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: There is internet via a modem and up to 6 guests can use it. You can buy credits on a SIM card to access the internet and the staff will be more than happy to supply those 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.
A stunning place right at the beach, a hidden treasure. It was clean and spacious. Good for two families with kids. Definitely want to come again.
Dewi and her sweet family has a simply superb house. We loved everything about it: The house itself and the decor, the beautiful scenery with our own beach front. As this was our most expensive house on a five week long trip to Bali and Lombok we had very high expectations but they were all exceeded.
We also enjoyed visiting the nearby towns Tejakula and Les where there were hardly any tourist at all.
We didn't meet Dewi but we met her kid sister and brother and her parents and they were all very helpful. Dewi's mother made our best dinner in Bali and her father is an interesting person who is a fisherman, working with restoration of coral reefs and is active in the local community.
We give the Jomaro House our highest recommandations.
Au top ! Putu est accueillant et très serviable . Nous avons passé un agréable sejours de deux jours. L'endroit est un peut reculer mais pour quelques jours c'est idéal !
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.
Paradijselijke plek aan zee in een verder niet erg toeristische zone van Bali. Het was hier heerlijk ontspannen. Vriendelijke ontvangst door het gezin dat net achter dit huis woont en ons een warm en welkom gevoel gaven.
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.
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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.