Villa Pererepan is an Australian owned villa in Bali, located just outside Ubud. The Eco-villa evolved from a desire to construct a dwelling from natural materials which would blend with nature and have minimal impact on the environment. Agung Putradhyana, one of Bali’s ‘green’ architects who is passionate about environmental issues, agreed to take on the project.
The villa design is based on one of nature’s great mysteries, called the golden ratio, the golden section, or the golden rectangle. It encompasses the harmonic and symmetrical principles lying behind nature itself. Nature expresses the golden section through a simple series of whole numbers-the Fibonacci series.
Both the villa and the plunge pool are based on the Fibonacci golden spiral.
The main structure is formed using bamboo clad with iron-wood shingles. Glass/ bamboo doors use a simple pivot pin system so they can be angled in any position to catch the cooling breezes or enjoy the lush valley views down to the river below.
The villa has one open plan living/ sleeping area with a small kitchenette overlooking the jungle. A traditional Balinese carved door leads into a rustic semi- open bathroom with a free formed stone bath tub and a large rain shower.
A unique feature is the mural carved by Agung into the soft stone wall, inspired by one of Miguel Covarrubiass’ paintings from his sojourn in Bali in the 1930’s. As far as possible all natural materials are used for the furniture and furnishings including a king size natural latex mattress and soft luxurious organic bamboo bed linen and towels. Bamboo fibre is four times more absorbent than cotton and contains an anti- microbial agent which prevents bacteria from cultivating.
Due to the open plan and closeness to the jungle, you may be visited by the occasional gecko, frog or firefly. If you are not “creature friendly” or are wary of harmless insects, this villa may not be the right choice for you. There are also a number of steps down to the villa so not advisable for the less mobile.
Villa Pererepean can be rented in conjunction with the 5 bedroom Villa AwangAwang, 2 bedroom Villa Beji, the 4 bedroom Villa Melah and/or the one bedroom Villa Luwih. You therefore have the choice of anything between a one-bedroom and an twelve bedroom renting option, with accommodation for up to 23 guests.
Up to 4 more guests can be accommodated using extra beds.
This peaceful retreat is ideal for those in search of culture, nature, relaxation and inspiration, combined with personalised service. Here, you will be surrounded by most of the features that draw people to this unique and beautiful island.
A large thatched open-sided pavilion with a terracotta tile floor and comfortable water hyacinth furniture is situated in the garden . You can relax here, entertain friends, read a book or be served afternoon tea. The Wantilan can also be used as a venue for weddings , parties , meditation / yoga courses and Balinese dance and gamelan performances.
It is also used for displaying art-work created by Balinese artists.
In the forest, broad-canopied acacia trees, stately lontar, umbrella ferns, rippling banana leaves and giant bamboo mingle with tall coconut palms and majestic breadfruit trees. Here, you will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature – birds, butterflies, cicadas and the ceaseless flow of the river, as well as ritual music from the village temple. The area is a birdwatcher’s paradise and the iridescent blue Java Kingfisher with its distinctive red beak is a common sight, while monkeys can be seen playing in the trees. White herons fly over the valley to and from Petulu at dawn and dusk. After dark, the scent of night jasmine fills the air and the valley comes alive with flickering fire-flies.
Guests can explore the extensive gardens which encompass an organic vegetable garden, the Beji garden in which all the plants have either healing or medicinal properties and numerous tropical fruit trees as well as cocoa and coffee trees. Sample a freshly harvested coconut milk or an herbal tea. Rustic wooden seats are placed throughout where one can sit, read, or simply enjoy the views.
Staff will prepare your complimentary breakfast at a time to suit you. Other meals and drinks can be ordered from the villa menu. Staff only need 2 hours notice if you require a meal in order to purchase fresh food items from the market. Trained chefs can prepare most Asian and Western dishes, including vegetarian. As far as possible, organic ingredients are harvested from our own garden. All special meal requests can be accommodated. Please ask for a copy of the Villa menu with current prices.
- Complimentary air-port pick up for guests arriving at the same time. Maximum 2 cars.( For stays of 3 or more nights)
- Complimentary breakfast , tea and coffee making facilities.
- Complimentary shuttle to and from Ubud three times a day. To Ubud :10 am , 2pm,6 pm. From Ubud: 2.30pm, 6.30 pm , 10.30 pm.
