In november verbleven wij 1 weekje bij Jack en Daphne in Villa Alcyone. Op de luchthaven werden we opgewacht door een goedlachse Jack en in onze koelkast zat al heel wat lekkers. Het appartement is schoon en helemaal in orde. Wij hebben een geweldige vakantie beleefd, mede door de leuke duiktips en weetjes van Jack. Hij wist ons op ieder moment uit de nood te helpen en ervoor te zorgen dat onze vakantie een onvergetelijke ervaring werd.
In april gaan we weer terug, we zullen blij zijn om zowel Jack en Daphne als hun leuke honden Fins en Clairtje terug te zien.
Written by: Anke_en_Bram
(Herentals, Belgium), Visit Date: 2015-11, Source: TripAdvisor
We stayed at Villa Alcyone for 9 days in February. We enjoyed this place so much. The garden is beautiful, with lots of flowering bushes and impressive palmtrees. And the pool! It was so nice to jump in the pool in the afternoon when we got back from snorkeling all day. And then sit on the pooldeck, relax, read, chat with our friendly neighbors and watch the parrots fly in the trees.
Our apartment had everything we needed, and it is built in a way that there is a breeze going through it which means that we did not need to use the air conditioner. We also enjoyed the decoration in the rooms a lot, pictures that the owner, Daphne, has taken underwater. Very nice. Jack and Daphne are terrific hosts, always there for a chat, to answer questions and to come with great suggestions on were to go snorkeling. It was so easy to stay here!
And I very much enjoyed the visit from Eclaire (dog) morning and evening as she came by for her cuddle. Very well behaved, she never stepped up onto our porch, just waited for me to step down :). And then there were the visits from the hermitcrabs that came by in the evenings to change shells, amazing! They were also well behaved and did not step onto the porch!
We will come back!
Written by: BirteL
(Kristianstad, Sweden), Visit Date: 2016-02, Source: TripAdvisor
I was picked up at the airport, the room is comfortable and the apartment is well situated. There is enough possibility to make sports, for exemple diving, bicycling and kayak. Jack, the manager, is an enthusiastic diver and I have done some dive with him. I thank Daphne and Jack for this wonderful experience.
Written by: 225christiane
(Luxembourg City, Luxembourg), Visit Date: 2016-03, Source: TripAdvisor
We zijn net terug en hebben een fantastische vakantie gehad op Bonaire. Super verblijf in Villa Alcyone appartementen. De appartementen zijn prima in orde, alles wat je nodig hebt is aanwezig. Met name is de gastheer Jack Polanen echt TOP ! Hij weet. Alles van Bonaire en zeker alle mooie plekjes van het eiland. Ook de beste en mooiste duikstekken weet Jack je te vertellen. Jack en Daphne zullen er alles aan doen om het verblijf bij Villa Alcyone zo aangenaam mogelijk te maken.
Written by: agoroorda
(Grouw, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2016-06, Source: TripAdvisor
Great place to stay. Nice apartments and cosy interior. Outside a very nice garden with swimming pool. Enjoy the small animals you see there walking and flying. The dogs of the house are polite and nice.
The owners are very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much. Very personal touch in everything.
Nice apartment where you find the equipment others leave behind (so you don't have to buy everything you need) and the owner takes care of some welcoming goods. Really great.
We had the time of our life and met some real nice people in the other apartments.
We will be back some day.
Written by: Kees H
, Visit Date: 2016-05, Source: TripAdvisor
Wij werden op het vliegveld opgehaald door de goedlachse Jack. Dat vonden wij al ontzettend prettig. Hadden wij niet eerder zo meegemaakt. Het apartement is volledig en uitgebreid ingericht. Mocht er iets ontbreken dan wordt dat indien mogelijk voor je geregeld. Het apartement is super schoon en het bed lag heerlijk. De honden Fins en Eclair zijn een heerlijk extraatje bij het apartement. Ze zijn super lief en goed opgevoed. Ze komen bijvoorbeeld niet op de terrassen of bij het zwembad. Wil je met ze knuffelen? Daar zijn ze altijd voor in. Jack is een top gastheer. Hij heeft zoveel tips gegeven over bijvoorbeeld de duikstekken. We hebben mede hierdoor pracht duiken gemaakt. Wij kunnen deze acommodatie zeker aanbevelen! Zelf gaan we zeker nog een keer terug komen.
