Experience authentic old Bali, 13 km higher than Ubud, and far cooler, 4 individual huts on the edge of the jungle, to be rented together or separately. A large saltwater pool and all amenities. Serenity, yet with easy access to the busy hub of Ubud.
We welcome you and ask that you agree to these few requests before sharing our lovely property.
The rental includes our manager, there are cleaners and a gardener, and the houses contain many of our personal belongings.
Please bring a photocopy of your passport, it is required by law that all visitors be registered, and this will eliminate the need for your actual passport to be taken to the police station.
We have books that you may borrow, but please let them stay when you leave us! Our apologies, but out of necessity there is now a sign out sheet for them, as we have lost so many over the years.
There is unlimited, high speed Internet access included with the house. Please be patient, Bali is not a first world country and occasionally the internet lapses for short periods.
This is a safe area, however we are not responsible for any valuables left in the house. There is a strong secure safe in each bedroom, please keep all your travel documents, money, laptops and any other valuables in there at all times. Neither we nor any of our staff will be held responsible for any losses.
Our staff are a very important consideration, and we ask that you treat them with kindness and respect. Their duties are specific and include: Cleaning the house. Maintaining the garden and pool. Shopping for necessary household requirements.
The staff will be available at the house for approximately 2 hours per day, in the morning, unless prior arrangements are made with them.
The staff have their own families and commitments to the temple and community. If it is not convenient that they clean during their usual hours, then they will come the following day.
The staff are not paid or obligated to do anything beyond this, so kindly reimburse them financially for anything additional you ask them to do, and that they agree to, such as staying late, changing their hours, cooking meals, washing or mending your clothes, baby sitting, driving you anywhere on their motor-bikes, or running errands unrelated to the required shopping.
If you require laundry service, they can do this for you, or there is a local laundry with the same rates of charge and fast service. An information sheet with itemised prices is in the house.
For ecological and practical purposes you will be provided with one large towel per person per stay/week and one pool towel per person, if you require extras we will be happy to provide them for the posted laundry rates.
Please make any and all arrangements for additional services through our manager.
If you require any food shopping in advance of your arrival, please let us know; a detailed accounting will be provided for you, and you can pay for this at check-out. There will be an added 50,000 rupiah delivery charge.
Please be respectful if any of the staff, on occasion, need time off for ceremonies, these are a very important part of village life.
If you would like any of the staff to take you around the local area on their motor-bike, the cost is 50,000 rupiah per hour (min 50,000 rupiah, approximately $5USD)
Also if you require any personal errands run: the charge is 50,000 rupiah per hour, approximately $5USD (with a 1hr minimum).
We are in the middle of the working rice fields and, occasionally, usually for brief amounts of time, there can be issues with the electricity or internet. Please be patient and understanding when this happens, it is a small price to pay for being in such a magical spot.
Please let us know if you need airport pick-up (which we highly recommend); we have local drivers who charge exactly the going taxi rate for this service.
Check in is any time after 2:00 pm.
For arrivals at the house at or after 7:00 pm there is a late check-in fee of Rp 150,000. This late fee will not apply if you use one of our drivers to bring you to the house, as they will also be able to walk you and your bags into the house and complete the check in process for you. They are all either family members or completely familiar with our property. The manager will then see you the following morning.
Also we have plenty of referrals for other reliable drivers, car or motorbike rentals, and excellent reasonably priced massage therapists, private yoga classes, manicurists etc. who can be scheduled at the property.
We ask that there be no smoking in any of the buildings, and that if you do smoke that you do so away from the houses and any furnishings.
Also, please no drugs of any description. Indonesia's drug laws are some of the harshest in the world, with the crime of association being almost as severe as use.
Also please bring a reusable water bottle and shopping tote with you, we are trying to do what little we can to not add to the plastic problems of Bali.
I am a home owner, property manager, designer and building project manager, workshop facilitator and tour leader. I am a wife and the mother of two young children, and a Hindu with a deep connection to the religion, customs and traditions of my homeland. It is my pleasure to introduce you to authentic old Bali. The project we are developing aims to preserve everything that this Island of the Gods embodies, both historically and traditionally.