This is a fabulous and new villa in a quiet location but within walking distance of some great restaurants and central Ubud. What makes it special is its location beside a tropical rainforest without a wall hiding what is beyond. The feeling of openness is not to be missed. And Agus looked after us like royalty. He is friendly with good English skills and is an excellent breakfast cook. Every day, he kept the villa and pool in great condition. Recommended very highly.
I have stayed in a range of accommodation in Ubud and Villa Bindi is by far the best. The villa is very comfortable and the owners have thought of everything that a traveler needs to be comfortable. The rooms are a good size and the garden is delightful. Agus is very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. He cooks the most wonderful breakfasts and brings fresh coconuts from his home if you ask him. He is very knowledgeable about Balinese customs as well as places to visit. He is certainly an asset for this villa. I would also like to mention the booking service run by Steve. The process is very easy and Steve is very well organised and responds promptly. I'll be coming back to Villa Bindi for a longer stay next year.
I have just returned home after my 4th wonderful stay at beautiful Villa Bindi. The setting is heavenly , a lovely place to rest and clear the mind. As usual Agus made our stay, his delicious breakfasts and delightful personality are such a positive. Nothing is too much trouble for him. Can't wait to return in February and soak up some Bali bliss.
Villa Bindi ticked all the boxes for our family get away. We wanted a true Balinese experience without the tourist traps, hassles filled with calm serenity. Cannot recommend it enough!
Villa Bindi was the perfect spot for our family of 4, including two teens, to use as home base in Ubud. It’s located several steps off the main road on a little walking path in Penestanan, a small village right next to Ubud. It is completely quiet and tucked away, yet conveniently located within 5 minutes’ walking distance to several good restaurants in Penestanan and it’s only about a twenty minute walk in to Ubud. The villa is pristinely clean and comfortable with gorgeous facilities. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all air-conditioned and enclosed while the living room and kitchen are under a roof with one wall exposed to the outdoors so you can sit on the comfy sofa and look out on to the gorgeous pool and gardens. We needed to do laundry while there and the washing machine worked great. All necessary supplies (detergent, drying racks, etc.) were provided.
Every morning we were visited by Agus, the caretaker, who cooked us DELICIOUS breakfasts including banana pancakes or poached eggs with toast from fresh bakery bread, a tropical fruit plate, and fresh-made Bali coffee. Agus was warm and chatty and always willing to help facilitate our day’s activities if necessary.
Our stay at Villa Bindi was unforgettable and I would highly recommend it for a family!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 days at Villa Bindi. The villa is spacious and comfortable. Wifi is fast and reliable.
The housekeeper, Agoes, is charming and entertaining, as well as an excellent cook. We wanted to bring him home with us.
We like to hike, and Villa Bindi is perfectly located for those who want to explore on foot. There are several trails which lead to rice fields. The villa is also close to many restaurants.
The manager, Steve, made it so easy to reach Villa Bindi from the Denpasar Airport. As we left the terminal, a smiling Kadek Cot was waiting for us. He drove us safely to Ubud and made sure we were comfortably settled into the villa before leaving us.
Villa Bindi made it so easy to fall in love with Ubud!
This was our first visit to Bali, so we went to TripAdvisor for a recommendation, leading us to Villa Bindi. Our family had the best vacation we've ever had in large part because of this gorgeous Villa and its fantastic staff -- starting with property manager Steve who was very responsive to the list of questions we had about the accommodations as well as the Ubud area in general. We were expecting something wonderful after reading all of the reviews, but we were blown away when we arrived at Villa Bindi; it is a truly stunning retreat, walled on three sides, very private with lush gardens facing a ravine that sings with jungle life. Close to everything, only a short 20 min walk to central Ubud or you can visit many neighborhood warungs for a convenient bite (Bubu's is excellent). Eve Spa is steps from the door for a massage or spa services. A very inexpensive taxi ride will bring you back to the Villa in minutes if you don't want to walk or to the local market. The Villa, pool, rooms (with AC!) and grounds are luxurious, but the BEST part of Villa Bindi is our new friend Agus, a very friendly young man with a ready smile and very good English who tends to the Villa and guests. He makes breakfast each morning with fresh organic ingredients from his garden and is a wonderful resource for new guests. We loved his banana pancakes (you must try them!) as well as his poached eggs, omelets, Bali coffee and fresh fruit. We won't stay anywhere else in Ubud other than Villa Bindi because of Agus.
When I asked Steve for a recommendation for a driver to book a tour, he arranged for a local driver with excellent English to come to the Villa to make arrangements. We met Wayan Doblet/Kendol the first day of our stay and were so impressed with his knowledge of Bali and the surrounding area that we booked him for several tours. We had a fantastic experience with Wayan as our driver who took great care of us, showing us many aspects of this amazing country: from temples and historic landmarks to nature parks (Monkey Forest is a must see), a private white sand beach, rural villages to see master artisans at work, shops and restaurant recommendations, even walked us through a cleanse at the Holy Water Temple and drove us to out to Tanah Lot and the beach at Canggu. All while patiently answering our questions with extensive knowledge and good humor. We will definitely use Wayan the next time we're in Bali.
Other highlights - 5-star dinner at Blanco in Ubud, a cycling tour/whitewater rafting day with Greenbike Tours, yoga/meditation classes at Yoga Barn, two dinners at Moksa, an excellent gourmet vegetarian restaurant (and we're not vegetarians!). Things to note: mosquitoes were minor and the local Soffell spray is adequate to prevent bites and easy to get and apply. Sunscreen is a must. Pool isn't heated but very refreshing, we swam on and off throughout the day.
We can't wait to book our next visit!!