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Chai T House by the rice fields

Bedrooms 2
Space 160 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located minutes away from Ubud centre, the 12 T Houses are a unique community in a beautiful setting with guests from all over the world. Enjoy the privacy of your own space or mix with interesting people, make new Balinese and international friends.

Chai is a two storey two bedroom house with use of a beautiful shared pool. It has one bedroom upstairs with great views of the pool/rice fields and one bedroom downstairs in a separate pavilion. It has two Balinese style open air bathrooms, a large kitchen, spacious seating areas and can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 children (sofa beds). A baby cot is also available upon request.

During your stay, you will experience a serenity that cannot be found in central Ubud.

There is a beautiful swimming pool (with children's pool area) beside the rice fields. This is shared with the other T houses and there is always a quiet time for a relaxing swim.

Daily maid service, free wifi (good connection) and basic breakfast is included in your stay. As maids have to juggle a few houses, they might not be that punctual.

The house offers you an experience to stay in an environmentally friendly and ecologically sustainable compound, which is a part of Balinese village life. The house is for people who love to meet other people, kids usually make new friends when they stay here.

Chai House is a 5 to 10 minute drive from Ubud centre and 10 minutes from the Monkey Forest. It is located just outside of the picturesque town of Ubud, famous for its food, views and cultural attractions, including striking waterfalls and temples.

The setting offers true tranquility as it is set away from the town with a few restaurants close by. The staff are available to make you an evening meal upon request using fresh local ingredients (order 1 day in advance).

We have a fantastic local driver who will bring you from/to the airport (or other location) at very reasonable rates. He is highly recommended, with good English speaking and an exceptional knowledge of Bali; he can create a unique experience of the island for you. Guest feedback: "Honestly, don't waste your time thinking you want to take yourself everywhere and find it on your own: you'll never find it. He will save you loads of time and stress and is a genuine great guy."

The T House staff can assist with arranging transport including:

Motorbike rental

Bicycle rental (one bicycle free for guest use)

Driver/taxi service into Ubud

Fantastic local driver with good English available for excursions and tours around the island

They can also arrange other services such as massage, laundry and freshly prepared local food (please order one day in advance).

Rates include all taxes/service charge, breakfast, wifi and daily maid service.

Airport pick up is additional charge.

Set up as an indoor/outdoor experience, you live close to nature and will have daily visits from ducks, frogs and geckos. Please appreciate the natural setting of the house.

More Details

Gerry Hallen
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, german, dutch, Thai
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Gerry Hallen

62 year old caucasian male, originally from Holland but living in Bangkok for a number of years now.

Gerry Hallen purchased this house in 2000

Why Gerry Hallen chose Ubud

Checked out many places around Ubud but liked this the most.

What makes this house unique

Socialising is never so easy as in the T-house.

Great for families with kids.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Perfect for families with children in all ages! The distance from the centre of Ubud is perfect, because you can relax by the pool when you get back from a buisy, and maybe take a Taxi to Ubud for dinner or visit the local restaurants near by. We are traveling with a 8-month old baby, and they could provide a baby bed with mosquito net, and the driver from the airport had a baby seat in the van. All in all, if er are going to Ubud again we wiłl defenatly stay at T-house."
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Ubud, Indonesia

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Laundry can be arranged by the T-House staff


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Chai T House by the rice fields
average rating of 4.25 based on 22 reviews

Perfect gateway / introduction to Ubud

  • 5 of 5

THouse is located coviniently in the rural setting of Ubud. We walked to Ubud and it took us 30 minutes of an interesting march. Walking through the village and fields is a pure pleasure but one you get to the main road the real challenge begins as footways are very narrow and full of open holes to storm water channels. Taxi from /to Ubud 30,000 RP.

Accommodation is a perfect personification of Balinese spirit. Garden, courtyard, house are tangled together and fluid. Open air bathrooms are a fascinating cultural curiosity which we enjoyed very much.

Ground floor room is more European style:with walls, glazing and TV. The first floor bedroom is a Balinese interpretation of it: open to nature, stunning sunset views. Both rooms have big fans and mosquito nets. And we found that it is sufficient to feel comfortable. It was a bit loud at night due to the surrounding nature. Froggy rap accompanied by cricket drum section became our favourite music.

Breakfests are freshly prepared by lovely ladies. You just open the door in the morning and they come relatively soon to make typical breakfast food: eggs (scrambled, fried, omlet or pancakes), toast, fruit and Balinese coffee. Perfect start of a day.

Swimming pool is clean, comfortable, with a shallow section for children. It is long enough to have some meaningful exercise. Tranquil views over the rice field. Stargazing recommended.

Optional services include: massage and taxi. Massage is SUPERB ladies provided us with Balinese relaxation massage. And WE deeply regret that we took only one.....

Gerry recommended Putu the taxi driver for the airport transfer and we also asked him to give us a tour and drive us to Amed. And indeed his services were also excellent. He speaks fairly good English, knows places so can suggest routes if you give him your objectives, talks but also gives room for private conversations. We were so happy that we employed him multiple times.

Overall we had wonderful time and THouse was an integral part of the experience.

The staff on the compound is great. Apart from doing their job well, they also are very helpful in non standard situations such as assisting in changing the cooking class booking or treating the wound. THANK YOU!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review! We hope to welcome you back to Chai House again soon :)
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Wonderful place to stay by the rice fields!

