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Romantic Artist home with pool, best view to the river,paddies

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Max.6 people 3 houses to sleep dining-pavillion full service Airport pick incl

PLEASE SEE: www.abalivilla.net


Means you can book either the

MAIN-HOUSE or the BUNGALOW for 2 people


the MAIN-HOUSE plus STUDIO- HOUSE for 4 people


the BUNGALOW plus STUDIO-HOUSE for 4 people


the whole VILLA for up to 6 people (plus may be a teenager or child).

YOU can book our DRIVER, who is also a TOUR -GUIDE book for USD 50.- per day (10 hours, gas included)

VILLA DHYAN- UBUD SAYAN was built by a famous German artist painter in Balinese style with traditional materials already 20 years ago. The character as a unique artists retreat with its traditional thatched roofs, woven bamboo walls and open living areas is thoughtfully maintained and gives you an authentic BALI experience. A total renovation in 2010 made it updated in its facilities (satellite TV, air-condition, telephone and wireless Internet). It sleeps up to 7 people who get serviced by 3 Balinese doing the cooking, cleaning, laundry and gardening.

The MAIN HOUSE on ground floor a spacious living area with sofas and tables. From there breathtaking views into the river gorge, paddies and thousands of palm trees. From the main bath room, which is also on the same level leads a staircase to the master-bedroom. I

In Dec. 2011 was built a BUNGALOW with extra living room.

The STUDIO HOUSE has also a bedroom, own bathroom great view.


The villa is located on the famous ridge of the Ayung River between the FOUR SEASON and AMANDARI resort. The magnificent view from our place is one of the best in the whole area and gives the impression of living in paradise. Within 10 minutes you can get by car to the traditional country town of UBUD with its native market, countless art galleries (Tony Raka, Gaya and Agung Rai gallery as a recommendation), fine art museums (Puri Lukisan, ARMA Museum and Neka Museum), shops and numerous restaurants with excellent food. Ubud is having daily traditional dance performances, exciting cultural events (International Writers & Readers festival, Bali spirit festival) and temple festivals all around the year.

Ubud is an hour from the DENPASAR International airport, the KUTA & LEGIAN beaches and tourist hub. To SANUR and the nearest beach, it’s about 40 minutes drive. The popular white water rafting starts very close by.

We are providing mountain bikes and there are walking trails along the river.

As the villa is located at the edge of a steep property, we would not recommend it for children under 5 years old.

THE VILLA OR PART OF IT IS ALWAY RENTED WITH A CAR AND DRIVER (included in the price,10 hours a day, without gas)!

Please read the comments of previous guests!

More Details

Peter and Sachiko Dittmar
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, German, English, German, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Peter and Sachiko Dittmar

I came from Germany to Bali to start living and working as a free lance artist after teaching arts in Germany for 15 years and in Jakarta at the academy of fine arts in 1982. I built a studio and house for living. in 1988. Over the years the palce became more and more comfortable adding a main house and a swimming pool. Originally it was not built to be rented out.

Peter and Sachiko Dittmar purchased this villa in 1988

Why Peter and Sachiko Dittmar chose Ubud

I built with the partnership and support of a local Balinese at one of the most beautiful spots of the stunning gorge of the Ayung River in the village of SAYAN 4 km, outside of the famous artists village of UBUD. I myself have not seen many other places of the tropical world that are more beautiful.

The Villa has kept its originallity of Balinese architecture even providing modern bathrooms, kitchen and Internet (WIFI)

What makes this villa unique

Surrounded by unlimited views into kilometers of coconut trees, into the breathtaking gorge of the river to the paddies of the opposite side of the river and when its crear in the morning or late afternoon you can see two volcanos. And when its clear you even can see the 40 km distant Jimbaran ba with the ocean. Its a very peaceful inspiring environment. and its only 4 km from UBUD, where you find lost of restaurants, art galleries and cultural events. The Balinese staff of our house is excellent and works for more than 20 years with us.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Ubud on Kedewatan

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Every bedroom has its own bathroom either indoor or outdoor or combined in-and outdoor. The bathrooms provide hot and cold shower, toilette and two sinks in the master-bathroom and bungalow bathroom. There is extra toilettes in the master bedroom and studio bedroom as they are upstairs. The BUNGALOW bathroom is connected with the bathroom and toilette.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Schlafzimmer 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 3 bedrooms in different buildings: two bedrooms with doubble-beds one bedroom with two single beds also combinable to a double bed plus one children bed, baby cradle on request. All bedrooms have their own bath-rooms and separate toilets AIR-CONDITION in all Bedrooms
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The MAIN HOUSE and DINING PAVILION have traditional thatch roofs, the STUDIO HOUSE and the BUNGALOW have traditional shingle roofs. The houses are all in traditional Balinese style architecture but with western comfort. The staff of four (cook, service, gardener, pool service) provide up to three meals a day. The cook goes shopping after she got money and will provide the bills. YOU choose the meals from our menu or BALINESE cook book. We have TV (satellite dish for many programmes like CNN, BBC, MTV etc.), DVD player Telephone, cordless internet (WIFI) with your notebook or TAB. The laundry (washing machine) is done by the service girl Wayan Weni and also the ironing.


