My husband and I are originally from Indonesia (Surabaya & Yogyakarta) but now settling down in Utrecht, the Netherlands,
We stayed at Ruth's house in early August leading up to the Eid Al Fitr celebration. True to form, the house is perfect for big groups/families. There are five of us, mum stayed in the master bedroom, I shared a room with my sister and my brother shared another with his wife.
The property is very well decorated and maintained. Any inquiry or request are very swiftly addressed. For example: because most of us were fasting in Ramadan, breakfast were delivered in the evening, so we can just pop it in the microwave for our early 'suhoor' meal. Another time we were looking for a hairdryer and couldn't find one in the house - the family's staff quickly dropped one off for us.
Amenities and add on 'services' were also very satisfactory. Ruth's family was always ever so helpful in helping us get the most of our stay. They had recommendation of brilliant massage therapists who came to the house (we didn't have to go anywhere!).
The only thing that was a little tricky at the beginning is finding the location of the House. We were met by Ruth's sister who then led us to the house. The following day we spent quite a long time navigating our way out of the area and coming back to it, because (website hidden) Maps weren't particularly helpful then. From the 2nd day on, though, we were fine.
Definitely a wonderful house to stay in. Will definitely come back and stay there next time we're in Yogyakarta. If you're visiting Yogyakarta, especially in a large group, you should definitely go for this house!
We were staying with a group of 8 adults and 2 infants and Ruth's place was just perfect for it! Good size, clean and well-decorated rooms (and bathrooms). Location is near to Jogja's downtown, within 15 minutes drive to most of Yogyakarta's attractions (Malioboro, the Palace, souvenir shops, etc)... Breakfast was very lovely, typical Indonesian "nasi kotak" (was even still warm when delivered to the house!!) Kitchen is well-equipped with some basic appliances and some complimentary tea, coffee, veg oil, etc And if you do decide to hire the driver, like us, you will not regret it, he took us to some of the best-kept secrets for Jogja's culinary delights. All in all, when you see an availability, you should definitely go for it!
Unfortunately I didn't have the pleasure to meet Ruth because her flight was delayed 5 hours. She called from Amsterdam to advise me about this delay and organized the check in with her siblings. I really thank Ruth for that. It was a very nice gesture. I welcomed her wonderful family to my apartment. They are very nice people and very polite. They left the apartment in perfect conditions. I definitely recommend Ruth to other owners. My door is wide open for Ruth and her family. Thank you, Jose
La famiglia di Ruth e fantastica, sono dei ospiti dolcissimi, puliti e ordinati. Per me è stato un piacere ospitarli e li consiglio a tutti gli host di accoglierli a braccia aperte.
Very pleasant young people! Always welcome
Ruth and her Family were great guests! They were easy to communicate with, kept me up-to-date with arrival details, and followed the house rules.
The guest came on time and left the apartment in a proper way.
Ruth and his Family were lovely guests. She´s keeping everything clean. It was nice to have Ruth here and I wish Ruth all the best! And of course, I would welcome Ruth as guest everytime again. :)