frontside of the houseThe house is half open so close to nature
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Romantic converted antique ricebarn

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2 chambres
2 lits
1 adulte
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This intimate home grew around an antique rice barn. The inside & outside of the house are seamlessly connected. It's located in the hills above Singaraja, attached to rice fields. Down the sea, behind the mountains. A beautiful gorge with waterfalls is on walking distance.

Le logement
Capacité d'accueil : 4
Salles de bain : 1
Chambres : 2
Lits : 2
Arrivée : À partir de 13:00
Départ : 12:00
Type de propriété : Autre
Type de logement : Logement entier


Voyageur supplémentaire : 10€ / nuit après 2 voyageurs
Frais de ménage : 10€
Réduction à la semaine : 5%
Conditions d'annulation : Strictes


This intimate home grew around an antique rice barn. The inside & outside of the house are seamlessly connected. It's located in the hills above Singaraja, attached to rice fields. Down the sea, behind the mountains. A beautiful gorge with waterfalls is on walking distance.

I am a sculpting artist what you can recognize in the way this house is built. It grew organically around an 100 years old wooden rice barn.
Interior and exterior blend seamlessly together. The living room comprises an open kitchen.
The wooden ricebarn is lifted up by pillars and has access by a staircase. This is the main bedroom. One level lover is an extra floor to sleep. Adults can not stand straight up, but the Queen mattresss offers space for 2 persons. Children love it!
The roof covered semi-open bathroom is a separate building in which you find a hot and cold water shower, sink and a toilet.
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. This requires an additional fee.

The property is 2.000 m2 and all is at your disposal. A part of it we still use as an rice field.
There is also a roof covered studio and parking place, a swimmingpool and an Balinese resting place in the garden/balé.

We try to tune on the wishes and requirements of the guests. The English speaking staff takes care of household services cleaning, garden and pool
On request they can arrange daily breakfast, other meals and other services like driving the car.
Also lunch and diner (even gluten free) can be arrange, but must be ordered in advance.
I come from the Netherlands, from a family of 9 children. I studied as a social worker but later art switched to become an artist and studied at the famous Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. I love combining all kinds of materials (
I came to Bali for the first time in 2008 and on my first visit I fell in love with the place which was still an empty ricefield. Together with my then husband I started to build up the place in stages. Unfortunately my husband got ill and died a year later, so he never saw the house finished. I finished it in its present state in 2013. You can say the house and swimming pool are the biggest pieces of art I have created so far.
I am passionate about Bali and I want to please as much people as possible to experience this real authentic part of Bali and being so close to the overwhelming nature.
This happened after I met a new love, Jack, with whom I live together since 2015.

If wanted, we can advice you what to do in the neighbourhood. We also offer guided tours and wonderful hikes, like wonderful waterfall nearby. Or picturesque sights are a short scooter ride away
Also art workshops like 'cutting your own statue out of a mix of volcanic sand and cement'. (It's a traditional method that locals uses for the statues in their temples)

Although Pondok Apsari is only 15 /20 min. drive from the city Singaraja, it is located in a very rural and authentic area. In spite of mobil phones, TV and motorbikes, many families live like 20 years ago.
It's 330m above sea level, a place with a panoramic view. It's on walking distance of a jungle area and exiting river in a gorge with swimming spots by waterfalls. They call it 'the secret garden of Sambangan'.
For food there are some small local shops, but the choose is limited. For real shopping you can rent a car or motorbike to go to town. There is a restaurant and small warungs (small local restaurant) on walking distance.

There is no public transport. Therefor we offer a pickup from the airport or from other places and during your stay a car with driver is available to rent.
You also can rent a motorbike (international driving license recommended)

If appreciated the dog Jaga stay in the house. His name means 'protection
and he does justice to his name. He loves joining a trekking.
The staff takes care of his food.

Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait après 13:00

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

Dispositif de sécurité
Kit de premiers secours

Séjour de 2 nuits minimum

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Buleleng, Indonésie · Membre depuis août 2014

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.

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