About this listing
Read our reviews associated with our 3 rooms we currently let to get an insight into our services.
"THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT" (well nearly) Get to know the authentic Bali on a 2 or 3 night stay.
The room is most comfortable and the swimming pool is only yards away.
Very filling breakfast included.
Own private room with en suite shower room
all trips arranged in house if required
Good food (Indonesian or Western)
Thatched bar area
Taman Sari is a very special place to stay. Set in a true Balinese village location about 10 minutes walk of Anturan beach and 10 minute drive of Lovina central. The family run guest house is surrounded by walls to give privacy yet you may wish to venture outside to meet very friendly Balinese neighbors and friends. We can arrange all transportation for you and have our own outrigger boat for dolphin watching, snorkeling or fishing. Many trips including holy hot springs, water falls and other sight seeing can be arranged in house. A good hearty breakfast is included in the price. We are an Indonesian and English couple with two school age kids and hope to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible.
No smoking in bedrooms
HAVE 3 ROOMS WE CURRENTLY LET SO CAN ACCOMMODATE 6 ADULTS plus KIDS, (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY ) SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS
November to March is normally the rainy season in Bali and boat trips cannot be guaranteed as sea conditions can be too rough for outrigger boats. Heavy rain may fall followed by sunshine and should not spoil your enjoyment.
We hope to see you soon.
Alec and Yanti
Guests have access to pool, bar/ dining area, terraces, private kitchenette if required. Good film collection, wi fi.
Interaction with Guests
As little or as much as required
Set in the middle of a Balinese village surrounded by real Balinese people going about their day to day business, but well screened by walls to give privacy if required
10 minute walk from Anturan fishing village through rice fields. 5 minute drive of Lovina central with it's Western style restaurants and bars. Motorbikes and cars available to rent in house.
Other Things to Note
Its about relaxing! Many trips can be arranged in house. Airport and other transport requirements dealt with in house to save you headaches!
Just respect our home and furnishings.
Notre séjour chez Alec et Yanti est la définition même de ce que nous recherchions sur Airbnb.
Leur accueil, leur hospitalité, leur générosité, leur humanité, leur disponibilité, leur sourire, font que nous nous sommes sentis mieux qu'à la maison.
Pendant quelques jours, nous avons été accueilli non comme des invités mais comme des amis.
La chambre est mieux que sur les photos, le lit est très confortable, l'air conditionné top, salle de bain très propre, rien à dire !
Yanti nous a accueilli avec des jus de fruit frais, Alec et son ami guide à la guitare, puis nous nous sommes organisés pour aller en randonnée dans la jungle, les rizières et les cascades. Merveilleuse journée !
Nous avons rencontré une famille d'allemand dont la fille revenait pour la seconde fois tant elle a aimé son séjour ! Le soir nous avons partagé un buffet grandiose réalisé par Yanti (hôte et cuisinière hors pair), Alec nous a rejoint après le dîner pour nous faire partager un verre d'alcool de riz ! Le dernier jour il nous a déposé à 5h30 du matin sur la plage pour aller voir les dauphins !
En conclusion, le meilleur endroit pour séjourner à Bali est chez Alec et Yanti !
Merci pour tout et surtout ne changez rien.
Maxime et Claire
Thanks so much for your great review, we also loved having you stay here. Have put a Google translation below for our English speaking friends!
Our stay at Alec and Yanti is the very definition of what we wanted on Airbnb. Their welcome, their hospitality, their generosity, their humanity, their availability, smile, make us feel better than home. For a few days, we were not greeted as guests but as friends. The room is better than the pictures, the bed is very comfortable, air conditioned top, very clean bathroom, nothing to say! Yanti greeted us with fresh juice, Alec and his guide friend on guitar, and then we organized to go hiking in the jungle, rice paddies and waterfalls. Wonderful day ! We met a German family whose daughter was returning for the second time as she enjoyed her stay! In the evening we shared a great buffet created by Yanti (host and fabulous cook), Alec joined us after dinner for us to share a glass of rice wine! The last day he dropped us off at 5.30am on the beach to see dolphins! In conclusion, the best place to stay in Bali is at Alec and Yanti! Thank you for everything and do not change anything. Affectionately, Maxime and Claire
Alec and Yanti were great! Super helpful with everything, very friendly conversations. We appreciated their flexibility with letting us hang out before our airport transport came to pick us up after check-out time. Beautiful room, pool, and dining area. They can help set up tours to pick up at the house, massages at the house, or transportation to anywhere. We also enjoyed our dinner cooked by Yanti. Thanks guys!
What a wonderfull time we had! Stayed for 3 nights. Alec and Yanti are so nice and wonderfull people. The make your staying complete with fun, music and delicious food. There guide (Koman Dodik; he is also in Lonely Planet) took us for a private hickingtrip into the ricefields and waterfalls and it was very nice. And if you ask him he will play some Bob Marley songs on the guitar.
I also celebrited my birthday with them and Yanti cooked the best Indonesien meal ever.
If you are looking for a good laugh and nice time them you have to stay here.
Thank you Alec and Yanti!
Absolutely beautiful home and hosts! Alec and Yanti were responsive to all of our needs and more and helped us to have the best ending to our trip in Bali. The room and public area are pure paradise and the breakfast was the largest and most filling of all our homestays in Bali. Thank you, we hope to come back!!!
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour chez cette famille accueillante et aux petits soins pour ses hôtes
Alec a un réseau de connaissances pour organiser tout ce que l'on souhaite.
Le petit déjeuner est copieux et excellent.
Cette adresse est a recommander dans la région de Lovina.
We absolutly loved our stay in Lovina.
Yanti and Alec made us feel so welcome and this truly felt like a home!
The breakfast was fantastic and floating in the pool at night to "Blind Faith" was just magic. We were really sorry to have missed the Red Moon.
Alec set us up with his local Guide and with him we organized a fantastic snorkeling tour to Menjangan (MUST DO!!) and trips to waterfalls, hot springs and the beautiful Buddhist Temple. The Guide is just the Best.
You do live a little outside the centre of Lovina but in a authentic Bali neighbourhood with freindly people. If you want to relax from the busy and loud south, the North Coast is just the right place. And this stay was just the icing on the top.
We can also recommend cooking with Yanti. She took us to the market in Singaraja and got fresh ingrediants which we prepared together! And it was delicious!
Lovina may not have the most beautiful beach but you will get to see some great sunsets and the Warung Rasta serves good food to fair prices.
So if you want to escape the loud buzzy Bali, live with a super nice family in a beautiful, clean and comfy place then your search ends here.
Thank you once again!
Anne and Chris
I cannot say enough great things about the location and the hosts. I was a little sad to leave. Would have loved a few more days. Yanti and Alex were terrific. They helped arrange transport from the airport with a great driver. They brought in someone to talk about scuba training, hooked me up with someone who gave me an amazing tattoo, took me shopping, made excellent meals. All around really super people and I met some other guests that I hope to stay in touch with. Best part of my vacation so far. Thanks so much!!!
This host has 76 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Yanti
Hi, my name is Yanti. I am Indonesian married to an English Guy, Alec and have two lovely kids Eko now 13 and Cinta 8. We love to host and as you can see from our reviews people seem to enjoy our hospitality. We are here to make sure your stay with us is trouble free from start to finish. We can arrange everything for you in house including trekking, snorkelling and relaxing massages beside the pool. Our aim is to make your stay as relaxing as possible and we can handle all your transport and onward travel for you. Hope you decide to stay with us at Taman Sari.