Villa Shamballa is a private 1-bedroom luxury villa offering an intimate and indulgent experience. Perched on a stunning ravine overlooking a river valley and surrounded by jungle in Ubud, this romantic hideaway sleeps 2 Guests.view
If you’re looking for a unique villa to rent in Ubud that truly steps outside the cookie cutter models of other Balinese villas, look no further than Villa Umah Tampih. Designed by a world-renowned architect, the villa takes its inspiration from the stunning Balinese landscape and the art of origami (the name means ‘house of origami’ in Balinese). Perched high on top of the Kedewatan Ridge, the villa is a masterpiece of asymmetrical lines, natural materials and jaw-dropping views of the steep jungle-clad slopes of the gorge, the Ayung River far below, and the rich tapestry of emerald green rice terraces that spill down the sides of the hill.
As you enter the private gardens of Villa Umah Tampih, the sweet smell of frangipani flowers greets you and stone paths beckon as they make their way past cempaka trees laden in orchids, minimalist stone benches, and the strategically placed walls of the villa, which offer windows and open spaces that allow the stunning views of the ridge and the jungle to peek through at every angle. Here, morning sunlight bathes the wooden decks and the infinity pool in soft golden light, birds chirp cheerfully in the trees, and a sense of complete calm and relaxation permeates throughout.
The spacious living room at Villa Umah Tampih is a marvel of modern architecture, with a massive covered area that is open on all sides and looks out in the direction of the river valley for incredible views to the Ayung River below and the jungles and rice fields that blanket the slopes of the gorge. A comfortable and lengthy curved couch can seat an entire family with room to spare, and an intriguing mixed-media piece hangs above the couch in an explosion of colors and textures. The tables and chairs in the living area are made from hollowed out logs and driftwood, creating an appealing juxtaposition with the warm tones of the throw pillows, blankets, and brick wall extensions. On the massive wooden deck, there is a round glass dining table that can seat eight, strategically placed so that it looks out over the river valley. Here, light and air flows in freely, which allows you to appreciate the breathtaking nature around you, yet still be protected from the elements in a comfortable and modern space.
Each of the 3 luxury bedrooms at Villa Umah Tampih is unique, with attractive variations of modern decor, including striking paintings in vibrant colors, richly patterned bedspreads, and antique furniture and sculptures. The rooms all have floor to ceiling windows that take advantage of the villa’s enviable position atop the gorge, A/C and ceiling fans, and luxurious king-sized beds. The private ensuite bathrooms in each room make use of both indoor and outdoor space, with zen-like outdoor gardens with vine covered walls, rock paths and natural stone countertops and bathtubs. In addition, the rooms offer plenty of storage space and room to move around.
Next to the living and dining area, there is a magnificent 25-meter infinity pool made with natural stones that juts out over the ridge and looks as though it spills down into the depths below. The pool is ionized, so no chemicals are used in the water. Wooden decks surround the pool with ergonomic sun loungers for relaxing in the tropical sun. Against the back edge of the pool, there is a wall that boasts a massive wooden sculpture, which adds to the exotic atmosphere of the pool area.
Follow the stone path that snakes its way down the side of the hill, and you will come across the lower gardens, where you will find a peaceful and private wooden bale resting on a mound next to lush tropical bushes and trees. The bale overlooks a patchwork of rice paddies that spread out on along the slopes of the hill below. This is the perfect spot for some quiet contemplation, a romantic sunset cocktail, or a luxurious massage or spa treatment.
|Period||Price per night||Min stay|
|09 Jan 2017 to 14 Jul 2017||US$ 650 ++||2 nights|
|15 Jul 2017 to 31 Jul 2017||US$ 1,250 ++||5 nights|
|01 Aug 2017 to 31 Aug 2017||US$ 1,400 ++||7 nights|
|01 Sep 2017 to 15 Sep 2017||US$ 1,250 ++||5 nights|
|16 Sep 2017 to 19 Dec 2017||US$ 650 ++||2 nights|
|20 Dec 2017 to 08 Jan 2018||US$ 1,400 ++||7 nights|
Villa Umah Tampih offers everything you could want in a holiday rental and then some. All of the rooms here are air conditioned, so you can control the temperature to suit your ideal comfort zone, and the ceiling fans ensure that the rooms are well ventilated. In addition, guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the villa, satellite TV, and a sound system with an i-Pod dock.
The seven staff members here offer five-star service that rivals that of a luxury hotel, as they will cook all meals for you and attend to the rooms, gardens and pool, all the while allowing you to enjoy utter relaxation and privacy during your stay. Villa Umah Tampih offers a special in-house menu with tasty Indonesian and Western fare as well as tropical drinks and alcoholic beverages. The staff are happy to accommodate any special requests, and will even do all the shopping for local ingredients and provide receipts for the groceries. In-house massages and spa treatments can also be arranged, as can yoga classes, cultural performances, and tours around Ubud, Bali and even around the Indonesian archipelago.
|LOCATION||Ubud, Bali, Indonesia|
|CAPACITY||6 Guests (4 bedrooms: all with king-size beds)|
|LIVING AREAS||Extensive open-air lounge with large terrace overlooking the valley, open air dining, 2 modern kitchens, private gardens, including a lower garden with, traditional lower garden with a traditional meditation Bale and white lotus pond, infinity pool overlooking valley and rice fields.|
|GUEST SUITES||Three luxury bedrooms with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and king-sized beds. Private ensuite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor space including gardens and bathtubs.|
|POOL||25 x 4m infinity pool.|
|STAFF||Villa manager, chef/cook, housekeeping, gardener, pool attendant, security. Massage therapist and babysitter available upon request.|
|DINING||Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets).|
|COMMUNICATION||WiFi internet access, mobile phone coverage.|
|ENTERTAINMENT||Satellite TV, sound system with iPod dock.|
|CHILDREN||Baby Cot & High Chair available.|
|SPA||In-villa treatments selected can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).|
|ADDITIONAL||Back-up generator, safety deposit boxes.|
|TRANSPORT||Free shuttle service to Ubud. A seven-seater car and driver available (extra cost applies).|
|PROPERTY AREA||2,000 sqm.|
Villa Umah Tampih is nestled on a spectacular ridge with views of Mount Batukaru, overlooking a tapestry of rice fields along the Ayung River, the longest river on the island of Bali.
From Kedewatan Ridge the view of the Ayung River valley is breathtaking: a contrast between carefully tended Balinese rice fields and the fast moving, wild river below, between open sky and steep slopes covered by tropical jungle.
Located next to Kedewatan’s Pura Desa (village temple) it is in close proximity to the town of Ubud, known as the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali. The immediate area is rich in offering daily music and dance performances, Balinese Hindu ceremonies, a large selection of cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The villa is 1 hour from Bali’s International Airport.