Like living in a romantic Balinese painting

Like living in a romantic Balinese painting
60 Sqmt Barn/Farmhouse hosted by Nina
2 Guests . 1 Bedroom . 1 Bathroom
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Overview
Enjoy pristine nature and local vibe from the comfort of this traditional yet brand new, two stories ‘Lumbung’ Barn House. From the open living room, next to the koi pond, see local farmers tending to their fields. Refresh in the infinity pool with heavenly 180º views over Sidemen Valley and towards the sacred Mt. Agung. Experience rural Bali and skip the crowds.

Our home is an ideal place for independent travelers and those who want to feel and experience nature in a truly local environment. It is a very special place and experience that is not for everyone! Umah Dewi Sri is our home. We are not a hotel nor a private villa! Before you book please read carefully the section “Other things to note” further down!

Waking up in your cozy queen size bed and opening the doors to the balcony of your bedroom in the second floor, overlooking pristine nature, you will feel like admiring a beautiful Balinese painting.

Without the need for an air condition in the unpolluted and fresh climate and thanks to the big, arched rice grass roof that allows the space under it to breath naturally, you will have enjoyed a healthy nights rest. Only the sound of flowing water and an orchestra of crickets and frogs will have composed the soundtrack of the night below a star-filled sky.

After the (included) breakfast we like to start slow and often sit on the sofa in the open living room for a moment and watch time go by. Take your time out. You deserved it. "Sabar" as they say in Bali. Take it easy :)

When the sun is out, refresh yourself in the shared infinity pool with its sweeping vistas over Sidemen Valley towards the majestic Mount Agung. If you feel like, take the rustic wooden stairs down the garden and tip your toes into the clear water of the rippling creek running in front of the property. Especially in the early morning and the late afternoon you will meet the friendly people of the nearby village bathing and washing their clothes and some others passing by, coming from the fields and caring their harvest on their heads. It doesn't get more picturesque than that.

You might just find yourself not wanting to leave this little corner of Paradise but if your adventure lust takes the better of you take a short stroll into the rice fields and down to the river for a swim. Or go for a walk around Sidemen Valley and its authentic villages and witness the daily local life as it unfolds.
- Infinity pool
- Garden
- Breakfast included (Western)
- Refill your water bottles (free)
- Digital guidebook with information about our home and the area

On weekends and holidays we are usually having our time out and are relaxing in one of the two Lumbung houses. Don't worry, we totally respect your privacy.

Umah Dewi Sri is located on the outskirts of a small Balinese Village. It is a pleasant 20 - 30 minutes walk along ricefields and across the river to the busier Tebolah village of Sidemen. This is where most of the hotels are located and here you will find some nice restaurants in case you feel like to eat out.

In the main Sidemen village you will find a local market, though you have to get up early as it closes around 8 am, as well as some local shops and of course the traditional weavers of Sidemen.

For those who love to walk and have a little trek our area is ideal. You may leave directly from the house and walk along the irrigation system through beautiful rice fields and farmland, along the river where you can swim and through authentic and wonderful Balinese villages with the ever-present Mount Agung observing it all from a distance.

Behind the houses is a small road that to one side leads to the village and going to the other side invites for an enjoyable ride with the scooter along quiet roads and through truly authentic Balinese villages and some spectacular rice fields and terraces.

If you prefer to hire a guide or a driver to get around, if you would like to have a massage or do some other local activities, please ask our staff and they will gladly arrange for you what is in their possibilities.

PLEASE CONSIDER BEFORE BOOKING OUR HOME!

LOCATION

We are not in or close to Ubud! We are also not in the Tebola village that Sidemen is often referred to!

It’s a 80 - 90 minutes drive to Ubud and a pleasurable 20 - 30 minutes walk along a quiet road to the restaurants in Sidemen.

SERVICES

We are not a hotel and we do not provide 24/7 hotel like reception! Our staff will be around during the day to clean your room, change your sheets and towels and prepare meals and snacks if you wish.

If you would like to have lunch or dinner in the privacy of your house you may pre-order in the morning from our selected menu. We do not stock all items as we are not a restaurant though we need some preparation time.

During night time a security guard will be on the property.

WILDLIFE & PETS

Our home is part of local nature and also our cleaning standards are very high it is impossible to stop bugs, bees, lizards, frogs, geckos & Co. from visiting the house and its surroundings. We are surrounded by nature which we consider as a gift.

Our rescue dog Bobo is a permanent resident in Umah Dewi Sri.

If you are uncomfortable with so much nature please consider that our place might not be suitable for you!

LOCAL LIVE

Our place is openly designed and we purposely haven't erected high walls or fences. We have enough of those in the city. The house is private but there are areas, like the open living room and the shared infinity pool, where passersby are able to see into. The creek in front of the property is used by local farmers to go to their fields. Local trekking guides love to take their clients for a walk along that creek as well. We told you, it is picturesque here :) The local people are very friendly and might say hello when they see you. Some might even want to have a little chat with you. A wonderful way to get involved and discover the authentic spirit of Bali.

