Summer Moon is a stunningly beautiful villa nestled in village rice fields 10 minutes from the cultural life of Ubud. Sensitively designed by a resident Dutch couple using local materials and techniques, this dream-getaway comfortably sleeps 6 guests (and a baby/toddler cot). All 3 bedrooms feature luxurious four-poster king-sized beds draped romantically with netting, with European mattresses and natural down feather pillows and bed covers.
From the secluded upstairs bedroom and private yoga-sunbathing terrace you will catch glimpses of Mount Agung, the sacred centre of Bali, as it drifts in and out of cloud. In the morning you will hear the quacking ducks being let out into the rice fields as the sun rises through the coconut palms which line your private river.
All rooms have ceiling fans and the Balinese alang-alang (thatched roofs) are built to maximize the natural flow of air, capturing beautiful cool breezes. One bedroom has air-conditioning if required, but we very rarely use it in this gentle climate. The three indoor-outdoor bathrooms, two with bath and double shower, are a real highlight, with beautiful local stone tiles and tropical flowers growing beside your shower. Daily fresh towels, linen and flowers add to the air of quiet luxury.
If you feel like cooking Summer Moon has a fully equipped kitchen including a vast refrigerator if you need to store special foods or medicines, and Wayan is delighted to cook in-house for guests on request.
Days pass lazily by your private pool, or on the day beds by the river. Enjoying a drink from the pool-side lounges while watching the sunset spectacle over the rice fields, followed by dancing fireflies, is time very well spent. If you want to mix with other guests in the area, there is a larger 14 metre shared pool that includes a shallow wading area and sun deck. Or you can wander the neighbouring village and fields, enjoying the relaxed, friendly ambience of village life. A local driver or taxi service is available for trips 10 minutes into town, or you can hire a motorbike, all for very reasonable rates.