1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3
Ingrid van den Wassenberg
- english, german, dutch
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This is a really cute cottage!
We stayed here for a week, and loved this cottage. This cottage is in a great location, and close to a lot of our favorite dive sites. We always use Dive Friends, and this is located to three of their locations. The kitchen is well equipped, and we grilled every night. We usually have a group when we go to Bonaire, but this year we decided just the two of us were going. We will definitely stay there again!
Diver's Paradise Bonaire, at the cozy and delightful Sabal Palm Villa
We had a wonderful visit to Bonaire, staying at the Sabal Palm Guesthouse. The villa is like-new, sparkling clean, and fully equipped. The location is ideal, quiet but near everything, with a bonus of friendly neighbors (and we don't mean the wild donkeys). Warehouse and Van Der Tweel markets were very close and fully stocked with whatever we needed. Nearby "downtown" had lots of dining and shopping options for such a small island. Colorful birds came every day to greet us and sing on the patio. Fantastic snorkeling was virtually within walking distance at Windsock. There was plenty of great snorkeling with a lot of live coral and aquatic variety in more places than we could visit in 8 days - the Water Taxi and 4 hours underwater spent at Klein Bonaire island were definitely a highlight. The patio had plenty of room to hang up our suits, vests, rash guards and gear after each day's outings. A very nice 4WD suv was available at the property for rental that made the most rugged parts of the island accessible. Our hosts were helpful for questions about the unit and also local points of interest. The kitchen was well-supplied, and the bedroom AC made sleeping comfortable in the tropical climate. There was plenty of bedding and towels provided. We had our own Weber grill right on the patio for delicious grilling. The living room TV was great with a lot of news and programming, and as a monitor to play our GoPro videos and NetFlix movies. Plenty of cross-ventilation and powerful ceiling fans kept the rooms breezy and comfortable by day. We were fortunate to meet both the property owners and also the caretakers nearby - perhaps the best part of our stay was getting to know them and sharing a bit of their Dutch culture. After all, aren't the best visits when you come as as guests, and leave as friends? It was tough to leave this paradise. Anyone wishing to visit Bonaire for a diving or snorkeling - experience of a lifetime - can find a great "Base Camp" at the Sabal Palm Guesthouse. WE DID!!!
Excellent stay at Sabal Palm
Nice and clean guest house and good rental car. We stayed 3 weeks and enjoyed the quiet place, centrally located but you need a car to go out for diving, shopping etc.
Marion and Berry meet you at the airport and make you feel at home immediately. They help you whenever and wherever they can.
My husband and I am coming back to the island for a 2nd time. We rented from Ingrid last time and were so very happy. We decided to rent her guesthouse this time. It was in a great location near North end of island in little community know as Belnam. But only short distance to town. We loved the little subdivision in which it was located. Very safe, quiet and easy to get to. Her guesthouse was a great size for 2-3 people. We had a very spacious bedroom, bath and living kitchen area. We loved having the patio to eat our meals on daily. The beds were very comfortable, the AC worked great in bedroom. She had cable TV which offered channels in both English, Spanish and Dutch, so in late evenings it was nice to relax and watch a movie. The kitchen was great, had a full size fridge, with great freezer space. The kitchen was very equipped for cooking meals. Which we did several meals a day. Nice ceiling fan in living area, for keeping the heat down. Ingrid is such a great host. Her house manager Barry and Marion are so very kind. They were there for any problems we had and were able to get them resolved. They are always so kind to pick us and take us back to airport. We look forward to returning again real soon and will definitely be looking up our friend Ingrid for rentals she might have available. Bonaire is a spectacular place to go for their shore diving, boat diving, and snorkeling. The people are all so very friendly and whole island is fun to explore. We took a boat taxi across to Klein a small island across from Bonaire. It was so beautiful! Very fun day. We used Dive Friends for a diving company. Can't say enough good things about there services, they are excellent. I highly recommend renting from Ingrid as your host.
A great guesthouse in a terrific location and neighborhood. It's perfect for a couple and in a very quiet yet centrally located spot with very attentive caretakers conveniently nearby. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. Thanks for a great stay!
A great guesthouse in a terrific location and neighborhood. It's perfect for a couple and in a very quiet yet centrally located spot. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. Thanks for a great stay!