About This Listing
Our fully self contained beach pad is the perfect getaway for those who want a home away from home. Set in a compound, it is a safe and friendly environment. Only steps away to a white sandy beach with restaurants and shops on your doorstep
We're sitting here, showing our friend who we actually met in Candidasa our listing on Air bnb, and she said "Candidasa is just MAGIC! until you come here you can't understand. It's just a great place to be and you feel so at home".
The ocean as your back yard, our place is like nothing else you will find in Candidasa as you can see by the photos. There are plenty of expensive Villa's or one room bungalows but nothing in between and nothing as original as our (website hidden) has a really friendly community feel and is nestled in amongst other homes owned by westerners and local Balinese. It is very safe and child friendly. Candidasa is not a very big place, but has a main road full on either side with restaurants, some bars, and many shops. Across the road is Asri, the main convenience store which stocks everything: clothing, import swimwear, wooden carvings, food, drinks, alcohol, toiletries etc.
The water out the front of our place is clear and great for snorkelling. Padang Bai, is 15 minutes away where you can snorkel at Blue Lagoon and also where you catch a fast boat to the Gilli Islands which are a must see. There are many scuba dive shops in Candidasa to take your pick from. We even have a pizza delivery service!!
We have a fantastic transport and touring company that can fulfil all your needs. If you want to do some sight seeing, go for day tours, hire a car or motorbike, have a day trip snorkelling or fishing or book a fast boat to the Gilli's. Their office is located just out the front of our place so it is very handy.We always recommend that you use our drivers to bring you to our place as they know exactly where it is and can introduce you to Komang who will look after you during your stay. We can organise that for you when you book and help you in any way we can.
Downstairs is kitchen, living and bathroom with hot water in both kitchen and bathroom. Kitchen is well stocked and a great space to create in. Komang can help you with booking a massage, information about the area and any other help you may need. She just lives around the corner so is very handy to find when you need her.
The downstairs lounge converts into either 2 single beds or 1 Queen size. Lounge on top balcony also coverts in to one queen.
As you know, we don't have air con, but we do have overhead and pedestal fans both up and downstairs. It is a very well ventilated home and we find it most comfortable as there is usually a lovely sea breeze to cool things down.
For an afternoon of Europe style fun go to Potato Head in Semiyak. Also good is Ku De Ta, Merah Putih, Biku (great café that does High Tea). Oh so many places and so little time!!!! I could write for days!
So, most importantly, if you chose to visit with us, enjoy your stay and have the most wonderful holiday experience ever in 'Rumah Rukun' (which means House of Harmony in Balinese) your Bali home away from home.
Please help yourselves to our vast collection of DVD'S. They are there for you to enjoy. Also tea, coffee, sugar etc.
Interaction with Guests
We will not be present however Komang who speaks wonderful English will be your host and there to greet you when you arrive.
If you like yoga then the Gedong Gandhi Ashram is just down the road and has daily outdoor classes in a bale right by the ocean. you just pay a 50,000Rp donation. Such a beautiful place. They also have really great acupuncturists available in their clinic. White Sand Beach at Jasri is also a must see and only 15 minutes away. Surfers can head to Jasri and also Candidasa Main beach.
Our favourite place to eat in Candidasa is called Warung De Lima, which is opposite the Palms right at the beginning of Candidasa. It is super great. The food is always fresh and FANTASTIC! Tip, always ask for no MSG when ordering food. The Balinese love to put it in their food and as we know it is not good for you! Vincents is a beautiful restaurant. Perfect place to go for a special night out plus they have live Jazz. Just check out dates.
Lezat is a great place to have breakfast. Right on the ocean. Great service, lovely staff and good food and coffee.
As we mentioned, we can help you with all your travel needs. We have a wonderful transport company that we always use for all our guests. We can communicate about that more when you have made your reservation.
Consideration and respect. Because the house is mainly bamboo, wood and has a grass roof, we would prefer for safety reasons that you smoke outside.
We really enjoyed our time at the beach house. It was just the sort of relaxing experience that we were looking for from our trip to Bali. Komang was very helpful, she can help you organise anything. A few times we arranged for Komang to cook us breakfast and dinner. This was great as we have a 9 month old so we could put him to bed in the evenings and then sit on the front balcony and enjoy delicious home cooked meals. The beach house itself was clean, well equipped, and in a lovely setting. Candidasa had many options for restaurants and cafes too. The beach was literally right there, and while small, it was a great place to play with our son and do a little snorkelling. Plus, white sand beach (which was amazing, we spent many afternoons there) is only a short drive away. Kam and Harper were great - they were very friendly and good at communicating. They even allowed us to check out late on our last day so that our son could still have his afternoon nap before heading to the airport - we really appreciated this!
What a lovely family. We really enjoyed communicating with Angela and our whole experience with her. So happy to hear that they loved their time with us in Candidasa. Also glad to hear that they made use of Komangs culinary skills! We love her potato fritters for breakfast. We wish Angela and her family all the very best and that they keep on having wonderful holiday experiences.
Our erxperience with the Bali Bamboo House was very poor. We could not recommend staying there.
We (a couple with two kids) booked the Bali Bamboo Beach House für four days. We could only arrive one day late, because our son got ill, this is why we could not could after arrival.
We did not stay, and we prefered not staying and not getting money back, to staying.
Communication was very poor. We wrote three times that we do need the specific adress, did not get an answer. Finally they told us, they want to send the adress three days in advance, which they not did. We asked again one day bevore arrival, than, finally we got the adress.
Back home we wrote, that we did not like the house and asked to answer. We did not get an answer in one week.
