Seafront Villa with Beautiful Tropical Garden

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5 Reviews

From $366 / night

Hamlet Oasis, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Seafront Villa with Beautiful Tropical Garden
Villa
5 bedrooms
10 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Villa
Per week: $2,565 - $2,930
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Kralendijk vacation villa rental
Villa directly at the beach, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, great dive facilities

The villa is build at a unique location on Bonaire with direct access to the ocean. A beautiful tropical garden, which will attrack the (humming)birds, sundeck and porch make this a very nice place to relax and enjoy your holiday. It doesn't matter if you are with a group of divers, as a family or in a wedding group. During the day you can snorkel or dive the famous Bonaire reef right in front of the house. The sunsets from under the pergola or the sun bath area, directly located at the seaside, are stunning to see.

Sunset Villa has five bedrooms. Every room has a safe, TV, refrigerator and air-conditioning. It has just recently been redecorated. After a busy day you can relax in the garden, take a nap in the hammock, read a book, work on your tan or enjoy a lovely barbeque in the garden.

This villa is ideal for divers. Just outside the backyard there is the famous dive side named 'Cliff'. The house also has beautiful underwater pictures on the walls, all taken on Bonaire.

The house has been renovated with divers in mind. There are secured lockers with special hangers for dive gear, two rinse tanks and an outside shower.Next to the lockers there is a covered area to dry your dive gear. There is also a dive bench, easy to put on or take of your dive gear. On the same bench you also can store your air/nitrox tanks safely.

This is all easily accessible from the parking lot, should you do a dive on any of the many other dive sites on Bonaire.

Lambèr Dohmen

Area Information
The Bonaire Sunset Villa is located in HATO, a quiet neighbourhood. The dive shop, Dive Friends, Hamlet dependence, is a stone throw from the villa. It's a drive through, so very easy to get your dive tanks. Also to get the latest information about what kind of special things people saw lately in the water.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Lambèr Dohmen

Lambèr Dohmen

Lambèr Dohmen

  • About:

    We, Jacqueline, my wife, and me are living on Bonaire since 2007 in the neighbourhood named Republiek. We have 2 lovely dogs, from the animal shelter, who are with us also since 2007.
    We are persons who want the best for the people who rent the villa.
    Renters are looking forward to their, well...
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Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
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Apr 09 2016 Dec 16 2016 - - $2,565 - 1 Week
Dec 17 2016 Apr 07 2017 - - $2,930 - 1 Week
Dec 19 2016 Apr 08 2017 - - $2,930 - 1 Week
Apr 08 2017 Dec 15 2017 - - $2,565 - 1 Week
Deposits: Service charge 10% of the rental price Tourist tax $ 5.45 pppd
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: LOW SEASON HIGH SEASON 4 persons $ 2,565.00 $ 2,930.00 6 persons $ 2,850.00 $ 3,255.00 8 persons $ 3,135.00 $ 3,580.00 10 persons $ 3,420.00 $ 3,905.00 Low Season 9Apr16 - 16Dec16 8Apr17 - 16Dec17 High season 19Dec15 - 07Apr16 17Dec17 - 7Apr17

Reviews (5)

Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Kralendijk, Bonaire

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Ryan Party

Another wonderful stay

Ryan Party

Tulsa, OK USA

Another wonderful stay

March 3, 2016

We have recently returned from yet another wonderful 2 week holiday at Bonaire Sunset Villa. We missed our annual visit in 2015 so we were thrilled to return to this beautiful home and find all of the improvements that have been made since our last stay. As usual, the owners, Lamber and Jaqueline, have seen to every detail in remodeling all of the bathrooms, adding thoughtful touches in each bedroom and replacing the floor tile throughout. It truly is a gem! Clean, comfortable, well appointed; from diving equipment area to kitchen to sleeping areas, there isn't a thing missing! We also love and appreciate the hospitality and kindness they convey to us and all their guests ... I couldn't agree more with the other review I read about this property! Our group spent most of our time out by the water and used the grill and new stove several evenings. We even saw a pod of dolphins swim by one evening while waiting for sunset! The addition of "mosquito pots" near both dining areas really helped cut down on the bites this year so that was a bonus. And the Tiki Toss game on the back porch was a fun surprise too! We can't wait to return again next year! We've already got our 2 weeks on the calendar!!

