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Owner of Villa Chikitu

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, Prefer english, however, I can translate on email

Bonaire Scuba Diver Villa /Perla Boneriano/Villa Chikitu

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Hato holiday villa

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-4)

Bon Bini ( Welcome) to Villa Chikitu, Luxury Dive Villa @ Perla Boneriano! We are privately owned and operated and self catering.

Bonaire is Diver's Paradiseknown for the ease of shore diving as well as home for World Champion Free Divers, Windsurfers and Kite Boarders!

Our Villa is located in a quiet, private gated community, Perla Boneriano with a nice central swimming pool. We are just steps to the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets, stick your toes in the sand, snorkel or dive.

The best dive shops are nearby with shore dive packages as well as combination of boat and shore dives. Dive Friends, Wanna Dive are just a few to mention and we have discounts available to our guests.

Come, Feel the relaxing trade winds and the warm waters of Bonaire.


* Luxury Private One Story Single Family 2 bedroom 2.5 bath w private dive locker

** Each master suite with its own private ensuite modern bathroom, airco, private

security safe in each bedroom, towels, blow dryer, beach towels and beach chairs.

** We are eco friendly and have solar water heaters for heated water throughout the


** Cleaning service included in our rental rate

**Accessibility: We are handicap &wheel chair accessible w/safety rails in shower

We also have a wheel chair ramp upon request.

* Airconditioning throughout the entire home, zoned for your preference.

* Private Secure Dive Locker, Rinse Tank, dry rod right at our home,

* Park directly next to our house and rinse tank, dive locker

*Living area: Beautiful Coral colors, comfortable full size sofa and two club chairs, Flat

screen TV, DVD player and FREE password protected Private 5 G Wifi

* Computer Desk Area with surge protector

* Extra half bath for visiting guests or after pool use.

* Kitchen: Corian Countertops, Fully Equipped, Full Size refrigerator,microwave,

stove/convection oven, toaster, coffee and espresso machine, blender, plus more

* Centrally located fresh water swimming pool surrounded bybreezy lush tropical shaded

palm trees and teak sunbeds with cushions.

* Large Porch with your own private relaxing teak lounge chairs and cushions. Outside

teak table and chairs overlooking swimming pool in the privacy of the tropical

flower gardens.

* Cook out on with your own private charcoal grill

* FREE Private WIFI 5G connection(best on island)Password protected


*MANAGER: Roy,On Island Manager, arranges dive packages, rental truck, tours, recommendations on restaurants and what to do.

* FREE: Our Manager will greet you at the airport and arrange for free tansportation

to and from the airport if needed.

We keep the home up just like the pictures, so what are you waiting for?

So pack your gear and get ready to enjoy your unforgettable vacation in Bonaire! Bon Bini!!

Location: Hato, Perla Boneriano: Central to the North and South Shore Dive locations. Easy access to restaurants, supermarkets, beach and dive shops


Keywords: Private Poolside Villa Home water pool,

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More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner of Villa Chikitu (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks english, Prefer english, however, I can translate on email

About Owner of Villa Chikitu

Bon Bini Billy and Dee here. We are from Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA. Lets Go DIVING!! We have been coming to Bonaire for over 20 years. We have been spoiled by the ease of shore diving in Bonaire and keep coming back over and over again. We love the local people and feel very safe on the island also known as 'Divers Paradise'. We are also the owners of a beautiful Parrott: A Moluccan Cockatoo named Rosey. We invite you to enjoy Villa Chikitu on Bonaire and treat her as your own. Bon Bini!!

