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

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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 airbnb.com). 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.


Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Shared room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $15
Security Deposit $150
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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.


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Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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The place is absolutely lovely and if you'd like to experience real Bali that's what you'll get. Jennifer wasn't there during my stay but she was in touch and there's a lot of genuine and trustworthy people around who are always happy to help - and that's very important I think. Even when I've changed location after a while I was always welcome to ask for help. Also, Jen knows a lot of interesting and very qualified people who you can get in touch with through her if you're on the spiritual seek or going through some stuff in your life. Me and Jen had a misunderstanding about something while booking and she behaved very respectfully about the matter. Be aware you will hear noises from the animals in the night and the temple nearby but it didn't bother me at all :) You will also need a scooter or someone to drive you to the central but there will always be someone around to help as well :)

Liz User Profile
December 2016
Ketut and Kung were very accommodating for us. It's was such a pleasant experience all around. Loved the sounds around, loved the location away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, & loved the fresh air.
Jennifer User Profile
Response from Jennifer:
Thanks Liz.
December 2016

Luke User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 12 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

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

Catarina User Profile
April 2016
The house was beautiful and cozy. The neighborhood was safe. We enjoyed our stay here :)

Tamara User Profile
February 2016
I had a lovely stay in this beautifully secluded property for three nights. The house very cosy, comfortable and had all amenities required for the stay. As Jen mentions the house is very open and right in nature, so there's a fair bit of background noise at night (dogs, cats, roosters, kids) this wasn't a problem for me and it was really enjoyable being in nature with the beautiful greenery surrounding. Although Jen wasn't there while I stayed, she was very accommodating and made me feel very welcome by recommending places to go and things to see. I really enjoyed taking the PAON cooking class and visiting Ashram Munivara for some very relaxing yoga in an amazing location just a short 10 minute walk up the road in the quite village. The staff, Wei Wei and driver Kung were very friendly and helpful throughout the stay from assisting with bookings, ordering dinner to the house at night and getting me across the Island and into Ubud centre.

Jane User Profile
November 2015
From my first contact Jen was helpful, welcoming and friendly even though she was not in Bali at the time. Driver, tour guide and fount of local knowledge, Kung, arranged my airport pickup, and everything else I wanted to do and see. Nothing was too much trouble - be it a ride to the airport to catch the 1:15am flight home, or a dawn visit to the Ubud market, bringing home yummy tropical fruit, bags of flowers and a bunch of young banana leaves on the back of a motorbike. This house is simply a wonderful piece of domestic architecture, completely open to its green village surroundings - which include a tropical garden, a food garden, a farmyard of animals, rice fields and a temple nearby. inside it's comfortable, friendly and has everything you'd want for an easy stay. it's a ten-minute ride on the back of a motorbike from the busy centre of Ubud, thankfully, and yet you're immersed in village life with its crowing roosters, duck farming, kids going to school on motorbikes, people going everywhere on motorbikes, the chatter of geckos, humming crickets, and the sounds of the wooden temple drums. great morning walks can be had to nearby villages and there's kecak dancing in the local temple on monday nights. if you want to experience a sense of balinese village life, in a simple rustic magical little open house, this is the place to come.

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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
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