We have had a lovely week at your beautiful home! Thanks for sharing it with us & being our friends!
Carol & Bill M., Rockaway, NJ
The condo was great! We loved having the little grill & cooked home with it most nights. Thank you for sharing VINIBU with us!
Greg & Jenny M., Ketchikan, AK
Nina and Vince,
Everything was great! Thank you also for the midweek call!
Elizabeth & Kevin W., Virginia Beach, VA
Loved it! This great place! Wow! Saw lots of fish. Ate lots of food! Had lots of fun! Will be back!!
Bonnie & Wayne, Wilson, NC
Once again we appreciate you letting us stay in your home away from home. We enjoyed having the new grill on the patio. It was nice sitting out and watching sunsets. We had a wonderful vacation and we hope we can get back there next year. We counted our tags from the park and this was our 11th year in Bonare. I think we are addicted! Thanks so much.
Greg & Sue M., Caro, MI
VINIBU is the only place on Bonaire that we will stay.
Rex U., Los Angeles, CA
We had so much fun basking in the sun, relaxing on your lovely deck and diving lots, all over the island. This is our first time here at VINIBU but our fifth time [on Bonaire]. I only wanted to stay at __________ before we came here and now we plan on coming back here. The beach and diving right out front is lovely. Having the grill accessible and easy is wonderful ... it was amazing to dine here and have this view. I like to give constructive criticism when I think it can help, but I'm not sure I have any for you guys as the place was just perfect for our needs - down to sharp knives in the kitchen. We had a fantastic getaway to end the summer. I hope that we will be able to plan another trip soon. This comfortable and beautiful place will stand out in your memories. Thanks for all your help.
Lucy, Ben, Grace & Logan H., Baltimore, MD
Dear Vince & Nina, Words can't fully capture what it means to stay in #9 and to enjoy this beautiful island. Perhaps best is having the chance to live in the rythym of the waves as they slowly splash the shore. Waking to the beautiful water each morning, right off the balcony, amazing! We even saw a manta ray gracefully swim by one morning. The snorkeling was unparalleled. Already making plans for the next year's trip. Thanks so much for making this possible.
Dan, Debra & Tianli K., Shrewsbury, MA
Vince & Nina, Thank you for allowing us to stay. We had a fabulous vacation. This truly is a wonderful place. We hope to return.
Greg W. & Nicola C., Johnson City, TN
Vince & Nina, Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise. Vinibu is lovely and we enjoyed our stay very much. We hope to return next May for 2 weeks.
Pat & Debbie F., Venice, FL
We loved our stay in Bonaire. This is our first and will not be our last. Sounds of the ocean--sunsets--extraordinary dining--the home is beautiful! Thank you. We enjoyed most of our meals here on the terrace with the sunsets. Living in NYC, we'd rather stay at the condo!! So beautiful. Thank you. Thank you!!
Jeana F. & Gary K., NYC
Dear Nina & Vince, We loved your beautiful home! Clean, quiet, and a lovely view. Look forward to our next visit.
John & Anne J., Monument, CO
Doug P. & Kim L., Tennessee
Vince & Nina, We truly enjoyed our stay on Bonaire, and it was made even more special by spending it in the Vinibu. We loved calling it our "home away from home" for a week. At the end of our exciting dive days, we loved coming back to the Vinibu to enjoy some pina coladas & soak up the beautiful sunsets. What a lovely trip. Can't say enough about it. Thanks for your hospitality.
Hari & Jackie P., Jacksonville, FL
Vince & Nina, Thanks for sharing. We had another wonderful, relaxing vacation on the island - - all the comforts & conveniences VINIBU provides helped. We will be back!
Scott & Christine S., Racine, WI
Hi, Vince and Nina, Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful condo. Everything was exactly as you described (which we've not always found in our other trips around the Caribbean). We loved the dive locker/rinse tank ... that was very convenient and a great amenity. We had a great time and loved the location. Very convenient to everything but not right in town. We dove the reef right off of the beach and it was one of the best dives we did! The reef and fish life are amazing. Thanks again for your hospitality. Love your place.