Owner of Villa Chikitu purchased this villa in 2009

Why Owner of Villa Chikitu chose Bonaire

Perla Boneriano is the ultimate location!! Quiet, centrally located and within walking distance to banks, liqour stores,groceries, retaurants, and of course DIVING!! This is the only resort built by a local Bonairian and it shows with the architecture. We have the best of both worlds. You are in the middle of north and south, you can choose to boat dive or our preference is shore diving. We have been going to Bonaire over 20 years and chose this location for our vacation home. We love the ease of shore diving because we can dive on our own schedule. After many years of time share ownership we decided to purchase our own Bonaire Villa @ Perla Boneriano. We chose this location because it is central to all dive sites and dive shops, restaurants, banks and convenience stores. We also know the builder, Roy Celestjn. We especially liked this villa because it is built in the true Bonairian Traditional Architecture. This is a private one story home and everything is on the first floor with no one above, it stands alone with lush tropical plants and view of the pool with LED lights. Located across the street from Sand Dollar, Wanna Dive, Dive Friends, Buddy Dive, gift shops, liquor store, spa, BonBida gym, and of course the beautiful Caribbean Sea only 700 feet.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Chikitu is a beautifully appointed and comfortable home decorated in tropical corals and greens located in the best scuba diving location on Bonaire.

Accessability: Wheel Chair Ramp available, Bathroom set up with grab bars, shower chair, doorways 36 inches wide

Fresh Water Swimming Pool w/hand rail

Private DIVE LOCKER with Lock to store your gear (no hauling gear upstairs)

Private rinse tank with drying rod

Gated: Park right next to villa inside gate w/remote access

FREE Wireless Internet - password protected

Charcoal Grill

Villa Chikitu is very private with no upstairs neighbors very quiet..

Inside you will find :

Large LCD TV with cable in the living room, a huge tropical ceiling fan, air conditioning, with expansive views of the inground swimming pool and lush tropical gardens.

Kitchen: has an open eat in area and is fully appointed with large refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, as well as dishes, glasses, wine glasses and utensils.

Each bedroom has its own air conditioning system,plus PRIVATE SAFE with combo or card swipe option large enough for cameras and laptops, a private bath, ceiling fans and bedside tables with lamps. One bedroom has queen size bed with custom bedspread, the other bedroom has two twin beds that can create a king bed with custom bedspreads.

The luxury baths have glass block tile showers with tile bench, double sinks with mirrors above.

The large covered Lanai has teak furniture, table and chairs and two private lounge chairs plus, lots of Bonaire breeze!

Choice of dive shops right across the street, Wanna Dive, Dive Friends. You can walk to a convenience store,( top up your cell phone here), , downtown, gift shops etc. Coco Beach, Bari Reef.

Villa Chikitu is in Perla Boneriano, aLuxury Dive Resort w/ lush tropical plants surrounding a central pool. We are a gated resort set up for divers and dive groups up to 42.


based on 37 traveller reviews

Bonaire Scuba Diver Villa /Perla Boneriano/Villa Chikitu
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

This property is just as described, well furnished, clean and comfortable. It was great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Location is great, close to beaches and restaurants and beach bars. Everything you need is there. The property is well maintained and clean. Terrific owners and manager! I will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When a guest is happy that makes us happy. We look forward to your return. Thank you and I know our Manager will be happy that you mentioned him as well. He is a wealth of knowledge about the island.
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Very enjoyable stay at Villa Chikutu

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to Bonaire and our first experience booking our own lodging through VRBO versus staying at a resort. The accommodations were exactly as advertised. We would definitely recommend Villa Chikitu as a comfortable place to stay on the island.

*We appreciated the safety of the small, gated community (not that we felt unsafe anywhere on the island).

*Even with some of the other villas occupied while we were there, it was very quiet and relaxing.

*Roy, the property manager met us at the airport right after we picked up our bags and drove us the short way to the villa. He even provided us with a cell phone so that we could stay in touch with him when we needed anything.

*Everything was clean and housekeeping came twice during the week.

*The location is great. Walking distance to the beach and a Dive Friends dive shop location (across the street), and restaurants. Ilsa at the dive shop was indispensable in helping us to plan great diving experiences all week. Very close drive to downtown shopping and restaurants. Easy drive to North dive sites, slightly longer South.

*So convenient to drive up to rinse tank/shower/gear locker.

*Communication with owner, Dee, was always promptly responded to and she was most helpful in providing information prior to our trip.

