a piece of heaven!view gladak and gazebo
Hosted by Shirley
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5 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
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A TEAK HOUSE in a traditional Balinese village in north Bali (turn right at Singaraja instead of left to Lovina).
Just 8 kms inland from the sea – at the foot of the mountains, and you can see the sea. You are unlikely to see another tourist (it does happen, but rarely!) No Coffee shops...
This spot is special - there is a temple to take care of us, a teak house for living in and a separate kitchen. There is a small room on the first layer and another teak house on third layer - privacy ok

The space

A little bit of HEAVEN in North Bali!
Only 20minutes drive from Singaraja.

SUNSET SALA is the name of this very special place in a traditional Balinese village of Sudaji - North Bali. Be surprised to see another westerner!

The teak house (Gladak) is 40 years old. 5metres x 4 metres plus a balcony of 2 metres wide. Sanded and transported from Java to the rice-fields of Bali. We had to build a path to get to our little bit of heaven. The views are stunning- mountains to the south and sea to the north and rice terraces and forest in front.

And 1 BUNK BED (2SINGLES on terrace) - with nets PLUS 1 DAY BED
AND 1 BENCH OUTSIDE On terrace -no nets.

Did we mention that we have uninterrupted views and the surrounds are pristine?

Terrace on three sides of the teak house allows you to either hang out on the day beds or sit in a bulky teak chairs and chat. There is water dispenser in the house. On the next layer up there is a fully equipped kitchen. You can eat at local Warungs - only a few are open for lunch but many more for dinner OR Ibu Ayu will cook Indonesian dinner at 60,000rp per person per meal. Half price for kids under 14. Please organise ahead as she goes to market in the morning.
Breakfast included in tariff- usually fresh fruit and omlette or as arranged - not traditional western breakfast.

You can't drive a car to the gladak - closest stop is the local temple about 150m away. after that its on foot or for the brave -a motorbike!


8°9′4″ S 115°9′27″ E

Guest access

This is a QUIET place – great for relaxing, enjoying the village and people, sight-seeing to the beach (9 km away) and the magnificent Sekempul waterfalls 15 mins away by car or motorbike. Air Saneh is 20 minutes drive east. Lovina 40 minutes drive to the west by car.
Singaraja is 15 mins to the west by car.
Menenjangan Island for snorkeling or diving (best in Bali) is 2 hours away.

Interaction with guests

I am usually not there but if i am i look forward to meeting you. Ibu Ayu looks after the house and you - and so does Pak and Ibu Mangku (priest and wife).

Other things to note

THERE IS NO WIFI and there is a computer place for printing or internet in the village.

There is a normal fridge in the kitchen so welcome to go to local market “pasar" (open 4am to 730am) and buy fresh! Enjoy the locals – of course they charge you a little more… it is still very cheap!
We have moved to normal electricity. There is no air-conditioning or fans – not needed – natural living. In fact you will often need a blanket (supplied).There are small blankets on the chairs.

The water for showers and toilets is pumped by the local priest from a water channel. There is now hot water in the shower.

BREAKFAST is included and Dinner is extra. You can go to local warungs in the village, or Lovina, or Air Saneh or Singaraja OR you can eat at home - menu to be discussed with Ibu Ayu - each meal is 60,000rp per person per meal. Children under 14 are half price. Yes I know it is more expensive than a warung but please remember this is not a restaurant and everything is bought fresh, carried to kitchen, and cooked especially for you :)

Free parking on premises

Extra people $6 / night after 3 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 couch, 1 bunk bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check out by 11AM

• No parties or events
Smoking only outside please - it's a wooden house!

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property
Some spaces are shared
Amenity limitations
Some pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

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K.M.R. User Profile
September 2017
Don't look further if you want to experience authentic Bali, a slice of heaven. We had a perfect 3 night stay, the hospitality, food, location and surroundings were just excellent. The Sekumpul and Fiji waterfalls are a must see too and so close by. We really enjoyed the magnificent views of the surroundings and the natural kindness received by Ibu Ayu, Ibu Mangku and Pak. We hope we will be fortunate to travel to Bali in the near future, we would definitely stay at Sunset Sala! Terima kasih banyak and big hugs for the lovely ibu's

