About This Listing
The mushroom villa, as the local people named the house, is only 3 minute walk away from the village/beach. From the veranda you can watch the sunrise in the morning, and enjoy the view of our huge garden (900 m2) with private pool and palm trees.
We have several hangouts in our garden, and our pool we just build is beautiful lit in the evening and turquoise in the daytime just inviting you to jump in. Upstairs is the open living area. The lazy couch on the veranda is overlooking the palm trees (TREEHOUSE) our beautiful garden and pool and has some ocean view aswell. It's the perfect place to wake up and relax drinking your coffee or tea. You can enjoy a nice ocean breeze when you feel its too warm to be outside in the sun or just when you feel the need to be nicely lazy..
Inside there is a big (180 x 240) daybed with mosquito net if you need it.
It could be for extra guests, thats up to you, since the house is quite open you need to be easy going with your privacy thats why we rent to only 2 people normally!
Downstairs there is the bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom and a second veranda.
We have a shower with hot water and an outside shower with cold water.
We have a standing fan and optional an AC in the bedroom. We charge an extra 50.000 Rupiah per night to be paid to Putu on departure, this way you can decide on the spot if you need it or not. 2 TV's (up and downstairs) for watching dvd's. We have a smartfrenn WIFI spot.
When arriving at his lovely and special village, you immediately feel all the good Bali has to offer you. Balian is a small surfer/relax village it feels like the older days in Bali.
We build the house as green as possible with a lot of decoration found in the nature, like the driftwood from the beach. I put a lot of blood, sweat, fun and tears in building this house. We are always busy expanding and updating the house which has to be done living near the ocean!!
Although Putu comes to clean everyday it is impossible to get this house sterile, due to the openness and wind and just...nature.
So this is not a house for a hosophobic!
Everything in the village is in walking distance, but if you would like to go for some sightseeing outside the village, you may want to rent a bike.
Please, always wear helmets, not only for your own safety but also the Police will check this regularly.
If you would like to go out for dinner:
(Luckily) There are no DELI's, STARBUCKS or MACDONALDS in the village but we do have enough nice restaurant to choose from.
MAI MALU, BALIAN SEGARA, TOM's garden (TOMS SALAD!), Pondok Pitaya, DEKI's, BALIAN beach warung, Gajah Mina, the night market and others
The night market is nearby and has plenty of nice local food for great prices.
Ofcourse there is also the possibility to cook your a simple meal in the kitchenette.
Feel free to pick your own fruit from the garden! (depending of the season we have coconuts, lemons, papayas, lemongrass, jackfruit, passionfruit and more to come)
The area is really safe but we still have a big fire proof safe box were you can put your laptop and other belongings.
There is a small dirt road which will take you to the beach/village in only a few minutes. We decided not to built a concrete wall around our garden, there is no need for that in a security way and we don't like the feeling of being trapped (there are plenty of walls in the Seminyak area).
There is still a lot of free land next to the house and it's a 2 min walk down to the beautiful river.
Interaction with Guests
Putu or Gusti will be there to welcome you and explain the house stuff. Putu is a perfect host and speaks perfect english also she has a great sense of humour. She can help you out with everything you need. Like renting a bike, arrange a tour guide, or make an appointment for a massage with ILUH.
I love the feeling of a small community in this village, everyone knows each other and is super friendly. There is a nice mixture of people, local and foreign and all kinds of ages as well. Since we are not the only one who have discovered Balian there are people in Balian creating more beautiful places to stay. As you can see, compared with the other houses with private pools in BALIAN, due to this we have reduced our price.
Within 5 minute walking distance from the house you will find 3 beautiful peaks. Excellent for beginners as well as experienced surfers.
At a 15 minute driving distance you will find Medewi, well known for Bali's longest ride when it lines up on a S-SW Swell
All the other surf spots are at a 20 minute - 3 hour drive around the island
This village is a great place to start your holiday (be careful some never left) or end your trip.
We have our friend and taxi driver Gusti who is always willing to pick our guests up from the airport or other destinations. Just inform about the rates. He knows a lot about the Balinese culture and loves to talk about it.
Other Things to Note
We normally live in this house ourselves, so I think you can feel the difference from renting a hotel room because of that.
