Ubud House Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms. Sleeps up to 8
Beginning immediately our LOW SEASON PRICE IS AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND.
The villa was designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Guy Morgan. It is a dramatic expression of openness to the surrounding natural setting and its spaciousness offers you luxurious accommodation in its three bedrooms. This exclusive property is surrounded by landscaped gardens which fit naturally into the slopes of a river valley gorge. After a breathtaking passage through arched majestic bamboo, you approach the villa on a raised wooden walkway through undisturbed rice fields, giving no clue to the remarkable design of the villa ahead and its electrifying views.
To preserve the integrity of this magnificent island Vajra Villas makes every effort to help our environment, from an organic waste water garden to the use of organic natural foods whenever possible. Energy saving policies will be discussed with the guests on arrival. And to celebrate Ubud’s central place in Balinese culture and the arts, Vajra Villas features a growing, collection of work by local artists.
All bedrooms feature individually controlled air-conditioning units as well as ceiling fans to keep the rooms pleasantly cool. There are telephone lines for IDD and in-house calls in each room, as well as individual safety deposit boxes.
The floor of the elegantly furnished master bedroom is made of polished local merbau wood. On three sides are expansive glass sliding doors offering awesome views of the jungle, river valley and swimming pool with its statue-niched water wall. One door opens to the timbered balcony with its built-in padded bench seat providing both a viewing spot and listening post for the adjacent waterfall or distant Wos River which coils its way through the deep gorge below.
The en-suite garden bathroom features a large black terrazzo Jacuzzi bathtub which stands in strong contrast to the white Palimanan stone floor. A black terrazzo washstand supports a stylish steel washbowl, and the shower which opens directly to the garden is flanked by shelves and cabinets.
The Valley Room is situated at pool level. It is furnished with a dreamy four-poster bed complemented by striking artwork. Sliding glass doors face the valley. The suite has its own dressing room and a garden bathroom constructed of black terrazzo.
Situated on the western side of the villa, this room boasts a three sided panoramic view of the rice fields. It also has an en-suite toilet and shower room with marble floor.
Across the lotus pond stands the Study. It serves both as a media room with TV, DVD player and film library and quality sound system which has speakers throughout the villa and gardens. This room also doubles as an additional bedroom with an en-suite shower/bathroom on its private viewing terrace. An expansive cathedral window in front of the built-in desk offers a surprisingly dramatic view of the living and dining areas below.
Living and Dining Pavilion
Accessed by an external cantilevered staircase from the pond level is the gargantuan Living-Dining pavilion. It is only on reaching this lower level that the unique architectural design of the villa can be appreciated. It stands three stories high beneath a vaulted, intricately designed thatched roof supported by coconut wood pillars on stone plinths.
Furnished with comfortable teak chairs and sofas, pendulous lanterns illuminate a large mahogany dining table. It is also a fantastic venue for parties, receptions and functions as well as quiet, peaceful living. The adjoining semi-circular timber deck overhangs the lush river valley; living jackfruit trees grow through holes cut in the deck floor, a stylish sensitive way to preserve the original forest plantings, an architectural tour de force blending style with nature.
Vajra is committed to the use of organic food products whenever possible. Two extremely talented in-house cooks are shared between the Villas. They specialize in an array of tempting Balinese and other Southeast Asian delicacies as well as traditional Western cuisines.Special dietary requirements and requests for dishes not on the menu will be honored.
A price list of alcoholic beverages is available. If you prefer your own wines a corkage fee of Rp 50,000 per bottle will be charged. During your stay the staff will do the shopping and meal preparation based on your requests, which should be ordered one day in advance. The ingredients for all meals will be purchased locally and receipts will be kept for your reference. Food and beverage items are charged based on grocery cost system. Guests will need to provide some money in advance and the staff will do the shopping for you and keep the receipts for your reference. A reasonable number of dinner guests are welcome within this formula. The manager will discuss the policy for larger groups which will include a per person surcharge.
STATE OF THE ART GYM
Enjoy working out in our gym. The gym features a Bodycraft Strength Training System and a Life FitnessTreadmill
as well as free weights and room for stretching. We have teamed up with a professional trainer who can be scheduled
for individual training sessions.
Our Yoga and Meditation Pavilion is an ideal place for your individual or group session with the services
of a skilled yoga teacher who is available on call.