Greg & Sess F., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Lisia & Tim K., Brunswick, GA
The condo was just the way we remembered it. The view from the deck is still one of our favorites. Everything was as advertised. Perfect. Unfortunately, we did not win the Mega Millions Lottery, so we will continue to rent VINIBU whenever we go to Bonaire.
Marty & Sue P., Lowell, MA
VINIBU provided an opportunity to enjoy life, one moment at a time. Above all else, we enjoyed breakfast together on the balcony, watching the pelicans fly, listenting to the chirping of the birds, listening to the surf, and watching the sunsets. VINIBU offered treasured time to appreciate the gift of our marriage. We will return next year. Many, many thanks for the wonder of VINIBU.
Karen & Joel G., Rockville, MD
Hi Vince & Nina, The best equipped kitchen in the Caribbean! It is a beautiful condo appointed tastefully with local art and well matched furnishings. We appreciated the grill and loved the balcony for relaxing and enjoying the view.
Margaret W., Lisa M., Jill T., Indianapolis, IN
Lovely condo with fantastic views, breezes, furnishings, amenities, and a comfortable bed.
Mimi & John R., Bethany Beach, DE
We truly appreciated all the resource materials about the island and the explicit written operating instructions. As a result we settled in quickly and felt at home. Your website presented the apartment very accurately and we were not disappointed but pleasantly surprised by the quality of the workmanship, decorating, etc. We would stay again and we would recommend your accommodation to others. We particularly appreciated how well designed the apartment was, in that it took advantage of the breezes. We never had to use air-conditioning.
Ruth Ellen & David B., Ontario, Canada
We've had a wonderful stay! So enjoyed having your kitchen and all it included! What a wonderful and beautiful place. We _will_ be back. Our favorite dive was right in front of VINIBU! We were amazed by schools of fish, octopus, eels, baracuda, fabulous coral! Wonderful trip!
Gil & Annie D., Colorado
We had a great time in Bonaire, and thank you for the use of VINIBU.
Bob A., Memphis, TN
We loved VINIBU! This was our first visit to Bonaire & we definitely want to return - hopefully to VINIBU! Our favorite moment was getting engaged at VINIBU!
Kerian H. & Jim T., Chicago, IL & Minneapolis, MN
VINIBU is great ... 1st class condo - - very relaxing listening to the waves crash. Thanks so much for a great place to R&R.
Dee & Peter S., Pt. Pleasant, PA
Everything was great. Thank you for letting us use it. We hope to get back again someday. We love the quiet style of Bonaire.
Ken N., Auburn, CA
We had a great time at your condo and would stay again.
Debbie G., Pittsburgh, PA
Vince & Nina, we have the greatest appreciation of your apartment & amenities. The 3rd floor location, AC in the living area & fully appointed gourmet kitchen set VINIBU #9 well above the others. We will be back!
Jen & Scott S., Seattle, WA
Thank you for sharing your condo with us for another year. Loved our stay here. Hope to see you next year!
Greg & Sue M., Covo, MI
Vince & Nina, Thank you for alowing us to stay in your beautiful condo! We can't wait to bring our family here.
Halley & Peter S., Dublin, OH
Dear Vince and Nina, We have had a wonderful time. This place is amazing and we would love to come back.
Henrik & Rikke H., Copenhagen, Denmark
This has been a fantastic week, enjoyed by the whole family. Your apartment looked too good to be true when we booked it but it has fulfilled all our expectations. The condo and location are spectacular. Hope your time here is as great as ours has been. Thanks, Vince and Nina, we will be returning sometime soon to beautiful Bonaire and hopefully your apartment.
Karen & David W., Denver, CO
The condo looked exactly as it did online. All the amenities were exactly as advertised. Everything was in perfect order and the Happy-Blue-Water beckoned us outside. The drying bars with wetsuit hangers [on the balcony] was a wonderful surprise. That really kept our wetsuits from getting funky and we didn't have to make extra trips to the gear locker [on the pool deck] to turn them right-side out after drying the inside.
