About This Listing
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.
Ketut and his family were sweet, kind, lovely hosts. The house itself was nice, the outdoor spaces and pool especially, though as other reviewers have noted, the kitchen and bathroom were very "rustic", in need of an upgrade, and did not match up to the niceness of the rest of the house. We chose to stay in an Airbnb specifically for the option of having a kitchen to cook our own meals in, but we found the kitchen to be a bit dirty and all of the cooking supplies were very old and a bit dirty as well--we ended up eating out most of the time. So for those looking to cook and enjoy having a kitchen, this is not the best place.
Again, the outdoor spaces were wonderful and the rural setting is beautiful, it was nice to be away from busy Ubud. There is not much nearby in terms of restaurants/amenities, so be prepared to have your own transportation. Ketut arranged drivers for us when we wanted to take longer trips to the ricefields/temples etc., and was always easy to get ahold of if we needed anything.
I've been thrilled to spend 4 days in Kutut house. Right in the middle of rice fields, with the sunrise every morning, what more can you expect ! Surroundings are typical Ubud scenery and the farmers in the neighbourhood seem coming from an another time ...
No luxury, no untasty furnishing, just a nice and cosy place. For whom wishing to stay in the heart of Ubud ....forget it !
Keep this place as hidden as possible to preserve the simpleness of Bali.
Très belle villa privée typiquement balinaise. Très beau jardin et piscine. Encore mieux que sur les photos !
Nous avons été très bien accueilli par Agus et toute sa famille.
Possibilité de louer des scooters directement depuis la villa auprès d'Agus ainsi que d'autres services.
Très arrangeant ! A visiter de toutes urgence, à seulement 10 minutes du centre ville d'Ubud !
We spent a fantastic time in this wonderful villa. The time was just too short! The area has a great rural feel but is still close enough to Ubud central that you are able to head into town easily by bike or car.
Ketut made things very easy for us, helping us not only to rent a scooter but also by introducing us to his brother in law, Koming, who was our driver in Ubud. Koming also fetched us; and took us to the airport on our last day. We had a fantastic trip and will definitely be back!
Andrea provided consistent and wonderful contact and information on the site and the trip. Ketut and family who are on site are some of the nicest, sweetest and most helpful you will find around. They arranged for anything that we asked for and our mornings started off with very kind gestures of coconuts at breakfast. Our taxi bailed on us, but in stepped Ketut's son and arranged one for us within 15 minutes. Can't ask for nicer people to liaise with.
The villa itself is in a secluded and local area. If you are looking to stay on site and have a quiet and relaxing time, this place is definitely for you. If you want to spend each day in Ubud you will have to arrange for bike rental or a trusted taxi, as it is not that easy to find.
Ketut was really lovely, friendly and helpful. He organised a scooter and a massage in the house which was amazing. The house is so nice and I really enjoyed my stay. I stayed there alone and felt really happy and comfortable there. I would definitely go back and stay there. It's a gorgeous house and a nice distance away from Ubud and tucked away in the rice fields. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to be alone but also knows that there is someone there to help out if you need it. Thank you ketut, your family and Andrea. X
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About the Host, Andréa
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.