[Updated 9 March 2021]
While some Malaysian travellers prefer a chilly holiday in Janda Baik or stay in the cosy cottage in Cameron Highlands, others prefer to spend their weekend in a riverside homestay in Selangor. Away from the crowd and closer to mother nature, you'll be surprised to find many nature retreats in Selangor that are only a few steps away from the river. For your much-needed getaway, plan your next vacay at one of these amazing riverside homestays in Selangor!
1. Tanah Larwina
Located in Hulu Langat, Tanah Larwina offers a retreat within a tranquil setting that's as beautiful as it is conveniently accessible from the city. This lodge sits on a 3-acre piece of land, complete with a running stream nearby, an orchard and even a collection of farm animals! Tanah Larwina can accommodate groups of 8 (at the main lodge) all the way up to 16 (with additional pods and rooms that can cater to more guests).
The main lodge (Rumah Tebing) is located on the banks of Sungai Larwin, which guests can take a dip in. Tanah Larwina comes equipped with a kitchen, barbecue facilities, outdoor picnic and dining areas, and even a campfire spot to complete the experience. You can read more about Tanah Larwina here!
Capacity: Up to 8 people
Rate: Starts at RM1,694 per night on Airbnb (for 8 people. Do note that additional charges apply for more guests).
Address: Kg Paya Lebar, Batu 23, Jalan Sg Lui, Hulu Langat, Selangor
2. Ratu Rening
Stay in a beautifully designed home of your choice, either by a pond or along the riverfront amidst the lush greeneries of Batang Kali! Ratu Rening is a private estate comprising two accommodations available for guests - the impressive Dusun Raja that can fit up to 20 and is built around a spring water reservoir or the smaller but no less lovely Sekebun Bunga that can fit up to 12 and sits right by Sungai Hijau.
Besides being beautifully built and equipped with all the modern comforts you'll need (like air-conditioning!), you're bound to be swept away by the surroundings and won't want to leave. You can read more about Ratu Rening here!
Capacity: Up to 12 people for Sekebun Bunga and up to 20 people for Dusun Raja
Rate: Starts at RM2,657 for Dusun Raja
Address: Kampong Hulu Rening, 44400 Batang Kali, Selangor
Contact: +6016 207 7671
Are you and your friends looking for an unforgettable trip? Maybe you're looking for some quality bonding time while disconnecting in nature? Selarulofthouse will provide just that. This hut located in the forests of Serendah is perfect for those looking for a slightly more adventurous trip.
A bit of hiking (guided by your host Lutfi) is needed to get there (including crossing through a stream), but you'll no doubt be charmed by the modern design of the hut with its open concept, ground-to-ceiling glass windows and amenities including a kitchen and plenty of space to chill with your buddies. The river is right nearby so that dip in the cool waters of Selaru river will be waiting! Sounds exciting? You can read more about Selarulofthouse here!
Capacity: Up to 10 people
Rate: Starts at RM737 on Airbnb
Address: Lot 34, 48200 Serendah, Selangor
Contact: +6012 579 9904
4. Rumah Kebun
Just a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, time to plan your stay at Rumah Kebun, an ideal nature getaway situated in Hulu Langat, Selangor. This private homestay has been making rounds on social media, thanks to this Instagram-worthy shot of its beautiful blue pool that's fed by natural spring water!
Starting at RM1,500 per night, this hidden homestay in Selangor can accommodate up to 16 people, which is great if you're planning a big family trip or weekend gathering with your friends. It won't hurt your wallet if you split the cost on your group trip. Another thing you'll love about Rumah Kebun is its close proximity to the Semungkis river where you can splash around on a hot afternoon! You can read more about Rumah Kebun here.
Capacity: Up to 16 people
Rate: Starts at RM1,929 per night on Airbnb
Address: Kampung Sungai Semungkis, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor
5. Nouri Glass Villa
This amazingly-design Nouri Glass Villa will blow you away with its beautiful architecture and interior design as well as the close proximity to the nearby rivers. The nature getaway in Selangor can fit up to 20 people, and you'll have the whole place to yourself, so your privacy is ensured.
The villa comes with a large private pool, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a patio where you can dine outside (with barbecue facilities available!). The entire property is located on the ground floor, with no steps required, so in terms of accessibility, it's suitable for elderly folk or those with mobility issues.
Capacity: Up to 20 people
Rate: Starts at RM2,544 on Airbnb
Address: Lot 3488, Jalan Sungai Congkak, Kampung Padang, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor
Contact: +6013 635 6083
If you're planning a nature retreat, look no further than these riverside homestays in Selangor! For more options, check out our recommended reads below to inspire your next trip.
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