Fabulous place to stay - 9 people, plenty of space, beautiful, great location
Submitted: July 17, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
Nine of us shared Casa De Sal - plenty of personal space. Common living room, kitchen, & lanai were perfect for gatherings where we all could catch up on each other's activities. The 3 married couples had the 3 upstairs ensuite (with bathrooms) bedrooms, while the 3 single women shared the large bedroom (also ensuite with its own bathroom) off the dining room. There was a 5th bathroom off the living room so no one had to go into anyone's bedroom. The photos are deceiving: yes, you are close to the water, but it's a 50-foot drop! However, just a short walk in either direction gets you to snorkeling or diving (both FABULOUS). Luca and Laura are the wonderful & attentive property managers. They picked us up at the airport, gave us suggestions for grocery shopping & other places. We also were given a cell phone to use (for free). We lost power at 4:30 a.m. one morning, and we called Luca at 7:00, and he was there at 7:30 with the Bonaire utility company. All was fixed. Then the LR A/C leaked later that day: Luca was there right away to fix the problem. We lost power at 10:00 the same night, and Luca was there with the Bonaire power company, & everything got repaired! Luckily, that one day was it on power drops/losses, but Luca was always there to handle the situations (propane tank for stove). The villa is clean, has plenty of room, there are TVs in the LR & each bedroom (if you have time for that!), & great areas to relax both in and outside. We used the outside grill once with no problems. Having the outside shower for cleaning up after scuba diving or snorkeling was handy. Note: Kitchen has just about all you need but no measuring cups (can't remember about a wine bottle opener). Buy bug spray -- you'll need it outside at the lanai (or at least we did the first week of June we were there). Ate out 3 times: Cappriccio's (more expensive, but one of the best meals we've had ANYWHERE), Rumba (family owned, great food), & the restaurant at Captain Don's (conveniently next door, good food). Recommended: half-day Bonaire tour (Voyager Events); 2-hour kayak trip in the mangroves (The Mangrove Center). Pick-up/drop off at Casa De Sal was available with both businesses. Note: you are about 2.5 miles from downtown. Walkable (we did it once) but uncomfortably hot & humid, so not recommended.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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