Abdi Homestay, is a new homestay in the Harau Valley a very beautiful paradise quite close to Bukittinggi in West Sumatra
A former employee of Echo Homestay Ikbal has started his own place, but is keeping it small and intimate.
He has two newly built bungalows with a rice paddy on one side and a 50 meter waterfall from the mountain on the other. He can also arrange treks around the valley and up the mountains (Rp. 250,000 per person).
Bungalows are great value, at 60,000 rupiah/night and the friendly Ikbal will do everything he can to make your stay as good as it can possibly get.
Mobile Phone +62 852 637 81842 and email is ikbal_harau
Here is a recent post on LP Thorn Tree with a recent review www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree(...)ID=17677505#17677505
and photos can be found here at travel.webshots.com/album/578766237LTmOyr
Facebook page is Ikbal Harau Valley
with some very beautiful photos of scenery and plant life in the area.