TERATAK 1 - Malay Farmers' Hut

Hut hosted by Marina

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.


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TERATAK DAMAI LANGKAWI, Rustic Rural Retreat are 6 unique self-catering Guesthouse cottages and private home on 1.25 acres of private gated compound surrounded by paddy (rice) fields and verdant gardens in a village near the beach.

Cosy, romantic honeymoon/couple getaway!
Max 2 adults.
Not suitable for children.
5 mins by car to Cenang beach.
15 mins by car to Airport.

Please take time to read the Descriptions below to see amenities this cottage offers.

The space
TERATAK 1 Cottage the 1st of our refurbished authentic Langkawi 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 Queen-sized bed, 1 hammock, a modern toilet, hot-shower, veranda with table & chairs for meals, small microwave, electric kettle, toaster, fridge, coffee & tea & an outdoor enclosed garden area with table & chairs.

The windows have all been screened (mosquito netting) to allow you to sleep with the windows open protected from bugs & mosquitos. We also provide complimentary use of insect repellent for both body and environment and mosquito coils for the outdoor areas. In your room, at your disposal, are mosquito coils, electric mosquito repellent & bug spray.

Because we are still surrounded by paddy fields and our 1.25 acre gardens are landscaped and planted with various fruit trees, wild local berry bushes & tropical fragrant flowers. Because we have retained the old naturally grown local berry trees, our land is a sanctuary & pitstop for migratory birds, fruit bats, squirrels & the elusive colugo amongst other wildlife. We also have a few very friendly family cats that roam free who help hunt & cull critters on our grounds.

If you love places with natural environment & want to experience a slice of life living in a farming/fishing village in rural northern Malaysia this is the place for you. Daily daytime rural life noises of farmers working & tending their lands, children playing, the distant call to prayer from the mosque within the village, neighbouring farm animals including the unique sounds of the shy and gentle Water buffaloes are to be expected; embrace it as part of the unique localised experience!

Although it can be very quiet at night, do expect sounds of nocturnal wildlife & some animal activities.

You will find upon check-in that the cottage is stocked with Compliments; vegetable spread, jam, marmalade, half a dozen eggs, 1 loaf of bread, salt, sugar, 1 bottle of filtered drinking water, 1 bottle of orange cordial & seasonal local fruit, coffee, tea & some crackers.

This is a self-catering holiday home. We do not provide daily breakfast or daily house-keeping.

EXTRA 1.5 litre MINERAL WATER are available for sale at Rumah Ibu Reception.

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.

Situated just 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. Driving in to our place 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".

Kedawang Supermarket & Eco-Fresh about 5 minutes away from our place along route 116 by scooter or car is where you can shop for vegetables, milk and various groceries.

Cemara Pharmacy open daily from 10am-11pm an easy 5 minutes ride by scooter or car from our place next to Cenang Supermarket is where you can find high SPF, up to 130SPF Sunscreen, personal insect repellent and other medication.

Cenang Clinic open daily from 10am - 10pm is just across Cemara Pharmacy.

The Petrol/Gas station PETRONAS Kedawang is located about 3 minutes away by car or scooter from our place. A local area map is available in your cottage marked with all the village sights, various local warungs which sell local food, savoury and sweet desserts made by the women in the surrounding villages and the lcoally famous Pak Long Sate about 2 minutes by scooter or 15 minute stroll from our palce within the village open daily in the evenings.

Take a walk or scooter through the peaceful village roads, take part in the many nature activities available on the island, read, have a massage or simply lay in bed, enjoy the breeze & allow the gentle coo of the wood pigeons to lull you to sleep.

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.

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). 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 @ RM28 per person one way.
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).
AIRASIA flies daily to Langkawi from Penang & is only a 30minute flight. Do check them out, they have great rates!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Garden view
Beach access
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Fully fenced
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Where you’ll be

Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

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.

Hosted by Marina

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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 & I are both Hosts & Travellers on Airbnb.
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.

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 currently split our time between Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi being sole caregivers for my mother who has Alzheimers & geriatric single aunts & working on building works on the 2nd phase of our place. On the occasion we are away or in between our work travels, you will be met & cared for by our Resident Manager Ms Shima who will help you settle into your cottage and show you around your holiday home-away-from-home.

TERATAK DAMAI LANGKAWI (the name of our place) is a 1.25 acre gated compound of 6 guesthouse cottages & our home.
We live here with our 4 cats, hens, rooster & resident wildlife surrounded by paddy fields, swaying coconut trees, water buffaloes & visiting migratory birds with the beach only 10 minutes by bicycle & 5 minutes by car/scooter 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 an idyllic 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. We also work fulltime on building/refurbishing phase 2 (new cottages) so communication with us would be best online.
During the high season & certain times of the year, you'll be met & assisted by our Resident Manager, Ms Shima or Ms Illa, who's numbers will be provided to you upon check-in. Please communicate with them via text message too as they oversee the daily operations of the grounds & cottages.
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-…

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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.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 6:00 PM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

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