The SpaceWaVi Cradle Cottage is eco-friendly, build from 80% wood, bamboo, and straw. Brick and cement only in the bathroom and kitchen area. Inside cottage there is a nice loft (with beautiful view of mountain and green terraces) where two people can sleep comfortably. This loft is accessible by fixed, safe and sturdy ladder from bedroom.
There is 1 bedroom with comfortable and cozy queen bed, a lovely full bathroom, a tiny cute kitchen and beautiful wrap-around deck on three sides with different areas to lounge and relax. We have floor cushions, seat cushions, thai cushions, and hammocks to suit every relaxing mood you have.
Our bathroom has a surprise that our guests really like, and enjoy very much!
We really recommend that guests stay at least two night or more for better experience at the cottage. Guest AccessGuests can use the entire cottage along with the garden around. Interaction with GuestsThere will be a housekeeper at the cottage every morning and afternoon to cleaning this place and taking care of you. Her hours are flexible but typically from 7.00 – 10.00 a.m and again from 3.00 – 6.00 p.m.
I will be available early mornings, evenings on weekday and most day on weekends.
A basic mobile phone having our contact numbers will be provided, so you can contact us directly during your stay. The NeighborhoodWaVi Cradle Cottage is the name that given to my brand new home, because it is cradled by rice terraces and green all around. Located in quaint rural village of Sambangan, close by from Singaraja (Old Capital City Of Bali). Our place is about 20 minute from Lovina (famous for beaches and Dolphin cruises).
The North Bali village of Sambangan is known for its Secret Garden. This Sambangan Secret Garden has 7 spectacular waterfalls from two rivers. In short we can say we have 7 wonderful hidden waterfalls and also one natural stunning lagoon swimming pool in unspoiled forest.
From the cottage we just need walking about 15 minutes to the ticket office. In a duration of about 1 hour hike you can find 4 waterfalls that are located very near each other. They are Aling-Aling waterfall (60 m high) the highest one, Kroya Waterfall where you can do natural water slide, Kembar waterfall and Pucuk waterfall where you can jump from height of 6, 10, 16 meters. Other waterfalls you can find in the second river if you are prepared to trek couple more hours.
Information on Secret Garden Ticket and Guide:
For the ticket entrance without guide is Indonesian Rupiah 10,000/person. This entry ticket does not allow swimming or getting in the waterfalls without guide.
For short trekking with local guide it cost Rp 125,000/person and visitor will find 4 waterfall and the guide will show how to slide in the 2 waterfalls..and jump into waterfalls in 3 spot (6m, 10m, 16m high) - includes mineral water and life jacket.
The waterfall prices include donation to the environment and village organization.
It is recommended you explore the waterfalls with a local guide you can get at ticket office. The guides are trained and have lot of great information about this area. You can also swim or slide safely in the waterfalls when you have a guide present with you. Besides Sambangan Secret Garden, there are several other waterfalls in this area within a hour drive.
When staying at WaVi Cradle Cottage we encourage you to go for walks around the area, through gorgeous endless green. We can take you on walks through rice fields and terraces around the cottage or you can explore by yourself. The views are really beautiful with so much green all around. Very energizing, and no city pollution at all!
Since a rural area, there is constant farming activities going on depending on the season. We can see farmer working in the fields and taking care of their cows. Around the cottage we can see rice terraces, clove trees, banana trees, papaya trees and other fruit trees, so the air is extremely refreshing.
Besides waterfalls, we have hiking trails in hills, atv rides, beaches, dolphin cruises, water sports, scuba diving, snorkeling, etc...all close by. Getting AroundThere is no taxis or public transport available around, but here you can rent our motorbike along with 2 helmets and two raincoats for 100,000 IDR (about 7.5 USD) /day.
We can arrange to pick-up from or drop you at Bali Denpasar (DPS) airport - about 3 hours drive from Sambangan, distance around 90 kilometers each way for total 50 USD including petrol and any tolls.
The price charged is the same even for places two hours away as they have to drive two hours each way. You can ask driver to stop to see any attractions along the way, and he will gladly show any interesting place.
A car and local driver can also be available for the same amount 50 USD /day (8-10 hours) to visit local attractions in Bali.
Advance booking of car and driver is recommend, especially for weekends.
We do not own a car or drive, and so can merely arranging your transport with limited local drivers here in Sambangan village.
From the main road where you get off the car, we will receive you and walk down about 100 meters through rice fields to reach the cottage. Other Things to NoteThere is no air conditioning (not necessary), but there are fans here. Night and early morning are quite cool, so jacket or sweater will be good. Blankets are available if required. The atmosphere when it’s getting night is very interesting and amazing, several natural noises can be heard of crickets, frogs, geckos, etc. Also you can see many beautiful lights on the hill at night.
There are plenty of power outlets available in the cottage. There is lock box for your valuables.
We have small WiFi adapter that can use around the cottage only for basic internet access. We have electricity at the cottage, also water from village. We need to consider about we live in the village that water sometime can be low in pressure. Most times the water pressure is good. Electricity can at times off, but comes back soon normally.
There is a mosquito net for the bed and lotion if you prefer that for occasional mosquito. As we live in the middle of lush rice fields, we can see birds, bees, dragonflies and many kind of bugs and insects, but there is no reason to worry, we always keep the cottage clean and safe.
There is no washing machine or dryer here. We have clothes stand for drying. We also have very good laundry service at friendly price.
In the morning the housekeeper will set breakfast of fresh fruits, cereal, bread and eggs along with coffee, tea or juice as you prefer at the time you like (Breakfast is included in daily charge). In case you wish to have lunch or dinner at the cottage, please ask the housekeeper what would you like cooked fresh for you at a reasonable price. If you are interested she can also teach you how to make local Balinese dishes. Cooking class - anyone? :)
We grow several vegetable in our garden, and use as much our own vegetable in cooking our meals. You can help in our garden if you wish, or give us your valuable idea and suggestion about kitchen garden.
Aqua mineral water is always available at the cottage, feel free to fill your bottle before your hikes.
We have mini refrigerator in the kitchen.