View from Sunset Suite pathMaster bedroom queen bed and den with single bed to adjoining bathroom
Popular Art ECO Garden Wooden Villa


Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

New ECO wooden Villa in Ubud countryside, 1.5 bedroom home with 8x3m pool. Self-cater or Putri's healthy organic meals. Walk rice fields in friendly local village. Experience REAL Bali charm & karma spirit of Ancient Pejeng kingdom with Guide Wayan.

The space

New addition to Ubud countryside, Swallow Garden provides a relaxing 1 bedroom home with den full of warmth in design. Self-cater or order healthy home cooked meals. Swim or walk the rice field and local village. Experience the REAL Bali charm and spirit!

Suitable for writers, artists, or people who want a longer term place to create and relax in the peace and quiet of Bali, Garden ECO Art villa is furnished with hand-crafted antique teak furnishings and fixtures supporting local artists. Guests can feel the warmth and passion that has been given to make this dream home come true.

For couples or family of 4 or 5 please refer to our other 2 Room Family SUNSET SUITE listing at:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6108615

Guest access

Kitchen, swimming pool, front entrance
Wayan and Putri, the guest service hosts, will make your stay memorable. Wayan, a 15 year experienced English speaking tour guide and driver, can accommodate your needs and questions. If you desire assistance in an island tour for pleasure or business, he can help you arrange the details. Putri, his wife, is our Indonesian cook. She creates very delicious dishes using fresh garden vegetables and local produce. Reasonable prices for meals and housekeeping are offered. If you want some cooking lessons, don’t hesitate to ask!

Interaction with guests

Wayan and Putri your guest service hosts will assist you in your experiences around the village including booking of community hall for yoga, culture tours, humanitarian projects and cooking classes.
Any concerns regarding the house please ask Wayan or Putri to assist you.
I'm Suzan their sponsor, if you need further assistance or have a problem to report, please email me at swallowguesthouse email via Airbnb

Other things to note

KITCHEN
Putri, Wayan's lovely and very talented wife Putri, is our Indonesian chef extraordinaire. Guests continue to say: "This has been my best meal in Bali" and "I want to take her home!" Fortunately for you, she loves Bali and creates large delicious dishes using fresh garden vegetables from our organic garden and local produce bought early in the Pejeng market and organic vegetables and eggs grown in the Simentri farms. Please order 1 day in advance so she can buy the fresh produce in the morning market. Any food allergies or special requests, please tell Putri, your superb culinary chef.
If you want to join her and take a cooking lesson, don't hesitate to ask!

Small group Compound Cooking and Cultural classes are now available at the Family Compound located just a 7 minute drive away (or as the bird flies, a 35 minute walk through the rice fields). Help Ma-ma make the coconut oil or share the joy of making the ceremony offerings with the eldest member of the family, Auntie.


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $26
Security Deposit: $98
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price: $67 / night
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House Rules

We ask you to respect the environment in which you live in. Please do not put any harmful material into the water system. We suggest to use organic soaps when possible. If you break it - please buy another replacement or talk to Wayan about repair.

We are a ECO friendly and responsible guesthouse in a natural environment. We look after the garbage and support the removal of plastic waste from the village. Please, when you buy items in town, leave the plastics behind if possible.

We have many fruit and vegetable trees in the garden and organic material is used as compost.

Blacky, the 1st shop keeper's dog loves walks with our guests. If you want to give him some food, please ask Putri. Please don't feed him at the table. There is now a little orange cat who can be fed by the front refrigerator.

Enjoy!


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

37 Reviews


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Kateryna User Profile
May 2017
We can't fully describe how we enjoyed our stay at Swallow guesthouse. This is the best place to experience true Bali. Wayan helped us with everything (renting bikes, driving us and making tours). He is an open person, who always thinks in your best interest. His wife, Putri, is an amazing cook! We enjoyed our traditional balinese dinners and the cooking class she organized for us very much. The guesthouse itself is a bit off the beaten path, 10km away from the touristy Ubud, in a calm village. Peace, quiet, nature and smiling people around. This was, hands down, THE BEST Airbnb experience we had. And as Wayan told us: just relax and enjoy! We hope to visit this place again next year. Kate and Kyrylo

