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Scuba Divers Paradise. Apartment in tropical villa.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious seafront property with breathtaking views of Carribean Sea

Villa Bon Bientu is a beautiful oceanfront home with private access to the sea and the breathtaking Jeremi house reef. Other beautiful dive sites and the best beaches of Curacao are close by.

Villa Bon Bientu is a holiday home built during 2014/15 on the Jeremi Ocean Resort. Currently there are only 3 homes on the resort, so privacy guaranteed. Bon Bientu means in Papiamento (local language) "good wind". Situated behind the highest mountains of Curacao, Villa Bon Biento benifits from the cool trade winds and consequently the villa remains cool and it is seldom necessary to use the airconditioning.

Within Villa Bon Bientu two spacious, sea facing apartments have been realised. The apartments have an outside dining/lounging area overlooking the Caribean Sea. The apartments are fully airconditioned and have a kitchen with granite countertop and a luxureous bathroom. Villa Bon Bientu also has a large sundeck and various private terraces.

During our first renting season we have learned that our guests value their privacy. Therefor we have decided to only rent one apartment so that privacy is guaranteed. To couples travelling with (grown) children and couples travelling together we will rent both apartments at a 20% discount.

More Details

Owner
Cees Vermonden
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2018

About Cees Vermonden

Fell in love with Curacao during a workassignment is 1984. Visited Caribbean regularly and always wanted to own a home here. With the completion of Villa Bon Bientu this wish is more then realized.

Cees Vermonden purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Cees Vermonden chose Lagun

During a vacation in Lagun, 15 years ago, we were overwhelmed by the natural beauty of this area. We decided to look for a building site located close to the sea. Finally early 2015 we finished the construction of our dreamhouse :Villa Bon Bientu. We love it. By renting our apartments we can share this beautiful spot with you.

What makes this apartment unique

Villa Bon Bientu has several unique benifits:

* private access to Caribean Sea for diving and snorkeling

* breathtaking views of the Caribean Sea. Every day we are watching a new episode of National Geographic.

* daily beautiful sunsets.

* Villa Bon Bientu is located on a 160 acre private estate. During hikes you can see many different species of birds.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lagun in Curaçao

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Luxureous Bathroom. Large walk in shower. Hotwater from sunboiler.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
  • 2 new boxsprings, Queen Size 1.80m * 2.00m French doors opening to terrace and Caribbean Sea
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Notes:
For event (wedding) it is possible to rent the whole house. Discuss with owner.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Scuba Divers Paradise. Apartment in tropical villa.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Stuart
5

Another great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

I love your place Cees and we had a wonderful time once again. I can't say enough great thing things about this rental, peaceful, remote and a great get away up North away from all the tourist on the cruise ships! I'll be back again for sure ;)

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, thank you for your nice words. We are constantly enhancing our little paradise on the Caribbean coast and love to share it with our guests. Looking forward to see you again in 2019.
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5

Wow what a view! Best snorkeling on island

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the 2018 New Years break and this was the best stay we have ever had in our 5 trips to the west side of the island.

The location is so nice and quiet..... it is located in a gated development with only a few houses. Mornings where spent walking and running in the large grounds without seeing a soul. Very peaceful.

The villa is very clean and well maintained it looked brand new. It was well stocked with everything. Special thought was put into what was needed for you to enjoy your stay. We cooked most of our meals at the villa and found the kitchen had excellent supplies...even including a salad spinner! The bathroom was large with two sinks and nice walk in shower with hot water. Towels where very fluffy and plentiful. The bed was a full king size and very comfortable. The villa has screened windows and it was so nice to have the island breeze blow through the the villa. We only needed to run the air conditioning at night as we like it a bit colder to sleep. There is also a washer and dryer if you need to do some laundry during your stay.

The outside living area of the villa is outstanding.... from the hammocks under the shade huts to the hot tub overlooking the ocean for beautiful sunsets, to the easy access via the stairs to the ocean. You can dive or snorkel right there. Great care has been taken to make the yard look beautiful with lots of greenery and flowering plants. There is also an outdoor shower for rinsing off after your swim, a tub to rinse off your snorkel or dive equipment, as well as a drying rack to hang your gear.

We are avid snorkelers, spending several of hours in the water every day. We visited several other snorkel sites and this was by far the best reef on the island! Beautiful coral and abundant fish to be seen. There is also a beautiful hiking trail up the road towards Lagun which our host Marjolijne and Cees where gracious enough to take us on. They are very warm and welcoming people. They went out of their way to make sure we had an outstanding stay.

This villa is far superior than your typical rental place! We are looking forward to returning soon.

