The Coolest Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals in Jakarta, Indonesia

For an impressive city skyline choose an apartment with a view in Jakarta, Indonesia
For an impressive city skyline choose an apartment with a view in Jakarta, Indonesia | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo
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The vast, chaotic, beautiful Indonesian capital can be overwhelming to first time visitors, so basing yourself somewhere that feels like a home from home can help make your stay all the more relaxing – and memorable. Unsure where to start? Take your pick from the following vacation rentals, hand-picked by a local expert, and book your next stay right here on Culture Trip.

1. Studio, Kebagusan City

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Courtesy of Kebagusan City Simple And Affordable Studio / Hotels.com

Away from the crush of the city centre, at Jakarta’s suburban-feeling southern edge is this homey, stylish two-person studio apartment, decorated with rich wood accents and contemporary pops of colour. You’ll have your own little kitchenette, complete with a two-seater breakfast bar, and there’s even an on-site minimart for essential groceries. Outside, there’s a good-sized pool and a play area for kids, who you can keep an eye on from your balcony.

2. Spacious Menteng Square Apartment With Pool View

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Courtesy of Spacious Pool View Menteng Square Apartment / Hotels.com

Location, location, location – when it comes to Jakarta, such a huge city to navigate, this mantra is especially true. Which makes this compact studio apartment, found just a skip from the city centre, a hidden gem. Inside, space is limited, but what there is, has been used well to include a plush double bed, sofa and kitchenette and views over a large, inviting communal pool. You’re on a main road (though away from the noise of it), so getting in and out of the centre is a breeze.

3. The H Residence Apartment

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Courtesy of Best Location The H Residence Apartment / Expedia

The shiny purple fleur-de-lis curtains might not be to everyone’s taste, but with views like the ones you’ll get from the H Residence apartment, you probably won’t have them closed much. And besides, beyond one decorative low note, this contemporary-feeling studio apartment does everything else right. There’s a big squishy sofa, a cool breakfast bar and a modern, clean bathroom. Two bedrooms sleeping three people in total make it perfect for an adventurous one-child family.

4. Cozy Baywalk Apartment, Green Bay

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Courtesy of Cozy Baywalk Apartment At Green Bay / Expedia

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the difference, especially when it comes to little spaces. Here, this compact waterfront apartment has been thoughtfully decorated with pot plants, which add organic texture and pops of colour to an otherwise neutral palette of white-and-wood. You won’t mind the cosy scale of the bedroom with such a winning location, plus you’ll also have access to a lagoon-like swimming pool and a tennis court.

5. Trendy Studio, Menteng Park Apartments

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Courtesy of Trendy Studio at Menteng Park Apartment / Expedia

If trendy is clean lines, a shades-of-grey colour palette and a sleek glass splashback above the kitchenette, then this studio apartment more than lives up to its name. Just outside the centre of Jakarta, but conveniently located on a main road for ease of access to the centre and its shops, restaurants and main sites, it’s got everything you need to feel at home in the city – plus a massive communal pool surrounded by landscaped planting.

6. Modern Apartment, Veranda Residence

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Courtesy of Modern Apartment @ Veranda Residence near Puri and Kebon Jeruk / Expedia

Spacious, well-equipped and stylish enough to merit its own Instagram feed, this four-person apartment just west of central Jakarta is a stunner. Glossy polished marble floors, elegant scandi-chic furniture, and a colour palette of putty greys and cream give it an immediately calming energy – ideal for decompressing after a day exploring this frenetic ant’s nest of a city. There’s also a pool, fitness center and a play center for kids, making this an easy choice for families.

7. Seaside Apartment Near Airport

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Courtesy of Ping / Airbnb

Located right above Baywalk Shopping Mall in North Jakarta, this apartment is a convenient hub for those seeking a splendid lifestyle and culinary experience around Pluit and the neighboring Pantai Indah Kapuk. The place has a minimalist, modern-but-earthy feel to it, with a beautiful sea view and access to the tower’s infinity pool and outdoor garden.

8. Minimalist Studio, Menteng Park Apartments

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Courtesy of Minimalist Studio Menteng Park Apartment / Airbnb

Conveniently located in the city centre, this tidy two-person studio apartment may be on the compact side, but with its glossy stone floor, large flat-screen TV and elegant modern furniture, you’ll feel pleased to be ‘home’ each time you open the door. It comes with a small, but well-equipped kitchenette and a washing machine, while an on-site swimming pool and gym add great value for money – and an incentive to keep active.

9. Tropical Wood H ouse in Central Jakarta

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This house’s rented rooms come with common facilities, including an exotic swimming pool, lush tropical garden, living room and kitchen. Rooms with different views are available, most with double bed, private bathroom, Wi-Fi and cupboard. You’ll love the earthy wooden interior and calming atmosphere that can be a real luxury in hectic Jakarta.

Edira Putri contributed additional reporting to this article.

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