About this listing
This is our beloved home. We are out of the country and are looking for nice people who want to experience being in Bali to be in our home. It is light, airy, breezy, quiet and has wonderful energy.
This is our beloved home in Bali. If you want to visit Bali and not just be a tourist in a hotel, this is step number one!
The house is light and has lots of fresh air. The living room and dining area are all open to the garden, so you always feel nature close by. My favorite part of the house is the large open “bale bengong” which is an open pavilion great for dance, quiet music practice, yoga, or taking a nap in the afternoon breeze.
Our family is Balinese and they live down the private road that leads to the house, so if there is an emergency you have people nearby, but if you like to have a place to rest and relax, this is a lovely home. It’s not a hermetically sealed five star hotel. It is our home (which we love and miss). It is great for a family or a couple who want a home away from home.
We have our cousins (and husband and wife team) who help us keep the house clean and also take care of the garden. They can be there to help you, or if you’d rather have more privacy and take care of the cleaning yourself, that is also an option.
Birds singing, crickets at night, gamelan drifting through the trees…
You will have full access to one large bedroom, the entire kitchen, dining room, living room and a BIG open space that we use for dance rehearsal. The house has two bathrooms, including one (pictured) that is very large and has hot water for showers. The second restroom is smaller and is cold water only (traditional Indonesian water!). We keep one bedroom (the smaller one) to store our things while we are away. So you'll have one bedroom for your use.
Interaction with Guests
We are out of the country at the moment, but you will see my cousins who help take care of the house. They don't sleep there, but you'll see them and also you'll see members of my family giving offerings at the various shrines in the house. Welcome to Bali!
Pengosekan, is an amazing village. It is not picturesque like some other places in Bali, but it is VIBRANT and a powerful hub of artistic power. The pondok itself has a beautiful garden, so you will have no lack of beautiful broad leafed vegetation in your daily life. But Pengosekan itself is filled with musicians, dancers, basket weavers, painters. I LOVE our village.
It's about a 5 minute walk to the closest mini mart and about 10 minute walk to small restaurants. The main area of Ubud is about 20 minutes walk...or a 10 minute motor bike ride.
Other Things to Note
Our house is surrounded by an incredible garden. When you wake up in the morning, from the bed, you look out of the big windows (lovingly designed by Dewa) and see GREEEEEEEN.
Please note: the house is very open. So if you HATE mosquitoes, a few lizards (some of them say TOKEY at night, so don't be startled!), some frogs, then this might not be the place for you.
I don't LOVE those things, but I LOVE having open air, a breeze, no AC (let's be easy on mother earth!). I love to hear the birds in the morning and feel nature nearby. Therefore we don't seal the house. If you want a 5 star, AC hotel, then the Four Seasons is about 20 minutes away :-).
If you want a home in Bali, this is a GREAT place.
Please be kind and warm to the family and neighbors that you see around as you walk into the house. Many of them are our family, and we miss them!!
Please don't throw crazy parties where people will be getting drunk, please do not use drugs or do anything disrespectful of the village you will be in.
About the Host, Dewa
Dewa Putu Berata and Emiko Susilo are owners of this property. Directors of Gamelan Cudamani, for fifteen years, recently they have also served as Musical Director and Director of the Berkeley, California based Gamelan Sekar Jaya. Their home serves not only the needs of their family of four, musicians and dancers frequent this home as part of their active performing arts program. Their work has been dedicated to the development and education of traditional gamelan and dance within the Pengosekan community.