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STYLISH VILLA RETREAT WITH SPECTACULAR RICE FIELD VIEWS AND POOL

Kate Challis

Speaks Hungarian, German, English
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Kate Challis

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STYLISH VILLA RETREAT WITH SPECTACULAR RICE FIELD VIEWS AND POOL

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday in Ubud - River Moon Villa

2 bedroom luxury villa retreat sleeps 4 plus cot

River Moon is a stunning two bedroom villa. Its spacious light filled rooms have a modern aesthetic with traditional accents such as the cooling alang alang roofs. Large windows and sliding doors open up to enable outdoor/indoor living. The bedrooms feature comfortable four-poster beds with European inner spring mattresses, pillows and goose down duvets. Each bedroom has its own en suite, one with an outdoor bath. For guests who enjoy cooking River Moon has a well-equipped kitchen. One of the highlights of River Moon is the spectacular rice field views to the north and a secluded private garden with a deck facing the river to the south. Plenty of comfortable areas both inside and outside make River Moon the ideal place to relax. River Moon is secluded and you can experience authentic Balinese village life, yet it is only 10 min drive from the restaurants, shopping and services of Bali's No. 2 tourist destination, Ubud. The holistic Pelangi School for children 18months+ is 5min drive.

The surroundings and gardens: One of the highlights of River Moon is its location. With superb rice field views it is situated in a small Balinese village. All the staff who work at River Moon and, indeed, constructed the house are from the neighbouring street.

Watch the beauty and transformation of the rice fields, go for a walk in village and see offerings being laid out, men sitting outside their family compounds patting their prized roosters and Balinese children playing in the streets. Or stay at home and enjoy the plentiful comfortable places both inside and outside to relax.

The area is rich in flora and fauna. Frogs, lizards, butterflies, herons and dragonflies are daily visitors. An extremely shy turtle and monitor live in the balé pond. Only the very quiet and patient are rewarded by appearances.

Desa Bulan : River Moon is part of the intimate Desa Bulan (Moon Village) enclave of six houses designed by Martje Nietzman and Erik van der Linden. Most of the houses are owner occupied. The superb 14m salt water swimming pool with its deck and pool side balé are shared facilities.

At your doorstep: Stay at River Moon and be seduced by the quiet, contemplative environment ideal for rest and rejuvenation. Once your batteries are recharged there are many cultural, adventure and culinary experiences to be found in Ubud just 10 minutes away.

Ubud is also the host to several well known annual international events, such as Bali Spirit Festival Festival and the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kate Challis (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks Hungarian, German, English

About Kate Challis

I am an interior designer and live between Melbourne, Australia and and Ubud, Bali with my husband and son. When I am not designing, playing with my son, talking with my husband, reading books, I can be found on the yoga mat.

Kate Challis purchased this in 2010

Why Kate Challis chose Ubud

River Moon and is our beautiful ‘home away from home’. My husband and I have been coming back and forth from Melbourne, Australia to Ubud for many years now. Gradually we realised that spending time here was not only good for us, it was important.

After talking with our friends Martje Nietzman - who left the world of high fashion in Holland and her partner, Erik van der Linden - who designed all of the houses at Desa Bulan - we came to realise a dream of owning a beautiful villa in Bali which we are happy to share with you.

What makes this unique

River Moon is a beautifully designed and maintained villa. It is located in a Balinese village where you can experience authentic Balinese life and yet it is close to all the amenities that central Ubud has to offer. It is difficult not to be seduced by its charms.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Stylish villa retreat with spectacular rice field views and pool
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Stylish villa retreat with spectacular rice field views and pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p838068
+61 410466637
Ubud Bali
Singapore/Seattle, Washington
5

Sorry our time has to end @ River Moon - back to reality on Monday!

