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Cheri Benjamin

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Fabulous New Villa/Excellent Location/Tranquil/Gorgeous Pool/Breakfast Incl.

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms W/ Garden Showers/sleeps 4/ Penestanan #496235

Villa Laba Puseh is everything you could want in a holiday vacation home! The name, which means 'Land of Vishnu, The Preserver', is located on Temple Land in the quiet village of Penestanan, on the outskirts of Ubud, the cultural hub of Bali. This location is ideal, as you can enjoy both easy access to Ubud, (20 minute walk or $3 taxi ride) but return to your peaceful and quiet villa after your excursions.

Built with your enjoyment in mind, Laba Puseh was designed by blending the artistic talents that the Balinese are known for with the natural beauty of the outdoors. The villa is a visual feast for your eyes, as Balinese architectural details have been used throughout the entire property. These details include hand-carved wooden and stone window surrounds, gorgeous hand matted bamboo ceilings, and a coy pond you walk over to reach your front door. More than 1,000 man hours of stone-carved features are artfully placed throughout the property. At night the villa, garden and pool are beautifully lit for your continued pleasure.

The villa features two bedrooms with Balinese design four poster beds and furniture. Both bedrooms are fully air conditioned, but you may choose to enjoy the cooling natural breezes and overhead fans-the choice is yours. Each bedroom has its own bath, both showcasing beautiful, stone showers set in decorative, outdoor gardens.

In addition to being adorned with beautiful Balinese hand-carved furniture, the living room area also features a fully-equipped entertainment center for your enjoyment. Included for your entertainment pleasure are a flat screen TV with USB music port, Indovision cable TV providing international programming, a DVD player with an array of both children and adult DVD selections, and an IPOD dock. There is also a small library with books about various aspects of Balinese culture.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cookware and appliances, should you wish to prepare some of your own snacks or meals. The dining room features a marbled topped table, although you may choose to sit at the bar, which is adorned with hand-carved, stone features. A full breakfast is served every morning and daily maid service is also provided.

The true artistic feature of the property is the swimming pool which features an amazing hand-carved sandstone surround. Water gently trickles down the wall underneath this feature and is complimented by water spouting from a replica of a temple fountain head. Next to the pool is an outdoor shower where you can rinse off. Hand woven sun beds and colorful towels complete your pool experience.

Bali is known as the Island of the Gods, so it is important to me to both respect and participate in the local spiritual customs. My family Temple and Kemara are located on the property and daily offerings with beautiful hand made baskets, flowers and incense are performed throughout the property.

Centrally located in the village of Penestanan, Laba Puseh is set back from the main road and is surrounded by rice fields. It is a five minute walk to a variety of restaurants including organic eateries and juice bars, coffee bars and bakeries, and the wonderful local Balinese warungs of which Ibu Putu's is the most famous. For more upscale dining, Bridges Restaurant is just a few minutes away. There are also a plethora of restaurants to explore in Ubud.

Your vacation villa has access to many other activities which you may find enjoyable. Laba Puseh is directly adjacent to Eve Spa, a full treatment spa center, where you can enjoy a relaxing massage, body scrub, flower petal bath, or a selection of half or full day combination packages. A variety of yoga studios and meditation centers are just a short stroll from your front door. Both the Ubud Market and the well-known Monkey Forest Road can be easily accessed after a short taxi ride or a leisurely walk through town.

Your villa manager, Ketut Puja, is available for airport transportation and can also take you on a variety of trips including Temple and village tours. Most of the villages in the Ubud area specialize in their own handicrafts, and you can find anything from wood and stone carvings, to paintings to silver jewelry, just to name a few.

Bali offers a wide variety of activities to choose from, including scuba diving ship wrecks, elephant riding in the jungle, hiking through rice fields, or strolling through museums and art galleries. Be as active as you want or just relax by the beautiful pool and read a book....your Balinese adventure awaits you!

(NOTE: If you are already in Bali, contact the Villa Manager, Ketut Puja, at telephone# 08123925944 or 0361-976146 for direct booking. If interested, inquire about reduced rates without daily breakfast and only twice weekly maid service.)

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cheri Benjamin (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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 Ubud

I chose Penestanan because of its tranquility, friendly people and small town atmosphere. Even though Penestanan is actually a separate village to Ubud, the proximity of the two villages does not impede access to the Ubud Market or Monkey Forest Road. Both are easy to get to, and my favorite part of going into busy Ubud for shopping and dining is returning to peaceful Penestanan and the quietness of my villa.

My villa is directly adjacent to Eve 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, spent the last year building 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!


based on 33 traveler reviews

Fabulous New Villa/Excellent Location/Tranquil/Gorgeous Pool/Breakfast Incl.
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Nice stay in Ubud

  • 4 of 5

Nice little villa just outside Ubud proper, near Murni's Warung for those who know the area.

Can't say enough about the wonderful staff. Made is a treasure and so is her husband Ketut and her brother Juli who drove us anywhere we wanted. All requests fulfilled with a smile!

Cheri, the owner was very responsive in making all the arrangements for our stay.

Only negative is the grass is taking over the hardscape around the pool so you end up with wet grass on your feet if you use the pool. It was hard to keep from getting the grass in the pool and all over the villa. Granted some people won't care about this.

