Front entrance to the Sleepy LagoonView of Sleepy Lagoon from the water - it's right on the bay!
The Sleepy Lagoon Beach House
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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On the beautiful Flores island of Indonesia, 27 kms east of Maumere, nestled right at the water's edge, sits the Sleepy Lagoon.
Built traditionally from coconut wood and bamboo with grass roof, it's the perfect artist retreat or getaway holiday.

The space

The Sleepy Lagoon is the 'big sister' to Lena House, owned by Didakus and Esy Stanislaus.
The house is simple but comfortable and very spacious for four people. It sits right on a beautiful calm bay with gorgeous views to outer islands.
Lovingly constructed out of local materials, it has a beautiful 'open air' feel to it. Huge shutters in the main living area open up completely to give a sense of merging with the outdoors, and to catch the sea breeze. A wide verandah provides protection from sun and rain, and plenty of space for relaxing and enjoying the scenery. The main bedroom with queen sized bed is downstairs whilst upstairs on the mezzanine level are two single beds. Great views can be enjoyed from two upstairs viewing decks.
The washroom is dual access - it's an ensuite downstairs with 'upstairs guest' entry via the kitchen and south side. The cold water shower is open plan Indonesian 'mandi' style but in a discrete setting with lovely view to the garden. The toilet is western style.
Generator power is available during the evenings(usually from around 6pm til 10 pm), and is backed up by a small 12 volt lighting system for your convenience when generator is not operating. The 12 volt system operates the fridge and the bedside fans.During the day there is one solar powered USB point to charge up phone.

Guest access

Guests have full access to the house, (including laundry with twin tub washing machine - washing powder can be purchased from local shop nearby) and access to the kitchen, for tea, coffee and snacks. A starter pack of tea, coffee, sugar and milk is provided. We recommend you purchase your meals through Lena House restaurant - they can be delivered to you, or else the restaurant is a short walk or boat ride up the beach. The food,cooked by Esy, is fresh, delicious and very reasonable priced. A menu is provided in the information booklet at the house. Drinking water can be ordered in bulk (19 litre containers) through Lena House for approx US$3.

Interaction with guests

We spend much of our time in Melbourne Australia, so most of our interaction will be over the internet!Fredh, or caretaker is onsite however, and is most helpful with your needs.
However the Sleepy Lagoon is part of the 'Lena House' bungalow business next door, and all requests will be attended to by Didakus, Esy, and the Lena House crew.
If we are in Flores at the same time as a guest booking, we will stay nearby in one of the Lena House bungalows.

Other things to note

There is no direct road access to Sleepy Lagoon - access from road is via Lena House and then short boat ride or approx 500 metre walk along beach to the house.
Please note that during the peak of the wet season (which lasts from approx Jan until March) the boat may not be available if the waves in the bay are too high. During this time the only access to Sleepy Lagoon is by walking along the beach at low tide (about 500 metres). Staff are always available to help with your luggage and any other needs including bringing meals to the house, and there is emergency access to the road if necessary, just not for every day purposes. We hope that our lower rates during this time compensate for this minor inconvenience.
There is no wifi access at Sleepy Lagoon. Best to buy a local SIM card (in Bali if you need a micro or nano sim) and access data via 3G - very reasonable price to do so. If you buy SIM in Bali make sure that it will work on Flores ! Simpati brand is the best. Otherwise there is wi-fi (slow) available at Lena House 1- 500metres up the beach.
The Sleepy Lagoon may not be suitable for toddlers, as the 2nd bedroom is upstairs. There is no safety gate at the top of the stairs. Feel free to contact to discuss further. Washing machine can only be used when generator power is on - staff from Lena House next door can do your washing for a small fee.


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Cleaning Fee $7
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking, candles, or any other naked flames inside the house and take care with naked flames/cigarette butts at all times - the house is made of bamboo and wood!
We ask that guests consider the surrounding environment - reuse and recycle wherever possible, and try not to accept plastic bags unnecessarily - there is no rubbish collection infrastructure here. Reusable shopping bags are provided. Please drop your plastic, glass and tins to Lena 1 for recycling.


