The SpaceThis is actually our little apartment that we lived in prior to moving to a larger place. It holds so many wonderful memories for us, therefore we decided to keep it and share it on AirBnB. It's a cozy little 3-bedroom apartment, 950 sqft in total, and we purposely 'designed' the interior to give off a different feel/vibe than other apartments. Alas this is what we got, and after years of living in it, we decided to lovingly call it 'The Bat Cave' for the unique feeling of serenity that only a cave can give you. ;-D
The living room and master bedroom have a/c units and ceiling fans, while the 2nd and 3rd have ceiling fans.
There are two toilets both complete with warm water showers.
There is a television, cable TV (Astro Njoi), pocket Wifi (11GB quota), DVD player (and a selection of DVDs) fridge, stove for cooking and water filter that dispenses drinkable water.
There is also a washing machine for all your laundry.
*However, please note our unique pricing structure;
The 3rd bedroom is equipped with a bunk bed (for 2 persons) and will be kept locked if there are less than 3 guests. We will unlock it for use if there are more than 4 guests, or by special request. ;-) Guest AccessGuests will be able to use the facilities in the condominium, i.e.:-
Gym, Swimming pool, children's playground, sauna and squash court.
There is also a launderette, cafe and small grocery store in the premises. All these facilities are located on the 5th floor.
And for guests that arrive with a car; good news: There is 1 secure parking space free of charge.
*And do take not, access to the parking space is the best and most convenient when compared to apartments/condominiums in the area! Interaction with GuestsWe stay 5 mins drive away, so we wont be too far if the guests need assistance. Nevertheless, I leave you to your own devices and respect your privacy.
And I will be sure to give all guests some pointers on what to do, where to visit and how to go there! Just ask! ;-)
However, we also have day jobs, therefore we may not be around but guests can call or text us if they need assistance. The NeighborhoodThe Bat Cave is located at a non-touristy urban neighborhood, but is also walking distance to the legendary Batu Caves shrine.
While not exactly in the center of Kuala Lumpur, it is located strategically whereby guests can drive (or hire a taxi) to:
1. Selayang Natural Hot Springs - 10 min
2. Batu Caves Hindu Temple - 2 min
3. Templer's Park Jungle Waterfall - 15 min
4. Templer Park Golf & Country Club - 15 min
5. Taman Layang-Layang (Popular Kite Flying Park) - 10 min
6. Selayang Lake-Garden (Park) - 10 min
7. Rock climbing at Batu Caves - 10 min
8. FRIM-Kuala Lumpur largest Forest reserve - 15 min
9. National Zoo - 20 min
10. Kuala Lumpur Central Business District (CDB) - 20 min
11. KLCC - 25 min
13. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre - 25 min
14. KL sentral - 25 min
15. Kl Bird Park - 20 min
16. Lake Gardens Tasik Perdana - 20 min
17. National Museum of Malaysia - 20 min
18. KL Tower Observation - 20 min
19. Petaling Street (China Town) - 20 min
The neighborhood is a middle-class area with a multicultural demographic, and therefore food is relatively cheap, unlike the inflated prices you will get in the 'hotspots' and CBD of Kuala Lumpur. There are numerous shops nearby serving halal, vegetarian and Chinese food. Getting AroundI dare say the location of the condo is the most accessible (in the area) in terms of public transport (train), taxicab or car. :)
The condominium itself is located nearby the Batu Caves KTM train station. (15 minute walk or 2 minute drive [RM5] by taxi).
From the KTM station, you will be able to ride the train to KLSentral (only RM4 / USD1!) and all other destinations dotted near the train and Light Rapid Transit (LRT) grid. You can literally go around the entire KL from there :)
Alternatively, you can hire a cab into town, where a ride into Kuala Lumpur CBD (e.g. KLCC) should cost around RM15-20.
The best thing about our location (if you are driving), is that you can enter Kuala Lumpur CBD without going through toll (via Jalan Kuching).
Bonus: For our esteemed guests, we provide a 128cc moped for your usage. Free of charge! *Refer to pictures* Other Things to NoteThe Bat Cave does not discriminate; therefore all are welcome.
But please, please respect the neighbors (they are great people!), and don't do anything that will disturb the peace.
Do keep the premises clean.
Do turn off all electrical appliances when going out.
Do also take note that our internet is supplied by a pocket wifi service, which has a monthly quota of 16GB. If this quota is exceeded, guests will need to 're-load' data in order for it to work as normal. Just get reach of Jep to do so. (Extra charges apply).
Finally, we always get asked why our rates are lower than most other places in Kuala Lumpur. The answer is simple, we believe in AirBnB's slogan of "Don't GO to a country/city. LIVE in the country/city." Meaning, with our lower rates we want to encourage longer stays for travelers. Why Go to Kuala Lumpur, when you can LIVE in Kuala Lumpur? ;-)