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Welcome to VINIBU where we say: Life is good, and on Bonaire, it's even better!
Luxuriate in your spectacular third floor 2 bedroom/2 bath Oceanfront Condo on a private soft sand beach. Enjoy million dollar romantic Caribbean views from bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms and ocean front seaside terrace. And, no reason to be concerned about invasive crowding from cruise ship passengers, which takes place on public beaches.
OK, the “voting” was my wife and me (and literally hundreds of our past guests), but it's really beautiful and the STUNNING beachfront views from our heightened corner terrace are simply AWESOME! Since Klein Bonaire will not obstruct your view,It's the best spot on the island to view the sunsets. As many of our guests write to us, 'your photos do not do it justice'. Be sure to visit our personal website (see link below or Google VINIBU)and read guest comments to learn why VINIBU was voted #1!
NIna and I have been traveling to Bonaire over 25 years looking for the “perfect spot”. As the first purchaser at Bellevue, we purchased the coveted 3rd floor corner unit. This provides excellent security, trade winds throughout and expansive birds eye killer views from the living room, both bedrooms and seaside terrace.
Our search criteria:
*Peaceful BEACHFRONT location; breath taking ocean sunset views; PRIVATE seaside terrace. NOT on a lagoon, man-made canal or marina.
*The security of upper floor living with sweeping expansive views from all windows. Outdoor privacy on the seaside terrace for intimate meals, sunbathing etc.
*Private natural soft sand beach (difficult to find on Bonaire) and a great dive site in front; No climbing down messy wet/dangerous ladders, easy sand entrance/exit into the sea.
*Away from the hustle of Kralendyk. It's a picturesque town, but we avoid it when a cruise ship is in port.
*Seaside f/w pool
*Away from the airport noise. Enjoy the peace & tranquility at VINIBU. Listen to the song of the troupials instead!
*secured gear storage area steps from beach, rinse tank, shower and gear assembling area for EZ dives 'out back'.
We believe we found it! Why don’t you be the judge?
The beachfront Bellevue Condominium Residence (10 units, completed late 2008) is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and palm trees 10 minutes south of Kralendyk; an exclusive neighborhood of prestigious oceanfront homes.
The Belnem coastal area offers the finest ocean frontage on Bonaire! You'll find the location to be safe & convenient with professional 24/7 support to assist your every need. Each condo has an intercom system to control access to the building.
An elevator takes you up to your secure 3rd floor corner unit which we named VINIBU. The spacious living room opens up onto the beachfront terrace which provides a sweeping panorama offering surreal views of the dazzling diaphanous turquoise waters, Klein Bonaire and the mountainous north part of the island.
The soft sandy beach and Caribbean Sea are 10 steps away! In one minute you can wade into the 80 degree gin clear water, take a dip in the pool and hot tub or just enjoy the privacy of your covered balcony as you sit back & enjoy the sunset. Marvel at the ever changing hues of the crystal blue water & watch the dolphins which swim by in the early morning hours.
Our airy condo is all one level, no stairs. VINIBU is constructed to take advantage of the refreshing trade winds (one of the many benefits besides the upper-floor 180 degree seaside view) which blow east to west & naturally cool the rooms. All windows have micro-mesh screens which keeps out the smallest of bugs and mosquitoes. Mosquitoes (and their assorted health issues) are attracted to low lying places surrounded by vegetation. We avoid them. The 2 bedrooms at VINIBU are air conditioned, as well as the kitchen and living room! The option is yours; au natural cooling with the trade winds and ceiling fans or air conditioning throughout.
The master bedroom has a wonderful view of the Caribbean; the guest bedroom opens up onto a small terrace which overlooks the east side of the island. Each has an en suite bathroom with a large walk in shower.