Helen User Profile
April 2017
A perfect holiday in the heart of Bali. Waking up in this beautiful villa to the most glorious sunrise , delicious breakfast,a delight to the eye as well as the tastebuds. Strolling through the friendly village, dog at our side. Swimming in the river and climbing up the bank to discover our own century's old moss covered temple. Home across the rice fields for an hour long blissful massage. Sitting peacefully reading by the pool whilst Putri prepares the freshest most sumptuous feast. Wayan & Putri are the loveliest hosts. So proud of their amazing country. They took us to Temple ( where we were the only tourists ) and we were made to feel so welcome by the villagers. My daughter and I felt very safe as we walked off the beaten track, everyone we came across greated us with smiles. Wayan took us to so many outstandingly interesting and beautiful places. He was keen for us to understand his culture and really tailored the day out to suit our interests. It is impossible to put into words what a wonderful place Swallow Guest house ...just book it and find your own piece of paradise !

Nathalie User Profile
April 2017
It was a very special experience ,the breakfast was really excellent and you can ask Putri to cook in the evening .She cooks really the best food in Bali.You need a moterbike because it is remote from restaurants etc,In the night you hear the frogs and the sounds of nature .

Joana User Profile
March 2017
Amazing hosts and house, this is such a valuable peace of genuine Bali, we'd like to keep it a secret!
Suzan User ProfileSuzan is a superhost.
Response from Suzan:
We are very glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet found at the Swallow Guesthouse in a small local village. We welcome you back any time you are ready. The secret is out, spreading to like minded family and friends but still quaint location to be private and special. Sampai jumpa lagi, Wayan, Putri and Suzan
March 2017

Yaacov User Profile
March 2017
The location is wonderful, a little out of town so much quieter. Wayan is very helpful and a lovely man who helped us in any regard. Property is nice, well decorated and value for money (depending on budget). Additionally, the help and assistance provided makes life easier for tourists as their recommendations are top notch and well planned. I would not call the place a villa. Description and pictures makes it look very spacious, when in fact the indoor space is a like a hotel suite. You have no privacy and the pool is shared - description lacks this. Neighbors and other holiday makers are just a few meters away. Also, description of accessing the property is false - you have to walk 500m on a small dirt path to get to and off the property, if wet and muddy you are in trouble. Definitely not suitable for people with walking disabilities and possibly older people or parents pushing prams. I was rudely and falsely accused by Suzan that I was making noise. If I had been informed that their is a nosey resident who intrudes in my private space pretending to be friendly, or had I been informed that I can't have a few beers by the 'private' pool at 10pm, then I don't think I would have taken the villa. If Suzan knew how to inform in advance and communicate politely and checking complaints before making accusations my stay would have been perfect. But nobody enjoys being being falsely accused or spoken to like a child - as a result I was not impressed with her or her (lacking) description of the place. Aside from that, lovely little place, Wayan and his assistants are fantastic and I hope they can make the description more accurate because it's a cute cozy little place.
Suzan User ProfileSuzan is a superhost.
Response from Suzan:
Blessings Yaacov for your words describing your stay at Swallow Guesthouse, I have taken the appropriate ones into consideration. I'm sorry we did not provide what you were expecting to suit your party. You are correct, the two bedroom, two story, SUNSET Suite is not (advertised as) a villa. It is a suite located next to the Romantic Queen SUNRISE Suite. ECO Wooden GARDEN Villa nearer to the shared pool is our Villa home. You have the opportunity to cook in the separate kitchen under the gazebo in the front. This is shared with the person in the SUNRISE. I hope this clarifies others who have similar questions. Wayan, Putri and I have been together for 14 years and graciously, with the help of local community, our family of supportive guests, have provided a loving atmosphere for international travellers with passion to discover REAL Bali karma and spirit. We are grateful you were able to come experience this for your weekend school break from down south Bali. Please take my generosity into account and share with those less fortunate. Om swasti astu, Suzan
March 2017

Mihaly User Profile
February 2017
We were more than happy to stay in Wajans and Putris house. Very nice couple, really caring about any need you may have. Putri is a great chef, you should really try her food we can really recommend it. Pool is perfect our daughter 4yrs and ofcourse we enjoyed it to. Wajan will help you 2 organize your trips anywhere in Bali. He knows the Island and can give information regarding driving direction and time suggestions ...how long it really takes 2 get from A 2 B. If we can ...we will come back!

