Large Estate on lush, secluded 3/4 acre of Tropical Gardens, Walk to Town
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We've seen so many changes in Ubud since we first came here. We didn't have baguettes or cappucino, and often didn't even have electricity. The rice paddies on Monkey Forest Road have been replaced with glass fronted air-conditioned Polo shops, and there are no more fireflies. But the heart of Ubud is still here, and all the reasons I've loved it from the first are still to be found. There is, of course, the stunning beauty of the physical surroundings, mouthwatering cuisine, and the clement weather, but it's really the people, always gracious and full of smiles, and as beautiful and inspirational as ever that have made this truly my home. A life long dog lover, I have two charming beasts, Monkey and Alfie, who will greet you with wagging tails and, if you're lucky, a gift of the perfect leaf or stone, selected especially for you.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Owner chose Kutuh Kaja
The property is located just a short 5 minute walk to the main road and another 5 minutes to Central Ubud, which offers so many excellent shopping and dining experiences.
What makes this Villa unique
***A PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT – While we have a large TV monitor and cable service, we don't have TVs or phones in the rooms but have tried to create a truly peaceful and natural environment. Enjoy cooler temperatures and breezes as soon as you step into the compound from the road. The villa and cottages are situated on over 1/2 acre of lush, tropical gardens, and overlooking a small ravine, but in just a few minutes you can walk to central Ubud.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:30 am
loud music must end no later than 11:30 pm
in the garden and outdoor areas only.
Unfenced pool and multiple stairways and railings.
Max guests:18 (sleeps up to 18 adults)
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
There are so many great things to say about the Villa Madu and the staff. They did an amazing job during my stay, no details left unturned. I was met at the airport by one of the staff and transported to Villa Madu.
From the moment of my arrival I felt like I was part of a small family. I was greeted with smiles and made to feel very welcome. The resort is comfortable and incredibly well designed. My room overlooked the forest, filled with tranquility and life. The beautiful bathroom held a luxurious tub located on an outdoor balcony; a great spot to soak, meditate and gaze at the night sky.
At this peaceful setting, one can also experience a relaxing massage as well as, delicious Indonesian cuisine. The Villa is located in close proximity to cultural sites, local shops and tasty eateries.
Needless to say, I fell in love with this beautiful resort in Ubud, on the island of Bali, staffed by kind, hospitable people.
I highly recommend you visit Villa Madu and feel quite certain you will be pleased with your stay.
Heaven on Toast!
Our one biggest regret of our 2-week holiday in Bali is that we did not stay at Villa Madu first. Had we known what it would be like, we would have cancelled all other accommodations and just stayed there. We stayed only 4 nights; we could have stayed the entire 2 weeks and still would not have had our fill. Beyond all the marvellous sightseeing and shopping, the very best part was just staying in the villa, eating the wonderful meals prepared there or ordered in, getting massages and pedicures by the pool, playing cards or board games (there is a large selection) or a game of ping pong, or music on the drums and guitars provided; or watching a movie on the laptop beamed through the projector on to the 2 meter screen. Just being together with our extended family gathered together from far-flung countries - This was seriously paradise.
The 12 of us knew, from the moment we set foot in the Villa, that this was coming home. They took such good care of us - Nurdi, Dewa, Jero, Wayan and all of the staff. Breakfast was so amazing we could barely believe that dinner was even better. They helped us organize transportation, motorbike rentals, in-house massages or spa visits, meals, laundry, and even made special meals for one of us who was under the weather. Even Alfie, the friendly little white dog, came by each evening to say hello to each of us in turn, one by one.
The property is secluded, being set back from the road. You can actually feel the air temperature drop several degrees when you step through the massive teak wood gates. Each room in the villa has it's own charms and none of them are the same. They have been thoughtfully furnished and decorated, so there is a feeling of warmth and intimacy being surrounded with beautiful original paintings, stone carvings, and a collection of pieces from the owner's world travels.
The location couldn't be better - just a few minutes walk to the main road and all that central Ubud has to offer. What wonderful memories we were able to take away with us. We can't wait to return to make more.
Divine Amazing Grace at an Amazing Place
Amazing Owners and CARING Staff with well spoken English
Beautiful, STYLISH Decor with Exquiste Bathrooms
DIVINE Placement in NATURE where Your HEART will be CARESSED WITH LOVE &BEAUTY
A Peaceful Place in Ubud to rest and Restore WHERE Your HEART IS CARESSED WITH LOVE & BEAUTY
How can you stay anywhere else
Let me start off by saying this the first review I've ever written in my entire life. As I write my eyes are watering with the unforgettable memories we've had with the Owner and her staff. My experience here compelled me so greatly I had to express it someway or the other. The staff are the most genuine, kind and helpful people I've ever met in my life. Nurdi, the chef, rushed to receive us along with the rest of the staff and promptly led us to our rooms as they brought in our lugggage behind us. We were welcomed with fresh juices and incredible complementary snacks which we then constantly pestered her for the recipe. Adrienne, the owner came to greet us after we settled in which surprised us because in most places the owners don't have time to mingle but she took time out of her busy schedule to personally make sure we were accomadated properly. Did I mention the property? It was breathtaking. I know this review might sound dramatic but if you look at any other review they say the exact same thing because it's true! The villa is located along a natural ravine which is wonderful in the evening as it provides cooler breezes. This isn't your stuffy, touristy, concrete closed off hotel room they give you a real experience of Bali in this Villa. I could go on and on but who wants to read an essay of my experiences? Come see for yourself they will make your trip the most memorable time of your life. Thank you again Villa Madu there's a reason your the most popular place in Ubud!
