About this listing
Stay at relaxed, low cost homestay in a private room right on the ocean. This is a homestay right on the beach at Balangan.
**Please read this description thoroughly before booking**
It is a family-run, laid back operation. The owners of this business are my Balinese family. They are the parents, aunts, uncles and cousins of the children I teach English classes to at Balangan beach. Many of my friends have enjoyed this place thoroughly. You'll wake up literally 10 meters from the ocean - even closer if it's high tide.
This property is rustic - think Robinson Crusoe.
The 16 rooms are basic, with bamboo-matt inside walls and mosquito nets.
There 4 share bathrooms for all guests:
The bathrooms have western toilets but without the usual electric flush system. In other words - you need to pour water into the toilet manually to flush it. This is very common practise in Bali's budget accommodation.
This homestay is located in a secluded, old school Bali location in a friendly beach bum atmosphere.
Enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the Indian ocean every evening.
There is a restaurant on the first floor with an ocean view which serves tasty western and Balinese food from morning to evening. Please note: Breakfast is not included in the rate. However you can buy a delicious western breakfast for US $3.50
You can hire scooters and surfboards on site.
I can arrange private car transfers at special rates with my preferred drivers to and from anywhere in Bali.
Located 45 - 60 minutes drive south of Bali's International airport.
Swimming, great surfing, amazing sunsets, grottos aplenty to explore with a quiet beach vibe.
This beach homestay has the Bali magic.
***Surfing and Swimming***
During the wetter months of December, January and February the surfing here is not good unless you get up really early before the wind picks up. Early in the morning there are fun waves small waves to enjoy. It is also during these months that rubbish can be found washing up on the beach do to the weather. However, if you can ride a scooter, you can rent one from the owners of this homestay and find other beaches nearby with better surfing conditions.
The best months (depending on swell) for experienced surfers on this beach are May, June, July, August, September, October and November. While March, and April can be good too.
This property is not my place - I manage it online to help this lovely Balinese family out. Most of the reviews you see on my Air BnB profile are for my place in Pandawa beach village. If you would like to stay there, please make a separate enquiry.
The place is all the way down the beach and taxis either cannot find it or refuse to take you all the way down. We're really busy so it's hard to coordinate a meeting at the top of the hill with your arrival. So please advise your flight or pick up details on booking. I will organise a driver who knows where we are located to collect your from The Airport, Kuta or Seminyak areas for 200 000 and take you all the way to the beach. From Ubud it is 300 000.
About the Host, Raquel
Writer, nature loving, people ponderer. I live on an amazing eco property in Bali's far south with my Balinese family. We're creating a tropical permaculture farm here. These days I spend most of my spare time planting seeds - both literally and metaphorically - with my Balinese partner Tommy, who grew up in nearby Uluwatu. I bought a motorcycle and named her Phylis. She gets a lot of attention around The Bukit. And rightly so - she's pretty hot.
I have listed three properties on Air BnB.
1. The place where I live - Beachside Permaculture farm & villa
2. My friend Pakir's family compound of 5 self contained studios in Ubud.
3. My Balinese family's beach shack - a guest house directly on the beach.