As a travel writer and editor who rents homes and apartments around the world for my own travels, I have chosen the Bali Buddha Villa for living in when I am in Bali. I chose it because of the combination of it's convenient location to downtown Ubud and the quiet and peace of the area.
This lovely home just 2km from Ubud set back from the rice paddies in a peaceful, quiet garden with 9x3 saltwater swimming pool and a just renovated - traditional Lumbong (Balinese Rice Barn) with it's own bedroom, seating area, kitchenette, and garden bathroom.
This separate guesthouse is like sleeping in a treehouse just next to the pool.
Comes with a maid for 4 hours per day.
In the main house there are 2 large bedrooms with A.C. and their own desks and seating areas and ensuite bathrooms. There is a wraparound porch for extended outdoor living, which provides shade and keeps the house cool. The kitchen is partially open and has a large walk-in pantry, and includes a juicer, and top of the line blenders and a dehydrator, and is fully equipped. The dining room is open to the garden as are several seating areas on the wrap around porch.
3 Bedrooms have separate entrances and each has its own living area, and bathroom with shower and bathtub. The Lumbong has a garden bathroom with shower.
The upstairs bedroom has lovely rice paddy and jungle views and a balcony. As well as a large wood desk and bamboo furnished seating area.
The downstairs bedroom is off the verandah. It has a large rock bathroom with separate shower and terrazzo tub. It also has a television and a desk..
There are 3 large beds in all, one in each bedroom, so this house is ideally suited for 4- 6 (if couples) guests. It can sleep up to 8 with the addition of mattresses on the floors of the 2 large bedrooms or use of the bed beneath the Lumbong.
Rate of $240 is for up to 4 guests. Additional guests are $20 more per night. Rates are $270 per night during high season which begins June 18, 2014.
The garden surrounding this house is simply sublime. There is also a fish pond with gold fish just off on the porch. There is a 3x9 saltwater swimming pool in the garden.
This home is a lovely solid colonial style home surrounded by coconut and mango trees and flowers and lush garden plantings. The best part about the Bali Buddha Villa is its lovely serene setting and peaceful energy, just a 5 min drive to Ubud. There are lovely rice paddy walks all around the area.
Made comes for 4 hours per day to clean, cook, and help with laundry. Breakfast is included. Made is trained in raw, organic food preparation as well as cooked food, so this is an excellent house for those wanting a healthy vacation. There is a juicer for fresh green juices. She can also help with drivers, arranging tour guides and anything else you may need.
There is a laundry room with washing machine and dryer, rare in Ubud.
It's a semi-open home keeping with the Balinese tradition, with lots of ventilation and ceiling fans throughout to take advantage of the breezes.
Thank you for smoking outside only.
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