"There are so many good things to say about this villa that I don't know where to start! We've been to Bonaire before and had stayed down the road from this villa at Buddy Dive. Beginning with the booking process and all the way through to our departure, the owner, Lamber, took personal care of our entire family. We rented the whole villa and came down from the US with our twin two-year-old daughters, our nanny, and two sets of grandparents. The villa had room to spare even with this crowd. The amenities for kids were amazing, from highchairs and cribs, to beach toys and a little ladybug pool for them to play in, and built in, secure baby gates in all the right places. The amenities for adults were also great with many private spots to relax, along with wonderful spaces to congregate as a group. The dive amenities are second to none (outdoor shower, rinse sinks (with lights for returning from night dives), lockers with locks provided, hanging racks and professional level dive gear hangers, tank storage, and all of this is secured from the outside with a nice heavy gate and a lock). There are spots for 2 cars out front and more parking a short walk away. The pool is literally steps away - our two year olds easily made the quick walk to the pool without needing any assistance (it's shorter than many driveways here in the US).
We grilled out most nights and ate by the water at the beautiful table with inlaid glass. We went out a couple times, and concluded the set up at the villa was better! The villa is downright luxurious by Caribbean standards, with modern rooms, fixtures, and decor. Great modern appliances and tons of cooking utensils, fully stocked spice shelves, tea and coffee, and Lamber will pick up your first list of groceries so they will be waiting for you when you arrive. He also helped us arrange our car rentals and tank rentals.
Further, Lamber was constantly attentive, playing the roles of landlord, travel agent / restaurant suggester, maintenance coordinator for an AC unit that was misbehaving, and he gave us ideas for things to do, both with and without the kids. He even followed up with me when I had an ear issue and had left a message with a doctor on the island, who then called him because she had trouble reaching me.
In sum, I can't say enough good things about this villa and Lamber. We have already started saving for a return trip next year!"
Guest: Kasey W.
Date of Stay: November 2015
Review Submitted: November 17, 2015