About this listing
COZY GUESTROOM at WRITER'S Home "MAYA", TERRACE,MATURE TROPICAL GARDN
• Up to 10MB speed WIFI!
- > BREAKFAST
• Shared Kitchen, well equipped
• spotless Bathroom
• GARDEN, OWN TERRACE. Garage
• Cleaning & Services
• STYLISH DECO, ART PIECES
offers a cozy little room, comfortable, with an 'artsy' feel, overlooking a garden with private terrace, in the beautiful area of SAYAN village, by AYUNG River, a protected "Green Belt".
We are looking forward to sharing our cozy GUEST ROOM at the private Home of a Lady Writer-and-Journalist in UBUD, Sayan.
We welcome here Solo Female Travellers,
animal and nature lovers,
respectful of our quiet, peaceful atmosphere.
Ladies involved in yoga, healing and various artistic endeavours are most welcome.
FREE BREAKFAST incl: two kinds of Tea, Bali grown Coffee, sugar, creamer, cacao, cereal mix portions, welcome tropical Fruit basket -
WIFI: Up to 10Mb, GREAT SPEED!
Teak wood, modern design,
top quality mattress
Lots of lamps and plugs,
large window over garden.
teak wood desk and chair,
reclaimed carved teak wood cabinets, shelvings plenty.
Exclusive and artsy deco:
The room, yet small, 10 m2,
is very clean and cozy,
lots of natural light.
antique round glass topped, wrought iron table,
mature, well maintained tropical garden, ancient stone basin,
Fruit trees, Papaya, heliconias, jasmine, frangipani, ferns and palms;
and... an adorable cat (who will check your bags!).
shared, spotless, stylish,
skylight provides natural light.
equipped with Japanese-style sliding doors, natural granite washbasin,
cabinets made of camphor wood,
wrought iron mirror,
bed and bath linens (self designed),
Folder with all infos Re Ubud (where to eat, what to do, yoga, downHill cycling, Spas, etc) + Maps of Bali
Spiral Booklet (House Manual + Wifi PASSWORD) -
sarongs for ceremonies and rituals
laundry pick up/ drop of service
FREE BREAKFAST incl:
two kinds of Tea, Bali grown Coffee, sugar, creamer, cereal mix portions, welcome tropical Fruit basket -
For more food (eggs, bread, jam, butter, yogurt, cheese etc): let us know a bit in advance)
The Kitchen is a lovely space, cooking is art and we have many paintings, sculptures, plants in it...
Recently redone in fresh vanilla tones,
Kettle, teapot and cups
All kitchen ware provided:
water/wine glasses, cups, plates, cutlery, linens...
Lovely and lively employees, very helpful and kind.
** Mineral Water dispenser:
20 liter jug, from a local spring and blessed with mantras by the priest (please contribute 2USD = 25K RP)
MAYA is under VIDEO control
OTHER SERVICES provided:
- ON CALL MASSAGE & in the privacy of your room -
- ON CALL Food delivery
- LAUNDRY service upon request
** "SPIRIT JOURNEYS": visiting HEALERS & SHAMANS with UbudSpiritBali (see site online)
- SCOOTER RENTAL
- DOWN-HILL CYCLING,
- TOURS (Volcano, beach, temples etc)
- SCOOTER rental
FULL ACCESS to:
GUEST ROOM and GARDEN TERRACE ;
BATHROOM, KITCHEN, GARAGE for your scooter -
Private space (belongs to the Writer): Room with own terrace.
EMPLOYEES at MAYA:
1 Main House Keeper,
1 Cleaner - COOK
1 maintenance man,
with us for many years,
respectful towards our guests.
INTERNET: Up to 10Mb provided, password inside Booklet
WE DON"T HAVE SWIMMING POOL, but there is a place just a few minutes away where you can pay small fee to access their swimming pool
at Bali Wood, Gaya Gallery, d'Omah Bali,
Interaction with Guests
We prefer to give you privacy and management will only interact as needed, based on your request
or if there is some sort of issue that requires attention.
MISS MARIE :
is the Journalist and Writer whose home you will be sharing, along with her young cat...
She speaks French, English, Indonesian, some German and Spanish.
