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  1. Familie says:

    Vorig jaar verbleef ik met 3 vriendinnen in villa Titus. Dit beviel zo goed dat ik dit jaar met mijn gezin terug wilde. Villa Titus was bezet, dus wij huurden villa Pela. Beide huizen zijn fantastisch; ruim, schoon en een heerlijk prive zwembad. De verhuurorganisatie zorgde voor een huurauto en de eerste boodschappen en onze vakantie kon heel relaxed beginnen.
    De huizen liggen dicht bij de luchthaven en met de huurauto rij je vanaf hier het hele eiland over. Wij gaan zeker nog een keer terug!

  2. Mike Holmes says:

    This was our 4th year in Bellevue #8, under the management of Bonaire Comfort Rentals (BCR). I wrote reviews of our previous stays in April, 2015 and April 28, 2016. I wrote good reviews for the previous two years but this years stay was the best. I will mention that the condo has a great view of the ocean and is quite airy. We never used the AC once. Only fans. The kitchen was well supplied with pots, pans, and utensils. I found the upkeep on the condo to be excellent. I think it’s about 8 years old but still looks almost new. We rented our truck through BCR again and avoided huge lines at the car rental businesses. The truck ran great and never broke down; the same as last year. Again our refrigerator was stocked with milk, eggs, juice, bread, and a couple of beers. Again we’re booked for the last 2 weeks of March next year in the same unit.

  3. Guest at Bon Bida 13 says:

    We recently had the pleasure of spending a month in Bon Bida 13 together with another couple. The apartment Iis spacious and adequately accommodated 2 couples & well appointed. It is located one block from the sea and approximately 20 minute walk into town. Elsemiek was very attentive & responsive to any questions we had at the time of booking as well as during our stay. A pleasure to work with.T

  4. Kathy & Brad from Canada says:

    We stayed in Elegancia 15 from February 3-20 2017. Everything was perfect & we loved it. Brad enjoyed walking to the Dive Friends dive shop next door and going shore diving right in front of the dive shop. Very convenient! Being on the third floor, with the windows open you get a nice breeze and we never needed or wanted to use the A/C. The windows are all screened and we never had problems with mosquitos. The view from the huge balcony is beautiful. The apartment is large, well appointed, and the bed was very comfortable. Everything we needed for a wonderful relaxing holiday was there. We love Bonaire & will be returning next year!

  5. Barry McMahon says:

    We had another great visit on Bonaire for 3 weeks in January and once again Comfort Rentals provided the best of services, helping us get quickly settled in, and was always there if we ran into any problems. As a wheelchair user it’s not often I find a company that will make the extra effort to ensure facilities and amenities are just perfect. Well done Jolande, Elsemiek and Jeffrey!

  6. Louise Collier says:

    Stayed at Belle Vue condos which were beautiful, just loved the view! Complex was great with pool, rinse tanks, gates for security, loved the interior but what let it down was the owners need to update the pans, dinnerware and glasses….they were a mis match of patterns and many with cracks or chips.
    We were evacuated for one night due to concern with high tides and storm surge after hurricane Matthew. Bonaire comfort rentals were quickly to our aid and provided us with somewhere else for the night which we appreciated. So would definitely use Bonaire Comfort rentals again but probably look for another condo next time.

  7. Lonny Howard says:

    My brother and I just returned from a 3 week dive vacation in Bonaire. We stayed in unit #9 at Waterlands. This has been our favourite spot for the last 3 trips. BCR are great to deal with and Elsemiek and Ninoska made sure our check in & out took place without hassle. We also rented a vehicle from BCR and when we experienced a vehicle breakdown, a replacement was quickly arranged. Waterlands is a gated area, so there is the additional feel of security. Being next to the airport is a bonus for short travel time after your arrival to Bonaire. Airport noise is never an issue. Waterlands has a beautiful pool which we took advantage of on several occasions. Hurricane Matthew passed by in the first week of our stay. BCR was quick to address any concerns and provide information for getting prepared for the storm. It was a great trip and our third stay with BCR. I would not hesitate to rent again from them.
    L Howard
    Ottawa, Canada

  8. Mary says:

    Bellevue #8 August 6 to Sept 4, 2016 review: condo is as described. The ocean out back is wonderful for diving or snorkeling and really helps drown out the traffic noise on the road out front. That is really the only negative about the units at Bellevue, road noise from dump trucks that start at 8:00am and go every 20 minutes. The condo did get a tad stuffy in the afternoon, but a quick dip in the ocean and all is right with the world again. We did buy a new frying pan as the other ones were warped and we were staying for a month. Upon arrival they had stocked a few basics and that was really appreciated after a long trip. We found a great fish market. We only ate out once at Kite Beach food truck and we were not disappointed. I hope the guys get enough tips to make their trip! Would rent again at Bellevue but might try one of the side units as the door doesn’t look directly into the unit.

  9. Melissa says:

    This was our first trip to Bonaire and we stayed at Bellevue #8. It was amazing!! What you see in the pictures is what you get. The view off the balcony is beautiful. This is also one of the view condos that has a private sand beach. It was so nice to have a sand beach to play on right at your condo. The scuba diving and snorkeling in front of the condo was great! It was also so nice to have a locker keep all your dive gear in so you didn’t have to tote it up to the room. The location was also great. I do not have one bad thing to say about the place and when we return to Bonaire we definitely plan on staying at Bellevue #8 again.

  10. ben van den brule says:

    We again enjoyed a beautiful vacation on our favorite island. We enjoy booking with BCR because of the unsurpassed service and their customer oriented attitude. They go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Over the years we had the pleasure to stay in a number of the houses under their management and we always had a great experience. This year we decided to buy a house and of course we will use BCR for the rental services!!

  11. Matt Clancy says:

    We stayed at the Bellevue Condo. It was nice and well kept. It was nice having a rinse tank and cage to put the scuba gear. Enjoyed having our own private beach and made night diving a breeze. The management staff was very responsive if we needed anything. A/C only in the bedrooms, which is common on the islands, decent breeze through the main portion of the house, although it did get rather stuffy in the living room. I would def rent again.

  12. Mark says:

    This was my fourth trip to Bonaire and third time renting through Bonaire Comfort Rentals. I must say the team at BCR has always been terrific. The property descriptions are always accurate, the advice is excellent and the service was always very timely. This trip I locked myself out of the unit on the day of departure and Elsemeik and Peter came to my rescue, I made my flight with time to spare! Anytime I’ve had a problem or concern BCR went out of their way to make my stay as pleasant as possible.
    Everyone has their own desires when searching for a rental so I won’t go into my selection let me just say if you’re uncertain call BCR and they will hook you up with a great rental. Do yourself a favor and use Bonaire Comfort Rentals to help you find a great Vacation rental.

  13. Chris Tubbs says:

    We stayed at the Casa de bon Bientu for the third time this year and it was the usual joy. The bed is beautifully comfortable, the bathrooms well fitted out and the living area on the upper floor cool and airy. The owners have done some refurbishments since last year, new windows and a new oven which is good. We never get tired of the view south over the island and west over Klein Bonaire. We will be back again next year.

