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Parwati - Beautiful Ricefield View, Pool

SuperhostTegallalang, Bali, Indonesia
Entire house hosted by Ketut
3 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
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Unique and authentic old teak home set in working rice fields, with shared full sized saltwater pool. All modern amenities, edible gardens, glorious view all around, the perfect location for those seeking old Bali, yet with easy access to all other parts of the island.

The space
We are located on the outskirts of a traditional Balinese village. We are 12 km (30 minute drive) from central Ubud, but only 10 minutes from the town of Tampak Siring, where some of Bali's most ancient and holy temples are located. There are street markets, convenience shops and ATM's. There are countless rice field walks, local eating places (warungs) and the locals are friendly and inclusive and will welcome you to their local ceremonies and even into their homes. There are also several higher end restaurants within close proximity or a few minutes drive.


We have private covered scooter parking at the beginning of the path to the property. Please let us know if you are bringing your own vehicle and we will give you instructions on where to park.


Some things we ask all prospective guests to be fully aware of:


1. We are in a rural location, in working rice fields and on the edge of the jungle. This is traditional Bali and not a tourist area.

2. There is a 5 minute walk along a narrow paved path to get to us, 5 meters is unpaved and there are several steps on the property.

3. We are a 25 minute drive/scooter ride from Ubud in a somewhat out of the way location. We are however on all map apps and the directions are clear.

4. We do not have AC as all our houses were built to utilise natural breezes, and we are higher and a lot cooler than Ubud, plus we have far fewer mosquitoes. It is a choice not to have AC as we prefer outdoor living ourselves, so we will never put it in:)

5. We have permaculture gardens and our own chickens. Our Balinese neighbours have cows and chickens of their own, and you can hear them on occasion (roosters will be roosters).

5. We are a retreat centre and Sanctuary, hence the location. The people who love us are nature lovers and those who like to take the road less travelled.

Those who don’t were looking for more of a resort location. Most respectfully we ask that you read our listing and reviews thoroughly before booking with us.


WELCOME TO RAHASIA MANIS

Set on the outskirts of a traditional Balinese village, we welcome those who have chosen to leave the madding crowds of tourists behind, and to join us at our “Sweet Secret” (the literal translation of Rahasia Manis). We will happily share the journey of how we got here, but long story short we ran away from Ubud to look for old Bali, its unspoiled nature and the beautiful simplicity and mysticism still to be found here.

Lucky for us we found it, and our most contented and satisfied guests are those who seek the same.

We are still close enough to Ubud for easy access to all of its marvellous cosmopolitan offerings; galleries, restaurants, yoga studios, and shopping. Approximately twenty-five leisurely minutes drive to the town centre, (most of it scenic and practically traffic-free), about an hour and forty-five minutes from the airport, and an hour + to several lovely beaches.

We are a steady uphill drive from all tourist areas and several degrees higher than most urban areas, with a cooler climate and far less mosquitoes. Nestled close by several of Bali’s most ancient temples, and situated both amongst the rice terraces and jungle.
The Houses

We have 12 residences, of varying sizes, styles and prices. From simple, affordable huts, to our largest rustic, luxury home, with its bathtub perched over a lush, jungle view.

Several of our houses are old teak structures brought over from Java and redesigned to make the most of the natural light and views. No 2 houses are the same, but each is designed to be completely in step with the environment. All bathrooms are open-air stonework, with plenty of cover for when the tropical rains arrive. We neither need nor want AC. All rooms have ceiling or wall fans, mosquito nets, safes and refrigerators, the 4 largest having full kitchens.

At the very heart of the property is a 10 meter, volcanic stone, saltwater pool, and our pool-side restaurant, Kafe Yamuna, and our roof-top lounging are, Gangga. The whole property is planted with permaculture raised beds, abundant native fruit trees, coconut palms and banana plants.

Daily Cleaning

Our staff cleans each house thoroughly daily, except on the days there are traditional ceremonies. We ask for your patience regarding this, these ancient customs is vitally important to village life. If you want absolute privacy or do not wish to have your room cleaned on a particular day, please inform us. We try to clean while guests are away, but sometimes this is not possible. Offerings of gratitude and prayers are made every day.

Laundry

Items left in the rattan basket in each house will be washed, ironed, and returned to you as soon as possible. There is a price list in every room, (please ask for one if for any reason there isn’t). Our prices are comparable to the local laundries. This is a side business for our staff and they receive all proceeds from it. The washer and dryer may only be used by the staff. Please let them know if anything requires hand washing. You will be billed for laundry service at check out.

Our Staff

We employ our staff from the local village, and for most of them this is the first job they have ever had that wasn’t in the rice fields. Their English is limited, but they are trying very hard to learn more. They tend to be shy with westerners, so we ask that you be patient. If you have any questions they cannot answer or do not understand, they can call the manager directly and assist you that way. We have 5 full-time kitchen staff / room cleaners and 2 gardeners. They are enthusiastic, genuinely friendly and hard-working, and will do all they can to make your stay comfortable. Normally we have staff on-site from 8 am - 7 pm, we will inform guests ahead of times if there are ceremonies and they will not be here.

