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Angie, Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Dutch (limited knowledge)

Built by Divers for Divers! Bonaire Dive Villa - Villa Makoshi Lower

6 Reviews
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Bonaire - Villa Makoshi Lower, Perla

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-5)

Welcome to the Caribbean's diving & snorkeling paradise! Villa Makoshi (Lower Level) is truly your home away from home for divers & non-divers.

-Two bedrooms with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, dresser, closet, safes (each bedroom has either two twin beds or one king)

-Two ensuite bathrooms with large tiled shower, double sinks

-One ensuite bathroom has been upgraded with accessibility grab bars around the toilet and shower areas. A transfer bench is available for accessing the shower more easily. A portable wheelchair ramp is also available for the patio area.

-Fully functioning kitchen with appliances, dishes, pots/pans, utensils

-Dining area with comfortable furniture seats 6

-Living room with ceiling fan, cable TV, free internet, comfortable furniture

-Large covered patio with comfortable furniture, ceiling fan & BBQ

-Laundry room with washer & hanging rod to store & dry your dive gear

-Gear rinse station with outdoor shower & hanging rod with hangers to dry your dive gear

-Off-street parking right next to the gear rinse area & side entrance, making stowing your gear convenient and easy

-Secure electric gate at front

-Swimming pool only steps from patio

-Recharge station for recharging dive cameras and lights with ample space and two high quality surge protectors with lots of plug-ins

Comfortable like home!: The villa is very comfortably furnished, with full functioning kitchen. Each bedroom has air-conditioning and ceiling fans to make sleeping more comfortable. An outdoor rinse station & shower are conveniently located within steps of a small side patio & back door making rinsing, drying, and storing your gear easy. Comfortable patio furniture and a BBQ awaits you after a full day of diving. Bedrooms are furnished with full closets, dressers, and single beds. A wash machine is available for your use as well, making longer term visits easy.

One of the ensuite bathrooms is now upgraded with accessibility grab bars around the toilet area as well as in the shower. A portable transfer bench is available for use in the shower for easier access to the shower knobs and shower head. A portable wheelchair ramp is available for use in getting from the pool common area onto our villa's private front patio.

Villa Makoshi is a part of Perla Boneriano, which is a gated community consisting of seven luxurious villas. The seven villas surround a swimming pool only steps from our patio. The other villas are available for rent which makes it easy to accommodate large dive groups, family reunions, corporate retreats, weddings, etc. Please let us know if you require assistance in renting additional villas.

The Neighborhood: The villa is located in a small, quiet resort that is gated with electric gates at the entrance. Across the street are several resorts & dive shops including 'Bonaire Dive & Adventure' and 'Buddy Dive'. There are several restaurants/lounges located within the resorts. Next door is a gym that offers various fitness programs and massage. Also next door is the MCB Bank which is one of the main banks on the island & has a bank machine. Across the street is a spa that offers massage, pedicure, etc. Across the street is a small convenience/liquor store and an ice-cream parlor. The ocean is across the street and accessible via the several dive shops mentioned above. A quiet, sandy beach is a 5 minute waIk. It is about a 15-minute walk to downtown or a 2-minute drive where you'll find grocery stores, lots of restaurants, and shopping. The airport is about a 12-minute drive. The popular shore diving sites extend from one end of the island to the other, and we are centrally located among them

Why Bonaire: After visiting many popular Caribbean destinations, we visited Bonaire after hearing about the spectacular diving. Since that first visit, we've gone nowhere else! Not only is the diving second to none, the island is very different than other popular vacation destinations. When you arrive, you feel like you're visiting your second home. The island is laid back, quiet, safe, and just feels like home from the moment you arrive. We've brought many friends with us to Bonaire over the years, and most have returned to the island because they too fell in the love with Bonaire.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Angie, Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Dutch (limited knowledge)

About Angie, Owner

After visiting many popular Caribbean destinations, we visited Bonaire after hearing about the spectacular diving. Since that first visit, we've gone nowhere else! Not only is the diving second to none, the island is very different than other popular vacation destinations. When you arrive, you feel like you're visiting your second home. The island is laid back, quiet, safe, and just feels like home from the moment you arrive. We've brought many friends with us to Bonaire over the years, and most have returned to the island because they too fell in the love with Bonaire.

Angie, Owner purchased this villa in 2008

Why Angie, Owner chose Bonaire

While visiting Bonaire several times, we were able to stay on different parts of the island and experience different neighborhoods. We chose this area because of its proximity to the main town, Kralendijk. It's within a minute's drive or a quick walk of the main shopping area. The airport is less than a 5 minute drive. We're also located directly across the street from several large resorts making access to dive tanks & restaurants/bars quick and easy. And most importantly, we're located in the middle of all the great dive sites. So whether you head south or north, you're going to find the best diving & snorkeling in the Caribbean.

What makes this villa unique

Relax on the covered patio only steps from the pool. Easily load and unload your dive gear when parked right next to the side entrance and the rinse station. Hang your gear to dry outside in the breeze and then bring inside at night for maximum security. Recharge your camera and light batteries easily with our recharge station.

Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Built by Divers for Divers! Bonaire Dive Villa - Villa Makoshi Lower
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villa over Christmas break and had a wonderful time. It is located conveniently just a few minutes drive to restaurants and dive shops. Within walking distance there is a small mall with an ice cream shop and a very nice breakfast and lunch restaurant, between two buns. Having a private patio and an outside washing area right next to the back door/parking was super convenient. Also a laundry room had hangers as well. Make sure to bring your own detergent, shampoo, and soap, as they are not provided. Also, if you plan to stay during major holidays many of local restaurants and shops are closed, and the ones that are open are quickly booked, so make reservations early. Angie was very helpful and responsive to our questions about the villa and also about local information. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Albert Alberta
5

Bonaire & Villa Makoshi

  • 5 of 5

Bonaire has the reputation of being laid back, slower paced and very tranquil. This is all quite true; the island also offers fun places to visit and exceptional restaurants. Bonaire is a small island located in the Southern Caribbean known for its pioneering role in the in preservation of nature, particular the preservation of the marine environment.

