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Villa Serena - Luxury 2BR Pool Villa in Rice Fields, 10 Mn Walk to Ubud

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Look No Further! Your perfect 2BR villa in the rice fields, easy walk to Ubud

Villa Serena is a stylish two bedroom luxury villa located in the rice fields along the famous Juwuk Manis rice field walk. Fine Balinese art and antiques are stunningly combined with 5 star Western amenities to create the perfect environment for your Bali experience. Villa Serena feels instantly like you are coming home!

Both spacious upstairs bedroom Master suites share a huge veranda with expansive views of the lush rice fields and come with new King size pillowtop mattresses, soft pillows, and luxurious linens. Mosquito netting, safety box and air conditioning are also there for your comfort. Each bathroom has cream terrazzo, granite counters and Rainshower shower heads. The South/Master bedroom suite boasts a separate bougainvilla terrace outside the window. The semi outdoor bathroom, full of plants, has a large terrazzo tub for a good soak after your rice field walk and a massage. The North bathroom suite also has Rainshower fixtures, terrazzo and granite with lots of hot water.

Downstairs, you are surrounded by a fantastic collection of Balinese art and one-of-a-kind antiques. Two soft comfortable sofas and a reading chair with ottoman are perfect for a book or watching the 42" flat Plasma screen TV with satellite channels galore. There is also a half bath off the lounge. There are many books to read, videos to choose from, and a DVD/CD player with good volume speakers. Wifi is currently available throughout the villa, and we have 'lightning fast' fibre optic cable by Speedy. You will also find brochures on places to go, lots of menus including extensive food delivery options, and a binder with many insider suggestions for your trip. All of the villa's furniture is custom designed and handmade in Bali, and the lighting is good for reading in your two big chairs with ottomans. Perfect for dining al fresco is the indoor/outdoor table with seating for 6. Flowering orchids can be seen throughout the villa.

We designed Villa Serena to take advantage of the beautiful views and traditional outdoor living, but also for the ability to close doors, cool with air conditioning if necessary, and lock up everything. By the sparkling pool are several sunbeds and a large umbrella, as well as a beautiful wooden bale' pavilion with traditional ylang ylang roof for yoga, reading, breakfast, a massage, or contemplating nature. This will be your favorite place to eat! Mature landscaping and flowering plants are everywhere, blending perfectly with the lush green of the rice fields. The pool's Quan Yin water feature adds the bubbling sounds of running water to the already serene atmosphere.

Serena's kitchen has custom cabinets from Javanese teak, slab granite counters, stainless appliances and is fully equipped with everything you need (and a lot you don't). On hand to cook for you is our lovely staff (there will be several), who will pamper you and tempt your palate with delicious Western breakfast or Balinese nasi goreng (upon request). You may have your choice of eggs any style, fruit, pancakes, fruit smoothie, juice, and coffee or tea. Our staff will also be happy to make lunch or dinner, menu agreed to beforehand--you pay in advance for groceries, they will go to the market or store, and give you the change and your receipt. Staff arrives at 6:30-7:00 and leaves around 3, so she/they will leave the cooked food in the fridge and you can serve at your leisure. Our full time staff lives onsite and will open the villa in the morning as well as close the doors and curtains in the evening.

The villa also comes equipped with many thoughtful touches like shampoo, insect repellant, pool floaties, umbrellas, ponchos, flashlights, and magnifying makeup mirrors. You may also use our Bali cell phone for local calls for reservations or food delivery during your stay, and it is pre-programmed with essential staff numbers in case you would like to be picked up at the drop off point on our motorbikes.

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Bali
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    There is no pool fence for small ones, but we can arrange for you to rent one and have it installed before your arrival if you like. Children will love our sparkling pool, and there are always blow up pool toys and noodles available....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Ask: we love pets and will discuss with you. Refundable separate pet deposit of $500 is required....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    A strong pusher would be required, but it can be done!...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • North Bedroom : 1 king

    Twin rollaway available, baby crib can be hired...moreless

  • South Bedroom : 1 king

    One Twin rollaway available, baby crib can be hired...moreless

  • King size pillowtop beds, luxurious linens and soft pillows make sure your dreams are sweet! Air conditioning and mosquito netting are there and available for your comfort. At night, the chorus of frogs and insects will lull you to sleep and the soft breezes will keep you cool. The light at sunrise is incredible, and makes for great picture taking opportunities....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • North Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Cream terazzo, granite countertops and Rainshower fixtures...moreless

