About This Listing
Jomaro is a tradition house from Java called a Joglo and has a pirate feel about it and plenty of bounty to be had here! We welcome those with a sense of adventure and curiosity. Life here is simple and traditional values are alive and well here.
A piece of history, Jomaro Beach House is a traditional teak house from the island of Java and this particular one dates back to 1965. The property has a bit of the pirate feel to it and there is plenty of bounty to be had! It is ideal for families as it is for couples, newly weds or a group of close friends.
Jomaro is located in NE Bali and lies in a secluded spot jostled between coconut trees, jungle and the ocean right at your front door! The surrounding area is a quite peaceful fishing village and the locals are delightful, kind and helpful.
This part of Bali is home to some of the oldest Bali Aga villages, settlements that were not influenced by the customs brought to Bali from the Javanese courts. Some of these settlements were originally ancient trading posts with India, China, and beyond as long ago as the first century A.D.
DINING: You may ask the housekeeper's mother to cook your meals of traditional Balinese food. There are daily catches of fresh fish or you may wish to dine next door at the healing centre which has a reasonably priced menu. Home cooked meals are by request so please check as the family also have their temple obligations and cannot always prepare meals for guests.
SWIMMING: Right in front of your door is the Indian Ocean.
Every morning (obviously) in front of your balcony at around 5.30 – 6:pm and it’s a great way to welcome the day.
This is especially lovely at the Jomaro as the moon rises over the ocean, making the full moon especially romantic for those on honeymoons.
DOLPHIN SPOTTING: Can be arranged the cost is around RP 300.000 around US 30.00 for a 2 hour trip. Pak Mega and his son Putu are the family fishermen and you can buy tuna or other fish from them in season.
LES SACRED WATERFALL: The sacred waterfall is around 15min away and is a must see site.
DIVING: There are various dive sites in the area.
CEREMONIES: This is the Island of the Gods so many ceremonies throughout the year. The staff can let you know what's going on.
MIND - BODY - SOUL: There are regular yoga and meditation in the surround area as well spa treatments with one of our staff.
WINDSURFING: If you have your own gear you can windsurf in this area.
SNORKELING: You can snorkel right in front of the property and we usually have snorkel gear but sometimes they go missing and takes a while to reorder but equipment can be rented from the resort next door.
HAND PHONES: You can bring your phones as you can purchase SIM cards and get a local number for around $3 dollars including credit.
DIVING: Coral rehabilitation and other sustainable marine conservation area.
LOCAL BATHING POOL: In Tejakula’s main village there is a public bathing/washing pool, the water comes directly from the mountain so is constantly running. Male and female sections, no mixed bathing.
CHILDREN: If you have come as family and want a bit of time just the two of you, our house keeper can look after your children and teach them how to make temple offerings out of coconut leaves.
CAR RENTAL: If you want to get around the island a car can be arranged for hire with or without a driver.
Sound like home?....we thought not.
NB: We offer WiFi via a modem and up to 6 guests can use it, you will however need to purchase credits on a SIM card to access the internet and the staff will be more than happy to get these for you.
Please be aware that during rainy season the internet may temporarily be unavailable or connection low.
Jomaro is rented as a whole house so there are no off bound areas to guests.
Interaction with Guests
Our family runs and operates Jomaro but we are always discreet and you will not notice that we are there. We come to clean the house or help with children and cooking if you wish. On arrival we may ask if you are interested in certain cultural activities.
There is a holistic center very close and you can dine there and participate in yoga classes. The swimming pool is strictly for their own guests.
On rare occasions the holistic resort is off limits due to a group booking the whole resort for a private holistic retreat. During these times our staff our happy to order from the many restaurants in the area and bring directly to you or our family can cook meals for you.
There are many walks and wildlife is abundant.
Bicycle, motor bike or car. All these can be arranged for you.
1. As this is property is made entirely of wood it is not permitted to smoke inside the house. Outside is fine.
2. Candles are strictly not allowed.
3. No loud parties or loud music that disturbs the natural ambiance of the village.
4. The maid service is from 8am - 4pm Mon-Sun. In some circumstances the housekeeper may have temple obligations with her village and she must attend these in keeping with local traditions so please understand that these must be performed to keep harmony and culture alive on our island. You can participate too!
5. If you are eating at the restaurant next door or taking massages, bills must be paid immediately as Jomaro is not connected in any way with the retreat center other than them allowing our guests to use some their facilities.
6. Books are for you enjoyment and should not be removed from the premises when you leave as they are for future guests and friends to enjoy.
Amazing location ! Original authentic Bali, peaceful & remote. However you will want to be the adventurous traveler not a fussy tourist as the accommodation whilst charming has a rustic beach-house quality to it. At the price you pay a few basic's like a microwave that works, a coffee plunger , tea & coffee & fruit would be a good one. The family Dewi Lesmana really looked after us & it's true Ibu the Mamma is a sensational cook - Bali style tweaked a little for our Western palettes & fresh fish from their own boats - WOW !
They were very helpful with any requests to fix things or directions & there was a good info pack in the (website hidden) We have recommended a bed upgrade check to see if they have done so !
Jomaro Beach house is a beautiful place to spend your holidays. The staff is very helpful and friendly, we had great home cooked dinners and woke up to the sound of the waves....
