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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.