About this listing
Dukuh VIllage Homestay 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, 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.
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. Painting classes with Made Arka, music or Balinese dance classes are available by arrangement.
Dukuh Village Homestay has wifi, a small lending library, off road parking for motorbike. 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, (for $ 5 per person included a towel).
The Homestay is self-catering, apart from Balinese style 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.
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.