Written by: 198biancar
(Grou, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2016-06, Source: TripAdvisor
This is the fourth time we stayed at Vila Alcyone and we really love this place. Jack and Daphne really make an effort to make your holiday a relaxing and enjoyable experience. They know their way around the island and the beautifull dive spots to recommend. Since the location is very small scale, you are away from large hotel crowds and can enjoy a quiet and relaxed stay.
Written by: bhaagedo
(Essen, Belgium), Visit Date: 2016-05, Source: TripAdvisor
Een heerlijke week gehad bij Jack en Daphne. Bij aankomst een lekker drankje en de volgende dag zeer uitgebreide info over al het moois van Bonaire. Ook als niet-duikers veel bruikbare tips van Jack gekregen. Qua accommodatie is alles aanwezig, en wanneer iets ontbreekt dan wordt het alsnog geregeld. De honden zijn erg lief, en het gezamenlijk afscheidseten met de andere gasten was erg gezellig. En niet te vergeten de pop-quiz!
Jack en Daphne, nogmaals bedankt voor de fijne week en jullie zorgzaamheid!
Written by: ferdinand123482
(Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2016-07, Source: TripAdvisor
From the first contact over the internet to check in for the return flight the owners were very helpfull.If there once was a problem, it was solved directly .They really give an all in service from pickup at the airport to drop of at the airport.The villa itself is ideally located and the apartments are spacious enough and nicely cared for.As divers we were close to the most dive sites and equipment rinsing, tanks swap could also de done nearby.Stores and restaurants are within a stone's throw away so what do you want to have more .Overall if we go back to Bonaire, we already know where whe will stay !!!
Written by: Gert O
(Belgium), Visit Date: 2016-09, Source: TripAdvisor
This was our 3rd stay at Villa Alcyone, and the villa has lost none of its charm. It's a gem. Alcyone continues to demonstrate its stellar combination of value, comfort, service and atmosphere. It’s quiet, secure and conveniently located in the south end of town.
The clean and well-equipped efficiency apartment met all of our needs comfortably during the 2 weeks that we stayed. Our private outdoor patio was ideal for enjoying the meals that we prepared at the villa, and we made good use of the propane BBQ for grilling. Wifi was available everywhere.
Outside, the pretty gardens are lush and well-maintained, and there is plenty of space with outdoor furniture for both socializing or just relaxing. The clean saltwater pool is a nice size and perfect for cooling off in the mid-day heat; we often took advantage of it.
Jack and Daphne, the on-site owners, are genuinely warm and accommodating hosts. They are friendly and helpful, and go to great lengths to ensure that their guests are comfortable and have everything they need. Their two dogs are cute, entertaining, and very well-behaved. It’s a bonus for dog lovers that the pooches happily accept scratches and belly rubs if offered by guests.
Villa Alcyone is small, it’s laid-back, and for us it offers exactly what we look for: a first-rate personal experience. Thank you, Jack and Daphne.
Written by: CanadaCasper
(Ontario), Visit Date: 2017-03, Source: TripAdvisor
Great place to stay, very friendly and helpful owners.
We rented the 2-bedroom apartment. Always a nice breeze to cool the entire apartment, in addition good working air-conditioning and fan in both bedrooms.
Kitchen well equipped. We will certainly return.
Written by: Sunny-Eric
(Hoofddorp, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2017-07, Source: TripAdvisor
From the day we arrived, until the day we left Villa Alcyone was the perfect place to stay. Only 5 minutes from the airport, and 10 min to grocery and other shopping. Jack and Daphne epitomize the island of Bonaire. Jack knows the best places to dive and can advise you on everything from who to rent a car from, to which dive shop has the best deals on the island. The grounds are immaculate, and they cater to divers with gear rinse tubs and a drying rack for several sets of dive gear. The apartment we stayed in was very well appointed with all we needed from linens to dishes, pots, pans and a full size refrigerator. This is a great location from which to explore the island, and is located in a quiet neighborhood. Bottom line yes we will stay here again and recommend Villa Alcyone as a great place to stay while on Bonaire.
Written by: Tony C
(Hendersonville, North Carolina), Visit Date: 2017-12, Source: TripAdvisor
Een perfect appartement voor degene die van rust en kleinschaligheid houden. Ideaal voor duikers met een zeer kundige, humorvolle en enorm gastvrije gastheer.
