A ROOM with a SERIOUSLY FAB view can be rented separately from our bigger estate "A River Runs Through it"
It shares the same 5 star views as the main house and has its own private entrance. It offers a beautiful, air con studio, with a TV for watching DVD's and IPod ready for music. It's cozy, comfy and it has WIFI!
Our house is a 5-10 minute drive to the center of Ubud..or a 30 minute walk with some good hills...smile.
We can recommend a driver for you, or you can rent a motor scooter (which is how most of us get around)
Designed by David Seligman, a 30 year veteran of the movie industry. David was a set designer and furniture designer for the movie industry in Los Angeles and worked with the tops in the industry....Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, Robert Redford, Bruce Springsteen and many more. His built the Captains Chair for Star Trek Insurrection and had the most "ordered" bed in TV history from the TV hit, "Mad about You".
He designed furniture for many top Restaurants in Los Angeles from the Saddle Peak Lodge in Malibu to Malibu Adobe with Ali McGraw. His resume is extensive and his client list is long....Billy Crystal, David Hasselhof, Arnold Schwarzanegger to Keenan Wayans.
For anyone worrying about traveling in the 3rd world with water issues, our house is fed by natural spring water which has been certified as suitable for drinking. You won't need to worry about the water here
...one last thing, my home is also fully staffed with a housekeeper and gardener, so you won't have to lift a finger... It'll prove to be the perfect holiday getaway.
"SERIOUSLY FABULOUS VIEW" is an understatement. The villa is almost perfect (minus inevitable bugs & huge reptiles). The pictures are only showing a fraction of this place. Didn't get to meet David & Brenda personally but their staffs were friendly and really accommodating. 24-hours security patrol made us felt really safe even when the place is very secluded. Love the dogs, love the little hut, love the pool, love the furniture. We had a great time and wished we could've spent more time there.
I only stayed 1 night at David and Brenda's but I so wished I could have stayed for ever! What a place! The pictures don't do the view justice, it was just wonderful, I was only sorry some transport problems I had less time to enjoy the view, lovely garden and fabulous pool. I met Brenda and David and they are very friendly as are their delightful little dogs! The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was absolutely gorgeous. The house is about 5 mins from Ubud centre but the very nice driver that Brenda arranged for me was happy to take me into the centre and Brenda recommended a really good restaurant so we could enjoy a sunset over Ubud. Breakfast in the morning was great - banana pancake, fruit, yogurt and coffee - just great! Also, I used Brenda and David's driver to take me to Seminyak - very nice guy and really easy to arrange.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be possible to get such first-rate accommodation at such a reasonable price! The room was spectacular—beautiful lighting, plenty of wall sockets and fast wifi for the worker bees, strong AC, lovely and spacious bathroom with very hot water—and the view...words cannot describe its glory or the restorative power of waking up to a panorama of jungle foliage tumbling down into a roaring river. But the pleasures do not end with sight and sound: Each morning, David and Brenda's nurturing staff served up my favorite breakfast and a proper cup of strong coffee on the room's private terrace. I can say without hesitation that this will be my go-to the next time I need a break from Jakarta. Simply fabulous!
Amazing! My girlfriend and I were looking for somewhere nice to stay just outside the Ubud city center and stayed here for 2 days, wish I had booked for longer!
The room is large and well appointed, tons of natural light and a view that you could easily be paying hundreds of dollars for at a hotel. David and Brenda are charming, super helpful with recommendations, etc. They helped is rent a scooter and had it brought to the house, would absolutely gone back. It's a little hard to find the first time though so make sure you call them in advance to get detailed directions.
An amazing experience that reminds me that even in my own home-island, there are still wonderful places and people yet to be discovered. I feel so fortunate to have found this quiet and sublime spot on the edge of a river-canyon. Words can only go so far, but I'll stick to the senses.
Sight: vast jungle with trees rising from the canyon, rushing river just below. It looks like something out of a BBC documentary. Sounds: gushing water from the river below, the echoes of bird through the rainforest. Smell: fresh leaves, that green, jungle scent. Taste: cinnamon pancakes for breakfast.
David and Brenda have created a bohemian settlement on one of the most beautiful locations I've seen in 7 years in Bali. Their warm, familiar approach to hospitality makes a weary traveler feel at home immediately. Both David and Brenda are colorful, entertaining and friendly. David had some cool stories about his time in Hollywood and Brenda's art studio is snazzy. Look out for the cool details that they've put in their home, from the door handles to the folding Murphy beds, there's so many unique, one-off items.
