Read, nap, dream on the verandah hammock of an authentic 98 year old Malay Farmers' Hut!Entrance landing area.
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
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About this listing

Cosy, romantic honeymoon/couple getaway!
Free unlimited WIFI.
Complimentary coffee/tea, fresh local fruit & breakfast basket.
Electric kettle, fridge, toaster & utensils.
8 mins to Cenang beach by car.
Max 2 adults.
Not suitable for children.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The space

Situated 5 minutes by car to the popular & busy Cenang beach, Langkawi with it's white sandy beaches, many shops & restaurants to choose from and 15 minutes by car to the airport, TERATAK DAMAI LANGKAWI, Rustic Rural Retreat is a self-catering Guesthouse & private home on 1.25 acres of gated compound surrounded by paddy (rice) fields and verdant gardens.

It offers views of the Mat Cincang mountain and encounters with water buffaloes, open country & coastal birds and the elusive nocturnal Colugo or Flying Lemur for nature lovers.

The Malay word "Teratak" is used to describe temporary dwellings in an orchard and "Damai" in malay means "Peace".

TERATAK 1, the 1st of our authentic Malay Farmers' wooden Hut on stilts, sleeps 2 to a room.

This cosy (450sq ft) traditional 100 year old Malay Farmers' Hut with full room amenities & free WiFi, is fan cooled, well ventilated with cool breeze blowing through bedroom windows requires no air-conditioning. Ideal for a romantic getaway or honeymoon, it is furnished with 1 king-sized bed, 1 hammock, a modern toilet, hot-shower, veranda with table & chairs for meals, electric kettle, toaster, fridge, coffee & tea.

Kedawang Supermarket & Cenang Supermarket where you can get your dry goods, Cemara Pharmacy Langkawi & a village Laundry are only 5-10 minutes away by bicycle.

For those wanting to try local food, there are many warungs or local eateries along Jalan Kedawang after the PETRONAS petrol station & Jalan Kuala Muda after Bon Ton.

There is also a Night Market every Tuesday night with a colourful assortment of local food & wares which is also 5-10 minutes away by bicycle along Jalan Kedawang.

Take a walk or cycle (we have 2 bicycles available) through the peaceful village roads, take part in the many nature activities available on the island, learn to play the guitar, have a massage or simply lay in bed, enjoy the breeze & allow the gentle coo of the wood pigeons to lull you to sleep.

Being a tropical island surrounded by untouched nature and the Geopark a UNESCO Heritage Site, geckos, mosquitoes and bugs are a fact of life on the island. In your room, at your disposal, are mosquito coils, electric mosquito repellent & bug spray. Your windows are also screened (wire netting) to allow you to sleep with the windows open protected from bugs & mosquitos.

We aim to provide you with the time & space to de-stress, live a little life in an area where there's room to breathe & allow the natural surroundings to soothe your soul. TERATAK DAMAI LANGKAWI is a place of solitude and respite.

A mini lending library with a resource section of books & brochures on Malaysian & Langkawi flora & fauna, places of interest, history & culture is available at your disposal within the "Rumah Ibu" or Main House.

Our doors at the Rumah Ibu are open from 10am-7pm. Should you require information, help or assistance, you can always find me at the Rumah Ibu or leave a message for me on our communication board on Airbnb.

We offer complimentary airport transfer service upon your arrival and on your departure.

Kindly provide us with your flight arrival details (flight number and arrival time) for pick-up.

A complimentary Breakfast Basket of seasonal fresh fruit, 1 Loaf of bread, 1/2 dozen eggs & 1st bottle of 1.5liter mineral water await upon your arrival. There is also butter, jam & marmalade in the fridge.

How To Get To LANGKAWI From KUALA LUMPUR (Flight)
There are about 15 daily flights to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur via 4 main airlines :- Malaysia Airlines (from KLIA), AirAsia (from KLIA 2), Firefly (from Subang Airport) & Rayani Air. You can check online for flights, prices & bookings.

How To Get To LANGKAWI From KUALA PERLIS (Passenger Ferry)
Ferry ride to Langkawi from Kuala Perlis takes 45 minutes @ RM18 per person one way.
FERRY SCHEDULE to LANGKAWI from KUALA PERLIS
7am, 8.15am, 9.30am, 10.45am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm, 6pm, 7pm (last ferry)

How to get to LANGKAWI from PENANG
(Passenger ferry)
Ferry from Penang leaves daily for Langkawi at 8.15am & 8.30am respectively. (Ride takes approximately 2hours 45minutes).

Guest access

Guests have access to the grounds & front portion of the Rumah Ibu (main house) where the lending library is.

Back portion of the Rumah Ibu (main house) & garden at the back is for family only.

Interaction with guests

Dear Guests,

Downloading the FREE Airbnb App to your smartphone is the cheapest & easiest way of communicating with your Airbnb Hosts anywhere you travel around the world.

Please try to message me your requests or inquiries for the next day before 7pm daily. Only message or call me after 7pm in cases of Emergency.

Our doors at the Rumah Ibu are open from 10am-7pm. Should you require information, help or assistance, you can always find me at the Rumah Ibu or leave a message for me on our communication board on Airbnb.

In your room there is a Neighbourhood Guide Booklet complete with maps, brochures of Spas & Services on the island, TAXI numbers, EMERGENCY numbers & a TAXI Rates Booklet.