All in all. A great little place and we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charles, so glad you enjoyed my home and I could not agree more--I have a wonderful staff! I will definitely mention the grass situation to my villa managers to take care of. I look forward to hosting you and yours again!
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have said here, and we really love it. The location is near yoga, restaurants and the main road, but far enough from things to be quiet. It's great to jump in the pool after a hot day running around. The amenities are very convenient: we keep snacks and food in the fridge and make coffee and tea to be enjoyed poolside. Cheri is great, as are Ketut and Made (her staff). Would highly recommend. It's hard to find a decent villa in this price range!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sonya and Mike I am so glad you had the opportunity to return with your family this year to Villa Laba Puseh and that you enjoyed it as much the second time! It looks like my home has become yours also. So glad you could come back and I look forward to hosting you again the next time you come to Bali!
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Perfect Private Escape

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to stay in Ubud. You are walking distance or a quick scooter ride from town but far enough away to be in absolute peace and quiet. Great location to discover Ubud. The staff were really friendly and really lovely.

We were lucky enough to experience Nyepi Silent day when we were in Ubud on the eve Ubud was alive with fabulous festivities the our silent day in couldn't have been more comfortable to spend in Villa Laba Puesh.

We recommend Eve Spa right next door for magic massages and the Alchemy Vegan Café 2minutes walk from the villa for delicious healthy treats. For a beautiful sunrise relaxed 1hour return walk do the Campuhan Ridge walk which starts just behind the Ibah hotel 10mins walk away on the way to Ubud town - very picturesque.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to my home and that you got to enjoy the festivities and to spend the very special holiday of Nyepi there. I see you found all of my favorites from places to eat to the really great hiking trail on the nearby Camphuan Ridge also! Thank you for appreciating my staff, who always work so hard to make sure all of my guests are comfortable and well taken care of. I hope you will return the next time you visit Bali!
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  • 5 of 5

Great location and close for shopping, dinning, hiking and day trips! This is such a perfect privateiece of paradise! The staff was so friendly and very helpful. I would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen I am so glad you two ladies had a great time at my home, Villa Laba Puseh. It's great to know that you enjoyed the surroundings also, from shopping to hiking. And you could not be more spot on with your comments about my staff---Ketut, Made and Komang are a wonderful bunch of people, who I am blessed to call my Balinese family. I look forward to your return, because as we all know, the first time you come to Bali will not be your last visit....the magic of this wonderful island draws everyone back again and again.
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Our favourite place in Bali

  • 5 of 5

This is definitely the perfect place when you want to discover Ubud and its sorrundings. Villa Laba Puseh was exactly as beutiful and serene as we had hoped for. We are a family with two children aged 3 and 7. For us this was the perfect spot as we could do small walks, discover Ubud itself and do excursions and then retreat to this lovely villa and the perfect pool. Taxi, Coffee bars and restaurants are just round the corner. Penastanan itself is very cozy and has that artistic feel to it. I myself did some running in the mornings discovering the nearby ricefields etc. Our contact With Cheri the owner was absolutely flawless and we had the manager of the house, Ketut, picking us up at the AirPort. He also took us on a day trip discovering the Elephant cave, Tegallalang rice terraces and more. A perfect day. We also had his lovely wife Made coming to make breakfast every morning. Worth every penny. It was the perfect start to each morning. Me and my wife have travelled around the world both before and with the kids and these 8 days at the Villa Laba Puseh is something we will always remember with love.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patric what a lovely review, especially from such experienced travelers! I am so glad that your family and you had a wonderful time at my home, Villa Laba Puseh, confirming one more time that it is great not only for couples but for families also. I am glad you enjoyed Penestanan also, and know the dining, spa and other activities being right at your finger tips in such a scenic setting, has always been a positive for all my guests. I hope the next time you are in Bali you will return!
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Great Villa walking distance into Ubud

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 6 days at Villa Laba Puseh and couldn't believe how beautiful the villa was. There was such care put into the place and it really made it a peaceful retreat from the busy Ubud streets. It was very private and comfortable and the staff were very friendly. The centre of Ubud was just a 10 min walk away (or a very cheap taxi) and there were several bars and restaurants within Penestanan if you wanted to stay closer to the villa. We would definitely stay here again if going to Ubud.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jackie I am so glad your husband and you enjoyed your stay in my home, Villa Laba Puseh! I enjoyed your comments and love that you appreciate the details I have put into my home to make it comfortable for all who stay there. I want all my guests to feel like it is their home away from home when they are there. I look forward to your return the next time your are in Bali!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, Bali
Car: not necessary

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.


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Ubud Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Natural stone bowl sink with decorative mirror
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Natural stone bowl sink with decorative mirror.
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There are two bedrooms, both containing hand-carved four poster queen beds with flowing mosquito netting. Balinese style furniture, including dressers, closets and bedside tables with lamps complete the rooms. Air conditioning is available in both bedrooms, or choose to sleep with overhead fans and free flowing air currents-the choice is yours.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Ketut Puja, your Villa Manager, has a brand new, air conditioned vehicle, and speaks excellent English. He is available for airport transportation and can also take you on a variety of day trips including temple and village tours. Short trips into Ubud can be easily arranged at the taxi stand located a two minute walk from your villa.

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