Villa San

 

Less than 300m north of Ubud’s Royal Palace lies Villa San, a private and serene oasis in central Bali. Designed as a labour of love, the villa is only minutes from amazing shopping, spas, cultural performances and the picturesque rice fields. The friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff will quickly make guests feel totally relaxed at this spacious and recently (2011) refurbished villa, which is particularly suitable for an extended family or a group of friends.

Guests at Villa San are spoiled for choice when it comes to ways to relax. Reflecting the owners’ artistic and spiritual leanings, there’s the loft studio for painting, a telescope for star-gazing from the function room at night, and a Buddhist stupa and yoga terrace tucked in a quiet corner of the property for group or individual meditation and yoga practice.

The spacious grounds offer freedom and flexibility for both families and groups of friends, with hammocks and sun loungers arranged around the 25 x 5m pool and a pool pavilion seating up to 15 people. Inside, as well as the living and dining spaces, there are two well-equipped entertainment rooms – one is part of the two bedroom master suite, the other adjacent the informal dining room – a gym and a children’s playroom. The villa showcases some exquisite art and handicrafts from China, Ghana and Indonesia.

Villa San comprises six large bedrooms – three doubles and three twins. French doors from all the bedroom pavilions look out over tranquil gardens, only steps away from the long sloping lawn and the inviting pool.

A friendly, helpful team of staff are on hand around the clock, with a butler and chef available to meet every request. They are knowledgeable about local Hindu cultural activities, art galleries and the myriad options for exploring and learning about the region (guests can take a craft or cooking class, or book an in-house meditation or yoga session) and will recommend the best of local restaurants, cafés and spas.

 

Accomodation

Property Type: Private Villa / Bedrooms: 6 / Sleeps: 12

    • Bedrooms: Villa San’s six spacious bedrooms all feature large, luxuriously comfortable beds dressed in fine white linen and with plump feather-filled pillows. Exquisite hand-crafted bed runners from Africa and Indonesia add the finishing touch. Fine artworks and more carefully selected handicrafts grace the walls. Each room is equipped with ceiling fans, air conditioners and iPod docks and furnished with a desk, bedside tables and reading lights.The Villa’sMaster suite, comprises two very generous sized bedrooms (one King–bedded and one Twin-bedded) separated by a similarly large and comfortable family room, with three inviting sofas and a state-of-the-art home entertainment system. The well-appointed ensuite bathrooms, accessed through the large dressing rooms with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, are full of light from windows facing onto gardens on two sides.In separate buildings around the main living pavilion, eight more adults can be accommodated in two Queen bedrooms and two Twin bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms featuring large tubs and showers. Two extra beds are available for children, on request.
    • Lounge & Dining Area: Villa San’s air conditioned entertainment lounge features one of the property’s two state of the art home theatre systems, incorporating a large flat-screen satellite TV, DVD player and stereo system. Guests can sit back and relax on one of four big comfy sofas and look out over the property through floor-to-ceiling windows. Glass doors from the entertainment lounge open directly to the open-sided living area, furnished with more comfortable sofas and an unusual collection of wood and glass sculptures.

Just a few steps away from the living area is a professionally equipped gym, while to the right is a casual dining area, the kids’ playroom and finally the green, spacious lawns and swimming pool area beyond.

While most of the cooking is done behind the scenes in the staff kitchen, no expense has been spared in the open-plan ‘front’ kitchen, where the chef makes his final meal preparations and where guests are welcome to indulge in their own culinary creations. You’ll be delighted by the bright, chunky Spanish-style crockery, the range of appliances and the sizable wine fridge.

Separated from the kitchen area by a timber-topped breakfast bar, the dining area is open on three sides, looking out onto gardens and the swimming pool lawn. Its long, wooden table with comfortable seating can accommodate up to 14 dinner guests.Upstairs, reached by a spiral staircase hidden next to the pool steps, an artist’s studio with wide glass windows provides a private, quiet hideaway. The adjacent rooftop terrace is a perfect place to scan the heavens, with the help of a professional telescope!

  • Outside & Pool Area: Pool loungers, hammocks and casual seating shaded by sun umbrellas are scattered across Villa San’s well-kept lawn and around the pool, while a covered gazebo seating 12-15 lies at the far end of the pool.Villa San’s 25 x 5m pool is just perfect for swimming laps. For a lazier experience, there’s a lounging ledge at the deep end (1.8m), while the steps at the shallow end (1.2m) are wide and safe for younger swimmers.Tucked away in a quiet corner behind the Master suite is a tree-shaded terrace for yoga practice, suitable for groups of up to 15 people. Behind it, a traditional stone stupa (a Buddhist meditation building known as The Serene room) offers the perfect place for moments of ‘peaceful reflection’ should you feel the need…

 

