2 Seasons: Roomy Upstairs Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Ilhu

Gorgeous 2 story, 2 bedroom apartment on edge of rice fields, 2 separate patios. Great restaurants close by, easy road access without the noise. Gated with private entrance, scooter parking, wifi, fans, windows, breezes, rice field & tree top views.

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Gorgeous 2 story, 2 bedroom apartment on edge of rice fields, 2 separate patios. Great restaurants close by, easy road access without the noise. Gated with private entrance, scooter parking, wifi, fans, windows, breezes, rice field & tree top views.

The Space

The upper floor of this 3 story home is 2 story with 2 separate living spaces with a separate kitchen and bathroom. Fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, 2 burner stove, juicer, blender etc. Bathroom shower, queen bed, daybed, mosquito nets and a floor fan. Could comfortably accommodate 2 couples or 2 adults and 2 children.

The top floor has a wooden floor perfect for a yoga practice.

This property is for rent alone or in conjunction with the downstairs apartment, in which case the tenants will have access to the saltwater pool.

Please note: unless this apartment is rented with the downstairs apartment, there will NOT be access to the pool.

Very close to the main road, motorcycle parking available right at the entrance, yet completely screened from all traffic noises. On the edge of the rice fields with access to countless restaurants, a yoga studio, meditation center, easy access to a supermarket, and only a 1.5 km walk or a short drive to central Ubud.

10% service charge to be paid for all rental periods, in cash, upon taking up residency.

Light cleaning, gardener and hi-speed wifi included.

This home is owned by a hard working Balinese family who have invested a great deal of work and love in its creation, and the price they ask is very fair. We ask that future guests do not negotiate on the price, and thank you for understanding.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS PROPERTY IS ON THE EDGE OF LIVING, WORKING RICE FIELDS, AND THERE ARE CREATURES AROUND. THE PROPERTY IS THOROUGHLY CLEANED DAILY (INCLUDING THE BEDS STRIPPED AND SWEPT), BUT THE ODD ANT, FROG, LIZARD OR ANY OTHER LOCAL CREATURE MAY ENCROACH ON OCCASION. IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH, SENSITIVE OR HAVE ANY KIND OF AVERSION TO SUCH A POSSIBILITY, THEN WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU CHOOSE ANOTHER OF THE BALI LOCATIONS THAT IS NOT SO MUCH A PART OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. WE DO NOT HAVE AC (NOR DO WE WANT IT), AND CHOOSE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE NATURAL BREEZES, FLOOR AND CEILING FANS. AIR CONDITIONED ACCOMMODATIONS ARE FAR LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ANY IMPACT FROM THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, AS THEY ARE GENERALLY AIRTIGHT AND FULLY CLOSED OFF.

Airport transfers, laundry service and cooking can be arranged for an extra price. Excellent recommendations for massage therapists, shiatsu, reflexology and beauty treatments at the house. We also have scooters and motorbikes available for rent.

Nearest Airport : Denpasar DPS at 27 Miles
Nearest Beach : Padang Bai/Sanur at 25 Miles
Nearest Golf : Sanur at 25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant : Made Warung/Lallalili Warung at 200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Penestanan is a lovely rice field village, which is also the centre for 'Young Artists' in Bali, and many other handicrafts. It is a comfortable 1.5 km stroll from central Ubud (one steep hill), a one hour drive from the airport, several beaches and the volcano in central Ubud. The rice fields themselves are car-free, although there is motorbike access, it is serene and filled with natural beauty, and much flora, fauna and wild-life. It is close to all the activities, yet in a unique and tranquil setting. Higher and towards the foothills of the volcano, still tropical but not as hot as the beach areas. This is the cultural centre of Bali, and besides the local artists there are several art galleries and museums, plus every evening there are traditional dance performances, besides local temple ceremonies, where visitors are always welcome. There are countless wonderful restaurants for all budgets, great night-life, yoga studios and access to every healing modality imaginable.

Guest Access

Wifi. If the lower floor is also rented you have the pool, if not for a small fee you can use the pool right next door at Melati Cottages. The property is gated and highly secure.

Interaction with Guests

We are on call almost 24/7 for our guests (within reason:). There is daily cleaning and we will check in with regularly to see how we can make your stay more pleasant.

The Neighborhood

Great restaurants, working rice fields, authentic village life, our guests are most welcome to any temple ceremonies. Local shops, strolls through the fields and village. Local artisans, galleries, yoga studio. Easy access to central Ubud, a 20 minute (1.5 km) stroll or easy taxi ride away.

Getting around

Scooters, taxis, bicycles, easy access to Ubud by foot (1.5 km away).

We are happy to arrange airport transfers, we will meet you with a sign, and be there even if your flight is delayed. We always charge the going rate; currently 250,000 rupiah during the day, 300,000 rupiah after dark. This is very roughly $25 - $30.

Other Things to Note

Please do not play music that can be heard beyond the bungalow; the rice fields are quiet and serene; noise carries deceptively far, and we like to be considerate of our neighbours ... then they are far more likely to do the same for us! Also no practising or playing of musical instruments please. Headsets work best, and great for watching movies etc.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $230 /week
Monthly Price: $800 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • My mother and I stayed at Two Seasons from June 1-4. Ilhu was very friendly (email hidden)e location of Two Seasons was fantastic, if you're looking to stay in Penestanan, which is a very charming village just outside of Ubud, with many footpaths leading to all sorts of interesting shops and restaurants. Two Seasons is just 5 minutes from Lala Lili, a great little cafe, and 10 minutes from Intuitive Flow yoga studio and Yellow Flower Cafe, two other must-tries in the area. My mother and I walked into Ubud daily -- it's a 15 minute walk with one steep hill, but it was not a difficult walk at all. Maps are provided in Two Seasons.

