About this listing
A peaceful slice of paradise at the foot of Mount Agung.
Kubu Carik: literally translated: A hut in the rice fields.
Nestled in an oasis of green, overlooking the rice fields, Kubu Carik (pronounced Kubu Charik) offers a secluded retreat from the crowds. Everything you will need to escape from it all.
Private bungalows with each its own balcony overlooking the endless rice fields at the foot of the majestic volcano Gunung Agung. Here at Kubu Carik the outdoors meets the indoors with all the open spaces like our dining area adn living area.
Even from our fresh water pool you can enjoy the endless view.
Probably one of Bali's best kept secrets in the East of Bali.
Our pool is open to all guests - enjoy the cooling water and the amazing view of the rice fields at the same time.
Interaction with Guests
Every guest is treated as a friend with whom we would like to share all we know of Bali.
Kadek will treat you to home cooked Balinese meals or if you prefer he can prepare some amazing hamburgers!
Every one is either included in our daily life here (including impromptu parties) or left to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the East of Bali.
I speak English, Indonesian, German, Dutch and a little bit of French.
Besides extensive exploring of the rice fields right on our door step there are plenty of interesting places to visit in Karangasem.
Trek the many stairs of the Lempuyang temple, visit the cooling pools of Tirtagangga, step back in time in the Royal Palace in Amlapura or see how we shop for everything you can imagine in Amlapura.
A beautiful white sand beach is only short drive from our place or you might want to go snorkeling in Amed?
We can assist you with scooter rental or a driver with a car. For those more adventurous we can arrange a local "bemo" (mini bus).
Other Things to Note
Breakfast is included in the room rate and includes fresh home baked bread, home made jams and real butter!
We are trying to set an example in our area - please re-use your water bottles!
Smoking is permitted except in the bedrooms. Each bungalow has it's own private balcony where you may smoke.
Respect others and your environment!
Nous avons passé trois jours magnifiques dans la villa de Claudia et kadek. Le jardin est arrangé avec goût et la piscine est jolie. Notre hôte kadek nous a montré ses talents de cuisinier en nous faisant découvrir les épices et de nouvelles saveurs. Nous avons également fait une excursion dans les rizières en sa compagnie. La vue du balcon est fantastique mais la chambre est assez simple. Le personnel balinais est accueillant. Je recommande donc c'est endroit pour ceux qui souhaitent s'éloigner des bruits tumultueux des villes et villages. Séjour très agréable loin du reste du monde! Merci kadek.
This hidden place is wonderfull !
The view, the pool, the region !!!
But most of all, our host, Kadek was such a nice and friendly person and certainly one of the best cook in Bali ! Our best meal experience in Bali in 3 weeks ! Give Kadek a few hours to prepare you an authentic family meal, you will never forget it !
Kadek is also very intetested in local culture. he we always tell you more about plants, vegetable, animals, rice culture, local religion or architecture,... he will also provide anything you wish (scooter, day trip, cooking lesson,...).
Do not hesitate to stop here for 2 or 3 days or even more,... and let thr time flow.... you won't regret it !
One word (or two in fact): truly great place !
If you are looking for some tranquility in nature, but still nearby for everything, this is the place.
Great views, rice field walks, temple visits etc nearby. We even did a day trip to Amed cost for some nice snorkeling.
But what really makes a difference, was the host (thank you again Kadek!). He took care of us, and helped us for any type of trip. But most of all: best cook of Bali ! Delicious cooking, Best diners we had on Bali...
The kids still want to say hello to Robin & Oreo ;-)
Thomas & Astrid, Belgium
The Kubu Carik is an utterly amazing place- I highly recommend it for a stay. When you pull up, you peek through the trees and wonder at what you see. But once you are on the property, the views are clear- you are looking down on the terraced rice paddies for an entire village. It's utterly beautiful and not far away- you can walk down into the fields in less than 4 minutes. It is immensely tranquil to be there (gourmet food, infinity pool, lovely cats and dogs, sheer beauty, the almost constant wind and perfect temperatures) but also very educational. We were able to take a walk through the fields and the village, to visit with a neighbor in their yard, take a cooking class, and participate in creating the decorations for a gigantic Hindu ceremony. And there were tons of other day-trips we could have taken- snorkeling in Amed, mountain biking, visit the local water temple and water palace, etc. We stayed for three days- we could haves easily stayed for a week. We had an AMAZING experience and it was our favorite place to stay in all of Bali (and we traveled all over). An especially big THANK YOU to Kadek, the chef/half-owner/manager for all the time and care you took of me and my daughters. You were generous with both your time and your tales- we learned so much from you. Thank you!
Claudia and Ketut are running a unique and very special experience at Kubu Carik. The environment is superb, with absolutely stunning views and peaceful surrounds. One feels a world away from the busy Bali that exists not far away.
The rooms are gorgeous with a charm and craft that is just delightful.
Claudia is a great host with a wealth of knowledge and insight. I think we spent the majority of our stay philosophising and enjoying long discussions over very lengthy breakfasts! Thank you Claudia!
And the food... Best I've had in Indonesia. Absolutely divine. Thank you Ketut!
A truly memorable place; we'll be back.
It was my best New Year celebration in Bali that I ever had. 4 nights 5 days wasn't enough for me...Kubu Carik is very amazing place, not because only the location but the owner (Claudia and Pak Kadek)..they are very kind and lovely persons. And there are 4 lovely dogs as well, Robin, Scoopy, Mojo and Macan...they are sooooo CUTE :) and friendly.
Hopefully I can see them all soon....
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About the Host, Claudia
Grew up in South East Asia - mainly Indonesia, which is why I had to come back. I like to share what I know about Indonesia and why I love it there.
Hosting guests is a passion - whether it is great food, long discussions about life in Asia or showing my favorite places in the area - you will be treated as visiting friends.