About This Listing
Live in the quiet un-touristed fishing village of Les in Tejakula, North Bali. Enjoy privacy in the comfort of your own villa set in a Balinese garden. Swim, snorkel,dive, fish in the sea, only 5 minutes walk away. Bathe at Les waterfalls.
Gobyog facade is dominated by its ornately carved front door made from Gobyog village.
It's a private space with air condition, ensuite bathroom with hot shower. It is an ideal retreat place for recuperating and getting away from it all. Or immersing and losing yourself in a Balinese fishing village when you step out of the gate. Or for writing and finding one's self in your own private space.
A separate small villa house has an in-house library where you can browse and borrow books.
The compound has a beautiful kitchen and dining hall where you can cook and eat meals. Its set on a small but beautifully maintained Balinese garden where you can walk back and forth to get things easy within yourself.
You will have access to the kitchen, and parking space.
You will have access to free drinking water, bicycle, and for guests staying for 3 days or more, free use of snorkel and mask.
Wifi is free.
The beauty of the village outside your private space is yours to experience and partake.
Interaction with Guests
A host will stay in the compound to respond to your questions and guide you within the community of Les Village.
Les Village in which La Kubu is located is special -- it offers the sea, the hillsides spring and waterfalls, and mountain forest and caves. Its local Hindu culture is strong and the ebb and flow of life here is governed by the tides, the moon, and ever-recurring Hindu ceremonies.
La Kubu is only 200 meters away from the sea where you can have a leisurely walk or jog on the elevated and tiled seafront promenade. You can swim with the local villagers and snorkel the fringing reefs a few meters away from the coast.
Link up with Sea Communities eco-tourism program and you can scuba dive, plant corals and do coral reef rebuilding, teach English to village kids, go pelagic fishing at night and ornamental fishing in the morning.
Walk around the village and experience its many temples, its public bath, morning wet market. It's hillsides is a veritable orchard -- rambutans, coconuts, cloves, mangoes interspersed with the fragrant and beautiful frangipanis.
The village pride, Yeh Mempeh Waterfalls, set in a caldera-like forested enclosure, is 20-30 minutes walk away from La Kubu (or 10 minutes if you motorbike part of the way). Here you can have a torrential bathe and pounding water massage.
The villagers are friendly. They will smile and greet you on the road. No one would follow you selling T-shirts or pester you with souvenirs and shades for sale.
There are professional masseuse in the village and they can do villa service upon request.
Les is a walkable village and we encourage you to experience it on foot. If you must hurry there are ojeks (for rent motorcycles with driver) who can ferry you anywhere in the village for IDR5,000 to IDR10,000.
Singaraja, Bali's second largest city and city closest to Les, is 45 minutes away by private car. You can also ride ojeks (motorcycles with drivers) for negotiated rates.
Also 45 minutes away is Tulamben, a famous wreck and coral garden dive site.
1 hour away by car are Kintamani, Lovina and Amed. 1.5 to 2 hour away is Ubud. Denpasar/Sanur is 3 hours away.
Other Things to Note
Transportation from the airport or any point in Bali to La Kubu is available upon request.
For those who are driving from Denpasar, take the road going to Ubud and up to Kintamani. Where the road branches into two -- one for Kubutambahan and one for Madenan/Tejakula follow the road to Madenan/Tejakula until you reach the coastal road in Bondalem. Take a right turn heading to Amlapura. You will pass the village of Tejakula. Les comes next. The bridge separating it from Tejakula has road signs "DESA LES" and 'WATERFALLS". Take a left turn on the 3rd street to your left from the bridge. The corner of this street has a large red signboard with "SEA COMMUNITIES" and several arrows. Follow this local road until you see a small store to the left. La Kubu is beside this small store. You can reach us by mobile phone for further directions.
Made has a lovely house in a gorgeous village. Can see so many stars just with naked eyes!! I get up early to see the sunrise and made told me there could be dolphins jumping around sometime. Made pick us up at Ubud and take us to see the volcano, waterfall and other interesting places, and take us to the airport. There are so many tools you can use at his house. Will definitely come again!!
Made was a wonderful host and also guide, very reliable and kind. Unfortunately I got ill and he took me to the doctors and translated everything. We learned a lot about Balinese culture through him. He took us to see other places in the area around Les, too. His villas are really nice, in a lovely, spacious garden. After Les we had the pleasure meating his wife and gorgeous children at his home in Denpasar. My little baby daughter fell in love with Made and then also with his children.