  • 5 out of 5
Sometimes you come across a place and you just don't want to leave. That is where we are as we pack our bags and prepare to head back to the daily routine of work....or some call "reality". It's easier to go back once you have had a piece of this calm, beautiful and tranquil land...with people who are the kindest in the world. We have had the opportunity to come to Ubud many times since we work/live in Southeast Asia - but anyone who has the opportunity to stay at "River Moon" gets to experience some magic that one will never forget.....you'll only know if you come to stay here. Spoil yourselves and come and enjoy all there is to offer. Please don't let the need for transportation scare you off - it's totally worth being a little bit away from the center of Ubud.....and the wonderful staff here can assist getting you into town....and it is extremely easy to get a taxi back to the villa. The staff are absolutely fantastic and make you feel like family as soon as you arrive. Thank you Kate, Andrew, Martje and Erik for your vision and designing a place that truly is marvelous! Thanks for sharing your home with all of us.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stylish villa retreat with spectacular rice field views and pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p838068
+61 410466637
Ubud Bali
5

HEAVEN ON EARTH!

  • 5 out of 5
Dear Kate,
we have spent a wonderful holiday in your beautiful „river moon“ and all I can say is…if there`s
a place like heaven on earth, then it`s your lovely place !
I really hope to come back one day!
Thank you for sharing it.
All the best!
Warm wishes, Kirsten
  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stylish villa retreat with spectacular rice field views and pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p838068
+61 410466637
Ubud Bali
5

Beautiful, peaceful location.

  • 5 out of 5
River Moon exceeded our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The villa was clean and well maintained with stunning views over the rice fields and the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. We enjoyed the tranquility of being in the middle of nowhere yet the bustle of Ubud was only a few minutes drive away. We would definitely recommend this villa.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Stylish villa retreat with spectacular rice field views and pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p838068
+61 410466637
Ubud Bali
5

Lovelier than the photos

  • 5 out of 5
“We loved it. The villa is absolutely beautiful. G
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stylish villa retreat with spectacular rice field views and pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p838068
+61 410466637
Ubud Bali
5

Magical

  • 5 out of 5
I came to Bali in November in search of beauty and magic. I wanted a place that would feel like you were living in Bali while retaining all the comforts of a luxury hotel. Based on other reviews for River Moon, my gut told me River Moon was exactly what I was looking for and it turned out I couldn't have been more right. After 21 hours of flying from Los Angeles, I arrived at the villa and instantly could feel the magic of the place. Taking a shower under the full moon that night with incense drifting in over the rice paddies, I knew I was in for a wonderful week.
The villa itself is beautiful, tastefully decorated and the indoor/outdoor flow lends to wonderful sauntering from the bedroom to lounging on the patio reading or just gazing out at the fields. Every morning, locals from the village come and cook you breakfast and of my whole 9 days in Bali, the best meal I had was that breakfast. Maybe it's the kindness in which the food was prepared, but I've never tasted an omelette so good. Which brings me to the people surrounding River Moon who really make your stay. Kadek who comes in the morning always has a smile on her face and a boisterous laugh that is infectious. Nyoman the driver taught me so much about the country and about life in general, and from the minute he picks you up at the airport, you feel you are amongst friends. And Nick the manager is a consummate professional and always a phone call away from any needs or questions you might have. One day I was walking back from Ubud to Lodtunduh and lost my way and one of the villa staff drove by on a motorbike, recognized me and gave me a lift back "home".
I could ramble on and on about the wonderful things about River Moon, from the beautiful lotus flowers that Kadek lovingly tends to every morning, to the double rainbows after a rain shower, to the frogs and lizards that come out at night and seem to watch over the place, to the refreshing swims in the pool that frangipani flowers have deliciously dropped into. But the last useful thing I can write is about staying in Lodtunduh versus a hotel in Ubud. Anytime I went into Ubud, I felt so lucky to be staying in Lodtunduh and getting a taste of the real Bali versus staying at a hotel in busy Ubud. My last night in Bali,I stayed at the Komaneka, and while lovely, the room felt claustrophobic and removed from the energy of the land. I knew I was very lucky to have had a week at River Moon, it's a special place to experience a special land. Enjoy.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Valesca, Thank you so much for this beautiful review. You have so evocatively captured the essence of River Moon and why we treasure it as much as we do. It is a pleasure to have had you as a guest. Warm wishes, Kate
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Stylish villa retreat with spectacular rice field views and pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p838068
+61 410466637
Ubud Bali
5

Private oasis near (but not too near) Ubud.

