About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 nights
I bedroom lodge with rice field and sea views with paths direct to the beach.
Experience this secluded and isolated one bedroom rive field/beach house,part of a small hamlet,5 minutes drive from the surfing and fishing village of Balian (or take the 35 minute walk along the beach). Built under our own supervision by a team of wonderful craftsmen.
From the lodge enjoy the 250 meter walk to the beach on our path and admire the magical scenery of an earlier time on ancient Bali. On the way to the beach take time to relax on our hill garden with far reaching views of the sea , rice fields and to the mountains.
Birdwatch right from your terrace with binoculars (provided by us) fisher,tailor,bulbul,mynah,bittern,eagle,booby,frigate to name but a few.
Take our bodyboards for a surf in the white super fun! Our terrific staff Iluh and Linda provide your breakfast every morning and if you don`t feel the need to leave the lodge area we can arrange a cook for you or buy wonderful locally cooked food from the excellent food market just down the road. Your kitchen is fully stocked with all you need for cooking and don`t hesitate to ask if you need something, we're right next door.
We can arrange cars with or without drivers and scooters and if you wish to arrange a trip to the surrounding area we can help you with that.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
About Spencer Wyatt
Hi there, I`m Spencer and I've lived in Bali on and off for 11 years.I'm married to Ira who used to make her living playing tennis for Indonesia and we have a young son Daniel along with 4 very naughty Bali dogs (all of which found us and tagged along for the ride)! We designed and built both Matekap lodge and the house next door that we currently live in. It has been a complete adventure since we started living down the beach, in a little hut, right on the sand that would let waves in every now and again! That was when we decided an elevated position with wondrous views would be our preferred option :).
Spencer Wyatt purchased this Lodge in 2016
Why Spencer Wyatt chose West Selemadeg
We strived to build a home that was unique but understated and sympathetic to the surroundings. We have tried to capture the essence of Bali and what it means to us; natural, relaxed, fun, friendly , smiles, water, magical, beautiful, spiritual, sun, moon, stars . We combined this sentiment with the need for my family and guests to stay in a cool, clean, practical and hopefully uplifting environment. We hope we have achieved this. We look forward to sharing this experience with our guests. We would love to welcome you here.
What makes this Lodge unique
This really is the old Bali that the pioneering tourists of yesteryear discovered and enjoyed so much. It is impossible not to feel close to nature in the surroundings of Matekap Lodge. Abundant wildlife, breezes cooled by the rice fields and the sound of the subak streams and ocean waves all combine to draw you into this special place.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
a very relaxing holiday
We stayed one week near Denpasar which was - like any city - rather hectic. The second week was going to be the opposite - a relaxed holiday in quiet and rural surrounds. And that's exactly what we experienced at Spencer and Ira's home. We felt really pampered - breakfast was prepared for us - the two ladies do cook an excellent omelette. Sitting on the terrace was wonderful - we had full view of the rice fields and could follow all the work that was needed to tend to the strips which were planted. A short walk through these fields led to the beach - an endless beach - golden sand. Just a pity that the waves were far too high to allow for safe swimming and... both of us are of an age where learning to ride the waves on a bodyboard might just be a little bit too dangerous. Back to the beautiful home though: the part which makes this place rather special is the outdoor bathroom. Never, ever have we imagined that a shower in the open could be so invigorating - the fittings are first class and it's just simply something which must be experienced to believe. Spencer and Ira are fantastic hosts - there with ideas as to what we could do, helped us to hire a scooter, organised the laundry, organised and provided dinner from a local warung - nothing was ever too much. We hope that Matekap Lodge will have many more appreciative guests and wish Spencer and Ira all the best and will recommend the place whenever the opportunity arises.
Hi Anny and Werner, thank you very much for this lovely review, we really appreciate it. It was great hosting you here and hope you travelled home well. We all really enjoyed your company.Best wishes Spencer Ira and Dan.
Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen, traumhafte Sonnenuntergänge erlebt und von der Veranda aus den Reisbauern bei der Arbeit zugeschaut. Haus und Einrichtung aus traditionellen Materialien und das wunderschöne Außenbadezimmer haben genau unseren Geschmack getroffen.
Es war sehr entspannend und mit dem Roller konnten wir die nähere Umgebung erkunden. In Tom's Café gab es gute Drinks und W-Lan mit Blick auf Meer und Surfer. Spencer und Ira waren superfreundliche angenehme Gastgeber und jederzeit bereit Tips zu geben. Das liebevoll bereitete Frühstück war ein Gedicht und der Fahrservice pünktlich und zuverlässig. Wir haben uns rundum wohlgefühlt.
Thank Silke and Uwe for the nice review. It was great to host you here and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. We hope to meet you again in the future.Best wishes Spencer,Ira (& Dan).
La sistemazione ci è piaciuta molto.
La descrizione e le fotografie nell'annuncio sono assolutamente reali. Tutto era molto pulito ed in ottimo stato.
Spencer è stato gentilissimo e sempre disponibile.
La posizione è ottima per chi cerca tranquillità. Noleggiando uno scooter si possono visitare le belle zone circostanti.
Thank you very much for your review Dani. We very much enjoyed hosting our first ever VRBO guests to Matekap Lodge. Best wishes from all of us here. The school has opened!
We are situated in a little nook of paradise. Bird watching is great here and we have spotted at least 50 species from the deck at Matekap Lodge. The beach is long, sandy and beautiful and after 25 minutes strolling along it you can (at low tide) step into magical Mejan beach which is surrounded by a circular 12m high cliff. It has a small waterfall in there and your host got married there at sunrise. Although we are quite isolated and secluded, Balian is a 5 minute drive/ride away or you can take 35 minute walk along the beach and cliff. Look out for the Balinese fishermen in boats and on the beach keeping ancient traditions alive and thriving. In Balian there are options for relaxed dining and a drink or two. We can arrange local trips for you taking in hill top rice fields, waterfalls and temples.