    The bungalow itself is in a private compound with a locked front door to get into the compound itself, and two locked doors to enter Two Seasons apartment. This made the location feel very secure. Although there is no air conditioning, the fans insured that the apartment never felt stuffy. The patio on the first floor is just great: clean patio furniture with nice, green views. the views themselves were nice but expansive: like others have said, you can indeed see the properties next to you. But it was green and felt private, and that's what we were looking for.

    The shower and bathroom were just fine -- the shower had hot water and good water pressure. The bedding was clean. Overall, this bungalow is a fantastic value for your money, and I highly recommend!

    The only negative is the bugs -- if you are VERY averse to bugs or lizards, you should stay elsewhere. It is just a part of life in a light, airy apartment like this, and the hosts do provide both bug spray and a more serious bug repellant you can spray around the apartment to fend off ants.

    June 2014
  • The space is gorgeous. I was specifically looking for an open air place with a nice big ceiling fan, and I got what I wanted. The temperature was comfortable and the breeze was priceless.

    The value is great, and the place is located in a nice spot outside of Ubud but within immediate walking distance of places to get massages, food, and some hip new cafes.

    I like to be adventurous and experience different spaces, but I'll probably return here if I find myself in Ubud again.

    May 2014
  • Staying at two seasons was great (we stayed for 8 days). The location is perfect, 5 min motorbike ride (maybe 10-15 min on a bicycle) to "downtown" Ubud, but situated in a quieter, less crowded area. There are a couple great, "green" cafe's in the area. Lots of vegetarian options. We weren't able to use the downstairs pool but were able to use the pool down the street at the Melati cottages for a few dollars.

    Our guest Nano helped us arrange motorbike rentals, day trips, transportation, and whatever else we needed. He was very responsive, and very friendly.

    The power went out in the villa a few times, for a few minutes, but returned soon after. And yes, "critters" in the villa (like geckos), but my two little kids enjoyed that.

    Quite a good stay and a bargain IMO.

    May 2014
  • Great accommodation (email hidden). Highly recommended.

    April 2014
  • My friends and I absolutely loved this apartment! We all relaxed the moment we checked in and felt completely renewed when we checked out. The space is clean, comfortable and beautiful, the views are lovely, and the staff are wonderful. They even brought us some fresh rambutan to enjoy on the balcony! Although it is a little bit far from town, the slight inconvenience is completely worth the peaceful atmosphere.

    March 2014
  • I had the pleasure of staying and studying in bali for four weeks and had the wonderful support and hospitality of Illhu and her family to support me if and as i needed. Any requests were seen to promptly. I would definitely recommend staying at this well located home away from home.

    March 2014
  • We had a great stay in this lovely part of Ubud, Evelyn and her team were very responsive and helpful. We got help with sourcing a baby sitter and the upkeep of the apartment was very good. Basic, but comfortable and good value place to stay. The stairs are a little hairy for kids but we got around it!

    January 2014
  • This place was fantastic! Everything I could have wanted and more. So clean, hot hot shower with great water pressure and in a lovely location just 5 min walk from my favorite raw food spot, alchemy. There was a big of construction goin on in the day but other than that is was very quiet. I would defiantly stay here again. Kitchen was also fully stocked with a blender which was so convenient. Great value for the price. Thanks nano and Evelyn!!

    November 2013
    Ilhu
    Response from Ilhu:

    Thanks for your patience with the renovation downstairs, it is soooo close to completion. The family are most grateful that you were so understanding.

    November 2013
  • This place is quite close to Ubud centre. It probably approx 20 min beautiful walk to the centre or 5 min by motorbike. The place it self its very nice, it will accommodate 4 or 5 people easily. They have 2 double bed and extra foldable single bed.

    The host was very prompt in solving the issues we have got (we need motorbike to rent, a bucket to wash dirty laundry, water wasn't running for a brief moment and the staff showed in 5 min to fix it, also pick up service to airport). They also had a cleaning service who will clean the place everyday.

    They have a renovation for downstairs apt (the other listing), so it will be a bit noisy. But for us it doesn't matter because we leave the house in the morning and come back in the evening. So we didn't bother with any noise or whatsoever.

    The cons - its a bit packed with other houses, so you will see other neighbor window. But we hardly see the neighbor anyway.

    All in all it (email hidden) to stay, next time we come back to Ubud i will try the downstairs apt, I think there will be a pool in there (it was on the progress when we stayed there).

    Thanks again for hosting us Ilhu! :)

    October 2013
    Ilhu
    Response from Ilhu:

    Thanks Ririen, the staff all really enjoyed having you stay. The pool and renovation will be finished very soon (before Dec, 2013), thanks for being so patient and understanding about that!

    October 2013
  • The stay at ilhus house was very pleasant and the straff super friendly and helpful. The rooms were exactly as shown on the pictures and everything was clean. I would definitely come back :)

    October 2013
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