House - Entire home/apt · Balian Beach, Bali, Selemadeg Barat 82162, Indonesia
Miryam And Putu

The mushroom villa, as the local people named the house, is situated in a secluded area since there are no direct neighbours. From the veranda you can watch the sunrise in the morning, and enjoy the view from our huge garden and palmtrees

Your host, Miryam And Putu
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The mushroom villa, as the local people named the house, is situated in a secluded area since there are no direct neighbours. From the veranda you can watch the sunrise in the morning, and enjoy the view from our huge garden and palmtrees

The Space

This is our holiday house, but since we can't always be here we found it a waist to leave it empty when were not in BALI and decided to rent it out. S
o there is some personal stuff around, which I think (and hope) makes the house more like a home. There is a pool being build now and we hope we'll be able to swim in 1 month (The price from August is up because of The private pool) Upstairs is the living area with a big lazy couch on the veranda overlooking the palm trees and ocean view. It's The perfect place To relax and enjoy a nice ocean breeze when its too warm to be outside in the sun. Inside there's a big sofa bed (1.90 x 2.40 cm) (email hidden) when needed.
Downstairs there is the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom and a second veranda.
We have a rainshower with hot water, an outside shower with cold water.
We have fan or optional AC in The bedroom (extra 5 dollar per night) a TV for watching dvd's and WiFI.

Balian is a small surfer/ relax village.
It feels like the older days in BALI.
The house is brand new. We build it 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.

No need for transport, everything in the village is in walking distance, but you can ofcourse rent a bike for some sightseeing outside the village (wear a helmet for your safety and police will check on the main road outside the village).

The night market nearby has plenty of nice local food for great prices..and of course you could cook your own meal in the small kitchen on the first floor.

The area is really safe, but me as a photographer like to keep my belongings (email hidden), so there is a big fire proof safe box were you can put your laptop and other belongings.

Guest Access

There is a small dirt road which will take you in a couple of minutes from our house to the beach and the village. There is a lot of free land around the house and a 2 min walk to the river. We even pick our own coconuts here.

Interaction with Guests

Putu is always there to welcome you and explain the house stuff. Putu (email hidden) and speaks perfect english also he has a great sence of humor. He will help you out with everything you need. Like renting a bike, he can also make an appointment for a massage with one of the local women. They will come to the house in the daytime.

The Neighborhood

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 aswell.

This village (email hidden) to start your holiday (be careful some never left) or end your trip.

Other Things to Note

We normaly live in this house ourselves, so I think you can feel the difference because of that with a hotel or rental villa

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $7
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Balian was a perfect retreat for us with its laid back atmosphere and relaxed pace. The quaint Balian treehouse by Miryam completed the experience. We fell in love with the mushroom villa when we reached the place in late afternoon. (email hidden)! The first floor was the bedroom with a comfortable bed and a kitchenette which was handy to whip up a simple meal (we cooked instant noodles when we were too lazy to step out of the villa). We had the air con switched on at night when we shut all the windows to keep the bugs out (understand they are attracted to lights), which kept the room cool and nice to sleep in. The upper deck had a really high ceiling that gave it a liberating spacious feel. We particularly loved the comfy seaters out on the balcony where one of it could either seat two to three people comfortably or double up as a cozy bed. This, in fact, was our favourite spot where we would sit for hours from morning till evening, reading a book or surfing away on our tablets (yup, wifi is available in the villa), and at the same time soaking in what nature offered us.. sights of dogs, cows and chickens, and coconut trees that lined the landscape and set against the backdrop of the sea; sound of the animals and rustling of leaves; and the breeze that brushed our skin softly. When night fell, we would be down to watch the DVDs that were aplenty in the house. The villa is secluded but not isolated. It was an easy five to ten minutes walk to the beach where the restaurants and cafes were. Whilst we did not have the chance to meet Miryam in person, she made arrangement to welcome us with chilled coconuts on our day of arrival :) And her housekeeper, Putu (who doesn't stay in the house), was a call away from the handset that was made available in the villa; and he appeared in his motorbike within minutes when we need his assistance. This was our first trip to Bali. It was both a unique and memorable holiday for us, and our stay in this lovely villa contributed a big part in our memories of this trip.

    June 2014
    Miryam And Putu
    Response from Miryam And Putu:

    Thanks so much Kate. I think i want to use some of your beautiful words to put on the Airbnb site hahaha.

    Next time I hope to meet you in person!!

