Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6, 1 extra person/bed optional)
Roel and Mariëlle
- english, german, dutch
About Roel and Mariëlle
We are a dutch couple working in the Amsterdam area as PhD molecular biologist at the Academic Medical Center and owner of a medium-sized software company. When we aren't working you will probably find us up in the air (paragliding or flying a sports airplane), down below (diving and shooting UW pictures).
Roel and Mariëlle purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Roel and Mariëlle chose Santa Barbara
After having spent our holiday in several other houses on the island we thought it would be exciting to look for one that could be our own. One of the first houses we found was Casa Presioso and we immediately fell in love with its great lay-out and really spectacular views. Over the last couple of years, with the help of the great ideas and feedback of our guests, we managed to continuously improve the house inside and out, and we intend to keep doing that, as we love to be there ourselves as well!
What makes this Villa unique
Nothing beats sitting on our outdoor dining terrace after dinner, enjoying a drink and a great sunset or gazing at the stars and lights of fishing boats on the sea at night...
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking is allowed in outside areas. No littering!
baby bed, high chair and car seat free of charge
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
After online booking the traveler will receive a rental agreement (and optional car loan agreement) to complete, sign and return to owner.
Bookings are not confirmed until the owner received a signed rental agreement, a copy of a valid photo ID and payment of the reservation deposit.
A baby up to the age of 2 can stay (incl. use of all baby amenities) for free. In case of more than 1 baby, please contact the owner for options.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Casa Presioso is tops!
The accommodations were exquisite, the location lovely, and the property manager wonderful: highly recommended!
A Dream Vacation Home in the Perfect Location
Roel and Marielle were very easy to work with when booking their beautiful home. They answered all our questions in a timely fashion, and the paying process was easy. Their home is fully equipped with everything you will need. The bedrooms have ac and the other areas you can open the doors and windows and enjoy the breezes. The area was safe and in a prime location. The birds and iguanas every day were amazing. Nathalie, the care taker met us at the airport and was extremely nice and informative. She also checked on us to see if we needed anything. The house had a magna pool or a mineral pool and it was relaxing, refreshing, and smooth on your skin. The hammock was used for napping and the barbecue for cooking! We are divers and used the two locked closets and big sinks for cleaning our gear. My son used the outdoor shower with plenty of towels provided to shower inside or out. The beds were very comfortable and there was ample storage built in and additional dressers. There was a dining area upstairs off the kitchen/family room area which we spent many evenings. There was also a dinning area down by the pool which we enjoyed eating pizza by the pool! My family plans to come back to Bonaire and we will definitely book our stay with Roel, Marielle, and Nathalie at Casa Presioso. Thank you for our dream family vacation!
We have stayed in many villas around the world and Casa Presioso is as good as it gets. Natalie the house manager is exceptional, attending to every detail to make sure that you have a great experience. Roel and Marielle, the owners, were very responsive to all our pre-holiday queries and have ensured that anyone holidaying in their beautiful house wants for nothing. In fact this is probably the best equipped villa that we have stayed in - three coffee makers! The gardens are great, we spent many hours watching the Iguanas and parakeets. The house is close to wonderful snorkelling and dive sites and although we only snorkelled it is very well set up for divers. We rented the 5 seater pick up for our full 18 days which was a boon.
We would not hesitate to recommend this property.
Very comfortable and well situated villa on Bonair
We had a very nice stay on the island of Bonaire.
For me it was the 4th time in this villa and every time it gives a home coming feeling. Also the owners take very good care of the house in renewing and optimizing the settings in and around the house
4 of us stated 2 weeks..all divers...just as the other reviews and owner Roel said it would be....Natakie was waiting on us at the airport...had arranged our transportation to the gouse..then showed us around once we got there...there were drinks and snacks upon arrival so we could start our vacation....this was our 5th time in Bonaire in the last 8 years to dive and this by far was our best stay ever....having the room of the house...the pool..dive rinse tanks...we took advantage of renting their truck...all amenities from dishes..utensils..etc...along with a fast grilling are on site....folks leave things behind...as we did...such as spices..and other kitchen items to save each group from buying it each time...
The himiuse is in a good location to access everything on the island and when we return we will be staying here if available....
Wonderful home away from home!
We had a week of fun, sea exploring, swimming in our own pool, snorkeling, seeing flamingos and donkeys. And baby goats everywhere ! We really enjoyed the tropical birds and iguanas in our backyard. Nathalie was so kind and so very helpful. The kitchen has everything we needed for cooking at home. The truck was a great asset and so easy to be picked up and chauffeured home by Nathalie. Unfortunately one in our party developed an ear infection, so we needed to access the medical system which was easily done; a clinic visit and a prescription at the pharmacy cost less than some copays in the USA. This is our second trip to Bonaire, our first at Casa Presioso, but not the last for either. We will definitely be back!
Kite boarding/surfing, kayaking through the mangroves, Harley-Davidson motorcycle tours and rental of motorbikes, scooters and bikes