Goede voorzieningen en lekker zwembad. En zit je ergens mee (bijvoorbeeld een kapot duikcomputer) Jack lost het op. een betere plek om te zitten is er niet!
Written by: Don O
(Nijmegen), Visit Date: 2018-01, Source: TripAdvisor
My husband and I recently returned from another lovely vacation in Bonaire. This is not the first time we've stayed at Villa Alcyone, and we were pleased that Alcyone continues to meet our expectations. It’s a small, quiet, and private spot close to town and the central and south dive sites. The apartment is clean, well-maintained, and equipped with everything we needed to prepare meals. The landscaping is pretty, the pool is a perfect size, and the price is reasonable. We really enjoy the laid back atmosphere at Alcyone, and hope to return very soon.
Written by: CanadaCasper
(Ontario), Visit Date: 2019-02, Source: TripAdvisor
We hebben een geweldige vakantie gehad bij Jack. Het appartement is mooi en ruim. Jack is een geweldige gastheer die onze vakantie een feest gemaakt heeft. Hij heeft goede tips voor duikplekken en is zelfs mee geweest om ons op weg te helpen en mooie plekken te laten zien
Daarnaast is de door hem geschoten lionfisch heerlijk om in de avond op te eten.
Echt een aanrader
Written by: HannekeBr
, Visit Date: 2019-11, Source: TripAdvisor
We just returned from a 2 weeks stay in a comfortable 1 BR apartment at Villa Alycone. The owner Jack lives on the 2nd floor and has a few apartments on the first floor.
The apartment was very clean and we never saw a single bug, even in the kitchen. There was a full-sized fridge, large cooktop & oven, microwave, etc. It was very functional and we had all our breakfasts and lunches there, although we didn't use the oven or cooktop.
The bedroom had lots of storage space, both in a 6 drawer dresser AND in a very clever open-shelved closet along an entire wall, which allowed us to store lots of stuff and see exactly where everything was.
The tiled bathroom had a large shower and convenient shelves, with several towel racks.
The living room area is open to the kitchen, with a small table for 2 people to eat. Although the LR is not huge, it was very functional and there are also outdoor spaces for dining and relaxing. There's also a large clothes line for drying all your scuba gear and any clothes you'd like to wash.
Jack was very friendly & helpful and it was fun to chat with the other guests, who were mostly divers. He also organized dinner for the group at a local restaurant.
There's lots more info and photos on his website and FB page !
Written by: JoyceCL
(Glen Gardner), Visit Date: 2019-12, Source: TripAdvisor
My husband and I have been to Bonaire a number of times, but this was our first visit staying south of Kralendijk. We have absolutely no regrets about our decision to try Villa Alcyone with Jack and Daphne.
When in Bonaire, we prefer an efficiency unit in a small well-cared for complex. We like a quiet location in a neighborhood that feels safe. We also look for a pleasant outdoor space with a cooling salt-water pool. Inside the unit, everything needs to be clean and in good working order. We need a kitchen area that’s equipped to allow us to prepare breakfast, lunch and a few dinners. The bed must be comfortable, and a cooling cross-breeze though screened windows is ideal. We welcome an air conditioner in the bedroom area, just in case. Also, we need to ensure that our diving needs are covered; the shore diving arrangements with Wannadive through Villa Alcyone worked very well. A couple of well-mannered dogs who enjoy scratches and tickles from guests (if so inclined) is always a bonus for us. Finally, we appreciate value. Villa Alcyone delivered on all these requirements!
But the on-site owners, Jack and Daphne, make the villa so much more than the sum of its parts. They’re friendly, they’re welcoming, and they’re very helpful. They asked us every day if everything was OK, and immediately responded if we needed anything. The extra little (and sometimes big) things that they went out of their way to do for us and the other guests just blew us away. A good example is when we joined Jack on a night dive. It was a new site for us, so Jack led the dive and we experienced one of our most enjoyable and exciting night dives ever. Another time, we met Jack and Daphne as we were about to begin a dive. They had just finished their dive, but Daphne re-entered the water to help us locate the very cool frogfish at the reef’s edge. Wow. That’s not all. We had forgotten to pack a few important items, and without hesitation Jack offered to lend to us what we were missing. And the list of positive things that I could say goes on and on.
