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.
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
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.