Welcome to Villa Ganshi
Privacy & peace are often hard to get in today’s hectic world. Our beachfront villa on Bonaire offers both in a unique home felt setting. At Villa Ganshi you set the agenda!
A Holiday house with a beach
For those who seek total privacy or simply for those who prefer to take life at their own pace, this private beach house is a perfect spot. With the island’s ambiance in mind, we opted for service and comfort in a similar style: very decent but not fancy. Natural and eco-friendly with a local touch.
Villa Ganshi is a real beach villa, ideally located on the fringes of Playa Lechi, at the very rim of the Caribbean Sea. The center of Kralendijk, Bonaire’s main village, is hardly a 10 minute walk away, as are most of the activities as well as the main restaurants and shops.
The house itself, carefully tucked away in lush tropical greenery, could be described as casual and intimate. The interior is plain and simple: island style with colonial accents and an occasional splash of Caribbean color. The house is equipped with all amenities and comfort you could wish for during your stay.
Zen time ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“
I absolutely love Villa Ganshi. This was my fifth stay there (previously stayed at adjacent Pelican Reef which is also fabulous). It is quiet, private, great snorkeling/diving right there. Mark the caretaker is wonderful. I hope to return next year. I understand there will be a new owner and hope she keeps things the same.Date of Stay: Feb 2020
What a dream! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“
We had an amazing stay at Villa Ganshi. The location was perfect for us, just a short walk to the dive shop. Plus there is great diving and snorkeling right in front of the house! We saw turtles, multiple types of eels, and of course fish just snorkeling near the house. The property itself is clean and comfortable. The AC provided in the bedrooms was perfect for us northerners. The kitchen has everything you could need to make meals. When we were at the house, we spent most of our time sitting on the loungers on the patio. There’s only one hammock, so naturally we had to compete to get to it first everyday. Lastly, a big thank you to Mark for picking us up at the airport and showing us where everything is. Normally prior to a vacation I research everything and am fully prepared. I put that off and then was too swamped to get it done. When we arrived in Bonaire and Mark met us at the airport, all of my worry went away. The whole trip I felt like I never really had to worry because I could just text him. I didn’t have to do that but it felt comforting to have someone like him when you’re traveling to a new location. When you first arrive on vacation you want the vacation part to start as soon as possible. You don’t want to fiddle with checking in or worrying about where you’re supposed to be. Mark took all of that away and allowed our vacation to begin as soon as we left the airport. Thank you Mark!Date of Stay: Jan 2020
Great quiet, secluded get away. We had friends join us for part of our stay and the lay out of the house afforded us room to enjoy privacy as well as the beautiful Caribbean sea. The house was clean and the kitchen nicely appointed. Mark picked us up at the airport and was very helpful and attentive! We have visited Bonaire over 20 times since 2006 and found this house dive truly beautiful, living up to its name "Something Special"! Thanks for sharing your home with us and we definitely highly recommend.Date of Stay: Nov 2019
Love this place!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“
Third stay at Villa Ganshi and, once again, we loved staying here! The location is perfect....being able to walk right into the water to swim, snorkel or dive can’t be beat! Loved the tile renovation in the Master suite bedroom and bath. This place is our go to vacation spot! Judy and BobDate of Stay: Jun 2019
A well equipped house. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“
Just back from villa Ganshi. It was our third time in this wonderful house. The master bedroom has a renovated bathroom. The house is very well equipped , good sun beds with cushions, and enough towels .The kitchen is small but has a large fridge and outside a good barbecue. We lived outside and stayed at home to enjoy the view. Contrary to many houses on the sea which do not have a pier, acces to the sea is easy. We have already booked for next year.
Beautiful house, perfect for a family! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“
Everything about our stay at Villa Ganshi was great, from the ideal location and layout of the house, to the well-stocked kitchen and amenities like laundry, snorkeling gear, and kayaks. The caretaker Mark was super responsive and helpful (including helping us find a place to buy fresh-caught fish!), and the ladies who did a mid-stay housekeeping visit did an awesome job. The house was particularly well-suited for our almost-2 year old, who had lots of different and safe places to play and run around. We have many happy memories of family dinners on the porch watching the sunset, and look forward to a return visit!
