A calm oasis, yet right in the middle of town...
A choice of two lovely double bedrooms, both with private balconies overlooking a delightfully lush tropical garden.
The River View and Lotus View rooms are bright and clean. They offer air conditioning, wifi, daily housekeeping, breakfast and free tea, coffee and water.
A blend of modern facilities merge with traditional touches, such as beautiful hand-carved Balinese doors, colourful furnishings, a wardrobe with plenty of coat hangers and a western style bathroom.
The garden is on three levels as it goes down to the river. There are papaya and banana trees, jepun and hibiscus flowers, chili and aloe vera plants.
You walk down steps of the leaf-imprinted pathway, embedded with words such as 'harmony' and 'gratitude' to your room on the ground floor.
You can top up your tan on sun-loungers surrounded by pineapples, sugar cane and dragon fruit trees and relax while listening to the sound of the river and its small waterfall.
Or maybe sit on the bale (gazebo) with a cup of coffee and a book - it's a great place to meditate and we can even arrange an outdoor massage there for you, or provide you a mat for yoga under warm Balinese skies.
Although Rumah Jepun is set in a quiet and tranquil garden it is only 2 mins walk to the many shops, cafes, bars and spas along the busy Monkey Forest Road.
We are less than 10 mins walk to the enchanting Monkey Forest and less than 20 min walk from the famous Yoga Barn or the Ubud market and Palace.
We provide a folder that's full of useful information about activities around Ubud. So whether you're looking for culture, scenery, temples, yoga/meditation, alternative therapies, spas, art museums, adventure or just great shopping for unique handicrafts - we've got it covered.
This is all topped off with a wide range of restaurants, cafes, bars, traditional performances and great live music.
Bali is a tropical island so the weather tends to be warm, to hot, all year round, frequently reaching 30 deg c. So you might want to cool off in our neighbouring hotel's swimming pool for a small fee, alternatively the nearest beach is only about an hour away.
The volcano is approximately an hour away too - in the opposite direction! Maybe you want to go to the hot springs there?
We also provide a map of the Ubud area and can suggest and arrange tours and transport for you too (with a Balinese driver who speaks good English) - as well as an airport pick up, if you provide your flight details.
Our helpful, live-in, staff will give you the key and offer you a welcome drink. If we know your arrival time they can also help to bring your bags from the street to your room.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in the River View Room at Rumah Jepun - the home of a poet (published in 'A Taste of Bali' and 'Life's Journeys') and two outdoor cats.
If this room isn't available try its sister room, Lotus View Room: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/761611.
Note: the two rooms at Rumah Jepun are ideal for singles, couples or two friends who are happy to share a double room - they are not suitable for babies, children or people who have difficulty walking down steps.
We are looking forward to meeting you :-)
on behalf of Ketut Astana
Was very pleased to arrive to this oasis in central Ubud. Julie and her staff are as friendly and helpful as you can imagine. She provided a long list of recommendations of things to do in Ubud and was also present to help with any other questions we may have had. Julie was personable and got to know us without ever being overbearing or not respectful of privacy. Fantastic, would book again.
Julie is an amazing host and her house is bedded in the middle of its own paradise. Located 5min from the Monkey Forest and the Palast, i can really recommand to stay their and trying out the best banana pancakes I had so far!
This is a great spot. The location couldn't be more central but the property is tucked far behind the commercial facade of the street-- you follow a small path about a hundred meters that leads to a beautiful garden oasis. Julie lives upstairs and she and her staff are extremely welcoming. The room itself is pretty basic but it is clean, has air conditioning, and very fast internet (many places in Bali don't). Breakfast was delicious and her team helped arrange transportation for our departure. The price is unbeatable for this prime location and hospitality.
