This remote and beautiful villa is run by a heart warming elderly couple. After we arrived, a sympathetic man named Dedi (who speaks English well and helps with the bookings/guests) showed us around the property and the village, all the while explaining it’s workings. We were also provided with options for activities and a motorcycle to get around by ourselves (upon request).
The villa itself is situated in the middle of a quiet farming village, next to a small rice terrace. There is a lot agricultural activity going on around the property, which definitely adds to the feel of escaping the busy parts of Bali. We planted our first rice and were invited to have a look around in the cake baking facility, which also resides on the property.
The couple running the accommodation (and the farm) view their guests as family and we certainly felt that way. They took their time to explain and show their way of life to us. Furthermore, Nenek (Indonesian for grandmother) also happens to be a great cook and Kakek (grandfather) played the Gamelan for us and even teached us a bit. Not often have we been treated with as much warmth during a stay. Definitely had a hard time to say goodbye, but we are also certain that we will visit them again.
P.s: We had difficulty connecting with the WiFi (very slow and unstable, but enough to use WhatsApp), and the 4G coverage was non-existent with telkomsel. This did not bother us, but it’s a thing to keep in mind if being ‘on-line’ is important to you.