Strategic Denpasar City Crash Pad

House - Entire home/apt · Jalan W R Supratman, Denpasar, Bali 80237, Indonesia
Emily

Strategic East Denpasar property on the main road into the city close to the by-pass making it easy to travel to all parts of the island from here.
This is Yok, Emily's husband's family home and he is on site to help in addition to the free wi-fi !

Your host, Emily
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Strategic East Denpasar property on the main road into the city close to the by-pass making it easy to travel to all parts of the island from here.
This is Yok, Emily's husband's family home and he is on site to help in addition to the free wi-fi !

The Space

Built in the early 1970’s by my husband’s father to accommodate his family of 10 this house would have been seen as the epitome of modern Indonesian architecture surrounded by verdant green rice fields on the main road into the city. Forty years on the location may not be so scenic as it is now Denpasar city central and the house has a distinct feeling of faded glory BUT it is still very well placed if you need easy access to Denpasar, Sanur, Seminyak and Ubud and you will definitely experience an authentic modern day Balinese family vibe.
My husband Yok will be your local host and on hand to give you his own unusual take on life in Bali after 10 years living in England!
I would particularly recommend it for someone looking for a safe place to stay whilst needing to be close to the city.

The property is now divided between the 3 sons and our third is to the rear, farthest away from the road. It is a simple open plan space consisting of a living room with kitchen area surrounded (email hidden) garden and the main double bedroom with large open air bathroom attached plus a second extra bedroom that sleeps three in a bunk and single bed.
In the living space there is a television and DVD player with a sofa and coffee table, a dining table with chairs, a desk and a basic kitchen with sink, fridge, double gas hob and toaster.
The main double bedroom has a large double bed with a cool kapok mattress, cotton sheets, a hanging rail for clothes and a powerful overhead fan combined with old fashioned wooden louvre windows for ventilation. The second bedroom (which is not photographed yet ) is slightly more basic with bunk beds and a large single bed but it also has a fan and louver windows for ventilation. This room is not quite so private but we thought we should offer it as an overspill room at an additional cost per person as we think it offers great value and we have had requests from families and larger student groups. See pricing details.
The large shared bathroom is built of stone and terrazzo with a nice hot shower and wash basin with a large mirror. Plenty of space for hand washing and drying towels and clothes.

Added bonus’s include :
1. FREE WI FI
2.The proximity of a very tasty little “Warung” run by my husband’s mother and sisters at the front of the property serving super fresh and very good value “nasi kuning” and “nasi bunkus” every morning, the perfect start to a working day or as a packed lunch.
3.The security provided by being part of a Balinese household and the location of the house at the back of the property.
4.Safe off road parking on site.
5. Yok’s local knowledge of Bali and Indonesia and the fact that he lived in England for 10 years so has an understanding of Western culture and speaks reasonable English.
6. Yok offers an airport transfer service and help with other transport issues.
7. Close to the public bus service operated on the by pass and bemo routes into Denpasar.

The down side is that Denpasar is a very noisy city. It is particularly noisy from about 7am - 9am during motorbike rush hour and many Balinese start work much earlier at 5am so this is not a good place for late risers. However it is quite relaxing during the day and a pleasant place to be in the evenings.This is not a tourist area so there is generally not late night music or drunken street noise.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the large open plan living space, kitchen and garden as well as the main bedroom and bathroom plus the extra bedroom. The only space you absolutely need to share with my husband who is your host is the bathroom if you are staying more than 3 days. There are alternative facilities in the compound for him but he prefers to use his own bathroom if possible. He is quick and clean! If you want privacy in the living areas that is fine but most guests so far have enjoyed talking with Yok.

Interaction with Guests

I am often in England but my Balinese husband Yok is your host and is happy to sit down and talk over coffee or respect your privacy. His unique take on Balinese life and his own experience in the west ( he lived in England for 10 years! ) means he is a useful source of information .

The Neighborhood

The strategic location of the property on a main road into Denpasar city and on the East side close to the By-pass makes it easy to travel to all parts of the island from here. There is a convenience store opposite and various 'local' style supermarkets nearby as well as the traditional markets and food sellers all along the main road. There are local buses into the main Denpasar market and the night market and Yok may also be able to accompany you depending on his work schedule!
Yok can also provide local transport information and there is free Wi-Fi to help you too.

Getting around

You can get buses and taxis from here most of the time and it is a short walk down to the main by pass where there are public buses all the way down to Nusa Dua.

Other Things to Note

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The property is located on main road , Jalan W R Supratman. It is very easy to find. See the main description of the space for further details.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $7 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $124 /week
Monthly Price: $441 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Very convenient place. Emily s husband went to the airport to pick up us and was really welcoming. The room was just large enough for us 4.