The neighborhood

We live in a scenic working village surrounded by paddy fields. You will encounter many migratory birds, wildlife & livestock. Kingfishers, eagles, occasional hornbills, cow egrets, coucals, the elusive nocturnal colugo (flying lemur), monitor lizards & water buffaloes to name a few. You will also encounter children playing traditional kites during the harvest (hot & dry) season, fishing in the rice fields, farmers tending their crops & fishermen mending their nets.

Getting around

There are no public transport on Langkawi apart from Taxi. (Taxi rental rates provided in your room)
Cheapest way to get around the island is by car or scooter rental. Please don't forget to bring along your drivers' license.

CAR RENTAL is between RM90-120/day (depending on manual or auto)
SCOOTER RENTAL is between RM30-45/day

Petrol prices in Malaysia is RM1.90/litre. (Dec 2016)
Closest Petrol Station (PETRONAS KEDAWANG) from our place is 3 minutes away by car (about 15 minutes walk).

Other things to note

!!VERY IMPORTANT!!

Please complete your AIRBNB Profile (at least verify email & contact number). We will automatically DECLINE guests with empty profiles.

Once you have confirmed your bookings with Airbnb, it's important that you message us in advance your Arrival & Departure Date Flight Details (Arrival Date Time/Departure Date Time & Arrival Flight Number) for us to schedule cleaning & pick-up times in our working day.

EXAMPLE : 1) Arrival Date/ETA/Flight Numbe(URL HIDDEN) 2) Departure Date/ETD


LAUNDRY
There is a local laundry in the village (about 5minutes bicycle ride away from our place) that will wash, dry & fold your laundry for RM3.50per kilo.

LOCAL BREAKFAST
There is a local stall that opens daily at 6am selling local/traditional sweet & savoury breakfast & tea-time treats made by the women in our village within 10 minute walk from the house.


House Rules

TERATAK DAMAI LANGKAWI
HOUSE RULES

1. Please take off your shoes before entering your room. NO SHOES in the room or House please. Note that it is customary to leave shoes outside before entering a home in Malaysia especially in Muslim homes because the floor area is used for prayer and floors are kept clean at all times.

2. Please assist us in conserving energy by switching OFF all lights, water-heater & fans before leaving your room.

3. Please DO NOT smoke in the bedroom or toilet.

4. DO NOT throw anything other than toilet tissue down the toilet bowl as this will result in blockages.

5. Please be informed that we do not have daily house-keeping. Towels & sheets will be changed upon request.

6. Please throw all rubbish into the black bin provided on the veranda & rubbish will be thrown out every other day.

7. We recycle ALUMINIUM cans, kindly throw all aluminium cans in the black bin near the gate.

8. Kindly observe the sensitivities of kampong (village) life & its’ people by not sun-bathing in the open, walk, jog, cycle in a bikini top, throw beer cans or bottles in your immediate surroundings or be loud & boisterous till the early hours of the morning.

9. Our doors at the RUMAH IBU or Main House are open from 10am-7pm. Should you require information, help or assistance you can always find me at the Rumah Ibu, on the grounds or message me on my Airbnb Inbox.

10. As this is our private home and we live on site, we have a policy of no visitors or guests of guests on the premises or in the rooms without prior permission from us (the owners).

11. Please keep the main gate to the compound closed at all times. This is to keep the cows, water buffaloes & stray dogs out of our compound.

12. Please LOCK the gate as you are leaving the compound (especially at night) as we want to keep the property accessible to IN-HOUSE guests only & ensure privacy of all staying with us.

13. Please try to keep the noise level down when returning late at night in respect to other guests on the compound who might be sleeping or resting. Because we live surrounded by paddy fields which can be very quiet at night apart from the sound of nature, human noise (eg. music, loud talking) tend to be amplified. Should you be listening to music or watching a movie on your laptops at night, please use your earphones so you won't disturb your neighbours.

14. Upon CHECKING OUT, please return your room key to us. We charge RM20 for loss of room key.

15. Please LOCK your doors before leaving your room. We are not responsible for the safety of your personal belongings. Just as in any home, doors must be locked before leaving.

16. Strictly NO recreational drugs on the premise.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Marina

Marina

Langkawi, Malaysia · Joined in September 2012

LOVE reading, gardening, wildlife, smell & sound of rain, open spaces, coffee, hammocks, wind in my face, travel, food & handmade craft.

I'm quirky, down-to-earth & practical. Quick to laugh with a dry sense of humour.

My husband Ruben the local drug dealer (he's a pharmacist) & I both suffered from burnout living in the city before moving to Langkawi (where we met) & making this our island paradise home. We are both Malaysians (of two different ethnic groups) who grew-up/studied/lived/worked in the UK & US (that's why one speaks with an American accent & the other a Yorkshire accent!). :D

Our 3 children who are now young adults are studying & working away from home.

We live here with our 4 cats, 1 hen & 1 jungle rooster surrounded by paddy fields, swaying coconut trees, water buffaloes & visiting migratory birds with the beach only 10 minutes by bicycle & 5 minutes by car away from our home.

We welcome honest, sincere people who seek a little respite from the stresses of life & would like a taste of living in a quiet village environment surrounded by paddy fields & a beautiful view of the Mat Cincang mountain range which is older than the Everest!

We live onsite and as a host we're available for help & enquiries but will give you plenty of privacy & space for you to relax & enjoy your holiday.
During the high season & certain times of the year, you'll be met & assisted by our Resident Manager, Ms Illa Khalid.

As travellers, we love travel tips from the locals on local sights & experiences! We love to explore or just sit quietly & read a book, drink coffee, soak in the atmosphere of the place we are visiting, are quiet & independent.

Response rate: 100%(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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