Villa Kelusa is combination of two villas, Villa Pondok Sapi and Villla Pondok Surya, nestled in the small villa of Kelusa, just a 15 minute drive from Ubud. Though remotely located and untouched by modern life, Kelusa is easily accessible and is just a few minutes away from the wide array of activities in Ubud. The villa is a 10-minute drive from Elephant Safari Park and a 1.5 hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Pondok Sapi, which means “pavilion of the cow” is named after the ubiquitous Balinese thatched sheds which dot the jungles and also shelter the farmers in their rice terraces. Villa Pondok Sapi was designed as the private residence of a retired American writer and television journalist. Three separate buildings make up Villa Pondok Sapi. The Main Pavilion contains a gourmet kitchen, dining and living areas with breathtaking views of the Pakuseba Canyon, full bathroom and an enclosed, air-conditioned media room that can be converted into a luxury bedroom.
The next building is the air conditioned Glass House, a two-story glass-walled studio with a library and two spacious in-suite master bedrooms with king beds. The Northernmost building is an open air Pool Cabana with a private infinity pool and lounge area, with access to a large, landscaped lawn and rock garden. All buildings are perched atop a ridge, above tiled rice paddies that cascade down an enormous, steep ravine to the Pakuseba River and face West to maximize stunning sunset views over nine ancient volcanoes.
Bedrooms at Villa Pondok Sapi
The villa has two air-conditioned bedrooms. Both are in the Glass House – the villa’s two-level bedroom pavilion – one bedroom on every level. Both bedrooms have king-sized beds, as well as dedicated bathrooms. The second-level bedroom has a free-standing bathtub right in the bedroom. The ground-level bathroom has a fitted bathtub. Both bedrooms also have fabulous views of the verdant landscape.
Living Areas at Villa Pondok Sapi
There are two living areas – one is at the swimming pavilion, and the other is at the villa’s central pavilion. Around carefully chosen appointments, you can all hang out for engaging conversation. At the other half of the semi-open, spacious, breezy and high-ceilinged central pavilion is the dining area with its timber wood table for six. Here, you can all sample authentic local cuisine – as well as foreign fare – meticulously put together by the onsite chef at the fully-equipped, gourmet kitchen also at the central pavilion. There are also two media rooms – at the central pavilion and at the villa’s bedroom pavilion – where you can all await the next episode of the newest hit series. Or, go on a marathon of your can’t-get-enough-of classic movies.
At the façade of the villa’s swimming pavilion is the infinity pool. Leap into its welcoming, glassy waters and wade to the scenic edge where you can’t help but linger – entranced – as you gaze out to the rice terraces, the river valley and the far off nine volcanoes. Up from the water, you can lie on cushioned, ergonomic pool beds on the poolside stone deck.
Services and Facilities
Air conditioned bedrooms
Free Wi-Fi access
In room safe
One time airport transfer in and out
Free one time daily shuttle to Ubud and Back
Free pool afternoon tea
*The rate is subject to 15.5 Percent Government Tax and Service.
09 Jan – 18 Jan
26 Jan – 05 Apr
13 Apr – 30 Jun
16 Sep – 19 Dec
19 Jan – 25 Jan
06 Apr – 12 Apr
01 Jul – 31 Jul
01 Sep – 15 Sep
01 Jan – 08 Jan
01 Aug – 31 Aug
20 Dec – 08 Jan 2024