Lush Garden, Spacious Villa W Guesthouse, Saltwater Pool, a.C., 5 Minutes 2 Ubud
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Note: I help the Balinese owner of this villa (I have a long term lease) find short term renters when I am out of town. All rental proceeds go to her.
Enjoy! The spacious flower-filled garden, salt water pool, lovely setting, gorgeous rice paddy and jungle views will delight your every sense.
Besides its beautiful location near town, what makes this villa a dream villa is the housekeeper "Made" and the driver "Wayan". Both speak English and their aim is to make your visit a once in a lifetime experience. They are amazing!
The large, spacious villa is 2km north of the Royal Palace - a 7 min drive from downtown Ubud.
The villa: This stately river rock-faced villa is a combination of open-air Balinese and Dutch Colonial with a wrap around veranda, garden with 9x3 meter saltwater pool, and a guest house in a traditional Balinese Lumbong. There are 2 bedroom suites in the main villa, each with A.C., seating areas, desks, and ensuite bathrooms.
Upstairs bedroom has A.C. and is filled with windows, sunlight, and a private covered balcony overlooking the jungle and rice paddies. Very large room with mosquito covered king sized bed overlooking the jungle, seating area, and antique desk overlooking the pool. Ensuite bathroom with tub/shower combo.
The downstairs bedroom also with A.C., looks out into the jungle and the garden and pool, and has sliding glass doors to the veranda on one side, large antique doors to the verandah and pool on the other. This room has an antique Javanese 4-poster bed with mosquito net. It is a very large bedroom with custom made floor cushions for relaxing or extra bed. Cushions are made of antique batik fabric. Large ensuite bathroom is lined in volcanic rock and features a tub/shower combination and separate large rainfall shower, and of course a sink and toilet.
The guest house is like a tree house - in actuality it is a renovated traditional Balinese Lumbong. It features a queen sized bed with mosquito net and overlooks the pool and jungle. Walls are woven palm and the roof is Ylang-Ylang. Windows are hand carved shutters and the door and floors are antique wood.
Underneath the guesthouse is a open air kitchenette and chill area/queen bed on platform with mosquito net and bamboo shades which can be lowered around the lower bale for privacy.
Attached to the Lumbong, downstairs, is and a lovely partially open to the sky garden bathroom . Enjoy showering under the waterfall shower under a palm tree and the stars.
The main villa is a solid, well built villa with old wood doors, wood framed windows, rock facing, and tile floors throughout.
There are carved Balinese statues throughout the garden, and the beds are made of antique Javanese wood. In total there are 3 queen beds 1 king, and extra twin mattresses which can be put on the floor.
The kitchen: The kitchen is large with a walk in pantry and includes a Vitamix blender, a juicer and dehydrator, and everything you need for yummy, healthy tropical fare. Breakfast is included in the rate, and Made can whip up whatever you like for lunch or dinner for a very small fee. Don't see what you need? Just ask.
The kitchen has a full size refrigerator with freezer and cook top stove. It is partially open to the jungle and a small inner courtyard, with a window to the dining room.
The dining room is on a lowered section of the veranda just off the kitchen overlooking the garden & jungle views. There is another table with chairs and umbrella in the middle of the garden.
More details about the bedrooms: The downstairs floor of the main villa consists of a large air conditioned bedroom , lounge area, and desk and chair. The bed is queen sized and is a traditional hand carved Javanese 4-poster bed with mosquito net - this bed can be used as a couch and the entire downstairs used as an indoor salon if not needed as a bedroom. Walk right out of the sliding glass doors onto the veranda.The ensuite bathroom is large and features lava rock walls, a large circular open shower, a terrazzo tub, and sink area. Charming!
The upstairs bedroom room also has A.C., high ceilings, jungle views, its own separate entrance, large, desk, seating area, and a balcony through sliding glass doors with table and chairs. Lots of windows and light in this room, 2 ceiling fans, lovely breezes, mosquito netting on the windows + A.C. In addition to the king sized hand carved teak bed with mosquito net, the upstairs bedroom has a reading area and a lovely wood desk - this area can be closed off from the sleeping area with curtains. There is an ensuite bathroom with sink and a terrazo shower/bath combo.
The traditional, charming Balinese lumbung guest house has a queen bed up in the trees and its own kitchenette below, garden bathroom, and additional sleeping bale below. It is just a few steps from the pool and has lovely views of the jungle. Shower under the stars in the a tropical garden bathroom.
This is a 3-bedroom villa including the guesthouse. The lower section of the guesthouse can be used as an optional 4th bedroom for larger groups. Bamboo blinds can be lowered for privacy.
We also have extra mattresses that can be used in the large bedrooms of the main house. This house is most comfortable for 3 singles or 3 couples, but can sleep up to 8.
