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Book this 4 bedroom house in Ubud today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, air conditioning, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 72 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $8008, depending on travel dates.
The manager responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 24, 2017.
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Red Lotus Property
Red Lotus Property
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- Calendar last updated:
- 24 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Ubud Attractions
- Air conditioning
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Smoking allowed
– based on 72 reviews
- Very Good
I and my wife and family (including our twins) stayed at Villa Kelusa for three nights in November 2014. One of the reasons why we wanted to stay there was because the pictures of the villa we saw on the internet were very attractive. We did have a little doubt that the real conditions would not be as good as the pictures. However, when we arrived at the villa (despite the villa's location which is not too close to the center of Ubud), the real conditions turned out to be the same as and even better than the pictures themselves. We loved the villa very much, the ambience, the view, the pool and also the manager and staff. Their hospitality and service deserve two thumbs up. The facilities were also great, they even have a good internet connection and cable TVs. If you ask us whether we want to stay again at the villa, given our impressions above, it seems that our answer will be crystal clear and that is a yes :)
Response from the manager Dear Our Beloved Guest, Warmest Greeting from Ubud, we are very grateful for the review you have posted, to know that you are very happy during your stay and you are indeed very satisfied with our services making us feel the joy as well. We could not say anything else except for our deepest gratitude to you since it is making us more passionate to improve our services and meet the standard to keep all our guests satisfied during their stay at our properties. In regards to the distance from the center of Ubud, we do hope that our shuttle service has given you the ease during the stay since to keep the local ambiance, some of the properties need to be in certain distances from the center of Ubud. Once again, thank you very much for staying with us as well as the review you have posted. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in our villa. Kind Regards Andri for Rita
“A wonderful family get together”
Villa Kelusa is a gem, integrating distinctive tropical open living rooms, gardens and 2 pools with the rice farms that surround the villa and river gorge that sits below. The staff, headed by the very efficient, affable and fluent Wayan takes care of your every need and will assist in making travel plans to Ubud and elsewhere. The breakfasts were fabulous as were each of the other Villa meals we requested during our stay. The Villa Kelusa compound with 3 houses was ideal for our family reunion. Nestled below the village of Kelusa, short local adventures were an option or shopping and dining trips to Ubud 20 minutes away. There are televisions and DVDs but we never bothered as the beauty and the ambiance of a carefree retreat were entertainment enough. Thank you Villa Kelusa.
Response from the manager Dear Beloved Partner, Warmest Greeting from Ubud, Bali Thank you very much for choosing our accommodation during you are in Bali and thank you very much for your nice review. We are looking forward to your next stay in our villa Best Regards, Ayu on behalf of Red Lotus Management and Villa Kelusa staff
“Living La Villa Loca(l) – Perfect Bali Experience!”
After my first villa experience over 10 years ago – with the same manager of Villa Kelusa, the lovely and ever-gracious Rita Dewi – I've always opted for the villa experience whenever in Ubud, Bali. Not only is it reasonably priced for such an exceptional – and exquisite – experience, you are so well taken care of that all the villa staff become your family by the time you leave! And trust me, no matter how long you stay, you never feel that you're ready to leave. My gal pals and I stayed at Villa Kelusa (at Pondok Sapi – with a gorgeous infinity pool that starts from the living room all the way out overlooking the padi fields) for 7 amazing days. Sang Ayu (ibu "mother" to us by the 2nd day!) had welcome drinks and snacks, plus a light and delicious balinese lunch prepared for us, as it was mid arvo by the time we arrived. A posse of animals greeted us – Puu, the blind but super friendly dog; Suria, the sweet n' lively kitten, and Karma the white cat who pretty much keeps his distance. On learning that one of the girls is allergic to animal fur, the staff immediately isolated the animals at the other house, vacuumed the furniture at ours, which made our friend feel at ease – she didn't have any allergy issues at all during the trip. Everyone – especially Wayan, our wonderful house manager and driver, and the house staff: Putu, Made, Nyoman and Ibu Ayu – went out of their way to make us feel at home. For most mornings, Ibu Ayu happily made us bubur ayam (chicken porridge – a balinese brekkie staple) which wasn't on the villa menu (but will now be!). Wayan was always ready and willing to help organise our day for us – from recommending activities and restaurants, organising pampering massages at the villa and day trips, to making reservations for us. The villa itself was perfect – clean and spacious rooms, lush green surroundings, massive bathrooms with great baths/showers, safe and private location, loungey living spaces ... and superb views from every room. The only very wee snag was the somewhat iffy Internet connection at Pondok Sapi BUT I know our dear Wayan is already sorting it out, based on our feedback. By the way, this is the quietest villa I've ever stayed in – no gung-ho roosters nearby waking you up at 4am! We miss everyone at Villa Kelusa – they are so warm and genuine that you feel like you're part of a family, and not just being "served". For this reason alone, we know we'll be back again!
