There isn’t a way to describe 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, dotted along the landscapes you will find magnificent villas.
Luxurious bungalows, diamond-blue private pools and unique treehouse stays – check out the best Airbnbs in Ubud.
Best Island Home Away from Home
Island hopping doesn’t mean you need to give up homey vibes. Villa Luna is the perfect combination of relaxing, tropical, and boho-chic.
Overlooking endless, lush rice fields from wide opening terrace doors, you can bask in a cool breeze from the comfort of the couch. Featuring 2 bedrooms, open-plan living areas and a shared garden and pool, Villa Luna is cosy personified.
You can take the time to prepare delicious homemade breakfasts and freshly roasted coffee in the full kitchen, and eat looking out over the vast nature surroundings.
Located just a short drive from central Ubud, away from the crowds, you are promised total peace and quiet.
If you’re travelling in a group, you can rent out the neighbouring Villa Lush that has an additional 2 bedrooms!
Traditional Wooden Bungalow Villa
Joglo Wooden Villa is a peaceful sanctuary. For those who want a more traditional type of stay, this Ubud Airbnb is perfect. Full of character and charisma it is a beautiful spot to bask in the beauty of Bali.
Adorned by golden Buddha heads and mini Buddha statues all along the perimeter, the villa has been built and decorated with an Indonesian style. Wooden roofs, pagodas and Balinese emblems all create the perfect tropical escape.
The private pool is easily accessible from the living areas due to the open-air design. With 2 spacious bedrooms, and just a short drive from the Monkey Forest, Joglo Wooden Villa is an idyllic place to stay.
Most Lavish Escape in the Rice Fields
Wow, wow, wow!
One of the most visually captivating vacation rentals in Ubud, it looks more like a 5-star hotel in Ubud than an Airbnb. The design is nothing short of stunning, with a glistening pool running through the centre of the villa, a waterfall and immense windows looking out over the rice fields.
The 4 bedrooms of Villa Santi are luxe and modern with ensuite bathrooms and rain showers. Forget all your worries of home with a strong massage beside the pool, and catch a magical sunset from the airy terrace.
With a full kitchen and stylish architectural decor, Villa Santi is the Ubud Airbnb of your dreams!
A Modern, Luxury Hideaway
Villa Madie is a chic, contemporary, and stylishly decorated heaven in the rice fields. If you’re looking for some peace and tranquillity, but can’t resist staying close to amenities, this Ubud Airbnb is for you.
Located just a five-minute car ride away from Ubud town centre, Villa Madie is close to local eateries and some of the best cafes in town.
Featuring 2 modern, spacious bedrooms, breezy outdoor areas and a sprawling private pool, it may be super central, but you won’t want to leave! This gorgeous villa needs to be at the top of your must-stay in Ubud list.
A Unique and Natural Escape
This house looks like Alice in Wonderland crashed into The Jungle Book, and set up camp.
Definitely not your typical Ubud villa, 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 it is its proximity to nature. In fact, it’s surrounded by nature everywhere you look. Palm trees, rice terraces and a hanging infinity pool makes this tropical jungle home idyllic.
Ideal for an extravagant getaway with your loved ones, you haven’t been to Ubud until you wake up in the treetops.
Best Luxury Vacation Rentals for Friends
Dragon House is by far my favourite villa in Ubud.
It is a multi-level haven, featuring some of the coolest and trendiest interior design in town. 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 has a long, teal pool, four bedrooms and large open areas that make it even more appealing for an awesome group gathering. The velvet sofas and ottomans that look super comfortable to crash on.
If you have the budget, and some great friends, definitely check out Dragon House – and invite me along, too!
Most Stylish Airbnb in Ubud
Decked out in all white decor, and situated right beside vibrant rice fields, Villa Lina oozes style and pizzazz.
Perfect for a special occasion with family and friends, Villa Lina is intended for those with an appreciation for the finer things in life. The proof? You can have a dedicated chef cook your breakfast every morning! Major luxe.
There are 4 bedrooms for up to 10 guests, spacious living areas and a beautiful infinity pool looking out over the natural surroundings.
