5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, 10 Sleeps
- english, german, italian, dutch
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Spectacular Views, Roomy House
Loved the house. Everything in working order. Jan, the owner, was extremely helpful and very accommodating. Beautiful place and I highly recommend for those with large families.
Only word of caution is that the iguanas that visit the property will do their business wherever they like, including the pool.
We stayed at beautiful Casa Esmeralda in March this year.
The villa is located right on the ocean; it is bright and airy and the windows permit the ocean breezes to cool the place throughout the day. Another benefit to being right on the ocean is that there are no bugs!
The master bedroom with huge en suite bathroom on the second floor has a view of the ocean. We left our curtains open at night to get the benefit of the stars and the sunrise in the morning.
There are two other bedrooms located on the main floor and two more in the walkout basement level. The beds are incredibly comfortable. The bedrooms on the basement level are particularly quiet and good for sleeping. AC worked great everywhere.
The villa was immaculately clean. As we were departing, we saw the cleaners preparing for the next guests. They were cleaning every single pot, pan and dish even though we had not used many of them. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you would need including a large number of spices and condiments. The owners kindly left with us with us with “starter food” including a couple bottles of wine and cold beer.
The outside deck has lots of comfortable seating and is beautiful particularly in the evening when the sun is setting.
This villa is also well designed for divers. There is a large rinse tank just near the driveway so you can back up the truck and offload your gear. There is a large laundry room just near the rinse tank where your dive gear can be stored until you head out again. All very convenient. We rented tanks from the Belmar Dive Centre (Buddy Dive outlet) which was about a 3-4 minute drive up the road from the villa.
We did dive right off the villa’s beach (Punt Vierkant site) – you walk out the big door at beach level right into the ocean – but some of us who are less nimble found the entry rather difficult. However, there are many great dive sites within a five minute drive of the villa. We just suited up at home in the cool of the laundry room and drove down the road to the various sites.
Lastly, the owners Bettina and Jan were very attentive. We had some questions when we were at the villa and they responded quickly.
We have already planned our return trip!
Best house and location on the island.
Casa Esmeralda is truly perfect! It is situated on one of the best dive sites on the island and the flow and layout of the house is amazing. Jan and Bettina are incredible hosts who made sure we were taken care of! We have never had a bad experience here. It definitely feels like our home away from home!
Wonderful home and great location!
Wonderful home and the location is perfect! Just outside of town - perfect. The beach front is wonderful; great sunsets; great snorkeling! This is a definite repeat location for us! Jan and Bettina are great!
Thank you Bettina and Jon for the great vacation. Thanks for the groceries, fresh fish, and helping with restaurants choices and dive sites. Snorkeling in front of house was amazing! Jon thanks for helping Todd with the regulator issues and finding his shoes. We will be back. Take care see you soon.
Great property with fantastic hosts
Casa Esmeralda is a holiday rental home run by Jan and Bettina. The house is very pleasant and is a great place to spend time in Bonaire. There is fantastic snorkeling out the back door. It is at the far end of EEG Blvd just before the Cargill Salt ponds. It's a fantastic location to use as a base for your Bonaire trip. The design of the house allows for a constant breeze during the day so the house stays temperate and comfortable. There are air conditioners in the bedrooms for the nights when the breeze settles down. The house is constructed with concrete and tile which allows for the interior to stay cool during the warm days. There is a beautiful back deck and pool which has shade and fantastic views of the sunsets. As you sit on the comfortable outdoor couches you can listen to the waves lapping along the beach. It is very serene. The home is appx 10 minute drive to the airport and 15 minutes from Kralandijk. You can also drive about 15 or 20 minutes to get to the Lack Bay area. This is a great property. Jan and Bettina keep the home in great condition and are fantastic hosts. They live in a sister property next door and are available if you need anything. I highly recommend visiting Casa Esmeralda.
You will not find a place closer to some of the best diving spots on the island. Punt Vierkant, the Lake, Angel City, and even the famous wreck of the Hilma Hooker are literally right in front of your door.
One of the world's windsurfing hot spots and spectacularly beautiful ecosystems, Lac, and the equally famous Kite Beach are both a mere 10 minute drive away.