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"Oh you're experiencing village living?" said our taxi driver as we navigated the narrow dirt road to Yabbiekayu. Yes, that sums up perfectly an experience at this special home-stay.
Yabbiekayu is ideal for anyone wanting to soak in the sights, sounds and smells of a...More
Our stay was bound to be memorable from the moment we made the booking with Bakti. She made us feel as though we were long lost friends even before we met. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a cup of ice cold tea, that was...More
Thank Veronica and Ke... R
Response from YabbiekayuManager, Manager at Yabbiekayu Eco-Homestay BungalowsResponded 25 February 2018
Thank you so much Veronica for that detailed and lovely review.
We feel so blessed to have such great guests.
I'm so glad the staff helped ensure you had a great trip to Jogja, I'll pass on your compliments to both Babun and Bakti and...More
This was the perfect place to stay for the beginning of our honeymoon in Indonesia. It felt private while still having the assistance of the wonderful Yabbiekayu staff to help us with every detail of our stay. The owners and staff were so welcoming, genuine...More
Yabbiekayu is a village level home-stay. Activities and tours, from birding & batik to tempe making & temples, and city & market visits can all be arranged through their hospitality team, including airport connections... making it all very easy. The food is excellent, other options...More
Thank meika l
Response from YabbiekayuManager, Manager at Yabbiekayu Eco-Homestay BungalowsResponded 14 July 2018
Haha, thanks Meika, it really was a complete pleasure to meet you and the gang. It restores and boosts my faith in humanity and Australia. So glad you enjoyed your stay. I really do we get to see you again soon :)
Yabbiekayu is an experience - one I’m sad to see come to an end. As advertised, it is thoughtfully eco-friendly and sooo atmospheric in terms of its location in Tembi Village...the calls for prayer, tokay geckos, chickens at 2:00 am, rice paddies, a great restaurant...More
Response from YabbiekayuManager, Manager at Yabbiekayu Eco-Homestay BungalowsResponded 2 July 2018
Thanks so much for the lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Yabbiekayu. We love it when we can help guests truly experience the suasana (feeling,sense,essence) of life in a small Javanese village. Like so many other villages, Tembi is...More
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, ...Moreconstructed 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. Less
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Refrigerator in room
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
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