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The Sleep-Over bed is in the shared living area, but at night the mosquito netting comes down to offer privacy. Private bathroom, but you feel a part of the tropical garden outside.
A "Sleep-Over" in Our Paradise
A "Sleep-Over" in Our Paradise
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A comfy rattan double-day bed in the middle of a fabulous tropical open plan home. Sounds of the village and music from the temple, the privacy of draped netting at night, shared bathroom, lovely open kitchen and new friends to share the experience.

The space

Think of this as staying over at your friend's place or coming to visit a favourite aunt (and Kiwis/ Aussies, contact Aunty Jen for family discount - our dollar sucks at the moment!). You are only ten minutes by car from Ubud, in a peaceful "tree house" tropical atmosphere and with company when you feel like it.

Your comfortable day bed is NOT a separate bedroom, but the spacious bed has elegantly draped mosquito netting around it for privacy. In fact, even your host's "bedroom" isn't enclosed with a wall, it just seems private because of the netting around her bed and a floor to ceiling sarong/ curtain.

"Sleep-Over" is available for one or two (short term, 3 days minimum, one week maximum, usually but negotiable).

Next door one one side is a bamboo field with animals grazing and a dirt path to the temple, behind is a Balinese village, with all the sounds of local living.

The house is recycled - a traditionally shaped Indonesian "joglo" home, transported from Java and adapted to western use. It is a comfortable one bedroom home, with all of the owner's individual style and nick-nacks. Western-style living, tucked away in a traditional Balinese village and surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

Don't be surprised ... because this is OPEN plan living, you will hear the sounds from the village - roosters, dogs, motorbikes, crickets, geckos, children at play. The owner is completely used to the late night dog discussion and the early morning rooster challenge; you can use ear plugs if you like, lol.

The real treat is that you often hear the sound of traditional Balinese music/ instruments, from master musicians practising for performances in the nearby Balinese temple.

NEIGHBOURS: There's more garden and field around you than people.

Downstairs is a self-contained rental apartment (see Space to Breathe on People often stay for a month or more, especially when on retreat or a yoga teacher training.

You are a bamboo plantation away from the local Balinese village on one side and a wall away from a Javanese family on the other.

Rental Fee: includes delicious breakfast (cooked by ibu Ketut, the host's cook/ helper), and cleaning 2 mornings/ week.

WIFI: Reasonable Bali speed wifi connection available.

Many cafes and restaurants that are featured in the brochures in the Guest Book will home deliver.

Guest access

You will share the sunset-view bathroom, kitchen, living and dining spaces - all part of a spacious open plan (really one main room) apartment.

The home includes a well equipped, open plan kitchen; bathroom with hot bath, shower and garden/ sunset view; spacious entertaining/ dance/ yoga/ space, completely open to the view of palm trees and tropical garden on two sides; and a work desk that you can't work at, because the view is too lovely.

Hmm, and there's a guitar to borrow, if you are feeling musical.

Interaction with guests

Ibu Jen has lived in this village for more than ten years and been visiting Bali for more than 20, so she is also happy to share her experiences and suggestions with you, even when she's away working or playing in other cities or countries.

You'll find everything a lot easier after a simple chat over coffee, after you arrive - or over airbnb's messaging system, if Jen is out of the country.

If more than one guest is staying, the round rattan dining table often becomes the focus for some delicious shared meals (either home made or home delivered!) But it's all really flexible and no-one is obliged to be social over breakfast - some simply want to do their own thing.

Other things to note

Please be aware that power blackouts sometimes happen in Bali, due to the rapid development. If power goes out, it is usually on again in a few hours, but in rare instances, may be off overnight. The wifi will be unavailable if the power goes out.

Wireless Internet
Hot tub
Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $15
Security Deposit $150
Weekly Discount: 13%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

THE BASICS: Sorry but you must speak some English or Indonesian. It is too difficult to share an open plan home, without a language in common. We love to help you here in Bali - can't be done properly with (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) translate - we've tried :-(

No smoking inside the house (nor horrible butts left in the garden) and no pets. Definitely no drugs; you risk the death penalty for yourself and us!

