REAL BALI @ Swallow Guesthouse 1bed

Villa - Private room · Jalan Pejeng Kaja - Tampak Siring, Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia

SUNRISE is located in the front and has a queen size bed with attached western toilet and shower.  There is a washing room with your own refrigerator to you to keep any food stuff in.  There are plenty of relaxing areas located around the house.

The Space

The Swallow Guesthouse is a newly built, two-story home with traditional Balinese design and Western influences for weekly or monthly rentals. It offers two full suites Price for the SUNRISE double room is $25/night (Use this listing to book SUNRISE). Price for SUNSET two double rooms is $42/night (please see description of SUNSET in other listings to book this room). They can be rented separately or together. There is one shared outdoor kitchen with dining gazebo above, and a back garden with a large relaxation shack overlooking a small valley, river and rice terraces.

Just 15 minutes NE of Ubud, the cultural and holistic health center of Bali, you will find yourself gazing at Mt. Agung, the volcanic Mother mountain, farmers in their rice fields, and the ocean which is 1 hour away. Both sunrise and sunset are spectacular from the 360º unobstructed view surrounding the Swallow Guesthouse.

Quiet walking paths along the irrigation systems and small country roads lead from village to village. Nearby, there is a small local market and several ancient temples where you can meet the locals and enjoy their countless smiles and daily rituals. As a Hindu race, people are very giving and non-threatening to heighten their karma. They love showing you their culture and sharing the ongoing ceremonies. You may even be invited to help harvest the rice.

Wayan and Putri, the guest service hosts, help make your stay comfortable and stress-free. Wayan, a 15 year experienced English speaking tour guide and driver, can accommodate your needs and questions. If you desire assistance for an island tour or business, he can help you arrange the details and contacts. Putri, his wife, is our Indonesian cook. She creates very delicious dishes using fresh garden vegetables and local produce. If you want some cooking or language lessons, don't hesitate to ask in exchange for some English practice. Our cheerful assistant is Made. He oversees the guest’s safety and although he’s quiet as the field mice, is there to help guests any time of day or night.

This year, we are offering our guests opportunities to share compassion and experience hands on learning with the local people. Choose a combination of activities to create a rewarding day! We would like to guide you to ancient monuments, sacred temples, family compound where you witness the Bali of Ancient times still alive today. Combine this with volunteer activities in such locations as: the village organic co-operative, local spice and coffee plantations, middle and high schools, or share your time helping environmental sustainable projects with local Government and non-government organizations (Yayasans). We provide you with transportation, guide and assist with all details for prices below advertised tour companies!

Interaction with Guests

The whole house has been made by hand with the love from the local community and craftsmen.  Guests and locals alike, can feel this special love and effort when they come and visit. Your first gourmet breakfast is cooked by our very popular chef, Putri.  Wayan, Putri's husband, will be assisting you for any transportation and tour requests.  He is a man with so many talents and knowledge, please ask him anything!!  They are a wonderful couple and really enjoy sharing their culture with you.  I'm sure you will be invited to see the family compound and enjoy a rice field walk between Pesalakan village where the Swallowhouse is located and Tarukan where Wayan's family lives.  You can watch and perhaps try helping the rice farmers with thier daily activities.  Always something to learn and experience here.  That is what our guests are really enjoying.  It’s hard to describe the experience fully.  We hope you come and try for yourselves. 

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $7 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $245 /week
Monthly Price: $600 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Endroit magnifique, entouré de rizières à 360°! Vue splendide, Suzan Putri et Wayan sont des personnes très accueillantes et pleines de joie de vivre. Possibilité de goûter à la cuisine balinaise, ce fut un régal! La chambre est très jolie dans un cadre reposant. Nous avons eu la chance de partager des moments avec les gens du village, qui ont un très grand cœur. Merci pour cette merveilleuse aventure!

    June 2013
  • Staying at the swallow house was such a great experience, I couldn't say enough about how wonderful and accommodating Suzan and the staff were. I was looking for somewhere to do a bit of volunteer work and a few days in I was able to go into the fields and help harvest the rice! If you want to see a bit of the real side of Bali I would definitely reccomend staying here among the rice fields. There are allot of great places to hike around and whether your looking for an adventure or just want to lounge around and take in the views, the swallow house it's simply beautiful. Wayan and Putri were great host and were so generous and full of information which they happily shared. Wayan took me out on his motorbike one day to check out the area, and see some temples and art, talking to me the entire time about the history and traditions of the island. Every morning was spent overlooking the rice fields and having the most amazing meals prepared by Putri. Believe the hype, Putri really is the best cook around, you won't go hungry around here and I even found myself planning my day in anticipation for the next meal, it's that good. Three cheers for the swallow house, and all the magical amenities it has to offer. I can't wait to go back.

