About this listing
Our lovely villa, Rumah Kodok, is located in a highly sought after area of the artist's village of Penestanan. It is only a 15-minute walk from the heart of Ubud, the cultural and art center of Bali. Also, it is an easy 10-minute walk to the well known Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. This beautiful one-level, 2-bedroom, 2-bath villa, is on a walking path where there are no motorized vehicles. It is a very peaceful neighborhood with a nice friendly mix of both Balinese and expats. Within a few minutes, our walking paths will take you past beautiful rice fields to the many nearby restaurants, spas and laundry service. Our favorite yoga studio, Intuitive Flow, is only a 3-minute walk away. The large western-style Bintang supermarket is only a 5-minute walk away.
Our villa features outdoor living at its best, with a spacious, fully covered veranda overlooking the swimming pool, rice fields and sunsets beyond. The veranda has local Balinese art work, a beautiful antique Javanese daybed, comfortable chairs for visiting, and dining table for four. Also overlooking the pool is a Balinese bale (gazebo) for relaxing with your favorite book after a swim.
There are two large bedrooms, each with an adjoining Balinese-style outdoor bathroom. One bedroom has a 4-post king size bed with mosquito net and the other bedroom has two twin beds with mosquito nets. Both bedrooms have fans, tables, wardrobe closets, chairs, and are beautifully decorated with traditional Indonesian artwork (weavings, necklaces, Javanese antique wedding chest and more).
The two ensuites are separated by a well equipped kitchen.
Our villa is most easily accessed up about 15 steps from the street, Jalan Sangiggan. These steps are located just south of the Bintang supermarket and will lead you onto a pathway a few minutes walk to our door.
Although this is our home, we will be traveling during your stay, therefore Wayan, our housekeeper, or her husband Ketut, will be your local contacts. Wayan will provide cleaning service 3-times per week. Sorry, but we do not provide breakfast.
We hope you will love our home as much as we do and believe our villa will provide you with both a relaxing and fulfilling Bali experience.
Please enjoy our home and treat it as you would your own. Maximum 4 people. If you need to smoke please do so outside.Please note that we need at least 48 hours between booking and move-in.
Lovely villa in quiet community. Is close to everything you need. Great warungs.Big supermarket. Very clean, neat and tidy with good functional kitchen.Comfy bed. Thanks to my hosts. I hope to be back. I looked extensively at other properties whilst in Ubud. Nothing beats this for comfort v value. Having a private pool was awesome.
Brenda was an excellent host and all communication was clear and informative. She was patient enough to answer all our questions and made arrangements for our stay to be as comfortable as possible. Our 2 children loved the pool and the beauty of the natural surroundings. The area that Rumah Kodok is situated in is probably the most tranquil part of Ubud. The sounds of nature and flowing water surrounds you at all times and the daily walks around the area is really peaceful and therapeutic. There are spas, restaurants and even a huge supermarket nearby. Excellent food, friendly folks and gorgeous views. Thanks Brenda and Jack for letting us stay in your stunning villa!
Our guide Mr Blue was one of the kindest, most polite and helpful people we have ever met. We was ready to take us anywhere and gave really useful information about Bali- he is part historian, part guide but a total friend.
We enjoyed our stay in the villa and will definitely come again next year. Again, thanks to all at Villa Kodok for our stay.
We had a great time staying at Rumah Kodok. The home was beautifully appointed and so comfortable. The location was perfect. Kitchen was well-stocked. Just far enough away from the bustle of downtown, yet very walkable to many activities and restaurants. We also loved the rice field waterway systems all around with the constant soothing sound. Highly recommend
We stayed at Rumah Kodok for one week and it was wonderful. We were four adults and one infant. The Location is really perfect, not too far from the city center and yet far enough for some much needed quiet. Shops, restaurants and spas just around the corner.
The Villa is amazing, perfect veranda to spend your whole day if you feel lazy and if you feel a bit more active, the pool and gazebo are the places to be!
Brenda and Jack were very forthcoming and kind. Also very easy and great to correspond with.
We can only recommend staying here and if coming back to Bali we wont hesitate to stay here again.
(The only drawback is the construction next door but it should be done soon)
The villa was absolutely amazing, the pool and the little gazebo are a godsend after a long day walking around ubud. The villa was tidy and cosy, and Blue was a great driver. Thankyou so much for having us! We will definitely be back again / will recommend for others! Xx
We had a glorious 12 days at Rumah Kodok. It is lovelier than the photos suggest, and the location is perfect - overlooking rice fields, walking distance to great restaurants, yoga and the supermarket, yet utterly tranquil. We were probably the noisiest things around! We stayed with our 7 and 4 year old children, who loved the house and pool. A couple of things to note which may help you decide if Rumah Kodok is for you. There are a LOT of bugs, including mosquitos. This is typical of Bali, especially in wet season, but as the house is open to the outdoors if you are bug-shy it may not be for you. The local paths are narrow, VERY steep, and dark at night. Torches are essential. We loved the adventure of it, but had to keep a firm hand on our 4 year old to ensure he didn't end up in a ravine. The pool is big and very deep, so similarly the 4 year old needed very close supervision. The master bed is large and extremely comfortable. The singles are narrow, and although they could accommodate adults they may be better suited to children. We loved having occasional visits from the farmer's wife to lay offerings, and Wayan the housekeeper and Blue the driver made us very welcome while giving us complete privacy. The nearby walks in ricefields and along the ravine were wonderful, and we occasionally walked into Ubud too although it was easier for the children if we took a taxi (40,000 rp). Rumah Kodok allows you to feel immersed in Bali. We would recommend it without hesitation and would stay again.
We loved our week stay here with our two teenage daughters. The villa exceeded all expectations. Beautiful decor and space which is even better than the photos. All correspondence and information from Brenda was excellent. Staying a little out of busy Ubud was perfect; we loved the peacfulness of our 'home', amazing pool, frog humming at night, gorgeous veranda and views and really comfortable beds. An easy walk or taxi into town. Loved the winding pathways, local cafes & handy to Bintang supermarket. Wyan was really helpful along with suggested taxi drivers. Already missing Rodah Kodak and only been gone 1 day! Would love to return sometime. We had had a busy time touring around Lomok and our week here was so perfect and relaxing.
About the Host, Brenda
I am a retired educator from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA. I like to travel, ski, hike, scuba dive, paint and do yoga. My husband and I have a lovely home in Bali which we rent out when we are in the US or traveling. We love the people and culture of Bali and after visiting here for several years, we decided to make it our second home.