  • South Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, outdoor shower

    The huge tub is outdoors but covered (second floor)...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom : toilet

    ...moreless

  • Enjoy a bath in the terazzo tub, surrounded by plants and Buddha. The shower features a Rainshower shower head and lots of hot water and water pressure!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Villa Serena is located at the start of famous Juwuk Manis rice field walk, and the 45 minute loop through the paddies and into Ubud and back is not to be missed. Don't forget to stop along the way at one of the lovely organic cafes (including famous Sari Organic) for a fresh cold juice. We have the perfect place and massage bed for a private in-villa massage, and the professional therapists are all very well trained and come personally highly recommended. One of our favorite experiences is to have lovely 12 yr old Putri, an accomplished and charismatic Balinese dancer, come to the villa for a special evening. Putri will start by putting on makeup, dressing in traditional Balinese costume, and explaining the dance that she performs. Especially wonderful for children, and she will interact, teach and put makeup on them as well as your husband if he is game! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of books, mostly English, that other guests have left. Magazines, Guest Book and lots of brochures about Bali sights and activities...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    We have a few here, and you can buy most any title in town. Lots of good music choices with satellite TV connection...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    IndoVision has all your favorite regular and sports channels, including HBO ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD/DVD player with a lot of volume...moreless

  • Television:

    43' flat screen Plasma TV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Choose any of the current titles we have or buy all the latest TV series and movies in town...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    'Downtown' Ubud is a 10 minute walk down our charming lane...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    5 sacred mountains can be seen on a clear day...moreless

  • Rural:

    Beautifully situated in a lovely small traditional village area with rice fields everywhere ...moreless

  • Village:

    Wonderful authentic rural atmosphere surrounds you...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining al fresco Comfortable seating for 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Three air conditioning units for personal cool, including one in each bedroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wifi available everywhere, and we are already wired for fibre optic...just waiting for them to turn it on...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Soft and luxurious...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Lots of comfortable seating in overstuffed sofas and chairs with ottoman...moreless

  • Parking:

    Motorbike parking in the front...moreless

  • Telephone:

    We provide you with the villa's Bali cell phone for local calls (nominal recharge fee if you use it a lot) and to contact the staff any time with questions or for rides to/from town. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy bath towels and pool towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Our staff can take your personal items to the laundry for a nominal extra charge ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Melitta drip or coffeemaker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need and more, and some you don't but we have anyway....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Our staff will wash all your dishes for you! Just rinse them off and leave in the sink and she will finish....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Handcrafted teak cabinets and granite slab counter tops, and fully equipped with everything you need and a lot you don't...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Heat it up...moreless

  • Oven:

    Warm it up or bake it in our gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Very large, and great ice cube maker for ice ginger tea or mojitos ...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Get some banana bread at Bali Buda or one of the local delicious bakeries. We serve wheat toast for breakfast but our staff will buy whatever you like (you pay for special bread needs)...moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    We love the Pan Pacific hotel's Nirwana golf course and their sweet girl caddies! Stunning views of the ocean and Tanah Lot temple. 45 minutes drive to Tabanan....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    A covered Bali Bale' with traditional ylang ylang roof is the perfect place to sip a cool drink by the pool, get a massage or have your breakfast served. ther...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Mature landscaping and lovely orchids with lots of plants and grass. Stunning outdoor bougainvilla garden off the South Bedroom...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Sparkling and crystal clear, ready to cool you off after a hot day of shopping or touristing ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular Season
Apr 16 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$175
$1,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jul 1 - Sep 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$175
$1,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Regular Season
Sep 16 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$175
$1,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Holiday Season
Dec 21 - Jan 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$195

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jan 6 - Apr 15, 2018
2 night min stay
$175
$1,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$195

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 21%

Notes:

Prices in US$

+3% for Visa/Mastercard/PayPal

+$20 per night per person over 4 guests, includes full breakfast

Refund policy: for cancellation 90+ dys before arrival, full deposit refund less $50 fee. 50% of deposit is refundable on cancellation within 60 dys or more of arrival. If canceled in 59 days or less, deposit is non refundable. All non refundable deposits may be used towards Villa Serena/Satori Villas booking within 6 mos of cancellation, based on availability.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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Location

