Our traditional Javanese house will give you an authentic experience of Indonesia. Waking up to the sounds of the sea will sooth your mind. Our staff will look after you, making sure you will have an unforgettable stay. Come, relax and enjoy.
•Airport pickup can be arranged
•Private and secure property
•2 master bedrooms with king size beds
•2 bathrooms with hot water shower
•Bathroom towels provided
•Self contained kitchen
•Safety box for valuables (fits laptop !)
•Staff that can help with cooking, shopping, trips etc.
•FREE fresh coconuts, all you can drink/eat
•Big grass lawn facing the sea
•Main beach just 200m away
•Local fish market, staff can cook seafood BBQ
•Forest reserve with water fall and swimming holes
•Island trips, forest walks, village trips can be arranged
•Information pack will be sent upon booking
Situated on the shores of Sambolo, one of the most pristine beaches on the west coast of Java, Rumah Joglo is just over two hours drive from Jakarta. The 150 year old, traditional Javanese Joglo, offers two master bedrooms with large windows facing the sea. The 1110 sqm seafront property provides for privacy, tranquility and convenience with a self contained kitchen, large grass lawn, and beautiful sunsets.
Within walking distance from Rumah Joglo is a pristine nature reserve with a unique selection of fauna as well as a spectacular waterfall where one can enjoy a refreshing fresh water swim. There are several walking tracks available through the lush tropical rain forest and the local fish market offers excellent seafood treats for a very reasonable price.
During construction we developed a good relationship with the local community and found trustworthy staff to help maintain the property and provide security. The house is fully furnished including all essential kitchen utensils.
The house caters well for children and cot and baby chair can be arranged. Our staff can also help arrange boat trips to the islands (sea conditions permitting), do shopping and cook food for you. We recommend the BBQ seafood buffet.
For overseas guests airport pickup can be arranged. We will book the car for you and the driver will pick you up from the airport. You pay directly to the driver and can also arrange to rend the car for additional days.
Whilst there is no Wi-Fi in the house it is very easy to obtain a USB modem with a local SIM card. Mobile connection is very reliable.
All guests will receive an information pack with further details about activities in the local area, what to bring and other information that will ensure you have a pleasant stay.
Look forward to welcome you to our house.
Guest will have access to all facilities provided on the premises.
Interaction with Guests
Guest will have full privacy at the house. We have staff who will do cleaning and guests can instruct them when they want them to come.
The family of our staff live across the street and they have a small shop (Warung) where you can buy small necessities such as water, instant coffee, shampoo etc. You can also order simple, Indonesian meals. They will be happy to get to know you so go over and say Hi!
There are public mini buses going up and down the coastal road all the time. Just go out to the road and they will stop. Price is very cheap but be prepared for cramped space. For longer trips you can also hire a car with driver, just ask our staff.
Other Things to Note
A reliable internet connection can easily be established with a USB modem and local SIM card. Topping up of the SIM card can easily be done in the local area through the many vendors that exist.
Everything on the property is for your use and enjoyment. Towels are for use inside the house and not on the beach, there is a large beach mat you can use instead. If you open windows make sure to secure them properly or the wind could break them. Smoking inside the house is now allowed but you can of course smoke on the front or back veranda. Cigarette butts should be disposed of responsibly.
Note that we are able to accommodate for additional guests beyond 4 adults, especially children. The extra charge is USD 19/night. Cot and baby chair for children can be arranged at a small extra cost. Just send us an email and let us know. We will however not accept more than 8 guests including children. Around New Year and other major holidays different rates apply, please contact the host before booking.
Our staff is there to assist and do cleaning. The staff can also help you with cooking, shopping, child minding, car rental, arranging trips etc. but you will need to pay for transport and for their time. You can arrange this directly with the staff who will be more than happy to help you. Please give our friendly staff a tip at the end of your stay, especially if you think they done a good job.
We don't encourage guests to hire motorcycles and should guests do so then we accepts no responsibility should there be an accident.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs.
We had a wonderful experience from start to finish. We stayed there for 60 days and found the service from Juhadi to be absolutely amazing! He can help you with anything you need. He was able to help us fix our car among many other things. His wife's cooking is incredible too! Bring water shoes so you can explore the backyard in comfort because there is sharp rock but cool creatures to see. Sambolo Beach is within walking distance- it is sandy and great for swimming. We highly recommend visiting both the waterfall and the volcano. Also, bring bud spray because once the sun goes down the skeeters come out. We will definitely be back and recommend the stay to anyone looking for a comfortable and clean Indonesian experience. Check out Labuan- everyone is extremely friendly and happy to see tourist. Only negative was the internet reception was inconsistent when using a mobile hot spot or cellular devices. Juhadi is the man and we will definitely miss him!
Glad to hear our staff could assist you in all those wonderful ways (fixing the car !!!). For internet we recommend using a USB modem (not hot-spot) and to buy an SIM card from the mobile service provided Excel, they have excellent mobile coverage and you can enjoy a stable internet experience. Thank you for this valuable feedback. we shall promote to solution better in the future.
Sehr schönes Haus, in dem wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt haben. Zudem eine perfekte Betreuung und Unterstützung durch Jahadi, der uns soar kulinarisch verwöhnte.
Da etwas abgelegen hatten wir Mopeds gemietet, was uns beweglicher machte.