*Air conditioning and wifi worked perfectly.


*There were lots of gnats and mosquitos at night and even with good bug repellant they were annoying enough to keep us from enjoying the patio. We will likely choose a place with a screened porch next time as I enjoy sitting outside in the evening after a day of diving. It was also rather warm on the porch during the day (it was August after all) so a ceiling fan would have made it more comfortable.

*The BBQ grill is not of good quality and the owners require you to let the coals cool 48 hours before disposing of them, so we used it less than we anticipated.

*We rented a truck from Roy, but after some investigation determined that his rate was quite a bit higher than the standard rental car companies. He did however bring us a replacement truck right away when the battery died in the first one.

*The one time we took a shower early in the day, there was not as much hot water as in the afternoon/evening, so just plan accordingly.

*The bathrooms are modern and updated. The decor in other parts of the villa could use equivalent updating. However, all was comfortable and there is enough seating.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey guys, thank you for your review, I am happy you had a nice time.Since this is your first visit to Bonaire at the hottest time of year I am not sure you understand the climate or the accomodation. I dont know what your expectations about Bonaire were,but we are considered one of the most up to date and well kept properties on the island and in Perla. Sorry about your nat problem it is very hot in August. We have a lot of repeat guests.The barbque suggestions is so that you dont start a fire and we have not had any complaints about it and it is quite reasonable. If you Bar B Q just make sure the coals are cool and dont dump them in my garden. . We are a self service community set up for divers. Our accomodations are up to date and we pride ourselves with keeping our home up to date. If you try something else as a comparison and you will see we are the best for customer service and accomodations. Happy Diving.
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Another wonderful stay in Villa Chikitu

  • 5 of 5

This trip marked our second stay at Villa Chikitu in less than 9 months. Not bragging but we just like the island and this location so much. The villa has everything you could probably need, personal drive up rinse tank, outdoor shower to rinse off the sand and salt and outdoor lockable dive gear storage. Literally 4 steps from rinse tank to storage locker making gear handling so easy. Between 2 Buns, Sand Dollar, Buddy Dive and Captain Dons are a short stroll to grab a meal or a drink. Great location and hope to get back soon!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning so quickly. We hope to see you again soon!
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as stated. Clean, quiet, well maintained. AC kept bedrooms and living room very comfortable. Kitchen equipped with everything needed. Water pressure in showers top notch. Hassle free communication with owners. Most enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay, please come back soon.
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Would definetely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

I wrote a prior review, but hit "4" stars. Wanted to hit "5". Dee & Roy were great. Facility safe, just outside of town, and beautiful! One of our 4 were not divers, and spent many afternoons around the pool and on the porch, or in watching the US elections on the cable TV! *** What surprised us on the entire Island was that even around the bars and restaurants, there was little music, and ones who played music, keep it down or moderate. The condos were the same things. It was quiet and restful! Even if you're not a diver, this would be a great place to go, with laptop, just to get caught up on work and to enjoy the sunsets and good food. *** Condo in excellent condition! So clean, bright, and lively. This place is a paradise away from home, and an Island not as commercialized as Grand Cayman and some others. More rustic and natural, yet all the ammenitites you'd want. Crime not an issue. Excellent rinse tank and outside storage locker for equipment to dry while hanging! The whole condo safe and secured by gated locks and solid walls. Give it a try! My wife and I plan to be back.... :-)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for enjoying yourselves!!!! We strive for great customer service and I know Roy is one of the best managers/concierge on the island. After all, he is 100% Bonerian. We look forward to you returning soon. Dee and Billy
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Great place! Taking my wife back eventually.

