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Private room

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

A place to come and unwind for a few days, whilst able to participate in activities as desired. We arrange (our own guide) some of the best trekking and snorkeling on the island. Read our reviews, (not just for this room) 5 star 99.9% complimentary

The space

“Taman Sari” is set in a village location enjoying the delights of Balinese culture yet enclosed by walls giving peace and privacy as desired. The property offers a unique experience for guests wishing to be part of the community yet enjoy the comforts of a large family home with swimming pool and modern amenities. Our neighbors are all hardworking Balinese folk who love to try out their English but will not worry you, trying to sell you anything. There are 3 rooms for rental; all air conditioned, with Queen sized beds and en suite bathrooms or shower room, hot and cold water. Breakfast and any additional meals and drinks are served in the thatched bar area situated beside the swimming pool. A car and driver can assist guests wishing to venture out and motorbikes and cars are available for rent. Airport collection and drop as well as onward destination travel can be arranged with our own driver. Trips to places of interest including hot springs, Buddhist temple, trekking to some of the best and rarely visited waterfalls and markets can be arranged in house with our friendly guide. Snorkeling or diving at Menjangan Island is also highly recommended and leaves daily from our home. Pick up for early morning dolphin trips leave our home daily subject to sea conditions. Great fiber optic free WI fi is available in all areas of our property. A large selection of films can be viewed in the bar area if required. Children are more than welcome and depending on age can share their parent’s room. The rooms can be seen, only a few meters from the bar area, so parents can safely relax whilst children sleep. Massage beside the pool can be arranged at short notice to let you totally unwind.
MUSIC. In the past year or more we have been more than lucky to host many musicians including some professional and it’s been great to unwind in the bar area either playing live acoustic or listening to a selection of sounds from the internet whilst enjoying a drink and relaxed atmosphere beside the pool. This is spontaneous and is entirely up to our guests to decide how they wish to spend the evening.
FOOD. We offer home cooked food to order and our Indonesian dishes have been highly recommended (see reviews). All meals are taken in the thatched bar area beside the pool. All tastes can be catered for including spicy, non spicy, vegetarian and raw foods.



“Eat, pray, love”
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“Taman Sari”

Guest access

Guests have access to swimming pool, bar/ sitting area, dvd, wifi, own terrace outside room.

Interaction with guests

As little or as much as required.

Other things to note

This is a great place to come and relax for a few days and get away from the hassle of beach vendors, take organised trips to some of the best snorkelling in crystal clear waters or take your Padi open water diving course. Pick up is from our home for all excusions.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

none as such, just respect our house and furniture and furnishings. No smoking in bedrooms.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - small dog (friendly)
Some spaces are shared - Bar and swimming pool



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

2 nights minimum stay

32 Reviews

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Sophia User Profile
June 2017
Alec is very hospitable and helpful.
Yanti User ProfileYanti is a superhost.
Response from Yanti:
Thanks, Yanti.
June 2017

Mascha User Profile
August 2016
the most amazing place to stay in the north. in the middle of a balinese neigbourhood, alec & yanti made us feel like part of their family. yanti is the greatest cook and most caring person, alec is always around to help with advice, very interesting and funny stories (the mouse is my favorite;)) and some arak:) their daughter cinta played with and took care of our two year old son like it was her brother- it's the best place to stay with children too! yanti's buffet was the best meal we had in bali and the evenings with alec, the other guests and some music were very relaxing! the big breakfast was also included in the price even though it wasn't written on airbnb. the trekking tour to the waterfalls is a must-do! alec helps to arrange everything. this place is a little paradise in the north- we highly recommend it & thank yanti&alec for all you did for us!
Yanti User ProfileYanti is a superhost.
Response from Yanti:
Great to hear you had a good time
August 2016

Jan User Profile
August 2016
We had an absolutely wonderful stay with Yanti and Alec. Our daughter also had a lovely time with Cinta, their 9 year old daughter. We stayed here for 4 days (and we booked an extra day) in the last week of our one month stay in Bali. Great thing is: Alec and Yanti are there when you need them, and on the other hand, give you all the privacy you want or need. We had great chats with Alec at night, accompanied with some glasses of really good Arak. Alec also arranged a great trekking with Dodi, a fantastic guide, who took us to some hidden waterfalls, secret gardens, traditional Balinese village on the mountain, etc. One of the highlights of our one month stay in Bali. Breakfast is lovely, as well as the pool, the rooms, etc. Our last evening, Yanti made a great meal for us and the other guests who were there. It was a LOT, and delicious! We all loved it. I totally recommend this great place to stay. No negatives whatsoever. They really deserve the status they have as great hosts. Thanks again!
Yanti User ProfileYanti is a superhost.
Response from Yanti:
Really enjoyed your company, thanks for the nice comments
August 2016

