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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Near 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, 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 decoration 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 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 ($12./day adults $5./day under 8 yrs.), 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 $45./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. The kitchen was specially designed for Made, and the counter tops are quite low, as Balinese are shorter than westerners. It is not necessary that you enter the kitchen, off to the side of the villa, since your meals are prepared for you, unless you want to watch the Made as she artfully cooks your delightful meals. Many people enjoy doing this.

Keywords: Villa


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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


  • Children Welcome:

    Babysitting available at minimal cost...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

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

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Video Library:

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


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

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


  • Catering Available:

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

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Very large pool, excellent for laps...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.6
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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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 $10. extra per night per person (up to 6 people).

20% down payment upon reservation.

Balance paid upon arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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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 23 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, Bali, Republic of Indonesia (City):
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 needs are 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
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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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

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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