About This Listing
An authentic restored antique Dutch Colonial Joglo set amidst the rice fields yet close to Ubud. King sized bed and single daybed converted for sleeping. Perfect for couples or family with one child. Pool, Wi-fi, outdoor dining and organic garden.
The Original Dutch Joglo is one of two antique/restored Joglo villas on a large property commanding views over the rice fields from all sides, and to the mountains of the north.
This Dutch Colonial Joglo is divided into two Suites, each with King sized bed and daybed.
This listing is for the Lotus Suite - the ground level of the Joglo. Check availability for the upstairs Master Suite as well. Guests can rent either Suite, or the whole property.
The Joglo was built in Java last century using recycled wood, and is the only one of its kind. The restoration was true to the original, retaining the features of high cathedral/loft style ceilings, attic style doors and detailed fretwork.
Bathrooms were added to include open air showers and terazzo baths, and a separate outdoor kitchen and dining area which has views of the rice fields, overlooking the river.
The property includes a pool, Balinese bale area, organic garden for you to pick produce for your meals, and high speed wi-fi.
Our housekeeper will collect you with the scooter from the main road (Jalan Raya) and transport your luggage to the joglo. There's plenty to do nearby - the beautiful rice walk, Sari Organik's organic vegetable garden, Cantika spa, Pomegranate restaurant. Check with us for activities in and around Ubud.
Interaction with Guests
We have full time day housekeeping to help you with local needs, and breakfast prepared and served in the dining pavilion, or your Suite if you prefer.
The Rice Joglo is 20 minutes walk along the famous Rice Field walk into Sok Wayah Rice Field 200 m past Sari Organik. There is no car access in the rice field, ensuring tranquility and fresh, unspoiled air.
Our little street is host to some beautiful restaurants, the most famous being Sari Organik a few minutes walk away. Enjoy any of the many day spas in our street or Ubud Centre. The centre of ubud is also host to a myriad of temples, museums, art and craft markets, restaurants and cafes.
Its a beautiful and tranquil 20 minute walk to the main street of Ubud (without cars!). You can walk , or hire a bicycle or scooter. Our housekeeper can meet you at the main street with the scooter - just organise it with him beforehand.
Getting around Ubud town is easy by foot, and there are plenty of taxis if you get tired!
We recommend bringing a torch for the way back into the rice field at night.
Other Things to Note
The walk back to the Joglo at night can get a little dark in parts, so we recommend bringing a torch for the way back into the rice field if you're planning to stay out very late.
We couldn't have had a better end to our trip than stay at the Rice Joglo, everything from the location, the gorgeous house, the incredibly helpful gardener Made were perfect. We had a great time and would have happily stayed for a month if we could have! We hope to come back soon.
From first contact with Kristine to the stay itself, we had a wonderful experience. Kristine was helpful and super prompt in getting back to any queries. Sonu, the caretaker, was a total delight and really helped to make our stay fun and special.
Ubud was a lot busier than we expected, but The Rice Joglo is set back from the busy streets and is as tranquil as the pictures suggest. You can only access this spot by bike or walking, so the only noise you need to worry about is the frogs :)
We stayed at the Lotus Suite for 3 nights and really loved the place. It is located in the middle of beautiful ricefields with amazing views and your own garden with kitchen and pool. The Suite looks exactly as on the photos and is realy amazing with love for details and great furniture. It was clean and provided everything we needed. Sonu, Ketut and Made are great guys and make you feel home from the first minute. If you want to do something else than relaxing by the pool, Sonu can organize almost everything for you (private cooking- lession, rafting etc. You name it! :-)
They provide you with fresh vegetables from the garden and good recommendations for restaurants, bars and sightseeing. Communication with Kristine and Sonu was always fast and easy.
We loved the place so much that we came back for two more nights in the Master Suite which was amazing, too.
We really did not want to leave and are looking forward to stay at this place again, behause it was the highlight of our three weeks in Bali!
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About the Host, Kristine
I've lived in Sydney for a long time, though I was born in Norway. I seem to have both the sea and mountain cabins in my blood, because I'm now living between the two! I met my partner Sonu in my travels a few years ago, and we now divide our time between our home at Bronte Beach, and the Javanese teak Joglo cabin we help manage in the mountains of Bali. Sonu is Indian Hindu, who spent 10 years running an Indian restaurant in Israel, so between us we are a bit of a multicultural stew. We also have multi cultural children who love water - beaches, pools, and the fish that swim in the ponds in Bali.