Villa Sunset, Jogjakarta – My First Airbnb Experience

Airbnb has been one of the favourite places I go to look for unique and special places to stay when traveling. After some research and comparison done online via Airbnb on where to stay in Jogjakarta last April, I have decided to go with Villa Sunset, hosted by Riris.

Villa Sunset, Kota Bantul, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Villa Sunset – consists of 2 private villas in Jogjakarta, Indonesia

This was my first trip to this historical city of Jogja, so I anticipated lots of walking and hiking uphill hundreds fleet of stairs when visiting the ancient old temples and archaeological sites such as Prambanan and Borobudur. With that in mind, Villa Sunset, located in the countryside area of Kota Bantul (50 minutes from Jogjakarta town) sounds like a perfect spot to unwind afterwards. The location is a bit far from town, so if your itinerary consists of full day sightseeing like me, a pre-arranged transportation while you’re there is the way to go and Riris the host can even help you find one if you need help.

Villa Sunset, Kota Bantul, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
A calming view amidst the trees.

By looking at the photos of Villa Sunset on Airbnb, it’s hard to believe that this quaint villa is situated somewhere in the countryside of Jogjakarta. Surrounded by greenery, at night all you can hear is the sound of nature.

What you get when you book Villa Sunset via Airbnb – 2 separate villas (one king bed and one twin bed) in a private compound with a pool, a separate kitchen (with a dining table fit for 6 pax, fridge, stove and basic cooking necessities) and a simple breakfast in the morning.

It’s perfect for a getaway with friends or family of four adults.

Villa Sunset, Kota Bantul, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
The kitchen with the round window that resembles the Romanesque architecture in France.
Villa Sunset, Kota Bantul, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Villa Sunset garden
Villa Sunset, Kota Bantul, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
The first villa on the higher end has two twin beds and a modern bathroom & shower with amenities (towel and shower gel).
Villa Sunset, Kota Bantul, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
The room comes equipped with an umbrella and torchlight just in case.
Villa Sunset, Kota Bantul, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Wifi and cable tv is also included in the booking.
View from the second villa, overlooking the hills
View from the second villa, overlooking the hills. The second villa comes with a king size bed and a modern bathroom.
Villa Sunset, Kota Bantul, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
View from inside the kitchen overlooking the pool.
A simple colorful breakfast. The juice, bread, jam and fruits was prepared by the host.
A simple colorful breakfast. The juice, bread, jam and fruits was prepared by the host.
Villa Sunset, Kota Bantul, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
View through the kitchen window (left). Great time spending relaxing tired feet in the pool after a long day of sightseeing.

I understand now why the name, Villa Sunset is what it is. The view surrounded by the jungle and mountains is just so refreshing and you get a really nice sunset view from here. It’s really a magical haven, good luck trying to leave this wonderful place on the last day…

Book Villa Sunset from USD125 per night

Some tips for first time Airbnb users:

  1. If you’re looking to book a stay with Airbnb at the very last minute, it’s not suitable for you. Why? Because you have to wait for the Airbnb host to reply within 24 hours to accept or decline your reservation.
  2. Upon submitting your reservation request, Airbnb will request an authorized payment method (full amount of the reservation). However if your request is declined or expired, you will not be charged.
  3. Read the reviews before deciding to book a place.
  4. Contact the hosts or ask anything you need clarification beforehand. (e.g transportation, how to get there etc.)
  5. Use this to get a discount on your first stay at Airbnb! Coupon get USD 20 off AIRBNB

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