A room "Kamar" in Villa Dikebun, a home away from home. A beautiful tropical villa inspired by local architecture wisdoms in a modern and traditional mix of styles, using local and reused materials and restored second hand furnitures. A cool yet sunny place surrounded by a private tropical garden, hence the name "Villa Dikebun" which means villa in the garden. A perfect place to relax, read, write and unwind after a big surf day out.
Your room opens directly on to the garden. A comfy King Koil bed, ensuite shower and toilet, big ceiling fan (No Air-con), and a lounge chair to read at the corner will probably make you not want to leave the room.
There is an open deck looking out on to the lush tropical garden and the stars at night. On a quiet day (which basically is every day), you'll be lulled by the soft sound of waves and birds chirping.
One of the perks of this place is the outdoor shower among the banana trees to rinse off after an ocean dip or just to pretend you're singing in the rain.
Make your self at home.
The day bed "dipan", hammock, the sun deck, deck chairs, outdoor shower, and the garden are there for your convenience. As well as the open kitchen which is fully equipped with oven, stove, fridge, and big sink area. Feel free to help yourselves to tea, coffee or drinking water any time.
You can also harvest the garden yourself if you happen to be in the season or if you're a good tree climber. We have banana, papaya, sapodilla 'sawo', lemongrass, chilis, and coconut.
We'll meet upon your arrival. We will show you around the house and suggest you where to go or what to do during your stay. We'll be around, as long as it is comfortable for both of us, but mostly we'll leave you be and respect your privacy. We'll be next door or just a phone call away if you need us, just give us a yell.
When we are not here, my good friend Ondi or my neighbor can always help you if you have any problems that need tending to.
Feel free to call/text/email me at any time during your stay should you need any assistance.
• Due to the openness, the wind, the rain and the nature, it is impossible to keep this house sterile. So this is not the house for the hosophobia.
• There are bugs, but they don't really get that bad. Mostly, you will see some fireflies, moth and mosquitoes. We have mosquito incense and mosquito net, but it never hurts to bring your own bug repellent.
• More pictures on IG @VillaDikebun
I'm a Designer and a self appointed gardener and a friendly lady from Jakarta with Batu karas being my second home now. My house is new off the block and has been an on going design project which I have enjoyed immensely. I am currently working on a garden pond with traditional gazebo (pendopo) adjoining the property.