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Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Aurelia User Profile
July 2017
A really nice place, nice hosts! Definitely a good place for holidays and to deconect from the world :) !

Judith User Profile
June 2017
We had a lovely stay in Sleepy Lagoon. If you love peace, quietness and beautiful nature and you don't mind not having all Western comfort such as wifi, tv and hot water...this is the place. Communication with Jen was very quick and pleasant and a caretaker Fredh is on site to help you with everything you need

Sebe User Profile
April 2017
We stayed for a total of ten days and it was just lovely! The large, beautiful bamboo house is surrounded by a lush tropical garden with colorful flowers. Aptly named 'Sleepy Lagoon' the house is a place where life seems to move in slow motion as you lie in the hammock, listening to the sound of the waves. There is the kitchen, although you probably won't do much cooking. The outside bathroom and shower are charming and the beds have mosquito nets. The house is sparsely decorated, but you don't need much as you sit on the varanda; life happens mostly outdoors anyway and when the tide is high it almost feels like you are on a private island. Straight from the garden you can step into the water for a swim or some snorkeling. But perhaps the best thing about Sleepy Lagoon in Fredh, the caretaker. Extremely helpful in many ways (bringing breakfast on rainy mornings, arranging snorkeling tours, etc.), but most of all just a lovely person. Fredh and the rest of the people at Lena House made our stay even better! Lena House, just 10 minutes away from Sleepy Lagoon (via the beach) is where you can eat simple, tasty food, drink great coffee, interact with other travellers and order a cold Bintang. Our daughter (almost 4) played with all the local kids and we felt very home. Also good to know: you need to walk for about 10 minutes on the beach in order to get to the house. And at high tide you are 'stuck', for us this was part of the charm of the place. We were there at the end of the rain season, so things were pretty damp and we had some leakage. Nothing too serious though and Jen said it will be fixed before the next raining season. Tip: visit the natural hotsprings at Blidit.

Sebe User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic house right a the beach and best view, great communication, and Fredh the host from the Lena House is the best host you could wish for. Full review will be written later after our second stay.

Beautiful and quiet place. Lovely house, the fluent communication with Jen (who was really kind and helpful), delicious and cheap food from the closest restaurant, stunning landscape. We would definetely recommend Jen's place. Thanks for such a lovely experience !

Steffen User Profile
February 2017
Great communication, stunning scenery, delicious food, thoughtfully designed house and just a few steps away from crystal clear water - a wonderful, serene place!

Margreet User Profile
January 2017
Great house on a lovely location

I'm a musician first and foremost and violin is my instrument of choice - I've played professionally in bands for many years - rock, country, folk bands- and also write music for film and television which is great work when you can get it. Love music, love my artistic friends many of whom are musicians, writers, film makers, designers or painters. I'm always interested in the creativity of people and think we've all got some in us somewhere..
I'm also very interested in health, especially refugee and migrant health. I gained my Masters in Public Health as a mature age student and now I work part time in the community.
My husband Dave and I love travelling and have both been to some fantastic locations around the world - mainly Asia and Europe but also Africa and the United States. We loved Flores in Indonesia so much we decided to build a house there! So now we have two places to call home.
We also enjoy nature, open spaces and gardens. We consider ourselves very lucky to have a great temperate garden In Melbourne Australia and a tropical one in Flores - best of both worlds!
And our other great love is dogs - we lost our 14 year old English Staffy a while ago but hope to get another dog later on this year. In Flores we've got a few doggie friends (as well as human ones!)
We like travelling in the 'real world' ie not staying in flash hotels - we like to really experience the places we're travelling to. The house we are hosting in Flores is exactly the type of house we'd like to stay in when travelling around Asia - comfortable but not formal, easy living, close to nature.

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