Alan User Profile
March 2016
Wow! Alec and Yanti's place is the perfect getaway if you want a laid-back and relaxing environment, coupled with first class hospitality. With a pool-side, communal hall where you can meet and mingle with the other guests, and quiet porch outside your room where you can chill or read a book and admire the Bali sky, and the house walking distance from Lovina Beach, it's a perfect environment whether you want to make a big splash or have a quiet night (depending on your mood). Alec and Yanti go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and delightful. Transportation, accommodation, food & beverage, entertainment and itinerary are all assisted by Alec who over-delivers to ensure you have the best experience. Alec even drove us out for a tour and also to get our meals and stuff. Guided tours arranged are cheap or reasonably-priced with trusted guides who are down-to-earth & super friendly. You'll meet Dodi, who seranaded us with a melody of love songs to get us in the mood! He's also enthusiastic and cheerful, and the Trekking excursion with him is definitely a must-go! He takes you through the Sekumpul area, plucking and eating local fruits and then an arduous uphill climb to the rice fields and the waterfalls (prepare for breath-taking views if you can beat the heat, mosquitoes and rocky grounds! ) Yanti and her helper are amazing, whipping up gorgeous breakfast (scrambled or fried eggs with toast, banana pancakes, Nasi Goreng, and the outstanding Buffet spread which still makes our mouth water with the sheer variety of dishes...) Alec is also a great drinking buddy and a lovely chap to chat with. He doesn't only open up his home but also about his life experiences, and Yanti and the children (plus their adorable dog Ellie) are warm and welcoming- You really feel like part of their family! (Look out for endless offers of the "Arak" too) This villa is like a home away from home. We really enjoyed every second with them, and will definitely return.

Greg User Profile
March 2016
Really amazing time with Yanti and Alec... beautiful, comfortable spot... Alec asked if I needed a motorbike and one appeared for a good price 20 minutes later! Definitely try the Arak (spelling... rice whiskey)... spent quite a few hours chatting with Alec over a glass!!
Yanti User ProfileYanti is a superhost.
Response from Yanti:
Thanks for the comments, hope to meet again one day
March 2016

Amelia User Profile
January 2016
Our say with Yanti and Alec was lovely. They made us feel welcome. Breakfast was amazing. Couldn't fault anything. Would love to stay again. Thank you so much :)
Yanti User ProfileYanti is a superhost.
Response from Yanti:
Thanks Amelia, hope to meet again one day
January 2016

Ruth User Profile
September 2015
Our experience at this homestay was truly amazing. They get the balance of spending time with guests and just leaving you to it spot on. We felt extremely relaxed during our time here. Alex was so helpful and even let us jump in the car with him to Singaraja, the local city, and took us to a local market. In the evenings he was happy to drop us in to Lovina for dinner too. Our highlights are, the most comfortable bed, the best Balinese food (Yanti's buffet) that we tasted our whole trip, huge breakfasts, Alex taking us to the local village to see a traditional ceremony (not one of the tourist joints), playing with their adorable dog and puppy and just relaxing by the pool. We would really really recommend staying with Yanti and Alex if you are visiting Lovina. Thanks Yanti and Alex...see you again one day.
Yanti User ProfileYanti is a superhost.
Response from Yanti:
Hope to see you again, thanks for your kind comments
September 2015

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Singaraja, Indonesia · Joined in July 2013
Yanti User ProfileYanti is a superhost.

Hi, my name is Yanti. I am Indonesian married to an English Guy who loves to enjoy the occasional drink with guests and play music and basically make you feel at home. Alec and have two lovely kids Eko now 15 and Cinta 10. We love to host and as you can see from our reviews people seem to enjoy our hospitality. We are here to make sure your stay with us is trouble free from start to finish. We can arrange everything for you in house including trekking, snorkeling and relaxing massages beside the pool. Our aim is to make your stay as relaxing as possible and we can handle all your transport and onward travel for you. Hope you decide to stay with us at Taman Sari.

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