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.
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 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. Night time brings a chorus of nature sounds from the paddy fields and the magical glow of the fireflies.
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, 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, plus daily cleaning service by the wonderful Sutri and staff 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.
Please note: The house has been continuously rented for the last two years by one person who recently moved out. We have then renovated and remodeled the interior so it looks a little different than the pictures but actually much better - will update the pics soon.
You have the house to yourself!
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 2014!), 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.
It is less than 10 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.
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.
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!!!
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!
My stay at Kubu Rama in February was perfect! I loved the house, especially the balcony and the outdoor shower/bath! The setting couldn’t have been better! Right on the rice field with the constant sound of water falling from one terrace to the next and the fun quacking sound of the ducks! It’s located just outside of town and an easy Scooter ride to everything and yet so peaceful and beautiful!
Shakar and his staff made it very easy to relax and enjoy Bali and were very kind and helpful! Shakar arranged transport from the airport and a brand new Scooter right to the door making it so very convenient!
Can’t wait to return again to Bali and Kubu Rama!
Thank you, Shakar, Kadek, Sutri and Wayan!! You certainly made my visit to Bali wonderful!
We spent 5 nights in Shakar's house. Unfortunately we couldn't meet him personally, but. Shakar arrange everything and there were very nice people who took care of us. The communication was perfect!
The house is a lovely place with outdoor bathroom and terrace with amazing view. In the evening and at night you can hear all the animals in the reis field and see many fireflies.
The house is very clean, you get fresh towels and you can use the kitchen - there is everything you need.
About 3 minutes away there is a restaurant, where you can get delicious food. The owner - Appel is very nice.
I can recommend the accommodation.