Poolside Private Guest House

House - Private room · Jalan Pantai Masceti, Blahbatu, Bali, Indonesia

The Space

This Balinese influenced minimalist villa is located in the central province of Gianyar. This villa was built on this magical location because it sits surrounded by rice fields has cooling ocean breezes and is within walking distance of a typical Balinese village. The villa’s location is additional enhanced by the following; ocean and rice fields views, only a 15 minute walk to a quite beach and the world famous surf beach (Keramas), it is a thirty minute drive to the well known diving and snorkeling area of Blue Lagoon and a quite small cove white sand beach, a twenty minute drive to one of the most famous central cultural and tourist areas known as Ubud, twenty minutes drive to Sanur which is another well know Bali destination and lastly the world famous Bali Marine Safari is only a five minute drive.
The guesthouse has air conditioning, small private garden, private bathroom with shower and a queen size bed. The guests have access to the 18-meter swimming pool and the main house kitchen and cable TV. We do have wireless Internet that can be used free of charge when you have the need to “keep in touch”.
We have a full time maid who does the cleaning and laundry. She can help with food shopping and renting motorbikes. And she can prepare Balinese dishes if you would like. Also we can recommend a trustworthy Balinese driver who can pick you up at the airport and bring you to the villa.
The closest big super market is called “Hardy’s Super Market” located in Gianyar city. This is only 10 minutes drive from the villa. However, there are also a few mini markets closer by which can provide some basic items.
The sense of being away yet being in touch can be enjoyed here. We hope that while you are relaxing by the pool, with cooling ocean breezes, you will be reminded why it is nice to be away from the hustle of the tourist areas and in the calming experience of the magic of Bali.

Please Note: Our house is not suitable for younger children between the age of two (2) to eight (8) .

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $240 /week
Monthly Price: $960 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • The reservation was canceled 52 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • This is a clean and beautiful place to stay and is near to traditional, friendly and interesting villages and local market. I was staying on my own and found it quite isolated but was able to borrow Ayu's bicycle and did a lot of walking, cycling and swimming in the lovely pool and had use of the kitchen and house. Near to the beach but the sea is only suitable for surfing. Ayu, the owner is not often there, but Ketut, the maid was exceptionally pleasant and helpful and took me to various places on her scooter. Had a wonderful stay.

    March 2014
  • Beautiful cottage amongst the rice paddies. View from the room is beautiful, and there is a lovely rocking bench to sit and read over looking the fields. Very tranquil place. Alfonso and Ayu are very welcoming, as is their adorable dog Tango. Ketut the house keeper is very helpful and will go and buy food and cook for you if needed. This is the ideal place to escape from the tourism in Bali and be surrounded by nature.

    January 2014
    Ayu
    Response from Ayu:

    Thank you for nice review Angela

    January 2014
  • Dream house! We stayed at Poolside Private Guest House in January for 8 wonderful days. I couldn't imagine a better place for vacations. Good location in a very quiet village with nice view to rice fields and very close to all touristic sights. It is good to stay here and travel around Bali. I would chose this house for next holidays with pleasure. The house is in a very good condition, nice garden and amazing water pool, everything is even better than on photos. It is easy to feel that everything is made with love and good taste.
    Unfortunately we didn't meet Ayu but she takes care about guests even in distance. Thank you! And many thanks to Ketut for her help and tasty breakfasts.

    January 2014
    Ayu
    Response from Ayu:

    Thank you for the nice review. Glad you treated well and Sorry cant meet you in person. Anytime you always wellcome to stay with us.

    January 2014
  • Мы с мужем жили у Ayu с 10.12.13 по 13.12.13.У неё прекрасный дом и отличный бассейн! Каждое утро приходил садовник ухаживал за садом и чистил бассейн! К сожалению мы не встретились с хозяевами, но их помощница Кетут всегда была рада нам помочь. Каждое утро она готовила нам завтрак! Дом находится в окружении рисовых полей и идеален для тех кто ищет тишину и спокойствие. Пляж который находится в минутах 20 ходьбы от дома нам совсем не понравился. Там черный вулканический песок и очень много мусора, кроме нескольких местных там никого не было. Пришлось ехать где-то час на другой пляж,он называется virgin beach,там конечно было здорово,но опять таки за машину с водителем нам пришлось заплатить 35$,чтобы он нас отвёз туда и забрал в определённое время.

