Thank you for your visit, we your hosts like to introduce ourselves…
Host Carlo takes care of the correspondence, administration, website and finances, tells you about the sights and the best routes and cooks a delicious meal 5 days a week. Inspired by Andalusian cuisine and products, but believes that vegetables are important as we are used in The Netherlands. He does not make paella, because you have to eat the real paella in a traditional restaurant.
Host Ronald is responsible for the “housekeeping” and ensures that the rooms and the house look perfect. You can also find him often in the garden because he has the “green fingers”. Ronald likes to talk about the trees and plants in our garden and the environment in which we live. While Carlo is in the kitchen and prepares the meal, Ronald ensures that the outdoor kitchen, the terrace and the table look cozy.
- Carlo van den Nieuwenhuijzen born (1960) in Sint-Oedenrode, province of North-Brabant
- After (LTS) Secondary School for cooking/hospitality and graduated at the Hotel Management School in Tilburg
- Always worked in the Hospitality branch; theater, party-centers, business catering
- Ronald Henselmans born (1963) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the capital of the North Brabant province
- After the Pre-vocational secondary education School (MAVO) he studied at the Retail Management School
- Always worked in retail; department store, optics and home furnishings stores
Read more about our life changing story...
Since 2006, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting many guests from various countries. Some of them have visited two, three and even ten times. There have been many changes in our business between May 2006 and today. Our first guests especially wouldn’t recognize the place; the front yard, the terrace and the pool underwent a complete transformation.
The purchase of www.gsheaven.com in 2009 led to new special opportunities as well: a ride with a BMW R1200GS Adventure combined with an overnight stay in our Bed & Breakfast provided a unique experience. We sold the motorcycle company in 2014 but still we provide the same package service for bikers Bed, Breakfast, Bike & Ride. Besides that, we rent out a 6 persons villa in Alhaurin el Grande.
All year long, we try to improve and perfect the surroundings of the Bed & Breakfast by, for example, building a ‘petanque’ court, renovating the lounge in the outside-kitchen and the two bathrooms at the front side of the house, creating our first floor luxury double bedroom. You can check out our timeline on the page “a place under the sun”.
We are very proud that we received for the 4th time the international TripAdvisors Travellers’ Choice Award, after 2012, 2015, 2017 and now in 2019 plus the Zoover-Award Gold in 2010, 2012 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018. We thank all guests how took the time to write a review. Winning an Award or a certificate means, that we are succeed in maintaining the highest standard of service and hospitality in a cosy atmosphere, with the same passion as we started in 2006.
Carlo & Ronald