About this listing
Be our guest in our nice tropical villa, either in the compact Guest Room or in the spacious Master Bedroom or rent the whole villa when we ourselves are traveling. Enjoy the calm and green beauty just outside the bustling colorful city of Yogyakarta.
theSawah: our home - your hotel...
We have three different AirBnB listings for our home hotel:
1. For the small guest room at € 27/night for 1/2pax
2. For the master bed room at € 35/night for 1/2pax
3. For the whole villa, including staff. Only available when we ourselves are traveling.
Please check out the listing that you are most interested in.
We are Wim & Phillip, a Dutch/Indonesian male couple 70/47, we love to meet interesting people from around the world. Wim is a retired tv journalist, Phillip a home cooking chef & fashion designer.
In our elegant and spacious countryside villa near Yogyakarta/Indonesia we made accommodation available for 1-4 paying guests who like to combine a nice homy ambiance with a pleasant personal approach and interesting conversations - about life in general and life in Indonesia in particular.
We started our B&B after our experimental unusual restaurant theSawah (home cooking upon request) became a success: we are (often) the #1, 2 or 3 of 350+ restaurants in Yogyakarta, according to TripAdvisor reviews. Several dinner guests asked if accommodation was available, so we gave the B&B concept a start. See how we did so far in the most recent entries of our TripAdvisor reviews.
We offer a small but comfortable guest room for 2 people with romantic canopy queen size bed, aircon and private hot/cold water bathroom. Incidentally our spacious master bedroom is available as well. See the Master Bedroom listing).
We live 8km south of Yogyakarta, amidst the rice and sugar cane fields in a romantic tranquil tropical area. We like to treat our guests as visiting friends, helping them where we can with tour and transport arrangements, itinerary advice, laundry service, massage requests, motorbike rental etc.
A taxi to/from the city centre and/or railway station of Yogyakarta takes 20-25 minutes and costs around rp. 45.000. Taxis from the airport (45 mins) charge a fixed fee of around rp 125.000 - If our car is available we can offer a cheaper option: rp 60.000 for pickup or dropoff from/to the airport, 30.000 from/to the station. Free one way station/airport pickup/dropoff for minimum 5 nights stay. Free two way transport for minimum 7 nights stay.
We do have plans to turn our place into a real Home Hotel in the future (with two luxurious bungalows and a swimming pool in our garden), but we did not find the investors yet (offers welcome!). And in plans you can not sleep and swim...
So for the time being our B&B with 1 or 2 rooms and use of the rest of the house is what we can offer. Plus the guarantee of an excellent breakfast (Western or Asian), free WiFi internet, all day free coffee/tea/aqua, helpful service and pleasant company. Dinner in our home restaurant is optional. English, Indonesian, Javanese, Dutch, German, French, (little) Spanish spoken.
We own two peaceful dogs: the beatle Bingo and the very enthousiastic golden retriever Hero.
We don't own cats, but feed some that come here on an irregular basis. Other than this we have around 200 fish in our pond, 10 chicken, 4 ducks, 2 turkeys. And the sounds of crickets, frogs and gekkos...
Be most welcome for two or more nights.
Discounted rates apply for longer stay: our place could be ideal for those who need a comfortable and quiet temporary work/study space.
Our very first guests booked before we were an AirBnB member, so they could not leave an official AirBnB review. They sent us their opinion by regular email after their visit:
Staying at Sawah Home Hotel was the most wonderful way for me to discover Yogyakarta and it's surroundings. Wim and Phillip know how to welcome their guests. They simply organized everything for me : pick up at the airport, a comfortable car with a charming chauffeur to visit Borobudur, Prambanan, Yogyakarta and the Merapi volcano. And in the evening a relaxing professional massage. The dinner and breakfast were simply delicious. And if you like conversation, Wim is always ready for it : an endless source of information. Last but not least, since we are in Indonesia, the staff is friendly, helpfull and smiling. What a treat !
Bernard Stevens, Brussels.
There is so much that I could write about B&B the Sawah but I can sum it up by saying that it is definitely one of the loveliest B&B experiences that I have ever had. The gorgeous house and impeccable furnishings, the delicious breakfasts and dinners, the warm and relaxed ambiance and, most of all, the wonderful company of the charming and welcoming hosts.... I look forward to staying there again whenever I get back to Yogyakarta.
Wim and Phillip, thank you so much for a marvelous stay!
Dyanne Zamir, Israël
We were on holiday in Indonesia. Very nice and beautiful.
But the real Indonesia we have only seen when we were at Wim and Phillip's place.
They have taken us to places where you normally don't come as a tourist. And in particular their accommodation and the pampering there were unique!
Thanks to these dear people!
Frieda & Ruud - Netherlands
We had a great time staying at Wim & Philips place. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the breakfasts/dinners are really good and the house is very beautiful. You can see that Wim and Philip put a lot of love and time building their home.
Although Yogya is a nice city, it's also crowded and somewhat polluted as well, so for us the locations was perfect, in a quiet village just outside the city.
And last but definitely not least, we enjoyed having Wim around to tell us a lot of interesting stories and giving us information about Java. We would definitely recommend staying here!!
Michelle & Andrew - Netherlands
The Guest Room is small, but house and hospitality are big. You can use both completely during your stay.
Interaction with Guests
The Guest Room has no tv, but in case you want to watch news or a movie or so, you can use the tv and/or dvd-player in the living room.
We are a hospitable, easy-going, liberal, open-minded and helpful couple. We think people with a similar attitude are the ideal guests.
In fact the only house rule is: no smoking in the bedrooms.
And there is a friendly but urgent request: please switch off the aircon when you are not in the room.
For the rest: be yourself and behave like you would do in your own place.