Barron Hanson

River Moon at Desa Bulan Villas

Ubud

by: Barron Hanson

  • Why

    Winter escape

  • When

    Late December

  • Who

    Us

Highs + Lows

  • Situated amongst the rice fields and set to the chatter of local farmers at work.

  • The villa's modern indoor/outdoor design suggests a very relaxing layout. Lots of cozy places and plenty of natural light inspire you to finish that book you've been reading.

  • Local chefs prepare a breakfast complete with coffee and juice in your kitchen each morning.

  • The Villa is self contained, so none of the normal hotel amenities are available. BYO toiletries.

  • Just on dusk an army of determined mosquitos attack. The staff are helpful by deploying the mosquito nets on your bed and turning on the electric mosquito deterrents, but wear pants.

: 41/50
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  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

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  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Modern Balinese.

  • Vibe

    Serene weekend hideout.

  • Location

    Peacefully in the Balinese town of Ubud, just a 10 minute car ride from the main part of town.

  • Rooms

    The two bedroom villa is part of a seven villa complex.

  • Music

    Birds singing and the running creek that winds through the villa.

  • Year Opened

    Originally opened several years ago, the villas recently underwent a renovation.

  • Designed By

    Martje Nietzman and Erik van der Linden

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes, shared between the seven Villas….14 meters of salt water goodness.

  • Restaurant

    There isn't a restaurant but local chefs prepare a breakfast complete with coffee and juice in your kitchen each morning.

  • Bar

    No

  • Minibar

    No, but there is a full sized kitchen stocked with oil and condiments if you are inclined to cook.

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Bring them along! Babysitter service available upon request.

  • Price

    Affordable luxury...and for just $195,000 you can own the whole villa, which is currently on the market!

In the Area

A must see even for non-yogis. The giant treehouse hosts classes all day for a variety of different styles and levels. Our favorite was the Sunday dance followed by all you can eat vegetarian buffet.

Yoga Barn

Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

A must see even for non-yogis. The giant treehouse hosts classes all day for a variety of different styles and levels. Our favorite was the Sunday dance followed by all you can eat vegetarian buffet.

This raw food sanctuary is located just outside of Ubud, but only a 10 minute cab ride from River Moon. Their juices are pricey for the area, but famed throughout Bali. We recommend going for breakfast and staying for lunch. The green juice and the raw parfait are favorites.

Alchemy

Jl. Penestanan Kelod No.75, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

This raw food sanctuary is located just outside of Ubud, but only a 10 minute cab ride from River Moon. Their juices are pricey for the area, but famed throughout Bali. We recommend going for breakfast and staying for lunch. The green juice and the raw parfait are favorites.

It's easy to forget that this beautiful gated complex is located right beside a thriving Balinese village. Head out before the day gets too hot and mingle with the happy locals. They are positive, curious people who will always greet you with a smile.

Go for a stroll around the local village.

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It's easy to forget that this beautiful gated complex is located right beside a thriving Balinese village. Head out before the day gets too hot and mingle with the happy locals. They are positive, curious people who will always greet you with a smile.

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River Moon at Desa Bulan Villas

Br. Abiansemal, Ubud, Indonesia

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