Salon: The common living area is on the wide covered, wrap-around porch, surrounded by the audio and visual delights of the jungle, butterflies flitting in and out, squirrels scampering up coconut trees, and more. There are several seating areas on the long L-shaped veranda and a fish pond with koi at one end. Lovely garden lighting, and another table, chairs & umbrella in the garden. Lots of ceiling fans for staying cool. Great ambience day and night.
Laundry room: There is a small laundry room containing a washing machine and dryer which you may use.
Setting: The best part is this villa is its setting on the edge of the jungle where you can watch wildlife from the comfort a large covered porch. Five minutes drive from central Ubud.
The Bali Buddha Villa is the perfect combination of modern and open air Balinese with lush tropical garden. It is a partially open style and I strive to keep it an eco conscious villa with ceiling fans throughout & lots of windows to provide natural cooling. There is A.C. in both bedrooms in the main villa, but often because Ubud's nights and mornings are cool, A.C. is not needed.The wrap around verandah (also with ceiling fans) helps the villa to stay cool and shaded.
In addition: There is a landline telephone and Wifi/Internet.
Pool: Refreshingly free of chemicals as it is a salt water pool. 9 X 3 meters.
Staff: 'Made' my house angel, comes for 5 hours per day, 6 days a week to prepare your breakfast and clean. She will also help with shopping, laundry and cooking additional meals - just about anything you need and you can negotiate a fee with her if this takes her over her 5 hour work day. Her rates are very low. She speaks English and can help you with your every need including ordering restaurant delivery, drivers, tour guides, car rentals, mobile phone sim cards, etc.
There is a gardener who comes 3 times a week to keep the garden gorgeous. He is quiet and usually comes and goes without notice early in the morning.
We have several wonderful drivers at your disposal. They all speak English and are incredibly helpful and very reasonably priced.
Property Management Company: There is a property management company oversees the villa and can help with anything that can’t be handled by the housekeeper or Wayan, the driver.
Transportation and tours: Airport pickup is included. Also available for reasonable rates, are shuttles into town. We can also provide you with driver/guides for any trips you may wish to take to other parts of the island. If you would like to have a driver on call, this can be arranged for a reasonable fee.
Scooter rental (recommended!) is $5 per day. Auto rental about $25 per day. Car rental + driver averages about $35 half day, $70 full day, and about $5 per trip into town.
There is an affectionate house kitty named Cleopatra.
For more stories and photos see a selection of my travel stories on my website which (since they won't let me include a web link here is: the normal 3 'w' prefix, plus a dot, followed by my name robinsparks, add a dot + 'com' :)
You will love The Bali Buddha Villa in Ubud, Bali! This villa has amazing energy that I have not found anywhere else in Ubud or the world. :)
Member since: 2006
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Included In Price
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- King size bed (1) Indonesian sleigh bed w mosquito net, Queen size Bed (2) antique 4 poster javanese bed with mosquito netting downstairs, and new lovely platform bed w mosquito net in the tree tops in the traditional Balinese Lumbong guesthouse. Queen bed on garden level of guesthouse with mosquito net. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) large sleigh bed/sofa on porch and extra mattresses that can be put on the floors in the large bedrooms of main villa. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Three full bathrooms. Downstairs bath is a large beautiful bathroom with lava rock walls and separate shower and tub. Upstairs bathroom is tile with tub/shower combo. On the ground floor of the guesthouse is a garden bathroom open to the sky. Shower under the stars under a waterfall shower and admire the lush flowers and plants in your bathroom. This is a full bathroom, not a half bathroom as stated on this site....moreless
- 3-day minimum rental. Jungle and rice paddy views that are simply stunning. Lavish gardens with wild flowers and orchids too numerous to name. Bamboo trees, coconuts and mangos and lemons and more that you can reach out and touch. Salt water pool for swimming. Koi pond and fountain. This house is like living in a beautiful park. There is a separate traditional Balinese Lumbong (rustic and charming traditional Balinese barn!), just renovated, the perfect Bali guesthouse. Has small living area, kitchenette, and it's own garden bathroom on the garden level, just a few steps from the pool. The main house was built with river rock facing and teak windows and doors. Two large terrazzo tubs - one in each of the 2 main house bathrooms. The downstairs bath has a large separate lava rock shower with Balinese hand carved statue fountain. The upstairs has a combo bathtub/shower. 7 min drive to town....moreless
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
'Made' or 'Wayan'can get a local sim card for your mobile phone & set up to make calls in Bali for $10 . If the local sim card does not work in your phone, she can buy you a mobile phone for about $25...moreless
- Parking Off Street:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Large kitchen fully supplied with walk in pantry. Vitamixer, dehydrator, juicer, barbeque, toaster... Ceiling fan. Also there is a kitchenette with small refrigerator below the Lumbong. Courtyard....moreless
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Bicycle rental can be arranged for a reasonable fee. Scooters can be rented for only $5 per day- the most fun & efficient way to get around Ubud. Drivers are cheap as well, and tours easily arranged....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Covered wrap around veranda with koi pond and fountain. Wonderful teak and bamboo furniture for curling up with a good book. A table & chairs with umbrella in the garden. Loungers by the pool. ...moreless
Get out of the sun in the open air living room under the traditional Balinese rice barn in the garden. Nice chaise lounges around the pool, and outdoor seating on the wrap around covered porch....moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 13 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 19 - Dec 28, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Airport pickup per car $35
Tips for staff are optional and very much appreciated. Most of our guests tip the housekeeper $5 per day. Please note that construction was started on another villa nearby in April 2016. Unfortunately, there is now construction just about everywhere in Ubud and it is hard to avoid. It is for this reason that I am giving a discounted rate.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Just 7 minutes to Ubud, and just far away enough to be out of Ubud's hectic tourist filled center and experience a rural setting. There is a cafe about 5 minutes walk, a coffee shop even closer, and numerous restaurants a 7 min drive up the street. Many of them will deliver to the villa. The main palace and banjar is located on the same street as this villa. Many rice paddy walks near the villa.
