My boyfriend booked this villa and told me, "It will blow your mind." This was an understatement.
This villa is utterly enchanting from the second you walk in the front door. There are shining wooden floors in the living room, which lead, loft-like, into a full dining area. Some of the furnishings seem lifted from antique trains or movie sets, then repurposed artfully -- for example, one glass-topped table sits on a base that was once an antique sewing machine. Cubbies that hold double beds sit on either end of the long dining table. The door of the master bathroom is an oversized portrait of an Indonesian woman's face carved into it. The artwork throughout is original and inspired by the exotic locale and beautiful (and I'm picky). All breathtaking.
The view from the dining area and master bedroom is an epic one of the jungle -- as in, you can almost touch the trees. And it overlooks a river (hence the name) from the bedroom, dining area and roof deck. We asked Angga, our butler, if we could walk down to the river from the property and he said, "Not from here, but we can start next door and I'll guide you."
The pool is perfect for a dip on a hot day (all days are hot here), and there's a little hut in the yard with a double bed for relaxing outdoors. It's all just so pretty.
I loved the double shower in the master bathroom. I was very pleased by multiple outlets all over that easily supported our electronics and my blow dryer. The wifi was nice and strong everywhere on the property and the AC kept everything comfortable. The bed was great -- the moment I put my head on the pillow, I was asleep, and slept through the night without any problem, which is unusual for me when I'm away from home.
I mentioned Angga earlier -- he is the butler here, and he made us feel welcome and special. He and the cook made us incredible banana crepes, coffee and a fresh fruit plate for breakfast one day, and a delicious omelette the next.
In order to explore Ubud, we used a driver named Dawa who works with the property. Dawa recommended a great place for dinner in town called Spice. He made it easy to explore.
All in all, an amazing experience! I can't recommend this villa highly enough.
We had a WONDERFUL stay at David's most beautiful house. We felt more than welcome by the great staff, including Made who is a great chef, cooking Indonesian dishes & helping us out when our niece bruised her ribs. Dewa & Pica were great & funny drivers, who brought us all over Bali and of course Sak Ming, who arranged everything for us. This was one of the most beautiful houses I've ever seen and I would recommend it to everybody!
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