  14. Rose-Marie Concension says:

    Ons verblijf bij Waterland village was fantastisch! wij waren een grote groep en hadden 2 woningen gehuurd! het was gewoon te gek! Mooi, rustig en geweldig! De volgende keer wensen wij 2 woningen te huren met zicht op het water!!!! Schitterend!

  15. Rose-marie Concension says:

    Verblijf bij Waterland Village is prima bevallen. Wij waren een grote groep en hadden 2 woningen gehuurd. Het was gewoon te gek! rustig, mooi en prettig! De volgende keer wensen wij beide woningen met zicht op het water! schitterend!

  16. Mike Holmes says:

    This was our 3rd year in Bellevue #8, under the management of Bonaire Comfort Rentals (BCR). I wrote a review of our stay last year in April, 2015. I wrote a good review last year but this year is better. All the good things I said last year are still good. My biggest complaint last year was the phone service and no way to contact BCR by phone. This year a cell phone with 10 minutes was supplied. Some kitchen utensils were missing but were immediately supplied by BCR. I have only good things to say this year. We rented our truck through BCR for the first time this year and it was the best thing we’ve done in our 7 visits to Bonaire. KLM and United arrived 15 minutes apart and our luggage was the last off of United. When we finally got it, BCR was there to take us to Bellevue #8. Our rental truck was there avoiding huge lines at the car rental businesses. The truck ran great and never broke down; a first in several years. Also our refrigerator was stocked with milk, eggs, juice, bread, and a couple of beers. Our vacation started great and stayed great. Again we’re booked for the first 2 weeks of April next year in the same unit.

  17. LARRY BLACKBURN says:

    We stayed at La Elegentia for the month of Feb. 2016.It was our nineth stay and the last three had been in apartments South of town.La Elegentia is a beautiful, well equipped apartment in an excellent location. It was much quitter than our previous locations.The views were great and the apartment was within walking distance of town and restaurants. Ricardo and staff responded well to any requests we had.
    We have already booked our stay for 2017!

  18. Stefano Songini says:

    We spent 10 days in one of the Waterlands Village and it was far beyond our expectations. The villa is very beautiful and clean, even more than it appears in the pictures, with spacious rooms, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable bathrooms. We enjoyed our dinners in the terrace while the children could not give up with the swimming pool.
    Also Bonaire Comfort Rental team was always available and ready to help with anything we might require. We’ll definitely come back !

  19. Leslie Motiwalla says:

    We stayed in the lovely home in Sabadego and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house was lovely (even nicer than in the photos), had all the comforts of home, and was very close to the pier (as divers, we dove there all the time). We would love to stay at the house the next time we are in Bonaire and highly recommend it to groups of 4-6.

  20. Loia and mike schuster says:

    Hi Bonaire Comfort Rentals,

    Lois and I had our usual super diving vacation at Bellevue. Four of our dive friends stay there as well. We experienced no problems with our apartment. I dove every afternoon in back of the building. We had happy hours on the back porrch every other night. Great weather, good friends and super diving!

  21. Angela & Karl-Heinz says:

    Wir waren das dritte Mal im Waterland Village. Ricardo kümmert sich super, wenn mal etwas nicht so glatt läuft. Die Anlage ist geplegt, sauber und ruhig. Genau das, was wir uns im Urlaub wünschen. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder.

  22. Matteo Calmarini says:

    Just Perfect! Clean, charming and stylish! Very nice and super close to the centre. The cottage was the perfect size for my husband and I. We had everything we need including beach towels. The kitchen is perfect furnished. The free WiFi was strong, A/C worked well which was nice for sleeping, and the shower had hot water. Everything was very comfortable. The pool area is great, we spent some relaxing evenings hanging out by the pool after the beach. The property is completed enclosed with high walls for privacy. I highly recommended this place, We will certainly book this again when back to Bonaire! Communication with the owner was excellent and the manager of the village was very helpful. Thank you

  23. Victor & Petia says:

    Our stay at Bon Bida apartments on Bonaire was excellent. We have rented unit on the top floor which had several balconies with great views, optional shading, comfortable sofas and lovely breeze. The unit was equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay: wifi, tv, washer and dryer, kitchen utensils, coffee makers, towels, etc. Bon Bida apartments are conveniently located within a short walk from awesome cafes, restaurants and snorkeling spots. Interactions with Comforts Rentals were very smooth and easy. We had a great time on the island and when we come again we will definitely look into staying at the same place.

  24. Rick and Barb DiDonato says:

    Our family spent two glorious weeks in a beautiful villa in Sabadeco. The view was so beautiful that we ate outside every day and night. The villa was lovely, decorated in a Mediterranean style, and very comfortable. The kitchen was adequate, but we like to cook and could have used more utensils and bowls. Overall, the experience was wonderful and the memories were priceless. Thank you to Bonaire Comfort Rentals for all your help and for the spectacular accommodations.

  25. c. gase says:

    we had a fantastic week on bonaire! the island is really lovely, very relaxed. we stayed at bellevue #8, great location but the appartment really shows a lot of wear and tear and is not as luxury as it looks on the photos. it certainly could do with some t.l.c.! bathroomfixtures were broken and in the kitchen f.i. a lot of china and glassware were cracked and not matching! but we hope to come back and stay in another place. bonaire comfort rentals we do recommend!
    fam.van soest, amsterdam

  26. Kym Haggett says:

    This was our 8th visit to Bonaire and 1st time using Bonaire Comfort Rentals staying in Casa Di Bon Bientu. The villa was really lovely with everything you need to make your visit comfortable (except for the broken oven). Ricardo & Cora were great to deal with & very helpful. We did have a few issues during our stay but Ricardo sorted those for us and we were soon up & running again. One thing that may help any English speaking visitors to the villa is an English version of the ‘Villa Information’ sheet in the guest folder. The only information there was in Dutch so we had no idea when the rubbish was taken, what the TV/WiFi instructions were and so on. This is not a complaint just an observation that may help people in the future. All in all we had a fab time during our 2 weeks and would like to thank Ricardo & Cora for making us feel welcome & supported the whole time. I would recommend Bonaire Comfort Rentals & the gorgeous villa to anyone without hesitation. A BIG thank you to Ricardo for arranging for us to stay in the empty cottage for the afternoon of our departure day. Our flight wasn’t until much later in the day so we would have been ‘homeless’ for a good few hours but the use of the cottage was a great help and very much appreciated. Great service guys thank you! Hope to see you soon.

  27. Mark & Randie Levisky says:

    This was our 7th time at Bonaire, first time with Comfort rentals. We stayed at 201 Port Bonaire with our 18 yr old granddaughters. Specular view and the pool was right in front of the unit. We dove with Bonaire Dive and Adventure (always have). Rode horses into the ocean and they swam around. Had a wonderful time. There were some issues, however Ricardo became my man Friday and handled them in a timely fashion.

  28. Rocky Bankester says:

    The unit we had at Bellevue was nice. There were some issues with the management company. I have used two other management companies previously when renting in Bonaire. You are the only one that charges a 5% fee to pay by credit card. I was also informed that I would have to pay $300 CASH on arrival as a deposit. You are the only one that does that also. When I asked about these policies I was told simply that it was your policy and no exceptions were made. I will say that when I arrived I was not asked for the deposit – but I did have to come prepared to pay it. We were required to move to another unit at Bellevue after one week due to a change in our schedule. The company we used then does not have any of these policies either.

