Pondok Langon is a private family compound situated right on the edge of expansive rice fields in the artists village of Lod Tunduh, 10 minutes south of central Ubud. The property contains 2 separate 2 bedroom residences, the Mainhouse & the Bungalow
Our family live on the property for most of the year. The property also houses a pool, gardens, BBQ, gorgeous views over rice paddies and has 5 full-time staff. HAVE A HOLIDAY!
* Master bedroom with queen size bed
* Kids bedroom with 2 single beds and trundle bed
* Built-in wardrobes
* Massive deck overlooking rice fields & outdoor living area
* 1.5 Bathrooms
* Separate lounge room equipped with TV and large DVD library
* Fully-equipped open plan kitchen
* Master bedroom with queen size bed
* Second bedroom with single bed
* Built-in wardrobe
* Massive deck overlooking rice fields
* Fully-equipped kitchen
* Open living room
* Lower porch area that faces onto garden
All bedrooms have mosquito nets and fans
POOL - 17 metres long and ideal for laps
For both residences (Mainhouse and Bungalow)
- Suitable for 2 families with children, singles or couples
- Maximum 4 adults, 4 children or 7 adults, 1 child
- Price includes bed and breakfast up to 6 people
WiFi & phone (local)
We can organise. Rp. 350,000 (AUD $35)
Fully serviced by 5 trained staff. A delicious gourmet breakfast for 6 is included in the price, with some of our produce harvested from our organic garden. Catering can also be arranged, please inquire separately. If catering is included, staff will shop daily for your food and prepare a wide range of dishes from our menu as needed. Transport can be arranged by staff. Child minding can be negotiated in advance. Standard working hours are 7am - 6pm.
Guests will have exclusive access to both houses and the pool when both houses are booked.
Interaction with Guests
When we are on the property, we like to have a chat and get to know our guests. We also like to have either someone from our family, or one of our staff on the property at all times when we have guests staying for your piece of mind.
During the day, staff are on the property preparing breakfast in the morning and then doing the routine cleaning tasks during the day. If you would like a smaller staff presence during your stay, please let us or our house manager Yuli know so we can adjust to suit the level or privacy you require.
Lod Tunduh is a large village home to farmers, carvers and artists. There are two very good art galleries close by on the Lod Tunduh mainroad - Genta Gallery owned by the Rudana family from Mas Village, and the newer Tanah Tho Gallery. Both have high quality Indonesian art on display and for sale.
Lod Tunduh is a quiet and peaceful village where you can really kick back and relax. The natural surrounds are quite lovely, with a good breeze most of the year round.
Our village is approximately 10 minutes to the Southern border of Ubud, and 12 minutes to the centre. You are far enough away from the hustle and bustle to be in peaceful surrounds, however motor vehicle transport is really needed to get into town as the roads are narrow in Bali and footpaths are hard to find! Transport is easily organised via our house manager Yuli and is approximately US$5 per trip into town.
Our group of 6 stayed at Alex and Yoga's place for 4 nights and it was just right for us. The 2 houses (made entirely from lovely recycled timber) are beautiful, and perfect for a relaxing and chilled holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Granted, the villa is a bit out of the way and hard to find, but we arranged for the pick-up from the airport so we didn't have to worry about it. Kadek, the driver, is also available for booking if you need transport into town, or day trips to the temples and other sightseeing spots in the area. While it's not the cheapest option for transport, he has a 7-seater minivan that was big enough for all of us, speaks good English and was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area and offering insight into Balinese culture.
Be prepared for the sounds of frogs, crickets and cicadas which gets a bit loud at night, but we didn't mind it at all. The mosquitoes are also pretty voracious but all the beds have mosquito netting and the hosts have very thoughtfully placed insect repellent sprays around the outdoor areas. The 2 dogs (and cat) very quickly warmed to us and loved all the attention we were giving them.
Yuli and the other house staff were extremely helpful and the breakfasts they prepared were both healthy and tasty, and everything was prepared from scratch. Make sure you try the pancakes and the banana bread!
Alex and Yoga are both lovely and very welcoming, and we wished we had spent more time getting to know them better. We were all very happy we chose to stay here instead of a hotel, and were sad to leave the place.
