This accommodation is located on the Bukit peninsula surrounded by rustic nature. It is far away from crowded tourist hotspots and nightclubs of Kuta and Seminyak and 30 minutes from the airport.
Though they are parties at Uluwatu, and you can always find cool restaurants with lots of cuisines and a supermarket 5 minutes drive from the resort. The place is traditional Balinese with thatched roofs. Located in a rural village surrounded by 12 mango trees and and a small garden where we grow our own salad, herbs and vegetables. All inside a spacious garden property.
Within a 10 minute drive you will reach the beautiful Balangan beach, famous for it’s left hander wave, and which works at almost all tides and swells. We will also explore other surrounding surf beaches such as Dreamland, Bingin, Padang Padang and Nusa Dua, including daytrips further north of the Bukit.
After an exhausting day of surfing you can lounge around the pool or chill under the shade of the mango trees in our hammock. The resort also has free WiFi to stay in touch.
The bungalow villa style hast 2 rooms with a shared bathroom, which includes hot water, air conditioning just in one room and a private outside veranda with kitchenette and lounge area right by the pool.
Daily breakfast and cleaning service included.
Laundry and other services such as motorbike or surfing board rental is also available.
For monthly prices prices can be lower depending on the season.
It is difficult to write negative stuff, because Manu was very nice and a positive person, and also we had fun and a good time anyways, but we had several problems during our stay. If this place would be a very cheap place I would have been okay with the things I did not like, but for this price one can find much better value in Bali.
The air-conditioning was not working at all, the room was full of mosquitos, even under the mosquito net, like 20-30 each when we arrived. I had a wasp nest in my room behind a picture frame with app. 20 wasp, which I did not remove. The room did not look clean, the walls have not been painted for a while, the plaster is missing in some places from the ceiling and wall. In the bathroom the toilet was dirty and the water does not flow down in the drain in the shower.
We had no privacy, because you can hear everything that happens under the roof. The breakfast was really poor, breakfast time was until 8-10am, the housekeeper came at 8, made the breakfast and left it there in the kitchen. If we eat at 10 (which we every day did), it was all cold and dry. I did not once meet her.
The garden was not tidied up once, old leaves were everywhere, the plants were lacking the looking after from a gardener.
All in all the place looked like it is not cared for. It looked like there is no life and love in it. Any place, even if it is very basic accommodation can be cleaned and maintained well. This place is not maintained well, which is a shame, because it could be (email hidden)obably it would need a person, who fixes problems like the air-con, wasps, drains, and who generally is there every day to maintain the place, collect leaves, clean kitchen and common areas, change sheets, towels once in a while, etc.
This neighbourhood of Bali (Jimbaran) is a poor area compared to other beaches with surf spots, like Canggu. The streets and houses are not as well maintained, so it can look depressing for someone who saw just nice pictures of Bali. Well, they don't show the incredible amount of trash which is laying around this neighbourhood and also at Balangan beach. If someone is okay with that, and wants to see this aspect of Bali too, it is all good. Whole picture! :)
Still we had a good time here, not focusing on the things we don't like, but rather enjoying. It is sometimes good to stay in a place which is worse quality, than expected, and then to be happy in the next place for all the beauty and comfort an accommodation can offer for the same price.
I think the price should be lower or the quality of service should be better.
Peace and Love
The place is nice but you definately need to have a scooter to enjoy it. You need to be very independant as the setting is very remote and there is no restaurant or cafe nearby. A little bit of Bahasa Indonesia might be of help too ...
If you are tired of big cities, then its the best place to go. area is wonderful. people r great. im still missing German( manager of villa)! will probably come one more time!
The place is great, guys are very friendly and helpful. I miss them already!
We had really great time in the villa except some inconveniences (temporary lack of water and poor breakfast), but it's Indonesia so we forgive :) The place is located in very quite area and the most reasonable way to explore the surroundings is renting a motorbike. We hadn't met Manu as he was on holiday, but Ed and Arif who were managing the villa were very nice and easygoing.
I can honestly recommend that place, so enjoy travelers :)
Could have been a very nice facility but getting run down. No hot water, toilet often broke, ran out of water, pipes all leak, dvd and tv did not work, bathroom cleaned occasionally but rooms were clean, no bed bugs, nice hanging out area and nice staff. Secluded and quiet with good access to surfboards and motobikes
Stayed there for 9 nights. The villa is spacious and clean. A good location to stay at. Near to nice beaches like uluwatu, padang-padang, balangan. Only that you need transportation to move about but don't worry there's motorbikes available to rent. Manu is very helpful in recommending places to shop and places to go. Overall my stay there was nice. Will come back there if I were in bali :)
First of all, Manu is a great guy! Funny, communicative and always concerned about our well-being.
We took his surf lessions as well, which we highly recommend.
We booked one of the rooms in the main house, which are not that huge, but there is everything you need.
The house is in a rural area. I think without a scooter it is slightly difficult to go somewhere.
Bukit is my favourite place on bali. There are beautiful beaches and even Kuta is not that far.
Just go there, you won't regret it..
Прекрасное уютное бунгало. Очень чистое и тихое. В удобном расположении от пляжа и супермаркета. Спасибо Manu и его друзьям! И Iqua ;)
My partner and I decided to stay at Manu's Bamboo B&B after seeing it listed under "great value" on AirBnB. It didn't disappoint. The B&B is close to Balangan Beach, about a 5-6 minute motorbike ride. The Beach is great for surfing, as well as swimming and taking in the sun. Manu will set up your motorbike rental upon arrival, will happily talk to you about the island and let you in on some must-see things to do. He will also offer you surfing lessons which I highly recommend! Manu is an awesome guy and takes his surfing seriously, which is great for beginners and more advanced surfers. The rooms were comfortable and clean, looked after each day. The breakfast is a great start to the day, coffee and Balian pancakes. The B&B is close to the airport (approximately 20 minutes), as well as Kuta, Uluwatu and Jimbaran -- all of which all have great places to shop, eat and party. If you're looking to vacation or see Bali on a budget yet not sacrifice comfort or fun, I highly recommend Manu's B&B.
The Balian sun is not your friend -- oil up!
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