Diane & Tommy B., Colorado Springs, CO
Enjoyed the condo very much. Our 4th visit & by far the best accommodations. Thanks for your call mid-week. Loved your restaurant picks. Thanks for sharing your condo. Beautiful view.
David & Hilda, North Carolina
Bill & Carolyn, Atlanta
It was absolutely wonderful! One of the best vacation homes we have stayed in. The view was amazing, the location was perfect, and the diving off our "front porch" was awesome. We would definitely come back again.
Rick C., Mission Viejo, CA
Vince & Nina--we had another wonderful week again. Condo was wonderful as always!!! We just love your place here in Bonaire!!! Thank you both so very much for letting us stay here, it is far superior to the place we used to stay. We will be back next year, already making our plans. Thanks a million.
Suzy & Vern O., Chesterfield, VA
We enjoyed our visit to Bonaire. Lovely condo.
George & DeDe D., Clarkston, MI
Everything went very smoothly and everyone was very helpful. To be honest there isn't a thing we would change about VINIBU and I do hope we have the opportunity to visit Bonaire and VINIBU in the not too distant future.
Donna, Fransjan & Derek, The Hague, The Netherlands
We had a great stay at VINIBU. The apartment was clean, very comfortable, and safe. Mid-week we got a phone call from the agent checking up on us and if we needed anything. Highly reccommend VINIBU.
Chris T., Bellingham, WA
Its obvious to us at this point that we should have bought this place. If there is an afterlife, it had better be as nice as this or someone's gonna get an earful. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
Marty & Sue P., Lowell, MA
[The pre-arranged groceries were] SOO fantastic given that we arrived very early, starving. That was a very convenient feature of the condo package. [On arrival, the apartment was] absolutely spotless. The cleaning was well done, but you clearly take very good care of your house, as well. The kitchen utensils are great! Often when you rent a vacation home it is difficult to cook because there are so few utensils and pots and pans but your kitchen was a chef's delight. The condo was beautiful and we loved the balcony. Everything was lovely. I would be happy to recommend your condo.
Margaux & Terry M., Calgary, Canada
We've stayed in many properties around the world with various four-five star ratings, and VINIBU rivals, if not exceeds, these places.
Upon arrival, we were completely mesmerized by the gorgeous views from the expansive veranda and the entire home. VINIBU was everything we hoped for in a vacation home and more. You can tell that Vince & Nina have a lot of pride in their home. This is not your typical vacation rental--no cheesy 1980s decor or cheap furniture. The furnishings, decor, and local art (I even purchased a few Janice Huckabys after seeing the reef painting on the wall as a souvenir) are all tasteful and the home is well appointed. The kitchen is well stocked with everything a chef needs to cook a great meal to be enjoyed on the open-air veranda, with fine wood furnishings and comfortable lounge chairs. The place was comfortable and cozy, made possible by the owners, and the property was perfect--clean, new, and with an amazing location. Staying away from Kralendijk was perfect and the location in the south part of the island made it ideal for quick access to the gorgeous southern dive sites with a double-reef system (visit Angel City and Hilma Hooker for fantastic dives). Divers will enjoy the nice set up for cleaning gear and storage of equipment, and nothing beats waking up early for an easy morning shore dive off the "house reef." Overall, VINIBU gets our vote for top place to stay on the island. We wouldn't stay anywhere else on any future trips to Bonaire. We found paradise here and it certainly made our trip!
Leah & Drew A., San Diego, CA
You chose wisely in VINIBU. I haven't seen anything approaching it. We shall never forget this wonderful week.
Bernice & Frank A., Dracut, MA
Vince & Nina you have a slice of heaven here. I would stay forever if not for reality. Thank you Thank you!
Charles & Patricia F., Phoenix, AZ
We are also voting this as the # 1 Bonaire Condo!!!!! From the moment we walked into the apt. we could not believe how blessed we were to find this home. It was everything the listing said it was and more. You can't put into words the view we had from the balcony. We were on the island for 2 weeks so we were able to see what was available for rentals. Vinibu had the best beach and easy access to snorkeling or diving that we could find.
