Sayan Ridge, Ubud, Bali


Pondok Wahyu - LogoSML Welcome to Pondok Wahyu, a house of revelation and inspiration.

Originally built as a private home compound, Pondok Wahyu consists of several Javenese teak buildings ranging from small rice barns to large antique joglos.  All of the buildings are genuine antiques and are made of beautiful old teak which is very difficult to find nowadays even in Indonesia.  Set over a half hectare plot and overlooking the epic Sayan valley, Pondok Wayhu is surrounded by lush tropical jungle.  There are up to 10 bedrooms of varying sizes and a large space for group meetings, mediation, yoga, qi gong etc.  The group space runs alongside the large ionised pool.  We employ photovoltaic and solar power wherever possible and use as little fossil fuel as possible – the sense of the place is being in harmony with nature.  That said we also have one of the best broadband connections on Bali and there is wifi throughout the campus.   The energy of the land is really quite palpable even to the uninitiated. We can cater for all sorts of group sizes depending on your requirements.  Just email us to start the journey to your unforgettable event.

Pondok Wahyu - LogoSML Bali Retreat Space

Bali Retreat Space

Pondok Wahyu is available as a unique and intimate retreat venue space. We can arrange accommodation of all levels for your attendees within minutes of Pondok Wahyu. We offer full catering services including menus suitable for those with raw and vegan dietary requirements.


Pondok Wahyu - LogoSML Pondok Wahyu Luxury Bali Accommodation

Pondok Wahyu is also available as truely unique holiday accommodation. Pondok Wahyu staff can arrange airport pick up, hotel transfers, day trips and tours and offer a range of meal options. Please select from the images below to be forwarded to Airbnb to see availability and book online.

Pondok Wahyu - LogoSMLThe JogoloJogolo

Perched on the epic Sayan ridge in the most exclusive part of Ubud, this Javanese teak building consists of two floors with fantastic views and complete privacy. It is the flagship property within the spacious and beautiful compound of Pondok Wahyu. The Joglo has two floor with a wraparound deck on the upper floor and a large deck at the front on the lower floor. From anywhere within the property there is a long view of the Ayung River Valley and one can hear the Subek flowing below. There is an open kitchen upstairs which is a fantastic spot to lounge and look down the beautiful valley. You are floating above the trees in perfect peace with only birdsong and the occasional distant Balinese ceremony wafting into the space. From the kitchen runs a sturdy iron wood staircase which accesses another room which can be used as an extra (air conditioned) bedroom with an amazing view and a simple outdoor bathroom and a “loo with a view.” A modern jacuzzi close to the Joglo also offers a breathtaking view.

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Pondok Wahyu - LogoSMLThe LimasanLimasan

A superb and grandly spacious old Javanese teak rice barn set in beautiful gardens with two outside spaces and a deck. The property is accessed via a rustic wooden bridge over a pond with lotus blossoms and running water and has a large bathroom running the entire width of the building at the back. The main space consists of an inviting and comfortable super kingsize bed (2m x 2m) with mosquito net, two large fitted wardrobes, a large table which seats 8, large sofa, coffee table and a fitted kitchen with granite worktops and there is still loads of space! The front of the building has three sets of sliding glass doors which open onto a large covered ironwood deck with a couple of loungers. There is also a more private garden space with table and chairs to one side in a mud wall courtyard. The Limasan is a constructed entirely from natural materials, mainly from old teak which is now very difficult to find even in Indonesia. It has a six metre roof and massive teak pillars creating a very funky, contemporary space albeit within an antique, traditional building. It has a ceiling fan and a floor fan for very hot days but with so many doors and windows it is easy to live in this wonderful, airy space.

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Pondok Wahyu - LogoSMLThe Tower Gladak

Tower Gladak

A really charming and popular two story antique Gladak with a bedroom downstairs containing a large comfortable bed with mosquito net, fan and wardrobe. The bedroom can be completely closed. At the front of the bedroom sliding doors which open onto an extended deck containing two loungers (easily convertible into divans). There is a kitchenette, sofa, boat wood dining room table/work space and benches (seats 8). At the side of the bedroom there is another sliding door which opens into a Balinese half open bathroom.

From the deck with the loungers there is a rustic staircase which descends into a large private garden with a massive solid stone table and six stone stools under a large fig tree for outside eating/communing.

The entrance to the glad is through yet another garden over stepping stones in a large circular fish pond complete with waterfall.

Upstairs there is another small room which can be used as a treatment room or an extra single bedroom for an adult or child (over 10). Fantastic views on three sides of Pondok Wahyu and the Ayung River Valley.

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Pondok Wahyu - LogoSMLThe Twin Gladak

Twin Gladak


Two charming interconnected antique teak houses with pond and waterfall set amid a serene garden. The space consists of an antique Javanese traditional house which is open plan and includes a large bed, wardrobe, kitchenette, desk and dining table with large double doors that open up onto a wrap around deck large enough to sit or practice yoga/qi gong etc. The deck extends to a second smaller antique prayer house which has a bed and separate outdoor space.

Both houses are connected by a wooden bridge over a fishpond to a lovely outdoor Balinese bathroom. The twin gladaks are nestled in the heart of the beautiful gardens of Pondok Wahyu.

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Pondok Wahyu - LogoSMLThe Pool Suite

Pool Suite

The Poolside Suite is a super spacious Javanese royal style room that opens to the swimming pool at Pondok Wahyu. This charming suite is part of the main huge wooden house called the Wantilan at Pondok Wahyu. The building itself is situated on the edge of the landscape with a breathtaking view of the lush tropical jungle on the river valley. The room features a comfortable Royal Javanese style king-sized bed overlooking the pool, specious bathroom, the strongest internet connection on the entire property and direct access to the dinning and lounge area. There is a Bale (covered seated area) on the edge of the pool next to this room where you can relax on the poolside or indulge yourself in an open shared modern jacuzzi on the edge of the landscape looking out to the tropical jungle.

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Pondok Wahyu - LogoSMLThe Garden Suite

Garden Suite

Garden View Suite is a spacious room with a super comfortable Chinese royal style king sized bed overlooking a tropical garden and attached to a huge lounge and dining area which sits on the edge of Sayan ridge with an incredible view. It is located on left side of the main”Wantilan” house and connected to the dinning and lounge area. This super spacious suite offers a Royal Javanese style king-sized bed and expansive bathroom. There is an organic garden outside of the room close to the kitchen where we grow our vegetables and herbs. The Lounge and area in the front offers various kind of fresh food and beverages. You can enjoy dipping into the pool or pampering yourself in the open jacuzzi while looking at mesmerising sunset over the ridge and then having a romantic dinner with beloved ones in the open dining area in the evening. This suite is designed with certain privacy even though it’s directly connected to the public area.

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