Few issues we felt were not perfect: the pool at the resort next door couldn't be used, but only the pool somewhere up the hill which is not in walking distance. Most of the appliances (TV, DVD etc) are run down or not functional (e.g. only one remote control for both aircons). Price wise this property is on the upper end for the quality you actually get.
This house is perfectly set in a rustic peaceful environment with a calm beachfront view. The joglo architecture of this house is also amazing for people with a woodcrafting interest, having an outdoor/indoor house layout plan is not for every holiday-maker but nature lovers will absolutely love it. It's front yard towards the beach is somewhat common area hence people will mill past now & then but being sparsely populated it won't be often. The internet is via a portable dongle which runs on a prepaid data plan, very fast and stable connection however the plan ran out on my stay at 11pm which left me unable to telecommute for work until the telcom shops opened the next day. Host Dewi did not respond at all for this, however her brother & sister were excellent host and very graciously hosted me and my friend. Bath towels were tired & stained. Overall, this house is a must stay for a unique experience! But make sure you are a traveller, not a tourist.
We did not meet the owner of the place, who seems to live in Jakarta. The family who lives behind the Jomaro Beach House however welcomed us. They are a lovely family and the mother of the housekeeper makes great dinner.
While the location of the house is stunning, the place is a bit run down and was not very clean upon our arrival. Kettle with water still on the stove, floors not very clean (linen, towels etc. were very clean). The owner should definitely invest money in the upkeep of this property, showers, toilets, cutlery, pans etc. are certainly not up to standard you would expect from the price you pay for this house. Compared to hotels in the region, this place is too expensive (and also offers no breakfast). To sum up: Unbeatable location, but rather run down place.
Vi var to par fra Norge som bodde en uke i huset.
Gode kart over området, veibeskrivelse og svar på spørsmål om henting på flyplassen etc.
ANKOMST OG BELIGGENHET
Soverommene og stuen pyntet med vakre blomsterblader, alt var helt rent og i god stand, bolaget stille - uten biltrafikk eller bråkete naboer - og bare lyden av sirisser og havets myke bølger mot stranden tretti meter fra huset. Palmer mellom huset og havet gir behagelig skygge mot sola. Utsikten mot havet er vakker.
HUSET ER VAKKERT, TRADISJONELL OG SJELDEN
Huset er en unik anledning til å oppleve tradisjonell byggekunst fra naboøya, Java. Interiøret er modernisert.
Hvert hovedsoverom er adskilt med en solid skyvedør, har meget komfortable dobbeltsenger, god plass i skap og hyller, A/C, en stille og effektiv takvifte samt godt med vinduslys. Hvert soverom er tilknyttet et mindre soverom med hver sine køyesenger pluss en bred sofa. Det er to bad og hvert soverom har egen dør til baderom.
Stuen er et vakkert klenodium med integrert kjøkken, tilsammen ca. 70 kvadratmeter.
Terrassen er luftig, skyggefull og med to gode sofabenker. Begge er mye brukt når en god bok skal leses.
Her er det heldigvis langt til turistbutikker, men rik anledning til å oppleve mye av hverdagen til balinererne: Morgenmarkeder for grønnsaker og fisk, småbutikker som selger "alt", vakre templer, trange bakgater med liv og røre, frodige frukt- og kokospalmehager, blide skolebarn og stolte fiskere, vennlige landsbybeboere, dagtrøtte hunder, stolte haner, høns og små kyllinger, og ellers alt som man kan finne av beskjeden skjønnhet og levende liv i dette rolige området av nordkysten. Her er de vakre, dagligdags motivene og roen vi søkte ved kysten.
Det er en famile som hjelper oss med "alt". De bor - heldigvis for oss - på et område rett på baksiden av huset. De er særdeles vennlige mennesker, kontaktpersonen snakker meget godt engelsk og alle gjør det som forventes raskt og effektivt; hjelpe med handle litt mat og drikke kvelden vi kom fram, hjelpe med WiFi, skifte gass til komfyren, tips om omgivelsene.
Hver formiddag - etter avtale om når det passer oss best - blir gulvene grundig vasket, alle bord og hele kjøkkenet tørket rene, oppvasken tatt og sengene ordnet og annet sjekket er i orden. At kokosnøttene oppe i de svært høye palmene må plukkes før noen får dem i hodet, er heldigvis også i vare tatt. Siden det ikke er tak over badene - bare sol og en rik stjernehimmel - skjer dette etter avtale.
HJEMMELAGET MIDDAG HVER KVELD
Dagens høydepunkt var likevel middagene vi bestilte; vi ville først bare prøve dette den første kvelden, men valgte å fortsette fram til siste dag: Vertskapet må bare få beskjed kvelden i forveien, siden alle råstoffene skal handles inn på markedet tidlig samme morgen. Hver middag ble for oss et kulinarisk høydepunkt, selv om både frokost og lunsj som vi spiste på nabostedet, Gaya Oasis, også var gode opplevelser. Hjemmelaget middag var alltid en særdeles hyggelig avslutning på dagen.
What a slice of paradise is my first and last impression of Jomaro. Although a 3.5 hr ride, the beauty and tranquility combined with the warmth of the host family makes it all worthwhile. Make sure to get the home cooked dinners--- the best.
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About the Host, Dewi
We love meeting new people and showing them Pulau Dewata which means Island of the Gods in our language.
Our family is very traditional. Come and visit us and let us show you some Balinese hospitality.