"We, a family of 4 from the Netherlands arrived at Bonaire the end of april, picked up our rental car and Jerome accompanied us from the airport to the house with a stop at the Van Tweel supermarket for the first essential food items.
Seeing the pictures of the house on this site multiple times I thought I would not be surprised, but we still were…The house is absolutely perfect, very nice decorated and furnished. We literally have not been able to miss anything the 2 weeks we stayed there, especially the kitchen is over complete! Very comfortable beds, towels, bathrooms, air conditioning in the bedrooms but the house stayed fairly cool without. That’s the inside..The outside is even more perfect. Nice neighborhood, quiet, not far from Kralendijk and we felt very safe. The front garden is beautiful, as is the back. The best part however according to my girls (okay, same for me..) was the pool! Larger than expected, very warm water so we spend lots of time there, as well as sitting on the terrace in the shade watching the birds and other animals passing by.
From the back garden you easily enter the sea, with beautiful snorkeling right in front of the house. Already on day 1 we spotted a turtle and murene, and lots of beautiful fish. It’s nice to buy one of those fish maps that you can bring with you in the water to also know the names. We snorkeled lots of different times during our 2 week stay, and every trip revealed new species. Absolutely beautiful!
During your stay Jerome is nearby, we called him once because we couldn’t find something and he promptly helped us. Great.
Finally, the island…although it’s tempting to spend all your time at the house, there’s a lot to do and see. We loved the atmosphere, very relaxed, not highly touristic and friendly people. Tips to do: snorkeling with the Woodwind, visit Klein Bonaire, surf lessons and hang out at Jibe city, visit Slagbaai National Park and watch the flamingos halfway the Mangrove. In Kralendijk you can find lots of nice restaurants, we loved the local not so fancy ones: Kite city (@beach), Bobbejan’s BBQ and Grace Place. Just wear your flip flops and shorts :) and enjoy very tasty and honest food.
Clearly, we loved Bonaire. We have stayed at lots of accommodations during our holiday trips in Europe and overseas. Returning form Bonaire we all concluded this was the best house we have ever spend our holiday. Jerome: you have done and still do an amazing job making people feel like this! We’ll be back!"
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: June 27, 2015