If you are looking for complete privacy, the Villa is nestled in a verdant garden it is just the place for you. Bordering the temple you will truly be able to experience a Balinese village. Once a week the local Ibu's can be found in the temple doing their fitness class and occasionally you will hear the gamelan practise. Only 10 mins from Ubud. Nyuh Kuning village is famous for the monkey forest, it's Ayurvedic retreat, ashram,yoga, contemporary and traditional restaurants and much, much more.
Rumah saya (My home) is nestled in a large private walled garden, with passionfruit vines, frangipani, papaya, coconut and young lemon and lime trees, lemongrass, gardenia and many more plants and flowers to discover.
At night the garden twinkles and glows, lit by solar lights to provide a soft ambience if you don't feel the need to turn on any other lights.
Leading from the Jasmine lined path up to the house and up two steps to the large terrace with a massive old teak table and comfy built in cushions to kick back and relax.
The house is a large one bedroom home with a queen size traditional 4 poster bed with a custom made mosquito net, a capacious, comfy window seat to relax or read or sleep another, or just to while away away the hours.
The bedroom has a flatscreen TV; with a DVD player and HDMI cables.
The fully equipped kitchen is accessed off the verandah but still connected under the one roof line.
Not that you need to cook (due to the many wonderful restaurants in and around the village) but if you do, we have quality equipment to make cooking a pleasure ..Good selection of knives, scan pan wok , full size stainless steel fridge etcc.. Quality cutlery and crockery.
We provide, bread, butter, jam, tea and coffee for a light breakfast enough for the first couple of days whilst you settle in, if you prefer a cooked breakfast this can be arranged for a small fee, please let us know as we wont to make your stay as enjoyable as possible..
Remember to let us know if you have any food allergies.
Ayu or I will come 3 times a week and sweep your floors, make your bed and ensure the bathroom is clean.
If you are staying for a week or more your linen and towels will be changed once a week.
The front loader washing machine makes washing a breeze, so if you feel the need washing is easy. Of course there is a local laundry who will launder and Iron your clothes.
Bapak Nyoman, our gardener comes once a week for a full day to ensure the garden is always looking top notch. If you prefer total privacy, let us know and we will work to accommodate you.
The villa borders the local temple, the centre of Balinese life.. Where the locals go to celebrate their ceremonies, where the Ibus (mothers) go to enjoy their 1980's style aerobics and where you will hear the locals practising the gamalan, or once a year to prepare for Nyepi (the day of silence) where the local men gather to carve the wonderful statues (that can be noisy for a couple of hours at night) but for most of the time it is peaceful, particularly as the villa is down a lane and off the main road.
It is lovely to wake in the morning to the sounds of the birds and the quietly waking village, the ibus sweeping the leaves, or going to the market to buy their offerings and food for the day.
We often greet each other with a warm (salat Pagi) 'good morning'
All of the locals are delightful, Balinese and local expats alike.. people are always happy to say halo day and night...
And for a swim, there are many resorts; local hotel 5 mins walk away (next to Anila Villas) or Villa swasti where you can swim and practise yoga, Bali Bohemia and others just 10mins walk away at the monkey forest end of the village, that you can pay $5:00 - $6:00 and spend the day. Many of the residents do this and it's fun going to the different gorgeous resorts.. or further afield, check out jungle fish or The Mansion in Penestanen to name just a couple.
There is a great choice of cafes and restaurants in easy walking distance in the village for lunch and dinner, including Indonesian, Italian, Indian and Japanese cuisines. The Guest Book also contains the name and address of these restaurants, including a selection of menus from Ubud restaurants for easy home delivery.
On request, other meals can be catered for you by our staff (charges apply)
(note: we do not take any commissions/incentives from local businesses or peoples for services we/they provide for you... but you are welcome to tip our staff)
Local travel guides are also available in the village.
If you require a local sim card, we can purchase that for you and load it with 'pulsa' (phone credit) as this is also available in the village, or of course you can arrange this yourself.
Interaction with Guests
We are always available to welcome you and provide assistance as needed our staff will be around during the day to prepare breakfast if requested, and carry out the cleaning.
Drivers can be arranged at an extra charge for airport pickups, day trips, sightseeing, shopping excursions or getting around.(note: we do not take any commissions/incentives from local businesses or peoples for services we/they provide for you... but you are welcome to tip our staff)
You will be staying in the village of Nyuh Kuning close to Ubud, about a 15 minute walk to Ubud's Monkey Forest Road. The village always wins the "Cleanest Village in Bali" award annually, as they have banned the burning of plastic and have an active trash pickup/recycling program.
The village is based around a centre soccer field and main temple. Stroll along small roads lined by frangipani trees and you'll see why this village, on Ubud's doorstep, is becoming a popular place to stay.
