View to open living room/kitchen. View to super large bedroom with AC from spacious balcony.
Architect Remodeled Cool House

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Hip Penestanan area. SPECIAL PRICES for a few months until next door construction is done. The villa is 2-story, with A/C in upstairs bedroom. Relax on the large balcony and enjoy a fresh breakfast each morning. Villa is located in a small Balinese family compound, but quiet and private. No direct car access, so we STRONGLY advise using our recommended drivers who know our location and will carry your bags the 5-minute walk. A lovely shared pool is located AT OUR NEW FLORA VILLA--4 MINS. AWAY.

The space

To enter the house you walk through a Traditional compound with a super friendly golden retriever, Milo. This makes the house very safe and provides a taste of Balinese compound life. The house is two-story and larger than most in Penestanan (120 m square; 1200 square ft). I am an architectural designer and have attended to many small details that make the space super comfortable for lounging. The downstairs is loft-like with (10ft/3+ meter high ceilings), an open kitchen and a natural outdoor stone and wood bathroom. Large sliding glass doors easily open the living space to the lush outdoors. The master bedroom is air-conditioned, spacious and connects to a large balcony with a 9ft. (3 meter) long daybed (very romantic). We have also recently added a shared swimming pool AT OUR FLORA VILLA COMPLEX 4 MINUTES AWAY BY FOOT for the use of our guests. SEE THE PHOTOS.

Guest access

We can arrange for a driver to pick you up at the airport. We encourage you to take advantage of this service because our drivers – Ketut, Komang and Allo – know the way to our houses well and will carry your bags to the house. Other drivers will not. The cost for airport pick up and transport to the villa is approximately $350,000 IDR, which can be paid directly to the driver.

Made and Made will make you a breakfast of fruit, yogurt and eggs (if desired). Jampi, my masseur, comes for $250,000 IDR per hour to the house or walk to the nearby Cantika or Lala Lili Spas. Fabulous world class fusion dining is within walking distance and the center of Ubud is about a 20 minute leisurely walk. Bring your laptop and access our high speed wifi. Enjoy!

I'll leave you my list of my spots and favorite restaurants at the moment. I am putting together some sample itineraries for 3 day stays, 5 day stays and 7 day stays with side notes for designers, the sporty, yoginis, the spiritually oriented. I know how confusing it can be to arrive and be faced with so many choices. After 10 years in Ubud and my design experience, I have narrowed down the choices to the best of the best. :) Allo or Made (another one) can take you there!

We are also happy to organize a trip to healers in Ubud and the surrounding areas as well as to special ceremonies at the Water Temple for the Full Moon. And we have an excellent friend who can organize a juice fast or a healthy eating experience, complete with a raw cooking class. In fact, she can be hired to work up a private spa experience for you... complete with health rice paddy walks, private yoga...

We provide our guests with the use of a Bali phone with Sri's number and mine, programmed into it.

Interaction with guests

I will be by once during your stay and can always be contacted by phone or email.

Other things to note

If you have kids, there is a pond in the back and the staircase railing is open and not kid-proof (see photo #6)... but having said that, many families absolutely love staying at our house. It's Bali... imperfect and delightful .

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 7PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 7PM

Our Cool House is not child-proofed. We want to highlight to parents with young toddlers the following two areas: 1) the stairs up to the 2nd floor have an open railing, and 2) there is a unfenced fish pond outside the villa towards the back of the property. That said, we have had many families with children enjoy staying in our villa.