Your home has spoiled us - how can we ever stay anywhere else?? It was a wonderful 2 weeks. Your patio became our favorite spot to hang out. Grilled almost every night, enjoyed drinks and watched for green flash.
Pat & Shirl F., Phoenix AZ
Hi, Vince & Nina! We have enjoyed our stay at VINIBU and are sorry to be leaving the view, ocean sounds, birds and the lanai, where we did spend most of out time when at the condo. Your kitchen is well-stocked with a much bigger & better fridge than usual!
Leslie & Tony L., Bradford, ON
What a shock to come back to the snowy Northeast. We timed it right this year. We really enjoyed spending the month of January at beautiful VINIBU.
Marty & Randy I., Magnolia, MA
December, 2010/January, 2011
Thanks for sharing your place Vince & Nina. We are definitely coming back.
Ron & Rhonda R., Englewood, FL
We love your condo and the view is the best in the world! It was hard to leave the deck to go diving!!! We felt very much at home with all the comforts of your home. Thank you for all your emails and help when we got locked out. We'll never do that again! Luckily, we found a very nice Dutch couple who took us in, made all the calls for us and provided us with wine and beer, so the experience turned out pretty well!
Sharon & Jeff J., Redding, CA
We were very happy with the condo and the management. We would recommend it to anyone.
Grace & Tom H., Powell River, BC
The condo was larger than we expected and the location was great. The diving equipment rinse tank and locker on site are great for divers. Your condo ... has all the comforts of home.
Karen W., Lakeview, OH
We had a wonderful time in Bonaire and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at VINIBU! We had some guests join us one evening who were renting elsewhere. They were very impressed and will likely contact you the next time they visit Bonaire.
Maggie & Marc M., Superior, CO
We love your place and can't wait to return. From start to finish, you helped us make an informed decision on a great place to stay that lived up to every expectation with no fuss. Thanks again!!!
Kim & Mitch V., Houston, TX
Thank you for making our vacation wonderful by sharing your home. We enjoy coming back over and over again.
Greg & Sue M., Caro, MI
We are chaining ourselves to your balcony and are not leaving :)
It was always so nice to come back to your comfortable place and its unbelieveable view. We literally can't imagine wanting to stay anywhere else when we return. Thanks so much!
Dan E. & Jason L., Baltimore, MD
We have enjoyed Bonaire so much & especially your beautiful home! We thought your condo was BEAUTIFUL! The photos don't do it justice. It was very modern and immaculate. It was a great place to come home to every night. The sunsets were amazing & the views spectacular! And very comfortable for sleeping. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home.
Louise, Dave & Davey L., Corona, CA
[The agent arranging for groceries prior to arrival] was a great service and can't believe we didn't use it last year--all the groceries were there and put away. It was so nice not having to go to Warehouse and instead we got to have some pool time and a cold Heineken! We had another great trip! Thanks!
Jill & Jonathan B., St. Louis, MO
We were very pleased with the house reef. I could do one or two dives on that reef every day of the week and enjoy it. We saw an eagle ray, turtle, spotted drum, sharptail eel, juvi angelfish and all the usual reef fish. The rinse tank and locked gear storage by the pool was great and made diving the house reef very easy. We used the pool every day, great to cool off in! The safe was nice to have and big enough for my laptop. We tend to stay in condos more than hotel rooms. This was the first trip where we ate every breakfast and lunch in the condo, the nice kitchen, large porch and great ocean view made us not want to go out! We had a great time, loved the condo, and hope to get back.
Rex U., Los Angeles, CA
Your apartment is lovely. Everything we needed to cook and eat was supplied. Our children were happy to have a bathroom attached to their bedroom. The furniture was comfortable. We liked having sand at the beach at the apartment because we snorkeled from there a couple of times. It was nice to have a pool, too.
Alison & Daniel O., Reno, NV
We had a wonderful time on Bonaire, and mostly because of your beautiful and relaxing condo. We felt right at home. We loved hanging out around the pool and snorkeling right out the back steps. Thank you for your hospitality.
