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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.
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
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.
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.
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?! ;]
Ubud has a commercial area that's both interesting and busy; so after a day of exploring, it's well worth climbing over 100 steps through beautiful greenery to the tranquility of Rumah Cinta. I can only echo previous reviews of this idyllic property. Ketut, Made, and Ibu Putu enhanced the experience with
Ketut's wise philosophy of life and great knowledge of sites and activities around Ubud; Made's charming hospitality and helpful advice; and Ibu Putu's delicious food - by far, the best we had in Bali. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rumah Cinta and would love to come again some time.
From the time we got to the stairs we new this was going to be a unique place. After the scenic walk along the path it got more interesting, once we opened the gate we were stunned! This place is magnificent, an architectural delight. From the "throne" at the top of the house watching the sunrise to the pool you cannot help but be impressed. The pictures tell only part of the story. Our only regret is that we should have stayed longer.
First off, agree that the photos just cannot do this gorgeous place justice. We felt like Kings and Queens and were treated just as well by Ketut, Made and everyone around. Waking to the smell of incense lit at the altars, along with roosters and bird calls, was amazing. We went to the top temple daily to watch the sun or moon rise (jet lag does have its merits). The infinity pool was the ultimate treat upon coming home day or night from various sweaty adventures. We entertained friends in town for a wedding one night and all felt like royalty in such an amazing place. Having drinks at the outdoor table, with fans and chandelier overhead, is just one small memory I will cherish. Definitely a place to return to, next time with our daughter. And the location was fantastic! Having a taxi stand at the bottom of the steps made it easy to be whisked anywhere on a whim. We left for the Gilli's for exotic island living then off to Candi Dasa for a high end hotel experience but regret not spending more time at Rumah CIntah. Now, that's a vacation. THANK YOU BROOKE!
I can't add anything further to what pervious reviewers have mentioned, other then it's all so very true. Unbelievable beauty inside and out, perfect location. Close enough to everything yet far enough away for peace and tranquility. The manager Ketut and his wife Made (and his mom) made us feel as part of their family....very warm and friendly. We won't consider staying anywhere else while in Bali....
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Rumah Cinta in October 2010. This home is spacious, beautifully furnished, and we did not regret our choice even once, even when climbing the steps from the road. The infinity pool, the many day bed options beside the pool, on the terrace and inside the house were all standout features for us. The photos do not do full justice to the property and you should get the video walkthrough of the property to appreciate all it has to offer.
Ketut and Made were always helpful, delivering us tasty breakfasts and evening meals most days. There is no traffic noise, just the sound of roosters crowing to wake you early morning.
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!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
50% of total to hold the dates; 50% 21 days prior to check in.