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Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean View, Private Pool and Optional Car

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Presioso is a beautiful two-story house on a cul-de-sac in Santa Barbara on the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean (former Netherlands Antilles). Being built on the hill, it has a spectacular free panoramic view overlooking the ocean, Kralendijk and the islet Klein Bonaire.

Relax in the private pool with spacious sundeck, lie back in the lush cushions of our lounge area on the porch, or enjoy the serenity of every-day's beautiful sunsets after dinner on the outdoor dining room on the second floor - the best way to conclude another day of diving or snorkeling!

Casa Presioso has room for 6 people. All bedrooms have A/C and traditional ceiling fans with remote control. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and private bathroom. The other two bedrooms have large double beds that can be separated into two single beds and a shared bathroom. The villa is rented as one property, but you will only be charged for the amount of bedrooms in use. A special crib is available for 1 child (up to 2 years). If you require anything extra: we welcome special requests and try our best to fulfill them.

Casa Presioso is especially well suited and equipped for divers and snorkelers: on the side of the house you will find separate rinse tanks for clothes, dive equipment and underwater photo/film gear, as well as a (lockable) drying area.

Since June 2014 Casa Presioso owns a brand new Toyota HiLux Double-cabin (5 pax) Pickup truck that can be borrowed to guests for only the cost of insurance and depreciation (no rental or other fees added): only €34,00 per night of your stay (approximately 50% of the cost of a commercially rented similar car)

To reduce waiting times to a minimum or even zero, we offer our guests a free transfer service from the airport to our house and back again. On arrival a taxi mini van will be waiting for you to bring you directly to our house, where you will be welcomed by our property manager. For your return home the same taxi mini van will pick you up from the house and bring you back to the airport. In case your flight does not leave for several hours, you may also choose to have the taxi bring you to Kralendijk or a beach club of your choice between our house and the airport, to enjoy your last hours on the island to the fullest (in which case you will organize your own last transfer to the airport). Casa Presioso will fully organize and pay this service for you!

The computer in the living room is installed with professional photo editing software and equipped with a card-reader that can handle all types of memory cards. Use it to upload your photos to your Facebook or Flickr account, or view your slideshow on the TV screen in the living room! Throughout the house you will have (unlimited) broadband WiFi access.

The free-standing villa has a large and beautiful garden (1088 m² / 11,711 sq. ft.) with palm trees, bougainvillea and oleanders that bloom the whole year through.

Prices include (please refer to 'Rates' for important detailed information):
- Pre-cleaning
- Fresh linen and bath towels (every week)
- Bathroom/kitchen cleaning (every week)
- Luxury beach towels
- Pool cleaning (twice every week)
- Garden maintenance (every week)
- Check-out cleaning
- Utilities (gas, water, electricity), internet, PC
- 10% Discount vouchers for diving at dive and car rental partners

Complimentary services:
- PC with photo editing software
- At-your-service property manager
- Free airport pick-up and return with taxi mini van: zero waiting times!

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • All bedrooms are equipped with remote controlled lights, fan and air conditioning. All beds have mosquito nets. Bedroom 1 and 2 have alarm clocks with iPod/iPhone docks....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathrooms are spacious. Towels (2 small towels, 2 large towels, 1 beach towel, guesttowels, washcloths) are changed weekly. Beachtowels can be used at the pool or beach....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Casa Presioso has a spectacular 270 degree view over Bonaire, the ocean and the islet of Klein Bonaire...moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Enjoy breakfast or dinner on the outside terrace...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is well-equipped with quality utensils, and lots of pots and pans....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    One of the refrigerators is conveniently located near the terrace, pool and outdoor cooking area with BBQ....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The pool is equipped with a MagnaPool system: potassium and magnesium mineral water that is therapeutic and relaxing for your body and hair. No more chlorine smell or salty residue on your skin!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Indian summer deals: Aug-Nov!
Aug 6 - Dec 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,204

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

High season
Dec 17 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,495

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Dec 16 - Apr 13, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,495

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,337

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $449.53
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

The (automatic) calculated quote on the HomeAway or VRBO site includes a 10% 'tax' line. This is in fact a 10% cleaning and usage (of utilities) fee for the rental (there is unfortunately no good other way to configure it).

