Rumah Ria is a beautiful and relaxing family house which has been our home for the last 2 years since we moved to Bali. It is set in a mature garden of tall palm trees and exotic plants on the outskirts of the art and cultural town of Ubud, Bali.
It sits on two floors, with the main living space built from 200 year old Javanese teak wood, with both floors laid with beautiful handmade Balinese tiles. The wide verandah, which sits around the entire second floor, makes for stunning views across the lush rice fields and beyond to the mountains of Batukaru. Its eclectic mix of Asian furniture, Mediterranean flavours and Indian fabrics which (we are told!) gives is the sense of a bygone Colonial era.
There are a plethora of wonderful things for children to do! A fabulous art area with supplies of paint inks watercolors and crafting material; a huge playroom with toys, games; an array of dressing up clothes; a slackline; big trampoline; a handmade ping pong table; mountain bikes. And of course a swimming pool. And if you (parents) would like to go out, we use the most wonderful babysitter on hand who can take the greatest care of your children.
The swimming pool is surrounded on one side by lush green plants and there is a bohemian style relaxing/reading area to the other side. There is also a BBQ by the pool which you are welcome to use.
We have a lovely dog (Anu) and 2 cats (Mimi and Missy) who love nothing more than a good scratch cuddle or even a walk.
All the rooms have air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with either a bath or shower.
Something very special about Rumah Ria is being able to talk from the house into the rice fields. The pretty village of Nyuh Kuning, Ubud is a 20 minute walk through the rice fields and Ubud is a short car ride away (3km).
Ubud is famous for its art, Balinese dancing, crafts, yoga, spirituality and the most delicious food. Walk for hours through rice fields from the house. Get around easily on a motorbike, hire a self-drive car or a driver with a car. There are great restaurants and cafes in Ubud which is just 3km away. You will find gourmet degustation, Vegan, International and local Balinese food.
Book a masseur to come to the house for a treatment or go to one of the fabulous nearby spa/massage salons to pamper yourself. Join a local yoga or Pilates class in nearby studios. Or try Wild Fitness in Nyuh Kuning
We also have a wonderful cook you may hire for your entire stay here ($25 per day). She will do all your food shopping (for which you will need to pay her directly)
We can also provide you with a driver for the week if you want to go exploring all over the island
All in all, there is something for everyone here and we are very happy to welcome other fun loving families into our home!