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Huge secluded, luxurious & tranquil estate away from noise yet minutes from Ubud

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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Built on a bend of a small river valley this astonishing estate is without question one of the most beautiful and tasteful accommodations in Bali, featuring a majestic, remote, private peaceful setting; the finest in design, construction and materials; and luxurious amenities. Designed as a one-bedroom home with separate, private guest quarters (available separately), the large main estate home contains two partially outdoor 'garden' full bathrooms; two king-sized beds and two others (a double and a single 'rollaway'); interior two-level waterfall; fully-equipped modern kitchen; large-screen television with fiber optic cable, DVD player and surround sound. Marble, granite, and natural stone are used throughout, and over 25,000. man-hours went into the hand-carved stone accents and intri...Built on a bend of a small river valley this astonishing estate is without question one of the most beautiful and tasteful accommodations in Bali, featuring a majestic, remote, private peaceful setting; the finest in design, construction and materials; and luxurious amenities. Designed as a one-bedroom home with separate, private guest quarters (available separately), the large main estate home contains two partially outdoor 'garden' full bathrooms; two king-sized beds and two others (a double and a single 'rollaway'); interior two-level waterfall; fully-equipped modern kitchen; large-screen television with fiber optic cable, DVD player and surround sound. Marble, granite, and natural stone are used throughout, and over 25,000. man-hours went into the hand-carved stone accents and intricately hand-carved wooden doorways and cabinetry. Examples of many of Bali's finest artistic endeavors are displayed. Outside the main house, landscaped grounds boast a two-level swimming pool, large adjacent lounge/play area, intricately carved Balinese temple, stone sculptures, fountains, tropical landscaping, and an uninterrupted view of the river valley. Surrounded by a high wall, a feature of traditional Balinese architecture, the house and grounds are completely private and peaceful, but open to the near-180 degree view below and across the river. Despite the fact that it is within walking distance of Bali's 'city for art and culture', Ubud, this property will allow you to feel as if you are alone in the natural world. IN ADDITION, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath bungalow (the 'annex'), with its own small pool, was added on the grounds within its own surrounding wall offering complete privacy, yet convenient access to the estate grounds. Separately walled and accessible either by means of its own entry or a lockable gate in the high villa wall, it is located beyond the large pool, at the bend of the river, and nothing but its roof is visible from the main house and grounds (please see photos). The Annex has its own separate listing, but for large groups of up to 10, the two properties can be rented concurrently. The main house is ideal for couples (Honeymooners welcome!) or small families with children who do not require separate private bedrooms (more than two adults will likely not find the privacy here that they may require) while the adjacent annex features two ensuite queen bedrooms. Beginning January 1, 2018 we are limiting the estate house to six adults, or two adults and four children. The annex will sleep four in two queen bedrooms.. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: For safety considerations, we do NOT recommend the main estate house for toddlers or very young children due to the danger of falls from heights. The location of this property was chosen for is unusual tranquility, due partially to the fact that it is not near any roadways. Although a motorbike access ENDS at the villa, a short walk of 4 to 5 minutes is required to access the property from the nearest AUTOMOBILE parking area; however, guests are met by a porter who will transport their luggage/belongings, and our house manage who will guide you to the property and give you a brief explanation of its amenities.. The house and annex are NOT air-conditioned. We chose to construct in the traditional Balinese open-to-nature style and have had no complaints about the absence of air conditioning. As both accommodations are located high above the bend of a small river valley, cooling breezes are usually present, and the villa, with it's 25' ceiling in the bedroom and 12' ceiling on the living level - both cooled by a atrium that contains a two-level indoor waterfall and several ceiling fans - is rarely uncomfortable. Persons of religious persuasions which restrict exposure of women to view are not encouraged to rent this property FOR ITS PRIVACY, as while it is quite remote and private its pool area is very open to the outdoors and thus visible, although ONLY from an appreciable distance. More
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About the Owner
Made M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
Interaction with guests
The owner, even if he is on the island, will not be present during your stay, other than possibly greeting you on arrival to welcome you personally. He does, however, prefer to maintain a personal relationship with his guests (whom he considers to be part of his Bali family), and is available by email, text, or telephone whether he is in Bali or in the United States. The warm and accommodating staff, consisting of a manager/driver, housekeeper/cook, gardener/security, and pool maintenance man do not enter the grounds before 8:00AM and are requested to depart by 11:00AM so that the guests can enjoy the complete seclusion, privacy, and serenity of the property.
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This house sits on a ridge with fabulous views along the river forest . On the the the turret you can exercise with the sunrise, By the pool there a large grassed area where you can lounge in the sun or play badminton. The pool...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We stayed at the Villa in October and there were 8 Adults and 1 3 Year Old. We occupied both the main house and the Annex which had its own little pool. The villa is lovely, but a little remote and requires quite a walk...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank crickar
Management response:Responded October 22, 2016

Thanks to Andrew and Michelle and their crowd. It would appear that the only reason this review didn't join the rest of the "five star" ratings was the problem with the exchange rate between US Dollars and British Pounds. At the time they made their...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2016

8 of us recently stayed at Bruce's wonderful villa. The attention to detail is awesome as is the value for money. The adults really enjoyed having the annex section as a place to relax away from the noisy teenagers!. The outdoor bathroom areas are amazing...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank Grant C
Reviewed May 13, 2016

What a gorgeous property! We, our children and extended family thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay. On the plus side, the pool was wonderful and of a very decent size. So lovely to cool off after the heat and humidity. Our teenagers absolutely loved it....More

Date of stay: April 2016
1  Thank Paujul
Reviewed February 4, 2016

This is really a beautiful villa in an amazing setting. Hidden away from the main road and nestled amongst the padi fields Rumah Cahaya is a secret oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud. Why stay in a five star hotel when you...More

Date of stay: January 2016
2  Thank argilla1
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Yard
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Gym
Blender
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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About the neighborhood
The immediate area is surrounded by Bali's iconic rice fields, accessed by walking paths, and is thus far from the noise of traffic or commercial activity. There are several excellent family-run restaurants within easy walking distance of the estate, which boasts its own, privately leased and built, walking 'causeway' through the fields for convenient access to them, and to both the local market and nearby transportation, by which central Ubud is only minutes away. Whether your goal is a quiet day of relaxation at the villa by the pool's unique natural setting or participation in Ubud's many cultural offerings or excellent dining venues, this is the ideal location.
Getting around
AROUND THE AREA: This property is within easy walking distance of the local full-purpose market, the offerings of the nearby village, many extraordinary local eateries, and the city of Ubud itself. In addition, the motorbike access pathway ENDS of the property gates, so rental motorbikes can be parked there yet there is no traffic noise at all. AROUND THE ISLAND: Ubud is the perfect base for exploring all of Bali. Our house manager/driver can provide transportation (cost not included) or local 'transport' is available just a short stroll away on the Ubud main roadway. Nothing on the island is more than a three-hour drive, and most points of interest (all except the extreme northwest tip of the island) are comfortable day-trips.
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