Made is what every Airbnb host should aim to . He was present and discreet. He was available and proud to introduce us to his village. He even welcomed us in Denpasar where we got a his wife cooking classes ... the kids loved playing with his kids . Les really is a beautiful place, and the facilities are exactly like in the pictures. Hurry , Escape tourist areas hurry to La Kubi and discover the real Bali
I had extremely valuable experience staying here for two days - further beyond expectation - thanks to the beautiful lovely villa and more than anything, the excellent hospitality of the host Made.
The villa La Kubu is located in north of Bali island, away from all the tourist areas, so definitely the best location to enjoy peaceful real Bali life. All villa gardening is decollated by Made himself, very beautiful and natural, that I feel at home. The room was kept very clean and comfortable. Only 2 mins walk to beach, where we enjoyed snorkel and watched sunrise. Made caught a big fish there and cooked us fish BBQ at night, which was amazing tasty. All neighborhoods are just so nice, they look very happy and always smile back to us, making us feel very welcomed.
And I cannot be grateful enough to Made’s hospitality. First of all, he prepared flesh Rambutan when picking up me at the airport, and guided all the way driving to his lovely place in La Kubu. He introduced and took us to a lot of local restaurant, with reasonable price and great quality, such as a beautiful restaurant inside of the rice field, nice view seaside restaurant, volcano view restaurant. Also he drove us to see the waterfall, which is breathtaking. I enjoyed the refreshing hiking all surrounded by the nature until the waterfall. He also drove long way taking us to hot spring, oil massage, and he invited us the see a local Indonesian singer’s show at night, where we saw many local people, and experienced the local life. The stars at night were also incredible beautiful. We had lot of chat together with Made, about life about everything, which I enjoyed very much.
Made is not just a great host, but also a great chef, driver, guide and a friend to me now. As being an airbnb host myself, there were so much to learn from such a great host as Made. I already miss Made and his cute dogs chacha / patrok so much. Next time I visit Bali, I will definitely stay there and meet him again. I recommend here to everyone who visits Bali.
How can you find a better place!?! Challenge yourself like I did or just accept this quiet, affordable beach paradise is the place for you.
The accommodation is comfortable, clean and relaxing. The area is beautiful, quiet (none tourist spot), steps from snorkelling and safe. The host is where you really get your value! Made will wait on you hand and foot, to not only deliver good relaxing service but the opportunity to see how Bali really is and give his many years of experience (with fantastic English might I add). The distance from the airport was a plus as we made it adventurous stopping along many attractions along the way!
Not a fault, only good memories and new friends.
Thank you Made and AirBnb
I was spending only two nights in Les but those days were the highlight of my trip in Bali.
Made is a fantastic host, he really made me feel home at his place. He was always available, he took me to see his parents' house, and mended the bicycle for me so I could use it. The villa I was staying in is a little basic but has all necessary comfort built in. The garden is really nice and the whole atmosphere is very homely.
Les is the most friendly village I have ever seen and anyone can wonder around anywhere and meet people with big smiles on their faces. There is a beautiful waterfall which is a must-see if you are here. I wish I could have spent more time here and will definitely return one day.
Dès notre arrivée à l'aéroport nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis par Made. D'intéressantes visites ont agrémenté le trajet jusqu'à La Kubu. Cet endroit, où nous sommes demeurés 40 jours, est idéal pour vivre une immersion authentiquement balinaise avec un confort moderne. Autant la chambre que la cuisine étaient très bien équipées. Les besoins élémentaires en nourriture sont comblés dans les alentours. Des bicyclettes fournies nous permettent d'aĺler au village voisin.
Un des principaux attraits de cet endroit est la proximité de la plage. Celle-ci est constituée de gros galets peu propice à la marche mais constitue un excellent site pour l'apnée. A quelques mètres du bord se situe un récif corallien avec des poissons multicolores et des étoiles de mer bleues.
La gentillesse des personnes de La Kubu et du village est remarquable. Tout est fait pour rendre notre séjour des plus agréables. On nous fait participer volontiers aux cérémonies et événements locaux. Lors de notre séjour nous avons eu un bris de lunettes avec prescription et Made nous a offert d'apporter les lunettes brisées chez un opticien à Denpasar. Il est revenu avec les verres dans une toute nouvelle monture qu'il avait choisi avec goût et tout ceci à très bon prix.
On recommande vivement cet endroit pour les gens qui recherchent le calme champêtre et la vie de village.
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