Picture this: a private retreat surrounded by a wraparound view of the verdant Kanching Rainforest Reserve, and it’s only a 25-minute drive from KL. Better still, this serene three-acre land can be exclusively yours, and yours only. The air is crisp, and the view, gasp-inducing – Templer Park Rainforest Retreat is such a hidden gem, offering the rare option of renting out the entire house complete with amenities such as an infinity pool, jet spa, semi-open kitchen and a viewing deck overlooking the majestic Bukit Takun. The two-storey house, built from Merbau and teakwood, consists of four bedrooms that can sleep up to 16 people at a time. Leave your iPod at home – snag one of their hammocks and let the soundtrack of rustling leaves as well as chirping crickets lull you to sleep.
Rates per night for first six guests: Mon-Thu & Sun, RM1,000; Fri-Sat, RM1,200.