D User Profile
June 2017
If waking up to the sounds of frogs croaking, roosters crowing and the early morning hindu prayers appeal to you - you hear them all, of course, because you sleep with doors and windows wide open, you can close it, if that's your preference - then this is the place for you away from the maddening crowd of Kuta. Ibu Mangko and Ibu Ayu, have been very gracious in hosting us. Went to the wet market with them - just be prepared to be stared at. Not a lot of tourists in these parts of Bali and you are exotic. Even dogs know that you are not from there. But people are friendly and a universal smile and hello goes a long way. Bear in mind that this is a 3 hr drive from the airport, going thru the chicken-like intestines (zigzag) road of the mountains, if you are prone to motion sickness - be aware, but if you persevere, you will be rewarded by a place free from want, including no WiFi :) but surrounded by swift birds at 7 am while eating breakfast, by 10 am dragon flies abound, then a couple fruit bats at night. When was the last time you actually looked at stars on a clear night?

Yin User Profile
March 2017
It is indeed a unique experience, away from tourists in a traditional village. We stayed for a week and had Ibu Ayu and Ibu Mangku prepare dinner for us every night. Delicious and simple home made food. having access to nearby Lotus homestay for lunch and pool was a plus. Great and wasy communications with Shirley even if she was not onsite nearby. Highly recommend!

Halley User Profile
May 2016
We LOVED our stay here so, so much. It really is a slice of heaven. We spent our days reading, exploring the village a little, and ate lunches at a house in the village with a pool to rent as well. Iba Iyu's cooking was the best food we had on our trip, and she made us breakfast and dinner all the days we were there. We thoroughly enjoyed our interactions with her. The house feels like it should be in a movie with the beautiful mountains in the background surrounded by all the greenery.

Andi User Profile
April 2016
Wow. Staying at Teak house in Sudaji, Bali was the most incredible travel experience I have ever had. The views of the mountains, rice fields, and valley from the porch are indescribably majestic, the waterfalls,temples, and local market are amazing sites to see and if we had more time we would have gone to the beach/Lovina as well. The people of Sudaji are absolutely lovely, especially the beautiful women Mangku and Ayu who look after the house, cook the most delicious food, and are so happy to show you around Sudaji. My 2 nights at Teak house were absolutely perfect... I can't wait to go back some day!

Amazing experience at Shirley's lovely house! We simply loved our stay there, so peaceful and quiet in the middle of the rice fields. It's close to the village of Sudaji which is great to go to the market and at the same time a little bit secluded which is perfect. The house, although rustic, is absolutely charming and very confortable, ideal for reading and doing yoga under the patio. Our experience was also made memorable by the warm welcome that Ibu Ayu and Ibu Mangku gave us. They are amazing cooks and lovely persons. We also enjoyed Ibu Ayu's wonderful massages. Best retreat ever for us! Would recommend to anyone looking at experiencing the real Balinese culture far from every other tourist.

Lisa & Steve User ProfileLisa & Steve is a superhost.
July 2015
Shirley's home in Sudaji is fantastic. Stunning views, wonderful property, great staff and beautiful village. Great location for getting away from the tourist scene. Waterfalls nearby are a great activity, as is the Lotus restaurant, which offers an amazing pool (almost always empty) overlooking rice paddies and mountains. Could stay there all day just enjoying the silence and views! Highly recommend.

Bali, IndonesiaJoined in August 2010
Shirley User ProfileShirley is a superhost.

I love Bali and the King Valley in Victoria. Love to travel and thoroughly enjoy the abundance of nature in Bali and NE Victoria- the delightful people, food, plants, sunshine...Come and enjoy this wonderful island and stay.
"my story - I'm 60....I've been travelling overseas since I was 19... actually we travelled as a family since I was 6 years old. Kruger National Park each year, Mozambique each year around July, and then the sea - like Plettenberg Bay in summer time. Us "kids" all have it in our blood... I love the intertwinings, stories, colours and happy heart I get when travelling. Travelled to more than 30 plus countries and lived in 6 countries. And recently calculated 12 homes in last 12 years :) So at heart - a nomad.
Share my time between Victoria Australia and Bali :)
Travelled to Bali in 1975, and 1979 and now happily call it home 6 months of the year -- the other summer months I am in Cheshunt and love this landscape too. I really like and appreciate AirBNB - as a host and traveller (thanks guys!) - so easy and pleasant :)"

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