ZenGateway Wabi-Sabi Style Villa Sidemen


Welcome to Zen Gateway Sidemen, a sister property of ZenHideaway Ubud!

ZenGateway is a 1.5-hour drive from the international airport in Sidemen, East Bali.

This is not the place to go if you're looking for a party. ZenGateway is a peaceful retreat in a small town in East Bali that adheres to the wabi-sabi philosophy of perfection in imperfection in a natural setting.

ZenGateway is a collection of three villas built on top of a cliff along the Telaga Waja River in Muncan village, Bali. Our residence, a 150-year-old Indonesian traditional house that has been reconstructed on two levels, features a large open-air living and dining area, two master bedrooms, and a large open-air well-equipped kitchen.


ZenGateway is a lovely renovated teak-wood mansion from Sumbawa Island, Bali's neighbor. The house is open to the weather and rustic. Finding perfection in imperfection is at the heart of the wabi-sabi aesthetic. This large, spacious, 140 square meters. All teak wood house with two-story roof line (about 1,500 sq. ft.) gives plenty of areas with natural air circulation while keeping intimacy and seclusion, with all living spaces, bedrooms, and bathroom orientated to the vista.


The swing will be shared by all three residences. With the help of a skilled contractor, we created the swing with the closest care to safety, but we ask that people use it at their own risk. The villa management cannot be held liable for any injuries or property damage resulting from the swing's use.


ZEN GATEWAY is located in Muncan, a small village in East Bali around 90 minutes from Bali International Airport and 45 minutes from Ubud. Muncan, unlike Ubud, is not yet a well-known tourist attraction, yet this lovely small village, dubbed Next Ubud, will introduce you to the flavour of old Bali that cannot be found in developed tourist areas. The well-known Sidemen town is only a 5-minute drive away.

Muncan is bordered by a number of well-known tourist spots, in addition to the breathtaking riverbank beauty and indigenous culture. Lempuyang Temple (The Gateway to Heaven), Besakih (Bali's Mother Temple), Tirta Gangga Royal Water Palace, Telaga Waja River for Rafting, Amed Diving Spot, and Bias Putih the Virgin Beach are only a few of them.


We provide our visitors with pocket WiFi. The Internet is not the fastest due to our location, and it may be unavailable at times. This is something to bear in mind.


The ZEN GATEWAY does not have air conditioning, but that is not a problem. In this high mountain villa, where you'd prefer wear a sweater or fleece jacket at night, you'll never need air conditioning. The house was built to take use of the natural breezes that flow through Mr.Agung and out to the ocean. The usual nighttime temperature in the terraces is around 21-22 degrees Celsius, making sleeping very comfortable.

Jalan Pura Dalem No.17x, Muncan, Selat, Karangasem, Bali 80862, Indonesia

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