About this listing
Casa Raja: 2 bedrooms with ensuite baths. A quiet, spacious villa...walk to Ubud center AND with 10 mb internet speed!
FEATURES: private pool, organic gardens with fort and trampoline and rice field views. In the most sought after 'hood of Ubud.
Casa Raja: A quiet 2 bedroom, 2 ensuite bath paradise close enough to walk to Ubud center, but a welcome break from the hustle bustle. AND...we have Fiber Optic Internet - 10 mb. (If you've been to Bali before, you know how rare this is!)
This quiet 2 bedroom + 2 bath + private pool home is perfect for families, friends or couples who want to relax and unwind and still be able to saunter into town for yoga and culture.
Located in the much sought after neighborhood of Penestanan in Ubud. Walking down the path that leads to your door, you'll stroll past newly planted rice fields, typical local homes and luxury villas. That's why we love this area! The mix of expat, local and visitor is so perfect.
You'll love feeling the breezes while lounging in the main living area, a covered open air space that includes a living room, Balinese style dining room and brand new kitchen. You can spend hours lounging on the comfy oversized sectional made of woven water hyacinth. You won’t have to lift a finger. You will be taken care of by our staff lovingly
- ABOUT THE HOUSE -
A few key features:
*Whole house water filter
*RO (reverse osmosis) drinking water at every sink (including the bathroom)
* 10mb Fiber optic Internet (this is SO rare in Bali). You can stream and run your business from the comfort of Casa Raja.
*Huge Yard with trampoline, fort and organic vegetable gardens.
—Master Bedroom: this fully air-conditioned, spacious room has a four poster queen bed, an office area and a lounge area. It’s set away from the main space of the home for privacy. There is a security box to store your passports, money and other valuables.
—Master Bath: a luxurious shower with great water pressure and plenty of natural light. There is an RO drinking water faucet at the sink so you don’t have to go far for nighttime drinks of water.
—Guest Bedroom: A fun bunk arrangement of a queen bed on bottom and twin on top. Black out curtains. Great for families or couples.
—Guest Bath: dual sinks (one for children so they don’t have to use a stool), bathtub/shower combo and plenty of natural light. This bath also has a RO drinking water faucet at the children’s sink so they can get their own water.
—Living, Dining, Kitchen area is open air. From one side you look onto the pool, while the other side opens up to the expansive gardens. The full kitchen has a bar area for having snacks. There are several places to relax and unwind.
—WIFI: 20 mb Fiber Optic Internet connection. We have the fastest internet connection around! 20 mb in Bali! It’s unheard of, but working online, we were the first to secure a spot in the fiber optic cable that was recently installed.
—POOL: the pool has a UV filter, which means we only use a fraction of chlorine of a standard pool (it’s much healthier for you). Also, we have plenty of pool toys and floaties.
—POOL FENCE: there is strong, secure pool fence that slides out and can be locked in case you are traveling with children and that is of concern to you. When the pool fence is engaged, you can still access the large side yard of the property to play on the fort or trampoline.
—GARDENS: You won't feel closed in on this property. Unlike many villas, our space has a huge garden/play yard that opens to rice field views. It feels expansive! And all of it is viewable from the open air home. We have 3 green areas that surround the home. A huge side yard (which is rare in Ubud) begs children to play in the bamboo fort or jump on the trampoline.
You are welcome to any organic vegetables that are growing in the garden while you are here.
-A full, delicious breakfast each day made by our family cook.
-Daily cleaning and housekeeping
-Nightly security guard
*Note for families with children: Unlike many Bali 2 bedroom homes, the enclosed bedroom areas can be locked as one house so that your little ones are not in a separate area of the home.* Also, childcare is available via our trusted nanny (of 3 years) for a minimal fee (around $4/hr).
~The Neighbourhood and Area~
Welcome to Ubud - the heart and soul of Bali! Experience the culture, the yoga, the delicious food, a detox or maybe just a little R&R.
Penestanan is the best neighborhood in Ubud! It has a perfect mix of locals and expats, is super safe.
You are a short 3 minute walk to:
- Alchemy (raw juice and salad bar, with holistic detox centre and clinic)
- The brand new Sari Organik where you can eat freshly made organic food picked right from the farm
- Eve Spa (great massages and treatments for $10/hr)
- Santai Tours (also a taxi and scooter rental shop)
- Ratna’s Laundry service
- Wayan’s Coconut Juice (You can have fresh coconut water delivered every day for less than $3 for 1.5 liters of young coconut water just taken out of 2-3 coconuts, as well as any kind of green, vegetable or fruit juice you can imagine.)
- Dream Cafe, Saraswati Indian Restaurant, a Japanese Spot with a farmer’s market 1x a week, Kue Bakery and several other local Indonesian restaurants! Most restaurants will deliver, too.
Within a 10 minute walk you can get to Intuitive Flow yoga studio and the Yellow Flower Cafe, and its just a 15 minute walk to the center of Ubud where you can find absolutely everything.
To get to the house you must walk (or ride a scooter) down a path that is about 100-150 meters from the street. There are no cars near the house and you will pass freshly planted rice fields along the way. The best place to relax and enjoy your stay in Ubud!
This area is just 5 minutes from a major supermarket (Bintang) and 5 minutes by scooter from the Monkey Forest and everything in central Ubud. The airport and the major beaches (Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua) are about an hour to an hour and a half away.
We can arrange for airport pickup for about US$25 (300,000 rupiah).
You will have the entire villa and private grounds for you and your family/group. Private pool, our family chef for your breakfast needs, large side yard with organic garden, trampoline, fort and rice field views.
We have trusted recommendations for onsite massages and babysitting / childcare as well.
Interaction with Guests
We will not be present while you are staying at Casa Raja. We will be traveling, but our staff with treat you with the kindness and smiles of the beautiful people of Bali.
