£203 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Templer Park Rainforest Retreat - Villa – Home 4863227 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 16 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Templer Park Rainforest Retreat - Villa – Home 4863227

  • Villa
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 16
  • 1 night min stay

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Villa consists of 4 en-suite bedrooms with air-conditioning, with infinity pool, jacuzzi & wading pool access, hammocks, outdoor kitchen & BBQ, with deck facing the majestic Bukit Takun & golf course. Surround yourself with nature only a mere 30 mins drive away from the centre of KL.

The retreat is surrounded with 360° views of the Kanching Rainforest Reserve. Upon arrival you would feel as if you have travelled to a remote area but only a 30 minute drive away from the centre of KL. Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and hold your family and friend gatherings here. The natural environment allows every guest to chill, relax, destress and recharge.

The Retreat is located on a hilltop of a sprawling land of about 3 acres. Two houses are located within- Villa & Container. The houses are located 60m apart from each other, shielded by trees & shrubs for privacy.

There are viewing decks with scenic views overlooking mountains (Bukit Takun/Anak Bukit Takun) and golf course. There is an infinity pool for swimming with jet spa + splash pool in the retreat, outdoor barrel sauna & 14' wide trampoline (shared access with the Container House). Wi-Fi is available. Charcoal with BBQ and other kitchen tools are provided for your cooking needs.

We are also in close proximity to eating places and Tesco is a 8 minute drive away.

There are ample car parking spaces. The environment provides you with tranquillity; it is very cool and breezy because you are surrounded by rainforest.

Your 'neighbors' include cheeky monkeys, otters, monitor lizards, squirrels, tropical colorful birds, wild fowl, large butterflies, dragonflies, bats, fireflies. Prepare yourself for their occasional visits during your stay at the retreat.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Super King Bed Sofa Bed Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4: Super King Bed Sofa Bed Bunk Bed
  • 4 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The retreat is along the Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur trunk road and it is located about 20 kilometres / 30 minutes travel from centre of Kuala Lumpur.

Interaction with guest

Mr Saw takes care of the retreat with his passion and enthusiasm of the natural environment together with support from ourselves, his family. We really love meeting new people and making friends with guests near and far. The serenity and tranquillity from escaping the concrete jungle, which all of our guests have experienced here is what we hope to share with everyone. We also have a real passion for nature and life. There is so much to explore in Malaysia and we will be happy to share with you our experiences and guide you through the beautiful places our wonderful country has to offer.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£38.39) $50.00
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

1. The retreat is at an elevated land and forms a part of a residential community, any loud noise will be amplified to the other neighbouring houses. We require that noise be kept to a minimum after dark. No loud music nor rowdy party is allowed.
2. Smoking is strictly not permitted in the rooms.
3. Guests are encouraged to keep the premises clean.
4. Pets are not allowed.


About the owner

Hj S.
Average reply time:
2 hours 31 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
19 Feb 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

Very Good
10 reviews

Very Good

“Slice of Paradise”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2019

Please, please, ignore the 1* review below. Could not be further from the truth. Templar Retreat is a slice of heaven and Han Saw could not have been more helpful, responding to WhatsApp within minu… More

“Rainforest hideaway”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2018

This is a comfortable and wonderfully eccentric home for those who appreciate an outdoor form of living, in touch with the rain forest that surrounds it. Templer Park is a very special place and Han S… More

“Ignore the spiteful review left previously, its a wonderful place!”

Reviewed 31 Dec 2016

Please ignore the really spiteful review left perviously here. We had a wonderful time, the place is gorgeous and immaculately kept. It was such a novelty being surrounded by the jungle noises, but it… More

“Not As Advertised”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2016

The resort is not as advertised. The pool infinity is on the edge of the driveway that trucks and cars were coming up to do construction work from 8am - 5pm every day. The construction work was in th… More

