Dining in the round..: We love this big round table and Iron Art Designed chairs by David Seligman..Love: Dance, Gaze, Breathe, Read, Rest, Snuggle, Downward Dog, Eat, Did I say Gaze?
A River Runs Through It....

Entire home/apt

9 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Hollywood Set Designer David Seligman creates uber fabulous homes...come and put your feet up...:)

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. Our staff can provide traditional and contemporary meals for your pleasure

The space

Our space is the perfect place for couples, families and friends traveling alone or together. There's a place for everyone to find their own private luxury.

LIVE THE DREAM!! Bring your Yoga Retreat here...a spacious 5000 sq foot Ulin floor for your practice, with the backdrop of the forest canopy around you. Our goal is for your guests to love your Retreat. Let us help you make it happen.

Family Reunion..... Start up weekends....Team Building...... We are here to make your team or family comfortable while you inspire them to grow!

Weddings! We can host your beautiful day! We have a great team who'll help you plan the event and coordinate it.Hollywood Set Designer David Seligman creates uber fabulous homes...come and put your feet up...:)

This is a perfect location for a family gathering or a small retreat or workshop. We have three master bedrooms, two with Queen beds and one King bed. We also have Javanese beds for additional sleeping.

Our stunning wrap around glass windows surround the RiverView Suite, 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 air con. The ensuite living room and bedroom are finished in polished terrazzo.

Our newest Garden Suite is a sumptious space with an ensuite entertainment center and dining space. It rocks! It opens to the garden and the pool.

Our Honeymoon Suite is wide open to the valley and beyond. Stunning wrap around windows and privacy!

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 close to 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.

About Us

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!

Guest access

You will have full access to the house and it's grounds. We do not recommend walking down to the river as the steps are quite steep and slippery. However one can at their own risk.

The washing machine is for staff usage only. They can assist you with offsite service if you need laundry done.

Interaction with guests

We are often traveling but we will leave you in the capable hands of Sakming and our friendly staff.

Other things to note

River View is a small business that is greatly affected by cancellations. We highly recommend you buy travel insurance. Where as the traveler can get refunded for a cancelled trip due to unforeseen circumstances, we as owners cannot. With that in mind, please read our cancellation policy.

If you need some other type of accommodation, please take a look at our other homes available.

A River Runs Through it! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/184039
LUXE Clas(URL HIDDEN) https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3759778
Villa Sassy https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1037636

Absolute Beach Fron(URL HIDDEN) https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/166459

Joglo Ganesha Prima https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/360425
Joglo Ganesha Dua https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18586405

Joglo Saraswati Prima https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18161990
Joglo Saraswati Du(URL HIDDEN) https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/363425
Rumah Kampun(URL HIDDEN) https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/394571
Rumah Tingg(URL HIDDEN) https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/394482
Absolute Rice Padd(URL HIDDEN) https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4720485

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The space
Bathrooms: 4.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $26 / night after 6 guests
Security Deposit: $309
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 1PM

The house is to be used ONLY by the people who are renting it. If you are planning a reunion or a party, this must be discussed with us in advance. including how many people will attend, etc. There are additional rates for these type of functions and we will discuss them with you individually.

We live next to a traditional village. Please respect our neighbors by not playing loud music after 8pm. Please don't entertain large groups (if you do, we need to inform the village and sometimes there is a fee required). This is our family home, please take care of it and enjoy it as much as we do. Smoking outside please.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay

80 Reviews

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Justin User Profile
June 2017
If you are thinking about making a trip to Ubud, and the "River Runs Through It" property is available, do yourself a favor, and book it without any hesitation. Although it is a bit outside of the Central Ubud area, it is absolutely the perfect location, as it is perched on the river bank opposite of the Grand Maya Ubud Resort. The pictures of the house do not do it justice, as it is absolutely beautiful, and has everything that you will need for an amazing Ubud experience. In addition to the property, the staff is incredibly wonderful, helping you with whatever (Driver, cooking, massages, scooter rentals, groceries, travel planning, etc...) you may need. Although it is a bit daunting when you take your first turn onto a crowded Ubud street, renting scooters proved to be the perfect way to see Ubud, and all of the surrounding area. We had an awesome time during our stay at the River View property, and I couldn't recommend it more. Thank you again to Sak Ming, Dewa, and everybody else that made out stay so amazing.