  • 5 out of 5
Walking across the little bridge, and through the simple gates, into River Moon is like entering another world. Before you is the simple understated elegance of the open plan house (which I'm told draws heavily on traditional Balinese architectural principles). Beyond is an endless expanse of rice fields. Two bedrooms, each with a truly awe-inspiring outdoor bathroom are to the left. There are lots of nooks, comfortable couches and chairs in which to curl up with a book. There's a well appointed kitchen if that's your thing. Great breakfasts are provided by the friendly unobtrusive staff. A tranquil water feature focuses the house and adds privacy. Over this is perched a traditional bale - another great spot for reading and relaxing, or morning yoga. A few steps from your door is the large beautifully designed communal pool (built around a 200 year old indigenous flowering tree) shared with the other houses in the Desa Bulan enclave. I believe there are 6 or 7 houses but only a couple are available for rental so we had the pool to ourselves every day. I can't imagine a better designed house for its setting than River Moon. It sits perfectly in its rice field home and imbues all those within its walls with a sense of calmness and tranquility. It's hard to strike a balance of stylish yet simple design but the groovy white fittings and fixtures, and clever use of space in this little oasis, manage it effortlessly. I can't wait to go back with my family.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much, Sean. We really look forward to welcoming you again with your entire family.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Ngurah Rai / Denpasar
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Sanur
Car: recommended

River Moon is an intimate villa of exceptional style in the spiritual and cultural heartland of Bali, Indonesia. With spectacular rice field views this luxury villa is just 2.5 km south of central Ubud in the village of Lodtunduh. It is an inland retreat that offers the style of some of the top resorts in Bali with the authentic experience of village life. Yet, the modern conveniences in Ubud are only a 5 minute drive away.

Come to River Moon and be seduced by the quiet, contemplative environment ideal for rest and rejuvenation. Once your batteries are recharged there are many cultural, adventure, shopping and culinary experiences to be found at your doorstep.

Other Activities: white water rafting, holistic therapies, bodywork, yoga

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday in Ubud, Bali

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$660
for 3 nights
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$1,424
$5,940
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Price includes:
- Accommodation for up to 4 persons + infant cot
- Full breakfast
- Unlimited water, tea and coffee
- Daily maid service
-Nightly turn-down service
- Unrestricted use of all facilities at the villa
- All utilities (electricity, gas, etc..)
- Bed linen, towels, soap and pool towels are also provided

The price is exclusive of:
- Government tax 10% and service charge 5%
A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking. The balance of 50% is payable one month prior to arrival. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival will incur a fee of 100% of the total rental, 60 days prior to arrival will incur a fee of 50% of the total rental, and cancellations made more than 60 days prior to arrival will be refunded the full deposit less $200USD admin fee.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Ubud in Bali

Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Self-catering
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , outdoor bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , undercover shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The master bedroom features a desk and a window seat overlooking a small private garden and river.
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
River Moon villa has a variety of places to sit and relax, whether it be in the balé or large day bed overlooking the rice fields, or the window seat or wooden deck facing the private gardens and the creek that runs through Desa Bulan. An evening turn-down service is part of the on-site services. River Moon has its own nanny, Kadek, who lives locally. Children adore her radiant, gentle and patient disposition and she speaks good English. She has 7 year old twin daughters and she is highly sought after by the Ubud expat community in Ubud. Should you be interested in hiring her please let us know. A car seat, cot, high chair, baby bath and potty are all available at River Moon. Please let us know if you require any of these.
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