A River Runs Through It ...

House - Entire home/apt · Jalan Raya Pejeng Kawan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

The Space

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
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 4.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $15 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1750 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • 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!

    March 2014
  • 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!!!

    February 2014
  • 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).

    January 2014
  • 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.

    December 2013
    David And Brenda
    Response from David And Brenda:

    Socratis
    We wish we had gotten to meet you! We are so glad your stay at our RiverView home.."A River Runs Through it". The staff loved you and I'm sure we would have too!
    Brenda and David

  • 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.

    December 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
    David And Brenda
    Response from David And Brenda:

    We have enjoyed having you at our home...it's been great! We love your family and hope we get to cross paths again.

  • 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!

    October 2013
  • 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.

    July 2013
    David And Brenda
    Response from David And Brenda:

    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".

  • I went to stay at the River view with my mother for a period of 10 days, when we arrived David and Brenda were both there to receive us at the property, they were both very warm and welcoming. Brenda had prepared a very helpful catalog wherein she had mentioned all important and helpful numbers and instructions. The staff at the property was very pleasant and made our stay even easier. The rooms were very well equipped with a refrigerator, kettle and coffee maker. The property is away from the usual hustle bustle and has a beautiful view, if you are looking to relax amidst nature yet well provided for with all amenities, then this is your place. I would definitely recommend River View and would rush back when I have a chance to visit Ubud again.

    June 2013
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David, my husband was a set designer and furniture designer for the movie industry in Los Angeles 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. He has translated that skill into building ten amazingly different houses since he's come to Bali. Our house is amazing and you will see why he is so in demand! I have a variety of interests that keep me busy. I was a hairdresser for 30 years in the US and clients still find me, even in Bali. I love doing hair and spending quality time with people. I have spent years doing spiritual growth work and now work with others with addiction and codependency issues and also do Money Coaching. I love this work and the chance to give back what I was taught. I've been an artist my whole life so our home is filled with original art ( mine and others) and I have an awesome studio..Anyone that loves to paint will fall in love here. My latest passion is teaching Zumba, What a blast! As you can see, we are both loving our life and filling the hours manifesting our dreams. We both are creative artists and love to explore the world and the people in it. Since we've been in Bali we've been taking in South East Asia. We love Vietnam, and Thailand for their amazing cuisine. We are frequently traveling, so we are sorry that we don't get to meet all our guests, but we leave you in the hands of an amazing staff and manager, Sakming, who will be your contact person.
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