|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Beautiful private home with lovely furnishings on hill above Bonaire in quiet area. Double set of French doors open to a large inviting porch with comfortable furniture and ceiling fans overlooking a lush, flowering garden with founatin, gazebo and lights at nighttime. You will want to live here forever-our other renters have!
Indoors, the main house is a beautifully decorated home. Tile floors throughout, Huge master bedroom with balcony, huge master bath with tub. Two large additional bedrooms are also lovely and share a bath. Sunny kitchen with seating bar. Dining tables both inside and out. Grand porch that wraps around half of the house and overlooks a lush, mature garden full of flowers, fountains, iguanas, colorful parrots, butterflies, hummingbirds and a gazebo.
Lovely home in good neighborhood.
I love to scuba dive the marine park of Bonaire. It is the best diving in the Caribbean and the quiet island is very natural with mangrove kayaking, wind surfing, kiteboarding all which use no fossil fuels.
The Owner purchased this house in 2002
Both the house and the garden sold us the minute we walked through the door 10 years ago. It has not disappointed us since. It is such a gracious house and the garden keeps you entertained with various animals. The garden blooms profusely all year by recycled water. The house is elegant and easy to live in.
Comfortable beds, large kitchen, good sized bedrooms with great floor plan all on one level. Set up for diving and gear. Very private.
This is a beautiful property- very bright, cheerful and sunny with lots of light and windows.
There are many different places to just sit and read nap and get away. numerous fans above to keep you comfortable and cool.,
The landscaping is magnificent and many different birds/parrots sing to you all day long.
There are the donkeys and goats of Bonaire on the road outside the house and plenty of places to walk or ride your bike. I wanted to go back the moment i left!!
I, my wife, and grown son stayed for a month here. Another couple joined us for one of the weeks. We had rented another VRBO in the same neighborhood the previous year and had checked this one out during that earlier visit.
The property is exactly as described. It is in a quiet location in nice, safe neighborhood with friendly residents. This particular property is mid-block, downhill side, on a dead-end street with a nice, foliaged yard -- both front and back. Although it is high up on the Santa Barbara hillside, the vegetation blocks the view. Hey, you can't have it all but if that's an issue, be advised. You also won't find a swimming pool.
But this is Bonaire and we were there to enjoy the Sea. As divers/snorklers, we found the set-up for cleaning, rinsing and hanging gear on west the side of the house to be readily convenient. The back patio was a great place to enjoy breakfasts, dinners and gin/tonics in the shade on sunny afternoons. For security, the property is gated/fenced -- mostly to keep out the wandering burros.
The house came well furnished and supplied. All we had to buy was our food to eat. Lots of condiments, etc. We ended up using the backyard grill at least 10 times. The Master bedroom and the bigger guest bedroom are air-conditioned. All rooms in the house and the back patio have a quiet, multi-speed ceiling fans. The two larger bedrooms also have cable TVs. There were plenty of towels and spare bedding. The is also a dishwasher and clothes washer that were easy to use.
You won't get that sterile hotel/motel feel here when you arrive here. No scrambling to buy paper towels, toilet paper, and all the other odds and ends of everyday comfort. You really ARE staying in Virginia's home. Enjoy the place. We've already committed to next year.
Would highly recommend this property for the large, lovely garden and convenient location. We had all we needed for a fabulous vacation- clean spacious home in a quieter neighborhood, but close to supermarket and scores of fantastic shore diving sites! You can't stay long enough to see all the beautiful underwater creatures here on the pristine reefs of Bonaire. Snorkeling opportunities abound as well! Much prefer a home stay like this with comfy beds, amenities (air conditioning), and a perfect patio on which to relax adjacent to the lush garden with fountain, instead of a spartan diver hotel. They even have the perfect setup for rinsing your dive gear and drying it out for the following day's underwater adventure!
We can't wait to return!!
Excellent choice for an extended stay. We were there for one month and made several visits to the North and South from this central location. Quiet neighborhood, nice garden. Owner easy to deal with. If we go back to Bonaire, we will try to stay here again. A/C in two bedrooms works well which is nice for summer nights! Vehicle a necessity for this location.
I spent two deliciously comfortable weeks at this property. Every inch of this lovely home was decorated in a fashion that made me feel elegant. The kitchen is nicely laid out such that there was room for a group to get involved in the meal preparation. Everything was very clean. There are two choices for dining; one inside on a lovely formal dining table, and one outside on a round glass table, each was perfectly suited for a rousing game of cards with drinks, or a board game afterwards. The long length of porch on the back side of the house was my favorite spot to lounge and soak up the beauty of the incredible garden that wraps itself around the house. There was even a charming little tucked inside spot in the garden to eat or write. The bathrooms were very nice, water pressure great, and the beds were quite comfortable. The light plays differently all through the house so there were always inviting spots to sit and read or talk with my friend. The neighborhood felt very safe, and there was a gate that locked my car inside. I liked taking walks on the nearby streets to explore the area. Sometimes I was met by a friendly burrow, and always there was bird music. It was a short drive to the very friendly town and easy access to coastlines for swimming and diving. I was taken by how private and quiet staying at the Santa Barbara House was. When I left, my only need was to commit to another stay, and I would indeed, return again and again.
Spent two great weeks here! I rate this well above the average rental, clean, comfortable, well maintained, beautiful garden area! Located a few minutes from downtown and near several great divesites. I will return!!!!! Highly recommended.
Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Sailing, Fishing, Kayaking, Bird watching, Drinking Amstel.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 5 2016 - Nov 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|$50 cleaning per stay||$50|
|Bed tax $6 pp/per day||$42|
A bed tax of $6.00 per person per day needs to be paid for any rental less than a month long. Please wait for the final quote from me so it is included in the payment to Homeaway.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.