We are a group of 6 women, who stayed 7 nights at Villa Sebali. We love this place so much and want to share our experience, that we are writing our review before we leave. Villa Sebali has everything to offer, and more. From spacious bedrooms, outdoor bathrooms, open living, an amazing infinity pool and grounds. Dewa the host is very knowledgable on Bali, it's culture and traditions, and more than happy to share his experiences. If Dewa doesn't know the answer, he'll find out, no problem. Nothing is too much trouble.
Ketut and Kendrie are master chefs, culinary wizards, their meals are amazing. Once you've had one of their evening meals you will not venture into town as nothing compares.
The truth is we were originally booked for five nights only, three of us did not want to leave so changed our flights and extended our stay for another two nights. Says it all really !
Every staff member goes out of their way to please, they are so friendly, such beautiful people. So many more little touches that all add to this delightful experience.
Only piece of negativity is the noisy dogs at night and roosters in the morning, but you get this all over Bali. We had the same in Lovina and even in Kuta. Problem solved if you pack earplugs.
Everyone of us claim we'll be back, and that's a definite from me.
We recently stayed at this beautiful villa outside of Ubud and we couldn't have been much happier! My wife and I, along with my two teenage kids and a friend of one of them, found the space and the ease of being there fantastic. Room and spacious, the villa is probably better for a bigger family -- or even two families looking to travel together. Dewa, the manager, is a lovely and gentle host who made the stay there warm and inviting. Either by shuttling us in and out of Ubud, helping us find great places to eat, or getting us to a doctor to deal with a small medical issue, he made the most of his skills, experience, and good nature to make the stay work for us. Breakfasts of fresh fruit and yogurt, as well as eggs and bacon, offered us a beautiful way to start each day. The house is very tastefully decorated and is stunningly situated among the rice paddies and other houses of people living in Sebali. At the end of the road, there's a path through the paddies that takes you to the bottom of Ubud - a healthy 45+ minute walk, but one that is very worth taking and not too demanding at all. There are so many beautiful places to see and stay in Ubud that it begs staying at another villa on a return trip, however our experience there will make it difficult to turn away from Villa Sebali on our next trip to Ubud,
The pictures of this place do it no justice! The service was amazing! me and 6 friends stayed 3 nights...great brekkie every morn, free ride and pick up from town, they arranged a whole slow cooked suckling pig for us on our last night!!
The rooms are insane, the whole house is indoor/outdoor living. Shower and bath are semi out doors.. Candle light and baby frogs jumping around while you have a shower!
Infinity pool and amazing view of rice patties. Totally private and secure..you can party all night with loud music no probs.
We tipped the staff heavily because they blew us away with their care. When we were living we mentioned we needed to buy mint and lime to make mojitos at the next place we were staying..and they gave us limes and picked a bag of fresh mint for us from the garden!
10 out of 10 who needs a beach when you have Sebali!!!!
Great environment (in the rice fields) and wonderful service. A place to recommend if you stay with a large family or group to visit Ubud. Best of all is the really caring service staff & manager. In difference to other places, they are not only friendly & helpful, but also efficient. Oh, and do not forget ear plugs - there are thousands of chickens that will wake you wake you up at 5 am every mornig. But again, it's in the rice fields ...
I stayed at the beautiful Villa Sebali with seven girlfriends in August 2012. From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in for a treat. The staff were warm and accommodating. Dewa, the manager, has a very special quality. There is a quiet strength about him. We learned a great deal about Balinese culture and way of life from him. He never tired of our many questions. Ayu and Ketut are fine cooks. It was a pleasure to have a meal cooked for us at the end of each day's adventure. All the staff were ready with smiles and it was lovely to see them carrying out the daily offerings ritual.
The bedrooms are spacious, beds comfortable and views delightful.
The villa is surrounded by forest and rice paddies. There is a walk path through the rice paddies that leads to a small temple.
Once you have visited Ubud, you realise that being 10 minutes north is actually a bonus. I love Ubud - I enjoy visiting the markets, the rice paddy walks from the centre, and my favourite street -Jalan Kajeng to visit Threads of Life, but I did enjoy returning to our little piece of paradise. A driver was available to drop us into Ubud and return later to collect us. Afternoon tea was served each day and was a nice way of coming together after a day out.
We spent one day downhill cycling with Jegeg Cycling - chosen specifically because they keep the groups to 8 people. An excellent day out.
The villa is not far from the artist village of Keliki. Although on my list of 'things to do' I didn't make it on this trip, but is certainly one of the day trips Dewa could organize for you.
On our final day, Dewa dropped us off nearby at the start of the Ridge Walk. This is a beautiful, easy walk to Ubud. We then did some last minute shopping and a little later a driver collected us from Ubud, with luggage packed, and transferred us to Seminyak. (A BIG come down after beautiful Ubud!)
Our stay at Villa Sebali enhanced our overall experience of the Ubud area and I will definitely stay again at the villa to explore this area further.