We booked the house for two nights, six friends travelling together, most of us having been to Ubud several times before. We all had mixed feelings about the stay. The houses and the location (once found ;) are both beautiful and just a short scooter ride out of Ubud. However, both nights we experienced blackouts, which was really a pity considering that you cannot really use the space the houses have to offer in complete darkness. There were only a few candles and no flashlights or emergency lighting , so we all were stuck to the dining table until the electricity went on again around 11pm. I know this can happen on Bali anywhere, but on the second night we heard from the hosts that they were kind of expecting it already (and then gave us some flashlights) - pity that they didn`t warn us before and/or prepare alternative lighting. Of course there was also no wifi during this time, even during daytime it was often not working. Further we had more the feeling of being guests in their home rather than having a space to ourselves, since Alex and Yoga and their children lived in the house just next-door within the same enclosure and walked past us several times in the evening. Considering all those little imperfections, no electricity, no wifi, not complete privacy we felt that the price we paid for the house was too much.
Thanks for the feedback Tobias. Ubud has not experienced rolling blackouts for some years now and unfortunately they started on the night you checked in. As you said, this is something out of our control and admittedly we were underprepared as a huge storm had just hit Ubud and it had taken out one of the main electrical boxes in town. Once the storm has subsised, we came home later that night with a replenished supply of torches and candles and set them up for you on the second night, as we were expecting the blackout then and were better prepared. We have since bought more solar lighting which should be useful should more blackouts occur in future.
Our family lives on the property and as we say in the listing, this is first and foremost our home. Perhaps your expectations were a little different as it was a last minute booking and you may not have seen that in the description. We prefer to be here with our guests should things go wrong, as they often tend to do in Indonesia, so we are on hand to help. Wifi is a constant challenge and one we try to manage as best as possible with the limited options available in our area. The massive storm also affected the wifi connection, hence we are sorry to say that during your stay, the wifi connection was poor.
This is our third trip to Ubud but it was our first time to stay in such a surroundings where how Ubud used to be 25 years ago (Thats how the owner, Yoga, put it) Some of my family members were not used to some of the animals we have here in SEA! It was funny to their faces when they came face to face with local tokay gecko :-) But they became acquaintance with the gecko the very next day! The house is totally open therefore there might be some insects and bugs coming through your rooms but that did not bother us one bit and we were traveling with 10 months old baby. The breakfast was great. Sadly, we were only there for one breakfast. Bottom line is, if you come from a big city, it might find it uneasy at first but this house will give you the feeling how wonderful it feels to be closed to the nature and how easy living with nature can be. We enjoyed it!
We had a beautiful stay at Alex & Yogas houses. Nice, private and secluded from any other neighbors. The house is conveniently located close to Ubud. As you're on the countryside be prepared to hear dogs barking throughout the night along with the quirky frogs and geckos. All in all we're happy with our stay and would recommend warmly.
The house in Ubud was as the site suggested - open, airy, tranquil. It is made of recycled timber and is interesting in itself. We did not want to be in the thick of things & this worked well for us, allowing everyone to chill out & relax. The view over the rice fields was gorgeous particularly at dawn. The pool was a great hit with our teenagers. The breakfasts, prepared by the friendly staff were wholesome & tasty. The staff also organized a car & driver when we wanted it.
We would happily stay again.
I reckon the photo didn't do justice to the experience we gained.
It was what Ubud is all about- down to earth...well actually down to the padi fields. A little warning though, if you have phobias to animals or native fauna, you may want to reconsider; we see this as an extra dimension to immerse in to.
There will be a guide book that tells you just about everything about Ubud.
Breakfast was awesome. Simple and done well.
I'd bring anyone who wants to learn about Ubud here. The place is a bit far from town, you'll need a car or a motorbike uphill to get to town.. About 5 minutes.
Thank you Yoga and Alex - your villas, staff, location and food provided us with the perfect setting for our Ubud holiday. We loved it all ... the banana pancakes, puss-puss, Minnie and Polly, the pool, the roving ducks. We also appreciate the ethical and environmentally friendly approach you took to creating the place.
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Australian and Indonesian, environmental activists, Alex is an Indonesian language specialist, facilitator and trainer to NGOs, loves to cook and sing. Yoga works in the NGO sector in sustainable forests and climate. We have three gorgeous boys and own a reclaimed wood business called Kaltimber.