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Roel Bergsma & Mariëlle Alders

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, dutch

Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean View, Private Pool and optional Car

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casa Presioso is a beautiful two-story house on a cul-de-sac in Santa Barbara on the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean (former Netherlands Antilles). Being built on the hill, it has a spectacular free panoramic view overlooking the ocean, Kralendijk and the islet Klein Bonaire.

Relax in the private pool with spacious sundeck, lie back in the lush cushions of our lounge area on the porch, or enjoy the serenity of every-day's beautiful sunsets after dinner on the outdoor dining room on the second floor - the best way to conclude another day of diving or snorkeling!

Casa Presioso has room for 6 people. All bedrooms have A/C and traditional ceiling fans with remote control. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and private bathroom. The other two bedrooms have large double beds that can be separated into two single beds and a shared bathroom. The villa is rented as one property, but you will only be charged for the amount of bedrooms in use. A special crib is available for 1 child (up to 2 years). If you require anything extra: we welcome special requests and try our best to fulfill them.

Casa Presioso is especially well suited and equipped for divers and snorkelers: on the side of the house you will find separate rinse tanks for clothes, dive equipment and underwater photo/film gear, as well as a (lockable) drying area.

Since June 2014 Casa Presioso owns a brand new Toyota HiLux Double-cabin (5 pax) Pickup truck that can be borrowed to guests for only the cost of insurance and depreciation (no rental or other fees added): only €34,00 per night of your stay (approximately 50% of the cost of a commercially rented similar car)

To reduce waiting times to a minimum or even zero, we offer our guests a free transfer service from the airport to our house and back again. On arrival a taxi mini van will be waiting for you to bring you directly to our house, where you will be welcomed by our property manager. For your return home the same taxi mini van will pick you up from the house and bring you back to the airport. In case your flight does not leave for several hours, you may also choose to have the taxi bring you to Kralendijk or a beach club of your choice between our house and the airport, to enjoy your last hours on the island to the fullest (in which case you will organize your own last transfer to the airport). Casa Presioso will fully organize and pay this service for you!

The computer in the living room is installed with professional photo editing software and equipped with a card-reader that can handle all types of memory cards. Use it to upload your photos to your Facebook or Flickr account, or view your slideshow on the TV screen in the living room! Throughout the house you will have (unlimited) broadband WiFi access.

The free-standing villa has a large and beautiful garden (1088 m² / 11,711 sq. ft.) with palm trees, bougainvillea and oleanders that bloom the whole year through.

Prices include (please refer to 'Rates' for important detailed information):

- Pre-cleaning

- Fresh linen and bath towels (every week)

- Bathroom/kitchen cleaning (every week)

- Luxury beach towels

- Pool cleaning (twice every week)

- Garden maintenance (every week)

- Check-out cleaning

- Utilities (gas, water, electricity), internet, PC

- 10% Discount vouchers for diving at dive and car rental partners

Complimentary services:

- PC with photo editing software

- At-your-service property manager

- Free airport pick-up and return with taxi mini van: zero waiting times!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Roel Bergsma & Mariëlle Alders (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, dutch

About Roel Bergsma & Mariëlle Alders

We are a dutch couple working in the Amsterdam area as PhD molecular biologist at the Academic Medical Center and CSO 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) or on the ground, riding our motor bike.

Roel Bergsma & Mariëlle Alders purchased this villa in 2011

Why Roel Bergsma & Mariëlle Alders chose Bonaire

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.

We intend to make Casa Presioso a diver's paradise in Diver's Paradise Bonaire!

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...

Starting June 2014 we lend our brand new Toyota pickup truck (suitable for diving) to our guests for only $42/night.


based on 45 traveler reviews

Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean View, Private Pool and optional Car
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews

Great home. Lovely vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The property was even better than expected. What you see on-line is true representative of what you get. The home is equipped with everything you could need or want. It was immaculate. Everything worked. The numerous lounging and dining areas were wonderful. The pool was wonderful to cool off at any time. The air conditioned bedrooms were comfortable and spacious. The bathrooms were modern and gorgeous. We made all meals at the house with no issues. It was great to eat out on the porch or down by the pool. The gardens were very pretty. We would return to this house again and again. Why stay anywhere else.

The home was very easy to find. Access to the dive sites, shops and grocery stores was quick and easy. The house provided a great map and book that described all dive sites, access, etc. That was very helpful and we used it daily.

Access to their truck was the most convenient way to get a car and see the island. It was great to just get picked up and dropped off at the house without having to rent a car. The airport is very hot and we were grateful not to have to wait in line for a car. The car worked great for all of the shore dives. The truck is a manual, not an automatic, which was fine for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Presioso, wat een geweldig huis!

