Kelly & Jeff - January 2019
We have stayed in villas on Bonaire at least 20 times during our 25+ visits. Gerrit's place was one of our favorites! As long time visitors to Bonaire, we know what we want and what we need. Gerrit's place fit our requirements nicely! It has a fantastic view - if you can't be directly on the ocean, we recommend getting up as high in Sabadeco Crown Terrace as possible. Gerrit's place was as good a view as we've every had! I won't detail the villa's amenities but I will relay some important points that people traveling to Bonaire and looking for a house to rent should know. Security - it's no secret that there are break-ins at houses and cars on Bonaire. You just need to prepare and prevent (such as never lock your car/truck, never leave anything in it, secure the house, etc). Gerrit's place is very secure! First, there are no windows that can be opened or broken into from the outside without a sledgehammer!. This is critical! All the windows are "shutter" type which no one will spend time trying to break through. This is also great because we were able to leave the windows open for the breeze and didn't use the air conditioning at night. Fantastic! In addition, there is no need to shut all these shutter windows when you leave! So much time saved versus other house we have rented! The front door locks with a key (like all Bonaire villas we have rented). The slider is always a risk because they are easy to pop off their track or force open. Gerrit's was NOT a problem - there is a pin that goes into the floor in addition to the regular lock on the handle. The door can also not be lifted. Very secure. So - we felt this was the most secure house we stayed in during any of our visits! The layout is great, the guest casita is as well. We had some minor issues during our 3 week stay and the property manager always responded quickly. She was always available via (Hidden by Airbnb) and was ready to offer advice, fix an issue, make suggestions, etc. the property manager is another reason to rent Gerrit's place! We highly recommend a stay here - we plan to return next year!
Lubica - January 2019
We had an outstanding time in your house with a beautiful sunset view that end up on our cellphone's screen saver : ) . Property manager was very helpful and quick to respond to our texts. For entire time that we stayed and windsurf on the island we called your place mi dushi casa! We will definitely come back again to the same place and stay there hopefully for 2 weeks instead of the only one! Thank you again for lovely Bonaire experiences in your spectacular place!!! Lubi
Patrick - July 2018
This is a wonderful place to stay for a family dive vacation. We had two divers, a toddler, and two grandparents who stayed for about a week. The hospitality from messages before the trip, to the airport pickup, to being greeted at the property, to our needs during the stay, to checkout, was outstanding. It allowed us to truly relax and be on vacation. The property itself is nothing less than spectacular. You'll spend lots of time on the patio and in the pool area which has stunning wide views of Bonaire from the Salt Pier in the far south to the hills and Curoil in the far north. Everything is right at your fingertips - a well stocked kitchen, grill, excellent bathrooms, an amazing patio, and, of course, a rinse tank for divers. The neighborhood is quiet and you'll wake up to pleasant breezes and the occasional bleat of a goat. There were a few things that made this extra special. First, the property caretaker is excellent and extremely accommodating. Second, the truck that is on the property was excellent for just driving around town, diving, or going to Washington Slagbaai National Park. Third, although the property has three large bedrooms (each with a private bath), there's another smaller house you can add in if you have a particularly large group. All of this adds up to vacation that we'd love to repeat in the future.
Jeroen - May 2018
A beautiful house in a very nice location. The house is fully equipped and is very nice, on a hill with a view of Klein Bonaire. The property has a large terrace and beautiful swimming pool. The house is also fully equipped, nice open kitchen, large terrace doors, several bedrooms with bathroom and a large living room. A separate room can be booked for guests with several children or family members. The property gives a lot of privacy. We have been allowed to stay there for 2 weeks and will definitely consider this property again on a subsequent visit to Bonaire!
Netty - July 2016
We enjoyed our stay in Gerrit's villa near Kralendijk very much. The house is very spacious, all on the ground floor, with pleasant air conditioners in the bedrooms. With a large open kitchen, lovely terrace and a lounge area and a nice swimming pool. In addition, we had rented the car and the scooter. A car is on Bonaire duo to the lack of public transport is indispensable. The communication with the owner was very pleasant. The caretaker was easily accessible during our stay and solved a few problems quickly and efficiently. The location on the hill (where there is just a little more wind) with a beautiful view of Klein Bonaire is unique. It was a nice 'coming home' every time. We liked that the refrigerator on arrival was filled with the first necessities so that we did not immediately have to go to the store for the first evening and breakfast. We can only fully recommend this location and would love to come back sometime.