About this listing
Master bedroom of Rio Helmi's home in Ubud, garden compound w plunge pool; 2 minute walk from center of town. Rio's friendly staff, look after you. (Double bed, study, fridge, kettle, study room attached, private balcony). It's a home, not a hotel! Guests do not have direct access to the compound kitchen.
(Please note that our prices include basic breakfast, served between 7:15am and 11:00am).
Double bed with en suite bathrooms and an attached study room. Set in a building which also contains another bedroom (feel free to view at my other listings on Airbnb), the house also features a living room and a large-ish verandah with out door sitting areas, for you to relax and enjoy your holiday in Bali.
You will find a 7x2meter plunge pool set in a small garden. There is WIFI access, and cable TV access in the living room. The house is located in Ubud town center with just 5 minutes to main road leading to Ubud market.
Variety of shopping centre and restaurants are available, all within an easy walk.
Simple breakfast of fruit, eggs and toast, or optionally fruit and yoghurt with granola will be provided. Indonesian breakfast (fried rice/nasi goreng) can also be ordered.
Pool is shared by other guests occupying other rooms in the house. Feel free to message me if you have any further enquiries.
Private study room, private sitting area on verandah, living room with cable TV, plunge pool
Interaction with guests
We are happy to help you arrange massages, hire cars and scooters.
The house is tucked away in a quiet garden but it is in the middle of Ubud, a proper neighborhood though busy, with food stalls, bicycle rentals, small shops and even a herb walk specialist. There's a ricefield walk about 5 minutes away.
There are motor scooter and bicycle rentals almost next door. 200 meters down the road you are at the crossroads of Ubud where you can easily find local taxis.
Other things to note
While we are happy to help guests with special needs please note that guests do not have access to the kitchen.
No smoking in rooms. No drug use. No late night parties
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Born in Europe in 1954 to an Indonesian diplomat father and a Turkish mother, Rio Helmi has been capturing images of Asia and writing since 1978. His work can be seen in magazines, documentaries and more than 20 large format photographic books. Shows of Rio’s still photography have been held in Bali, Jakarta, Madrid, Miyazaki, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Sydney.
From the late Seventies to the early Eighties, Rio worked as a photographer/writer and associate editor in the Indonesian media (Bali Post, Mutiara, Sinar Harapan,). Since 1983, Rio has freelanced for many regional and international magazines (Asiaweek, Geo, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Times, Tempo, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue etc).
Rio has been based in Bali for more than three decades, and speaks five languages fluently: Indonesian, Balinese, English, French, and German - as well as what he describes as a “pretty light smattering of Tibetan”. He writes in Indonesian and English, and also blogs sporadically about a wide range of topics. He has also moderated panel sessions and conducted public interviews at the Ubud Writer’s and Reader’s Festival which is now an annual event of international repute.
His latest book is a retrospective portfolio of Bali over the last 30 years called “Memories of the Sacred” launched early October 2010.
His work can be seen on (URL HIDDEN) - Rio also blogs sporadically for the Huffington Post.
Rio has a gallery in Ubud showcasing his work, with a small cafe attached with the best coffee in town (our clients say so!).
(URL HIDDEN) - Rio has also recently launched a new website dedicated to Ubud whose title "Ubud Now and Then" says it all, given that Rio has lived in Ubud nearly 40 years. The site naturally has events, dining, and other listings but also has an interesting blog roll written by various locals and long term residents associated with Ubud. You will find updated videos and photos . Rio describes the site as "a cosmopolitan small town newspaper". You can also find it on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) for more chatty and interactive updates. One or two nights is not enough for Ubud!