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Bonde Cottage, Diani Front Row
Hosted by Jonathan
Jonathan is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Situated on the front row in a secured compound on Diani Beach, Bonde sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms. The two main bedrooms are sea facing and have double beds. The back bedroom is small (good for kids) with twin beds. Cook & maid service included.

The space

Bonde Cottage is situated right on a cliff directly above the Indian Ocean so it has unobstructed views of the sea. As we are on a cliff, our beach immediately in front of us can be rocky and at times of the year it is covered mostly in sand. 100 metres each way gets you to a sandy beach.

Shared Swimming Pool in the compound. Air conditioning in all the bedrooms. Two main bedrooms have double beds. A full time cook is provided with the cottage as well as a house help who will make the beds etc.

Someone is available if required but otherwise we leave you in peace to enjoy Bonde and Diani.

Situated in the main part of Diani so close and convenient for all bars, restaurants, shops and banks in Diani. The shopping centres are 5 minutes by taxi.

Taxis are easily available and we provide numbers for taxi services in the cottage.

The back bedroom is small, has twin beds and whilst it has air conditioning, it is small and is generally good for kids only. Not recommended for adults.

Guest access

Shared Swimming Pool in the compound (about 10 cottages in the compound).
Air conditioning in all the rooms.
Full Time Cook included.
House Help to make the beds etc.

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

Enjoy yourselves but please be respectful of others in the compound and next door that you don't make too much noise! please!

If you do wish to smoke, we ask that you do so only on the terrace and please bear in mind that the "Makuti" roof that the house is covered with is highly flammable. Please be careful to put out all cigarettes carefully and properly.

If you wish to have a party, we have no problem with that but please restrict it to not more than 12 people and please remember we have neighbours and we don't wish to disturb them. Thank you.


Safety features
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay.
From Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 02, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

31 Reviews

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Andrea User Profile
October 2017
Fanatic view from the veranda and lovely house to stay - just like in description. Both helpers do a fantastic job cooking delicious food and keeping the house clean.

Markus User Profile
October 2017
First of all we spent 1,5 great and relaxing weeks in Jonathan´s house. Detailed: Before: Jonathan was really helpful to provide us with information about the house and things we can do in Kenya + people we can contact. Welcome at House: We arrived at the house in the evening after a great 3 day Safari. Once arrived we were warmly welcomed by Hamisi (cook) and Anna (housekeeper), who showed us the house and answered our open questions. The next morning started wit a great breakfast and honeymoon gift from Jonathan...thank you very much Jonathan :) Hamisi was able to provide us on the spot with a contact person, which organized for us a one day trip to Wasini Island. The stay: was great and relaxing. We really spent most of the time at the house, b/c the view is just so breath taking & it is really quite (especially as the "beach boys" cannot get on the property). The food from Hamisi was amazing. We had Prawns, Fish, Pasta, African food... and as a final lobster. Everything tasted more than delicious. The only negative point for me was the mattress of our bed, which was not so comfortable as hoped for. Sum up: We had a great and relaxing vacation and can definitely recommend the house.

Mark User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful and simple rustic house. Epic beach views from the patio/deck and 2 of the bedrooms. Perfect location for a beach holiday. Wonderful, friendly service staff who make the most delicious seafood meals. Will definitely stay again.
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
Hi Mark. Thanks very much for staying with us and we are very Happy that your enjoyed Bonde. Please let us know when you would like to come back and we would be happy to host you. Best regards Jonathan
August 2017

Liana User Profile
July 2017
The views are what sold us. My family of four stayed for 4 nights. It's a very quiet property...great for R&R. Jonathan was a super communicator. Hamisi welcomed us with a simple, fresh dinner of fish and potatoes on our first night. He also made a chocolate cake to help us celebrate my son's 6th birthday, Air conditioning in 2 bedrooms made it a comfortable stay although the mattresses are rather hard. Bonde cottage is rustic, casual and authentic. We arranged 3 massages with Mary at the house. Great perk!! I highly recommend. The only watch outs are: monkeys!! They stole items from our 2nd floor bedroom twice (entering through the window while we were in the house) . We felt we had to keep shutters shut limiting the view from the bedrooms even when in the room. Very difficult to operate the stove without staff. It can be an issue when traveling with children.

Tyler User Profile
April 2017
The cottage has an incredible view, was more accessible to the beach than we were even expecting, and the housekeeper Anna and cook Hamisi made our stay in Diani unforgettable. The sea facing patio was extremely relaxing and there was even a small sand pit for our toddler to play in while we were relaxing at the cottage. The owner was also very available to help with anything we needed and arranged transport to and from the Mombasa airport even for our flights that we in the middle of the night. All of the staff and local vendors were friendly and we enjoyed a lot of time on the beach out front and in the communal swimming pool. We had some unfortunate challenges with the air conditioning out of order for most of our stay and the water and electricity dropped once for just part of one day, but all of these were resolved by the time we left and the owner Jonathan was available at all times to help troubleshoot. All in all we had an amazing time and would definitely return to the cottage for a future trip.
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
Tyler thanks again for staying with us and sorry about the a/c issues which are now sorted and we understand what went wrong, so that shouldn't reoccur. Unfortunately being the very front row means we get the most corrosion so we do test them before all guests arrive to ensure they are working. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time and thank you for taking good care of our cottage.
April 2017

Daphne User Profile
December 2016
This is the most beautiful place at the beach. We couldn't wish for a nicer accommodation! Every day we enjoyed the food made by Hamisi and the nice view from the terrace. Jonathan was really easy in the communication and flexible regarding our check out date. We would love to go back in the future!
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
Daphne, I'm really happy you enjoyed Bonde so much and please do come back any time! Happy New Year!
December 2016

Antony User Profile
December 2016
We felt very welcome by Lena and Hamisi the cook. Hamisi cooked some amazing fish meals and helped by pricing and buying for us. We are thoroughly spoilt now! Tidying, cleaning and bed making were excellent and fitted in with our plans. Loved the air conditioning in the bedrooms! Might be an idea to have some light covers for the beds. Access to the beach was ok but the there was a lot of rocks before reaching the beach, especially at low tide. Beach further along and quite close was better. Would have loved Wi Fi but maybe too much to expect! We would certainly recommend Bonde Cottage.
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
Thanks Tony for the feedback which is much appreciated. We have been looking into wifi for our cottage but being right down by the beach, it is hard to get good signal there to be able to offer a decent connection. we are still looking! Please come again if you are in our part of the world - we would be happy to welcome you back.
December 2016

Nairobi, KenyaJoined in January 2015
Jonathan User Profile

Fun loving, enjoy humour and on holiday I like comfort for a relaxing time!

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