Neighborhood

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Less touristy than the rest of Bali, our villa is nestled in a friendly village just 15 minutes outside of Central Ubud. This is your chance to experience the REAL Bali, and get a glimpse into the life of a Balinese native. Each year our neighborhood temple has a celebration, and the procession passes right by the gazebo on our property. Learn more about holidays in Bali.

Our Balinese neighbors will be delighted to show you secret swimming holes, a waterfall, temple ruins, and local sites, that you would never find without a Balinese guide.

Your driver is available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to drive you into Central Ubud on a scenic background—a beautiful 15 minute drive (see images from the drive below).

Once in Ubud, you can enjoy lunch at Kafe or Bali Buddha, stroll through town, visit Monkey Forest, see rice fields being planted, or watch a Balinese weaver making cloth. Your driver will be waiting for you when you are ready to go back to the villa.

Water has special religious significance to Bali’s Hindus, and our villa is located near many of the sacred water sites, such as Lake Batur, Bali’s largest lake. 5577-foot Mount Batur, which is still an active volcano, is located in the caldera that contains Lake Batur.  

A key 10th-century temple, Pura Ulun Danu Batur, is dedicated to the goddess of the lake. The temple is built over one of the many hot springs said to possess curative powers.

Visit the Elephant Sanctuary, and watch the elephants—and baby elephants—bathe in the pond. You’ll also have a chance to feed the elephants fruits and vegetables, which they’ll take right out of your hand.

Also nearby is Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave. The cave is carved into the cliff face, and is close to 1,000 years old. There are two square pools by the caves, with carvings of female figures spouting water.

Set in the foothills, with a landscape dominated by lush, green rice field terraces, temperatures in our neighborhood are generally 15 degrees cooler than the weather in Bali‘s coastal villages.  There is no heating or air conditioning in the villa, because it is entirely unnecessary.  The climate is perfectly comfortable year-round.