Experience authentic, Balinese life. The Payogan Homestay Villa is located within our traditional, Balinese family compound, a 20 minute walk away from Ubud. The villa is spacious, in the traditional Balinese style. Situated at the back of the compound, overlooking a rice field and tropical plantation, the villa offers more privacy and space. However, you will still wake up to the traditional sounds of Bali and experience the essence of staying in a Balinese village.
The space includes a full kitchen and dining room, three bedrooms, an indoor living space, and a large terrace. The open-air bathroom includes a tub and shower with hot water only a turn-of-a-tap away.
Living in a Balinese family compound means that you will have many friendly, neighbors. The compound is home to a large extended family, all of whom are very involved in traditional Balinese life, and committed to our village ceremonies, many of which take place in our family temple. We welcome you to participate if you choose. In fact, we encourage our guests to join us to get the true feeling of Balinese culture. We can always help you through the experience and provide the traditional wear.
As a licensed tour guide by profession, I can provide custom guided tours according to your interests and needs. We also provide airport transfer and local transportation at a very reasonable rate - we are only a call away.
- Longer stays enjoy a significantly reduced room rate.
- Breakfast and/or other meals can be provided on request for minimal cost.
- We can arrange laundry pick-up and delivery at very reasonable rates.
If there is anything else you need, just let us know. We want your stay with our family to be memorable.
Smoking is permitted outside
There are several animals on the property but they are not indoor
Please use the racks provided for your laundry
My family stayed in Ketut's Villa for 5 nights during the Lunar New Year holidays. It was our first "real" Bali experience and we enjoyed every moment. Ketut and his family were very friendly and gracious hosts. Ketut arranged for pick up to and from the airport. A delicious breakfast of banana pancake, omelette and fresh fruit is available for a small fee. Ketut is a tour guide so we left a list of things we wanted to see and he arranged the day for us which included a traditional Balinese dance performance, a spectacular waterfall, rice terraces, temples and the Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets.
The villa was large enough for all 4 of us with room to spare. The place was clean and the outdoor bathroom was a treat. You can cook there if you wish, but there are plenty of cheap eating houses (warungs) nearby.
If you want to experience the real Bali the this is the place to stay. Just be aware that this is a small farm, and you will be woken up by the sounds of roosters crowing very early in the morning, along with ducks, geese, dogs and pigs. But that is all part of the charm.
Our stay at Payogan Homestay was absolutely fantastic. Ketut was so friendly and helpful during our stay that we all want to go back and stay again. Ketut took us out for 2 days of touring around and gave us great insight into Balinese life and culture. He tour was tailored to sights - not shops - except for the ones we specifically requested to go to. His sons were also very helpful - getting us dressed and prepared for a ceremony at the village's temple. Ketut's wife also cooked us the most delicious breakfast of our trip - definitely worth paying the nominal fee to eat her food!
The villa is about a 45 minute walk from the centre of Ubud, but since Ubud is a bit sprawling, there are still plenty of restaurants and things to do within the immediate vicinity. The villa is pretty simple - not your typical glamorous Bali private villa - but it was cozy and comfortable nonetheless. The outdoor shower was the best part.
One thing of note: Payogan is a real Bali village and there are lots of animals. Roosters and dogs in particular were making noise all night long which made sleep a bit difficult without ear plugs... so definitely bring ear plugs!
Overall, I think Payogan Homestay represents the excellent value for money and I will definitely stay there again on my next visit to Bali! Thank you, Ketut!
We had a wonderful time at Ketut's villa inside his family compound. Ketut & his family were very friendly & welcoming. Helping us to arrange scooters & with advise on local attractions & places to eat in the area.
Our 2 storey villa was right at the end of the compound & it was just beautiful with the iron staircase & the indoor & outdoor Balinese furniture!! The Villa was very clean & the fridge was decent size.
If you do plan to stay in the upstairs bedroom then you may need to leave your bag downstairs if it's too big, as the staircase is narrow... my bag was pretty big, though!! BUT the views are amazing & well worth it!!
Of course I cannot finish this review without mentioning the 'to die for pancakes' that Ketut's wife makes. Both the savory & banana & shredded coconut pancakes were just delish!!
We loved it here. It was special to be in a family compound and still have our own space. Animals were a bit noisy at times but Ketut and his family were so accommodating and friendly and did everything to make us as comfortable and happy as possible. Loved the hot water in the shower too!
Ketut and his family were very warm and accommodating. Ketut even sat and talked with me and my family at breakfast, which is where we ate the BEST BANANA PANCAKES in Bali! His son was a great guide, driving us through beautiful parts of Ubud.
The Homestay home was cozy and inviting, definitely a good experience.
Great experience living with Ketut and his family. The villa is very spacious and as advertised. If I visit Ubud again, will definitely come back to visit!
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I am a licenced tour guide by profession. Educated in art school, I am also a part-time painter. Living in a traditional Balinese compound which has several maintained rooms to rent. Naturally I have broad knowledge of Bali and will be happy to take guests around for a proper tour or give them information for free. My ultimate goal is to give our guests memorable experience in Bali.