Riverview Java Guesthouse
Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Offering the utmost in privacy and peace, it is conveniently located just a 15-minute drive (or a 40-minute walk) from the centre of Ubud, Bali's culture and arts community, made famous by the popular book/movie 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Ubud is also the craftsmen's capital of Bali, and Singakerta village is home to a few families of very talented woodcarvers. Adventures abound in the surrounding area with whitewater rafting, hiking, bird watching, inner-tubing in the river and trekking in the rice fields. World class restaurants, art galleries, spas and shopping are all nearby.
Led by the charming Ibu Raty and Pak Wira, the residential managers, the property is fully staffed by a delightful Balinese team ready to cater to guests' every whim, including the extremely knowledgeable English-speaking driver Pak Nyoman. The staff, the design and its Balinese jungle setting overlooking a pristine and tranquil river, palm trees and rice fields, make it an ideal location for wellness retreats, yoga, detoxing escapes, or simply family holidays.
Lower floor (Java Studio)
Winding stone steps lead through tropical foliage to the enchanting, self-contained Java Studio, where colorful Dutch- colonial tile floors and carved antique doors and windows give an old-world cottage feeling to the 7x11m space. Inside are two netted beds - one king and one single - a galley-style kitchen, an outdoor bathroom and a large "floating" deck with dining table that provides an extra living area and offers fantastic river, temple and jungle views.
Amenities include: air conditioning, a king size bed, a single bed (both with mosquito nets and ceiling fans, several armoire for guests' storage, a sofa and coffee table facing folding glass doors that overlook the jungle, a dining table for four, an outdoor table for alfresco dining, kitchen with stove, fridge, all kitchen accessories and tableware, iPod dock, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Living room with TV with international TV channels and DVD player is located in the Java Suite upstairs.
Upper floor (Java Suite)
The Java Suite is located on the upper floor of the Java Guest House and can be accessed via thatched entry gate that leads to a private garden with a pretty fountain and the beautiful antique façade of the authentic Joglo-style building. Here, the richness of old burnished teak floors and walls recalls a bygone era of genteel living, complemented by traditional Javanese furnishings. The large and richly decorated living room with numerous antique gems and Balinese paintings opens onto a breezy wraparound veranda with a dining table, hammock and chairs with cocktail table.
Two queen size beds with reading lights and end tables are sequestered by teak partitions and canvas drapes with mosquito netting on opposite sides of the 10x11m interior (these two sleeping places are only semi-private, separated by three walls and a curtain). A separate semi-open air bathroom is surrounded by bamboo, orchids and carved stone walls, while skylights provide natural light. A dressing table, Chippendale-style desk and two armoires occupy either corner of the living room and in the centre is a wooden Indonesian-style day bed, a double size plantation chair and another armchair with an elegant coffee table placed in front of a flat screen TV and DVD player.
Amenities include: air conditioning and fan in each netted sleeping area, mini-fridge, HD TV with satellite TV channels and DVD player, iPod dock, sound system, safe, ceiling fans, complimentary Wi-Fi, alfresco dining table, hammock. Kitchen is located in the Java Studio downstairs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sanur Beach 22 km|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport 37 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
Pelangi Estate is conveniently located just a fifteen-minute drive (or a 40-minute walk) from the centre of Ubud, Bali's cultural and arts hub, made famous as the setting for the popular book/movie, 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Located in a beautiful Balinese jungle setting overlooking a tranquil pristine river, palm trees and rice fields, it is an ideal location for wellness retreats, yoga, detoxing escapes and family holidays.
Adventures abound in the surrounding area including the Elephant Safari Park in Taro village, whitewater rafting, hiking, bird watching, inner-tubing on the river and trekking in the rice fields. World class restaurants, art galleries, spas, and shopping are all nearby, and surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling, fishing, motor boat rentals and other water sports are about one hour drive away in the Sanur and Candidasa areas.
It's also about an hour's drive to the UNESCO protected geopark, located in the crater of the active Mt Batur volcano, with its breathtaking vistas of the caldera from the crater rim, centuries old sacred temples, and geothermal baths in the 'Toya Devasya' resort area.
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