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House / July 22, 2018

Nestled into the highlands just minutes from central Ubud, this beautiful Balinese home is immersed in a quiet jungle location surrounded by rice paddies. Once a traditional rice field cottage, the owner and interior designer transformed the house into a bright and airy jungle villa with open walls and a natural modern aesthetic.

Working with a local contractor and a team of mainly village women, the hands on process entailed removing both exterior and interior walls and elevating the structure to capture the lovely views, blurring the lines between inside and out. A generous loft style design, the main floor is a bright and breezy space with a lounge and dining area shared with a small kitchen. There’s also a fabulous full bath that’s open on all sides and surrounded by gardens.

Upstairs is the palapa style bedroom with full bath and living area overlooking the gardens. Furnished with hand-crafted pieces from local artisans and the owner herself, everything was custom designed for the house for a unique look and feel and plush sensual comfort. An intimate hideaway that celebrates Balinese traditions and modern living, this is a chic vacation home rental perfect for two.


Wifi available. Optional private cook, yoga teacher and massage therapist can come to the house. Daily house cleaning with optional laundry services upon request with fee.


Passing through jaw dropping natural beauty on mountain roads leading from the coast, the cooler jungle highland regions give way to the famous inland town of Ubud. Many discovered it through the “Eat, Pray, Love” book and tourists have begun to descend in larger numbers but it’s also a traditional town with arts and cultural centers, good eats and a laid back vibe. The villa sits just outside of Ubud in the small town of Payogan, where you’ll have a first hand glimpse into authentic village life with all its rituals, beautiful dress and traditional ceremonies.

Just an hour outside of the sprawling and slightly chaotic capital of Denpasar, you are also within an hour of the coastal beaches and surfing in Seminyak. You won’t want to miss the stunning Taman National Reserve which sits at the farthest western tip where the nearby Pulaki Hindu Temple and it’s monkey inhabitants make for a fun day trip. The island’s abundant rice terraces are lush and peaceful and a romantic reminder of the way of life that has flourished here for centuries.

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