Kubu Rama - Relax, look at ducks!

House - Entire home/apt · Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Shakar

Relax + soak in the gorgeous rice paddy views + traditional Balinese village life from this lovely house located just outside of central Ubud. You have the comforts of a modern home but can see the nature and beauty all around you from the balcony.

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Relax + soak in the gorgeous rice paddy views + traditional Balinese village life from this lovely house located just outside of central Ubud. You have the comforts of a modern home but can see the nature and beauty all around you from the balcony.

The Space

Nestled amidst the green hills of Ubud in lush natural surroundings, “Kubu Rama” is a place of comfort and relaxation. The villa is blessed with an unobstructed view of the rice fields, Balinese temple and jungle from its breezy balcony, where you can enjoy the sunset and watch the famous white heron birds fly past on their route home to nest. If you are lucky you can also see the resplendent blue Javan Kingfisher fly by. Night time brings a chorus of nature sounds from the paddy fields and the magical glow of the fireflies. On festival days you can hear the sounds of Gamelan music and chanting echoing across the night from the nearby village.

Kubu Rama also offers a comfy living space. The house is equipped with high speed wi-fi internet, 29" inch TV and home theater system, parking space, wide balcony with incredible view, spacious garden and sun bathing area, air conditioner in the bedroom, full kitchen facilities, drinking water, linens provided, hot water with bathtub and rain shower heads in semi-open air bathroom. All this plus daily cleaning service by the wonderful Sutri and assistance from Kadek living off site nearby in the village, but able to help with anything should there be a need.

The villa is situated in a quiet setting down a small path and away from the main road, but in a spot where you can see Balinese cultural/natural life come to life in rice harvests, temple ceremonies, children flying kites, and duck herding, all from the comfort and privacy of home.

Guest Access

You have the house to yourself!

The Neighborhood

Kubu Rama is located in a traditional Balinese village setting just outside of central Ubud in the hamlet of Kutuh Kaja. There are several small restaurants within walking distance, a pool next door where you can swim all day for a very small fee (possibly a pool for the house later in 2015!), laundry place in walking distance, and the village also has several convenience shops. The Ubud Botanical Gardens is almost across the street. If you are lucky enough to be staying during a Balinese ceremony the streets and temples of the village will come alive with the colorful offerings, traditional costume and dance, and enchanting sounds of Gamelan music. Very lovely area.

Getting around

It is about 7 minutes ride by vehicle to Ubud town center. Please note there is no public transportation just as in any of the small villages outside Ubud - so motorbike would be the best way to get to and from town and in general is the best way to get around and explore the Ubud area on your own - we can help to arrange rental, it is very inexpensive. We can also help to arrange very reasonably priced taxi service. Bicycle is also possible but recommended for the fit because of the tropical heat. Walking would take longer to reach town center - although it's a beautiful walk passing through rural scenery and you will witness Balinese village life along the way. We can help to arrange also airport pickup and day trips with polite and relaxed English speaking drivers.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $325 /week
Monthly Price: $1375 /month
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  • What can I say about the place and the host? The place was perfect to start my Bali honeymoon with. Imagine a place where you are just by yourself. The only sounds you hear is of ducks and chirping of some random birds. The only place is sight is rice fields around. Well, the place doesn't disappoint. It's exactly as or rather better than what is shown in the pictures.

    Let me just talk about the people and the warm hospitality they extended to us. As I was spending my honeymoon, I had made some special requests. Shakar made sure my requirements were met by going out of his way. He even dropped in on an evening to make sure we were comfortable. The internet in the house was not working when we entered. Shakar brought in a model along with him to ensure our connectivity was not disrupted. He also had some civil work going on outside the house. He stopped that work for a couple of days to ensure peaceful stay for us. Make sure you have a talk with him on Asia and birds when you be there..The guy is loaded with information to share! Shakar also provided us valuable insights into Balinese dance forms.

    The driver Kwi was full of energy and a lot of stories to tell. He waited patiently at the airport even though our flight landed late. We went out to see Bali with him on the next day.

    The manager Kadek is an always-at-your-service guy. He ensured we were comfortable and helped us with issues like getting a local simcard.

    Overall, our stay at Kubu Rama was just perfect! Can't wait to be there again.

    June 2014
  • We have been at Kubu Rama with our daughter (20) (unfortunately) 2 nights only. We don't know how to describe, it's just amazing. Everything was perfect. We are traveling since 2007 every year for few weeks through Southeast Asia and we haven't been at an accommodation like this. We will come back next year and we will stay there more than 2 nights.

    June 2014
  • This villa was pretty much in the heart of the beautiful Ubud. You can either walk 30 mins down the road to reach all the shops and restaurants or call for a driver to drive you for a small fee. Ubud was absolutely beautiful. It was surrounded by many delicious restaurants, spas, shops selling paintings, yoga clothing. It felt like a total yogi haven there which makes the place feel even more laid back and relaxing.

