About this listing
Welcome to Podpadi. When we decided to build this, we made sure the surroundings complement the space where nature is respected & encompassed by productive rice-fields & charming local villages, PodPadi has an ideal secluded sanctuary for families, couples or small groups of peaceful ambience seekers. Most importantly, it had to be functional, secure, sustainable & comfortable. Simplicity is key in this development and it had to boost the local community and assist the people living in the area.
My wife and I build this home in over the course of 1 year and we decided to call it Podpadi, because of its peaceful paddy field surroundings.
Upon entering, the walkway leads through a lounge bordered with greens. Featuring a swimming pool, sun deck, open living environment, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, fiber optic wifi and air-conditioned bedrooms. Its a tastefully minimalist modern designed 2 bedroom private villa, built with a touch of classic-modern identity and an eclectic sense of taste. The peculiar yet effective space makes it a very interesting place for both work and leisure.
Guest will have full access to the entire property, except for the storage room, which is beside the lounge area.
Interaction with guests
Mella who speaks a little english will be seeing you through check-in till check-out. Her english is not outstanding but she's definitely improving day by day just by interacting with guest.
She would be able to let you in on everything you need to know while traveling in Ubud and her surroundings, cultures and local slangs. If you like to have breakfast prepared, let her know a day advance, she'll be more than happy to prepare it for you for a small fee.
And there is Pak Nyoman, Mella's Dad who takes care of the gardening, pool and security during the day and wee hours of the nights to make sure the place is secured.
And lastly we have Mella's Mom ;) who takes care of the cleanliness of the rooms and surroundings of the villa.
Should you have issues communicating with them, I'm more than happy to assist but I´m very certain they will go the extra mile to make your stay comfortable.
This is one way we give back to our local community through creating job opportunities, teaching and social skill development.
Interaction with staff depend on guest request:
Daily cleaning service 10am or 2pm
Daily pool/garden in the mornings 8am / 10am or 4pm
Daily security every 4 to 5 hours within the villa compound
Other things to note
We're about 30 meters 2 minutes walk from the main street, located in the rice fields therefore not accessible by car but a motorcycle.
We're discoverable through Waze or Goog maps at Podpadi Design Spaces. The map location is just an indication to the main road leading to Podpadi.
Upon arrival, Mella and her family will assist you with your luggages.
Kindly read and agree before making a request.
Any requests for company photography, events, parties, videography should send in the request with a clear intention to do so before booking. If you do not and assume we will host you for the above matter, we have the right to cancel your booking with penalties involved. Please note that there are extra charges for any of the above mentioned items.
This is a living area and courtesy towards neighbors is to be observed. Peace and tranquility is a thing we want to keep to — still that doesn't mean we can't have fun.
Last but not least, we appreciate if you could help us with your opinion and feedbacks. Also, whenever possible:-
i) Separate your trash, throw out any organic trash.
ii) If you're expecting guests over, do let us know in advance. We're friendly people too.
iii) No late party goers or loud noises
iv) No smoking in the rooms
v) Keep the place in perfect harmony. They're all around you. Be nice to them and they'll be nice to you too.
vi) Kindly switch off all electricity, lights and unused appliances as and when you're not around. They're all for your comfort anyways, best to conserve them too ;)
vii) We reserve the right to enter your room, if in any case air conditioners are not properly switched off when unavailable. Please help us conserve energy by switching it off when not in use.
Thanks for your cooperation :)
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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A husband and father of 1 who loves to travel, enjoys good food and cycling. Traveling with a family now means looking for a holiday home away from home. As a host, I hope to create a comfortable and enjoyable stay experience that will bring back good memories for years to come.