About This Listing
Situated in the ricefields on the outskirts of the village of Penestanan, close to Ubud, often referred to as the cultural center of Bali, we are nestled in a beautiful tropical garden. Local eating places are close by. Resident staff care for you.
We are peaceful and quiet, surrounded by birds and butterflies. The garden is glorious. My caring staff make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need.There are cool open air spaces to relax in and a garden bathroom to enjoy. A lovely place to have your breakfast is in the "bale bengong" in the middle of the fish pond.
I have 30 years of accumulated local knowledge and a wealth of contacts. We have many private day trips and an exclusive Jungle Walk in a remote area to offer (website hidden) very experienced driver is very popular and helpful and speaks excellent English.
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to accompany guests on any excursion as they wish and also to help them decide what to do and where to go, depending on their interests.
I love being out in the rice fields where I can watch the farmers working the six month cycle. Watching the ducks foraging in the newly harvested "sawah" is always amusing. Newly planted rice terraces are beautiful when the pink dawn and sunset colours are reflected in the water.
And the vivid green of the paddy is unbelievable.
There's a short cut to Ubud but in the village of Penestanan there are many little eating places and quite a few deliver in the evenings if you don't want to go out. Local transport is only a phone call away if you want to attend any of the many evening cultural performances. We can recommend the best.
Other Things to Note
My own Villa - the Pondok Ibu Anna ( US$110 per night for a couple ) is only available from August to February when I return to Australia to be with my family for the Festive Season.
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About the Host, Caroline Ann
I have been a traveler all my life, born in Edinburgh, growing up in Malaya, escaping to Australia from Singapore at the beginning of WW2, living and working as a Primary school teacher in many countries. Now I am retired and have spent the last decade dividing my time between Australia and Bali every year.
My passion is to introduce guests to " the other side of Bali " and with 30 years experience of Indonesia's islands I have an extensive net work of friends and contacts.
I have put my heart and soul into creating a glorious garden using my experience gained in Sri Lanka, India and New Guinea. Three Balinese style houses nestle,each screened from each other, amongst palms and colourful tropical plants. My original staff are still with me, right from the beginning.
My motto is " Carpe Diem " - Seize the Day.