Villa Bon Bientu is stunning- inside and out. It is modern and the finishes are high quality. The bed was comfortable and there is a nice breeze going through the unit most times. It is nice that the windows have screens in them, as I would hate to travel to the Caribbean and have to shut the windows. There were 2 or so days when there was no wind and it was nice to have air conditioning at night. The owner Cees was very helpful before our trip by providing information on dive shops, directions to the grocery store after the airport and including the tidbit about filling out the immigration form on line before getting to Curacao (this saved a lot of time upon arrival). I cannot say enough about the stunning view from the deck- gorgeous, mesmerizing, and stunningly peaceful. We are divers and the house was constructed just as I would have done so; a great rinsing station, a covered outside area where your dive equipment could dry after being rinsed and an awesome outside shower with hot water!! We dove from the house 4 of the days and the reef is amazing healthy.
We were instructed to call the property manager when we were done grocery shopping and ready to head to the house, which we did and left a message. He however was not there when we arrived, but thankfully the cleaning lady, Maybeline was there. She was very helpful and did a great job of keeping our apartment clean. She helped me with my Spanish, told us about the island and had restaurant recommendations. The unit is so clean, it is as though you are the first person to ever stay in it.
The first three (3) nights were at the house by ourselves. Another couple arrived on day three (3) and stayed in the other apartment. It wasn’t terrible, but it was not ideal. We were told that another couple was arriving prior to our arrival. We contemplated changing our reservation and decided to make the best of it. I would pay more to stay at Villa Bon Biento alone or I would book elsewhere in the future. There is no separation on the deck, so there is a lot of sharing if you are both home at the same time. If you want to sit on the inner deck (beneath the ceiling portion) in the evening once the other people have gone to bed you will be right by their window