This was my first visit, enticed by the stories of some of the most incredable diving in the world. This trip I went with friends, overall we had a wonderful trip. The diving was exceeded what I expected. Another island gem is Ville Makoshi which has a lovely setting, from the villa itself to the landscaping surrounding it which was peaceful is well thought out. The villa itself was very clean, and large, with adequate seating all guests and ceiling fans the warmer evenings. The bedrooms were air conditioned which made sleep very comfortable so we were well rested for another day of diving. We had a living room, & a full kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms with full bathrooms, and a storage area so you do not have to carry your gear far from the truck after it was rinsed it off in the conveniently located outside rinse basins The patio was large with tables, chairs; lounge chairs, a pool in the common area, for relaxing and enjoying the day's diving stories The dive shop was very close to the villa, I found the dive shops helpful. The restaurants in the area had great menus with excellent food. We especially enjoyed our dinner at "Unbelievable"

I expect there are many ways to describe Bonaire: "Best Kept Secret", "Unhurried'', "Unspoiled", "Unforgettable"; "Divers Paradise". The fact is that I found all these statements are true, and then some. There are a number of reasons people should visit this island. There is the climate, the water, the sun, great food, excellent diving. I found that I did not have enough time to do all I wanted to do. It is also the warmth and friendliness of the people & the diving is what will bring me back, as well as the adventures of Kayaking in the mangroves

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jasper, Alberta, Canada
5

Luxury Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This truly is a luxury "home away from home". The modern construction, sturdy furniture, and well thought out and decorative furnishings are spectacular. The bedrooms are large with more than enough closet/storage space. The bathrooms have modern showers, sinks, toilet, and lighting and everything works very well. The outdoor pool is great for a dip between or after dives (nice lights at night!). The outdoor shower and gear rinsing station not only are very effective and convenient, but the rinse station also looks great! This property is across the street from convenience stores and a dive shop and it is not far from the townsite (I walked to town). The washing machine is a great convenience also. The Makoshi is well situated on the island - close to the airport and its central location makes getting to the North and South shore dive sites easy. I would definately recommend staying at the Makoshi!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jasper, Alberta, Canada
5

This truly is a luxury "h...

  • 5 of 5

This truly is a luxury "home away from home". The modern construction, sturdy furniture, and well thought out and decorative furnishings are spectacular. The bedrooms are large with more than enough closet/storage space. The bathrooms have modern showers, sinks, toilet, and lighting and everything works very well. The outdoor pool is great for a dip between or after dives (nice lights at night!). The outdoor shower and gear rinsing station not only are very effective and convenient, but the rinse station also looks great! This property is across the street from convenience stores and a dive shop and it is not far from the townsite (I walked to town). The washing machine is a great convenience also. The Makoshi is well situated on the island - close to the airport and its central location makes getting to the North and South shore dive sites easy. I would definately recommend staying at the Makoshi!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

I had the privilege to st...

  • 5 of 5

I had the privilege to stay here in April of 2009 and found the unit to be extremely well kept. Access to amenities is excellent as well as access to the city.

The private pool, and having a propane BBQ on the patio make life so much easier for the renter. Nothing like lounging in the pool with a beer and cooking up dinner at the same time!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Uitstekend appartement en service

  • 5 of 5

We are about to leave for the Netherlands again.

We had a wonderfull time in Bonaire and this was for a great part due to your nice appartment and excellent service. Many thanks for that.

We would like to take the liberty to mention several of the points we appreciated:

- you (both) provided excellent response to our questions and needs

- the appartment was found in excellent condition and clean, fully equiped.

- the pick-up service and welcome sign in the appartment were very nice

- the 'handbook' about the appartment and the facilities on Bonaire was very helpfull

- you cleaning service was very nice and good. We were amazed by their service.

- the 'handy man' was quick and responsive. He fixed the broken chair in 1 day.

- Finally we appreciated the pro active suggestion that we could stay in the appartment until our plane would depart.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Just past the round-about across from Sand Dollar & Buddy Dive Resorts. 5 minutes from center of Kralendijk.

Other Activities: Boating, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, parasailing.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Bonaire, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak Season
16 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,111
for 7 nights
£1,111
£3,768
 
 
Peak Season
16 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,111
for 7 nights
£1,111
£3,768
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£885
for 7 nights
£885
£3,015
 

Additional pricing information

** Quoted rate does not include Tourist Tax which is $5.50 per adult per night (13 years of age or older).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Bonaire on Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1352 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower , with gear rinse station
  • Each bedroom has it's own private bathroom with large tiled shower and double sinks. A guest toilet/sink is in the main living area. Gear rinse station and outdoor shower is located next to the small side patio where a gear hanging rod is located. Another hanging rod is located directly inside off the small patio making drying and storing gear easy and handy.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Fold up cot is available for a fifth guest (child or small teen). Each bedroom has: air-conditioning and ceiling fan; 2 single beds which may be kept separate or joined together to form a queen size bed; bedside tables, dresser, and full closet; room safe for securing small items, passports, wallets, money, etc.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Kitchen is fully functioning with appliances, dishes, utensils, and pots/pans, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, blender. See our video of the villa and Bonaire at http://www.vimeo.com/17529164. Check out our website for more photos and information at www.BonaireDiveVilla.com

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