New ECO wooden Villa in Ubud countryside, 1.5 bedroom home with 8x3m pool shared with Sunrise and Sunset Suites next to villa. Self-cater or Putri's healthy organic meals in private open kitchen. Walk rice fields in friendly local village. Experience REAL Bali charm & karma spirit of Ancient Pejeng kingdom with Guide Wayan.
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. Breakfasts are healthy and traditional and served in one of the outdoor terraces of your choice. Swim in the 8x3m infinite pool, or walk the rice field and local village, enjoy talking with the friendly smiling locals. 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:
Kitchen, swimming pool, garden, front main entrance way.
Wayan and Putri, the guest service hosts who live 5min away by scooter, will make your stay memorable. Wayan, a 21 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
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.
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.
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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.