Villa Kelusa is a stunning property of four unique buildings, situated amongst 8 acres of cascading rice fields, just a short drive from the vibrant artistic center of Ubud. Sitting high upon a ridge, at the edge of the jungle, this luxury Bali villa offers one of the most spectacular panoramic views of nine ancient volcanoes, with the deep Pakuseba river gorge in the foreground.
The gorge is so vast that on most mornings clouds can be seen drifting slowly past below. Whilst practically untouched by the modern world, this beautiful Bali villa rental is a short distance from the center of Ubud, a bustling hive of activity with renowned restaurants, art galleries and cafes doting the streets. It really is considered to be the cultural center of the island, with Bali’s famed jewellery manufactures based here. Villa Kelusa actually offers two properties, PondokSapi (the cow shed) and Pondok Surya (Sunset House). They can be rented separately or together if you visit with a large family or larger group of friends. Each and every room within the property offers breathtaking views.
Named after the ubiquitous Balinese thatched sheds that dot the landscape and shelter the local farmers, PondokSapi was designed and created as the private residence of a retired American writer and TV journalist. Three separate buildings make up Pondok Sapi.
To the north of the entry gate is the main pavilion, an open-air entertainment pavilion with incredible views of the Pakuseba Canyon. Here, the gourmet kitchen and dining and living areas are situated, as well as a bathroom and a media room, which can also be converted into another luxury bedroom.
The glass house is a separate two-storey glass-walled studio with a library and two spacious en-suite master bedrooms with king-size beds. The bottom suite can also be reconfigured with two single beds. Doors and windows can be fully opened to let in those natural tropical breezes.
The furthest building is the open-air Pool Cabana, with its private infinity pool and surrounding lounge area. Here, you’ll have access to an enormous expanse of landscaped lawns and a rock garden. All buildings within this Bali luxury villa are perched on top of a ridge, above tiled-like rice fields that cascade down a steep ravine to the Pakuseba River. And each one faces to the west to maximize those truly stunning views.
The sunset house is situated to the south of the main gate and was designed to make the most of the open, panoramic views of the rice fields, jungle and distant mountains.The main floor surrounds a 20-meter infinity lap pool, which actually runs through the center of the house. An interior bridge is carved from a single block of ironwood and connects the living room and entertainment areas.
Also situated on the main floor is an enclosed kitchen and a beautifully designed outdoor private bathroom. In addition there is an air-conditioned guest room that can be configured using a king size bed or two singles. Pondok Surya has a large, air-conditioned, second storey en-suite master bedroom with a king-size bed and wrap-around terrace. Sliding glass walls open completely to make the most of its spectacular surroundings. And the master bathroom offers a custom built bathtub which has been hand-carved from a single, giant tree, and overlooks those cascading rice fields below.
Villa manager, cook, 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 and Easter
Pondok Surya, US$395/night++
Pondok Sapi, US$ 495/night++
|High Season||Chinese New Year
July 1 - 31
September 1 - 15
Pondok Surya, US$495/night++
Pondok Sapi, US$595/night++
|Peak Season||August 1 - 31
December 20 - January 8
Pondok Surya, US$595/night++
Pondok Sapi, US$695/night++
All villa rates are subject to 15% government tax and service charge
Services and Facilities
- 4 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. All air-conditioned
- Two swimming pools
- Land size 4,700m2
- Open plan living and dining area
- Cable TV, DVD players and music systems
- Safety box
- Daily breakfast included
- Wireless Internet connection
- Fully equipped kitchen
- On-site car parking available
- Baby sitter can be arranged *
- Laundry and dry cleaning service available *
- In-house villa treatments can also be scheduled *
- An air-conditioned 7-seater car and driver can be arranged *
- Your chef will do shopping, preparation and cooking. Guests pay for ingredients plus 20% to cover chef’s time
*Additional fees apply