Villa Alcyone definitely ticked all our basic requirement boxes, and we would have returned based on that. But it’s the welcoming atmosphere that prompted us to re-book for next year almost as soon as we returned home. It’s a small place and we didn’t want to take the chance that it will book up if we wait too long.
Written by: CanadaCasper
(Ontario), Visit Date: 2015-03, Source: TripAdvisor
Villa Alcyone is the place to be for a (subaquatic) holidays on Bonaire. Away from noizy crowds, perfectly located in a lush area of Kralendijk. Read a book in the hammock, take a refreshing plunge in the pool after 'an East Coasty' and experience Bonaire's beauty at its best with its two welcoming owners....
I would definately recommend this place to anyone looking for a perfect (subaquatic) getaway!
Written by: Birdymac
, Visit Date: 2014-12, Source: TripAdvisor
The Owners Jack & Daphne will make sure staying at Villa Alcyone is going to be a very pleasant experience. They will not only give you suggestions where to dive but also will accompany you on a dive. This was the second time we stayed at Villa Alcyone, and this time they have a swimming pool in the beautiful garden, which is a nice extra.
The apartment has everything that I need for a diving holiday, so I will certainly stay at Alcyone again somewhere in the near future.
Written by: IvarLansen
(Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands), Visit Date: 2014-11, Source: TripAdvisor
Loved this quiet place, close to the best dive spots, the south- and east surf beaches and Kralendijkes restaurants. Owner Jack will help you out on all your requests - and more.. Stayed in a comfy 2 bedroom apartment with all the amenities at jumping distance to the pool. Best of all: it is a one stop arrangement: airport pick up, rental car, accommodation, dive package at competitive rates.
Written by: submarines
(Linz, Austria), Visit Date: 2014-10, Source: TripAdvisor
Daphne & Jack run a little piece of heaven, we will be repeat customers. Very caring owners.
Apartment clean, grounds beautiful. Brand new pool. Very near the best diving spots & Donkey Sanctuary
Written by: divegoddess5521
(Jamaica Beach, Texas), Visit Date: 2014-08, Source: TripAdvisor
I've stayed in app 3 for 3 weeks. The appartment was spotless, big enough, and because it's located on the windy side you don't need to use the airco. Outside more than enough space to enjoy the garden. I am not diving, so i did not need Jack and Daphny's knowledge about that. Though we did talk al lot about fotography...above the beautifull sea. Bonaire is a beautifull island both under and above water. The rental care was perfect...but most of all I love their dogs Fins and Elclare. Overall a perfect location weather you dive or not!!
Written by: Linda van den Burg
(The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2014-03, Source: FlipKey
The friendly and hospitable welcome from Jack and Daphne lasted throughout our two week vacation on Bonaire. Their helpfulness and neighbourliness made us feel comfortable and relaxed.
The apartment was clean, spacious and nicely decorated. Any questions or concerns were always promptly attended to.
The back garden is a wonderful place to unwind between windsurfing sessions or enjoy a home-cooked meal after island explorations.
Villa alcyone is only minutes down the road from Jibe City/Windsurfers Paradise, and around the corner from Kralendijk. The community was quiet and safe.
Our favourite parts were the personal touches - welcome snacks and drinks, christmas morning surprises and Jack and Daphne's excitement to host us on their island.
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
, Visit Date: 2013-12, Source: FlipKey
Due to a small article in our scuba club magazine we contacted Jack and Daphne and from that moment on it felt as if we were friends for a long time.
All communications were very personal and we got a lot of tips to prepare us for our stay.
We even could order our groceries on forehand so we would not start the first day empty handed. When we arrived at the airport we were picked up by Jack, instead of having to arrange a taxi.
This couple is really making work of their apartments.
Everything was very clean and it contained all the things we needed for our stay.
Also they also arranged a rental car and scuba voucher and saving us money and time by doing so.
Jack gave us all kind of tips on where to dive and what the best spot were.
For people that come here for scuba diving, this is the place to be.
And if you had a question, just ring the bell and there was someone to answer it.
This place is a place we want to return to next time we are on Bonaire.
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
(Bunschoten-Spakenburg), Visit Date: 2014-03, Source: FlipKey
We stayed for one week with 2 couples in apartment no1.
