Gold Coast Apartment Review & Ratings
The most prestigious place to live in North Jakarta is Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK). It is a residential complex located in Penjaringan, North Jakarta. Pantai Indah Kapuk has no significant different with other CBD in South Jakarta or West Jakarta, such as Menteng, Pondok Indah and Puri Indah. Although most of land in PIK were occupied by residential, other building like shop houses, offices, shopping center and entertainment venues can also be found in this area. Making it convenience for living.
Inside PIK, there is apartment that lies within a close distance from North Jakarta’s seashore, called Gold Coast apartment. The apartment has direct access to highway and easy access to Soekarno-Hatta airport. Besides highway, Gold Coast apartment also close to many public facilities, from entertainment venues to education center, for instance Tzu Chi School, PIK Avenue, Fresh Market, Water Boom, etc. Moreover, since Gold Coast apartment has a concept of Water Front City, it provides water treatment plant, which enable residents to drink right from the tap water.
Yesterday, I had an opportunity to visit three tower at once in Gold Coast apartment, Atlantic, Bahama and Honolulu. If you are still hesitate to live in Gold Coast apartment and want to know more about this residence, you can check out this honest review.
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LOCATION OF GOLD COAST APARTMENT
Jl. Marina Indah Raya No.1 Kapuk, Pantai Indah Utara 1, RT.7/RW.2, Jakarta Utara, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
1. Close to several educational institutions such as:
- 1,1 km to Tzu Chi School
- 4,5 km St. Nicholas School
- 5,2 km to Taman Kanak-Kanak (Kindergarten) Kristen 10 Penabur
- 5,5 km to Jakarta Language School
2. Close to entertainment venues, like:
- 1 km to Taman Wisata Alam Mangrove
- 1,1 km to PIK Avenue
- 2 km to Golf House Proshop
- 2 km to Damai Indah Golf
- 2,2 km to Water Boom PIK
3. Near to one featured hospital, like:
- 3,7 km to Pantai Indah Kapuk Hospital
FACILITIES IN GOLD COAST APARTMENT
Gold Coast apartment has exclusive facilities and residents should use their access card in order to get access to every single facility at this apartment. Most facilities in Golden Coast apartment are located on the first floor. The first floor connects the four tower, so residents of each tower can use facilities with ease. Here are facilities on the first and ground floor.
1. Outdoor Swimming Pool
Outdoor swimming pool in Gold Coast apartment is located on the ground floor. It is an enormous-size swimming pool that featured palm trees and several kinds of green plant. You will experience swimming at resort-like ambiance, not to mention a jacuzzi beside the pool which could pamper your feeling. Located next to swimming pool, there is also kid’s playground for your children.
1. Indoor Adult Swimming Pool
Gold Coast apartment provides indoor adult swimming pool for those who is always excited about swimming but doesn’t want to get too much sun exposure. Here, residents can swim freely start from 9:00 am to 21:00 pm. With sufficient brightness level and nice ambiance inside, residents could enjoy their free time and stay relaxed.
2. Children’s Swimming Pool
Indoor adult swimming pool is not compatible for your kids to swim at, unless their swimming skill are above average. If your kids want to play with water, adjacent to adult indoor pool, there is a kids swimming pool. The size is smaller and the pool depth is very safe for your kids. You could also watch them while they were swimming, because there is some comfortable bench to sit on.
3. Kid’s Playground
Another facilities for your kids to play with is kid’s playground. The amenities inside are slider, toys, balls and colorful chairs. Even though there are not so many toys in the playground, the room is very spacious, so your kid’s can play around even running here and there safely.
Gym in Golden Coast has comfortable atmosphere and spacious room. Not only that, the gym also has sufficient equipment, so residents don’t have to queuing up when they want to do their session. Doing exercise in this gym is not boring at all, since there is television installed at the top of the gym wall.
5. Multi Function Room
The presence of multi function room at Gold Coast apartment could benefited residents who are frequently hold a meeting. With spacious room and capacity over 30 people, holding business meeting or even seminar in this room can be very convenient. Be sure to contact the estate prior to use the multi function room.
