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Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat

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Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat
Take a minute. Enjoy the sunrise.
Walking down the road at sunrise.
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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
15 guests
1 night minimum
Villa
Your own private one acre retreat set in the rainforests of Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi with fresh cool air, sound of the stream, chorus of jungle monkeys and the occasional call of the hornbill. It's where you press reset and be at peace. Just a 40 minute drive from the center of Kuala Lumpur. Fully self-contained with 2 living areas, 4 bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, a library and a well-equipped indoor and outdoor kitchen with full facilities, it offers a sanctuary for those craving to escape the mind numbing city sights and sounds. The living area, flanked by wide wooden verandah on the ground floor is perfect for gathering, creative exploration, yoga and meditation retreat. It is suitable for small groups of friends and families looking for a peaceful rejuvenating escape. You can spend y...Your own private one acre retreat set in the rainforests of Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi with fresh cool air, sound of the stream, chorus of jungle monkeys and the occasional call of the hornbill. It's where you press reset and be at peace. Just a 40 minute drive from the center of Kuala Lumpur. Fully self-contained with 2 living areas, 4 bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, a library and a well-equipped indoor and outdoor kitchen with full facilities, it offers a sanctuary for those craving to escape the mind numbing city sights and sounds. The living area, flanked by wide wooden verandah on the ground floor is perfect for gathering, creative exploration, yoga and meditation retreat. It is suitable for small groups of friends and families looking for a peaceful rejuvenating escape. You can spend your hours sitting at the wooden veranda overlooking the lush greens of the rainforest floor, playing in the stream within our property grounds or feed the fish frolicking in the pond. Eat, drink, and chill whilst submerging in the amazing rainforest view from the veranda or the open air viewing deck, where breakfast is served complimentary. You will also find a home-made BBQ pit equipped with a sink outside. Sit outdoors, enjoy the cool night air, gaze at the stars, and savour the flavours of your very own freshly cooked barbeque. It is an activity we highly recommend you do. We provide the charcoal and BBQ equipment for your cooking needs. The retreat is located in the tranquil gated community of Tanarimba and is only a 10 minute drive from the quaint village of Bukit Tinggi (Kampung Bukit Tinggi), famous for its fresh farm produce and restaurants. We hope our retreat will elevate your rest to a whole new level. Due to the nature and location of the surrounding, we provide limited WiFi and mobile service. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Dorena M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2015
Interaction with guests
This is a holiday home used by our family, hence we may not always be there to welcome you in the house, but, we will try to drop by whenever we can during your stay. Our caretakers will welcome you in our house. They are fully vaccinated and will be at your service to ensure you have a relaxed and enjoyable stay. All you need to do is ask! You can always reach us through our site. And if you have other enquiries to use the place for day-use or for specialty sessions like yoga, meditation, meetings or brainstorming sessions, please contact us.
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Reviews (12)
bswan0416
bswan0416
26 contributions
It was a pleasant staycation trip at Rest.Puase Rainforest Retreat on March 2022. Greenery environment surrounding the villa and private stream as our favorite outdoor activity during 2D1N. Good hospitality from the host, Ms Dorena and caretaker Mr Bawi. Repeatedly reply for our need and inquiries before & after check in. Local breakfast served on next day with a breathtaking view and natural sound surrounding. Comfort stay with additional mattress add on for my group. Full kitchen utensils and equipment. We had enjoyable and unforgettable moments there!
Visited March 2022
Written April 10, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bulat187
bulat187
Masai, Malaysia15 contributions
Never have my family and I stayed at a more thoughtfully designed vacation rental.. Checked in xmas eve 2021 and stayed for 3 nights. Everything was so smooth from the start. Dorena was pleasant to deal with - we to reschedule a few times due to the lockdowns but she was very understanding and accommodating. The place itself - wow where do I begin.. so spacious! perfect for big groups to mingle and spend quality time together, yet you can just slip away for some quiet me-time at the cozy living area upstairs- this space is also filled with books and games :) The river at the backyard is perfect for kids. You can also explore the surroundings for more places to dip or just for a morning walk. Breakfast provided. BBQ pit will be made available fired-up and ready upon request. In -house laundry available - free! Kitchen is also fully equipped. And i mean really, you don't have to bring any utensil or cockery. You can cook n serve full meals or you can order from Selera Al-amin(roadside stall - yummy local food) or Bee's Food & Coffee (fusion menu - tasty pasta) Last, but definitely not least, the caretaker, Bawi and his crew/family - friendly, helpful, reliable and on-point throughout our stay. Made our stay a whole lot more relaxing and drama free. Our final headcount was 11 but this place can easily fit more. We cooked/ate/drank/watched-TV together. Simple things that are so rare in this digital era. We rested.We paused. What better way to spend the long Xmas weekend :)
Visited December 2021
Written January 22, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mohan P
Mohan P
Singapore40 contributions
We spend a few hours here as it was the site of a wedding ceremony (the tea drinking ceremony) in a Chinese wedding. My relatives had stayed there the night before - they wanted to stay at the nearby Enderong Resort but that wasn't available so they took us as Plan B (for 1 night only). Upon arrival, I could see there were all very well taken care of. The wedding ceremony went smooth as the bungalow was spacious - ample parking for a few cars (down a steep concrete driveway - in the dry, normal cars can make it. In the wet, perhaps need a bit more care but should be no problem as the concrete road is rough and with ridges). The house is gorgeous - a living room opens to a quiet verandah overlooking verdant wilderness and with the sound of a gently roaring waterfall somewhere in the distance. You can just unplug and relax (bring your own entertainment). Or you can stay plugged in using wifi. There's very poor cellular signal unless you bring a tall antenna cum repeater (not sure how easy it is to set this up) - shouldn't be too difficult. The wifi router can't take too many concurrent sesssions so perhaps it's maxed to 16 devices. As we had a large crowd, the last few couldn't get in...unless we reboot and scramble to get in before the limit! This could be temporal cause wifi routers nowadays are fine handling 100 devices etc. Speed was suficient for whatsapp text and voice. Didn't try video - perhaps others did. I'd say this is a lovely getaway and it's much cheaper than the pricier, more exclusive Enderong resort nearby. Enderong has the advantage of having a big bungalow and another 6 annexe rooms that are connected to the main bungalow by a covered walkway. Some of the rooms are twin and the others are Quad sharing. A nice place to go hiking or relaxing with family and frends! Genting Highlands is not too far away and it can be a convenient day trip by private car or even Grab (with advance notice). Else ask locals how to rent a car for a local tour of the surrrounds. Lovely weekend away from it all!
Visited November 2019
Written December 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jessica K
Jessica K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia91 contributions
A short drive out from KL and we arrived. Good place to detox from technology, healthy dose of fresh air, and just enjoy the company of friends and family. Love the huge dining table at the patio overlooking the little stream. Breakfast is provided, continental set. The caretakers of the house fires the charcoal BBQ pit. We did steamboat on our own on the second night. The bentong Chinese village is just a 15 mins drive.
Visited November 2018
Written December 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Yap W
Yap W
1 contribution
Beautiful retreat in the middle of the forest. Calming getaway from life, emails and the rat race. Look out for the stunning sunset, and listen out for the hornbills.
Visited July 2018
Written September 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

