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 and this room, called the 'Hidden Riverside Gem', is en-suite with a private balcony overlooking a delightfully lush tropical garden.
We offer a blend of modern facilities merged with traditional touches... a beautiful hand-carved Balinese door, brightly coloured furnishings and a modern bathroom.
The room is 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 for meditation by the peaceful sound of the river and we can even arrange an outdoor massage there for you, or provide 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 Garden Room (Rama Sita): 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.
Enjoy free wifi, aircon and a large private balcony overlooking the tropical garden.
You can 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 9 items that might come in handy:
A torch (sometimes there are power cuts in Bali)
A book to read (“A Taste of Bali” or “Life’s Journeys” - both feature my poems)
A Lonely Planet guide to Indonesia
A pack of cards
A fan (it gets hot in Bali)
A mosquito repellant
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, Ketut and Koming (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.
Long term resident, Julie, is usually here to say 'hello' too and can answer any queries and have a chat about Bali and its unique culture.
Some guests have even joined her for a meal, a game of cards or a night-out dancing.
Of course, some guests just want time and space to themselves and we respect that.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in the Hidden Riverside Gem 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 8 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 a driver to pick you up from the airport or from your accommodation, if you're already in Bali. Just ask for a quote.
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.
For singles, couples or two friends who are happy to share a double room - not suitable for babies, children or those who have difficulty walking down steps.
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.
Breakfast orders are taken between 8am and 10.30am.
Rooms are non-smoking (nor candles or incense), but you are welcome to smoke on your private balcony.
Rumah Jepun is an amazing place and Julie is one of the best hosts I have ever stayed with. It is in a perfect location in central Ubud yet feels very removed and peaceful with its beautiful and serene garden setting. The staff was awesome and helped with anything I needed. I can't wait to go back.
It seems like paradise when we arrived. Rumah Jepun is a home in a foreign country. Julie's welcome was very warm and friendly and the garden was phenomenal. Also the room was cozy and clean and the breakfast especially the banana pancake was awesome.
All in all we can just recommend you to stay there and enjoy Ubud and the neighborhood.
Sarah and Verena
We couldn't have been happier with the accommodation at Rumah Jepun. The rooms are well set back from the activity of Monkey Forest Road, so while still being near everything you need, you get to come back to the peaceful garden surroundings of Rumah Jepun to relax. The rooms themselves are very clean and well maintained and the delicious breakfasts are a great way to start your day for exploring Ubud. Julie & Co. Really do make you feel at home. We can't wait to come back.
J'ai passé un très agréable séjour chez Julie et son staff. Le logement est très propre, le jardin est magnifique, c'est un endroit calme et reposant.
Julie et les personnes travaillant ici sont très sympathiques, accueillants, donnent de bon conseils. Je recommande vivement cette adresse !
Lovely, quiet, clean, friendly and beautiful place to stay! In the middle of everything but completely quiet at night set in a lush garden. The owner has achieved that incredible balance between professionalism, making one feel really welcome and yet feeling private. Great breakfast and just an all round super place to stay for a first time visit to ubud.
Wow this homestay was awesome! The only bad thing about it was that we could only stay for one night! I could have spent a lifetime in this wonderful garden! The people were so nice and friendly, it was always a pleasure to talk to them! They paid attention to every detail and loved to help you! Definitely gonna book this place again!
Julie and the staff are very friendly and welcoming, they have a great booklet with recommendation for restaurants and activities within the local area.
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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's turned people into poets, authors, singer/songwriters and artists.
While here you'll meet our staff Gede, Ketut and Koming (who make great pancakes for breakfast!) and long term resident Julie.
Come and visit Ubud and experience the beauty and inspiration for yourself.
Bali - a place like no other.