Villa Kelusa

Ubud & surroundings
10 pers. max. 4 bedrooms 4 staff
Jolien, our villa expert, inspected Villa Kelusa

What we love

  • Sensational setting and views
  • Stunning master bedroom
  • Just 25 minutes drive from Ubud
  • Two infinity swimming pools
  • Loads of elegant living space
  • Fusion of modern and traditional Balinese design

It was my first time in Bali and had no expectations of the Ubud area whatsoever. I was completely mesmerized by the entire area, the air, the tempera...

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About Villa Kelusa

Set in over three hectares, this four bedroom estate rests on the rim of a vast amphitheater of rice paddies cascading down into the deep gorge of the sacred Pakuseba river. Nestled in the Balinese foothills beneath the traditional village of Kelusa. This magical estate lets you experience the authentic Bali without compromising on 21st century comforts. With three separate living areas and two swimming pools, it’s ideal for multi-generation families and groups of friends who like to be together but still have space to spread their wings.


All four bedrooms are air-conditioned and have king-size beds and are distributed evenly between two separate double storey pavilions. The pavilions are linked by pathways meandering through beautifully tended gardens dotted with frangipani trees, tree ferns and towering stone artefacts from Indonesia’s eastern islands.

The master suite is on the top floor of Pondok Sapi, the Cow House, a glass-walled pavilion, located next to the entrance of the villa. Enjoy panoramic views of the rainforest from the statement bathtub placed right in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows. The central staircase acts as a divider between the bedroom and the huge bathroom and dressing room behind. Downstairs is a guest bedroom suite with great views and an ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, and a library/TV room.

Furthest south is the second pavilion, Pondok Surya, Sunset House. The upstairs master bedroom suite opens onto a shaded veranda where a bathtub sculpted from solid wood and set before sliding glass doors allowing you to enjoy the mesmerizing rice-terrace vistas. Below is the guest bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and twin beds opening onto the garden.

Living Area

Villa Kelusa boasts three separate living areas that blends traditional Bali-style and ultra-contemporary design.

Edged with lotus ponds, the large open-air main pavilion of Pondok Sapi comes with comfortable seating areas furnished with couches and a large dining table. It also has a library, a gourmet kitchen and a media room which can be used as an extra bedroom. The open-sided thatched entertainment cabana with casual lounge area with rattan swings area open onto a sun terrace and the estate’s infinity-edge swimming pool.

The living and entertainment areas housed in the second pavilion, Pondok Surya, are separated via the infinity pool that runs between through the house. An interior bridge carved from a single piece of ironwood connects the living and entertainment areas.The living area has comfortable seating space to relax and enjoy the sweeping views of the rice fields, jungle and mountains. The entertainment area has a bar, a kitchen and a dining area.

Outdoor & Pool Area

Choose between the rice-terrace- infinity edge swimming pool next to the pool cabana in Pondok Sapi or the statement swimming pool that sweeps from inside out the living-room of Pondok Surya, to hover seemingly suspended above the rice terraces.

The large, landscaped lawn and rock garden surrounded by the jaw-dropping rain forest and volcanoes views make Villa Kelusa the perfect backdrop for celebrations and enchanting weddings.

Service & Staff

Long-standing staff will welcome you with genuine Balinese smiles and are always on hand to make sure you have everything you need for an enjoyable stay at Villa Kelusa. Should guests have any special requests, staff will go the extra mile to make these wishes come true.

Around Villa Kelusa

Sure-footed guests can venture down to the river with a member of staff as guide, or stroll through the rice fields. The restaurants, cafés, galleries, boutiques, spas and cultural performances of Ubud are less than half an hour’s drive away.

Villa Kelusa: 10/10
Average rating based on 5 reviews

It was my first time in Bali and had no expectations of the Ubud area whatsoever. I was completely mesmerized by the entire area, the air, the temperature but even more so by the Villa Kelusa. I remember at some point thinking that maybe my passport will get stolen and I'll manage to just never leave. The house is super stylish, beautiful chosen details at every step. A modern day castle The food is angel sent, the memory of the Indonesian curry fish still leaves my mouth watering. The view is striking, I could stare at the wilderness without noticing time passing But what made our stay even more memorable is Wayan and his team. They know what you need even before you realize it yourself. And they took care of all my crazy wishes. 5AM yoga in the village? midnight madness at Ku De Ta? Every wish got granted with grace. Now that I'm back in NYC I feel it must have been a dream, no place is so perfect.

