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.
Great location far from the crowds of the South. Rustic old house with lots of character. The family is very friendly and helpful and the home cooked meals at night was superb. Lovely place to unwind and relax.
We really enjoyed the stay at The Jomaro Beach Front House. The family from Dewi was very friendly and helpful.
The way description was a bit a challenge, but after we found the house they were waiting for us already and gave us a warmly welcome.
The house is very charming and the sunrises are just awesome.
There is even a little reef for nice snorkeling just in front of the house.
We now have beautiful memories of this brilliantly located seaside villa but we didn't get off to a great start here and it wasn't until we were half way through our six days that we began to feel happy about our decision to stay at Jomaro. When we arrived we were greeted briefly by Putu and Wayan who, unbeknownst to us at the time, were standing in for the regular housekeeper. Perhaps due to this inexperience, we found the house and furnishings to be more grubby than shabby chic. Whilst we probably veer more towards the tourist than the traveller, we do feel unstained sheets and a cup of tea are a minimum to feel at home somewhere. In addition, the breakfast that we had been promised could not be provided, nor could an evening meal, and nor could massages in the bale. Although we were given good reasons for the lack of these promised services (a religious festival, the illness of the regular housekeeper, the absorption of services by the large group in the neighbouring resort), as we had a one year old with a six o’clock bed time, and Jomaro is somewhat isolated, all of a sudden our long anticipated holiday felt like hard work. Although Dewi (who lives in Jakarta) responded quickly and mobilised her family to do a more thorough clean, to get a kettle, to get more sheets, to provide tea and coffee for our use, and arranged for breakfast and dinner at the resort at no charge, we took a while to recover our holiday spirit. Then, just as we were beginning to feel we could not do another buffet dinner, Ibu Ketut’s religious duties allowed her to cook, our baby began to enjoy playing with Putu and Wayan’s beautiful little boy, we had a fun visit one evening from Pak Mega, and the roosters which had been parked in their basket cages behind one of the bedrooms (and awake well before dawn) went on their way. We really began to feel Dewi’s family were doing their best for us to be happy at Jomaro and, as Dewi had hoped it would be, harmony was restored. We also discovered that the Abian Spa on the way to the resort’s car park was not only reasonably priced but run by Kadek, one of the best masseurs we’d ever come across (we highly recommend the Balinese massage and the facial). We also enjoyed lunches at Wayang Jakala and Cili Emas, both a short taxi ride away. One of our best memories though will always be the babies soccer match though between our little one and little Putu expertly refereed by big Putu. The grass interval laced with tall palm trees between the villa and the stony beach was a great setting for this. Thanks guys!
Es war traumhaft vorbereitet und ein geduldiger Mail-Kontakt für alle Fragen. Sehr liebevolle Familie und wir wurden wie Freunde behandelt. viel Hilfe bei den weiteren Organisationen der Tagesausflüge, Reisebegleitung durch Taxi mit Fahrer. Das ist für alle Liebhaber des Meeres und Sonne zu empfehlen.
Köstliches Dinner auf speziellen Wunsch völlig unkompliziert und preiswert durch die Mama-Gastgeberin. Vielen herzlichen Dank
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 !
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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.