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.
Mary have a beautiful house.
very very close to the nature !
we had an amazing driver , he drop us on beautiful places.
concerning the house , Perfect but miss only net on first floor beds.
Mary welcome us and she told :
be careful there is dengue here ( from Mosquitos ) , protect yourself !
and we was on first floor , no net on beds for our kids , my god !
finally we still alive , for the moment !
I will keep good memories from Ubud
Garden cottage is a very Nice villa, quiet and Also close to Ubud main street and shops.
Highly recommended for family With kids! Nice little pool and view Over jungle and river!
This place is a real find! The house is really well situated - far enough away from the mad centre of town, yet close enough to walk. All of the decor is perfectly balanced and well appointed, and the place is a joy to live in - everywhere there is something really beautiful to look at. I spent a lot of time cooking at home, and the kitchen worked really well for this. Lazing away on the balcony was just heavenly and the pool was very accessible.
Mary the owner was very warm and engaging and really made us feel at home. Wayan and Made were very friendly, warm and efficient. They kept the house very clean and found time to magically come in and make everything up while we were out. Returning from a day's sightseeing was sheer bliss is a clean sparkling house all made up fresh.
The local driver was excellent too. We felt very secure there, and were comfortable leaving valuables in the safe.
All up our stay there was really very relaxing, comfortable and most enjoyable. Definitely returning to this lovely place!
What a lovely stay at Mary's villa! The beautiful home is set in the middle of rice paddies. It is so quiet and peaceful, and you can't beat the view. The downstair's restroom and shower is open air. I loved looking up at the stars at night in the fulling private shower. Amazing!
My family and I stayed for a week. Everyone from the driver referral to the daily staff were friendly and kind. Nothing was too much for them. When I normally stay at AirBnB places, I don't expect to have someone do my dishes and make my bed.... it was true luxury.
We appreciated the attention to details like a jug of filtered water, help with booking tours or calling a taxi, and being a Pacific Northwesterner, I was excited to see they compost and recycle!
I would highly recommend this villa if you need a home away from home in Ubud. It's lovely!
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