What we love about Penestanan:
It is an eclectic mix of local, expats and visitors.
Everything is within walking distance (great restaurants, spas, yoga), but the villa's path is serene.
There are cheap ($3-4) taxis a 1 min walk away to take you into town if you don't want to walk.
Hire a Scooter for the ease of traveling around Ubud. Scooter rentals are $5/day. Cheap, easy and super convenient.
Other Things to Note
Casa Raja is one of the only homes in Penestanan that has an abundant amount of open space for you to enjoy. Kids love to run around our large yard, jump on the trampoline and play in the fort.
Adults love it because of the serenity and the full service staff that will do all housekeeping, babysitting and cooking if you wish.
No smoking, please.
LOVED CASA RAJA!! This was our first Airbnb experience and it was FABULOUS! Sabina responded to all of our questions very quickly and gave us information for contacting her driver to get us from Nusa Dua up to the villa in Ubud. The house staff were all very sweet, helpful and welcoming! The house and grounds are even more beautiful than pictures! Our kids loved waking up in the morning and going out to the yard to see the neighbors chickens and the ducks in the rice field. So relaxing and comfortable. The location is great! Laundry, scooter bike rental, taxi/driver hire, restaurants, spas, and shopping all within walking distance, and while we walked to Ubud center a few times, you could also take a very short cab ride there. Purnama made us a great breakfast every morning and was wonderful company to have in the morning. Our only regret was that we didn't spend more nights at the villa (our vacation was divided between a hotel stay in the south and the villa in Ubud). We plan to go back to Bali, and hopefully stay at Casa Raja again!
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Raja. The villa is as described, open and clean and very relaxing. Sabina's staff Purnama, Made (day) and Made (night) are great. Our boys loved the pool and being able to pull the fence across eased our minds!
The "black book" of info was great.
The main shower was fantastic - best shower in our four weeks in Bali.
Being able to access the Internet was fantastic too.
Lots of little restaurants around Penestanan area.
We walked into the centre of Ubud with our boys in the early afternoon it took around 20 mins with their little legs and caught taxis home for around (phone number hidden) after dinner.
We would recommend Casa Raja!
Thanks so much Sabina and family!
Casa Raja is as described - but better! This is a safe quiet area and the home has a relaxed serene vibe. And although not cluttered, it feels like a home rather than a holiday rental without soul.
The location was great for us - a 7 min walk to Intuitive Flow yoga and a 50,000 taxi into central Ubud.
There are four wonderful staff. Purnama cooks gracefully and brekkie was always good. The produce is organic and we also got her to cook a simple dinner one night which was delicious. We hired Jero to babysit and our girls aged 6 and 3 were immediately comfortable with her. They requested her to come again!
There is a terrific 'black book' of contacts and recommendations which never let us down. Adolf at Yoga Barn was a great healer and we loved Soma.
The only thing I would say is that because the living area is all open it's a really Yang space and our kids were 'on' the whole time. We wished we bought the laptop so they could watch a movie and rest - so they had more staying power at dinner time. And the Mosquitos were bad so bring lots of repellant.
We would stay at Casa Raja again in a heartbeat.
The tranquility and vibe of the staff is what we remember most.
Thank you Purnama, Made Day, Made Night and Jero - and Sabina and Keith!
Beautiful location - nice and quiet near the rice paddies. Easy to get taxi into town. Lovely home - the best bathroom and shower on our trip. Lovely garden and pool. And nice to meet all the resident animals and critters. Our toddler loved the "bounceoline" as he called it. And lovely baby sitter.
Sabina heeft voor een transport geregeld vanaf het vliegveld Denpasar waar we aankwamen. De chauffeur stond netjes te wachten en bracht ons naar het huis. Een heerlijke oase van rust in de drukte van Ubud. We werden hartelijk ontvangen en geholpen met de bagage door de medewerkers. Het is een prachtige plek waar je heerlijk kunt relaxen en mede dankzij de hulp van de medewerkers we een heerlijke week hebben gehad. De wandeling naar Ubud centrum is te doen maar met jonge kinderen wel een hele wandeling. We maakten daarom regelmatig gebruik van de taxi van Ketut, erg fijn. Je kunt in de directe omgeving prima eten. Nogmaals heerlijk huis een aanrader.
Our family of four had a lovely stay at Casa Raja. Sabina was a joy to communicate with--responding to the smallest questions within moments. The staff of Casa Raja were more than pleasant. Purnama's breakfasts were great, and Jaro, the King's nanny, was fabulous with our children, allowing us a couple of massage/shopping outings and a nice dinner sans kids. The villa itself is exactly as the photos suggest--open, clean and airy. The aircon for the bedrooms was adequate. Location was great--many nice restaurants and massage clinics right on the ally, and the walk to Jl. Raja Ubud only took about 15 min. All in all, a wonderful stay surrounded by lovely people!
We had a wonderful month at Casa Raja. The Villa was so perfect in every way –it was very clean and nice and had a lovely and homely feeling. It was perfect for our two children age 1 and 5 – they both had a great time and felt at home with the toys, trampoline and bamboo playhouse. The staff was amazing, the best we have met on our 3 month trip to Bali, so friendly and helpful in every way, we already miss them. And the location was perfect!!! So close to everything in Penestanan, warungs, Cafes, art shops etc. We can strongly recommend this Villa – especially if you travel with children. Its was just a very unique place and we hope we will be back.
Sissel and family
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About the Host, Sabina
We are a family of four (with a 6 & 4 yr old) that travel, adventure and dream up new experiences. We've lived in Central America, the Caribbean and now make our home in Bali. Occasionally, we blog about those adventures... A King's Life.
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We live simply, but richly.
Looking forward to meeting all you travelers!