About this listing
Enter a magical garden, full of tropical fruit and flowers.
Hear the voice of the river, the flap of butterfly wings. Explore beautiful Bali.
Sleep deeply after your exciting day. Wake refreshed - ready for pancakes or spicy omelettes.
Rumah Jepun is a calm oasis right in the middle of town and this room, called the 'Secluded Haven', 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 to meditate to the 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 Hidden Riverside Gem: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/757039
or the deluxe Rama Sita 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.
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 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 usually 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 Lotus 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 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.
Where to begin?! There are so many positive aspects regarding my stay at Rumah Jepun. This was my first time to Ubud, Bali, and the moment I booked my room I knew I was in good hands. Julie was so quick to respond, and her communication with me was always on point leading up to my visit. I stayed at Rumah Jepun for 10 days (10 days are not enough, no, no, no - that's for you, Julie), and my entire stay was perfect. I don't throw around the word 'perfect' very often, but it was, indeed, just that. Julie was the most gracious host - so pleasant to chat with each day, and always so helpful in booking day trips for me. Her staff are always smiling, and always so polite...and they make the best breakfast! I'm still dreaming about those banana pancakes. The property is an oasis of sorts. You are surrounded by a lush garden; so serene. The bedroom is immaculate, quiet, and surrounded with beautiful Bali touches. And all of this is just steps away from Ubud's main street! I couldn't believe how close I was to all of the restaurants/shops, yet set back in such a tranquil surrounding. I've been gone for a week and miss it dearly. Thank you Julie, and to your lovely staff! I'm already planning a return:)
The hotel was beautiful, well thought of, very quiet, but was conveniently located in the middle of monkey road. Julie was a super host who was very helpful. The hotel staff was very efficient and always had a smile. Definitely a good find on airbnb.
Just two small things though. There were mosquitoes inside the room which kept me up, they kept buzzing in my ear and I kept swatting my face. Also the wifi was weak and spotty.
Other than that I'd definitely recommend this hotel.
We stayed for 2 nights. The room was clean and comfortable. It was a little bit difficult to find as the name on here is different to the actual name of the bungalows.
Luckily our driver was very helpful.
When we arrived one of the staff members was waiting to help us with our bags which was nice. The rooms are beautifully set in the gardens with nice traditional carved doors. The breakfast was lovely and the staff were really kind and helpful.
The location is really good just off the Main monkey Forest Road, but far enough away to be quiet and relaxing. Lots of places to eat and drink very close by.
Hiya, thanks so much for your great comments.
Just for confirmation, our place is called 'Rumah Jepun' which is stated on all three of our room listings on Airbnb. i.e. Rama Sita Room at Rumah Jepun, Hidden Riverside Gem, Rumah Jepun, and Secluded Haven at Rumah Jepun.
Also, the directions that automatically get sent by Airbnb are quite detailed and give a number of landmarks to look out for, including Warsa Bungalows which is where our staff meet guests on the street- this is because we are located behind Warsa - but we are not connected to Warsa Bungalows at all. I hope that explains it.
Julie was an amazing host in Ubud. The breakfasts were a highlight, as was the time spent in her lush garden.
My brother and I stayed in Ubud for two nights and had a wonderful time!
Rumah Jepun is located perfectly, as it is very close to all the sights in Ubud while it is very quiet with a lovely garden.
Julie welcomed us with a freshly made papaya juice from fruits growing in the garden. The breakfast is great, especially the banana pancakes.
Julie was very helpful with telling us about the best places to visit or things to do and she even organized us a driver within 5min to drive us to the rice terraces etc.
I had a wonderful stay at Rumah Jepun. Julie was extremely helpful with advice on the area, arranging activities, drivers etc - and we had a couple of great nights out in Ubud listening to the live music! The house is in an ideal location, literally seconds walk the shops, markets, bars and spas of Monkey Forest road and the surrounding area, but tucked back in a beautiful and peaceful setting. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful and the included breakfast served on the balcony was fantastic.
Can't say enough good things about my stay and I definitely hope to return soon.
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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.
Bali - a place like no other.