About this listing
Cottage with four poster bed + sofa and private semi-outdoor bathroom (separate shower and Bathtub, toilet and vanity area). The room opens into a spacious lounge, with table & chairs ideal for writing or enjoying afternoon tea. Breakfast included, wifi reaches out to your private veranda. You also share the use of a large garden, swimming pool, main kitchen and dining areas. Bicycles available for your daily use (a security deposit is required for this & refundable).
A traditional Balinese "Bale" or pavilion with four poster bed and thatch roof, this room enjoys sea breezes and gets the morning sun.
We call this "Bale Dangin" or Eastern pavilion. It has a wrap-around verandah on its west and north sides for outdoor living and dining.
Guests have access to a shared poool (with its own bathroom & toilet) as well as the shared kitchen and dining room. Breakfast is included, and you can join communal lunches and dinners with overnight notice.
Interaction with Guests
We invite you to join the table at breakfast time (7:30 - 9 am). If you prefer to have your breakfast later you'll find it in the fridge with your name on it. Do tell us what kind of breakfast you like.
Just over 100m to a surf beach that is popular wiith locals on Sundays, attracting a range of snack vendors, the neighborhood is relatively quiet and peaceful during the week, yet close enough to walk to Sanur, and easily access most parts of Bali via the Ngurah Rai and Ida Bagus Mantra Bypass roads. We can arrange driver with a car or rental motorbike, or bicycles with prior warning.
The ocean-side pathway (ideal for walking or cycling) connects south all the way through Sanur to Blanjong, and north to the Ayung rivermouth temple. Otherwise it's more practical to get around by car or motorbike (rental available, we can help arrange) as our access road connects to the Ngurah Rai Bypass - 2km to Sanur, 6km to Denpasar, 25km to Ubud. The airport can be reached in 15 to 30 minutes with the new toll road. If you land before 8PM, you can catch the Sarbagita bus from the airport to our neighbourhood. Best you hop off at the bus stop AFTER the Sanur KFC traffic lights. We are happy to pick you up there (but you'll need to phone us when you get there).
Orange built-in sofa bed suitable as extra bed for a child or reading, with ample space for storage below it.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay! The breakfast was wonderful, and having access to non stop tea was great!
I enjoyed the long walk into touristy sanur, and loved the quite evenings back at the cottage listening to the sounds of the crashing surf. I was traveling solo, and felt quite safe here. The property and swimming pool is beautiful.
In 1975, I avoided Kuta. Legian, a kilometre's bicycle ride away through the palm & coconut trees, was Bali. The years have transformed the idyllic island getaway, into a beachside super city, and whilst we understand that life must "progress", there are those amongst us (read me), that having known the old, do not necessarily love the new. Kadek and Sanita's place initially seemed far away, and if your pension is the nightlife of Kuta, well, it is; but there is more to Bali, than Kuta. A "Kuta" is in every city, Kadek and Sanita's is not.
You don't get air con, you don't get jacuzzis, or waiters at your beck and call, you get Bali; supposedly the reason you went. The real Bali exits right there, Indonesians living their normal lives, festivals, smiles and laughter. Scattered bungalows amongst the trees, easy, no cares functional living, simple fare, a pool and a place for kids, relaxation and enjoyment, with Sanur a 10 minute walk away, the sea, 2 if you walk slowly. Mine hosts excelled in hospitality, I consider myself lucky to have been their guest. I hated to leave.
Kadek has replied to our booking immediately so fortunately we didn't have to wait for it. We arrived after midnight but we easely found the bungalow. We really enjoyed our stay here especially the mornings when the sun came up and the wind was blowing into our room through the window right into the bed.
I would love to thank the banana pancakes :) yummmi
The bathroom was also fantastic.
The place is lovely, well-located and a literal stone's throw from the beach. Unfortunately, the owners' dog bit one of us which has required two hospital trips, injections and antibiotics, so far costing around £200. It's also seriously restricted swimming and other activities and will require more injections when we get back to the UK. It has caused real hassle and taken up much of our time.
