There isn’t enough that can be said about Ubud to fully encapsulate its luscious landscapes, evergreen rice terraces and ubiquitous tranquillity. The go-to area for rest, relaxation and wellness, Ubud truly is Bali’s ultimate peaceful getaway.
Boasting some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, Ubud also contains some of the very best villas you could ever imagine. Luxurious bungalows, diamond-blue private pools and unique treehouse stays – check out what’s on offer in our list of Best Airbnbs in Ubud.
Joglo Wooden Villa – Most Local Experience
The Joglo Wooden Villa really is a wooden sanctuary. For those who love a more traditional type of stay, this Ubud Airbnb is perfect; it’s not short on character and charisma by any stretch of the imagination. Adorned by golden Buddha heads and mini Buddha statues all along the villa’s perimeter, these Ubud villas have been built and decorated in the Indonesian style, with wooden roofs, pagodas and Balinese emblems. Featuring cool open-air characteristics and full of character, Joglo Wooden Villa is undoubtedly one of the best private villas in Ubud.
Villa Santi – Best Private Pool
Wow, wow, wow. The first time we saw this pool, we were in awe – and you will be too. One of the most visually captivating Ubud rentals, it’s a surprise you can rent this Ubud Airbnb at all, since it looks more like a contemporary five-star resort. The design here is nothing short of stunning: the pool could probably double as a fashion runway or serve as the perfect setting for an outdoor pool party. It doesn’t hurt that the pool is located right next to lush green fields either! Ideal for getting a poolside massage, enjoying an overwater breakfast, or simply wading in the cool water, the pool alone makes Villa Santi one of the best Airbnbs in Ubud.
Villa Madie – Best Location
Villa Madie has a lot of things going for it. It’s chic, modern, contemporary, spacious, and stylishly decorated – but among all its great features, its location stands out the most. If you’re looking for some peace and tranquillity but can’t resist staying close to amenities, then this Ubud Airbnb is for you. Just a five-minute car ride away from Ubud town centre, Villa Madie is also close to favourite local eateries such as Pison Coffee and Taco Casa, which serve the best coffee and Mexican food in Ubud. Yum – sign us up!
Nautilus Treehouse – Best Nature
This house seriously looks like Alice in Wonderland crashed into The Jungle Book, and set up camp there in a treehouse. Definitely not your typical Ubud villas or Ubud rentals, the Nautilus Treehouse can fit a whopping 16 guests! Yes, you heard right – that many. Featuring five bedrooms and a highly distinctive, wooden, spiral staircase, the craziest thing about this Ubud Airbnb is its proximity to nature. In fact, it’s surrounded by nature everywhere you look. Palm trees, rice fields and a hanging infinity pool make this rental one of the best Airbnbs in Ubud.
Dragon House – Best For Group Trips
Dragon House is a multi-level villa featuring some of the coolest and trendiest interior design we’ve seen in any of the Ubud rentals. Because of its young, fresh and eclectic take on Balinese decorations, a stay at Dragon House is perfect for a fun-filled group hang! It features a long, teal pool, and four bedrooms and large open areas make it even more appealing for an awesome group gathering. Oh, it also has velvet sofas and ottomans that look super comfortable to crash on.
Villa Lina – Most Stylish Airbnb
Decked out in almost all white decorations and situated right beside stunningly organised rice fields, these newly built private villas in Ubud just ooze style and pizzazz. Perfect for a soiree or a rendezvous of some sort, Villa Lina is meant for those with an appreciation for the finer things in life. The proof? You can have a dedicated chef cook your breakfast every morning at the villa. Located in peaceful isolation, yet only a few minutes away by car from Ubud’s town centre, Villa Lina is definitely one of the standout Ubud villas in the area.
Alpha House – Most Luxurious Airbnb
Staying at one of the best Airbnbs in Ubud doesn’t exactly come with a cheap price tag, but something tells us that staying at the Alpha House is going to be worth it. Although an overnight stay at this villa can cost upwards of 600USD a night, those with expensive taste will be very satisfied with how this villa looks. Not only is it extremely spacious, containing some of the most nuanced interior design we’ve seen in Ubud, but the level of innovation shown in the exterior structure is just mind-blowing! Plus, the villa looks like it has been made out of only the highest quality materials available.
