A piece of history, Jomaro Beach House is a traditional teak house from the island of Java and this particular one dates back to 1925. 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 has 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 Rp300.000 (US30) for a 2 hour trip. Pak Mega the guide is also a fisherman and you can buy tuna or other fish from hi.
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.
SNORKELLING: You can snorkel right in front of the property and snorkel gear can be rented out 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 Komang, 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: Please be aware that during rainy season the internet may temporarily be unavailable or connection low.
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.
We love our village and pride ourselves on being part of the old Bali.
Several options. Bike, 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-Sat. In some circumstances the housekeep may have temple obligations with her village and she must attend these in keeping with local traditions.
5. If you are eating at the restaurant next door or taking massages, bills must be paid immediately as the Jomaro is not connected in any way with the retreat centre other than allowing our guests to use their facilities.
6. Books and DVD's 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.
7. A security deposit of USD100 has been taken, if there are any items that you would like in the house such as towels we do have them available for sale, please ask Komang for prices.
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.
My father and I celebrated his 60th birthday at the Jomaro Beach House. We wanted to see a more authentic side of Bali, and be away from the crowds in the South. For this, Jomaro was perfect! We were charmed by the traditional architecture, and of course the perfect setting on the water with the soothing waves. We enjoyed taking a scooter ride through the village to see the local sights, and also found the food in the local warungs to be quite good. For most meals, we went to the small hotel next door, which had decent food for reasonable prices and Internet access. Komang's mother also cooked a few meals for us, and these were truly delicious and much recommended. We enjoyed massages onsite as well, very reasonably priced. Komang's family was incredibly gracious and helped make our stay comfortable. I recommend the Jomaro House for those who are looking to stay in a simple place away from the more crowded areas. The house is comfortable inside, a little bit musty which is impossible to avoid with the humidity, especially in the rainy season. That said, we enjoyed lounging on the porch watching the rain fall and not doing much else on our stay.
We arrived on 23rd December and the house was decorated beautifully for Christmas which made us so happy. The reef is on the doorstep just over the pebbly black beach,and we saw incredible fish and beautiful corals to begin with. Then it rained and all of the litter strewn in the river beds washed into the sea and it was dirty. The house was beautiful, however all of the bedrooms are interconnecting, with a curtain between, so we had very little privacy. The bunk rooms are tiny. Just the beds really. My 16 year old daughter caught someone watching her in the shower from over the wall which she only mentioned after we left but it really creeped her out. We went on an amazing dolphin trip with the fisherman, komangs father,, whose family manage the house we saw loads it was great. He seems to be a man of local notoriety and influence and is a sharp businessman. Komang his daughter the housekeeper was charming. Her mum made a sumptuous Christmas dinner. Tejakula itself has nothing worth stopping for. We ate in the warung nearest the house, at the top of the lane which was tasty. the surrounding beaches offer little charm due to all the rubbish everywhere. There is a resort about 1km west along the beach where we had great massages.
Dear Alex we are happy that you enjoyed yourself. Unfortunately the rainy season does bring some unwanted things to our beaches and is a problem all over the island.
The person that you daughter was saw was a worker who was hired to cut the coconuts. Because the bathrooms are walled and have open roof tops the coconut man unfortunately saw your daughter when she went into the bathroom and we are so sorry for this. We now only cut the coconuts before check in and after check out.
The house is catered for families with smaller children. If we had been informed much earlier that that 2 of your 4 children that were staying with us were 16 years old we would have suggested staying at many of the other available places close by.
Tejakula is one of the oldest parts of Bali with our traditions still in tact and we are humble and simple people, we are very proud to come from here.
Bali is a brand; a catchword for Paradise. As you pass through Denpassar and Ubud to get to Tejakula on the north shore, you lament how shoddy that dream has become. Happily, the Jomaro House and its beachfront location makes it all worthwhile. It is a short walk into the village for supplies and a shorter one to the restaurant next door. Relax and enjoy.
We had a wonderful time at the Jomaro Beach House. The house was beautiful and rustic, away from all things touristy. This beautiful family: Kadek, Komang, Putu, Pak Mega and Ibu Mega were very friendly and hospitable. We woke up everyday listening to the waves crashing in to the pebbled shore; and watched the moon and stars lying by the beach. During the day, we would walk to the Tejakula town. The people in town were very friendly: school kids saying "Hello"; a lady at the market who gave us rose apples; and locals greeting and smiling as we walked pass them. We definitely recommend letting Ibu Mega cook for you. Her food were divine! They were the best traditional Balinese dishes we have had! We still can't stop raving about her ayam sisit, tempe penyet and sate tuna!!! And we really miss the company of their 2 dogs, Bobo and Bobby. We are back home now, but we are still dreaming of waking up in the Jomaro Beach House. We will be back! Thank you Kadek, Komang, Putu, Pak Mega and Ibu Mega for everything. Please hug Bobo and Bobby for us :)
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