About this listing
Your private guest house is a sweet home away from home. It is light & airy, and just a walk or bike to the great food, shopping & conveniences of Ubud Center. The rains have come and the garden is lush and full of birds butterflies.
This private guest house is surrounded by trees and has lots of light and air. Set away from the street, you will feel a part of the Balinese community- which includes roosters, neighboring cows, & birds. If you like the sounds of frogs, crickets, Balinese lizards, occasional gamelan and dance rehearsals, then this is the place for you.
Also, you will have wireless internet.
The ground floor has simple cooking facilities as well as a quiet sitting area. Upstairs the bedroom has one queen bed, dresser armory and a three sided veranda. Your private bathroom located on the ground floor includes a shower with warm water. The facility is clean with basic housekeeping support. However, we seek self-sufficient guests who can manage your own daily activities and who respect the lives of the Balinese families that surround this cottage. Breakfast is not included.
Our village of Pengosekan is directly south of Ubud (walking distance of 15 minutes to the south edge of Ubud). An abundance of restaurants (local and for tourist) are readily available.
PLEASE NOTE: At times there are music rehearsals happening at our neighbor's house.
Rehearsals are scheduled as follows: Feb - May 2016, no rehearsals are anticipated.
You will have your private bedroom and bathroom, as well as an open downstairs area that is all your own. There is a large "bale bengong" which is where you may see some dance rehearsals. The main house is our private home.
Interaction with guests
Emiko and Ida can help you get set up and of course, if you have any urgent situations. Emiko is usually working on various projects during the day and in the afternoons can be found at rehearsals nearby (which you can drop in and see if you'd like). We are happy to give you as much privacy as you like.
Pengosekan is renowned for its arts. It is a hub of artistic activities. Internationally acclaimed musicians, dancers and composers are just walking around the streets! I love the paintings, baskets and gamelan that surround us here.
- Walk or bike to Ubud.
- Walk to small local morning markets, mini-marts and local eats (warung).
- The higher end Ubud restaurants are just a few more minutes up the road toward the center of Ubud.
- We have a fabulous transport person who can help you get anywhere on the island.
- We can also help you rent a motorbike if you'd like.
Other things to note
We love our home and would love to have kind, open hearted people there. Our garden is full of big big trees, ferns, birds, butterflies. When you walk off the street into the compound, the cool air from the shade of the trees always makes me think "I'm so glad this is my home." This is not a hermetically sealed 5 star hotel, it's a real home. If you want the Four Seasons, this isn't the place for you. But if you want to feel what it's like to be in Bali, you're in the right place.
We don't do daily housekeeping, but if you are here for a longer stay we'll give you fresh sheets and towels as needed.
We seek guests who will feel comfortable living in BALI. This is not a party house, and are we are not tourist business. The house is great for a couple seeking a place to be together or single person who is visiting Bali to write, do yoga, or to get to know this beautiful island. This guest house is very safe and if you'd like someone to come in and clean every week, we can arrange that for an extra fee. Cudamani has supported the gamelan and dance education of hundreds of youth in Pengosekan village.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
This host has 5 reviews for other properties.View other reviews
We are a family of four, Mama Bear, Papa Bear and Teenage Bears 1 & 2. We are all artists...differing degrees of musician-dancer-vocalist. Our home, which sits on a nice spacious plot of land, serves not only the needs of our family of four, it is also sometimes visited by the musicians and dancers of Çudamani, one of the most amazing performing arts groups in world (our completely unbiased opinion!!!). You will have your own space, but if you are lucky, you can peek out and see some amazing beauty happening in the garden pavilion. We spend a lot of time traveling between the SF Bay Area in the US and Bali. We love the arts, travel, family, telling funny stories and admiring the butterflies in the garden. We designed and built this home (well, ok we didn't lay the bricks, but you know what I mean), so it is full of love and great spirit.
You'll see my sister or my nieces bringing in offerings to the shrines in the garden and pavilion. They're lovely, gentle people who will stop by just for few minutes for the offerings and then back down the hill to their home. Welcome to Bali.