My only regret was not having more time to spend in this tropical sanctuary.
Beautiful home! Everything was perfect and they were so helpful with all my travel questions and needs! Very happy I picked this!
Me and my boyfriend had an amazing stay at David and Brenda's house. The room had indeed a seriously fabulous view, but actually the whole experience was seriously fabulous. We booked initialy the room for 4 nights but we extended our stay with another 3 nights.
The location is very peaceful and the sounds of the jungle were unforgetable. Brenda and David and their staff were very friendly and helpful and made us feel like home. We did not have to worry at all.
For getting to and from Ubud we mostly relied on drivers and finding a driver was never a problem. The route is really not walkable. My boyfriend also used a scooter and this is the most used form of transportation over there, but personally I find the traffic rather crazy.
If we come back to the Ubud area we would definitely want to have another seriously fabulous stay at David and Brenda!
Hi! This is one review I'm really excited to write.
I spend a lot of time sourcing out places to stay while traveling; I want them to feel special.. Some meet that criteria, some are vast disappointments. Now and then one blows me out of the water.
This one not only blew me out of the water - I'm still looking for land.
It is truly a rare find. (and warning, I'm about to gush a little, but sometimes there are moments when it suits). :-)
My first phrase upon arriving in the room was 'oh, thank God'. This was a after a series of online bookings that were huge disappointments - cramped quarters, inaccurate or over-blown photography, overpriced; I was becoming a little cynical, never a fun place to be when you're on holiday.
I arrived to a warm welcome and discovered a sanctuary that was beautiful, serene, gorgeously furnished, truly an architectural find, with high-end linens, unique attention to detail - and a view that is truly like no other place on earth. And it was a fraction of what you'd pay for comparable lodgings anywhere else in the area.
David and Brenda are absolutely charming hosts; fascinating, wonderful, truly beautiful people, the sort you always hope to meet on vacation but rarely do. I felt like I was visiting long-lost family, and it was just such an huge pleasure to meet them and spend time with them.
The location is perfect if you love all the convenience of the city; but like a restful respite at the end of each day. I found it an absolutely perfect balance of both worlds. Ubud is chaotic, with a constant buzz of traffic, and each night, I rode my scooter back through peaceful, moonlit roads to this absolute oasis - just a few minutes from the city - and it became a beautiful ritual each day, past rice fields, through a beautiful Balinese village, and home, to this amazing oasis. (And when you can call a vacation spot home - you know you've found something unique. It has that kind of air to it.)
This is a 'can't go wrong booking'. Seriously. I travel a lot. And I have a discerning eye for my environment. The pictures aren't even close to the real thing. It's truly spectacular.
For me, it was a special gem found in months and months of travel, and bookings I've done all over the world. If days are running short on this place: book immediately. That is my single regret about booking this space: I wish I'd booked more days. This really is a magical place.
Yay to awesome vacation finds!!!
My wife and I did not end up staying at River View, but David and Brenda showed us around the property. It is seriously STUNNING. Actually, it is a BREATHTAKING view. The room is very spacious and has everything you would need to feel comfortable. The whole property is gorgeous and set in a very tranquil location. It's close enough to the center of town but far from all the noise. And believe me, Ubud can be very noisy. We were however able to stay and David and Brenda's other property called Sanctuary. It was a truly incredible place as well. Very well kept and clean, amazingly comfortable bed (not to mention the absolute softest sheets ever!), delicious breakfast, and extremely helpful and friendly staff. Meeting David and Brenda is like meeting up with two friends you haven't seen in a long time. They were so warm and welcoming. They work extremely hard to make sure everything about your stay in any of their properties is an unforgettable experience. DO NOT LOOK FOR ANY OTHER PLACE TO STAY IN UBUD!!!
We LOVE you guys…what a special time we had hanging with you. It is by far, the best part of Airbnb, is the really cool people you meet! I wish I could come see your show one day..when I am in some urban hot spot where your show is always SOLD OUT…but you give us tickets cause we're your Bali peeps….YES
We had an AMAZING stay with David and Brenda on their gorgeous property. The room was more than spacious for the two of us and spotlessly clean. The bed was comfortable and the wi-fi was good. The bathroom was stunning! The banana pancakes and mixed fruit for breakfast was delicious...thanks to their sweet staff! We also used their driving services offered which was convenient and always on time. Thanks for a great stay in Ubud!
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