    There was simply too much hassle involved. Unless you change these policies I can not see us using you again. I rarely write reviews – certainly not negative ones, but was a little disappointed. The service once on the island was OK – no problems with the unit or minor assistance when needed but the process was not a smooth as we have become used to on Bonaire.

  29. Chris Tubbs says:

    This was our second year at Casa di Bon Bientu and we enjoyed it even more than last year because we knew our way around this time:-) Ricardo, Cora and the team at Bonaire Comfort Rentals were ever helpful making the stay especially nice. Its a great place to stay. We will be back next year:-)

  30. Mike Holmes says:

    This was the 2nd year in a row we stayed at Bellevue #8. I stayed the same 2 weeks in 2014 and 2015 and have also booked the unit for next year. The condo, the view and the pool area are great. The unit was airy and I only used the fans. I agree with all the great previous comments written about Bellevue #8.
    I do have a minor criticism. The condo phone will not allow contact with the 701 prefix or other cell phones. The only contact we had with the property manager was by email which isn’t good in an emergency and ordering take out food. Some of the other units are supplied with a cell phone with 10 or 15 minutes. Despite this, I highly recommend this unit except for the times I want to rent.

  31. Eddie Coyne says:

    Four of us had the pleasure of staying in ChaChaCha Penthouse #7 this past March. What a beautiful view and apartment. It is within walking distance to many restaurants and dive shops. The kitchen is well equipped and having a washing machine just off the balcony was an added bonus. The elevator was also a nice comfort. Many a night we enjoyed the sunsets and the nice cool breeze from the balcony. Breakfast overlooking the ocean was a dream. The noise a few nights was a little annoying…we ended up shutting the doors and using the air conditioner…a small trade off for such a perfect location. Ricardo and Cora were very courteous and helpful. We look forward to returning and enjoying paradise in the future.
    Thank You Comfort Rentals!!

  32. Hannah Houston says:

    Awesome stay! The house has everything you could possibly want and the staff was incredibly helpful. I brought my two elderly grandparents and we could not have asked for a better experience.

  33. Richard and Peggy says:

    This was our 20th trip to Bonaire. We love the Island. The service from Bonaire Comfort Rentals, including Jolanda, Ricardo, and Cora was excellent. Ricardo even helped us get our lost luggage at the airport. That’s service!

  34. Barbara Rockwell says:

    We stayed at Hausmann Follies in the Bojo penthouse for 3 months this winter (2014/15). It was a very spacious apartment and we were most comfortable. We had fabulous views and we could watch the many activities taking place at both Kralendjik piers and main harbor. Diving and snorkeling could be done right outside the building at the Dive Inn dock and we did both day and night. The building itself is very secure and the internet was quite good. The apartment was clean and Ricardo handled the few minor issues promptly. The beds were very comfortable and we had more bathrooms than we needed. We had many friends visit and we never felt crowded at all, it is a very large apartment. My only suggestion for improvement is that the big patio doors should have screens. We had to close those sliders every day at dusk in order to keep the apartment mosquito free. Since there was no A/C in the main living area, closing up made it rather warm. In the daytime we always kept the big doors open, the prevailing breeze was a delight. Bonaire is a delight and we have now spent 2 winters there. It truly is a wonderful place for diving and snorkeling.

  35. Dolores Cramer says:

    Some friends and I stayed at ChaChaCha #7 in March 2015 and we are ready to come back. We actually asked if this same unit was available for a trip in April. The view is amazing and the unit is great. I agree with another writer that the pillows needed exchanged and when mentioned the day we left she took the pillows with her that day. Great response! We did make a few suggestions when we left that we felt would have made our stay even better. Just small amenities,
    Someone mentioned the local noise and we did find this but only on Friday and Saturday evening. Not bad but just something to be aware of.
    Having the dive shop right next door was such a plus and the easy walk into town was great.
    One response mentioned only beach towels but we had plenty of towels including beach towels so it is obvious they are listening to their guests needs.
    I can’t imagine any place with a better view.
    Enjoyed our stay immensely.

  36. Nico & Hennie -Nederland says:

    Wij hebben het voortreffelijk na ca. 6 jaar op Curaçao nu op Bonaire in het prettige huis naar ons zin gehad en komen graag volgend jaar weer terug om te genieten van het eiland en zijn vriendelijke bewoners.

  37. Nathalie Perron and Pierre Veilleux says:

    We went in Bonaire in February. The apartment was very clean and it was perfect for two couples and a child. It’s a quiet place. It’s also possible to dive at night right in front of our apartement and even to dive with tarpons. The village is very close (walking distance). We found everything quickly. The infrastructures and services are ideal for the divers and the view is magnificent! It’s a wonderful place to visit!

  38. Ger Zijnen says:

    Waterlands Village is geweldig,! Prima Vilas met ruimte keuken, slaapkamers en een heerlijk buiten terras. Alles air conditioned end dicht bij Kralendijk
    Goede service, fantastische sfeer this is real holidays!
    ( auto huur is een must) zodat je het eiland Bonaire kunt verkennen.
    Ricardo,Peter,Anneke vriendelijk bedankt voor de goede zorgen
    Tot de volgende keer

  39. Kathy & Brad S. from Mississauga Canada says:

    We stayed at Cha Cha #5 February 5-15 2015 and loved it very much. The apartment is very comfortable and the views are beautiful in every direction. It is great to be able to walk to town and having the dive shop right next door is super. Ricardo and Cora were very helpful and provided great service. The Cha Cha beach is great for swimming and scuba diving. We enjoyed watching the boats arrive at the harbour. Last February we stayed at the Cha Cha #7 on the top floor and loved that even more! We highly recommend this apartment and Bonaire Comfort Rentals.

  40. Susan Lapham says:

    We stayed in the penthouse at the Cha Cha Cha. What wonderful views. It was a great place. Loved every day of our 3 weeks. Perfect location.
    A suggestion for the condo would be more lights in the living room for nighttime game playing and such…and maybe higher chairs…as we are average height, we felt like a child sitting on the kitchen chairs. Any criticism I have is beyond their control. i.e. noise from the hooligans.
    And the dock? Well, if it was not there, what would endlessly entertain us?
    Any problems were addressed immediately.

  41. Maik says:

    Wir waren 15 Tage auf Bonaire und möchten uns herzlich bei Ricardo H.E. Emerencia bedanken. Die Kommunikation mit Ricardo war auch auf deutsch möglich und hat ohne Probleme funktioniert. Die Unterkunft entsprach unseren Vorstellungen und war mit allem was man benötigte ausgestattet. Alle Zimmer haben eine Klimaanlage und Ventilatoren. Wir wünschen Ricardo H.E. Emerencia weiter vielen Erfog.

  42. Laurie & Greg Clayton says:

    We have had two 3 week stays at Bellevue #8 (2014 & 2015) and cannot say enough good things about this condo. It is a beautiful condo with a beautiful view. Very comfortable in every aspect. The staff is very professional and attentive. We plan to return again in the near future for another 3 week stay. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone going to Bonaire – it is the best!

