A PRIVATE CULTURAL RETREAT…
Surrounded by tranquil rice fields, is this lush garden property hosting two elegantly converted hundred-year-old Javanese teak wooden homes. The estate consists of two bedroom ‘Villa Wates’ and one bedroom ‘Villa Bugoharjo’. The Villas provide 21st century living in 19th century houses. Each has a kitchen and several private garden spaces around a shared swimming pool. The retreat grounds are expansive and the two Villas each enjoy a lot of privacy. It is possible to rent both joglo houses and enjoy three bedrooms for your group.
Your experience is hosted by Balinese house-keepers and cooks who specialize in healthy food. Just ten minutes north of central Ubud, in the cultural heart of Bali, the location grants easy access to the village’s many restaurants, spas, and cultural opportunities.
Villa Bugoharjo has one air conditioned bedroom and can accommodate up to three people. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower. In the main living room, a day-bed can accommodate one more adult guest or a child. All beds are draped with mosquito nets and all rooms are cooled with ceiling fans. There is access to a second bathroom and shower directly from the living room.
The living room has couches and chairs and a large dining table. An expanse of folding glass doors leads from the living room onto a wrap-around porch and a private patio overlooking the woodland reserve and river. Adjacent to the living room, a fully equipped kitchen also lets onto the patio.
A resting pavilion below the patio is accessed across a lotus pond and borders directly on the woods. With views through the trees down to the river, it is a peaceful corner from which to enjoy the early morning birds and the colors of the sunset.
Breakfast is included daily and there is an excellent lunch and dinner menu. There is always the option of self-catering and the housekeeper can shop for you or take you shopping with them, so you can get the freshest and even organic produce, find the best bread, and visit the choicest deli, all at relatively inexpensive prices. An organic garden on the property supplies fresh vegetables in season.
Guests can enjoy a natural dye Batik class, a cooking class or a Balinese temple offering class during their stay. These opportunities are very reasonably priced and will be a highlight of your stay. There are bicycles for hire, wonderful rice paddy walks and the private shuttle offers drop- offs and pick ups in Ubud between 9am and 10pm.