Of all our Ubud villas, Awang Awang is one of the most unique. The feel is calming and under-stated, ensuring that nothing detracts from the extraordinary view. The restful decor comprises unique pieces of antique furniture from Bali, Java and Lombok. And local artwork, traditional weavings, carvings, statues and antique shadow puppets.
Many Ubud villas integrate into the natural contours of the steep-sided river gorge. This luxurious villa is no exception. The house is cooled by ceiling fans and cooler air from the river. And the three-storey building is entered on the top floor.
Within this, one of the most spacious of Ubud villas, there are 5 bedrooms; three on the upper floor and two on the middle floor. All are accessed by antique Javanese doors and are fan-cooled. You will have no need for air-conditioning in these refreshingly cool highland climes. One bedroom on the middle-level is air-conditioned for heat sensitive guests.
As is popular with most Ubud villas, the delightfully spacious, high-roofed master bedroom on the upper floor is furnished with a queen-sized bed crafted from old teakwood. The ensuite marble bathroom is accessed via a walk-through dressing room and is fitted with a luxurious terrazzo corner soaking tub for two. A door opens to a open-air shower deck. Glass doors at the front of the bedroom open onto the terrace where there is a cushioned daybed for relaxing. This is a serene spot for enjoying the glorious valley view.
The second bedroom on the upper floor is furnished with an antique Javanese queen-sized bed. The third bedroom contains a pair of twin beds. A large marble bathroom with a deep terrazzo soaking tub, an outdoor shower and a double vanity is shared between these two bedrooms and accessible from both. The semi-circular marble shower deck is bounded by high walls for privacy, with a rainshower open to the sky. The queen room is fitted with glass doors that open to the terrace and the river gorge at the front.
The middle level presents two more bedrooms, positioned on either side of the main dining area. Both are furnished with queen beds and wardrobes. One bedroom has sliding glass doors that open to the terrace and an ensuite indoor bathroom with a terrazzo bathtub and handheld shower. The other bedroom has a window overlooking the view and an ensuite bathroom with a corner soaking tub, as well as a big open-air shower deck with bathing goddesses carved into a stone panel.
Main Living Area
A traditional gateway protected by stone guardians heralds the entrance to the villa. A garden path leads through tranquil lotus and water-lily filled fish ponds to an open porch furnished with two carved sofas. A pair of huge, antique Javanese doors opens onto the upper level and main living area, which is characterised by a soaring ‘alang-alang’ roof hung with pendulous fish-trap lanterns, and an open terrace at the front. The living space is furnished with Dutch colonial-style rattan chairs and a sofa, and equipped with a satellite-channel TV with a VCR and DVD player. In the corner is a desk and laptop computer for guest use with free WiFi internet access. Antique furnishings include a kartini sofa, and a gerobok chest originally used for storing rice. The terrace, which is sheltered by the eaves of the roof and bounded by a paras stone balustrade wall provides an breath-taking vista of the forest. This is accompanied by an abundance of fresh air, natural light, and the constant swirl of the Petanu River as it carves its way through the valley below.
From the upper floor, a staircase curves down to the middle floor, presenting a large dining area with an integrated terrace, open at the front to the view. In the centre of the room is a dining table, constructed from sections of an antique Javanese house. The table can comfortably seat up to 10 guests, and is lit by two glass hanging lanterns, while the back wall is furnished with a carved sideboard and embellished with softly-lit alcoves showcasing woodcarvings of Balinese goddesses. The room is equipped with a sound system incorporating a CD player and speakers.
The spectacular open-air terrace serves the two bedrooms on this level. Sheltered by a roof and furnished with a small circular table with two low chairs, Dutch-colonial-styled seating for four, and a cushioned daybed, it is a lovely area for relaxing.
A small kitchen is situated next to the dining area where the staff prepare breakfast. It is fitted with terrazzo worktops, a four-burner gas hob, modern appliances and utensils. There is a full-size fridge for guests to store their own food and drinks along with tea and coffee making facilities. The main kitchen is located in the separate staff service building.
Swimming Pool & Sun Deck
On the lowest level, accessed by a stone stairway, is a freeform, infinity-edge swimming pool, which appears to overflow into the jungle below and offers stunning views of the tropical forest and the rush of the river. To one side of the pool is a terracotta tiled sundeck with four sunbeds.
Villa Manager, chef, butlers, housekeepers, gardeners, pool attendant and security guards
|Seasons||Season Dates||Min. Stay||Price per Night|
|Low Season||January 9 - June 30|
September 16 - December 19
Excluding Chinese New Year
4 bedrooms US$485/night++
|High Season||Chinese New Year|
July 1 - 31
September 1st to September 15th
4 bedrooms US$525/night++
|Peak Season||August 1 - 31|
December 20 - January 8
4 bedrooms US$585/night++
All villa rates are subject to 21% government tax and service charge
Services and Facilities
- Total area land 1,500m2, floor size 536m2
- 1 bedroom with air conditioned, en-suite bathroom and queen beds
- 3 bedrooms with fan, en-suite bathroom and queen beds
- 1 bedroom with fan, en-suite bathroom and single bed
- Private 7m x 17mpool
- Daily breakfast included
- Main dining table seats 8 people
- Open living area
- Fully equipped service kitchen
- TV and DVD/CD player in living area
- Safety Box
- Baby sitter can be arranged *
- Laundry and dry cleaning service available *
- Luxury day spas are situated close by. In-house villa treatments can also be scheduled *
- An air-conditioned 7-seater car and driver can be arranged *
- Restaurant-type system ensures guests select from villa menu and price list. Guests simply select from menu and food is prepared on-site
*Additional fees apply