The SpaceLocated just a short 7 minute drive from central Ubud.
Set in a coconut grove of over 6,000 square metres, ‘Rumah Tanah Liat’ is a stunning secluded, private home.
Sitting just below the canopy of the coconut trees, this beautiful structure is made primarily from the reclaimed teak of old Javanese knockdown joglos and limosans and the roof is a stretch of iron wood shingles.
Bedroom 1 is cantilevered out over the alfresco dining, lounge area below. It overlooks the pool, the back gardens and the fields next door. It has A/C.
It has a bathroom with a rain shower, toilet, plenty of space for clothes and a beautiful double sink made from one solid piece of teak.
Bedroom 2 is a large, airy space designed for relaxing and enjoying the peace. It has A/C. The ensuite bathroom - open up to the ironwood roof apex, has a wonderful rain shower, toilet, polished concrete walls and a magnificent stone sink.
Bedroom 3 is the kids space and is designed over two levels; the upper level, access by an ironwood staircase, is to a 'tower' bedroom with an elevated, platform single bed and a desk area.
The lower level has generous shelving and hanging space for clothes and a toddler bed (although if necessary we could provide a double or single mattress instead.) There is a full ensuite bathroom leading off the lower bedroom area, with a bath, toilet and sink.
We do have a spare single mattress and a simple baby crib (with bedding.)
The TV room has a sofa, a TV & DVD player and hundreds of DVD's (kids and adults.)
It is possible to put a single mattress into here should you wish.
Downstairs to the open plan dining and living area you pass by a small toilet with handbasin at the bottom of the stairs hidden behind a secret door!
There is a large area that is covered over but open at three sides to enjoy the views of the fields, gardens and pool; it has a comfortable seating area and a vast bespoke dining table seats about 10 people comfortably.
Through the sliding glass doors into the kitchen, there is bar seating for three and a dining table that can seat 6 comfortably. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, electric oven. It has A/C so that the kitchen doors can be closed at night and you can cook, entertain and enjoy the space in cool comfort. The back wall behind the dining table is a huge blackboard: hours are spent drawing and creating masterpieces here (by the whole family!)
The pool is 14.5 metres x 3.5 metres. The section closest to the house is a shallow wallowing splash area, perfect for kids to play.
The main pool is about 1.5 metres deep and perfect for laps.
The house will be thoroughly cleaned six days a week, generally Monday-Saturday, by Tini and Nyoman, our wonderful, totally trustworthy husband and wife team of cleaners.
Both speak good English and they are in the house for around 4 hours per day.
With notice, they are also available for babysitting (at a very affordable extra cost.)
Ketut, our lovely gardener around and about the property most days; he speaks English and will contact us or happily help you if there is any problem.
You may notice Komang (Ketut's wife) who comes in daily also to put the beautiful 'offerings' around the house and gardens.
We can arrange for dirty clothes to be cleaned, just give them to Tini or Nyoman and they will take and collect your things from a local laundry (at an additional, but low cost.)
Our home 'may' not be suitable rent for guests with children under 7 years, unless babes in arms, we do however, have children of our own (aged 4 and 12) and we are comfortable having them living here, and with their friends coming to visit and stay. If you have sensible kids and you feel they would understand your guidelines regarding the further details below, then we would be happy to rent this to you in the knowledge of our following disclaimer.
☆ The house has an unusual design - the rooms are all 'spaces' on their own under one shared roof - so none of the rooms are interconnecting, you must go out into the covered space to get to the next room.
☆ The geography of the land it is on is not safe for kids to go close to the edges - the property is on a peninsular-type piece of land with high drops behind the borders and foliage, but there are plants at the edges so unless they are really crawling around off the grassed area (which is not advisable anywhere here due to snakes) then they would be totally fine.
☆ The safety of the pool area - the pool has no safely fence around it and has an area above that is high and forms the side wall of the pool. Guest AccessYou will have access to all of the house and gardens except our storage room under the house and the staff areas at the entrance to the property. Interaction with GuestsFor the most part, we will be living only 10 minutes away and can be available most of the time should you need us. The NeighborhoodAlthough our home is extremely private and (for Bali) peaceful, it is worth noting that noises from the nearby village filter through and whilst you are not immersed in village sounds, you can hear cockerels and the twilight barking of dogs.
We also have a prominent Balinese temple a distance away, across the fallowed rice fields, so please be aware that when the wind carries it, the melodic temple sounds could be a cultural addition to your stay with us.
It is worth noting that whilst all rooms in our home close up fully, protecting you from mozzies and other bugs, the remainder of the house in an indoor/outdoor space and as we live in the tropics, it is not unusual to find a sudden colony of ants having set up home overnight or gecko and bat poo in these spaces on the floor in the mornings!
We have a number of 'minimarts' a couple of minutes away for basics, a fantastic (for Bali!) deli on 5 minutes up the main Mas high street and larger supermarkets within a 10-15 minute drive.
Some of the most amazing restaurants and spas in the world are found within a 10 minute drive of our home...we can help you find any of these and are happy to give you any tips or advice you may need. Getting AroundParking for either bikes or cars is available on our property.
You would need to have your own transport or organise to get car or motorbike taxis, we can help you with this, alternatively, we can arrange for you to have a driver take you out and about in a comfortable car if you wish.
We are also able to organise a safe and reliable driver to pick you up directly from the airport or your hotel so that you do not have to negotiate finding us for the first time. Other Things to NoteWe do have a large dog, but he is very bouncy and friendly. Although he is loved as a family pet, he is a guard dog and sleeps outside (often outside bedroom doors.)
We do not encourage him into the rooms (although its not unusual for him to sneak in to say hi,) but please feel free to give him strokes and love!
He will be cared for, fed and watered by Ketut, our fabulous gardener, who comes in daily. There may be times we pop in to see our dog and check all is well.
☆ If having the dog around is something that you are not keen on, please let us know as we can try and arrange something alternative for him whilst you stay ☆
Please note : This can be arranged for short stays with us only. We are not able to move him for stays of longer than 7 days.
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