Welcome to Villa Griya Atma ("The Abode of the Soul" in Sanskrit), located in the friendly village of Tengkulak Kelod, near Ubud. Overlooking a landscape of rice fields and forest, you will find calm and relaxation, while you are only a short drive away from the cultural and artistic experience of Ubud and nearby villages
Griya Atma is a four bedroom villa. The name Griya Atma means "Abode of the Soul". The villa is designed as a modern interpretation of Balinese traditional living, each room on ground floor opens on a wide patio.
The Master bedroom faces the rice fields and the infinity swimming pool. It has en-suite bathroom with bathtub and an outdoor shower. It also has a indoor daybed. Two other bedrooms on ground floor face the swimming pool. Both have indoor and outdoor bathroom with showers. The fourth bedroom, on second floor faces other rice fields. It is also a study and has its own lounge with sofa and TV. It has en-suite bathroom with indoor shower.
The dining / living room opens on the garden, the swimming pool and rice fields. A family room faces the back garden with a fish and turtle pond. Children love to play in the family room, in times of rain.
All rooms have air conditioning and fan.
The kitchen is used for final preparation of the dishes before serving. It has a refrigerator, a microwave oven, and a water dispenser.
The swimming pool is tiled with natural stones coming from Java. The Bale Bengong is a place where you can relax or get a traditional massage.
The garden faces more than 1 km uninterrupted rice fields, with a small temple on the right side.
The Villa has been designed, built and is managed with the single purpose of your enjoying a wonderful and trouble free stay. The villas' staff consists of 11 : 1 cook, 6 waiters and room attendants, 1 pool attendant and maintenance man, 1 gardener, 2 night watchmen. The villa manager will welcome you upon arrival. She will visit you during your stay to check whether everything goes fine. You also call on her in case of a difficulty or to arrange activities.
The villas are fitted with modern facilities, telephone connection to all rooms as well as to kitchens, the office and security post, wired and wireless broadband internet and cable TV.
Note about broadband internet : please remember that you are in Bali and nothing goes at light speed here, internet connection is not an exception. We have ample electrical capacity to power all the above and to keep the villas cool, and a 30 kVA generator for the occasional power cuts, which are part of the life, here.
Through an agreement with a local group of drivers, we provide 1 car per villa for the entire duration of the guests' stay. Their cars are new generation Kijangs, comfortably seating up to 6 adults. The driver's knowledge of Bali, including the most remote and "off the beaten track" roads is exceptional.
The Bale Bengong (one in each villa) are used for giving massages, thanks to an agreement with one group of traditional massage ladies.
We can also organize, courtesy of an agreement with the local village dance school, a show of traditional Balinese dances in the villa itself. English and French speaking guide can be arranged upon request.
The mandate to the architects (Rick McBride and Jeffrey Loh of Cita Duta Artistry in Jakarta and Bali) was to design a complex of 2 villas and a common facilities center, with modern traits which could become a part of the landscape and perfectly blend in its natural surroundings. They matched expectations and more.
The villas were built, in 2008-2009 by a Balinese group.
The result is a combination of contemporary facilities and technology with touches of Bali's traditions, arts and crafts present in every detail.Particular attention to material and colors - with extensive usage of Indonesia's wood and natural stones. The color scheme was designed to give a sense of fusion with the surrounding landscape.