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Homestay with Heart
My husband and I booked a room in the Darra Ria Villa Ubud for 5 nights. During this time, the Coronavirus had started its deadly global spread. We are Canadians living and working in China and had just arrived in Bali Jan 19th, 2020. We decided to cancel all of our travelling plans/flights/hotels and stay put at the Darra Ria Villa. We are so happy that we did! This place was a haven. The owner Wayan and her family are lovely. They knew our situation and helped us to stay longer by lowering the nightly cost by a lot. We were able to stay for an extra 20 nights. The service was impeccable. They cleaned our room daily, brought us free treats and homemade food. Wayan brought me herbal drinks for my Bali Belly. She even offered to bring us to the local food market in early mornings to pick up fresh fruits. We were able to use the kitchen and make our own food. The pool, omg the pool was incredible! They made sure it was always clean for us. The area is great, away from the craziness but close to anything. Turn right at the driveway and go to Pure Bali for a breakfast bowl and fresh coconut water, and go to Keida Bubuh local restaurant for cheap eats on a rice field. Also, look up Green Kubu cafe which has stunning views. Turn left and find Our fav is WarungCandra 2 and Warung Makan Vanda. There is also a grocery store called Pepitos and Delta. Only downside is the noise. Local farmers are annoying with loud lawnmowers and the Roosters all day! Regardless we loved our stay.