2 nights minimum stay

128 Reviews

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Lena User Profile
July 2017
We were looking for a long-term stay in the Ubud area with a bit of quiet, but convenient proximity to the center, the restaurants, etc. This stay fulfilled all our expectations. The villa was exactly as described. Day-to-day staff were polite, respectful, helpful and made healthy breakfasts. The pool was just 4-5 minutes walking distance and never crowded. During rainy season you may hear frogs in the rice fields and during mornings/evenings the neighboring family gathering in the yard. Neither bothered us, but might for those looking for complete quiet. To enter the villa, you need to walk through the neighboring residence. 3 times a day they come by with offerings for the shrine. The father provides transportation, the mother runs a laundry business and the son makes bamboo straws in the yard. Convenient and interesting for visitors. For those staying long term - compare prices with other vendors as these tend to charge in the higher range.
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Response from Sri:
Thanks for your kind review Lena. Penestanan is a village and the Cool House has an urban feel to it.It is nice to be a part of a Balinese compound and to be involved with the family isn't it? The Cool House is one of the most comfortable houses in Penestanan. It is so much more spacious than other houses, but it is older and not perfect. Also, frog and gecko sounds are one of the signatures of Bali. It's actually difficult to find anyplace in Bali that is quiet because of the critters being quite loud.
July 2017

Chris User Profile
June 2017
Great location and a unique place to stay especially if you like yoga and a real sense of local community.
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Response from Sri:
Thank you for your review, Chris.
June 2017

Vi User Profile
June 2017
We had a pleasant stay at the Cool House. The staff were very friendly. Breakfast was included so that was very nice. The house is close by Ubud Central Market (downtown area) so there were tons of things to do and visit! The only thing was that the roads are pretty steep and it was difficult to drive our motorbike around so please be careful if you plan to rent one. or else, have a wondeful trip in Ubud! You'll love it!

Rebecca User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful peaceful house. Very clean and comfortable. Very close walk to the amazing "alchemy Cafe" and close to the beautiful intuitive flow yoga studio. Sri was an amazing host, very helpful and kind. The lovely pool at the sister house is just a few mins walk down the road. I've stayed in Ubud many times, this house was by far the best place I have stayed at. It was nice to be in the quit peaceful past of Ubud. Def recommend getting the house to organise the drivers for either airport pick up or transfers as other drivers that do not know the house may find it hard to find. Thank you!
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Response from Sri:
Thank you for your lovely review Rebecca. We hope to host you again the next time you stay in Ubud.
June 2017

Holly User Profile
June 2017
Overall We enjoyed the house -the ladies come over cleaning house and making breakfast was nice but there are a few things to mention. 1. No pool included in the house but had to walk 10minutes to use in the other compound-which is desribed when you read carefully. We ended up not using at all during our stay. 2. On going construction right next door-it gets noisy around 8am. If you want some quiet morning to relax, this might not be an ideal choice. 3.elecricity out once. Sri was able to tell us how to bring the light back. 4. If 4ppl staying in the house, i don't find it ideal. Additional each guest was charged $15 so the total $30 extra per nighit. I find it expensive for what we got especially when 2ppl sleep in the day bed. 5. The area was nice but it's 20-25min walk from downtown with uphill/downhill. If you are looking for exploring mostly in downtown, this can be a little work. 5. Communication was delayed at times so I had to follow up a few time to get answers. But it worked out fine.

Tom User Profile
May 2017
Such an amazing place! Penestanen is one of the most beautiful places we've been in the world. The villa is wonderful, peaceful, and feels like a different world. The outside bathroom is a really special feature. The ladies who provide breakfast and clean the villa are so kind and friendly. We simply cannot recommend this place enough.
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Response from Sri:
Hi Tom, Thank you, Tom, for your kind words and high recommendation of our Cool House villa. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed hosting you.
May 2017

Erica User Profile
April 2017
You really should stay here- it is walkable to so many places, the pool is lovely and close by, the staff sweet and efficient. The house is beautiful and open and just lovely.
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Response from Sri:
Thank you, Erica, for your review and kind words. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your family.
April 2017

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I am Balinese, a mother, and love my island. I am the manager of these beautiful houses in my village, Penestanan, Kaja. My staff and I hope to make your stay in Bali very special. I am happy to answer any questions about Bali for you.

If you have a love attack and would like us to transform a joglo (100 year old teak structures from java) just for you... let me know...and we can show you what new projects we are working on.

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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