As a writer, she privileges quietness and concentration, yet always happy to share 'insider's tips' with you and help in any question about life in Bali.
one of the most privileged areas of Bali.
Just 3-4Km from Ubud Palace -
community stairs leading to Ayung River, 100M away,
a protected "GREEN BELT" that acts as a natural lung:
no cars, no bikes, no fumes, no cocks, no barking dogs, no burning garbage.
comes all the way down from the volcano
TREKKING lanes adjacent to the riverbank.
Holly spring (blessed by the local priest),
huge banyan trees,
mysterious vines growing strange fruit,
great for reading, relaxing, painting, yoga...
hot spot for white water rafting
NEARBY, you’ll find local places where to eat - "Made's Warung" offers fresh fish and rice for 25K Rp... the Italian GAYA GELATO (ice-cream parlor ) is 50M away, with tropical fruit sherbets to die (or live) for!
There is a food court at BALI WOOD, trendy places where to meet peers and have delicious food, like Vespa Cafe, Kopi Desa, Alchemy, Bayu's Kitchen in Penestanan village, and many local warungs for Indonesian dishes.
You’ll find local shops, fruit and vegetable markets all along the main road.
Food delivery is available from a wide variety of places (see our folder in unit).
There are large supermarkets (Bintang, Coco and Delta) that provide all you need in terms of food, clothing, toiletry etc.
Nevertheless, we encourage you to support small local businesses as much as possible.
UBUD is a MOOD, as the artistic and spiritual center of this Island of the Gods, with its traditional SPIRITUAL HEALERS & SHAMANS, painters, sculptors, musicians and dancers, kite makers, mask carvers, furniture, jewelry and fashion designers.
some business people have their production done here.
Lots of beautiful MUSEUMS to visit (ARMA, Neka, Lukisan, Antonio Blanco, Jewelry Rudana, Mask & Puppets, etc).
The area is popular with YOGIS from all over the world who come here to improve their practice or complete a teacher training.
UBUD has become a world-famous hub since Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “EAT, PRAY, LOVE" was published, and even more so after the movie featuring Julia Roberts was made.
Many FESTIVALS are hosted here, including Ubud Writers Festival (Oct), Meditation Festival and Film Festival (Nov), Bali Spirit Festival (March) with music, dance, and yoga.
UBUD has been named “BEST DESTINATION IN ASIA” by Conde Nast Traveler Readers and the President of the World Peace Committee gave Bali the “ISLAND OF PEACE" prize.
The GREEN SCHOOL is now a world reference in terms of their BAMBOO building technique, sustainable standards, and education system. Just 6-8km away lies their campus built on hectares of beautiful land, using a most inventive architecture of bamboo, with a large sustainable organic vegetable garden, a solar power system and much more—this is a MUST SEE!
You should find their website online for a virtual tour, as well as registering for a real tour once you’re in town.
GETTING AROUND THE LOCAL AREA
SAYAN is just 4km (2Miles) away from UBUD - While it’s great to have a good walk around town, having your own transportation is essential to get the most out of your visit.
The preferred method is an automatic SCOOTER. everyone here drives a Scooter! better than a car in traffic..
Otherwise, you could hire an "OJEK" (Moto taxi) to transport you inexpensively (about 30K Rp/ride, helmet provided).
Some athletic visitors opt for a bicycle (though be advised that it is hot, humid, and hilly! ). Another option is a rented car (+ driver).
SCOOTER RENTAL INFORMATION
We recommend Mr NYOMAN for scooter rental. He has fair rates, with discounts offered for weekly and monthly periods;
a signed rental document with your personal information is compulsory.
Mr NYOMAN will deliver your scooter at yr door along with helmet and rain coat.
Please consider 60K Rp/day - 600K Rp/ mnth for a scooter -
Bring your National or International driving licence -
Note that Your personal insurance references are Important.
It is advisable to hire OUR DRIVER so that someone will be there waiting for you, allowing for a smooth arrival, avoiding a waste of time and energy. We work with 5 different drivers.
OUR DRIVERS have a comfortable car with air-con and charges 350K IDR (approximately $29 USD, as of Jan. 2015) for airport transfer.
Two of our best drivers have been transporting our guests for years, speak great English, communicate well via mobile phone/(website hidden)/ email, safe, reliable, knowledgeable, considerate, will help you carry your luggage, provide you with the keys, show where the lights are...
