Villa directly at the beach, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, great dive facilities
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About Lambèr Dohmen
In 2003 our friends and we visited Bonaire on holiday and fell in love with the island. In 2005, after several vacations on Bonaire, we had the opportunity to buy this villa at the seaside and we did. We immediately started to renovate the villa and upgraded it for divers. Two years later we packed our stuff in the Netherlands and left for Bonaire, for good. We bought a small house to live in ourselves, which provided us with the opportunity to keep the villa in premium condition for other people to enjoy.
Lambèr Dohmen purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Lambèr Dohmen chose Hato
We bought this villa because we liked the view over de carribean sea from the first time we were standing in the garden of the villa. After all the renovation, which we knew we had to do, we could enjoy the sound in the early morning and the evening, rolling waves and nothing else. AMAZING.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa also has an alarmsystem to protect your valuable things. Wifi to stay in contact with your family and friends and of course the social media. There is also a cell Phone with a local number. To make your restaurant reservations or to contact us. You can contact us 24 hours a day. We have made an arrangement about using the swimmingpool of the Hamlet Oasis resort which is just behind us. When you rent the villa you can use the swimming pool whenever you want.
Pool / Spa
No smoking - You are allowed to smoke outside the villa.You are allowed to smoke outside the villa.
Max guests: 10
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
This house is immaculate and more beautiful than the photos. The location is perfect, and in walking distance of a great restaurant. In addition to many excursions to dive sites across the island, we dove the reef out back every day. Every detail of how people function on vacation has been considered. We were 3 adult couples. With the double basins, the long bench, and an abundance of hooks and hangars, cleaning up after diving was a breeze. We had 4 people doing prep for dinners fitting easily in the kitchen which is stocked with every dish and tool imaginable. There are 2 gathering and eating spaces with plenty of room for 10 people. The fixtures and appliances are top of the line. 3/4 of the way through the stay Lamber asked if there is anything we could suggest to improve the place, and I couldn't think of a thing. We will be back and will probably invite another couple because there was so much space and convenience.
Heaven on earth
My husband, 5 year old daughter, mom, dad, brother, sister-in-law, and 1 year old niece and I enjoyed a wonderful stay on the property. The location was wonderful and we really enjoyed the restaurants which were within walking distance. We also enjoyed grilling out next to the ocean! We spent most of our time outside under the shade or sunbathing next to the sea. The snorkeling right off the steps of the property was amazing. It’s also right off a dive site called The Cliff where my husband and I enjoyed a couple dives. It was a wonderful, relaxing trip and Lamber and Jacqueline were great hosts. They met us at the property where we all enjoyed a cold beer upon check in and they even had a flamingo and a turtle stuffed animal for the kiddos. They were so thoughtful. We love this island and loved our stay in the sunset villa. Can’t wait to come back ASAP!
This villa and owners go over and beyond expectations in all aspects. The cleanliness the decor the gardens and the hospitality! Kitchen is wonderful with excellent gas stove/oven ,side by side refrigerator, great dishwasher, everything you will need to cook if you so choose. Also convenient to multiple restaurants either to walk or drive. Our location was in the prime spot to have great access to diving and snorkeling both being steps away The view from our garden and outside area to watch sunset was fabulous!! The gardens were filled with gorgeous native flowers and colorful birds. We have already booked 2 weeks for next year. You will be exceptionally happy by staying here!
Family Vacation in Bonaire
We had an absolutely wonderful and amazing first diving vacation in Bonaire. Celebrating the New Year with our 3 adult children, we reserved the Villa a year in advance. The pictures do not do the property justice - all rooms were clean, the bedrooms were equipped with comfortable beds and an appropriate sized bathroom. The kitchen is fully stocked with every utensil, pot, pan, and storage container you would need to prepare your meals. Lamber and Jacqueline were wonderful hosts. Sunset Villa is ideally located north of Kralendijk, which is a bit less crowded than the southern part of Bonaire, with direct entry to the water and the Cliff dive site. Although we dove at different sites around the island every day, we also spent most afternoons diving the Cliff and relaxing in the back yard well past the sunsets. When dining at the villa we ate all our meals outside to enjoy the beautiful scenery. We did utilize the air conditioning while sleeping but otherwise had the windows open all day and found the house was not uncomfortably hot. Coordinating the logistics of our first visit to Bonaire was easy and Lamber arranged for our rental car, night dive, and our equipment rental for the week. Lamber checked in with us often to ensure we were enjoying ourselves and provided excellent suggestions for the two nights we ate out and even made the reservations for our party of 5. In addition, to ensure we didn't get lost Lamber drove us to a local fish market so we could enjoy fresh caught Barracuda on our last night in the villa. Since we were visiting during the New Year Jacqueline made us some authentic Dutch pastries to enjoy on the 1st. This is truly a 5 star property, 5 star experience, and 5 star hosts. When we return to Bonaire we hope to stay here again.
Fantastic place - great communication - exactly as advertised
This was our family's first trip to Bonaire so we had to rely on on-line research and reviews. We selected Sunset Villa because it was an ideal location, the right size and had good reviews. We had several email communications with Lamber and he was always responsive and helpful. He assisted us with transport, rental vehicles and dive equipment weeks before we arrived. When we arrived, all went smoothly! Lamber met us at the property upon our arrival, showed us around and even set us up with snacks! The house was great! It was stocked with an ice machine and coolers that we brought to dive sites, a place to clean and securely store our dive gear, several outstanding outdoor seating areas, and a great view of the water! One of the best dive sites on the island was literally steps away from the patio!
Overall, we would recommend Sunset Villa and especially Lamber andwe plan to visit again!
The Bonaire Sunset Villa is located in HATO, a quiet neighbourhood. The dive shop, Dive Friends, Hamlet dependence, is a stone throw from the villa. It's a drive through, so very easy to get your dive tanks. Also to get the latest information about what kind of special things people saw lately in the water.