This small house is my pride and its build with bedek and allang allang, needless to say that fire is dangerous and I hope you will treat the house like its your own. Also we would like to ask you not leave the AC on for 24 hours, not only is this bad for the environment but also the electricity in Bali is not constant. Since we clean the pool in the daytime, together with using the shower and AC this could resolve in a power cut. When this should happen anyway the fuse box is behind the house and need to be switched back on. I always put on mosquito repellent before going behind the house, cause the mosquito's love this area!!In very rare occasions the village has power cuts
This is paradise! I cried when we had to leave this house and it's beautiful view and grounds, the village and most importantly the people that made our stay so memorable. Putu is a fabulous host. She included us in a temple ceremony that we longed to see. It was so special to be apart of the village and to hear the traditional Balinese music. The area is serene, quite and quaint. There are very few places to eat and drink but they all have something special about them. The pool is fantastic and the tree house is everything you would expect for a simple life. We were able to explore many of the beaches with help from our friend Solti, a sweet puppy who adopted us for our stay.
The sunsets were breath taking.
Make sure you have a daily massage with Elou. She came to the house and made each morning a treat.
Also Ilou, is quite a fantastic hostess at the restaurant Mai Malu. She always remembered our name and greeted us with friendship and love.
We will never forget our stay at the mushroom villa and we are determined to visit again. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
We had a wonderful, peacefull time at the mushroom villa. Everything was perfect, we missed nothing! The House is so nice and beautiful. Decorated from the heart. The pool is amazing and the whole area flashed us away! It was nothing to be faulted!!! Putu helped us when we needed a motorbike or a car, she is very friendly and diligently!
We met Mario once, he was a very friendly, kindhearted and responsive person. The village is small, but we got everything what we needed in the small supermarket. There are a few nice small restaurants . The house is situated in a surfers paradise, the beachview from dekis warung is amazing. We wont to thank for everything, for hosting us friendly. Your house is a treasure!!!
Back home again we still have this wonderfull place in our mind and feeling. We spent a purely relaxing week in Balian, preparing a nice breakfast every morning, swimming and plashing in the pool, having two great massages, reading at the balcony and watching what's going on in the surrounding. You don't have to be a surfer to love this place (we confess we had never been in the sea during our stay). It is perfect. Thanks Putu for your care.
Yes, go there!!!
This place is wonderfull,
the house, the pool, the beach!
We had a great time there,
i can defenitly recomend the Mushroom Villa.
Thank you Miryam, Mario and Putu for your warm wellcome!
We like to come back again one day...
I have to say how impressed I was with the the host Miryam, the house and its location, and the help from Putu during our stay. Both Miryam and Putu went out of their way to ensure we had the best stay possible - always available to help and taking care of things like scooter hire and providing excellent recommendations for local restaurants and activities. The house itself is a gem - we wish it was ours. The location is perfect, quiet and just a short 5 min walk to the beach and restaurants. Thank you for allowing us into your paradise! If you stay you wont be disappointed!
Hi EM, what a nice way to wake up to your beautiful words..It works both ways..you were the best guests and makes it fun to always work on our house. (which it needs in the jungle hahaha). Putu is the best I agree with that one aswell..And Ems I hope you guys come back so we can hang out!! big hugh Miryam
Unser Aufenthalt in der "Mushroom-Villa" war ein Traum. Ruhig, idyllisch, ein liebevoll eingerichtetes Haus mit atemberaubenden Blick aus der oberen Etage! Der Pool sorgt bei Sonnenschein für eine angenehme Erfrischung. Die Restaurants und ein Supermarkt sind in 5 min Fußmarsch erreichbar. Miryam, Mario und Putu haben uns jederzeit mit hilfreichen Tipps unterstützt und waren sehr herzliche, liebevolle Gastgeber!
Eine entspannte Atmosphäre mit traumhafter Aussicht, Pool, Massagen im Haus, leckeres balinesisches Essen, zwei spannende Tagesauflüge... Wir kommen gerne wieder! Danke Miryam und Putu!
It was absolutely amazing! Even better than the pictures. The view over the palm trees an the ocean, the garden with the pool, the upper dek and six different places to relax. Balian beach itself is also very nice. We ate out every day at the beach at Pondok Pitaya or Toms cafe.
Would definitely recommend it if you just want to relax in a small village.
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About the Host, Putu
I am a original balinees woman, i love my ceremonies and being a host
I love nature, children, people, long walks on the beach, meditation and having fun.