Rumah Cahaya is not for the squeamish. They’re all here, creatures great and small. Everything is benign. There’s an ongoing symphony of chirping and burping and some of it comes from the corner of the living room. The villa’s best features are the open air master bathroom and the eagle's nest, a tiny tower. Every night I’d bathe under the starriest skies—no light pollution here. After a really hot day, you bathe in the sultry perfume of frangipani. Upstairs, from the eagle's nest, you sit at an L-shaped desk while peering into a lush rainforest. The ordinary world falls away. I couldn’t stop taking panoramic shots of the rice paddies. At night if you leave the tower windows and doors wide open, a little bat might swoop in and out. My son loved that! The staff: Maya makes amazing breakfasts but she’ll let you know (by being late) that she prefers 9am to earlier. Finally we just had her make us lunch instead. She’ll also take small parcels of laundry and return them next day. Juli, the informative driver and responsive house manager, aims to please. One day he took us to the market and I left a bag of caramel cakes somewhere. He saw my disappointment and the next day came with other caramel cakes, refusing compensation. (One day, though, Juli’s brother pinch hit and charged us an arm and a leg. So, substitute Juli at your own risk!) The owner Bruce has tastefully created a luxurious home yet still in keeping with the local vernacular--wooden doors, transoms, cabinets, and wardrobe are carved with Balinese motifs, and altars and recessed nooks with Hindu statuary grace the property. My kids had so much fun exploring it all that they didn’t even realize they were learning. The same goes for me."
    Guest: jayne r. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
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  • Villa Madu is the best value luxury villa in Ubud. It's also GAY FRIENDLY!

    "This is actually my second visit to Villa Madu. I have stayed at many villas in Ubud over the years but if I am with a group of 4 or more people, this is my absolute favourite. It is 5 mins walk to Ubud Central Post Office and Ubud Market. However, when you are within the grounds of Villa Madu you really think you could be in a beautifully manicured jungle. The view is beautiful from every room in the house and the little Joglos at the bottom of the property. The staff were wonderful. Dewa and Wayan are always ready to help with any requests no matter what. Nurdi the wonderful cook was so happy to accommodate us with friends' sometimes odd dietary requirements. The photos on this site don't do the villa justice. It really is a very special place with that old time bali feel but with all the modern comforts required. I definitely recommend this place for families (modern and traditional) and for groups of friends. I'd like to have my next birthday event at the villa."
    Guest: TK Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Amazing, romantic, perfect getaway!

    "This villa is a the perfect place to escape and unwind. It is surrounded by beautiful green rice paddies and mountains in the distance. We watched a storm roll in from the bedroom balcony and even from the bed with floor to ceiling windows. Quite romantic with the mosquito netting draped over the bed (yet furnished with aircon). Though this villa is a duplex style with a shared pool, it is designed for privacy. Only 6km from the heart of Ubud, and 4km from some beautiful terraced rice paddies and local artisan shops. Max catered to our needs including a yummy dinner and great massages in our villa, bicycle and motorbike rentals, etc... Don't miss the Uma Cucina and Bridges restaurants!"
    Guest: Alan and Lynda M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
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