“We couldn’t have dreamed of a more beautiful and romantic honeymoon."
- Aditya and Sri Vani, USA
The White Elephant at Jendela di Bali is a unique private villa hidden away in the foothills near Ubud that offers the ultimate in romance, seclusion and lifetime memories.
This experience will deliver you from the tourist throng and offers you a window onto an ancient culture, filled with love, created with care and blessed with enchanting authenticity.
Jendela di Bali private villa is beloved by honeymooners for its sense of seclusion and our warm and effervescent staff, who weave a romantic story to delight you and infuse your days with laughter and joy.
You will enjoy the whole estate to yourself: the stunning pool, gorgeous handcrafted living spaces and parkland gardens are your own private paradise, evoking the mythical, sacred island of 'Lanka' in the Hindu epic Ramayana.
Can you imagine a more divine, utterly romantic setting to start your life together?
Why the 'White Elephant'? Yes, they do really exist and they are highly revered in all Asian cultures.
The Jendela di Bali estate is like a 'village' of unique living spaces including a lounge/dining bale, a media entertainment/massage/meditation bale, The White Elephant romantic guest bedroom bale and a pool house with a stunning wet edge pool, all set in over 2200sqm of tropical parkland gardens on the edge of a jungle gorge.
Surrounded by rice paddies and sacred villages, you are close to Ubud for dining and entertainment but far enough away to immerse yourself in traditional Balinese culture. This is a special place for those who love artistry, value authenticity and seek serenity with style.
Jendela di Bali suits those who seek a window onto a living, evolving culture. You are not isolated from real life nor are you wedged within a tourist hotspot. You are close enough to Ubud's dining, art and culture, real coffee and fine dining when you want it, but far enough away to escape. The sounds you will hear are of authentic village life: the sacred, the industrious, the ebb and flow from sunrise to sunset. Nothing you will see or hear is put on for tourists. It is all genuine.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WHITE ELEPHANT at JENDELA di BALI
* You will have the exclusive use of the whole villa estate and pool.
* Experience the romantic, all-white three story bedroom rice barn the White Elephant with views of the moon from the king bed
* A 'village' of traditional architecture offering an artistic and authentic experience
* Parkland gardens, gorge views and the stunning volcanic stone wet edge pool
* Discover traditional villages, artisans, sacred temples and volcanoes
FACILITIES: 'A village of unique living spaces'
Jendela di Bali as a unique 'village' of living spaces, each artfully hand crafted to reflect traditional Balinese and Indonesian-archipelago architectural styles. Each 'bale' is set within verdant tropical parkland gardens with fountains, flowers and vibrant bird life. You will have the exclusive use of the whole villa, whether you book one or both bedroom bales.
THE WHITE ELEPHANT at JENDELA di BALI - Guest Bedroom Bale
This is a dream space like no other, designed for honeymooners. Lie in the elegantly-dressed king bed looking out the stunning glass wall to the moon as it hovers languidly, whilst fireflies dance in the forest before you. Inspired by the traditional Balinese rice barn, over three levels The White Elephant offers a living room, undercover deck with daybed, largely enclosed bathroom opening onto the deck and upstairs is a romantic bedroom and loft on the third level. Each level with ceiling fans.
- Separate lounge downstairs
- Undercover deck, daybed
- Largely enclosed bathroom opening onto the deck, privacy shower curtains, modesty curtains to deck
- King bed upstairs (can split to twin singles by prior arrangement)
- Loft for meditation and reading
- Key safe
The unique shower configuration places the shower-over-bath on the balcony, with a privacy curtain around the bath and blinds on the balcony. The toilet is separate at the rear of the Bale.
THE BALE BENGONG – Lounge/Dining
The heart of Jendela di Bali is the Bale Bengong lounge and dining bale. This generous space offers a grand day bed dressed in regal fabrics, relaxing chairs, an elegant Javan-colonial dining room, fans and French doors that look over the jungle gorge and dramatic black-stone, wet-edge pool.
WAYANG KULIT BALE - Media, Massage & Meditation Bale
This beautiful bale cooled by fans is the perfect place for massage, meditation, yoga, reading or art work. There is a flat screen TV with surround sound and DVD/CD and cable TV housed discreetly within an antique Java cabinet.
