This is a great opportunity to experience the “real” Bali as our beautiful home is in the middle of the lush and green rice-fields. It is situated about 4km north of Ubud, famous for it’s artists, yogis, health shops and cafes. The neighbourhood is a very desired area as it’s close enough to Ubud to enjoy all it’s wonderful amenities but far away from the hussle and bussle of the many motorbikes and tourists. We’re actually next-door to the house where they filmed “Eat, Pray, Love” with Julia Roberts.
The house consists of:
• A spacious bedroom with queen-size bed and spacious mosquito net (not one of those you’ll get tangled up in).
• A bathroom with bathtub, a great working shower (with as good as unlimited hot water which rare here in Bali) and western toilet.
• An outdoor kitchen with double sink, stove and cooking utilities
• An outdoor dining area
• Large veranda around the house with some seats
• A traditional Balinese little townhouse, great for drinking tea in the morning or relaxing during the day
• Storage space where we keep the BBQ and cleaning utilities
You’ll have lots of privacy and a large garden all around the property where you can sunbathe, play badminton or enjoy our BBQ. Oh and did I mention the stunning views over the rice-fields?
There is no A/C but trust me, you won’t need it. Ubud really cools down in the evenings and we’re up the hill from Ubud, meaning that there’s always a lovely breeze. Also the way the house has been built means that there is lots of air circulation even without the windows open. There is a fan but so far we haven’t used it yet.
Guests can also use our motorbike as this a must to get around Ubud and Bali. The house is only accessible by foot (about 300m) or motorbike.
The cleaner, a lovely Balinese woman and sometimes her 4yr old daughter come three times a week.
Our landlord and his family only live 2 minutes away and will be happy to help with any questions. They are truly wonderful and are full of amazing stories about their country so I'd highly recommend inviting them for a Bintang (local beer) or two during your stay but this is of course completely up to you.
Wifi is available but in true Balinese style it’s slow (good enough to stream YouTube videos but not quick enough to download movies for example) and via a 3G dongle. In Ubud you can find lots of cafes with very quick internet or you can visit the awesome Hubud, the only co-working space in Bali to connect with digital nomads and enjoy the speediest internet on the island.
From Ubud you can explore most of East Bali, you’ll be really close to the mountains like the Batur and Angung. Also the closest beach is only a beautiful 40min motorbike ride away.
If you want to get back to nature and get out of it all this is definitely the place for you.
As most of the house is open (like the kitchen and dining area) you can imagine that you'll be right in the middle of nature, but also that nature may come into the house. There are some ants and we've seen a Gecko or two but they are completely harmless and won't bother anyone. However if you're a bit squirmish then this place may not be for you. :-)