‘Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up too’ – Isabel Allende


Home Of The Muse was founded by JB Meijers and Wanda Bommer. Meijers is known as a musician, producer and composer, Bommer is an author of novels and short stories. Both know from their own experience how magical it is to be carried away by the muse to a place where time and space do not exist, where all that matters is your own creativity.

The muse, however, does not always show itself. The right circumstances must be created. You have to lure her. Show up, show up, show up, until she feels called. Which is not always easy to fit in with the usual hustle and bustle.

Eureka! Instead of hoping that the muse will make her way to your office, studio or workshop, there should be a place where you are most likely to meet her.

A place where the hectic of everyday life is literally and figuratively far away. Where inspiring master classes are given. Where you find yourself among like-minded people. When Bommer and Meijers’ life’s journey took them past a beautiful country house in the interior of Bonaire, they knew they had found this dream place.

Home Of The Muse Bonaire. Stay with us and get inspired.

Reviews and personal statements from people who have already experienced Home Of The Muse.

The magic of Home Of The Muse

Where you will be hospitably received and well taken care of by Wanda and JB. We experienced magical moments during the master class by Paul de Munnik. Writing your own song and then sharing it with the rest of the participants, together with the story behind it, which led to beautiful conversations, to being touched, and to an enormous connection. In the meantime, we make a lot of music and have fun together in one of the rooms where there is always someone playing a song or an instrument. Paul de Munnik ensured that we could work on our own song in a relaxed atmosphere. I got a lot of individual attention. As I am a beginner I never thought I would finish a song in 2 days but thanks to Paul I did. Very happy with his input and feedback! And also a nice recording of it thanks to JB. And to top it all off, a closing performance where I sang my song and also sang together with Paul. An unforgettable experience! Not enough words to describe the magic!

Ellen Smit

Beautiful adventure

Spending a week at Home of the Muse allowed me to feel my passion for music. ``What an inspiring place, what kind people and what a beautiful adventure I had on Bonaire.`` Together with Paul de Munnik I was allowed to write and sing a song. A dream come true. To be able to create such a personal song in such a short time felt very special to me.
Every meal was a party and all facilities are there to fully immerse yourself in musical/creative atmospheres. Wanda and JB are for me the ultimate hostess and host. Nothing is too much, the personal approach is very nice and you have an eye for detail.
For anyone who has even the slightest doubt .... do it, experience it. It is an enormous enrichment.

Leonie Plomp

Magical Place

We had been walking around with the idea of starting a creative retreat on Bonaire for a few years. When the wheels of our car crunched over the gravel of the driveway for the first time, it was a done deal. This was where it had to happen! At this point, we are several months into the renovation. It's great to see how the mansion continues to blossom and how inspiration begins to flow from everyone who comes to take a look. It's not an empty slogan, I think that 'the muse' really lives here!

Wanda Bommer

Unique and creative

Before the opening I had the opportunity to take a look at Home of the Muse on Bonaire. A beautiful estate situated in nature between Kralendijk and Sorobon with 12 rooms, a large swimming pool and an outdoor theater. The entire complex was recently renovated and decorated with an eye for detail. An inspiring environment for the creative Master classes, Wanapa nights and corporate training that will be given here and a wonderful group accommodation to rent.
Home of the Muse is a unique and creative concept from JB and Wanda and I can't wait for it to be in full operation.

Liselore van Gorp


When I first came through the gate of the estate, I immediately felt the serenity of the house and its surroundings. And I have since shared the Bonairean consensus: it is a special place! Such a place deserves a special idea, et voilà, Home Of The Muse was born. I hope to be able to welcome people and do beautiful and inspiring things here until the end of time.

JB Meijers

An oasis of creative energy

When you drive through the gate at Home of the Muse you immediately feel an oasis of serenity and creative energy. What a special place this is. The combination of the stately mansion with palm trees and the relaxation of the sun and the pool are the perfect ingredients to get started. It invites you to create and undertake from relaxation, in connection with yourself.



The country house inspires you with all its grandeur, just away from ``the world``.

Changing Place
Changing Time
Changing Thoughts
Changing Future

An experience you will not easily forget!

John Weemaes

Space for yourself

Home of the Muse is more than a place on earth where you can stay. It is a little paradise on earth where you can stay. While everything you need is at your fingertips: a cool room, a lovely bed, luxurious plumbing, it is not forgotten where you are, namely on Bonaire, a Caribbean island where the warm wind blows, the sun rises and sets in ten minutes, and light and air are part of your unforgettable experience there. In Home of the Muse, life melts together perfectly. While you take a refreshing dip in the pool, hummingbirds feast on the tropical flowers and a goat meows next door. There is room for comfort and for nature, and therefore for yourself.

Sanne Wallis de Vries

Where creativity and learning come together

Home of the Muse is not just another estate. Both inside and outside the creativity radiates from it. I was impressed by the design of the spaces and rooms. Gorgeous colors and design that you won't find anywhere else. The large pool is one of a kind and from the rooftop bar I had a fantastic view of Bonaire. Home of the Muse is for me the perfect place to let creativity and learning come together.

Reinier Koning

Breathtaking surroundings

The surroundings of Home Of The Muse are breathtaking with many palm trees, colorful flowers and cacti. On the way there, you may run into flamingos, donkeys and goats. Once checked into the country house you can cool off in the pool and sunbathe on the sundeck. In the bar upstairs you can enjoy a cocktail and the always impressive sunset. A cozy barbecue area completes the relaxed life. The recently renovated and furnished rooms testify to taste and luxury. I am sure that the building, the library, the common areas, the garden and the open-air stage will allow everyone's creativity and inspiration to blossom.

Ageeth van Gorp

Where stories been made

If you are looking for a place that is totally different from ordinary hotels or resorts, a place where stories are made, a place where you have enough space and time to do what you like during your vacation, a place that is funky but at the same time quiet: stop looking, this is it!

Erika Sanders

The mansion comes to life again

It is great to be able to experience the whole process. From the renovation of the beautiful mansion to the creativity and brainstorming with the initiators Wanda and JB and all the other people involved. Over the past few months we have been able to see that every space in the mansion is coming back to life and ready to serve for everyone's creativity, talent and conviviality. We can't wait for the opening of Home Of The Muse and to welcome you along with JB and Wanda to this beautiful and very special place.

Anique & Frederick

A home with a soul

To transform a house into a home with soul is the mutual dream of power couple Wanda & JB. These pioneers of creativity share a new and innovative story on Bonaire with a passionate heart for hospitality. Are you in for a warm welcome in their home where artists and musicians are friends of the house? Don’t hesitate and join one of the masterclasses in this island hide-away. No doubt it will inspire you for life.

Kim Alderden