The owners' response was totally inadequate. They showed no interest whatsoever, did not offer us any form of compensation, and seemed generally disinterested. We tried to address this issue with the owners after we left and before leaving a review, and they stated that they weren't 'mind-readers'. However, in our view, you don't need to be a mind-reader to show a degree of sympathy and/or interest.
A very unfortunate start to a holiday.
Tessa arrived about 28-hours later than the booking, sometime in the wee-early-morning hours. Sometime after getting up on the first afternoon, her partner got bitten by Frankie, one of our dogs (the same one that usually gets along well with the other families and children who have come to stay). Our staff treated it, and advised us it was just a scratch. We talked to them over the phone right away (we were out of the house that afternoon) to advise them that our dogs are vaccinated against rabies. We didn't receive any explanation on what set off the dog to attack. Tessa's partner insisted on going to a nearby clinic on the public holiday, and it seems they opted to get the expensive rabies shots as a precaution. This was not communicated with us at all, until we received this review.
TESSA is a lovely communicator online, but we only met once, when I made her and her partner coffee on their first afternoon, upon returning from the clinic after the unfortunate incident with Frankie. Over coffee, she didn't bring up any issue. We chatted about her home country and traveling in Europe. However, the following day she got up at 1pm, had "late" breakfast, and left -- and subsequently began complaining about us being inconsiderate. She didn't mention what the clinic costs were.
IF (1) offering to honor the 3 night booking with an extended stay to make up for their late arrival due to Volcanic Ash closing Bali's airport, (2) waiving the cost of the dinner we prepared for their planned late-night arrival, which they missed due to their delay (3) having staff on standby til late afternoon on a public holiday while we were out to make sure they had a healthy fresh breakfast (4) getting staff to tend to the scratch, (5) calling within minutes to make sure things are OK, (6) organising a taxi, and (7) making time to sit with them to have coffee as soon as they got back fromthe clinic, is not being considerate, then I'm not sure what the current Vienna-London standards of being considerate are.
Return visit for me and first time for my sister.Thank you for the lovely welcome and homely atmosphere. We really appreciated the shady swimming pool and home cooked meals. I loved the additional water dispenser in the room and kettle tea and coffee also fridge in dining area easy access nice to meet fellow travellers. I enjoyed the beachside walk to Sanur and had no difficulty getting back at night by taxi if I ate out . I like that it's away from the tourist areas next to the kite flying field.
We enjoyed our stay at Kadek's a lot! The hut we stayed in was very charming. There was a mosquito net over the bed, which proved quite handy. The place is only a three minutes walk to the beach front. Kadek's mother was always helpful whenever we needed advice.
Only disadvantage with the location is that you'd always need to call a taxi, since the place is hidden in a small road. Also, there is an "informal gentleman's club" in the same street, so I would not recommend walking around at night.
Overall, very recommendable place though!
Unfortunately, Kadek was out of town while we were visiting but the experience was still wonderful. Although he was not there when we were, he was still quick to respond to any questions I had prior to our trip via email. His mother, Sarita, and sister, Trishna, were lovely hosts. We ate breakfast with them each morning, feeling like part of the family. The Cozy Cottage was exactly what it had claimed to be and we enjoyed our time there. The neighborhood was idyllic, behind the homestay were fields of crops and cows and we were just a quick walk to the beach. The grounds. We spent much of our time at the homestay lounging around, enjoying the sounds of the ocean or the company of others staying there. I would not have changed a thing.
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About the Host, Kadek
Born and raised in Bali until graduating from highschool, I pursued tertiary education in New Zealand and Canada. I'm now living in Bali where I manage my grandfather's homestay. This AirBnB account is created mostly to help my mum (born in NZ, has lived in Bali for over 40 years) get guests for her BnB.