BALI ISLAND BEACH RESORT HOME

Indonesia - BALI - SANUR

Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Sanur Beach
Sanur Beach
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,My apartment from outside
My apartment from outside
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Front Door on Ground Floor
Front Door on Ground Floor
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Steps from Ground Floor to my home on First Floor
Steps from Ground Floor to my home on First Floor
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Covered Terrace outside Second Bedroom
Covered Terrace outside Second Bedroom
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Large Terrace with Bali Day Bed and Garden
Large Terrace with Bali Day Bed and Garden
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Terrace view with pot plants and surrounding trees
Terrace view with pot plants and surrounding trees
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Friend relaxing on Bali Day Bed on Terrace
Friend relaxing on Bali Day Bed on Terrace
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,View from Terrace to inside apartment
View from Terrace to inside apartment
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,View from living room to terrace
View from living room to terrace
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Living Room with small collection of books on Bali
Living Room with small collection of books on Bali
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Living Room with Sofa and Coffee Table
Living Room with Sofa and Coffee Table
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Living Room with Satellite TV and Home Video
Living Room with Satellite TV and Home Video
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Dining Room
Dining Room
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Bar Area
Bar Area
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Inside Kitchen
Inside Kitchen
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Outside Covered Kitchen with Oven and Dishwasher
Outside Covered Kitchen with Oven and Dishwasher
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Outside Covered Kitchen with Gas Hob and tree view
Outside Covered Kitchen with Gas Hob and tree view
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Traditional Balinese Gong
Traditional Balinese Gong
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Main Bedroom with Large Double Bed (180cm wide)
Main Bedroom with Large Double Bed (180cm wide)
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Main Bedroom Built-in Storage Cupboard
Main Bedroom Built-in Storage Cupboard
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Main Bedroom Bathroom
Main Bedroom Bathroom
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Internal Garden and Drying Area
Internal Garden and Drying Area
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Second Bedroom with Double Bed (160cm wide) View 1
Second Bedroom with Double Bed (160cm wide) View 1
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Second Bedroom with Double Bed (160cm wide) View 2
Second Bedroom with Double Bed (160cm wide) View 2
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Second Bedroom with Twin Beds (80cm wide) View 1
Second Bedroom with Twin Beds (80cm wide) View 1
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Second Bedroom with Twin Beds (80cm wide) View 2
Second Bedroom with Twin Beds (80cm wide) View 2
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Second Bedroom with Single/Sofa Bed
Second Bedroom with Single/Sofa Bed
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Second Bedroom with storage and ensuite bathroom
Second Bedroom with storage and ensuite bathroom
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Terrace at night
Terrace at night
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Terrace Night Dining
Terrace Night Dining
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Bali Buddha
Bali Buddha
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Bali Rice Fields
Bali Rice Fields
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Lake Tamblingan and surrounding forest in N.Bali
Lake Tamblingan and surrounding forest in N.Bali
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Resting during a trek on a Bali River Valley Rock
Resting during a trek on a Bali River Valley Rock
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Snorkelling with friends, Menjangan, N.E. Bali
Snorkelling with friends, Menjangan, N.E. Bali
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,White Water Rafting with friends in Central Bali
White Water Rafting with friends in Central Bali
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Balinese women at traditional ceremony inTenganan
Balinese women at traditional ceremony inTenganan
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Daily Balinese Offering
Daily Balinese Offering
Home exchange in,Indonesia,SANUR,Sunset on Sanur Beach
Sunset on Sanur Beach
  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Open to all dates United Kingdom

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

My home is a medium-sized (185 sq.metres), unique, modern with traditional touches, light, top/first floor apartment five minutes from Mertasari beach in the traditional tourist resort of Sanur, Bali, Indonesia. It has a large terrace surrounded by a pretty garden of palms and potted plants. There is a 'Bale', a traditional thatched day bed, on the terrace, where you can completely relax. I call my apartment "Nest in the Trees" because it is surrounded by trees providing a lovely view and privacy. The living room, dining room, bar area and kitchen are open-plan, leading on to the terrace through a wall of sliding glass doors so that the terrace feels as if it is an extension of the light, open-plan area. There are two ensuite bedrooms: the main one has a large double bed (180cm wide) and the second one can either be a double bed (160cm wide) or two singles (80cm wide each). Both have ensuite bathrooms with showers. Both bedrooms have security boxes to store valuables. The kitchen has two adjoining parts, one where I prepare and serve food and drinks and the other where I cook and wash dishes. The building materials throughout are a mixture of modern (glass, aluminium, ceramic tiles) and traditional (coconut wood, slate, bamboo). There is air-conditioning and ceiling fans throughout. I have my own private entrance on the ground floor leading into an area where I keep my bicycle. There are fifteen steps up to my apartment from the ground floor. I would like to return to the UK for 6-7 months, I would be happy to consider either one long exchange or several exchanges in different places, preferably for at least a month each. I am particularly interested in some exchanges being in Devon, London and Yorkshire where I have friends and family, but I would also welcome exchanges in different places in UK, to explore and have new experiences.

