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.
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.
This accommodation is not suitable for children, babies 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).
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.
This place is amazing! Julie and The Rumah Jepun team were so lovely and helpful. I stayed here because of the amazing reviews and I was not disappointed. The place is beautiful, clean and close to shops, restaurants spas etc in Ubud. It is central to everything but far away that when you enter all you hear are the sounds of nature. The breakfast was delicious and the staff were always smiling and ready to help you. Julie gave me great tips on where to go and I enjoyed the book with her poems very much. I will for sure stay here on my next visit to Ubud and would highly recommend this place. Thank you Julie and the Rumah Jepun Team for making me feel at home!
Perfect location! Loved waking up each morning hearing the birds and having banana pancakes in the gorgeous garden. Julie was very helpful in booking a cooking class for me. Thanks for everything!
Nous avons passé 2 nuits a Rumah Jepun l'endroit est charmant et très propre idéalement situé dans Ubud près des boutiques mais suffisamment éloigné pour être très calme. Julie et le staff sont très accueillant et aux petits soins et Julie à toujours de bons conseils a donner que ce soit pour visiter faire du shopping ou encore trouver la poste, un taxi etc.
Je recommande vivement cet adresse!
Very near to monkey forest, walking distance to major attractions and monkey forest road is a lovely little (but long) street for shopping. The room itself is very lovely with a terrance surrounded by garden - great place to chill out at night. Juile and staffs are extremly helpful and warm, adding in personal touch to my stay. Will come back again.
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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.