We stayed at Yabbiekayu three days in our honeymoon, and everything is perfect in this place! Our bungalow was beautifully decorated and it was homely and comfortable (and respectful with the environment). The open-air bathroom was sooo nice! To have a bath at night with the sound of the frogs looking at the stars is priceless! Also, the place is surrounded by beautiful rice fields.
The staff is nice and helpful, it feels like home. The breakfast is great, and it's served at the porch of your bungalow.
Tembi is a quiet and typical village, far of the noisy streets of Yogya, but near enough to be there in 20 minutes by car and go shopping or sightseeing.
Near the homestay there is a great Batik gallery, where you can meet Tatang, an amazing artist with a lot of interesting stories and awesome batik pictures that you can't find anywhere in Yogya.
It was perfect to stay at Yabbiekayu, I hope to be back someday.
Thanks to Dave, Babun, Bakti and the whole staff, you're great!
- 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