Located in peaceful isolation, yet only a few minutes away by car from Ubud’s centre, Villa Lina is definitely a standout place to stay.
Architectural Beauty in Nature
Staying at one of the best Airbnbs in Ubud doesn’t exactly come cheap, but a stay in Alpha House will show you luxury unlike any other.
Although an overnight stay can cost upwards of USD$600 a night, those with expensive taste, and the wallet to match, will be very satisfied. 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!
Featuring 4 huge bedrooms, each with a private balcony, full concierge service and magnificent natural views – it’s worth every penny.
Best Value Private Villa in Ubud
Private villas in Ubud come in a range of prices, from highly affordable to extravagantly expensive.
Villa Amrita is a high-value villa, offering Balinese luxury at an affordable price. Featuring an overhanging pool surrounded by jungles, a private balcony, outdoor bathtub and spacious bathrooms, Villa Amrita is beautiful. Perfect for a group of friends or a family, there are 3 bedrooms and lush green gardens.
Just a short drive from central Ubud, you can bask in the beauty of the peaceful surroundings, as well as join the crowds in the bustling town.
Stunning Modern Jungle Home
In a super local village on the outskirts of Ubud, Cozy Jungle Villa its a serene and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle.
With its geometric shapes and classic clean style, it has one of the best designs 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 – a stark contrast!
The compact plunge pool looks directly out into the green jungle. Even though this isn’t the most spacious villa, it is more than cosy and cute enough to warrant a stay when you’re passing through Ubud.
Insta-Famous Private Pool Villa
Freedom – that’s what you’re gonna feel when you stay at the Cahaya Skai Joglo.
Relatively bare of any modern amenities, 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 are vast, and everything leads your eye out into the beautiful green surroundings.
Bohemian and youthful, the main living area runs out onto the terrace with a beautiful infinity plunge pool.
An Instagrammer fave, if you love to have a photoshoot or have a drone, be sure to book yourself a night or 2 at Cahaya Skai Joglo!
Unique Jungle Experience
More of a once-in-a-lifetime camping trip than a luxurious villa stay, Firefly Eco-Bamboo Lodge is an adventure!
If climbing up a ladder and sleeping in woven wooden baskets on the floor sounds awesome to you, look no further. You won’t have air conditioning or a private bathroom (although Wi-Fi is available), but you’ll find yourself at one with Mother Nature.
On the outskirts of central Ubud, you can bask in the beauty of natural Bali without the hum-drum of motorbikes and tourists.
Best Ubud Apartment for Digital Nomads
A modestly-sized one-bedroom apartment, this spot 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, the 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.
Spend your mornings wandering the coffeeshops before finishing up your tasks at home. Boutique Apartment even has a bathtub for lounging and relaxing!
Perfect Honeymoon Villa
Everything about Jungle Resort emanates romance.
For an extra surprise, you can arrange for a special romantic setup. Dotting little candles around the tub, and rose petals in the water, spending an intimate getaway with your partner has never been so beautiful.
With everything required for an amazing honeymoon – sweeping views, a private pool, candlelit dinners and seclusion – the Jungle Resort is an ideal getaway for couples.
On the outskirts of town, just a short drive away from the centre, you can explore the beauty of Ubud with a magnificent, peaceful home to return to.
Riverside Resort – Amazing View
Riverside Resort is an epic one-bedroom villa, fit to be the location of an exotic romantic film.
Located on top of a mountain with breathtaking views of the Ubud jungle, it is nothing short of majestic. The balcony looks out into an endless sea of green.
The stunningly dramatic landscapes don’t come cheap, rooms start from USD$410 a night. Still, the view is priceless.
Have a private infinity pool, sweeping views and resort amenities all in the privacy of your own villa – what could be better?
Ubud is one of Bali’s most beautiful spots, with some of the most magnificent accommodation. Private villas, resort rooms, traditional bungalows, Airbnbs in Ubud are diverse!
For those with an unlimited budget, and those who need something a bit more budget-friendly, these Ubud Airbnbs are perfect.
Featured image: Alpha House