My husband & I spent three weeks in LBR #13. I have to say that it was, by far, the most generously and practically equipped accommodationl that we have ever rented in Bonaire. We really enjoyed our stay. Audrey & Stan have thought of everything & their attention to detail is impeccable.
The bedrooms are spacious, the mattresses are in great condition (very comfortable for us, but, yes, comfort is subjective) & the walk-in closets were a pleasant surprise. It was nice to not have to live out of a suitcase for three weeks.
The kitchen is abundantly stocked with good quality pots, pans, serveware, tableware, cutting boards, sharp knives and just about every gadget/appliance imaginable. As we cooked in most evenings, being able to prepare our meals without being limited by the typical sparsely equipped kitchen really made our stay all the more enjoyable. And, the outdoor gas grill was awesome!
The unit itself is east-west oriented so you can take your pick of sun or shade in the nicely landscaped, private courtyards. There are plenty of screened windows and a lovely screened patio. The cross-ventilation is great. In fact, it was so breezy while we were there that we never needed to turn on the A/C. The fans were more than enough for us. There is ample sturdy indoor and outdoor storage for dive gear, as well as an outdoor rinse tank. Although, in an effort to conserve precious water, we opted to rinse our gear at the dive shop.
We had never stayed in LBR before and it was a nice change from the barking dog bedlam that is prevalent in many of the other neighborhoods of Bonaire. LBR was very quiet, yet not deserted. Everyone we encountered (mostly other owners) was friendly & personable. The complex pool is very clean and well- maintained. The private beach has a nice sandy entrance.
In our minds, LBR#13 has set the standard against which all our future rentals will be measured. We won't hesitate to return.
LBR 13 makes a great base to explore this beautiful island. It is well-equipped, spacious and well-maintained, and renters have access to LBR's pool and beach (not a swimming beach but great spot for sunsets). The owners were very responsive and helpful with information about local activities. With 2 bedrooms and 3 baths you could easily accommodate a family or two couples. LBR is a very quiet community, and close to the airport and lots of snorkelling and diving spots. You need a car to get to grocery stores, snorkelling/dive spots and to tour the island. We enjoyed snorkelling at Te Amo (Airport beach) and the Cliffs, as well as diving with Dive Friends, and had a great drive all around the island - beautiful scenery in the north around Gotomeer and the national park, and spectacular waves along the east coast.
We rented Audrey and Stan's condo at the Lighthouse Beach Resort 20-30 Dec 16. It was a great and Audrey was very responsive to questions we had prior to arrival. We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival to a platter of food (bread, jam, peanut butter, oranges, etc.) and a note welcoming us. The condo has everything we needed, the screened in porch was a life saver because if the mosquitos. It was nice to enjoy the weather without getting bit. The wifi and free calling to Canada was really great since we were gone over Christmas, allowing us to get in contact with family. Air Conditioning in the bedrooms provided a good sleeping temperature. All the people we met at the condo complex were really nice and more than willing to provide island information. The Pool is nice and quiet which allowed for some relaxing afternoons. The condo is set up very well for a diver, the outdoor tub sink and soaking bins make it really easy to rinse off your gear at the end of the day and the set up to hang dive kit inside and outside worked out really well. The location is great, close enough to all the amenities of town but far enough so you can still enjoy the island when the thousands of people are on the island when cruise ships come in. This condo was great, we would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.
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Audrey has everything set up beautifully, with clear suggestions and instructions. She has created a lovely environment, too -- very tastefully designed. Finally, both she and her manager Stephanie are very kind, considerate, and helpful. We could not have imagined a better experience.