About this listing
An independent private duplex, part of a large two acre property called Beo's house, with amazing views, a constant cool breeze and a quiet, lush garden.
Amenities on the property include an eleven-meter long, “infinity” style, shared swimming pool, which overlooks the coast with two covered areas next to it as well as plenty of lounge chairs tables and sunshades. There is also a covered parking area outside.
Located in the Bukit area of Bali very close to world class surfing spots like Padang Padang and Uluwatu. Also nearby are restaurants and spectacular beaches. The airport is 15 kilometers away, and just beyond that lays Seminyak and the greater Denpasar area.
The “Surf Lodge” has two large bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, a living room and porch that overlooks the swimming pool and ocean views, as well as free access to high speed wireless Internet. The first bedroom has a large and comfortable double bed and is air-conditioned.
The second bedroom is on the top floor of the building and although it doesn’t have air-conditioning, it has a large double bed on an open floor plan, which is kept quite cool by a constant breeze from the valley behind it. This top floor bedroom also has the best views in the house, both to the north and south with it’s own private porch to relax.
Your host Carlos is a long time resident in Bali and is supported by Ramona, a German girl, who has been living in Bali for a couple of years. They will be able to help you organizing car or motorbike rental, a guide for day trips around the Island, or advice if you want to venture independently, or any other needs that you may have.
There are four staff members who take care of the housekeeping and maintain the property they work on a permanent basis six days a week, excluding major holidays. They are friendly and quite approachable.
We have a car and driver that can be arranged for airport pickup.
Locally there are plenty of services available; we have put together a bit of information about them in a guidebook that will be available to you upon your arrival.
To list a few:
Motorbike and car rental (essential for getting around)
Supermarkets and general stores
Surf schools, yoga centers, a massage service
A local guide for day trips to see the sights in Bali
The listing price is for two guests, however, up to four people can sleep in this space. The price for each extra person is 29USD per person per night.
We have 4 spaces in the property.
Each one is very private with AC bedroom, kitchen and living area, cable TV, Bathroom and porch. High speed WIFI.
Swimming pool and gardens are to share with other guest, however even if we are fully booked it is very quiet as most of the guests go to the beach or have a tour around the island.
Most of our guests are young couples in their 20's-30's...
Interaction with Guests
Carlos is an artist painter, as the property is large there is a private art studio (you are welcome to visit). If Carlos and Ramona are in Bali the time of your stay, we are available to help guests with information or to have a chat. Of course we love to know our guests but understand that they are staying here for other reasons than meeting us. The amount of interaction is determined by our guests.
Check-in and check-out.Time is 12am.
However if there is NO new guest arriving the day of your check-out,you can stay as long as you want.
If there is new guest arriving,if you want to stay in the property till you departure,we provide a room to keep your luggage and bathroom to use.
Automatic scooters are what nearly all our guest prefer, as they are very easy to ride and only cost 7$ a day.
Cars (we have a large parking area) cost 20$ a day.
Car with driver (recommended if you want to explore the island) cost 70$ a day including chofer, petrol and car.
Taxis: Ask the staff and within 5 minutes one will arrive.
Other Things to Note
Check-in is at 12pm; check-out time is 11am.
If you want to stay in the property till your departure, we provide a room to keep your luggage save and a bathroom to use.
Visits within each individual living space are welcome. The swimming pool and garden area is for in house guests only. We like to keep this area relaxing so that all guests can share and enjoy it.
We keep the property quiet and relaxing for all guests, this means that we don't allow loud music or parties.
As in most guesthouses and hotels it is standard procedure to register guests with the local authorities. For this we will need a photocopy of your passport and the visa on arrival, this is usually done within the same day and Passports will be returned to guests promptly.
I want to begin my review with a thank you to our host Carlos. From our first contact he was respnsive to our questions and more helpful than any hotel or resort has been to us on our travels!
His place was remarkable, and ontop of a hill which made the temperature very pleasant. The location was in a perfect place to get to Padang Padang and Uluwatu within 5-10 minutes!
His staff made everything very easy to arrange scooters and anything else you may need. He also provides a very helpful notebook with information about the area. From restaurants, transport services to emergency information and hospital numbers.
Our family enjoyed his cottage so
much it made our final stop at a resort in Balagnan beach, less enjoyable! The best part of this area is the tranquilly all times of the day. A great place to unwind and clam down after a day at the beaches, in the city or just to kick back and read a few books! A must stop over if you can get a room! Thanks again we will sure to go back and stay !