    June 2014
  • We were in need of some serious relaxation, and boy was this the right place! It's located in a small village, which is just big enough to have a couple of tiny restaurants and some convenience stores, Miryam's house is located on a hillside and is a five minute walk from the beach and its shops. Being five minutes away makes the house even more secluded. You can spend evenings on the open-air upper deck, and hear nothing but chirps. Sometimes a cow passes by, or some chickens run around on the property. It gets really wild when Molly the dog protects the land by barking at these animals ;) The village inhabitants, human and non-human, seem to share a gene which makes them super of friendly and relaxed. Miryam (email hidden). Although she had other plans, she wanted to greet us, and decided to wait, despite our delayed arrival. Everything you need is in the house, ready for you to use. Putu always came through when we needed him.

    June 2014
    Miryam And Putu
    Response from Miryam And Putu:

    Nou zo fijn..wat een heerlijke review..ben zo'n emo trut dat ik tranen in mijn ogen kreeg..heel erg bedankt..en als jullie terug komen..doe t dan via mijn mail..beter voor jullie..en hebben nat een vrienden prijs te goed!!! xx

    June 2014
  • Had a great stay in this funky mushroom villa!! Perfect location near the beach. Balian is a quiet area that really feels like "old" Bali and takes your breath away. Miryam was great about recommending restaurants and organising transport for us.

    The apartment has has everything you need, however there is a lot of insects so bring some good insect repellant.

    May 2014
    Miryam And Putu
    Response from Miryam And Putu:

    Hi David and Wylie, it was great meeting you lovely people..Come to me at woodstock!!! (put you on the guestlist and we have some fun)..have fun travelling!!

    May 2014
  • To spend some days in Miryam house was amazing! The "mushroom villa" is really a special and magical place, the house is really confortable with a great view from the balcony and you can feel the nature around you. We'll really miss it!!

    May 2014
    Miryam And Putu
    Response from Miryam And Putu:

    It was great meeting you guys..hope we still have coffee in Seminyak? or see you next time when the pool is finished!! you are more then welcome..x

    May 2014
  • This treehouse truly was amazing. I ended up booking last minute and Miryam was fast to respond and work things out so it was possible to book it for the dates I wanted. The house and property itself was just as beautiful as it looked in the pictures. We really liked the laid back atmosphere of Balian Beach, and overall loved our stay here!

    April 2014
    Miryam And Putu
    Response from Miryam And Putu:

    Thanks Chris. It was fun to see that a last minute booking worked. We had good communication though! That only works when both sides cooperate. Thanks for That. Hope To see you soon again. We Will have a pool then!!

    April 2014
  • Staying at the treehouse was quite a memorable & unique experience. It has a homey feeling plus the top balcony is a very good place to meditate or just while away your time.

    Miryam gave us some welcome drinks which are 2 fresh and cold coconuts left in the fridge. The bed was quite big and she has a big collection of dvds for entertainment during the night.

    The treehouse is near to the beach but there are only 3 restaurants within walking distance. The sunset at Balian beach is very stunning so do not forget to watch it as u have dinner or a beer at Pondok Pittaya.

    Miryam including her caretaker Putu and the taxi driver Gusti ensured that we were picked up and sent to the airport at the right time.

    Overall staying there was a wonderful experience, which a hotel cannot replicate.

    April 2014
  • What an absolutely beautiful place. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to get away from the hassle of the bigger cities. Lovely beach, lovely cafes. such a beautiful location as well. the perfect place to relax and let the world go by.

    January 2014
    Miryam And Putu
    Response from Miryam And Putu:

    Thanks Jamie, we have you back anytime..

    January 2014
  • Brilliant house, beautifully located among a lot of different trees and grass. There are some other houses nearby, but the only close neighbors we encountered were the mellow cows walking and eating the grass around the house.
    If you are a surfer this is a great spot to surf (I guess since there were quite some in the sea), if you are not (like me and my girlfriend) this area is still a very nice area to simply hang out on the balcony, enjoy the calm nature and the sound of a wild sea.

    The house has everything we could wish for, very large bed, airco, hot shower, balcony and multiple couches. You could cook, but there are plenty nice and cheap places to eat around and some deliver to your doorstep.

    January 2014
    Miryam And Putu
    Response from Miryam And Putu:

    Hi Aldo, I am so happy you guys liked it so much, ofcourse you are always welcome back!!

    January 2014
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Woodstock Bloemendaal freelance Photographer
I am a photographer travelling between Holland and Bali. Needless to say I love to travel and have adventures. I love nature, children, yoga and having fun.
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