- Villa car (7 seater Toyota Avanza) with driver can be used in the local area for rp 80,000 per hour; 2 cars available
- On-site manager
- Full staff complement on duty until 11pm.
- Night security guard 11pm -7am
- Longer tours, including a driver, start from USD50 per car
- Travel and tour assistance
- Bicycle hire
- Laundry service
- Electronic safes
- Yoga mats
- Complimentary Wireless internet
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Complimentary spring water, tea & coffee making
- I-Pod dock on request
- Binoculars, Bird and Tropical Flora reference books on request from office
- Baby sitting (on request, extra charge)
(Tariffs quoted in US dollars, per night)
Low Season $160
Jan 09 – July 31
Sep 01 – Dec 19
Peak Season $190
Aug 01 – Aug 31
Dec 20 – Jan 08
- Longer term rates negotiable
- Rates subject to additional 11% VAT tax + 10% service charge
Terms and Conditions
Full pre-payment is required for bookings made less than 30 days prior to arrival. Unused portions of bookings are not refundable or transferable.Travel insurance is highly recommended.
- With 42 days notice – deposit refunded less administrative charge of USD30.
- Less than 42 days notice – deposit is forfeited.
- Less than 30 days notice – the full booking amount is payable.
For safety reasons no children under 6 years except by prior agreement.
Villa Pererepan, an Australian owned villa in Ubud, Bali is situated in the traditional village of Melayang overlooking the verdant Petanu river valley five kilometres east of Ubud. The 10-minute drive from Ubud will transport you through a stunning landscape of rice terraces and jungle with Bali’s sacred volcano, Gunung Agung, towering in the distance.
The villa is just over one hour’s drive from the international airport.
Ubud is Bali’s cultural hub, a conglomeration of villages positioned at the confluence of two rivers. The area has been a haven for local and foreign artists since the 1930s, and is now the island’s centre for fine arts and cultural performances, attracting art collectors, connoisseurs, writers, mystics, and people who are actively involved in anthropology, music, dance, architecture, environmentalism and alternative healing.
Ubud is home to a treasure trove of art museums and galleries, featuring traditional and modern work including paintings, ceramics, carvings, sculpture, batik, weaving and photography. In the neighbouring villages, you can watch the island’s most accomplished painters, stonemasons, woodcarvers, mask makers and silversmiths at work. Ubud is also a great place for shopping; classic, contemporary and abstract paintings, plus a large range of crafts including gold and silver jewellery, woodcarvings, fabrics, clothing, pottery, batik, paintings, metalwork and antiques can all be found in the town’s numerous galleries and shops.
The market is open every day selling handicrafts, garments, spices and foods, and Ubud even has its own sacred Monkey Forest. International restaurants are plentiful, although nightlife is limited with the majority of places closing around midnight. Ubud is the seat of the Sukawati Royal Family; the palace is centrally located and open to the public. There are many cultural performances staged here, in particular the famous Kecak dance, the fire dance, the monkey dance and the Legong dance.
The area is ideal for total relaxation or activities such as meditation, yoga, jungle trekking, mountain cycling and white water rafting. Numerous trails offer memorable walks, and the opportunity to witness time-honoured methods of agriculture.
The advent of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, which takes place every year in October, has made Ubud world-famous in literary circles, while the annual Bali Spirit Festival is a celebration of yoga, dance and music.
Activities (at the villa)
Numerous bird species including:
- Java Kingfishers – 2 pairs nest in the area below the house, brilliant blue with red beaks.
- Greater Coucals ( crow pheasant ) nest in the valley.
- White Herons – Fly over the villas to and from Petulu at dawn and dusk.
(Binoculars and Indonesian Bird book available for loan from the office)
A tribe of wild Macaques forage in the valley, usually seen early in the morning.
Turn off the lights at night and watch the fire flies dance.
Beautiful large geckos are often seen in the villas. They are a lovely greenish blue with pink spots and are considered good luck. Do not be alarmed, they only eat insects.
Take the path through the village down to the Petanu River. Please be careful as the path may be slippery when wet. Swim or just sit under the waterfalls.
Explore the traditional village of Melayang. Early morning is the best time to see Gunung Agung, Bali’s largest volcano, looming in the distance. Later in the day it is often hidden by clouds. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings and observe farmers in the rice fields with their cows and ducks.
- Village based/outside village