|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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):
- 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
- PC with photo editing software
- At-your-service property manager
- Free airport pick-up and return with taxi mini van: zero waiting times!
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
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!
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.
Spent three weeks. House was exactly as pictured. We were met at the airport promptly. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. Plenty of closet space and large bathrooms. Having the living space on the second floor was brilliant. New Year's Eve was a continuous display of fireworks that lit up the sky for many hours. Diving and touring around with the available vehicle was great. I would highly recommend this house to everyone. Thank you to Nathalie for all your services. Thanks Roel for allowing us to visit your beautiful home.
We are al little family from Germany. We enjoy the CASA PRESIOSO very very much. This Vacation was one of the best, we ever had.
The Owners are very pleasant. We do not miss anything during our vacation at Bonaire.
The Villa ist amazing, the island ist amazing. If you like snorekeling, scuba diving: this ist one of the best Places in the World.
Our best recommendation for everyone, who is looking for a very flowery & comfortable home at the Dutch Caribbean:-)
This was our fourth visit to Bonaire and the first time we ever rented a private home, what a wonderful decision. We chose this home because it looked amazing and had such great reviews and it's exactly where we have always looked at to build a house. The views over the island are breathtaking and we chose to rent their truck that worked out perfectly allowing us to explore the island. The home is very close to Kralendijk but yet nicely removed from it. The owners make it absolutely effortless for the traveler from the pickup and drop off at the airport to Nathalie the caretaker of the property meeting you at the rental to there wonderful support team if anything should cease to function. I have never experienced any other owner so attentive to their guests. I hesitated making this review since I was worried about letting out this secret of how wonderful this property is because I'm afraid it will always be booked making my future reservations more difficult. but I decided everyone should be able to experience this wonderful villa. Thanks again
Well cared for and well equipped villa. We have already booked our stay for next year!
Casa Presioso is een geweldig huis. net zo mooi als op de plaatjes. wij hebben daar met onze 4 volwassen kinderen/aanhang vakantie gevierd. Wat een heerlijkheid! Heerlijk groot huis, voelt heel luxe. veel buitenruimte met 2 grote eettafels, 1 bij de BBQ beneden ( ook prima) en 1 op het prachtige balkon boven met in de avond een schitterend uitzicht op Kralendijk met alle lichtjes. prachtige tuin. prima slaapkamers, goede bedden. alles netjes verzorgd, fijn zwembad. gebruik van de auto verliep ook heel aangenaam. de behulpzaamheid van Roel, de eigenaar en Nathalie, de beheerder was hartverwarmend. Masha Danki!!
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.
Kite boarding/surfing, Harley-Davidson motorcycle tours and rental of motorbikes, scooters and bikes
|Refundable damage deposit||$430|
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!