I provide one spotlessly clean room, in a separate bungalow which includes an ensuite private bathroom with both Western-style and Indonesian-style toilets and a shower. The bungalow is situated on 3,000 square metres of land, and is very peaceful and quiet. It would suit travellers of all ages and families. There are many walks and bicycle rides which can be done along back roads, through the rice-fields, down to rivers.
Large room (4.5 m x 5.5 m) in a private bungalow
up to 4 guests
1 double bed (additional mattress available on request)
Suitable for a couple's retreat or honeymoon.
I provide a thermos with hot water for coffee/tea, and breakfast is included. Meals can be arranged.I can arrange rental of motorcycles, and assist in the organisation of trips around Ruteng, as well as to the Spider Rice Fields, Todo, Lake Rana Mese, Labuanbajo and Bajawa.
Guests have access to an entire private bungalow, and to all the land surrounding. Parking available for motorcycles and vehicles.
Interaction with guests
Hosted by Getrudis Lawus (Udis). I was born near Cancar, which is 20 km from Ruteng (near the spider rice-fileds), and was educated in Ruteng and Australia (Tasmania). I lived for 10 years in Tasmania, but my heart has always been in Ruteng, amongst the local Manggarai people. I speak and write English fluently, and have worked for Australian aid projects as an interpreter and office manager, in Ruteng, Bajawa and Aceh. Because I am a local, and have been to the main tourist sites myself, I am able to provide a great deal of information about Ruteng and surrounding areas, and organise visits to interesting villages which most tourists don't get to experience. I also arrange visits to agribusiness ventures, such as a Manggarai coffee plantation, and provide lessons on making Tofu.
Other things to note
My Homestay is out of town, and in a beautiful setting on a hill overlooking ricefields and mountainous scenery (it has been described as Heaven on Earth). Unfortunately, it is not easily accessible for disabled travellers.
Enjoy the beautiful surroundings! Stay more than one night to fully experience the Manggarai area.