We cannot imagine why anyone visiting Jogjakarta would stay anywhere else. We loved being just a little out of the hustle and bustle of the city in this nearby village and at these creative and comfortable cottages. Dave and Bakti have created special, unique first rate spaces and provide a warm welcome to each guest. As others have mentioned, these are well designed, green and safe spaces in a village setting with a nice spa, restaurant, local gallery, and cultural center all within minutes walking. There were quite a bit of mosque calls and Ramadan prayers during the day and night which we enjoyed given our desire to experience local culture while traveling. Dave, Bakti and Fransiscus ("Babun") were happy to share cultural explanations and ideas for local trips and experiences. We were really happy that we used the transport service provided for reasonable rates for our longer forays to nearby sites. Our driver was Sugir who had great English skills and a wealth of knowledge about where to go. Bakti also had great ideas about places to see, food stops, and was of great help arranging acupressure massage and a tailor.
Most importantly, we feel like we found new friends who were warm, accepting, and welcoming.More