    The villa itself was very beautiful and clean with an amazing view of the rice patties. The coolest part about this place is the semi outdoor washroom with the outdoor shower. The outdoor shower allows you to gaze into the night sky with all the stars. It's so beautiful, it really makes you feel one with the nature. At night you can also here all the geckos and frogs chattering! But don't worry I didn't find any sneaking into the villa.

    Shakar and his partner Kadek along with the driver Jero was extremely nice and helpful. We had a problem with the shower the second night and they responded instantly and had the shower fixed almost immediately!

    Kubu Rama was a really magical place, I can't wait until the day I can return to this beautiful island as we only stayed for 5 days! To thoroughly take the beauty of this island I believe 2 weeks min. is necessary and staying in Kubu Rama will definitely need to be part of the experience!

    May 2014
  • Wow... Can not recommend this place highly enough.
    It was perfect! The most beautiful setting in the rice terraces, we loved hanging out on the balcony as it was just completely relaxing and peaceful.
    We all loved the bathroom with its amazing outdoor shower. Showering at sunrise or looking up at the stars was pretty amazing.

    Shakar and his staff were all awesome and helped with anything we needed before and during our trip. Will definitely be rebooking for our next trip to Ubud.

    We hired the driver for airport pickup and a half day to go to the volcano which was really reasonable and an amazing trip.

    May 2014
  • We stayed at Kubu Rama for 2 nights, and it was a fabulous base to explore Ubud from & great value for money

    April 2014
  • I went to Bali with a little guidance from a friend and no expectations.
    Shakar's place was precisely what I needed; a combination of nature, genuine, pretty, simple yet grand and safe. We kept in touch via email easily and effectively. His entire team were gardian-angels; generous and pleasant. I rented a bicycle (10-15 mins ride from the main road) and headed to discover a new part of Ubud; lively streets, inspiring places, various people and then back to the safe and sound 'home'. Shakar, lookout, I'll be back soon :)

    April 2014
  • The driver, Kadek is very friendly and can help arrange transport at any time. It was ideal that there is a phone in the villa to call Kadek anytime for any issue. Villa is clean and can be cleaned whenever you wish as the cleaners number is available to you. Great location, not right in Ubud but only about a 7 minute drive to town. Super close to a swimming pool for hot days. Really beautiful view of the rice paddies.

    March 2014
  • Shakar's place is an open theater to Balinese life. It was super relaxing to watch the farmers tend the rice paddies right outside the balcony and walk the ducks around the small little paths and ponds. There's even this special rocking chair that you'll have to try out.

    The location was superb. In a very picturesque area of Ubud, just north of the town. The space itself was comfortable, clean and cozy.

    Shakar was away during the time I stayed but his buddy Kadek was there to open the door, despite a very late check-in. Kadek checked back on me and made sure the stay was comfortable.

    Love em.

    March 2014
  • Although Shakar was not in the country the day of our arrival, we were collected from Candidasa and taken to our place in Ubud by a wonderful driver who spoke 100% English , making our journey very easy with many questions about the area. Once there we were met the manager also with good communication skills, carring our bags to the house down a lane. The house is picture pretty just like the photos. Chill and relax are the order of the day! Ducks, butterfly's and a quiet village life all seen from the balcony.The house was very clean and comfortable with flowers and Tibetan wall hangings, truly a place to unwind. Bagus!!!

    February 2014
  • guys who don't want to waste their time:
    it was a great experience to stay in Kubu Rama. and right in front of terrace view there are ducks indeed!

    very quite place, only cicadas by night and ducks in the afternoon)) fantastic bathroom! all are pretty clean, because every morning (or what time you want) comes a girl to tidy up.

    Shakar answered quite fast to mine requests. we didn't meet, but his friend helped us and provided all information we need.

    one of the smoothest airbnb stay) thanks, Shakar!

    February 2014
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Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, English, Español
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Middlebury College - English/Eastern Religion Joint Major, Minor in History of Art and Architecture - National University of Singapore, Master of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies
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Hello and welcome to all those planning a trip to this beautiful village of Ubud. I have been living here already 9 years, and in that time I have also traveled extensively around the world. But I can honestly say that "home sweet home" is right here, surrounded by nature, art, and culture, on the island of Bali. And there is no better place to experience all this than right in the heartland of Ubud. My life here is basically all about arts, culture, and nature. I enjoy taking part in many Balinese cultural ceremonies, and if you come and stay here you will be most welcome too, with traditional clothing to wear available to you. My house is close to the people in the village, but also in a very private setting with only jungle, rice paddy, garden around you. It's a simple and beautiful life. If you come and stay at my place, I will also be happy to tell you all the good info about places to see around the island, amazing and delicious foods to eat, and whatever other insider knowledge I can offer to you. I love nature activities such as bird watching and exploring the undersea world, and I can let you know the best spots. But it may well be that you never want to leave the house because it is just so peaceful and delightful in these natural surroundings. Looking forward to welcome you.
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