2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms W/ Garden Showers/sleeps 4/ Penestanan #496235
About Cheri Benjamin
I live on the island of Antigua in the Eastern Caribbean and have been involved in tourism my entire life. After visiting Bali in 2012, I fell in love with the lush and gorgeous scenery on the Island of the Gods, but even more so with the gracious people and their customs and spiritual traditions. With my first visit to Bali, I felt in my heart that I had 'come home' and had found my place in the world where I could experience peace, tranquility and spirituality.
Cheri Benjamin purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Cheri Benjamin chose Nyuh Kuning
I chose Penestanan because of its tranquility, friendly people and small town atmosphere. My favorite part of going into the busy hustle and bustle of Ubud for shopping and dining is returning to peaceful Penestanan and the quietness of my villa afterwards. My villa is directly adjacent to Star Child Spa, which is a favorite of mine for massages and other spa services. There are many great places to eat within a few minutes' walk of the front door, plus many of these restaurants will also deliver. Yoga and meditation classes at Intuitive Flow yoga studio are only a five minute walk from the villa.
What makes this Villa unique
My dear Balinese friend, Ketut Puja, built Villa Laba Puseh for me in the quiet village of Penestanan on Temple Land. I love Balinese architecture and artistry, and Ketut made sure that it was incorporated into every aspect of this villa. Everywhere you look, you see some building aspect that was designed and built artistically including hand carved wooden window surrounds and kitchen cabinet doors, or intricate, artistic air flows built into the walls. Four different types of beautiful building stones were used in the construction process of my home. Three types of stone are from Bali, while the other was imported from Java. More than 1,000 man hours went into creating the stone-carved details that surround my villa. My favorite feature is more than four feet high and three feet wide. I can just stand and look at the stone work in amazement, marveling at the intricate hand-carved details designed by the skilled artisans who helped build my home. Everywhere you turn in Labah Puseh you see beauty. Another fabulous feature of the villa is the pool, which features a beautiful, hand-carved sandstone surround, water gently cascading down a wall beneath it and water spouting from a replica of a temple fountain head. Ketut, my friend and architect extraordinaire, also manages the villa for me. He is available for any type of day trip you could imagine or can take you on a chartered fishing trip!
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Minimum age of primary renter:18
VILLA LABA PUSEH JL. RAYA PENESTANAN KELOD PENESTANAN, UBUD BALI, INDONESIA SHORT TERM RENTAL AGREEMENT This Short Term Rental Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made by and between Cheri Benjamin (Rentor) and Guest as of the date last set forth on the signature page of this Agreement. For good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows: 1. PROPERTY. The property is located at Jl. Raya Penestanan Kelod, Penestanan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. The property is furnished and includes the following: basic furniture, sun beds, linens, towels, pool towels, basic kitchen needs (plates, glassware, coffee cups, silverware, cutlery, cooking pots, small appliances), flatscreen TV with USB music port, DVD player with selection of movies, IPOD dock, safe. 2. RENTAL PARTY: The rental party shall consist of Guest and no more than three other people. 3. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum number of guests is limited to 4 people total. 4. TERM OF THE LEASE: The lease begins at 2:00 p.m. on the “Check In” date and ends at 12:00 p.m. on the “Check out” date. 5. MINIMUM STAY: This property requires a 3 night minimum stay. If a rental is taken for less than three days, the guest will be charged the extra night rate. 6. RENTAL RULES: Guest agrees to abide by the Rental Rules attached as Exhibit A at all times while at the property and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else Guest permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property. 7. ACCESS: Guest shall allow the Villa Manager access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. The Villa Manager shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Exhibit A RENTAL RULES 1. Smoking in NOT allowed within the villa itself, but you may smoke in the walkways outside, within the villa compound, if needed. 2. People, other than those in the Guest party set forth in the Short Term Rental Agreement, may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest. 3. This villa is privately owned; the Owner/Rentor is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Owner/Rentor is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise. 4. Under no circumstances are any guests or others who the guests invite to use the premises, to dive or jump into the swimming pool-this is strictly prohibited. It is the sole responsibility of guests and those they invite onto the premises to use this facility safely and responsibly at all times. 5. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order. 6. Only use appliances for their intended purposes. 7. Parking: There is parking within the compound for a push bicycle or motorcycle only. No parking for cars is available. 8. Housekeeping: Housekeeping services will be provided during your stay. Taking towels or linens away from the villa is not permitted. 9. Water Source: The villa is on a well system so the mineral content is high. We have provided bottled drinking water for your use free of charge. Thank you for adhering to the above Rental Rules. VILLA MANAGER INFORMATION NAME: Ketut Puja E-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com PHONE #: 62-08123925944 or 62-0361-976146 Your Manager at Villa Laba Puseh will be Ketut Puja. He, along with his lovely wife Made, and your villa attendant, Komang, will be taking care of all of your needs during your stay. Please provide Ketut your flight information about two weeks before your arrival by e-mail, so he can arrange your airport transportation. He charges $40 for transport to the villa ($50 if after 9 p.m.). If you are already on island, you can arrange for Ketut to collect you from the accommodation you are staying at. Ketut has a brand new, air conditioned vehicle, speaks perfect English, and can be booked directly for a variety of tours around the island also. Please note that Ketut will need a copy of your passport upon arrival as all guests are required to be registered with the local police station. If you do not have a copy, you can feel comfortable giving Ketut your passports directly, which he will return to you shortly.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Lovely get away
Very relaxing villa, located near coffee shops and places to eat. Near enough to Ubud to enjoy the restaurants and shops but far enough to be away from the crowds. Just note that the 2 bedrooms are separate so the property will not be suitable if you have young kids, but perfect set up for couples or those with older kids.