He will stand at the MAIN EXIT at AIRPORT with a large sign showing a BIRD AND A HEART (our logo), that will be very visible.
He is also available for other tours (around the island, to the volcano, temples, hot springs, beach, rice terraces, etc).
Kindly please let us know in advance if you like your AIRPORT transfer.
Please email your Flight details ASAP for a better organisation. Thank you!
Other Things to Note
INSECTS AND OTHER BEASTS are part of life in a tropical island like Bali.
Vegetation here is rich, lush, growing fast and with it a whole array of living creatures. Some are quite cute and others are less pleasant. Remember that a ugly hairy caterpillar, given time, will become a shimmering butterfly as large as your hand.
This is not a jungle "ala Disney", so you should be both careful and respectful.
Remember also that most will flee rather than confront you...
MOSQUITOS: while there is no malaria here, dengue fever is a slight possibility—though statistically, it mostly affects people who have been living here for at least three years.
We provide natural essential oils as mosquito repellent. You should protect yourself with round-the-clock essential oils.
TRAVEL LIGHT ( clothes are cheap here), and remember to bring your own flashlight or headlamp.
BE RESPECTFUL OF BALINESE CULTURE and be sure to take your shoes off when entering a Balinese home.
Do not point at people or things with your finger, and do not touch people or things with your foot as well as not showing the sole of your feet to people (these things are considered very rude).
You should give and receive things only with your RIGHT HAND, whenever possible, and always smile...
People here will smile a lot and rarely say “NO.”
BE RESPECTFUL OF TEMPLE AND CEREMONY RULES...
whenever attending a ceremony, be sure that you have NO bare shoulders/chest, no short pants or Bermudas.
Men should wear a sarong and a SAPUT (smaller sarong) on top, with its strings tied at the waist meant to 'separate the pure from the impure' as is the tradition here.
Women should wear a sarong with a sash (scarf) at the waist for the same reasons. As a top, women should wear a KEBAYA (lacy balinese style blouse), or a plain long-sleeved shirt, and hair should be knotted into a bun. Menstruating women are not allowed on temple grounds.
Bringing an offering (tjanang) with you is always welcome; you can get them from any local warung (family stall) .
Observe the Balinese people and do the same as they do.
Women usually sit with women and men sit with men, please do so unless you are with a Balinese friend of the opposite sex, it’s ok then to sit together.
Never stand higher than a priest, and do not stand on a platform where everyone is sitting. Do not use flash lights when photographing a priest, always ask permission to make photo (a simple gesture is enough).
DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR LONG TERM RENTAL (over 2 wks), please contact us with your request.
If you are interested in ANOTHER UNIT, please check out these links :
==> TREE TOP NEST (JUNGALOW 2nd floor)
==> TREE TOP LOFT (JUNGALOW Garden floor)
==> COLONIAL STYLE HOUSE (SHAKTI)
sleeps 5 ppl
==> "SOLO": ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, SPACIOUS TERRACE over Jungle
==> WORLD TRAVELER Budget STUDIO, kitchen, terrace
==> STUDIO #3 :
==> STUDIO #4 http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1610472
Updated 25 July 2015
We believe in responsible, mindful, educated travelers.
Our main & only rule? ~;+) mindfulness IS happiness ~;+)
Yet we had to set up a few points. Please READ
— Compulsory, upon arrival: a hard copy of each passport (including children) for Police declaration, for all foreigners
(sorry, no Xerox machine, no printer at our office...).
- SPRING MINERAL WATER, - no fluorides -, 20L jug dispenser: please settle 25K Rp upon arrival (leave payment inside on your table, for the House Keeper)
- BREAKFAST: Provided by us, - self service -, consists of:
• Tea, Bali grown Coffee, cacao, creamer, Sugar, Cereal Mix portions, vegetable cooking oil, Bread, Home Made Jam & “Welcome Fruit Basket” on arrival -
• For any EXTRA FOODS :
Kindly please ask us a few days prior arrival date. Our House Keeper will do the shopping, charged at local price.
- "MINI BAR” : Snacks and Drinks in your fridge, to be settled in Cash RP, following marked prices. Leave your payment on the table inside (for our House Keeper) Thank you.
