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, talking to our friend who we actually met in Candidasa and she summed things up perfectly, "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". It is a really clean, well maintained village with wide tree lined streets and everything that you could want.
Our place has a really friendly community feel and is nestled back in among other little homes, coconut palm trees, roosters and chickens and local Balinese families. It is very safe and child friendly. Candidasa is not a very big place, but has a main road running through the middle of town full on either side with many restaurants, lots of live music and many shops. Asri Shop, the main convenience store stocks everything: clothing, import swimwear, wooden carvings, food, drinks, toiletries, shoes, incense, sun block, EVERYTHING!
The water out the front of our place is clear and great for snorkeling. Not a huge beach but it is private and we think very beautiful. The tide varies depending on the moon cycle from very high when it comes up to the top of the big sea wall or very low when you walk out so far. 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. Also in the other direction, about 15 minutes is Virgin Beach (another white sand beach) which is also a must visit. There are many warungs so you can eat and drink and the restaurants provide day beds that you can lounge on.There are many scuba dive shops in Candidasa to take your pick from. We even have a pizza delivery service!!
We have a fantastic driver and tour guide that can meet all your transport needs. If you want to do some sight seeing, go for day tours, climb Mt Agung, hire a car or motorbike, we can help you with all that. 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.
To clarify, there is only one queen bed upstairs, with a super comfortable, high quality mattress. The other 1 or 2 beds are created by converting the modular lounges.The downstairs lounge converts into either 2 single beds or 1 King size.
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.
Also we do not have WIFI. If you need internet there are many places to go to access. Or if you would like, Komang can help you to get for your phone. Very cheap and easy to do and it is what we always use. Then you can use when ever you want during your stay in Bali.
There is one bathroom downstairs with combined shower, basin and toilet.
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 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, drinking water, body wash, body moisturizer, bath and beach towells and sheets of course!
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.
The Loaf is the best place to get a GREAT coffee and really yummy food. Highly recommend.
As we mentioned, we can help you with all your travel needs. We have a wonderful driver that we always use for all our guests. We can communicate about that more when you have made your reservation.
Other things to note
Please can we make note again that we do not have WIFI. If you wish to get internet it is a very simple and cheap process. Just talk to Komang and she will organize for you. The phone shop is just down the road and it is what we use all the time and it works very well.
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.