About

About

We have 9 rooms in our guesthouse - an enclosed loft, a large room in the communal area, rooms in the older home, and some lake-view rooms.  Our simple, clean rooms are equipped with double beds, all have windows looking to the garden or the lake. The communal areas include a beautiful large lake-facing open terrace, dining areas, a cozy private beach and the mango forest.

EATING

We have an organic plantation that provides a large variety of food, we prepare tasty and healthy meals and drinks for you (a mix of Western and Indonesian/Batak, tea, coffee, and fruits/juices). We cook together, teaching guests about traditional local methods and ingredients. We are very proud of our fusion andaliman pepper pizza, that has became popular around lake Toba.Breakfast is included in the room, and contribution for lunch or dinner (and available snacks all day) costs 40.000IDR/person each (80.000IDR for both).

PARTICIPATION/ACTIVITIES

We would like to engage you in the farm’s daily life (dependant on the duration of your stay, the season, the garden and other factors): 
-production of mango wine, vinegar and jam, (some produce is growing year-round; some is harvested 1-2x/year around January and July)-coffee and cacao harvesting and roasting (2-3 days min) -graviola leaf tea production  -plant or care for a cacao, mango, or coffee tree   -help us in the kitchen to learn how we cook, share recipes-swim in the lake, visit the buffalo, trek, take out a canoe , go fishing-hire a boat to go around Samosir (can sleep on the boat), rent a scooter to explore the island (traditional Batak villages, stone-carving, waterfalls, stunning views), or hire a guide for an island tour or hiking-we can organise a fish BBQ, and there may be a traditional party nearby you can join

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT IN OUR GARDEN

As well as mango, we grow cacao, coffee, coconut, avocado, durian, soursoup, jackfruit, guava, passionfruit, strawberries, tapioca, onions, eggplant, zucchini, salad, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, lemongrass, citronella, cinnamon, ginger, thallas, cloves and other herbs. We also have water buffalo, pigs, ducks, chickens, dogs, cats, and we fish lobster, tilapia and catfish. 

PROJECTS/VOLUNTEERING
If you would like to commit to a work-stay of 2 weeks or longer, we have volunteer programs - please send us a message if you’re interested. We welcome ideas for contribution to our community. Project ideas: -building a bamboo treehouse in the mango forest-helping to build a sauna on top of our wood-fired pizza oven-gardening.
Our place is remote and it is not in any cases easy to reach. Look for this just in the Internet. In Wikitravel you find the way to us, when you search for Samosir Island.  Or just  ask googlemaps. Also they know us.

Location

We offer a unique traditional Batak farmstay experience. Silimalombu village (meaning the 5 cows) was formed by my grandparents. Our family’s farmstay is now managed by myself (Ratnauli) and my employees. We farm the natural 300-500 year old mango forest and we grow and make many products on a small scale, mostly for locals. We aim for a sustainable lifestyle, and we’re largely self-sufficient. We manage organic permacultural farming, we use solar panels, waste water management and composting.

Facilities

Laundry service Shoe-polishing service Room service
Childcare Babysitter Towels changed
Complimentary morning coffee Complimentary welcome drink Changing mat for babies
Baby monitoring Baggage storage Cell phone rental
Classic concierge service Express check-out Porter service
Shuttle service to the airport Car rental Bicycle rentals
Sightseeing tours Water sports Sea Kayak rental
PC rental PC use including internet 24-hour room service
Baggage handling Butler service Photocopiers
Kennels Maid service Message service
Sightseeing arranged Business center Secretarial services
Ironing service Linens provided Towels provided
Concierge Sunbathing lawn Garden terrace
Children’s playground Picnic Area / Tables Walking distance parking
Secure parking for bicycles/motorbikes Coach parking space at property Hiking trails
Nature trail Jogging track Mountain biking
Fishing Snorkeling Conference rooms
Conference facilities Audiovisual conference equipment Wireless LAN with internet
Adjacent conference center Banquet facilities Meeting facilities
Free wireless Internet Terrace Sun terrace
Library Designated smoking area Karaoke
Entertainment staff Allergy free Currency exchange
Housekeeping Restaurant Alternative sports

Services

Laundry service Shoe-polishing service Room service
Childcare Babysitter Complimentary morning coffee
Complimentary welcome drink Changing mat for babies Baby monitoring
Baggage storage Cell phone rental Classic concierge service
Express check-out Porter service Shuttle service to the airport
Car rental Bicycle rentals Sightseeing tours
Water sports Sea Kayak rental PC rental
PC use including internet 24-hour room service Baggage handling
Butler service Photocopiers Kennels
Maid service Message service Sightseeing arranged
Business center Secretarial services Ironing service
Linens provided Towels provided Concierge

Policies

Check-in time After 15:00 on the day of arrival.
Check-out time 11:00 upon day of departure.
Valet parking Valet parking service is free
Smoking Smoking is allowed.
Pets Pets are allowed.