Owner's reply: We wish to respond in detail as this review is unjustified. Pam Bell had booked to stay with her family of 7 from March 27 to April 2. Bell did not book via Tripadvisor, but via other means. Two days after arrival, March 29, Pam conveyed that they have some urgent matters to attend to back home in Australia and that their airline managed to get the group on an earlier flight on March 31, hence her 2 nights stay had to be forfeited. She then requested for a refund for the night of March 30. We had explained that cancellation of such late notice - 2 days before is against policy; hence no refund. Bell accepted our explanation at that time. Bell and family left in the wee hours of March 31 at 5am. Not only did they not have the courtesy to check-out, but in their wake they had left all lights turned on and 3 bedroom doors left wide open - this led to monkeys entering and damaging the bedrooms. Bell's answer to this was 'these are your monkeys'. Bell during her stay had complained to us that there were sirens and loud noises - these are few and far between. We had explained the retreat overlooks the Golf course, and when it starts to rain, some sirens will be deployed to alert golfers to danger. Also, we had explained that the retreat being in a rainforest, some loud nature noises occasionally come from wildlife. Bell did not take this for an explanation. After this, Bell began harassing us via email - we received a mail which we felt was defamatory. Bell had added new complaints: one of which was on our renovation crew. If this was a valid concern, like Bell's queries about the siren and noises from the jungle, we would have immediately attended to it. However, Bell had mentioned in her email that Mr Saw is some form of savage character and their travel to Malaysia made them feel unsafe, worried that they will get shot at by a gun, in the retreat. Thus, that is the reason during their stay that the complain was not made. Together with this complain, finally the underlying cause surfaced. She had blackmailed us: "Refund me 2 nights or I will defame you on the internet." Bell complained about not meeting Juliet which is totally unreasonable. Bell could have requested for Juliet to meet them in their frequent messaging during their stay. Juliet was very busy at that period but Bell's family were still well attended to. Bell even had the cheek to complain that we did not bother to see them off - when they actually quietly left at 5.00am with the gates wide open. Bell's complaint about Tesco not being westernised but more local is absolutely absurd. We advised Bell and family before their arrival that it is advisable to rent a car for ease of moving about. We had then very kindly requested for our independent caterer to help Bell and family out in terms of transportation. We ended up having to apologise profusely to our caterer because we found out that he had to chauffeur Bell and family to Tesco, 7/11 store, the pharmacy and even the post office which took him away from his job and other tasks. His complaint was that there was not a word of thanks on the last night. He even had to apologise on their behalf to the local post office staff as Bell and family insisted that the post office should be able allow Bell and family to use their computer to send an email to Australia - as that could be done in Australia. Our caterer apologised because things got a bit heated as Bell and family insisted on getting things done their way. This was a bad experience for the caterer and he was rather upset. We believe that Bell and family should not visit other countries and insist on doing things their own way. In the end, we decided to refund the final night which is April 1 just to close this chapter. But Bell was still not happy to not get her full 2 nights. Hence, this nasty review. Bell and family during their stay, did not bother to buy a phone card. They made use of our wifi to demand service up to their doorstep. As a result of that, the poor caterer had to travel to our place, 10 minutes away just to take Bell's orders and go home and cook Bell's meal. This is unfair to the poor chap because he is just operating a small business and all the added cost like petrol is simply unnecessary. A simple phone message or call would suffice. On a totally scary note, after Bell and family's departure, our housekeeper had found 5 pins stuck in the mattress. If our housekeeper had not managed to do so, could you imagine the downward consequences?

“Absolutly beutiful”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2015

This is a stunning place to stay, it has to be seen to be believed. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Would defiantly recommend the food delivery service, very tasty and it worked out less e… More

“A piece of paradise”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2015

So many of our friends who have previously been to Malaysia advised us not to go to a rainforest location since we might not find it to be tourist friendly. We made up our mind and decided to stay at … More


Reviewed 25 Apr 2015

The Rainforest Retreat was absolutely beautiful. Every meter of the property was clean and well organized. The swimming pool and the jacuzzi were refreshing and obviously the view of the surroundings… More

“HIdden gem in the city”

Reviewed 16 Mar 2015

Brought the young & the old to this lovely place for a one night stay to get away from city, not knowing what to expect. No regrets at all! it was just a short 30minutes drive from our place in … More

“Highlight of our trip”

Reviewed 30 Dec 2014

The retreat was the highlight of our trip. A beautiful spot with an amazing house with surprises around every corner. Saw was very helpful, picking us up, taking us to the waterfall and also arrangi… More

“Piece of Heaven”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2014

I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days at this amazing spot with my family. Although getting there was a little difficult, it was worthwhile. The hospitality of the Saw family was exceptional an… More

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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