The moment we walked though the giant wooden gates of the gardens of Villa Kalisha, we knew we had found paradise. Everything about this property is perfect. From the secluded location to the spacious house, every moment of our stay was fantastic.
Now to the details.
A few folk have complained about the distance from the villa to Ubud town. 15 minutes in an air conditioned car is not far at all. You get to drive through all of the craft villages, so there's always something to see.The house itself is huge, I mean HUGE. Both bedrooms are bigger than most of the luxury suites found in any hotel. The outdoor/indoor bathrooms are beautiful and the perfect place to unwind by having a bath and soaking up the views. The pool is larger than all of the little plunge pools usually on offer, and the deck comes with 4 comfty deck beds to relax on. The TV / lounge room has a flat screen tv and heaps of DVDs to choose from. Free Wifi meant that we could stay in touch with back home easily.
Our holiday was made perfect by the guys who run the place. Made, Nyos, Wayan and Wayan go above and beyond to make every wish come true. Made's cooking is sublime. We ended up eating in nearly every night. Her banana pancakes are to die for.
Make sure you request Dougie to be your driver. He is not only the funniest man we have ever met, he has an amazing knowledge of EVERYTHING there is to do around Ubud. Ask him to take you to Prapen for the best silver jewelery in Bali.
My partner and I have been lucky to have traveled all over the world, staying in amazing locations and beautiful hotels, but this really has become our favorite destination of all time.
Feel free to email me with any questions about your potential stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you looking for somewhere you will always remember? A villa that is really special? We hope you need look no further as we think Villa Kalisha is the answer. Villa Kalisha is just a great vacation home and a favorite of many returning guests. On arrival you may actually wonder if there is a villa anywhere, as all you will see are the green fields. There is no other building or person in sight; just ducks on the rice paddies below and the birds that accompany you at tree top level; it is totally private and not a thing will disturb your peace. The views down along the valley are sublime and we believe you won't find another villa experience as you will find at Villa Kalisha. Villa Kalisha is featured in the Periplus book 'Bali Houses' as the 'villa that has it all and a standout vacation stay'. When you first arrive you are instantly hit by the amazing views. The villa almost seems to hang suspended above a steep jungle filled gorge. In all directions there is nothing but trees, but 100m below you there are beautiful rice paddies. Villa Kalisha is about 18 to 20 minutes from the centre of Ubud. We chose a location which means that you can still pop into Ubud easily, but are able to enjoy a relaxing and cool location (it is typically only 25 degrees centigrade or so at Villa Kalisha as it is at a higher altitude) and see more of the village culture that really characterizes Bali. The pool is completely private and no one is near you at all - it is all total seclusion. There are plenty of butterflies and birds which fascinate the curious as well as some more exotic looking animals, but there is nothing at all dangerous in the jungles around Villa Kalisha, and the villa is fully equipped with mosquito nets on each of the beds, so bugs will not bother you while you sleep. There is also much to do near the villa with lots of local temple ceremonies which the staff can help you to explore. It is an easy drive to see the monkeys at the Monkey Forest temple, explore the labyrinth at Bali Eco Adventure, or to visit Bali Zoo, Bali Bird Park or the Elephants at Taro. If you wish to have a day by the coast we are only a 30 minute drive to the cool surf and great waves at Pantai Keramas. Furnished by Christopher Noto, the exclusive Singapore furniture designer, Villa Kalisha offers understated romantic luxury, with a strong taste of Asian flare. Night time brings a special ambiance when the superb lighting further highlights the villa's breath-taking location. Exclusively served by four staff who will cater for your every need, Villa Kalisha is perfect for weddings and honeymoons, or just for escaping with loved ones or family. Finally if Villa Kalisha appears not to be available for your dates, please feel free to contact us as we own and run 7 villas in Bali, and we may still be able to help you by suggesting other suitable villas or rearranging bookings so as to fit your dates. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Kalisha Bali/Gianyar