Villa Amrita – Best Value Airbnb
Private Villas in Ubud come in at a range of prices, from highly affordable to extravagantly expensive. The Villa Amrita is a high-value villa offering Balinese luxury at relatively affordable prices. With some overnight stays priced at about 200USD, this villa may not be the most lavish or well-decorated on the list, but it definitely still ticks off most things that anyone would want in a villa. Featuring an overhanging pool surrounded by the jungle, a balcony, an outdoor bathtub and spacious bathrooms, the Villa Amrita is still one of the best Airbnbs in Ubud.
Cosy Jungle Villa – Best Interior Design
With its geometric shapes and use of mixed materials, this Ubud Airbnb undoubtedly possesses the best interior design out of all the villas on this list. Not only does it feature beautiful wooden panels, but some of the walls are made out of volcanic rock – making a stark contrast between the two materials. On top of this, the compact plunge pool looks directly out into the green forest. Even though this isn’t the most spacious villa out of all the Ubud rentals, and it doesn’t have the biggest pool, it is more than cosy and cute enough to warrant a stay here when you’re passing through Ubud.
Cahaya Skai Joglo – Open Space Living
Freedom. That’s what you’re bound to feel when you stay at the Cahaya Skai Joglo. Relatively bare of any modern materials, this tree-top wooden house sits high up in the middle of the jungle to give guests a feeling of seclusion and liberation. Handmade with care and love, the windows at these Ubud villas are vast, and everything, in general, leads out into the beautiful green terraces. These private villas in Ubud are very bohemian and youthful. One thing to note, though, is that the pool is circle-shaped – tiny in comparison to the others on this list of best Airbnbs in Ubud.
Eco-Bamboo Lodge – Unique Jungle Experience
More of a once-in-a-lifetime glamorous camping trip rather than luxurious Ubud villas, the Eco-Bamboo Lodge is an adventure waiting to happen. If climbing up a ladder and sleeping in woven wooden baskets on the floor sounds awesome to you, then look no further – you’ve found your choice! You won’t find air conditioning or private bathrooms here (although Wi-Fi is available), but you’ll find yourself at one with Mother Nature when you stay at the Eco-Bamboo Lodge.
Boutique Apartment – Best for Digital Nomads
A modestly-sized one-bedroom apartment, this Ubud Airbnb is ideal for those wanting to get away from it all and still be productive. A cute little space just 15-minutes away from Ubud’s centre, this boutique apartment features a large dining table that can double up as a workstation for digital nomads. Comfortable, chic and self-sustainable, this is an easy pick for solo travellers making their way through Ubud.
Jungle Resort – Perfect Honeymoon Villa
Everything about these Ubud villas just emanates romance. Dotted with little romantic candles and rose petals in the bathtub, the scene has been set for guests to spend some quality time with their significant other here. Possessing everything required for an amazing honeymoon – sweeping views, a private pool, candlelit dinners and seclusion – the Jungle Resort is an ideal getaway for couples.
Cosy Wooden Cottage – Most Peaceful Airbnb
Peace and tranquillity will be at the heart of your stay at Cosy Wooden Cottage. One of the best Airbnbs in Ubud, this villa sort of resembles a Japanese onsen resort because of its quaint pool, stone bridges and wooden structures. A perfect garden oasis, you’d be surprised to learn that even though this Ubud Airbnb is supremely peaceful, it’s just five minutes away from Ubud’s most famous cafes and shops.
Riverside Resort – Amazing View
An epic one-bedroom villa fit to be the location of an exotic romantic film, the Riverside Resort is located on top of a mountain with breathtaking views of the Ubud jungle. The views here are nothing short of majestic: your balcony looks out into an endless sea of green. These stunningly dramatic views don’t come without a slightly heftier price tag, however, with rooms going for 410USD a night. Still, that view is priceless.
Ubud is known as one of Bali’s most beautiful spots, so why not stay there in style? This list of the Best Airbnbs in Ubud has not only shown the most lavish Ubud villas available, but also some of the more affordable options.
Our favourite choice is between the Riverside Resort for its unbeatable views and Villa Santi for its runway-ready pool. Which one would you pick?
Featured image: Alpha House