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 Hollywood for thirty years 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.
Our house is amazing and you will see why he was so in demand!
Imagine waking up to the sound of the rushing river. Our home is perched in the tree tops, sharing the same vista as the Maya Ubud, a 5 star resort. A spacious grand room. with ironwood floors throughout, is the perfect place for relaxing, yoga, or whatever your special pleasure is.
This is a perfect location for a family gathering or a small retreat or workshop. While we have two bedrooms with three queens beds, we also have 4 Balinese Sofas. There are additional rates for these type of functions and we will discuss them with you individually.
Stunning wrap around glass windows surround the master bedroom, with uninterrupted views of the valley, tree tops and the river from every seat. The bedroom has a custom made, beautiful teak wood bed, with flat screen TV, cable and air con. The ensuite living room and bedroom are finished in polished terrazzo.
The second bedroom shares the same views with an en suite bath.
A modern kitchen finished in boat wood and polished cement comes with all amenities. My home has WIFI throughout, stereo, Bose IPod docks, and a fine library of books to relax with. We are 5 minutes from the center of Ubud by car and we have staff who can help with everything you may need
Also for those who worry 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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after 4 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$2065 /week|
|Check In:||1:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Our family of four all agree that this accommodation was by far the best we have stayed in all over the world. The house is beautifully designed and laid out. We all felt like we were part of the royal family living in our beautiful palace. The views alone are breathtaking! You feel as though you are alone in the middle of the forest with panoramic picturesque surroundings. Best of all, the property has a river running through it with a natural spring so not only do you hear the sounds of the river night and day, but you get to drink it! Thats right! The water is connected to the house so you can drink the water from every tap in the house. A wonderful bonus especially with children. The location is perfect. Just outside the hustle and bustle and close enough to get to the beautiful restaurants in Ubud. The staff are a delight. Breakfast was prepared every morning and lunch and dinner was easily arranged at hand. The cook's Indonesian food was a knockout!!!! We have nothing bad to say about this property. Brenda and David are 2 lovely, funny, generous and endearing people who made us feel comfortable in their own home as if it were ours. This is a beautiful, delicious place to stay. We will be back!!! Thank you. Elle and Family from Melbourne.
We initially booked 4 nights at the villa, but extended our stay with 2 more nights as we liked it so much. We were a group of 4 people and had a great time! The villa and the view are amazing! And so is the staff: they are all very kind and took very well care of us.
We definitely recommend a stay at this property!
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at David and Brenda's beautiful villa. Waking up with those big windows felt like you were in the lush Ubud canopy. The staff was warm friendly and very helpful! We would definitely consider returning on future trips to Ubud. Thanks!
If you have the opportunity to go to Bali this is absolutely the ONLY place to stay. Not only are the views spectacular and the beds 5 star and so comfortable, it's the perfect distance outside of ubud. The staff are very accommodating and wonderful cooks. BUT the real special part is the personal touch that Brenda and David give to the experience of your stay. They are so very kind and caring and give sweet phone calls checking in to make sure that everything is going well and will support you in your stay, helping you find the best restaurants, places for shopping, near by beaches, sights and will help you organize anything you need.
It's a quick 10 minute scooter ride or drive to town and is so quiet and VERY Safe. There is FRESH clean water coming out of the taps which is a huge bonus when traveling in Asia.
I hope you can experience this amazing place! Do not look any further!!!
This is an amazing place! We absolutely enjoyed staying there for 4 days.
Imagine staying in a lush jungle at the edge of a small valley with the "river running through it" somewhere deep below you, but with you being at the top of the trees - and on New Year's Eve firework coming from many different hidden places of the "jungle", with even some cool beats of a party in the air taking place at the Maya Ubud just on the other side of the river but still in a safe distance; for us that was quite an amazing experience, a kind of surrealistic like Fitzcarraldo!
Even the pictures already show everything as it is we were surprised by the house, its surrounding, its tasty style and the huge space. Also the staff was so nice and friendly, even they were around quite some time we never felt disturbed by them, they always had a smile for you - and delicious food (breakfast), too.
Even you would always need a taxi to go to Ubud we preferred to stay on the countryside close to a small village rather than in Ubud "downtown".
We will definitely recommend this place to all of our friends (and to anybody who wants to know).
This sanctuary is above and beyond.
Truly spectacular on all accounts.
The design is exemplary. The staff are totally friendly and spirited.
Sak Ming has a glowing smile and is full of warm, knowing, hearty help. She organised a local spiced duck to be delivered as part of a
dinner. The space is immense and the river running through enables a walkway path to add to the adventure.
Nearby Ubud is another haven, so 'living' here and experiencing David & Brenda's home helped make this trip a wonderful memory.
Sadly I did not meet Brenda or David but have heard lovely stories about them via friends who also live in Ubud. Overall we had a really relaxing stay. The house was comfortable and the house staff were very lovely to all of us. We knew that the three dogs were on the property and the children had fun playing with them. The dogs require a little more house training as we found they had soiled inside a few times. David and Brenda have made arrangements so this shouldn't happen in the future. If you want to escape, sit and look out an amazing view and do nothing but swim and relax, then this is the place to go. I would certainly recommend this home to my friends.
It is truly a privilege to stay at David and Brenda's house, River View.
Living, sleeping and waking amongst the trees, generous, helpful staff, every utility you could ever want, and the chance to be amongst the real bali.
Thank you David and Brenda for opening up your home to us, we are very grateful and hope to see you both again soon.
A unique and amazing experience!
Not only was the house spectacularly decorated and perfectly functional, it is also surrounded by rice fields, a quiet river downhill and typical Balinese neighbourhoods. The staff was very helpful for getting us groceries, cooking breakfast and meals as well as arranging local transportation. We can't wait to be back!
David and Brenda were the best of hosts. Their place is INSANE. Like you will walk in and be floored. Guaranteed.
The staff was so kind and accommodated all of our requests. We even got lost in the area on bikes and Dewa (the main caretaker of the house) found us and returned us safely.
I hope you do not book this place so we can come back anytime we please. :)
Thank you so much David and Brenda for a transformative experience. It was something we will never forget.
We LOVE you guys.....Ross and his girlfriend were amazing guests.....They were easy to communicate with, very upbeat and smart and we could have spent hours hanging out with them...except we wanted them to have their own private experience of our home....We would recommend them as guests in anyones home. They stayed at our private "A River Runs Through it".
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