  43. Ron van Hunnik says:

    Ik heb gelogeerd in Waterlands Village 19 en heb het ontzettend naar mijn zin gehad.
    Zou het een ieder aanraden om een watervilla te huren.
    Ron.

  44. Saskia Dietz says:

    Wij hadden het voorrecht om met onze drie kinderen van 22, 20 en 15 tijdens de Kerstvakantie te verblijven in Villas ‘El Pueblo’, nr. 12. (Deze villa is groot genoeg voor 8 personen) Wat een heerlijk ruim huis met een werkelijk fantastisch en zeer rustgevend uitzicht over de zee! Een plek waar je vanzelf bijkomt van alle Hollandse drukte en stress. El Pueblo is een klein complex van vrijstaande villa’s ten noorden van Kralendijk (ca. 15 min scooteren). Wij vonden het daar erg mooi en je bent ook in een mum van tijd bij een paar hele mooie snorkel- en duikplekken, waar we op de eerste dag al schildpadden gezien hebben! Dat was natuurlijk heel bijzonder. Wij komen zeker terug!

  45. Gail van Oosten says:

    Our ChaCha Apartment #5 was wonderful . Ricardo, Peter and Cora were wonderful. We did leave some suggestions for Cora that will make it abit easier for future guests. We would re book that apt if available again. The view is wonderful, the rooms are all nice sized, convenient to walk to town…..easy drive to and from the airport. The discount coupon for diving was great as well. Thank you all so much for a great week and listening to our suggestions. Kind Regards, Peter and Gail van Oosten

  46. Gail van Oosten says:

    We loved staying at the ChaCha apt. The location was perfect for us! We even liked thd listening to the locals party. We made a few suggestions like having a mop or swiffer for the floors, new pillows that are in zipped cases, a few more towels there were only beach towels and while we made that work, a family would need more. The living room area was lovely. The kitchen and dining area was great and the best was the view !! We would like to go back to #5 at ChaCha tomorrow! Thank you Peter, Ricardo and Cora. We have been gone a week now and ready to come back. The people at Dive Inn are great too !!! Our week was fabulous, our apt was great and we will use Bonaire Comfort Rentals again and recommend them! Gail and Peter van Oosten

  47. Mientje says:

    Bonaire, schitterend eiland, 1001 kleuren blauw van de prachtige zee. Ik wou wel iedere 100m stoppen om de zee op een andere manier te bewonderen. Zeker voor herhaling vatbaar. Leuke sfeer.

  48. Susan says:

    Three of us stayed at Noordwijk for one week. Ricardo took good care of us before we arrived, by answering all of our questions and expediating our last minute rental. Cora was very helpful when we arrived, especially with small things like leaving coffee for us for the first morning and dropping off an extra key.
    Noordwijk at Hausman Follies is nice because you can see the water and see the big cruise ships pull in. The only problem was the loud youth on the main street by the water. They like to have small parties of 8 people and squeal their tires on some nights. On other nights the street was quiet and it was easy to relax on the patio.

  49. Wendy & Jan van der Roest says:

    Eind oktober, begin november waren wij weer te gast op Waterland Village. Voor ons inmiddels de 3e keer en dat doe je niet als het niet bevalt. Het voelt ook inmiddels een beetje thuiskomen, heerlijk!! De auto stond weer klaar, de wijn bij aankomst koud. Top weer!! We waren er met nog een stel, maar door de indeling van het huis houdt ieder zijn eigen privacy. De prima ruimte om je duikspullen te spoelen en en te laten drogen maken dit huis helemaal af voor ons!! Het park is kleinschalig, mede daardoor en door de bouw van de huizen geen “last” van buren. Als iemand vraagt: Ik kan naar Waterland Village op Bonaire, zullen wij zeker zeggen…Doen!

  50. Berg says:

    Verblijf van 2 weken in casa di Bon Bientu,is prima bevallen. Ontvangst bij aankomst/vertrek) was goed geregeld. Huis voelde als “thuis”. Meubels zowel binnen als buiten goed in orde. Uitrusting keuken is uitgebreid, kwam niets te kort. Het huis ligt buiten centrum, maar is heerlijk rustig. Mede omdat we een auto hadden was het geen probleem dat je moest rijden voor boodschappen. Uitzicht en zonsondergangen zijn prachtig. Toen we problemen hadden zijn we goed geholpen. Zou het zo aan derden aanbevelen!

  51. Lonny Howard from Canada says:

    Just returned from a 3 week stay at unit #9 at Waterlands Village. It is a secure gated property situated very close to the airport and a short drive to town. Our visit to Bonaire was for diving and with the outdoor shower and rinse area, this was the perfect spot to stay. It is quite central to the shore diving sites. Unit #9 is fully screened and mosquitos were not an issue as long as the screens were kept closed. A constant breeze also helped. The unit is nicely furnished and has everything needed to relax and have meals. We did our grocery shopping at the large local grocery outlet and only ate out twice in our entire stay. It was nice to see the gardener/groundskeeper daily, keeping the area neat and tidy. We made a few trips to the pool, which is a one minute walk from the door, but the majority of our water time was spent in the ocean. There was some sewer construction ongoing during our stay, but we were out most days and this did not create a problem for us. A few minor issues we experienced (broken down rental vehicle) were quickly resolved by Ricardo. The management team is excellent and we hope to keep up our visiting schedule of going to Bonaire every two years.
    L Howard
    Ottawa, Canada

  52. caroline says:

    Best villa and location on Bonaire. never went out for supper, because of view and complete kitchen.
    Ricardo is a great and very helpful guy!
    Booked already for next year!

  53. Waterlands Village ligt op loopafstand van een heerlijk strand waar je mooi lekker kunt zwemmen, snorkelen en duiken. Pal tegenover de luchthaven, weinig gemerkt van de vliegtuigen. Op fietsafstand van Kralendijk en het eiland is bovendien erg goed te fietsen. Een heerlijk rustig resort met goed verzorgde en gefaciliteerde vakantie villa’s. Attent personeel die zich graag voor een goed en aangenaam verblijf.
    Genoten heb ik zeker van mijn verblijf. Voor herhaling!

  54. Ab Hoek says:

    Mooie villa gehuurd, goed opgevangen en alles tot in de puntjes geregeld! Jammer dat onze huurauto het 2x begeven had!! Maar het werd wel elke keer goed opgelost!
    Zeker voor herhaling vatbaar, ook de prijzen zijn redelijk goed te noemen!!

  55. Al Nascimento says:

    Posso afirmar com total propriedade da excelencia no atendimento e prestação de serviços pela Bonaire Comfort Rental. O atendimento foi total personalizado, o local/apartamento foi perfeito em localização (de frente para o mar, com pier), proximo restaurantes e amenidades. o Apartamento estava em perfeitas condições e limpeza impecavel.
    Não posso me esquecer do serviço de ‘butler’ provido pelo Ricardo e seu time sem custo adicional, o que torna as férias, tão somente relaxamento e aproveitamento.
    Recomendo os serviços do Ricardo e sua empresa sem pensar duas vezes.
    Muito obrigado Ricardo e time.!

