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Villa Sebali [4br]

Villa Sebali [4br]

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 about 10 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 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 fruits.

The villa is managed locally by the incomparable Rita Dewi and has four full time staff, two in the house and two gardeners/security. 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.
But also, green, quiet, fragrant Villa Sebali is a wonderful place just to be.

The house is approached by a tree fern-shaded path leading from the front courtyard with space for three or four cars, to a bridge over a lotus 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 Kitchen: fully equipped with large fridge-freezer and permanent chilled drinking water.

Living area: an enormous room open 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.

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 and a small garden. 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.

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 can be supplied, and there is also a very large comfortable daybed in the living area which would make an excellent extra bed. Guests who like the idea of sleeping under the stars could even sleep on the bale!

The Basement is reached by steps from the garden 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 3000sq.m. (3/4 acre) so the gardens are generous and have been beautifully planted by a top professional and are 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, lemons and limes. There is also a herb garden for keen cooks.

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 bale. There is a built-in barbeque adjacent to the bale for al fresco cooking and dining.

Services

Staff:
Villa Sebali’s local manager is Rita Dewi, a famous 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 senior house staff person is Made (pronounced Made) a well educated young man who also has very good English. As well as having considerable hotel experience, Made has run a tour company for individual travellers in Bali so can help with suggestions and plans for things to see and do.
His assistant is Ayu, a delightful young woman who also has some English. If your party is very large, we can employ extra staff from the village.

Catering
Breakfasts : eggs, toasts, fresh fruit and juices, tea and coffee ” are included in the rental and can be served in the dining room or in your room.
Lunch and dinner are not included, but we can arrange for a cook to come in, or advise on restaurants which can deliver, at your cost. 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.
Alternatively, you may use the fully equipped kitchen (hob, oven, microwave) and the barbeque to cook for yourselves (the staff may well be willing to help out too). There is an excellent supermarket just 10 minutes away which has a huge range of foods, both European and Asian, and an organic section. For the adventurous, the market in Ubud provides all manner of local produce.
There is also an excellent health food shop and cafe in Ubud, just off the main street (Jalan Raya), called Bali Buddha.

Others
- 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.

Villa Sebali Rates per night

  • * Low Season : US$ 475++ (rest of the year)
    * High Season : US$ 575++ (01Jul - 15Sep, CNY, Easter Week)
    * Peak Season : US$ 595++ (01Aug - 31Aug, 20Dec - 10Jan)
  • All rates incur an extra 15% Government tax and service charge
  • What’s including?

    * Exclusive use of the villa and all amenities
    * Airport transfers and return
    * Daily American-style breakfast
    * Fine cotton sheets, down bedding and towels
    * Laundry if required
    * Staff wages
    * Early check-in and late check-out if possible
    * Tax and service
    * Ubud Shuttle

    What’s not included? (Additional charges)

    * Rates do not include baggage handling, gratuities, telephone and fax charges, food, soft drinks and/or liquor and wine, personal items and expenses,
    * and any excessive cleaning or damage reparation required upon departure (including breakages etc).

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