Stephanie

SECRET clean BUDGET yoga STUDIO

Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
2 Beds
$33
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This host offers flexible cancellation: Full refund 1 day prior to arrival, except service fee.

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Super private GIGANTIC open floor plan, CLEAN with huge YOGA studio. Two twin beds and kitchenette with Million Dollar View$ on a budget price. Sheer floor to ceiling curtains, a relatively mosquito free zone in middle of jungle and rice fields.

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Massive yoga studio that is about 20' X 40' = 800 square feet of giant open space to bliss out in overlooking the jungle and with 3 big statues of Ganesh, Siwa, and Saraswati for photo shoots in your yoga poses!!! They are about 5 foot tall !! Floor to ce

Massive yoga studio that is about 20' X 40' = 800 square feet of giant open space to bliss out in overlooking the jungle and with 3 big statues of Ganesh, Siwa, and Saraswati for photo shoots in your yoga poses!!! They are about 5 foot tall !! Floor to ce


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Property type: House
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)

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Weekly Price: $180 /week
Monthly Price: $594 /month
Cancellation: Strict

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5 nights minimum stay
This is what happens when you open the front door.  It is just ridiculous!!  Freshly planted rice fields terraced as far as you can see in all directions to a line of palm trees.  Distant towards the right are the mountains of Bali where you can watch the

This is what happens when you open the front door. It is just ridiculous!! Freshly planted rice fields terraced as far as you can see in all directions to a line of palm trees. Distant towards the right are the mountains of Bali where you can watch the

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February 2015
Stephanie
Response from Stephanie:

Hey Paul, I felt a little reserved about renting to you after you asked about a possible cancel of the reservation because the distance to your classes. You started off unhappy because you didn't look at the map to see a road doesn't cut through the river directly to you class. I was sad you started of disappointed before you even got here.

The map is clearly marked, and you said you didn't check it, so there is nothing I can really improve about that on my part, just check more in the future to see if the location is a right fit for you before you book, yeah? :) Be best for all involved.

I offered motorbike rental and pushbike rental and several taxi guys ready to whisk you away anywhere you would like to go on island, so the choice that you decided to walk doesn't really affect the apartments listing, does it?

I cleaned the apartment myself the day before you arrived, and someone stayed there, so I cleaned it again myself the morning you arrived, so saying the kitchen and surfaces were dirty is quite perplexing to me because I'm a clean freak and recleaned EVERYthing I had cleaned the day before.

I had run to town to buy you new bath towels, kitchen towels, snacks, water, sponges, shampoo, conditioner, soaps, dish soap, bug spray, etc, yet I had time to make sure everything was clean, including the sink, stove, fridge, glass on cabinets, counter, etc---there was NO time for even dust to settle before you arrived! Not sure about this statement or that there was anything I could do to make you happier.

It is a budget studio, with a one burner stove, so there is only one pot and one pan---one will fit at a time on the burner, and usually one person or two rents the studio, so it's quite adequate and doesn't need a 10-pc set for family dining. There are 4 place settings of dishes in case you have company. What more do you need?

The bottom few inches of the white curtains (netting) are a bit dirty from curtains swaying in the breeze 24 hours a day, but are by no means filthy, I will try to get them washed, they are delicate and can only be sent to cleaners so many times before its a $250 replacement for them. Thanks for pointing that out though.

The time of the year you were here we have locusts like bugs that swarm into the light, so it's not always the case, they are maddening for everyone everywhere, trust me!! But its just a timing issue, not year round.

There is an oversized bench in the studio….about 7 feet long….there is no way you missed it! lol. And usually people just pull out the bottom bed half way and use it as a couch, leaning against the other bed for lounging and relaxing. In fact, when its super super hot outside, I find myself going down there to sit on my computer and work because it is so naturally cool down there.

You are right about it needing another table, aside from the kitchen one--I'm on the lookout for one, along with a cabinet of some sort for clothes, I usually don't have people rent it for a month, it's really meant for a few days or a week, for budget minded people who desire a nice clean, safe, private, nature area with all the basic amenities. :)

You should have used the expensive unlimited wifi card I gave you--reception is great! It was probably the brand you had on your phone, it is tricky on this ridge, and one company will work in one house, while it won't work next door or across the street. But the one I had given you for unlimited internet works perfect here in this house! :)

I have spoken to the maid, who said she made both your beds, took your laundry, sheets and towels to cleaners, did your dishes, wiped the bathroom down, swept and mopped. Maybe you guys kept it so clean you couldn't tell? :) We were in constant communication by email while you were there, I wish you would have mentioned it so I could have checked it while you were here.

Bathroom--sorry I don't have any art up or decorations besides a mirror, yes it's basic and the one corner of the bathroom holds water from the floor being uneven if you decide to spray water on that side of the big bathroom--that is what the blue handle squeegee is for. What cistern are you talking about--I don't have a cistern in the bathroom? There is nothing else in the bathroom besides a mirror, shower, toilet, squeegee, window, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toilet scrubber and few 5-gallon plastic water bottles for refill. Rather confused, no cistern here!