Family Facts

  • Sleeps: Twelve adults (1 Master suite with King and Twin bedroom; 2 Twins; 2 Doubles); 2 extra beds available on request for children
  • Amenities: Villa San is a stone’s throw from Ubud’s Royal Palace – where cultural performances are held nightly and very convenient for many of Ubud’s favourite treasures and attractions. While the property itself is very quiet and private, a vast, bustling local market is only 300m from the front door while a delightful variety of high quality restaurants and cafés can be found in and around the centre of town
  • Baby Sitting: Can be arranged at extra cost
  • Useful Baby Gear: Baby cots, 2 x highchairs, baby car seat are provided. Baby baths, booster seat, potty, plastic step, changing mat, baby bath, non slip bath mat and baby monitor, bottle steriliser can all be provided upon extra cost
  • Indoor/Outdoor Toys: Dedicated playroom with DVDs, books and games, pool toys
  • Private Pool: Private swimming pool 25m x 5m. Pool is not fenced so care should be taken with little ones. There is a shallow section which is perfect the little ones to paddle in
  • Children’s Menu: Specially requested kids menu available
  • In Villa Dining: The villa offers a suggested menu (including Asian and Western dishes) to make ordering easier but guests are welcome to chat with the chef if there are other items they would like to try. With excellent training from the Oberoi Hotel Lombok, chef is willing and able to accommodate most requests. To get the best out of the kitchen, it is a good idea to plan meals with the chef the evening before, or over breakfast, allowing plenty of time for deliveries and shopping to be done. Food and drink is provided on a ‘cost’ basis with a small mark-up to cover pick-ups/delivery and stock ingredients. Meat is sourced from quality suppliers and other ingredients are bought from the market daily. The owners suggest leaving a kitty/float with the manager who will keep a track of spending
  • Villa Staff: On-site Villa Manager, Chef, Butler, 2 Gardeners, 3 Household staff, Pool Attendant, 2 Security Guards
  • Laundry: Laundry service is provided to take of your basic daily needs
  • Airport Transfers: Can be arranged
  • Driver and car/bike rental: During your stay at Villa San, a complimentary car and driver is provided for 8 hours per day exclude petrol. Motorbikes can be hired on the guests’ behalf from reputable local companies
  • Wifi/Mobile Phone: IDD, internet (WiFi) in every room
  • Visiting Spa Therapist:  Many of Ubud’s very best spa therapists and yoga instructors can provide a health treatment at Villa San to suit specific needs or ailments, or to design a class for an individual or small group. Wayan (Villa Manager) is a wealth of information about the range of Thai and Balinese massage, reiki, reflexology, energetic healing, yoga, meditation and other services available to bring in house
  • Entertainment: iPod dock and speakers in every room, 2 home theatre systems incorporating satellite flat-screen TV, DVD Player and stereo system, books, games

Rates

Rates:

Prices for 2017 – 2018 (prices listed in USD)

4 Bedroom

DATES COST PER NIGHT 10+ NIGHTS MIN STAY
02 May 2017 – 15 June 2017

01 Sept 2017 – 14 Dec 2107

08 Jan 2018 – 14 Feb 2018

22 Feb 2018 – 23 Mar 2018

09 April 2018 – 27 April 2018

02 May 2018 – 15 Jun 2018

03 Sep 2018 – 4 Dec 2018

 

$680++ $578++ 2
16 Jun 2017 – 23 Jun 2017

21 Aug 2017 – 31 Aug 2017

24 Mar 2018 – 28 Mar 2018

03 Apr 2018 – 08 April 2018

16 Jun 2018 – 22 Jun 2018

20 Aug 2018- 2 Sept 2018

 

$800++ $680++ 2
24 Jun 2017 – 20 Aug 2017

15 Dec 2017 – 25 Dec 2017

02 Jan 2018 – 7 Jan 2018

15 Feb 2018 – 21 Feb 2018

29 March 2018 02 Apr 2018

28 April 2018 – 1 May 2018

23 Jun 2018 – 19 Aug 2018

15 Dec 2018 – 25 Dec 2018

 

$930++ $837++ 5
26 Dec 2017 – 02 Jan 2018

26 Dec 2018 – 02 Jan 2019

$1350++ $1283++ 7

 

6 Bedroom

DATES COST PER NIGHT 10+ NIGHTS MIN STAY
02 May 2017 – 15 June 2017

01 Sept 2017 – 14 Dec 2107

08 Jan 2018 – 14 Feb 2018

22 Feb 2018 – 23 Mar 2018

09 April 2018 – 27 April 2018

02 May 2018 – 15 Jun 2018

03 Sep 2018 – 4 Dec 2018

 

$820++ $697++ 2
16 Jun 2017 – 23 Jun 2017

21 Aug 2017 – 31 Aug 2017

24 Mar 2018 – 28 Mar 2018

03 Apr 2018 – 08 April 2018

16 Jun 2018 – 22 Jun 2018

20 Aug 2018- 2 Sept 2018

 

$930++ $791++ 2
24 Jun 2017 – 20 Aug 2017

15 Dec 2017 – 25 Dec 2017

02 Jan 2018 – 7 Jan 2018

15 Feb 2018 – 21 Feb 2018

29 March 2018 02 Apr 2018

28 April 2018 – 1 May 2018

23 Jun 2018 – 19 Aug 2018

15 Dec 2018 – 25 Dec 2018

 

$1030++ $927++ 5
26 Dec 2017 – 02 Jan 2018

26 Dec 2018 – 02 Jan 2019

$1350++ $1283++ 7

 

Reviews

 

Location

Villa San is a stone’s throw from Ubud’s Royal Palace – where cultural performances are held nightly – and very convenient for many of Ubud’s favourite treasures and attractions. While the property itself is very quiet and private, a vast, bustling local market is only 300m from the front door while a delightful variety of high quality restaurants and cafés can be found in and around the centre of town.

Ubud and her surrounding small villages are rich with culture and art. Many villages focus on a specific craft – such as woodworking, stone carving, ikat weaving or batik painting. These crafts are not just for the tourists, they have formed the livelihoods of these Balinese villagers for several hundred years. Guests can visit, watch and in many cases take classes – learning to cook local food, carve a wooden mask, dye a batik scarf, dance in a traditional performance, play an ancient brass musical instrument, or attend a life drawing session.

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