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Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean View, Private Pool and Car (optional)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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. Bedrooms accommodate 2 persons. On special request we can put in an extra foldable bed for one extra person. It is possible to use an extra bed(room) for the cost of 1 extra person (to cover cost of cleaning, bedlinen and utilities); please notify the owner if that is you wish. For a baby or toddler (up to 2 years) there is always place available for no extra cost (if no extra bedroom is needed). If you require anything extra: we welcome special requests and try our best to fulfil them.

All bedrooms have A/C and traditional ceiling fans with light and 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.

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.

Casa Presioso owns a 2014 Toyota HiLux double cabin (5p) pickup, which we offer our guests to borrow when staying at the house. The car will be delivered to you clean and with a full tank of gas and you simply return it with a full tank again. As borrower you only pay for the cost of full insurance and depreciation of the car: €39 per night of your stay, all-inclusive. You do not pay any additional taxes or fees a rental company would charge you. For comparison: commercial rental companies advertise with low daily rates, but then add the cost of insurance ($11 per day for CDW and $19 per day for full insurance), extra costs for extra drivers or child seats, 'location fee' for being for having an office at or near the airport (6% on total), VAT (6% on total) and government tax (an extra $4 per day), which results in doubling the cost they advertise.

For guests that lend our car, we are able to reduce waiting times after your arrival to zero: we offer our guests a free transfer from the airport to our house and back again. On arrival a taxi 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.

On this website you can get a detailed and full quote to rent the house for any given period and number of people. Car loan is optional, and therefore not yet included in that quote.

Except for the optional car loan, no other costs, taxes or fees will be added. The quote includes:

- 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

- Taxes, including Bonaire Tourist Tax

- 10% Discount vouchers for diving at Dive Friends Bonaire or trips with Bonaire from the Sea

Complimentary services:

- Computer with photo editing software

- At-your-service property manager

- Free airport pick-up and return with taxi mini van: zero waiting times!

More Details

Owner
Roel and Mariëlle
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, german, dutch
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

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 Bonaire

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...

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Santa Barbara

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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 ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • All bedrooms are equipped with remote controlled lights, fan and air conditioning. All beds have mosquito nets. Two bedrooms have alarm clocks with iPod/iPhone docks.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
Notes:
Casa Presioso guests receive 10% discount voucher for diving activities and equipment rental (for diving packages of 6 days and longer) at Dive Friends Bonaire . If you book a course you will even get a 20% discount on equipment rental. for more information, please go to www.divefriendsbonaire.com. Casa Presioso guests also receive a 10% discount for sailing/diving/snorkeling/ day or halfday trips with the beautiful Amoray. Enjoy Bonaire from the sea with skipper/divemaster Richard and amazing chef/sealife conservationist Sue. More info on www.bonairefromthesea.com.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean View, Private Pool and Car (optional)
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews
5

Beautiful in every way

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 3-week stay at Casa Presioso--our 4th visit to this house. The garden was in full bloom because of all the rain in January, lots of oleander and bougainvillea. This is a beautiful property, very spacious and private, and lovingly maintained. You have daily visits from hummingbirds, troupials, and bright green parakeets. The upstairs terrace gives you a fabulous view of Mt. Brandaris to the north and the Cargill saltworks to the south--huge pyramids of salt this year, lots of flamingos in the salt pans. In between, you've got the lights of the hillside above and below the house at night, the lights from downtown Kralendijk, and gorgeous sunsets beyond Klein Bonaire. You are a 5-minute drive away from two really nice restaurants--Bon Aroma at Yacht Club Apartments, and Ingridients at Buddy Dive. The owners are constantly upgrading the amenities; this year it was new counter tops and sink in the kitchen, new stove top, new pendant lighting really beautiful!), and new cushions for the pool lounges. The saltwater pool is kept scrupulously clean; and the caretaker, Nathalie, lives close by and is always available. The owners answer all e:mails promptly and are a pleasure to work with. We love staying at this house and are already booked for 2018!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting with fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

Spent three weeks. House was exactly as pictured. We were met at the airport promptly. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. Plenty of closet space and large bathrooms. Having the living space on the second floor was brilliant. New Year's Eve was a continuous display of fireworks that lit up the sky for many hours. Diving and touring around with the available vehicle was great. I would highly recommend this house to everyone. Thank you to Nathalie for all your services. Thanks Roel for allowing us to visit your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A verx pleasant stay at casa precioso

  • 5 of 5

We are al little family from Germany. We enjoy the CASA PRESIOSO very very much. This Vacation was one of the best, we ever had.

The Owners are very pleasant. We do not miss anything during our vacation at Bonaire.

The Villa ist amazing, the island ist amazing. If you like snorekeling, scuba diving: this ist one of the best Places in the World.

Our best recommendation for everyone, who is looking for a very flowery & comfortable home at the Dutch Caribbean:-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit to Bonaire and the first time we ever rented a private home, what a wonderful decision. We chose this home because it looked amazing and had such great reviews and it's exactly where we have always looked at to build a house. The views over the island are breathtaking and we chose to rent their truck that worked out perfectly allowing us to explore the island. The home is very close to Kralendijk but yet nicely removed from it. The owners make it absolutely effortless for the traveler from the pickup and drop off at the airport to Nathalie the caretaker of the property meeting you at the rental to there wonderful support team if anything should cease to function. I have never experienced any other owner so attentive to their guests. I hesitated making this review since I was worried about letting out this secret of how wonderful this property is because I'm afraid it will always be booked making my future reservations more difficult. but I decided everyone should be able to experience this wonderful villa. Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous villa

  • 5 of 5

Well cared for and well equipped villa. We have already booked our stay for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

prachtig huis

  • 5 of 5

Casa Presioso is een geweldig huis. net zo mooi als op de plaatjes. wij hebben daar met onze 4 volwassen kinderen/aanhang vakantie gevierd. Wat een heerlijkheid! Heerlijk groot huis, voelt heel luxe. veel buitenruimte met 2 grote eettafels, 1 bij de BBQ beneden ( ook prima) en 1 op het prachtige balkon boven met in de avond een schitterend uitzicht op Kralendijk met alle lichtjes. prachtige tuin. prima slaapkamers, goede bedden. alles netjes verzorgd, fijn zwembad. gebruik van de auto verliep ook heel aangenaam. de behulpzaamheid van Roel, de eigenaar en Nathalie, de beheerder was hartverwarmend. Masha Danki!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Santa Barbara

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last Minute Special -15%
18 Mar 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,608
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
16 Dec 2017 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$1,886
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
15 Dec 2018 - 12 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
A$1,886
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$1,688
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Car Loan: ask owner A$0
Refundable Damage Deposit A$567
Tax Rate 15.0%

All fees and taxes, including Bonaire Tourist tax ($5.45 per night per person >12yr), are included in the automatic online quote. Unless you like to loan our car, there will be no other fee or taxes added to the total displayed in the online quote.

Optional car loan: if you want to use the 2014 Toyota HiLux Double-cabin Pickup (5 persons), please notify the owner to add it to your rental for only €34 per night of your stay.

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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