My name is Lieke van Riel, born in 1979, happy with Sjoerd and together we have three wonderful daughters. I grew up in Waalwijk (Netherlands) with my parents, a younger sister and brother. Within this family, I have taken it upon myself to rent our house. The desire of our guests is the most important, we are flexible and direct mail and / or telephone contact that I have with our guests, I experience as very pleasant. Partly because of this direct contact we have several guests already received several times. I also would like to offer you a quote. Fill right under the box 'Contact the owner' in your details and I'll send you an email, without any obligation, a quotation.
My parents have chosen a number of years ago, this house on Bonaire to enjoy, the sun, the calm, the sea, the pool, the atmosphere .. Since we have young girls themselves, my father made sure that you also with young children can stay in the house. The terrace can be closed from the pool. The biggest advantage I find: The property offers privacy and shelter 1 to 10 people. It is fully equipped with bath towel to ice .. It is more than enjoy!
This is a house in a quiet area about 15mins away from the center of Kralendijk by car. The sea is accessibly with a 2 minute car ride or a 15 minute walk.
It consists of:
-main house (3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with warm water, 1 bathroom with ONLY COLD water, 1 separate toilet, living room, fully functional -but rather old- kitchen)
-guest house (not included in the rent unless you book it explicitly)
-some sort of garage (not included in the rent)
-a terrace and garden
-most windows do not have glass but have mosquito nets and wooden shutters
-more than enough towels
-beds are not made on arrival but you are given 1 set of bedding per person for a 1 person bed
Overall I would say:
-very nicely cleaned
-well maintained pool
-spacious terrace and living room
-friendly and quick person to help you locally
TO BE IMPROVED:
-1 bathroom (the one that is en-suite to the main bedroom) only has cold water (I’m not kidding, I asked)
-the airco in 1 bedroom is very noisy and the filters of all aircos need cleaning (you can actually see they are clogged)
-You will be presented with an electricity bill after your stay if you exceed the included amount of electricity. Although I understand this is part of environmental encouragement towards the consumer, the lack of transparency bothered me: The amount that is included is said to be enough for “normal consumption” but it was not enough to run 2 airco’s + you are not able to verify the meters at arrival or departure. We ended up paying about 15 euro/pay surcharge which I think will be average since I genuinely don’t think we used unusual amounts of electricity (lights off most of the time, 2 aircos at 22 degree celsius).
-some new bedding wouldnt hurt and perhaps maybe even splash out and provide enough of it to allow two singles to both sleep in a double bed (2 people means you get bedding for 2 single beds).
Overall: quite a pleasant experience (especially the outside is beautifully done) and i would recommend it, but be aware of a couple of silly inconveniences like only cold water in the en-suite bathroom, additional costs for electricity and the limited amount of bedding.
This house is the perfect home to stay if you want to explore Bonaire. Close to everything while located in a quiet neighborhood and built for privacy. Reneta and Mark where a phone calls away and close by to help us if needed. The owner was quick and helpful with the reservation details.
Would book again going in Bonaire.
We hebben met 6 volwassenen gebruik mogen maken van dit fantastische huis. Wij hebben ontzettend genoten, optimaal gebruik gemaakt van het zwembad en alle terrasjes rondom het huis.
Het huis ligt redelijk in het midden van het eiland. We hadden voor de hele week een auto gehuurd wat wel aan te raden is. Het is een prima plek om vandaar uit het eiland te verkennen en te rijden naar de vele snorkelplekken en het nationaal park Slagbaai (noord) en zoutpannen (zuid).
Ook het contact met de eigenaar liep heel soepel. Snel een reactie op vragen en van haar kregen we ook tips voor ons verblijf op dit mooie eiland.
Kortom alles was aanwezig voor een heerlijke vakantie.
We hebben met ons gezin, 8 personen, de meivakantie doorgebracht op Bonaire, in deze prachtige villa.
Wat we van tevoren hoopte werd volledig waar gemaakt, alle aangegeven voorzieningen waren ruimschoots aanwezig, mooi zwembad met voldoende schaduw mogelijkheden op een zeer mooie locatie, niet ver van mooie snorkel plekken, supermarkt en voldoende eetgelegenheden in de buurt!
Al met al een zeer geslaagde vakantie, voor herhaling vatbaar en zeker aan te bevelen.
The home is fantastic. Beautiful gardens, fresh coconuts, great pool, close to town...and Bonaire was an amazing island! Janny the care taker was wonderful. We had snacks and beverages when we arrived. She even left mosquito spray for us (which we needed). We never even turned on the TV...spent every night on the huge patio playing domino's. The house has all the amenities needed for a tropical vacation. AC in bedrooms, beach towels provided, screens on every door and window, kitchen appliances (coffee pot was different than we are used to), beds were decent, no warm water in master bath (but who wants a hot shower on a tropical island), no laundry but Janny knew where the laundry mat was, great neighborhood (we felt totally safe), and the pool! LOVED IT! Don't leave food or drinks out, the ants will find it! And on the last night we had a scorpion in the kitchen...The house is clean and secure but remember you are on an island with bugs. Lieke was wonderful to do business with, even with us being in the States. Thank you for a fabulous vacation, we will be back!
Welcome to Bonaire! Bonaire is the perfect place to enjoy the quiet and beautiful flora and fauna, both above and below water. The island is one of the Leeward Islands near Curacao and is above the coast of Venezuela. Bonaire is a small island and is known to include the excellent opportunities for diving, snorkeling and windsurfing. Bonaire has documented more than 60 dive sites on the west coast and more than 25 dive sites around the island of Klein Bonaire. The beautiful coral gardens, steep walls and the rich marine life, Bonaire is a paradise for divers and by the ever present trade winds, this verdant island with windsurfers and kitesurfers also very popular. Bonaire has the reputation of a slow pace and very quiet, but the island also has a lively nightlife for young and old with nice tourist places to visit and restaurants of excellent class.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$239|
|Toeristenbelasting||$ 5 per person per night|
Villa, maximaal 6 personen + baby
€ 140,00 per nacht
Eindschoonmaak (eenmalig) € 175,00
Waskosten pp € 15,00
Villa + gastenverblijf, maximaal 10 personen
3 slaapkamers, 6 personen + baby
1 slaapkamer, 4 personen
€ 200,00 per nacht
Eindschoonmaak (eenmalig) € 225,00
Waskosten pp € 15,00
Toeristenbelasting € 4,75 per persoon (ouder dan 13 jaar) per nacht
** This rate is subject to a per person/per night fee. The displayed price reflects one guest.