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Romantic Artist home with pool, best view to the river,paddies
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

magnificent stay with great staff and food!

  • 5 of 5

The six of us were impressed with the great view of the location from all rooms of the villa. The accommodation was very beautifull, clean and specially tastful. A wonderful caring of the house staff and especially the food was incredible.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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The best views, fantastic room, incredible people!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived in Bali we were taken care of from everyone at Villa Dhyan. The villa far exceeded our expectations and we loved every moment of our stay. We woke up to the most amazing view down the valley to the river. The staff here were extremely helpful and accommodating and I have to say I was a little emotional to leave them;) We would highly recommend Villa Dhyan to anyone looking to stay in Ubud. Marissa and Grant, Melbourne

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Leben im siebten Himmel ?

  • 5 of 5

Rumah Dhyan / Sayan – Ubud

Nicht ein Haus, sondern ein ganzes Ensemble (und damit sehr balinesisch) von stilistisch raffinierten, in die Landschaft ideal eingepassten Bungalows, Pavillons und Studios am obenren Hang des Ayung River. Auf mehreren Ebenen und immer mit einem atemberaubenden Blick ins Ayungtal, auf die tropische Baum- und Reisterrassenvielfalt, bis zum Jimbaran-Beach und bei guter Sicht bis auf den Gunung Batu Karu. Das Innen und Außen der Häuser – eine berauschende Symphonie fürs Auge !

Und die Lage? Nah zur mittlerweile tagsüber bedrängenden Ubud-Turbulenz, aber auch zu dessen nach wie vor attraktiven, vielfältigen kulturellen Angeboten. Und gleichzeitig ganz ausgesetzt der immer noch überwältigenden Natur Balis: Man tritt durch das Eingangstor aufs Gelände von Rumah Dhyan, und gelangt aus dem Trubel draußen unvermittelt an einem Ort der absoluten Ruhe und Kontemplation. So schön und so typisch Bali, dass überall und immer wieder der Blick hängen bleibt, mal auf einem Detail der Anlage, auf einem Punkt im weiten Talschwung und plötzlich angezogen von einem Lichtstrahl zwischen den Wolken über den Kokoswipfeln.

Dazu wird ein Service geboten, der einer bedenklichen Verwöhnung nahe kommt: eine exzellente Küche, eine selbstverständliche Fahrbereitschaft und kompetente Ratschläge für den Fall, dass man sich ins Ubud-Gewimmel stürzen oder eine Inseltour machen möchte.

Leben wie im siebten Himmel ? Nein: Wie ein (Lebens-)Künstler in Ubud !

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ...vielen Danke fuer die wunderbare Beschreibung unserer VILLA DHYAN in Ubud. Ich bin sprachlos gegenueber einer so gekonnten und emotionalen Bewertung unseres Platzes, der Einmaligkeit des Ausblicks, der architektonischen Situation und unserer Kueche.. Hoffe Sie koennen sich ein andermal wieder bei uns einmieten. It's a pity that you comment was in German as many of our guests are English speaking. The way you described the location hits the point and your comment on the excellency of our staff including the driver makes them proud. Your comment of the food makes our cook very happy. That our place is still quite, original BALI STYLE and close to nature in comparison to the busy UBUD made an important point. Thanks you very much for your writing. Hope to see you again in UBUD-SAYAN! Peter and Sachiko
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
NIRVANA at Meridien Hotel, Golf course at BEDUGUL
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
max. 1 hour
Car: recommended

The village of SAYAN, famous for its artists since the 1930ties of 20th century is about 4 km outside of UBUD.

UBUD is the CULTURAL CENTRE of BALi with many temple-festivals, dance performances cultural events like UDUD WRITERS &READERS FESTIVAL, BALI SPRIT FESTIVAL and others. Art MUSEUMS like the ARMA, NEKA, PURI LUKISAN and many ART GALLERIES also of high international standard like the TONY RAKA FINE ARTS in Ubud-Mas.

Numerous restaurants and shopping at the market are other highlights.

The surrounding is offering excursions to vulcanos (Mount Batur an active Vulcano 1 hour by car and to climb 2 - 3 hours!), white water rafting at the Ayung River,Bird Park, Reptile Park Elefant Park, mountain biking and hiking. A WATERPARK called WATERBOOM is very attaactive for children and adult. About 40 minutes to go for the nearest beach at SANUR and Waterpark (WATER-BOOM)!

By TAXI you go in one hour to the airport, depending on the time of the day.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Ubud, Indonesia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £57 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 10.0%

Das Ensemble der Villa besteht aus
1. einem Haupt Haus mit Queen Bed mit eigenem Bad und Zusatztoilette im Schlafraum und einem offenen Wohnzimmer;
2. einem Bungalow mit 1 Queenbed mit eigenem Bad und einem 'indoor Wohnzimmer";
3. einem Studio-Haus mit wahlweise Twin- oder Queenbed mit eigenem Bad und Zusatztoilette im Schlafraum
Es steht die ganze Villa nach Bedarf zur Auswahl.
4. einem Küchenhaus
5. einem Esst Pavillon
6. Einem Service Haueschen fuer Waschmaschine etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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