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 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!
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)
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.
A few years ago our family moved to Ubud for our children to attend the Green School – a pioneering school with a mission to educate the green leaders of the future. We fell in love with Ubud and its locals, and even though we’re now back in Sydney, still help our Balinese friends online manage an eco-property that began with an antique Dutch-Javanese Joglo. We rent our property in Sydney as well, which helps fund our love of travel.