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Tranquility & Pool On Temple Land - Edge Of Ubud

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Ubud is said to be the art and culture capitol of Bali, a distinction that has continued throughout its long and fabulous history. Right on the edge of Ubud, on temple land in the Bali village of Penestanan, this new 2 bedroom villa was created to provide up to 4 people with a private, open air living option for a week, a month or more in a peaceful and well-located setting.

The home is walled and gated, watched over by a stone Singaraja, part of the art & stonework that make Laba Desa a delight! The house is built on holy land owned by Temple Desa in the village of Penestanan. You can walk to the temple and this ancient village.

This area is the beginning of some of the rice terraces Bali is known for. North from Ubud they become more and more extensive! The name Laba Desa means property of Bhrahma the creator.

Open air and built in modern Bali style with AC in the bedroos, TV, WI-Fi, and a fully modern kitchen, the house is conveniently accessible by car or motorbike, or by paths along the canals that feed the rice fields.

Laba Desa is built on one level in an L shape around the pool and small garden, fully enclosed and secure. The family temple is adjacent, and offerings are made by the family daily. There is an open air kitchen, living & dining area that faces the garden, as do the two bedrooms each with AC and its own full bathroom.

This area of Penestanan has been opening new restaurants, bakeries, and organic cafes in recent years. Spas, yoga studios, and massage are only blocks away in Penestanan, Champuhan and Ubud.

Laba Desa House is off the old Penestanan road that leads into Ubud a few blocks away. You get to the road, which has a taxi stand at a local eaterie, just down a private lane that leads from the peaceful grounds of Melati Cottages. It is an easy walk into Ubud, entering near the old hotel Tjampuhan with its fabulous spa, pools, and gardens. Owned by the Ubud royal family, the hotel is connected to the ancient river temple, where two rivers meet and the road into Ubud crosses the old bridge. Under renovation, the River Temple is set to re-open in September 2015.

From the Hotel, shops, cafes, and galleries line the streets into town and Monkey Forest Road. The bridge and its restaurants, and the best of Ubud, are a ten minute walk away. You can easily catch a local taxi into town or back.

This is a quiet and tranquil location, with walks and hikes in every direction. The house is owned and cared for by the same Bali family that operates Ibu Putu’s Warung, one of the original local restaurants in the area, still giving you a glimpse into the old Bali, the people and culture.

Ubud is a 45 minute drive from the International Airport in Denpasar, the island's capitol. You can arrange to be picked up at the airport by Ibu’s son Ketut, who manages the property, or by a member of his family. His car is always a pleasure and his English is very good. The drive thru villages and rice fields is well worth the cost (about US $50 depending on time of arrival...daytime is always best).

Accommodation – private Villa with walled grounds and pool: The house has two bedrooms, each with AC, and private open-air full bathroom. Beds are queen and king size respectively. The pool is in a garden right outside the bedrooms and open living/dining/kitchen area. The modern kitchen is well equipped. WI-Fi is included; fast enough for email but not for media downloads. Maid service is provided twice a week.

If you need help with travel plans or shopping, the owner family is English-speaking and there is always a driver that can take you anywhere you desire in an air conditioned car. You have the opportunity to enjoy the privacy and beauty of Bali with the guidance and hospitality of an established Balinese family. Or you may just want to stroll into Ubud and do your own thing! You can spend your days exploring all that Bali and Ubud have to offer but come home to your own villa with private pool. Email or call us in the USA to reserve a piece of paradise.

If you are in Ubud already, you can call Ketut on his cell phone, 08123925944, to see the house, and/or drop by Ibu Putu's Warung!

More Details

Property Manager
Patrick Colvin
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017


Ubud House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Tranquility & Pool On Temple Land - Edge Of Ubud
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

We loved it so much we came back later and stayed again at the end of our trip!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the fact that Robin, the owner, contacted me personally via email to keep communication timely was a bonus. And the description was very accurate to what was provided. Bali Buddha Villa was extremely clean and well-maintained. Made our cook and house cleaner was so sweet, lovely and warmed up to us quickly and did a good job with breakfast every morning and housekeeping.

We lucked out with our driver as the usual driver was who provides transportation for Bali Buddha Villa had a cremation ceremony to attend. Made Suweta was not only a great driver, but a fabulous and knowledgeable guide and now new friend. I loved that he shared his culture, his religious ceremonies, and his world with us. Made took great care of my Ibu, my friend and me.

We loved this property! We loved it so much we didn't want to leave and actually came back for a second round later in our stay. The rooms were nicely decorated, the beds spacious and comfortable and there always was plenty of hot water for showers.

