Our house in the quiet, one-street beach resort Candi Dasa has three separate bedrooms, with ocean views and water facilities. Swimming and snorkeling are about ten steps down on your private beach stairway. Many restaurants are in walking distance.
It is now illegal to build within twenty-five meters of the beach in Bali, but this house has been renovated (legally... we have been assured) using the older, original building permit issued before the new law took effect. You will find very few places in Bali built on the water; if they are, then they must have been built years ago.
The house itself is a concrete building and is built between the main road and the sea where the road passes closest to the ocean. All three rooms are large, especially the downstairs room. The two rooms facing the sea are just what the pictures show: nice views with the sound of the waves and fresh sea-salt air. However, the one upstairs room which faces the main road is not very quiet. Cars are not too bad, but some scooters or motorbikes can be annoying. If you are a large group, earplugs might be a good idea for this room until we get the doors and windows soundproofed.
Also, when a large group stays, be careful with the hot water. There is only one hot water tank so a group of six cannot all take long hot showers at the same time.
In the main listing picture, you can see a long man-made rock embankment extending out from directly in front of the house and separating the sea from the higher sandy area. From the left side of our house you can step directly onto this embankment, but from the right side you can walk down our private stairway to the beach which is twenty to thirty meters wide only when the tide is out.
When the tide is in however, there is no beach: the water comes right up to the house retaining wall, covers the lower stairway, and you might even get a little spray if you are sitting on the terrace on a breezy day. At moments like that, our location is hard to beat.
The beach is black, gray sand, not white. In one picture you can see a long jetty extending away from the retaining wall. This creates a safe swimming area between the jetty and the embankment; but unfortunately, it also helps the beach collect whatever driftwood, plastic, fishing net, or bottle that floats in with the tide.
The entire house will be yours except for the staff room which is used for storage… and the staff.
John and Masako live in Tokyo so the only interaction will be with the staff.
If you need to get to the house from the airport, we can arrange transportation. Taxis are also available from the airport.
We can provide breakfast, too, for 35,000 rupiah, if you do not want to walk one minute to the restaurant.
If you are a coffee drinker, bring a good supply. Indonesian coffee, "kopi," is an acquired taste.
There is a German bakery nearby with good bread.
Please treat our house as you would your own. If you want to smoke, step outside. Sorry, no pets.
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