About this listing
Gorgeous simple wooden house with beautiful rice field views all the way to Mount Agung. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and landscaped garden. Peaceful and calm but only 20 minutes walk from Ubud main road through the rice fields or 5 minutes by road. Monthly stays only, ideal for those looking for somewhere to settle in Ubud longer term.
House now available long term only from January 2016. Minimum stay of one month, cheaper rates the longer you stay! (Please contact me to discuss) Bills (electric, internet etc) and cleaning not included, though I can help you arrange these.
Our cozy wooden house in the rice fields has an amazing uninterrupted view to Mount Agung. You can get up early and watch the sunrise over the volcano and the mists in the rice fields from the balcony - magical!
There are 2 bedrooms, each with a double bed and mosquito nets, and 2 living areas, over 2 floors- ideal for up to 4 people with an additional travel cot for a child if required. There is an open-air (covered) kitchen, which is lovely for sitting in and enjoying your breakfast in the rice field breezes. The bathroom is located to the side of the main house across a covered corridor and has hot water and includes a bathtub and separate shower. The toilet is separate from the main bathroom.
We built this home for our own family and we want you to enjoy staying there as if it was your own home. We've included everything you may need during your stay in Ubud. The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob, fridge, toaster oven, rice cooker, plates, cutlery and cooking equipment. In the living room is a TV, dvd player and a selection of books and DVDs.
The gazebo in our walled garden is perfect for relaxing in and there is ample parking space behind a lockable gate (we are located on a road with full car access, unlike many Ubud villas which can only be accessed by motorbike).
There is a lovely walk through the rice fields into Ubud which takes about half an hour. We're located about 2km away from the Yoga Barn so this is ideal if you're planning on taking some yoga classes while in Ubud. I can also supply a yoga mat on request and our upstairs living area is ideal for practicing at the house.
Just down the road is a lovely Indonesian restaurant (Sawah Indah) which is perfect for dinner if you don't feel like going into Ubud. We're also within a few minutes walk of Bebek Tepi Sawah, Bale Udang, Warung Hana, and Janggar Ulam restaurants - search for them online to see how gorgeous they are and how yummy the food looks! If you just feel like a night in, many restaurants in Ubud deliver free of charge and we keep takeaway menus in the house for your use.
We provide bed linens and towels and we also have a filter for making unlimited drinking water.
Bathroom, kitchen, garden
Our house is located in a small village on the outskirts of Ubud with lots of families and a community feel. We're blessed with beautiful rice field views but still very close to the centre of Ubud. As this is mainly a local area there are lots of great restaurants around with good local food at reasonable prices.
Getting around by motorbike is the easiest option in Ubud and you can rent a motorbike or scooter for around 50k rp per day. It's also possible to catch a local bus "bemo" from the main road into town. Taxis (private cars) are easily available from asking at Sawah indah restaurant or on the main road.
Walking into Ubud is possible either via the rice fields (highly recommended) or the road (busy traffic but a quicker way to reach the yoga barn and south end of Ubud) - it takes about 30-40 minutes to walk in, depending on where you want to be. If you're planning to walk, I'd advise leaving either early morning or late afternoon as it can get very hot during the day.
We also provide a transport service to anywhere you need. Prices are in the house manual or ask me for a specific destination. We offer airport pickup for 350,000rp
The house has full car access and secure car parking.
Other things to note
Please think of our house as a rustic tropical countryside cottage - it's not a 5* luxury villa so if this is what you're looking for, this might not be the place for you. Most of our guests love the peace and quiet, simple lifestyle and closeness to nature.
The house is not completely sealed to allow the breeze to circulate. While this means it stays cool, it also sometimes allows rain to blow in during heavy storms and sometimes insects to get in. We have waterproofed as much as possible and provide mosquito nets but the tradeoff for having a beautiful wooden house means that sometimes we have to deal with a couple of leaks around windows and doors in rainy season!
As we built this house as our family home, we expect our guests to treat it with respect as if it was their own. As we live in a quiet residential area and sound travels easily over the rice fields we ask that guests don't play loud music or have wild parties late at night!
Smoking only outside the house please. As the grass roofing material is highly flammable, no cigarettes, candles, incense or mosquito coils are permitted inside the house or on the balcony. The kitchen and gazebo are both lovely breezy places to sit if you wish to smoke. Please make sure cigarettes are extinguished in a suitable ashtray!