There was a lovely private pool that I enjoyed every morning. And Cleopatra, the sweet and snuggly house kitty was a definite bonus!

During our stay, there was a little bit of all night work on the property next door. But next the day after I mentioned something to them, they stopped working before we went to bed. I was very grateful.

We loved the location, out of the craziness of Ubud, but close enough to take short taxi rides downtown, if needed. Although, it was a challenge for delivery food people to find us, we laughed at my butchering the Indonesian language as I read off the directions on how to get to Bali Buddha Villa that were so graciously provided to us. Nonetheless, the restaurants eventually found us.

I would highly recommend this lovely place to anyone and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Healesville, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples meeting from other sides of the earth in Ubud Bali and we really loved staying at the villa. The staff were incredible and the location was perfect for us - close enough to Ubud without being on a main road or right in the heart of things so it wasn't too noisy. One of us had stayed in Penestanan in 2008 and she really noticed the change and development along the strip, if one didn't want to wander too far from the villa it is now possible not to do so and still get excellent food nearby. We really enjoyed the pool of course, but also the outdoor bathrooms, but every aspect of the property was exactly as we hoped for. The staff however were the icing on the cake, the Balinese in general are super friendly, and Ketut and family were no exception.

One of us also did yoga at Intuitive Yoga every day and really enjoyed that. Our favourite day was hiring mopeds and going north through the rice fields to the water temple and Ganung Kawi.

Thanks so much, we had a great reunion.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you from Paula and me. It is great to hear you too noticed the changes in little Penestanan over recent years! All good including Cue bakery and Element restaurant a block away. Even in the old village, there are now cafes and breakfast well as spas! - Patrick
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The Best!

  • 5 of 5

The time we spent at Laba Desa house was PERFECT! As we had never been to Bali before, I had many questions to ask the owner, Patrick. He took the time to send me detailed information about the ubud area which came in very handy while planning. We were met at the airport by our host, Ketut taken to the villa for a very reasonable price. The property and building surpassed our expectations, the photos just don't do it justice. It was new, modern, clean and filled with traditional details. I loved the open concept and "outdoor" shower. The location is excellent, a 15 - 20 min, very pleasant walk took us to the center of Ubud, yet it was quiet and totally private. There were also nice restaurants and an excellent spa just steps away so you didn't need to go into Ubud if you didn't want to. Ketut and his wife, Made were wonderful in every way. Ketut took us on a "must see" tour which turned out to be one of the best days we had in our month stay in Bali, and also arranged for other tours which were also excellent. He was wonderful company and took the time to explain his countries religion and culture. I would not hesitate to recommend Laba Desa and can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Ubud hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited and stayed in several homes as we hunted for a long-term rental in Ubud, and Laba Desa was by far the best. It is comfortable, clean, tranquil, and totally private (hard to find in the area), yet just on the outskirts of Ubud, with cafés and restaurants a short stroll away. We loved the outdoor living, and most of all the attention to detail, quality of materials, and beautiful craftsmanship of the home. The reservation process was simple, and we were wonderfully taken care of by our local hosts, Ketut and Made.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael, CA, US

Great stay in convenient yet private location.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my wife, 8 year-old son, and sister-in-law. The pool was great for my son, and the open design worked very well for us. Also nice that each bedroom has its own bathroom, which is not so common in Bali. The location was good for us. It is quiet and peaceful, yet just a short walk to a number of restaurants and such. Good walking location to get around Penestanan, Champhuan, and into Ubud.

The place is new and there was good attention to detail in construction and design. The local operator, Ketut Puja, is unsurpassed in integrity and sincerity. You will not find a better host. As in the description of this villa, be sure to visit Ibu Putu at her warung. She is renouned in this area and when you meet her you'll soon understand why.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma, California

An Amazing Place to Stay While in Penestanan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

  • 5 of 5

This house (Laba Desa) made our experience of staying in Bali perfect. This location is brand new, clean, and we loved staying there so much we stayed for two months. We enjoyed the great, crystal clear pool and the privacy it offered. When traveling far from home you never know for sure what you are going to get, but we instantly felt right at home here. Since we love to walk so much, it was a wonderful stroll to the local restaurants and located so we could easily explore Ubud and the surrounding Balinese culture.

We are already getting ready to book our next trip there -- and we will definitely be staying at Laba Desa house again!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 night minimum stay

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Minimum stay of 5 days is required for reservations between December 23 and January 1.

We accept all major credit cards and PayPal. Reservations are booked upon 25% deposit, nonrefundable but with dates changeable, with the remainder 30 days prior to check-in.


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