Family of 5( kids 15, 17, 21)It was our first time visiting Bonaire! We are divers & chose SUNSET VILLA for the views & proximity to the dive shops. Lamber was super nice & made us feel welcome & gave us lots of info for our week of diving & dining. The house was so beautiful we actually cooked a lot of dinners(thanks Lamber for the fish store info) in the perfectly appointed kitchen & ate on the gorgeous terrace overlooking the reef & "cliff" dive site. Each bedroom was very comfortable & the A/c was a nice treat at night. Being divers, we really appreciated the complete facilities for rinsing, hanging, storing, & locking the gear. We love Bonaire & we will definitely go back & rent SUNSET VILLA again!! We feel like we have a new friend in Lamber & a new favorite place to vacation & dive!!!
Our stay could not have been better! Lamber (the owner) is the absolute best person to communicate with. He is super prompt with communications and questions. All communication is clear, concise and truthful. The villa is exactly as advertised and as it appears in the photos. Lamber was at the villa when we arrived and spent 20 minutes or so orienting us to this beautiful home and answering any other questions we had regarding our stay. He made sure to have some beer and wine waiting for us and a number of other food items and breakfast provisions to get us through the next morning with no worries about rushing out to get provisions. Our main purpose for this trip was to dive and dive some more and this villa and location is ideal for that. It is 30 meters away from the Dive Friends Bonaire dive shop located at Hamlet Oasis and the Cliff dive site. Once you have your tanks, you can walk down the steps from the villa's seaside patio and walk right into the water and drop down and be on top of the vertical Cliff wall within a couple of kicks. Doesn't get any easier. The villa has a light that can be turned on and shines out into the water to aid in those night and early morning dawn dives. There are 2 rinse tanks for your gear. 2 large lockers with locks for storing gear and a very nice gear up bench. The villa is equipped with a solid WIFI connection, air conditioning in all bedrooms that works extremely well and a well stocked kitchen for preparing your own meals. It is a short walk over to a local grocery store and you are walking distance to Captain Don's Habitat and Buddy Dive, if you decide you want to go to their restaurants. It is also conveniently located close to Between 2 Buns: which was our go to spot for breakfast after an early morning dive on the house reef. On a couple occasions, we would also order sandwiches to go when we planned for longer days out doing 3 consecutive dives up at the northern dive sites. Villa also has a nice ice maker and a couple of coolers that you can use to take with you for day trips, which we did nearly everyday. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. There is nothing I could complain about.
Bonaire Sunset Villa is the perfect vacation rental for our group. The bedrooms are air conditioned with their own bathrooms. The home is decorated well with local art and photos. The kitchen is well-stocked and we easily cooked large meals including BBQ on site. The ice maker on the patio was (almost) my favorite feature.
There are 2 patio areas in the backyard, separated by a gorgeous garden. We enjoyed the hummingbirds zipping around and feeding on the flowers. Both patio areas have large tables- perfect for meals or games. There are also lounge chairs by the water.
But of course Bonaire is all about diving and this house is perfectly set up with an area for gear, wash tanks and bench. Dive Friends shop is 2 doors down and easy to swap out tanks (open 8-5). "The Cliff" dive site is literally out your back door and a great site for day or night.
The owner, Lamber, was pleasant to deal with from the first email, to seeing us off when we left. He was helpful but not intrusive and and is on island for any questions or problems.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to book again in the future!
Was everything they claimed and more. The owner was as helpful as I could have hoped for and a true gentleman.
The villa was as nice as I could have hoped for, with excellent snorkeling and scuba beginning about 20 feet from a easy to enter shore
Our small group of three couples recently returned from a fabulous trip to Bonaire and a perfect stay at Sunset Villa.
The villa was truly exceptional. The location was perfect. Less than 100 feet to a nice dive shop, across the gravel drive from a nice pool, and set toward the end of a short row of similar villas this home couldn't have been more perfectly placed.
Every bedroom was exceptionally appointed and thoroughly clean. The attached bath for every room, private televisions and small refrigerators, private safes, and powerful air conditioning made every sleeping area comfortable.
The kitchen was huge and had every tool you could need to cook your own meals. The appliances are stainless and new. The full sets of dishes, pans, and silverware are in excellent shape. Plug-ins were ample throughout the house. The inside seating areas were rarely used. We appreciated the den area complete with an array of books about Bonaire and a cell phone for our use.There were ceiling fans everywhere to help keep the house cool during hot days without full-house air conditioning.
The garden was fabulous. The plants were in bloom and smelled heavenly. The two dining tables -- one by the house and one by the ocean -- were both perfect for our group and could easily have seated 8 or more. There were private seating areas in the garden, and beach chairs oceanside. A few private steps down from the garden is easy access to terrific dive sites where we had some lovely dives.
The house comes with a fabulous dive gear cleaning station. Two huge tubs to soak gear; a shower; a separate tub for cleaning cameras. The lockers were huge and easily fit 2 sets of gear. Much bigger than any dive resort provides. There was a hanging rack with pegs for fins and hangars for wet gear. Across was a long bench with places to store tanks securely. I can't think of anything that could be improved with this set up.
The owner, Lamber, was equally excellent. Response time was short. He replied to every question and every email quickly. He worked to get us set up with dive shop and vehicle rental. He made referrals for fishing. We had difficulty with the safe and he came over quickly to fix it. He could not have been more helpful or friendly. He could not have been more helpful; I would rent from his again in a heartbeat.
You can't go wrong with Lamber, and can't go wrong with this villa. It -- and Lamber -- were simply outstanding and I recommend this rental without reservation.
From the moment we started our vacation home search for Bonaire, it was clear Lamber was the person I wanted to work with. He took care of us from the beginning. From helping us organize our diving arrangement and truck rentals, to putting us in touch with Philip from Philips Cooking, our vacation on Bonaire could not have been more seamless and perfect. He is an excellent communicator and also has a beautiful house. Each of bedrooms is perfect, unique and has its own bathroom. The kitchen is enormous and the garden is so peaceful, complete with butterflies and hummingbirds. The water access has what we felt was some of the best snorkeling and diving on the island. We could. It have made a better choice. Thank you for helping us have a fantastic Bonaire vacation Lamber!
Our reservation was made nearly a year in advance. Throughout the many months preceding our stay, there were quite a few details that needed to be addressed due to our large group size. Lamber was quick to respond to every email with an answer to every question and every concern. He was a superb facilitator for everything before our arrival and during our stay. He arranged for our diving packages, our car rental and transportation to and from the airport, and was quick to adjust to circumstances beyond our control like our very late flight arrival. One email to Lamber advising him of our delayed arrival time, and our transportation from the airport to the Villa was right there waiting for us in the dark of night! Lamber even helped to find a doctor and make an appointment for one person in our group who needed medical treatment. It's one thing to find a very nice place to stay, and it's another thing to have a Villa owner who knows the local businesses, speaks several languages, and is committed to making his guests comfortable, and their stay trouble-free. With Lamber you have both, a magnificent villa, and a host who has everything completely taken care of for you. I could go on to describe the beauty of his Villa, the deluxe decor of every room, and how it is aptly named the "Sunset Villa" due to the spectacular view of the setting sun from it's beautiful garden patio, but all of the other reviews already do an excellent job of describing the villa. So I figured that I would make better use of my review space by emphasizing how important it is to have an owner as attentive, capable, personable, and trustworthy as Lamber to efficiently handle all matters involved with the renting his villa in order to help ensure a most enjoyable vacation experience. The Sunset Villa gets all 5 stars.