WET-EDGE POOL 7m X 5m AND POOL HOUSE
You can dine beside the black volcano stone pool with its wet/infinity edge, recline on the wonderful day bed or relax in the armchairs made from upcycled former Balinese fishing boats, there is a space and place for you poolside at Jendela di Bali. There is even a hammock strung between a circle of palm trees to settle into and read and relax.
THE ESTATE GARDENS
Jendela di Bali estate lies alongside an ancient gorge several stories deep. This natural amphitheater forms a protective habitat for plants and wildlife. Our villa gardens extend this natural habitat by a further 2200 sqm's, providing ponds and fountains for the enjoyment of birds, butterflies and guests alike.
The small but well-appointed kitchen is where our beautiful staff lovingly prepare a menu of delicious Balinese and Indonesian meals for guests.
We offer ALL meals (Breakfast is included in the rate and a menu offers Lunch & Dinner selections at a modest additional cost). For details please click the 'Contact Manager' link and request a copy of the menu and we'll email it to you.
* Complimentary welcome drink upon arrival
* Complimentary daily breakfast
* Complimentary tea, coffee and water
* Free airport transfer (1 x transfer in and 1 x transfer out) for stays of 3 or more nights
* Staff for daily room service, cooking, gardening and night security
* Food and beverage service with a menu of Indonesia and Balinese dishes tailored to western taste
MASSAGE, YOGA, HEALING - A range of pampering and spiritual services are available (additional charge)
CAR + DRIVER - Whilst staying you may want to visit some of the many fascinating religious, cultural and natural sites near the villa and you will also want to go into Ubud for shopping, cultural performances, etc. At any time during your stay you will have the option to book a car + driver at a reasonable rate with 24 hours notice by telling the villa staff who will liaise with our office.
NON-SMOKING - Please note we are strictly a non-smoking property both inside and outside.
RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES & YOUR STAY - Almost every day on Bali there are religious ceremonies. These can be temple events, weddings, cremations, tooth filing ceremonies, full moon rituals and many more. Some of these are at night and involve music and chanting. Jendela di Bali is located at the top of a sacred, high caste village and during your stay you will almost certainly hear these events. Only very occasionally these will occur late into the night but they are a possibility so we warn guests so you can be aware. Some are suitable for guests to ask to attend and others are sacred, holy and thus not suitable to attend. Please ask the staff for advice on attending local ceremonies and be guided by them. We provide the suitable temple/ceremony clothing required to be worn – ask the staff for assistance.
THE ESSENCE OF JENDELA DI BALI
Imagine a unique property along a tropical forested gorge, at the top of one of Bali's rare, high caste sacred villages. Nearby, rice fields create a patchwork of verdant green and gold.
With a tasteful blend of traditional Bali and Java colonial styles, Jendela di Bali offers a sense of place and spirit that sets it apart.
The sounds you will hear are not those of silence. The sounds you will hear are of authentic village life: the sacred, the industrious, the ebb and flow from sunrise to sunset and, on religious occasions, evenings as well. Nothing you will see or hear is put on for tourists. It is all genuine.
Distant laughter, chanting, traditional Gamelan orchestras emanating from temples and homes, people bathing, harvesting rice, carving – these are the sounds of people worshiping, creating and living, the sounds of a people in constant motion, whose every act is a crescendo toward worshiping their gods.
Wafts of incense, aromas from temple feasts, sweet frangipani and the blinking of fireflies at night blend into an unforgettable backdrop to the Jendela di Bali experience.
Jendela di Bali suits those who seek a window onto a living, evolving culture. You are not isolated from real life nor are you wedged within a tourist hotspot. You are close to Ubud's dining, art and culture, real coffee and fine dining when you want it but far enough away to escape.
Step outside the Villa gate and you can stroll through endless rice fields or wander villages famed for their wood carving. Within a short drive are dramatic rivers, some of Bali's most famous sacred temples, relic sites and steaming volcanoes. And if your timing is lucky, you might even be able to witness a local ceremony.
Rather than luxury, we offer style. We also offer heartfelt, unrehearsed hospitality from staff who live in the local village. Their languid pace of life revolves around devotion to their gods and sharing their culture with you.
Jendela di Bali will not suit those who seek total silence or crave constant entertainment, nightlife and crowds.