Be our guest in our nice tropical villa, either in the compact Guest Room or in the spacious Master Bedroom or rent the whole villa when we ourselves are traveling. Enjoy the calm and green beauty just outside the bustling colorful city of Yogyakarta.
theSawah: our home - your hotel...
We have three different AirBnB listings for our home hotel:
1. For the small guest room at € 23/night for 1/2pax
2. For the master bed room at € 35/night for 1/2pax
3. For the whole villa, including staff. Only available when we ourselves are traveling.
Please check out the listing that you are most interested in.
We are Wim & Phillip, a Dutch/Indonesian male couple 73/50, we love to meet interesting people from around the world. Wim is a retired tv journalist, Phillip a fashion designer.
In our elegant and spacious countryside villa near Yogyakarta/Indonesia we made accommodation available for 1-4 paying guests who like to combine a nice homy ambiance with a pleasant personal approach and interesting conversations - about life in general and life in Indonesia in particular.
We started our B&B after our experimental unusual restaurant theSawah (home cooking upon request) became a success: we are in the top ten of 800+ restaurants in Yogyakarta, according to TripAdvisor reviews. Several dinner guests asked if accommodation was available, so we gave the B&B concept a start. See how we did so far in the most recent entries of our TripAdvisor reviews.
We offer a small but comfortable guest room for 2 people with romantic canopy queen size bed, aircon and private hot/cold water bathroom. Incidentally our spacious master bedroom is available as well. See the Master Bedroom listing).
We live 8km south of Yogyakarta, amidst the rice and sugar cane fields in a romantic tranquil tropical area. We like to treat our guests as visiting friends, helping them where we can with tour and transport arrangements, itinerary advice, laundry service, massage requests, motorbike rental etc.
A taxi to/from the city centre and/or railway station of Yogyakarta takes 20-25 minutes and costs around rp. 45.000. Taxis from the airport (45 mins) charge a fixed fee but with wheeling and dealing you can find cheaper options than the requested rp (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). We offer our guests free one way station/airport pickup/dropoff for minimum 5 nights stay. Free two way transport for minimum 7 nights stay.
Our B&B has just 1 room if we are home - but use of the rest of the house is what we can offer as well. Plus the guarantee of an excellent breakfast (Western or Asian), free WiFi internet, all day free coffee/tea/aqua, helpful service and pleasant company. Dinner in our home restaurant is optional. English, Indonesian, Javanese, Dutch, German, French, (little) Spanish spoken.
We own two peaceful dogs: the beatle Bingo and the very enthousiastic golden retriever Hero.
We don't own cats, but feed some that come here on an irregular basis. Other than this we have around 200 fish in our pond, 10 chicken, 4 ducks, 2 turkeys. And the sounds of crickets, frogs and gekkos...
Be most welcome for two or more nights.
Discounted rates apply for longer stay: our place could be ideal for those who need a comfortable and quiet temporary work/study space.
The Guest Room is small, but house and hospitality are big. You can use both completely during your stay. Very good breakfast included: Western or Indonesian. Optional: big authentic Javanese rijsttafel dinner, 2 pax minimum, rp 150.000/pax
Other things to note
We recommend to spend minimum 3 but better 4 nights in and around Yogya. Once you book we send you our long list of tips & suggestions and will be pleased to help you plan your stay well. Recommended ideas: 1 day with car/driver to the temples and volcano, 1 day to explore the city by yourself, 1 day with car/driver to do the rural Bantul tour: our non-touristic green district with lots of handicraft. This tour finishes at the legendary Parangtritis beach.
We are a hospitable, easy-going, liberal, open-minded and helpful couple. We think people with a similar attitude are the ideal guests.
In fact the only house rule is: no smoking in the bedrooms.
And there is a friendly but urgent request: please switch off the aircon when you are not in the room.
For the rest: be yourself and behave like you would do in your own place.
We try to host our guests as friends. We are open to stories and conversations, which can help you understand Indonesia better (sorry if we are travelling...) The Guest Room has no tv, but in case you want to watch news or a movie or so, you can use the tv and/or dvd-player in the living room.
We are Wim & Phillip, a Dutch/Indonesian couple 72/49, we love to meet interesting people from around the world. Wim is a retired tv journalist, Phillip a fashion designer and home cooking chef.