  • 4 of 5

Nice place. Roy very accommodating. He manages the condo for owner. He also owns 1 or 2 of the condo's, so he has vested interest that the place is safe & enjoyable. We allowed Roy to make rental arrangements for us. He did through a guy named Roel. Roel, young married man working hard at starting his own business, but has only 1 vehicle in his fleet, an older pickup truck, w/ over 100k mile. Met our needs, but would have enjoyed new/newer truck like other people rented. I think Roy is just trying to help Roel out, & I can appreciate that. Roel is a nice guy, even came out & did not charge us to replace a tire that went flat. **Dee - the owner, very kind and responsive to all correspondence! In Viriginia most of the time, I presume, but has phone access to anyone on the Island if anything needed, but Roy is her go to guy when you're there. No need to contact her once there. Condo's are the FIRST set of residential buildings just outside of town, North, on the right side. Good location. Condo was one of like 12-14 that are all in a little community w/ a gated & secured wall around them. Beautiful maintained pool sits right in the midde of the condo's. It's like 6-7 condo's with second floor ones too. Pool is maintained because we saw a native working on it during the week, & clean. Nice palm trees around, like the pictures show, & attractive front porches & pavement between them & the pool. Lovely setting! *** Nice big rinse tank & outside locked storage unit to hang all gear on. We discovered that 2 families in other condo's were repeat customers. Like 7+ times they had been coming, over a period of years. We noticed some of them would hang some of their dive gear out to dry during the day, & often overnight. We did with our wet suits, bags, towels & snorkles, but I felt better hanging the regs & BCD's in the storage closet with it locked. We were told by one of the regular visitors that they've had minor thefts before. More opportunistic as opposed to someone planning a heist. We never encountered any theft. *The inside of the condo was nice! Very beauitiful & functional! My wife & I & in-laws stayed here. Plenty of space for the 4 of us. *** Only suggestions: 1) Solar Water. So take day or night showers if you want hot water. Not major accommodation. AWESOME strong/big shower thought! 2) Ate meals on porch a lot. Several times in sandals injured our feet/toes on door jam on porch, 3) hit head twice on LOW Oven hood.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your input. We look forward to your return. Sorry you bumped your head and toes, but otherwise, I hope it was well worth the experience. Please come back again.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Flamingo International Airport
Car: recommended

Located in Hato which is central between north and the south dive sites. Easy access to grocery stores, restaurants, dive shops. Coco and Spice Beach is nearby to watch the sunset on the waters of Bonaire over Kline Bonaire or go snorkling or diving at this nice beach area. Spice Beach Club is the hot spot on Friday nights with great happy hour events.

Reduced rates on Dive Packages.

Rental Car Arrangements.

Contact Owner for Monthly rental rate.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Hato

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
16 Apr 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
16 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
16 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
16 Dec 2017 - 16 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$655

** Monthly Rates: Call or email Dee******
Quoted Online Rate does not include: $5.50 per person over 13 per day bonaire tax
Rate does not include: Stinapa Park Fee: Scuba Diver: $25 cash, Snorkler: $10 cash
Included: Maid service twice a week includes change of linens, towels and cleaning
Included: Transportation From and To the airport
Included: On Island Manager and concierge services

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Hato

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Modern bathroom w/glass block shower, dual sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , 1/2 bath in hall for house guests
    Bathroom outside - outdoor shower , Outside shower next to dip tank/locker/rack
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Wheel Chair Accessible. Full modern bath, transfer bench.
  • We have made one of our bathrooms wheel chair accessible, with all the right grab bars, we even have a transfer bench for the shower and an outside ramp.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , W/ private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , Your choice either two twin beds or King bed/private bath
  • King size beds (1) Serta Sleep Well Matress - convertable twin beds into a King bed with foam pad in the middle to eliminate the crevice between them., Queen size Beds (1) Serta Sleep Well Mattress and Box Springs, bed linens provided, designer bedspread, Twin or Single Beds (2) Serta Sleep Well Mattresses and Box Springs, bed linens provided, designer bedspreads
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • car optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Single Story No One Above or Attached- all rooms and bedrooms first floor. This is a stand alone single family house. Whole house Zoned Air Conditioning, outside secure dive locker with rinse tank and drying rod. Parking is convenient right next to the house, the rinse tank, the dive locker and shower.