  56. Larissa Saito says:

    I’ve stayed with my cousin and her parents at La Elegance for 10 days early this month.
    It’s an excellent place to stay. The apartment is very big, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,a fully equipped kitchen and a nice living room.
    We really enjoyed seeing the sunset from our balcony. And the beach in front of the apartment is amazing. We got a chance to scuba in there and it was really something.

  57. Kristy Walker says:

    We stayed in Bellevue #8 Condo and loved it. The facility was much nicer than the pictures on the website showed. Large bedrooms with wonderful AC units. The each bedroom had a walk in shower and double sink vanities. The kitchen was fully equipped. Large sectional sofas indoors and out. Large wooden table outside on the balcony to eat on or sit and take in the beautiful sunsets. With this being a central unit, the balcony was very large. The pool was a nice addition. Ricardo was wonderful to make sure that all of our needs were met. I would definitely recommend Bonaire Comfort Rentals and Bellevue #8. Thanks for a wonderful week in Bonaire!!!!!!
    See you next year.

  58. Gerard says:

    Spent 3 days in Watervilla, nice place to stay for some beautyfull diving days. Thanks for your hospitality.

  59. Cecile and Pierre from Switzerland says:

    we spent 3 weeks in a beautiful 2 bdr cottage,at waterland village last year and last month. It as gardenside and very quite. It was very well furnished and equipped. We liked it so much that we advised 2 couples of friends to stay there and they liked it too. The airport nearby us not a problem as there us a few planes landing on Bonaire each day. The swimming pool is a plus uf you have children. The staff is also really helpful for any kind if matters

  60. John & Amanda Brantley says:

    We spent two weeks on Bonaire, and it was wonderful. The condo was clean and well kept with a breathtaking view of the ocean. We enjoyed the snorkeling out front and the pool. Ricardo was very attentive to our needs. They even did a mid-term cleaning which I did not expect. We are so glad that we went for two weeks so we could enjoy all the island had to offer at a leisurely pace. We will return!

  61. Renata Castro says:

    scuba diving trip.
    We´ve stayed at Port Bonaire for the 4th time. As always it was wonderfull. The apartments are very spacious and have everything that you need and more.
    I can´t thank you guys enough.
    Bonaire is a litlle peace of heaven.

    Hopefully we´ll get back soon!

  62. Edward Visser says:

    We stayed at Waterland Village for about one month in Cottage 17. We thought the accommodation was excellent. This accommodation we felt was upscale but affordable. The kitchen was well equipped, which is better than most apartments we have stayed in. This accommodation is more like a time share than a hotel. This is, also a gated community.
    They don’t provide housekeeping, so there is no change of sheets, or new toilet paper provided, etc. You must buy the cleaning materials yourself.
    The location is approx. 25 min walk from downtown Kralendijk. Most people staying here rent cars.
    As we stayed here for about 30 days, electricity and water were charged separately from our accommodation. This fact came as a surprise. It was not clear to us that this cost was not included in the original price. Evidently for shorter stays, the price of these utilities is included.

  63. Bernd Carl says:

    Die Villa Pela – ein sooo wundervolles Feriendomizil auf Bonaire!!!

    Als wir die Villa Pela in Kralendjik für unsere 6-köpfige Familie angemietet haben, dachten wir nicht, dass uns auf Bonaire so etwas Schönes erwartet. Ein großes Haus mit Pool, in dem man richtig schwimmen kann (!), ein gepflegter Garten- und Terrassenbereich und eine Ausstattung, die einfach klasse ist. Besonders der riesige Kühlschrank und die Spülmaschine waren für unsere große Familie prima – sogar ein Webergrill ist vorhanden 🙂 Auch die auf den Bildern nicht zu sehenden 4 neuen Sonnenliegen sind super zum Relaxen. Das Haus ist gepflegt und sauber und bei Fragen standen uns Ricardo und sein Team immer sofort hilfreich zur Seite. Besonders zu empfehlen ist die gleichzeitige Miete eines Pick-Ups über ComfortRental, da dieser sofort bei unserer Ankunft am Haus vor der Tür stand. Alles in allem hatten wir in der Villa Pela eine wunderschöne Zeit und würden jederzeit dorthin zurückkehren! Wir sagen Danke und 6 mal Daumen hoch 🙂

  64. Fam. Witjes says:

    We stayed at waterland village house nr. 9. The view from the porch is really amazing!! We had a great time.
    The staff was very friendly and helpfull.
    We are visiting Bonaire for several years now and Waterland Village is our preferred choice.
    We absolutely recommend Waterland village!!!

  65. thomas lane says:

    We stayed at Twin Villas over a week. The house was great. The views were amazing. Would give it a five except one of the rooms smelled like smoke. This wasn’t really a problem, but not great for non-smokers. We would still go back for the views.

  66. Guest at Bellevue 8 says:

    Best Place in Bonaire
    This may be one of the few times that reality is actually better than the pictures. We were blown away by this condo. The interior design is fabulous, the living space is great, the kitchen has everything you need, and the balcony – and its view – are to die for! We also loved the pool deck, beach, concrete pier and dive locker, though the pool itself was quite chilly. Jolanda, the rental agent/manager, is awesome, too. Very friendly, very helpful, totally professional. Would love to come back here; can’t recommend it enough. Thanks for a great vacation!

  67. C, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    We stayed at the Bonaire Comfort Rentals’ “Waterlands Village Cottage (4p)” for 5 days in January 2013 after having been to Curacao for a week. From the time of booking online to the time we left it was a perfectly simple and easy process thanks to Jolanda and Pablo. They were so incredibly helpful and went out of their way to make everything perfect for us. We even rented a car from them and found it ready to drive in our cottage driveway at our arrival. The Cottage was just perfect, having all the amenities that make a stay comfortable and carefree. We didn’t worry about anything but having fun! Thanks Jolanda and Pablo!! We definitely and completely recommend you and your properties to anyone who wants to stay in Bonaire!! Do not hesitate!

  68. Debbie Dontje, guests at Waterlands Village says:

    Wij hebben Waterlands Village inmiddels verlaten en wachten nu op t vliegveld.
    We hebben erg genoten van t park en Bonaire. Huisje was ook dik in orde en de kinderen vonden t zwembad geweldig! Zeker voor herhaling vatbaar.
    Bedankt en wie weet tot ziens.

  69. Marc Remillard, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    Stayed at Waterlands for 4 weeks with our son, daughter in law and 2 year old grand-daughter. Great accommodations. Mattresses were a bit hard but not the end of the world. The communal swimming pool is clean and very central to all the 24 units of Waterlands Village. Great place to relax. Renting a vehicle is a must because you are not in city center, you are next to the airport and we were not bothered by the airplane noise. You can walk to a beach close by, about a ten minute walk and you can also access the Plaza Resort fairly easily. You just have to climb over a cement fence if no one is there to open the gate for you. The dining room is on the deck, so you might have to use a bit of repellent to keep the mosquitoes away at sundown. Bonaire is very humid but each room has air conditioning which is really great. This is a very secure place needing a wireless key to open the gate to enter the compound. Very well kept place. Note that you are renting a house. There is no ! housecleaning.

