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Dukuh Village Homestay 'SkyView appartment"
Dukuh Village Homestay 'SkyView appartment"

3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Dukuh Village Homestay & Villas is charming place in the middle of rice terrace and forest back view. Interaction between guest and local family most of our point. House of Painting classes by the owner I Made Arka Balinese artist. Walking rice terrace is good spot to do around here.
Daily home cooking classes by his wife Rinin are available by arrangement. Some ingredient and vegetable take it by the guest in the organic garden back of house.


Extra people: $8 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

Dukuh VIllage Homestay & Villas is part of a charming Balinese compound just outside a small village 6kms north of Ubud, Bali. It is run by Made Arka, a fine traditional and modern artist, and his wife Rinin. (I live in the same compound and assist the family with their hospitality.)

SkyView suite is the newest and most luxurious option at the Homestay: a double bedroom ‘apartment’ with a large lounge/office room available for two extra single bed, two terraces, kitchen, great bathroom and stunning views in four directions: to the sacred volcano Gunung Agung in the north, forest with a backdrop of mountains in the west, across coconut palms to the east, and south to glimpses of the sea.

Wood carving workshop in the neighbor and close to the country side road a little noise in the day. (not so crowded like Ubud main road)

A child up to 12 is free, additional guest can be accommodated in the 'lounge' area on a comfortable sofa or extra mattress if required with extra charge $10

This is a traditional family home, so guests can feel they are in the 'real Bali', able to observe and participate in the extended family activities of making the delicate and intricate ritual offerings from leaves and flowers, Balinese family cooking, tending the land.

Dukuh Village Homestay has wifi, a small lending library, off road parking for motorbike and car. Motorbike or car rental can be arranged, as can customised tours and day trips.
There is a swimming pool at a nearby resort that guests can use with extra charge.

The Homestay offer the breakfast, an option also has self-catering for the weekly or monthly stay with 5 % discount without breakfast. Skyview Suite has a fully equipped, airy kitchen opening onto the north terrace. A wide variety of good food and supplies is easy to get in Ubud, a there is a local 'night market' about 3 kms away with delicious and cheap local food. Delivery food available.

There is no public transport in the area but local drivers can be engaged for trips to town or tours.

Guest access

House family compound, garden, Library/book store, DVD and seating area place at Bale Dangin (Balinese lobby place)

Interaction with guests

We can do flexible defending from what guest need it about recommended or private.

The neighborhood

This area is green rice terrace and located between famous tourism area, Ubud, Elephant safari park, Holly spring Temple Tampaksiring. Mani option about meal that is Delivery food, Home cook food, Ubud restaurant

Getting around

Not public transport but there are many local taxi here. Also free shuttle to go and back Ubud center. Free parking on site

Other things to note

If the guest need it in ritual cleansing ceremony around this village temple available. If the guest have a chance to participating at temple ceremony.

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

As this is a traditional Balinese area, guests are asked to dress politely- no skimpy tops or short shorts/beach type wear in public please.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Elaine User Profile
December 2016
We stayed in "Skyview". It was clean, bright and spacious. The host Made & his family very nice & friendly. Breakfast a bit too small. "Skyview" with the terrace facing a house looks like a wood factory w/ workers there all the time. If I come again, I'll choose the rice field, better view & more privacy.

Kim User Profile
September 2014
We stayed just for 1 night in their spacious skyroom. The name was rightly chosen: what a great view we'd got! The breakfast was good and included, for a small amount we could also stay for diner. The house is near ubud, 15 minutes drive from the center (Monkey Forrest Road). It's too far to walk so Made offered to drive us to several nearby temples for an reasonable price. He was very warm and helpful during the trip. He took us to great spots and we've enjoyed his happiness!

Leif User Profile
January 2014
We highly recommend staying with Made and Rinin while visiting Ubud! They were very warm and welcoming hosts (and wonderful people in general) and were very responsive to our needs during our one month stay. Their house is about a 15-20 minute ride from the city center situated in a Balinese neighborhood with extensive rice fields. We rented a motor bike from them for a very reasonable price, and it was very reliable. We stayed in the "sky view" which was very spacious and offers a great view of the surrounding rice fields. The natural light that floods into the rooms is beautiful. Also, the layout of the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and porch / kitchen makes a lot of sense functionally. Basically, the space just feels good. The room is designed with space between the top of the walls and the roof. The good side of this design is that a lovely breeze comes into the room. Because of this, although it did not have AC, it was very comfortable throughout the day and night. The down side of this design is that the floor of the room can get a little messy at points because of bugs and the lizards that liked hanging out on the ceiling. But, the staff at the homestay will clean often if you ask, and we found that that fixed the issue. The view and the breeze were well worth it for us!

Dahlia User Profile
December 2012
Our stay at Dukuh Village homestay with Made Arka and Rinin is probably the highlight of our stay in Bali. Surrounded by ricefields and a few kilometers from the city, it is a convenient place where you can still enjoy nature. Our room is beautiful, Balinese designed, clean, with strong wifi connection, warm water, private bath and kitchen, all the conveniences of modern life. But it is very much close to nature that you can hear frogs and cicadas at night. Our hosts are very helpful and their family is warm and accommodating, I will definitely go back to their place and I highly recommend it to travelers who want to have an awesome Balinese experience.

Sarah User Profile
July 2012
My four year old and I had two nights at Made and Rinin's accommodation, and I would recommend to people seeking a quite retreat from the madness of Ubud. Cleanliness was a bit of an issue, (just the bathroom) however for the price it was a good value stay. It would be a great place to go for a couple of weeks and settle in, which we would have done apart from the transport issue - it was a bit expensive and inconvenient when you have a small child! Better for people who can ride a scooter around! Very welcoming hosts, and gorgeous rice paddy setting.

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I Made User Profile

Bali authentic holiday, located Homestay&Villas rice terrace and forest, we are a Balinese family who have opened our traditional family compound to guests from other countries. (This rest of this profile is written by an English speaking friend of the family, so it is about them.. not written as 'i')

The excellent location of this family homestay is one of the main reasons guests first choose it- it is a beautiful, rural area just north of busy Ubud. Then people realize that the real treasure is the family who run it.
The father of the family is Made Arka. He is a well known Balinese artist, and still teaches art classes from home as well as at ARMA museum in central Ubud. He has visited Australia for an exhibition of his paintings and is well educated and open minded- he loves to learn about other countries .

The mother of the family is Nyoman Rinin. She worked for many years in hotels in Ubud, so she understands how to look after guests well. They can both speak English and like to share Balinese culture with their guests, either by chatting on the shared veranda's or by taking people on tours around the island.
They are genuinely kind and honest people. Staying at Dukuh VIllage Homestay&Villas with them is a real insight into Balinese family life, while having comforts like hot water and wifi.

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