OTHERS

The nearest ATM is in Sidemen Village a 10 minutes drive from our home. There is only one (1) ATM in Sidemen at this time and sometimes might not work.

We can not process credit card payments for additional services like meals, massages etc.

We have free WiFi on our property. However in this a rural area internet is not the fastest and there might be times it isn't working at all for some time.

The beauty of the bedroom is a big glass window that lets you see the night sky when you fall asleep. In the morning the rising sun will wake you up :) The curtains do not block out the sunlight completely but we provide sleeping masks.

Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
RoomBedsSleepsComments
Bedroom
  • Queen
2The bedroom is upstairs from the open plan living and dining room. Accessible by a wooden staircase going up next to the semi open bathroom. From the balcony you have wonderful views over the rice fields and Sidemen Valley.
Suitability
Pets Allowed
Our little rescue dog 'Bobo' is a permanent resident at Umah Dewi Sri. You may bring your dog if he is well trained and behaved and you can control him to not to chase the chicken that occasionally visit the garden. Do not let your dog up the sofa and not into the bedroom! Sorry, no cats as one of us is highly allergic to them. On the weekends we spend time in the other Lumbung house with our friendly dog Lolly. She too is always happy to escape the city and loves to say hello to our visitors.
No Smoking Allowed
Strictly no smoking inside the house! You may smoke in the garden and pool area. Please ask our staff for an ashtray!
Not Family/Kid Friendly
Our home is not suitable for children. Steep stairs without railing, high balconies where infants and children can easily slip through, an infinity pool with a sheer drop and a koi pond just next to the open living room without a fence. We also have no extra beds or mattresses.
Not Handicap Accessible
Our place is not suitable for people with wheelchairs or those having problems walking stairs.
Not Suitable for Events
Absolutely no parties or events are allowed. Only booked and registered guests are allowed on the property. (Max. 2 persons)
Parking Included
You can park one car or your motorbike / scooter in our parking area.
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Amenities

Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
House Safe
What we supply
Organic hand soap, shower gel and shampoo are provided as well as bath and pool towels.
Bath robes and eye masks you find in your bedroom as well as coffee and tea making facilities.
Terrace
Balcony
While you may use the entire garden for you to unwind we find that most our guest just enjoy relaxing in your open plan living room that has probably some of the best views in Sidemen.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Stereo/DVD Player
Internet in this rural area isn't high speed. It is fine to check your email, social media and plan your ongoing travels. However please do not expect streaming qualities.
Smoke Detector
Shared spaces
The pool is shared only with the second house on the property that we use on the weekends. Most likely you will have the pool to yourself as we totally respect your privacy if you wish so.
Shared Pool

Activities

Mountain biking
Hiking
Swimming
Walking
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

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Hello my name is Nina. I'm from Indonesia, happy to meet new people and it is my pleasure to welcome you on the Island of a thousand temples. :-)
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Policies and Rules

Check In 3PM - 8PM
Check Out12PM (noon)

Check ins after 8 PM are difficult and so can be finding our house after dark. Please inform us as soon as possible should you arrive late so we can help you. Late check ins after 8 PM only to prior agreement.

Payment Policy
◦ 50% reservation confirmation deposit will be charged to your Credit Card or PayPal account.
◦ Remaining balance is to be paid 10 days before your check in date.
◦ PayPal payments are to PT Sandart Bali Trading
◦ Send us a message if you prefer to transfer the deposit and balance to one of our bank accounts.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your reservation up to 45 days before your arrival and we refund your deposit minus fees.
House Rules
You want a wonderful holiday and I want that for you too :) Please read the following carefully before you book!

When you book you acknowledge that you have read and understood the listing description for my home. Especially the section "OTHER THINGS TO NOTE" and "RENTAL AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS"!

• No smoking inside the house!

• Only booked guests are allowed on the property!

• No parties, events and no illegal substances!

• I know that it is tempting but please do not literally jump into the infinity pool as a big amount of water will go over the wall. Right below is a garden and the path that local farmers use. Thank you for your understanding.

• So sorry but our home is not suitable for children and infants. Steep stairs inside the house and high, unsecured drops from the balcony and infinity pool.

• All guests must have a valid ID and must fill out a guest registration form upon check in which we are required to report to the local police station.


Thank you so much :)

Getting around

Umah Dewi Sri is located on the outskirts of a small Balinese Village. It is a pleasant 20 - 30 minutes walk along rice fields and across the river to the busier Tebola village of Sidemen. This is where most of the hotels are located and here you will find some nice restaurants in case you feel like to eat out.

Riverfront
Mountain
River

Directions

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.

Like living in a romantic Balinese painting is a Barn/Farmhouse located in Sidemen, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia. This Barn/Farmhouse is available for short term lodging and accommodates 2 guests
Like living in a romantic Balinese painting has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

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