It is only 15 minute walk to the bridge, you should have caught a $1 taxi to where you were going so you wouldn't exert yourself. Of course, you could also rent motorbike, push bike, arrange for taxi, etc. I understand you had a class you were taking--maybe you could have arranged one of the taxi guys here on the road to take you in at same time everyday for good price to make your stay happier? (on the bright side I guess you can be proud of yourself for all that exercise--even I don't walk that much and I live here!) Again, nothing I can really do to make your stay happier, and your private feedback that I provide an on-call taxi service for guests is out of the question, only high end hotels can afford to do such a thing!! We are only 7 minutes from the grocery store, most people rent motorbikes or make a deal with a taxi guy, if I had an on-call taxi service, it would cost more than you paid for rent! Not do-able.

I have stayed in many home stays, hostels, rentals throughout Asia. In fact, I was in Thailand for the last week of your stay at my house….and when I got back home and checked on the studio where you stayed, I had to wonder aloud, "Whyyyy couldn't I find such a nice, big, clean and private place to stay like this anywhere??"

I really am a clean freak, so I make sure it's more western style standard clean than Asian style. It is a huge space, private and stunning view, I'm glad you left some positive references in my private feedback. :) Cheers to you and hope you had fun learning Bahasa Indonesian…I'm taking a class next week from somewhere different. :)

February 2015

November 2014
Stephanie
Response from Stephanie:

Hey guys, wow…I was upstairs the entire month, available to talk to you the entire time. You could have let me know any issues you were having in person, or when Ayu the maid came to clean, you could have let her know. If you missed me at home, you could have slipped a note under my door or messaged me through here on airbnb. I changed the lightbulb you said you couldn't reach (even though you are taller than me!) I gave you a full wifi card when you arrived, unused, purchased 5 gallons of water and cold bottles of water in fridge, new water dispensers and full tanks of gas for you and you had fresh coconuts and flowers on several occassions. The ENTIRE kitchen was new, Fridge, Stove--you were first to use it, and Sink, so I'm not sure what wasn't clean, the maid cleaned the day you arrived and I checked it myself. There are two pools that you can use on the road just a few minutes walk away, for equivalent of $1.60usd, but sometimes they even waive that if you order food or drinks. I am really confused on why you didn't come upstairs to ask/mention anything even one time during your stay. No cleaning 'equipment' was needed, even though Ayu's (the maids) mother went into the hospital several times during your stay, when she was available, she came to clean for you. Each time you left quite a mess with trash, food, clothes and bottles strewn about and she would call me down to witness what she had to clean because we aren't used to college dormitory style messes, but she cleaned it each time and I never mentioned it to you. I'm wondering what was missing in form of kitchen: pot, pan, plates, bowls, utensils, spatulas, cups, glasses, pitcher, saucers, forks, spoons, can opener, wine opener, chopsticks, etc were there in the kitchen. The toilet seat and sprayer are brand new, never used. I did come to you to apologize about the water, it was a long dry season (just google it) and I came to explain that the Entire Village was out of water on and off at half day intervals governed by the village. At this time would have been nice to hear any of this you had to say, but you mentioned nothing at all…??? I think your review is full of untruths and if you were unhappy at any given time, I was only upstairs for your entire stay, you could have contacted me at any time to make your stay more happier or direct you to the pools. :) I think it is quite odd that you put this part of the review in English, yet the other private parts of the review in a language that needs translated, not sure why you would do that.

November 2014

June 2014

May 2014
Stephanie
Response from Stephanie:

Hi guys. Glad you enjoyed and made it home safe! I am so sorry about the electricity issues. They started with the guests prior to you and I'm disconnecting the house from the rest of the property for its own breaker, so that should help. You guys were absolutely lovely and you seem like a genuinely happy family. What is funny is that I had purchased an instant hot kettle while you were in the apartment, so I now have that. I usually enjoy the firing up of the stove and pouring the water in the french press...I think its a ritual I have become accustomed to. There are proper knives and spoons there, but no butter knives, so I can put that on my list, thank you! I could add to the big butcher knife...there used to be a great set of knives there but have disappeared, so I will put that on my list too! :) Thank you so much for staying and I hope you really showed that friend of yours how to BBQ proper...I need to know what restaurant it is so i can go try it out. Being a southern girl, I know good BBQ when I get it. :) OH, the chickens....yes, hard to escape that in Bali....we are in the middle of the jungle and rice fields. It is nice to be out of town a bit and I would trade the chickens for heavy traffic, smog and loud bikes any day. Hope to see you in SA sometime! Would love to personally try that BBQ!
Bless,
Stephanie

May 2014

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Stephanie
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Member since October 2011
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