Hans Christopher

5 Star Details

Hans Christopher

Caracas, Venezuela

5 Star Details

January 19, 2016

Arriving at night, tired and hungry...opening the fridge and finding food and drinks for your first night was a plus that I have never expected...The owner of the house realized the hour of our flight and took the time to buy milk, eggs, jam, bread, plus...plus...excelent...diving super easy...rooms top shape...I will go back same this year for two weeks....

Gretchen Vahle

Fantastic home with a gracious host

Gretchen Vahle

Denver area

Fantastic home with a gracious host

January 14, 2016

This was my 3rd year staying at this wonderful villa. There is plenty of private areas when you want time alone and there ample large group space for sharing meals, happy hours, and we've even been known to watch Sunday evening NFL together. This year we had the pleasure of taking in the local fireworks from the rooftop patio on New Years eve. This home offers everything.....the most gracious of hosts, spectacular sunsets, large rooms, great appliances, a wonderful grill, and some of the best diving on the island in your backyard!

David Cameron

Beautiful Villa and Attentive Service

David Cameron

Boston, MA USA

Beautiful Villa and Attentive Service

June 2, 2015

From the groceries stocked on arrival to the regular follow-up we felt truly pampered. The setting of this villa is perfect, especially for divers. The outside is comfortable and serene. We found it very easy to prepare meals, plan dive excursions, and simply relax.

Scott Clawson

Huge wonderful VIlla on the water, great for diver

Scott Clawson

Chicago, USA

Huge wonderful VIlla on the water, great for diver

May 3, 2015

This is a great Villa with very spacious rooms, 5 of them, and very well kept. new and large eating places and family room for getting together. The dive set up is unbelievable, the best we have seen on the island. We keep going back. Love it. Highly recommend it.

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Willem W

Newbury, United Kingdom


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"Sunset Villa - a perfect location"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 for a stay in June 2012



Here is my personal view of why Sunset Villa was such a perfect destination for me and my Family. My wife and I are enthusiastic fair weather divers who were looking for a destination to share my 65th birthday with my two Daughters and their husbands all of whom love diving and 3 grandchildren aged between 6 years and 18 months. Finding somewhere that allows flexible combinations of divers to go out on such a beautiful reef day or night whenever you want is not easy but this is just what Sunset villa offers. The diving from the back terrace of the villa was fantastic and the range of shore diving on the Island is huge and easy to access even for divers of limited experience. As if this is not enough, the villa is beautifully laid out and extremely well equipped with excellent cooking and washing facilities. The garden is a delight with splendid shaded terrace by the house and another with magnificent views by the sea. With visiting iguanas, lizards, humming birds and parrots, there was always something to see. Having three young children with us was potentially the most difficult aspect of finding the right destination. Here as in all other respects, the owner Lamber has done everything to make the villa fun. There is a giant ladybird paddling pool for the little ones, the two ample Dolphin rinse tanks are also great fun for the children and were very popular for cooling off in and the swimming pool close to the villa was ideal for the whole family. Gates protect areas of the villa and garden that could be hazardous for young children and these proved to be extremely useful without being too intrusive.
The accommodation is spacious and very comfortable and soaked up the 6 adults and 3 children with ease. Lamber arranged the hire of a pickup truck which was perfect for shore diving, shopping and exploring the island. We all had a fantastic time and were most impressed by how helpful and attentive Lamber was.
Any downs--- Well as virtually all reviews comment, there are quite a few mosquitos and they are hungry. Make sure you have light clothes with long sleeves and trousers for early morning and evening. Check with Lamber who plans to put mosquito nets over the beds.


5 of 5 stars Ease of booking 5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property
5 of 5 stars Overall condition 5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom
5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities 5 of 5 stars Service


Liked best: Location and helpful owner

Liked least: mosquitos


Traveling group: Extended Family


Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children

The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.


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The Bierschenk Family and friends

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"We are looking forward to returning to this wonderful villa."