-+- For all your TRANSPORT needs and any other requirements:
Please note: We are happy to assist you, yet we are not up to the local Tourism Office or a travel agent.
We are a small family business, offering Accommodation as our first focus.
Kindly first explore & research by yourself online and in any Guide-Book about Bali,
draw a rough list/route of what suits you, get back to us. We then send you a useful document, takes one minute to fill in, helps all parties involved get organized ahead of time (you, us, House-Keepers, drivers, scooter-rental, ‘Ojek'…), particularly in ‘High Season’.
In this Document please mention any need:
- Transfer: Airport OR from / to any place in Bali
- "OJEK" taxi-Moto (if you don't want to drive)
- Tours, Volcano trekking, rafting, ‘DownHill Cycling’, Temples, Rice Terraces, water falls, Bamboo Trail, art, yoga classes …
- "Spirit Journeys" Sessions with traditional Balinese spiritual healers & shamans. 2-3X a week, Limited spaces (3-5 people). Please register 8 days ahead of time
- We do not have bicycles, but you can find one in Ubud (25K/Day)
- SCOOTER Rental: We recommend Mr Nyoman, a reputable company. 60K Rp/day, home delivery with 1-2 helmets and raincoats. Discount beyond 1 week -
- for on-site Massage, Extra foods, Spirit Journeys, etc: please also mention it in the document.
Mindfulness is about respect and consideration of others and of the environment
Please share our ECO-FRIENDLY approach:
- Switch OFF lights and fans before going out (3 speeds: please check)
- Be conservative with your use of Water, a very precious resource here.
• We RECYCLE Metal cans & glass bottles: keep them separate from other garbage
- We support the Association “Say NO TO PLASTIC!”:
Use our Mineral Water from the dispenser rather than buying single-use plastic bottles;
Use a FABRIC BAG (provided) better than bringing back more plastic bags, hard to dispose of..
Our soap (hands, kitchen) and cleaning materials are diluted. We buy concentrate in soft pouches to keep packaging minimal.
Diluting soapy products is meant to limit toxic, harmful waste in our homes as it runs down to ground water, rivers and streams.
Smoking is allowed outside only. Please dispose your cigarettes in an ashtray.
Our place is located near by rice fields, jungle, woody rivers, coconut / bamboo groves, ravined streams… this is what our Guests love…
Yet: Insects and animals can be expected, most are charming, others annoying, some can be potentially dangerous.
This is not a “Jungle-Book a la Disney”: Please be both careful and respectful.
Children should be under your supervision at all times.
Keep all foods in sealed containers -- or inside the fridge
Avoid leaving crumbs and food scraps in the sink; keep organic garbage in tightly knotted bags.
This will prevent insects and animals to be attracted. Thank you for caring.
We have also printed a spiraled "BOOKLET” available in each house offering useful information: take a minute to read it. Tx
PETS: We love them. Yet we reserve the right to allow them on the property. Kindly please talk to us first. We also have a cat who might come visit you. He is in perfect health, clean, dewormed, desexed, fully vaccinated, identified with a collar & followed by a veterinarian on a regular basis. Our guests love him. If you are allergic to cats, please just feel free to chase him away: he understands all foreign languages!
Our place is very safe. Nevertheless, we advise our guests to act in a responsible way:
Lock your door & Main Gate, close your windows whenever going out -
keep your valuables inside a lockable cabinet, better than in plain sight -
OPEN FLAMES (candles, incense, oil burners, gas cooker..) :
never leave them unattended for obvious safety reasons, for yourself & others..
make sure to keep them on a metal/glass plate.
WATER HEATER is already set up: please do not change it -
if need be, contact us asap, our Maintenance man will do it.
- Bring a FLASH LIGHT with you if you will be coming or going after dark.
Be aware that pathways and steps can be slippery. It’s a tropical island! Moss, mold, rain, water from rice fields etc, can be expected
- Bring with you
-- INTER/NATIONAL DRIVING LICENSE
-- PERSONAL INSURANCE
-- HARD COPY of each PASSPORT
(we feel all this section goes without saying, but would like to mention it anyway).
For extra safety, our place is under video control -
Please read also our “Driving tips” section here.
• Any broken/damaged items should be replaced or compensated by its equivalent value before leaving the place.
