3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 ocean front with own dive reef. ENJOY!
- english, german, dutch
Hello we are Benno and Suzanne. We live in Holland with our two kids. We bought the villa in 2008 because we fell in love with the Island Bonaire after our trip to South-America. Every year we spent two weeks with our kids and friends in our wonderful villa. And we love it!
Benno purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Benno chose Santa Barbara Crowns
This villa is a little piece of paradise. Every day amazing sunsets and one of the best dive and snorkeling reefs in front of the villa.
What makes this Villa unique
There serval unique benefits but the most important are: -own dive reef in front of the villa -private stairs to the beach -easy water entry -private magna pool (swimming in mineral water instead of chlorine) -amazing sunsets
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Wonderful stay for family of 5
Three generations had an amazing time at this house - grandparents, parents, and our 22 month old! We are all avid snorkelers and the snorkeling was amazing right outside the house. Could be a tiny bit tricky getting in the water (you should have water shoes) but we saw turtles, squid, and sooo many fish swimming along the reef out back -- we've snorkeled a lot on the island and this area is really some of the best of the shore access of the island. We also did a few dives from the backyard at Andrea I and II that were awesome and super easy from the backyard. The pool was perfect for our toddler to splash in and he loved it. However, there is no gate around the pool and it is about 5 feet deep, so he needed constant supervision in the backyard and always someone with him in the pool. (There are also some cacti that line the back fence and we had to be cautious to keep him away from it). Jossie was able to get us a high chair for him and extra indoor and outdoor toys that he loved. The kitchen was great and easy to use. We would have like more dishes (only about 5-6 of each type of dish, so it got a little annoying, but we ended up buying some paper plates and plastic cups to make that easier). The space was clean and nice, AC in all the rooms, and of course the backyard was great for relaxing and watching Bonaire sunsets.
Thanks for a great stay (our 4th visit) on Bonaire!
Always Come Back to a Slice of Paradise
We've been coming to Bonaire for the past decade and have settled on Crown Ridge 12 as best villa available. The accommodations are excellent. The mornings on the deck looking out over the ocean watching the hummingbirds, troupials, and parrots fly by whilst sipping coffee are the best way to start the day! With Andrea I/II right down the steps, excellent diving/snorkeling is available day and night. We are already planning our next visit!
Best stay yet
My husband and I have stayed several times at this property and we won't think of going anywhere else on Bonaire. Even though it's just the two of us, we like having the extra space to spread out and the privacy of having our own house and pool. The location can't be beat - right at the entrance to Andrea I, which means I can snorkel all day if I want to while my husband supervises from the pool deck. The house is very nice and has everything you need for self-catering (the new Nespresso machine was a great addition this year). The pool is FANTASTIC - mineral water, no chlorine. We will be back!
A wonderful retreat!
We very much enjoyed our stay at this beautiful and very clean villa for two weeks. We also appreciated that it is away from the busier area in town, but still close enough to make trips to stores and go to dinner. The beds were comfy, kitchen very well-supplied for when we chose to cook, and the AC was a very welcome benefit. We spent A LOT of time enjoying the wonderful outdoor space and swimming pool. The property manager, Jossie, was very nice, helpful, and responsive.
This location was so peaceful. For the two weeks we were there, we had no neighbors on either side of us. Coming from Southern California where we are living elbow-to-elbow, we greatly appreciated the privacy and quiet. We loved lounging on the patio with the gorgeous view, watching the pretty birds, and feeding the iguanas and lizards. We thought the snorkeling right in our backyard at Andrea I and II was wonderful. The fish are abundant and there is an unbelievable variety. In addition to the expansive array of fish, we saw turtles, eels, and squid.
We would love to stay at this home again if we return to Bonaire, and we would highly recommend it.
Great to hear that you had a wonderful time!
Best vacation ever!!
We absolutely loved our week at Crown Ridge 12!!
The location was perfect with snorkeling and diving just steps away. The ocean view was spectacular!
The villa was beautiful with a well equipped kitchen. Plenty of space. Loved the pool!
We loved Bonaire! People are very friendly, the restaurants were great! There are so many places for snorkeling and diving, we definitely want to come back!
Thank you so much for staying in our villa!
Great location. Nice house.
Very nice house and great location. It had everything we needed. It is right on the sea and close to town.
Welcome to Bonaire!
Many descriptions and slogans have been written about Bonaire: Best Kept Secret, Unhurried, Unspoiled, Unforgettable; Diver's Paradise; and the list goes on... The fact is that all these statements are true, and then some. Another truth is the statistic that over 55% of arrivals on Bonaire are repeat visitors!
There are a number of reasons people visit our island. First timers generally have heard about the climate, the water, the sun and what there is to do. When asked, repeat visitors generally say that they did not have enough time to do all they wanted to on their first visit. 'It is the warmth and friendliness of the people' that keeps visitors returning year after year.
Bonaire has the reputation of being laid back, slower paced and very tranquil. The good news is that while this is all quite true, the island also offers a lively nightlife, fun places to visit and world class restaurants