A Hidden Gem - Secluded estate on over 1/2 acre of lush gardens just a few minutes walk from central Ubud.
The 3 bedroom Villa, two Cottages, and The 2 Cabins offer a total of 7 bedrooms and 7 1/2 baths if rented together.
The Villa can be rented separately or with The Cottages and The Cabins at Villa Madu for larger groups, reunions or wedding parties. Please contact us for special rates for the entire estate.
Villa Madu is a secluded tropical paradise, on over a half acre of fern gardens, bamboo groves, frangipani trees, and jungle, yet only 5 minutes walk to the main street in Ubud. A beautiful, peaceful setting for a group retreat, family reunion, anniversary celebration, or an intimate wedding.
This unique property sleeps 4-20+ people comfortably, offering privacy when you need it and inviting common areas when you are feeling sociable.
Luxuriate in the Swimming Pool just steps away from the main house, that features a upper wading and soaking pool with water that cascades down to the larger infinity pool below. In the mornings you may see the beautiful Java Kingfisher whiz by with his brilliant blue feathers and bright red beak, and at night you may see the little flashing green tail lights of the fireflies in the bamboo groves all around you.
offers 2 master suites and an additional room with an antique day bed that converts to a charming sleeping space with it's own bath for 1 or 2 at night. The villa has 3.5 bathrooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, dining table that seats 10 to 12, and the Media Room with a 47" flat screen TV, satellite service, large DVD library, and plenty of books and periodicals to read during your stay.
***The Cabins (optional)
Descend the 30 stone steps into the cool ravine to arrive at the grass thatched teak wood entry way for the 2 cabins. You will feel miles away from everything. Each cabin has 2 twin beds that can be set up apart or together as needed. The north cabin has a quaint alcove with 2 single futons and a small kitchen. The cabins together sleep up to 5. There is an open grassy area for lounging or relaxing.
***The Cottages (optional)
Little Vanilla Cottage
A self-contained one-bedroom one bath cottage with private garden and kitchenette. An antique day bed on the veranda provides a cozy place to read, check emails, or doze off.
Big Vanilla Cottage
Enter the gorgeous antique carved teak doorway from your private garden to a spacious bedroom and sitting area with attached bath.
The Vanilla Cottages can be booked together with the villa and two bungalows for a total of 7 bedrooms and 7.5 baths.
You may decide to put away your phones and computers and just relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, but whenever you need it, we have WIFI, which is unlimited and available throughout the property, and is included at no extra charge. And it is high speed - for Bali.
***Our Friendly Staff
Our full time staff of 8 is here to make your stay as pleasant and luxurious as possible.
With advance notice, Nurdi, our cook can prepare outstanding local or international cuisine for you if you want to eat at home. She uses locally grown, organic produce whenever possible, and depending on the season some of it comes from our own on-site gardens. She is equally talented with vegetarian or non-vegetarian selections, and can accommodate your dietary requirements. Indonesian, Thai or Indian cooking classes in our large, fully equipped kitchen can be arranged.
Central Ubud is just minutes away, and offers your choice of many world class cafes and restaurants. Most of them will deliver if you want to stay home.
***Activities & Services -
If you feel the need to work out after one of Nurdi's sumptuous breakfasts, the popular Ubud Fitness Center is only 100 meters away and offers a full-service air-conditioned gym and racquetball court.
***Delicious full breakfasts included in rate the rate, as well as government tax and service, unlimited WiFi, free shuttle transportation within Ubud when available, and satellite TV service.
Private and personalized Spa Services available, including therapeutic massage arranged in suite by appointment
***Valet & Laundry Services
***24 Hour Security
***Bali coffee or tea and cookies (sometimes homemade) any time.
~WiFi (high speed for Bali)
~Drinking water, bali coffee, tea
~Ping Pong Table
~Projector and 2 Meter Screen
~Darts, Cards Against Humanity, Monopoly, Scrabble, Pictionary, Playing Cards
***Transportation & Guides
Airport pick up, drop off and other transpiration.
For large groups a minibus can be organized.
Day trips can be booked with optional guides that speak English, French, German, Spanish, Indonesian & Malay, Russian, Japanese or Mandarin.
***Massage and Spa Treatments
A massage can be arranged for 1 or 2 people in our grass-thatched gazebo, perched over the ravine. Enjoy a therapeutic treatment while listening to the sounds of the breeze in the bamboo.
***Yoga & Salsa
Private instructors can be arranged for lessons at the Villa
Qualified babysitters are available at very reasonable daily and weekly rates.
WiFi (high speed for Bali)
Drinking water, bali coffee, tea
Ping Pong Table
Projector and 2 Meter Screen
Cards Against Humanity
Scrabble, Pictionary, Playing Cards, Jenga
Every day at 12:00 we prepare a delicious Balinese lunch for the staff in our outdoor kitchen located near the entrance to the property. The menu varies daily depending on availability at the market. If you would like to try some real home-cooked Balinese food, let us know the day before and we will deliver a mixed plate to you at noon.
***AIR-CONDITIONING & FANS - Many people don't realize what they are missing when they spend time in a closed, tightly sealed air-conditioned room. You don't hear the frogs chirping in the pond, the approach of a monsoon rain, or the gentle breezes rustling the leaves in the trees.
Our location next to a stream, lush jungle surroundings, great architectural design in terms of cross ventilation and efficient ceiling fans over the beds, makes the temperatures at the villa very comfortable. Air-conditioning is available in the downstairs villa master bedroom, and all the rest of the rooms have ceiling or floor fans. While in some months of the year it can get hot during the day, the pool, the fans and the evening breezes are normally enough to keep people comfortable, especially at night.
We really want our guests to enjoy the real experience of life in Ubud and in Bali, so we chose not to put A/C in all the rooms. We also feel it is important to do whatever possible to try to reduce our carbon footprint.
Guests may worry about being too hot because they make the comparison with living in a big city during the summer months without A/C. But of course, there is no comparison being in the rain forests of Ubud.
It is seldom that we receive a complaint from a guest about being too hot, and it is not unusual for a guest to request an extra blanket at night.
***CREATURES – Living in a rain forest, surrounded by the jungle, you will be sharing the environment with other members of the animal kingdom. We have regular guests like geckos which are harmless, but will happily eat as many mosquitoes as they can catch; a variety of frogs and toads will serenade you on rainy nights; and you may be visited occasionally by a monitor lizard or a monkey. There are snakes on Bali, however being very shy, they do not make an appearance very often. One should be aware, though, and avoid stepping on anything that looks like one.
****RABIES - The situation with rabies has generally been under control in the Ubud area. A local organization called BAWA has vaccinated all the dogs in the surrounding villages with great success. We have two lovely, clean and friendly (and of course vaccinated) dogs at the villa that keep local strays from wandering onto the property.
****MOSQUITOES & DENGUE FEVER - In the ubud area, dengue fever has always been much more of a concern than malaria or Zika. We do not use anti-mosquito fogging at the villa because of chemical concerns and also because fogging contributes to the eradication of the beneficial insects. We have found that it is not effective for more than 24 hours anyway, and even less if it rains. We have many plants in our garden that help repel mosquitoes, and all the beds have netting. The use of a fan at night helps and we will light mosquito coils if you wish. While we do not have many mosquitos at the villa, it takes only one so it is best to be vigilant with the mosquito repellant and apply liberal doses as a preventative at dusk and also in the early morning when they like to feed. We have plenty for you to use at the villa, or you can bring your own preferred brand with you.
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Smokers are welcome in the garden or poolside. We appreciate not smoking within the house or in the bedrooms. Please use only unbreakable plastic glassware near or in the pool. Thank you.