- Books, DVDs, maps, good addresses, brochures are available for you:
Before check out: please put them back for others to enjoy.
- small children should be fitted with napies; we request parents to bring a RUBBER SHEET to prevent any annoying issues, soiling, etc.
- Our beddings are in very good state. Stained mattress, pillows or cushions will be charged accordingly.
- No extra guests are allowed in the House unless requested in written, ahead of time.
- Lost KEYS are charged 200K Rp.
ELECTRICITY, Water, Internet service: while these are all currently active in the listing, from time to time there can be a lapse in their accessibility due to the more primitive infrastructure of services on the island (remember, this is Bali!);
nothing can be done about a lapse in service and does not constitute a valid reason for canceling with the expectation of a refund. We appreciate your understanding regarding this.
DRIVING: TIPS & DISTANCE FROM UBUD:
The house is located in Sayan, 4Km away from UBUD.
NOT right in the center of town, just outside, surrounded by nature.
We mention DISTANCE in Kilometers, an objective measure - rather than in terms of time, subjective to your own driving speed, current traffic, road repairs, sections of streets cordoned by local security due to ceremonies or processions, etc
Walking is left to your appreciation, but remember: Bali is tropical, hot, humid, hilly, dogs might bark at you…
Reason why we recommend you have your own vehicle / transport.
Everyone here drives a Scooter! Or use an “Ojek” (taxi-moto).
In high season, obviously, one more car adds to traffic..
But all up to your decision.
For your own safety.
Responsible ways of driving around:
strap on your helmet, wear closed shoes, sleeved tops, trousers (rather than flip-flops, shorts, singlets..).
Wear gloves, sun glasses, have a map at hand, a smart phone with a mapping device;
driving license, personal insurance data, copy of your passport / visa with you, just in case.
Keep your valuables under the saddle; Keep your helmet with you after parking.
These recommendations are of course entirely up to you.
All our houses are GPS referenced: see in your “Itinerary” and "House Manual”.
- ADDRESS, location, landmarks, distances, contacts, keys, WIFI Password:
communicated to confirmed Guests via the "ITINERARY" and in the "House Manual”, in your listing.
Save the infos, Keep them with you at all times, thank you.
USEFUL ADVICES :
We recommend to book your transport with us,
whether you arrive in day time, or later than 4PM (Staff then off) —
Yet, of course it is entirely up to you.
— Important: AirBNB Hosting does not offer services like a regular Hotel:
no 'Reception desk' open 24/7;
- Our employees have a Schedule to be honored
- Owner & Staff do not live on-site.
- BALI does not have street names & sign posts at every junction...
- Houses rarely have clear visible numbers;
- Even and odd numbers (as in Western countries) are not a concern here…
- Some streets show twice the same number... or Nr 24 is followed next door by Nr 103 .... ~ ;-)
- Street lights are not always operating properly at night -
A driver found in the southern part of Bali? Experienced by one Guest:
“Cheap deal in Kuta turned out a "cheat deal”, taxi was unable to locate the house..”
Our driver's fee is the same as any other taxi: about 350K Rp (as of Jan 2015) from Airport to Ubud, 1Hr15/1h30 drive -
- Cell phone signal and internet can be "patchy" and unreliable -
Therefore we apologise if not being able to give immediate answer to calls/SMS-(website hidden)/emails;
- If in need, contact ANY of the given numbers, or try again later.
- Any problem while in transit to the destination, delays, etc:
please Contact asap our driver and ANY Nr provided in the "House Manual" & in your “Itinerary"
Our friendly “wink” to our valued guests:
• We always do our very best to serve you, yet mistakes are possible, we are humans..
• Kindness is key to solve most issues … ^+^ …
- Bali is on a slow pace, not up to Western criteria.
Please be considerate and avoid "last minute" requests.
Balinese people do not enjoy being 'stressed out" ~:+}
• We apologise for not being able to process late notice requests.
Thank you so very much for caring
Welcome & enjoy Ubud!
~;+) mindfulness IS happiness ~;+)
THE KITCHEN: WELL EQUIPPED, SHARED WITH THE LADY WRITER WHO LIVES HERE. "MAYA" HAS BEEN RENOVATED BY HER WITH A TEAM OF LOCAL WORKERS - RECLAIMED WROUGHT IRON GATES - CAMPHER WOOD CABINETS.
