The Garden Cottage
Taman Kaja, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
This quaint and charming Colonial inspired 2 bedroom cottage is fully furnished and designer decorated. The two BR/two bathroom nestled on top of a river gorge with rice paddy views is only a 10 minute walk from the Royal Palace of Ubud and the famous Ubud tourist market. This beautiful comfortable home is ideal for a 2 couples on holiday, a family or singles on retreat. Conveniently located to great shopping, fabulous restaurants, spas and yoga classes, the villa is only minutes away. With rice paddy and jungle views, an enclosed tropical garden and shared saltwater pool, the villa is a cozy and comfortable exotic home away from home.
For a different type of holiday away from the big hotels, in a beautiful Balinese village with rice paddy views, stay in your own place with a complete kitchen and friendly Balinese staff to take care of you. Take walks through the rice paddies and village down to town only minutes away.
We can also help arrange additional specialty guided tours with a neighbor driver to visit the local healers and spiritual teachers. The villa is also very close to all types of yoga classes and retreats, Tai Chi, Chi Kung classes and/or Ubud Fitness Gym, as well as some incredible spa experiences. We can even arrange for in house massages by some of the best massage therapists in Ubud, as well as hair treatments, foot reflexology, manicures, pedicures, and facials. Famous Iman Spa is located just a 2 minute walk up the road.
Our staff, Made, Wayan and Nengah, will help make your holiday special and relaxing. They will clean the house, make the beds, and make your holiday comfortable and efficient. Many of the local restaurants have home delivery. Wayan or Nengah will shop for you at the organic vegetable market and local supermarket to supply the house with your requested foods and drink. We will also be happy to give you any tips on where to have the best experience for you to tour the island, go shopping, visit the spas, local dances, visit the temples, etc. etc.
Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and frogs, and from your bedroom verandah watch the working ducks and flying cranes each sunset in the rice fields, and observe the Balinese children flying their kites. But, there is also WIFI if you feel you must be connected to the outside world.
This lovely 2 story home away from home, which sleeps 4, has 2 AC bedrooms with overhead fans. Each bedroom has a lovely verandah perched over the jungle river gorge and tranquil rice paddy views.
The main downstairs bedroom has a queen size antique platform bed, which also can be a comfortable lounge area with lots of comfy cushions, and the verandah has outdoor dining table and chairs for great views and relaxing. This bedroom also has a TV/DVD player with lots of DVDs and books to relax and enjoy after a busy day of Bali site seeing. There is a large Bali style outdoor garden bathroom with a shower open to the sky.
The upstairs bedroom has it’s own bathroom with shower, covered verandah with 2 single wicker beds and desk. The verandah has a set of wicker chairs and table for reading, meditation, or just enjoying the view.
The main living area has a round antique pedestal teak table with 6 upholstered chairs, antique wedding chest and fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, and 4 burner stove with oven.
I live next door and am happy to help with any travel/site seeing arrangements and/or advice. Having lived in Bali for 22 years, I have plenty of experience about special places to see, best restaurants and how to get around, etc.
My neighbor is a driver with a comfortable car, and for a very reasonable charge, can take you around for the day site seeing. He can also pick you up from the airport or your previous destination, and bring you directly to the villa for Rp200,000.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$910 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2850 /month|
|Check In:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
We stayed for four nights at this property.
Communication was super smooth and we had no trouble getting to the place and the lovely housekeeper Wayan was there to greet us and welcome us to the villa.
The place itself is gorgeous, super clean and the position is as such that while you can easily stroll the 800m to the main street of Ubud, you are sufficiently far removed from the traffic and congestion to enjoy total serenity in the house, the garden or the pool.
For anyone seeking a perfect Ubud getaway in a tranquil setting away from the villa complexes, this is the place to go.
I cannot recommend this property highly enough and extend my gratitude to our host Mary and the housekeeper Wayan for a memorable Ubud experience !
A perfect place to stay in a great location, at the edge of town yet in a serene spot. Very well set up house, very comfortable, surrounding greenery very well kept, great terrace/pool area, and just generally wonderful vibe. Can't fault anything. Thanks Mary for being a great host!
Mary's villas look exactly like the photos if its not better. The location is quite , a short walk through rice field is all worth it, because you won't hear motorcycle noise.
Cleanness : excellent
Wifi: fast speed
Mattress : comfy
Bathroom: love the outdoor shower
Overall, very spacious villas for two person.
The driver Made is reliable, he knows the island inside out. He took us to some secret spots that's off the tourist path.
We also enjoy the homemade breakfast by Wayan and Nyoman.
We will definitely go back!
We really enjoyed our stay at Mary's, she is a lovely host and her staff are extremely helpful. We loved the surrounding rice fields and wildlife. There was an issue with security at one stage but Mary was very quick to rectify the situation. There is a wonderful Warung just up the road with the best local food and the best cafe just down the road!