The Villa


In one of the island's magic places, near the cultural capital of Ubud, the private and serene Villa Santai weaves the amenities of the modern world with the friendliness and grace of Balinese tradition.


Overlooking a river valley and ancient rice paddies, the dramatic villa architecture frames a pristine landscape and verdant terraced vistas. The eclectic d├ęcor of original art and artifacts invite relaxation and recuperation, the meaning of "santai."


In a culture devoted to service and the enjoyment of life, the gentle staff promotes the unique peace and pleasure of this private villa. Villa Santai is a very private and secluded villa, yet only five kilometers east from Bali's cultural center of Ubud, with its abundance of art galleries, fine restaurants and dance performances.

The word "Santai" in the Balinese language means relaxation and recuperation. Your comfort and serenity will be our highest priorities at Villa Santai. Our house staff of eight will provide you with a level of service that is unparalleled. The villa's four romantic suites offer you spectacular views inside and out. As the villa sits high above the river valley nestled on the edge of the small village of Melayang, the sweeping views of the Petanu River Valley, ancient rice terraces and pristine jungle are breathtaking! And the decor throughout the villa is extraordinary with its Balinese art, antiques and fine hand-wrought details from Bali's finest artists.


RSI Architects International, award winning international architects and designers.

Villa Staff

Trained Balinese staff of eight persons offer superior personalized service catering to your needs. They will provide a wide variety of services, including daily Western or Asian breakfast, organizing luncheon and dinner meals, arranging massage & spa treatment, etc. Guest are assured of an idyllic holiday experience. The staff endeavors to meet all of the guests vacation needs and desires to the best of their abilities.

Full Time Manager

Villa Santai Manager is responsible for the overall operation of Villa Santai, including staffing, special requests and ensuring guest satisfaction. Guests can reach our English speaking manager 24 hours a day.

Villa Chef

Villa Santai has developed a wonderful in-house menu of the quality of a fine restaurant. We are also accustomed to making arrangements for dinner parties, weddings, and other events. We offer catering services as well. Our staff is very capable in decoration, especially in flower arrangements.

Villa Attendants

Our Villa Attendants are responsible for maintaining high-standards of cleanliness and tidiness at Villa Santai. They are also on hand to aid the Chefs in the preparation and serving of guest meals.


The chauffeur is on standby for guests up to ten consecutive hours every day. There is no charge for the driver, but if the vehicle is used there will be a charge of $45 per day plus petrol. Additional vehicles and drivers can be arranged if necessary. Please let us know of any specific requirements in your booking request.


The Villa is guarded by Daily 24-Hour Security at all times.