The SpaceA warm welcome at our secluded, private Villa Tentrem, situated about 75 km southeast of Yogyakarta. (about 2 hours drive by car) „Tentrem“ in Javanese means peace and tranquility. Experience the tranquil serenity in a traditional Javanese house in a peaceful environment on the Southern coast high above the Indian Ocean
Restore your spirit sitting on the spacious terrace, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, while listening to the waves, birds singing and the wind soothing away tension and stress. Let nature guide you into a relaxing, comfortable stay.
Watch stunning sunsets from a gazebo on top of the hill overlooking the rugged coastline of the Indian Ocean with its spectacular roaring waves.
The white sand beach entices you for an invigorating run, while small kiosks sell refreshing drinks and snacks. (7 minutes walk). Some more secluded beaches are nearby.
Formerly Villa Tentrem was an old Javanese village teakwood house. We added different artistic stone walls to correspond to the needs of a modern traveler. You will always discover something new and surprising looking around at the unique design.
Guest AccessThe villa consists of one big room, about 60 m2 including a sleeping, living and dining area plus kitchen and terrace.
The villa contains:
- 1 double and one single bed with
springbed and mosquito net, nice bedding
- 1 bookshelf/wardrobe
- 1 seating area with antique chairs, bench
and round table
- 1 dining table with chairs
- Fully equipped kitchen with a modern 3
- 1 refrigerator with drinks for sale (soft(URL HIDDEN) drinks and beer)
- Indonesian bathroom with western toilet,(URL HIDDEN)towels and soap
- Private terrace with antique bench and(URL HIDDEN)small round table
- Grill for your fresh caught fish or meat
- Safe parking lot for your car and your
- Gazebo (about 3 minutes walk from the
villa on top of the next hill), with great
views to the south coast of the Indian
Coffee, tea and purified mineral water are always at your free disposal, as well as noodles for some simple dishes. Or feel free to bring your own food and cook yourself.
Feel free to order your lunch or dinner – Western or Indonesian – according to a menu available in the villa without leaving the house.
Interaction with GuestsWe will warmly greet you at your arrival.
There will be always somebody to look after your personal needs.
According to your wish we will guard your private space. The NeighborhoodThe Southern mountains „Gunung Kidul“, as the area is called – stretches along the south coast of Java. In former times vast teak wood plantations covered the area, which had been deforested. Nowadays a deforestation program succeeded and in the rainy season the landscape is lush and green. The Southern mountains are a vast karst region. The rain sinks into caves in the underground and emerges often again at the coast.
The southern coast is rough and wild, but exotic with innumerable beautiful white sandy beaches with bizarre rock formations. Some of these beaches provide fresh fish and other sea products supplied by local fisherman.
Unfortunately swimming is only possible at very few spots. But you often find “bathtubs” – white sandy holes secluded by coral rocks where you can plunge in and enjoy the water.
The inhabitants are often farmers, who mainly cultivate maniok, peanuts and maize during the rainy season. In the dry season the area looks quite barren. Tourism is developing slowly. Therefore the village people gain an extra income especially during the long dry season.
During your walks through the fields a smile is a nice gesture and you will be immediately welcomed. Please also respect the people’s clothing regulations. It’s fine to wear a swimsuit at the beach, but cover up while you’re walking in the area.
Gunung Kidul Regency and nearby Imogiri Regency (Central Jawa Province) are being promoted by the Indonesian government to be a UNESCO Geopark, due to their unique and scenic karst landscape.
Getting AroundTransport: We organize a car for you with or without guide to pick you up from the airport or the station/city of Yogyakarta. If you bring your own car or motorcyle we provide a safe place at the villas area.
Upon your request we can take you to interesting places in the surroundings. Or we can set up a 2 or 3 days visiting program in the gunung Kidul area which covers all the
the different “jewels” of the South Java coast. For example: Visit an environmental centre, go for a walk through the nearby villages or watch the farmers working on the fields. On your way back to Yogya make a stopover e.g. caving, visit of a water fall or visit the Royal cemetery in Imogiri. But Yogyakarta still has much to offer. Famous Buddhist and Hindu temples, the old city of Yogyakarta, the Sultan’s palace, the water castle and walks in the old city are very picturesque. The city is also famous for its culinary specialties. We guarantee you won’t be bored.
Would you like to discover more about Java? We are experts on Java and can give you lots of interesting information about overland trips to the east or west by car and/or with a tour guide. Please contact us and we will work out a special program according to your personal needs and interests.
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