About This Listing
This incredible property will make your family’s stay in Ubud unforgettable. With room for 14 people, our dream home in Bali is the perfect base for exploring Ubud and it’s surrounding areas. Get in touch!
This incredible property is at the end of a quiet lane in the quaint village of Nyuh Kuning in Southern Ubud, and sleeps up to 14 people, including three bedrooms in the main three-story house, a separate guest house that sleeps four, and two other sleeping rooms.
The property is a three-minute walk to Ubud's famous monkey forest, and from there, a five-minute walk into central Ubud.
The entire property is yours - including two structures, a main house with three bedrooms, and a guest house, with two guest rooms and a staff room.The house has some unique features which makes it ideal for families and large groups - including a copper bathtub perched on a balcony overlooking a river valley, a double shower, and a handmade bunk bed with play space in the kids room. Bedrooms have AC, though lovely breezes from the valley keep everything cool. The guest house has a queen size bed and newly made teak bunk beds. There's also a solid wi-fi connection.
The property features a massive salt water pool, a basketball hoop, and a badminton court. There's also an organic vegetable garden, and plenty of coconut trees full of young coconuts to keep you hydrated. The basics are also taken care of - there are mosquito nets on all the beds, nighttime security, and a full staff, including two gardeners, a cook, and two cleaning maids.
Interaction with Guests
If you stay at our house, it means we're away! Either back in Canada, or travelling somewhere in Asia.
A bit about us: We're an active Canadian family of 5 - three boys, the oldest age 16 (Emmet), and twins age 11 (Myles and Austin). Five years ago we relocated to Bali, and have been enjoying the change of pace and fresh air ever since. We love Bali, and love meeting new people.
During your stay, we're happy to suggest things to do, places to see, and interesting people to meet. Some of our favourite things to do are yoga classes, mountain biking, and visits to some of Bali's incredible temples. We can also connect you to a local driver, or help rent a scooter. So go ahead and splurge, and stay at a great house for families in Ubud!
Nyuh Kuning is in Southern Ubud, just below the monkey forest. It has been named the cleanest village in Indonesia several times in the past few years!
We love living here as it's quiet, beautiful, but still very close to Ubud.
The easiest ways to get around Ubud is on foot, by bicycle, by scooter, or by taxi (usually a private driver).
Other Things to Note
One of our favourite thing about the house is that the swimming pool is salt-water. Which means you don't get out of the pool smelling like chlorine!
We don't have a ton of rules, other than we ask guests to respect the property and staff who work here.
Our cook and house staff come with the reservation, but food costs are extra. Kadek has worked for us for many years, and will grocery shop and plan meals.
Alternatively, you can buy your own food and use the kitchen.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the house.
No guests please.
I am a seasoned traveller, but Rumah Kubu is now my favourite place I've ever stayed, and epitomises everything that is great about Airbnb.
This place is even better in real life than it looks online. The open spaces, natural timber features and jungle outlook make it feel like you’re in a giant, luxurious treehouse! The house has been renovated and decorated with a real eye for detail, and has the sort of unique touches that you'd never get in a hotel. You can swim in a private pool, lounge in beanbags and swing seats playing board games, relax in an ornate copper claw-foot bathtub looking out at the stars, sleep in a four-poster bed and then awake to breakfast personally prepared to your requirements – all surrounded by one-off furnishings and a peaceful tropical garden!
The main house and adjacent guest-house accommodated 9 of us easily, with 6 separate bedrooms meaning everyone had their own space. There were also numerous daybeds around the house, which could be set up as extra beds if required. Not all rooms have air-con, but the house is breezy and nights were a pleasant temperature when we were there in May, so we barely needed it. The top bedroom/study overlooks parts of the master bathroom, so this needs to be considered when deciding who sleeps where.
Communication prior to our stay was very good. They were fine about allowing a local company to install a temporary pool fence for the benefit of my 3-year-old niece. Yoni contacted me to confirm arrival times and see if we needed airport transfers. She welcomed us personally when we arrived, and her friendly manner and excellent English made us feel at home right away.
Kadek, the cook, bought our groceries and made a delicious breakfast for us every morning, and also advance-prepared dinner for us one night. This was cost-effective and a good option if you don’t feel like going out for every meal. The other staff were also great: friendly non-intrusive and trustworthy. We also appreciated the relaxed presence of Cookie the dog and Kitty the cat.
Nyah Kuning Village is quiet, but well serviced by shops, travel agencies and eateries. There are several great restaurants close by, including Chili Grill, Bali Bohemia, and Laka Leke, which has traditional dance performances every evening.