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012 for a stay in May 2012



Our family visited this lovely property in May 2012. Airport pickup, truck rental (delivered), and diving was all set up by Lamber in advance. The villa was very well appointed with everything we needed. We had a wonderful time. There is lots of space to spread out and relax, plenty of spots to curl up and read or play cards or use computers if necessary. We are all divers and the villa is set up with outside fresh water showers,tubs and lockers for all the dive equipment. Also the location for diving (and sunsets) was spectacular. Thank you Lamber it was wonderful working with you and your lovely wife, we shall return.


5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check-in 5 of 5 stars Service




Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

Recommended for:
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kellybid

Renton, Washington


Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews

1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote



"Better than we could have imagined! Lamber is a perfect host!!"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 for a stay in February 2012



We just got back from our stay at the villa, and everything was more than wonderful. Lamber arranged a van to pick us up at the airport, greeted us upon arrival at the villa, led us on a quick tour of the place, had some groceries already there, and then checked in with us a couple of times to make sure everything was working well. We had 8 people in our group, and we never felt crowded. We loved the many different sitting areas, although most of our time was spent at the table and lounge chairs just up from the water. The BBQ was a HUGE hit. The garden landscaping is beautiful. This was our third trip to the island, and our best in terms of places to stay--really. We've already recommended the villa to our friends and would return in a heartbeat.


5 of 5 stars Ease of booking 5 of 5 stars Directions to the property
5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 stars Overall condition
5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 stars Service


Liked best: Everything--the property was fabulous

Liked least: The mosquitos, but that can't be helped on Bonaire


Traveling group: With Friends

My age: 35-49


Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups

The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.


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Biff S

Jamestown, Colorado

2 reviews

1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote



"Very comfortable, good coastal location, all necessary amenities..."

5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 for a stay in October 2012



The fact that a van was waiting for us at the airport, and the rental cars were delivered to us within a couple of hours was an outstanding beginning to a very fine week. The owner made the arrangements for us, and if you've ever arrived on an early morning flight to Bonaire, and dealt with the rental agencies, you know how valuable this is. The villa is everything others describe, so I don't need to repeat those comments. I would add that if you plan to spend a lot of time in the water, this is a good location. A dive shop is steps away, and snorkelers will not be disappointed. It is not close to downtown.









4 of 5 stars Ease of booking 5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property
4 of 5 stars Overall condition 4 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses
4 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom
4 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities 5 of 5 stars Service


Liked best: the location

Liked least: nocturnal insects


Traveling group: Extended Family


Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:
Friends getaway

The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.


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RaptorDud...




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"Everything we hoped for!"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 for a stay in October 2012



We were part of a large group of family and friends who stayed at the Bonaire Sunset Villa in October 2012. This trip was fantastic. Lamber, the owner, made it so easy for us and the villa is spectacular.
We arrived at the airport in Bonaire and had a taxi waiting for us that took us directly to the villa. Lamber met us and gave us a quick tour of the villa. He had arranged for rental trucks to be delivered that morning, too.
The rooms are well-furnished and very private. Each family group was able to have some space and come together in the common areas very easily. The outside spaces are best. Our whole group enjoyed the pavillion overlooking the ocean and spent most of our time there. The diving and snorkeling right off of the villa is great, and the outdoor shower, sinks, and storage closets make it so easy for cleaning your gear.
A great stay! I enthusiastically recommend the villa.


5 of 5 stars Ease of booking 5 of 5 stars Directions to the property
5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 stars Overall condition
5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 stars Service


Liked best: Ocean access.

Liked least: Nothing.


Traveling group: Large Group


Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups


The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.
My security deposit was returned on time.


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Andre

The Netherlands



"A perfect place for a sunny vacation, especially for Divers"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 for a stay in September 2012



As a passionate Diver I can really recommend staying at Bonaire Sunset Villa. This is a truly unique place to stay. The beautiful Bonaire Reef is right in your backyard! So we did a lot of diving from the villa. However not all of us are Divers and also for them the villa was very comfortable. The rooms are nice, the house has a big kitchen and there are lots of places where you can relax. From the terrace at the end of the garden we often watched the nice sunsets and enjoyed the big barbeque or started an exciting night dive. Those of us who did not dive watched over us as we entered the water. You could enjoy your entire stay on Bonaire never leaving the Villa! Of course we did go out and explored this beautiful Caribbean Island. Furthermore I like to thank Lamber, the owner of the Villa, who was very helpful and friendly and making sure everything was satisfactory. I can't wait for our next trip to Bonaire. We will certainly go back to this very nice Villa.


