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.
We had the most wonderful stay at casa raja. Sabina was very prompt and helpful in her commutation before we arrived which made us very comfortable when we finally got there. The villa is even better than the pictures and exactly as described. We stayed with our two year old son and everything was perfect. The villa is very well equipped for kids - he loved the trampoline and the fort. The pool was a little cool but he persevered everyday anyway! The rooms are spacious and cool and we enjoyed lounging in the open air living space. Purnama made us scrambled eggs/omelette/pancakes for breakfast every morning with fresh fruit and tea. Made (day and night) were lovely but we hardly noticed they were there. On two nights we had massages arranged by Purnama in the villa which felt completely indulgent (except for the $15 price tag!) We would also recommend the area to others - we loved walking around the rice fields on the path and there are plenty of delicious and cheap restaurants within a 5 minute walk (our favs were element, sari organik , and the warang one next door). We also braved the steep hill in to Ubud with a pram (!) about four times - it's big but doable! We enjoyed eating at clear cafe and Casa Luna. Our whole experience was very relaxing, trouble-free and enjoyable. We would definitely recommend casa raja to others - especially to those travelling with kids!
All the positive comments made by the guests are true! we had a wonderful stay with our 3 kids of 6, 4 and 2. Everything was made for them. We appreciated very much the trampoline!
A great thanks to Sabina who has been very responsive and to the staff who has been very kind and efficient. The chery on the cake for us was the wonderful massages made at home by Jero and her friends.
Absolutely amazing place to stay, with incredibly attentive staff and gorgeous breakfasts prepared each morning. The location was super, very peaceful but close enough to walk to crowded central Ubud. Sabina's preparations for us were excellent and the staff of 4 made our stay just perfect. We loved everything about this 5 day stay and would highly recommend it for families like us.
Tres belle étape de 2 jours presque au centre de Ubud. La maison est très accueillante avec toutes les facilités nécessaires. A pied , il y a un petit centre avec tous les magasins et restaurants qu'il faut. Accueil fleuri très gentil de la part de Purnama. Merci pour tout. Francois
We had such a wonderful time at Casa Raja. From the moment we walked down the path, through the lush garden to the beautiful open air living space we felt the outside world melt away. Purnama was very welcoming, and made a delicious breakfast for us every morning. She was very patient and kind to our young children, as were Made 'day' and Made 'night'. We all felt extremely well taken care of. Casa Raja was just beautiful, very comfortable and thoughtful in it's design. We particularly loved the way the house catered for children, with a low sink in the special kids ensuite, many toys, a 'princess bed' (as our daughter called it, a gorgeous pool, and best of all the fort, swing and trampoline in the garden. We were all so sad to leave and hope to return some day. Thank you Sabina for sharing your little piece of paradise with us.
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About the Host, Sabina
We are a family of four (with a 7 & 5 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.
We live simply, but richly.