Joe & Christine M., Learwood, KS
We loved, loved, loved your place! We've been to Bonaire for the last 9 years ... your place blew us away! I totally fell in love with your shower! We are definitely coming back next year. We have totally fallen in love with your condo! It is so nice & quiet but close to town and the kitchen is better than mine at home! Thanks for sharing your homey, comfortable, welcoming home. We truly appreciate it.
Vern, Suzy & Chris O., Richmond, VA
Thank you for making your piece of paradise available to others. This trip, our stay on the island and relaxing here in the condo ... all a true blessing. We hope to be able to come back again.
Cindy & Shawn A., North Haven, CT
Just wanted to drop a note to once again say how much we enjoyed VINIBU and Bonaire. We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary while on the island, and could not have had a more amazing week! Thank you for everything.
Bonnie & Mark M., San Francisco, CA
Thank you for maybe the best holiday-accommodation ever! VINIBU met all our expectations and even exceeded them. Location of your apartment is ideal. VINIBU's house reef had large variety of fish, we think we even saw blue-fin tuna herding smaller fish and a barracuda in action. Its really a luxury to be able to dive directly from your own porch. And it was theraputic just to sit on the balcony and listen to the waves hit the beach and corals making beautiful ting-a-ling sound against the sand. One thing is that we have to travel almost 10000 kilometres, a bit far. Your amenities made this trip easy. Thank you.
Marika P., Ari & Paavo M., Nokia, Finland
Well, this is paradise! We have been coming to Bonaire for over a dozen years and staying at VINIBU has definitely offered us a piece of "heaven on earth". We will be back!!! Thanks!
Marty & Sue P., Lowell, MA
The condo was larger than we expected. The first thing we did was admire the view from the balcony. Another thing I noticed was how well stocked the kitchen was. Some of the best diving we had was right off this beach. Thank you for sharing your home away from home with us. We will be back.
Jason & Carrie Q., Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
What a wonderful place to escape the downs of winter. Love the natural breezes flowing through & the sunsets every night. Hate to leave & go back home. Hope to come back soon.
Mike & Julie W., Jamesville, WI
Love Bonaire. VINIBU is a great home to have here.
Saadia A. & Dave H., Boise, ID
We've been coming to the Caribbean for 26 years and here we finally found perfection. Thank you, Vince & Nina, for sharing your wonderful home. We look forward to coming back.
Randy & Marta I., Magnolia, PA
We loved every minute on Bonaire! Thank you Vince & Nina for sharing your home away from home. We loved long hours on the balcony listening to the waves.
Vince & Stacy B., Foxfield, CO
Jeff & Ellie K., Castle Rock, CO
Thank you Vince & Nina for providing us with such a comfortable and convenient home on Bonaire.
Amy G. & Michael D., Philadelphia, PA
Abigail D. & Jacob J., Princeton, NJ
December, 2009/January, 2010
Thanks Vince & Nina for your hospitality. Another absolutely perfect vacation! We feel almost guilty in having enjoyed continuous warm and sunny weather with beautiful breezes, no bugs, awesome sunsets and starry skies. I think it rained for 7 seconds on our last day! We think that unit number 9 is the most beautiful location--you could not have chosen better. Your place is a gem. Like dolphins, we shall return!
Robert, Diane & Alex C., Montreal, Canada
Thank you Vince & Nina. We loved your home. Very relaxing listening to the ocean waves. This was our 1st trip to Bonaire and it won't be our last. We hope to return soon!
Dennis & Janine O'Brien, Dingman's Ferry, PA
We had a fantastic 10 days in your beautiful "home away from home." Thanks again for everything and the call mid-trip.
Sharon & Jeff J.
Your place is beautiful, everything a person could need for a vacation house is supplied. Thank you Vince & Nina. See you next time.
Todd & Allison W., St. Louis, MO
We had a super week. It was the 2nd week of our honeymoon and it couldn't have been better. VINIBU is a great home base on a beautiful island. Everything was absolutely perfect. Thank you again.
Dan & Katrina H., Fernie, British Columbia
Thank you Vince & Nina for the use of your VINIBU--it is the "best" place on the island! A beautiful place to call home while in Bonaire.
