Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6, 1 extra person/bed optional)
Roel and Mariëlle
- english, german, dutch
About Roel and Mariëlle
We are a dutch couple working in the Amsterdam area as PhD molecular biologist at the Academic Medical Center and owner of a medium-sized software company. When we aren't working you will probably find us up in the air (paragliding or flying a sports airplane), down below (diving and shooting UW pictures).
Roel and Mariëlle purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Roel and Mariëlle chose Santa Barbara
After having spent our holiday in several other houses on the island we thought it would be exciting to look for one that could be our own. One of the first houses we found was Casa Presioso and we immediately fell in love with its great lay-out and really spectacular views. Over the last couple of years, with the help of the great ideas and feedback of our guests, we managed to continuously improve the house inside and out, and we intend to keep doing that, as we love to be there ourselves as well!
What makes this Villa unique
Nothing beats sitting on our outdoor dining terrace after dinner, enjoying a drink and a great sunset or gazing at the stars and lights of fishing boats on the sea at night...
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We have stayed in many villas around the world and Casa Presioso is as good as it gets. Natalie the house manager is exceptional, attending to every detail to make sure that you have a great experience. Roel and Marielle, the owners, were very responsive to all our pre-holiday queries and have ensured that anyone holidaying in their beautiful house wants for nothing. In fact this is probably the best equipped villa that we have stayed in - three coffee makers! The gardens are great, we spent many hours watching the Iguanas and parakeets. The house is close to wonderful snorkelling and dive sites and although we only snorkelled it is very well set up for divers. We rented the 5 seater pick up for our full 18 days which was a boon.
We would not hesitate to recommend this property.
Very comfortable and well situated villa on Bonair
We had a very nice stay on the island of Bonaire.
For me it was the 4th time in this villa and every time it gives a home coming feeling. Also the owners take very good care of the house in renewing and optimizing the settings in and around the house
4 of us stated 2 weeks..all divers...just as the other reviews and owner Roel said it would be....Natakie was waiting on us at the airport...had arranged our transportation to the gouse..then showed us around once we got there...there were drinks and snacks upon arrival so we could start our vacation....this was our 5th time in Bonaire in the last 8 years to dive and this by far was our best stay ever....having the room of the house...the pool..dive rinse tanks...we took advantage of renting their truck...all amenities from dishes..utensils..etc...along with a fast grilling are on site....folks leave things behind...as we did...such as spices..and other kitchen items to save each group from buying it each time...
The himiuse is in a good location to access everything on the island and when we return we will be staying here if available....
Wonderful home away from home!
We had a week of fun, sea exploring, swimming in our own pool, snorkeling, seeing flamingos and donkeys. And baby goats everywhere ! We really enjoyed the tropical birds and iguanas in our backyard. Nathalie was so kind and so very helpful. The kitchen has everything we needed for cooking at home. The truck was a great asset and so easy to be picked up and chauffeured home by Nathalie. Unfortunately one in our party developed an ear infection, so we needed to access the medical system which was easily done; a clinic visit and a prescription at the pharmacy cost less than some copays in the USA. This is our second trip to Bonaire, our first at Casa Presioso, but not the last for either. We will definitely be back!
We had a wonderful stay here! Everything was as described and pictured. The daily visits from all the different birds was a highlight for us each morning as we started our day. We cooked many fantastic meals in the beautiful kitchen which had everything we could need. I already miss the master bathroom which is so beautiful with a large tile shower which was the perfect spot to rinse off after a spectacular day of snorkeling. Thanks for an amazing week!
All we could of wished for and more.
We spent a week in Bonaire at the villa. It was beautifully furnished with everything we could possibly need. The pool was very nice. Natalie the caretaker was very attentive to our every need and question. Renting their vehicle made it very easy. We would be trilled to stay there again.
Kite boarding/surfing, Harley-Davidson motorcycle tours and rental of motorbikes, scooters and bikes