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Villa Serena - Luxury 2BR pool villa in rice fields, 10 mn walk to Ubud

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Look No Further! Your perfect 2BR villa in the rice fields, easy walk to Ubud

Villa Serena is a stylish two bedroom luxury villa located in the rice fields along the famous Juwuk Manis rice field walk. Fine Balinese art and antiques are stunningly combined with 5 star Western amenities to create the perfect environment for your Bali experience. Villa Serena feels instantly like you are coming home!

Both spacious upstairs bedroom Master suites share a huge veranda with expansive views of the lush rice fields and come with new King size pillowtop mattresses, soft pillows, and luxurious linens. Mosquito netting, safety box and air conditioning are also there for your comfort. Each bathroom has cream terrazzo, granite counters and Rainshower shower heads. The South/Master bedroom suite boasts a separate bougainvilla terrace outside the window. The semi outdoor bathroom, full of plants, has a large terrazzo tub for a good soak after your rice field walk and a massage. The North bathroom suite also has Rainshower fixtures, terrazzo and granite with lots of hot water.

Downstairs, you are surrounded by a fantastic collection of Balinese art and one-of-a-kind antiques. Two soft comfortable sofas and a reading chair with ottoman are perfect for a book or watching the 42" flat Plasma screen TV with satellite channels galore. There is also a half bath off the lounge. There are many books to read, videos to choose from, and a DVD/CD player with good volume speakers. Wifi is currently available throughout the villa, and we have 'lightning fast' fibre optic cable by Speedy. You will also find brochures on places to go, lots of menus including extensive food delivery options, and a binder with many insider suggestions for your trip. All of the villa's furniture is custom designed and handmade in Bali, and the lighting is good for reading in your two big chairs with ottomans. Perfect for dining al fresco is the indoor/outdoor table with seating for 6. Flowering orchids can be seen throughout the villa.

We designed Villa Serena to take advantage of the beautiful views and traditional outdoor living, but also for the ability to close doors, cool with air conditioning if necessary, and lock up everything. By the sparkling pool are several sunbeds and a large umbrella, as well as a beautiful wooden bale' pavilion with traditional ylang ylang roof for yoga, reading, breakfast, a massage, or contemplating nature. This will be your favorite place to eat! Mature landscaping and flowering plants are everywhere, blending perfectly with the lush green of the rice fields. The pool's Quan Yin water feature adds the bubbling sounds of running water to the already serene atmosphere.

Serena's kitchen has custom cabinets from Javanese teak, slab granite counters, stainless appliances and is fully equipped with everything you need (and a lot you don't). On hand to cook for you is our lovely staff (there will be several), who will pamper you and tempt your palate with delicious Western breakfast or Balinese nasi goreng (upon request). You may have your choice of eggs any style, fruit, pancakes, fruit smoothie, juice, and coffee or tea. Our staff will also be happy to make lunch or dinner, menu agreed to beforehand--you pay in advance for groceries, they will go to the market or store, and give you the change and your receipt. Staff arrives at 6:30-7:00 and leaves around 3, so she/they will leave the cooked food in the fridge and you can serve at your leisure. Our full time staff lives onsite and will open the villa in the morning as well as close the doors and curtains in the evening.

The villa also comes equipped with many thoughtful touches like shampoo, insect repellant, pool floaties, umbrellas, ponchos, flashlights, and magnifying makeup mirrors. You may also use our Bali cell phone for local calls for reservations or food delivery during your stay, and it is pre-programmed with essential staff numbers in case you would like to be picked up at the drop off point on our motorbikes.

More Details

Ketut Jati
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Bali
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2018

About Ketut Jati

There is no place else on earth where you can be so submerged in culture and so welcomed, and eat so well. The goal is to share our love of all things Balinese, especially the lovely people! We will be more than happy to assist with any travel needs, transportation or recommendations. Enjoy this special place, and Manager Ketut and our dedicated staff will take superb care of you!

Ketut Jati purchased this villa in 2013

Why Ketut Jati chose Ubud

There was never a choice other than Ubud, with all its art and culture, galleries, and sensational restaurants. Should you desire beaches, they are an easy day trip. Location, location, location...a 10 minute walk into town, yet located in a serene and clean green belt of rice fields where cars are not allowed. The village atmosphere remains authentically Balinese!

