We were deciding to venture out for a little during the long weekend break leading to the Labor day holiday but didn't want anything far and too expensive so we decide a stay on our neighbouring city, Johor Bahru for 4D3N.
In the past, we had always used to stay at the KSL Resort because it provides convenience having direct access to the mall. But given that we are traveling with an extended members, we want a place where it could provide us more comfort and room to stretch, hence we decided on Airbnb this time round.
The Airbnb place we booked this time round is a nice 2 bedroom stay at the Country Garden Danga Bay, an up and coming area of apartment (Link Here).
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The place was an easy find and is about 10 minutes drive from the custom of woodlands. It is also in close proximity to the new Paradigm mall, which is a super huge mall located at the highway of Skudai road.
When we first entered the apartment, we immediately feel homely because the place is designed in such a cute and relaxing ambience that gets us straight into the holiday rhythm.
The living room was spacious enough for us and the kitchen and utensils were complete. There was also a washing machine which we utilized during our visit.
At night, we would spend time watching the television in HD enjoying the homely presence of the environment.
Joelle, the host, was also kind enough to provide toys and storybooks for the children which we read to them every night. She was also very responsive to our queries which I think is a nice personal touch to add on.
There was also a nearby supermarket which we always go to for some snacks, bread and water before we head back to our apartment.
The apartment also boasts facilities such as gym and swimming pool which we didn't utilize during our stay there because it kept raining in the evening when we were about to gear up for swimming.
In the morning, we went down to breathe some fresh air and play a couple of times in the playground area which the kids enjoyed very much. The views were also magnificent from the top looking down into the beach and sea.
The private man-made beach is located within proximity in the country club garden which was just a 5 minute walk from our apartment.
We were there during the long weekend and the premise has an event that hosts the night market.
We went during one of our stay and head down to the night market which sells plenty of small eats such as smelly toufu, bubble tea, chicken chop, lu rou fan, etc. We decide to take some home and eat them in our apartment while enjoying the television which is screening Avengers.
We "Grab" our way throughout the 4 days we stay there and the fare was extremely cheap.
For example, it costs us just about RM8 from our place to Paradigm mall or the Komtar JBCC when we head out there. Even during one of the peak high surge timing, we had to only pay RM15 which was way within our comfort zone level.
A quick tips is to ask the grab driver to meet up at the country club just outside the Starbucks area, it was a smooth and easy find throughout.
We were really satisfied with our stay and would recommend anyone who wants a quick getaway for the weekend to book with Joelle as she is a really nice host that would care much for her tenants as well as her lovely apartment in terms of providing quality and homely service.
We also used a private transfer from Singapore which costs $75 one way which so far is the cheapest option I can find on the market. You can PM me for those that are interested.