5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check-in 5 of 5 stars Service




Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

Recommended for:
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Gabriela

VA



"Ideal Vacation Home"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

1 person found this review helpful


This is my third trip to Bonaire (first time staying at the Villa) and my friends and I are already planning to book this home again next year. The location is ideal and the views are spectacular. Just walk down the steps and start diving or swim under the stars. Great for a group of friends and/or mix of friends and couples, lots of space, big kitchen, great a/C in all bedrooms, each bedroom has its own bathroom and plenty of hot water. The Owner is very attentive and thoughtful, down to chilled beer, wine and snacks stocked in the kitchen when we arrived and making sure we had every need attended to during our stay.


5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check-in 5 of 5 stars Service




Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!


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Bethesda Maryland



"Excellent, On-the-beach, Home away From Home in Bonaire"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

1 person found this review helpful


This was my second stay at Sunset Villa, and having stayed more than 20 weeks in Bonaire over the past 10 years, I would not come back to Sunset Villa unless I truly thought it was the best group rental home on the island. The property and dive site are top-notch, and the owner is always determined to be sure things go well. From helping with lost luggage and poorly maintained pickups, to adding wine and beer to the refrigerator before you arrive, to supplying a local mobile phone, Lamber is the best. Much more like a friend than an owner.


5 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Comfort
4 of 5 stars Location 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check-in 4 of 5 stars Service




Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

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Nokomis



"Ideal location for a family vacation"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 for a stay in June 2013



I wanted to share the beauty of Bonaire with my brothers and sisters so I rented this villa for us to have a siblings vacation. My husband and I have been to Bonaire 3 times before and always stayed at Buddy Dive, but for a family vacation we thought renting a villa would be the better way to go. After searching all the rentals, this villa looked ideal for the 10 adults in our group. I am not sure if the villa itself or Lamber's skills as a host made the week with my family and friends perfect. The villa is as described and pictured. Everything is thoughtfully designed for maximum enjoyment of the outdoors with the group or in a quiet spot to relax. The spacious bedrooms offer a peaceful retreat and good night's sleep. The few surprises in amentities make the stay that much more convenient and enjoyable. Everything you read about Lamber is an understatement. He is a great host!! His attention to details and his accessibility before and during the stay make all the difference. I know he went above and beyond what be expected in helping me with details for this family vacation.


5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

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Cory Rose

Washington



"Excellent Villa. This is the place to stay in Bonaire!!!"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 for a stay in January 2014



All I can say is ... Wow. This is an amazing villa, right on the water with an amazing cliff dive literally out your back door. The dive shop is 100 yards away with unlimited tanks and all the nitrox you can breath. The owner of the Villa, Lamber, is one of the nicest folks you will ever meet. Lamber took care of everything in advance for us. He booked all of our diving, including tank rentals, boat dives, everything we needed. He arranged all of our truck rentals in advance and had a shuttle waiting at the airport for us. By booking through Lamber, we were assured the best deals on the island. The rental company came to the villa and brought the vehicles to us.
When we arrived, Lamber had the fridge stocked for us including ice cold beverages and sandwiches for us! He came by several times just to check on us and see if we had any questions or concerns. What a great guy. I cannot say enough good things about Lamber or the operation that he runs.
The villa was spotless and a pure please to stay at. Incredible views from every room. A well stocked BBQ overlooking the ocean.

If we ever go back to Bonaire, we would not consider staying anywhere else but at the Sunset Villa. I highly recommend Lamber and the Sunset villa. 5 stars!!!


