|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This villa has a Balinese owner and is managed beautifully by Made (see photo below). I help them find short term renters when I am out of town. Rental proceeds go to the owner Eni.
Note: There is a construction project next door to this lovely villa, hence the 50% discount. Rates will return to normal when construction next door is complete, but for those who book now, the discount will be honored. The construction sounds take place on some days between 8am and 5PM. Our driver Wayan and housekeeper Made can help you plan your outings into Ubud or around Bali so that you are not disturbed.
The photo below is of Made, the housekeeper. You will love her!
Enjoy! The spacious flower-filled garden, and salt water pool.
Both Wayan and Made speak English and their aim is to make your visit a once in a lifetime experience. They are amazing!
'Made' comes for 5 hours per day, 6 days a week to prepare your breakfast and clean. She will also help with shopping, laundry and cooking additional meals - just about anything you need and you can negotiate a fee with her if this takes her over her 5 hour work day. Her rates are very low. She speaks English and can help you with your every need including ordering restaurant delivery, drivers, tour guides, car rentals, mobile phone sim cards, massages - pretty much anything you need.
The driver, Wayan has served as our English speaking driver for years and the guests love him, his gentle ways, and his knowledge of the island. Guests call him and pay (very reasonable rates) on an as needed basis.
Description of villa: This large, spacious villa is 2km north of the Royal Palace - a 7 min scooter drive drive from downtown Ubud.
The villa is faced with river rock and is a combination of open-air Balinese and Dutch Colonial with a wrap around veranda, garden with 9x3 meter saltwater pool, and a renovated traditional Balinese Lumbong which serves as the 3rd bedroom and bath and chill zone - also a kitchenette. The garden is walled off and quite lush with foliage and flowers.
There are 2 air conditioned bedroom + bathroom suites in the main villa. Each includes a seating area, a desk and sliding glass doors leading to the verandah or balcony(upstairs).
The upstairs bedroom has A.C. and is filled with windows, sunlight, and a covered balcony. It's a large room with a mosquito covered king sized hand carved bed overlooking the jungle, seating area, and antique desk & chair. Ensuite bathroom with tub/shower combo.
The downstairs bedroom also has A.C., looks out into the garden and pool, and has sliding glass doors to the veranda on one side, large antique doors to the verandah and pool on the other. This room has an antique Javanese 4-poster bed with mosquito net. It is a large bedroom with custom made floor cushions for relaxing or use as an extra bed. Cushions are made of antique batik fabric. Large ensuite bathroom is lined in volcanic rock and features a tub/shower combination and separate large rainfall shower, and of course a sink and toilet.
The guest house is like a tree house - in actuality it is a renovated traditional Balinese Lumbong. It features a queen sized bed with mosquito net. Walls are woven palm and the roof is Ylang-Ylang. Windows are hand carved shutters and the door and floors are antique wood. This traditional Balinese Lumbong "breathes", but we've added a ceiling fan for your comfort.
Underneath the guesthouse is a open air kitchenette and chill area/queen bed on platform with mosquito net and bamboo shades which can be lowered around the lower bale for privacy.
Attached to the Lumbong, downstairs, is and a lovely garden bathroom . Enjoy showering under the waterfall shower next to a palm tree!
There are carved Balinese statues throughout the garden, and the beds are made of antique Javanese wood. In total there are 3 queen beds 1 king, and extra twin mattresses which can be put on the floor.
The kitchen: The kitchen is roomy with a walk in pantry and includes a Vitamix blender, a juicer and dehydrator, and everything you need for yummy, healthy tropical fare. Breakfast is included in the rate, and Made can whip up whatever you like for lunch or dinner for a very small fee. Don't see what you need? Just ask.
The kitchen has a full size refrigerator with freezer and cook top stove. It is partially open to the jungle, garden, and a small inner courtyard, with a window to the dining room.
The dining room is on a lowered section of the veranda just off the kitchen overlooking the garden. There is another table with chairs and umbrella in the the garden.
This is a 3-bedroom villa including the guesthouse. The lower section of the guesthouse can be used as an optional 4th bedroom for larger groups. Bamboo blinds can be lowered for privacy.
We also have extra mattresses that can be used in the large bedrooms of the main house. This house is most comfortable for 3 singles or 3 couples, but can sleep sleep up to 8.
Salon: The common living area is on the wide covered, wrap-around porch, in typical "open" Balinese style, surrounded by butterflies flitting in and out, squirrels scampering up coconut trees, and a lush garden.
There are several seating areas on the long L-shaped veranda and a fish pond with koi at one end. Lots of ceiling fans for staying cool.
Laundry room: There is a small laundry room containing a washing machine and dryer which you may use.