What makes this villa unique

The lush views will take your breath away the moment you first set foot on the property. At night, there is just the right amount of breeze (air conditioning is rarely needed)--and unbelievable sunrises. You can roll out of bed and be at Yoga class in five minutes, or stay home in tranquility and do nothing peacefully. Convenient to all, close enough to walk to everything, but far enough away from crowds that you can just watch Balinese life go by. Be involved as much as you wish...Balinese people are very warm and welcoming and love to share their culture and ceremonies! Walking down our path gives you the true, authentic Bali feeling and there are smiles and friendly greetings from everyone. Dine out, have food delivered, or have our staff cook some delicious curries or special Bali dishes. You may never want to leave!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Ubud on Kelusa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • North Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Cream terazzo, granite countertops and Rainshower fixtures
    South Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , The huge tub is outdoors but covered (second floor)
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet
  • Enjoy a bath in the terazzo tub, surrounded by plants and Buddha. The shower features a Rainshower shower head and lots of hot water and water pressure!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • North Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Twin rollaway available, baby crib can be hired
    South Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , One Twin rollaway available, baby crib can be hired
  • King size pillowtop beds, luxurious linens and soft pillows make sure your dreams are sweet! Air conditioning and mosquito netting are there and available for your comfort. At night, the chorus of frogs and insects will lull you to sleep and the soft breezes will keep you cool. The light at sunrise is incredible, and makes for great picture taking opportunities.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
Villa Serena is located at the start of famous Juwuk Manis rice field walk, and the 45 minute loop through the paddies and into Ubud and back is not to be missed. Don't forget to stop along the way at one of the lovely organic cafes (including famous Sari Organic) for a fresh cold juice. We have the perfect place and massage bed for a private in-villa massage, and the professional therapists are all very well trained and come personally highly recommended. One of our favorite experiences is to have lovely 12 yr old Putri, an accomplished and charismatic Balinese dancer, come to the villa for a special evening. Putri will start by putting on makeup, dressing in traditional Balinese costume, and explaining the dance that she performs. Especially wonderful for children, and she will interact, teach and put makeup on them as well as your husband if he is game!


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Villa Serena - Luxury 2BR pool villa in rice fields, 10 mn walk to Ubud
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay and the staff is amazing. The location is very peaceful and easy to get into town. The pool is especially nice to jump into after a day of exploring. Would recommend that you have Komang arrange scooters for your party as these make it easier getting into and out of town. Also, make sure to book Gede as your driver. He was fantastic! Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Property

  • 4 of 5

This facility is beautiful, the staff was great. The downsides were 2, the WiFi was very inconsistent and the location requires motorbikes to take you places in Ubud although we walked a number of times, it is not a 10 minute walk and keep in mind we are in our middle 70s.

But the Rice Fields were beautiful and interesting.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never went to bali

  • 5 of 5

I tried to cancel this reservations twice as we cancelled our trip due to the fear of the volcanco eruption at bali, but your website never cancelled the reservation.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most serena place

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the villa and we will keep making it our vacation spot. It is a perfect place in the rice fields and all the staff make you feel so welcome and part of a family.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with great service

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Serena. The Villa is a perfect size for two couples, with enough privacy and enough room to socialize. We enjoyed going into crazy, busy Ubud and the views of the rice fields right from our bedroom window. The staff was great! Breakfast was delicious and we chose to have the staff prepare dinner for us a couple of times right in the Villa. I would love to come back here someday.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you to our haven in the rice fields! Busy Ubud has many choices for great meals, shopping, spas and galleries, and the serenity of our location cannot be beat. There is so much to see and do (and eat) within 5 minutes walk of the villa that you may never want to leave. Our dedicated staff love to cook, and it shows. We await your return!
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Beautifully presented and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated with care for detail. Nice view from upstairs verandah. Beds very comfortable. It is a bit of a walk into the main part of Ubud (about 15-20 minutes) but I guess that's the price you pay for being in the peaceful rice fields, away from hustle & bustle. The staff were very attentive and made us a lovely breakfast every morning. There are a few places you can have lunch/dinner just down the path from the villa, if you don't feel like going into town. Kasey was very communicative throughout the whole stay. The only thing I didn't like was that we were told they had to make copies of our passports to register us with the local authorities, I didn't feel comfortable with that but when I said we didn't want to do that they were understanding and didn't push.

The stay was very relaxing and I would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay in Ubud, away from hustle and bustle.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
2 rice paddies away
Car: not necessary

Villa Serena is located at the start of famous Juwuk Manis rice field walk, and the 45 minute loop through the paddies and into Ubud and back is not to be missed. Don't forget to stop along the way at one of the lovely organic cafes (including famous Sari Organic) for a fresh cold juice! Make sure also to visit Threads of Life Gallery on our Kajeng Street, about 8 minutes walk and close to the center of Ubud. Kajeng, also known as Artist Street, has a wonderful variety of restaurants, spas, yoga classes, shops, artists and other galleries to enjoy on your leisurely walk into the center of Ubud--all within 13 minutes of our villa. There is a 3 minute walk up a sloping hill from the car drop off point, then another 3 minutes along the path to the villa, so not recommended for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues. Our staff are on hand with motorbikes to pick you up from the drop off point should you have heavy bags from all your shopping!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Ubud, Indonesia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Regular Season
16 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
Regular Season
16 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Prices in US$
+3% for Visa/Mastercard/PayPal
+$20 per night per person over 4 guests, includes full breakfast
Refund policy: for cancellation 90+ dys before arrival, full deposit refund less $50 fee. 50% of deposit is refundable on cancellation within 60 dys or more of arrival. If canceled in 59 days or less, deposit is non refundable. All non refundable deposits may be used towards Villa Serena/Satori Villas booking within 6 mos of cancellation, based on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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