Carla van de Laar
- english, german, dutch
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This house was great!
Well appointed. Comfortable. Private.
Arnold was really helpful.
A big disappointment, won't stay here again
The electrical was the biggest issue, the electricity kept going out and so could not charge dive computers, cell phones, and then no A/C for the bedrooms, and the food started to spoil in the fridge. The place was not very clean. Windows did not open , and no screen on door. Roaches and wasps were not in control. All my other rentals through VRBO were excellent. The owner had little contact with us. Felt that the property manager did not respond to our issues in a timely manner. We wasted a lot of our vacation waiting on promises.
We doen samen met onze beheerder Arnold onze uiterste best om onze gasten een geweldig verblijf te bieden. Helaas hebben we niet alles in de hand en vloog een stop er enkele keren uit. Slechts een gedeelte van het huis kwam dan zonder stroom te zitten en Arnold kwam dan langs om de stop te vervangen. Het heeft 2 dagen geduurd voordat de elektricien het probleem definitief heeft kunnen oplossen. Heel vervelend als je 1 week op vakantie bent. Maar opladen kon dan in de andere stopcontacten en de ijskast zat op de groep die niet uitviel.
Het huis was schoon. We hebben we een goede zeer betrouwbare schoonmaakster. Bovendien hebben we zelf kort voor hun verblijf het huis een grote schoonmaak beurt gegeven. In de huiskamer zit geen muggengaas omdat er een grote schuifpui in zit. Alle slaapkamers hebben wel screens en de ramen kunnen wel zeker open.
Lees ook onze andere recensies,
Open layout with plenty of space for all
Booking was easy and owner patient with questions and prompt with responses. Arnold the house manager very kind and gives a thorough walk through of the property. We are a family of 4 divers and there was great space for us all to have time to ourselves and great space to rinse and hang dive gear. The electric and water allowance was easily met - we were conscious of length of showers and turning off not needed lights. Overall great property and would stay here again.
Excellent Experience, will certainly stay here again!
We stayed at Kaya Kuarts for eight nights. Carla and her family own a few other properties around Bonaire and it seems they are constantly making improvements to them, they are true lovers of Bonaire just like myself. I have never used VRBO for travel to Bonaire before but am pleased to say we had an excellent experience. We had a small party and used only part of the house. The home is located in a very nice residential part of Bonaire, but it worked perfectly, and was very safe and clean. The house has an air conditioner in each bedroom which worked well. We only ran the air conditioning in the evenings, which kept everything comfortable. We exceeded the electrical allotment a bit, I suppose we ran the air conditioning more than others would. We made our own meals about half of the time, the rest we explored the great options on the island. We were so impressed with Arnold, the property manager. He and Carla took great care of us. There was an issue with the internet initially, and Arnold surprised us by showing up at the house with a mifi from Telbo’s wireless company called Kla, it worked perfectly and allowed us to complete work and school obligations back home while we were away. Arnold was an amazing host, I cannot say enough about how great of a man he is. We kept in touch over WhatsApp, and any question or issue we had he would be ready to help, saying it was “his duty.” We also really enjoyed the Toyota hilux that is available for renters of the property. The truck was in good condition and is relatively new, it was perfect for scuba diving and getting around Bonaire. We took great care of the property the truck and Arnold and hope to stay again on our next visit.
My husband and I have stayed several times in this house.It is very clean, spacious and has a great porch. (with very comfortable furniture)
The Jacuzzi is a bonus. we enjoy discussing the day in it.
We had family staying with us for some nights and they enjoyed it as well. We slept well, good beds, good AC.
You can park your car inside the gate. We will definitely come again!
Highly recommended quiet house on Bonaire
It would be hard to do better with a rental house on Bonaire Island. This house is located in the Republiek/Santa Barbara area (don't confuse with Santa Barbara Crowns area). This is one of the safest residential areas on Bonaire and has an amazing view of the island and great sunsets to watch from the roof. You will need a car to stay here and the owners have one you can rent. We are a couple, so the house was bigger then we needed with 4 rooms. It had everything we needed including full kitchen set-up and rinse tank for scuba gear. The utility allowance was plenty for water and electricity especially if you conserve.
We have been to Bonaire several times and have stayed in all kinds of places from all-inclusive to cheep houses, to hotels and this was by far the nicest and CLEANEST house and a great price. The local manager is amazing and drove us around to the 3 properties they own, even before we booked since we were already on the island. The house was very clean when we arrived and they brought more clean towels and bedding half way through out 2 week stay.
I wish the back door and front sliding door had screens to keep out mosquitos, we did not use the air conditioner much and enjoyed opening up the house to fresh air, but the bugs get in. This is common on the island and the bedrooms do have screens, unlike most house and hotels, so this is not much of a complaint, just would make a 5 star over a 4 star review. The owners and manager are very attentive but give you your privacy. We were able to communicate for free on Whatsapp. Payment as an American was a little difficult because they only except a bank transfer or cash (don't confuse with wire transfer). This is easy b/w banks, but since we were already on the island it proved difficult to do a bank transfer from my US bank to an overseas bank online, so we paid cash which is easy to get at ATM's. I would suggest to the owners to accept a paypal transfer as a "send someone money" for US clients, because in the US we are warned against "Wire" transfers even though this is a "bank" to bank transfer, it worries people. Having said that, those reading this should not be worried about doing a bank transfer (not a wire transfer), all was legitimate. A bank transfer is a common payment method with Dutch people and how they do payments with ATM cards. All was documented well. even though we paid cash, and they gave us cash back for our deposit on the last day. Absolutely no problems!
The house is located in the residential area of Santa Barbara. It is a quiet older neighborhood with lots of greenery.