Kimmy User Profile
May 2017
Thank you so much, our stay was perfect, the staff were outstanding. Villa is breathtaking and food was excellent - thanks again for organising the birthday cake! ️

This is the perfect getaway to relax,recharge and enjoy the Bali that is not all hustle and bustle, but still close enough to enjoy a good Restuarant or if you really need to the shops and market of central Ubud. We could quite happily just stay in the house and enjoy the tranquillity with the occasional inhouse massage.

Deanna User Profile
April 2017
We stayed her for four night with 3 adults and 4 kids- ages 8-11. We all had a great time getting to know the area. Sakming was a wonderful host, accessible when needed. The driver, Dewa, was amazing. Super helpful a wonderful person to spend time with. He drove us all day through dinner! Always with a smile. The house is on many levels, which spread us out nicely. There are many stairs involved, which was fine for us. It's about a 10 minutes drives to the town of Ubud, depending on where you need to go. The staff was friendly and helpful. A small selection of breakfast offerings, was perfect for is. Yummy crepes with banana or eggs with toast and fresh fruit was what our family ate every day. We look forward to the next time.

Jeannie User Profile
March 2017
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the many options to choose from on your visit to Bali, you can stop searching and stay here. THIS IS IT!!! These palatial, fully staffed, expertly appointed villas blew us away. I can honestly say this was the most impressive place we have stayed out of our many airbnb trips. First off, breakfast was cooked to order for you every morning in the villa, no going to "get ready" before you eat.....just wake up and whatever you choose from the menu the night before is there for you. They provide everything from eggs and toast to fruit, yogurt , muesli and three types of fresh juice. No cleaning up, no making beds, no picking up after yourself, everything is done for you! Now let me tell you about the infinity pool that overlooks the jungle. From one villa, you can walk out of the master bedroom straight into the pool and relax on the in-pool ledge while looking over a rushing river down below. If you would like, there is a path down to the river where you can see the locals blessing themselves in the water temple - a truly moving experience! The other villa has another full sized heated pool nestled in the flowering trees, expertly placed in the beautiful yard complete with a whimsical wandering path, and a pergola with lots of comfy pillows for stargazing at night. The luxurious furnishings, many books, and oh so comfortable couches make it truly like a home away from home. We were lucky enough to stay in each of the villas which were all truly spectacular. The staff is always available for cooking, driving, motorbike or car rental, in house massages or for local info on the best things to do. We felt like family when we left! I cannot think of a place that could be any better for a couple or a family to stay as the villas are all large and expansive yet cozy and private. If you are looking for a little slice of heaven, this is the whole pie!!!
Sakming User Profile
Response from Sakming:
We LOVED you too....what a great experience it is when you really connect with Airbnb guests and find friends for life. We loved sharing our homes with you and that you got to experience the lifestyle of Bali. We would love to have you back anytime.
March 2017

Victoria User Profile
March 2017
Fabulous place. HUGE and would be amazing for a party! We loved it - Sak Ming and team were fantastic and made sure we had everything that we needed. Beautiful pool and very private. Loved our stay. Thanks all.

Hye Won User Profile
February 2017
The riverview villa will be the most important place for us in bali for a long time. We've got married there!! From the first time when i saw the house from the airbnb, i wanted it to be my wedding place.. David and brenda were so kind to let us have the event and sakming and the staff at the via were so helpful in the process. I had one the happiest moment at the villa. Beautiful surrounding, beautiful house and the open and secretive atmosphere made the wedding very special. I am very grateful to all of you at the villa! I really enjoyed the stay. I will be back there with my kids haha
Sakming User Profile
Response from Sakming:
It was a special day for all of us. Your wedding set the bar for all the weddings we will have at our beautiful RiverView. What a truly amazing day. Wish we could post pictures...:)
February 2017

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Sakming and the Team will take care of every aspect of your vacation. Please ask us !

Hi, I'm Sakming and I LOVE people and I LOVE what I do. We are here to make sure you have the best time you've ever had and we want to make your vacation special.

We have a great team..let us be here for you.

David 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!

Brenda has spent years doing spiritual work and now work with others with addiction and codependency issues. She is also an artist, so their
home is filled with original art.

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 the amazing Sakming and the Team who will take care of you!

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