WELCOME: We often invite friends for Sunday lunch and are very happy for you to join us. At night, you can join us for dinner for a small fee. We are good cooks and happy to discuss the menu/ make sure you will enjoy it, but this is "family" space - everyone eats the same

ID PLEASE: We are required to give a photocopy of your ID to our local Indonesian police, so please provide one on arrival.

SECURITY DEPOSIT/ DAMAGE: You have been asked for a basic security deposit of $150; this will be returned to you by airbnb if nothing is damaged. The house will be inspected before you leave, so please be warned that an accurate fee for ALL DAMAGES will be charged, exceeding the security deposit if appropriate.

DOs and DON'Ts (Temples):If you plan on going to a temple, make sure you bring or borrow a sarong and sash, and - if you are a woman - a blouse that at least covers your arms to the elbow. In some temples this is not compulsory, but in all cases, it will show your respect for our local Hindu people's beliefs and customs.

Safety features
First aid kit
2 nights minimum stay

57 Reviews

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Shanta User Profile
April 2016
Had a very relaxed time at Wayan Jen's. Though she was not there I was well taken care of by Kung and Wiwi. Do note that it's a solid 3km or so from Ubud, so a motor bike or bicycle is really almost necessary. But I never felt that I couldn't access everything I wanted. Would recommend

Jonathan User Profile
March 2015
Simply amazing. A house for those with adventure in their hearts. It is exactly as shown with a whole lot more "awesome" (I won't ever forget the fresh mint and lemongrass tea in the fridge at all times)! If you're looking for a unique and honest Bali experience, look no further. Just book it now and thank me later! The house is set back on a side road, past a few barnyard animals tucked away and chickens scurrying about. Ibu Katut was around every morning to clean or make you breakfast, or even to bring you fresh coconuts if you asked. Jen is nothing less than brilliance. Not only was my airport trip arranged, a bicycle was waiting for me, Gamelan lessons were set up, a Kecak dance down the road was suggested (incredible), so many restaurants attended, Salsa dancing, karaoke at a local bar, a private trip on the back of a motorcycle to the Water Temple with a local Monk where we he explained the ceremony as we performed it... all of these things were arranged by Jen. On my first night I found myself on the back of her moped, completely lost within the monkey forest and laughing out loud as I realized that just the day before I was at work. Total cultural immersion! She is a beautiful person, a Gem of Ubud and all the right local connections, something a hotel just can't give you. Go to Jen's, rent a scooter, lose yourself in Balinese culture. Save your money by avoiding the expensive hotels or spas, spend your money within the community and bolster the local economy instead! Jen and her house both get 5 stars; I can't imagine a more beautiful home, or a better host!
Jennifer User Profile
Response from Jennifer:
Thanks Jonathan, that's flat out the nicest thing anyone has ever said about me and our crazy Ubud home. I guess as you are a magic fella, you bring out hte best in others!
March 2015

Wendy User Profile
January 2015
Jen is the Jewel of JunJungan! She has a bright personality and is the woman in the know on Ubud. She's happy to tell you whats what and where everything is and she loves to tear up the dance floor and yes you are invited! Your staying in her home which was a real comfort to us, she had a fantastic driver pick us up and a sweet helper making us breakfast in the mornings. She's rural JunJungan and yes the roosters are no joke, but in my opinion it was great to truly experience "life" living of Ubud.
Jennifer User Profile
Response from Jennifer:
Wendy you are a sweetheart. We'll be dancing again soon I hope.
January 2015