In our opinion the house is not, as described. In fact, there are not 3 beds - in fact it is only one. Asked, where we could put our kids (2,5 and 6yrs), the personal at the house suggested to let them sleep on the balcony! (in the first floor,there´s hardly more space than the bed itself; when you convert the sitting room couch to a bed, theres no more space to sit.
It is not a beach house. There is no (white sandy) beach. On Picture Nr. 6 of the ad, they are pointing out "sunset from our beach" - though in front of the house is only a concret wall to the sea, there is no beach.
Too small, no beach, we did not stay.
We already wrote this points to Kam and Harper, no reply.
We too did not enjoy our experience with Phillip. When he arrived he was unpleasant and very negative about everything. We strive to be good communicators and so far have had very positive comments in that area. In the detailed description of our house we say that there is only one bedroom and one queen bed, and that the upstairs and downstairs lounges convert in to either a queen or 2 singles. Our house is a bamboo beach bungalow, not a huge 3 bedroom villa. The top deck is nearly 3 meters by 6 meters, the upstairs bedroom is 7x6 meters. We think that is plenty of space and feel quite hurt by Phillips negative comments and point of view. Most people comment how the photos do not do our place justice, that it is more lovely when they arrive and see it in person.We cannot be responsible if our guest does not read all the details about our house properly yet we are saddened as we want everyone's holiday to be wonderful.
In regards to Phillips comment about the beach, he obviously arrived at high tide when yes, the water does come up to the wall. If I could ask Mother Nature to keep the tide low for him to reveal the sandy beach then I would have but unfortunately I cannot. As hosts, we open our home and hearts to you. We do our very best to make your stay a happy one. and believe that the home we have built and created is both warm and inviting and special. We love our bamboo beach home and most everyone else does too. We are sorry that Phillip did not give himself the chance to enjoy time with his family in Candidasa. We also did not appreciate Phillip telling us by email all his complaints and that if we didn't fix the situation then he would leave us a harsh review. We chose not to reply and just to allow him to write his thoughts. We wish Phillip and his family all the best and hope that in future they find exactly what it is that they are looking for in their holiday accommodation.
Wir hatten eine schöne Zeit in Candidasa und genossen Kam and Harpers liebevoll eingerichtetes Bambus-Haus.
Es bietet alles nötige und wichtige. Vorallem läd der Balkon mit Blick auf das Meer zum entspannen uns seelebaumeln lassen ein, dabei immer das Rauschen der Wellen im Ohr. Die Nachbarschaft ist sehr ruhig und beschaulich.
Candidasa eignet sich als Ausgangspunkt um Balis Osten zu erkunden, dabei sollte man mobil sein oder vor Ort Transfers oder Ausflüge organisieren, was mit Leichtigkeit und spontan funktioniert, da doch zahlreiche Angebote wahrgenommen werden können.
Einen richtig grossen Strand wird man in Candidasa nur schwer finden, jedoch bieten sich viele Möglichkeiten und Plätze am Meer die Zeit zu verbringen.
Es gibt genügend Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants entlang der Hauptstrasse welche durch Candidasa führt, leider hört man den Verkehr auch in der Unterkunft.
Im Grossen und Ganzen hatten wir eine schöne Zeit und wer plant in Candidasa zu übernachten, dem kann ich Kam und Harpers Haus nur empfehlen.
Lovely house in Candidasa.
Comfortable bed, lots of seating areas and good shower, great balcony to sit out on and listen to the sea.
Small note to guests:
the bathroom is quite exposed, no door and open roof which wasn't a problem for us but worth noting!
Komang and her sister in law did a great job of cleaning and were lovely and polite. It is set in a compound with balinese families and whilst friendly, they can be slightly intrusive and pushy with offering their services, which was the only downside to our stay.
Lots of places to eat nearby, our favourites were Vincent's and Lezat. there is a nice italian place with live music which I have forgotten the name of but that was great too.
We went to the white sand beach, it was fine but much nicer beaches in Gili islands - highly recommend getting the boat over there!
Great communication from Kam and Harper, shame we didn't get to meet them!
Kam picked us up from the airport and made a couple of stops on a big supermarket, to get what we need for the weeks and on a cute night market to get something to eat, which was great.. when we arrived at the bamboo house we were speechless.. it's exactly how it is described but when you're seeing it in real, it's way better! We also had the feeling to get everything we need, whenever we need it from our friendly hosts. The best for us was the balcony with couch and seaview.. and after a warm day in bali you can comfortly join the bed to sleep with the sound of waves brushing onto the frontwall of the beach.. but also quiet and you feel very safe.. if you want to swim you can use the beach right in front but there are some stones under water.. but the next white sand beaches are in each direction along the coast just around 10 minutes by car or motorbike, like we did.. it was the best vacation we ever had and are thankfull that we got a little beautiful bamboo house which is just a gathering of awesomeness.. so don't wait to go there, it's a must do experience! Greets Tim& Annika
We had the pleasure of meeting Annika and Tim and what a delightful couple they are. Such a joy to have come and stay with us. So warm and friendly. We are both so happy to hear that they really enjoyed themselves and got to experience all the sights and wonders of this beautiful area of Bali. We wish them all the very best in their life and maybe one day we will see you in Bali again! Happiness.
The only thing Kam and Harper couldn't help with was to extend our vacation in this peaceful harbor on the Paradise Island (they'd have to convince my boss to allow this, which is practically impossible). Apart from that our staying was impeccable, we got everything that was promised and even more - we felt ourselves at home, invited to a friend's house, and we will definitely come back again and again.
Thanks to both Kam and Harp for this exceptional Bali experience as well as for personal and friendly attitude
Give us your bosses number and we're on it!!! What are friends for! Such a joy to meet you and your family and we are so grateful. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, you have impeccable taste! We wish you much happiness until we see you again. It was our pleasure to be there for you and your beautiful family. See you again.