3 bedroom, two bathroom, contemporary and cosy villa
- english, dutch
About Krista Tesselaar
My name is Krista, I designed this house myself and I have thought about literally everything you can see and find in this house; from the huge blackboard in the kitchen to the hamam towels, from egg timer to electricity points, from windows to wardrobes, from light switches to septic tank, from toilets to towels. I am very happy with the result. Come and see yourself! best, Krista
Krista Tesselaar purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Krista Tesselaar chose Santa Barbara
I have been to Bonaire a few times, and I love the laid back attitude of Bonaireans, and the visitors of Bonaire. No hurry, no stress. Just be and enjoy...take it easy. Besides this, Bonaire also offers great nature of course, both above and under water. So I decided I wanted to be part of this. Kas Kris is the result...
What makes this Villa unique
Kas Kris is very private situated and offers you rest and relaxation. When around the house, you will mostly see the sea and nature. Even while cooking a meal in the kitchen, you will be looking over the pool to the sea and Klein Bonaire! On the other hand, you are close by diving spots, the airport and Kralendijk with its restaurants. All just a 10-minute drive away.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:24
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very nice place - as expected. Great outdoor space and would stay there again. Very well equipped and great privacy. Couple of very very minor things to be away of: there's no hair dryer, there's no microwave, and in the mornings if the previous day was cold and cloudy there's only luke warm water (which is pretty typical in Bonaire with solar heaters)
Beautiful home on Bonaire
We can't thank Krista enough for sharing her beautiful hone on Bonaire with us! The home is gorgeous and well thought out! We spent every morning and most evenings outside enjoying all the lovely seating areas and wonderful magnesium pool. Lots of room to spread out and read, sunbathers etc. The neighborhood was quiet, and we loved seeing all the iguanas, parrots and other birds!
Nathalie, her property manager is excellent at her job. She was waiting for us at the home on arrival day and had stocked the fridge with essentials for the day which was so nice! She checked in on us throughout our stay and at checkout as well.
I'd highly recommend a trip to Bonaire of you haven't been. Several places to buy groceries were a short car ride away, as was The Real Dutch Bakery (try the sugar bread).
Lovely home - Lovely stay.
My husband and I spent a week at this lovely home. There isn't a single complaint about this home - it is gorgeous, super clean, QUIET, and outfitted with everything and in a great location.
The beds are SO comfortable, the views are gorgeous, the wildlife (parrots, many other birds, iguanas, etc.) are all SO much fun to watch from the multiple comfortable sitting places outside and the glorious pool. The pool is absolutely wonderful and I love that it's not chlorine – so much better on the skin!
My husband and I are not scuba divers, but we both love to snorkel and LOVE the beach. There were plenty of wonderful beach options and SO much to explore on this magical island. I cannot wait to return. While we were at the house, I tried to book for November, but alas, it's already booked (sad face). Krista was an absolute pleasure to deal with leading up to our stay - she made it so easy and she is so knowledgeable about the island! If you’re even considering booking here, do not hesitate, just book it – you will not be disappointed.
Wonderful stay in a wonderful villa
We have just returned from a 2 week holiday staying in Kas Kris and we've had a fab time. The owner Kris has put a lot of thought into her beautiful home and it really shows. The amenities in the villa are just right, the garden is very pretty and private and full of birds which keep you smiling with their antics - especially the parakeets! :) The pool is the best place for a cool off and because of it's position doesn't get full of leaves etc. every day even in the wind.
We were met at the airport by the property manager Nathalie who is a lovely lady and very helpful, knowledgeable and more than capable of dealing with any queries that may crop up. We didn't have any problems just the odd question and she was so easy to contact and deal with, probably the best property manager we have dealt with in the 11 years we have been visiting Bonaire, a great asset to a great set here.
Kris is great to deal with also, we didn't need to contact her so much as everything about the villa is clear and fully explained but when I did e-mail I got a reply quickly and without fuss.
I could go on about all the pros for renting this villa but looking through other reviews, it's all been said. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Kas Kris to anyone unless you want to be in the middle of town. This place is in a nice quiet neighbourhood and it's well placed to get to locations north and south. The only downside we had was the unfortunate problem with the neighbours behind the villa have a chained up dog in their yard that barks constantly day and night. It must be through boredom as it never gets taken out for walks etc, the poor thing but this has nothing to do the owner of Kas Kris and is just one of those things that can't be helped. I know Nathalie has tried to get things improved but it's a situation out of both her's and Kris' hands so you just have to go with it. It's a small thing and the only 'issue' we had in the entire 2 weeks.
Thank you Kris for allowing to stay in your lovely home and please pass on our thanks to Nathalie for looking after us so well - she is real asset to you. :)
Kym & Bob
KAS KRIS has what we never knew we wanted
The person that has build and decorated this villa has clearly been renting ‘hideaways’ like this all his/her life. Of coarse there is a fan ánd AC in every room, but the natural airflow through the house is probably the best thought-through feature. Super comfortable beds and 3 strong showers, of which 1 is outside. A well equipped kitchen for (at least) 6 people, a good coffee machine, a huge fridge + strong freezer, a brand new washing machine and dishwasher and almost too many spots outside to lie in the sun (including a hammock) or sit in the shade. Oh yes, and a magnesium pool instead of a glorified one!!
The only disadvantage we thought was that it is situated on a hill, which turned our weekly shopping trips on our rented bikes into one big, horrible workout. But it does give you a nice view. If we saw - from the pool - if there was a cruise ship in the bay, we stayed at home. If not, we went to Coco beach, where you get free beach beds if you tell them you’re staying at Kas Kris.
Apart from a wandering donkey, once, the nights are dead quiet. If you want to have noise, drinks or dinner out, you’re in the city centre within 10mins, by bike.
We didn’t need much help, but the caretaker lives around the corner. We could call her at any time of the day. She picked us up from the airport and helped us whenever our groceries where too heavy for our bikes. We will definitely come back.
Loved it the first time, came back for a second time
And will be back for sure again. This is very nice property off the main road and well situated on the island. The place is immaculate and it has very open style. As you can imagine, we enjoyed the refreshing pool quite a few times. All the necessary conveniences are there (dishwasher, oven/microwave, washing machine, etc..). Some very nice touches (e.g., mosquito netting around the beds, easy air conditioner to help you sleep better at night) make the place that much better. We stayed for three weeks and we could have easily stayed for three more weeks! The best part of the property are the many birds (parrots!) and lizards (iguana and regular small lizards) that roam around nearby, making you truly feel like you've escaped to a warm country!
Also kudos to Nathalie the local property manager for taking care of us! She does a great job!
Guests of Kas Kris will get a 10% discount on tanks and weight, shore diving, daytime boat diving and courses at Dive Friends Bonaire