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Sabruna: jungle home in Sth Jakarta

Entire house hosted by Patrick
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
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three bedroom house and natural swimming pool on a quiet street overlooking the Ciliwung River and Condet Forest. From the verandas or the pool you can see lots of wildlife. Rent the whole house or a room starting from Rp 400,000. A green oasis in South Jakarta.

The space
Open, airy, spacious, quiet, cool, shady, with views of river and forest. Our guests can't believe they're in the middle of a city of ten million people...

Guest access
Natural Swimming Pond. We've built a eco-pool on the river bank, below the verandah. The pool water is filtered through the sand and gravel below the spiral staircase and by the climbing plants - the ones you can see on the verandah upstairs and outside the windows of the rooms upstairs. There are fish in the pool, but they hide away whenever anyone goes near the water.

There's a shower next to the pool, with hot (solar) and cold water. Please don't use any soap or shampoo at the pool shower, as the shower water mixes with the pool water.

Wifi. There's wifi in the house.

Bicycle. There's a men's bike you can borrow, fun to take up to the shopping mall.

Filtered water. All water for the house comes from a well. We filter this water for drinking through Pureit, a four stage filter that cleans the water to World Health Organisation standard.

Other things to note
Like most places in Jakarta, Sabruna is only a few hundred meters from several mosques. The first call to prayer is at 4.30 AM, when it is still dark outside. You will definitely hear it, but, unless you want to get up and pray, the best thing to do is to lie there and enjoy the sound of the different calls, which only last five minutes, and then go back to sleep.
three bedroom house and natural swimming pool on a quiet street overlooking the Ciliwung River and Condet Forest. From the verandas or the pool you can see lots of wildlife. Rent the whole house or a room starting from Rp 400,000. A green oasis in South Jakarta.

The space
Open, airy, spacious, quiet, cool, shady, with views of river and forest. Our guests can't believe they're in the middle of a city of ten million people...

Guest access
Natural Swimming Pond. We've built a eco-pool on the river bank, below the verandah. The pool water is filtered through the sand and gravel be…

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Pool
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Cable TV
Washer
Breakfast
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South Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

The house is three minutes walk from a traditional market for fruit, vegetables and meat, which runs every morning from 6 am to 10 am. The earlier you get there, the cooler the day and the more produce there is to choose from. In the afternoon and evening the same street, Rawajati Timur 2, is a series of food stalls and small shops.

Our house overlooks the Ciliwung River, the river on which the city of Jakarta was founded. Across the river is a two-hectare forest, owned and managed by a local Betawi community. Creatures you may encounter in a stay at our house are:
Musang - civet, a nocturnal cat-sized creature. The Musang can be seen climbing in the bamboo and trees next to the river.
Biawak - monitor lizard, up to two meters in length. They swim in the river, catching and scavenging fish, and can be seen in the water or on the river bank. When they are full, they climb up the trees off the veranda to sleep.
Monyet - long tailed macaque. An occasional visitor, when they are around, you can help them chattering in the trees over the river.
Lingsang - small clawed river otter. There is a family of otters that have their nest on the river bank across the river. Sometimes they can be seen swimming in the river or playing on the river bank below the veranda.
Kingfishers - there are two species of kingfisher that you can see from the verandah or the pool.
Toke - a shy, large gecko (up to 25 cm) that can be heard calling in the night, "toky, toky, toky..."
Cicak - the small house gecko (up to 10 cm) found in most houses in southeast Asia. See them in the light fittings in the ceiling.
Snakes - rarely, we see bamboo snakes in bamboo. As soon as we make a noise they take off as fast as they can slither.
The house is three minutes walk from a traditional market for fruit, vegetables and meat, which runs every morning from 6 am to 10 am. The earlier you get there, the cooler the day and the more produce there is…

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Hosted by Patrick

Joined in July 2013
  • 28 Reviews
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Hi, I'm Patrick. I own and live part time at Sabruna, Rawajati, Kalibata, Jakarta. I've tried to create an oasis of green and quiet in the middle of Jakarta.
During your stay
My partner or I stay in the house for a few days each month. Our house manager, Mbak Isem stays in the house every night, and can be there to greet you, to make you breakfast etc. Her English is very limited, but somehow it works out...
  • Languages: English, Bahasa Indonesia
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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House rules
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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