Spacious House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6), Pool and Garden
- English, French, Spanish
About Anni Crofut
Mel grew up in east Java. I grew up in western Massachusetts. We met when I taught ESL as a volunteer at an university in Jember, east Java, and Mel was my student. I was 24. Mel was 21. We have lived together in Boston, Bali and now the Berkshires in western MA. We have two boys, Zephyr and Kaylo. We make our living selling silver jewelry that Anni designs, all hand made by two artisans in Bali.
Why Anni Crofut chose East Denpasar
As I mentioned in the description, we built this house for ourselves in 2004. We never intended to rent it while we were building it. We chose the area because it is convenient, while still quiet, and because the 'banjar' system in this village is not so strong, which makes it friendlier (less obligations, rules and restrictions) to non-Balinese, while still being very real (not touristy or gentrified). As Mel is Javanese and I am American, this suits us.
What makes this House unique
Sis, our gardener & grounds keeper of 15 years, is a wonderfully honest, kind, loyal and diligent employee and friend. He does not live at the house but he comes daily to work. Sis cleans the pool, tends to the gardens, lawn, buildings & property. Eka, Sis' wife, also comes daily to the house to clean, do laundry. She is also an excellent cook of Indonesian food, with a full list of her menu options printed and in the Welcome Notebook at the house. If you would like Eka to cook for you, you would pay her independently for this service. Her price is very reasonable. All food expenses are the tenants' responsibility, but Eka can do much of the shopping at local markets for you.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Incredible property with wonderful staff
I stayed here January of 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The house is uniquely beautiful, with big, open rooms, unique artsy touches, and a lovely surrounding property. The pool is perfect for relaxation and the grounds are private and impeccably maintained. It's close to everything Bali offers- beaches, treks, culture, etc. Kasek and Sis are both amazing people, with big hearts and a genuine desire to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The day before my fight I awoke very sick and the wonderful Kadek never left my side- massaging my back, adjusting my pillows, rubbing my burning forehead, and literally spoon feeding me her delicious cooking. She later accompanied me to the hospital, directing the taxi driver and hospital staff, making sure I was comfortable the entire time. What would have been a miserable last day in Bali was significantly eased by her unbelievable kindness. I am so grateful to have enjoyed this delightful rental; thank you Anni and Mel xx
Beautiful relaxing oasis in Bali
We had a wonderful week at this beautiful Bali house in September. The house is beautifully designed with lots of open spaces where the wind can blow through easily. The garden is absolutely stunning, colorful and well maintained. The pool is very relaxing. The house is a great place to hang out with books and games as well.
The bedroom was very comfortable and the bed great for a good night sleep.
We also made several trips to the nearby beach by taxi and we went on an all day trip to Ubud. You need transportation to do things.
Kadek, the housekeeper is absolutely lovely and kind and prepared breakfast and several other special meals for us. She knew we love fruits, so she was able to get us all the in season local fruits. She also made the most delicious smoothies for us. Unfortunately her English is very limited, like with many people in Indonesia.
Relaxing with a lovely Balinese atmosphere
Good communications with the owner during the booking process. Stayed with our family consisting of two teenage children (aged 17 and 19). Met by Wati who is a very professional host. Wati is a great cook and we always enjoyed her meals at night time. The house is not far from Sanur, an easy taxi ride (which Wati always organized for us). We loved the house, its views from upstairs as well as the peace and quite around the garden/pool area. The house is very clean and tidy. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Rosemarie Visser and family
Mel and I so enjoy working with people to help them navigate the unknowns of visiting a new country, island, and house. Thank you Rosemarie!
Spacious, Amazing Chef, Lush Grounds, Centric
My wife and I have traveled the world a few times over and rented a lot of places in the middle east, asia, europe. And our stay in Bali was one of the best experiences. We stayed here (May/June 2015) and enjoyed every minute. From the beautiful pool, privacy, many artistic touches, and Wati, an amazing, kind hearted chef (which is a unique treasure of this rental). You'll enjoy the many local dishes Wati creates. We even hired her for some cooking classes. Grounds and rooms were kept pristine and the house had everything we could of asked for (except for being located directly on the beach). We used Blue Bird taxi to go everywhere and booked a driver for a longer excursions to temples on the other side of Bali. Location is terrifically centric and accessible to the airport, Ubud, beach clubs, and the dozens of other places to see on this enchanting island. You can even book a in-home massage if you wish. I highly recommend renting this home without hesitation.
We were two couple looking for some extra space for our stay in Bali. The house was lovely and there was lots of private space throughout the house. The garden was peaceful and we ended up having our private wedding ceremony there. It was a good alternative to a beach wedding. We also enjoyed the pool to cool down in and Wati the housekeeper was a lot of help with taxis and our all our questions.
Myself, husband and 3 children (15, 13 & 7) stayed at the house for 8 nights. It was nothing less than perfect. The house had all the space we required and more. Photos show exactly how inviting this home is. I call it 'home' because that is the feel you get from the moment you step inside the front gate. The grounds were meticulously manicured and the entire home was extremely clean. The staff where very accommodating and helpful. We had such a wonderful time at the home. Highly recommend this home to anyone travelling to Bali - all ages!
Nestled away from the buzz of traffic and activity, this serene house is welcoming for families, couples or individuals seeking to surround themselves with beauty, comfort, privacy and artistic design. The house is conveniently located only 35 min from Ngurah Rai airport, depending on traffic.
The house is only 10 minutes drive from Sanur, a well-established family-friendly beach town with a large number of international-standard as well as local restaurants, entertainment, great shopping and long white sand beaches with loads of beach and water activities.
Ubud - the cultural center of Bali - is only 35 min drive, depending on traffic.
The house is far enough but not too far from the heart of Bali's capital, Denpasar, with its travel agencies, banks, department stores and government offices.
Also, the house is very close to Komune Beach Club with a black sand beach offering advanced surfers excellent waves.