My home is an unusual “sanctuary,” a slice of “old Bali” situated on 37 are (~ ¼ hectare, or ~ 2 acre) of land, overlooking the Campuhan river gorge, with an essentially unobstructed 180 degree view of the Campuhan River Gorge and other side of terraced rice fields and palms… An aerial view of the property may be found on Google Earth, co-ordinates 8 degrees 30’21.25” S and 115 degrees 15’ 19.34” E. (The home is right next to Blanco Museum, between it and the large house with L-shaped pool; we’re the house with the rectangular roof and pool below it…)
“Rumah Kartika Dharma” has an open floor plan, with a central kitchen, large verandas, and 2 enclosed A/C bedrooms , one with an Eastern king bed, and the other with queen and twin beds, both with semi-open tropical bathrooms (shower only). Upstairs is a semi –open lounge/writing/dancing/painting area with an open sleeping area consisting of an antique Chinese Wedding Bed (full-sized mattress) with mosquito netting, equipped with a small chest and armoire, fan, and is sufficient for short-term visitors, children, or guests who are OK without A/C. Overall, the home can accommodate a maximum of 5-6 persons.
The rental for the home includes all taxes and the full services of my Balinese staff who have worked for me for > 25 years, and supply all upkeep, errands, laundry, childcare, and gourmetcooking (Ketut is an excellent chef and will cook up to 2 meals/day; you pay for the- inexpensive- groceries…)
My home is unusual for Bali, with the privacy, the “space,” and the amazing atmosphere supplied by our mellow and caring staff. It is a 5 minute walk up the (occasionally steep- ~ 15% grade; not for older folks with walking difficulties) 100 m. “village path” to small restaurants and shops, and a 10-minute walk to the outskirts of Ubud, and 20 minutes to Ubud center/Monkey Forest Road. Melodic birds, frogs and large butterflies abound, but mosquitoes and other bugs are far less than at the beach. The sounds you hear are birds, waterfalls, roosters (mostly in the mornings), and the occasional dog. Traffic noises are non-existent or very muted here. The pool is totally private, pristine and spring-fed, but down a 2-level stone path and not “secure” for small children. On the way down to the pool is a gazebo perfect for yoga, painting, meditating, etc. You will find nothing like it nowadays (it was originally built in 1980, when it was possible to get larger parcels of land, and build for open-air, Balinese-style living.) However, it is definitely not a “tourist hotel” with frequent spraying for bugs, and an “enclosed guarded environment,” although it is probably one of the most secure locations in Bali because of its hidden nature at the end of a 100 m. village path. This is not a “Villa Complex,” but a totally private, secluded property literally just outside of Ubud. As a “Balinese property,” I cannot guarantee the absence of wildlife such as frogs, geckos, roosters, etc: it is not a “pristine tourist hotel…” but a hidden, exquisite, private, well-cared for Balinese estate.
Airport or other place pickup can be arranged for an additional fee of US$30 (airport), which can be added to your rental fee. Made, the house manager, can easily secure friendly & reliable car/driver arrangements as desired for island touring...
Check-in after 1 pm; may be earlier if no outgoing guests. Check-out time by 12 noon; may be later if no incoming guests.
Please let me know if you are interested and I will send you additional info and a rental contract. My home is quite popular, and eventually books fully for most of the year… I hope to hear from you. As you can see from the description and visitors comments, my home is a special way to become comfortably meshed within Balinese life...