John's Place

We’re a bit different… imagine your own super-comfortable, five bedroom house in the Mentawais, with your own private boat, surf guide and chef. The best thing is, it’s just you and your group. We only cater to group bookings, this way you only share the boats and facilities with the people of your choosing. No waiting around for other people, who most probably want to surf different types of waves to you. Go where you and your friends or family wants to surf, when you want to surf – it’s your trip.

The house consists of five bedrooms and can sleep 10 people. All we ask is that your group includes a maximum of eight surfers. We cater to families, couples, and groups of mates looking for their own piece of paradise! The swimming pool is ideal for lazing around and drinking beers after a long day surfing, or to keep the kids entertained between ocean dips, snorkeling and fishing, which are all at your doorstep.

The house is air-conditioned and has all the comforts of home, including Wifi, games room, hot showers and western-style bathrooms. The friendly staff ensures everything is kept clean. Our chef, Ian, has worked all over Indonesia on surf charter boats and has a knack for remembering everyone’s morninghot-beverage on cue. Ian will cook all your meals and keep you fuelled up for your action filled days!

The real clincher when it comes to staying at John’s Place is meeting and surfing with Cahn Mitchell, our local surf guide. We call him local because he is more local than any other western person in the region. Cahn has been living full time in the Mentawais for 13 years and was the first known westerner to marry and have a family with a Mentawai girl. Cahn and Sue have two daughters and one son. They are also the caretakers on the island and live a short stroll from John’s.

If you want a truly memorable Mentawai experience, featuring private and exclusive accommodation on your own tropical island, then check out our website!