This is a small house suitable for a couple (+ 1 child). It is situated directly on the beach-front.
Gorgeous views of sunrise and sunset with Mt Agung also visible.
1 bedroom with comfy queen bed, 1 living room with extra bed, 1 kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas cook-top,and large drinking water bottle, laundry, semi-open-air bathroom and terrace. The furniture is simple but adequate. There is a small garden area and great lie-back chairs for sunbathing. Interesting carved doors and window shutters
Hot water, fans and air-con,
This is private house set in the grounds of a small quiet hotel, which has a restaurant and parking.
A cleaning service is available at very reasonable cost by negotiation with hotel staff.
The neighbourhood is generally quiet mainly consisting of local small shops and restaurants which serve mainly Indonesian food with some Western dishes. The people are very friendly but do not hassle.
The nearest big shopping town and ATM is about 35kms away in Amlapura.
Motor scooter and car hire available at very reasonable (email hidden)lic transport is by cheap local bemo - sometimes on the back of a ute! Also tourist buses go from Amed to most places in Bali.
There is no TV-(very relaxing not to know the bad news of the world!) or Wifi in the house but most restaurants have free wifi. The hotel also has wifi - negotiate payment with them.
Close to excellent diving, snorkelling and trekking ,with great swimming at all tides at your door.
Mainly to be reasonably quiet eg no loud music.
I will leave leave a detailed list of information and phone numbers etc in the house
We are a couple in the mid 60's from Slovenia. My wife and I wanted something different this time, not a hotel, so we spent three pleasant weeks from January 22 till February 11 2015 at Penny's house in Amed, Bali.
It is a nice and spacious house for two people. In the back of the house there's also a washing machine we used a couple of times to wash our laundry, so there is no need to bring a lot of clothing along. The location of the house is right at the beach but very quiet with a little garden in the front and a low brick wall towards beach side. Although the house seems to be part of a bungalow complex it has an extra and only entrance from the beach side. The terrace in front of the house, with two comfortable deck chairs and a couch was the place we spent most of the time relaxing. Penny, the owner of the house, always responded very quickly to any questions or problems we had, although we never met her and communicated via internet only. The driver Salit she recommended to pick us up at the Denpasar airport was very helpful with any need or problem we had. He was reliable and speaks English, so he showed us around and helped us out with local people who are also friendly, no hassling of any kind.
The kitchen and living room are very basic but we always ate outside anyway. We never cooked our own food since there are little restaurants with quite good food found all over the village. The bed in the bedroom is very comfortable though.
We would certainly recommend this house to someone who doesn't like to stay in a hotel and prefers a more original Balinese atmosphere. Not the one you see on posters but how it really is, away from the more known places such as Kuta or Sanur that we have visited before.
Das Strandhaus in Amed ist sehr ruhig und fernab von Tourismusgebieten. Es bietet eine tolle Aussicht zum Meer mit dem prachtvollen Blick zum Vulkan Agung. Die Terrasse ist zum chillen sehr einladend mit bequemen Liegestühlen und schönem Garten. Beim Schnorcheln im Meer waren sehr viele bunte Fische und Korallen zu sehen. Die Küche ist standardmäßig eingerichtet, Kühlschrank, 2 Flammenherd, kleiner Backofen. Für Kochfaule gibt es jede Menge Restaurant in der Nähe. Das OpenAir-Badezimmer ist eine Oase, geschmückt mit vielen Pflanzen, das wir jeden Tag sehr genossen haben. Das Bett ist komfortabel, aber leider gibt es kein Moskitonetz, dass eigentlich in dieser Gegend Standard sein sollte. Penny hat für uns einen sehr zuverlässigen Fahrer für den Flughafentransfer organisiert und dieser bietet uns auch noch einen Tagesausflug für einen Tour in Bali an und er zeigte uns die schönsten Seiten von Bali, wie schöne Tempelanlagen, Reisfelder und den Trip zum Vulkansee Batur. Es war für uns ein sehr erholsamer Urlaub im Paradies.
