About This Listing
Sip a welcome drink on your balcony while listening to the voice of the river just beyond the banana trees.
Feel your shoulders relax as you breathe in the beauty and abundance of the nature surrounding you.
Enjoy your colourful, characterful room.
Rumah Jepun is a calm oasis - right in the middle of town.
Our three double rooms, 'Hidden Riverside Gem', 'Secluded Haven' and the brand new, deluxe 'Waterfall Room' (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3734096), are all en-suite with private balconies overlooking a delightfully lush tropical garden.
They offer a blend of modern facilities merged with traditional touches... beautiful hand-carved Balinese doors, brightly coloured furnishings and modern bathrooms.
The rooms are non-smoking and our daily housekeeping includes fresh flowers.
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 stroll past banana and papaya trees, jepun and hibiscus flowers, chili and aloe vera plants as you walk down to the river at the bottom of the garden.
Sit on the bale (gazebo) with a cup of coffee and a book, or your laptop. It's a great place to meditate to the sound of the river 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's only 2 mins walk to the many shops, cafes, bars and spas along the busy Monkey Forest Road.
If this room isn't available try its sister rooms: the Secluded Haven: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/761611 or the deluxe Waterfall Room: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3734096
Note: all three rooms at Rumah Jepun are ideal for singles, couples or two friends who are happy to share a double room.
Your en-suite room comes with free wifi, aircon and a private balcony which overlooks the garden.
Lay on a sunbed or chill out in the bale (a thatched gazebo) next to the river.
Drinking water is freely available and our housekeeper will also make you a choice of breakfasts, plus tea and coffee during the day.
In your wardrobe is a box of 8 items that might come in handy during your stay at Rumah Jepun:
A torch (sometimes there are power cuts in Ubud)
A book to read (“A Taste of Bali” and “Life’s Journeys” both feature my poems)
A pack of cards
A fan(it gets hot in Bali)
A mosquito spray
A stip – otherwise known as a catapult. You see, occasionally we get monkeys visiting Rumah Jepun. To scare them off, harmlessly, simply ‘ping’ the empty catapult at them!
An iron and ironing board, an electric fan, an extra pillow or weighing scales are also available - just ask.
Interaction with Guests
Our friendly, live-in staff, Gede and Kadek (who you can see in the photos), will greet you and offer a welcome drink. If we know your arrival time they can also help to bring your bags from the street to your room.
I'm nearly always here to welcome you too and can answer any queries and have a chat about Bali and its unique culture.
Some guests have even joined me for a meal, drink or a night-out dancing at Yaniq's gig (my Balinese partner). You can also see, or even buy, Yaniq's unique artwork which decorates the walls at Rumah Jepun.
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').
Ubud oozes with culture, scenery, temples, spas, art museums, meditation, alternative therapies, adventure, great shopping for handicrafts and many yoga studios - even the famous yoga barn is only 15 mins walk away.
This is topped off with a wide range of restaurants, cafes, bars, traditional performances and great live music.
And if you're vegetarian, vegan or a raw food lover then you'll be spoilt for choice in Ubud.
The folder in your room gives lots of ideas and you can ask me for more details.
We're right in the middle of Ubud.
The monkey forest, with hundreds of monkeys, is less than 10 mins walk away. The market and palace are easy walking distance at the other end of the Monkey Forest Road.
A map of Ubud is in the folder in your room and we can help you book transport to take you further afield to visit temples, rice terraces, the volcano or the beach.
We can also arrange an airport pick-up, just give us your flight details.
Other Things to Note
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?
Hey, why not get your phone unlocked before you come to Bali - that way you can get a cheap sim card here and be able to contact us should you need help/advice while out and about.
Check in - is usually 2pm but if you arrive early we can store your bags.
Check out - is usually 12 noon but if you need us to store your bags for a while that is fine.
Rooms are non-smoking (nor candles or incense), but you are welcome to smoke on your private balcony.
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.
In the unlikely event of fire/emergency please gather in the garden at Rumah Kita (last house along the pathway on the right).
The house is located among an ocean of greens, its a quite nice place. Julie and Rumah Jepun team were very helpful and introduced us a lot of things and also helped us make some plans. Staying there is just like staying home, the experience of which can not be enjoyed in a typical hotel. Will definitely come back again for Rumah Jepun.
Really lovely room, tucked away from the noises of the busy roads but close enough to be in the centre of it all. Very helpful staff , all very generous and easy to get along with!
the host is most kind person i've ever met. She and all staffs welcome me and trying to help and talk.
i stayed only 1 day in ubud. but i cant forget the place. the view outside was so good. i feel like i'm in the jungle. breakfast was good to eat(u can choose) and see the nature in the same time. the location is near the ubud road and good to look around at late night. but its hard to find and has rough, tough road to get there.
Thanks very much for your kind review Taeyeon.
Yes, Bali is full of little pathways that lead back from main roads and then spill out onto accommodation with a jungle, or sometimes a rice field, backdrop - that's part of the beauty, which you're unlikely to get from being on the main street.
It's also why we encourage guests to advise of their arrival time or, ideally, to use one of our drivers to pick them up... that way, our staff can meet guests on the street and help bring their bags along the path.
We do hope to welcome you again one of these days. Take care.
Awesome down to earth experience living in a secret garden peaceful stay at rumah jepun,was greeted and welcome by julie with lots of explaination on ubud and the surroundings...special thank u and great motor ride with pasek down the roads to devilious bar to have life music by yaniq and julie pasek☺i will definately go back ubud to rumah jepun again....
I just stayed one night at pasek's home, but already felt her warm hospitality.
Definitely enjoyed my stay at Rumah Jepun. The location is fantastic, just a few steps off Monkey Forest Road with a very well kept garden full of Balinese greenery. Breakfast is a bonus, delicious banana pancake is perfect to start the day. I felt comfy, safe and at home while there. Julie the hostess is quite responsive, delightful and nice to talk to. Wish I stayed longer and would surely recommend it to friends!
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About the Host, Pasek
Pasek and the Rumah Jepun team are looking forward to welcoming you.
We hope you'll experience Balinese culture, enjoy delicious Balinese food, marvel at nature's beauty, unique architecture and temples and be fascinated and inspired by this enchanting tropical island.
It's inspiration like this that has turned guests into poets, authors, singer/songwriters and artists.
Talking of art... you'll see artwork on the walls of Rumah Jepun made by a Balinese singer/songwriter/artist called Yaniq.
You might meet him here too, as well as our staff Gede, Kadek and Ketut (who make great pancakes for breakfast!) and long term resident Julie.
Come and visit Ubud and experience the beauty and inspiration for yourself.
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