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Elegant Artisan-Built Home in Ubud, Bali

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Rumah Cinta, meaning the House Made of Love, sits atop a ridge at the edge of Ubud, close to the Camphuan Hotel. From the third story tower, you can see the sunrise, the sunset, all the volcanoes to the north, and the sea to the south. The rooms are large and airy, with large windows and doors that slide back to let the breezes through. The two downstairs bathrooms are in lovely outdoor garden settings, with statuary and water features.

The second-floor master bedroom, which faces west for beautiful evening skies, has a deck, a garden, an outdoor bathroom with a tub, and a stairway access to the tower and rooftop viewing area.

The first floor living room is large and beautifully furnished, with a small but efficient kitchen, equipped with some cooking utensils and dishes, though the Balinese are such good cooks, you should rarely cook for yourself, and a comfortable reading and lounging area off to the side, with a view of the gardens and pool. Please note that while the lounging beds are large enough to be slept on, they do not have mosquito netting.

Artistic touches are everywhere you look, both in the house and out. There are paintings by local artists, Indonesian carvings, carved wood and concrete around windows and doors, high thatched ceilings and beautiful rock and tile work, all hand done.

Some of the real beauty is outside, where the gardens are beautifully tended, two temples protect the property, and the infinity-edge swimming pool offers a cool, calm retreat both daytime and at night. There are a toilet and a shower by the pool, in addition to the 4 bathrooms inside the house.

If you are already in Bali and would like to see Rumah Cinta, please either call 62-361-976146, or go to Ibu Putu's Warung at the top of the steps to the Penestanan path, which are across from the Camphuan Hotel.

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More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2018

About Brooke

I live in California, dividing my time between the Bay Area, Inverness in West Marin, and this glorious home in Bali.

Brooke purchased this house in 2006

Why Brooke chose Ubud

Bali is the sweetest place on earth, so when our Balinese friend wanted to build me a house, I said YES!! While I expected a simple Balinese two-bedroom house, he instead built a 3-bedroom estate with gorgeous gardens and the perfect infinity-edge pool. I am still astonished by its beauty.

What makes this house unique

The home is serene, quiet, breezy, beautiful, artful, and close to so many things. You can walk to Ubud, eat delicious food at Ibu Putu's Warung, read and swim, and adventure out each day for the beauty that is everywhere.


Ubud House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Main Garden Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Master Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Upstairs Guest Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Downstairs Guest Room Bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor bath and shower by the pool
  • There are 5 bathrooms, one by the pool and 4 in the house, 3 of which are outdoor walled garden bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Master Bedroom with two decks and a full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs Guest Bedroom with half bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs with 2 huge single beds, a kitchen & full bath
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) These can be put together for one big bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) futon platforms in reading area
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Rice field views, roof-top tower, outdoor bathrooms, outdoor dining


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Elegant Artisan-Built Home in Ubud, Bali
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Awesome Ubud retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed in this villa during December 2017. The villa was spacious enough for my kids 16,18,20 to escape each other when necessary but also to share some amazing time with each other and us. The outdoor space and pool are beyond awesome and our kids are currently trying to negotiate the same for our own backyard ! It was fantastic to return here and jump in the pool after a day out exploring Ubud and surrounding areas.

It is located within very easy access to Ubud, yet felt removed from the hustle and bustle when we wanted some quiet time. We loved the abilty to get transport or walk into Ubud and enjoyed the scenery, stores and local people on the way. Ketut, Made and their family were welcoming and ensured our time there was great. We can not thank them enough.

Overall, anyone of us would love to return here together or with other friends/family.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You love the house for the same reasons I do, especially how great my Balinese family is!!! Please come back anytime!! Brooke
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San Francisco, CA

Central and quiet in Ubud

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Ubud. We felt so welcome by Made and Ketut, Ketut's Mom and Juli, Made's brother who became our driver.

The house is within walking distance of Ubud's center and is a safe and quiet haven.

We had breakfast at Yellow Flower, just nearby. We also went to Room4Desert, a short 15 minutes walk from there.

Besides the house, we loved the pool and the Gazebo.

The roof access has amazing views of the Volcanos.

We only wish we could have stayed longer.

Thank you,

Fabien, Anna, Milla and Viggo from San Francisco

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Spacious with Great Views

  • 4 of 5

I went with a group of 4 and loved our stay at the villa. It was close to downtown, had an amazing view of the city and was extremely spacious. Also the women who cleaned the house were great. The only thing that was tough (although stated) are the steps up and down from the house. It’s takes a toll after awhile. Also based on how the house is set up, there will be a lot of bugs everywhere. Outside of that, we had an awesome time and would highly recommend.


  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Rumah Cinta! It's a unique and lovely property, with creative Balinese and design features throughout, and there aren't enough words to describe the serenity and peace of the garden and pool area - so welcoming and calming, especially after a day out and about or wandering the streets of town. The property manager, Ketut, who also designed and built Rumah Cinta (as well as several other villas in the area), and his wife, Made, took excellent care of us. Their attention to detail was marvelous. In addition, Made's brother Juli took us on day-long excursions to various parts of the island and couldn't have been kinder. We are so grateful. We also loved being steps away from the yoga studio, apparently the best one in the area, and we were definitely spoiled for choice when it comes to spas! The myriad walking paths of the village lend to the mystique and authenticity of the experience - no cars! - and make you feel miles away, though everything is right there within reach! All in all, it was a wonderful trip and a magical place! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the house. It is warm and very inviting! However, we loved Made (the care-taker) and her entire family even more! They were an absolute delight to work with and we thank them for making our trip so amazing! Made's bother Juli guided us for our entire stay and we are very lucky to have him. Again, we had simply an amazing time at this wonderful house and the wonderful people who took care of it!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Beyond Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

There were four of us who stayed at Rumah Cinta for exactly two weeks. Personally, I believe it is a minimum to really appreciate this unique property and its location, as well as at least this part of the island. We all loved our stay there! The pictures only hint at the artful, stylish, and generous comfort and luxury that surround any resident there. There is so much more to it than what they show! You have to experience it in person, and no photos will do justice to the singular beauty of this place. Forget the “Four Seasons” or any other high-end luxury hotels in Ubud or elsewhere in Bali! While technically this house can sleep more people, I believe that four is an ideal number. There is plenty of space for everybody, really beautiful architecture, and wonderful, very friendly caretakers. The infinity pool is a hit! The different lounging areas and a separate open-air dining “room” are beautiful spaces in addition to what the large house has to offer. There are (102, by my count) stairs to get to the house from the main road, but it serves only as a very nice buffer from the inevitable noise on the main drag. (You would walk on it some ten minutes to downtown Ubud, or take a taxi anywhere from the bottom of the stairs.) If we ever come back to Bali (which I very much hope for, despite our busy travel schedule), there is no other place I would want to stay at! And, have I already mentioned that next time I would like to stay there for three and not just two weeks?! ;]

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, my dear Balinese friend and manager keeps my home in excellent condition. Also, note that if you don't want to climb the steps to the house, there is another access without so many steps, but a longer flat path!!! Just in case!!
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Car: not necessary

Rumah Cinta is located on the edge of Ubud, high on a ridge away from traffic noise. About a 15 minute walk from the center of Ubud, we have shops and restaurants very close, as well as ridge-top walks and bird watching!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

50% of total to hold the dates; 50% 21 days prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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