Jennifer User Profile
January 2015
After traveling around Java and Bali with my boyfriend, Ubud was our last stop and Jen's place was a great way to end our vacation. Jen is a wonderful host, super responsive and helpful and her space is unique and comfortable. As she states, the room we stayed in isn't a real "room", no walls, just a bed with a mosquito net that gives a bit of privacy. But since we were out riding our rental scooter around town (Jen had it ready and waiting for us as soon as we got there!) we really didn't spend that much time in the house, just mornings enjoying fresh eggs, delicious bread and fresh fruits and nights to sleep. Jen was super helpful by providing a driver to pick us up from the fast boat drop off location (we had just come back to bali from one of the nearby islands) and offered tons of great recommendations on places to go and things to do, and a driver back to the airport. She has another single room and a larger space in the basement, so it's nice getting to chat with the other guests when they're around. Oh, and the location is great, only a quick 10 min motorbike ride into the main area of Ubud for great food, shopping, massages, etc. My only caveat would be for light sleepers (which I am) and people who are allergic to mosquitos (or people mosquitos love to bite, which I also am). Her house is completely open, no real walls to the outside except for the front door. And you're in the middle of lush vegetation, which means lots of animals and bugs. Confused roosters crowing at random times of day and night, 3am? 2pm? 7pm? Doesn't matter, they make noise incessantly. And yes, mosquitos. Thank god for the mosquito net, but be careful and make sure you don't have any lurkers trapped inside the net with you, otherwise you'll wake up with a couple dozen bites the next morning. They only bit me and not my boyfriend, so i guess it's the luck of the draw.
Jennifer User Profile
Response from Jennifer:
Thanks for the lovely review, Jen.
January 2015

Kate User Profile
December 2014
Jen's home is beautiful and comfortable and Jen is a wonderful host. It is on the north side of town so plan to be out of the mix of it all when at the house (I was) and prepared to catch a ride or hoof it back to the house (neither are hard). Jen knows a lot about the goings-on around town and will likely invite you along to all the fun bands, meals, etc. Kung the driver is great - helpful, patient, and funny. I recommend Jen's house for your stay in Bali.
Jennifer User Profile
Response from Jennifer:
Thanks sweetheart.
December 2014

Amy User Profile
November 2014
Jen's house was was delightfully lovely and I felt at home. She was out of town but her friends from the village were helpful and I felt well taken care of. You are directly next to a gaggle if roosters so do bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper. In spite of this I loved my time there.

Katie User Profile
November 2014
Jen made me feel so welcome even though she was not present! Her driver was not at the airport to collect me as planned BUT she responded to my email instantaneously and within a short amount of time the kinks were worked out and I was picked up. I write about this because it really goes to show her responsiveness and reliability. Her home is simply amazing and the good energy surrounding the sharing of the space is palpable. Her neighbors are very nice and the breakfast cooked by Ibu is delicious(banana pancakes!!) In another trip, I would definitely go back. Bring earplugs if your sleep is sensitive, otherwise take advantage of the roosters waking you up and go for a sunrise jog around the rice fields. The whole experience was truly magical!

Gianyar, IndonesiaJoined in November 2011
Jennifer User Profile

Your host Wayan Jen has lived in Ubud for almost ten years - she's our semi-permanent guest! She welcomes you and makes sure you are comfortable and content.

Jen is a traveling Aussie who lives mostly in Bali, which has part of her heart; another part in New Zealand, where she was born, and all of it wherever her two sons and her sisters are. It's great that she's often around to help with ideas for great travel around Indonesia. (Even when she's away, you can chat with her here, via airbnb).

Jen works in "Disaster". She's just finished a year in the Solomon Islands as a Communication Adviser for the National Disaster Management Office. In December 2013-January 2014 she volunteered in the Philippines, helping there after the horrific super-typhoon. And before that she did a 15 month stint to help an Indonesian non-profit expand their youth centre here in Bali, and set up another one in post-tsunami Aceh, at the western end of the country.

Here in Bali, if you want to try some Ubud nightlife, ask Jen. When she's in Bali, she loves dancing, especially partner dancing - Swing, Modern Jive, Salsa - and occasionally getting up with a local band to sing a song or two. There are many places to find good nightlife in Ubud.

For Jen, "a stranger is a friend you haven't met yet".

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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