Hideout is a unique eco stay for adventurous travelers, hidden in mountains of Gunung Agung volcano. All-bamboo house is situated at beautiful river side among rice fields. Get off the grid and experience authentic life of Balinese village.
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The Hideout was built and handcrafted in 2015 by the support of many local workers. Bamboo itself mainly comes from a small village of Iseh, close to the land. Extra attention was paid to the environment.
This experience is not like any other, we are not some fancy hotel, and we are truly an adventurous experience, rustic and authentic right in the middle of Balinese village life. We welcome long-time travelers, lovers of nature, a spiritual-minded people, trekking-lovers, backpackers, artists, musicians, and eco-enthusiast to share our Bali experience with us. We are most happy with environmentally thinking guests, who treat our home with love and care.
We would like to share with you some of our guest's experience as quick PROs & CONs when you consider staying in our Balinese home.
-Solitude. You are the only house around. The nearest village is 500 meters far.
-Fully equipped kitchen. You are your own master chef.
-Scooter for free.
-Music. Stereo system, ukulele?
-Hideout is also shelter to a kitten, which is super cute and cuddly. Our puppy Hawkeye is also a guest sometimes.
-You can experience authentic Balinese lifestyle, culture habits and observe many wonderful things in nature.
-You can’t lock the bamboo house, there are no secure doors. But there is a safe box installed.
-From time to time, villagers need to use the river for bathing (naked), washing clothes and performing ceremonies.
-Hideout is part of local nature, you will encounter some insect, frog or mouse. We are doing our best to keep it at the minimum.
-The Internet is very poor and sometimes not working at all. We recommend being prepared for the off-the-grid experience.
-Kitten or dog can be presumed as an unwelcomed guest. We don't recommend visiting us if you have cat/dog allergy.
-We are not a hotel, we don't offer hotel services or 24/7 reception.
Because the house is located near river and rice fields you will be in touch with nature. That's why is Hideout most suitable for guest which enjoy animals and are not afraid of a little bit of the wildlife. :) You can also meet our very friendly cat and dog! If you have any questions regarding living animals, please ask us in advance.
The building has two floors, on the first floor, you can find a neat, fully equipped kitchen, cozy living/relaxing area (with extra hanging hammock), big wardrobe with safety box, bathroom, and entrance to the outdoor shower. On the second floor there is a spacious bedroom, providing king size bed with mosquito net (and extra bed 140cm) all possible to accommodate up to 4 adults if needed). Right in front of the unique triangular window, there is fun lounge bean bag for reading, cuddling and relaxing, the perfect place for meditation or playing a musical instrument, all with direct view to the shimmering river. Bamboo is well-known for its temperature stability, thanks to natural ventilation, there is no need for AC or a fan. There are no secure doors in the bamboo house, you can't really lock the house, don't be afraid though this is a very safe area.
At your arrival, you can be looking forward to welcome basket full of season fruits and/or veggies. In the kitchen, you will always find Balinese coffee, tea, sugar, salt and some spices. The kitchen is more than ready for your cooking. If you don't feel like cooking, don't worry, there are some great warungs and restaurant in a nearby village - comfortably max 10 minutes by bike. There is also one home-delivery. There is also plenty of free drinkable water.
Recently we had an amazing time cooperating with SUKU Home.
We are very grateful for this happy cooperation, thanks to the amazing collective behind SUKU Home products, our guests have the pleasure to experience their super smooth Bamboo beddings in Hideout.
Ultra soft and delicate bedding made from 100% Bamboo Rayon, carefully & individually hand-dyed using a traditional batik technique. Hand sewn and made with love. Bamboo-derived rayon is softer than any high thread count cotton. They also have naturally antibacterial properties, making them great for anyone with sensitive skin. These sheets will keep you cool even in the hottest night. No AC required. :)
Scooter for free! During your stay, you will have available one simple, basic and older, scooter with two helmets. If you are a motorbike racer you might be disappointed :). Towels and beddings are also provided.
There is Wayan, Made and their families. Our friends who take care of the Hideout. They can speak English and they will assist you with anything you might need.
River surrounding the land is very clean. You can take a refreshing dip in a natural swimming pool which river provides. If you feel adventurous, you can follow the river down or upstream and enjoy the wild nature. You can observe here many of amazing animal species, lizards of all sizes, enormous butterflies, all you can count dragonflies and fireflies, chameleons, birds of all colors and not to forget our kitten Kikka and dog Hawkey. It's a unique experience to fall asleep looking at the fireflies just behind your window. :)
The view from the house is focused directly on one of the most sacred places around, called Campuhan. Campuhan is Balinese term for a place where two rivers meet. This place is regarded by locals as a holy place for centuries. It's a source of holy water for ceremonies and cleansing the body and spirit. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to observe Balinese during their ceremonies and baths. Campuhan is a very magical place, attracting good vibes and positive energy.
By our experience in the Hideout, you can find an enormously inspiring environment, for your writing, music, art of for work.
Hideout is a perfect hiding place for people of all generation and interest. You will find here books, magazines, music instruments (including a quick guide how to play ukulele), basic art supplies, board games, yoga matt and not to forget the book with many tips what to explore around.
The Hideout was created in an environmentally conscious manner and we try to uphold this ethos. We have installed grey-water and biological septic systems. We do not use air conditioning as the house is designed for natural air flow. We keep the use of electrical appliances and equipment to a minimum.
We believe that you will support our endeavours. Please make yourself at home in Hideout.
Check in is between 3pm and 7pm. Check out is by 11am. Allow at least 2 hours between your flight arrival time in Bali and the earliest time you could get to the house. Late check-in is very complicated since Balinese are used to go to sleep very early! If you have a flight which arrives during the night, we strongly recommend spending the first night in the city and travel to Hideout the next day.
Please follow these rules:
- Do not use a hairdryer or other strong equipment
- Before you go to bed, make sure the toilet is not leaking - if so - all the water in the tank can be gone in the morning
- Keep the bamboo floor and kitchen counter dry (avoid big water stains)
- Store your food in the provided plastic box and do not leave any food open on the counter (it attracts ants!)
- Before you leave the house, be sure to turn off all the lights inside and outside the house.
- Don't leave your chargers plugged when the device is already charged.
- If you hear any unusual sound from the water wheel or if water wheel stops, please let us know immediately.
- The Internet is usually not so great in Bali, sometimes you might need to restart the modem. (never reset the modem) There is never guaranteed the internet will work.
- Please don't let the kitten or the puppy sleep in your bed, they are trained not to sleep there as not everyone appreciate it. If you let them they might get used to it.
- Breakfast is not included in the price because we want you to have the maximum privacy when preparing your own breakfast. However, we had a few guests who asked our friend Wayan and he prepared the breakfast right in Hideout for them. If you prefer this, we kindly ask you to give Wayan a small tip. You will see how grateful he will be :)
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