About This Listing
Free unlimited WIFI.
Private entrance, courtyard & verandah.
Complimentary coffee/tea, fruit & breakfast basket.
Kitchenette, utensils, fridge, single hob cooker, microwave, electric kettle & toaster.
8 mins to Cenang beach by car.
Max 3 adults.
TERATAK DAMAI, a rustic private home on 1.25 acres of land surrounded by padi fields & lush vegetation with views of the Mat Cincang mountain, encounters with water buffaloes, open country & coastal birds & the elusive Colugo or Flying Lemur is situated 10 minutes by bicycle to the popular & busy Cenang beach, Langkawi with it's white sandy beaches, many shops & restaurants to choose from.
The Malay word "Teratak" usually refers to a temporary dwelling in an orchard and "Damai" in malay means "Peace".
DAMAI 1, our Studio Room with it's own cosy private courtyard, veranda, spacious bathroom & kitchenette is furnished with 1 king-sized bed, 1 daybed, hot-shower,electric kettle, toaster, microwave & fridge, is also WiFi enabled. This room sleeps a maximum of 3 adults and is ideal for those looking for a more relaxing stay-in holiday.
Kedawang Supermarket & Cenang Supermarket where you can get your dry goods, Cemara Pharmacy & a village Laundry are only 5-10 minutes away by bicycle.
For those wanting to try local food, there are many warungs or local eateries along Jalan Kedawang after the PETRONAS petrol station & Jalan Kuala Muda after Bon Ton.
There is also a Night Market every Tuesday night with a colorful assortment of local food & wares which is also 5-10 minutes away by bicycle along Jalan Kedawang.
Take a walk or cycle (we have 3 bicycles available) through the peaceful village roads, take part in the many nature activities available on the island, learn to play the guitar, have a massage or simply lay in bed, enjoy the breeze & allow the gentle coo of the wood pigeons to lull you to sleep.
Being a tropical island surrounded by untouched nature and the Geopark a UNESCO Heritage Site, geckos, mosquitoes and bugs are a fact of life on the island.
We aim to provide you with the time & space to de-stress, live a little life in an area where there's room to breathe & allow the natural surroundings to soothe your soul. TERATAK DAMAI is a place of solitude & respite.
A mini lending library with a resource section of books & brochures on Malaysian & Langkawi flora & fauna, places of interest, history & culture is available at your disposal within the "Rumah Ibu" or Main House.
Our doors at the Rumah Ibu are open from 10am-7pm. Should you require information, help or assistance you can always find me at the Rumah Ibu or somewhere on the grounds.
We offer complimentary airport or jetty transfer service upon your arrival and on your departure.
A complimentary basic Breakfast Basket of seasonal fresh fruit, 1 loaf of bread, 1/2 dozen eggs, Kaya (a traditional jam made of palm sugar, coconut milk & eggs) & 1st bottle of 1.5liter mineral water await upon your arrival.
To book or inquire, kindly complete your Airbnb profile.
How To Get To LANGKAWI From KUALA LUMPUR (Flight)
There are about 15 daily flights to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur via 3 main airlines :- Malaysia Airlines (from KLIA), AirAsia (from LCCT near KLIA) & Firefly (from Subang Airport). You can check online for flights, prices & bookings.
How To Get To LANGKAWI From KUALA PERLIS (Passenger Ferry)
Ferry ride to Langkawi from Kuala Perlis takes 45 minutes @ RM18 per person one way.
FERRY SCHEDULE to LANGKAWI from KUALA PERLIS
7am, 8.15am, 9.30am, 10.45am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm, 6pm & 7pm (last ferry)
There are no public transport on Langkawi apart from Taxi. (Taxi rental rates provided in your room)
Cheapest way to get around the island is by car or scooter rental. Please don't forget to bring along your drivers' license.
CAR RENTAL is between RM90-120/day (depending on manual or auto)
SCOOTER RENTAL is between RM30-45/day
Petrol prices in Malaysia is RM2.30/litre.
Other Things to Note
Please complete your AIRBNB Profile (at least verify email & contact number). We will automatically decline guests with empty profiles.
Once you have confirmed your bookings with Airbnb, it's important that you message us in advance your Arrival & Departure Flight Details (Arrival Date Time/Departure Date Time & Arrival Flight Number) for us to schedule cleaning & pick-up times in our working day.
EXAMPLE : 1) Arrival Date/ETA/Flight Number
2) Departure Date/ETD
TERATAK DAMAI LANGKAWI
HOUSE RULES & ETIQUETTE
1. Please take off your shoes before entering your room. Note that it is customary to leave shoes outside before entering a home in Malaysia especially in Muslim homes because the floor area is used for prayer and floors are kept clean at all times.
2. Please assist us in conserving energy by switching OFF all lights, water-heater & fans before leaving your room.
3. Please DO NOT smoke in the bedroom or toilet.
4. DO NOT throw anything other than toilet tissue down the toilet bowl as this will result in blockages.
5. Please be informed that we do not have daily house-keeping. Towels & sheets will be changed upon request.
6. Please throw all rubbish into the black bin provided on the veranda.
7. We recycle ALUMINIUM cans, kindly throw all aluminium cans in the black bin near the gate.
8. Kindly observe the sensitivities of kampong (village) life & its’ people by not sun-bathing in the open, walk, jog, cycle in a bikini top, throw beer cans or bottles in your immediate surroundings or be loud & boisterous till the early hours of the morning.
9. Our doors at the RUMAH IBU or Main House are open from 10am-7pm. Should you require information, help or assistance you can always find me at the Rumah Ibu or on the grounds.
