About the Homestay
My name is Made I was born in Tabanan and I live in Bali my whole life. I lives with my wife (Ayu) and my 3 daughters (Oka 21, Niki 15, and Niti 10) . Ayu is a great cook. She prepare delicious and healthy breakfast each morning and she will also prepare lunch and dinner upon request. and We love meeting people from around the world and learn about their culture. And we love to share our culture too.
Made, will even be your personal tour guide and show you things you might have missed if you weren't from the island.
We have had guests from France, Nepal, Australia, Canada, Japan, Sweden and so many more with whom we are happy to share stories . We loves gives the opportunity to experience Balinese culture up close.
Our house is traditional Balinese style. Our 2 rooms of the homestay are simple and pleasant, and have a beautiful Balinese style thatched roof/ceiling. We live on a quiet road in the village. but we are close 10 minute to the beach. We have some activities while our guest stay in our home-stay like walking in rice field, go around the village see the village temple, learn Balinese Bamboo music. I perfectly know the island and its little secrets. If you need a special tour, I'll be happy to be your guide.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located on the north of Canggu area. Situated 20 minutes’ drive from Echo Beach Canggu We are 10 minute driving to Pererenan beach, 15minute to Tanah lot temple (the temple is very famous temple to see the sunset) . we are 1 hour driving from Ngurah Rai airport .
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please enjoy your stay when you stay in our home.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Made Rai and his family are the most incredible thing could happen to me at my first time in Bali (and Indonesia also).
Their place is such a little paradise with two beautiful dogs, birds and butterflies combining with the big big big smile that the family always give to theirs guests and the armony you can breathe in there, makes the experience incredibly comfortable and makes you feel as if you was arriving to your own home with your own family.
When I arrived, Oka recived me and gave me all the instructions to be happy there. Ayu cooked for me a stunning rice that I ate as soon as the plate was on the table (while days passed I realized that Ayu cooks better tan my mom). At the same time, Made Rai was playing the Rindik (that days after taught me to play); Niki was like a sister with me since I get there and Niti was always happy and studying.
At the beginning I supposed to be only for two nights there, but I felt so comfortable that I spend eight and was really difficulty to me say goodbye :(
I really hope to be with them again! This is the perfect family and place when you are traveling and feel like wanna be hugh by some of your family or just when you are a little homesick and wish to be in a peaceful place!!!!!
So people, if you have the chance of visit Bali, don’t miss the opportunity of stay at one of Made Rai’s places (he has also beautiful Villas that are very near from the guest house). This is The Place ::)
We had an amazing time with Made-Rai and his beautiful family! Although we only stayed for two nights, he took us on a trip to the Jutliwatuh (?) ricefields, the Tanah Lot temple, the hotspring water and the butterfly park. His wife cooks more than amazing, everyone who is staying would be silly not to book the tour and the dinner/ lunch. We had a lot of fun playing the piano and walking around with his youngest daughter who showed us the small but cute town. I hope that you'll all be able to visit Germany some time! We honestly recommend this homestay to everyone and hope to see you again. Until then.. Cheers
Our time with Made Rai and his lovely family was one of the highlights of our trip to Bali. They were all so warm and welcoming. Made was a great tour guide, explaining things about the Balinese culture as we went, Ayu was a wonderful cook and Niki and Niti were so mature and polite. It was nice to spend time in a little village away from the tourists and everyone was very welcoming as we wandered through the pretty village looking like the sweaty, pale tourists that we were!
We found the transport prices to be completely fair and reasonable. Of course, you will sometimes find cheaper prices but I think tourists need to remember that they are being chauffeur driven with their own tour guide on their own personal tour - the least they can do it pay a fair price for the service! I absolutely recommend staying with this wonderful family.
My sister and I stayed the first week of our long visit to Bali in this homestay. The place was clean and peaceful. However, it is remote and you need a long scooter ride to get to the surrounding beaches. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend staying here more than 2 or 3 nights. Also, as transportation (taxi) in the village could only be arranged by the homestay family for us, we realised later on that we were charged way more than fair price for the transportation from airport to vila and on our last day from vila to Ubud. We were charged almost double the fair price. We only learned this as we continued our trip to other places, met with other people/ homestay families and ordered taxis to move around. This homestay is located in a peaceful and remote village.
Desa Cepaka is a quaint little homestay in Tabanan, the house is in a village situated on a busy little road.
I stayed there for about 3 weeks for my first solo female traveller in Bali.
