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.
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!
We had a great stay at David and Brendas secret pearl - Room with a View. Booked five days, but ended up staying 15 days. Room is spacious, clean and with a cozy and modern design. The jungleview and sounds from the river are unforgettable. Helpfull hosts and very friendly staff and driver - always smiling. We felt very secure and safe night and day. The walk from Ubud is quite a long walk and not a recommendable fare especially because the road is quite dark and the house a bit isolated. We rented a scooter to bring us to Ubud and the surroundings. We definetely will come back and recommend anyone to stay at David and Brendas place.
We were looking for a vacation over the weekends at Ubud, where we could be away from the hustle and bustle of city life in Singapore. It was a short notice for David and Brenda, but they wer efficient in replying us and getting us a driver waiting at the airport to get us to their place. The room is spacious and GORGEOUS. The pictures don't do as much justice as the room is really homely and well-designed by David. Waking up to the river view accompanied by the sound of nature was simply perfect.
Loved their friendly dogs, and they provide breakfast too (scarmbled eggs and pancakes for us! :)).
Not to mention both hosts' hospitality in making sure our needs were met, and availing other amenities not included in those listed just so we could enjoy our stay to the fullest.
Thanks Brenda and David, we will definitely come back to stay if we ever visit Ubud again!
If you are looking for an accommodation in Ubud, congrats you have already succeeded on the hardest part. All what is left for you to do right now is to book the river view apartment. It is amazing! Me and my girlfriend stayed here for three days and there is nothing compared to wake up to the sound of the jungle with a view that is simply mindwobbling. Brenda and David are were more than just perfect hosts. It was delightful to make their acquaintance. Their staff is very freindly and helpfull. We will definitely come back and the next time for more than just a few days!
Being a solo female traveller, David and Brenda's lovely house (yes it is really as lovely as the pictures) was a safe and tranquil haven. The helpers in the house were always full of smiles, and Dewa took it upon himself to make sure that I got to and fro from town safely. Massages on-site by their recommended masseuse was, as I gushed about it to my friends at home, the best I ever had. David and Brenda warmly invited me to join a small family dinner party, which made me feel very much at home. I can't wait to be back! :)
From the moment we arrived at 1am we were greeted with smiles and felt like we were in paradise. The room was lovely and the view was amazing! The sound of the running water of the river below was so relaxing. David and Brenda really made our stay perfect! They helped us feel comfortable like it was our own home. They even bought us flowers and cake for our wedding anniversary! Any queries we had they were more than happy to help. They honestly brightened up our stay in Ubud and we were really annoyed our stay was not longer. But we have had such a great time we will definitely be returning and staying with them again.
I can't recommend this place enough. The main room and the bathroom were wonderful, and the view is out of this world. I could have spent years just chilling here and taking in the view. I am back home now and wishing that I was back there. David and Brenda were extremely welcoming and the staff wonderful.
Loved every bit of it.
If you end up in this room with a view, count yourself lucky. It's a beautiful, tranquil refuge from the hustle and bustle of Ubud. Close enough to be convenient but far enough away to feel like you're in the country. Stunning views of native forest out your window and the rushing sounds of the river below to lull you to sleep at night. Hosts David and Brenda a lovely and welcoming pair who will set you at ease and offer their tips and good guidance. A most memorable stay at the house of my dreams. Thank you!
We loved having Amanda at "Room with a Seriously Fab View". She was just our kind of traveler....very independent, curious, adventurous, open and fun. For three weeks we got to know one another as she completed her Yoga training. I would recommend all to host Amanda..she's a delight.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.