4 Bedrooms (3 king and 1 twin beds) – accommodate 8 adults.
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 villa is built round three sides of a grassy, tree- and flower-ringed courtyard, with the fourth side an infinity pool looking down over a cascade of lotus and water-lily ponds. It is our home when we are in Bali, so it combines outstanding service and accommodation with a more friendly atmosphere than a hotel or commercial villa. There are many art works and antiques in and around the villa which has four very special bedroom suites and combines the delight of open air living with the luxury of bedroom air-conditioning if needed. It is only let as a single unit.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, a library/games room and a table tennis room. See Accommodation for a fuller description. We have included many environmentally-friendly features, from the thick, alang-alang roofs which provide wonderful insulation, to solar powered water heating and pool systems, and natural waste water treatment (there are more details under Our green credentials)
The garden is lavishly planted with many sweet-smelling trees and flowers and has numerous statues. Beside the pool is a pretty balé, 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.
The villa is managed by the incomparable Rita Dewi and has seven full time staff: four in the house including the resident house manager and cooks, two gardeners and a night security guard. We also have a young trainee. Our house staff will prepare your breakfasts, and other meals on request, 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. See Services and Activities for more details, and Bali Life for some interesting background.
The house is approached by a tree-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. At the side is the
Fully equipped. Permanent chilled drinking water.
Living area :
an enormous room open to the garden with ample seating and many art works
Guest cloakroom and WC:
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 comfortable 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 theLibrary: 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 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. It 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. See picture at top of this page.
All the bedrooms have mosquito nets and full air-conditioning, though the house is designed to optimise cooling: all the rooms are shaded by the deep eaves of the alang-alang roofs, and big windows allow refreshing air to flow through freely. There are ceiling fans in all rooms including the living areas.
Additional beds and cots can be supplied, and guests who like the idea of sleeping under the stars could even sleep on the balé!
The Basement is reached by steps from the courtyard and is a very large room with table tennis table, and space to store extra furniture, suitcases etc..
Staff accommodation is situated under the front garden, cleverly cooled by its grass roof. It has its own entrance from the front courtyard car parking area.
The villa is built on almost 6000sq.m. (1 1/2 acres) of which half is garden, the remainder pretty, traditional paddy fields. The garden has been beautifully planted by a top professional and is maintained on organic principles. Beyond the courtyard and pool, a series of voluptuous ponds echoing the neighbouring rice fields and planted with lotus and water lilies cascades down to the orchard, and pretty paths wind between them.
The orchard is planted with, among other fruits: avocados, pineapples, mangoes, papayas, bananas, jack fruit, durian, nutmeg and limes. There is also a herb garden.
The infinity swimming pool is 12m. x 4m. plus a side sitting area. For relaxing there are garden reclining chairs and big sunshades as well as the pretty balé.
Villa Sebali’s overall manager is Rita Dewi, a renowned Balinese dancer. She has excellent English and can help with any problems and special requests. She will be sure to come to the villa to meet you and ensure that all is well.
Our house manager is Ketut Muliarta. He is a well educated man who also has very good English. As well as having considerable hotel experience, he is also a good driver and can act as tour guide on request at a reasonable rate. He will ensure your stay at Villa Sebali is comfortable and trouble-free, respond to your requests promptly and make sure you have a good time.
Also in the house are Ayu and Ketut, who are both excellent cooks (Indonesian and Western). All the staff are very good with children. If your party is very large we can employ extra staff from the village. Babysitting can be arranged.
Ketut and Ayu will prepare delicious lunches, dinners and snack menus, all at very reasonable prices. Equally, we can advise on restaurants which can deliver, though our food is so good you are unlikely to use them except for very special requests. And there are dozens – maybe hundreds – of cafes and restaurants within a 20 minute drive of Villa Sebali, from the very modest to top level.
The housekeepers are Ngurah and Wayan (Ngurah is from our village, Sebali). They are hard-working and responsible. They will make sure all the rooms and every corner of the villa are clean and tidy. They have limited English but they are very friendly and warm, so it is a pleasure to have them around. Wayan is also a good driver and will sometimes be available to drive you into Ubud.
The gardeners are Nyoman and Kawi who are also from our village. They are responsible for keeping the lovely gardens clean, tidy and beautiful. The gardens are special, part of the attraction of the villa. As well as tending the many flowers and trees. Nyoman and Kawi grow some vegetables and fruit for the villa in our kitchen garden and orchard.
Gusti is in charge of security. A lovely, friendly man, he will make sure the villa is secure day and night. There is always someone on duty at the villa at night, patrolling the gardens and keeping everyone and everything safe.
Catering Breakfasts – eggs, toasts, fresh fruit and juices, tea and coffee – are included in the rental. Complementary tea and coffee are available all day.
A locally usable mobile phone will be supplied.
All linen is provided.
We have our own well with very good water, perfect for everyday use. However, as a precaution, filtered drinking water is supplied.
Hair driers and an iron are supplied
Villa Sebali is a non-smoking house.
|Rates 2015 | 4 Bedrooms|
|Low Season: USD 525 ++ (Rest of the year, excl. Chinese NY and Easter Week)|
|High Season: USD 600 ++ (1 – 31 Jul, 1 – 15 Sep, CNY, Easter Period)|
|Peak Season: USD 710 ++ (1 – 31 Aug, 20 Dec – 8 Jan)|
|Rates are subject to change without prior notice|
|Rates are quoted in US Dollar, per night subject to 15% tax and service charge.|
|Villa Rental Rates including :
Exclusive use of the villa and all amenities
Airport transfers and return (1 Vehicle)
Daily American-style breakfast
Cotton sheets, down bedding and towels
Welcome drink on arrival with cake/Balinese cake
Tea & coffee at anytime during the stay
Souvenir on check out time
|Check-in time: 14.00|
|Check-out time: 11.00|
|Early check-in is FOC based on villa availability|
|Late check-out until 18.00 will be charged at 50% of the rate|
|Late check-out after 18.00 will be charged at 100% of the rate|
|Food and beverage and other extras are on guests account|