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved Chai House! Such a gorgeous little Balinese-style wooden house, full of character with comfortable beds, spacious feel and lots of seating/dining areas, plus open air bathrooms – showering under a beautiful Ubud sky surrounded by bamboo and coconut trees, unforgettable experience!! The pool is really nice and it was so relaxing/serene swimming right next to the rice fields, especially in the early evening before sunset. We saw local children and villagers passing by through the rice fields; such a unique and authentic feel being so close to traditional village life. Putu the driver was great, he was waiting for us at the airport with a big smile and took us on an adventurous day trip (he will tailor to what you like to do); we also rented a motorbike from the T House staff and drove into Ubud town (very busy!) which was 10 minutes’ drive away. If you enjoy being close to nature and seeing the real Bali, I would highly recommend a stay at Chai House. Thanks Gerry!

Negatives: Breakfast was a bit on the small side, recommend to ask for more toast! or buy extras (ham, sausages, etc.) from the local supermarket to keep in the fridge and ask the staff to cook. Coco Supermarket is open until 11pm and has everything you could need!

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your respons.Thouse is indeed a special place which we found out after staying at heeps of other places un Ubud. We know our basic breakfast is a bit too basic for many and we are working on it to give a bit more, so in case you want to check out Chai house again on your next trip you can be assured your belly will be full in the morning!
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Mons, Belgium

Perfect Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at the Chai T house. All communication with Gerry was quick and easy. The house was exactly as described. We loved the open air feel and were perfectly comfortable. We made use of the fantastic pool every day. We also enjoyed meeting the other families staying in the compound, everyone was so friendly. The staff was always helpful and pleasant. We were especially grateful for Putu, our driver. He picked us up at the airport and drove us all around Ubud. He took us to so many interesting places, telling us stories and describing life in Bali all the while. We thought it was the perfect accommodation for a laid-back family.

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on earth!

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely place! I was really sad when I had to leave because his place is something really special. The women were just harvesting the rice next to the property, people are so incredible friendly and helpful and Putu as a guide and driver is just invaluable!!!! The pool was so nice that I went every morning even before breakfast for a swim, and it gives you the feeling you are swimming into the rice field. The staff is very helpful, and we have really enjoyed the Indonesian cooking class.

I love the T-House and I am sure I will come back next year! Even my daughter who is just 18 and normally in a party mood has really enjoyed it.

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bali Bliss in the Rice Fields

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights in the Villa and we could not have asked for anything better. The house was clean and taken care of by the local staff daily. The swimming pool facing the rice fields is just feet away and clean. The layout of the house provides many different areas to get comfortable or eat. Just five minutes from town on a motorcycle made it very easy to come and go. The villa complex is in a local neighbourhood which truly gives you the flavour for what Bali is really like. This was my 12th trip to Bali and I have never stayed in a better location. Gerry was very helpful in securing the reservation in such a short amount of time. We hope to go back again next year. Just make sure when finding it the first time you look for the stone markers on the side of the road which could be overlooked. Make sure you take a walk through the rice fields at sunset and follow the family of ducks that live there. Was quite entertaining.

Thanks Gerry

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2013
  • Date of Stay: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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So glad we discovered this gem!!

  • 4 of 5

I was convinced (by photos on this website & good communications rec'd from the owner) Chai T was going to be a favourite place to stay, where expectations would not be disappointed. This villa is a true gem, we were not let down.

I differ to reviews that say this is basic accomodation, we thought is was magic, a blended contemporary and traditional design with simple decor & bold colours, totally relaxing, the open/outdoor living we embraced and loved that it allowed you to chill out completely, and we mean completely. The beds were great for sleeping on, upstairs held breathtaking views over the pool through the coconut trees out to the rice paddies, it was picture perfect.

We were two adults & a four year old, we wished we had brought along extra family so they could enjoy what we felt. It's perfect for children, safe, the fish pond lovely & frogs who reside that are gorgeous. We saw fabulous surprises of nature & creatures within the wider villa grounds not typical at resort accomodations. Our son sought this with eagerness. Adventuring through the rice paddies idyllic.

The staff Wayan, Adil, Cuk & the ladies who service the villas daily are amazing. Just ask & they are so willing to assist, so friendly. The driver Putu will take you anywhere, he is fabulous company. We organised a motorbike through the staff, that was the best for exploring Ubud independently & getting to restaurants etc, it was completely safe, we took our four year old everywhere. You just do it how everyone else does in Asia!

The ladies made the yummiest banana pancakes with fresh fruit, we didn't even try any of the omlete options as the pancakes were to die for. Our son wanted to try drinking out of a coconut, which the staff made his day by climbing the tree to get some and cut them open for us. They made our stay sta

We stocked the fridge with our own supplies for lunches & snacks from Coco supermarket. Dining in Ubud is sensational - we recommend Taco Casa & Grill, Siam Sally, Kafe to name a few. The drinking water supply provided in the water cooler dispenser is safe (everywhere else you stay you should drink from sealed bottles, but here don't be concerned as this water is completely safe).

The swimming pool is awesome, we did lengths every morning, it's deep for fun & dives etc, the shallow pool perfect for kids play.

We stayed 7 nights, so wished was more!! We "HIGHLY" recommend Chai T, our son still talks about this place

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Ubud, a town in central Bali, is far removed from the crowded scene in Kuta, and is regarded as the cultural centre of Bali. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists' workshops and galleries.

It's a place for contemplation, walking, biking, not to forget shopping and relaxing. Massages, spa's and yoga, it's all there in large quantities and qualities. There are some remarkable architectural and other sights to be found, and a general feeling of well being to be enjoyed, all thanks to the spirit, surroundings, and climate of the place.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house on Ubud, Indonesia

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Standard price
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$26.77
Pet Fee AU$0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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