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 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.
mit sicherheit die schönste unterkunft in 5 wochen bali! ruhig traumhafte lage, super sauber und nettes personal. abwicklung mit der eigentümerin auch sehr fein. für uns ein echter geheimtipp! einzig die interessierten spaziergänger störten ein wenig ;-) ohne rad oder moped etwas abgelegen und man kann nicht mit dem auto hin daher aber auch sehr sehr ruhig!
We stayed with friends for 4 nights and loved the experience - highly recommended. The booking process, transport arrangements, accommodation and staff were faultless. Ketut and Made made us feel totally welcome, including finding organic fruit and vegetables from the garden for us to cook. Loved the Joglo, rice fields, ducks, and interaction with the locals on the daily walk to Ubud. Thank you Kristine - we hope to be back one day.
What a spectacular building and setting! We loved being out of the business of town and in such a special setting. It's a bit of a walk from the main drag but through stunning ricefields and past a comfortable neighborhood of organic restaurants, artists, and a yoga house. Quite a sight to see the scooters go by on the path.
Ketut and Mate were amazing and took fantastic care of us. They were enthusiastic about making sure we were comfortable, and also in sharing their culture. They checked in on us frequently and always were quick to help us, with enthusiasm and big smiles!! The gardens and landscaping are immaculate and it's clear that Mate takes great pride in his work. The pool was wonderful -- clean and refreshing. Can't say enough wonderful things about this amazing property!!
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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.