About this listing
A romantic, private and tranquil immersion in nature. Stay in a restored antique Dutch Joglo, set amidst vast green rice fields just 20 mins walk along a spa- and cafe- filled street to Ubud's main street.
The property includes a pool area with traditional Balinese bales, organic farm and full wi-fi. A delicious breakfast is included.
The Original Dutch Joglo is the first of three antique/recycled Joglo villas, assembled on a large rice field property commanding views over the rice fields from all sides, and to the mountains of the north.
The Original Dutch 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.
Enter the Dutch Joglo through the front balcony, (or loiter there on the beautiful teak carved daybed overlooking the rice fields..!)
The main lounge area has 2 daybeds that can convert for sleeping, leading to the bathroom and separate dressing room at the back. The bathroom was added to the original Joglo to include an open air shower overlooking the rice fields and Mount Batur, with terrazzo bath.
Upstairs is the Master bedroom with King Sized beds. You will be enchanted by the pitched, cathedral like ceiling leading onto the private balcony surrounded by green and overlooking the pool.
This Joglo is perfect for couples, honeymoons or small families.
The Dutch Joglo shares a large property with two other Joglos of different character. The property is situated on the famous tourist rice field walk, a beautiful pathway along a spa- and cafe-lined rice field walk into the main street of Ubud.
You will enjoy the large pool area with traditional bales, an open air kitchen/dining pavilion, high speed wi fi and beautiful gardens with landscaped water features. The organic vegetable garden yields an array of herbs and vegetables to add to your meals. The ducks lay fresh eggs for your breakfast each morning.
The property also hosts an assortment of animals, including rabbits and ducks, in their own custom-designed Animal Joglos!
We can also organise in house a chef to cook traditional Balinese delicacies, cooking classes, massage, private yoga lessons and/or a driver for day tours.
Interaction with guests
You will have a full time day housekeeper to help you with local needs. Your complimentary breakfast is prepared and served in the dining pavilion each morning.
We are always available by email and phone while you are there.
We are also happy to help you with activities in and around Ubud, and will arrange for you to participate in local ceremonies and cultural events if you would like to join in
We can organise in house services including a lunch/dinner chef, massage, cooking classes, private yoga classes, driver and adventure activities (additional cost)
Our street is in the Sok Wayah Subak (rice field). It is the destination of the famous rice field walk of Ubud - you'll find it in TripAdvisor as one of Ubud's key attractions.
Our street runs off the main road of Ubud - Jalan Raya Ubud. We are a scenic 20 minutes walk through the calm, beautiful rice paddies and local artisans. On our walk you'll find artisan woodcarvers, artists, local fabric shops, organic spas, yoga, cafes and restaurants (including the famous Sari Organic).
There is no car access into the rice fields, keeping the air so tranquil and clean.
When you first arrive we will meet you at the main road, and escort you and your bags by scooter. The same when you depart. During your stay you will love the calm amble into town, and adore the cool quiet as you leave the rush and noise of Ubud's main roads.
At the Joglo you will have the grounds and pool to enjoy, shared cooking facilities and breakfast included. You can order meals, massage, yoga, cooking classes and tours from the Joglo, or amble along the walk to one of the many cafes and spas.
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.
Also, mosquito repellant and sunscreen will always come in handy on your Bali holiday!
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.