Full enjoyment of your Villa holiday will certainly be enhanced by indulging in our in-house spa services. A range of tempting treatments are provided by Biyuhkukung spa. The manager will schedule appointments for you.
Our manager greets guests on their arrival, orients them to all that the villa has to offer, and helps them to plan their stay both on site and organizing exciting excursions around the island; they also direct the staff team to meet their individual needs.
TWO VILLA ATTENDANTS
in charge of housekeeping and F&B service.
trained in local cuisine as well as a wide range of international specialties. They do daily marketing and prepare meals to fit the guest’s dietary preferences.
FOUR SECURITY GUARDS
on-duty to ensure the safety and security of the guests and the premises.
TWO GARDEN & POOL ATTENDANTS
work discreetly to maintain the landscaping and the pool without disturbing the guests.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Vajra Villas is surrounded by a thrilling panorama of rice fields and distant mountain views. It is set in an archetypal Balinese village where the day-to-day spiritual/cultural life unfolds. Life in rural Bali remains essentially unchanged. The Balinese practice a unique form of Hinduism with an aesthetic sensibility that flavors every moment: rituals and ceremonies revolve around the traditional family compounds and local village temples. Cultural performances are everywhere. Bali is renowned for its dance forms as well as its unique musical idiom. Almost every town has its own gamelan orchestra. Wherever you are the hypnotic rhythms of this staccato metallic and bamboo music is rarely out of earshot.
Vajra Villas is a thrilling ten minute drive or majestic 45 minute walk to Ubud, which is the center of Bali’s famed cultural life and a shopper’s paradise. It offers a wide selection for art lovers. Museums and innumerable art galleries display traditional as well as contemporary work. Each village practices its own art form handed down from generation to generation: painting, stone sculpture, wood carving, weaving, furniture making and silver design. Bali’s fabric designs and clothing are valued worldwide. Cultural performances often centering on the Hindu epic ‘The Ramayana’, are frequently staged in the area. The Kecak, Monkey, Legong, Barong and Fire Dances are recognized worldwide.
Ubud is also is a perfect hub from which to visit every corner of Bali. From volcano to sea there are a wide variety of beach and tourist activities and sports. Not only does nature provide its spectacular array but internationally acclaimed entertainment and cuisine have come to the island. Our experienced English speaking drivers who know the local history can guide you to them. For those who seek excitement in nature, there is a wide range of activities to choose from. The countryside around Sebali is particularly beautiful; an abundance of trails offer memorable walks through peaceful rice fields. It is a bird watchers dream.
- Events Allowed
- smoking allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
“Return to paradise.”
5 of 5 stars for a stay in June 2014
Our second time at Villa Vajra (within 12 months!) was just as spectacular as our first. We were welcomed back by the gorgeous villa staff and owners as though old friends and we enjoyed every second of our 5 night stay. Having undertaken a few side trips and cultural excursions on our last trip, we were content to stay put at the villa for much of our time. However, we did do a few trips into Ubud with the ever-obliging villa manager, Gusti and our girls spent a lot of time with Narie, Gusti's wife and their beloved babysitter. In fact, their reunion with Narie was pretty much the highlight of their trip! She kept them beautifully occupied with fun games, swimming, craft, exploration and massages.
As always, the food prepared by Made and Ketut was spectacular. We re-requested one of our previous favourites, jackfruit curry, and were delighted to see Widi (one of the lovely house staff) hacking down a jackfruit from one of the trees in the garden - doesn't get fresher or more local than that.
Joel and Nirgrantha are the very best hosts and gave us a fabulous recommendation for a new restaurant in Ubud, Locavore, which we loved. They also arranged for us to get some wonderful biodynamic Balinese coffee from ethical growers in Kintamani. The perfect take-home souvenir.
The villas surrounds are as spectacular as ever and it was great to see the beautiful new ironwood path across the rice paddies, soon-to-be vine-laden pergola and beginnings of the organic garden. Nirgrantha's particular passion for the gardens is infectious and impressive.
Meditating in the wooden bale in the garden at dawn as the sun rises through the palm trees on the ridge beyond, the tok tok of the temple drum calls people to prayer and the jungle slowly comes to life rates as one of the most atmospheric, uplifting and memorable experiences I've ever had.
Gracious hosts and staff in a spectacular villa in a lovely little village in the hills. This is Bali at its best.