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River Moon at Desa Bulan Villas

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  • Why:Winter escape
  • When:Late December
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River Moon at Desa Bulan Villas The outdoor bath. Is there anything better?

The outdoor bath. Is there anything better?

River Moon at Desa Bulan Villas One of many quiet nooks.

One of many quiet nooks.

River Moon at Desa Bulan Villas Wasting film in the salt water infinity pool.

Wasting film in the salt water infinity pool.

River Moon at Desa Bulan Villas Gorgeous seasonal fruit & great coffee for breakfast.

Gorgeous seasonal fruit & great coffee for breakfast.

River Moon at Desa Bulan Villas A herd of ducks helping to aerate the rice fields.

A herd of ducks helping to aerate the rice fields.

River Moon at Desa Bulan Villas Palm trees, just in case you forgot you were on holiday.

Palm trees, just in case you forgot you were on holiday.

River Moon at Desa Bulan Villas The pool is surrounded by lots of green. This is shared amongst guests from the 7 surrounding Villas but we had it all to ourselves all day.

The pool is surrounded by lots of green. This is shared amongst guests from the 7 surrounding Villas but we had it all to ourselves all day.

River Moon at Desa Bulan Villas The master bedroom facing the rice fields with comfy four poster king bed, duck down duvet and most importantly: mosquito net.

The master bedroom facing the rice fields with comfy four poster king bed, duck down duvet and most importantly: mosquito net.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 41/50

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

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • 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!

  • Website

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