Our hosts Jack & Daphne are great.
They filled the fridge.
They take you out for diving if you wish.
Jack can tell you a lot of things to know about Bonaire.
The apartment has everything you need.
Otherwise just ask.
You need a car which Jack & Daphne also can provide.
For diving make sure you rent a pick-up.
The area where the apartments are is nice and quiet.
We can recommend everyone to stay at Villa alcyone.
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
(Rijnsaterwoude), Visit Date: 2014-03, Source: FlipKey
We have visited Bonaire 7 times and Villa alcyone is one of the best!
The accomodation we used is a one bedroom apartment and it was clean, spacious and very good equipped.
The service is very personal by owners Jack and Daphne and dedicated for you to have an overall great stay. It didn't matter if we needed more kitchensupplies, advice for a really good diving spot or a buddy. Even the car rental they organized for us.
The BBQ was great way to say goodbye to the other guests we got to know.
Written by: Maaike Posthuma
(Netherlands), Visit Date: 2014-02, Source: FlipKey
I stayed in the studio apartment for two weeks. The villa is located in a quiet residential area. The studio is well equipped and very affordable for the single traveller. Daphne and Jack were attentive to my needs and available to answer my questions about Bonaire. Truly wonderful hosts!
Written by: Steve Allen
(BC, Canada), Visit Date: 2014-02, Source: FlipKey
After our 2 week stay in February at Villa alcyone we can only say good things about the accomodation, location and the wonderful owners, Daphne and Jack who did everything possible to make our stay memorable. We are windsurfers so Villa alcyone is extremely convenient to Lac Bay where all the action takes place (barely 10 minutes away) besides being convenient to excellent diving and snorkelling sites.
The units are very well equipped even with a 4 burner stove and oven and a large refrigerator and all the kitchen utensils one would ever desire.
Villa alcyone is located in a very safe and quiet neighborhood which is a big plus in Bonaire.
Written by: Marisa and Bob
(IL), Visit Date: 2014-02, Source: FlipKey
Rented the one bedroom appartment. It is perfect for a holiday on Bonaire. Nice bedroom and well equiped kitchen and livingroom. But the best of all are the perfect hosts. We had a few great evening meetings with them and the other guests.
The surrounding garden is great to relax and share a beer.
Written by: 110hanv
(Eindhoven, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2014-03, Source: TripAdvisor
My husband and I traveled to Villa Alcyone and Bonaire for our honeymoon and stayed with Daphne and Jack and their wonderful dogs Finns and Eclaire. We stayed in Apt #3 and were super happy with the accommodation - it was super clean and has everything that you need to enjoy your stay - including a full kitchen. We mostly ate out but cooking in was super easy with everything that was provided! Daphne and Jack had even left us chilled champagne to celebrate our honeymoon and we sat on the patio and enjoyed it with them and fellow guests at the apartments :) The location is close to everything (although you'll want a vehicle) - with groceries, diving, gelato, airport (but not the noise!), restaurants, donkey sanctuary, windsurfing at lac Bay, all within 5-10 minutes drive.
Beyond the lodging itself, which was super, we can't say enough wonderful things about our hosts Daphne and Jack. They were super helpful in providing us with information before we arrived and then picked us up at the airport and dropped us back for our early am flight too! If we had a question they were always happy to help and provide suggestions and gave us amazing snorkeling spot recommendations too. On their recommendation we went to Gio's for gelato on our first day and every day after too! They set us up with vehicle rentals throughout our stay too - depending on where you go you need different kinds of vehicle - the Slagbaaii Washington Park is a must see - and to see it you definitely need 4x4 - whereas to tour many other parts of the island all we needed was a small car or a scooter :) They also helped us with equipment for snorkeling and Jack took us to see turtles, squid, barracuda and the most amazing fish at Salt Pier. Talk about going above and beyond in terms of welcoming us!
We really couldn't have asked for a better stay and both of us were so happy to spend our honeymoon at Villa Alcyone. Thank-you Daphne and Jack for the most wonderful island hospitality - we hope to be back someday and we know that anyone who visits you will be so glad they decided to stay with you!
Written by: Canadianne
(Edmonton, Canada), Visit Date: 2014-02, Source: TripAdvisor
It was a very nice place with a beautiful garden and vey nice owners. We will come back.
Written by: visitors from holland
(Holland), Visit Date: 2014-01, Source: FlipKey
Stayed for one week and truly enjoyed every second of it.
Apartments are well equipped - clean - and spacious. Fans, airco and the trade winds all made it highly comfortable in the bedroom and living area. Plenty of parking facilities around the house. Garden setting is lovely - and for us it was a joy to be greeted by the friendly dogs Finns and Eclaire every morning.
Location is great too - close to Lac beach, Kralendijk, Salt Pier, Pink & Bachelor beach and supermarkets. All you need is a mere 5 to 10 minute drive away.
Jack and Daphne are fantastic hosts - in love with the island both above and below sea level and always helpful with tips and recommendations. We were picked up at the airport and immediately felt at home once we arrived at their place. Next to that always upbeat and super friendly with plenty of stories to tell. You can't just say hello to them without exchanging some nice insight or story :).
What we particularly appreciated were the extras - Jack offered us a coolbox and some beach chairs that made our beach hopping and snorkeling adventures soooo much more enjoyable.
I will definitely stay with them next time. Btw an ideal setting for with multiple friends / families too as there are three neighbouring appartments
Written by: PandaPuffer
(Haarlem, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2014-02, Source: TripAdvisor
Last week we visited Bonaire for a 1st time. Had been on our 'dive to do list' for some time. Place of choice was Villa Alcyone owned & run by Dutch couple Jack & Daphne. We could not have made a better choice: very friendly & hospitable, eye for detail & top service level! Quiet place, with cute, clean appartments. Not far from airport, capital Kralendijk and the many many dive sports. Everything well taken care of and organized. We can warmly recommend Villa Alcyone!
Written by: curt h
(Essen, Belgium), Visit Date: 2013-12, Source: TripAdvisor
Nice apartment with garden full of shade in quiet and safe neighborhood. Good quality for good price.
The hosts are very helpful and friendly and provided us with nice snorkeltips and information on the island.
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
(Amsterdam), Visit Date: 2013-12, Source: FlipKey
I stayed at Villa alcyone for about 3 months and i can advise everyone if you are looking for a place to stay on Bonaire Villa alcyone is the best!!
It is very spacious, quiet, close to town & dive sites
Daphne & Jack polanen are the nicest couple i met on Bonaire witch after 3 years of staying on Bonaire says allot!
Nothing is to much to ask and the are always happy and enjoying their life on Bonaire it feels like being home on vacation!
Thanks allot for everything regards from cold Holland!!
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
(doetinchem), Visit Date: 2013-10, Source: FlipKey
The home is just perfect, comfortable, enough space, the kitchen isfull prepared for cooking or making a lunch. The bathroom is just fine. I love the garden, the beautifull palm trees, the flowers and birds,the peace and rest.
Daphne and Jack are very friendly hosters and are experts on the best snorkling or diving places and where are the best restaurants. They gave support where needed and gave space where you want it.
It is a very nice, friendly place to be in the area of nature. I really recommand to. Ome over for a stay in this place.
Written by: Carin boersma
(netherlands), Visit Date: 2013-09, Source: FlipKey
fijn allartement voor 4 pers, incl 2 slaapkamers. Schoon, ruim, goed uitgerust, bbq buiten. Lekker terrasje er bij. De eigenaren Jack en Daphne doen alles om je te helpen, iedere dag komen ze even lang of je nog vragen hebt, om duikstekken uit te leggen etc. Onze nachtduik met Jack was super.
Komen zeker nog eens terug, vooral nu ze een zwembad hebben.
Written by: IjsduikertjeTP
(Mierlo, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2014-03, Source: TripAdvisor
Ik heb twee weken doorgebracht in een van de appartementen van Villa Alcyone. Van de pick-up van de airport tot aan de drop-off op de airport heb ik genoten van de rust rondom het appartement, de ruimte in het appartement en de personal touch van Jack en Daphne. Geen vraag was teveel, Jack en Daphne zullen er alles aan doen om je vakantie fantastisch te faciliteren. Het appartementen was rijker uitgerust dan ik persoonlijk nodig had, maar het is goed om een groot fornuis, een oven, een magnetron, een grote koelkast, een ruime douche met warm water, een airco in de slaapkamer, een grote boekenkast en een fijne buitenruimte te hebben. De ligging is centraal net voorbij de luchthaven, perfect voor bezoeken aan de oostkust of (mijn hobby) duiken aan de zuidwestkust. Een aanrader voor bezoekers die waar voor hun geld willen!
Written by: Eloy V
(Woerden, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2013-11, Source: TripAdvisor
Als één van de eerste gasten werden we welkom geheten in Villa alcyone door Daphne en Jack. De villa is gelegen in de rustige omgeving van Sabal Palms, net naast Kralendijk. Je hebt uitzicht over de zee en klein Bonaire en je zit vlakbij het vliegveld. Kralendijk ligt op 5-10 minuten met de auto.
Als we een vraag hadden werd deze altijd naar tevredenheid opgelost. Gelukkig zijn beiden ook duikliefhebbers en hebben ze genoeg tips voor mooie plekjes.
De bedden zijn goed en de airco houdt het koel in het verblijf. Het verblijf is simpel maar daar staat tegenover dat je voornamelijk buiten leeft.
Al met al een mooie periode gehad met een positieve prijs-kwaliteit verhouding.
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
(Kralendijk), Visit Date: 2013-09, Source: FlipKey
We waren de eerste huurders van een appartement bij Daphne en Jack. Appartement nummer drie hadden we voor 5 weken gehuurd. We werden met open armen ontvangen en opgehaald van het vliegveld. Het appartement was heel ruim en licht. Er zit een mooie keuken in met alles wat je nodig hebt o.a. oven, gasfornuis, warm water, koelkast, vriezer etc. De badkamer was netjes met een fijne douche. De slaapkamer had een enorm grote kast en een heerlijk bed. Er is airco aanwezig, een wasmachine en snelle wifi. Met veel genoegen zaten wij op het terras met een prachtig uitzicht over de tuin en alle leguanen die er door heen liepen. Het was ook altijd erg leuk om tussen 6 en half 7 's avonds KLM naast de tuin te zien landen, waar je overigens geen last van hebt. Het appartement ligt centraal. Alles is goed bereikbaar, dichtbij de stad, vliegveld, supermarkten, strand en zee. Als je bijvoorbeeld naar slagbaai wilt, kun je de auto huren bij Daphne en Jack. Conclusie: Het is echt de moeite waard om deze appartementen te huren. Gegarandeerd dat u een top appartement heeft voor de tijd dat u op Bonaire verblijft met Daphne en Jack als verhuurders. Dus wacht niet langer en boek uw appartement !
Daphne en Jack, ontzettend bedankt voor de leuke tijd en alle goede zorgen. We vonden het altijd erg gezellig om 's middags met z'n alle een perenijsje te eten. We komen zeker terug! Tot snel !
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
(Huizen), Visit Date: 2013-07, Source: FlipKey
De accomodatie verhuur wordt sinds kort door Jack en Daphne gerund. Wat een bijzondere plek en wat een bijzondere mensen! Samen met een vriendin verbleef ik in lodge 2. een super tuin met (op afstand) zeezicht. Een prettige en ontspannen sfeer en voor alle hulp en informatie staan ze meer dan klaar. Auto kunnen huren en de mooiste tips en plekjes gekregen waar te snorkelen, eten, natuur snuiven en nog veel meer. Het appartement is top en volledig en heel belangrijk goede bedden.We werden hartelijk welkom geheten en komen hier zeker weer terug. Een aanrader voor iedereen zou ik zeggen.
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
(Zutphen), Visit Date: 2013-09, Source: FlipKey
We just got back from our best diving/relaxing vacation ever!
Booking our apartment went with ease, emailing Jack and Daphne straight away.
They provided us with the information we needed, and tips where to look for flight tickets.
A few hours later we booked the flight tickets and arranged the apartment, now the long wait started!
During this time if we had questions i just sended an email and got respones within a few hours.
(keeping in mind the 6 hours time difference)
On arrival at the Flamingo airport Jack was at the exit waiting for us, within 5 min our bags where packed
and we where on our way to the villa.
in a few min we arrived at there home, located in Sabal Palm.
Sabal Palm is a very nice neighbourhood laying a little higher up the hill, this provides
a nice few from the pooldeck and also a very comftrtable breeze on a hot day.
The Apartment is nice and clean and everything we needed was there, we never used the airconditioning due to
the wind blowing threw the apartement as we akept the windows open, all the windows are fitted with mosquito Netting! big plus.
In the morning enjoying there garden you will be greated by singing birds and there 2 dogs Fins and Eclaire.
Jack arranged a big car with 4 wheel drive and enough space to drag our diving gear acros the island.
They arranged our diving needs with Wanna Dive, They have a 24/7 accessible location close to Villa Alcyone where you can change tanks and clean gear.
As Jack and Daphne are both divers they can inform you about many beautiful diving spots.
We where invited to join them on a few dives and they where great, they showed us frog fishes and sea horses and other amazing sea life.
Together with Jack and 2 other visitors we did a night dive at Captain Don and it was one of the most amazing things i have ever seen!
you can hang your gear out to dry at there own rack at the side of the house, ideal not leaving your private gear somewhere else!
Afther diving it is time for relaxing at the pool site with a cold drink,
Jack and Daphne are very pleasant people, Villa Alcyone started to feel like home on Bonaire.
We will be back!
Written by: Peter O
(Appingedam, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2015-06, Source: TripAdvisor
We were very happy to spend two weeks at this beatiful place. It is located at an dead end in the quiet neighbourhood of Sabal Palm. A lush carribean garden surrounds the house and offers many places to rest (chairs, hammock, etc.). Most of the time we were enjoying the beatiful view from our terrace though.
The appartment is well equiped and we found everything we needed for cooking. There was even an ice box for the beach.
The hosts, Daphne and Jack, were very caring and always open for a nice chat. So were their two friendly dogs, Fins and Eclaire.
We definitely highly recommend this place and are looking forward to our next stay there.
Written by: A FlipKey verified reviewer
, Visit Date: 2015-02, Source: FlipKey
We had the pleasure of staying at the Villa Alcyone for 1 week in May. It was truly fantastic...certainly a "diamond in the rough" so to speak. The hosts, Daphne & Jack were very accommodating and down to earth. We were met at the airport, upon our arrival, by Jack who then took us to pick up our truck rental. The apartment unit is very neat, clean, cozy and inviting. If you are looking for a quiet, laid back experience, this is it. This location is minutes away from the airport, beaches, shopping and restaurants.
We had supper at Captain Don's. Awesome food and atmosphere. We did Happy Hour until 6:30 and had a 7pm reservation overlooking the ocean where a school of 4'- 6' tarpons were feeding below. A must to see...
Overall, our week in Bonaire has been a very happy experience and we look forward to returning there in the near future. Thank you so very much Daphne & Jack for your hospitality.
Brian & Kim
Written by: kimbrian2015
(Quispamsis, Canada), Visit Date: 2015-05, Source: TripAdvisor
Net terug van een vakantie van bijna 2 weken. Mooi en schoon appartement met 2 slaapkamers, mooie tuin, fijn zwembad waar we de hele dag gebruik van konden maken.
De locatie is rustig maar toch hebben onze kinderen van 15 zich goed vermaakt. De honden Eclaire en Fins vielen ook goed in de smaak.
De gastvrijheid van Daphne en Jack heeft onze verwachtingen zeker overtroffen. Eerste boodschappen waren gedaan omdat de winkels de volgende dag gesloten waren, waar vind je dan nog? Nuttige en leuke tips over het eiland, altijd welkom, in overvloed. Net als alle informatie over de mooiste duikstekken. Schitterende foto's opgestuurd gekregen die tijdens het duiken door Daphne en Jack zijn gemaakt. Voor ons een wereldvakantie geweest en als het even kan komen we zeker terug!
Written by: Annemieke B
(Schiedam, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2015-04, Source: TripAdvisor
Jack and Daphne have a very hospitable nature! We felt very much at ease at their appartments-house. They arranged a welcome BBQ, got some groceries for the first day, prepared a chilled beer or two, helped us when the car broke down, when we needed stuff for diving and best of all, Jack knows where and when to dive! Some of the best dives of our lives where arranged by Jack; hunting with the Tarpons at night, witnessing the illustrous ostracod mating, filming the nurse shark and much more!
Written by: Marijn001
(The Hague, The Netherlands), Visit Date: 2015-08, Source: TripAdvisor