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About John Stam
Hi, my name is John Stam and I have been living since 2008 on this beautiful island. By now I know all the In's and Out's , the Do's and Don'ts on this hot rock. And I can give you good advice on restaurants, activities or beautiful diving spots to make your holiday a success.
John Stam purchased this Villa in 2000
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our 10 day stay
This was our second year in a row that we stayed at port of call which we don’t normally do when go to Bonaire.We usually do something different every year for accommodations.The villa is centrally located with 3 bedrooms with a dive site right outside the door.John as always was great and had a little welcome package for us again.Only 2 things kept me from rating port of call 5 stars and that is the size of the refrigerator which is way too small for anyone renting it out.The other is the water pressure.Only one person can shower at a time or no one gets water.We will be back again.Thanks
wonderful location comfortable house
This house was terrific, the bed comfortable, AC great, and location directly on the water with easy access wonderful.
Wonderful Vacation Spot!
We recently returned from a wonderful stay at the Port of Call! The home was spacious and easily accommodated our whole family. The air conditioning in the bedrooms worked beautifully and kept us cool during the night. The neighborhood is quiet yet close to town and there is a gate to close at the end of the driveway for added security. Each bedroom has their own doors that open up to the covered porch which is where we spent most of our time and enjoyed the beautiful view. Easy access to the water for snorkeling or diving as you are right on the water. We saw many beautiful fish throughout our stay. There is an outside shower to rinse off your equipment and also an area on the side of the house to rinse. The home is one level, but you are able to go up to the flat roof and enjoy the view as well. Washing machine is located right off the kitchen and line for hanging items is outside with privacy. Kitchen has plenty of dishes and items needed for cooking. The refrigerator is on the smaller side & the stove and dishwasher looked brand new. The separate apartment was also very nice and had a kitchenette with a microwave and a small fridge. We only used that fridge for extra space as our meals were all prepared together in the main house. There is a TV but we never turned it on. Wifi worked well. Each bedroom has their own bathroom and they were very clean. Lots of closet space in each room. The mosquitos/tiny no-seeums were very bothersome so don't forget the bug spray. John was a wonderful host! He was very accommodating and responded quickly to our requests. Lots of information is provided for things to do while visiting. Thank you John for being so patient when picking us up at the airport and the mix up with our rental car which took forever to sort out. John also was a huge day saver when after dropping us off at the airport discovered I had dropped my cell phone in his car. He prompting made the trip back to the airport just as I was frantically searching for it. I can't thank him enough! We would certainly stay here again on our next visit to Bonaire.
Perfect Place in Paradise!
We rented this wonderful villa with two other couples & it was perfect for us. The property manager, John, was great. He met us at the airport & we followed him to the house. He took time to show us around the property, answered any questions we had about local shopping as well as sharing his favorite dive sites. The villa was very clean & nicely furnished. We spent all our time, when not diving/snorkeling, on the airy covered patio. We never even sat in the living room furniture! The kitchen had everything we needed: very cold refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, toaster, blender & dishwasher. There were plenty of dishes, glassware, pots/pans, kitchen towels, etc., a BBQ grill, and washing machine. The dining table, which seats 6, can be moved out to the patio. All bedrooms have AC & the bed we slept on was very comfortable. There are towels in the bathrooms & two beach towels in each bedroom. There are 6 lounge chairs & 6 other chairs on the patio. A convenient outdoor shower is located just off the patio. The view from the roof is perfect for watching the sunrise/sunset. The resident iguana, that we named Porter, visited several times throughout the week. A new dive gear rinse tank has been installed beside the house & a dry locker for hanging your gear is nearly finished. If you lay any suits on the patio wall make sure you shake them good before you put them on. We had a scorpion show up twice! Check your boots, too! The house is very convenient for diving the Something Special site & is not too far, just under a mile, from the downtown shopping area. There is a small hotel safe in the first bedroom. The house is very private at the end of the road with a gate across the driveway. There is plenty of room to park 3 rental vehicles. On our last day John came by to collect the keys & find out how our week was. We had him take pictures of us on the patio & with the Port of Call sign in the front yard. All of us really enjoyed our week in paradise and will definitely stay here again. The WiFi is faster than what I have at home! I think we found the perfect place to stay on Bonaire!
House was perfect
The place was as described and fully met our expectations. John the host was very helpful, and the location is great to access most anything you want. The snorkeling right off the beach there was very good. We had someone who was not as comfortable with the water with us, and this was her favorite spot for sure, and she saw lots of fish. Nice place to take a night swim too.
Don’t want to give it too good of review because i want to rent it again next year.People might want to rent it if i give it a good review.I have been going to Bonaire 20 years not staying at the same place twice,but i will be at this place.Best place yet and John was great.We need to hang out next year .