About this listing
Lack of tourists, no rush, never too busy and this place all to yourself. This is what we call holiday. Enjoy!
In Jasri, a small village, on the east side of Bali close to the city Amlapura, we rent out our Balinese type cottage, furnished to western standards. You will have a splendid view on a fancy moored garden and also on the impressive Gunung Agung, with it's 3150m it earns the title of the highest mountain of Bali.
The cottage is situated in a resort which exists of several other holiday bungalows, all mostly owned by Dutch families. The resort is only a 100 meters away from the beach.
The cottage has:
- WIFI (mobile WIFI)
- complete furniture
- 2 bedrooms for max. 4 persons
- comfortable box spring beds European size
- 1 bathroom
- electric boiler for warm water
- kitchen + kitchen appliances (fully equipped)
- air conditioning in all bedrooms
- ceiling fan in all rooms
- TV and DVD
- terrace with terrace furniture
- nicely moored garden with Jacuzzi (hot water) and shower
Enough to experience 'Eat, Pray, Love'.
We call our Jacuzzi the Jacuzzi, but it is actually a plunge pool in which hot water is added for a nice temperature of the water. The pool is provided with a whirlpool function. Bubbles for everyone! When we have guests the pool is cleaned and maintained by our gardener daily. Next to the pool there is a shower to rinse off the sweat, (sea) sand or any dirt before you go into the water.
The bedrooms have air conditioning and a ceiling fan. There is a bathroom present with an European style toilet, wash-hand basin and shower (hot and cold water). Each day our maid keeps the house clean and organized for you!
For an extra fee our maid will cook amazing local food for lunch and/or dinner.
The beach is nearby, however, mainly used by locals for their ceremonies. This is amazing event for photographic opportunities! The nearest beach for snorkeling and swimming is Pasir Putih, 15 minutes drive. The locals can give you directions. Or you can ask for our driver to take you there. If you prefer diving, ask our driver and he will take you for a day trip to Amed. This is a scenery trip where you can see Bali's famous and most beautiful rice fields.
You can make use of all kitchen appliances and tv, dvd.
We do have a washer. If you want your laundry done, ask Koman. She has access to the washer.
In the main bedroom is a locker for your personal and valuable belongings. It fits an ipad/tablet, but not a laptop.
Interaction with Guests
You will have the house all for yourself during your stay. That is why I cannot greet you in person. I will be at home in The Netherlands. Thanks to mobile phones and internet, you can reach me anytime. Our Nyoman, the house manager, will be your local contact. You will receive the contact numbers of staff during your stay.
The people of the village have their ceremonies on the beach.
There is a chocolate plantation nearby (walking distance) with a shop. Do visit them and ask the locals for direction.
Ask our staff or Anom and or Komang Wisna (our designated drivers) for activities in the neighborhood. Have you ever considered a walking tour on the sawa's (rice fields)?
If you need transportation, we recommend the following options:
- day trips, we have a pool of designated drivers with MPV's/passenger van including airconditioning. Negotiate a price before the trip. The drivers have excellent knowledge of the area and speak English
- White Sandy Beach (Pasir Putih)/Karangasem/Amlapura/Amed/Candidasa/Ujung Water Palace: take the public bus. These are orange vans which can take up to 10 people. You stop them on the street, ask for the price and then hop on. For a small extra fee they drive you to the house!
- Go cycling! Karangasem area is quite a flat county just like the Netherlands. Bring your bike! Or rent a bike.
- Go hiking! It is beautiful out there. Especially early in the morning and watch the fishermen returning to the beach. Take a hiking trip through the sawa's (rice fields) or take the d-tour to the Pasir Putih beach.
- Spa/wellness? Ask our house maid to call for a massage, pedicure and/or manicure. This is done on the verandah. For wellness, get into the plunge pool and turn the hot water jacuzzi on. Life is good, don't you think?
Other Things to Note
In this climate in Bali you will get an invasion of ants in the house when you spill food or beverages without cleaning up after.
Just be nice and friendly to the people. Treat your house as if it was yours.
