The Swallow Guesthouse SUNSET SUITE has room for 5 people. SUNSET has one very large open room upstairs with a queen size bed, a small single bed, plenty of handmade furniture for storing your things and a large patio to watch the birds and sunset. Downstairs is the second bright bedroom with three windows, a queen size bed and again hand-made coconut rattan furniture. The huge open marble bathroom is also located downstairs and has a hot shower and western toilet. It is suitable for traveling families, writers, artists, biking or trekking groups or people who want a longer term place to create and relax in the peace and quiet of the "REAL" Bali.
Guests can relax while watching the surrounding daily life in the rice fields and mountain views from various lounging areas and patios. One of these lookouts is the tall Gazebo or “Bale” in Balinese. It sits above the shared separated exterior kitchen which is fully equipped with cooking facilities but we recommend you to taste our traditional meals offered twice daily. Another is the Lotus Pond terrace – a perfect area to read at night and watch the fireflies.
The Swallow Guesthouse is designed with Balinese tradition in mind. All the building, wood carving and furnishings are made by hand by local craftsmen. Guests can feel the warmth and passion that has been given to make this dream home come true.
Our location is 20 minutes NE by motorbike from Ubud in Pesalakan Pejeng and is the location of the ancient Hindu Kingdom that came over in the 6th century. Hidden meditation chambers and temples are scattered along the Kris River just walking distance away. Ask Putri to show you the way. There is a short paved walking or bike path that leads away from the main road. Guests enjoy as it’s extremely peaceful and quiet. The short walk brings you alongside the rice and water stream allowing you to leave all your stresses behind. If you want to rent a motorbike, or bicycle for the time you are with us, please ask Wayan to help you.
There is a small village market, several local temples, and a community organic farm with 24 cows producing bio products for organic farming. Feel free to wonder with the locals and enjoy their countless smiles. As a Hindu race, people are very giving and non-threatening to heighten their karma. They love showing you their culture and sharing the ongoing ceremonies.
Your Guest Service hosts Wayan and Putri, are there to assist you in accommodating you to your new home. Please discuss (anything) with Wayan. He has a wealth of information which he thoroughly enjoys sharing and is eager to answer any questions. It’s their pleasure to make your stay comfortable and stress-free. Don’t be surprised if they dress you up in the traditional clothing and whisk you off to a temple ceremony or family feast.
Wayan, a 15 year experienced English speaking tour guide and driver, would like to guide you to experience the REAL culture of Bali where you can explore ancient monuments, sacred temples, and the family compound witnessing the Bali of Ancient times still alive today without all the tourists.
If you desire assistance in airport or hotel pick-up, travel excursions for pleasure or business, he can help you arrange the details. For the EXPATS doing business or relocating to Bali, Wayan can assist exporters in their business affairs; connect with building suppliers and contractors; manage home building projects in the area. Internet with SIM USB stick is available for use. Charges may apply to activate. If you have your own SIM card or internet phone, reception is good for most internet activity.
Putri, Wayan's lovely and very talented wife Putri, is our Indonesian chef extraordinaire. Guests continue to say: "This has been my best meal in Bali" and "I want to take her home!" Fortunately for you, she loves Bali and creates large delicious dishes using fresh garden vegetables from our organic garden and local produce bought early in the Pejeng market. Please order 1 day in advance so she can buy the fresh produce in the morning market. If you want to join her and take a cooking lesson, don't hesitate to ask!
Specialty items like bread, cheese or yogurt can be purchased in Ubud and stored in your refrigerator.
“It’s perfect for me to study, better than I dreamed it would be.”
Luc from Madagascar & France. Aug&Sept 2009
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- Value for money 4.0 stars
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