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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 6 / Villa
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 3  Sleeps: 6  Type: Villa
Rumah Sawah Kita (Our Rice-field House)
TripAdvisor property ID 2588475

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Book this 2 bedroom villa in Ubud today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and air conditioning among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 28 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $840 to as high as $1190, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 16, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Geoffrey W.
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100%
Calendar last updated:
16 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English

Map

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Ubud Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa


  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Kitchen


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Entertainment


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV

Outdoor


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (28)

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“Even better than the photos - just beautiful”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2014

Stayed a week at Geoffrey's lovely villa with family including our 5 month old daughter. Such a great property, beautiful gardens and wonderful place to stay in a good neighbourhood. Just a 15-20 min walk to Ubud with plenty of great walks and dining options locally. The property is even more beautiful than the photos suggest. Very comfortable lodgings and lush gardens. The staff were very friendly and took great care of us and the property while we were there. All of us felt very fortunate to stay in this fantastic villa - highly recommended!

“The real Bali”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2013

If you're going to Bali don't miss Ubud...and don't miss staying in Rumah Sawah Kita, a private villa in Penestanan a short walk from Ubud. The villa is exactly as described; beautifully decorated and comfortable with a beautiful garden including koi pond and a large deep pool that stays refreshingly cool. Every morning Wayan the lovely housekeeper prepares breakfast of fresh fruit, toast and strong coffee before making up your room and then leaving you to your privacy. We spent much of our time poolside with books, magazines and chilled beers. The location down a lane away from the main road is blissfully peaceful. Exploring the local area is best on foot along the zigzag lanes through the rice fields. Local galleries are full of interesting art for sale and the restaurants have delicious lunch and/or dinner. Ubud is a 20 minute walk (or short taxi ride) and there's plenty to see and get to learn about the local culture. If you have the time, try and see a Gamelan orchestra recital and also a Monkey Dance. Our hosts, Geoffrey and Michael, assisted with buying tickets to both. This was our second trip to Bali and won't be our last. Seminyak is great for the entertainment of bars and clubs. But our next trip will be back to stay again in Rumah Sawah Kita near Ubud, the real Bali.

“A little tropical paradise”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2013

The garden at Rumah Sawah Kita is stunning, with lush tropical trees and plants, a fish pound and water feature, and a swimming-pool. The guest annexe has a large, comfortable four-poster bed and other bedroom furniture. It's also well-stocked with interesting books. Outside is a large terrace with a table, plenty of comfortable seating and outdoor lighting. Breakfast was perfect for me - muesli, toast, coffee and a large selection of fresh fruit, all prepared by Wayan, the maid, who visits every morning. The locals are very friendly. It's not far to walk into Ubud, but it's possible to get a very nice, inexpensive meal at a local restaurant only 50 yards down the path leading to the house. The owners, Geoffrey and Michael, are the perfect hosts, offering all the advice and help that anyone could want to make the most of their stay in Bali. Geoffrey kindly arranged for his Balinese friend to get me a ticket for a local gamelan and dance performance, a treat nobody should miss. Nights are quiet - the only sounds coming from the odd gecko; they are also cool - although the bedroom is air-conditioned, I needed to use the air-con only once in my two-week stay.

“Relaxing and sublime!”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2013

Wonderful personal service, but a sense of freedom. You never felt encroached upon. Fantastic pool with recyclable water which keeps the water so cool and fresh! A cute walk down a rice paddy pathway to the front gate, and so close to the sites of Ubud. Awesome.

“A wonderful time at Rumah Sawaha Kita”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2013

My family and i really enjoyed a lot our stay at Rumah Sawaha Kita Villa : unlike most villa builded for rental, this one is owned by a charming guy (Geoffrey) who live there (and travel a lot in Indonesia, so we get the chance to rent his house). For these reason, the Villa have a very warm atmosphere, and we really had the feeling to be part of Ubud community during our stay. The 2 rooms (separated by a pond with Koi's) are very nice, the pool is wonderful, and both the living room (in main house) and dining room (fully opend to the garden) were pleasant place to relax. The staff is very very kind (Wayan came every morning to do the breakfast and clean, and Made to take care of the garden and the pool). A great place to stay, the week we spend there passed too fast and we will miss both Villa and staff.

“A beautiful home, and an ideal base for our holiday.”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2013

We were recently lucky enough to spend nine nights at Rumah Sawah Kita, and found it was perfect base for our holiday in Bali. We had an excellent experience there, and would highly recommend it. Before our arrival, Geoffrey replied promptly and helpfully to my numerous emails, and arranged for Made, (the driver he recommends) to pick us up from our previous accommodation. We were thrilled with the house - it was comfortable, clean, well appointed and beautifully furnished, and easily accommodated two adults and four children. The garden is gorgeous - the children loved sleeping outside on the daybed, and made excellent use of the pool. The staff were friendly and kind. Wayan prepared us breakfast each morning and twice made us a delicious dinner. Both she and Made (the gardener) helped us organise activities. Made (the driver) took us on several day trips and was reliable and patient with us. There was lots to see in Ubud, which is around 15 - 20min walk away, but also made a good base for longer trips. It was a pleasure staying at Rumah Sawah Kita - we have many happy memories of it. Thank you, Geoffrey and Michael.