5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check-in 5 of 5 stars Service




Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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New Yrok



"Family Getaway"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 for a stay in December 2013



My family decided this year to spend a week in Bonaire over New Years. Only problem, we needed a place on the water, with a kitchen, that sleeps 10. We found that at the Bonaire Sunset Villa.
We arrived at dawn and were met by people at the airport that drove us all to the villa. There we met our host Lamber. Lamber kindly showed us around and expalined that the cars we rented through him would be in our driveways by 9. Couldn't have been easier. We were planning a shopping run at 9 but were pleasantly surprised to find a refrigerator stocked with all of the essential for a hearty breakfast and then some. That made everyone smile after a long flight.
We have stayed at a number of places over the last 10 years, but know of no accommodation that was as well equipped to handle our needs. I would highly recommend this property


5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Eeklo



"Excellent stay !"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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We stayed in Sunset Villa for a week in november 2013. Our plane arrived late in the evening so it was very practical that the owner Lamber had sent his driver to pick us up at the airport. He gave us all the good addresses for wining, dining and groceries. He and his wife were very helpful and they did everything to make our stay easier. We enjoyed the sunsets from the porch, the kitchen is fully equipped and the rooms are as decribed. We especially came to Bonaire for the diving spots. The villa is well equipped for divers to clean and store their gear. The villa is not located in the center of Kralendijk but there is a supermarket nearby (100mtr) and several restaurants in the neigbourhood. The location for swimming, snorkeling and diving is superb. It is also very convenient that you can use the swimming pool in the Hamlet Resort nearby. Nothing but good things to tell about this location and this rental. Should we visit Bonaire again, we would certainly stay at the Sunset Villa.


5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check-in 5 of 5 stars Service




Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

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Brenda

TX



"Wonderful House and vacation!"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 for a stay in March 2014



My family of four and another family of three stayed here over Spring Break and had an amazing week. The house is wonderful - every room. It is very clean, roomy, and a great place to spend a week. We spent a lot of time out back where the ocean breezes never stopped. I don't think we turned a single TV on the whole week. Snorkelling was great right off the back stairs! Lamber took care of our dive tanks and car rental. He had snacks and drinks waiting for us when we arrived. He drove us to the car rental to pick up our trucks. The house is in a great location - easily accessible to anywhere on the island. We will definitely be back to this house as soon as we can!
It truly was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had!


5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

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Marta

CO



"Perfect Paradise"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 for a stay in January 2014



Wow! I cannot say enought about this villa, the host/owner(Lamber), or the location. A group of us go to Bonaire every other year, and this was our first time at Sunset Villa. Needless to say we will never stay anywhere provided it's not already booked . .The house was amazing, we had 9 guests each. The 5 bedrooms (each with it's own bath, mini fridge and t.v.) provided a great escape if needed but the remainder of the house and grounds was where most of us hung out. The kitchen and living area is open and large and more than accomodated the 9 of us. Plenty of seating in and outside the condo. The dive set-up was great (rinse tanks, secure lockers, bench, drying area). Plus the dive site right off the back porch was very good and so conveneient. Lamber was so gracious and accommodating, he took care of our rental car and diving arrangement, providing us discounts on both. He left a cell phone for us to call or he would occassionally stop by to make sure all our needs were met. When we found out that our flights had completely change, and we were arrving in a day early, he found us great accommodations right next to the property. We definitely won't stay any other place if this place is available. Thank you Lamber and Sunset Villa for a wonderful trip!


5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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Jeff Castor

WA.



"Definitely a great place to stay when in Bonaire"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 for a stay in January 2014



Lamber is a great and gracious host and as said by Cory Rose, he took care of everything in advance. We also did a boat dive on the wild side and we were missing two tanks to complete our dives.Lamber called the owners and they had the tanks we needed when we arrive at the boat. The house is large and spacious and Lamber showed us around the house and property. It was also a great surprise that even though we were from from Seattle, the TV had the big playoff game on for us to watch. Go Seahawks!!! There is a very nice area for you to gear up for a dive on the house reef. With also storage lockers and two good sized rinse tanks. I would definitely recommend staying here if your going in a large group. The Dive Friends dive shop is an easy walk.There is also free internet for you tech people who just cannot unhook yourself.