The Bali Buddha Villa is the perfect combination of modern and open air Balinese with lush tropical garden. It is a partially open style and with lots of windows to provide natural cooling. There are ceiling fans throughout. There is A.C. in both bedrooms in the main villa, but often because Ubud's nights and mornings are cool, A.C. is often not needed.The wrap around verandah helps the villa to stay cool and shaded.
In addition: There is a landline telephone and Wifi/Internet.
Pool: Refreshingly free of chemicals as it is a salt water pool. 9 X 3 meters.
Transportation and tours: Airport pickup is included for one car (6 passengers). Also available for reasonable rates, are shuttles into town. We can also provide you with driver/guides for any trips you may wish to take to other parts of the island. If you would like to have a driver on call, this can be arranged for a reasonable fee.
Scooter rental (recommended!) is $5 per day. Auto rental about $25 per day. Car rental + driver averages about $35 half day, $70 full day, and about $5 per trip into town.
There is an affectionate house kitty named Cleopatra.
For more stories and photos see a selection of my travel stories on my website which (since they won't let me include a web link here is: the normal 3 'w' prefix, plus a dot, followed by my name robinsparks, add a dot + 'com' :)
I hope that you love the Bali Buddha Villa as much as I do.
My name Made. I do everything to make you happy during your stay.
For those of you booking a Turkish flat, our apologies. VRBO only allows one 'owner' photo and this one is from the villa in Bali.
The managers of our Turkish flats are managed by Elif and Marco and they'll be the ones who reply to your inquiry.
Robin Sparks purchased this villa in 2010
Close to town, nice architecture, lush garden and great energy.
It stays cool due to its location and the wrap around porch.
There is A.C in both main bedrooms and a washer and dryer.
A saltwater pool, verandah, easy access to town while getting to live in a rural area. 'Made' can make delicious fresh healthy juices and food. Fresh juices and/or smoothies or bowl of fresh fruit with muesli each morning if you like. Lunches, dinners, and/or picnics can also be arranged with Made.
Your villa is wonderful, we could not be happier! It's a great spot to go walking from and we love that you can cut through the rice fields to Sari Organik in 10 minutes. Made has been excellent, not only making delicious breakfasts but just generally being cheerful and helpful.
Ubud is busier than ever but still as soon as you walk ten minutes out of town it's peaceful, the people are friendly and everything looks green and beautiful.
I'm sitting on your verandah watching the birds and lizards, listening to the roosters and contemplating a swim. So really what could be better!
We have all fallen for Cleopatra, who has been alternating between laps, purring like crazy and who I think is presently asleep upstairs with my daughter.
We were two families, a total of 7 people staying over New Years. We really enjoyed our stay and the spaciousness of the villa. Robin was very easy to communicate with and Wayan and Made were very helpful, both with rides or meals. The villa is a beautiful and unique place to stay and we enjoyed the pool very much. We found the location very convenient as we could walk into central Ubud and passed by a few restaurants on the way and it was only a short cab ride home.
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 and 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!
My family of five stayed at Robin's lovely Bali Buddha Villa in June of 2016. Although we arrived after dark, we could tell right away that there was a serene vibe about the place. It truly feels as if you are a world away, even though you are a relatively short drive into the center of Ubud. Our girls stayed in the lower bedroom of the main house, which had plenty of space and a lovely bathroom. My husband and I stayed upstairs in the "master", with a nice view of the garden and small balcony. Both of these bedrooms have A/C, which was a welcome treat in the heat! The only drawback was the fact that the only access to the second floor bedroom was via a narrow spiral staircase, making it impossibly to heft a suitcase upstairs. We ended up leaving our suitcases in our daughters' room, which was less than ideal but workable. Our son was thrilled with his bedroom, located upstairs in a separate building -- almost like a "treehouse", which he found to be a great hideaway. Unfortunately, he was eaten up by mosquitoes as there is no A/C in this room and lots of gaps in between walls and roof. He didn't seem to mind much, but I think it is important to note.
The staff of this villa are wonderful. Made comes each morning to prepare a simple breakfast (although we got her to make some delicious Mie Goreng one morning, which was exceptional), and tends to the housekeeping aspects. She is such a sweet and lovely person. The driver, Wayan, became a wonderful resource for us during our stay. He picked us up at the airport (included in stay) and then also drove us to various sights around the island for the duration of our time at the villa (for additional, but very reasonable cost). He patiently answered our many questions, and provided us incredible insights into Balinese life and culture. We found him to be a fabulous companion during our stay.
We thoroughly enjoyed our brief time at Bali Buddha Villa!