다른 후기에서 읽은 대로, 같은 집에 거주하는 메리는 확실히 여러 가지 주의사항을 줍니다. 그러나 곰곰이 생각하면 대개 다 맞는 말이에요. 전기절약, 물 절약, 소음 주의 이런 것들은 살면서 누구나 어디에 있든 반드시 지켜야 하는 부분이죠. 여행 왔다고 느슨해지는 부분들이 없잖아 있지만, Airbnb는 결국 호텔이 아니잖아요. 함께 가정집을 공유한다는 것이 포인트지. 그래서 처음에 서로 지켜줘야 할 부분들을 조정하는 데서 이런 저런 주의사항이 오갔지만, 여기 있었던 5박 6일 내내 나쁘지 않았습니다.
메리가 소개시켜 준 아름다운 아융 강가를 실컷 거닐었고,
그녀가 소개시켜 준 현지인 식당은 중심가보다 4배 이상 싼 가격에 훨씬 훌륭한 퀄리티의 음식들을 내놓았죠. (Warung Made 가 그곳으로 숙소 앞 메인도로에서 우붓 중심가 방향으로 500M 정도 내려가면 4거리 바로 옆에 있습니다)
무엇보다 이곳에서 일하는 스태프들은 최고에요!
아, 물론 집의 시설과 위치는 가격대비 좀 높다는 생각이 들어요. 저는 한국인이고 동양인이라 신발 벗고 들어가는 실내생활이 익숙해서 내부가 아주 깔끔하지 않으면 그다지 깨끗하다는 생각이 들지 않거든요. 물론 청결도 자체는 깨끗한 편이나, 창의 모기장이나, 침대의 모기장은 오래되어서 색이 변색되고 좀 뜯겨진 곳이 많아요. 이런 것들은 교체되었음 싶네요.
또 수목으로 가득찬 정원이 앞에 있다 보니, 각종 벌레의 유입은 어쩔 수 없습니다. 심한 편은 아니에요. 우붓에 한 달 정도 있어보니 숙소의 청결도와는 크게 관계없이, 크고 작은 벌레들과 친구하는 수밖엔 마음 편해질 도리가 없더군요. (하하하;)
가격대비 낡은 시설을 제외한다면, 저는 대체로 즐겁게 이 숙소에 묵었습니다 :) 다만, 처음 가셨을 때, 메리와 이것저것 조정하는 부분은 사람에 따라 호불호가 확실히 갈릴 것 같네요.
Cant read Corean, but from the awkward on-line translation we understand that Miss Yun, being herself a writer, enjoyed her stay at the "Writers Villa Guest Room" at "Maya" in Sayan, Ubud.
She had fun making 'selfies' with the House Keepers and liked to explore Ubud and the area.
We gave her many infos and tips about places to visit and near-by Indonesian restaurants like "Warung Made" and "Nasi Ayam" (fish/chicken, rice, vegetables for under 2USD), just 600M away.
Thank you for your appreciation, enjoy your journey in Bali.
Not so pleasant experiences with the host (the writer owner). The lady did not try to make me feel welcome or anything, she made me feel as if I was one of her staff members.
I did not like the room due to the cats that obviously were allowed inside. I love cats but upon my arrival I developed a very bad allergic reaction, so I practically moved out from the accommodation after 1 night, despite the fact that I had paid for 2 weeks. There was a compensation offered (upgraded villa for the following week), but I thought best to stay in the centre of Ubud where I found a much better place where I was treated warmheartedly.