For those occasions when you want to “eat in”, a cheerful modern fully equipped kitchen is provided with all granite counters, full size oven, smaller toaster oven, broiler, ceramic cook top, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, electric hot water kettle, outside Weber grill on the seaside terrace, dishwasher, all dishes/utensils etc. Additionally we have; cable wall mounted LCD TV, Bose Wave Music system with I Pod docking station, hi speed wired PRIVATE Secured ADSL internet connection (or secure wireless if you prefer), clothes washer, and linens & towels are also provided. A secure electronic safe (can accommodate laptop) is in the unit to store valuables. We also have a private simplisafe security system; (google simplisafe for additional details) installed to ensure our guests' safety, security of their possessions and peace of mind.
Great scuba diving, swimming and snorkeling directly in front of the condo right off your own private soft sand beach. Absolutely no need to worry about swarms of cruise ship passengers descending on your spot! Buddy Dive at Belmar a full service dive center is located just 300 meters away. Also, our beach has no dive moorings on our reef. That means no rushing to public dive sites and then have a dive boat drop 20 divers on top of you! We have made many enjoyable dives in front of VINIBU. Advantages; No dive sites to drive to; EZ entry/exit on soft sand beach, upon exiting you have a fresh water shower, rinse tank and gear storage immediately available. Nothing could be easier for those who just want to kick back and do some early morning, afternoon or evening night dives or snorkeling!
Bellevue is constructed over one of the few natural sandy beaches on Bonaire. It’s a great spot for beginner divers with the sand entry and exit, not the iron shore which is prevalent around the island. The magnificent reef drop off is 50 meters off shore in approximately 35 feet of clear water.
In the evening, enjoy a cool drink as you await the “green flash” as the tropical sun majestically settles into the Caribbean. You could not have a better view anywhere on the island then from your own private elevated terrace!
**SEE BELOW 'more information' link to VINIBU website; MORE PHOTOS & INFO**
**FREE** transportation to & from airport. **FREE** Exclusive use of 24 hr telephone hot line. Local assistance with any problems/questions. **FREE** Land line telephone in condo for incoming and outgoing local calls **FREE** Pre-arrival grocery shopping service **FREE** Private secure ADSL ethernet line (or secure wireless network). Access instructions in condo.
Master: King sized bed (1) 2x2 meters Adjoins private full sized bathroom. Plenty of comfy pillows with overhead ceiling fan and of course a/c. Complete with teak mirror and furniture. Window overlooking the Caribbean., Guest: (2) Euro Twin with private full bathroom. The guest bedroom opens up onto elevated terrace overlooking the east side of the island....moreless
Both bathrooms have fully tiled oversized walk in showers.
Bose Wave Music System for your listening pleasure. Bring your I Pod with YOUR music & you're set to go.
Also, cooler in the condo to use for those picnics to the national park. We will also arrange a first morning breakfast package for you, free of charge.
**FREE** transportation to & from the airport.
**FREE** Exclusive use only for our guests of a 24 hr telephone hot line for assistance with any problems or answers to questions you may encounter while on island.
**Large electronic safe in Master Bedroom capable of storing your laptop/camera and other misc items**
SimpliSafe security system for our guests' peace of mind....moreless
Bose Wave Music system with IPOD docking. Bring your IPOD and enjoy your own music library!...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Wall mounted Sony TV with family cable package.....moreless
Located on soft sand beach, EZ ocean walk in/exit...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
AC is available in both bedrooms as well as the living room & kitchen. All windows with micro-mesh screens so you decide a/c or enjoy the refreshing trade winds....moreless
There is a private secured broadband Ethernet line in our living room for you to hook up to your laptop. Additionally we also have a secured wireless network for your use. Specific log on instructions to the secured network are provided in the condo....moreless
wired or wireless. No 'spotty internet connections' here. VINIBU as it's own private WIFI....moreless
Iron & Board
All linens as well as beach towels are supplied....moreless
Parking Off Street:
Off street private parking in front of building....moreless
Free landline phone in the living room for your convenience for all local calling needs. International calls are blocked. We recommend using SKYPE on your computer for international calling....moreless
Sanyo fully automatic washing machine with drying rack....moreless
Secured wireless home network. Secret password access info supplied at VINIBU....moreless
All cooking utensils are supplied in our well stocked kitchen. Weber electric grill on lanai...moreless
Dishes & Utensils
This is a cook's kitchen which you'll find has all required accoutrements to make a great meal.