Julie I am so glad that your family and you had a great time at my home. And you are exactly right--there are a plethora of great eateries all within walking distance of the front villa gates. I see you enjoyed Ubud, but got to experience the delight of coming home to the quiet and peacefulness of the villa after the immense hustle and bustle of the city. I look forward to your family returning on your next visit to Bali!
All you need
Lovely stay, excellent value and location just a few minutes outside Ubud center which is way too busy. Villa Lava Puseh is just where you wanna be.
Marcelo thank you for the lovely review! I agree, the peacefulness of Villa Laba Puseh so beats the crazy hustle and bustle of Ubud. My staff and I look forward to your return!
Absolutely Perfect Stay.
Villa Laba Puseh is a perfect place to stay and explore Ubud. The pictures do not do the place justice. It is even more beautiful than we expected. My friend and I spent 7 wonderful nights celebrating a milestone birthday. Everything is so great - from pick up at hotel by Juli, to being met by Komang with a coconut and the villa perfectly clean to the best gluten free banana pancakes by Made in the morning. The rooms are spacious and comfortable (and cool) plus the outdoor shower was bliss, The pool was perfect - the size, so clean, everything. The location was perfect - close to Ubud - walk 15-20 minutes or taxi for 50. The spa next door was a treat - we went 3 times! We went to local spa - shortcut was helpful. And we had an amazing day trip with Juli - who was so generous with his time. We didn’t want to leave but we had our last pancakes with Made and Komang helped us load the car. Thank you Cheri for sharing your home - Your team is just the best. We would stay again.
Thank you Jennifer for such a lovely review! And especially thank you for appreciating my wonderful staff--they are beautiful people who work hard to ensure that every guest has an amazing experience in Bali and at my home. It looks like you took it all in while you were there which is so great...from touring with Juli, to the short walk in to the hustle and bustle of Ubud, to enjoying the one minute walk to Starchild Spa (When I am there, I can't get enough of the 90 minute hot stone massages for $20!). And yes, Made makes an amazing breakfast which you can enjoy with the fresh coconuts Komang will bring for you each morning. So glad your Bali experience was so positive. I look forward to hosting you again...because as we all know, once you have experienced the magic of Bali, you will always return.
Our stay was a dream. We Walked into town everyday and had massages at the place next door.
The best VRBO experiences hands down. Cheri is responsive and her staff is gracious. A special and perfect stay in Ubud.
Susan I am so glad that the two of you had such a wonderful time! Thank you for the comments on my staff, as they are some of the most accommodating and kindest people you will ever meet. Through our correspondence I am happy to know you took advantage of the short walk into town every day to enjoy the sites and the spa next door for daily massages. I hope you will stay at Villa Laba Puseh the next time you visit Bali!
Serene Beautiful Quiet
We had an amazing stay at this Villa in Ubud
A 15 minute walk from town, the villa is exactly as pictured while being there is so much more.
Made is very sweet, caring and cooked up a variety of delicious breakfasts.
Juli drove us around for 3 days including 1 day at dawn to beat the crowds to a temple in the mountains.
The owner, Cheri, is very attentive and prompt with responding to our questions.
We highly recommend this Villa as it is close enough to walk to Ubud but far enough away to be quiet.
PS: Make sure to book a massage next door.
Bruce and Sue I am so happy that you enjoyed my home and I am especially glad that all of the day trips that you had planned worked out so well with our driver, Juli. I could not agree more with your assessments...Made is a wonderful chef making delicious breakfasts each morning, the villa is close enough to walk to Ubud but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful, plus everyone should book a massage at StarChild Spa, directly outside the main villa gates (my favorite is the 90 minute hot stone massage for USD$20). I am so glad you had a great time and all of us look forward to your return!
Peaceful stay in Ubud
If you are looking for a no hassle stay in Ubud, we highly recommend this property. The property is fairly centrally located and a peaceful retreat - we absolutely loved the natural setting and the flowing water with the pool. You just need to be careful with the doors kept shut to avoid mosquito bites. Also I recommend the host to put a motion sensor light at the main entrance which seems a tad dark in the night. But other than these very small points, the property and the people who maintains the property are simply AWESOME! Will come back again.
Anind, I am so glad that you and your traveling companions had a great time at my home. And you are absolutely right--my staff is AWESOME! They do a fantastic job of taking care of all our guests from start to finish, truly making my home feel like yours while you are there. I will talk to Ketut about the entrance lighting-I know Komang comes at dusk each evening and turns on the walkway lights, but perhaps we need some additional illumination at the entrance. Thank you for appreciating my staff and we all look forward to your return sometime in the future.
Located in the quiet village of Penestanan, on the outskirts of Ubud. Adjacent to Eve Spa, nearby organic restaurants and juice bars, yoga and meditation. Personal guided sightseeing, shopping and temple tours available on site.