It was a terrible experience!! The host is not nice at all I couldn't relax at all I have to share the bathroom with her and she asked me to take of so many details, she has also 2 baby cats they are so enjoying they didn't let me eat or even go to the kitchen cause they were begging for food all the time, they will jump on the table and kitchen counter. The woman likes to control everything, it was just not good energy at all, also her profile says the room is big enough to do yoga and it wasn't true, there was so many Mosquitos and insects that didn't let me sleep and I found out you can find many better places in the center of Ubud and that's what I did cause I didn't like this place at all even if I lost my money
For any prospective guests who are reading this, I would like to first note that she opted to stay in the guest room in the writer's home at "Maya" (our only shared listing), and will provide some comments in response to her review: 1) "It was a terrible experience!!" RE: Patricia is such a nice girl, I'm very sorry that she feels she had a "terrible experience" during her stay in my guest room. 2) "...asked me to take of so many details" RE: The "many details" that were asked of Patricia with were items of common courtesy when sharing a space with someone (as is stated in the listing description) and a general eco-friendly attitude (ex: turning off lights, wiping the wash basin after use, disposing of food from the shared refrigerator before it begins to decay), which she did not happily comply with, if at all. 3) "she has also 2 baby cats…" RE: The listing states in "The Space" that there is "Young cat with us here…" and in "House Rules" that "CAT LOVERS and GARDEN LOVERS pref." The baby cats Patricia is referring to are 2-3 month old kittens (2) who were being fed every few hours throughout the day. In addition to the information provided on Airbnb, I also corresponded with her directly via email in advance of her stay reaffirming the presence of the kittens, and making sure that it wouldn't be an issue at all, to ensure that everyone in the home has enjoyable time. 4) "…it was just not good energy at all…" RE: Given that "good energy" is a bit of a vague concept and matter of opinion, it is difficult for me to comment on this. All I know is that so many people have been perfectly happy here, which we hope is the case for everyone who chooses to stay with us, but from time to time there might be someone who is simply not a good fit. 5) "…big enough to do yoga…" RE: We had a yoga teacher stay with us for three months, practicing every day, twice a day, for two hours. It was based on this knowledge that information about this was included in the listing details "...so many Mosquitos and insects…" RE: Mosquitos and insects are a known reality in a tropical climate such as Bali. That said, there is a mosquito net enclosing the bed in the guest room as well as an additional net that was installed on the window of the room prior to Patricia's arrival. 6) "…I found out you can find many…" RE: Whether a place is better or not is a matter of opinion. We look to provide a unique space and experience inside of a writer's home and describe it as clearly as possible in the listing to ensure that we have guests who are a good fit here.
I had a wonderful, relaxing and inspiring time. For anyone looking for a peaceful hideaway in Ubud, this is THE place to go. You will meet wonderful people who will make you feel like at home from the start and help you with anything you need. I will definitely be back!
J'ai passé un très agréable moment à Maya Guest House!!! La chambre est petite, mais bien équipée et très propre. Le personnel est vraiment gentil, Tini m'a beaucoup aidé pour la location du scooter, pour le transfert jusqu'à ma destination suivante...
Mon seul regret est de ne pas avoir rencontré Marie, qui était en Europe pendant mon séjour à Maya. Mais malgré la distance elle m'a été d'une grande aide, pour tout m'expliquer, me recommander les endroits à visiter en fonction de mes besoins...
En tout cas, bel endroit, à recommander !!
I had wonderful stay at Rumah Maya. The room is very clean and beautifully decorated with a serene view onto a lush garden. The house is a bout three miles outside of ubud, which I found to be enjoyable. I loved my morning motorbike ride into town, passing through delightful small villages. There is a beautiful river walk just five minutes away. The staff at the house is very kind and attentive and Marie is a generous, gracious host and friend. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, introducing me to many activities in Ubud. I will always remember my stay there with much fondness. Also, she arranged for bike rental.
the room is small but cozy. Marie has been extremely helpful.I am so grateful to have made the decision to stay with her for a couple of days.
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About the Host, Tini
I am a Balinese woman married with two young sons; I supervise our Staff, also work as a Cook &House Keeper, and i am a Masseuse - so that keeps me busy...
NYOMAN, my husband used to work on cruise boats, his English is quite good and he takes care of the on-going maintenance. We are a great Team!
We have a friend, she helps us w/organisation & on computer.
We like to make our guests happy, making sure the house is clean and comfortable, the garden trimmed, transport organized safely.
Whenever Guests ask us to bring papayas or fresh coconuts, we prepare them on site for perfect freshness.
We provide extra services: interesting things to do in Ubud, ceremonies, On-Site Massage/reflexology, healing by local Shaman/Spiritual healer, Scooter Rental, Airport Pick-up, downhill cycling tour, Yoga & art classes, trekking along the river, Museums, food specialities....
Just tell us your needs: we are more than happy to be of service