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.
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.
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.
Great stay in a lovely room. Everyone in the village were very friendly. The staff are so nice and they even made us sweets, took us to the waterfall and to a family ceremony. Here it is very quiet in a local fishing village.
It was a little bit difficult to find the place, but Made was so kind to pick us up at a local landmark. Located in a little side street we arrived in a beautiful garden and were welcomed with a fresh coconut and a friendly chat. You can really tell that Made is a passionate gardener with an eye to detail. The little bungelow was very comfortable and nicely designed. It was clean and felt like home.
Every morning we got a plate of sweet home made Balinese cakes for breakfast. During the day we visited the waterfall or went to stroll along the sea (where you can swim, but it is a rock beach, so don't expect to be spending the day on a lounge chair on the beach). Just spending time in the garden is also very nice. We were definitely the only tourists in the area, which is still old school Bali. Neighbourhood kids were fascinated and practised their English with us. Cheap and good local food is found 5 minutes away.
During the night the animals make for an interesting concert: cows, frogs, dogs, geckos, roosters etc. Like sleeping in the zoo: special and fun, but don't forget your ear plugs.
It was also very special to be able to visit the traditional home of his mother, just across the road. Who welcomed us with a fresh mango and a smile.
Highly recommended for people who want to visit traditional Bali, but also enjoy modern day comfort with a personal touch.
This place is beautifully, tranquil and only a short stroll away from the ocean. The houses in the complex are far enough from each other so you have a fair bit of privacy, there is also a well set up kitchen for everyone to use, a nice little garden area, a barbecue and washing machine. The staff, family and friends of Sea were amazingly friendly, helpful and very generous. I definitely recommend this place.
We stayed for 4 nights in Les and from the very begining our stay was just perfect. The wooden cottage is lovely and surrounded by a nice looking garden. Nyoman, who is the caretaker of the joglo villa, really did everything to make our stay in Les memorable. Every morning he served different fresh balinese cake for breakfast, took us to see the preparations for a big ceremony in his family temple and explained us lots about the unique local culture. People in Les have always been friendly and helpful to us. This was probably the best place to stay in our one month trip through indonesia. We would definitely stay here again but next time for more than just 4 days!
The aim of our journey was to visit the area of Bali, which is away from the tourists' track, and this place proved to be a perfect place for this.
We were met at Denpasar International Airport and brought to the village of Les, where this place is located. We stayed there for more than 2 months and were really happy about our stay. We were carefully read the description of the house to be rent, therefore, we found it completely corresponding to the description.
The house is surrounded by the traditional balinese garden, very nice garden, which has its own small pond with fish and is surrounded from outside with palm trees/rambutan gardens teeming with life - geccos, toads, lizards and singing birds. It is just 5 minutes from the sea, where we had excellent snokerling: we saw schools of butterfly fishes, surgeon fishes, moorish idols, lots of different triggerfishes and so on, and sometimes dolfins early in the morning... Amazing experience!
We were basically living among the locals, most of the times we were the only tourists around, and local people were very friendly, always greeted us with smiles on their faces, never ever anybody tried to make us buy somethings on the street, only smiles.... We went to temples and obresved the real life of Balinese people. We tried a lot of different fruits and vegetables, we had near every day different fresh sea fish, like tuna, barrakuda, marlin and also squid, which we bought on the market in the village center. We were invited by the host to several family ceremonies and tasted local foods and drinks.
On the territory of this villa there are 2 very friendly dogs, who like to meet everybody, especially if you share with them some food =) One of the dogs, Chicha, always followed us to the sea and swam together with us.
Summarizing all written above, I may highly recommend this place for a long stay to those people, who want to live for some time in a different culture and to see real Bali. You will definitely have a lot of positive memories about the island of Gods and its people.
We were quite disappointed by the location of the villa. It is actually not in a big garden but in a small area, with concrete walls around, and very close to other villas. As the front door of the villa is made of glass, we didn't enjoy any privacy ...
The villa itself was nice even if the bathroom was quite rustic. The kitchen was not very clean and the the veranda/dining table was monopolized by the other guests ...
We only stayed for one night but no activities were proposed by our hosts.
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