Mountain cabin in remote Bali
Mountain cabin in remote Bali
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Sustainable cabin for ideal for couple/single. Set in active Balinese farmland, experience traditional Balinese community, lifestyle and food far from the tourist scene. Visit temples or trek in jungle and rice paddies.

The space

Set in Banjar Anyar, a small village high on the slopes of mount Batukaru, experience traditional Balinese village life on the edge of the rainforest. Set in active farmland, and staffed entirely from the village, this is an opportunity to experience traditional balinese culture, temples and extraordinary nature while giving back to your host community.

The local area offers a wide variety of activities from visiting the neighbouring Pura Muncak Sari or Pura Batukaru (both part of the UNESCO protected Catur Angga Batukaru), trekking in the jungle or a more sedate walk through the small villages, expansive rice paddies and protected rainforest. A wide variety of hot springs are available in the area ranging from a large commercial operation with swimming pool through to a couple of pools by a remote temple.

For those already trekked out, we also offer lessons in Bahasa Indonesia/Basa Bali by the local school's English teacher, a carving workshop with a local carver, a local priest with car also offers a half day introduction to Balinese Hinduism (visiting home, village and regional temples, explaining their function and place in Balinese life), and the staff can teach offering making and give cooking lessons. A variety of massage is also available on request.

At the hut, the surrounding grounds have a large amount of coffee planted and a wide variety of other fruits, vegetables and local crops. The land is still actively farmed providing organic meals and snacks for the cabin and continued income from the land for the local farmer. It's also a great opportunity to learn about the local crops from coffee, bananas and rice through to local delicacies such as bongkot and ferntip. We also raise rabbits, ducks and a number of types of edible fish.

Food is usually prepared by staff from the village who cook at the huts using ingredients from the surrounding organic gardens. The guys are there from 8am through to 7pm either cooking, gardening or offering locally grown coffee and snacks for Rp150.000 per person per day all inclusive. Three meals a day are made up of local dishes and usually include a chicken dish, a tempeh or tofu dish, a couple of vegetable dishes and sambals all prepared using what is currently in the garden. It's a great way to try some new food with dishes featuring ingredients like banana flower, heart of palm, banana stem, coffee leaves and wide number of local ingredients.

Electricity and hot showers included.

Can be booked in combination with Open Air Bamboo House in Rural Bali with food served together or separately as required.

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Smoking allowed
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
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Jaymin User Profile
October 2017
Fabulous cabin in a beautiful lush environment with a great local village crew making culinary delights with ingredients straight from the garden. I will return again when in Bali, I recommend a visit.........!

Shmams User Profile
March 2017
I could not recommend this place enough! It's situated in the heart of Bali's jungle. The cabin looks over a beautiful green vista with mountains in the distance. You can sit at the table reading and sipping on tea or swing from the hammock to the side. The shower and toilet are outside (but sheltered) and it's a real treat taking a hot shower whilst a thunderstorm is swirling in the jungle around you. Simon is a wealth of knowledge, I gained so much insight into the Balinese way of life, and in particular the village he resides. He's incredibly helpful and eager to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. All the activities I engaged in were with locals from the village, who were all lovely. If you get the food on offer (you'd be stupid not to), you're in for a real delight. True Indonesian food, fresh from the garden. I wished I could have stayed longer! Thanks again Simon :)

Gudbjörg User Profile
November 2017
We had such a lovely time at Simon's cabin and are glad to have seen this beautiful part of Bali. This is the perfect place to switch off, enjoy the surrounding nature, and learn about Balinese culture and customs. Simon gave us an insight into different aspects of life in Bali and was always happy to have a chat and answer our many questions. The cabin itself is in a gorgeous setting with a backdrop of dense forest and Mount Batukaru and surrounded by farmland (coffee, papaya, mangosteen...). After a day of exploring the area we would lie in the hammock on the terrace, read and listen to the sounds of the forest. The outdoor shower was another highlight! Not to mention the food prepared by Simon and the staff, which was some of the best we've had in Indonesia. All in all, highly recommended.

Sona User Profile
October 2017
Stay at Simon was a real remote. Simon and his stuff is taking a great care of you, especially when It comes to food, because the food was delicious. Simon also arranged a transfer for us and came to check on us everyday. Talking to Simon as a westerner who understands the Balinese culture was really interesting. The cabin is exactly like on the pictures and the description of the place is accurate. The nature around is just beautiful and wild and the trekk in the rainforest was exciting. We especially loved our sunrise Agung view - just breathtaking. Also the outside shower has its magic :) One thing needs to be mentioned, even though it is pretty clear from the description already - there is no way you can avoid insects like spiders, mosquitoes, moths etc. (Also in a cabin). Since you are in a wild nature. So be aware of that.

Anna And Alan User Profile
October 2017
All we want to say is, “Go there.” Stay for more than one night, (we were there for five) ,walk in the jungle, watch and listen to the wildlife right on your balcony, and get to feel the place.

Jeannie User Profile
September 2017
If you're a nature person, this IS the place for you. Beyond peaceful and serene. The setting of this farm is out of this world. Food, AMAZINGLY delicious!! Best experience ever my husband and I got to do. The abundance of exotic fruits and herbs will blow your mind. Keep in mind, (as I forgot) that you're in a rainforest..meaning there will be insects inside the living quarter itself. Especially after sun sets. What I do is 20 mins before I go to bed, I open all the doors leading into living quarter, turn OFF all the interior lights and turn ON all the exterior lights on patio and outdoor bath area. So all the bugs fly out to bright lights, then close all doors after 20 mins. All the flying bugs will at least be gone. You'll still have the occasion caterpillars, crickets and snail slugs climbing walls and floor. Maybe a stubborn moth or 2 that did not fly towards the light. My husband and I will definitely return. Simon was such a great host.. Coming each morning and evening to see how my husband and I are doing. When he should be in bed resting from his fever. Hope your fever is gone by now.

Nadya User Profile
September 2017
A whole new experience one should try in Bali. You can hear all sorts of beautiful sounds of the birds and insects. And the cabin overlooks Mount Agung and coffee trees. The homemade meals prepared by Kadek and Gede are absolutely delightful. A host of fruits grown from the village were also provided and they're all great! We bought green beans that were grown there because they are the sweetest robusta coffee beans we ever tasted. Simon was such a great host and very insightful. We learned a lot from him. We were even given a tour to their food forest where they grow plants that will be used to cook for our meals. I recommended to all my friends who wanted to see a whole new side of Bali, definitely an experience worth telling all. Will not be my last time visiting.

Tabanan, IndonesiaJoined in November 2012
Simon User Profile

I was raised in England and lived in London for over a decade working as a software architect. As I approached 30 I started to wonder what else there was out there. Before I knew it I was living in a bamboo house in a remote village on the border of the Balinese rainforest with two dogs, a cat and a monkey. I have not looked back. Love music of all varieties, nature, peace, learning about Balinese culture, teaching English and IT in the village, beef rendang, nangka goreng and organic gardening.

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English
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Response time: within an hour

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Ery and Anom Sartika help host.
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