Having a drink in the shade under the huge palm trees!Saltwater Swimming pool
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Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Villa Alcyone is the place for divers, surfers, kiters and all water lovers. Located close to the west coast and the road to Sorobon's surf area. The apartments are located in a beautiful quiet garden with palm trees, flowers and a pool! The apartments are very complete and have everything you need for your stay. Ask for a long stay DISCOUNT

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $17 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $30
Security Deposit: $250
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The space

Villa Alcyone can accommodate up to 12 people. 1 studio, 2 one bedroom and 1 two bedroom apartments. Close to both the west and east coast of Bonaire. The apartments are surrounded by a tropical garden with palm trees, flowers and swimming pool. Ask for long stay DISCOUNT!

plenty of space
quiet neighborhood
swimming pool
close to southern dive sites
close to kite surf beach and surfers paradise Sorobon

You can also use several lounge seats in our beautiful garden
There is plenty of parking space
There are 2 large BBQ and 2 hammocks
Free use of a mobile phone with a local prepaid number. (Reservation needed!)
Several spare diving equipment available
All (well … almost all) types of cables available to view your photographs/video on the TV or on your computer.
Washing machine can be used for a small fee. ($ 7.50 per wash)

We offer a grocery service. You can order several items and we’ll stock your fridge upon your arrival so you do not need to rush to the shops after a long journey.

If you need to rent a car, we can do that for you at competitive prices. Just let us know what car you need and we’ll find you the best deal. And we have good deals with the local dive shops. Just let us know what you want, and we'll make it happen.

We live on the property as well so we're there if you need us.

Guest access

Beautiful garden with palm trees; swimming pool, 2x BBQ

Interaction with guests

Owner is almost always on site for questions etc. But also, if possible, owner shows guests the best of the underwater world! (See Youtube channel Jack Polanen)

The neighborhood

Upscale / safe area with paved roads! (Some areas on Bonaire have unpaved roads which makes it very dusty in dry season and muddy in wet season.)

Getting around

Although Bonaire is just small, shops, city center, boulevard and tourist accommodation are too far apart to walk. If you want to fully enjoy your vacation and explore the island, you just need to have wheels!

Other things to note

Our fully grown garden has beautiful palm trees and flowers. This brings in Hummingbirds, Prikichis and other tropical birds. We also have all kinds of Lizards. Iguanas are wise enough to stay out, because of the dogs ;o)
For divers... We shoot under water video and stills. We have a lot of info for divers and especially photo and video enthusiasts. Also we have a lot of spare dive gear, chargers etc. etc.
Tourist tax, which is $ 5,50 pppn, is not included in the price and needs to be paid in cash on Bonaire.
Marine Park fee for divers is $ 25, for snorkelers $ 10.

House Rules

The most important thing is that all our guests enjoy their vacation. We have some simple rules, which you can find in the booklet in your room.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

6 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

15 Reviews

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Calene User Profile
October 2016
Jack and Daphne are the BEST! Staying with them was like visiting and staying with friends. We HIGHLY recommend them if it's your first time to Bonaire or if you've been many times. As most do, we went to Bonaire to dive, and Jack and Daphne are avid divers that gave us great recommendations for dive sites. Jack even came diving with us a couple times, which was great. Their location is perfectly situated just south of the airport - close to all the great southern dive sites, and a short drive to Kralendijk. There is a tank swap station affiliated with Wannadive, called Windsock, that is close to the house. They also have good food and a nice spot for evening drinks. We would drop tanks there at the end of the day and rinse our gear. Jack and Daphne have a great spot on the side of the yard for hanging and storing all of your dive gear. Water is precious on the island so it is better to rinse at Windsock or a dive shop at the end of the day, then bring your gear back to hang up. We saw Jack each morning and evening so he was always available for questions and willing to give us great recommendations for how to plan our day. All of his dive and restaurant recommendations were very good - listen to Jack! At the end of the week, after making friends with Jack and Daphne and our Dutch neighbors staying at the Villa, we had a wonderful pool hang and BBQ in yard. The restaurants were great in town, but this was probably our most enjoyable evening on Bonaire. We feel like we came as guests but left as friends. You can tell they love what they do as hosts and really enjoy sharing the beauty of the island as well as making you feel right at home. Great people, great place, great island. We know we will be back. Go visit Jack and Daphne at Villa Alcyone, you will be happy you did!

