Free unlimited WIFI.
Private entrance, cosy courtyard verandah with hammock.
Complimentary coffee/tea, local tropical fruit & breakfast basket.
Electric kettle, fridge, toaster & utensils.
8 mins to Cenang beach by car.
Max 3 adults.
Situated 5 minutes by car to the popular & busy Cenang beach, Langkawi with it's white sandy beaches, many shops & restaurants to choose from and 15 minutes by car to the airport, TERATAK DAMAI Langkawi, a rustic private home on 1.25 acres of land surrounded by padi fields & lush vegetation with views of the Mat Cincang mountain offers encounters with water buffaloes, open country & coastal birds and the elusive Colugo or Flying Lemur for nature lovers.
The Malay word "Teratak" usually refers to a temporary dwelling in an orchard and "Damai" in malay means "Peace".
DAMAI 2, our rustic contemporary "kampung" (village) Suite with enclosed private veranda sleeps 3 to a room. This spacious (500sq ft) suite with full room amenities & free WiFi, boasts a ceiling height of 20ft is fan cooled and requires no air-conditioning. It is furnished with 1 king-sized bed, 1 daybed, hot-shower, electric kettle, toaster, fridge, coffee & tea.
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 colourful 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 and 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, Kaya (a traditional jam made of palm sugar, coconut milk & eggs), 1/2 dozen eggs & 1st bottle of 1.5liter mineral water await upon your arrival.
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)
As our guests, you will have access to our grounds but not the building & grounds behind the Rumah Ibu or kitchen within the Rumah Ibu/Main House.
You will have access to the mini library within the Rumah Ibu/Main House from 10am-7pm & complimentary use of any of our 4 bicycles (subject to availability).
All our rooms Damai 1, 2 & Teratak 1 are separate buildings from the Rumah Ibu/Main House.
Interaction with Guests
We live onsite and are available for information & inquiries during your stay but will also give you plenty of privacy for you to enjoy your holiday should you choose to.
The best way to get around the island is by Scooter or Car rental. There are no public buses on the island. Taxi is available through-out the island and list of Taxi Rates is in our Info Booklet in the room.
Scooter rental is between RM30-45 per day and Car rental is between RM90-150 per day. There is an Information Booklet in the all our rooms with island map, brochures & Taxi rates included.
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 Date 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
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 & rubbish will be thrown out every other day.
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 doors 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.
Marina is amazing! She is so welcoming and generous, taking me out to lunch several times. You're greeted at her home with a basket of fruit and eggs. She's also great company. The cottage is great! Really airy, beautifully decorated, and the little patio is lovely. The location is a little bit out of town, but is a 7 minute drive or 15 minute bicycle ride into the center of the action in Cenang Beach.
I can't recommend staying here enough and would come back to Langkawi just to stay with Marina again!
Marina is very nice & friendly host. This house is warm, cozy and some lazy style. Lived in here let us feel very comfortable. She also provided overall help if she can do it. This room is great, prefect and excellent for us. We'll still live here once we come to Langkawi again.
It was such a wonderful experience staying at Marina's place. The accommodation was lovely and comfortable, and Marina herself was so helpful and willing to share her knowledge on Langkawi. She even went the extra mile to drive us back to the airport to rent a car after we realized we needed one. It was a little warm in the room during our stay, but we got used to it quickly enough. I think it's because we didn't want to open the window for fear of mosquitoes (which we didn't get!). Do visit the Cenang beach for an unforgettable sunset and have some yummy roti cenai from the 24h shop near the beach. Stay here, you won't regret it!
Marina is an amazing host, I cannot recommend her enough. She picked us up from the Kuah ferry by car, drove us to her place through Cenang beach, pointed out which restaurants are good, told us about the local life. She knows how to make people feel welcome, and our room had everything we needed. I loved using the hammock! Thanks to the mosquito repellents, I did not get bitten, and I usually do a lot. She even drove us to the airport to buy flight tickets, and took us to the local market. I feel that we learned much more about Malaysia in those 2 days stay than the 2 weeks elsewhere. We will definitely come back, next time we have our driving license! :) Thank you for everything!
Marina's room was really spacious and there is a nice outdoor area for breakfast. Marina has also prepared few complimentary snacks/breakfast/fruits to complement our stay.
You really get the "kampung" feel when staying at Marina's house as you can hear the birds chirping in the morning and it's just next to the paddy field. I especially like their cat Mystique who came and visited us everyday.
Also, we really appreciate the daily transfer by Jasmine/Marina just so we can get to town.
We had an absolutely wonderful time staying with Marina. She is a great host, very outgoing and fun to chat with - and the little piece of heaven where she lives is a perfect base for exploring Langkawi! Marina picked us up at the airport, helped us with renting a car - and much more. We would definitely return to Teratak Damai if we come back to Langkawi!
Magnifique appartement pleins de charmes et décoré avec goût. L'accueil de Marina est parfaite, elle nous a accueillis à l'aéroport puis fait un tours pour nous montrer la ville. Personne très agréable et très gentille. Ma femme et moi avions été sous le charme de la suite DUMAI 2 et de l'environnement autour. Je recommande vivement, Merci Marina et à bientôt.
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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.