“It’s wonderful when your expectations are exceeded.”

Reviewed 5 Dec 2012

The moment we entered the property through the double garden gates we were enchanted. Lush, high green vegetation on the property's perimeters creates a private, secluded home and garden. It's akin to shutting the outside world out completely. The garden with its stepping stone paths, water features, fish pond, abundant orchids and dramatic tropical flowers, shrines and statues only reveal themselves as you meander through the various areas. The large, deep infinity pool certainly is an eye catcher and was perfect to plunge into after a day's sightseeing in the hot, humid weather. The Villa has all the 'mod cons', however the overall ambience is a traditional home owing to the owners' meticulous selection of antique and traditional features e.g. carved wooden doors, light fittings, stone carvings and furniture. Certainly a comfortable and relaxing house. The location is very quiet yet only a 10 minute walk to central Ubud or a very reasonable taxi fare if you wish. Also,a few minutes walk away are family owned restaurants; pampering choices at Spas; local shops; a large supermarket and rice fields. On arrival we were met by Wayan (one of Geoffrey's staff) and escorted to the villa. Wayan made and served us breakfast every morning and arranged a couple of delicious, traditional in-house dinners. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We hired Geoffrey's driver, Made, for a day's touring and returning to the airport. Made is an excellent driver and great guide. We appreciated 'the back roads' he took coming back from our day's tour as it gave us a good insight into the extent of the rice fields, the rural homes and rural roads with much less traffic! Geoffrey, thank you for meeting us on our arrival, introducing your staff and the numerous sightseeing and restaurant recommendations you made - we ate in 4 of them and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here and were sad to leave this slice of Paradise.

“A perfect hideaway in Bud”

Reviewed 11 Dec 2011

If you need a break in Bali, go no further than 'Our Ricefield House in Ubud', a small and intimate resort (Warning! no room for more than two adults, no children). It is not a hotel; if I say that it is a bed-and-breakfast, that dos not give anything like the right idea, as it is unlike any b&b; you have ever known. It is very new, only about year old. The guest pavilion is reached by stepping-stones across a pond: a huge bespoke double bed, a four-poster with canopy and mosquito net - though in November when I was there, there were no mosquitoes - and a traditional Balinese cupboard; and you can read in bed (how often is that possible?); a delightful open-air bathroom; a wide verandah where breakfast is served: cereal, delicious tropical fruits, toast+, and coffee, The swimming pool is all you would want: infinity-edge. Before I arrived I had a vision of recently completed earthworks, as I knew the house was not old. The great surprise was the garden and the planting, which is simply superb Geoffrey and Michael are easy-going and ideal hosts. If you remember the Tilbury Hotel at Woolloomooloo under their stewardship you will know the wonderful service you will get. There is lots to do, if you don't want to laze in the pool all day long (probably not a good idea as the noonday sun can be fierce). Nearby there is a wide range of restaurants and eating-places serving everything from five-star international cuisine (but why go to Bali for that?) to 100% authentic local fare. Ubud is not the sort of tourist trap that people say has ruined Bali: it is set in the hills high above Denpasar (where the airport is) in the most beautiful surrounds of rice-paddies and coconut palms; the people are quite wonderful. Ubud is relatively untouched. I had the best time. If this is the sort of holiday you are looking for, I recommend it without qualification.

“Just look at the picture and place yourself in it, divine.”

Reviewed 8 Dec 2011

I needed a 'holiday'. On entering Rumah Sawah Kita I started to relax. A swim every morning, breakfast of fresh fruit then a short walk through the rice paddy to have a massage, picking up my daily coconut milk. ahhh. There are great walks north, south, east and west. It is in a perfect position, just up or down the hill from Ubud. I highly recommend Rumah Sawah Kita.

“The best way to experience Bali”

Reviewed 6 Dec 2011

My stay in the beautiful guest house at Rumah Sawah Kita was far and away the best version of a Bali holiday. An easy walk to Ubud to enjoy the vast range of amenities and the buzz of the crowd but a haven away when I wanted peace and rest. The little village of Penestanan has more than enough diversions of it's own and I spent many happy days wandering the paths around the rice fields. There are restaurants, local shops, massages, beauticians - anything you might need within minutes of the villa without the crowds. The villa is perfect - designed in the gorgeous local style, squeaky clean and very much the tropical fantasy with the day beds, the pool and lush gardens. The staff are wonderfully friendly. I was traveling on my own and couldn't have felt safer or been better cared for. I wouldn't change a single thing. Geoffrey and Micheal are best of hosts - welcoming, entertaining, helpful and kind, kind, kind. My stay has left me trying to find a way to return to Bali (and Penestanan particularly) and stay forever.

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