  70. Gijs de Leur from Netherlands, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    Fantastische vakantie gehad in een heerlijk huis aan het water.
    Rustig kleinschalig ressort wat je echt kunt genieten van de rust.
    Met Yolande als verhuurster konden wij het niet beter treffen, niets was teveel wat we vroegen, en kregen veel informatie over het eiland.
    Manager Pablo zorgde ervoor dat het parkje er fantastisch bijstond, alles keurig onderhouden en schoon.
    Een aanrader voor iedereen die eens naar Bonaire wil.

  71. Anna B. San Francisco, CA, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    The best in Bonaire!

    My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of a week-long romantic getaway – and we couldn’t have asked for a better, more beautiful space. The condo itself is in a secluded, thoughtfully-planned development right off the main road. The unit is incredibly well-equipped with just about every kitchen amenity you could ask for (a juicer, even!), and the construction and styling of the space is wonderfully modern.

    The owner and management are stellar – we felt so cared for and welcomed. We will absolutely come here again if we’re lucky enough to return to Bonaire – we couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

  72. Familie D-P, from NL, guests at Waterlands Village says:

    We verbleven een week in Waterlands Village en hebben enorm genoten. Bonaire is geweldig en het huisje was ook helemaal in orde. Zeer schoon en ruim, uitgebreide keuken, airco en overal horren tegen de muggen. Veel handdoeken en vriendelijke parkleiding. We schrokken even toen we zagen hoe dicht het park bij de luchthaven ligt maar hier hebben we geen last van gehad. Kortom: een aanrader!

  73. Melanie + Stefan from Germany, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    We were for two months, January and February 2011 in Waterlands Village on Bonaire.
    The cottages are very good for families with children. We stayed there with our 2 year old daughter.- Perfect!.The houses are spacious, fully equiped, comfortable and clean.
    We had a great time there. Everybody was very friendly and helpful. So we plan to go there again in 2012.

  74. Don Southport from NC, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    Bonaire Vacation Cottage

    We have stayed a many different places over the years in Bonaire and this was by far the best. Clean, well maintained, the perfect size for two people and very secure. The pool was nice and we really enjoyed using it instead of going to the beach to layout after diving. Outside shower was really nice too. Plenty of towels and linens. The on site manager was very helpful and responsive. I highly recommend the property and will stay again.

  75. stevesquared from Toronto Canada, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    Excellent property in very convenient location

    This is an above-average property in a quiet gated community. Very secure, well maintained and conveniently located adjacent to Flamingo Airport. The listing description is very accurate, and dealing with the property owner was easy, efficient and friendly. Customer service was top-notch. Security deposit was very promptly returned the day after check-out.

    The furnishings are comfortable (the mattress on the bed is quite firm) and all appliances are in a near-new condition. All windows features mosquito screens which were appreciated.

    This property features a beautiful front porch nestled into the communal gardens of Waterlands Village. Very nice outdoor furnishings with comfortable cushions made for many enjoyable evenings. The outdoor shower is wonderful after a day of diving or beach going.

    The property was excecptionally clean, lots of towels (both shower and pool) were provided and I would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend this property to friends/family.

    Bonaire is small, so everything is pretty close by and convenient. On several occasions we walked into town and it took less than 15 minutes to get there (door to door).

    Thanks for a great stay, Toni!

    Steve

  76. Andy from Phoenix, AZ USA, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    Bonaire scuba trip
    My girlfriend and I went to Bonaire for the first time for a scuba vacation. This house was a fantastic place to stay. It is new, close to the airport and to several dive sites. The staff at the Waterlands were very helpful and we felt very secure staying here. The price for the house was very fair, and we would definitely stay here again.

  77. Slice of Heaven from New Jersey, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    A Little Slice of Heaven……:)
    We had a great time! Loved the open airy feel of the cottage. I already miss the Caribbean breeze that flowed throughout the cottage. The screens came in so handy especially at dawn and dusk. The kitchen is well stocked even thou we eat out every night at the fabulous restaurants. The bathroom is updated with granite tops and mahogany cabinets. We rented scooters and toured the island
    one day….so much easier to do then trucks/cars…especially at night looking at the stars and feeling the breeze….I wanna go back!!! We truly enjoyed our stay and felt at home in this lovely cottage! We highly recommend this cottage. Book it…you will love it!!!

  78. Mark from Rotterdam, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    Amazed by this place!
    We found this place via tripadvisor.com and were absolutely amazed. Located close to town, the beaches and the dive spots. We could park our car right in front of our villa in this gated resort and every day after returnig from the beach we took a dive in the pool which is literally 10 meters from the house! The villa has its own outside shower to rinse of your diving gear. Opening the big porch doors lets the breeze come through the house. Free wifi internet was a great extra since this is not always the case on other places we rented on Bonaire. An airport pickup was arranged when we arrived and a babycot already setup in the 3rd bedroom when we first entered the house. All bedrooms had airconditioning. We are coming back for sure! We already made a reservation for next year!

  79. foundmytreasure from NY City, Guest at Waterlands Village says:

    Perfect! Awesome time!
    Wow! What can I say an awesome vacation. Our place was beautifully situated within the community. Pool was refreshing and enjoyable. The cottage is extremely comfortable with a beautiful Caribbean breeze throughout. Plenty of sheets, towels and blankets are provided. We liked the midweek exchange of towels and linens. The outdoor shower came especially handy when arriving back from the awesome dive spots throughout. Private gated community…we felt very safe… We will be back….you can be sure of that!!!

  80. We Love to travel!!! from New Jersey, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    Awesome!!!!! Best Ever!!!!!
    Wow! What can I say an awesome vacation and what made it more special were the owners. Kudos to ya for the wealth of information you provided on car rentals, places to eat, shop and things to do. Our cottage was beautifully situated within the community. Pool was refreshing and enjoyable. The cottage is extremely comfortable with a beautiful Caribbean breeze throughout. The kitchen is well stocked with spices, appliances, pots, pans, etc. We were able to store 2 laptops, a camera, Ipod and few other items very easy in the safe with room left over. Plenty of sheets, towels and blankets are provided. We even enjoyed your fabulous DVD selection. The outdoor shower came especially handy when arriving back from the awesome dive spots throughout. We will be back….you can be sure of that!!!

  81. jlsall from Minnesota, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    Perfect location for a little R, R, and R!
    This property was perfect for a week of rest, relaxation, and romance. The location was quiet, but close enough to restaurants, groceries, and other activities. My favorite part was the porch with it’s two chaise lounges which were ideal for reading in the afternoon with a nice breeze to keep you cool. On two different days, I even had the luck to see two yellow shouldered parrots flying around the area. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare any meal, and the rest of the cottage is clean, open, and inviting. My husband and I would highly recommend this property!

  82. Steph HM from US, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    Wonderful Vacation at Waterlands!!

    There aren’t enough stars to possibly rate how wonderful our trip to Bonaire was!!! This home was EXACTLY as you see it in the pictures (new, clean, and just simply wonderful)!! I would recommend anyone to travel to Bonaire whether you are looking for an amazing Diving adventure or just to get away and relax…you can find all of that on Bonaire. As someone who has traveled quite a bit and experienced many islands in the Caribbean Bonaire is by far the most beautiful place I have been and the ONLY place that I have been that I would go back to every year (as this is our plan)!! I can’t wait to go back to this “un-touched” island as it is so breath taking! I hope that you enjoy your time in Bonaire at this wonderful home!!

