The enchanting Villa Melati is perched upon the Sayan Ridge in the traditional Balinese village of Kedewatan, just five minutes drive from the cultural town of Ubud. Providing accommodation for up to 8 adults, with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Villa Melati is available for short and medium-term rental, whenever the owners are not in residence. The style is elegant and romantic, presenting tropical living at its very best.
- Air conditioned bedrooms
- Private pool
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Free Wi-Fi access
- In-room safe
- First morning breakfast
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Fruit basket on arrival
- Villa manager
- Security guards
- Shuttle service to/from Ubud town
- Return airport transfers*
Last Minute & Early Bird Bookings
Contact our Villa Specialists to find out if your dates are eligible for our Last Minute and Early Bird discounts.
The graceful architecture of this thatched hideaway is essentially Balinese. The property is constructed of traditional local materials, with contemporary style incorporated into the high-quality fixtures and fittings.
Designed to harmonise with the environment, the pavilions and viewing balconies offer a blend of open-air living and air-conditioned comfort. The colonial-style furniture is complemented by traditional batik fabrics and antique artefacts, while the 5000 square metres of terraced gardens incorporate a delightful lookout pavilion, a converted rice barn, and a water-garden of cascading ornamental pools.
A dining room has a dining table that can comfortably seat 6 guests. Adjacent to the dining area is a kitchen.
Garden & Pool
The infinity-edge swimming pool appears to overflow into the forest; its stone deck enhanced with sun-loungers, oriental parasols, palms, pots and flowering shrubs. Across the valley, broad-canopied acacia trees, stately lontar, umbrella ferns, rippling banana leaves and giant bamboo mingle with tall coconut palms. Paddlings of ducks forage for tasty morsels on the valley floor, dragonflies glide on the thermals, and cicadas chirrup to the accompaniment of an orchestra of birdsong.
Villa Melati Bedrooms
Villa Melati has two master bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The two identical master bedrooms are positioned at ground level. Each is air-conditioned with the additional provision of a ceiling fan. Ubud’s relatively cool climate, combined with the soaring roofs, means that the ceiling fans are often quite sufficient for guests’ needs. Please note that the bedrooms have sliding doors which cannot be locked.
Each of these bedrooms features a custom-made king size bed, an en-suite bathroom, and an adjoining walk-in dressing room, complete with cupboards, hanging space and full-length mirrors. When the large sliding doors at the front of each bedroom are opened, the pool, garden, and rainforest appears and the interior becomes one with nature.
The picture is completed with attractive furnishings, local artefacts, oriental rugs and an ornately-carved antique Javanese door-panel behind each bed. Each of the bathrooms is embellished with a small tropical garden, surrounded by a wall for privacy. Each features a pebbled floor with timber decking, rough tumble marble wall tiles, ‘his n hers’ double rainshowers, twin washbasins, a toilet, and a thoughtful array of bathroom amenities.
There is further sleeping accommodation, inside a genuine antique Balinese rice barn. The barn has been fitted with a delightful sleeping loft for two, with a king-size mattress. Both ceiling fan and air-conditioning are provided. Below in a cave, is the barn’s private bathroom, reached by steps. This is ideally suited to younger people, due to the 3 flights of steps up and down between the sleeping area and the bathroom. A fourth sleeping area on the mezzanine floor has two single beds, and there are adjoining private facilities. No air-conditioning.
Villa Melati Layout
To reach the villa from the private car park entails a descent of 82 steps – this is what makes the setting of the house unique. No sounds from the road – only the sound of the rushing River Ayung, far below in the valley. We have added a rack-and-pinion funicular lift that carries 4-5 people, which is always available when the steps are daunting.
Villa Melati is composed of two wings, in a V-shaped plan, encompassing an inner courtyard garden and a fan-shaped swimming pool that appears to float above the treetops. The flowing design oozes a profound feeling of calm, while the breathtaking, birds-eye view of the river reflects a grand sense of scale.
Villa Melati Staff
Your stay in Villa Melati is made enjoyable by the professional staff. Villa Melati’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly Balinese hospitality.
Villa Melati’s experienced and knowledgeable manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. The villa manager will oversee and coordinate the staff and property and assist you during your stay.
You didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.
The villa’s skilled private chef will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s suggestion menus, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements.
It’s nice to know you have security and many villas will have full-time guards or night time security available. Additional security can also be arranged if the villa doesn’t include any in the daily rate.
Villa Melati Location
Villa Melati is situated on the Sayan Ridge on the outskirts of Ubud, one hour’s drive from Denpasar’s ‘Ngurah Rai’ international airport, 40 minutes from the coast, and convenient for tours all over the island. The setting, 300 metres above sea level in the foothills of the central mountain range, presents a fresher, more pleasant climate than the southern coastal regions. The Sayan Ridge is also the dramatic location of some of the Island’s most luxurious boutique hotels, including Four Seasons and Amandari.
The remarkable town of Ubud is Bali’s centre for fine arts and cultural performances, and the surrounding villages are home to many highly-accomplished Balinese painters, dancers, musicians and carvers. Ubud was originally an important source of medicinal herbs and plants. In fact, the name is derived from the Balinese word for medicine. Ever since the German artist, Walter Spies, settled here in the 1930s, the town has been a magnet for writers, art collectors, connoisseurs, mystics, and people actively involved in art, anthropology, music, dance, architecture, environmentalism and alternative healing. The area is encompassed by most of the features that draw people to this unique and beautiful island – gorgeous scenery dotted with ancient temples and palaces. Ubud’s visitors are those in search of culture, nature and inspiration.
Villa Melati Bookings
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Need to Know
- Return airport transfers included for guests arriving / departing on the same flight*
- Minimum stay: Low Season: 3 nights, High Season: 5 nights, Peak Season: 7 nights
- Our rates include Government tax and services. Other websites add this on at the end of the booking!
- We offer the best rates online and offer a price guarantee to prove it!
- A deposit of 50% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking
- Final payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
- Check-in time: 1pm – check-out time: 11am
- Late check out until 6pm can be arranged at half the rental rate (subject to availability)
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