About this listing
a place call home for travellers from around the world to experience the local living. It will bring a convenience start of your journey and or your end holiday. Located in South Jakarta and direct access to the city center (30 minutes)
Enjoy Indonesia's experience show case through out gallery house. Feel the sight, smell, sounds and touch of Indonesia's hospitality at your private room
Located in South Jakarta close to city means less traffic, easy access to major attractive locations (TMII - Miniature of Indonesia, National Museum, Bank Museum, Old Town, Sunda Kelapa Port, Situ Babakan, Tanah Abang, Jakarta Art Building etc) or even to central business district where you would have your work to do and meeting with people. Various mode of local transport available : Taxi, Busway, Ojeg, Bajaj, and Commuter Train. Blending with middle class neighborhood would bring you knowing the local people and the culture within, feel the experience You will enjoy truly Indonesia's experience. And last but not least, you can enjoy choices of great tease Indonesian coffee at your breakfast time. So what a heaven for you ? Book it now and don't miss the experience you won't forget. If you think you don't need this now, please bookmark and share to your colleagues :) We are not only offering you a place to stay, but its Experience
Public Transport :
Nearest Commuter Train Station are Tebet & Cawang (Cawang is 5 minutes walk, Tebet is 15 minutes walk)
Nearest Busway TransJakarta Station Cawang Ciliwung (8 minutes walk)
Taxi is always available both on the street (with a little walk) or one phone call away to book. (Except during rush hour)
Language : Indonesian, English and Deutsch
Private air conditioned room with a king size bed located at 2nd floor. With the access to personal library of book and music. And private Bath Room for your own
Bottle waters at your room. Access to Water dispenser as well as drinks selection (Coffee, Tea, Milk)
Provided 32" private LCD tv with International movie selection channel i.e Fox Premium, AXN, wireless internet. Coffee machine to grind your Indonesian selection of coffee (Black, Expresso, Cappuccino, or Latte) and provided access to Kitchen to explore European, American or Indonesian cuisine. Fresh Towel, tooth brush and pasta, bath soap and shampoo are provided
You will have full access to 2nd floor / mezzanine floor direct to your room and your own bathroom. They are music and library room, and computer to access.
Interaction with Guests
We are open for conversation and sharing stories. We will not write much in this description, because we believe experience will tell you more. Experience it and feel it. But in the other hand we also respect to your privacy. Always feel free to do what you have to do politely.
Local neighbourhood named Tebet, you can see the interesting places on the guidebook. Tebet is strategically located in the city of Jakarta. Easy access to almost anywhere in Jakarta. But always bear in mind of Jakarta popular traffic during rush hour.
There are a two major public transport connection near by, commuter train and busway. Our place also near to the high way that connect to airport, suburb, and inter city.
Taxi is just a phone call away or get them on the street.
Other Things to Note
You can use our bike to explore the neighbourhood. There are one available.
Our place is near by to the mosque, so please note that calling for prayer is happen 5 times a day. the earliest one will be on 4.00 AM in the morning. Ear plug will help you if you need silent most of the night and morning.
- Self Service, wash your own dishes
- You can use washing machine, Pressing included upon request
- No smooking, max person 2,
- Keep the house clean
- No guests other than registered are permitting to enter the house
- Always locking the door and gate upon leaving the house
- Turn off Air Con if you are not in the room
- Keep the house key securely, because it is not able to duplicate
- Wireless internet up to 15 Mbps available 24/7
- Copy of your passport are required upon check in
Henry was a really really really great host. His pre-information is the best I ever had and we found the place without having any problems. He welcomed us with a welcome drink! This felt so great.
After giving us advices what we can do within 24h in Jakarta he went for dinner with us at a great place, took the time to drive us a bit around and to a cool bar. We enjoyed the evening with him and I'm really thankful that he took the time. It made our short stay perfect.
The next morning you'll find everything you need in his apartment including a great coffee.
Thanks Henry again, AirBnB at its BEST!
Henry and Nova are true superhosts. I had the chance to speak with an Airbnb employee while in Jakarta and told him that Airbnb should give Henry and Nova spandex superhero costumes with a big "H" on the front. Henry made sure I had all the information to get to his place from the airport. My flight landed at midnight and he very kindly stayed up to welcome me to his place. Their home is a cool space with interesting architecture and decor. They are warm hearted, kind and generous people and that made all interaction with them lovely. The room was on the second floor of the house and I was given a key for the bedroom door, the front door of the house and the lock on the front gate. Henry also lent me a ton of useful items like a plug adapter to fit american style electrical plugs, a SIM card, his bicycle along with a helmet and a card for use on the public transit network. He and Nova also offered me free use of their espresso machine, which I definitely took advantage of. ;). They were very willing to go out for dinner and a chat, which I really appreciated, not only as a very valuable cultural exchange, but also as a lone traveller it was great to have some cool people to chat with. Overall, I had a great time in Jakarta and Henry and Nova were a big part of why!
