Barrida Bungalo: En Suite Bedroom

Villa - Private room · Jalan Villa Lalu, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Matt
Your host, Matt
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Response rate: 97%
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The Space

This Bungalow is located in the heart of Seminyak, Bali.

You can rent one room (while the other may also be rented) or you can rent the entire house/villa. (Please note that the prices shown are for one room. For both rooms please multiply by 2).

Shopping, dance spots, yoga locations and the beach are short distances away by foot or a short few minute taxi ride.
Barrida is good for semi-budget travelers who enjoy being out of their rooms, experiencing what Bali has to offer. Enjoy for a small fee ($2US) just about any hotel pool in the area.
There are over 5 places to dance salsa and 3 places that hold Milonga...weekly!
From the supermarket (Bintang Supermarket) you will find Ojek (motobike taxis), taxis and many shops.
The neighborhood is composed of mostly Balinese people and 4 long-term residents (Holland x 2, Italian x 1 and Australian x 1).
The reason to stay at my place:
0. Hot/cold water and A/C
1. Close to dance locations
2. Quiet yet close to the shops...action
3. Affordable which allows you to visit many more places. For example, pay $2 US at any hotel pool attendant and you can have 7 pools in a week. Why not?
4. The cleaning lady is great
5. The local neighbors are welcoming
6. You can do yoga or practice your dance just outside your room. You can have instructors come to you
7. The beds are nice and come with nets
8. When I am home I can accompany you to many places. Some people prefer to go at their own pace. That's fine, too.
9. Quiet area (and we are, too)

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We are looking forward to seeing you :)

Note: We cannot set seasonal prices here so please do confirm with us for high seasons: July 15~Sept 5 & Dec 15~Jan 5 )

Thank you and please excuse the small hurdle for high season. Please also feel free to inquire about house rates (the basic room rate is what is listed.)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Monthly Price: $1100 /month
Security Deposit: $400
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  • The bungalow was great, I had everything I needed and Matt and Inge were very helpful in the lead up an during my stay.

    I was in the far room and the bed was extremely comfy! I have a bad back so that was important. The aircon worked well and there was a lockable wardrobe for my passport etc.

    The house is based close to the supermarket so it was easy to get pulsa (credit) and there were many great food and massage places. There is safe water in the house and a washing machine.

    I didn't spend much time there but it was an excellent base for my stay in Bali with lovely neighbours and easy access and parking for the scooter. I felt secure and happy, the locals are beautiful.

    I would def come back, in fact I would love to live in Bali after that experience so I couldn't give Matt, Inge, Kadek better feedback. Blessings.

    June 2014
  • Loved the stay here. Matt and Inge were always there to help out (getting a driver to pick me up at the airport, answering questions about Seminyak, etc). I highly recommended this place for the accommodation itself and the location.

    January 2014
  • Baridda Bungalow was a home away from home, Matt, Inge and Kadek are all lovely people (though i haven't met matt personally, he's been very helpful with every questions that i had) they made my Bali trip very enjoyable, I will definitely stay at Baridda again if i were to return to Bali anytime soon

    Inge was worried that the neighbours might be too noisy for us, maybe to a few light sleeper but we feel just right at home, thank you for letting us stay at Baridda, we left a few beautiful shells that we've picked up from the beach, home that might add to the decorations :)

    November 2013
  • My stay at Barrida Bungalow was a life-changing experience, and I mean that in the best of ways. I found myself immersed in the "Balinese experience," which was very unlike anything that I would have found in some soulless hotel. Yes, there are roosters, and dogs barking and children playing, but it's rich and colorful and surprisingly comforting. The bungalow itself is lovely and charming and tidy and immediately felt like home. Of course, part of that was Inge, who's delightful and very thoughtful. She was quick to help in any way that she could (I asked her about a hair drier and she happily came up with one). And Kadek, who came around everyday to clean and do laundry, was utterly charming and a joy to be around. And I shall never forget the birds singing in the morning (along with the roosters, of course). Sounds such as I'd never heard before. And when it's quiet, it's very quiet, because the bungalow, though it's only a couple of blocks from what appeared to be the Rodeo Drive of Bali, was untouched by traffic noise or any other kind of noise from the teeming tourist crowd. Yes, it was very much a "Balinese experience" nestled among the local population, with all of it's authentic charms. Oh, yeah. I almost forgot about Matt. Sorry, Matt. Though I didn't have the opportunity to meet him, we exchanged many emails and he was not only quick to respond to any question, but was also very sweet and thoughtful. A sterling gentleman. If I should ever return to Seminyak, I would hope to once again stay at Barrida Bungalow. It was extraordinary.

    September 2013
  • Dear Matt,
    It was a great pleasure to stay in your house, i felt like a princess in her castle! Many thanks for having me and being so helpful during my entire stay! Your house has the perfect location in the heart of Seminyak but yet in a peaceful surrounding, away from the busy streets. Your neighbours are truly friendly people and gave me a welcoming feeling. I also want to thank Inge and Kadek for making my stay easy, relaxed and perfect!
    I would definitely recommend your house to other people, it's just wonderful!
    Thank you again for having me in your house!

    July 2013
  • Perfect location. Very accommodating. Clean. Free Laundry. Great Price. I lived in Bali in different spots over the past 7 years, and I was amazed to find such a great place at such a great price. Highly Recommended. Thanks Kadek, Inge and Matt!

    July 2013
  • I really had a great time staying at Matt's place. Partly this was because I liked the space itself. It is comfortable and really conveniently located next to the Seminyak Language School. Partly this was because Matt and I had such a good time together. He wasn't just a host, but a friend. We hung out almost everyday and are still in touch via email. Great guy.

    April 2013
  • Stay there with my girlfriend. We loved the place so much. It is so close to Bintang Supermarket in Seminyak. Kadek and Inge have been extremely helpful in helping us going around Bali. We will sure come back to this place if we come to Bali again.

    January 2013
  • This was truly an authentic Bali experience. Great location close to everything in Seminyak, though nestled down a winding side-street - lots of local neighbors :) This is a budget accommodation, though perfectly suited for what I needed. Matt's staff were extremely helpful and kind. My only advice is if your out partying, make sure to write down the location and bring a map :)

    November 2012
  • The reservation was canceled 49 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    July 2012
    Matt
    Response from Matt:

    My bungalow needed some repairs so I informed the guest well in advance of her travel.

    July 2012
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Hi fellow yogis and dancers. I came from wrestling (like judo) to dance 5 years ago. I enjoy how yoga makes me a better dancer and how dancing helps dig deeper into yoga. I am opening my houses to like-minded people who want a nice stay while they are in Bali/Seattle. Come and enjoy The Land of the Gods and The Emerald City. When not in Bali/Seattle I am in Europe, Japan or floating around SE Asia. I teach tango and salsa and indulge in yoga to free my mind and re-tune my body. When not having fun I am consulting some government agencies: no wonder they call me DiploMatt in the dance scene ;) When in Bali I am dancing 4 to 5 nights and taking 2-3 yoga classes per week and I try to fit in 1 Pilates mat class. Mornings on the beach are my favorite but then again so is mingling with the locals next to my Bali Bungalow (Barrida)...my neighbors seem to enjoy chatting with me and my friends, and they are comfortably eager to share: they have invited us for weddings, special cultural events and to sample foods. Since I dance much I am always up for trying something new. I have joined some of my guests (when I am home) on excursions to mountain trekking, cooking classes, etc. Look for me at Passionate Dance Vacation with my name. :) When in Bangkok I am 'hard at dance' just as much as when in Bali. I also like to shop and enjoy the nice street food stalls around town. Just hate MSG/Ajinomoto.
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