Spent my 30th birthday at Robin's Villa with 4 girlfriends. From the minute I 1st contracted Robin I knew it was going to be a trip of a lifetime. Robin herself was very responsive and informative. Her wealth of knowledge of not only Ubud but Bali itself was refreshing. We connected with Wayan, the recommended driver. Arriving after 1AM from Hong Kong, Wayan was at the airport patiently waiting for our group. We came to Bali with no plan. We told him what we wanted to do and he planned out the perfect 3 days for us in Ubud. From the Mt Butar hike to the hot springs, elephant park, Money Sanctuary, trip to the Ubud Market. We did it all.
The Villa itself was picturesque. Made, the housekeeper would make us a traditional Balinese breakfast every morning and for a few IDR, she would shop the local market and cook lunch or dinner. Definitely worth it! Thank you Robin for making by 30th birthday in Bali a trip to remember
I live in the busy, bustling area of Legian in South Bali, so when my mom came to visit I wanted somewhere completely different to show her and get away from the crowds. This is the jungle home of my dreams! Quiet with an amazing pool and lush green grounds, with an absolutely gorgeous upstairs bedroom that I'm dying to return to already.
Made is so kind and made us breakfast each morning, and Wayan was such a sweet soul with a wealth of knowledge about the island and Balinese history and culture. So stoked to have found this place! Would absolutely return again, no doubt about it.
We spent one fantastic and memorable week at the Bali Buddha Villa, as a Canadian family of five on a Christmas retreat from Shanghai. The writerly description Robin provides, is spot on. The location, so private and serene, and the spacious house, and gorgeous (perfectly--but not overly-- manicured) property is a marvellous place to return to after exciting days exploring the beautiful Ubud. It is a true tribute to the beauty that surrounds. The salt water pool was a refreshing escape from tropical afternoons spent exploring rice paddies, zip lining and white water rafting. The house kitty Cleopatra was more than happy to curl up in our laps purring, as we watched movies on starry nights, on the expansive verandah, while geckos and frogs chirped in the background. We were more than spoiled by the attentions of the Villa staff. True treasures, Made and Wayan, made us feel at home and well cared for. Made makes excellent food on request, and provided a lovely breakfast each morning. Wayan is a wealth of information and a very reliable and safe driver. He had no problem collecting us after our 2am arrival and bringing us to the villa with enthusiasm. At one point the Villa phone wasn't working and because he couldn't get a hold of us regarding our next day plans, he sent Made (at 9pm) with a cell phone for our use during our trip. Above and beyond their job requirements and most appreciated! Ubud has a lot to offer including excellent restaurants, adventure and beautiful sites. Wayan can recommend many wonderful places. I would not hesitate to book again, this jungle gem in the midst of rice paddies, in Ubud.
Just 7 minutes to Ubud - far away enough to be out of Ubud's hectic tourist filled center & close enough to get there easily when you want to. There are a handful of cafes within walking distance and numerous restaurants a 7 min drive up the street. Many of them will deliver to the villa. The main palace and banjar is located on the same street as this villa as well as several 5 star hotels. Many rice paddy walks near the villa.
I am giving a temporary 50% discount off regular rates because there is currently construction next door between 8am and 5pm. Rates will return to normal when construction is finished. But if you've already booked, we will honor the discount. For now, it's a great deal! Lots of beautiful rice paddy walks in the area. Made, the housekeeper will show you, and she can arrange anything you want.
More info about the villa:
This villa is on the same street where all the village's main evening traditional Balinese performances are held and on the same street as Ubud's main palace.
Best to rent a scooter or car for easy access into town, as there are sidewalks only on part of the road. We can arrange a driver of either a car, and/or motorcycle taxi to be on call for you. Note that Ubud is not much of a walking town and there are no walking or bicycle lanes. There are however, numerous paths through the rice paddys near the house but they are mostly for ambience and pleasure as opposed to actually getting into town.
We provide a list of drivers, massage places (even one who will come to the house), guides, restaurants that deliver, and much more. My house manager can help you with all your desires...rice paddy walks, tour guides to take you anywhere, car and scooter rental... She is there 5 hrs per day, 6 days per week, to prepare breakfast, clean and can be hired to also cook additional meals and do laundry at very reasonable rates.
Please note that there is a new construction project on the rice paddy next to the villa. The garden is walled off, but sounds of construction (unfortunately there is construction everywhere in Ubud) can be heard 8-5. Therefore, there is a 30% discount off the listed rate until the construction is finished. It's still a beautiful villa with lush garden, and if you plan your outings during the day, you may not be bothered.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
50% off regular rates!
16 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest|
|Airport pickup per car||A$46.44|
Please note that there is temporary construction next door. For this reason, I have reduced the rate by 30%! It's still a lovely villa with a gorgeous walled in garden. There are sounds of building next door on many days between 8am - 5PM. I recommend you plan your outings during the day and take advantage of this excellent rate for a 3 bedroom/3 bath with pool villa.
Thanks! I look forward to seeing you at the Bali Buddha Villa.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.