About this listing
The top two floors of an authentic restored antique Dutch Joglo, set amidst rice fields. A romantic, private and tranquil immersion in nature. Breakfast, Pool, Wi-fi and organic garden. Just 20 mins walk along a spa and cafe filled street to Ubud.
The Original Dutch Joglo is one of two antique/restored Joglo villas on a large property commanding views over the rice fields from all sides, and to the mountains of the north.
This Dutch Colonial Joglo is divided into two Suites, each with King sized bed and daybed.
This listing is for the Master Suite - the top 2 floors of the original Joglo.
The Joglo was built in Java last century using recycled wood, and is the only one of its kind. The restoration was true to the original, retaining the features of high cathedral/loft style ceilings, attic style doors and detailed fretwork.
Bathrooms were added to include open air showers and terazzo baths, and a separate outdoor kitchen and dining area which has views of the rice fields, overlooking the river.
The property includes a pool, Balinese bale area, organic garden for you to pick produce for your meals, and high speed wi-fi.
Our housekeeper will collect you with the scooter from the main road (Jalan Raya) and transport your luggage to the joglo. There's plenty to do nearby - the beautiful rice walk, Sari Organik's organic vegetable garden, Cantika spa, Pomegranate restaurant. Check with us for activities in and around Ubud.
Interaction with Guests
We have full time day housekeeping to help you with local needs, and breakfast prepared and served in the dining pavilion, or your Suite if you prefer.
The Rice Joglo is 20 minutes walk along the famous Rice Field walk into Sok Wayah Rice Field 200 m past Sari Organik. There is no car access in the rice field, ensuring tranquility and fresh, unspoiled air.
Our little street is host to some beautiful restaurants, the most famous being Sari Organik a few minutes walk away. Enjoy any of the many day spas in our street or Ubud Centre. There are also many yoga houses in our rice field, including the famous Ubud Yoga House.
The centre of ubud is also host to a myriad of temples, museums, art and craft markets, restaurants and cafes.
Its a beautiful and tranquil 20 minute walk to the main street of Ubud (without cars!). You can walk , or hire a bicycle or scooter. Our housekeeper can meet you at the main street with the scooter - just organise it with him beforehand.
Getting around Ubud town is easy by foot, and there are plenty of taxis if you get tired!
We recommend bringing a torch for the way back into the rice field at night.
Other Things to Note
While the Joglo is easy to get to by walking or scooter, at night the walk into the rice field can get dark in places. You'll need a torch. It's the price we pay for enjoying the open space and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the main centre.
The joglo is outstanding and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is the perfect place for a romantic holiday. The master suite is gorgeous and the location in the rice paddies is peaceful and provides privacy and respite from the crowds of Ubud, while still being a pleasant walk to restaurants, cafés and services.
Ketut and Made were wonderful and both went out of their way to make us feel welcome and help with any situation.
You will not want to leave!
We loved staying in the Ricefield in the wonderful Joglo! It is a perfect place outside of Ubud but close enough to walk in town. The natural sound during the night is amazing and the view during the day as well.
But the best is really the staff:) Ketut, Sokka and Made are so kind and helpful that we'll miss them for sure!
The treehouse and the Joglo suite 1 are a great place for a family and we had a perfect time!
The Ubud Yoga house is just around the corner and some very nice restaurants which is also very helpful:)
Thank you so much:)))
Our experience at the Joglo was really wonderful--we only regret that we didn't have longer than the 9 days we spent there! The location is gorgeous; isolated enough from Ubud town centre without being inconvenient at all (although the property is only accessible by motorbike, Kristine and Ketut make sure that you can get all of your luggage there without any problem). The Joglo itself is perfect--even better than the photos suggest! Kristine was also extremely helpful in suggesting activities for us in and around Ubud while we were there, although we were just as happy to enjoy the Joglo and beautiful surrounding environment as we were to venture out. Kristine was also highly responsive to questions we had, and Ketut and Edy were easy to reach by phone if we needed anything.
We can't wait to go back, and can't recommend the place and Ubud highly enough!
The Joglo was the highlight during our Bali trip, as it has a very special, private, romantic and natural atmosphere. After staying 3 days we decided to even come back later again, which speaks for itself :) All friends there were very helpfull either with our questions, what to do & see or with special drinks freshly picked from the garden! We spent a great time, not only because of the place and atmosphere, but also because of the people making this place stay special! Looking forward to coming back as soon as possible, Luise & Andreas
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I couldn't imagine a better place to stay when visiting Ubud. The master suite in the Rice Joglo exceeded my expectations. Location was perfect if you're looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of town and do not mind walking 15 minutes or renting a motor bike to get faster access to the Joglo. But you're left in a beautiful setting in the rice paddies with yoga, spas, and places to eat just a few minutes away on the same trail. It's not entirely private, as many tourists walk the trail that holds the Joglo and often stop in thinking it's public or taking photos. But generally speaking the place is private and quiet at night. And the staff is very helpful, whether it comes to providing food from the garden, arranging activities, or doing laundry. I hope to make it back some day for another relaxing visit.
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About the Host, Kristine
I've lived in Sydney for a long time, though I was born in Norway. I seem to have both the sea and mountain cabins in my blood, because I'm now living between the two! I met my partner Sonu in my travels a few years ago, and we now divide our time between our home at Bronte Beach, and the Javanese teak Joglo cabin we help manage in the mountains of Bali. Sonu is Indian Hindu, who spent 10 years running an Indian restaurant in Israel, so between us we are a bit of a multicultural stew. We also have multi cultural children who love water - beaches, pools, and the fish that swim in the ponds in Bali.