Welcome to your own rustic guesthouse in the middle of a small durian orchard. Overlooking Kiulu Valley, simple open design allowing the sounds and coolness of the surrounding secondary jungle, and it gets cold at night!
We have chosen to live and share our place as authentic rural Sabah setting. Its very quiet at night here, no city lights and noisy distractions. Our rustic setting is comfortable, and we intentionally don’t have air-conditioning or satellite tv!
Big Guesthouse Access Around The Property
Our guests are free to wander around our property except for our gated house area. There are paths around, and beautiful views down to Tamparuli and out to the South China Sea. The downstairs sleeping area is your private space, but we do prefer to access upstairs when you stay with us to provide board games, cleaning etc. Upstairs remains unlocked when you are with us.
We have provided board games, books and different areas to relax in, but please tell us if you need anything specific prior to arrival and we will do our best to accommodate. Perhaps you like a good game of mahjong? We have a table and set for your use and are happy to setup.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are happy to help with information and chats, as we live on site we are always here. In saying that the place is big enough for everyone’s privacy and we would like you to enjoy your own time when you choose to. On arriving we will show you around a bit and then you may (or may not wish) to see us until the next day. We provide you with our phone number if the need arises.
If you are planning a walk sturdy shoes, long light clothing and a hat is suggested too.
No WiFi, 3G mobile reception is available. For our international visitors, our sockets are similar to those used in UK, electricity supply is 230/240 at 50 hertz, however we do experience frequent blackouts here in the rural area.
Shower and toilets are outdoors, body wash is available, please bring your own towel and personal toiletries.
There are three bedrooms with single bunk beds, each room sleeps 4 guests. Each room has a fan and there is no air conditioning in the bedrooms as the air cools down nicely in the evening. Bed linen and blankets provided.
Borneo Orchard House is a self-catering holiday home rental, the Big Guesthouse rental rate includes drinking water and ingredients for you to prepare light breakfast at your leisure; bread, eggs, tea/coffee, baked beans, oats, jam, peanut butter, instant noodles and local fruits.
The Big Guesthouse has a refrigerator, two gas cooktop and free outdoor BBQ (bring your own charcoal). There is no need to bring cooking oil and sauces, we have light, dark soy sauce, tomato and chili sauce. Sugar, salt and pepper. In the kitchen you will find a kettle, pots and pans, large rice cooker, toaster, plates, bowls and utensils for all guests.
No pets allowed
Located 10m from the Big Guesthouse, there is an outdoor natural spring water plunge pool surrounded by a small deck, the pool is unfenced; children must be closely supervised by adults.
During the day it is warm and hot like KK city, it normally rains in the late afternoon. In the evening, the place cools down considerably and during raining season the early morning temperature drops down to around 20 degree celsius
There is a TV and DVD player with a selection of DVD movies for your viewing pleasure. We don’t have a Karaoke machine, you can bring your own.
Our holiday homes are at situated at the edge of the jungle, there are critters and creatures around the property
There are some mosquitoes around at dawn and dusk, the bedroom windows in the Big Guesthouse have mosquito nets and the bed at +JuJu Cabin has a mosquito net as well. We provide mosquito coils in our holiday homes, you may prefer to bring your personal insect repellent.
Check in is anytime after 3pm and check out at 11am.
Once payment has been made, the holiday home is confirmed, if guest cancels for whatever reason (including weather and medical related) there will be no refund, however the deposit will be held for 12 months from original date of booking which can be used towards booking a stay with us within the 12 months (subject to availability).