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Accommodations: Bon Village Villas
Bon Village Villas
Will be coming to Bonaire for the first time in Dec. 2011. Has anyone stayed at the Bon Village Villas? They have a cheap car and lodging package. They say they are near the beach. True? Are most of the beaches public in Bonaire? Any info. would be appreciated
| By Ed Melo (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #207) on Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 12:14 am: |
Here are some notes from my trip in 2008.
Lodging – We used Bonaire Village Villas. There were some pros and cons with the unit.
Price – A two bed, two bath bungalow for two weeks for $946 including all taxes and service charges. This included an early (as in 6:30 am) check-in without extra charge. Use of the safe and wireless internet access were included in the price. Can’t beat the price! They will pick you up and return you to the airport.
Features – Clean, fully tiled unit with A/C in both bedrooms, kitchen with stovetop (no oven), microwave, fridge and toaster. All cooking utensils, pans, dishes etc. are included. Ceiling fans in kitchen, LR and bedrooms. There is a front porch with table where you can eat and enjoy the breeze.
Features - No screen on back door which limited the available cross breeze (there were lots of mosquitoes). There is no hot water but it wasn’t so cold that it was a problem when showering but I normally take cool showers.
Furniture – There was not enough outdoor furniture. We had to move two wicker chairs from the bedroom to the front porch. There was a nice back yard which would have benefitted from some chaise lounges or even a few chairs. There is a cement table in front and in back with cement stools but these are not comfortable. The bed in the main BR was very low and somewhat hard.
Security – The bungalows are located one block west of Nikiboko Zuid and 1 block north of Kaya Industria (an easy walk to China Nobo) on the edge of a local residential neighborhood. There is a security fence along the entire front porch and it is equipped with a large lock. There are bars on all the windows and on the back door. I presume all of this is there for a reason. We believe that the incident we had with the car gas line being cut occurred during the night while the car was parked outside the bungalow. After that incident we parked inside the locked gate and had no further problems.
Noise – There were some dogs that barked most of the night and on the last Sunday there was a local party still in progress as we left for the airport at 4 am. However, once we went to bed in the evening the noise was not an issue since the fan on the A/C unit covered the sounds.
If you are looking for reasonable accommodations with lots of room at a great price then this could work for you. Just be sure to park inside the gate and lock the security gate when you leave the unit.
| By Virginia Miller (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #9) on Monday, April 25, 2011 - 11:47 am: |
they indicate 3 minutes to the beach, but that means the beach in town, and driving. if you want to see/hear the beach, i'd pick another place. at least december is cooler. all the beaches are public, however, remember, this is a dive destination primarily, so don't expect really sandy beaches, they are mostly rocky. you will love bonaire if you are a diver
| By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4353) on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 9:05 am: |
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