It is a perfect little place isolated from surrounding suburbs if you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist destination. I wouldn't recommend this place unless you know how to get around by scooter because it is quite pricey if you are dependent on a driver to get you around (Made or either one of his family). I spent more on transport than the homestay itself.
The cost of pick up and drop off to Ubud, Canggu,Tanah Lot or Airport is AU$30 and AU$50 outside these areas. These were actually discounted price from Made because of the length of my stay.
It was hard to book a tour because Made's place is outside the pick up zone for a free hotel pickup, so I had to pay Made AU$30 to be dropped off to Ubud on top of what the tour would cost me so I could be picked up by a touring company.
You cannot get Uber to come to Made's because his house was too far which was pretty disappointing because their estimated charge are half the price of his.
The family is lovely and attentive, Made's girls are so polite and beautiful, Ayu's cooking is great (AU$5 per meal), the place is clean, the facility is you get what you paid for.
My stay was paid in full on arrival, it is non refundable if I decided to cancel and booked somewhere else closer. My time wasn't bad at this homestay but my total bill was quite expensive for what it was. I think Made more than made up for the cheap accommodation by his expensive transport fees.
Made did show me his sealed official price list from the Bali Department of Transport when I questioned him with my concerns about the costly transport fees.
The cost of transport are the only drawback of the homestay but everything else was lovely.
We had a wonderful Homestay with this warm, engaging family in a village about one hour northwest of the airport. The family compound was traditional with a temple and buildings with lots of tropical plants and statues. This was a very enjoyable cultural experience, including the (connected and covered) outdoor toilet and shower with plenty of hot water. Being outside of a more populated area, the Internet signal was weak.
What makes traveling extra special, is the experience and conversations with the hosts, their family and other people. We enjoyed interacting with our hosts three daughters who were very helpful and spoke good English. We had interesting conversations with their other guests and exchanged travel tips.
We also enjoyed walking around the village in the morning watching the women villagers making their morning offerings. The villagers were very friendly and greeted us with a smile.
Breakfast is included and there is an option of asking Made Rai’s wife, Ayu to make dinner (Cost was reasonable). It was some of the best food we had in Bali.
Made Rai made arrangements for airport pick up and can arrange a driver to take guests to the outlying tourists attractions. Made Rai was able to take us out one day. His knowledge and command of English enriched our experience.
The charming, 9-year old Niti accompanied us on our trip to Tanah Lot Temple. Her English was very good and she served as a guide in-training.
We had wonderful, inexpensive massages in our room arranged by Made Rai from two lovely young ladies from the village who arrived on motorcycles.
The family owns four villas nearby, two with pools that are usually rented by the month. Great for families or two couples.
If you want to experience the real culture of Bali, this is the place to stay.
We stayed one month with Made and his beautiful family. We had almost no idea what to expect but it was better than we could have imagined! The family is extremely welcoming and friendly. They all went out of their way to help us find our way around, rent a scooter and explain Balinese traditions or ways of their culture. We were honored to be invited to a family ceremony which was nothing short of magical. Ayu was extremely helpful with any dietary or lifestyle restrictions. We are vegan and she made all of our meals vegan which were undoubtedly some of the best food we had in Bali. Made's children Oka, Niki, and Niti are all very helpful and made us feel right at home. We absolutely loved the village of Cepaka and how it was quiet and away from all the tourism but also close enough to the beach and surrounding areas. We were actually quite sad to leave we could have easily stayed with them forever!
We had a great time with Made and his familiy. Made picked us up at the airport and was so friendly altough he had to wait for us. Ayu his wife is the best cook ever! My husband wanted to take her with us ;-) Oka his daughter speaks an amazing english and organised everything we needed (scooter, driver, Bintang :-)) we felt so welcomed and enjoyed our stay!
This home stay was incredible. It was our first stop on our trip and they really helped to inform us. They even helped us with peds and gave us lessons. They were extremely welcoming and the accommodation was simple yet beautiful. Unfortunately myself and my friend became ill however they did everything they could for us. Thankyou so much for all your help and a special Thankyou to Oka for speaking such amazing English and for teaching us your top tips and places to visit.
my girlfriend & me booked for 2 nights with Made at the end we stayed 5! The whole family always want the best for you. The breakfast is included and very delicious. We also ate the dinner - which was absolute awesome! Made & his family have even a villa with swimming pool. As he hadn't enough space for us, we moved into it and had a perfect time. While eating with some other guests, the family is around and are willing to tell you about Bali and it's culture as well as listening to your own background. Made can also help with renting a scooter. It is a lovely relaxed atmosphere in a authentic balinese family. We loved that place so we'll come back at the end of our travels through Bali...