    Bon Bini!!!

  83. kaly-rick from St. Louis USA, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    Perfect Getaway
    My husband and I had our first trip to Bonaire at the end of February and we absolutely loved it. On other trips to the caribbean we have stayed at small resorts/bed and breakfasts, but liked the idea of having our own villa, so the Waterlands was perfect. It really is like having your own home while you are on Bonaire, but without the isolation of a private rental. If you enjoy doing your own thing while on vacation without lots of crowds and having the option of cooking your own meals (in a very modern kitchen, I might add), then this is the place for you. It was also very secure and well maintained, which was a huge plus.

    The waterlands are located about a mile or so outside of the downtown area, so it’s nice and quiet, but still close enough that it’s not a hassle to get into town. It’s also close to the airport (you really could walk) but we were never bothered by airport noise. There’s a wonderful pool with a swim-up bar (you are your own bartender though) and the whole place is just very serene and relaxing, just like Bonaire! We stayed in a smaller garden view villa, but there were also larger 2-3 bedroom villas and it appears they are all pretty similar. I can’t wait to go back!

    We are not divers but kept ourselves very occupied on the island with snorkeling excursions, touring the national park (set aside a whole day to do it right), and visiting the donkey sanctuary. Bring lots of sunblock and bugspray and have fun!

  84. Frank Stap from Vlijmen, Nederland, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    je hebt van die vakanties daar valt alles mee. De reis was goed boekje, filmpje, slaapje en ik was er. Wordt ik toch opgehaald door een man met een bordje erop fam Stap lekker decadent
    Het huis was nog veel decadenter wat ik vooral prachtige vond was de grote sfeervolle veranda die prachtig uitzicht bied op dode zeearm waar het huis aan ligt. De ouder slaapkamer was zo mooi en ruim opgezet dat mijn vrouw daar de inspiratie heeft gevonden om thuis de badkamer te vervangen dat is dan wat minder. Het strand Sorbona laat zich het beste omschrijven als een bounty eiland. Ik heb niet gedoken maar wel gesnorkeld. Het is echt waar de kleurrijke vissen zijn overal en eten als je wat brood meeneemt echt uit je handen.

  85. Sjaak from Nederland, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    met de kerst graag weer
    Super plek ! veel privacy , veilige omgeving ( Bonaire is sowieso niet onveilig , maar hier is het heel goed)
    Alles is nieuw en up to standard – goed werkend gratis internet.( met de webcam op de laptop hebben we vrienden het hele resort laten zien gewoon door rond te lopen.
    Je hebt wel een auto of een scooter nodig om naar het dorp te gaan , dat is dan maar drie minuten maar net even te ver om te lopen. naar het strand kan lopend ( plaza Resort strand )
    Met de kerst ij 28 graden , heerlijk en in 2010 weer, maar da een weekje langer !

  86. Rutger Jan from Nederland, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    relaxed en goed geregeld.
    Een zeer mooie plek, Wij hadden een huisje aan het water (niet aan open zee maar wel directe verbinding) waar je de schildpadden en roggen regelmatig kon zien zwemmen. Er is een prachtig (niet heel groot) zwembad dat goed wordt onderhouden.
    Met de auto of scooter ben je zo in de hoofdstad en het strand is op loopafstand.
    Een mooie rustige plek op een fantastisch eiland.

  87. I. van der Mooren from Nederland, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    We spent our christmas holidays at the Waterlands resort. What a way to start 2010! The resort is brand new, so the house and its surroundings, such as the minibeach in front of the villa and the resort pool, are in very good shape. The house itself is very comfortable and is equipped with full inventory (e.g. dishwasher, towels, mosquito nets, blender, toaster, etcetera). The resort is beautifully located near the Plaza resort and the airport and Kralendijk is just a short drive away. The Waterlands resort is just a great place to fully enjoy your stay on Bonaire!

  88. Danielle Klaassen from Nederland, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    In december 2009 hebben we dit huis bezocht. Toen we aankwamen op het vliegveld stond de taxichauffeur al klaar. Na een korte rit kwamen we aan bij dit prachtige vakantiehuis. Alles is aanwezig in dit mooie nieuwe hvakantiehuis, zelfs Nederlandse tv en gratis draadloos internet. Van het vliegveld heb je nagenoeg geen last, er landt per dag maar 1 groot vliegtuig en door de wind hoor je die nauwlijks. Het dorp is op ongeveer 3 minuten rijden afstand. Vooral als er een cruiseschip in de haven ligt is het een erg gezellig dorpje. Meestal gingen we naar het strand bij het Plaza Resort. Een mooi strand waar je heel goed kan snorkelen. Ook het surfstrand in het zuiden van het eiland is echt een aanrader! Als we niet naar het strand gingen konden we ook heerlijk vertoeven bij het zwembad bij het huis.
    Al met al een fantastische vakantie gehad in een heerlijk vakantiehuis dat van alle gemakken is voorzien!

  89. Kappa from USA, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    On our 14th trip to Bonaire we stayed at the new waterlands village. It is just an awesome place. The swimming pool has a really cool water falls that comes on during happy hour time at the swim up bar. Bring your own !!! There is no bartender. We went scuba diving every day and the dive sites are just a short truck ride away. You need a truck at any place that you stay at in Bonaire. The rooms are brand new and very spacious. Waterlands village is very quiet and peaceful – the airport is just a short walk away but the noise from the planes is not a problem. It is a gated community so you feel very safe.

  90. jvermeer from , guest at Waterlands Village says:

    In May 2009 we again have spent our vacation at the Waterlands Village Resort.
    The resort is beautiful, well maintained and Indonesian styled and it has a nice swimming pool.
    You can choose cottages at the waterfront or situated in the garden.
    The houses are spacious and well equipped. The porch in front of the house is lovely and the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset with a cool drink in the pleasurable company of friends.
    The Plaza resort is on a short walking distance where you can enjoy the facilities of a good restaurant and several beach bars.
    Yes, you can walk through Plaza Resort to the center of Kralendijk. You´ll find there a remarkable choice of good restaurants.
    We were lazy this time and have spent most of the time in the swimming pool, on the beach or snorkeling. The underwater world is really breathtaking. Bonaire is a real ´divers paradise´.
    If you´re lucky you can dive or swim with the friendly dolphins which have their habitat around Bonaire.

  91. Henny H te B.

    De vergelijking met een foute Duitser die de laatste dagen van zijn leven incognito slijt op een geheime plek ergens diep weggestopt in een duister Zuid Amerikaans land slaat natuurlijk kant noch wal. Toch was dat wel mijn eerste gedachte. Het gestileerde uiterlijk, strak gekapt, meestal met smoking met daaronder een stel op en top glimmend gepoetste molières had plaatsgemaakt voor lange wapperende blonde manen, een ‘criminele’ zonnebril, een ruime polo om enige vadsigheid te herbergen, fleurige shorts en een paar modieuze teenslippers. De onterechte en best wel misselijk makende vergelijking werd terstond overkoepeld door een tweede akelige associatie. Willem Holleeder, Neerlands beroemdste ontvoerder. Deze vergelijking was echter louter en alleen gebaseerd op het vervoermiddel, een glimmend scootertje met twee grote nog meer glimmende achteruitkijkspiegels.