    December 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    November 2013
  • Our stay with Ayu and Alfonzo was a true delight. We were really sad to leave after 5 nights and wished we had booked a longer stay.
    Ayu and Alfonzo are amazing people who care about others and will do anything to help you out. They provided us with all the things we needed, told us where to go/what to see. They made sure our stay in Bali is unforgettable. We will do anything to come back as soon as we can.
    The house is wonderful. We wouldn't change anything about it. The view, the design, the swimming pool and the general atmosphere makes you want to stay there forever. Charming maid - Kutut - prepares great breakfast and takes good care of everyday stuff.
    They have a cool dog named Tango who is "a mellow fellow" as Alfonzo likes to call him. :)
    Staying at Ayu and Alfonzo's is definitely worth recommending for those who are looking for a laid back and home-like atmosphere in one of the most beautiful parts of Indonesia. We truely miss this place.

    September 2013
  • We stayed for three nights at Ayu and Alfonso house. They are great hosts. Our travel to Bali wouldn't be the same without them.
    They spent their time giving us information about places to go, to eat, etc. They are very kind and helpful.
    The room is according to the hosts. Excellent.
    You have all that you need in a spacious and very clean room with an extraordinary bathroom.
    Ketut, the maid, took care of all like in a 5 star hotel.
    If you are reading this review because you're looking a place to stay, don't doubt! Book it!

    August 2013
  • Ayu and Alfonzo are kind and generous hosts, their house is amazingly beautiful, comfortable and a stunning situation surrounded by rice paddies and nature.

    To be honest, the photos on here do not do show how beautiful their house is. They have designed and built a remarkable house, which shows off the wonderful Bali charm, character and design, it takes in the views, the breeze and gives you a sense of relaxation and peace.

    The chalet we stayed in, separate from the house was wonderful. Comfortable, great bed, a nice quiet and private side yard, plenty of wardrobe space and a great bathroom. Then step outside and you have the pool.

    We loved the location... Away from the busy and touristy side of Bali. By close enough to get to the nice sized town of Sanur for your shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants.

    But for us, the best part of our stay was meeting Ayu and Alfonzo. Two very kind and intelligent people. Great to have chats and discussions with about Indonesia, Bali and the world in (website hidden) they are also considerate of their guests, happy to help out if you need or leave you alone in peace if you desire.

    Their lovely maid Ketut was such a bonus we did not expect. Ketut helped us with cooking, shopping and cleaning. She was good fun to be around and loved to show us her cooking and the local markets.

    We loved everything here and was a great place to relax or to starting point to explore Bali. Ayu was there to offer advice, suggestions and help for day tours and more. We loved the food suggestions... Roast Pig and Crispy Duck. Yummo!

    Thank you both and we will be back.

    July 2013
  • Our experience in Bali was awesome thanks to Ayu and Alfonso. They were very delightful, helpful and kind to us, far beyond our expectations.
    The maid Katut took care of everything, she was very nice and pleasent.
    Ayu arranged our pick up at the airport. The house looked even nicer than on the pictures; our room was big, clean, comfortable, with a tasteful decoration. We had aircon and bottle of water in the room all the time.
    Ayu spent a lot of her free time with us, she took us to beautiful and hidden places. We even got to meet her friends at social events.
    Any problem we had, Ayu sorted it out for us immediately. All her advices let us save time and money.
    We highly recommend Ayu and Alfonso as hosts to spend an amazing holiday in Bali.
    We wish to come back soon!

    December 2012
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My name is Ayu and I am from Bali, Indonesia. Alfonso and I have built our home here in beautiful Bali after having lived in several countries. We chose to live here away from the tourists’ area and all the noise that encircles them. For us the natural beauty is the best of Bali. Most sunrises or sunsets you will find us walking on the beach with our dog Tango. We enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful colors of the sky reflecting on the sand and water with only the sounds of the ocean breaking the silence. We still travel a lot and often rent out our entire house while we are away. We also enjoy having travelers staying in our guest room when we are there. Being a Balinese, I enjoy providing information about places that are not on the tourist map. I like making visitors experience to, my home country, Bali both gratifying and culturally rewarding.
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