This is an amazingly relaxing house. It is located close to the sea, a large town for groceries and a tourist village for restaurants but is about 2 hours from Denpasar so you feel like you are living in the real Bali. It is just a 30 minute trip through the mountains to the crystal clear waters of the north coast. The verandah, where we ate all our meals and relaxed reading, is in the shade of a large tree and catches the cooling sea breezes. We spent a lot of time in the spa pool which can be warmed at night to take the chill off it. The house maid came every day and is a lovely friendly lady. We had a great 2 weeks there.
Liebe Shirley, ein wunderschönes, sehr gut geführtes Haus, vielen Dank dafür. Wir haben die Zeit sehr genossen. Wir sind viele Monate auf Bali unterwegs gewesen und haben viele Vergleichsmöglichkeiten und Dein Haus zählt zu den wirklich guten Häusern. Sehr sauber, toll ausgestattet, man fühlt sich wie zu Hause. Ein wunderschöner Garten und die unaufdringliche und fürsorgliche Betreuung von Komang, Kadek und Nyomann - Klasse!
Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable a Jasri chez Shirley, la maison est superbe et très bien équipée, le jacuzzi est très agréable pour se rafraîchir après une chaude journée.
Le personnel était très gentil bien que pas très bavard. La cuisinière était très sympa malgré qu'elle ne parle pas très bien anglais, on a su se comprendre très vite! Par contre quand on a essayé de demander des informations concernant les restaurants alentours, les endroits ou faire quelques courses, je ne sais pas si c'est par timidité, mais le manager a eu énormément de mal a nous répondre et on a souvent eu un silence en réponse a notre question.
Sinon en dehors de ça, très efficace, on a eu un problème avec le wifi et il a résolu le problème en une matinée!
Si vous cherchez un endroit paisible et silencieux, cette maison est l'endroit idéal! On a pu admirer une superbe pleine lune sur le bord de mer, magnifique!
We decided on this villa for our final stay after the excitement of Sanur and Ubud. The villa was very nice, just a short walk from a black-sand beach, and a short drive to a white-sand beach with excellent swimming. Shirley was very helpful via email, and we enjoyed our stay. I would especially recommend this villa to someone who wants to get away from the busy city districts and would like a calm stay more in the country. As other people have mentioned it is a good base to use while exploring eastern Bali.
The maid cooked several delicious dinners for us, although we had to ask her to use the bottled water since we are from the USA and not used to the local water. The only thing lacking was the wifi was very slow, but for rural Bali this is not too surprising. We were able to check our email, but don't expect to be watching youtube.
Wifi is slow because of the location at foot of a mountain and coast. Nevertheless we will always try to keep the wifi equipment up-to-date as much as we can. Drinking water is alway available in the cooled water bottle tank. For cooked meal we use tap water as this was proofed to be save enough for the past 18 years we and our guests have been here, but we always will respect guest's wishes if they prefer the bottled water when cooking meals. Thank you Jim for your remarks and we hope to see you back again in Jasri!
Das Haus entspricht zu 100% der Beschreibung, Garten- und Jacuzzi-Pflege vorbildlich, Housekeeping perfekt - zudem ist das Dienstmädchen eine sehr gute Köchin. Vielen Dank!
We (two couples) spent 7 days in Jasri - the village turned out to be perfect for exploring the eastern part of the island. Shirley's house is a beautiful Balinese-style cottage. It is clean, practical and comfortable, ideal for two couples traveling together. Located in the neighborhood of similar houses, it guarantees relax and silence. Photos posted by Shirley fully reflect the true appearance of the house and beautiful garden.
We treated the house as a starting point for daily trips - Anom, one of the staff, has proved to be not only a great driver, but also a wonderful guide. Thanks to him we could enjoy the magnificent views of Bali and at the same time get to know the local places and markets with real Balinese food.
Considering great rental price, you will be delighted to stay in Jasri!
About the Host, Shirley
My parents, brother and I own this beautiful place in Jasri. We built this house more than 10 years ago and recently renovated. We are Dutch and live in the Netherlands. We travel occasionally to Bali, especially my parents who are both retired and have time to spent their holidays in Jasri.
As retired employees of a Dutch airline we are used to travel and see the world.
When we are not at our house in Bali the house is available for guests from Airbnb. With this we can provide an extra income for our local house staff.
We hope to welcome you as our guest soon! Enjoy your holiday on Bali.