Brought my family and with some close friends to Jakarta over the Chinese New Year Period. I thought since we have 8 people, it would be better to find a bigger place where we can all stay together instead of going for separate hotel rooms. It was my first time trying out Airbnb and I was really happy with my experience at Agathon Guesthouse in Pondok Indah which is located in the south of Jakarta. So I would really want to recommend this place to you if you ever go to Jakarta for holiday with your family and is looking to stay in the southern part of Jakarta.
The house was really luxurious with lots of space and rooms. My 3 year old son Jack was super excited when he stepped into the house screaming ‘wow, I love this place’ at the top of his voice. Everyone couldn’t stop laughing at him dancing around the house. He even told me on the following morning that he don’t want to go out shopping with us and wanted to stay in the house. *Faint* I had to drag him out with us of course.
The whole house have very good speed wifi access compare with the hotels which I have stayed in Jakarta previously. Wifi connection is so important!!! haha.
Situated in the infamous Pondok Indah area, this place has lots of expatriates – government officials – artists & successful business people so not to worry it is a really good neighbourhood.
I love that the entire house is fully air-conditioned. There is security and house keeper on stand by 24-hour when ever we need something.
They provide distilled water as well for us and all the plugs in the kitchen are international plugs! So thank goodness we are able to charge our phones and electronics.
It is a 2 storey house with a swimming pool with a total of 5 bedrooms. So can accommodate about 10 guests. If you are going to Jakarta in a big group you should really consider renting this place on Airbnb because not only the house is nice, the owner of this place is really helpful and kind too.
I got lost a few times going back on Uber and the owner was really kind to let me know I can contact him if I need anything. Even late at night he still pick up the call to direct the uber driver.
He recommended us many nice food around the area and places to visit which is seriously top notch recommendation as food is so good and reasonability priced.
When we are leaving he also arranged his company cars to take us to the airport. 🙂 Really too nice!
Jack couldn’t stop running to the piano and trying to make sounds with it to seek our attention.
Everyone had comfortable beds and big spacious rooms for themselves. So many toilets in the house so we no need to fight in the mornings. Haha!
Everyday the house and the rooms will be tidied up by the house keeper when we are out. So we come back home everyday to a fresh new home that is tidy and clean.
Very good location with toll roads access direct to airport as well as other location. About 30 mins to airport if no jam. House is close to shops and banks nearby. There is 2 big shopping centres – Pondok Indah Mall and Cilandak Town Square to spend the day at. Bought so much shopping from this trip and had so much good food!
The owner even offered to help us place a reservation for us at Skye Restaurant and Bar on the 56th floor at the top of Grand Indonesia shopping building. Western food mostly but the quality of the food is amazing.
I really felt very thankful for the great service from the owner and having the opportunity to stay in this beautiful house. Felt very safe with my family with the 24hr security as well. Cost me around $275 per night. For 8 pax that is like $34 SGD per night only. I find this is much nicer and better than staying in any 5 star hotel right?
The owner speaks very good english as he grew up in Singapore & Australia. So if you are keen, why not msg him on airbnb to enquire further. Here is the link: