We invite you to email your comments about your stay at VINIBU!


October, 2015

First trip to Bonaire. We are avid snorkelers and a diver. We loved the condo. Thank you so much! Loved our early morning and sunset snorkels over the amazing house reef. Relaxing on the balcony to the sounds of waves was a highlight.

Mike & Michele W., Valencia, CA

August, 2015

Sixth trip to Bonaire - first time at Vinibu. Always so much fun and great adventures, but staying at your beautiful condo made the trip so much more enjoyable. Loved having the grill and cooking at home! We loved it and will be back.

Jessica & John D., Solana Beach, CA

July/August, 2015

Within Bonaire, we first stayed in a big house (there are 12 of us). Then we discovered Bellevue, in my opinion the BEST location on Bonaire. Within Bellevue, we are now in (4 separate units). Unit #9 is unquestionably the BEST unit of all the Bellevue outside units. We all congregate in your beautiful front room for wine and hors d'oeveres almost every night! THANK YOU!

Tony R. & Marilyn G., West Hills, CA

June/July, 2015

Vince & Nina, Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful place for the four of us. Jeana & I celebrating 30 years of marriage and Troy & Sue 20 years. What a great week to celebrate. VINIBU is absolutely gorgeous, as is Bonaire. We all are hoping to be back.

Jim & Jeana F., Delphos, OH
Troy & Sue, Murrels Inlet, SC

April/May, 2015

Vince & Nina, Once again, thank you for sharing your gorgeous apartment. We loved "coming home" to Bellevue #9 - truly our home on Bonaire. Naturally the diving was specatcular, capped off with our fist dive off the beach in back, where we swam alongside a spotted eagle ray. We LOVE the new bed in the main bedroom!!! Also, the kitchen has everything we could want...thank you for all the little touches, like a nightlight in the bathroom, knife sharpener, measuring cups and all the appliance manuals. These make coming home so much nicer every day after diving. We plan to visit for the 5th time next year & as always, Vinibu is our first choice. Hugs,

Teresa M. & Rick D., Centerville, OH

April, 2015

#9 was just right, we were very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed the beach and house reef & late afternoon tropical cocktails on the balcony (thanks for the blender!) We had a wonderful time and hope we can return again next year for two weeks instead of just one.

John & Nancy W., Boston, MA

March/April, 2015

Vince & Nina, Thanks for opening this lovely home away from home for us. It was our first trip to Bonaire but it won't be our last. Your condo served as the perfect home base for all our adventures.

Sean & Lauren H., San Diego, CA

December, 2014

A gem of a condo with a view to remember! Vinibu was comfortable, relaxing, and had everything we needed to enjoy Bonaire. Our favorite time was spent on the balcony, watching the waves crash or the sun set over the ocean. The view is exceptional and the balcony is well appointed with a comfortable table and chairs for meals. The pool area is perfect and we often had it to ourselves. It was great for an afternoon dip after a morning spent snorkeling. The condo itself is well furnished, the kitchen has everything you need, bedrooms were comfortable and it was pristine. We loved Vinibu and we love Bonaire!

Sarah L., West Lebanon, NH (via VRBO)

December, 2014

Outstanding!! This is the best place to stay on the island ... hands down!! What a wonderful place from which to enjoy Bonaire. The condo worked out beautifully for our family of four. The unit was pristine and so very convenient. Waking up each morning to a beautiful view of the ocean and watching the sunset was beyone compare. We enjoyed two mornings with double rainbows and one with a turtle enjoying breakfast in the ocean shallows...all within viewing distance of the third floor balcony. We had plenty of towels, parking wasn't a problem, and the dive locker was used daily without worrying about the safety of the gear. Don't miss the opportunity to dive right behind the condo. We did twice and saw some amazing sea creatures! I cannot give this location enough accolades. We will definitely seek to stay at Vinibu again when we travel to Bonaire next! Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

Jackie & Shawn Q., Titusville, FL (via VRBO)

September, 2014

Dear Vince & Nina,

We absolutely loved staying at Vinibu #9. Has everything one could need. Very comfortable and the view was awesome!

Darlene & Garry S., Vancouver, BC

September, 2014

Dear Vince and Nina,

We just wanted to say "thank you" for the use of your condo for our vacation. Once again it was wonderful and I think we have been there so many times it feels like our second home. I don't think I will ever get tired of the view! Watching the sunsets, cooking on the patio...its wonderful! Its a beautiful place to stay and we really appreciate you sharing it with us.

PS Love the [new] bed!

Greg & Sue M., Caro, MI

August/September, 2014

Vince & Nina,

I celebrated my 52nd birthday here. Vinibu feels a bit like home to me. I thank you for sharing it with me. I know I will return.

Scott S., Kenosha, WI

August, 2014

Without compare...absolutely wonderful place to stay! Our stay at VINIBU was nothing less than exceptional. We had great expectations for the condo and they were absolutely surpassed! The location...is perfect. We couldn't have imagined staying anywhere else on the island. Everything is provided for from the super comfy bed to the well appointed kitchen to the furniture and unique flourishes throughout the condo. The view from the balcony is simply one of the most amazing sights I've laid eyes on and I've traveled extensively and to some very beautiful and exotic locations in my time. The sound of the waves from below fills the condo with the most amazing sound...So much so that the TV was not turned on once during the whole trip! The house reef was superb for snorkeling and some of our best diving was conducted immediately off the Bellevue beach. Buddy Dive at Belmar was so conveniently located and easy to work with. We instantly connected with Bonaire and with VINIBU and felt at home immediately. I cannot imagine staying anywhere but here when we return which I hope will be an annual event for us.

David & Kathleen O., Tampa FL (via VRBO)

July/August, 2014

Dear Vince & Nina,

This was our 4th visit to Bonaire. On our 1st to Bellevue, we were in other units. You were in #9 and were so very helpful to us!!! [This trip there are 12 of us] and we are now using [several units]. And we all seem to come to #9 for cocktails, wine and appetizers. #9 is the best!!! You take good care of us!! Thanks!

Tony R. & family, CA, DC & NYC

July, 2014

We highly recommend Bellvue #9. We loved at first sight and were so sad to leave. Enjoy the sun(set) and (under)sea at Bonaire. Have a great holiday and thanks to Vince & Nina!

Kira, Annette & Evert A., Ratingen, Germany

July, 2014

We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and loved every minute of our stay. From the time we walked into the condo (immaculately clean and up to date furnishings) until we left a week later, we were relaxed and felt right at home. The view from the balcony was magnificent. When we weren't by the pool, on the beach, or snorkeling the clear waters teeming with hundreds of species of fish, we were sitting on the balcony enjoying the view. This property has one of the few beaches (small but beautiful) on Bonaire that we observed. Most of the coastline on this arid but beautiful island is rocky. No need for a dive boat when staying at this condo...we drove to a few sites nearby to snorkel but could have been perfectly happyy snorkeling from this beach each day. Loved our stay and hope to return.

Karen H., Fleetwood, PA (via VRBO)

June, 2014

Oh. My. God. Those were our first words upon arrival at Vinibu! The ocean view is absolutely breathtaking! The condo is very tastefully decorated and outfitted. The location is perfect. The sandy beach and easy entry to water was appreciated each day of our stay. We snorkeled all over Bonaire and Klein Bonaire and found that there was as much marine life diversity in front [of] the condo as anywhere else. It was spectacular. Even had a turtle visit each morning. Got up at 6 am each day just to sip coffee and watch the pelicans dive for their breakfast and enjoy the quiet. It was also nice to be able to keep our gear rinsed off and securely stored near the pool. We left for home thoroughly relaxed, well rested, and smiling.

Sleepless in Seattle but not in NYC! (via VRBO)

May/June, 2014

Such an amazing week in this perfect condo on this beautiful island! This is our 3rd trip to Bonaire and we loved every minute. Loved dining and snorkeling out front. And the views from this lovely condo - - trying to bottle them up this morning as we sadly head home. Thank you for sharing this touch of paradise. We hope to be back next summer with our two sons - - new divers!!

Chris & Doug M., Atlanta, GA

May, 2014

This is our 4th trip to the island and we were happy to have stayed in your wonderful place. Thank you for renting it to us! We loved listening to the surf, grilling on the balcony, and of course the diving. We were dubbing this the turtle trip since we saw them on most every dive.

Ray & Mary, College Station, TX, Danny & Richard, Tampa, FL

May, 2014

Dear Nina & Vince,

Thanks so much for renting us your beautiful condo! I think this is our 5th time. We love diving out front, so many sea fans & lots of blue tangs & French angelfish (my 2 favorites). I swam with the blue tangs, they really don't seem to mind or be scared of me. :-) Had a goofy smile on my face, I'm sure. Tomorrow (5/20) is our 19thy wedding anniversary. We love your condo. I covet the bathroom & the view from the patio! Hope to be back here next year! Such a beautiful view, it is so mesmerizing!!! Loved the pelican synchronized diving too. :-) THANKS MUCH!!!

Suzy & Vern O., Richmond, VA

May, 2014

There are a lot of things that go into making a property feel like home, and Vince and Nina have figured it out. All the amenities you will need are there along with an awesome view from the deck. They also work with the best realtors on the island that provide excellent service. We can't wait to return to Bonaire and hopefully Vinibu.

David B., Sterret, AL

April/May, 2014

Thank you so very much Vince & Nina for sharing your incredible home with us. Evernything was perfect. We so loved the wonderful balcony so we found ourselves eating in more than going out. We had a wonderful time and we will be back.

Jon & Kathy K., Dave & Cheryl K., Washougal, WA

April, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful seven days at Vinibu! The condo was perfect. Plenty of room in both bedrooms, newer appliances, fans in every room and when we needed them, air conditioners. Our favorite part was the balcony overlooking the water. Most nights we were on the deck enjoying the birds, fish in the water and ultimately the sunset.

Snorkeling from the beach in front of the condo was very convenient. Our first day we saw two turtles and several different kinds of fish.

Overall we had a fantastic time. Thanks again Vince and Nina, we will be back!

Anna & Drew V., Spokane, WA (via VRBO)

March, 2014

My wife and I have been coming to Bonaire for 17 years. Once we discovered Vinibu we've tried never to stay anywhere else. The view is the best on the entire island. The amenities are superior to any place on the island (and even my own house!) There is the possibility that I will hide in the closet and never leave, but I suspect the cleaning crew will discover me eventually, as they do a very thorough job. I would recommend this place to everyone, but that would make it harder for me to be able to book it. Check the closets when you get there...

Marty P. & Sue Z., Andover, MA (via VRBO)

December, 2013

That picture [of the balcony view on the website] is what sold me on your condo when I first saw it and what we loved most about our stay. It was so nice to wake up in the morning and have breakfast on the balcony with that incredible view waiting for us. And to have cocktails there at night and watch the sunset was an anticipated event for us. The condo had everything we could possibly need. I loved the Bose sound system. Christmas music sounded great on it. It is a beautiful property and well maintained. Many thanks for sharing your bit of paradise with our family.

Kathleen, Fred, Caitlin & Emily D., Stuart, FL

November/December, 2013

The stay was exactly as advertised. The property managers went out of their way to make sure all of our needs were met. We could not have been more pleased with their efforts to make our vacation ideal. The owner telephoned as well which was an extra nice touch.

PW H., Hot Springs Village, AR
(via VRBO)

November, 2013

[What made the best impression?] The view and the personal decorations in the condo. It felt like a home.

[Did anything make a bad impression?] NO! Our stay was perfect! We loved the condo and the location was perfect!

I will be in touch to book again!!! Thank you!

Jaclyn D., Wilmington, DE

November, 2013

This was our second trip to Bonaire and our second time staying in your condo. Once again your condo and the island didn't disappoint. The weather was beautiful, the diving amazing and the island inspirational.

Carrie & Jason Q., Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada

November, 2013

We were very pleased with the condo. We will be back in April.

Christine A., Louisville, KY

October/November, 2013

We loved being able to snorkel in the afternoon in our own private reef. We saw octopus, eels, a huge lobster, squid and countless small and large beautiful fish and corals right outside our door. That's the best part!! Thanks for letting us share your home!! We will stay here when we come back to Bonaire every time!!! We wish we were still there!!!

Karri & Marty S., Houston, TX

October, 2013

Your condo was better than our expectations, the location was perfect. We loved that your condo catered to our every wish. The beach was the perfect entry. This experience is once in a lifetime for us and possibly more than once. We look forward to another vacation at your condo it is such a wonderful place.

Bob & Cindy T., Dracut, MA, Sue D., St. Augustine, FL

October, 2013

We had a great time during our first visit to Bonaire. We had a few "must haves" that led us to this condo. Directly on the water, with a beach (hard to find in Bonaire), a pool, great views, a bedroom window that allowed us to hear the ocean. VINIBU met all of the above and more. Every morning we started our day with coffee and breakfast, and ended it watching the gorgeous sunsets. The views from the 3rd floor were stunning. The condo was well equipped, the kitchen had everything we needed. We enjoyed reading through the books on Bonaire, and the ones that helped identify all the cool fish we saw. We are snorkelers and enjoyed the reef directly in front of the condo. I did my first night snorkel there! The location was convenient to the sites on the south of the island. However, it took only a few minutes to get to town.

Sandy & Phil B., Green Bay, WI
(via VRBO)

August/September, 2013

Thanks for such a wonderful place to stay. Its our second time and we can't wait to come back! I'm a restaurant kind of guy and we love to cook, so the nice modern kitchen, well stocked with good pots, pans, utensils, and nice appliances was a nice treat. We absolutely love this apartment and will be hard pressed to stay anywhere else on Bonaire. The space is comfortable and convenient. Close enough to town but not so close as to be annoying and super close to great dive sites. The apartment is comfortable, attractive and lovely. Couldn't ask for anything more.

Andy M., Washington, DC

August, 2013

Wonderful location and views. Snorkeling right off the back deck was some of the best of the trip. Felt very secure in the condo and in Belnem. Liked the dive locker on the back deck. Our stay in the condo was also very quiet which we very much appreciated.

Thomas & Kathleen K., Ashville, NC
(via VRBO)

July, 2013

Thanks Vince & Nina!!! Its difficult to leave this paradise! One week is not enough time. The best part is sitting on the balcony listening to the sounds and taking in the gorgeous view!!! We will return to Bonaire. Your condo is awesome!

Jeannine, Sebastian & Fran A., Columbus, CA

July, 2013

Vince and Nina we had a great time using your home. It is in a great location and we loved diving off the beach. Watching the sunsets from the balcony ... truly beautiful experiences. Couldn't imagine a more memorable way to spend my (Arlene's) 31st birthday. :-) Thank you for letting us use your place.

Chris & Donna R., Brian & Arlene R., Ukiah, CA

June, 2013

The reviews don't lie, this is truly a great place to stay. We had a fantastic time and we will stay at Vinibu any time we go to Bonaire, as long as they have space for us.

Jason R., Carmel, IN
(via VRBO)

June, 2013

Vince & Nina, thank you so much for letting us use your condo! This is our second time staying with you! We love it! This year I (Nicole) became a certified diver ... also something very special happened! Greg asked me to marry him! We had an awesome time!

Nicole & Greg, Johnson City, TN

May, 2013

Fabulous place to stay. Very comfortable. Everything was ready for our arrival. Scenery was amazing and sunsets were beautiful.

Steve & Kim O., Spanaway, WA
(via VRBO)

May, 2013

Stayed in this beautiful apartment and loved everything about VINIBU! You park just steps from the elevator on the street side and reach the beach just steps from the gate on the ocean side. Once in the third floor unit you can open the windows for the awesome breeze and enjoy the security that comes from being three floors up. The view from the terrace is incredible, taking in Klein, the Nat'l Park, Kralendijk, and a good piece of the island as well as that beautiful blue water! We enjoyed watching the pelicans and airplanes and the "city" lights were pretty at night. Indoors we found VINIBU very comfortable, clean and accomodating. We loved the large walk-in showers! Everything was like-new and in good working order. Down on the pool deck its very quiet and most time we used it we had the place to ourselves. Snorkeling off the private beach was very good. This was our 2nd trip to Bonaire. On our first trip we rented a villa up on the hillside and it does not compare to being right on the ocean. When we return for our 3rd visit we will stay at this property again.

Scott H., Forest Hill, MD
(via VRBO)

April/May, 2013

Thank you for sharing your lovely apartment. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously. VINIBU is beautifully equipped and we enjoyed the privacy and stunning views. I (Teresa) celebrated by 51st birthday here - Woo Hoo!! See you next year!

Rick D. & Teresa M, Centerville, OH

February, 2013

We have had a lovely week at your beautiful home! Thanks for sharing it with us & being our friends!

Carol & Bill M., Rockaway, NJ

December, 2012

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

November, 2012

Nina and Vince,

Everything was great! Thank you also for the midweek call!

Elizabeth & Kevin W., Virginia Beach, VA

September/October, 2012

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

September, 2012

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

September, 2012

VINIBU is the only place on Bonaire that we will stay.

Rex U., Los Angeles, CA

August, 2012

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

July, 2012

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

June, 2012

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

June, 2012

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

May, 2012

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

May, 2012

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

April, 2012

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

April, 2012

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

April, 2012

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

March, 2012

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

February, 2012

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

February, 2012

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

February, 2012

Lovely condo with fantastic views, breezes, furnishings, amenities, and a comfortable bed.

Mimi & John R., Bethany Beach, DE

February, 2012

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

January, 2012

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

January, 2012

We had a great time in Bonaire, and thank you for the use of VINIBU.

Bob A., Memphis, TN

December, 2011

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

December, 2011

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

November, 2011

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

November, 2011

We had a great time at your condo and would stay again.

Debbie G., Pittsburgh, PA

October, 2011

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

September, 2011

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

August, 2011

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

July, 2011

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

July, 2011

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

July, 2011

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

June, 2011

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

June, 2011

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

May, 2011

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

May, 2011

We enjoyed our visit to Bonaire. Lovely condo.

George & DeDe D., Clarkston, MI

May, 2011

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

April, 2011

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

April, 2011

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

March/April, 2011

[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

March, 2011

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

March, 2011

You chose wisely in VINIBU. I haven't seen anything approaching it. We shall never forget this wonderful week.

Bernice & Frank A., Dracut, MA

February, 2011

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

February, 2011

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

February, 2011

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

January/February, 2011

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

November/December, 2010

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

November, 2010

We were very happy with the condo and the management. We would recommend it to anyone.

Grace & Tom H., Powell River, BC

October/November, 2010

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

October, 2010

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

October, 2010

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

September, 2010

Thank you for making our vacation wonderful by sharing your home. We enjoy coming back over and over again.

Greg & Sue M., Caro, MI

August, 2010

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

August, 2010

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

July, 2010

[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

June/July, 2010

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

June, 2010

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

June, 2010

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

May, 2010

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

April/May, 2010

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

April, 2010

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

April, 2010

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

March, 2010

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

March, 2010

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

February, 2010

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

January/February, 2010

Love Bonaire. VINIBU is a great home to have here.

Saadia A. & Dave H., Boise, ID

January, 2010

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

December, 2009

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

December, 2009

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

November, 2009

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

November, 2009

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.

October/November, 2009

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

October, 2009

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

October, 2009

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

October, 2009

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

August, 2009

... your condo is spectacular. The VIEW!!!! WOW!!!!

Linda & Thierry D., San Diego, CA

August, 2009:

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

August, 2009

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

August, 2009

What an incredible week! We wish we could stay a month or more.

John & Michele, Houston, TX

July, 2009

Thanks!!! We had a simply fantastic time. It was difficult to leave. Your apartment was smashing!!

John & Donna G., Melbourne Beach, FL

July, 2009

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

June, 2009

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

May/June, 2009

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

May, 2009

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

May, 2009

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

May, 2009

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

April, 2009

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

March/April, 2009

Bonaire is the best & # 9 is fabulous. So glad we came.

Jeanne & Rob W., Philadelphia, PA

March/April, 2009

Very nice place/nice value/great view/nice little beach & pool - thanks.

Ron McC., Erie, PA

March, 2009

Thank you both for a wonderful week! I only wish we were still there!!

Shannon A., Portland, OR

March, 2009

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

March, 2009

This experience has surpassed any and all expectations. You have carved out a slice of heaven for yourselves.

Margie W., Flemington, NJ

March, 2009:

Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation! I would recommend [VINIBU] to everyone. Sitting by the pool—by far a great way to spend the afternoon!

Michelle C., Norwalk, CT

February, 2009

Vinibu was such a treat! We loved the location, being a bit removed from downtown. The island is so peaceful and laid back. Vinibu adds to that ambiance! My favorite [sight] was a flock of flamingo flying close to the balcony. They were so close it seemed that I could reach out and touch them! Thanks again for sharing your island treasure!

Sandy & Jim M., Colorado

February, 2009

What a GREAT week we have had! We have been so pleased with our vacation "home." There's nothing like reading in the living room to the sound of the crashing waves (and our own music—thanks for providing the I-pod dock.) We ate in most nights (the kitchen did not lack for anything). We are already talking about a return trip.

Thanks, Vince and Nina. We had a great trip and very much enjoyed your apartment. Can't imagine that there are many more beautiful places to stay on the island.

Joel & Louisa T., Austin, TX

January, 2009

A beautiful home-away-from-home. The "Bellevue Reef" right in front of the condo is one of our favorite dive sites, a delightful underwater garden. The well-appointed kitchen enabled us to eat in most of the time. I love the walk-in showers! We need a bathroom remodel, maybe I'll get one of my own!

[T]he website is very complete and accurate as to what to expect...it reinforced our decision to rent the place. It was as comfortable and convenient as advertised.

I was surprised and pleased with Nina's call to check on us during our stay...you obviously care about your guests' comfort...and also impressed when the agent called to arrange how we would transfer the keys and check about what time we were departing. We were enjoying ourselves so much we really hadn't thought that far ahead!

The resident pelican kept us amused from the balcony with his clumsy landings. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Carolyn M. & Mike A., California

January, 2009

Dear Vince,

Yes, we had an absolutely FABULOUS time in your lovely condo! We envy you very much! And yes, we will definitely be booking a return visit, if you'll have us!

[What made the best impression on you, upon arrival?]
Cool, breezy, beautifully appointed... and that view! We felt right at home immediately.... don't think we'd change a thing! In fact, if you ever consider selling it.... :)

[Would you recommend VINIBU to your friends?]
YES! YES! YES! As a matter of fact, we raved about the condo so much to people we met, that we started handing out your business cards!

Our daughter, Chiara, especially loved our holiday and wants to return with us to Vinibu. She loved snorkeling, kayaking, having her own bathroom(!) and even adopted a donkey who will require regular visits! It was ABSOLUTE BLISS, to return from a day's activities, throw some sate chicken on the barbeque and settle down on the terrace to watch the cloudscapes, spot dolphins and laugh at the pelicans' kamikazi diving! Julian even maintains that he saw the elusive "green flash" at sunset.... but I reckon it was just the pina colada talking! Thank you for letting us enjoy your fabulous condo and borrow your island lifestyle for a little while!

Thanks again and Happy New Year!

Leonie W., Vienna, Austria

December, 2008

Hi Vince & Nina -

Your place is perfect - thanks for making everything go so smoothly. How nice to arrive after a long day of traveling and have a rum punch cocktail or two as we settled down from our journey. Then to wake up and have our favorite breakfast. All the friends we met for the race were envious of this perk [grocery shopping service]. I would recommend it to anyone. The gorgeous view, beautiful woodwork, powerful A/C and fresh, new accommodations are spectacular! We truly enjoyed our condo which is beautifully appointed. It was so nice to soak in the spectacular view while enjoying the ocean breeze in the living room!

Julie M., Washington

November, 2008

We were met at the airport and given keys and location instructions for the Condo. We rented a car on our own. Our best impression was the quality and newness of the Condo. The location is a great plus, especially the corner location with the trade winds. All-in-all a very pleasant vacation and experience. We will be back from Las Vegas for sure. Nice place for our 2nd honeymoon.


Keat and Jan, G., Nevada

October, 2008

Hi Nina and Vince,

We had a great time at your condo. The location was perfect - the view from the balcony is beautiful. Your condo is nicely furnished and was squeaky clean when we arrived. Overall, it was very well equipped. The midweek cleaning was fine as well. Efficient, and nice to have. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for having us as your guests - I would gladly recommend Bellevue 9 to any Bonaire travelers.


Jackie S., New York


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