The 10 – 15 minute walk into Ubud was fine, even though it’s on a narrow path shared with monkeys and motorcycles. Alternatively, it’s easy to find a taxi into town on the street for around 50000 to 100000 IDR, ($5 - $10).
After our 4 day stay we left reluctantly with hugs, smiles, and hopes of returning with all our friends some time in the future.
Thank you to Peter and Janet for making it possible for us to stay in your dream home, and thanks to Yoni, Kadek and all the rest of the staff for looking after us so well while we were here.
Trės beau séjour d'une semaine en famille dans cette maison agréable, sans prétention, bien tenue dans laquelle nous avons été très bien accueillis.
Le personnel est gentil et très disponible, le confort simple et décontracté, le décor exotique, la piscine agréable, la maison bien située à l'écart du bruit et pas trop loin du centre.
Petite critique, les salles de bains des deux chambres annexes ne sont pas agréables et pas du niveau de confort de la maison, la petite chambre du haut n'est pas climatisée.
En résumé, une maison très sympathique pour une grande famille de huit adultes et quelques enfants.
My family and I (7 in total) stayed for 4 nights in this great house. The house was comfortable, clean and as it appears in the pictures. The staff are so helpful and it is great to have the services of a cook (food not included) for breakfast. The location is fantastic. Communication with the host was very good and all went very smoothly.
I can highly recommend this as a great place to stay
Our stay was very good. The staff was warm, welcoming, helpful, and was very good about communication (including using alternates like What'sApp). We had significant privacy, but could ask for anything that we needed or wanted.
The house was matched up to the pictures and we found it very comfortable for two families. We had comfortable common areas, but privacy with the bedrooms.
The location is easily walkable to Ubud without all the traffic, and it is so much fun to walk through the Monkey Forest. At the end of the street was a small store to buy snacks and drinks as well as a restaurant where we had breakfast.
The only thing we had trouble with was getting taxis. The taxi stand in the village was often unattended, and as the driving route was significantly longer than the walking route so the fares quoted were high and drivers weren't willing to negotiate.
As we had a very late flight, the hosts let us stay at another property on the same lane. While is was smaller, it was beautiful as well
This is the second time we have stayed at this house. Just like last time we had an amazing time in this amazing house. It is in a great location in the lovely area of Nyuh Kuning, just the other side of the Monkey Forrest.
The house is open and airy and unlike most of the new accommodation in Bali it is true to the Balinese style with timber construction, high ceilings and large open living spaces.
The main house is beautiful with its three bedrooms. The second house with its two other bedrooms is a bit older and more rustic, but still not bad.
If you love Bali and want to stay somewhere that does not look just like any villa in any other part of the world, stay here, you will not regret it.
The staff are lovely, and very helpful, but are very good at disappearing to leave you to enjoy the simple beauty of this lovely space.
We would and will stay here again, we believe that it is the best place in Ubud.
La maison est très conviviale joliment décorée a la fois au milieu de la nature avec une superbe vue imprenable et en même temps très proche du centre de ubud... Yoni était d'une grande gentillesse pour répondre a tous nos besoins et nos enfants ne voulaient plus la quitter!
Un très agréable séjour qui passa trop vite!
Le téléphone portable fourni pour joindre yoni au moindre problème était très appréciable !
My family and I spent a week at Peter & Janet's villa as part of our honeymoon. We were 5 adults and 6 children, all of us had a wonderful time at the house, that was everything and more it promised to be. The location of the house is incredible! You are litteraly stepping into an oasis of peace and calm and you leave he hustle and bustle of Ubud behind. The open space living area is so cool, during the day, aswell as at night. The kids loved spotting bats and gecko's and Cookie soon became their friend.
This was definitely the best way we could have imagined staying in Bali!
Since Peter and Janet weren't around, Yoni was a most inviting and helpful host. She organised several daytrips for us and even had arranged for a birthday cake for our daughter the day of our arrival! (Thank you Yoni!) She definitely goes the extra mile to make sure everything is ok. Which is very much appreciated.
Khadek cooked us several sublime Indonesian dishes and made us breakfast. She is very sweet!
We had a wonderful time and hope to come back some day!
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About the Host, Yoni And Peter
We are a Canadian family based in Bali.
In our spare time we enjoy: Yoga, cooking, walking through the rice paddies, travelling to different corners of Bali, and working on a few different entrepreneurial projects.
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