Jaime User Profile
August 2016
From the start, Jack was very informative and accommodating to our changing plans (adding more people to our reservation). Arriving on Bonaire, I felt at ease knowing that all parts of the trip were explained by Jack. The diving plans, rental truck, and all accommodations were easy. We felt very at home amongst the hosts and other guests on the property in neighboring apartments. Daphne and Jack even treated us to a lion fish tasting! I would 100% come back to Bonaire and share my vacation with Daphne and Jack again!
Daphne En Jack User ProfileDaphne En Jack is a superhost.
Response from Daphne En Jack:
Thnx for the great review Jaime! Come back soon and check the full moon ;o)
August 2016

Steven User ProfileSteven is a superhost.
July 2016
First time on Bonaire? Do yourself a favor and stay with Daphne and Jack. They are what air bnb is about; a real neighborhood and personally managed by the owner. If you are diving so much the better. Hosts were very helpful with dive site tips, a gear drying rack, and dive company recommendation. The kitchen was very functional which was good bc grocery stores are excellent but restaurants limited. We will stay at Villa Alycone again.
Daphne En Jack User ProfileDaphne En Jack is a superhost.
Response from Daphne En Jack:
Hi Lynn & Steven, Thnx for your very kind review! Hope to see you back soooon! Big hug Daphne & Jack
July 2016

Brandon User Profile
September 2015
We had a wonderful visit and the apartment was perfect! Jack was waiting at the airport for us to arrive and took us straight to the house which was only a 5 minute ride away. He had our rental car there already and had arranged for our scuba air & equipment through Wannadive so we had nothing to worry about when we arrived. He was a great host and each day took some time to hear about our day & give us advice on where to go next, what to look for on our dives and how to get around. He took us and another couple who were staying in another apartment on a night dive which was amazing. The house is located in a small neighborhood slightly off the main road, but if you've never been to Bonaire, you'll find that everything is just a short drive away. We'll definitely be back to Bonaire, and definitely be staying with our new friends.
Daphne En Jack User ProfileDaphne En Jack is a superhost.
Response from Daphne En Jack:
Thnx Marlene & Brandon! As we say... once a visitor, always a friend!
September 2015

Andrea User Profile
September 2015
Jack went to pick us up at the Airport, what is very kind! So already the first Impression was very good and he is really a good host! He gives good advices and the atmosphere is just perfect! i really recommend you to book your accomodiation for your stay in Bonaire here!

Jackie Ling User ProfileJackie Ling is a superhost.
August 2015
This is a 5 star review. The apartment, the grounds, and our patio were gorgeous. Jack and Daphne thought of everything and we love that they are focused on conserving resources....the whole island is. For example, everyone brings their own shopping bags to the grocery. The location for us was perfect and very safe. It is not close to the water but we were driving to different snorkel sites every day so this was not a problem. We prefer to stay in a quiet residential area instead of near the resorts or in town. Jack gave us great tips to our daughter's delight because we saw close to 800 flamingos at the salt works. Please note that the Airbnb rate as of July 2015 does not include the tourist tax. Jack is investigating how to include it in the price as a separate charge. Paul and I are also Airbnb hosts and understand that the process can be complex.

We had a lovely stay at this cozy spot. The saltwater pool was great, and small amenities like the electric kettle was so nice. Jack was responsive and easy to communicate with. We did use earplugs as the neighboring dogs barked a good bit. All in all, a great place!
Daphne En Jack User ProfileDaphne En Jack is a superhost.
Response from Daphne En Jack:
Dear Emily and Dave, Thnx for your kind review. Our new neighbors just got two puppies from the animal shelter, so as always with new pets, they need to get used to their new home and owners. Sorry if they kept you awake. Sunny regards, Daphne & Jack
July 2015

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Daphne En Jack User ProfileDaphne En Jack is a superhost.

We are a Dutch couple and we love to scuba dive. Jack shoots underwater video underwater and Daphne takes photographs. We know Bonaire very well top side and underwater and enjoy helping our guests getting the most out of their (dive) vacation!

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