Welcome to Villa Shinta Dewi Ubud – a beautiful contemporary villa on the edge of a rural village five minutes’ drive from Bali’s cultural and artistic heart. Here, guests may enjoy traditional Bali-style indoor/outdoor living with all the hi-tech comforts of a five-star hotel.
Interiors sage Dean Kempnich shaped the design of this two-storey villa, which features a wealth of natural materials: ironwood roof shingles, teakwood-lined vaulted ceilings, floors of polished terrazzo and teakwood, bathrooms awash with marble, and a stunning Palimanan stone wall of lotus flowers carved by Bali’s master craftsmen. The owners regularly stay here, so you’ll to find top-quality furnishings such as luxuriously upholstered modular sofas, stay-seated-forever dining chairs, and top-range mattresses and bed linen, as well as welcome extras such as Martini glasses and a Sonos / BOSE sound system.
Days are idyllic here. Laze by the pool, relax on sun loungers, curl up on a beanbag, or retreat to the shade of the deeply cushioned balé. Enjoy a leisurely lunch whipped up by the villa’s accomplished chef. Work off the calories in the air-conditioned gym, or indulge in a therapeutic massage. After cocktails served by your butler in the upstairs ‘sunset’ lounge, head down to the Sungei river terrace for a starlit barbecue. Of course, with the cafés, shops, temples, galleries and attractions of Ubud only a few kilometres away, you might be tempted to use our twice-daily drop-off service for a few hours of cultural exploration.
With a choice of living and dining areas, there’s enough room for families or a group of friends to holiday here without getting under each other’s feet. For smaller groups who only need three bedrooms, the fourth can be converted into a media room/study.