  • 4 of 5

Sinds 2001 komen wij op Bonaire. Dit jaar hebben wij een maand in Casa Presioso mogen wonen, het was fantastisch. Een geweldig huis met goede bedden (boxsprings), fluisterstille airco's en last but not least, een zwembad alsof je in Spa blauw zwemt. Voor onze kleinkinderen had Nathalie (super-caretaker van beroep) speelgoed geregeld en zelfs een "Cars" dekbedovertrek. Je bent top Nathalie!! Next year we will back!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time in Bonaire

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the island and we will definitely be back. The property is even more beautiful than the pictures. We had everything we could have possibly needed in the home. From making the reservation to drop off at the airport, Naat even dropped off something we forgot at the airport before we boarded the plane, everything went smoothly. We are already planning on coming back and would certainly stay in this home again!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Perfect! Just as it appears...Casa Presioso is an amazing property!!

  • 5 of 5

From our pick up at the airport & our warm welcome from Nathalie upon our arrival at the our departure back home, what a great experience! Casa Presioso had everything we needed to enjoy a great week of diving / relaxing. The house is very spacious; there were 5 of us staying at Casa Presioso & we were all able to have plenty of privacy. The outdoor dining area upstairs was great place to enjoy a nice family meal or simply relax with morning coffee or wind down with a glass of wine in the evening. There are also two additional balconies upstairs which provided great views of Santa Barbara & beautiful Bonaire. The pool was very clean with a nice deck / sitting area; enough loungers to accommodate all guests & more! An outdoor shower for rinsing, pool toys & sun shades as well. During the day you can open up all doors / widows to the house & enjoy the breezes of Santa Barbara...while at night each bedroom has its own air conditioning. The a/c units were new, clean & worked perfectly. A 2nd refrigerator downstairs located in the laundry room made it very easy to enjoy cold treats close to the pool. The kitchen was fully stocked with all cooking / dining utensils we needed, as well as some beverages & snacks to start off our week. The wash / rinse stations were perfect for taking care of all of our dive / snorkel gear & there was a locking closet to secure everything while hanging it to dry. The kids had great WiFi access to entertain themselves as well two types of cable & a blue ray player for movies. The house PC was also very helpful. Roel provided an easy booking for our stay and was extremely accommodating during the entire process start to finish! Thank you again Roel!! The only regret I have is that we did not stay for two weeks!!! We are all looking forward to our next trip to Bonaire; I would most certainly book another stay with Casa Presioso & would highly recommend you do the same....look no further, you have just found your home away from home.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Once again: What a great experience!

  • 5 of 5

This time it was the second time we stayed in casa presioso. It was, again, a fantastic time for us! The house, the car, the island, the diving... all at its best!

In deutsch:

Dieses Jahr waren wir Wiederholungstäter. Und wieder war es einfach nur wunderschön und erholsam, unseren Urlaub in Casa Presioso zu verbringen. Die zwei Wochen vergingen wie im Flug. Und es steht fest: Wir kommen wieder nach Bonaire und wenn wir wiederkommen, werden wir wieder in Casa Presioso wohnen!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything positive that all others said is 100% accurate. The best part for our family of 6 was the outside dining area and the hassle-less renting of the truck. Beautiful view and great times. If we go to Bonaire again, this will be our place of choice. Thanks to the owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Flamingo International Airport (BON)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Ocean front resorts with bar and restaurants
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Various dive sites and beaches
Car: necessary

Kite boarding/surfing, Harley-Davidson motorcycle tours and rental of motorbikes, scooters and bikes


Rates & Availability

Bonaire Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Indian summer deals: Aug-Nov!
Aug 6 2016 - Dec 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
High season
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $439
Tax Rate 10.0%

The (automatic) calculated quote on the HomeAway or VRBO site includes a 10% 'tax' line. This is in fact a 10% cleaning and usage (of utilities) fee for the rental (there is unfortunately no good other way to configure it).

Bonaire Tourist tax ($5.45 per night per person >13yr) is not included in the automatic online quote and will be added when your booking is accepted.

Starting February 2016 VRBO/HomeAway (now part of Expedia) announced to start charging travelers for using the secure payment system (max. 10%), on top of the transaction and subscription fees the owner is already paying. If you want to save on these fees, you can pay the owner directly via International Bank Transfer - please inform the owner if you want this!

Optional car loan: please add €34 per night of your stay if you require use of our private car (2014 5p Toyota Hilux double cabin pickup).

FREE taxi (minivan) transfer from and to the airport is included - no waiting after arrival!

Low season: mid April - mid December
High season: mid December - mid April

No higher XMas rates

Returning guests: ask for special prices!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Bonaire Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are spacious. Towels (2 small towels, 2 large towels, 1 beach towel, guesttowels, washcloths) are changed weekly. Beachtowels can be used at the pool or beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are equipped with remote controlled lights, fan and air conditioning. All beds have mosquito nets. Bedroom 1 and 2 have alarm clocks with iPod/iPhone docks.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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