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Villa Serena - Luxury 2BR pool villa in rice fields, 10 mn walk to Ubud

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Ketut Jati
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Bali
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Ketut Jati

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!

Ketut Jati purchased this villa in 2013

Why Ketut Jati chose Ubud

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!

What makes this villa unique

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!

Map

Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
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!

Amenities

Ubud Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • North Bathroom - toilet , shower , Cream terazzo, granite countertops and Rainshower fixtures
    South Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , The huge tub is outdoors but covered (second floor)
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
  • 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!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • North Bedroom - 1 king , Twin rollaway available, baby crib can be hired
    South Bedroom - 1 king , One Twin rollaway available, baby crib can be hired
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
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!

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Villa Serena - Luxury 2BR pool villa in rice fields, 10 mn walk to Ubud
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

The most serena place

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the villa and we will keep making it our vacation spot. It is a perfect place in the rice fields and all the staff make you feel so welcome and part of a family.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa with great service

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Serena. The Villa is a perfect size for two couples, with enough privacy and enough room to socialize. We enjoyed going into crazy, busy Ubud and the views of the rice fields right from our bedroom window. The staff was great! Breakfast was delicious and we chose to have the staff prepare dinner for us a couple of times right in the Villa. I would love to come back here someday.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you to our haven in the rice fields! Busy Ubud has many choices for great meals, shopping, spas and galleries, and the serenity of our location cannot be beat. There is so much to see and do (and eat) within 5 minutes walk of the villa that you may never want to leave. Our dedicated staff love to cook, and it shows. We await your return!
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Beautifully presented and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated with care for detail. Nice view from upstairs verandah. Beds very comfortable. It is a bit of a walk into the main part of Ubud (about 15-20 minutes) but I guess that's the price you pay for being in the peaceful rice fields, away from hustle & bustle. The staff were very attentive and made us a lovely breakfast every morning. There are a few places you can have lunch/dinner just down the path from the villa, if you don't feel like going into town. Kasey was very communicative throughout the whole stay. The only thing I didn't like was that we were told they had to make copies of our passports to register us with the local authorities, I didn't feel comfortable with that but when I said we didn't want to do that they were understanding and didn't push.

The stay was very relaxing and I would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay in Ubud, away from hustle and bustle.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect haven in Ubud

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at Serena exceeded our expectations. The villa and its location are beautiful - the setting amongst the rice fields, make it an idyllic retreat from the noise of the town (it is on a pedestrian and scooter only road, no cars for the last part where the villa is located). We didn't need to hire bikes, though, because the walk into town was so pleasant, and if we didn't feel like walking, Koman or Artha would be on hand to give us a lift (if you are in town, you can call them on the mobile that they provide for your use during your stay).

There are a number of villas here of various sizes. We stayed in Serena (2 bedroom) for 2 nights with friends and loved it so much that we came back a week later and stayed another 4 nights, just the two of us. We could've gone for the 1 bedroom villa, but had fallen in love with Serena.

I love that the staff come in of a morning to open up the villa so the breeze comes through (cannot hear them at all), and come back in the late afternoon to close up and turn down the beds. Every morning, the girls come and prepare breakfast (there are both western options and Indonesian), and it is delicious!

The decor is modern Balinese. The beds are super comfortable and there is plenty of space to spread out. I love the private pool surrounded by tropical plants and the dining area on the patio. We had dinner in house one evening, we gave the girls money to go shopping for the ingredients and they cooked it in the afternoon (there was change of 200,000 rupiah for 4 adults and plenty of food left over!).

The attention to detail in both service and cleanliness is not something that you get everywhere in Bali. Each day the villa was cleaned, including the floor, which our villa in Seminyak did not do.

There is someone on site all the time, which is comforting, but you can also put the 'do not disturb' sign out. The villa is very private and peaceful. There are a number of other villas in the area, but having a walled garden with a private pool is not offered in many other places on this stretch - and this stretch of road is gorgeous.

This place is now my go-to place in Ubud, and I will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was well appointed and very close to ubud. The staff were very attentive but hovered in the background. If you want somewhere to just chill and immerse yourself in Balinese rice fields, this is the place. The whole area is dotted with warungs and they serve up some amazing Balinese cuisine and not too expensive for the budget conscious. The only drawback was the kind staff had to clear the toilets every second day, but that's just how it is.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location , location , location

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the villa superb fitted out and managed but is its 10 minutes from Ubud , the staff especially the manager Komang are exceptional . It really is a home away from home in the middle of the rice fields , 5 star facility with none of the pretension of resorts .

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 21.0%

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 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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