Shopping

There is a traditional local market about a 7 minute drive away in the village of Pujung that is held every 3 days. It starts at 4 am and is closing down by about 9 am, so we recommend you go as early as possible. They sell all manner of fruits, vegetables, small livestock, household goods and some clothing items. It is not a tourist destination but instead shows the true face of rural Bali and presents some great photo ops. Please check with us on the days they are open.

There is also a good local market in Tampak Siring, (about a 5 minute drive away).

Ubud has a daily large open market, but it is almost exclusively for tourists, and even the Balinese cannot find bargains there! For those who love to shop, Ubud does have a vast array of traditional and boutiques options plus some great places to buy art. Sukawati is a good market for genuine traditional items, and Gianyar night market is great for experiencing an authentic slice of Bali life, with many delicious food stands.

For food shopping Delta is a large supermarket on the way from Ubud to Rahasia Manis. They also have a good selection of imported foods and wines. For health foods there are several excellent places in Ubud, Bali Buda being conveniently located for us on the north side of town.

For jewellery, Mas village is where many of the gold and silver smiths are located.

There are several small shops in our local village, Bayad, so within easy walking distance you can pick up many food items and other sundries.

We will be happy to share information on some of our favourite places for finding art and local handicrafts.

Staying in Touch

We know how essential it is for our guests to be able to contact us at all times, and the following information is compiled for this purpose.

Our manager lives in Ubud, so is not always on-site or within easy access. Since our staff do not speak much English, we do our best to always be available by phone. WhatsApp is an excellent way to stay in touch, as it only requires a WiFi signal, should guests not have a phone plan or local SIM in their phone. Email is also a good choice, either through AirBnb directly, or a personal address.

We can always be reached at: rahasiamanis@gmail.com More information on our property can be found at: www.rahasiamanis.com

Manager: Ketut: What’s App & hp (+62) 81237537696

It would really help if you sent us your WhatsApp # also.

Guest access
Access

We are located in a rural part of Bali, and deliberately off the beaten path. Access is a 5-minute walk along a narrow paved path (5 metres of which is not paved). There are also many steps on the property as it naturally gradates from the rice terraces down into the jungle. Advantages are seclusion and truly being in a natural environment. A disadvantage is that we are not the ideal location for anyone infirm or with mobility issues. Having said this, if someone is game, our kind and patient staff will happily walk people in and out while holding their arms and keeping them secure.

Our path is largely unlit, again deliberately, as we do not wish to create light pollution which is known to interfere with the cycles of night creatures. When coming in or out of the property at night a good torch is necessary (most phones have them).

Parking

We have covered scooter parking at the end of the path that leads to the property. If anyone has their own car they need to discuss with us where they should park, as we will need to make prior arrangements regarding this.

Other things to note
Parwati is located right in front of our staff kitchen. If you are an early riser this will not impact you at all, as our staff do not come in until 8 am. This may not be the house for late risers, but we do have a selection of other accommodations that would work better for them.
Unique and authentic old teak home set in working rice fields, with shared full sized saltwater pool. All modern amenities, edible gardens, glorious view all around, the perfect location for those seeking old Bali, yet with easy access to all other parts of the island.

The space
We are located on the outskirts of a traditional Balinese village. We are 12 km (30 minute drive) from central Ubud,…

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Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia

The village we are located in is traditional, and in its own way unique. On approach to the land there are views towards Mount Agung and one of the major water temples of Tirta Empul is 4 kilometres away in Tampaksiring. There are local warungs (eating places) in the village and a large traditional market selling fruit, vegetables and livestock, in nearby Pujung. We have a growing number of more western restaurants a short ride away and small local shops selling daily essentials are close. We are about 30 minutes by scooter or car from Ubud where there are hundreds of restaurants, spas, yoga schools, great shopping and a large vibrant daily market.
The village we are located in is traditional, and in its own way unique. On approach to the land there are views towards Mount Agung and one of the major water temples of Tirta Empul is 4 kilometres away in Tam…

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I am a resort manager and workshop facilitator. I am a wife and the mother of two children, and a Hindu with a deep connection to the religion, customs and traditions of my homeland. It is my pleasure to introduce you to authentic old Bali. The retreat centre we are developing aims to preserve everything that this Island of the Gods embodies, both historically and traditionally.
I am a resort manager and workshop facilitator. I am a wife and the mother of two children, and a Hindu with a deep connection to the religion, customs and traditions of my homelan…
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During your stay
We are fully available to our guests, and although there is not always someone on site.

There is daily cleaning, pool maintenance and gardening included. Daily offerings are made at the houses and temples on the land by our Balinese help. Should you want complete privacy at any time, then we will fully respect that, just please let us know. However, offerings have to be accommodated at some time most days, plus we do need to attend to the edible gardens, and we ask that respect this.
We are fully available to our guests, and although there is not always someone on site.

There is daily cleaning, pool maintenance and gardening included. Daily offering…
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 12:00 pm
No pets
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $150