Friendly family farm stay
Overlooking Danau Buyan, tucked away in a quiet farming area, friendly family-run Homestay Dajan Buyan is an excellent flashpacker option to experience rural village life.
Room options include a two-bedroom bungalow with an attached kitchen, or a choice of three double rooms, in a two-storey building and one standalone bungalow. Go for the top floor, and you’ll be rewarded with sweeping lake views. Basic tiled rooms are simple and clean, but offer little more than a comfortable bed with clean white sheets and cosy colourful duvets. Courting swan towels form hearts and add whimsy. Rooms could do with some bedside tables and lamps however the all important power sockets are available and well placed. Clean spartan hot-water bathrooms continue the mix-and-don’t-match tiled theme.
The wide veranda would be excellent for observing the local farm activity, but only downstairs rooms provide furniture. The friendly family dog may grace your threshold as part of the bargain. WiFi is included. Breakfast and other meals are available at additional cost, and we bet the veggies are the freshest you’ll get, direct from the family’s farm, and fish is straight from the lake too.
Homestay Dajan Buyan is five and a half kilometres from Pura Unun Danau Bratan, and you’ll probably need your own transport, but give them a call and they may pick you up. The homestay is a 20-minute walk to the recreational area at Danau Buyan, the starting point for treks to Danau Tamblingan. We think the prices at Homestay Dajan Buyan are a little inflated, however they are up for negotiation for a longer stay.
Address: Jalan Kedasong, Pancasari, Sukasada
T: (0819) 3850 5152; (0812) 3891 9090;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º8'33.32" E, 8º14'56.49" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
Ground floor. Upstairs: 300,000 rupiah
|250,000 rupiah||250,000 rupiah|
|400,000 rupiah||400,000 rupiah|
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