5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

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godivefreely

CO



"Dream dive vacation rental"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 for a stay in April 2014



Have you dreamed of place where you could leave everything behind and experience the moment. Sunset Villa in Bonaire is that place. Oceanfront with immediate access to the Cliff diving site (just walk down the stairs), a place to hang your diving gear, plenty of spots to relax with friends makes this a top notch rental at an affordable group price. The kitchen has everything. Each bedroom is air-conditioned, and everything works. More importantly, your hosts Lamber and Jacqueline are the best. They will assist with everything, from recommending the best restaurants, to suggesting dive sites, to purchasing food for your first night there. Don't stay just one week, stay longer. Dynamite place.


5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check-in 5 of 5 stars Service




Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!

Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers



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joanna l

Loganville, Wisconsin


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"no hassle scuba"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 for a stay in June 2014



we stayed here with another family in June for our first time on Bonaire. We absolutely loved it! We dove at "the Cliff" right off the back yard multiple times. It was wonderful to be able to dive without even needing to leave the villa! Snorkeling here was excellent too.The set up is perfect for divers. Dive Friends was SO close and convenient. Lamber was such a kind person and so helpful with anything we needed. He was always very prompt with email communication prior to the trip and set up our reservations for a truck and for dive needs. We feel like we happened upon the best place and the best person on Bonaire!


Traveling group: Teenagers


Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.


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mlsearles

Sarasota, FL


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"Can't wait to come back to Bonaire to stay here!"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 for a stay in July 2014



I can't say enough wonderful things about Sunset Villa and Lamber. He was very friendly and helpful from the first contact I had with him regarding his property. He always was prompt, professional and informative with his email replies. We arrived late (11pm) and the driver he arranged was waiting for us! We arrived two days before we had booked the villa based on flight fares so Lamber arranged a room for us to stay nearby and stocked the pantry and refrigerator with drinks and food, both of which were a welcome relief after a long (delayed) day of travelling. He left us with a local cell phone to use to contact restaurants and make calls.

The villa had all of the accommodations of home, was perfectly located on the water at a stunning dive site, was clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen is modern with coffee maker, microwave, blender, etc. He even thought of coolie cups for cans and bottles and a cooler to take on our dives! Each of the 5 bedrooms had their own air-conditioning units which we used at night, but the windows in the villa were perfect to allow a nice breeze throughout the day. The cleaners came and changed linens and towels and tidied up mid week which was a nice surprise! We were originally concerned that it didn't have a pool, but you have use of the pool across the road and to be honest, we only used it once!

The scuba lockers, rinse tanks and outdoor shower were a huge help with all of the dive gear we brought. The gardens were pretty with lawn chairs, dining tables and Adirondacks offering plenty of seating or reading areas.

It was a beautiful villa and we can't wait to stay there again when we return to Bonaire! We highly recommend Lamber and the gorgeous Sunset Villa!


5 of 5 stars Ease of booking 5 of 5 stars Directions to the property
5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 stars Overall condition
5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 stars Service


Liked best: Location and Lamber

Liked least: That we had to leave!


Traveling group: Teenagers


Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Large groups

The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.


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WBH

Baltimore


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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews

17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes



"Best trip to Bonaire so far"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in July 2014



My biggest hesitation about writing a review about this property is that it will become too popular and I won't be able to book when I want to go! I just returned from my 7th trip to Bonaire and this was the best yet. We booked 2 weeks which seemed like the perfect amount of time to really unwind and get in plenty of diving (our group did 48 dives these 2 weeks).

From my first encounter with Lamber, communication and service have been excellent. He scheduled time to show me the place on my previous trip to the island. I was scouting out a place for our extended family (7 total) that would suit our group. Once I had the ok from the rest of the group, Lamber was quick to provide invoices and arrange for trucks and the diving with Dive Friends Bonaire. Booking the trucks and diving through Lamber rather than directly got us a significant discount with each.

When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised to see the refrigerator stocked with starter foods (cheese, meats, milk, etc). There was also a supply of dish detergent, toilet paper, paper towel, etc. All little things that are necessary but that one would not want to have to carry down with them nor run out to buy immediately. Lamber also provides a cell phone which is handy for local calls.

