Glamping & hiking in the nature of North Bali, close to where the Balinese families live.
This intimate home grew around an antique rice barn. The inside & outside of the house are seamlessly connected. In the garden there is space for tents, hanging mats. Another accommodation can be attached when you are with more people.
It's located in the hills above Singaraja, attached to rice fields. Down the Balinese sea, behind volcano tops. A beautiful gorge with waterfalls is on walking distance.
This place is especially for people that like being outdoors and in nature.
This private property is 2.000 m2 and all is at your disposal. A part of it is still used as an rice field. Despite of the house, there is an outdoor bathroom, a roof covered studio and parking place, a swimmingpool and an Balinese resting place in the garden/balé. In the garden are possibilities to hang your mat or rent a tent.
If you look for more beds or prefer a more spacious bedroom, then there is a separate house 50m. uphill in the street (rumah tamu - see the picture).
It belongs to Pondok Apsari and has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with hot water. It is only rented out as extra space for guests of Pondok Apsari who may use all the services of Pondok Apsari. So the number of guests can be expanded.
This requires an additional fee.
The whole property all is at your disposal.
For the number of guests and places to sleep different options are possible, both indoors and outdoors.
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Interaction with guests
We try to tune on the wishes and requirements of the guests. Tour staf family lives next doors and takes care of household services cleaning, garden and pool. On request we can arrange daily breakfast, lunch and diner (even gluten free), but you must be ordered in advance. We also offer all kind of tours, wonderful hikes and activities.
On my first visit to Bali in 2008 I fell in love with this place which was a rice field. I'm a Dutch artist and creating this house and swimming pool are my biggest pieces of art so far.
Other things to note
We are happy to offer you to enjoy this real authentic part of Bali and being so close to the overwhelming nature. We can discuss with how many people you like to come, because we can expand it in- or outdoors.
We can offer you all kind of activities and tours in the North of Bali. When you booked this place, we will send you the information.
Because of the hight (330m above sea level) in the night it's a bit cooler then near the sea. And we do not suffer much from mosquitoes.
We hope guests respect nature.
Smoking is not allowed in the house.
To stay in contact with the staff or the owner, we borrow you a local mobile phone during your stay.
You get 2 GB internet for free for normal use. If you use more we charge 50.000 rp. for every extra GB
I am a Dutch sculptor and about 4 years ago I started to convert a virgin sawa (ricefield) in the hills above Singaraja into a tropical paradise. It is grown around a 100 years old “lumbung” (Balinese rice barn on columns). It got a seamlessly connection between inside and outside. The swimming pool follows the shape of the sawa’s and when you swim you have a magnificent view. I remarried recently and live now with my new husband,. Therefor I can share Pondok Apsari with guests to experience to live so close to nature. It is great to share that feeling of freedom.