Where do we start.. this place is well constructed with an amazing eye for detail in each bungalow. Our stay far outweighed our expectations and it was a sad day when we departed. Dave, Bakti and all other staff were welcoming, thoughtful and considerate and were able to suggest things to do and places to go that were a little off the beaten track. Our trip to Yogya was an experience we will never forget and all made that much more worthwhile because of our homestay. Dave is a wealth of knowledge and if he is in town, take a chance to pick his brain (on anything). Bakti is a gem and if possible, she would have returned to Aust with us. The bathrooms are perfect, the beds comfortable and the bungalows spotless. This homestay gives you a taste of true village life outside of the hustle and bustle of Indonesia. Breakfast was well worth the wait and if you get a chance, try a little of everything. Thank you for your hospitality and all the opportunities our visit led to with you. Not a day goes by when Matt and I don't think of you all and cannot wait for our return. Mel and Matt xx
- 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
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