Ang & Rudi

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela and Rudi, thanks for your kind review. We really enjoyed your stay with us.
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4

Stunning

  • 4 of 5

Villa Bon Bientu is stunning- inside and out. It is modern and the finishes are high quality. The bed was comfortable and there is a nice breeze going through the unit most times. It is nice that the windows have screens in them, as I would hate to travel to the Caribbean and have to shut the windows. There were 2 or so days when there was no wind and it was nice to have air conditioning at night. The owner Cees was very helpful before our trip by providing information on dive shops, directions to the grocery store after the airport and including the tidbit about filling out the immigration form on line before getting to Curacao (this saved a lot of time upon arrival). I cannot say enough about the stunning view from the deck- gorgeous, mesmerizing, and stunningly peaceful. We are divers and the house was constructed just as I would have done so; a great rinsing station, a covered outside area where your dive equipment could dry after being rinsed and an awesome outside shower with hot water!! We dove from the house 4 of the days and the reef is amazing healthy.

We were instructed to call the property manager when we were done grocery shopping and ready to head to the house, which we did and left a message. He however was not there when we arrived, but thankfully the cleaning lady, Maybeline was there. She was very helpful and did a great job of keeping our apartment clean. She helped me with my Spanish, told us about the island and had restaurant recommendations. The unit is so clean, it is as though you are the first person to ever stay in it.

The first three (3) nights were at the house by ourselves. Another couple arrived on day three (3) and stayed in the other apartment. It wasn’t terrible, but it was not ideal. We were told that another couple was arriving prior to our arrival. We contemplated changing our reservation and decided to make the best of it. I would pay more to stay at Villa Bon Biento alone or I would book elsewhere in the future. There is no separation on the deck, so there is a lot of sharing if you are both home at the same time. If you want to sit on the inner deck (beneath the ceiling portion) in the evening once the other people have gone to bed you will be right by their window.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad that you liked our beautiful location. We limit the rental of both studios but due to uncertainties regarding the other reservation, this time we accepted two bookings. We understand that this impacted your privacy.
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to be able to book this beautiful place for ten days and we can say it exceeded our expectations. The accommodation is clean and well appointed, the outdoor living space provided the best opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets and the scuba diving at the house reef was incredible. We took advantage of the healthy reef in front of the apartment and liked it so much we completed over 15 dives. If we have the opportunity to come back to Curacao, we will book here in an instant. Thank you for the wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Utah
5

Absolute Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 5 nights at Villa Bon Bientu for our 25th wedding anniversary. It was absolute heaven!! Hynrich greeted us on our arrival. He gave us instructions and tips. He was wonderful. He showed us where the path was to walk down to Playa Jeremi from the house. We snorkeled in Playa Jeremi and right in front of the house. Everything was beautiful. The house was perfect and very clean which is very important to me. The air conditioner worked great and kept us cool at night. The house had everything we needed from towels, beach towels, paper towels, toilet paper, beach chairs, charcoal grill, and water noodles. The house was secured by a gate and we felt very safe. We snorkeled twice a day, rinsed off in the outside shower, and then enjoyed sunsets from the jacuzzi. The grounds of the house were gorgeous. It was stunning. Cees was wonderful to work with. Cees changed my reservation around a couple of times due to the airline making changes to our flight. Cees was very helpful with directions to the house and where to stop for groceries on the way to the house since there are no stores nearby. We will absolutely return again for the peace, quiet, and beauty this home gave us. Our favorite things to do were to swim with the turtles at Playa Grandi (which took about 7 minutes to get to from the house), watch the sunsets, snorkel from the house stairs, tour the plantations, and eat at Rancho El Sobrino (7 minutes from house).

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stuart
5

Beautiful Villa in Curacao on the North End....

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! I loved the house and being so remote, you will be the only one on the property and have keys to the main gate. If you prefer more nightlife, then book near Williamstad. Hynrich the house manager will take great care of you too! Everything you need is provided and you will not be disappointed in renting this villa. I prefer to live like the locals and this place is on the North end near westpunt, with many great beaches and dive sites. Limited grocery stores up here so get supplies before reaching the Villa. Langun has some great places to eat too. Just explore...you can't get lost. Cas Abou Beach is 20 min away and downtown Marriott (free parking) is about 35 min away. You can dive or snorkle right from the house. I can't say enough great things here about this rental and the nice owners Cees and Marjorie! I will be back for sure, just hope it doesn't fill up from all the great reviews! I miss this place already!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hato
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Landhuis Klein St Martha, Soto
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Jeremi
Car: necessary

Villa Bon Bientu is located on the West side of Curacao. Here you find the most beautiful beaches of Curacao and also most of the dive sites. The only two national parks of Curacao are here located as well: Christoffel Park and Boka Shete.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £21.91

Airport pick up is possible for US$ 50 for each party (one way). However due to the location of Villa Bon Bientu it is recommended to rent a car..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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