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!
Me and my dad stayed in Tropical House for 3 nights when we first arrived in Jakarta. We got picked up at the airport by Oi who works for Herman and what a nice guys he is. He immediately made us feel welcome and seemed genuinely interested in what our plans were and what he could do to help us out. He gave us a lot of good tips on where to eat, where to go and what to do. A really good host and I would recommend anyone to stay here! The facilities were in good condition and we had the room just next to the pool. Nice bed, great shower and western style toilet. The description of the house matched what we got and we couldn't be happier with our stay. Very much recommended!
It was really a great place to stay in Jakarta! Thank you Oi for your great support and that you made our stay so comfortable. The house is very clean and everything is right around the corner. Will stay there again, when we come to Jakarta!
Staying at this place was an entirely pleasant experience. I wish to mention especially the help of the caretaker Oi, who was particularly helpful in whatever way he could.
We enjoyed the stay there and the place is well worth the money spent.
Had a wonderful time staying at this place. The place is comfortable equipped with AC, Wifi etc. Also the pool was simply awesome and easy to access to the main entertainment areas in Jakarta. Would definitely love to stay here again. Terimakasih Banyak Oi!!
The hotel was beautiful although the neighborhood wasn't the most exciting... However, Oulai was very helpful in making sure we had a great time in Jakarta. Although the house was beautiful and our room was right next to the pool, the location was a bit noisy due to a Karaoke bar next door.
'Herman's House' is a well-designed place with 3 large social areas, a washing machine and good cooking facilities. The pool is small but clean and well-maintained. We stayed for two weeks; the first in the lovely glass-fronted room next to the pool (as shown in the photograph) and the second on the opposite side. We moved rooms because the noise of the local karaoke club came through the glass (until 3am some nights!) and we couldn't sleep without ear-plugs! The other room had more walls, so was a little quieter.
We were welcomed and looked after by Oi who is extremely kind and thoughtful. He picked us up from the airport and on the last day drove us to the station, for a reasonable fee. This is a very useful and convenient service. Oi gave us lots of advice about what to see and do in the area and about our future travel plans across to Yogyakarta and Bali. He even stayed up late to help us book train tickets.
The house is close to local shops, shopping mall, restaurants and a cheap gym. Taxis to MONAS/the centre take around 40 minutes and cost between 50,000 and 80,000 rupiahs each way. They are plentiful from the end of the road!
We enjoyed our stay.
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