Stunning and serene
We stayed at Villa Madu with 2 other families (14 people in total) for one week in mid July. I wished we could have stayed forever....the property is simply stunning and we were so well cared for by Adrienne and all the staff. (Our children wanted to adopt Dee as their mother !). We loved absolutely everything about the property / the pool and water features, the outdoor bathroom, the location to town (5 min walk), the open air feel of the main villa, the exquisite furnishings in each room, the rustic bungalows hidden below the main villa, the gardens.....my list could go on and on ! With 14 people, there was so much space we could all escape to our own area, yet still come together in the main villa - which never felt crowded as it blended right into the outdoors. A real highlight was breakfast each morning and the dinners we had prepared by Dee...we have never eaten so well ! The food was a real highlight, as were all the staff. Nothing was too much trouble, from booking cycling tours to taking us to the local market to buy ingredients for dinner (and showing us how to cook it !). We felt so grateful to be able to stay at Villa Madu, and enjoy the delights of Ubud. Such a special part of world - and so good for the soul. Our own family of 5 are already talking about when we shall return to Ubud and Villa Madu. We absolutely loved it.
Great first impressions but...
We stayed in early July for four nights with another family. We had four adults and three children aged between 5-7 years. We booked for three families, however one family of two adults and a child were unable to travel. The pluses were staying in a traditional Balinese villa, excellent breakfasts, helpful staff and great location.
We booked the villa given that it could accomodate our 10 people. Unfortunately there are only two designated bedrooms on two levels in the main house, only one with air conditioning. We needed to use a daybed with mosquito net for 2 children to share and another bed was needed to be made up on the floor in the room with air con for the other child. The only available space for the third family, if they had been there, would have been in two separate 1-bedroom /bathroom bungalows below the house, reached via many steps and situated on a steep bank. We feel it is really important that people understand that while the villa is advertised to accomodate 10 people, it doesn't on a practical level for families with young children needing to sleep in close proximity. Given the rate we paid per night, we feel the villa was not adequately described.
The gardens are beautiful, as is the fish pond. The kids loved seeing the turtles and feeding the fish. The pool was ok for the kids who could swim, but the jets in the spa pool did not work. Mosquito repellent cream was made available in the villa as there were many mosquitoes around the site. However, even with the repellent and the coils that were lit in the late afternoon, everyone had bites. Unfortunately, on our return, we have had 3 of us diagnosed with dengue fever. It is important that people when booking accomodation are aware of risk of bites in tropical settings, particularly in accommodation that is not completely enclosed and air conditioning unavailable throughout the entire accommodation.
After nearly 5 years of sharing our home with travellers from all over the world, we have never received less than glowing reviews. So we were astonished and concerned to see the two stars at the top of yours.
We believe there has been some confusion on your part, perhaps because you yourself were not involved in the booking process.
We stand by our claim that the villa and bungalows can sleep 10+ people. You had access, as contracted, to 5 bedrooms, and 9 beds that can comfortably sleep 13 people. The choice not to use those rooms was yours.
There is a sofa with a full-sized twin mattress that can be made up into a bed in the room where you slept with your child. You chose to use a mattress on the floor. If this was an issue, we do not understand why you didn’t just move your child to the sofa bed.
Our VRBO listing very clearly states, as does our website and all of our listings on other sites, that to reach the two cabins you ‘Descend the 30 stone steps into the cool ravine to arrive at the grass thatched teak wood entryway for the 2 bungalows.’
It goes on to say ‘You will feel miles away from everything in your own private jungle cabin.’ We are not sure how we can be clearer about this.
The description used on our websites is ‘wading and soaking pool.’ The spa jets have not functioned since shortly after the pool was built, and replacement parts are not available anywhere in Indonesia. Our guests have found that an actual massage next to the pool functions just as well if not better.
Guests that travel to the tropics are generally aware that there are mosquitoes there. Even your government has issued a travelers’ advisory, warning its citizens to be wary of mosquito-borne diseases when traveling in Indonesia. It is unfortunate that members of your group contracted dengue, but you may have been exposed at any time during your visit including the next place you stayed. There are mosquitoes in restaurants, markets and even our airport.
Many people don't realize what they are missing when they spend their holiday in a low-roofed, chemically fogged, tightly sealed air-conditioned hotel room. You don't hear the frogs chirping in the pond, the approach of a monsoon rain, or the gentle breezes rustling the leaves in the trees. We offer a different type of experience of Bali that is connected to the culture and environment of this rare and enchanting island.
Adrienne, Nurdi, Dewa, Ngakan
and all of us here at Villa Madu
yoga, qigong, salsa dancing, salsa classes, tango dancing, tango classes, drumming, cooking classes, mask making, painting, weddings, reunions, family, gay friendly, LGBT friendly