(A short note to prospective travellers to Jakarta: be careful at the airport because there are some people posing as bluebird taxi drivers. I almost got taken in and I don't consider myself a naive traveller. As soon as you exit the airport, turn left and you should see the bluebird taxi stand right there. Stand in line and wait. They are good taxis and won't give you a hard time about using the meter.)
Henry and Nova are the type of people who restore your faith in human nature. From my first email enquiries, to arrival (collected from the train station), to sharing favourite eating places and interesting Jakarta sights to sharing travel stories and home cooked meals Henry and Nova treated me as an honoured family guest. Their home is modern, but full of quirky artefacts and very comfortable with facilities of a high standard. It's in a local neighbourhood but close to major toll roads ( though you must allow for heavy Jakarta traffic everywhere). I felt very safe walking around the area on my own and every one was friendly without any hassling. Henry and Nova were happy to let me do my own thing but I loved our lively conversations too much to stay on my own upstairs.
I couldn't have asked for a better Airbnb experience. I have also gained two new wonderful friends who will continue on. I highly recommend their place if you are interested in getting to know all Jakarta has to offer as they are passionate ambassadors who are also interested in the culture and travel to other countries.
It DOES sound tacky, but this is what it was: "come as a guest - leave as a friend".
This host has made our stay in Jakarta simply unforgettable in the best imaginable way.
His care and extremely valuable assistance started long before we arrived in Indonesia, since he was very helpful in arranging our local travels. Without his help our journey would not have been this exciting...
The home is beautiful and indeed charming, comfortable and relaxing. The bed is cozy and the facilities just what one needs!
This place is definitely worth a visit and the description is just correct. We especially enjoyed the vicinity, i.e. the direct neighbourhood, since this place is located in a typical and safe residential area.
We were also pampered with excellent local food and a round-the-clock service regarding questions, even when we were roving the city on our own. In addition, we were given a nightly city tour and local daytime excursions. This opened a view into local life which we would NEVER EVER had otherwise.
Even weeks after our visit we are still in contact with the hosts and we would be happy to reply their hospitality back with us in Germany.
The only reason we would not recommend this place to others is so that we could selfishly be sure there are vacancies for us again later! Once again we honestly thank you for unique and unforgettable days.
Inez & Alexander from Cologne/Germany
Heny and Nova are a rare breed of host that we all aspire to be in our life. They go out of their way to ensure a comfortable, exciting and memorable time in Jakarta. My brother and I stayed with them for 3 nights and they were the best part of staying in Jakarta. Stay with them, they will show you the true Indonesian spirit with a beutiful modern twist, both in their home decor and persoective on life.
If two people ever had a gift for making people feel welcome in their home, it's Henry and Nova! We spent the last evening of our holiday in Indonesia in their beautiful house and were so pleased we got that opportunity. We needed a little help with a few things before our arrival and Henry was incredibly helpful with those, as well as with our delayed flight arriving in Jakarta and transport to their house. Nova was equally delightful and helped us plan our last day, organised taxis and made us an absolutely delicious breakfast! Both of them have a natural gift for making you feel at home. The house is beautiful and the room we stayed in was extremely clean and comfortable. I loved the fact that we got to stay in their house while having the privacy that comes with occupying a separate floor. I can't recommend them enough!
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About the Host, Henry&Nova
My wife and I are opening our place to share our happiness living in Indonesia. Both of us love to travel to any part of the globe. I am a person who loves aeroplane and travelling so much, getting into the plane and following through all the process take off and landing are so an excitement for me. And my wife has a very high interest on culture.
I had been working at multinational corporation for years that bring cross cultural among nationalities together. For us Airbnb is an opportunity to open our eyes even wider and understand other culture, tradition and make friends.
While we used to have home cooking, its always be a pleasure to share on how to cook Indonesian food with you when you are staying. Or just joint us to try Indonesia's authentic breakfast in the morning. I call it as experience to get closer into the local flavour. Please feel free to ask for a help (if needed)
Looking forward to host you with Indonesia´s experience to start or end of your journey