This villa is on the same street where all the village's main evening traditional Balinese performances are held and on the same street as Ubud's main palace. Best to rent a scooter or car for easy access into town, and bicycles can also be rented - or we can arrange a driver of either a car, and/or motorcycle taxi to be on call for you. Note that Ubud is not much of a walking town and there are no walking or bicycle lanes. There are however, numerous paths through the rice paddys near the house but they are mostly for ambience and pleasure as opposed to actually getting into town.
We provide a list of drivers, massage places (even one who will come to the house), guides, restaurants that deliver, and much more. My house manager can help you with all your desires...rice paddy walks, tour guides to take you anywhere, car and scooter rental... She is there 5 hrs per day to prepare breakfast, clean and can be hired to also cook additional meals and do laundry at very reasonable rates.
Please note that there is a new construction project on the rice paddy next to the villa. The garden is walled off and so remains private. 98% of our guests have not been disturbed and have loved their experience at the villa.I am offering a 30% discount off the listed rate until the construction is finished. It's still a beautiful villa with lush garden, and you may not be disturbed in the least - still I am offering a discount just in case.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: I am a travel writer who writes about the nomadic community of expats and about the things that connect us wherever we live on the globe. I have a company based in Istanbul called Oneworld ltd to connect Westerners with Middle Easterners and Southeast Asians. I help the Balinese owners of this villa in Ubud, by renting it out for them when I am not there. Rents go to the owners. I love Bali and I cherish the peaceful beautiful vibe that is my home here, and I am certain you will too.
Why the Owner Chose Ubud, Bali, Republic of Indonesia (City):
I chose this neighborhood because it is the perfect combination of what I seek in a home abroad. Near town and authentic accommodation ( not a McMansion or concrete condo plopped in the rice paddies as so many new Ubud villas sadly are!), central location, jungle and rice paddy setting, and living that combines the indoors and the outdoors with beautiful views. There is an amazing peaceful energy here! It stays cool due to its location and the wrap around porch. Mostly though I love this house for its serene, off-the-road setting, and easy access to Ubud. The salt water pool is wonderful and the garden lush. Sitting on the verandah next to the jungle is divine.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
A saltwater pool, verandah, easy access to town while getting to live in a rural authentic area. 'Made' can make delicious fresh healthy juices and food. Fresh juices and/or smoothies or bowl of fresh fruit with muesli each morning if you like. Lunches, dinners, and/or picnics can also be arranged with Made. Beauty beyond belief combined with easy access to central Ubud, just 7 min drive away.
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Lush! Not pictured, is new bamboo fence on the right side of the pool 4 privacy.
Relax and dine overlooking the lush garden and jungle.
Terrace off upstairs bedroom looks into the jungle
Chill zone next to pool w bed #4, mosquito net, sm kitchen, blinds for privacy.
Wide, cooling veranda surrounds 2 sides of the villa. This side faces jungle.
The view from upstairs of rice paddies next door
Made is a housekeeper and so much more. She will make your stay a delight!
Lg kitchen w pantry, fridge, Vitamix blender, dehydrator, fully supplied.
Shower under a tall coconut Garden bathroom with a view of polm tress & stars
Main house on left, guest house on right, saltwater pool
Spacious master bdrm has antique desk (not shown) & bathroom, balcony, Views!!!
Part of the view from the upstairs bedroom balcony.
Queen bed in guesthouse. Overlooks the pool, rice paddys & jungle.
Chill zone below guest house bdrm next to pool. Garden bathroom thru door right
Verandah. This side faces garden & pool.
The view of the villa from the path thru the rice paddies. 2 minutes from street
Guest house w bedroom up, kitchenette, chill space & garden bathroom below.Views
Sunrise from upstairs bedroom terrace
Garden bathroom behind guesthouse has waterfall shower, toilet & sink
The Bali Buddha Villa awaits you
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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