Seafront Villa in West Java

Villa - Entire home/apt · Jalan Raya Carita, Labuhan, Banten, Indonesia

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.

The Space

Quick Overview

•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

Detailed Overview

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 Access

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 Neighborhood

The family of our staff live across the street and they have a little stall (Warung) where you can buy small necessities such as water, instant coffee, shampoo etc. You can also order simple, Indonesian meal. They will be happy to get to know you so go over and say Hi!

Getting around

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $19 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $400 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • What a gorgeous property in a very serene setting. Nice escape to get out of the hustle and bustle of Jakarta. Lovely hosts, well taken care of. I definitely recommend a trip to this Joglo!

    April 2014
    Response from Dewi:

    Thank you Naomi, it was our pleasure to get to know you too.

  • Great getaway! We had such a nice time at the joglo. Juhadi was incredibly kind and helpful (and a wonderful cook!) Communicating with Daniel and Dewi was a pleasure. The villa itself couldn't have been more charming with its Indonesian design and decor. We loved opening all of the doors and windows to enjoy the sea view and yard, eating on the porch and heading out for a swim. Just remember to bring your mosquito repellant- it's Indo! This is a great, relaxing escape from the chaos of Jakarta.

    April 2014
    Response from Dewi:

    It was our pleasure to have you Lindsay, look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

  • It's a lovely place. Enjoy the time me and family spent together. It would be nice if there's an air cond in the bedroom. So we can enjoy the night without the heat and insect around us.
    And Juhadi-the staff- very helpful and kind. The meal sooo delicious.
    IMHO, with no aircond and no breakfast, it was over rate.

    If there's an aircond, I will come back again. Guarantee.

    March 2014
  • Love the villa, love the ambiance! Its extremely clean, suitable for a family getaway. But maybe it would be nice if there is confirmation that there is additional cost for baby cot since I though it one of the facility for guest who bring baby with them.

    Oh, this is the very important thing, the housekeeper, Juhadi is very helpful. You don't need to go to restaurant if you want to eat, simply ask Juhadi to cook for you and the taste is oh my delicious, trust me since I'm a hotelier and I taste the food just like a five star seafood meals :)

    But maybe just suggestion, since I'm Indonesia who often travel with family, maybe it would be nice if you allow the villa to accommodate up to 13-15 max maybe (with no add cost), because it is sooo suitable for family gathering venue, with big back yard you have, of course with some policy of course to keep the house clean, etc.

    Hoping to coming back to seafront villa in couples month :)

    January 2014
    Response from Dewi:

    Thank you Lestari for you kind comments. Just to clarify, the baby cot is not listed in our standard list of amenities, we have to rent it ourselves from outside. We do this as a service to our guests at no extra cost. Apologies for not making this clear. We could buy a cot. But having a cot cluttering the house does not seem practical as most guest don't need it. So we prefer to rent it on a needs basis.
    The reason we don't allow for 13-15 people is that we then would need to explain that several people have to sleep on the floor. Many guests come from overseas and the property is listed on an international booking site. Hence, it would not be professional to offer a property with two bedrooms, claiming it can accommodate 13-15 people. Having a family gathering on the back lawn is fine though, you can invite guests to come.

  • Stayed here for 2 nights last minute (email hidden)-workers. We were looking for a last minute getaway out of Jakarta and Dewi and Daniel were great about booking us last minute. Juhadi was wonderful and helped pull together various parts of our visit; a great trip the market for fruit, seafood, arranging a spur-of-the-moment fishing trip, and arranging for an epic seafood dinner one night. The place was beautiful with the amazing beach just steps away.
    The only very minor thing was that it would be great if there was a ceiling or standing fan for the common area in the evening/night when we had to close the doors to keep the mosquitoes out, it just got a bit warm with no moving air. The bedrooms both had fans though and we had no issues sleeping at all.
    The villa is beautiful as the other reviewers say and the location really can't be beat.

    November 2013
  • We had a great time in this Villa. The house is very clean and well maintained. The staff was a perfect combination of being helpful and keeping our privacy. The kitchen is very well equipped.

    The beach is close and was almost empty during weekdays. If you need a good internet connection for work, you won't have any problems, the 3G data connection was perfect and very cheap.

    October 2013
  • Place is beautiful.

    August 2013
  • We had an amazing time at Rumah Joglo Sambolo! The villa is a great value in a beautiful location. We had a wonderful time on the lovely beach which is just a short walk to the north and we enjoyed the sunset views every night from the living room and back patio. Juhadi the caretaker was quite helpful, arranging our trip and accompanying us to Krakatau, and even helping us prepare meals or running errands as needed. Great place for families! We will be back!

    July 2013
  • I stayed here for three nights with three adults and my 2 year old daughter, and we had the best time. The villa is absolutely lovely, a charming and total relaxing break from Jakarta. I would have loved to extend my trip by several days (believe me there's so much to do in this area) but time did not allow.
    Pak Hadi, the caretaker, and his family were all lovely and so welcoming. They cooked us some amazing dinners, helped us organize excursions, and ensured that we had all we needed to enjoy our stay.
    I'd love to return here. Really.

    February 2013
  • We stayed at Rumah Joglo for a week and were fortunate to have someone as attentive as Juhadi look after us. He will also pick up some supplies on your behalf (like basic toiletries, fruit and vegetables) because the villa is some distance away from the nearest market. The villa is clean and visually appealing, the kitchen well-equipped if you feel like cooking for yourself (but if you don’t Juhadi and his family will prepare some delicious local specialties for you, and will also prepare a great breakfast for you if you like!) The garden sweeps to an expansive view and is very peaceful to relax in, and especially great when the wind picks up. Come with the supplies recommended by the owners, be prepared for an authentic experience, go with the flow and you will have a good time.

    December 2012
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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.
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