    January 2013
  • We spent 5 nights at the Swallow Guesthouse and really enjoyed our time there. Without a doubt Putri is the best cook in Bali, and I was very sorry that I missed out on getting a cooking lesson from the master herself! Wayan is very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly, and can assist you with anything you want to do on the island. We really enjoyed the trekking tour where we got to visit Wayan and Putri's family compound - it was one of our most special memories of Bali - and are really appreciative of them for allowing us that visit. Suzan was so helpful in the lead up to going, and we're glad we could help out by bringing some school supplies for her project. The whole Swallow Guesthouse team go out of their way to help and really make for a great experience!

    December 2012
  • I stayed with Suzan for 5 days, and each day was a treat. Suzan was a lovely, generous and kind host. She introduced me to locals, took me rice planting, and arranged for tours around Bali. We also went on hikes to local remote temples and the local school. I had a "real Bali," experience at the Swallowhouse. I can't wait to return. Coupled with this each meal was a treat, an experience for the taste buds! Thanks Suzan for wonderful time!

    October 2012
  • Swallow Guesthouse received 5 stars. i got a rest, great company, organically grown food, breezes, rice fields and time to heal and reflect. I was not looking for a resort. I wanted a peaceful environment in the rural Bali, and met a very humble community as well.

    Putri and Wayan gave of themselves through service and smiles. They are truly glad to show you Bali culture. A plus is that Agung, a freelance massage therapist, also came to the Guesthouse to give me a massage, manicure and pedicure. Nyoman our driver, expertly maneuvered me through crazy traffic of Ubud and even held my purse as I tried fishing in my wallet for rupiahs with a cast on my wrist.

    From rice field walks, buying bone carvings from native artisans in Tampaksiring to cultural drives to Singaraja and Lake Batur, I experienced Bali to my liking. I have given Swallow Guesthouse's business card together with all of my gifts to family and friends, and couldn't say enough about my stay.

    With such a great review, I hope that there's room for me next time!

    Anna L.

    August 2012
  • Encantadora casa tradicional en medio de los campos de arroz. La arquitectura y decoracion tipica balinesa te transporta a otra epoca. La habitacion, bano y cocina estan limpios. Puedes cocinar tu propia comida, hay nevera donde guardar las cosas.
    Es un lugar para relajarse y desconectar del mundo por completo. Para acercarse al centro de Ubud que esta a unos 20 minutos (unica pega de la casa) Wayan te acerca cuando quieras. Wayan y Putri son muy agradables y serviciales.

    August 2012
  • Lovely and quiet house set literally in the middle of ricefields: greenery in every direction! The house has been beautifully built and decorated, and in the Sunset Suite (where I stayed) there is acres of room and it could very comfortably accomodate 4 or 5 people. It's private and peaceful, which is perfect for any artistic endeavour (I was writing, but I know photographers/artists/poets stay there regularly).

    Suzan is eager to accomodate, friendly and knowledgeable, and knows a lot about Bali and its customs. Probably the best thing about the whole experience, however, was the food. Suzan's chef, Putri, cooked the best food I've had in Bali: food so good that it's literally an experience in itself. I'm vegetarian, but she managed to create a huge variety of meals that were both delicious and healthy. Wayan, her husband, is also incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

    It's quite a drive into Ubud central, but the road is beautiful so if you have access to a motorbike it's actually an enjoyable journey. I only went in to "town" twice in my week there, as I ended up preferring the solitude and Putri's cooking!

    It really is the "real" Bali: you can watch the farmers tending their rice, walking their cows and arguing with their dogs. A fantastic experience.

    June 2012
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Bahasa Indonesia
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Hospitality and Tourism Diploma, BA Adult Education
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Food Service manager, Aquaculture Technitian, Environmental Educator, English Professor, Import Business CEO
About
Ten years ago, Suzan Badgley, was inspired during her second visit to Bali to help support Wayan, an English-speaking guide and dreamer. He wanted to build a birdhouse and cultivate the nests carefully as to not harm the eggs and to increase the population that is presently threatened around the world. She dreamed to live part time in this paradise. They worked together to formulate their dreams. The large birdhouse was never used for the birds as they had a natural home in a cave not too far away. Today, the Swallow Guest House is a home servicing international guests. Suzan has learned, by working closely with the gracious Balinese people, about giving and doing for the good of "Karma". It is small international companies founded by individuals like Suzan, that financially and intellectually assist in helping the island of Bali survive the effects of world change and maintain the rich and ancient culture so many have come to love.
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