Great, great location. Although you need a 10 minute (10km) taxi to the city, but hey! Yogyakarta centre is not the interesting, it is about the places around Yogyakarta.
This place is lovely situated next to the rice fields. Bungalow 1 even got a nice portico overlooking the fields. Breakfast is superb (eco musli etc) and perfectly managed and is included in the price. The manager is really welcoming and can be asked for everything. The detailing of the bungalows is amazing, the best I've seen. Just take a look at the pictures and you'll see. All the nice touches are there, minibar / free thee & coffee / fan's and mini fan in the bed / great outside shower with privacy etc etc.
The place is new and still under construction so we could pick the place up for 40 euro's a night. When the place is finished and a total of 6 bungalows will be available, the price will go up (to 100 US Dollar) and you have to share the location with more people. Lets see how that develops.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yabbiekayu homestay is located on the edge of the ricefields in the small village of Tembi, 15min south of Yogyakarta. The bungalows are designed to be environmentally friendly and culturally sensitive, constructed from 100% recycled timber uitlising traditional solid teak houses from the area, then enhanced with luxurious modern western facilities and old fashioned service. Yabbiekayu offers you a village lifestyle experience away from hassle and humbug of Yogya's main tourist zones, yet close enough for you to experience the wonders of Indonesia's most famous historical and artistic city.The name Yabbiekayu comes from an Australian colloquial word for a fresh water crayfish [yabbie] mixed with the Indonesian word for wood [Kayu] and is a reflection of the owner's personal background, fascination with ecology and timber, love of Indonesia and the desire to share this with visitors. Yabbiekayu offers real livelihoods to people within the village of Tembi and surrounds, and aims to help the village achieve it's goal as an eco-tourism village. The surrounding village has much to offer visitors including the Tembi Cultural Centre, museum, restaurant and pool, the nearby D'Omah Spa and Restaurant, batik gallery, handicrafts factory, Waterbom, Gabusan art and craft markets and much more.Our friendly loyal staff have extensive experience in assisting visitors to Indonesia and can help you hire a car, organise a tour, find a restaurant, massage or art gallery. One off traditional meals are available on special request for lunch or dinner, bicycles and motorbikes are available to hire.Accommodation includes a luxury breakfast of your choice of home made muesli and home made yoghurt with fresh seasonal tropical fruits, fried rice or eggs on toast to your liking, coffee tea. Guests have access to our free wi fi network, with even faster access available to those who need it for work.We look forward to your next visit to Yabbiekayu, your home beside the rice fields. ... more less