Located midway between two popular dive/snorkel sites in Bonaire's chic Sabadeco neighborhood, our beautiful new studio with 16ft ceilings and reliable trade winds has a private gated walkway to the beach. Pool & garden are for your private use only.
Casita Andrea is a studio for one or two people that is located midway between the Andrea I and Andrea II dive/snorkel sites in Bonaire's Sabadeco neighborhood. The studio, which was completed in late 2013, has a private garden, a pool and a private gated walkway to the beach between the Andrea dive sites. The studio is connected to the main house (Villa Andrea) but it is completely separate, and only rented when the main house is not used. The garden and pool are for your use exclusively and our high garden walls ensure complete privacy.
The studio has 16-foot ceilings and traditional wooden louvered windows and doors. The high ceilings and good exposure to the trade winds provide a consistently cool, comfortable and fresh interior. A ceiling fan and air conditioning are available, but you will rarely need these. The studio has a large bathroom and a full kitchen with lots of counter space and a gas cooktop. Note: the oven you see in the pictures does not work!
Because the building is so new, there are a few caveats. First, the oven you see in the pictures is not yet working. Second, our home built solar hot water heater only provides reliable warm water in the afternoon on sunny days. Third, as you can see on the pictures, the garden is a work in progress and our plants and trees are not yet fully grown.
Our studio is ideal for active vacationers. You can put on your dive or snorkeling gear in the studio and walk straight into the sea across the street. If you want to dive or swim at night you have access to our private Sabadeco pier only a five minute drive away. And there are at least 50 easily accessible dive sites within a 20 minute drive.
In addition to well-behaved people we gladly welcome well-behaved pets.
Interaction with Guests
Our property manager will meet you at the airport, take you to the studio, and will be available 24/7 if you need anything. His airport transfers are included in the one-time cleaning fee.
We expect our guests to treat our studio as if it were their own house. Pets are welcome but you must clean up after them, especially on the beach, and you cannot leave them alone, especially if they bark or whine. There is no smoking in the studio.
My husband and I had a wonderful time @ Han's studio. Adequately furnished studio, quiet location, 15 minutes north of airport/ shopping/ Kralendiyk . Very comfortable bed. Definently need water shoes to enter water @ Andreas 1/2. Found the best snorkeling in the National Park @ Wakeme 2- nice sandy entry and could take photos right at your feet! Nice private studio but not a water view but can go thru thru 2 locked gates and see the ocean across the street. Would recommend.
We loved staying at Hans' place! It is a beautiful apartment, pool, and terrace. The apartment was clean and had a great kitchen for making most of our meals there. The location was great. Hans was very responsive after we requested the booking and helped us with a lot of information on renting a car, and renting dive equipment. The property manager met us at the airport and led us to the apartment, which was very convenient. The manager was responsive to an issue with the internet not working, which we appreciated. Other people have mentioned problems with mosquitos, but we had no problems with bugs inside the apartment as I think we closed the doors early enough that they weren't let in. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone coming to Bonaire! I would certainly stay there again if we are lucky enough to be coming back to Bonaire. Thank you, Hans!
great setup, nice pool and backyard just for us, fun, breezy setup, decent range, good fridge, cool showers; nice walk to two different snorkel sites, secluded in a quiet neighborhood.
Op Bonaire hadden we bij Hans een aangename week. Het appartement is rustig gelegen, vlak buiten Kralendijk. Het koralenstrand, en daarmee ook duik en snorkel mogelijkheden, is er nog geen 2 minuten vandaan.
Het appartement is heerlijk luchtig. Er stond altijd een stevig windje, die pal op de deur naar het terras staat en als je de lambrisering van ramen en deuren opent houdt die wind het appartement lekker koel.
Het is ook mooi minimalistisch ingericht. De (koude) douche en de (kleine) klerenkast passen goed in dit concept.
Al met al een fijn appartement voor een heerlijke vakantie op Bonaire.
Das Studio hat eine schöne Atmosphäre, liegt gut an einer sehr schönen Schnorchelstelle. Der Hausverwalter hat auf alle Wünsche schnell reagiert. Nach dem Schwimmen war das Pool eine willkommene Erfrischung. Die Räume des Studios sind geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Wir kommen gerne wieder.
Hans was a fantastic host, and went out of his way to make our experience delightful. His home is well located for accessing town, as well as north and south dive sites. The studio was very quiet and well maintained. We unfortunately came at a time when the mosquitoes were at an all time high, and they were experts at finding their way in. Make sure to bring ample bug spray!
This studio is beautiful - we especially enjoyed the luxury of the pool in the private yard and the outdoor shower. The location is a bit outside of town, but that makes it mostly quiet (there is some highway noise and periodic goat and donkey noise). The kitchen is perfect for those wanting to cook for themselves, with lots of counter space, a full-size refrigerator, as well as a french press and a panini press which were quite useful. Two portable beach chairs are also provided which came in handy.
We appreciated the responsiveness of the property manager during our stay.
It's important to note that the shower inside is cold-water only. We showered mostly outside as there was sun-warmed water in the afternoons (which was lovely!). It's also important to note that the "beach across the street" is a bit of a distance, and is a fairly rough entry point for snorkeling or diving, and no trees/shelter from the sun. We did walk the beach but determined there were safer beaches nearby for our needs.
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