В октябре, ноябре 2014 г. мы 2 месяца отдыхали в этом прекрасном месте. Этот красивый, уютный, аутентичный дом расположенный прямо на пляже, был полностью подготовлен к нашему приезду. Пенни встретила и разместила нас сама. Увидев дом, мы были очень рады, что остановили свой выбор именно на нем. Т.к. дом полностью отвечал нашим требованиям. Это тихое место, где мало туристов и хорошее море. Мы купались, плавали с маской и отдыхали в тени террасы дома на шезлонгах, окруженные экзотическими деревьями и цветами. На машине мы объехали весь остров и видели много красивого и интересного. Кухонной утвари и посуды было достаточно для удовлетворения наших потребностей. Вокруг много кафе, где мы ужинали, когда не хотели готовить. Нам было проще обслуживать дом самостоятельно, для этого в доме есть все необходимое. Наши впечатления о доме не испортило даже поведение управляющего Булиш Бунгало - Команга, который очень любит деньги и проявляет недовольство туристами, которые там отдыхают, а ему ничего не платят. По совету Пенни, мы просто их не замечали. Пенни решала все наши проблемы, находясь на связи по электронной почте. Мы хотели быть вдвоем и провели удивительные 2 месяца в этом месте, прекрасно отдохнули.
Penny's beach front house is a charming little Balinese structure decorated with authentic and comfortable furnishings. There is a lot of attention paid to details (carved doors and shutters, brick walls, lighting fixtures, outdoor bathroom/garden) that surround you with the beauty that the Balinese do so well. The location can't be beat. It is situated on a quiet beach just far enough from the main road to be quiet and private but close enough for a quick walk for supplies or to restaurants. The most incredible snorkeling reef is a short walk down the beach.
The best part of the house, for us, was the front deck and garden. We spent every moment we could sitting in the two very comfortable recliners and watching the sea.
Penny was an incredible hostess, even though she was far away. She responded almost immediately to every e-mail and she has built up a support system of people on the ground in Amed that can help with any problem or request. Sonia and Salit helped us out immeasurably.
The house did require some cleaning when we arrived, as it is situated right on the beach and critters do get in (as they do all over Bali, no matter where you stay) and the cleaners seemed to have done a superficial cleaning only. Penny responded right away when we emailed her about this.
Also, we would recommend really paying attention to the time of year you visit - we were there during monsoon season and the house does not offer as much protection from the elements as a more airtight building would. That said, we wouldn't hesitate to stay again in the drier season as that wouldn't be an issue at all.
The house truly is charming and Penny was very accessible and lovely to deal with.
We stayed in this house for 4 nights.
The house is located within a small hotel Bulih Hotel.
Garden door out to the beach.
The place is quiet, close to shops and small restaurants.
Very pleased with equipped kitchen, washing machine and air conditioning.
Very comfortable bed.
It is a pity that no internet at home.
The hotel has two wonderful women live Coman and Sonia, they helped us with renting a motorcycle and a car.
Penny would like to say thanks for the great time in Amed.
Amed est située dans une petite localité sans grand intérêt, mais au milieu d'une baie magnifique,au pied du mont Agung,....magique !!
La maison est idéalement située sur la plage de sable noir. A l'exception du petit déjeuner qui n'était pas compris, on dispose d'une cuisine simple et pratique.
La chambre et salle de bain sont confortables , propres et décorés avec gout.
Nous avons particulièrement bien apprécié les transats sur la terrasse ombragée à moins de 20 m de l'eau et 2 m de la plage.
Nous avons toutefois regretté l'absence de table et chaises pour les repas.
C'est un endroit dans lequel nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir.
Our communications with Penny were good, and she set us up with an excellent driver to pick us up and deliver us to the house. As she was not actually in Bali though we had to deal with the owner of the Hotel next door for details once we got there and he was pushy and obnoxious. His presence around the grounds made us uncomfortable and put a damper on our stay there. Fortunately there was a very friendly Austrian lady living on the grounds who helped us out a few times and she was quite pleasant to deal with (though she didn't actually work there!)
The house itself was not very clean when we arrived, and the bedroom was quite dark and musty. The sheets, blankets etc.
are VERY threadbare. Toilet function was marginal. With the exception of one night when we went elsewhere just to get away, we made it work, but it was not the pleasant, pampered experience that we had been hoping for on our honeymoon.
We actually hung out in the house as little as possible. Sorry for the bad review, but we were disappointed.
I am very sorry to hear about that and have taken my house off the calendar until I can get to Bali and sort this out. I am very disappointed that the house was not clean and welcoming and will be changing the staff and making the house and area more private. I am happy to refund some of the rental as you had such a disappointing time there.