Yabbiekayu Eco-Bungalows, Bungalow 2


Room in boutique hotel hosted by Bakti

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 private bath
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Yabbiekayu aims to be a model of sustainable tourism, built from traditional solid teak houses nestled in amongst edible landscape organic gardens. Each bungalow is unique, furnished with antiques including large comfortable four poster beds, and has their own private outdoor bathrooms. We use high quality linen and organic soaps and shampoos.

Yabbiekayu is proud to be the winner of the prestigious Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award for 2019, voted as the number 1 B&B in Java

The space
Welcome to Yabbiekayu bungalow homestay, built in a beautiful rice paddy location on the edge of the charming cultural, tourist village of Tembi, in Yogyakarta City. Experience relaxed afternoons on the veranda overlooking the rice paddies, and pleasant nights disturbed only by the sounds of frogs and crickets watching the fireflies float past. Relax in a private out door bathroom with a bath for two under the stars, before retiring to your large 4 poster bed for a relaxing nights sleep, prior to a luxury breakfast on the porch before setting off on your days adventure to explore the village and the enticing historical city of Yogyakarta.

Built with a beautiful and cooling traditional handmade tiled floor. Bungalow 2 is a little more private than the other bungalows tucked away under the shade of the bamboo by the creek.
The internal area includes a large and very unique, carved bed nook with a comfy king sized matress, a small writing desk and chair, minibar, snack bar and adjustable intimate lighting.
The outdoor bathroom is surrounded by curved masonry walls tucked in under the bamboo with a large egg shaped bathtub ample for two to share under the stars along with modern shower, sink and toilet.
The front deck of the bungalow is in amongst the bamboo looking onto the communal areas whilst the new out door living area surrounded by curved masonry walls with windows to the rice paddies and communal areas, provides space for an outdoor table and umbrella, fishpond and gardens
120m2 total including; Internal living area 36m2 – outdoor veranda 10m2 – outdoor bathroom 24m2 –outdoor private living area 24m2, outdoor open living areas, 26m2

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Yogyakarta, Special District of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The well-known village of Tembi is located just 6kms south of Yogyakarta city and 40 kms from Parangtritis beach. Nestled in a traditional village, Yabbiekayu a 20 min ride to Sultans palace and the famous Malioboro street, and a 15min ride to the shops, batik galleries and restaurants of Prawirotaman by motorbike, taxi or car, or public bus which pass the village every few minutes. The world famous attractions of Borobudur and Prambanan are less than an hour away. Our friendly staff can assist you with all your transport needs. Aside from visiting Yogyakarta and all its many attractions the village of Tembi is a worthwhile destination in its own right. Yabbiekayu is surrounded by rice fields and villages that can be enjoyed by bike or on foot. There is much to do in the area including batik and cooking classes, visits to the local handicrafts gallery and factory, the Tembi Cultural Centre, Waterpark and the nearby famous “Graveyard of the Kings” in Imogiri. Explore one of the many temples, caves, beaches and handicrafts villages around the area, or dine at Local restaurants and other nearby culinary attractions. Our staff are ready to advise you, whatever your needs.

Hosted by Bakti

Joined in July 2012
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Hello, my name is Bakti. I run and manage Yabbiekayu since 2012 with my amazing team, including; The truly awesome Babun our senior guest relations officer who will quite likely welcome you on arrival, and the charming and delightful Uwik and sweet Adel, our guest relations officers who will probably meet you and assist during your stay. All speak perfect English, have traveled overseas, and have extensive experience in assisting foreigners and Indonesians travelling through Yogya. Between them we are confident that they will be able to ensure you have a magnificent stay. Yabbiekayu: A Yabbie is a small freshwater crustacean that lives in rivers in Australia, whilst Kayu is the Indonesian word for wood, hence the Wooden Yabbie. The name comes out of a crossover of the prior experience of the founder of Yabbiekayu running an internet publishing company in Australia where he was known as the bigyabbie. This combined with his lifelong obsession with timber, mixed with the feeling of joy of the expression "yippieayu!" lead to our unique name. In many ways the name sums up the experience of a foreigner living in a small village (pond) with a love for buildings made from natural local materials Yabbiekayu was always intended as communal and friendly homestay, a place to meet like minded people, to relax and to act as a base for exploring the exciting range of activities that the lovely village of Tembi and the nearby city of Yogya have to offer. At Yabbiekayu our goal is to be a model of ecologically sustainable tourism, creating quality employment for local people while sharing the remarkable experience of life in a small village in Java in sustainably built and managed bungalows. We offer a distinct Javanese style of highly personalised service and as such are here to assist you in any way to ensure your holiday is as perfect as possible, We can help out with requests from hiring motorbikes, masseurs or babysitters to finding a good optometrist, a secluded temple or an exciting art exhibition. Our dream for Yabbiekayu is to be small, friendly, adaptable and flexible to your needs and wishes. We look forward to your visit.
Hello, my name is Bakti. I run and manage Yabbiekayu since 2012 with my amazing team, including; The truly awesome Babun our senior guest relations officer who will quite likely we…

Bakti is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
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