Less than 300m north of Ubud’s Royal Palace lies Villa San, a private and serene oasis in central Bali. Designed by international photographer Rio Helmi, the villa is only minutes from sensational shopping, superb spas, classic cultural performances and luxuriant rice fields. Showcasing an impressive array of artworks and handicrafts originating from China, Africa and Indonesia, Villa San comfortably accommodates 12 people in six large bedrooms (three doubles, three twins). These buildings are nestled around a 25m lap pool and set within lush gardens which incorporate elegant sculptures and a tranquil meditation terrace. Friendly professional 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.

Villa San - Ubud Villa Rentals

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 roof-top terrace 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 outdoor settings scattered round 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 spa

Accommodation
At the heart of Villa San lies a two-storey living pavilion whose crisp modern lines and eclectic collection of wooden art pieces draw the eye from the moment you step into the villa. The pavilion houses the lounge, dining and entertainment areas as well as a playroom, artist studio, roof-top terrace and the kitchen. White casual seating, chrome and glass desks and crisp white walls are perfect foil for the exquisite Balinese, Chinese and African handicrafts in bedrooms and living areas. The six bedroom suites, all with spacious walk-in wardrobes and luxurious bathrooms, are built in an Lshape around this living pavilion; each a discrete distance from its neighbour.

Quick facts
Location: Ubud, central Bali, Indonesia.
Neighbourhood: Royal Palace & Water Palace (100m); Ubud markets, shops and restaurants (300m);
Monkey Forest (1km); Goa Gajah Elephant Cave (6km).
Capacity: 12 adults (1 master suite with king and twin bedroom; 2 twins; 2 doubles); 2 extra beds available on request for children.
Living areas: Open-sided living area ; dining area for 14; entertainment lounge; gym; playroom; studio; garden balé and rooftop terrace.
Pool: 25m x 5m
Staff: On-site villa manager; chef; butler; 2 gardeners; 3 household staff; pool attendant; 2 security
guards; yoga instructor, masseuse and babysitters on request.
Dining: Indonesian or American breakfast included in tariff. Chef available to prepare lunch and dinner
from delicious international menu by prior arrangement. Butler available to shop if guests prefer to selfcater.
Communication: IDD; internet (WiFi) in every room.
Entertainment: iPod dock and speakers in every room; 2 home theatre systems incorporating satellite, flat-screen TV, DVD Player and stereo system; books; games.
For children: Dedicated playroom with DVDs, books and games; pool toys; cots; highchairs..
Additional facilities: Full back-up diesel powered electrical generator.
Events: Suitable for casual, poolside wedding receptions and parties of up to 50 people.
Property Area: 2500sqm (land)

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.

Distance from Villa San

To Ngurah Rai International Airport : 36 km
To Mt. Batur or Kintamani: 40 km
To Seminyak: 35 km
To Jimbaran: 106 km
To Nusa Dua: 47 km
To Sanur: 25 km

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