Eve (United Kingdom) stayed at Villa Kelusa with his/her family from 01/12/2014 to 09/12/2014

In an age where reviews reign supreme, I thought that I would break my silence and actually write one. Let me tell you about this magical place called Villa Kelusa that we spent 8 nights in this August. After staying in Bali for close to 2 weeks, I can honestly say that the views from Villa Kelusa were second to none. We had panoramic views of Ubud Valley, complete with lush trees, mountains and rice paddies. What a treat it was to be embraced by the local village and its people while having total privacy when you needed it. The actual villa was quite beautiful, with all the amenities you can image but what was even more impressive was the staff. We instantly felt at home, never hearing the world 'no' when it came to anything. The food was great and the driving services made everything accessible and at our fingertips at any time of the day. For anyone that goes by reviews, and I would consider myself a pretty discerning consumer, I would highly recommend this Villa. The manager Wayan is absolutely the best and played an integral role in us enjoying Bali as much as we did.

James (Singapore) stayed at Villa Kelusa with his/her family from 01/02/2015 to 09/02/2015

The most wonderful 3 days spent with extended family in this beautiful property located in the Bali jungle overlooking rice paddys. The lovely Wayan and his staff looked after our every need, preparing wonderful food including breakfasts and 2 dinner feasts (1 Balinese and 1 seafood) which were our favourite meals enjoyed on our holiday. The view is breathtaking and the comfort and gorgeous furnishings create a place you will not want to leave. Long time travellers to Bali.....but we have now found our favourite place!!

Singh (Singapore) stayed at Villa Kelusa with his/her family from 01/08/2015 to 05/08/2015

Located approx. 20min from ubud, Villa Kelusa proved the ultimate hideaway for myself and my partner's family. The setting is beyond magnificent and is ultimately matched with the superior and friendly staff. Wayan (the manager) was amazing not only helping with our stay but also taking us on a tour of the rice fields and driving us to ubud and back. There is very little need to actually leave Villa Kelusa for the entire duration of your stay as their cooking also exceeded some of the world's best establishments that we had also attended. We absolutely loved staying there, the staff and of course their dog Puu (the happiest dog!!). I would highly recommend Villa Kelusa to any person wanting a peaceful, relaxing and stunning break from the hectic pace of Bali.

DP (Singapore) stayed at Villa Kelusa with his/her family from 01/05/2015 to 05/05/2015

Dear All, Words cannot describe our joy and delight to have spent 5 days in your piece of paradise here at Villa Kelusa! The whole experience was 5 star from start to finish and we leave with highly satisfied and longing to return as soon as we can!!

Ellen (Australia) stayed at Villa Kelusa with a group of friends from 13/01/2015 to 18/01/2015

Villa rates: all taxes included, no booking fee

Minimum stay 4 Rooms
from 30/09/2016 to 20/12/2016 Low season 3 nights USD $ 684
from 20/12/2016 to 09/01/2017 Peak season 7 nights USD $ 1,030
from 09/01/2017 to 25/01/2017 Low season 3 nights USD $ 684
from 25/01/2017 to 01/02/2017 High season 5 nights USD $ 915
from 01/02/2017 to 13/04/2017 Low season 3 nights USD $ 684
from 13/04/2017 to 20/04/2017 High season 5 nights USD $ 915
from 20/04/2017 to 01/07/2017 Low season 3 nights USD $ 684
from 01/07/2017 to 01/08/2017 High season 5 nights USD $ 915
from 01/08/2017 to 01/09/2017 Peak season 7 nights USD $ 1,030
from 01/09/2017 to 16/09/2017 High season 5 nights USD $ 915
from 16/09/2017 to 20/12/2017 Low season 3 nights USD $ 684

Services & features

  • Housekeeping
  • Airport pick-up
  • Security service
  • Gardener
  • Pool maintenance
  • Daily breakfast
  • Swimming pool
  • Pool umbrella
  • Pool towels
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • International channels
  • Satellite television
  • Home cinema
  • DVD movies
  • CD music player
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Household supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Bar counter
  • BBQ
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Mosquito nets
  • Safety box
  • Hairdryer
  • Wardrobe space
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Local phone
  • Baby cot
  • Terrace
  • Pets allowed

Available at extra cost

  • Chef
  • Driver
  • Car available
  • Massage
  • International phone
  • Additional guest

Terms and conditions

Minimum stay:
3 nights in low season, 5 nights in high season, 7 nights in peak season
after 02:00 pm
until 12:00 pm
Airport pick-up:
included: 1 car(s) maximum, both ways
Extra person:
US$35 per night
Lunch & dinner:
at grocery cost + 30% (from about $4/person depending on your order)