About this listing
2 bdrm 2 story ironwood house with alang alang roof for that traditional feel yet boasts all the comforts of home. Large patio for lounging or dining as well as a cool water plunge pool for those humid days. The home of our heart but we will share!
Ours is a post and beam home constructed without nails in a truly unique fashion. The Japanese style sliding doors allow you to completely join the indoor and outdoor spaces or slide them shut for more privacy. The upstairs bedroom gives views of the rice fields and the jungle right from your bed! Amazing to wake up to! This is our dream home but until we can stay all year, we will share it with you.
Guests have their own private garden and plunge pool as well as fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. The house also has a tv with dvd player (no cable), movie library and book library (take one/ and or leave one). Wifi access and small office area in home. Also part of a small compound of 12 houses that share a larger garden space, pool, courtyards and staff always available. Breakfast cooked for you in the house each day is included as well as daily cleaning. Towels and linens supplied.
I am available by email for any and all issues, questions or celebrations but live in Canada so am not on property and the time difference can be difficult. Wayan is our on site manager and there are night security if you arrive late. We recommend booking a local driver to pick you up as some drivers from farther away have struggled with directions. There is also a staff that includes cleaners, cooks and gardeners available as needed. You will be pampered!
I love that fact that our house and compound are tucked away. You feel like you are in the middle of nowhere with the rice field views and the farmers walking by but are only just out of Ubud by foot or a bike ride. Our staff are all local and if you are interested are always willing to take you to local ceremonies and include you in their culture or come to the house and cook for you. To me, we have the perfect balance of local flavour and culture with the comforts of home. That is why we chose the house!
Local drivers can be hired through the staff or you can just walk out to the street and wait for a honk. Town is also easily accessible by walking, biking or a quick ride on a scooter. Cars, scooters and bikes can be rented from the staff. And if all that is too much, most of the local restaurants deliver!
The shallow cool water plunge pool is a great place to hang out if the pool is crowded or a nice place to let your children splash about safely. Plus we have loungers and beanbag chairs on our separate patios. The house is not huge but it is comfortable and cozy!
With open air living, noise travels so we like you to respect the neighbours. We truly believe in karma and hope that you will treat our home with the respect and love that you would treat your own. There are no pets allowed. Smoking and candles are discouraged because of the alang alang roof.
I am a teacher on a mission to retire to Bali. My husband and I got married on an elephant in Bali in 2003 and have been on a mission to move there since. Our current goal is to be there by 2021 but for now we have the home of our heart there and spend a portion of each summer there enjoying all that Bali has to offer. We currently sponsor 4 families' children to keep them in school to give back and spend a part of each summer visiting these families. 2 of our former students have graduated and are currently working or raising families. We would love to host you in our home when we are not lucky enough to be there and hope you love it as much as we do!