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Villa Melati

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2 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Our enchanting Villa Melati is perched upon the Sayan Ridge, high above the sacred River Ayung, in the traditional Balinese village of Kedewatan, just 5 minutes drive from the cultural town of Ubud. It takes its name from one of Indonesia’s national flowers – the fragrant night jasmine, or ‘melati’, and was described as 'a one-of-a-kind villa with a one-of-a-kind view' by Elsa Klensch for CNN's 'Style'. The villa’s 80-metre driveway offers no clue to the exceptional design of the villa or its awesome view. From a spacious private parking area, 82 stone steps lead down to the main entrance, via a wooden bridge over a narrow creek. Alternatively, the press of a button summons a rack-and-pinion funicular lift, which carries 4-5 people and is always available when the steps are too daunting....Our enchanting Villa Melati is perched upon the Sayan Ridge, high above the sacred River Ayung, in the traditional Balinese village of Kedewatan, just 5 minutes drive from the cultural town of Ubud. It takes its name from one of Indonesia’s national flowers – the fragrant night jasmine, or ‘melati’, and was described as 'a one-of-a-kind villa with a one-of-a-kind view' by Elsa Klensch for CNN's 'Style'. The villa’s 80-metre driveway offers no clue to the exceptional design of the villa or its awesome view. From a spacious private parking area, 82 stone steps lead down to the main entrance, via a wooden bridge over a narrow creek. Alternatively, the press of a button summons a rack-and-pinion funicular lift, which carries 4-5 people and is always available when the steps are too daunting. It is this secluded setting, way back from the road, which makes the house unique. With no traffic noise, the only sounds are those of nature and the rushing river, and there is not a neighbour in sight! Encompassed by raw nature, our 6,000 square metre rainforest retreat is landscaped into the contours of a steep gorge, where it opens onto a hidden enclave of rice fields. There are two master bedrooms in Villa Melati, each of identical design featuring a king size bed, walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom with a private attached tropical garden. Furnished with traditional batik fabrics and antique artefacts, each is air-conditioned with the additional provision of a ceiling fan. Ubud’s relatively cool climate, combined with the soaring roofs, means that ceiling fans are often quite sufficient for guests’ needs. When the large sliding doors at the front of each bedroom are opened, the pool, garden, and rainforest appear, and the interior becomes one with nature. THE VILLA CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 8 GUESTS, in the following extra sleeping areas: 1) We have converted a genuine antique Balinese rice barn into a cosy snug, reminiscent of a grass-roofed tree-house and accessed by wooden steps. Air-conditioned and also fitted with a ceiling fan, the lower floor is an entertainment room, equipped with a satellite TV, DVD player, kilim floor cushions and a Persian rug, while a wooden ladder leads up to a romantic sleeping loft for two, or for youngsters. Below lies a cave bathroom, with natural rock walls and a marble shower. 2) A fourth fan cooled sleeping area offers guests two twin beds in a gallery above the dining room. Perfect for families with kids or larger groups seeking extra beds. The living pavilion opens onto the stone deck around the infinity swimming pool. Furnished with comfortable daybeds and lounging chairs, this open-air space serves as the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the view. The indoor dining room seats 8 and is complemented by an outdoor balcony for alfresco dining, at breakfast time or after dark. Additional: 5 gracious staff to pamper you, all night security, additional guest, over and above 4*, villa-based car and driver*, airport transfers*, Ubud shuttle, private chef service, WiFi, safety box, backup generator, DVD library, iPod music system, hairdryers, baby cot, daily breakfast*, laundry*. *charges may apply More
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John T
Response Rate:67%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2015
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

The villa is out of this world beautiful set right in the jungle with views of the river and a fantastic pool. Location great and there was a driver taking us to and from surrounding hotels (Aman, Mandpa, Four Seasons). Highly reccomend as a more...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank rachellelily7
Reviewed 3 January 2017

So much to be said about this place. This was my 6th trip to Bali and by far the most memorable thanks to this stunning location. The villa is ideal for a group of four but we managed to sleep 10 thanks to the extra...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Charles R
Management response:Responded 4 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us a fine review. We look forward to welcome you all back to Villa Melati soon.

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

The photographs of Villa Melati do not do justice to what is the most breathtaking view on arrival. (Transported down through jungle foliage by the thatched roof lift) The lovely staff are there to welcome you and from that moment you are in paradise. The...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank JannyWal
Management response:Responded 4 July 2017

Your more than kind review says it all! Thank you. Please come again!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Fax
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Terrace
Telephone
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