Sunset Villa Is A Great Place To Stay In Bonaire!
Each year a group of guys and I go diving, and this year we went to Bonaire and rented Sunset Villa from Lambert. There were 6 of us, so two of the guys shared the downstairs bedroom, and the rest of us had a room to ourselves.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and I would highly recommend renting this house from Lambert if you have anywhere near the right number of people. I'm not sure how small a group would be too small. He prices it by the person, so if in doubt, just ask Lamber!
The kitchen is nice and roomy and was recently remodeled and has a nice granite counter-top, under the counter lighting, etc. All of the modern kitchen appliances, all in great shape. We cooked most evening meals here and while I was not the one doing the cooking, it seemed that the guys that did cook had everything they needed.
One of the best things about renting this house is Lamber himself. He was VERY helpful via email all throughout the planning and booking phases, and he was provided all sorts of additional information about Bonaire, dive options, etc. We did, of course, pay for the rental, but the whole experience felt more like we were visiting a friend that happened to own the house and we were borrowing it from him.
The houses in The Hamlet, where this villa is located, are closer together than it looks in the pictures on the website. But that was no problem, and the way the housese are built, you get plenty of privacy from the adjacent properties.
Also, I remember when I was first looking at the pictures and description of this house, I was not 100% clear whether it was actually on the ocean or not. It definitely IS on the ocean. Not all houses in The Hamlet are. And that back patio is awesome; you have a million dollar view of the sunset each evening, and there is a large table you can enjoy your meals at, and there are I think 4 nice chaise lounges with nice comfortable pads to relax in as well. I spent a lot of time out there!
Since you are renting from an individual owner, you can choose to dive with any operator you want to. But just 200 feet or so away from this villa is one of I think 5 locations of Dive Friends, so we chose to use them. They were a great choice! Also, Lamber can make reservations for you at Dive Friends and get you a little discount on the cost of your diving (including boat dives), which we did.
Another cool thing about diving with Dive Friends that I learned during this trip (about the ONLY think Lamber did not think to tell me a
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