About this listing
This is the main bedroom, upstairs. Its a very large room with a king size bed, opening onto a private garden. There's an ensuite bathroom, shared with one other bedroom (that's usually empty).
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...
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.
Interaction with guests
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 will be there to greet you, to make you breakfast etc. Her English is very limited, but somehow it works out.
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.
No pets please. We like the place to be welcoming to all the native birds and animals.
Smoking is allowed on the verandas, not inside.
No loud music after 10 pm, or our neighbours will be upset.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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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.