We stayed at Rumah Jepun for 4 nights. The room was spotless, the garden beautiful, and we had a lovely porch where we enjoyed a delicious breakfast every morning. Centrally located on Monkey Forest Road, the guest house is set back far from the road so it's very peaceful and you can't hear any noise from the traffic or bars. Julie was a helpful and friendly host, who gave us a lot of good advice on sights to see and places to eat. A little on the two rooms: while identical in size, the river view room (where we stayed) is bright, looks out on both gardens and definitely has a nicer view. However, if one is looking to sleep in, the sunlight might wake you up in the morning. The lotus view room only looks out on the upper garden, while the other window faces the pathway between the house and wall (and is also next to the kitchen). The staff are very friendly and accommodating. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay in central Ubud, I would highly recommend Rumah Jepun.
Rumah Jepun is a great place to stay! Julie, Ge'de and Ketut could not be more helpful and welcoming. The rooms are modern and well maintained. Breakfast on the veranda every morning was so fabulous--listening to the sounds of Bali waking up. Try the famous banana pancakes. You won't be disappointed! Julie's love of the island is truly an asset as she can guide you to see and experience the most beautiful parts of Bali. Centrally located and no need for a car/motorbike--I walked nearly everywhere. The guys will take you anywhere farther (on motorbike) if need be. Highly recommended!
Julie's home and garden are beautiful and her love of Bali is evident. Her knowledge of the local culture and environs was very helpful and added great meaning to our stay. Gaday's breakfasts were delicious and he was always quick to offer tea at just the perfect time. All this and Julie's generosity with her time made for a lovely stay in Bali and we look forward to returning someday.
Well I almost want to review this place poorly so that I can keep it to myself but how can one say any bad thing at all about paradise??
I don't even know where to start; I have so many good experiences!
First of, Julie is a gem. The amount of legwork she does for you is backed by a genuine desire for you to see Bali and its people through her eyes. It's pure beauty. She is genuine, smart, beautiful, gentle and knowledgeable. She will tell you everything you need to know yet is never intrusive or pushy with suggestions.
If you come to Bali knowing nothing you will not leave that way.
After a few days of taking her up on suggestions I just trusted her and she did not steer me wrong. I usually like doing my own thing but this is the first time I let someone plan agendas for me because she was just bang on for everything.
And then there is Gedday, her trusty caretaker who makes the best food. His banana pancakes are the best and when you watch him groom the garden and pick papayas (that you then get in your breakfast) you start to notice that he does everything with love and nurture. All her staff is wonderful.
Next is the house. Ubud is a pretty busy place but walk a few feet into an unassuming alleyway and you will find a paradise away from the bustle.
The room is bright and always so pleasant smelling and clean and the porch is great for watching the cats stalk birds they never seem to catch. You can sit for hours eating, drinking tea, meditating, writing, chatting etc. The garden is bright and colorful and tended to with love.
The house is also central. A few minutes walking gets you everywhere.
I'm already preparing dates for my return in the spring.
I really don't know why you would stay anywhere else in Ubud and consequently Bali. And I don't know why you'd wanna stay with anyone else either...
As I said I wish I could keep this place a secret...a Secret Garden
This place is very conveniently located, very central, but still quiet at night. Julie, the landlady, was very helpful with tipps about where to go and what to do in Ubud. I stayed there for three nights and for this it was perfect.
Julie's house is absolutely amazing. The rooms are very cozy and the hosts are fantastic. We only stayed a night and left early in the morning to climb Mt. Batur (recommended!) and Julie left us coffee and pastries for our climb in the morning. The space is beautiful with a magnificent garden and river flowing through the property. We would definitely stay here again!
We stayed at Rumah Jepun for 3 nights and it was absolutly great!
The house is very nice,quiet with a great garden to chill out and relax after the (website hidden) is located very centrally in the Monkey forest road near all the atractions and Julie and her staff were very kind and helpful.
Julie gave us some great advices on what to do around Ubud and how to get to different places.She explained us a lot about Balinese life and traditions,which was absoltely helpful for our whole trip.We would have liked to stay longer!I can recommend Ubud and Rumah Jepun to everybody and I hope there will be a next time for me. Thanks to everybody!