This is really a wonderful experience, my friend and I are reluctant to leave this beautiful house. Carlos is very friendly and kind, he provides us with what we need: the renting cars, snacks, free ride to the restaurant and supermarket...and he also chats with us like an old friend. We do appreciate all of these, and we are looking forward to visit here again in the future:)
For our first adventure in The beautiful Bali, we chose to spend a part of our trip at Carlos and Ramonas home. After one day in their breath taking place, we had no choice but to spend the rest of the trip here. You can see how amazing the place is via their photographs, but upon arrival we were shocked. It's the paradise you come to bali looking for! The area is incredible with the most amazing beaches with world famous surf spots, as well as some of the best food ever at the best prices. Everything is made easy by Carlos and Ramona. Both whom are amazing people who are quick to respond and attentive to any need. We will without a doubt be returning in the future. We recommend a stay at the surf lodge!
Rustic yet homely, secluded yet close, breathing panoramic views!
We (2 x adults, 3yr old and 8 months) stayed at Carlos and Ramona Villa for just over 10 days and absolutely loved it. Our villa was the two bedroom one, with upstairs views sweeping across the country and ocean with Volcanoes in the distance. Just coming from a 5 star resort, we had been seeking something less sterile and boring as some resorts can eventually become, this was exactly what we wanted to experience in Bali.
Things to note:
1. Clean linen and towels are included, with daily housekeeping
2. Highly recommend own transport
Ramona is extremely efficient and available, she can put you in touch with car/bike rental at very competitive rates ($20 a day for car with baby seat). If you don't do cars or bikes, a taxi is a phone all away, which Ramona can sort out
3. It's nestled in a beautiful location, however can be difficult to initially find. Recommend get Ramona to arrange pickup on arrival so you don't get lost
4. If you have a semi reckless 3yr old, the upstairs area can be a little hazardous as it has steep stairwell and the balcony is open air. The bannister has wide slats, easy for a curious toddler to slip through. Not a worry though with a bit of furniture arranging and pep talk!
4. It has the typical Balinese connection to nature inside and out (It's rustic and open to nature). We had awesome Toka geckos at night that gobbled up any pesky insects, and my son loved catching the harmless grasshoppers (which at this time of the year, most Balinese folks are running around with their nets also catching, I think it's a delicacy?)
5. Make sure to seek out the bird at the pool (loves a chat)
6. Carlos treated us to a curry one of the evenings, nice surprise and gesture - very yummy!!
7. The entire team (housekeeping and maintenance guys) are super friendly and spent heaps of time entertaining our children - Balinese folks love kids!
We can't say enough about the villa, fantastic and wish we could spend more time. We will be back - thank you!
Beautiful big room. Pool that looks out over the coast. Friendly staff. Food close by. Quiet. Romantic and wonderful.
Wir waren vom 21. bis zum 30. Januar in der Surf Lodge untergebracht
und es war einsame Spitze!
Wir wurden vom Flughafen abgeholt, bis zum Host waren es ca. 40 min. Ramona hat uns nett empfangen und uns die erste Informationen über Restaurants, Bars etc. mitgeteilt.
Die "Surf Lodge" ist genau wie auf den Bildern erkennbar, in einer Top Lage in einer sehr ruhigen Gegend, perfekt zum entspannen. Die Beschreibung passen genau und somit wurden unsere Erwartungen auch alle erfüllt. Es wurde für Trinkwasser gesorgt, jeden Tag wurden die Betten gemacht und man hat sich einfach rundum wohl gefühlt. Mit Ramona hat man jederzeit einen Ansprechpartnerin, die man fragen kann wenn man Infos braucht. Zum Beispiel fürs surfen oder wo man gut essen gehen kann.
Mit den geliehenen Motorrollern ist man sehr flexibel und kommt so überall sehr gut hin.
Also falls es für mich bald nochmal nach Bali gehen sollte, dann genau wieder hierhin. Ein Traum.
Danke Ramona, Danke Carlos für die tolle Zeit!
We had an absolutely lovely stay at the Surf Lodge. The location is perfect and that view is just amazing. Ramona and Carlos where extremely helpful and made our stay highly pleasant. Will definitely stay here again the next time Im in Uluwatu.
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About the Host, Carlos
Carlos is an artist painter residing in Bali for 30 years.
He enjoys nature and likes traveling.
It has been such a pleasure hosting world travelers and people from all walks of life.