Immaculate granite topped counters/small bar & fully equipped to cook just about any meal. New Samsung through the door fridge; auto ice maker , blender, carafe coffee maker, electric kettle, etc. ...moreless
Samsung double door with through-the-door ice dispenser and filtered cold water dispenser....moreless
Pool overlooking the beach & ocean with adjoining hot tub to enjoy a refreshing drink in while watching the sunset into the Caribbean. Plenty of poolside lounge chairs together with outside fresh water shower....moreless
High Season Dec 15 - Apr 14, 2016 7 night min stay
Low Season Apr 15 - Dec 14, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$5.50 pp/pn hotel tax;$6
15% service charge$218
Rental prices excl. 15% s/c. Room taxes, $5.50 pp/pn. Check-out time 10:00AM; Check-in 2:00PM. Electric usage incl., max. $15 per night. $250 addl. party of 3 or more. See VINIBU website for addl. details and cancellation policy. Reservation requests MUST come through the "contact us" on the below site.
All billings via our agent Sunbelt Realty.
Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Animal lovers be sure to visit Bonaire's Donkey Sanctuary. Enjoy a quite seaside picnic scenic at Lac Cai. If you want a party atmosphere, visit Lac Cai on Sundays. Alternatively, just enjoy our private (not man made) beach which is one of the few on Bonaire to just relax and enjoy the sun, soft sand and surf.
Additionally, secured scuba gear storage is ocean side with rinse tank & fresh water shower.
Year Purchased: 2005
About: Vince began scuba diving at age 13 in the Manasquan Inlet in New Jersey. In the days before mandatory certification, he was self-taught.
Although there were many enjoyable trips throughout the Caribbean over the years, Bonaire's spectacular diving, perfect weather, and easy pace always beckoned, and, in 2005, we were the first buyer at Bellevue from the plans of the site proposal and chose the coveted 3rd floor corner unit (#9) which was to boast fantastic seaside views. The first thing that attracted us was the site! There was a beautiful natural soft sand beach directly in front. Additionally, the site was far enough away from the airport that noise from planes would not be a factor. Construction took over 3 years to complete. We were the first to stay at Bellevue in the latter part of 2008 and currently spend 3 months a year there.
Why Belnem: Belnem boasts some of the most luxurious private seaside properties on all of Bonaire. You'll find that neighboring properties along the shore road are priced well in excess of $1.5 million. Belnem is quiet, yet only a ten minute ride to Kralendyke the main town on Bonaire. We guarantee that you will not be over run with cruise ship passengers when the ships are in port.
Want a private, natural (NOT man made) soft sand beach for your enjoyment? Well we've got it! We suggest that you always ask to see photos of the beach on properties which advertise 'beachfront'. You may be surprised as to what some advertise as a beach.
Additionally, the location is just ideal to access the southern dive sites, a great dive shop 30 secs away for EZ access to filled tanks (air & nitrox) as well as 5 minutes from the windsurf facilities located at Lac Bay. We believe the Belnem location as absolutely ideal which is why we chose this property when we purchased.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: Beautiful 180 degree 'million dollar' stunning views from both the living room, bedrooms and your private seaside terrace overlooking the Caribbean while dining out on a completely private terrace. Your privacy at VINIBU is ensured! And, no reservations are required for your oceanfront al fresco table for either breakfast, lunch or dinner.
To learn why VINIBU was Voted # 1, please be sure to read the reviews by our many, many past happy guests under the 'guests comments' section of our home web page! See VINIBU homepage link directly below (or just google vinibu; we're easy to find).