About This Listing
Experience the life with a Balinese family in a rural Bali and still easily access many fantastic part of Bali.
Garden Villa 3 is built in the same property as the other two listings which is a part of our family compound. The bathroom and shower is mostly built out of natural stone with plenty of tropical plants including ferns and orchids growing in the rock walls. Enjoy a luxury hot water shower with a roof of stars and lush green overhead foliage.
The bedrooms measures 20 sqm with a King Sized Bed and mosquito net, western toilet, refrigerator, large storage cupboard and wardrobe, just outside your bedroom is your own private deck with a pergola roof , here you can enjoy breakfast, a quiet evening drink or just sit and admire the peace and beauty of the tropical gardens.
The villa is surrounded by lush gardens with varieties of Banana , Mango,Coconut, Durian and exotic flowers including Heliconia, Orchids, Frangipani and lilies just to name a few.
You can enjoy some of the delicious home grown tropical fruits from the garden each morning with breakfast.
Vast rice paddies are just a short walk from the family compound, have a wonderful slow walk or brisk hike in the morning or late in the afternoon , enjoy wonderful sunsets and sunrises, great views over the rice paddies , volcano and mountain range of central Bali.
Our goal building these houses is to give our guests a rare opportunity to experience true Balinese life and its unique culture,a chance to blend yourself into nature in our lush tropical garden and experience a quiet and pleasant stay with great privacy away from the busy commercial tourist areas.
During your stay we are able to design many great activities that will give you the chance to explore the islands beauty and traditions these include tours to stunning waterfalls, visits to the local markets, consultations with village healers and spiritualists , cooking schools and so much more. Daily transport to and from nearby central Ubud is always available.
Staying with us, you directly support a Balinese family and share a moment of your life with us which could be the best experience of a lifetime.
We always welcome our guests as a part of our family.
Interaction with Guests
We live here so we are always around to communicate with our guest whenever they need. We are always around to share things with our guests, having a good chat or even sharing some stories.
We love to share Bali with our guests.
It is surrounded by rich farming area of cocoa, coconut, banana, and rice. It is a quiet little village away from hectic city. It is fabulous for hiking and cycling.
We have many reliable private drivers for the need of your tours, sightseeing, and getting around our neighborhood.
Other Things to Note
Our villas are built on the same property with our family compound, you are going to live with a local family but still having your absolute privacy as our villas are surrounded by dense tropical garden.
We need a copy of your passport for registration at the local authorities for having foreigners staying in our house.
The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The accommodations were exactly as described. It was a pleasure to stay with Wayan, Ayu and their family in the village. We enjoyed the location because it was away from busy downtown Ubud but you could get there very easily with an affordable 15 min car ride. The family dogs were very cute and we enjoyed having them accompany us on our walks through the village. Dewa was an excellent driver and tour guide, the trips around Bali would not have been the same without him.
We had a fantastic experience, bugs and all.
Where do I start?!?! Book this place quick before it's not available any more! Ayu and Wayan are good people. They're very friendly, helpful, entertaining, and accommodating. Ayu makes a good breakfast but a fantastic dinner. Seriously! She has a hookup for a good masseuse that'll come to your room too. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are better than the pictures portray. As we continue our honeymoon we keep comparing our new destinations to how amazing our stay with Ayu and Wayan was. And that is just not fair to everyone else. We wish we could have spent a lot more time with them. We loved Abiensemal.
We had a wonderful stay with Wayan and Ayu ! Their hospitality is endless and they instantly made us feel like family. They arranged for an airport pick up at 1:30am, and had a beautiful and comfortable room waiting for us at home. All the food was delicious and homecooked, and they arranged several excursions for us to see some of the best sites in Bali. This was our first time in Bali and we cannot wait to stay with them again -- likely before the end of our month long honeymoon!
If you want the true Bali experience I recommend staying with Wayan and his family. I cannot even begin to explain the wonderful time that I got to spend with them. It truly amazes me that there are people like this in the world that open up their homes to strangers and treat everyone as if they were a part of their own family. It was such a blessing to get to spend such a short amount of time with these wonderful people! I cannot even give them a rating because the rating system won't even go that high :) !!
It was a great pleasure meeting Wayan and Ayu, their children and their friendly dogs. Their sense of hospitality and genuine love for people make them truly special and I'm sure their guests will all agree. Don't miss Ayu's cooking, I've stayed one month in Bali and hers is definitely the tastiest I've had! I still miss her Nasi Goreng with chicken satay and her steamed green pancakes with coconut and palm sugar, to die for!!! Terima kasi to both of you and God bless!
Transport was arranged from the airport for which we were very grateful. Yes, their website description was quite accurate though we were not prepared for the jungle beauty of the property. Wayan's home, village and surrounding rice paddies offer a true experience of Balian life with five star hospitality. Wayan, Ayu, family and staff welcomed us as family and solicited our every need. Great care is taken to make sure you experience Balian hospitality from preparing exquisite meals lovingly by Ayu to arranging your day with excursions to nearby Ubud and surrounding Bali. In the spirit of sustaining their immediate village, many are employed from drivers to masseuses. Wayan and family apply their skills so other in their village can improve their lives. So, we thank you, for welcoming us to your home and village, and sharing the love you have for all who visit.
I had an amazing time! Wayan and his family ( including their 3 dogs) did everything possible to make sure I had an amazing and unique experience in Bali. We went to see off the beaten track waterfalls, rice paddies , and even to a party in their village. I will 100% be coming back the next time I am in Bali!!
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About the Host, Wayan
I am proud to be Balinese and I have my passion to share about my Island and Village to Bali visitors. I have been working in tourism industry for more than 20 years and have shown around many visitors and got so many great references about my work.
I love sharing the out of the tourist track of Bali Island and sharing with people a different experience in exploring Bali and all its beauty, culture and history.