In terms of the property, what really set it apart from any other place we've stayed is the attention to detail. The back yard is fantastically landscaped. The table by the sea is shaded by an arboretum with a grape vine and palms that create essentially an outdoor room by the water. This is where we ate all of our evening meals. We took advantage of the seaside grill as well. One note about the grill is that lighting the charcoal can be quite a struggle. We tried various methods and found that starting with a few match light briquettes and augmenting the lump natural charcoal works the best. In our 2 weeks on the island we ate all but 3 of our meals at the villa. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking.

The villa is well set up for divers, the side area works well for rinsing and drying gear and the gear can be stored in locked lockers once dry. We used a bucket that Lamber provided as well to rinse our computers, cameras etc between dives. We filled half way with water and put in the back of the truck each day. I also would recommend bringing 2 liter bottles to rinse off the salt between dives. These heat up nicely between dives if left in the bed of the truck. The adjacent operator - Dive Friends Bonaire is also run very well. Compared to Buddy Dive which provided nitrox for most of our previous trips, Dive Friends maintains their tanks much better (ex. O-rings) and the fills were consistently 31-32% and usually 3200-3500 PSI. Their staff is quite friendly and accommodating as well.

In terms of what I liked least, the security situation on Bonaire dictates an abundance of caution with regard to property. (Violent crime is fortunately still rare on Bonaire.) My wife and I stayed in Tortuga which required getting through the locked front door, locked side door then locked room door to enter. It feels a bit like Fort Knox just to get into our room; but I am afraid this is what is needed on Bonaire to prevent theft. Speaking of this, there are safes in each bedroom which I used to store labtop, passports and cash while we were out of the house. I would recommend this as well; we didn't come up with an ideal solution though as to where to store all the keys when we left. Usually they would reside on the outside of the room door which obviously did not accomplish much in terms of securing the belongings inside the safe.

We have already booked our stay for next summer, sadly just one week this time and are thinking about another 2 weeks stay in 2 years.


5 of 5 stars Ease of booking 5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property
5 of 5 stars Overall condition 4 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses
4 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom
5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities 5 of 5 stars Service


Traveling group: Extended Family


Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups


The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.


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skyla2013

Lyons, Colorado, United States


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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews

2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes



"Another great experience."

5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 for a stay in January 2015



This our second year staying at Bonaire Sunset Villa and it was once again more than we expected. The House, well you just can't say enough about it. Everything has been well thought out from the rooms, to the diving lockers rinse area, the grounds the dive spot right off the property, even lawn chairs and coolers were available for our own outside house excursions. But even beyond that it's the experience that comes from being catered by Lamber. He's amazing. From the beer/snacks he had available at the house when we arrived, to ensuring our dive arrangements we wonderful. In short, we just love Lamber and this house! Planning our 2016 trip already!


5 of 5 stars Ease of booking 5 of 5 stars Directions to the property
5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 stars Overall condition
5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 stars Service


Liked best: Lamber and the House

Liked least: Nothing


Traveling group: Large Group

My age: 35-49


Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets


The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.




Sylvie610

Ottawa, Canada


Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes



"We will be back!"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 for a stay in February 2015



We were looking for a villa that could accommodate 10 of us for a diving trip. From the first stages of our booking, the owner, Lamber, was extremely helpful. He gave us a hand booking our dives and renting our trucks, and when we arrived in Bonaire, he even had snacks and beverages waiting for us. Very nice touch!
Bonaire Sunset Villa has everything we were looking for in a Bonaire vacation rental. Location is great - quiet, not too far from everything, and most importantly, just steps from the ocean! The villa itself is great - comfortable bedrooms, nice sized kitchen, and lots of living space. Everything is well cared for, and any minor issue - such as a bulb that needs replacing - is quickly taken care of by Lamber, who does a fantastic job with the villa.
The main attraction is obviously the proximity of the Cliff dive site - we spent a lot of time there doing long shallow dives, looking at the turtles and octopus...
We were amazed by the villa, and we definitely will be back!


5 of 5 stars Ease of booking 5 of 5 stars Directions to the property
5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 stars Overall condition
5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 stars Service


Traveling group: Friends


Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups


The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.


Was this review helpful? Yes

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