veranda downstairs, overlooking the Ciliwung Riverliving room and kitchen

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

This is the main bedroom, downstairs. There's an ensuite bathroom, shared with one other bedroom (that's usually empty).

The space

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...

Guest access

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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules

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.



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Sergio User Profile
September 2016
Patrick's home is a little piece of Eden in hell of Jakarta. You are there and you wonder: where is the traffic jam? Where is the smell of gasoline and burned garbage? Where is the noise? You stay there next day, sitting on the balcony overlooking the river and you get lost watching the trees singing in the wind. You sit there at night and listen to the fish jumping in the little pod, large animals with strange names climbing the trees in front of you, the rain falling on the leaves. It is not a small thing. If your sleep is not so difficult, I would suggest you to send the night in the bed on the balcony, protected by mosquito net, immersed in an unsuspected beauty of Jakarta night.

Serge User Profile
May 2014
Clean, friendly, spacious oasis in Jakarta! Highly recommended!

Jessica User Profile
January 2014
It's amazing to find a place so tranquil in such a chaotic city. The house is just as described in the posting and in other visitors' reviews - overlooks the river, charming and friendly neighborhood, clean and airy. I love how close the house is to some great little strips of food stalls that have some of the best Indonesian food I've tasted. Great balcony to enjoy warm nights with a cool glass of beer and a good book from the huge book collection. You can tell great people live here too – the house is inviting and well cared for. Isem, the house manager, is so kind and caring and made me feel so welcome. I'm looking forward to coming back!

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Jakarta, IndonesiaJoined in July 2013
Patrick User Profile

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.

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English
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