A unique find in upcoming seaside suburb Batu Belig, this boutique is minuscule in size (just 16 guestrooms in a double-story accommodation block) but big on style, themed around a meeting of funky 20th-century New Orleans and modern Bali. You enter via the charming inner courtyard garden—with exposed brickwork, recycled wood, and potted plants—which doubles as a reception/lounge area, with a lap pool and an open-ended back revealing rice fields. Wrapped tightly around the pool, the guestrooms are all vintage-styled, with tastefully furnished interiors sporting quirky touches like wrought-iron beds, battered copper basins suspended in antiquated Singer sewing machine stands (one room has a copper stand-alone bathtub), and New Mexico–inspired rugs. Luxe comforts include quality bedding and tiny but ultra-modern bathrooms. Guestrooms err on the small side, so opt for one of the two spacious Deluxe Halona View units on the upper floor. Both have direct paddy field views, but one offers a rare furnished balcony to enjoy the scenery even more.

Although sociable, this is not a place for privacy, nor for bar or restaurant hospitality (there's a small communal kitchenette in the reception lounge and breakfast is provided). However, the property is just a quick stroll away from several decent restaurants and a short taxi ride to Petitenget's and Seminak's countless wining-dining options.