SUDAJI - Selat Bali Hand-carved Gladak

Entire bungalow hosted by Ayu Kadek

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Furry friends welcome
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Have you ever slept in a work of art? From the artesans of Java to the farmers of northern Bali, this stunning 50-year old hand carved Gladak (teak house) housed original East Javanese owners before making its way by boat across the Selat Bali (Bali Strait), to be fully reconstructed on quiet farmland at the fringes of the charming village of Sudaji. Made completely of teak wood, no nails were needed for the reconstruction of this unique home, its hand carved walls skilfully slotted together.

The space
Guest’s to Sunsetsala, a charming property laying in a valley of palm-dotted ricefields at the fringes of the traditional village of Sudaji, are offered the unique experience of spending a night in stunning work of Indonesian art. Carved by Javanese artesans, the Selat Bali Hand-carved Gladak is a uniquely constructed 4 x 5m room with attached bathroom and private 2x5m terrace. Made entirely entirely of teak wood the hand carved walls slot together around a raised platform of wooden floorboards. Covered by a high roof built built over a carved central beam, the stunning walls and high roof permit the cool mountain air and relaxing sounds of nature to drift into a room equipped with charming wooden furnishing including a comfortable queen sized bed protected with a mosquito net. The otherwise traditional structure has been modified to include electricity outlets, heated water and wifi access.

From your large private deck you have immediate views of vegetable gardens set upon a backdrop of ricefields and will observe local farmers going about their daily activities of cultivating the land according to traditional methods. And, the farming day draws to a close you will be treated to stunning views of the sunset over over the mountains and valley, the song of birds and frogs interrupted only by the distant sound of chanting and gamelan music as the proud villagers keep Balinese religious traditions and art-forms alive.

The Selat Bali Hand-carved Gladak is ideal for the guest appreciate of traditional artistry eager catch a glimpse of village life in rural Bali or find a tranquil base, surrounded by pristine nature, from which to explore northern Bali and the magnificent Sekempul waterfalls (a beautiful 20 minute motorbike drive through forests and villages).

For other houses on this unique property see:
Sudaji Gazebo (stunning views for 1-2 people)

Sekempul Falls Teak House (for a larger space)

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

River view
Mountain view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
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Where you’ll be

Sudaji , Buleleng, Indonesia

Sunsetsala is an integrated part of the village upon whose fringes it lies. Our direct neighbours are a delightful and friendly priest and his wife and two girls. While they do not speak English, they and the farmers and villagers who wander about the area convey the warmth and friendliness that has long drawn overseas guests to rural Bali.

Guests will be able to wander up by foot to the charming village where they can find basic shops and warungs, or visit the bustling morning market for fresh produce. They might also wish to venture further to the beach (10 minutes drive north) Singaraja city (15 minutes drive to the west), Air Saneh (20 minutes drive east), Lovina (40 minutes drive to the west) or make a day trip to Menenjangan Island for Bali’s best snorkelling (2 hours away).

8°9′4″ S 115°9′27″ E

Hosted by Ayu Kadek

  1. Joined in March 2018
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  • Kadek Ayu

During your stay

Guests to Sunsetsala are looked after by Ibu Ayu and Ibu Komang. They are available to assist you, keep the premises tidy and provide information about local local surrounings. Ibu Ayu and Ibu Mangku will provide breakfast and prepare additional meals upon request (see above). Balinese cookery classes are also available with Ibu Ayu (additional cost). Ibu Mangku's husband Pak Mangku, a local priest (Mangku), is available upon request to perform a cleansing ceremony (additional cost). You will find opportunities to meet locals in the village as well as the farmers who wander about the surrounding ricefields, going about their daily activities and traditional methods of cultivation. You may also wish to arrange for a massage from our wonderful local masseuse who can provide a traditional Balinese massage in your room or on Sunsetsala's open air living area for 150, 000 IDR.

You will also share the space with the neighbouring chickens and ducks who wander freely about the property, as well as the crickets, birds, frogs and geckos who song provide the soundtrack to the breathtaking sunset that gives Sunsetsala its name.
Guests to Sunsetsala are looked after by Ibu Ayu and Ibu Komang. They are available to assist you, keep the premises tidy and provide information about local local surrounings. Ibu…
  • Languages: English, Bahasa Indonesia
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

Cancellation policy