Amazing view of the rice paddy while you relax on the breezy balcony.Entrance to the house through lush tropical garden. Epic view just beyond.
Romance + ducks! Kubu Rama in Ubud.
Hosted by Shakar
Shakar is the host.
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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 house 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 WiFi internet, 40" inch LED 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. As for sleeping arrangements, we say Kubu Rama is best for couples, as the ideal sleeping space is in the master bedroom. We also have a comfy couch in the living room which can sleep a 3rd guest, as well as a baby cot should you be traveling with the little one. If totally necessary, we do have a floor mat which can fit a 4th person, but it's not as comfortable as the bed or sofa, so 3 is generally our recommended maximum.

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 at the rare and unique temple to the Balinese goddess of rice Dewi Sri, children flying kites, and traditional duck herding, all from the comfort and privacy of home.

Guest access

You have the house to yourself! Kadek the house manager lives in the nearby village just a few minutes up the road, and Sutri comes to clean regularly or on demand. I am living in a house about 5 minutes away by motorbike but often traveling so you can reach me on email or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN).

Interaction with guests

I will try to come and say hello if I am around in Ubud, but since I travel often I am reachable always by email or phone ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)) and Kadek the house manager who lives in the village nearby will be there to welcome you to the house and assist should you need anything during your stay.

Other things to note

Please understand that at Kubu Rama you are NOT in the busy densely populated Ubud town center. You are living in a nature place, surrounded by rice fields and small jungle in complete privacy, but with easy access to the town. That is the beauty of the place, and we try to provide as much modern comfort as possible within this environment. That being said you may see some various animals and insects during your stay, some beautiful to behold (keep an eye out for the amazing turquoise blue Javan Kingfisher streaking across the green the rice fields from the balcony) and others not as lovely (ants maybe?). You may possibly hear movement or animal calls at night - maybe it's an owl or a gecko from outside, or a cat in the roof at night (we have methods to reduce or eliminate unwelcome visitors while still maintaining harmony with the natural surroundings - explained upon arrival), but most often the day is bliss and night is very peaceful - no sounds of motorbikes or city, or even neighbors - it's just the beautiful chorus of crickets and frogs as your lullaby.

Because this is a private house and not a functioning hotel, we do ask that you report any maintenance issues you encounter as soon as possible to us, so we can arrange for a technician to come and fix it. We do not have a handyman on call 24 hours, but we have many contacts in the nearby villages, so we try to arrange them to come at the soonest possibility should there be a need. We try to have backup plans in place (i.e. back up portable internet modem and room air cooler/fan), so there is an alternative just in case any mechanical item temporarily goes faulty, which does naturally happen from time to time - although for sure we do our best to maintain these items in good condition and fix them as soon as any problem is revealed. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

We hope that you understand these conditions before making a reservation and if you feel you might be sensitive about them, you may prefer a proper hotel in the Ubud town center. But if you feel you want to be in a beautiful, natural environment, full of peace and tranquility, and immersed in the heartland of Balinese culture, then please welcome to Kubu Rama and we will do our best to take care of you during your stay.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 floor mattress

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Respect the peace, nature and culture in the area. Please smoke outside only. Thanks not to bring outside guests exceeding the reservation booking.


Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

173 Reviews

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Christopher User Profile
September 2017
Not only is this a great little house to stay in, but the location is sublime. Being right on the rice field/terrace was an unexpected delight. We really enjoyed the changing conditions from cloudy to spectacular along with the wildlife and locals working the fields. The house manager, his brother the driver and the housekeeper were outstanding. The house is very up to date with a terrific outdoor bathroom and sufficient kitchen facilities. The hot/cold water dispenser is a very nice perc. It's hard to imagine being disappointed with a stay at Kubu Rama.

Dylan User Profile
August 2017
The place was fantastic. It was as advertised, with a view of the rice fields. Shakar is a very informative host who seems willing to help with any questions or concerns you may have. The location was about 20 minutes walk to the main road in ubud, but just outside a spa and a couple cafes. I would certainly stay here again!

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
We rented Shakar's place for an entire month and truly enjoyed relaxing amongst the rice paddies. It was very clean, had a comfortable bed, and we spent hours on the porch reading and watching the ducks and people in the rice paddies. If you are looking for a place outside of the hustle and bustle of Ubud, but close enough to still experience Ubud when you want, this is absolutely the place to stay.

Spencer User Profile
July 2017
You and your assistants were incredibly helpful and welcoming. The place was very relaxing, has an amazing view, and was a great value. May be hard to find if you find your own transportation, so arranging transportation with Shakar's driver, Komang, was helpful and went very smoothly (comparable price to Uber and worth it for a smooth pick up/drop off). Right next to Kutuh Coffee with great simple breakfast, lunch and coffees.

Linda User Profile
June 2017
Simple clean basic accommodation with a fantastic view! If you are looking for luxury this is not your place but we found it perfect! Wifi is strong - cable tv should you desire and a stunning view of the rice paddies. Nearby are decent enough warungs and delicious juice and coffee are mere steps away. We didn't meet the owner Shakar as he was away but Kadek and all the staff were super kind and helpful to arrange transport. We would totally stay here again and would easily recommend to friends!

Shannen User Profile
May 2017
This was my second time staying at Shakar's, I highly recommend it! Very quiet and secluded but only minutes away by scooter into town!

Tony User Profile
May 2017
Shakar's place is truly astounding. Waking up to the view of the rice fields each morning is utterly breathtaking. The house manager is very responsive and there is a large selection of restaurants nearby to sample. The next time I'm in Ubud, I hope to re-book this home!

Ubud, IndonesiaJoined in September 2012
Shakar User Profile

Hello and welcome to all those planning a trip to this beautiful village of Ubud. I have been living here already 10 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.

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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