Response from the manager Dear Beloved partner, Warmest Greeting from Ubud, Bali Thank you very much for choosing our accommodation during holiday in Bali, it was a lovely to meet you in the villa. we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in Villa Kelusa Hope to see you again soon Best Regards, Ayu on behalf of Red Lotus Management and Villa Kelusa staff
“Everything I've ever dreamed of :)”
Villa Kelusa is by far the most magical place I have ever scene and had the pleasure of staying at for 10 days. The villa has a peaceful breadth of its own which lives within you from the time of arrival. It's architecture and room accommodations are exceptionally generous in size, breathtaking views and 5 star luxury furnishings, trappings and comforts. The staff is always on point, welcoming and available to assist with all desires to assure your Balinese experience is true to heart. It is set in a wonderful and safe neighborhood that is free to walk about and meet with the locals to see how they live and taste their culture. The residents of the village are exceptionally grateful for Villa Kelusa's owner's generosity to their land and people. I highly recommend walking the rice fields with a field worker and visiting the town temples during your stay in Bali. There is an endless amount of decadence you can experience while staying at the Villa, which cannot be enjoyed elsewhere. My only wish is to return again! Many thanks again to the owner and staff who made my visit magical.
Response from the manager Dear Beloved partner, Warmest Greeting from Ubud, Bali Thank you very much for choosing our accommodation during your trip in Bali, thank you also for your nice comment, we strive to instantly to improve our service to our next guests. And we are looking forward to seeing you soon Best Regards, Ayu on behalf of Red Lotus Management and Villa Kelusa staff
What an incredible experience, from the moment I arrived I was treated like a king. The villa and the staff were exceptional! Wayan, the property manager, was so accommodating and wonderful to all the guests. The views are spectacular to say the least, and I highly recommend to anyone staying here that you take the time to go visit the temple for the ceremonies, very enlightening. Experience Bali as it was meant to be experienced, you'll fall in love with this place! Edward
Response from the manager Dear Beloved partner, Warmest Greeting from Ubud Thank you very much for choosing our accommodation during your holiday in Ubud,Bali. and thank you very much for your feedback, we would definitely still improve ourselves to give the best service in the future Looking forward to seeing you soon Best Regards, Ayu on behalf of Red Lotus Management and Villa Kelusa staff
“Best of the Best”
Villa Kelusa is BLISS; from the breathtaking views, stunning architecture and interiors to the unsurpassed service from the friendly, knowledgeable staff, you'll want for nothing staying here. Step out of your uber comfortable bed on to the terrace to wonder at the view of nine volcanos, and a freshly brewed coffee appears as if by magic! The staff, discreet warm and eager to please, are mentioned time and again in the reviews for this Villa and rightly so, they are amazing! The villa is wonderfully private and secure and yet it's just outside Ubud. We stayed with a group of families/friends and everyone had their own space and then when we came together as a group the open spaces worked wonderfully. The food was wonderful, with sensible choices of local and western dishes. Bali has so much to offer and Villa Kelusa would be a first class base to take it all in, or simply to sit and admire the view, while your every desire is taken care of!
Response from the manager Dear Beloved guest, Warmest Greeting from Ubud Thank you very much for your stay in our villa during your holiday in Bali, of course we are very happy to have you in the villa and your review are greatly appreciated to improve our service for our next guest and for your next stay. We are looking forward to your next stay Best Regards, Ayu on behalf of Red Lotus Management and Villa Kelusa staff
“Wonderful interesting friendly holiday for family teenagers”
My husband and our two sons aged 16 and 13 had the absolute pleasure of staying with Wayan and his team at Villa Kelusa in July 2014. Where do I begin to describe how wonderful our experience was? Wayan and his team looked after us superbly from the collection by taxi from our hotel in Sanur to the delivery of our family to the airport for departure from Bali. Nothing was too much - including organising all the activities we did - white water rafting, elephant park, bike ride through the villages etc. In addition Wayan and Made invited us on a picture perfect and educational walk through the rice fields and village surrounding Villa Kelusa. Thank you for including us in the Village celebrations. Our biggest struggle each day was deciding what too choose from the menu - the food prepared by Sang Ayu and her staff was wonderful - and made eating out not so tempting. Having said that, our experience at the Bridges restaurant in Ubud was superb. Our boys will always remember their experience of playing basketball with local lads in Ubud - thanks to Wayan for finding that basketball court glimpsed in the night on our way to the Bridges Restaurant and returning - twice- to enable basketball to break down language and cultural barriers for teenage boys. Our family cannot recommend Villa Kelusa highly enough.