20 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
2 rice paddies away

Car: Not Necessary

Villa Serena is located at the start of famous Juwuk Manis rice field walk, and the 45 minute loop through the paddies and into Ubud and back is not to be missed. Don't forget to stop along the way at one of the lovely organic cafes (including famous Sari Organic) for a fresh cold juice! Make sure also to visit Threads of Life Gallery on our Kajeng Street, about 8 minutes walk and close to the center of Ubud. Kajeng, also known as Artist Street, has a wonderful variety of restaurants, spas, yoga classes, shops, artists and other galleries to enjoy on your leisurely walk into the center of Ubud--all within 13 minutes of our villa. There is a 3 minute walk up a sloping hill from the car drop off point, then another 3 minutes along the path to the villa, so not recommended for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues. Our staff are on hand with motorbikes to pick you up from the drop off point should you have heavy bags from all your shopping!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: There is no place else on earth where you can be so submerged in culture and so welcomed, and eat so well. The goal is to share our love of all things Balinese, especially the lovely people! We will be more than happy to assist with any travel needs, transportation or recommendations. Enjoy this special place, and Manager Ketut and our dedicated staff will take superb care of you!

Why the Owner Chose Ubud, Bali, Republic of Indonesia:
There was never a choice other than Ubud, with all its art and culture, galleries, and sensational restaurants. Should you desire beaches, they are an easy day trip. Location, location, location...a 10 minute walk into town, yet located in a serene and clean green belt of rice fields where cars are not allowed. The village atmosphere remains authentically Balinese!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The lush views will take your breath away the moment you first set foot on the property. At night, there is just the right amount of breeze (air conditioning is rarely needed)--and unbelievable sunrises. You can roll out of bed and be at Yoga class in five minutes, or stay home in tranquility and do nothing peacefully. Convenient to all, close enough to walk to everything, but far enough away from crowds that you can just watch Balinese life go by. Be involved as much as you wish...Balinese people are very warm and welcoming and love to share their culture and ceremonies! Walking down our path gives you the true, authentic Bali feeling and there are smiles and friendly greetings from everyone. Dine out, have food delivered, or have our staff cook some delicious curries or special Bali dishes. You may never want to leave!


Contact us

Speaks: english, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Bali
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • Two stories of blissful views

    Two stories of blissful views

  • Coffee or tea overlooking the rice fields is the best way to start your day

    Coffee or tea overlooking the rice fields is the best way to start your day

  • Picture yourself sipping something cool to drink and relaxing!

    Picture yourself sipping something cool to drink and relaxing!

  • Good morning!

    Good morning!

  • Entry from front door

    Entry from front door

  • Comfortable furniture with great light for reading! Half bath to the right

    Comfortable furniture with great light for reading! Half bath to the right

  • Read, watch TV, or share your day's adventures

    Read, watch TV, or share your day's adventures

  • Wake up to a serene view--would you like a massage outside?

    Wake up to a serene view--would you like a massage outside?

  • Sweet dreams await!  Reflection in the bamboo mirror

    Sweet dreams await! Reflection in the bamboo mirror

  • Bougainvillea Pavilion garden off South bedroom window

    Bougainvillea Pavilion garden off South bedroom window

  • Our quacky neighbors!  Endlessly entertaining..

    Our quacky neighbors! Endlessly entertaining..

  • Entry path to the villa at dusk

    Entry path to the villa at dusk

  • Relax, swim, sip, massage or yoga?

    Relax, swim, sip, massage or yoga?

  • Your private morning yoga/coffee/breakfast/reading bale!

    Your private morning yoga/coffee/breakfast/reading bale!

  • Dining al fresco

    Dining al fresco

  • Villa Serena entry:  Welcome!

    Villa Serena entry: Welcome!

  • Reading area with kitchen on the left

    Reading area with kitchen on the left

  • Art detail

    Art detail

  • Pillowtop King bed with soft pillows and high thread count sheets

    Pillowtop King bed with soft pillows and high thread count sheets

  • Veranda runs the length between the two bedrooms

    Veranda runs the length between the two bedrooms

  • Wake up refreshed

    Wake up refreshed

  • Relax!

    Relax!

  • Serena nestled in the rice fields at dusk

    Serena nestled in the rice fields at dusk

  • Sunrise, the best time of day

    Sunrise, the best time of day

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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