About this listing
Delightful 1 bedroom / 1 bath home, with large outdoor balcony on quiet path away from traffic, located in Penestenan, Ubud.
Private home in desirable Penestenan for rent, including bedroom, kitchen/living area and bathroom.
In true Balinese style, half of the living space is outside on the covered second-story balcony including kitchen, dining table/desk and lounge.
The home includes a large, airy bedroom with vaulted ceiling, queen-sized bed with mosquito net, reading light (this isn’t standard in Balinese hotels!), speakers to plug in your Ipod and WIFI. The bathroom is large with a separate recessed shower so your feet won’t get wet (many homes have “wet” showers and the water is on the floor). Fully equipped kitchen with 2-burner gas range, blender, rice cooker, toaster oven, electric kettle, refrigerator, pots/pans, dishes and cutlery.
I will be out of town, so not available in person (only by email). Jiwa, my Balinese landlord, will be available and will clean the house twice a week, pick up and drop off your laundry and drive you by moped into Central Ubud for only $1USD! Jiwa also rents out motorbikes for 50,000/day ($5) or 550,000/month ($55).
This is a private home and you will have access to the entire house, including bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. There are no shared features, beyond the gate and garden (there is another tenant downstairs in this 2-unit home).
ABOUT THE AREA:
Located in Penestanan Village, the most desirable expat neighborhood in Ubud due to rice paddy fields, multiple footpaths (no car traffic), restaurants, spas and yoga studio. Central Ubud is 2 kilometers away, and just a 5-minute drive or 25-minute walk. Major attractions in Penestanan include Intuitive Flow Yoga, Alchemy (raw food restaurant) and Sari Organik. There is a taxi stand just a 2-minute walk away.
My home is located on a quiet footpath (only accessible by moped, bicycle or foot) and a 2-minute walk to the main road in Penestanan Kelod. Most nights you can hear Gamelan music from the village, and you will always fall asleep to frogs croaking and insects humming.
Ubud is a popular tourist destination, and as such there is intermittent construction in the area. Construction occurs during the day time, when you are likely to be out and about. Please be assured you will have sweet dreams during the quiet evenings.
Other Things to Note
PLEASE NOTE: I only approve AirBnB guests that have information about themselves in their profile, and prefer guests with reviews. If you are new to AirBnB and don't have reviews yet, then references are required. I'm renting out my entire personal home and hope you can understand this requirement. Thank you!
This is my personal home and am entrusting the Air BnB community to treat my home like it’s yours. I live in a quiet neighborhood, so please keep it quiet after 10pm out of respect for your neighbors.
No smoking allowed.
We would absolutely stay here again, hands down. The pictures and description are true to form and the hospitality from Jiwa + Annie was genuine. In fact, we extended our stay and are now renting a room from Jiwa since Annie's place is booked!
Perhaps my favorite thing about Annie's home is the location. Downtown Ubud is packed with tourists and bustling with activity. Annie's home is located in a great, community area with plentiful food and yoga options, but is removed enough to maintain serenity. It is right next to Alchemy and the Shift Hotel which we've frequented quite a bit. It is comfortable, airy and peaceful. We have nothing critical to say about this listing. Book it!
After a long day on a tour of Bali we were warmly greeted by Jiwa who straight away made us feel welcome and like old friends. The room itself was basic but served us perfectly. The bed was comfortable and was in a quiet spot of Ubud. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Unfortunatly we didnt get to meet Anne but we just can highly recommend staying in her appartement. It is simple but beautyful. We especially enjoyed the balcony. And then there is Jiwa - her landlord - who cared just about everything we needed and is a joy to chat with. By the way Ubud is great too.
Really enjoyed my stay here. It was an ideal retreat between yoga classes, somewhere to rest quietly in the heat of the afternoon. Anne provides a very helpful guide for things do in the area. Try not to arrive after dark...it could be a bit hard to find, easy path once you get to know it though.
What a magic and delightful home Anne. It was everything we hoped for and more. Such a pretty outlook over gardens and Balinese style rooftops. It was amazingly quiet there - even during the day and yet such an easy walk to the great cafes of Penestanan. Also a great walk in to Ubud. Jiwa was wonderful and because our arrival was delayed due to ash cloud, we arrived later in the evening ( and two days later) than planned.However he was there - at midnight - to greet us and ensure that we were comfortable.
It was also really good to have been able to stay in touch with you about our arrival delay. You responded immediately and were so reliable.
We loved staying in your home. Thank you so much. We wouldn't hesitate to book with you again if we return sometime.
Anne has a great place in Ubud. Lots of light, a comfortable bed and close enough to be able to walk to restaurants, but not too close to be in the middle of all the tourists. There is a pool next door which you can use for $5. If we come back, will definitely stay here again! Thanks
Anne's house was lovely, within a quiet area of Ubud but still close to the center. communication was excellent and everything was an expected. we really enjoyed our stay there.
About the Host, Anne
I'm originally from the United States, spent my childhood in California and New York, and lived in Seattle for many years. In 2009, I began a journey to relocate to Southeast Asia travelling and volunteering extensively in Asia, Africa and Europe. For 20 years, I've worked with non-profit organizations (non-governmental organizations), fortunate to blend my passion with my career.
Since 2012, I've lived in Bali and rent out my sweet little home when I go out of town. It has an outdoor balcony, perfect for yoga and meditation, and located on a quiet footpath. I'll share all my favorite places in Bali, Ubud and Penestenan, and Jiwa, my Balinese landlord will take care of you like you're his family.