Type

Apartment/ Second home


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Bali is an island in Indonesia. It is a mainly Hindu island in mainly Moslem Indonesia. Sanur, where I live, used to be a small fishing village, which has now developed into a popular, upmarket tourist resort but still retains traditional Balinese characteristics. Balinese culture is very rich in art, music, theatre, dance and religious ceremonies. Ubud, in the centre of Bali, is the main arts centre and can be reached from Sanur in 45-60 minutes by road. There are Bali seaside resorts, such as Kuta and Legion, that are mainly for young surfing, party-loving holidaymakers. Sanur is popular with people of all ages, who prefer a quieter life and families with young children. The sea, which is five minutes walk from my apartment, is calm and safe. My apartment is not right in the centre of town, but is very close. It takes around five minutes by car/taxi, ten minutes by bicycle and twenty minutes on foot to the centre. However, you do not have to leave the immediate vicinity of my apartment for restaurants, cafes, shops, the sea and beach, health and sports facilities. There are supermarkets and a deIicatessen in Sanur where you can buy every kind of food you may want. As I said previously I call my apartment "Nest in the Trees" because it is surrounded by trees and is quiet and private. There is a small, quiet road between the Mercure Hotel and my apartment, which is set back from the road, where you can pick up taxis or bemos (cheap local transport). There are many local car, motor-bike and bicycle hire businesses in Sanur. You can catch buses to other parts of Bali and boats to other small neighbouring islands from Sanur.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums

Transport Nearby

  • Bus

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Bali offers attractions for every interest whether complete relaxation or very adventurous. In Sanur itself there are a variety of excellent restaurants, bars and cafes for every taste. Many offer traditional dance and music performances in the evenings. The sea is a five minute walk from my apartment where you can sunbathe, swim, walk, jog, cycle or take part in water sports. There is a yoga centre on my local beach in the grounds of the Mercure Hotel offering classes every day and many massage spas throughout Sanur. From Sanur you can take day trips around Bali with a hired car and driver or a self-drive car and experience stunning views, sights, temples, religious ceremonies and Balinese people going about their daily lives. You can go jungle and rice-field trekking, climb a volcano, go diving, snorkelling and white-water rafting. You can take half or full day courses such as traditional cookery, dance, batik, painting. You can visit art galleries and museums with both permanent and temporary exhibitions. In Ubud, Neka Museum and Arma Museum are two excellent art museums and Threads of Life is an excellent textile gallery. There is a Bird Park, Elephant Park, Safari Park and Botanical Gardens in Bali. You can buy local art, crafts, textiles in many local shops and markets. Bali is also a good jumping off point for visits to other parts of Indonesia eg. Java, Sumatra , Lombok, Sulawesi, the Gilli Islands, and beyond eg. Singapore, Malaysia, and a good place to stop off en route between Europe and Australia and New Zealand if you are planning a longer journey.

Our favourite restaurants

  • Three Monkeys Restaurant
  • Batujimbar Cafe
  • Kayu Manis Restaurant

Cafés & bars

  • Genius Cafe
  • Lilla Pantai Restaurant
  • Smorgas Cafe

Special places to shop

  • Hardy's Department Store in Sanur
  • Many shops, stalls and markets selling traditional arts, crafts and textiles all over Bali, including Sanur
  • Sulawesi Street in Denpasar for wholesale textiles

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Sea and beach activities and sports-e.g. sunbathing, swimming, parasailing, surfing, diving
  • Traditional dance and music performances in many beach hotels
  • Courses-cookery, dance, batik

Walks or jogging paths

  • Sanur Beach Path for walks, jogging, cycling
  • Ridge and rice field walks around Ubud
  • Organised jungle and mountain day treks around Bali

Health or fitness clubs

  • Sanur Beach Hotel Fitness Club
  • Yoga-Power of Now Oasis Yoga Centre, Sanur
  • Many massage spas

Interesting day trips

  • South East Bali-Klung Kung, Sidemen, Tenganan, Tirta Gangga
  • Central Bali-Jati Luwih Rice Fields, Bedugul (Lake Temple) , Munduk
  • North East Bali-Ubud, Lake Batur and Mount Batur

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

I would like to be told about all the people who will be staying in my home during an exchange. For example, if the person(s) I have an arrangement with wish to be joined for whole or part of the exchange by additional friends or relatives, I would like to know. The number of people at any one time should not exceed four.

My privacy and feeling of safety are very important to me so I would be grateful if you did not get too friendly with my immediate neighbours, especially by inviting them into my apartment. The main front door downstairs should be locked at all times both when you are at home or out.

I have a small terrace garden. If the exchange takes place during the dry season, April-November, then I would be grateful if you could water my plants as necessary.

Smoking is not allowed inside my home, but is possible outside on the terrace if necessary.

Air conditioning costs can be expensive if the units are left on unnecessarily. Before the exchange takes place I will discuss reasonable A/C costs and agree a 'reasonable use' electricity bill amount. Should this amount be exceeded I will request a contribution to cover the excess.

I have no car but I have a bicycle that you can use for local use in the neighbourhood.

I hope my landline phone will not be used for long distance calls, but should this be necessary, I would ask to be reimbursed for the costs.

A cleaner comes in once a week for six hours to clean the apartment, do the ironing, take care of the garden and water the plants as necessary. Between her visits, you may need to sweep the tiled floors occasionally, and as mentioned before, water the plants during the dry season at least once a week. Alternatively, should you want to, you could make an arrangement with my cleaner to come more often, if she is available.

I am vegetarian, but am happy for meat and fish to be cooked and eaten in my home. However, I would appreciate it if there is no trace of meat or fish when I return.

I would like my apartment to be left clean and tidy on your departure.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange

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