"The Bonty" is located in walking vicinity of the trendiest part of Jakarta, Kemang. The house is part of a (walled) residential complex of about 20 houses and has over 250 sqm living space, with garden, pool, security and service.
The private room for rent has a king size bed, is air conditioned, and has its own bathroom with toilet and shower. Don't forget to bring your iPod - the room is equipped with an iPod docking station. Maximum occupancy 2 guests.
Simple breakfast is included (can be extended, if required). On weekdays (Mo to Fri) laundry services are available on a piece concept (per 10 pieces we charge IDR 25,000, including ironing).
Two dogs (Aldo, a Golden Retriever, and his friend Lilly, a Beagle mix) live in the house as well with us, Thomas and Pandu. Both dogs are peaceful and friendly; however if someone is afraid of dogs this place is not advisable.
Pandu is a smoker (not heavy though) but this is not disturbing at least for Thomas, being a non-smoker. Smoking in the room is not (website hidden): Reservations are only accepted via Airbnb - no exceptions.
A fantastic, stylish place to stay.
We wanted somewhere to relax and chili out upon arrival
in Jakarta before we set off on a long Indonesian adventure.
And The Bonty was a perfect place for us.
It's a beautiful home, with a great bedroom (extremely comfortable
bed), its own pool, great Internet. It is near lots of good restaurants.
Thomas and Pandu are great hosts: excellent communication
before we arrived, and they are great fun to talk to. Very interesting, widely travelled and very kind. They really made us
Feel 'at home'.
I would highly recommend The Bonty and we will remember our brief time there very fondly.
We had a very pleasant stay at The Bonty. Thomas and Pandu are friendly and charming hosts.
We visited Jakarta during its rainiest weeks and The Bonty was perfect for staying cozy indoors during rainy afternoons: reading, drinking tea. Its location meant relative ease to get around congested Jakarta.
We had to postpone our Bali flights due to a belly bug (after eating street food) and Ms Sumarni kindly made us herbal teas that soothed our ailments.
All in all, a highly recommended place to stay!
Thomas was an excellent host and we very much enjoyed our stay. The room was perfect for what we wanted and the house is well located for entertainment in nearby Kemang.
We quickly made friends with Aldo and Lilly and were happy to have them sprawled over us as we relaxed in the evening watching TV.
Thomas has lived and worked in some interesting places so we had lots to talk about. He was very friendly and helpful and a great example of how airbnb hosts can make their guests welcome. We have no hesitation in highly recommending him to others.
I had a great time staying with Thomas and Pandu in Jakarta. The place itself was spacious and well-decorated with two very friendly and playful dogs, and it was great to have access to a swimming pool after a hot day pounding the pavement. The location is great too - the number one consideration for me in a city like Jakarta where getting around can be tricky. Its on a quiet residential street walking distance from the upmarket entertainment district of Kemang and a ten minute taxi ride to the shopping malls and express bus stop at Blok M, providing an easy route all the way across town. And Thomas and Pandu were exceptionally gracious hosts, fun to talk to and always paying attention to detail with things like a booklet provided for guests with all necessary info, wifi password ready before I even asked, guidebooks and maps in the room and a hotel-style breakfast. I would recommend Thomas and Pandu's place to anyone and would happily stay there again.
the bonty is a very nice place to stay in jakarta. a tranquil place in a busy city. we were meant to be there for two nights but when our flight was cancelled at short notice (susi air - a nice little airline but slightly irregular!) Thomas was very accommodating in letting us stay an extra night. the maid and other staff around are all very nice and helpful. further to this, if you like dogs this is the place in Jakarta for you! thank you Thomas and Pandu.
I love this house, especially in the afternoons when it is at its most peaceful. Indeed, this house is an oasis of calm in the bustle of Jakarta, behind the high walls. But step out, and the whole frenetic Jakarta energy is there! transportation is easy, just outside the gates, and you are in the heart of Kemang, which is arguably the best place to be in all of Jakarta. As for the hosts, we all decamped to a local restaurant for dinner together - you can't get better than that!
Our stay here was great! Thomas was not around due to business, luckily Pandu was there to welcome us to their home. It is a very nice place to stay, well accommodated. And two lovely dogs, very cute and they like to play with you! Pandu was nice to give some useful tips as well. Our stay was short, and next time when I'm back in Jakarta, I would definitely stay here again. Cheers!
My best Airbnb experience yet. Charming helpful hosts. Beautiful house and lovely comfortable room with great facilities and two lovely dogs that put a smile on your face no matter. Fantastic value - hugely recommended.
The Bonty is a great place to relax and recharge, in a neat walled estate, relatively close to some good nightlife areas. Thumbs up!
This is my second time staying at The Bounty - check out my review I gave during my July stay as all comments are still relevent.
My 2nd stay at The Bounty, for 2 1/2 weeks in September, was just as relaxing and enjoyable as the first.
One thing I did not mention that is worth mentioning is how strong and reliable The Bounty's WiFi is. This was important to me as I needed to facetime and correspond with those back in the United States and making more tavel plans via the internet.
Great place to stay, especially for an extended stay.