Date of arrival
December 23, 2018
Date of Stay: Dec 2018
Another fabulous stay at Villa Ganshi! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“
Date of Stay: Dec 2018
Our 7th stay at Villa Ganshi was just as wonderful as the ones before. We are at the point now where it is our home away from. The minute we drive through those gates we leave the world behind and enter the octopus' garden.
Kees has set the place up for the perfect stress free vacation. Centrally located for both the north and southern dive sites with many dive shops close by. Villa Ganshi is exactly as the pictures show. A lovely deck out front by the ocean for sun lovers and watching the sunset. And also a covered porch in the back where the easterly breezes make for a perfect spot to escape the midday heat and view the underwater shots you took that day. What can I say? Worth every single penny. See you next year Kees!!
Date of arrival
December 8, 2018
Awesome house awesome location! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“
Great house, great location, and a helpful property manager made for a great vacation. Located by the “Something Special” dive site the house made a perfect base of operations for a daily night dive. We walked off the back deck, into the water, and were on the reef playing with the tarpon. When we weren’t diving the house had great places to relax in the sun or in the shade. If we wanted some exercise the town was within easy walking distance. Hey Kees! Thanks for a wonderful week! Can’t wait to come back again!Date of Stay: Dec 2018
Villa Ganshi, Really Something Special! ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆“
My wife and I just got back from 7 magnificent days in Bonaire. Villa Ganshi is the perfect place to call home while on your trip.
The house has everything you need, from appliances, cooking utensils and a small BBQ. The master bedroom, which sits off the main house is extremely comfortable. But for me the back deck which sits on the water is where we spent most of our time.
Mark the caretaker, was there to answer any questions we had. He ran over immediately with some extra lounge covers.
The dive sight Something Special sits right in front of the house. Out of the 7 different sites we dove this is one of my favorites and had the most fish.
The ultimate review for me is always would you return. Well our last night we decided to cancel A Maui trip and come back for another week.
Date of arrival November 24, 2018Date of Stay: Nov 2018
Fantastic! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“
The compound was beautifully landscaped,the home was lovely.The beach in front of the home gave easy access to excellent snorkeling. Pleasant walk to town. Highly recommended without reservation.
Date of arrival
March 17, 2018Date of Stay: Mar 2018
Perfect, Quiet, Private ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“
Absolutely love Villa Ganshi and previous stay at Pelican Reef. Five stays total and return next year for sixth stay. Fantastic!
Date of arrivalDate of Stay: Feb 2018
February 3, 2018
Very nice. *****“
Absolutely perfect. We had a wonderful time.
Richard E.Date of Stay: Sep 2018
Exceptional Villa on the Water! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“
Date of Stay Aug 18, 2018
My husband, teenage daughters and I had an incredible visit to Bonaire and absolutely loved Villa Ganshi. It looks just like the pictures, only better! The house was stocked with everything we needed, from kitchen supplies, to coolers and plenty of beach towels. Outdoor shower and large clothes drying rack. The A/C in the bedrooms was very efficient and the beds were super comfy. The house and views were beautiful and we loved the back deck for just relaxing, eating meals and viewing the turquoise ocean. Also loved the upper deck for incredible sunsets. It was great having the dive site Something Special off our deck and we enjoyed snorkeling out our back door. We rented some equipment and received some helpful info from Gooodive, right across the street. My husband and daughters even did a few night snorkels off to the right and loved it! It was very convenient having the town and markets just a few minutes away to either stock up the kitchen or look through a few stores and grab a gelato. Mark, the concierge was wonderful and went above and beyond for us! Super helpful! We would unequivocally recommend this property!! Loved it!!Date of Stay: Aug 2018
Great base of operations for Bonaire diving ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“
We enjoyed our week at Villa Ganshi very much. As noted by other reviewers, the property has everything you need - spices, utensils, coolers & ice packs, rinse tub & hose, hanging racks, safe big enough for a laptop, gated parking, proximity to the ocean and to town, many shady places to sit and relax... We have stayed at many places on the island, and this is the new favorite. It is easy to access both south and north dive sites. We used Dive Friends for tanks, which has a location just around the block. The screen door needs some attention, but we didn't have bugs indoors (it would have been better to wear some repellent on the patio, we found). Some of the deck furniture is showing its age, but in general no complaints. The concierge, Mark, was there in 30 minutes when notified the internet was down, and we had no other need for help all week. Will definitely be back. Thanks for the attention to detail!
Date of arrivalDate of Stay: Apr 2018
April 14, 2018