10. As this is our private home and we live on site, we have a policy of no visitors or guests of guests on the premises or in the rooms without prior permission from us (the owners).
11. Please keep the main gate to the compound closed at all times. This is to keep the cows, water buffaloes & stray dogs out of our compound.
12. Please try to keep the noise level down when returning late at night in respect to other guests on the compound who might be sleeping or resting. Because we live surrounded by padi fields which can be very quiet at night apart from the sound of nature, human noise (eg. music, loud talking) tend to be amplified & will startle the resident guard turkey who will gobble loudly in protest. :)
13. Upon CHECKING OUT, please return your room key to us. We charge RM20 for loss of room key.
14. Please LOCK your door before leaving your room. We are not responsible for the safety of your personal belongings. Just as in any home, doors must be locked before leaving.
15. Strictly NO recreational drugs on the premise.
Staying with Marina really feels like a local staying in Langkawi. Her place provides the basic needs throughout our stay.
Her place is ideally located in local padi fields and the local village people. Anyone wants to enjoy local Langkawi feeling, this the place to stay.
With her new place in the midst of reno works, and the kampung houses, I am excited as I plan to bring my family next.
Marina (she) is awesome host!!!
thank you very much Marina for looking after us :D
Marina pikte ons op van het vliegveld, liet ons de omgeving zien en heeft ons veel informatie over Langkawi gegeven. Een prima gastvrouw! De kamer ziet er precies zo uit als op de foto's en is schitterend gelegen op het platteland en op korte afstand van het strand en restaurantjes. Met een scooter is het eiland uitstekend te verkennen. Haar man Ruben bracht ons naar de haven: zeer geschikte mensen! Een opmerking: het was wel erg warm in de tijd dat wij op Langkawi waren. We hadden 's nachts graag over een airco beschikt. Verder niets dan lof over deze prachtige accommodatie op Langkawi!
My family and I had a great stay at Teratak Damai and had an amazing experience. Our 1st experience uses AirBnB for vacation. Marina is an amazingly accommodating host and 1st class hospitality. Not forget about Ruben,her husband is very friendly person.
We had a problem on ferry ticket and arrived a bit late, around 10.30pm and surprisingly she picked us up from Kuah Jetty. She also offered a simple dinner at the house. She kindly provide us with a basket of fruit and breakfast goodies like bread and eggs. Not forget about my kid's food. Thanks to Marina and Ruben.
If you want a true, amazing, Langkawi experience - this is the place for you. It's location is tranquil yet central, the studio is private yet doesnt exclude you from the village surroundings. Marina is an amazingly accommodating host, she and her place are gems. I would however advise getting car rental/a taxi number that can take you around this beautiful island during your stay :)
Had an amazing experience! Marina picked us up from the airport the morning we arrived and immediately proved to have a wealth of information on what to do and how to get around the island. She and Ruben were very helpful and friendly hosts.
The apartment itself was exactly as described - peaceful, charming, artistic and lovingly maintained; sounds of nature all around. Wish we could have stayed there longer - would have loved to just relax on the hammock, sip coffee and get to know our hosts a bit better. Hopefully the next time :)
Marina was exceptional with looking after us while staying at Damai 1. Marina had no hesitation with any of our requests.
The property is ideally located amongst the local rice fields and the local people's village.
Langkawi is a great place to rest as everything is reachable within minable distance.
Marina runs a great property and it was a pleasure to stay.
A notre arrivée a l'aéroport Marina nous a récupéré, fait un tour par cenang beach pour nous montrer le centre ville.
Le studio très bien aménagé et propre avec accueil vip une belle corbeille de fruits, des oeufs frais, café, thés et pain de mie et un jus fait maison.
Assez pour le petit déjeuner durant notre séjour.
Marina et Ruben son époux sont des hotes tres sympathiques qui a chaque fois ne ménageaient aucun efforts pour nous accompagner ou on devait aller.
Il y avait aussi les serviettes de plages.
A notre départ ilq nous ont laissés un jolie cadeau
Merci Marina et Ruben
Je vois recommande vivement taratak damai et les voisins sont aussi sympa.
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About the Host, Marina
LOVE reading, gardening, wildlife, smell & sound of rain, open spaces, coffee, hammocks, wind in my face, travel, food & handmade craft.
I'm quirky, down-to-earth & practical. Quick to laugh with a dry sense of humour.
My husband Ruben the local drug dealer (he's a pharmacist) & I both suffered from burnout living in the city before moving to Langkawi (where we met) & making this our island paradise home. We are both Malaysians (of two different ethnic groups) who grew-up/studied/lived/worked in the UK & US (that's why one speaks with an American accent & the other a Yorkshire accent!). :D
We live here with our 4 cats, 3 teenage children, 1 hen, 1 jungle rooster & 1 male turkey surrounded by padi fields, swaying coconut trees, water buffaloes & visiting migratory birds with the beach only 10 minutes by bicycle & 5 minutes by car away from our home.
We welcome honest, sincere people who seek a little respite from the stresses of life & would like a taste of living in a quiet village environment surrounded by padi fields & a beautiful view of the Mat Cincang mountain range which is older than the Everest!
We live onsite and as a host we're available for help & enquiries but will give you plenty of privacy & space for you to relax & enjoy your holiday.
As travellers, we love travel tips from the locals on local sights & experiences! We love to explore or just sit quietly & read a book, drink coffee, soak in the atmosphere of the place we are visiting, are quiet & independent.