Leisa User Profile
January 2017
We have travelled to Bali many times and have to say our stay at Swallows was a 'real Bali' experience of a lifetime! If you are looking for somewhere that can offer an experience rather than just a room to stay this is for you. The setting is amazing. Literally in the middle of the rice fields ( you need to walk a few hundred metres along a sealed path from the road) you are immersed in nature. The roosters and cows will wake you in the morning, you will likely have visits from frogs and geckos and the peaceful rice farming life will happen all around you. Wayan and Putri really are as wonderful as everyone says. They are incredibly welcoming, knowledgable and so very generous. During our stay there was a very significant ceremony day and when we showed interest in learning more they invited us to attend the ceremony at their temple. Not only that, they also arrived with traditional dress for our family! Putri's cooking class is great. I started the day with a pre dawn trip to the market with her to buy all of our ingredients for our session. Again, a 'real bali' experience - not a tourist to be seen. The class was well prepared and structured but so relaxed. Our 5 year old son was able to play in the pool and join in with us when he wanted to. I even took a break mid session to walk him to the the local warung for an ice cream. We then feasted on our creations which were super delicious! Suzan was also so generous with her time and knowledge. Suzan is very committed to local projects and charities and, at our request, organised a visit to a local orphanage and school where we delivered some books and supplies for them. Again it was a memorable experience. An impromptu morning walk, with Suzan and Pencoss the Swallow's dog, turned into one of the most special of my life. Relaxed exploring through the rice e fields with spectacular scenery all around, chatting to local farmers, visiting temples, marvelling at the wonder of the ancient irrigation system and soaking up the energy and essence of Bali. True bliss. So many adventure but also the perfect environment to just relax and enjoy the calm. Some things to note The Eco retreat is not sealed entirely from the outdoors. We did not have any problems with mosquitos but as mentioned earlier, did have visits from geckos and frogs. There is no air conditioning but it really wasn't needed. The fan provided kept us comfortable. They have a second villa on site and you share the Pool. We loved the occasional interaction with Suzan and another guest however if you want total privacy this set up may not suit you. The kitchen is open air and, as with every place we have stayed in Bali, there are ants. All the food is kept sealed or in the fridge...
Suzan User ProfileSuzan is a superhost.
Response from Suzan:
Leisa, this is a fabulous review expressing what it is really like at the Swallow Guesthouse in the REAL Bali!! We appreciate your support and efforts. It's truly an amazing place to discover, away from the tourists and into a peaceful environment full of life!! Take care and we hope to visit with you again one day. Wayan, Putri and Suzan
January 2017

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Suzan User ProfileSuzan is a superhost.

Come visit the REAL Bali. "My wife, Putri and I enjoy very much to share our culture and delicious food with you." Wayan

Who is Suzan Badgley?
I was born in 1962 in North Vancouver, known to locals as “Lotus land”. As a young child, I respected all living things in mountain and ocean environments and, at the age of three when I began to travel, I learned about the diversities and similarities in different cultural settings.

Influenced by the First Nations People how to be one with the land and spirit, I began exploring the world on my own, volunteering my services in exchange for food and lodging: and later, after acquiring a Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism, and a BA degree in Adult Education, was employed in managerial and teaching positions both in Canada and Asia.

68 countries later, I‘m blessed with a broad perspective of the world we live in and the people we perceive we are. When asked "Which is your most favourite place you have travelled to?" India, a country full of vast diversities, changed my life at the age of 25. It opened and challenged my mind and body; stimulated my six senses like no other experience in the past. I further learned about ancient cultures, social and family responsibility, and Buddhist philosophy while working in South Korea and Japan over a 15 year period.

I spent many winters in Bali, feeling a sense of home, perhaps a place of past life reincarnation, feeling comforted by the ancient Balinese culture and karmic ways, remembering "the Ring of Fire" in middle school when my finger was drawn to this tiny equatorial island on my well-worn map.

It was this time that I met Wayan Tagel, a wonderful man who lives by karma and loves to share his culture and family ceremonies. He became my sponsor, and I his supporter. For the past 12 years, my Canadian- based business, Swallow House Trading, has assisted in the marketing of the Swallow Guesthouse in the REAL Bali.

In Bali, needs are put forth to the Gods, a ceremony is done and right action is continued. The Gods do listen... As a westerner, I’m amazed at how things manifest when you put your dreams outwards.

Now semi-retired, I'm closely learning ancient lifestyle preserved by a unique combination of spirit and community belief. Enjoying sharing this knowledge to assist in the betterment of our environment and the beings upon it is my passion.

May I share with you? It would be my pleasure.

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