Central location, yet set back from the busy road in a lush, tropical garden next to a river.
Enjoy aircon, wifi, en-suite, a choice of breakfast on your private balcony & free tea/coffee during the day.
Our friendly staff are waiting to greet you.
Rumah Jepun is a calm oasis - right in the middle of town.
Our three double rooms, 'Secluded Haven', 'Hidden Riverside Gem' 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 Hidden Riverside Gem: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/757039
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 wifi, aircon and a private balcony which overlooks the garden.
Sun-loungers are available or you can 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.
Interaction with Guests
Our friendly, live-in male staff 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 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.
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).
Rumah Jepun provides a beautiful and serene respite in the middle of Ubud~~a tropical getaway, with all manner of amenities and friendly staff, yet steps from Monkey Forest Road and all that Ubud has on offer! Owner / Host Julie herself is a true delight, going well out of her way to ensure her guests' comfort and enjoyment of Bali. Can't say enough ~ Eager to return ~ Wouldn't stay anywhere else!
This room was quite comfortable, with an entryway adorned with a colorful, intricately carved front door. The morning banana pancake and fruit breakfast served on the peaceful front porch was a wonderful start to each day. The long secret pathway leading from monkey Forest Road is well lit, and leads well away from all the noise and activity of the street filled with shopping, spas and restaurants within steps of this wonderful getaway. Julie is an amazing host, who has a wealth of wonderful suggestions on activities. She was so pleasant to greet us each day, gave us plenty of privacy, yet was available to help us when we needed it. Couldn't have been nicer. The air conditioning and wifi were excellent, adding to the comfort.
Julie and her staff made our Bali experience more enjoyable. Julie is an expert on all things Bali and she will go above and beyond to ensure your stay is nothing but amazing. During our 2 weeks in Bali the location of her house was the best and the surroundings were breathtaking. Staying with Julie was staying in paradise.
Julie made us feel welcome by having friendly staff meet us at the street to carry our bags and guide us through a long, narrow lane to the guest house, and then greeting us personally with fresh juices and all the information we needed for our stay.
We stayed for one week and found the guest house room very comfortable, and beautifully set in a lush and quiet garden - a true secluded haven!
Julie and her staff were always available to answer questions, help with tour information or bookings, make drinks, and, of course, prepare fresh and delicious breakfast for us each morning.
Rumah Jepun is truly an amazing place to stay in Ubud! I was fortunate enough to stay an entire month in this location and I always felt comfortable and safe on premise. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the room and facilities were always clean. Julie in particular is a wonderful host as she takes the time to answer any questions you may have regarding the city, local customs, places to travel in Bali, or even good places to eat in the city!
I initially chose to stay at Rumah Jepun because of the abundance of positive reviews and my experience confirmed that they were very accurate. I will definitely return to Rumah Jepun because of the outstanding hospitality, the gorgeous garden and room, and the great people!
Staying at Julie's place as a couple was simply a pleasure - it started with a convenient airport pick up, staff (and Julie herself) waiting to meet us when we got in, despite being late, a comfortable, quiet and clean room overlooking a spectacular garden, delicious breakfasts, regular chats with Julie on activities, places to eat and events in an around Ubud .... we're so glad and feel like we lucked out finding her place, conveniently located in the middle of Ubud yet peaceful. Highly recommended (goes without saying) - thanks Julie for making our stay so easy, accommodating requests and queries & look forward to revisiting and/or sending friends & family to you in the future ... :) Megan & Hess.
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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 and Kadek (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.