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Yabbiekayu Homestay Bungalows

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Barranca, Peru
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful retreat. Loved the permaculture approach with flowing water around the bungalow, the flowers and traditional bungalows. The service was excellent and non-intrusive. So peaceful! We so enjoyed our visit

Thank patsavant
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very romantic place in the outskirts of Yogyakarta. We stayed at an authentic Javanese cabin with an outdoor bathroom and private terrace. We absolutely loved it. Nothing beats sitting in the bath tub together underneath the stars! Super romantic! A delicious breakfast is included with the possibility to enjoy it at the private terrace at a small additional fee. Thank... More 

Thank bigi k
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for five nights in the two level bungalow. The property is picturesque and situated in a rural environment, bordering on a local village and overlooking rice paddies. Yabbiekayu has a very relaxing atmosphere and all of the staff are really friendly, always smiling and willing to please. The Javanese style bungalows are very comfortable and the food served... More 

Thank australtraveller
Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Everything was done to perfection, from the personal villas to the presentation of dishes, there's absolutely nothing I can complain about. The breathtaking scenery and village-type atmosphere really helped to shake off the stress of Jakarta that we'd experienced few days earlier. Couldn't help but feel like VIP while we were at Yabbiekayu.

Thank natashagooneratne
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed at Yabbiekayu for 4 nights. The bungalows and the surrounding gardens are beautiful. Don't let the lack of air con put you off, you don't need it and your body does adjust. The staff were wonderful and so helpful. They set up a whatsapp group for your stay so you can ask them any questions or requests which... More 

Thank Laura B
YabbiekayuManager, Manager at Yabbiekayu Homestay Bungalows, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay Laura it was our complete pleasure to host you. Thanks ifrc the lovely review. We really do appreciate your comments about the AC as we have gone to a lot of effort to design and build naturally ventilated and naturally cooled spaces, each withots of strategically placed fans, radiant roof insulation, sun barriers to... More 

1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I stayed for just over a week at Yabbiekayu and it was one of the most enjoyable travel experiences I've had. The homestay offers unique and authentic accommodation of reconstructed traditional teak bungalows in a new garden setting. Contemporary outdoor bathrooms and kitchens adding comfort and atmosphere. Everyone working at Yabbiekayu was thoughtful, insightful and helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank Joanna B
YabbiekayuManager, Manager at Yabbiekayu Homestay Bungalows, responded to this review

Thanks Joana for the lovely review it was our pleasure to host you. Glad you enjoyed our setting. We buy old teak houses from up in the nearby hills of Gunung Kidul and reconstruct them in amongst our edible landscape gardens with out door bathrooms and both public and private out door living areas. Through doing this we try to... More 

1 review
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Love the bungalows (1,2, 3.. 1 always be my favorite!!). The staffs are extremely helpful and knowledgeable and willing to go out of their way to make my stay always fantastic! I love love love the breakfast and the opportunity to see around the village near the bungalows! Their restaurant was absolutely wonderful as well! Very clean and beautiful place... More 

Thank Lioni B
Big_Yob, Manager at Yabbiekayu Homestay Bungalows, responded to this review

Lioni, thanks so much for the sweet review, it really is appreciated am I will pass on your compliments to the staff. Sorry I missed you on this trip, but I look forward to seeing you next time :) More 

Paris, France
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at yabbiekayu, The staff was helpfull to organise our trip around the city and The Hotel is situated outside The city, in The countryside that was nice. You absolutly need huge ear pluggs if you want to sleep after hearing the prayer calls at 4am of the mosquee nearby. At the end it can be annoying... More 

Thank tastetheworldparis
Big_Yob, Manager at Yabbiekayu Homestay Bungalows, responded to this review

Hey Paris, Thanks so much for your review. I can't actually work out who you are or when you might of stayed given the obscure name, but either way we appreciate that you took the time to provide us with feedback and leave a four star review. I apologize that we were unable to fully satisfy you. Regarding the call... More 

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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I stayed at Yabbiekayu with my other half back in 2014 and to this day, it is STILL our favorite bungalow/homestay that we have ever stayed at. It was a little difficult to find but that was also fun. You drive in these back roads off of the main street and when you arrive, you are greeted with wonderful, bright,... More 

Thank Kawehi M
YabbiekayuManager, Manager at Yabbiekayu Homestay Bungalows, responded to this review

Wow! What can I say but thank you. It really means so much that after more then two years you take the time to write and leave such a review. To say that we are the best place you have ever stayed is a real compliment and it makes me happy that you remember so much detail about your time... More 

Hobart, Australia
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Fantastic accommodation and hard to fault - friendly staff, lovely comfortable bungalows and the outdoor bathroom and food is fantastic. Straight away felt relaxed and able to unwind in the beautiful surroundings. Despite being fully booked while I was there, I encountered no-one due to the private set up and the drivers organised for the airport and tours were fantastic.... More 

Thank kdbkathmandu
YabbiekayuManager, Manager at Yabbiekayu Homestay Bungalows, responded to this review

So so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Yabbiekayu, was a pleasure to host you. Thanks for your nice comments hope to see you again soon More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yabbiekayu homestay is located on the edge of the ricefields in the small village of Tembi, 15min south of Yogyakarta. The bungalows are designed to be environmentally friendly and culturally sensitive, constructed from 100% recycled timber uitlising traditional solid teak houses from the area, then enhanced with luxurious modern western facilities and old fashioned service. Yabbiekayu offers you a village lifestyle experience away from hassle and humbug of Yogya's main tourist zones, yet close enough for you to experience the wonders of Indonesia's most famous historical and artistic city.The name Yabbiekayu comes from an Australian colloquial word for a fresh water crayfish [yabbie] mixed with the Indonesian word for wood [Kayu] and is a reflection of the owner's personal background, fascination with ecology and timber, love of Indonesia and the desire to share this with visitors. Yabbiekayu offers real livelihoods to people within the village of Tembi and surrounds, and aims to help the village achieve it's goal as an eco-tourism village. The surrounding village has much to offer visitors including the Tembi Cultural Centre, museum, restaurant and pool, the nearby D'Omah Spa and Restaurant, batik gallery, handicrafts factory, Waterbom, Gabusan art and craft markets and much more.Our friendly loyal staff have extensive experience in assisting visitors to Indonesia and can help you hire a car, organise a tour, find a restaurant, massage or art gallery. One off traditional meals are available on special request for lunch or dinner, bicycles and motorbikes are available to hire.Accommodation includes a luxury breakfast of your choice of home made muesli and home made yoghurt with fresh seasonal tropical fruits, fried rice or eggs on toast to your liking, coffee tea. Guests have access to our free wi fi network, with even faster access available to those who need it for work.We look forward to your next visit to Yabbiekayu, your home beside the rice fields. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yabbiekayu Homestay Bungalows

Address: Jl. Parangtritis Yogyakarta,, Bantul, Yogyakarta 55186, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > Yogyakarta > Bantul
Price Range: ₹ 2,386 - ₹ 3,409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All the bungalows are fantastic, chose based on number of guests”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bungalow 2 had so many different places to hangout, it was the best!”
 of 5 bubbles kawehim2016, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I think that some rooms may be easier to close up an keep out mosquitoes than others.”
 of 5 bubbles JoParfitt, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Sunrise is worth waking up for, especially if you are on the top floor of the bungalow!”
 of 5 bubbles Taybon, 27 May 2016 | Read review
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