BEBEK TEPI SAWAH VILLAS: THE PROMISE OF SECLUSION

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Mornings in Ubud, Bali have been an unending cycle of sitting at the veranda overlooking the verdant rice paddies in terraces.  This is our second home in Bali, Indonesia – Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas.

The Balinese-style thatched-roof villas of Bebek Tepi Sawah add character and a sense of belongingness to the cultural center of Bali.    



We were checked-in on a private villa just beside the reception area. Our villa has a traditional Balinese gate for privacy.  As we enter the private compound, we took a flight of stairs as our room was situated at the second floor, then we settled and shared the villa for the days to come.  Complimentary welcome drinks, cold towel and slippers were likewise provided.




Bebek Tepi Sawah offers five types of villas.  We were checked-in at Ubud Villa, a villa with double bed room, white mosquito net drapes and a private veranda. The room was indeed spacious and feels like an ancestral house. It was so homey with a free wifi-connection, mini bar, safety box, hair dryer, bathrobe, laundry service, slippers and tea and coffee making facility.  (click to check other room types and rates)



With the theme of an exotic tropical landscape, modern amenities blend with the traditional Balinese settings.  The indoor bathroom itself exemplifies such.  The spacious bathroom with a tub enclosed on a marble tile floorings enhances the elegance of the room. The adjoining shower area is roofless with a rain shower making one feel in communion with nature.




Our daily breakfast is served at the corner of the rice fields with a wide selection of cuisine, ranging from contemporary to Balinese specialties.  The restaurant is surrounded by two indoor swimming pools, each with a unique interior design and landscape.  For breakfast, I have tried both the Western and Indonesian cuisine on the number days that we have stayed at the villa resort.










The Balinese have a great admiration for duck.  Duck in Balinese language is bebek.  Though we were not able to find live ducks roaming around the vicinity, the sculptures are quite visible in number, including the ­bebek-inspired landscape of one of the indoor swimming pools of the resort.



The other swimming pool on the other hand, is inspired by the traditional Balinese mythical personas. 




Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas is like a huge gallery with a number of sculptures displayed in a tropical garden.  The richness of exquisite Ubud art and culture is captured by the interior design and landscape of the resort.  There are likewise paintings from local artists displayed on the rooms and on the resident gallery named Nyoman Sumerta Fine Art Gallery, which is free of admission.









The resort villa appears to be secluded providing the utmost security and privacy every guest intends to achieve.  But what is remarkable of the said resort is the fact that notwithstanding the promise of seclusion, it is situated near the highlights of the Ubud district.

While wandering within the center of Ubud, free shuttle service is likewise provided to and from the Ubud center.  The service starts from 9:00 AM until 10:00PM.  It truly is helpful and poses no hassle while making the tour around the Ubud’s main area as it lessens the worries of how to reach our hotel during late nights.  Our usual pick-up point was at the Tourist Information Center of Ubud right across the Ubud Palace.



BEBEK TEPI SAWAH VILLAS
JL Raya Goa Gajah, Br. Teges, Peliatan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Phone: 62-361-970388
Fax: 62-361-970377

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