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.
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!
This place is not what it seems. It single handedly ruined the second half of my trip to Bali. Ubud is a lovely place, but not when you're staying in a place that has no Air Conditioning, no WiFi, is filthy, some lights don't work, and there are huge cockroaches everywhere inside. Not worth what they ask for and not worth it in general. Also too far from the city and the host does not speak any english so there was no one there to give us directions.
It was a great experience in Ubud. The house lord Ketut is a very nice person and came every morning to check whether we need any help. And his son Dedi was also helpful and accompanied us to a great breakfast diner nearby, and help us to book an awesome SPA in house. When we leaving, Ketut told us he's another house was ready for more fellows gathering, which is a good news for us, 'cause we had for girls this time… BTW, if Ketut promise u to pick up u at the airport, don't worry whether u can contact him, Dedi must be there waiting for u ^_^
we were greeted very warmly upon arrival once we found the place. we had a little wait for directions once we arrived nearby despite giving an hour and a half notice of our impending arrival, due to the host attending a ceremony.
this place is more isolated than we expected and was tricky to find.
would not stay here unless you have your own transport, which we did not. the pool was great the place was clean and comfortable but its kitchen and bathroom is very "rustic". i would not say it was a "fully equipped kitchen". the pool lounge cushions need to be replaced.
the views and surrounds are very beautiful and natural.
we found communication a little difficult and for this reason
we left early into our booking - also it was so removed from where we thought it was but that was not the fault of anyone but ourselves... we wanted to be closer into penestanan. this place is very much amongst the locals and is great if you want that. i would recommend it to travellers who need no assistance or have some indonesian or balinese language and want to stay in a village environment. i would say it is probably priced a little high given its location and what else is on offer.
Thank you for your feedback Lynn, indeed this place calls for people who likes to be out of Ubud, and away from it all, and true enough a bit tricky to find in the beginning, and unfourtanatly not on (website hidden) map. Your comments will be take to heart and passed on to Ketut to do all he can to keep the place up to the standard it needs to be. Kind Regards Andrea
We were left quite disappointed with the experience of Ubud because of staying at this home and we left a day early. On a positive note Keput and his family/village were very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to help especially when our truck got stuck leaving.
However the property itself was not up to the standard portrayed in the photos. It seemed that the maintenance and general cleanliness of the house completely stopped after the photos had been taken. The toilet and bathroom was filthy. The toilet was stained black, numerous slugs around and all the dirty cleaning products were left hanging around the bathroom. The sheets of the bed were not that clean. Half of the lights were not working so it made it quite scary coming back at night (we stayed out the whole day as because we didn't want to go back). The windows did not have very good latches and opened during the night letting in a number of mosquitos. The pool was ok but a number of slugs and lizards hanging around made it pretty unappealing.
It has a lot of potential just needs a fair bit of work and cleanliness to be brought up a few notches.
Our experience may not be representative for all stays. We just want to share our experience so you know what may happened during your stay.
On the 1st night, dozens of flying insects flew into the house through the gaps of doors/ walls and windows. We sealed all the doors gaps with scotch tapes to prevent entry of more insects and picked up the flying insects one by one into covered containers. The evening ended with us having cold showers when the gas for the heater ran out in the middle of our showers (Ketut refilled the gas for the heater on the very next day). BTW, the toilet has no door so flying insects can fly easily into your bathroom during your showers.
On our second night, a blackout took place around 10-11pm ( Ketut's son told us that blackout is not common in Ubud). The blackout lasted the whole night. We were lucky to have our handphones and torchlights nearby, to give us the light needed to make our way down to the kitchen to light the candles we found in the house. So do keep your phones/torchlights when you in house ( even toilet).
We were woken by some squeaking noises in the bedroom. As we sat up, we saw a rat peeping at us at the steps of the stairs. It ran into the bedroom, under the TV console and never appeared. So do zip/close your bags and luggages and kept your stuff off the floor to avoid the rats from chewing on them.
The pool looks exactly like the picture. However if you are thinking of having a night dip under the stars, it may not be possible as there were insufficient lightings in and around the pool (rather, the lights were spoilt during our stay). We did not try as we were unsure what insects/ animals may be in the pool.
The mosquito net had many holes in it, so it was not able to keep out mosquitoes when we were sleeping.
The house is located pretty deep into a small lane, which is not lit by any street lights. Hence walking in/out at night require a very powerful torchlight ( and some gut)
The in-house masseur recommended by Ketut is good and value for money.
The bedroom on the 2nd level is poorly lit, so it can be pretty romantic or eerie ( this really depend how you view it)
Lastly, the steps of the stairs leading to the second level is very high. Young kids and old adults may have difficulties climbing these steps due to the height
Ketut and his son are very friendly and helpful! Ketut's nephew is a very good and safe driver!
Thank you for your valuable feedback Lee. The insects you mention are termites which you find at night all over the island and colonise any lit area, they fly in and shortly after die, can seem like something out of scary movie, but its nature having its go.
Power cuts do happen in Bali on a semi regular basis, perhaps not as long as a whole night.
I will make sure Ketut gets the mozzy net replaced.
Rats yes they live in the fields and are another part of nature as much as we try to not let them in to the house they find their own ways, this is what happens when you live close to nature and we actually invade their space.
This place is not for city people who are not used to live close to what is natural habitat, insects, snakes, rats, mise and other creatures are all part of living in Bali.
Good point taken about the stairs which I should add into the description.
again thank you for your suggestions and feedback, I do hope thought that you managed to enjoy some of your stay despite.
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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.