About This Listing
This is our second year to run the airbnb..... We find out that airbnb is not only about providing a B&B, but also about how to make my guests arrive safely and comfortably, to promote beautiful places in Indonesia, how to get there. And FRIENDSHIP!!
Something that when I started was just to share the pictures of my house in the internet, is getting serious and enjoyable. Until today 40 countries have sent their representatives to stay here!!
As there are some expatriates who also wants to stay here, I only have 2-3 rooms available for the temporary guests. You and these expats make the house become so global. A place to share and to learn.
As I notice, guests often need this so I provide:
1) Collaborating with a very good driver, a car is available for you! From the airport the cost will be Rp 200,000,- including everything. I recommend this car especially for guests who arrive late after 8 PM.
2) Please let me know if you need train tickets to Bandung or Yogya, or other destinations. I can refer to a friend for a small additional cost
3) Massage after a long journey, for 4 dollars per hour, by a lady
This listing refers to the room with a private bathroom and next to the pool
You can use my spacious guest room, living room and wood balcony for your activities. A multi channel TV is available in the living room. A nice kitchen and its utensils are available for you to use ( fridge, stove, micro-wave, etc). Water, coffee and tea are 24 hours. Feel free to serve yourself.
You can swim in our exotic tropical swimming pool at any time. Please enjoy our garden while you are reading under the sun..... guarantee you will get tanned soon. Two sundecks are available.
My house is located in Cempaka Putih, one of of a few peaceful and prestigious residential areas in the center of Jakarta (you can jog here safely). It is approximately 5 kms to the following: National Monument, Grand Indonesia, Mall of Indonesia, Kelapa Gading. Arround 7-10 kms JCC, Semanggi and Blok M.
From the airport, easily reached by several DAMRI buses: Rawamangun, stop when the bus exiting the toll road at Rawasari, Kemayoran, stop at destination, Gambir station at destination. From here, the easiest way is to take a taxi starting from Rp 25,000,- (Rawasari) to 35,000 (Gambir). From my house you can go to other parts of Jakarta using taxi, Jakarta buses (transJakarta), and other means (ojek), and a combination of bus and train. The trans Jakarta bus shelter is only 5 min walking.
Other facilities? all five minutes walking: gym (however simple things like push up, etc of course you can do it at home, hospital, groceries, restaurants and trade center (Cempaka Mas ITC) where you can find all you need in discounted prices.
In brief, experience yourself..... welcome!
Please note that you need to anticipate that there is a construction nearby. Noise may start from 8 AM to 8 PM.
A valid ID
Dress appropriately in the neighborhood
For Indonesian: please certify that you are husband and wife or sister and brother when sharing the same room
Clean all the utensils after using
save energy so we can keep this cheap price!
Beyond expectation! Suasana, tempat, fasilitas dan keramahan host serta tamu lain yang ramah. Mas Oi sangat ramah, responsif and helpful! Bagi wisatawan yang menginginkan tempat privat namun ingin tetap bersosialisasi, beraktivitas dan bonding dengan tamu lain, this place is definitely great!
Staying at The Tropical House was an amazing experience. That's exactly what we need after a long trip by plane from Europe.
Oi is a wonderful person : really open minded, very helpful : he knows everything about Indonesian culture and Lombok ;) He felt us comfortable and we highly appreciated his services from and to the airport and especially our discussions with him. Besides of that, the house is beautiful, the pool refreshing and the room exactly as described. We will be back soon :D
Thanks Oi for everything !
This is a beautiful house and is exactly as seen in the pictures posted in this listing. The house is in a safe locality that is just a quick taxi ride away from many key places in the city.
Oi was a great host. He picked us up from the airport and dropped us back. He was kind enough to create a rough map of the locality that helped us out in getting to nearby places by walk. He taught us basic sentences in the local language that helped us get the right food at restaurants. He also helped us call taxi whenever we wanted it. We met him as a host and left him as a friend.
The house maids were very sweet and offered to cook us food.
The room was very spacious even for 3 people. Bed and pillows were comfortable. French windows added brightness to the room. Private access to the pool from the bathroom was awesome. There was a lot of space for storage in the room.
Coming to the minuses, I am mostly nitpicking here:
1. The air conditioning lacked power. It took a lot a of time to cool the room but, but once the room was cool, it wasn't really that much of a problem.
2. The WiFi coverage could have been better.
Overall, I loved my stay here and felt at home. I wouldn't mind staying here again.
The Tropical House at Cempaka Putih Timor was very nice and spacious. My wife and I got the room next to the pool and we were very happy about it. Service was excellent. Location was a bit of an issue especially getting back home after 9 or 10 pm in the evening but we were okay with that! An overall good and pleasant experience for us!
Excellent place, great host.
The swimming pool was ideal, bathroom and everything else very clean.
Oi picked me up and showed me around, I couldn't have a better stay in Jakarta.
Highly recommend !
Herman's house is very nice, the room was very comfortable, spacious and clean. The location of the house is in a quiet and safe residential area and gave us a good rest after our days discovering busy Jakarta. Even though it's only 5km away from places like Monas, it still takes about 20-30 minutes by taxi to reach the centre. Oi, the responsible guy for the house was very friendly and helped us in any way possible. He also took us to some great restaurants and organised delicious Indonsian breakfast for us. We really enjoyed our stay and can recommend this place to anyone who doesn't want to stay straight in the city centre.
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