About this listing
A beautiful home in cool North Bandung with 2 gardens and a swimming pool. The accommodation is on the 2nd floor. There are two bedrooms available at the moment, one with a king sized bed/AC/panoramic view of Bandung the other with a queen sized bed/fan/facing the front yard and street. Each room has an individual listing and needs to be booked separately on AIRBnB (Come stay with us in North Bandung1 and Come stay with us in North Bandung2). The price advertised is for one room. The additional fee for more than 2 guests per room does not apply to young children.There is one shared bathroom hot and cold shower/bath.
You can use the swimming pool, kitchen and sitting room with cable TV, movies and a large selection of books. If you have children, you may also use the children's play room that is well equipped with many toys (mostly for boys). Myself and my 4-year-old son or one of the full-time maids will be here to welcome you on your arrival.
Bed linen, towels and breakfast provided.
Free wireless Internet available throughout house.
Guests have access to unlimited high speed Internet, one of the fastest speeds in Bandung.
If you would like your clothes washed, we can do this for you for an extra fee of IDR25,000 per load.
Location and Activities
- Bandung is a tourist city in the mountains of West Java, Indonesia
- Because of its altitude, Bandung has a moderately cool (website hidden) is not necessary.
- Bandung is famous for its factory outlets, Dutch style architecture, volcano, hot springs, and outdoor activities. From the house, you can cycle through the villages and rice paddies all the way up to the top of the mountain.
- Bandung's restaurants are famous in Indonesia, many of which are outdoors in natural settings with waterfalls and grass huts.
- Live music in many of the lively bars
- The house is a 5 min. walk from the minibus routes that can take you around the city. Taxis are also easy and cheap to use. Parking is available for one car in the garage.
The guests are free to use the WiFi, swimming pool, gardens and terraces, TV, huge upstairs landing.
Interaction with Guests
Depending on our schedules, we can either interact a lot with guests or very little. It depends on what the guests want; however, my son is very curious and friendly with guests.
There are direct minibuses to PVJ and the centre of the city. For other locations, taxis are easier and cheap. A taxi ride to the city centre costs only around IDR40,000 ($3).
Other Things to Note
We started off as guests but after staying with lovely people in Jakarta, decided to try hosting ourselves. We have met some wonderful people over the years both as guests and hosts, some of whom have become good friends, most of whom have brought something memorable surprises into our lives.
- No smoking inside the house. If you wish to smoke, you may do so outside and on one of the 4 terraces.
- Small children are very welcome, however, please be careful around the pool and stairs. Both are gated for extra security.
- As I have a very curious small boy, please be careful what you leave laying around.
I was traveling with my girlfriend and we had just arrived to our hotel to find it was not as expected. Going onto Airbnb, we found Timothy's listing and sent a message. Within minutes there was a reply and Timothy welcomed us to stay at his house that weekend, saving our holiday! He was not at the house when we arrived, however his friend Lukamn welcomed us and made us feel at home. The room was clean and comfortable, everything was as described and the house is large and comfortable. When Timothy later arrived home he was also friendly and welcoming. On the following morning, despite being told that a maid was not available, we came down to the kitchen to discover a simple breakfast and hot water for tea and coffee prepared for us which was a very pleasant surprise. Towels were also available and the shower has hot water.
Overall we were welcomed and cared for better than most hotels I've stayed at and was made to feel relaxed and at home. Timothy and his son are both very interesting and great to chat with.
The area is a housing area and a little far if you don't have your own transport but overall quiet and easy to reach with the help of google. Just beware if using google to leave as it will try to guide you down a road too small for cars! Follow Timothy's directions and you can't get lost.
Our first experience using Airbnb. And it's great!
Tim is very responsive in our communication.
The house is awesome. It's exactly like in the pictures.
Our kids love staying in the house.
The fried rice is a nice touch.
Mbak Yati is very nice and helpful.
It's a pity we can't meet Tim and Banyu.
Recommended place and host.
In fact, I've been recommending it to several friends :-)
Thanks for the great experience.
We stay for 3 days and 2 nights with my family. We check-in quite early around 10AM and Tim welcome us warmly also with Banyu:) My daughter love the house very much since she has a friend to play with and also they swim together with Banyu and his crocodile:). Strategically located among various popular destinations such as Rumah mode, kampung gajah, setiabudi, lembang, etc.
Overall it's a great experience staying there and definitely will come back.
Felt really welcome and safe in Timothy's place. House is big and spacious. Everyone in the house including the cat was really nice and friendly towards us. Couldn't ask for anything better!
Timothy welcome us warmly. The description is accurate and we are easy to find the house. We love the large room of the house and my kids love to play with Timothy's child. We do expect to stay here again for next travelling in Bandung.
Timothy hat uns sehr herzlich empfangen. Wir fühlten uns in seinem schönen großen Haus sehr wohl. Es liegt etwas oberhalb von Bandung und man hat von der oberen Terasse einen tollen Ausblick! Ibu Yanti hat uns ein super Frühstück zubereitet. In der näheren Umgebung gibt es viele kleine Garküchen, wo man lecker essen kann. Wir würden jederzeit wieder bei Timothy wohnen. Viele liebe Grüße auch an Lukman und den kleinen süßen Banyu!!
Timothy's is a very warm and friendly Canadian living in Bandung with one cute kid, Banyu. His friend (Lukman) and maid at house (Yati) were very helpful. We like everything in the house: the bed room is big, pool terrace is awesome with table that is good for working, many relaxing chair, second floor terrace with big open air area is great for relaxing and chatting as well. There are still some area in the house we haven't yet tried because of limited time we are here. I really enjoyed being here and definitely will be my top choice to stay at Bandung.
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