Todd & Julie S., Brighton, CO
Saw [a] flock of flamingos fly by one morning. We prayed to see dolphins. Literally one minute later, someone down below yelled "DOLPHINS!" What a great week. Only hope the next occupants have an equally wonderful week.
Tom & Anna D., Atlanta, GA
... your condo is spectacular. The VIEW!!!! WOW!!!!
Linda & Thierry D., San Diego, CA
Hi, Vince and Nina,
That was so kind and thoughtful of you to give us a call - it was most appreciated. You were the perfect hosts. We could not have been happier in your wonderful abode.
We are so happy that we chose your condo and really do look forward to our return visit. We feel privileged to have met you. It is just not the same thing--being welcomed personally by the owners as apposed to an agent.
Diane, Robert & Alex C., Montreal, Canada
Thanks for sharing your home away from home with us. We had a wonderful time on Bonaire & in VINIBU. It is a perfect island home.
Michael W. & Binh C., Houston, TX
What an incredible week! We wish we could stay a month or more.
John & Michele, Houston, TX
Thanks!!! We had a simply fantastic time. It was difficult to leave. Your apartment was smashing!!
John & Donna G., Melbourne Beach, FL
This was our first trip to Bonaire and your condo made our visit particularly delightful. In our point of view, the living room/balcony view of the Caribbean and Klein Bonaire is one of the best on the island. We've been to various islands of the Caribbean, but your home-away-from-home made this trip perhaps our best island vacation ever! Your advice and interest in our trip was very helpful. We hope to return again next year! We had a terrific visit and VINIBU is top-flight.
Keith, Ava & Kim P., West Windsor, NJ
Your place was wonderful! We loved the location (we had never stayed south before) and how quiet it was. And it got us to dive the south area more and find some new favorite dive sites! Diving right behind the building was nice too. In fact, on our first dive out back we saw our first Southern stingray!
Jill & Jonathan B., St. Louis, MO
Thank you for offering such a nice home for a rental. The view is incredible, the apartment is extremely clean and its easy to settle in to for a wonderful vacation. Watching the pelicans fish from the balcony and enjoying the wonderful sunsets created special memories of our trip to Bonaire. Your home is extremely comfortable. We appreciated the soft beds. What a wonderful place to stay. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
David McK., Oregon
For being avid snorkelers, we were in absolute Heaven! Your home was so wonderful to "come home" to and the balcony was our constant hang-out. Couldn't get enough of that gorgeous view. Dolphins swimming by, pelicans and flamingos in the air, and the troupial singing us awake every morning ... can't wait to come back.
Kris & Rich McG./Ellen & Phil W., San Diego, CA
Just wanted to thank you so much for arranging our stay--it was the most perfect place we've ever been! From the location and the quality of the building to the furnishings and all the thoughtful touches.
Sue M., Hecter, NY
Thanks, Vince & Nina, for allowing me into your beautiful home. The view from your balcony is simply breathtaking ... I will miss the view and the waves lulling me to sleep each night. I can't imagine staying at any other place. It truly felt like home. VINIBU is a great location, great building. Can't beat that view and ocean sounds. Nice breezes too!
Denise M., Sparta, NJ
What a delight on arrival day! A pod of dolphins skipped along directly in front of the apartment while we were sitting on the balcony. After that, a flock of flamingoes flew over. The week of diving was spectacular, apartment great, and Bonaire unforgettable. One week here is not enough.
Scott & Christine S., Racine, WI
Bonaire is the best & # 9 is fabulous. So glad we came.
Jeanne & Rob W., Philadelphia, PA
Very nice place/nice value/great view/nice little beach & pool - thanks.
Ron McC., Erie, PA
Thank you both for a wonderful week! I only wish we were still there!!
Shannon A., Portland, OR
I'm living proof you don't have to be a scuba diver to love Bonaire. Detective novels on the chaise lounge do quite nicely ... not to mention cocktails at sunset and catch of the day al fresco.
Tony M., Montclair, NJ
This experience has surpassed any and all expectations. You have carved out a slice of heaven for yourselves.
Margie W., Flemington, NJ