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The Villa Delicious: Great location, exotic, swimming pool, tropical garden.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,097 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2 -4. Two houses, swimming pool, tropical lotus ponds and garden.

Created by two artists from antique carved teak, sculpture, paintings, mosaic and an exotic tropical garden. Private swimming pool. Friendly staff. Short walk to local restaurants or to Ubud center. For neighbors: ducks, rice farmers, and an exotic collection of ex-pat artists and healers.

You reach the house by walking along foot paths in the rice fields, far from traffic noise. Walk 3 minutes to a variety of restaurants, a yoga studio, spa/massage, and several small shops in the rice fields. Walk 5 minutes to our local village restaurants and shops, two taxi stands, motor bike rental shops, organic produce stores and a large super market. Walk 15 minutes into Ubud center for shops selling traditional or modern, Balinese or international style restaurants, the market, galleries, temples, cinema, Balinese dance and The Palace.

Villa Delicious: This is the main house, in the upper garden looking down on the swimming pool and the Mermaid Pavilion. Sleeps two in luxury, with dressing room, kitchen and indoor / outdoor en suite bath room. The Delicious is made from old teak carved walls, windows and doors from Java. The large veranda has a dining table that seats 8 and a conversation spot with old Javanese colonial table and chairs. On the side veranda is a large carved day bed and beside the kitchen is a breakfast spot.

Mermaid Pavilion: This is a Bali style pavilion in the lower garden. Sleeps two in an antique carved teak bed. Use the Mermaid veranda as a lounging spot for swimming and conversation. Privacy is created at night by lowering bamboo rolled walls. With a small kitchen and indoor outdoor en suite bathroom. The Mermaid opens onto a tropical garden, fish and lotus ponds and the swimming pool.

We will work with you to organize your arrival: taxi quotes, luggage carry and welcome orientation with our staff.

Enjoy our friendly staff, who will shop, clean, do some cooking, take out your personal laundry, give directions to local restaurants, massage spas, places to rent cars and motor bikes and taxi stands. The staff will give you the password to the WiFi system (which has sufficient speed for personal Internet use) and answer questions about Balinese culture, local Balinese dance performances and temple visits.

The best walks wind through rice fields, down to our river and its jungle, past views of the Western mountains, past rice field ducks and rice farmers, to the local Hindu temple.

Not suitable for very young children or disabled. Access up the Penestanan Steps for exercise, or on flat walking paths, or by motor bike.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, indonesian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About The Owner

We are two artists / designers who love to build exotic houses. Bali has been our home for years. We have a passion for the Indonesian language, Bali craft, local legends and Balinese social traditions. We love the creativity and vitality of the Balinese.

Why The Owner chose Ubud

Love the location and the garden. Our houses were lovingly constructed from old teak, carved walls, ornately carved doors and windows. Far from roads, near to local restaurants, yoga studio, spas.

Our houses are part of the "Bali Style" tradition that started in the 1960s. It is a great joy to leave the West and live in Bali style, with open airy rooms, natural ventilation, interior rooms flowing out through floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, onto large covered verandas and down into tropical gardens.

What makes this house unique

Far enough from the road to avoid all traffic noise, yet close to local restaurants and Ubud center. A one minute walk to an excellent organic cafe, a famous yoga studio, and a place to get massages. We love the mosaics, the cascading waterfalls, the lotus and fish ponds, the carved fountains. Our Balinese gardener is a wonder, blending plant colors and textures into an exotic tropical garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tim and I are very happy to recomend Villa Delicious. We stayed for an amazing month in November 2012. Down a narrow path with walled gardens either side, up a few steps and onto a small landing to the front door. As you turn the key you can't imagine the beauty that awaits you inside. Shoes off. you step onto the cool marble floor, an outstanding feature of the villa. Your eyes refreshed from the heat of the day by the many cool shades of teal and green. The large one bedroom villa is surrounded by lotus ponds, tropical gardens and your own tiny rice field. We were lucky to see the emerald green rice, a week after we arrived it was harvested then the stalks burnt and the field flooded. We watched for hours the wading birds, brightly coloured butterflies and then the comical ducks moved in. If you can drag yourself off the day bed there are plenty of things to do in Ubud. Lots of day spas, yoga studios, fabulous restaurants, art galleries and walks through the jungle and rice fields. Villa Delicious has everything you need for a comfortable stay. You will be looked after by friendly, competent staff. Oh yes,and there are fire flies in the garden at night magic.
Oct 2012
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Ubud House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1097 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Not suitable for very young children, as there are steps, ponds and a swimming pool.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom with mosaic shower and double marble sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite, mosaic shower, toilet, marble sink.
  • Luxury bathrooms with artistic features.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Mermaid Pavilion bedroom. - 1 double , The Mermaid bedroom, private by lowering the bamboo blinds.
  • Master bedroom in big house. Below in the lower garden is an open pavilion style bedroom, made private by lowering bamboo blinds.
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Artistic touches throughout house and garden: carvings, statues, paintings. Location the very best, with everything handy but still a feeling of quiet and countryside.


