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Review of Ricky's Beach House - Authentic Sumatra

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Ricky's Beach House - Authentic Sumatra
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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“Incredible Experience Never to Forget”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

I am so glad to have stumbled upon Ricky's Beach House! It was recommended to us by another traveler while staying at a Bed and Breakfast in Pedang. The food was delicious, bungalows very well maintained, and the beach was beautiful. A highlight was playing with the local children as well as knowing that you are truly supporting the local community. I can't wait to return to Ricky's Beach House one day.

If you are still curious you can read my entry about Ricky's Beach House on my blog: http://semesterwithoutgum.blogspot.com/2013/02/adventures-in-indonesia.html

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

One bungalow for one person, large bed and small roof bed. Three meals a day provided included. Beautiful seaview, big waves,good to surf but I miss the opportunity. The weather not so good in february. No moon,no sunset or sunrise. Everything is perfect,the kampong people is friendly,mosque is so near. Got a blackout on the second night due to thunder lightning. Total darkness, im just with a small candle. I made it through,good experience for night. Loving the sea at First sight and young goats,so cute. I dont see it in Singapore!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

When I first came to Ricky's Beach House I planned to stay for perhaps 3 or 4 nights. In the end I stayed a whole week. I guess I only set off, because my time in Sumatra was limited to six weeks.
For a wholly reasonable price of 150.000 to 200.000 Rupiah per night one gets a little room or his own little bungalow, three delicious meals a day and, most important of all, most enjoyable company from the RBH crew. There's laughing, singing and guitar or ukulele playing all day long, followed by a game of Uno or some local playing cards game.
This is a place to either hang out and let the time go by or to mingle with the locals, go fishing or join the farmers on there rice paddys. Even surfing and snorkling is a good option.
Don't expect any traveller amusement like elsewhere in SE Asia. This is a thoroughly rural village with traditions and habits which are still kept and highly regarded these days.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Ricky's Beach House - Authentic Sumatra
Address: Jalan RBH, Nagari Sungai Pinang 25131, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > West Sumatra > Nagari Sungai Pinang
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Nagari Sungai Pinang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ricky's Beach House is a guesthouse located on a small private beach 10 minutes walking distance from a small fishing village. The village, Nagari Sungai Pinang, is situated on the west coast of the Indian Ocean, south of Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a guesthouse where the most open-minded travelers meet to share their travel stories, feel the family atmosphere, discover the local lifestyle, enjoy the warm temperature of the Indian Ocean, join the acoustic live music sessions with our crew at night and be a part of community-based Eco-Tourism Project. From the terrace of our comfortable bungalows you are only a few steps away from the ocean, and behind the bungalows you’ll find typical Sumatran forests where you can spot monkeys, birds and even monitor lizards. Our friendly staff is always ready to help you and will accompany you on daytrips to beautiful remote islands, a nearby waterfall, and other places, at your request. Our Village Nagari Sungai Pinang is a small fishing village about two hours away from Padang. Here you will be welcomed into an authentic Minangkabau community and get a feeling of real Indonesian village culture, with possibilities to participate in different aspects of everyday life. Populated by about 1000 inhabitants, most of them fishermen and farmers, these villagers live an easy lifestyle without rush, fully sharing commitment and respect. The hospitality of the villagers, combined with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the Bukit Barisan Hills, will make you feel at home as soon as you enter Nagari Sungai Pinang . Just make sure you’ll have full energy to reply to all the ‘hello’s’ from local kids when taking a walk through the village! In addition to exploring the surrounding beaches, ocean and forests, our project also offers you a chance to join the local fishermen when pull up fishing net on the beach, assist the farmers in their daily work, as well as going on a hike to the nearby waterfall, surfing for beginners, island hopping, snorkeling in many different spots, take a woodcarving course and play football with the local youth. And if you are a big fan of cooking and Indonesian food, don't miss the opportunity to learn the secrets of the local cuisine from village women. ... more   less 
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