6. KTV Room
KTV room is probably the most interesting and unusual facility I could find at Gold Coast apartment. Here, residents can sing their favorite song with friends or family. When I was there, the room was empty. However the karaoke gear are still there, so I assume this room is worked and could operate regularly. Residents should only contact estate management to use this facility.
Reading at apartment unit might be comfortable and practical, however, if you demand new atmosphere, reading at apartment library could be a good way to enjoy your book. Here you could find many fluffy couches. However, the bookshelf is still empty. It looks like estate management is still constructing the facility.
Residents don’t have to go outside to breathe some fresh air, because there is park located on the first floor. The park featured many green plants that could produce more oxygen. The wind at this floor also blows nicely.
9. Basketball and Tennis Court
In Gold Coast apartment, basketball and tennis court are lies within the same field. It is a raised court encircled by fencing wire. Since it is an outdoor court, the temperature can be very hot, moreover during sunny day.
ENVIRONMENT AROUND THE APARTMENT
In my opinion, Gold Coast apartment has a unique environment that is different from other apartment in Jakarta. When it was sunny, the temperature can be very hot. This isn’t due to air pollution from vehicle emission, but the onshore breeze which blown from north coast. No wonder in the middle of the day, you will experience dry and hot air. Moreover, when you are at the top floor, the temperature could be more challenging.
No need to worry, even though the temperature can sometime be hard to endure, the surrounding environment would enhance the coolness, as there are many mangrove trees planted there. I’m sure the appearance of mangrove would also helps to prevent flood when wet weather come.
On the north side of apartment, you can see infamous land reclamation that is still under development. It looks like the land is slowly developed and maybe in the future, when all controversies regarding the reclamation matter are settled, it will become even busier district than today. Thus, investing in Gold Coast apartment can be promising.
At the unit, you will experience hot temperature if you’re not turning the AC on. The temperature become quickly cooler as you turn on the AC. Unfortunately, there is not much AC at the apartment corridor. Even the lift feels hot. You would prefer be at lobby than those two places.
One thing I want to highlight is the scenery at the top floor in the afternoon is very awesome. You will see sky horizon along with orange dim light from the sun. I guess, sunset in Gold Coast apartment is something that residents shouldn’t miss.
Generally there are two types of room leased by Gold Coast apartment, Studio and 1BR. The amenities in studio unit includes 1 bathroom, kitchen, AC, access card, refrigerator, hot water tap and television. For 1BR unit, the amenities include AC, hot water tap, dining set, 1 bathroom, access card, kitchen, refrigerator and television.
The most noticeable differences between the two units are their room size. The size of studio unit is 28 sqm and 51 sqm for 1BR unit. For the price range, 1BR unit is the most expensive, Rp 6.750.000 (unfurnished) per month, followed by studio unit, Rp 5.850.000 (unfurnished) per month.
I had an opportunity to visit studio and 1BR room in Golden Coast apartment. The 1BR unit is quite spacious. There is a living room combined with kitchen and dining table, however, there were many spaces left. You may put your new furniture inside living room, but not the big one. The dining table is very small. It is compatible for one or two person eating together, but not a family with one kids. There is a bedroom with a double bed and a closet. You could see surrounding scenery from here, as there is a big window that allows sunlight to come in. How about the bathroom? Well, I don’t see any bathtub there, just shower and sink with hot and cold water tap.
1BR unit at Gold Coast apartment is good for single employee and young married couple who doesn’t have kids. It applies to studio unit as well. The difference is its size. The studio unit could be in the half size of 1BR unit, thus it might look very narrow when you are living with your spouse. The kitchen in studio unit is also narrow and occupied a small portion of the room. When there is someone cooking at your studio kitchen, you cannot pass the person or open the door unit. So, in my opinion, it would be best for unmarried person to live here, since it could provides private living and comfortableness for one person.
YOU WILL LOVE
PIK is a complex that integrates residential with school, offices and even entertainment venues. So, no wonder residents of Gold Coast apartment could find many interesting places, such as.
