Our Story

Welcome to Bali Eco Stay, an eco accommodation in the heart of Bali near Mt Batukaru. Your hosts at Bali Eco Stay are Australians John & Cath Blundstone and their son Huey, and traditional landowners Agung & Mini.

Bali Eco Stay beginnings


Feeling largely unfulfilled with the treadmill existence of western life, our family embarked on a journey in search of new horizons.  We camped throughout Australia for four months, and during our travels we met Norm and Linda VantHoff, an Australian couple on holiday from Bali, who had created Sarinbuana Eco Lodge – a stunning eco accommodation. Their incredible stories inspired us to visit them later that year, in their mountain lodge back in Bali.


We were delighted by the prospect of a nature based business opportunity in which we could practice conservation and sustainability, and perhaps just as importantly, utilise John’s extensive hospitality expertise and my passion for horticulture. Norm and Linda helped to make this a reality by working with us and sharing their incredible skills and expertise in sustainable tourism, which enabled us to bring Bali Eco Stay to life.

Our story - Cat, Mini, John, Agung

We were blessed to find this valley with its mesmerising beauty and natural spring water, our landowners, and fantastic local staff. It is hugely rewarding to be able to inspire locals and guests to live more sustainably, caring for nature as she provides and nurtures us.


We hope you have a wonderful stay with us at Eco Bali Stay and enjoy all the natural marvels this incredible area has on offer.


With love


Cath and John


Our story