CutieMalaysia
CutieMalaysia
7 contributions
It was a breathtaking place to rest & relax with the family with the little stream behind the condo. The place was very clean & cozy, kids love it so much that we shall visit again.
Visited May 2018
Written September 6, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

FrequentFlier759174
FrequentFlier759174
1 contribution
Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat provided our family a great bonding time within a natural setting with activities for everyone. The availability of a kitchen and the BBQ pit provided us the flexibility to cook our own meals in a relaxed ambience amidst chatters and laughter of our family members.To our young ones, fishing with Lian Pi with Bobby at their heels provided an experience that they can cherish for the rest of their lives. It's amazing to see that they got very engaged in the stream for hours helping to move the rocks around! The memory of the togetherness is priceless to us. It's such a wonderful place! Thank you Dorena and the caretakers for looking after our needs - really appreciate the experience!
Visited February 2018
Written March 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trip617667
Trip617667
Dear Wong Jun, it was truly a pleasure having you and your family over. We thank you for the care and kindness extended to us especially your wife - to our caretakers family and making them part of your stay here. It's funny with only some basic language understanding with the kids and yet they could play together....shows how simple and happy life can be, and smiles can overcome any barrier. I would like to thank you again for all the care you have shown us...you have been truly and amazing guest and we appreciate your stay with us. Would like to take this opportunity to wish you and family the best in everything you do and hope you will come back again! Best wishes always, Dorena and family.
Written May 16, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WanHoon
WanHoon
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
Had a great time of catching up with family at Rest Pause. Nice quiet place for the family. Like home away from home. The distance is great for getaway between from KL city bustle and the Genting Highlands.
Visited November 2017
Written February 27, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trip617667
Trip617667
Dear WanHoon, it was a pleasure having you and family over. We try our best to make sure you have a relaxed and quiet getaway - and enjoy nature. BTW, I do hope you also managed to find the fresh vegetables and fruits on your way back. If not, can always take a quick drive back here for more veggies and fruits:-)
Written May 16, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NL B
NL B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6 contributions
A perfect getaway close to the city. A beautiful house, lovely caretakers, very helpful owner, and plenty to do in the area if you can drag yourself away from the wonderful veranda. Highly recommended.
Visited April 2017
Written April 19, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trip617667
Trip617667
Thank you so much for your kind words. The pleasure is all ours having you over. The veranda is our favourite family spot too..many hours spent there talking, eating and resting:-). Hope to see back soon again and wishing you all the best!
Written May 16, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JamesandSusan A
JamesandSusan A
1 contribution
We have looked long and hard for a mountain retreat in Malaysia that is away from the crowds, family-friendly, restful, and well-kept. This place exceeded all of our expectations. It's even more beautiful than the pictures make it look! The house is so comfortable and is full of all kinds of lovely touches like a library, games, snacks, a huge kitchen, and cozy spots for everyone to enjoy. The staff are exceptionally helpful and keep the place immaculate. We can't wait to come back again!
Visited January 2017
Written January 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trip617667
Trip617667
Dear James and Susan, thank you for just coming here..was really really nice to have you and family over. Our caretakers also wanted to thank you for coming, said was a pleasure having you and family over, you made everything easy! Do come back here again...we look forward to welcoming you back again!
Written May 16, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
City Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Bukit Tinggi Village (Kampung Bukit Tinggi) and Janda Baik Village (Kampung Janda Baik) are two quaint, agricultural and tourism based villages in Pahang. It is located along the highway and is easily accessible by road. Bukit Tinggi Village is famous for its many restaurants and is 'must-stop' place to eat on the way to Genting Highlands from KL. Janda Baik on the other hand is famous for its hiking, rainforest nature paths, Lata Tampit Waterfalls and Sungai Benus.
Getting around
Private or hired motor vehicles are necessary as there are no public transport serving the area. Taxi services to and from the Retreat is available with prior arrangement.
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat

Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat is able to accommodate up to 15 guests. See all property details.

Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat must last at least one night. See all property details.