So central and yet so serene. Villa San is about as close as you can get to the heart of Bali’s cultural capital of Ubud – just a five minute walk from the Royal Palace and some of the towns best restaurants and galleries – yet when you leave the dusty street and walk into the peaceful tropical garden compound, the hustle and bustle of the outside world vanishes in an instant.
Sleeping twelve guests in three pairs of bedroom suites (the master suite having its own TV lounge in between the twin and king-bedded rooms), Villa San appears to have been designed with families in mind, but its layout also works well for groups of friends and couples, with all rooms having plenty of space and spanking new (2011) luxurious bathrooms. A good choice of living areas, including an entertainment room with home theatre, an air-conditioned glass-walled playroom brimming with toys and games and a large comfortable balé pavilion at the far end of the 25m lap pool, means there’s a place for everyone.
Villa San’s owners are regular visitors and their presence and style is evident in the room space, walls and even floors (beautiful and colourful rugs in the bedrooms) which have been adorned with a delightfully eclectic collection of artwork, sculpture and handicrafts from both Asia and Africa. (See if you can identify the subjects of the captivating wood sculpture above the TV in the entertainment room.)
It’s clear that the large team of staff at Villa San want you to enjoy your holiday too. The chef has trained in Europe and can turn his hand to an impressive range of cuisine – from Japanese to Mexican – preparing meals for up to 20 people (provisions are on guest account). If you want to cook up your own storm however, the open-plan, well equipped guest kitchen is socially situated next to the living area and there is someone to shop for you.
Unless being near the beach is a holiday pre-requisite, Villa San ticks all the boxes for a luxury villa getaway, perfectly positioned as a base from which families and friends can explore the rich culture and captivating countryside of Bali.
Additional Features: Air-con, Charcoal Grill, Linens provided, Car, Garage, Generator, Fitness Center, IDD, Internet (WiFi), iPod Dock/Speakers, Iron/Board, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service, Tumble Dryer, Ceiling Fans, Swimming Pool Toys, Pool (access), Toiletries, Towels, Washing Machine, Wine Fridge, Security, Shopper, Garden, Manager, Housekeeping (Full time), Chef/Cook (All meals), Chef/Cook (Breakfast only)
Location Type: Body and soul, Bring the relatives, Eco aware, Executive escape, Kid friendly, Fair share for groups, Sensible for seniors, Walk into town, Perfect for weddings