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Martha & Clay Wiseman

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Stylish New Villa in Best Ubud Area Location!

35 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Gianyar Regency - Alami Villa

4 suites plus Bonus Room w/ 2 extra twins w/ sep. shower & toilet. Sleeps 8 - 10

Alami Villa is perched on the edge of the stunning Petanu River canyon and has a river view from every room. The word 'Alami' means natural or at one with nature in Bahasa Indonesian. The second you step foot through the front door you will understand completely.

Although only 2 miles from the excitement of Ubud's Monkey Forest, Alami Villa feels like a peaceful sanctuary. Located near the famous Elephant Temple, Goa Gajah, and the Chedi Club, the villa so close to Ubud that most Ubud restaurants happily deliver to the villa free of charge!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Martha & Clay Wiseman (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

About Martha & Clay Wiseman

As adventure travel experts we have been leading groups throughout Southeast Asia for over 18 years but our hearts always lead us back to Bali.

The completion of Alami Villa has fulfilled our lifelong dream of creating an ultimate island hideaway.

Martha & Clay Wiseman purchased this villa in 2009

Why Martha & Clay Wiseman chose Gianyar Regency

After years of searching for the perfect location, we finally found Tengkulak Kaja. Just minutes from the center of Ubud, yet nestled on the edge of a quiet village.

The Villa was completed at the end of 2012 and the entry gardens in January 2013.

The infinity pool was added in May 2014.

What makes this villa unique

It is rare to find such a quiet location so near to Ubud town. One look at the Petanu River canyon view and you will understand why this location is unmatched.

Reviews

4.9
based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

Stylish New Villa in Best Ubud Area Location!
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
5

Beyond our wildest dreams!

  • 5 of 5

Alami Villa is gorgeous! When we walked through the door, we started to cry because we were so struck by the beauty. The pictures are beautiful, but it is even more spectacular in person. The wonder that is the jungle of Bali is right there for you to experience. We stayed for five nights in June and had our spiritual ceremony (wedding) there. We both feel that it was one of the best days of our lives and at least 50% of that had to do with Alami Villa itself, Marty, Putu, the staff and all the folks that came out to help. What's even more amazing is some of our guests said it was also one of the best days of their lives. Every person and aspect of the day that was recommended to us by Marty and Putu was just exquisite: the food for the wedding, the decorations (including the flowers), the 12-piece gamelan band, the five dancers and even the vegan and gluten-free cake they were able to come up with. Marty was so generous with her time to help us prepare for an overseas wedding. She brings so much excitement and passion and knowledge to what she does. Putu is basically a combination of an angel and Buddha. He is so patient, so present and such a wonderful soul. The rest of the staff were also lovely. Breakfast was always wonderful and for other meals, if we didn't feel like going out, they would order from local warungs for us and the food was delicious and cheap! The location of the villa is in a nice spot to get into Ubud easily, explore Mas and also other areas going south. We can't wait to go back to celebrate our anniversary!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beyond exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to skip the full review and just get to the bottom line, here it is: Stay here, without question, and you will have zero regrets!

If you’re curious as to why we would give this villa the best possible review, here it is: As other reviewers have noted, the pictures (surprisingly) do not do this villa justice. Yes, the photos are amazing, but once you enter this villa, and are greeted by several staff members, and welcomed with fresh coconut juice, you will be at a loss for words. Honestly, Putu (the village manager) sets the peaceful and welcoming tone from the airport with his kind demeanor and warm heart.

When we entered the villa, I had asked what is customary for where our shoes and such should go. I’ll never forget his response, “This is your home, you may do whatever you like.” And yes, from that moment on, we truly were made to feel like this was our home. For the remaining 8 days, Putu, Kadek, Made, and Komang catered to our every need. We were pretty exhausted from nearly 40 hours of traveling, and the team took care of ordering delicious authentic cuisine for our first two nights. Nothing was too much for them… More Bintang? Done. A delicious cocktail? Kadek knows what he’s doing! Floaties for the pool? Check. A private chef for the evening? Just ask!

On top of that, forget about stressing over arranging tour guides, whether it be to a numerous temples, a guided bike tour, or seeing authentic art, wood-carving, basket-weaving studios, Putu isn’t just a wonderful village manager, he is your tour guide (whether by car or by bike), and your connection to all that is authentic and “off the beaten path”. Putu is clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about Bali’s culture and history. I had researched guides for cycling, climbing Mt Batur, several temples, etc. only to find out that Putu will take care of everything! Whenever we toured a temple, Putu, again, was our guide with an immense amount of knowledge. From remote villages, to traditional ceremonies, to food and culture, if Putu recommends it, do it. You will have no regrets!

