Swallow GuestHouse - near Ubud



Swallow Guesthouse

Banjar Pesalakan, Pejeng Kangin

(near Ubud)

Ganyiar, Bali

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About us


The Swallow Guest House is a newly built, Balinese traditional style house suitable for writers, artists, or people who want a longer term place to create and relax in the peace and quiet of Bali.


Located 20 minutes NE of Ubud, the cultural and holistic health center of Bali, you will find yourself gazing at Mt. Agung, the volcanic Mother mountain, farmers in their rice fields, and the ocean which is 1 hour away. Both sunrise and sunset are spectacular from the gazebo above the kitchen or from the many outdoor sitting areas scattered around the house and gardens.


There is a small village and market where you can meet the locals and enjoy their countless smiles. As a Hindu race, people are very giving and non-threatening to heighten their karma. They love showing you their culture and sharing the ongoing ceremonies.


Wayan and Putri, the guest service hosts, will make your stay memorable. Wayan, a 15 year experienced English speaking tour guide and driver, can accommodate your needs and questions. If you desire assistance in an island tour for pleasure or business, he can help you arrange the details Putri, his wife, is our Indonesian cook. She creates very delicious dishes using fresh garden vegetables and local produce. Reasonable prices for meals and housekeeping are offered. If you want some cooking lessons, don’t hesitate to ask in exchange for some English practice.




Swallow Guesthouse has room for 10 people and offers tree separate suites, the original “Sunrise Suite”  larger two bedroom “Sunset Suite” suitable for families, and Swallow Garden House.


All suites are fully furnished with separate western style bathrooms with hot showers. Guests sleep on quality Queen-size beds with mosquito nets (very few bugs due to the swallows, ducks and dragon flies in the fields oh, and our fish in the pond). There is use of phone, DVD/TV, locking cabinets, refrigerator, electric fan (its cool in the evenings as its higher altitude than the beach and near-by Ubud), writing table and chairs.Guests can relax while watching the surrounding daily life in the rice fields and mountain views from various lounging areas and patios. One of these lookouts is the tall Gazebo or “Bale” in Balinese. It sits above the shared separated exterior kitchen which is fully equipped with cooking facilities but we recommend you to tastes our traditional meals offered twice daily. WiFi available.


The Swallow Guesthouse is designed with Balinese tradition in mind. All the building, wood carving and furnishings are made by hand by local craftsmen. Guests can feel the warmth and passion that has been given to make this dream home come true.


Your Guest Service hosts truly enjoy sharing their unique culture and are eager to answer any questions. Don’t be surprised if they dress you up in the traditional clothing and whisk you off to a temple ceremony or family feast. It’s their pleasure.


Monthly discounted rates are available. A deposit of $50US for weekly rentals and $120 for monthly rentals is required to hold your booking.


For further information and photos please use the contact form. If you want to view the house please phone Wayan at 085-23888-0050


Swallow Guesthouse Description


At your disposal is a large common eating area in the back by the Lotus Fish Pond, and a back garden with a large relaxation shack overlooking a small valley, river and rice terraces.


Quiet walking paths along the irrigation systems and small country roads lead from village to village. Nearby, there is a small local market and several ancient temples where you can meet the locals and enjoy their countless smiles and daily rituals. You may even be invited to help harvest the rice.


This year, we are offering our guests opportunities to share compassion and experience hands on learning with the local people.  Choose a combination of activities to create a rewarding day!  We would like to guide you to ancient monuments, sacred temples, family compound where you witness the Bali of Ancient times still alive today.  Combine this with volunteer activities in such locations as: the village organic co-operative, local spice and coffee plantations, middle and high schools, or share your time helping environmental sustainable projects with local Government and non-government organizations (Yayasans).  We provide you with transportation and guide, and can assist with all details for prices below other advertised tour companies!




Airport Pick-up:

$30 (Please have local currency to pay this charge upon arrival)





15% Tax on room and meals


Transport :

Car and driver guided tour – 450,000/day ( indonesian currency )



Breakfast: $4/person


Lunch or Dinner: $8/person




   Room Pricing is based on double occupancy. There is a $10 fee for extra people.

   A single size bed is available for the Sunset Suite. We are open for negotiation on long term stay.

   A PayPal RESERVATION DEPOSIT is required to hold your reservation: $75.00/week $120/month. This is non-refundable.


To discuss discounts for long term rentals please Contact Us


Swallow Guesthouse advises our guests to purchase their own travel and health insurance as we do not take any responsibility for injury or loss of goods.


We further reserve the right to charge guests upon departure for any broken or misplaced Swallow Guesthouse possessions.

Sunrise Suite


Luxurious looking romantic studio suite with Queen size bed and adjoining bathroom suitable for a single or couple wanting a cool place to relax at an affordable price.  The adjoining bathroom has a hot water shower and western toilet with mirror for shaving.  There is a separate room for washing and storing your food in the refrigerator.  Fan and mosquito net available but not necessary as we are in a slightly cooler area and the natural ecological system looks after the insects!


Day $35


Week $210


Month $600


Sunset Suite


This is our most popular two-story suite as it is has a bright open-air atmosphere with many windows to look over the rice fields and trees in the back. Two bedrooms, each with Queen size beds and a single bed is available in the large open upstairs room.  Also upstairs a very large outdoor is used as a sitting area to view the sunset or have a massage!  There is a huge shared outdoor style marble bathroom next to the downstairs bedroom with a strong hot water shower and western toilet.  All furniture, doors and window frames are hand-crafted from local wood such as coconut, rattan, “kampur” and “bunut”.


Day $55


Week $350


Month $900


Full house price liste


Day $80


Week $560


Month $1200

Swallow Garden House


Coming back Feb. 2015 from exploring Loas and Myanmar I arrive to the new project underway. Wayan and his team from Java erect a traditional Javanese Gladak home next to Swallow Guesthouse. This wooden Gladak has eight centre posts holding up the tall central roof with side extensions to hold the lower level roof line in place. The term Joglo is the common name of an ancient Javanese home.


Again I play architect and Wayan supervises the process. Workers, who have been with us from the beginning, lend a hand and supplies are brought in off the road access by the village ladies including the wonderful flooring tiles that each look like a painting. We hope to create an artistic home using recycled brick and wood hand made into furniture.


Half of the home will be inside with a master bedroom and small child’s room or office attached. A huge bathroom will house the toilet, shower and terrazzo bathtub next to the statue.


On open common area will house the kitchen, lounge area and a day bed for visiting guests. All is accessible to the lap pool in the garden next to the mango, banana and avocado trees.

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