Response from the manager Dear Beloved guest, Warmest Greeting from Ubud, Bali It was nice pleasure to have you and your family in our villa, we are very glad to assist you with your activities during your holiday in Ubud, Bali. very happy also to see you and your family very interest to know about our culture. We could not say anything too much, but thank you very much for your stay and looking forward to your next visit. Warmest Regards, Ayu on behalf of Red Lotus Management and Villa Kelusa staff
“Great way to Welcome 2014”
19 friends and family decided to go to Bali for New Year so we booked 2 villas, one of which was Kelusa. I would say it took us almost 2 hours to get to our destination. Kelusa is about 15 min north of Ubud. By this time - we were so sleep deprived and exhausted, our flight was at 4:00am. Upon opening the gates of Kelusa, we all fell in love and vowed to just stay at the villa. Not that we didn't have any more energy to go anywhere else, but the sheer beauty of the location and the villa was just heaven. We were greeted by the House Manager, Wayan and the lovely staff with drinks and some appetizers. We had also made arrangement for breakfast to be served. The following 4 days were just spent relaxing. It was raining the whole time we were there, but no amount of rain can really dampen our spirits. We arranged for a couple of drivers to take us around. A great place to spend with family and friends. The facilities were modern yet with a lovely touch of Bali. It was a extremely comfortable. Even with the limited English of some, we were able to more than get by. They were always around to help us, always cleaning the premises. We also hosted a dinner for the other party that was in the other villa. They all said we chose the better villa. We know we did. The staff was also able to recruit their nieces and friends to do a Balinese dance for us which was a surprise to our guests. The staff went over and beyond to make us all happy and proud at dinner. What can I say about Wayan - such a host. He made sure we were happy and answered all our concerns. He was also quite informed of our history, it was impressive. He took time to explain the culture and ways of Bali. I would go back in a heartbeat. I have been convincing my yoga teacher that we should organize a yoga retreat at Kelusa. I have no reservations in recommending the place to even my not so adventurous friends. Now, if I could only get more vacation days, I will be in Kelusa now!
Response from the manager Dear Beloved guests, Warmest Greeting from Ubud Thank you very much for choosing our accommodation during your holiday in Bali, thank you for your nice review as well. Hopefully you and family will get holiday soon, as our returning guests remember you will get a special price during your stay. We can not wait to welcome you again at Villa Kelusa Warmest Regards, Ayu on behalf of Red Lotus Management and Villa Kelusa staff
“Perfect stay in a perfect place”
My wife, me and our two daughters spent four unforgettable days in this magnificent place. Our stay in Ubud started badly: the reservation we had in another place turned out to be unconfirmed, and we found Villa Kelusa at the last minute. How lucky we were ! The place has two separate villas, Pondok Sapi and Pondok Surya. We stayed at the second one, featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a small kitchen but a stunning infinity pool, overlooking the valley. Enjoying the pool after lunch was a must. Other guests were using the other villa, but there was absolutely no interference. The villa offers all necessary comfort, including wifi internet and sound system where you can plug in your own ipod. The rooms are spacious, very clean and well maintained. The decoration, with local artifacts, was very neat and nice. We had a very relaxing time there. The view at sunset, the sunrise with only bird songs, a bath in this magnificent tub overlooking the rice fields, are things that you will remember your while life. But, what make the stay so special was the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. A team of six to look after all our needs, always present when you need them (they give you a local phone to reach them), invisible the rest of the time. Wayan, the house manager, is a wonderful person, eager to please you, always available and caring. Sang ayu, the chef, is cooking delicious food to your taste, whatever it is, and always offer a charming smile with the food. Bagus, our driver, also a very nice person, drove carefully and timely. Only one regret, our stay was too short, we have to come back ! That was our first stay in Ubud, it was a perfect one.
Response from the manager Dear Mireille and Family, Thank you very much for choosing our accommodation during your stay in Ubud, It was a pleasure to serve and assist you during your stay in our villa. Also thank you for your great comment, hopefully you and your family coming soon and stay longer with us. Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to Bali Best Regards, Ayu on behalf of Red Lotus Management and Villa Kelusa staff
What a wonderful stay we had at Villa Kelusa. Jo, the owner, has magnificent taste and blends East and West in perfect harmony in this wonderful home outside Ubud. The staff was excellent, especially the house manager Wayan who took amazing care of myself, my wife and our two year old daughter. Just note that the house is 20 minutes from Ubud...so it's a little remote...but because it is, you get a real sense of Bali outside the tourist areas. The countryside in this area is just gorgeous. Thanks for a wonderful stay Villa Kelusa
Response from the manager Dear Beloved guest, Warmest Greeting from Ubud We are thanking you for staying with us during your holiday in Bali. Your great comment and review are really appreciated to improve our service for our next guest. We are looking forward to your next stay Best Regards, Ayu on behalf of Red Lotus Management and Villa Kelusa staff