Bonaire Tourist tax ($5.45 per night per person >13yr) is not included in the automatic online quote and will be added when your booking is accepted.

Starting February 2016 VRBO/HomeAway (now part of Expedia) announced to start charging travelers for using the secure payment system (max. 10%), on top of the transaction and subscription fees the owner is already paying. If you want to save on these fees, you can pay the owner directly via International Bank Transfer - please inform the owner if you want this!

Optional car loan: please add €34 per night of your stay if you require use of our private car (2014 5p Toyota Hilux double cabin pickup).

FREE taxi (minivan) transfer from and to the airport is included - no waiting after arrival!

Low season: mid April - mid December

High season: mid December - mid April

No higher XMas rates

Returning guests: ask for special prices!


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Flamingo International Airport (BON)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ocean front resorts with bar and restaurants
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Various dive sites and beaches

Car: Necessary

Kite boarding/surfing, Harley-Davidson motorcycle tours and rental of motorbikes, scooters and bikes

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We are a dutch couple working in the Amsterdam area as PhD molecular biologist at the Academic Medical Center and CSO 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) or on the ground, riding our motor bike.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Barbara, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands:
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. We intend to make Casa Presioso a diver's paradise in Diver's Paradise Bonaire!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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... Starting June 2014 we lend our brand new Toyota pickup truck (suitable for diving) to our guests for only $42/night.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, dutch

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Front of the house - welcome to Casa Presioso!

    Front of the house - welcome to Casa Presioso!

  • Cool off in the pool after a great day of diving or snorkeling

    Cool off in the pool after a great day of diving or snorkeling

  • Relax on the loungechairs on the pooldeck. Now under the new luxury shades

    Relax on the loungechairs on the pooldeck. Now under the new luxury shades

  • The private road to the house is marked at the main road

    The private road to the house is marked at the main road

  • Master bedroom with private bathroom

    Master bedroom with private bathroom

  • Bedrooms #2 and #3 share a bathroom with easy access in between rooms

    Bedrooms #2 and #3 share a bathroom with easy access in between rooms

  • Great 270 degree views over the ocean, Bonaire and the islet Klein Bonaire

    Great 270 degree views over the ocean, Bonaire and the islet Klein Bonaire

  • Outside dining room on terrace

    Outside dining room on terrace

  • Casa Presioso is surrounded by a beautiful and well-maintained garden

    Casa Presioso is surrounded by a beautiful and well-maintained garden

  • Many birds (parrots, singing birds, humming birds) live in the garden

    Many birds (parrots, singing birds, humming birds) live in the garden

  • Enjoy nature on Bonaire, above and below the surface, and all within close range

    Enjoy nature on Bonaire, above and below the surface, and all within close range

  • Back of the house, porch, terrace, pool deck and pool

    Back of the house, porch, terrace, pool deck and pool

  • Our own 2014 Toyota Hilux double-cabin pickup truck - perfect for divers!

    Our own 2014 Toyota Hilux double-cabin pickup truck - perfect for divers!

  • Pool by night

    Pool by night

  • Bathroom belonging to master bedroom

    Bathroom belonging to master bedroom

  • Fully equipped living room with balcony and large terrace

    Fully equipped living room with balcony and large terrace

  • Divers paradise: rinse and store your gear to dry directly at the house

    Divers paradise: rinse and store your gear to dry directly at the house

  • Dining under the stars while gazing at the lights of fishing boats at sea

    Dining under the stars while gazing at the lights of fishing boats at sea

  • Plants in the garden have flowers all year round

    Plants in the garden have flowers all year round

  • Enjoy the warmth out of the sun in the lounge area near the pool

    Enjoy the warmth out of the sun in the lounge area near the pool

  • Get a tan on the pool deck on the recliner chairs

    Get a tan on the pool deck on the recliner chairs

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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