The house is small and cozy. The view of the ocean is perfect and I love the swing at the end of the yard. Joehadi (the helper) was very helpful and kind.
I had to remind myself that this was a house - not a resort, so we were actually living the life within Indonesia. Meaning, the house lived right next to an incredibly busy road which made really loud traffic noise day and night. Thank goodness for the pouring rain at night to drown out the trucks and motorcycles buzzing by. There really is no beach on this property. You have to walk around to the outside of the house to use a beach (which was littered with trash). There is also a public open space next door and unfortunately they decided to have a band play Saturday night until midnight. My 1.5 year old couldn't fall asleep because of the noise and fireworks...but again, I reminded myself this is a home, not a resort. There is no air conditioners in this house, but that didn't bother us because it was rainy season and the weather was cooler. You MUST bring a cooler or sealed compartment of some kind for food because the ants get in to everything!
Thank you Tina. I think you came around a popular weekend when many people go to the beach. Most of the time it is quiet and if you close the front door you shut out most of the noise. If you leave food out the ants will come, for sure, anywhere in Indonesia. What you suggest is one of the many tricks to keep them away. The fridge is also a good place to keep the food.
I and my husband had BEST and FANTASTIC hollidays in Sambolo Villa (phone number hidden). We want to say a big thank Dewi, Daniel and Juhadi and his wonderful family!! Our holidays was just fantastic !!! The house- Seafront Villa in West Java Jalan Raya Carita Labuhan - is large, with a beautiful vintage interior, on the ocean and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Sambolo Villa has everything you need: spacious rooms, refrigerator, dishes, traditional Javanese objects, beautiful furnishings, cleanliness and order, and what thread-ceiling mirrors and beauty !!! And what a view from the windows and terraces, nature and privacy! Everywhere mangoes, coconuts, papaya, bright flowers. Corals and sea wave noise-complete harmony))) A few minutes from the Villa is the main beach, there is a clean beautiful sea and golden sand surrounded by coconut trees. Sometimes this deserted beach, and at other times a lot of local people, and they are all happy and friendly, kind. Even from that get a lot of positive energy!! Every day I was doing a massage from Tutti, her massage is just super! And what a delicious fruit-sellers are all close by and cheap. We enjoyed every minute of staying in Sambolo. Dawi and Daniel wonderful owners, despite the distance, we always felt their care and attention. Juhadi and his family is generally a separate thank you very much: He helps us in all matters, rent moto bike (we often went in Anyer, Carita, Labuan), shopping, any information about the local traditions, the best places and attractions. We walked to the near park jungle and swimming in a waterfall, the boat reached volcano Krakatau and snorkeling near their (unusually very-very beautiful!!), flew the plane in Yogyakarta (also very good hotel and transfer from and to airport, visited to Prambanan, Borobudur, Mendut, beautiful Dieng plateau, National Park in Bogor with nice jungle, volcano, waterfall. All this helped us organize Juhadi and owners. And what to cook dinner for us every day Juhadi and his family: a BBQ of fish, shrimp, sate chicken and vegetables we had never eaten, it's fantastic, it's so well done !!! It is impossible to forget !! Once we were back from Yogyakarta to Sambolo Villa very later, because the flight was delayed, and came to the Villa we saw Juhadi prepares us BBQ (1.00.a.m.!!!!)). Instead of sleeping, he took care of us !!! We are very grateful for his care! And every day we drink fresh coconut, which we carefully prepared Juhadi. Nice Villa, nice owners, nice staff, delicious local fruits, beautiful nature and the ocean, many interesting places around, near mini market, there are many local Warung with the necessary clothes and food, gas stations (petrol is cheap), the market and the local Java people themselves - such happy and good-it was a memorable stay! Java is a wonderful corner of the earth, and Sambolo Villa is a place of harmony and happiness, where everything is lonely, but at the same time all the time you feel the care and...
Really beautiful place! Your own villa directly at sea, what else can you ask for? Watching the sunset from the veranda or even your bed is just wonderful.
What made it especially nice for us is that the housekeeper, Juhadi and his family, were very kind. He can arrange everything you want to do, and he's always available to help you. The fact that his wife is a great cook is also quite important. I'm already missing the fresh coconuts...
A perfect place to simply relax! No internet, no TV, just conversation, books and nature. The house is is wonderful, amazing sunsets over the coral reef, freshly caught grilled fish at night. Dewi and Dani -- THANK YOU!
He place looked just like the photos very nice looking but sometimes it what you dont see thats is the problem. The place has a very bad termite problem so the beds are always covered in discharged wood from the termite.
There also lizards that are in the ceiling that like to keep you awake at night with some type of strange mating call. Then there are the lizards you can see there all over the house so if your not a fan of them you may want to skip this place.
We also picked a very slow time during Ramadan so there wasn't any place to eat in a 20k range. No hotels to dine at or anything. We cut at 7 day stay short by 3 days and spent the money to go elsewhere to try to salvage what was left of out week. Also the hike isnt as easy to find as the make it sound there are really know real sign to direct you and there are four possible turns after the Marina we had to try them all to find the hike.
I'm originally from Indonesia but live and work in Bangkok together with my family, husband and two daughters.
If you like to stay in our house, please send a booking request and let us know how we can help. We can offer airport transfer and tips on activities and places to see.
We employ full time local staff who are there to help out during your stay. By staying with us you also help to contribute to the local community of Sambolo.