This lovely private house in the midst of the rice fields, located only 10 minutes from Ubud centre. The house is not shared and the pool is fully private as well, there are no neighbours wall to wall with the house.
This house was built 2012, by Ketut and his family its a fully private, renovated two storey house, overlooks the pristine Rice Fields of Penestanan only 10 minute drive from central Ubud.
Its house surrounded by nature, which means insects, bugs, snakes, mice and so forth are part of it living in the surrounding rice fields.
Decorated with beautiful wood furniture, double bed on the top floor, wardrobe, small table and a balcony to watch the sunsets.
We are renting the whole house (not just a room) and the swimming pool with it fully private and only for the house guest.
This is place for those looking to disconnect, to get their creative flow running, a place for lovers of Nature and want to be close to it.
The house has two floors, the stairs leading to the top floor, can be a challenge for people who have a walking difficulty, or small children.
Downstairs has a day bed for for one more person, either an adult or a child.
A large dining table with bench seating.
A fully equipped kitchen.
An outdoor shower and an enclosed separate bathroom is to be found downstairs.
With a porch outside and a plunge pool in the garden.
The House has no immediate neighbours giving it nice privacy but yet close to Ubud center, Penestanan hub, where you can get all you need, restaurants, cafes, local shops and the larger super market and Sayan Terraces by Ayung River.
If you are a light sleeper you might want to be made aware that Roosters are a common property of each house in Bali, and these tend to make noise at the early hours of the morning, you might want to carry earplugs with you.
They are not part of Ketuts house but rather the nearby houses.
Feel free to contact me for more information about the house.
There is not really an official public transport to Ubud, best is to rent wheels (scooter, bicycle or a car) if you frequently want to visit Ubud. Or ask Ketut to arrange a Taxi. (around 5 USD to town) If you are a keen walker Ubud is about 30-40 min walk away. Penestanan is the nearest neighbourhood, only 10 min walk from the house.
Private Swimming Pool (not shared with any other house holds)
The house is private with walls around it
We rent the house not the rooms!
Interaction with Guests
Ketut who is the owner and host during your stay will check you in and be available for any questions you might have.
Kadek is the cleaner who comes every day.
Sayan is a beautiful lush area, next to Penestanan. In penestanan you can find plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, yoga school, spa's etc.
Scooter or bicycle is the best way to travel in Ubud.
Other Things to Note
If you are easily disturbed by sounds, you might want to bring earplugs as natures "music" in Bali can be loud, frogs, roosters, and dogs are common around the villages.
Please note that if we are booked the same dates as your departure we kindly ask you to to check out by the latest 12 noon, in order for us to clean for the next guest.
If you enter after a guest checks out please be advised that we need two hours to clean. though checking in at noon is all good, as long as you understand that we need time to clean :-)
We require a deposit of 2 mil IDR if you stay for longer then 1 month.
My wife and I stayed four nights here for part of our honeymoon. While in Ubud, Ketut, and his son Dedi, were amazing, we felt the spot was a little different than advertised. The house is completely lovely in terms of exterior, the beautifully manicured yard, the private and very clean pool, and the ornately carved furniture. However, there were a few things that we did not fully recognize before we booked. The restroom is located on the first floor, which was a minor inconvenience when needing to use the bathroom at night, as you needed to decline the very steep staircase to get there. The kitchen, while lovely to have in lieu of needing a restaurant every meal, was more modest than the look of the rest of the house would let on. Left for us in the fridge was the resounding odor of an exploded beer from the prior guest who had obvisously placed in the freezer to chill and then forgotten about. There was a sweet/sour odor leftover in the fridge that even after Ketut graciously had cleaned for us, never quite went away. The biggest complaint however would be the plethora of bugs in the house, and likewise bug bites that my wife woke up to each morning, even with the mosquito net drawn about the bed. Had the house been branded with a more rustic appeal, we would not be making such specific comments, but since it was so different from what we were expecting, I felt the need to be more specific. Ketut and his son Dedi were so sweet and accommodating, they made our visit as pleasurable as it was, helping us create our itinerary for our days around what we wanted to do, driving us around, and scheduling us amazing and very reasonably priced massages.
