La Kubu -Joglo Villa
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Live in the quiet un-touristed fishing village of Les in Tejakula, North Bali. Enjoy privacy in the comfort of your own villa set within a Balinese garden. Swim, snorkel,dive, fish in the sea, only 5 minutes walk away. Bathe at Les waterfalls.

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Live in the quiet un-touristed fishing village of Les in Tejakula, North Bali. Enjoy privacy in the comfort of your own villa set within a Balinese garden. Swim, snorkel,dive, fish in the sea, only 5 minutes walk away. Bathe at Les waterfalls.

Joglo means a house elevated from land. It is made mostly of wood. It has air condition and an ensuite bathroom with hot shower.

It's a private space. 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.

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.

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.

Guest access

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.

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.


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Julia User Profile
August 2017
The five stars are mostly because of the host, Made. He made the experience amazing! We were able to do things most tourist places do not offer. He was so helpful and welcoming. The breakfast they serve is amazing. There are farm sounds like chickens and pigs, but you get the full authentic experience of staying in an East Bali village while feeling safe and welcome at the same time. Thank you for starting off our trip to Bali on the right foot.

Mark User Profile
October 2016
I would like to make anyone looking at this property completely aware of what you will be dealing with. THE NOISE ! There are and I counted 23 ROOSTERS within 20 yards of your room. They are the fighting kind kept in cages raised to fight. They call all day 21hrs a day. From 3am till around 7pm then quiet from 7pm till 10pm then they call so 10 pm till 7pm 21hrs a day all day. If this isn't enough there are pigs that lice in surrounding yards that squeal periodically throughout the day and night. There are also numerous wild unkempt dirty mangy dogs that bark and howl through the day and night. Barks till 3 am sometimes and howl right along with the roosters and the pig. This is no exaggeration beware! To add to all this you have noise of scooters driving past. IF you manage to sleep which is hard even with ear plugs you have the joy of waking up to the smell of BURNING TRASH ! YES all the neighbors wake up and have a trash burning party around 5:30-6:30 am. It's terrible not healthy relaxing or interesting or anything at all really. The neighborhood is extremely poor everywhere around. You can't hear the beach or get the breeze or smell the ocean air. If you do walk to beach front you will find rocks trash and have a pungent smell of fish (it is fishing village ) but you get village animals roosters burning trash and everywhere around is extreme poverty literally one step outside the gate. MADE was reasonable in nature honest man. I felt safe there and he takes pride in his village and country However it would be unjust to not give honest opinion and tell others what to expect I wish some one told us. The power Constantly went out propably about 5 or 6 times a day along with the Internet. When the power was on the Internet was spotty. ONLY would clean room once every 3-4 days and would not give us clean towels on a daily basis wanted us to dry ourselves reuse for 3 days. Would not allow us to run the AIR CONDITIONER AS WE WANTED . Would turn of the A.C and tell us it cost him to much to run A.C when we wanted. The room was not insulated well so it took around 3 hours to cool down. We would leave a.c running when we left so room could stay somewhat cool just to get back to him having turned it off. So we would return to a hot humid room that was incapable of cooling down for hours. There were ants all in the bathroom big and small and the would get in the bed I had one bite me in the back I also had a Co kroach fall on me while in the bed . The worst Air BNB stay ever. Sorry to say but it's TRUE

Angela User ProfileAngela is a superhost.
September 2016
Made and his staff are excellent hosts! He planned trips for me and introduced me to the community, and his staff was very accomodating and kind. He also picked me up and dropped me off at my previous and next destinations personally.

Erin User Profile
June 2016
Made is fantastic as a host and driver and helped make our time in Bali extra special. He's also a lovely human being. We really enjoyed being away from the bustle of Ubud and Denpasar. The food at the villa was great too! Be warned if you're a light sleeper, the villa is surrounded by roosters and dogs, so bring ear plugs!

Anne User Profile
November 2015
We had a wonderful 10 day stay in the Joglo villa at La Kubu. Made's description of the villa, community and local sights was spot on and very helpful. Made gave us very detailed directions to the waterfall and market in Les, he provided us with breakfast the first 3 days until we knew where to purchase food on our own. He arranged and guided us on a fantastic day trip to Lovina, Banjar and Singaraja. Made included us in a day of visiting local temples for prayers that included stops to visit with him family and arranged for us to visit two of the local schools to give school supplies and meet the children. His sweet dog ChaCha guided us to the sea each day and was available for snuggles at a moments notice. The local community is incredibly welcoming, kind and friendly. If you would like to experience involvement in a Balinese village, shop at a local food market, purchase fruit from road stands and food from warung's, La Kubu in Tejakula is the perfect place to stay. The joglo villa: The room is generous in size with dark teak wood, the bathroom is large with a hot water shower but it was so warm we never used the hot water. The air conditioner was very welcome and worked well. This particular villa is cabin like in construction so some bugs do get in. We only have ants in the bathroom and simply kept the door closed so never had bugs in the bedroom. There is ant spray which we used once and that took care of any ant worries. The staff: Made was incredibly available and helpful. He has created a space where guests interact with each other and the community and learn from and about each other. All the staff are very kind and caring and make you feel as if you are family. Our higlights: On our first night a passerby, who spoke English, stopped and made us dinner at a warung; the friendly welcome and conversation with a villager at the waterfall; children helping us search for shells at the beach and swimming with us; local villagers always keeping an eye on us as we snorkeled in the Bali Sea; the owner of our favorite bakso stand letting us pay the next day when we didn't have the right change for our bakso; buying fruit each day and the owner of the stand giving us extra mangoes on our last day; Made's father bringing us a young coconut to drink; praying at the temples with Made and his father; a thrilling shortcut and spending time with ChaCha who is the most wonderful of dogs. In short, staying at La Kubu was a wonderful experience and we hope to come back to see our new friends many times in the future.

Danyela User Profile
October 2015
The village of Les is a real treat. Don't think, just book it. Amazing time, the room was great, the village was great. The sea salt farms, the ocean, the waterfall, all fantastic. Come stay here, get a real taste of Bali.

Michael User Profile
January 2015
I recommend this place for anyone looking to get a real local Bali feel. the villa is nice with AC and hot shower. the community kitchen and couple other villas give a nice vibe without having many other people around. a quick walk will get you to the beach, a good cheap bit to eat, or down some paths to view the way local people actually live there. if you want to see some sites, hop on a motorcycle for a day and have at it. host Made was great and was hospitable in every way. i feel i made a friend in Bali for life. he was eager to show the way of life there in the town where he was raised. if you are looking for the perfect non-touristy spot, you found the right place.

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