This beautiful, very spacious villa on the edge of Sebali, a pretty village just outside Ubud, is a luxurious haven from which to enjoy both the peace and the delights of Bali. The views from the house are of typical rice terraces and, in the distance, spectacular Mt Agung and the dramatic mountains towards the north of the island. We have been careful to be environmentally sensitive - green - with many eco-features including solar power and water heating, and a beautiful garden with organically grown fruit trees.
Villa Sebali is just 15 minute`s drive from the centre of Ubud, the cultural and artistic heart of Bali. All on good roads, half the drive is through typical villages, beautiful rice fields and tropical forest, and half past interesting art galleries, antique and craft shops, and restaurants. Ubud is about one and a quarter hours drive from the airport.
The house is built round three sides of a grassy, flower-ringed courtyard, with the fourth side an infinity pool looking down over a cascade of lotus and water-lily ponds to the orchard. It has four very special bedroom suites and combines the luxury of air-conditioned bedrooms with the delight of open air living. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a library/games room and a table tennis room. We have included many environmentally-friendly features, from the thick, alang-alang roofs which provide wonderful insulation, to solar powered water heating and electricity systems, and natural waste water treatment.
The house is approached by a tree fern-shaded path leading from the front courtyard with space for three or four cars, over an ornamental pool and into the main building.
Dining area : spacious and equipped for up to 12 at table. It is open to the garden at one side and has two steps down to the living area.
Kitchen : fully equipped with large fridge-freezer and permanent chilled drinking water.
Living area : an enormous room opens to the garden with ample seating and many art works.
All the above areas have rich terra-cotta coloured floor tiles, a lovely combination of warmth for the eye and coolness for the room.
Stairs lead from the living area to Sky Bedroom Suite : vast, with a fantastic cathedral ceiling and flower-edged terraces facing all four points of the compass with views to die for!. A large dressing area leads to the bathroom which is partly open air with wash basin, WC, bath, separate shower. One of its four terraces is covered and has seating for relaxing and admiring the garden and view.
From the living area a lobby leads to the south wing with Forest Bedroom Suite : equipped with twin beds which can also be joined to make one king size bed. The dressing area leads to the shower room with wash basin and separate WC. A door leads through to the Library : an enchanting rotunda which can also be reached directly by steps from the garden. Equipped with flat screen TV, books, games and comfortable seating, this room can either be used as a sitting room for the Forest Bedroom, or as a communal room for all guests.
Again from the living area, a short path leads over the lotus pool to the independent Sunset Bedroom Suite : this is another generous room with cathedral ceiling and a queen sized bed. The spacious dressing area leads through to the bathroom with basin, WC, shower and garden. It has its own pretty patio.
Across the courtyard and opposite the library is another independent building Sunrise Bedroom Suite : as the name suggests, this huge room with its magnificent ceiling and king size bed faces east, towards Mt Agung, and has double doors opening onto a raised deck shaded by a flower-festooned pergola. Steps lead down to the pool and courtyard. There is a big dressing area leading through to the biggest bathroom of all which, again, is partly open to the sky and has its own garden. It is equipped with bath, basin, shower and separate WC.
The garden is lavishly planted with many sweet-smelling trees and flowers. Beside the pool is a pretty bale, a traditional grass-roofed pavilion for shaded relaxation, while below it a path winds through the lotus ponds down to the orchard with its wide range of tropical fruit trees. As these mature, guests will be able to pick their own choice of fruit.
The villa is managed locally by the incomparable Rita Dewi and has six full time staff: three in the house including a cook, two gardeners and a night security guard. Our house staff will prepare your breakfasts, maintain the house and rooms immaculately, and be on hand to aid and advise you. There are many things to do and see - artistic, sporting, cultural, spiritual and purely self-indulgent - within easy reach.
Note: Villa Sebali has many ponds and a big swimming pool so guests bring young children at their own risk. The villa can be made wheelchair accessible.