The host and the outside exterior were terrific (including the private terrace outside the upstair bedroom), however be aware that the bathroom is on the first floor while the bed located on the second floor, along with the many creatures that roam the house during all days that made the stay a bit inconvenient. We dpnt think we'll be back and would like to stay at a place closer to Ubud center (for a better bang for the buck) with few less night bugs biting my wife.
Thanks so much Ketut and Dada, we had a great time at your place and you made us feel like family. Good massages too. 10/10 will be back
The house was beautiful and spacious in a quiet area close to ubud. the garden and pool were perfect and felt very luxurious. thank you to ketut for all his help. Definitely recommend.
Amazing, lovely house - exactly as shown in photos! We loved our time here and wanted to extend our stay, but it was already booked. The views from the yard and especially the bedroom were beautiful and natural - working rice fields and local villagers going about their days. The pool and yard were for for a five star resort. The only things to note are (and these are not negative things, just things for you to know) that the house is very natural, which is to say, if you're afraid of nature, read: bugs, check into a hotel instead of booking a local house. Also, as it's on working rice fields, there are many animal noises in the morning, including roosters. We loved these authentic bits, but others may not.
I am very grateful to your comments and pin pinpointing the fact that this is nature and in nature lives beautiful little creatures and they sometimes wonder into the homes of us humans... I think its a blessing to see them up close, but yes I know not everyone likes that. Happy travels
Loved this amazing private pool Villa! Already planning a return trip!! The entire place is kept nice and clean with daily visits from Kadek,(or less often if you would prefer) good fridge/freezer, a handy gas burner and ample kitchen supplies (even a new blender!)...nice smelling bed sheets, good towels etc and large super comfy bed - and 3 different shower options!! We were here in February and the weather was an ideal mix of hot sunny, cooler cloudy and even a fantastic thundery storm or two. Daily enjoyed the sparkling clean refreshing pool - the pool lounge chairs have nice thick mattresses so are really comfortable (slight rip near the top of one of them, maybe this is why there was a comment about them needing replacing?...)! Beautiful in the evening with lights on around the pool and garden, the garden has grown a little more since the photo, the colours of the plants are gorgeous. There is an aircon unit upstairs but we didn't need to turn it on - the fans were ideal. Would have thought there would be more mozzies around but not bad at all (from past reviews and end of wet season time) - the super cute lizards and geckos may help keep them at bay...my morning/evening mozzie cream might have helped too! So many tasty and cheap eats options locally (5 minute stroll onto main road, ayam goreng yum!) plus a handy little minimart, or Ubud 5 mins away on the scooters (or a 30/40 minute walk). If you want a break from Indonesian food try Warung Little India...ridiculously good Indian food - and Kue does great bread. For sure good to bring earplugs or get into an early rise rhythm along with the dogs and roosters...the light in the early mornings and evenings has a real wow factor.
Thank you Andrea for your prompt and helpful communication, Kadek & Dedi for all of your smiles and help and Ketut for ensuring we felt welcome and for sharing this beautiful part of the world with us, a real garden of eden - there are not many places we return to - this will definitely be one of the few! So see you again, hopefully soon!
Pick up from airport by Ketut son Dedi was punctual and driver, Putu was very safe always.
Ketut brother, Koming was an amazing driver when he took over on the second and third day.
Villa was exactly like the pictures shown. Improvements could be made to toilet and kitchen conditions but other than that it was amazing.
The view every morning was amazing.
Mosquitoes were a small issue but easily settled with repellents. Insects often appear in the house but always mind their own business so just learn to live with them. Its quite interesting actually :)
Will definitely recommend to stay here if anyone is looking for a peaceful stay and amazing drivers/host.
Great place! Ketut and Andrea were really helpful. They organised airport pick up, scooter and that super relaxing massage. It was a cool and private property with view of the rice paddies. Really felt close to nature. Will definitely be back as soon as we can!
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Hi my name is Andréa.
Ketut is the owner of the Ubud Rice field view house, he is a Balinese friend who has little knowledge (next to none) about internet, hence makes it hard for him to advertise outside Ubud, so volunteered to help him out as this is something I have done for the past 10 years, running my holiday letting agency in Barcelona.
I simply take care of reservations, and once you arrive to Ubud you are in great care of very capable and friendly host Ketut.
Ketut has worked on cruise ships for many years and has vast experience in customer service.
He is renting out his place for those looking to disconnect, to get their creative flow running, a place for lovers of Nature and want to be close to it.
So far no one has been disapointed.