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Romantic converted antique rice barn

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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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The house, called Pondok Apsari, is very unique because it's grown around an old rice barn. Inside and out site are floating over in each other. The living room and kitchen are one. The roofcovered semi-open bathroom is a separate building, with hot and cold water. There is also a roof covered studio for art activities and in the spacious tropical garden is a swimming pool with a great view on ricefields and far below the Bali sea and the city of Singaraja.Your stay can be tuned to your wishes and personal demands like fi meals. We can also organise all kinds of activities and help you to make an attractive program. The English speaking staff takes care of household, garden and swimming pool. On request we can serve you breakfast, lunch and/or diner. The property lies 330m above sea level...The house, called Pondok Apsari, is very unique because it's grown around an old rice barn. Inside and out site are floating over in each other. The living room and kitchen are one. The roofcovered semi-open bathroom is a separate building, with hot and cold water. There is also a roof covered studio for art activities and in the spacious tropical garden is a swimming pool with a great view on ricefields and far below the Bali sea and the city of Singaraja.Your stay can be tuned to your wishes and personal demands like fi meals. We can also organise all kinds of activities and help you to make an attractive program. The English speaking staff takes care of household, garden and swimming pool. On request we can serve you breakfast, lunch and/or diner. The property lies 330m above sea level with a panoramic view. Part of it is a genuine ricefield. On walking distance is a jungle area and an exiting river in a gorge with places to swim in waterfall pools. They call it the secret garden of Sambangan. Pondok Apsari is part of a simple village where the people live like 30 years ago, except for mobil phones, television and motorbikes. If needed, a car with driver is available to rent. We also can help to arrange motorbikes. Because the owner is an artist, she can organise day workshops like 'cutting your own statue out of volcanic sand' and modelling with clay. On request a total of 6 beds can be arranged. Every guests more than 2 pay a subcharge. You can ask for information.More
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About the Owner
Karien F
Languages spoken:German, English, Dutch
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2015
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

The property is very beautiful, rest of surrounding add more beauty. Best place for couples who want to live in peace undisturbed by traffic. Higly recommend to people who are bored and disturbed by city life. Unfortunately I didn spend much time, would love to...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Uday R
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This quirky converted rice barn is perfect for a romantic hideaway, tucked between rice paddies far away from crazy crowds. The loudest noise is the frogs at night. Beautifully decked out with all that you will need, perfectly placed pool with views for days! Close...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank Alexandria B
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

We loved staying in the rice barn. It has just about everything we could have hoped for, including a friendly and knowledgeable caretaker, Ji. It was the perfect place to escape from the crowded touristy spots of Bali and enjoy the traditional culture and community....More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Sally T
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We loved the place, the house and the warmth of the people. Karien was always availble and answering our questions immediately, although she was on her honeymoon in Australia. Ji, who just lives next to the comfy and romantic barnhouse, was very kind and helpful....More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank KikiCapetown
Management response:Responded 1 December 2016

I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay, as so many other people do.

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Very nice place with fantastic garden. We stayed in the converted rice barn for two nights with our family and we had a great time. We enjoyed the warm welcome we received from Karien and we simply loved the trek we made with Ji. In...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Derkjan68
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Blender
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The property is 8 km. from the sea, from Singaraja 5 km. uphill. They call that area the 'secret garden of Sambangan', full of tropical green and rice fields, with sea- and mountain view. Many of the people that live in the little hamlet Banjar Anyar still live as they did 20 years ago. Only the motorbike and cellphone make the difference.
Getting around
There is much to do and to see in the north of Bali. From diving/snorkling in the West near Menjangan Island and near Pemuteran to Lovina -till Singaraja, lots of activities are possible. Many beautiful trekking area and waterfalls, the deep canyon of Sambangan, adventure parks, hot spring, Buddhist temple, dolphin tour, cultural heritage, temples, tree top tour, botanical garden, canoëing, Balinese dance class, yoga, spa-treatments, cooking classes....
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