    April 2014
  • Had such an awesome time staying at the house in Denpasar. Gorgeous living area, the room is perfect, everything you need, wifi and even a dvd player and basket of dvds. What can I say about your host, Yok... Amazing man, will chat with you all day if you like, so ready to help with any information you could possibly need. Yok picked me up from the airport with a big name card and a bigger smile, made me feel instantly comfortable. I had no plan whatsoever for my month in Bali and Yok helped me have the most incredible month ever. I popped back for a good yarn and some fresh ideas when I was staying in other places... I can't recommend staying here enough. Perfect spot to get your bearings and orientate yourself from for the rest of the island.

    March 2014
    Emily
    Response from Emily:

    Thank you Aby for your lovely review. Yok enjoyed having you to stay, especially the pancakes you made him ! I am really pleased that his knowledge was so useful and that you had such a great time in Bali. We have now added a second room which he has just finished decorating so recommend us to you friends or better still come back soon!

    March 2014
  • I contacted Emily only a day or so before my planned arrival; she was really great and prompt at communication, very thorough and clear! She helped me arrange transportation there as well. Her husband Yok was there to greet me, show me around, and play host. Yok was honestly great: very polite and explained everything in the room, incredibly accommodating, and just a delight to chat with over coffee. It was like staying with a cool uncle who wants to take good care of you but who you can talk to and who treats you like an adult. :) He even offered to have me brought to the market to check out local Denpasar life, as well as drew me a map of the area in case I explored, and gave dining advice as well. Much of the living space is in the open and looks shared, but there's actually a lot of privacy and you feel like you have your own space. As for the room, it was impeccably clean and well decorated in a nice minimalist way. The open air bathroom is wonderful, with great hot water and shower! I was only able to stay one night, as I had a flight to catch, but I would love to come and stay again and explore Denpasar and surrounding area. *If you feel like everyone in Bali speaks English and caters to tourists and want a more authentic experience, definitely consider a couple of days in Denpasar.

    March 2014
  • My experience at this place was more than I could have asked for. My host Yok is a wonderful person, he and I became good friends and we are still in contact. He is very hospitable and we shared many memorable conversations over tea/coffee. He helped me get to know the greater Denpasar region, while imparting invaluable tips, local knowledge and interesting stories and opinions.

    The space was excellent and well maintained; upon arriving I instantly felt at home and comfortable. The kitchen and living area are open air and in my opinion gives quite a relaxed atmosphere. The bathroom has a hot water shower and is partially open air yet private. The bedroom is indoor, and spacious enough with high ceilings.

    When I return to Bali I will come here again.

    January 2014
    Emily
    Response from Emily:

    The feeling is mutual ! see you soon I hope....Yok is waiting ..

    January 2014
  • The bedroom is private, simple, clean and comfortable. The shared space (living room, kitchen) and bathroom are semi-open air (the bathroom is visually private, of course) - it's a really neat setup, in my opinion!

    Emily's husband, Yok, speaks very good English, and we shared a number of long conversations during my two-night stay in Denpasar. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and interact with a born-and-bred Balinese man who was open to sharing his opinions on life and the transformations occurring in Bali and Indonesia.

    Denpasar is a bustling city, and it seems to have very few tourist visitors. As a foreigner and someone traveling on foot (I walked around for about 4 hours each day) I got the impression that I was a bit of a novelty - something a warung owner deep down the side streets was kind of tickled to see. And I, in turn, was able to see a part of life on Bali that few tourists get to experience as they pass it by at 40 kph.

    December 2013
  • I did not meet Emily in person as she does not live here. Emily answered all my emails with the many questions that I had before deciding to stay. Despite her busy schedule she was always available afterwards as well if I had further questions. Yok speaks great English and can give you advice and directions anywhere. It is very quiet (I do not mind city traffic noise, this is a city) and the family are lovely. The place is mainly outdoor living, including the bathroom, so if you like camping you will love this place.

    November 2013
  • Yok's help alone was worth the fee for the room, he was completely invaluable with providing local knowledge. There doesn't seem to be much around Denpasar aimed at tourists, but as Yok told us, it only costs 3,500 rupiah to travel to Sunar which is very close.

    Highly recommend staying here, even if it is just as your initial staging area like we did. Couldn't have picked a better starting location and host!

    October 2013
  • We had a wonderful time in Denpasar! Yok helps a lot and knows everything about Bali. Who is searching for a typical Bali stay without other tourists find the right place here! The Warung in front of the house serves really good food!

    October 2013
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