Petanu River Villa is located just 10 minutes southeast of the bustling arts community of Ubud, at the far edge of a quiet village of wood-carvers.

Situated on a hill above the rushing Petanu River, we offer you an alternative to hotel-style living in the form of a unique and private residence. Built in a modern style, combining elements of Bauhaus, Japanese and Indonesian design, it provides a contemporary living space in a traditional Balinese environment, surrounded by a lush tropical garden and views of plants and greenery across the river valley.

The Villa

The whole villa can be rented to ensure complete privacy, which means 3 bedrooms and, 3 bathrooms - each in a different style, a separate modern kitchen, staff members, and many other facilities.

The Villa comes with stereo music, double beds, private terraces - two overlooking the valley, ceiling fans and air-conditioning, although this is not really necessary, especially during the dry season when the weather is cooler. All bathrooms come with hot water. The study room can be converted into a fourth bedroom to accommodate extra guests, and we have a double bed for two people that is available upon request for a reasonable fee.

Relax in the open bathroom area ("mandi") - which is surrounded by flowers, next to your private terrace, or in the open dining and living room with its comfortable seating and stereo music system, complete with a wonderful river view. There are 156 steps which will guide you down to sit at the River Bank and to plunge into the fresh spring water.

Living Space

The villa now offers guests three double bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The ground-floor bedroom has a private living space, an outdoor bath area with large terrazzo plunge tub, huge flowering plants, and a wooden deck with white sunshades. The upstairs bedrooms have great views and one has a terrace overlooking the river and valley.

The spacious living room opens out to the spectacular scenic view over the river. The ground floor also includes a study/office, dining room with a family-size terrazzo table, fully equipped modern kitchen, and traditional bathroom for your guests.

A climb to the "tower" located on the roof provides a quiet meditation retreat and an even more spectacular view of the surrounding landscape.

The steps in the garden lead you to a fern-filled valley where you can wade the river and swim. There is also a private plunge pool which is filled by spring water. This may be out of commission during the rainy season as heavy rains wash a lot of leaves into it. However, during the drier months, it is fine. Hidden among the pathways used only by Balinese villagers, you are virtually alone with nature.


Excellent meals are available upon request - please book in advance for the evening. In addition, the staff can recommend an abundance of good restaurants in the Ubud area and beyond.

If required, guides, masseuse or airport pick-up service, etc. can be arranged. The Villa staff is receptive to personal preferences from guests and aspire to make your stay at Petanu River Villa a pleasant and memorable experience.

Rental Rates

Based on a minimum stay of four nights, the rental rates at Villa Petanu River in Ubud are as follows:

Rooms Rental Rates
2 - 3 US $ 280
Extra Bed US$ 70

* All rates (including discounted rates) are all subject to 10% government tax.

High season surcharge of US$50/night for booking July/August, Christmas/New Year, Easter, and Chinese New Year.

Car & drive available for US$50/ per 8 hour day.

Business Services: Fax and e-mail can be sent and received on weekdays between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.

Petanu River Villa has a charming ambience and offers an intimacy not found in a hotel. We guarantee that you will enjoy staying here.