About this listing
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.
Note on Air Conditioning (AC): We don't have an AC and there are good reasons for this. Our house is a 150 year old Joglo, a traditional house from Central Java. There was no AC back in those days. Instead they built Joglo houses with a high structure (our is 7 meters high) so that there is a natural airflow. To install an AC would require serious structural changes to the house, including blocking off the natural air circulation since otherwise it would render the AC useless. There is also serious risk of fungal and mould damage. The power supply would have to be replaced and rental costs would need to be increase quite substaintially. Most guests appreciate the authentic experience our house has to offer and we believe the esthetics of the house would also be ruined if we installed an AC. We do have fans and is enough to have a good night sleep.
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.
Great house with great vieuw!
Personel is fantastic, juhadi and his family are the best! Thanks!
I spent beautiful 5 days with my family at Rumuh Joglu. The villa is a save heaven especially with small kids. My kids really enjoyed it to run around in the spacious garden.
The villa itself was very clean and the house keeper Pak Juhadi offered any possible service. Especially we like the delicious meals which he prepared, most of all the fresh fish. Pak Juhadi could easily work in a five star hotel, his service was excellent.
I agree with all good reviews given by other guest previously.
The access to the beach is very easy, by food you can reach a kids friendly beach with in 10 minutes. We have checked all other beaches in the area, Anyer beach of Lippo Carita beach for example. But the best and cleanest beach is the one close to Rumah Joglu (Sambolo cottages).
A very nice villa right at the sea shore with very nice staff preparing any food you wish.
I promised to return and we did.
It is the second time we returned to Rumah Joglo. It was Ramadan and this was the best part as it look only 2,5h (vs 4 last time) to get there from Jakarta. Also, beach was empty and much cleaner as well as whole village was very quiet.
I wish I could return every weekend!
My family and I stayed with friends last weekend at this Villa and loved it.
Very easy access for a day trip to climb Anak Krakatoa.
There are two bedrooms, 1 with ensuite; an additional bathroom, and a small kitchen.
The host provided 2 additional mattresses for our children which was great.
There is a fantastic big back garden which is perfect for children running around, and there is a beautiful view over the seafront.
There is the possibility of incredible fresh seafood BBQs which we did both nights and loved.
The host was very helpful with the booking, and would be happy to stay again.
My second x staying in villa Joglo, it has everything you need. I wished they have AC in the villa, that would be perfect. Fans are provided in every rooms. The caretaker, Pak Juhadi was awesome.
See you next time Villa Joglo!
Thank you Justina
Glad you enjoyed your stay. This is a traditional 150 year old Joglo house. The ceiling is 6 meters high and with air ventilation above all doors and windows which gives natural air flow. Technically, it is not possible to put in an AC in this kind of house. We also want to keep the house as authentic as possible.
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.
About the Host, Dewi
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.