Not only is this quite possibly Ubud’s (perhaps Bali’s) most amazing villa, it includes the kindest staff that exceeds expectations at every opportunity. If I could give this villa 6 stars, I would. On our departure day, we felt as though we were saying good-bye to family. If we ever have the opportunity to return to Bali, we will most definitely stay at Alami Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We are left speechless by your wonderful praise. True thanks for taking the time to share such a kind review! ~ The entire Alami Villa Team
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5

The Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

My family just left this sanctuary. This is what we named it after our stay in this amazing home. The natural beauty that surrounds this home is beyond words. It is a true sanctuary. Unlike most advertising the pictures of this home and the river that runs below are far more beautiful when you see it and experience it. All of the staff were amazingly kind, and helpful. They made some of the most wonderful food. Petu was an incredible resource and did everything possible to make our experience in Bali the best possible. It is a quick ride into the center of Ubud, and after a day in Ubud it was a real treat to return to such a quiet and peaceful home. I can't say enough good things about this home, the staff and the beautiful nature that surrounds it. Five star plus!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orange County CA (San Juan Capistrano)
3

Family stay in Bali

  • 3 of 5

My family and friends from Australia stayed here from March 29th through April 3. Six adults and 4 kids. The booking was flawless and quick responses from the owners were appciated. The staff there was also wonderful, but hard to find in the middle of the day to get pool towels and other things brought down to us. With this many staff I expected them to be around more. I only saw Putu the house manager in the morning and afternoons. Although he was wonderful when there. My reasoning for a lower star rating was a few things. They had really loaded the bedrooms with moth balls before we arrived. They were taken out the day before we got there but that smell lingered and was terrible. I mentioned it a few times to which they apologized and burned insense in our rooms, but that only masked it for a short time. I am very sensitive to that old grandma smell and it really burned the nose and eyes. Also the larger bed downstairs was extremely hard. Like sleeping on a board. Both AC units in upper bedroom need replaced. They work but not well enough. Other than this the place was very clean and the chefs food was better then anything we ate in town. We were not unhappy here. Just disappointed,

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

More than 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

I had the absolute pleasure of hosting a group of ten at this slice of heaven! The pictures are great but experiencing this place was absolutely amazing. Thanks Marty for making booking easy and constantly staying in communication as necessary. and thanks Putu and the rest of the lovely staff for not only making us feel at home, but going above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Others have raved about the banana pancakes at breakfast but it must be said again THEY ARE SOOO GOOD! Half of the people in my group either hated bananas or pancakes but LOVED the banana pancakes. On our long days of tours Putu was easily accessible and made sure we could order yummy food from a local resturant for take out. I could go on and on about how great this place is it exceeded my expectations by far and I certainly will be back again. I loved the village we stayed in and LOVED witnessing the Nypei celebration. Thanks for making our stay enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, Ca. USA
5

Beyond my expectations !

  • 5 of 5

I spent four nights at Alami Villa in Bali this past December. We were picked up at the airport in Denpasar by a smiling host and a driver. Very easy. Upon arrival at the villa four housemen took our bags while we looked around the villa deciding who would sleep where. I was immediately stunned by the beauty of the villa and the surrounding vistas. Any bedroom would have been a delight. We were a party of 2 couples and 2 singles, six all together. We were offered refreshments but declined as it was late at night. The following morning I was first up. "Would you like coffee?" were the first words I heard. Immediately the houseman began making French press coffee and warmed milk. This was typical of the entire stay. Anything you want, anytime. Wonderful banana pancakes cooked to order. It seems that anything anyone wanted, at any time, it happened. Putu, the manager, was on hand to take us sightseeing, touring, ordering in meals ( the place was so beautiful and pleasant we did not want to eat out). One night, he even got the chef from the Alamdari , a five star resort, to cook us an exceptional meal, with gamelan musicians playing background music. We sent our clothes to be washed. I wanted to visit a woodcarver that I had heard of, so we did. We had massages with out leaving the property.

The gorgeous swimming pool over looks a deep ravine with a river. Towels just happened to appear before I was ready to get out. The staff seem to know our every wish, but disappeared when not needed to give one the feeling of utter privacy.

One evening there was quite a rain storm. Due the brilliant architecture, we had our dinner outside without getting wet. If I could live in this villa I would. I had heard it was wonderful, but it surprised my expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, We are so happy that you enjoyed "the magic" that our team constantly strives to achieve! Nothing makes us happier than the look of delight when we have correctly read your mind! ;-) We hope to have the chance to treat you again! ~ The Entire Alami Villa Team
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Location

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Denpasar (DPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Bar at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bali Beach Club, Sanur
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Restaurant at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Sanur Beach
Car: not necessary

Near Goa Gojah Temple

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gianyar Regency, Bali

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2016
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,370
for 3 nights
From
£457
£3,037
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 5 nights
From
£490
£3,259
 
 
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,345
for 3 nights
From
£448
£2,981
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,382
for 3 nights
From
£461
£3,063
 
 
High Season 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 5 nights
From
£490
£3,267
 
 
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,345
for 3 nights
From
£448
£3,586
 
 
Holiday
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,812
for 7 nights
From
£545
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,319
for 3 nights
From
£440
£2,924
£10,556
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £381
Tax Rate 10.0%

Payment Schedule: Deposit - 50% of Total Rental Fee is due and payable upon confirmation.
The balance is due on or before 30 days prior to the Rental Term start date.
A $250 cancellation fee will be charged on all cancellations or significant date changes.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gianyar Regency in Bali

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Grand Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Outdoor Shower , Toilet area is separate from tub area.
    Bonus Room Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly added separate shower!
    River View Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Outdoor Shower , Separate Toilet, Outdoor shower and soaking tub.
    Pool View Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Outdoor Shower , Outdoor tub w/ rain shower in private walled garden
    Garden Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double granite sinks on large vanity with oversized mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Pool View Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Largest poolside room w/ sofa. King or 2 sep. twins config.
    Grand Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Upper Level with private entry.
    River View Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upper Floor with river view from King sized bed.
    Garden Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Lower level suite w/soaking tub in walled garden, river view
    Bonus Room / TV Media Room - 2 Single Bed , Interior access to Garden Master, separate toilet & shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • museums
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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