2 bedroom luxury villa retreat sleeps 4 plus cot
- english, german, spanish
About Stephen (Host)
Welcome to River Moon and our beautiful ‘home away from home’. After coming back and forth to Ubud from Melbourne, Australia for many years, we realised that spending time here was an important part of our lives and decided it was time to own a little piece of Bali. It makes us so happy to share our gorgeous villa with you today. There is a world of beauty to explore here. Whether you find it in the streets, the temples, the smiles of the locals, or in the beautiful architecture and vista at River Moon, we know you’ll be touched by Ubud.
Stephen (Host) purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Stephen (Host) chose Lodtunduh
Nestled on the edge of the rice field with uninterrupted views into the horizon River Moon Villa is secluded and quiet. One of its advantages is that it close to Ubud with all its conveniences and yet it is located in a Balinese village. It's very peaceful here with sublime rice field views.
What makes this Villa unique
River Moon was designed with the knowledge that young children would call it home. Everything is on one level, bedrooms are next door to each other and the two ensuite bathrooms are interconnectable meaning that you’re never far away. We also have built a wonderful relationship with Kadek who lives in the local village. She is fabulous with children and has become part of our family since our son was born. When we’re in Bali nowadays she will take him to and from school, entertain him, and if we’re not careful he comes back from the village washed with his hair in a side part. We can organise for her to spend time with your family and children during your stay.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful stay - highly recommend
We had a fantastic holiday at River Moon and would highly recommend the experience of staying there to other travellers. We came as a couple with a young son and found the villa was spacious, set in beautiful countryside and very comfortable and relaxing. We also really appreciated the warmth, attention and dedication of the staff who looked after us, which was a highlight of the stay. Kadek and her team cooked us breakfast and we ordered in delicious local meals too for lunches and dinners quite frequently. Kadek was also a wonderful nanny to our little boy on the trip and so we were very comfortable to live him in her care while we popped into Ubud alone. He absolutely loved her and had a great time playing with her! Nyoman was a fantastic tour guide and driver, so we were able to follow his suggestions and see the interesting local cultural sights with ease. In retrospect we would have booked in even more trips with him as it was the best way to see everything so comfortably. Another positive was the tranquil and relaxing swimming pool near the villa, which we used several times for a swim, with a child pool for our son. I would recommend the holiday to families, couples and friends who are looking for a very special and peaceful retreat just on the outskirts of Ubud. It was a highly memorable Christmas for us with lots of beautiful memories. Thank you to everyone at River Moon!
Thank you so much for the beautiful review Rebecca. I agree, Kadek is an absolute gem. A really beautiful and gentle woman and so good with kids as you say. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much. Would love to host you again.
Best Wishes, Stephen
Beautiful fully equiped villa with amazing staff!
We staying in Rivermoon villa for 5 nights with two families including two small babies. The villa itself is very beautiful and well kept. Everything was very well organised for us by the staff who were always around when needed. Kadek and her nephew were taking very good care of us and were very friendly. They were also very helpful with the kids. The villa is 10min drive without traffic from centre of Ubud located in a small village.
Our family loved every minute and will come back for more
If I could give six stars I would- A huge thank you
We were thrilled to host Sarie and Simon at River Moon Villa here in Ubud.
They were extremely quick and easy in communication during the process of making arrangements, and I was particularly impressed with their respect of my villa, my team who looked after them and the local village community.
We highly recommend Sarie and Simon to future hosts, and would love to have them return to River Moon Villa.
Sorry our time has to end @ River Moon - back to reality on Monday!
Sometimes you come across a place and you just don't want to leave. That is where we are as we pack our bags and prepare to head back to the daily routine of work....or some call "reality". It's easier to go back once you have had a piece of this calm, beautiful and tranquil land...with people who are the kindest in the world. We have had the opportunity to come to Ubud many times since we work/live in Southeast Asia - but anyone who has the opportunity to stay at "River Moon" gets to experience some magic that one will never forget.....you'll only know if you come to stay here. Spoil yourselves and come and enjoy all there is to offer. Please don't let the need for transportation scare you off - it's totally worth being a little bit away from the center of Ubud.....and the wonderful staff here can assist getting you into town....and it is extremely easy to get a taxi back to the villa. The staff are absolutely fantastic and make you feel like family as soon as you arrive. Thank you Kate, Andrew, Martje and Erik for your vision and designing a place that truly is marvelous! Thanks for sharing your home with all of us.
HEAVEN ON EARTH!
we have spent a wonderful holiday in your beautiful „river moon“ and all I can say is…if there`s
a place like heaven on earth, then it`s your lovely place !
I really hope to come back one day!
Thank you for sharing it.
All the best!
Warm wishes, Kirsten
Private oasis near (but not too near) Ubud.
Walking across the little bridge, and through the simple gates, into River Moon is like entering another world. Before you is the simple understated elegance of the open plan house (which I'm told draws heavily on traditional Balinese architectural principles). Beyond is an endless expanse of rice fields. Two bedrooms, each with a truly awe-inspiring outdoor bathroom are to the left. There are lots of nooks, comfortable couches and chairs in which to curl up with a book. There's a well appointed kitchen if that's your thing. Great breakfasts are provided by the friendly unobtrusive staff. A tranquil water feature focuses the house and adds privacy. Over this is perched a traditional bale - another great spot for reading and relaxing, or morning yoga. A few steps from your door is the large beautifully designed communal pool (built around a 200 year old indigenous flowering tree) shared with the other houses in the Desa Bulan enclave. I believe there are 6 or 7 houses but only a couple are available for rental so we had the pool to ourselves every day. I can't imagine a better designed house for its setting than River Moon. It sits perfectly in its rice field home and imbues all those within its walls with a sense of calmness and tranquility. It's hard to strike a balance of stylish yet simple design but the groovy white fittings and fixtures, and clever use of space in this little oasis, manage it effortlessly. I can't wait to go back with my family.
Thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much, Sean. We really look forward to welcoming you again with your entire family.
River Moon is an intimate villa of exceptional style in the spiritual and cultural heartland of Bali, Indonesia. With spectacular rice field views this luxury villa is just 2.5 km south of central Ubud in the village of Lodtunduh. It is an inland retreat that offers the style of some of the top resorts in Bali with the authentic experience of village life. Yet, the modern conveniences in Ubud are only a 5 minute drive away.
Come to River Moon and be seduced by the quiet, contemplative environment ideal for rest and rejuvenation. Once your batteries are recharged there are many cultural, adventure, shopping and culinary experiences to be found at your doorstep.
Other Activities: white water rafting, holistic therapies, bodywork, yoga