    Jawel, ik was de geestelijke vader van de Playbackshow, het gezicht van de Soundmixshow, de opstap van sterren als Marco Borsato en Gerard Joling tegen het lijf gelopen. Zoals talrijke andere BN-ers heeft ook onze Henny Huisman een huis op de ‘B’ van de Benedenwindse eilanden. Nou ja een huis, de riante villa is van werkelijk alle gemakken voorzien. Het architectonische hoogstandje bevat een zwembad, meer dan het benodigde aantal slaapkamers, meer dan het benodigde aantal badkamers, een cactustuin en natuurlijk directe toegang tot de Caribische Zee. De onderwaterwereld is immers Bonaire’s trekpleister numero uno. Het dunbevolkte eiland zonder één enkel stoplicht, met prachtige flora en fauna (ook boven water!), het ideale klimaat, legio aan mogelijkheden voor mountainbike-uitspattingen en windsurf-experiences, met een overvloed aan idyllische restaurantjes en tropische strandjes lokt BN-ers zoals paardenvijgen strontvliegen lokken.

    De eerder gememoreerde vergelijking en associatie, waarvoor mijn oprechte excuses, dreigt nog even een kern van waarheid te krijgen als een tweede BN-er mijn pad kruist. Peter R. de Vries II, in de persoon van John van den Heuvel, lijkt hier aan een zaak te werken. Niets is echter minder waar. De beste man, met het gezond bruine volledig kale kapsel is gewoon aan het genieten. Ook hij blijkt hier een tweede huis, een tweede plek onder de zon in zijn bezit te hebben. Als je BN-er bent heb je het blijkbaar breed en wie het breed heeft laat het breed hangen.

    Het kopen van een villa op Bonaire is voor de ON-er’s en de gewone huismannen onder ons een brug te ver. Dat moge duidelijk zijn. Maar tijdelijke koop in de vorm van huur van een cottage in het gunstig gesitueerde Waterlands Village is voor mij en mijn gezin een geweldig alternatief gebleken. En de vriendelijke en gezellige Zuid Hollandse ontvangst krijg je daarbij op de ‘koop’ toe. Jolanda bedankt!

  92. Emerald from Geldermalsen, Netherlands, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    “Waterlands Village: beautiful spacious cottages on Bonaire!”
    In May 2009 we again have spent our vacation at the Waterlands Village Resort.
    The resort is beautiful, well maintained and Indonesian styled and it has a nice swimming pool.
    You can choose cottages at the waterfront or situated in the garden.
    The houses are spacious and well equipped. The porch in front of the house is lovely and the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset with a cool drink in the pleasurable company of friends.
    The Plaza resort is on a short walking distance where you can enjoy the facilities of a good restaurant and several beach bars.
    Yes, you can walk through Plaza Resort to the center of Kralendijk. You´ll find there a remarkable choice of good restaurants.
    We were lazy this time and have spent most of the time in the swimming pool, on the beach or snorkeling. The underwater world is really breathtaking. Bonaire is a real ´divers paradise´.
    If you´re lucky you can dive or swim with the friendly dolphins which have their habitat around Bonaire.

  93. Lucille Remy from USA, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    WONDERFULL!
    A WONDERFULL PLACE FOR YOUNG AND OLD.
    WE HAD A FANTASTIC TIME, WATERLAND VILLAGE BONAIRE IS NEAR THE BEACH AND THE CITY .
    WATERLAND VILLAGE BONAIRE IS A NEW COMPLEX BUT IT’S FEELS LIKE HOME THE MOMENT YOU ARIVED
    THE BUNGLOWS ARE MODERN WITH A LOT OF SPACE .
    WE WILL GO BACK THIS YEAR!!!

  94. Clay (Area 51 Crew) from USA, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    First of all I would like to thank Jolanda sooo much for helping me out the whole weekend we stayed at Waterlands. That place is amazing. It has everything you need & more. Next time we will be staying there again.

    P.S. Sorry for the loud music.

  95. In-love-with-Bonaire from utrecht, guest at Waterlands Village says:

    First of all: Waterlands is NOT a hotel, it is a resort with 24 seperate cottages, either at the beach or in the garden. We have spend our last three holidays there (August 2008, October 2008 and now May 2009). The cottages are beautifull, with lovely beds, great porches and a very well equipped kitchen and super fridge. If you don’t want to cook, you can walk over to Plaza (back entrance is next to entrance of Waterlands) or walk through Plaza to Divi or to town.
    It was only opened last August and you see the garden grow every time.
    We are visiting Bonaire for several years now and Waterlands is our preferred choice. So is AB Car Rental: before we arrive on Bonaire we set a time to be picked up, the friendly staff of AB is always there early to pick us up and, sure, sometimes we have to wait at the desk for the paperwork, we are not the only ones wanting to be helped! We relax, we are on holiday, Bonaire is unhurried, that’s why we like it so much.

  96. Hayte; jr and Inneke from , guests at Waterlands Village says:

    Wow, that was just an awesome week in Waterlands village, warm welcomed by a very! nice and helpful managers couple, the great functional home and a luster swimmingpool area with luxury deck chairs. It took just a day to become more clever than the 0.3 IQ bugs that came out only between 6 and 7.30 PM. All people we met on the premises of Waterlands seemed to be selected as being nice and friendly so we parted after 8 nights with them as long known friends. The little junior had a good time in the pool, house and enjoyed the vacation on the island. It was not difficult to remain under the maximum electricity use in the house. We will be back. Best Regards

  97. Cindy & John from , guests at Waterlands Village says:

    We stayed at Waterlands over the Christmas & New Years Holiday. It was absolutely wonderful. Our cottage was on the water. We would sit on our deck and watch turtles swimming and fish jumping. The managers Jolanda & Peter were very nice. They really were there to make your stay comfortable. This is a great place to come home to after a day at the ocean. You can cook in your cottage if you dont feel like going out all the time. This is a really nice place to stay. We will be back.

  98. Marleen and Ellen from The Netherlands, guests at Waterlands Village says:

    We stayed at Waterlands Village in October last year. The Waterlands park had just opened and we were the first users of the cottage! It was a very luxurous two-person cottage, which a nice porch, air conditioning, dish washer, fridge and all the the other things you need. We have had a great time! Our hostesse, Jolanda, was great and always very friendly. She helped us out with finding a diving school, car rental and many other things. Waterlands Village is a very relaxing place, close to Kralendijk and to many great diving spots. The Village is very close to the airport, but no problems in terms of noise as not too many planes arrive and depart each day. We rented a car (which is definitely necessary in Bonaire) which took us everywhere we wanted to go. We absolutely recommend everybody to go to Waterlands, it is a lovely place!

  99. Couple from the Netherlands, guests at Waterlands Village says:

    We stayed at Waterlands for several weeks in December. It surely met with all our expectations we got from browsing the website. For the second time we realy enjoyed the atmosphere on Bonaire. In contrast with an earlier visit we did spend a lot of time on Waterlands Village just sitting on the porch, reading and watching at the water. It was great just being away from the hustle and bustle of the lowlands and doing nothing most of the time. We felt welcome right from the start and the staff was very friendly and helpfull.

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