Uniquely in touch with nature.

The bedroom closes for privacy but the living room is delightfully open! We are in the HIP area : yoga, cafes, paddy walks & 15 min walk to Ubud. We are off the beaten path and hard to find as there is no direct car access. We STRONGLY advise using our select drivers who know our location & will carry bags the 6 min. walk + 30 steps.  

Made and Made (pronounced Madeh) and Putu will pamper you with healthy breakfasts and do let us know if you have food restrictions. Choose a super thin mushroom or ham and cheese omelette made with the best butter and served with baby potatoes or Balinese black rice pudding or banana pancakes. Bali Buda bread, Bali Coffee and our homemade yogurt and homemade pineapple jam. No breakfast would be complete without a plate of Balinese tropical fruit artfully cut by our angels. 

 

 

Natural Amenities

  • hand hewn 100 year old teak, poured cement floor, cement counters, heritage cement tiles. The beauty is in the imperfections.

  • open air living room designed for cross ventilation. we have ceiling fans, standing fans and NO AC.

  • to further minimize our footprint we have a gorgeous shared saltwater pool for the use of Passiflora, Jazmin and Marguerite. It has thousands of hand laid black river stones lining bottom and sides.

  • You will be pampered with healthy breakfast for two, lovingly prepared in your kitchen by our fabulous staff.

  • We are in a hilly village without cars and are hard to find. it takes approximately five minutes along a river path and then up 30 steps to walk from the car drop-off to our villas. Our recommended drivers know the way and will carry your bags. Others won't.

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NY Times Featured, Eco Design 2 ! in Ubud

 

Reviews

 

Deeply fall in love.

 The design of the house, the environment, the experience staying here, all of them make me deeply fall in love with it. Living here make me feel like living with the nature, just totally different from city life. But what needs to be paid attention is the encounter with different small animals. Don’t be afraid by them (though I did!). Anyway you’ll find your inner peace here, much more than you can expect.  Jiayi, Guangzhou, China May 2018

 

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Lovingly Designed to Be in touch with Nature 

We were featured in the New York Times: Building in Harmony in Bali and now our book  Seen Unseen: Embracing Natural Home Design in Bali is out.

Walk 6 minutes or ride a rented scooter along a tropical river path (and then up 30 steps) to Jazmin. architect-designed loft-like antique Joglo (traditional Javanese teak house). Jazmin is a 100 year old hand hewn teak joglo from Central Java. It sits in a rice paddy, which we have kept intact, as part of our commitment to this ancient Balinese agricultural tradition. Across the paddy is our other joglo, Passiflora. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/385959.  Marguerite, our latest addition to our collection of three https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/866341 is across the walking path.  Being  mindful of water shortages in Bali, we have a beautiful, recently added,  shared salt water pool for the use of guests in our three houses.     

Our neighborhood has no car access or noise, but many sounds of geckos, roosters, frogs and collared kingfisher birds as well as temple sounds, while still walking distance from Ubud (15 minutes). If you are used to a city life which is not in contact with nature, you might love your joglo experience , or you may find it takes you a little getting used to. Each of our joglos has its own personality and we carefully design every detail  to make sure that  staying in these transformed traditional teak structures is a one of a kind experience in Luxurious But Simple Ecological Living. 
  
As you walk into Jazmin, you'll be taken by the  spacious  loft -like feeling  (1000 sq. ft. /90 meters square) with the added visual pleasure of antique teak  beams and a carved wood panel from the island of Madura. You can see this panel has a slight Chinese influence. The roof is a work of art in itself. It is made of handwoven grass known as "alang-alang".

I have combined traditional elements, but the sensibility is modern with an emphasis on comfort. There are no villas in Ubud quite as uniquely in Touch With Nature as Passiflora, Jazmin and Marguerite! We have ceiling and standing fans for your comfort. WE DO NOT HAVE AC. 

Read on the daybed on the verandah, have a conversation in the living room then have a nap in the bedroom on the king-sized super comfortable bed overlooking the ever changing landscape of the rice paddies. The kitchen is perfect for cooking:  polished concrete countertops and reclaimed wood cabinet doors. At night, the bedroom locks up for privacy and safety, but the living room stays open for maximum connection with nature.  You can practice yoga comfortably in so many spots and later bathe under the stars in the sunken tub.

Made and Made (pronounced Madeh) will pamper you with healthy breakfasts and do let us know if you have dietary restrictions. Choose either a super thin mushroom or ham and cheese omelette served with baby potatoes, Bali Buda  toast with the best butter and our seasonal pineapple jam. Or choose Balinese black rice pudding or banana pancakes. Bali Coffee or Java Tea and our homemade yogurt. No breakfast would be complete without a plate of Balinese tropical fruit artfully cup by our angels. 

Our houses are the only ones in Penestanan to have a traditional Balinese family temple. Ask Kadek for a small tour. 
 
Jazmin is a truly unique experience for FIT folks who want to be in touch with the Bali of rice farmers in the most natural way! Enjoy All my secret spots are password preserved for our guests after they book.  This is an always-evolving  list  of must do and must eat and must shop from a ten year + +  love affair with Bali. And my beautiful and kind and helpful staff: Made and Made, and Putu.   

We are doubly happy when we see the variety of different kinds of people, who are happy and make our homes their homes. That is your gift to us.  I am available via email and SMS.   And we have a very complete list of all things wonderful that are "must dos", our vey own little map of the neighborhood and of Ubud  and a local phone for use of our guests with our numbers in them. A nice touch!

Penestanan has become hip... and now has its very own yoga studio (Intuitive Flow), meditation center, approximately 10+ charming restaurants (Indonesian, Japanese, Indian, Raw/Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan)  and a cafe and bakery, so you don't even have to get on your motorbike.  
We can organize a scooter for you  for $5 per day or you can take an expensive taxi to Ubud $5 per ride.. or you can walk... 20 minutes.. to all things Ubud . You can also hire a car with a driver for about  $50 US.  
If you'd like a  Studio Magnolia joglo of your own, let us know. :)

We STRONGLY advise using our select drivers who know our location & will carry bags the 6 min. walk + 30 steps.  Other drivers can't find us and won't carry bags.