A walk through the village will show you Balinese going about their daily lives: buying supplies for the family kitchen or 'street food' from vendors, playing soccer, kids riding bikes or people dressed in ceremonial clothes going to temple. The pace in the village is very relaxed and family-focused.
The village is also home to several Yoga schools, including a Laughing Yoga ashram, as well as an Indian Ayurvedic natural healing centre.
There are several batik handicrafts shops in the village, selling clothes and household goods made from traditional Indonesian fabrics. Great for gifts!
There is a local health & birth center in the village, with a doctor and nurses on duty, chiropractors and acupuncturists. You can use their services for minor ailments and travel bugs for a small fee.
The shared workspaces OUTPOST, with high speed internet, is a 7 min walk at the end of the village or HUBUD which is 15-20 walk away on the other side of the Monkey Forest in Ubud.
There are a number of good restaurants in the village, including Indonesian, Italian, Indian and Japanese, all within a few minutes walk.
There is a long and scenic rice field walk that starts nearby leading to the West side of Ubud or you can walk to the South end of Ubud through the Sacred Monkey Forest.
You're only about 30-40 minutes away from whitewater rafting, Gianyar's black sand beach, Gianyar's night-markets, Ubud's famous rice terraces, Safari Adventure Park, Bali Bird Park, Bali Elephant park, Goa Gajah (Elephant Caves) and many inspiring Hindu temple
You have access to the entire property.
If you arrive though the day and up to 5pmish I or one of my staff will be there to greet you and make you feel at home. (please let me know if you will be arriving later than this we have a locked key box to enable you access to the property 24 hrs a day.. Handy to if you don't want to carry a key on you, that way you can never lock yourself out.
Gang Nyuh Gede ( where you will find Rumah Saya is) is off Jalan Nyuh Bojog (which appears in sat nav/ GPS). Once you pass the Soccer field (green area on your left), Gang Nyuh Bulan is a left turn, then immediate right near the cafe. The Soccer field will be on your left, the temple on the right. Gang (lane) Nyuh Gede borders the edge of the temple on your left. Drive up the Gang and at the end of the temple (on your right) you will see one house in front, Rumah Saya is the 2nd house behind the front house. It is accessed by the side path.. Rumah Saya is the house at the end of the path, gate on your right. Can not miss it as it is only a tiny side path. The temple is on your left as you walk down the side path..
There is also parking in front of the house for motorbikes and/or a car.
The local grocery store is 3 mins walk away And the bigger Ubud Cocomart or Delta only 10mins by bike.
Drive slowly coming up the gang (lane) from the main road as the lane is a little pot holed (not unusual in Bali). It is only a 2 min drive to my home so slowly slowly. The locals here ride our bikes and drive up this lane all the time so you will be fine.
The house is accessed by a side path from the parking area in front of the 'front house' park to the right hand side of the house and walk down the 3 steps to the little side lane, walk to the end (2mins) and you will find the gate to the Villa. - It is the only gate at the end of the little lane so you can not go wrong.
There are lights on the side of the house in the lane which lead you to my home, but I would always recommend you have your phone or a little torch available when walking around at night.
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The water system is filtered, which enables you to drink water from the tap.
Occasionally the water table drops in the village (but it always tops up again through the day)... this happens when everyone is using the water in the morning, to prevent any inconvenience shower at night and early in the morning, and keep the kettle topped up with water, so you can have a cup of tea or coffee without fail when you wake in the morning. I have installed a water tank and new water pumps to alleviate this probkem, but occasionally it still does happen, it will top up again.
Please be aware due the rapid development in Bali, there are sometimes blackouts, these usually last between 30 - 60 mins, I have equipped my home with all new electrical wiring and a large electric system which isolates areas of power through the house but I'm afraid blackouts are beyond my control but also happen infrequently.
- No smoking inside the house. The verandah is directly outside of the bedroom where you can smoke.
-Absolutely no illegal drugs allowed. You risk the death penalty under Indonesian law. Any illegal drug usage will result in your being asked to leave the house with no refund.
-If there are any damages please let Iluh know so this can be rectified. If it is only a small problem Iluh will be able to work this out with you easily.
- Extra guests will incur a charge of $20.00 after 2 guests.
-No loud parties please, dinner parties are absolutely fine.
-Only the registered number of guests are approved to be accommodated.
- Respect the neighbours please, no loud music after 10:30 pm
I am Balinese and have lived here all of my life. I am happy to welcome you to my country and to 'Rumah Saya', villa. I hope your stay here will be very enjoyable . I have worked in many villas,cafes and business in Bali so I do speak English, but please speak a little slowly at first. I am very proud of my work and I like to keep my guests happy. My friends say I am always smiling and friendly and always helpful. I live very close to 'Rumah Saya' in Ubud with my two children and my husband in my family compound. I look forward to meeting with you.