Rumah Kartika Dharma
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This is a Balinese-themed open, airy house with 2 AC bedrooms and a semi-enclosed lounge area 3rd sleeping area with fan and carved Chinese Wedding Bed. Bathrooms are tropical style, semi-enclosed, lush with tropical plants. Huge veranda, many comfortable chairs, sofa, loungers. On very large ang very secluded piece of property, yet minutes from "civilization; 15 minute walk into Ubud. My Balinese family staff of 3 have worked for me for 30 years; you buy the food, they cook and generally do-or not do- what you wish. The home is at the end of a 150 meter path; for privacy & security you cannot drive all way to home. Path is steep in places and not good for elderly or infirm. It is not a sterile, all-tiled, sealed and sprayed environment.: butterflies, frogs, birds, lizards, frequent geckos, some roosters, some termites. Not for "hotel-type" folks. It is a sacred and peaceful environment. Flowers, birds & butterflies everywhere. Staff unobtrusive, sweet, helpful. Amazing Balinese massage, mani-pedi available on-site.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, Video player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
2 simple but comfortable tiled bedrooms with AC. Ground floor 2 BR w/ attached baths, surrounded by 2 meter veranda on 2 sides. Semi-open upstairs with lounge/art/dancing/massage/performance area with sleeping area.
**4X12 meter spring-fed swimming pool; meditation/meeting/yoga gazebo. Lily pond. 3 levels of established tropical gardens; 270 degree unobstructed view. Bedrooms are nicely appointed but not luxurious; upstairs is airy. Very adequate arrangements but not truly modern. The joy of this property is in its "patina," it's sanctuary and privacy, it's wonderful staff. **In-house on-call massage therapy available (~ Rp 100,000; GBP 7; USD 11-12)
|Further details outdoors|
On a large, old, established piece of property, all the way down to the Campuhan River. 2-floors; 2nd is partially open-air. Large veranda. Paths, levels, gardens, ~ 15X10 meter soccer/play area for kids. 5X5 m. gazebo perfect for meditation, yoga, coffee/tea; overlooks pool. True jungle area below developed part of property, down to river. Very private; there is a small village behind the house, but on the other 2 sides and looking out is all space, trees, flowers, birds, butterflies, aromas, insect noises; privacy. Cobblestone paths.
1. This is not a fancy hotel!
2) This is a private house on a large piece of land with gardens and private pool. NOT SHARED; this is not a "villa complex" with shared pool and other villas close by.
3) The path to and from the road is ~ 125 meters and occasionally moderately steep. This is not a place for elderly or unfit folks.
4) It is a 5 min walk to road, shopping, small restaurants. 10 min to more facilities. 15-20 min into middle of Ubud.
5) **Transportation (car with/without driver; motorcycle; bicucle) easily arranged by staff at fair rates.
6) This is a staff you can trust; they have worked here > 25 years and are great with guests
7) I have written and updated a "Bali Guidebook" with comments from guests over the past 30 years; it is available at the house and is very helpful integrating you into Bali
The Bali/Lesser Sunda Islands region
The Ubud area is traditionally the Artists, Dancers, and Crafts area of Bali. Since it has become a tourist destination, MANY fine restaurants and shops of EVERY description abound. It is by far the best area of Bali in which to "hang out; it has everything, yet is ~ 45 min from beach; 1 hour from mountains and North coast; 1 hour from east Bali and Besakih. From the house there are many fine hikes; the people of the area are gentle, interesting, not agressive, and many speak enough English...
(**See House Book at the property for EVERYTHING you want to know..!!)
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10 Sep 2014
"True Balinese Experience"
I found Rumah Kartika Dharma on the Tripadvisor website. Because of the many favorable reviews, we decided to stay at this villa. Our one week stay at this villa was very relaxing. I must confess th… More
7 Nov 2013
"Bali like is used to be.. breathtakingly beautiful.. quiet..offerings to the Gods"
I was fortunate to stay here 3 times with family, children, & friends.
It is in a quiet corner of Campuan just outside of Ubud.
A quick walk into Ubud , there are good restaurants in the neighborhood and best of all Ketut is there to cook for you when you want. Have her pancakes and gado gado
The house is beautiful and peaceful. The pool is refreshing in the Asian heat. The garden is full of flowers, everyday new flowers in the house. You can have massage in the house and Ketut's cooking is fantastic and Made is a gentlemen who is kind and helpful and if you are lucky you will meet Pak, Made's Dad. And they can arrange an airport pick-up and drivers around Bali at a reasonable rate. English spoken... Selamat Datang
19 Sep 2013
"Peaceful and relaxing"
We found RKD by chance on TA.This is the kind of place you would rather not write a review for so it does not become too popular. Dealing with Michael to rent the place was easy.The house is well take… More
23 Jul 2013
"The most wonderful thing of all is the way the Balinese couple who look after the house welcome you in to their lives."
Great location within walking distance to Ubud Centre but far enough away to be peaceful. The couple, Made and Ketut who manage the property are exceptional, generous and kind, they cooked two delicio… More
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