Fabulous peaceful location and good service but not absolutely private.
Easy booking on Airbnb with Ketut who owns 3 or 4 properties and was happy to arrange his driver to collect us from Amed which arrived 1 hour late, blamed the traffic, very apologetic, although another driver from Ubud had arrived on time. But very safe driver & good vehicle, great welcome in the gorgeous Penastanan village just west of central Ubud and only a 10 minute walk from Blanco Museum.
From car drop point, it is a lovely easy 5 minute stroll to the villa on a 1.5 metre wide path for pedestrians & scooters only, staff took the cases on scooter, thus villa has no car or truck noise. Many good local restaurants and spas within 5-10 minute walk, especially Elements, La Pacha Mama, & DivinE Wine Bar / Bridges Fine Dining. The remaining villa pick up & dropoff service with Suka was excellent.
Nice garden but not as isolated as the web photos suggest. Villa Sujati is perhaps 16 years old & well presented but a little tired and dark with some rising damp, peeling paint etc, and the clocks should be removed as one has stopped anyway. The wall safes are fixed (good) but are difficult to access at foot level. The pool is very satisfactory, very clean, good size depth & temperature with sun & shade, but the steps into the pool are a little slippery, there area lot of biting ants about, and the pool is poorly orientated such that when sitting on the steps, one is gazing at the tired service areas instead of the attractive garden! It should have been sited 180 degrees about.
The pool shower was dirty and contained assorted litter & used soap toothbrushes etc, and staff &/or family did wander in and out of the pool area a bit, as noted by other reviewers. The staff told me it was the staff shower & toilet! And sometimes staff smoked in the service area 5m from our front porch. I objected & matters were fixed, but what appears to be the staff kitchen & rest area remains extremely close by thus more resembling a homestay v private self-contained villa.
The upstairs bedroom is nice with good aircon, but the villa would not suit all parties of 4 as the access to the upstairs bedroom is from the lower bedroom! Hot water in the bottom shower was erratic. A kettle was present but no cups teapot coffee pot or plunger until requested. Good supply of Aqua but this generates a lot of plastic waste - a bulk Aqua dispenser would be better. The free wifi is reasonable at front of house & bedrooms, but does not extend to the pool area. The laundry service is very good. A fridge contained a used water bottle. The breakfast menu is limited & vegetarian only - no bacon or ham - so we breakfasted out most days. I would suggest the breakfast should be deleted or only an optional extra, rather than included in the tariff.
So we had a lovely time in a spacious quaint villa in a great location with good service that I feel is due for a rethink and a refurbishment. The web photos & text need to be updated to reflect the less isolated position, & either delete references to privacy, or ensure it is private with no persons to enter the entire enclosure and pool area except at pre-agreed times.