1. PIK Avenue
PIK Avenue is a 6-storey mall focusing on premium lifestyle brands located in Pantai Indah Kapuk, Penjaringan, Jakarta. Here you can find variety of stores such as food and beverages, fashion, services and cinema. Besides variety of tenants, from 2016 until today, PIK Avenue has held several interesting events. Residents of Gold Coast residence could reach this place only by driving for below 10 minutes.
2. Damai Indah Golf
Located 2 km away from Gold Coast apartment, there is Damai Indah Golf. It is a brainchild of well-known Indonesian real estate developer and business baron, Ir. Ciputra. Damai Indah Golf has won several international awards. One of the example is The Best Golf Course in Indonesia (1999) by USA Golf Digest. Not only golf sport, Damai Indah Golf also facilitate visitor who want to hold special event, such as wedding ceremony, anniversary, commemoration party and birthday party.
- Phone: (62-21) 537-0290
- Fax: (62-21) 537-0288
- Email: [email protected]
3. Taman Wisata Alam Angke Kapuk
Taman Wisata Alam Angke Kapuk (Angke Kapuk Nature Tourism) is a part of Angke Kapuk forest region which occupied 99,82 hectare of land. The forest is inhabited by varieties of water birds such as Grey Heron, Collared Kingfisher, White-Belled Sea Eagle, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, etc. To enjoy the scenery and ambiance of this forest, visitor could rent a tent, whether at camping ground, villa, or even a tent above water. It will cost you from Rp 300.000 to Rp 6.000.000 per night, depending on what package do you choose. For more information, please contact:
- Phone: (021) 2903 3066 / 55
- Fax: (021) 2903 3077
- WA: 08777 888 6778 / 0819 3225 4370
4. Tzu Chi School
Tzu Chi School is probably the best school near Gold Coast apartment. It was first established by Tzu Chi Foundation, a charity and non-profit based organization. The founder, Mater Chen Yen, is a Buddhist nun whose principle is to cultivate kindness, compassion, joy and selfless giving.
The spirit of Tzu Chi foundation is also embodied through unique features of Tzu Chi school, for instance polite manners in student daily life, humanistic culture curriculum, respecting teachers and elders, appreciate blessing, etc. Students ought to use both English and Mandarin in their daily conversation at school that will help them in the future.
In terms of facility, Tzu Chi School provides the best facility for its student, from the basic one like library, outdoor playground (for elementary student) to the extra-ordinary facilities that could be found in school such as cookery room, nursery classroom, swimming pool, etc. For more information, you could contact (021) 5055 6668.
5. Waterbom PIK
Your kids would definitely love to visit Waterbom PIK, since this place provides various water ride, such as Aquatube (118 meters long and 14,5 meters height), speed slide (113 meters long, 20,7 meters height, with 70 km per hour speed), the hairpin (117 meters long, 20 meters height), The Whizzard (113 meters long, 16,9 meters height), twitzer (90 meters long, 14,5 meters height), etc. The ticket price for adult during weekday is Rp 190.000 and Rp 130.000 per person for kids. During weekend, the price is a bit expensive, Rp 290.000 per person for adult and Rp 230.000 per person for kids.
OTHER INFORMATION YOU HAVE TO KNOW:
- Maintenance Fee: Please contact 021 2255 1000 for more information
- Developer: Agung Sedayu Group
- Unit Total: 568
- Unit Type: Studio, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR
- It is suitable for students, employees, newly married couples and those who already have kids
Review: Gold Coast PIK
In summary, I think the most prominent advantage residents would get if they were living at Gold Coast apartment is the complete and great facilities. Facilities from A to Z are provided by estate management and residents could enjoy it freely. Another reason why people should consider living at Gold Coast Apartment is a unique environment it provides. With mangrove trees, sea view and beautiful sunset, residents would get unforgettable experience that couldn’t be found in any apartment in Jakarta. Last, land reclamation has economic potential that can draw investors in. The busier the district, the bigger the need for living space, thus investing in Gold Coast apartment can be a good choice.