Bali Lush - The Gladak
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Bungalow / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
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Bungalow / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
Staying at Bali Lush transports you back to a time when rice fields dominated most of Bali island. The former one-hectare rice terrace has been transformed into a boutique eco-friendly retreat that immerses you in the traditions and beliefs of the rice farming village of Manikyang. Standing in the presence of Mount Batukaru, Bali’s second highest peak at 2,276 meters, the village is one of the hidden treasures of Tabanan regency.
For the Balinese, rice is more than just a food staple; it is an integral part of their culture. Teakwood houses like our gladak were entrusted with protecting and storing the harvest. At over 70 years old, it is a time-tested caretaker of items the Balinese treasure – first rice and now you. The gladak’s 20 foot high ceilings and teakwood walls ensure the temperature and humidity inside it is perfect for sleeping. The king-sized bed is luxuriously dressed with high thread count cotton sheets and pillowcases, four pillows and a handmade quilt. It is framed with a mosquito net whimsically decorated with royal purple trim, cut-out tin hearts, and seashell tassels.
A large clear beaded glass pendant lamp hangs from the rattan-lined ceilings. It along with the two Tiffany lamps bathe the unfinished teakwood floors with a calm rivaling the surrounding rice fields. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows on either side of the cottage indiscriminately infuse it with illumination from the sun and moon. You will quickly understand why the Balinese celebrate and revere these celestial bodies.
The two-person open-air shower features river stone floors, hot and cold water, a rainfall shower head, and your choice of blue skies or night stars. Balinese-made soap and shampoo, and fresh picked flowers from the property enhance the experience. Two silk robes hang from locally-made brass hooks ready to nourish your skin and refresh your soul. A 31-inch flat screen TV is mounted above the front door so you can simultaneously view the rice field and watch your favorite movie on the DVD player. Shelves of paperback novels are available to complement a day spent swimming at one of the village’s waterfalls or visiting one of its temples.
Frangipani trees line both sides of the central walkway that runs from the top of the property to the stream that delineates the lower boundary. Rose bushes, orchids and numerous of other flowering plants decorate the terraces. Indonesian teak cottages lovingly restored by Javanese master craftsmen are strategically place on the property among fruit trees that produce guavas, lemons, mangoes, papayas and water apples. A large Bale sits besides the romantic heart-shaped pool; ready for an afternoon nap or evening stargazing. You will also have access to the following:
-Fruit orchard. We invite you to pick and eat fruit direct from the property's trees. Adi will be happy to retrieve and prepare a refreshing coconut for you to enjoy.
-Vegetable garden. We grow a variety of heirloom vegetables using permaculture techniques.
-Stream-Assorted farm animals
-Heritage rice paddy
-Coconut and papaya grove
-Private Hindu family shrine
Bali Lush’s goal is to produce a large percentage of what we eat. We invite guests to celebrate nature by picking and eating organic vegetables and heirloom herbs from our garden, or selecting eggs for breakfast at the chicken coop. The greenhouse grows year-round produce like tomatoes and chili. Out of respect for the land and environment, we maintain eco-practices like processing organic food waste through our worm farm. We are trying to establish a food forest through the use of permaculture principles.
We are grateful for the warmth and kindness that the residents of Manikyang have shown us. They have invited us into their homes and accepted us with their hearts. We want Bali Lush to be an integral part of the village’s customs and traditions, and hope you can join us in celebrating and perpetuating its unique character and lifestyle.
-Rate (double occupancy) includes breakfast, taxes and fees Fee for each additional guest after 2 people is USD 10 per night.
-Airport pick-up and drop-off not included but can be arranged for an additional fee upon request.
-Discounts: For a stay of 7 nights or more, get 1 night free for every 7 nights, and free airport pick-up and drop-off
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Please contact the owner|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Bali region
Manikyang means "Beautiful Goddess shining" and is symbolized by a beautiful woman looking at her reflection. The village is blessed with fertile agricultural lands and is the site of the Pura Luhur Aseman temple.
Manikyang village is located in the district of Selemadeg; approximately 23 kilometers from the center of Tabanan city. It is approximately 226.75 hectares, is 400 meters above sea level, has a temperature ranging from 25°c to 30°c, and is bounded by four villages: Wanagiri (north), Megati (east), Selemadeg (south) and Pupuansawah (west). The village was established on February 12, 2007 and had a population of 1,040 (498 males / 542 females) as of 2010. The census also reported 318 heads of families and Hindu as the majority religion.
With an average rainfall of 3000mm per year, the village has developed a large agricultural focus. It produces plantation crops like cocoa, coconut, coffee, clove and rice. The community has also formed fish farming and livestock groups. Irrigated rice fields represent approximately 46 hectares while farmland and forest covers another 70 and 50 hectares, respectively.
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8 Aug 2015
Not having been to Bali for 20 years we were surprised and delighted to discover Bali Lush - what a great place to escape from the never ending hustle and bustle of Kuta. From the joyous humour of our driver, the attentive staff, the generous hosts and the welcoming villagers we were made to feel truly at home in the real Bali. The accommodation - century old Javanese teak homes refurbished with tasteful modern finishes and accessories is super comfortable and blends harmoniously with the timeless landscape of the cascading rice paddies. Wandering to the local waterfall through forests of cloves, cacao,coffee and teak reminded us why they call Indonesia The Spice Islands. Having a spontaneous meal and chat with an extended local family was another delight. Overall food, service, amenities and genuine warmth we found Bali Lush a blissful and joyous place to stay and almost impossible to fault.We wish Bali Lush all the success they deserve and look forward to a return trip soon.
6 May 2014
"A truly amazing and spectacular experience."
From the early morning plung in the heart shaped pool. To the sumpsuis meal. The lovely staff who were ther at every turn.,the friendly Bali smiles the beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. Dinner prepared from afor mention gardens. Not to mention the spectacular views in every direction. The exceptional accommodations. Truly an experience not to be missed. Bali lush is the real Bali. Enjoy a fabulous true Bali experience.
22 Apr 2014
"Looking for real Bali eperience"
I stayed for 3 night only, but got the chance to explore the local village. I have no Indonesian language but had to problems understanding much from the locals. I loved just walking along the road and through the village Malik Yung, I think is the spelling. The people were just so friendly and interested in seeing a strange Aussie person. We were taken on a fantastic drive along the mountain roads, rough but exciting. We stopped and explored around an amazing temple. The food was really first class. Fruit platters each day and eggs and bacon for breakfast. The eggs came from the farm chicken and I got to help gather them both days.
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