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The Villa Delicious: Great location, exotic, swimming pool, tropical garden.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Perfection in penestanan

  • 5 of 5

I only had a few days in Bali and this was the PERFECT spot! It was so quiet and peaceful with just the gurgling sounds of the water flowing just off the lanai. Walking distance to Ubud but plenty of taxi stands if you don’t feel like it. The staff took care of everything I needed and were wonderful. I will definitely be back! Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so Happy that you enjoyed our are welcome back any is a joy to have appreciative visitors share our beautiful home and Balinese family who look after us there.
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Review of Casa by an artist

  • 5 of 5

I love the spacious ramble of this house and garden, moving from indoors to outdoors. I like looking at the fish in the lotus ponds, cooling off in the pool, lounging in the sitting spots, eating on the veranda, sleeping in the big master bed room, waking to the volcanoes and rice fields. The house is full of art: paintings, old statues, marble floors, mosaic walls, carved wood, old Javanese furniture. And to make it all perfect, the staff made me laugh, looked after me to perfection.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Zealand


  • 5 of 5

P eaceful piece of paradise, private with

E verything you need for a

R estorative, relaxing rest (or recreation) with

F abulous views, fantastic location, friendly staff simply

E nchanting also

C lean and comfortable, close to all the best cafe's, restaurant and yoga yet

T ranquil and transforming!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed the Casa and you are welcome back anytime.
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Great garden, gorgeous views....

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The garden and views are beautiful. The house is full of great art and furniture. It is wonderful to wake up and take in the fantastic views from the great big upstairs bed. The staff were friendly and helpful. The house is clean and comfortable as well as very cool. The location is fantastic - out of the hustle and bustle but within walking distance to lots of good places to eat. A lovely place to stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for enjoying the house and garden and our balinese family who took care of you. It is a pleasure to share our place with sensitive people who appreciate the fine things of life and a real home created artistically with Love thank you
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Brooklyn, New York

unique hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

if i had not booked this home i would have missed out on a true hidden gem.

i would never otherwise have found my way into the charming penestanan neighborhood.

it is well tended by a gracious staff and artfully decorated. it is private tucked away in the rice fields.

it was great to catch a taxi easily or just to walk directly into ubud center. our group especially loved the convenience of the yellow flower cafe around the corner from the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for loving my makes me happy to share what I have with people who have such a positive experience...cheers Noelle
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Novato, CA

Dreaming of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Dreaming of paradise… We recently visited this hidden gem of a home, Pondok Padi, and I’m still dreaming of it. There is so much attention to detail in the décor of the home and in the amazing gardens. It is a magical place filled with art, beauty and tranquility. I have traveled the world and this is one of the few places I could call home. The rooms are open and airy with the most spectacular views over the rice fields. The gardens are sublime with the meandering pools of water, the sculptures and the gorgeous pool. This location can’t be beat with the tranquility of rice fields surrounding you and the local cafes like Yellow Flower, and it’s just a short walk to the bustling town of Ubud when you are ready for some fun. Truly the perfect home with the best of all worlds.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dana for your glowing review....yes I love it too at Pondok is a labour of love and a joy. It is very gratifying to know that the love I put into it is felt by others. Bali is a wonder and I am glad to have helped you enjoy your visit.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar, Bali
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: not necessary

Ubud and Penestanan have always been centers for painting, batik, and sculpture. Your house is near designer and traditional shops, Balinese dance theaters, restaurants, cafes, museums, Yoga centers, spas, healers, walking and bicycling tours, Balinese temples and Palaces.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Fee includes 5% Service for the staff.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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