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My name is Gusti and I am the host of Rumah Dua Gajah in Ubud, Bali.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested to rent this beautifull house in the middle of the sawa's.
See you next time in Bali, the island of the Gods.
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Our host Gusti was so warm and welcoming and he made sure that everything was taken care of for us. He provides a driver service when needed and he is unbelievably accommodating and kind. He is excellent at locating any services you may need nearby or further afield. He has extensive knowledge of Bali and neighboring islands. The house is fully staffed with a lovely and talented cook if need be who prepares traditional meals or meets all culinary requests. The house is situated in a lovely setting with absolutely beautiful grounds and an area of remaining forest along a river at the back of the property. The 20 towering coconut palms around the large swimming pool with a tower for diving provide the feel of a Hawaiian estate and there are rice fields (and the puppet/mask museum) abutting the property providing nice vistas from every angle. The home is comfortable and fully air conditioned with 2 large bathrooms and additional space with one more bathroom for larger families. The home is cleaned regularly by another lovely lady at no additional charge.
It was a beautiful place. I think that we really relaxed there and were able to see so much of the local culture. There is an old river that had some shrines or something right next door that were 600 years old (I might have misunderstood) it was fun walking along the rice patties and checking out the temple next door. Also. Go behind the temple and you will see some graves. They also have at the temple an arena that is for cock fighting. They have once ever six months for a celebration.
We really enjoyed the stay. The house is basic but we really sat outside most of the time and looked around and we swam a lot. The big jump is another 4 meters into the pool. We had fun.
It is about 10 minutes east of Ubud.
Our stay the villa was exactly what we needed and wanted. The pool and the garden area were perfect for our children (4 and 1 years old). I asked the cleaner to help me a little with breakfast in the morning which she did which made a big difference. The villa is about a 10minute drive from ubud centre so we hired a car ($15 a day). Which Gusti the villa manager organise for us. We have been to Bali many times so didnt need much assistance but Gusti the villa manager asked everyday if we were ok and if we needed anything, he was lovely and so were the other staff. I will return to the villa. Thank you for everything.
The location was great... only 5 min from Ubud surrounded by rice fields and a temple on one side... very quiet. The place was pretty basic but had air conditioning and really lovely people ready to help with whatever we needed.
Unfortunately, a couple of things were not as promised... the wifi was not working, and the pool was not fully functional. These were the two main things we were looking for when we searched for a property, so we were pretty disappointed with that. The pool is divided into three sections... a wading pool, a small shallow pool and a deep pool which is accompanied by a high platform for diving (that was the part not filled). IF it had been functioning, it would have been great... in fact, the place would have ended up EXCEEDING our expectations.
In other words... as long as you ensure these things are taken care of, I would highly recommend this house... especially for the price.
I hesitate to leave anything but a stellar rating because everyone involved in our stay here was so lovely and helpful... but wanted to be as honest as possible.