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Oceanscape Bonaire - - Oceanfront Condo with Incredible View

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Last updated: 11/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Belnem condo description

Welcome to OceanScape Bonaire, your beautiful Bonaire oceanfront condo! You won't believe your eyes when you experience your fabulous view. Your condo is located in the small, quiet, Port Bonaire Resort, located just across the street from the airport. It is so oceanfront, we like to say you can 'spit in the ocean' from the balcony (but due to trade winds, it is not recommended!). The bright, sunny one bedroom condo affords superb privacy, located all the way at the end of the beautiful Dutch-styled building with a panoramic view across the ocean to Kralendijk, Klein Bonaire and the northern mountains of Washington Slaagbai Park. But just turn your head and you have the added bonus of a view across Donkey Beach and those gorgeous Bonaire sunsets to the West. That's right, since you are on the corner, you have a 270 degree view that cannot be surpassed. There is nothing quite like relaxing on the balcony after a long day of diving or snorkeling, glass of wine in hand, to watch the sunset into the ocean. Although waking up, pouring a cup of coffee and meandering out on the balcony to see dolphins arching across the water while a cruise ship passes by to port in Kralendijk is not too bad either!

We have traveled all over the Caribbean for many years, always with the dream/goal of buying our own place on the water. We love to snorkel, hike, go boating, bicycle, and relax on the beach. When we finally ticked off Bonaire on our list of places to visit, we immediately knew we had found our second home. We searched during several visits for the perfect place, and finally found it at Port Bonaire.

What makes it so great? It had all of these things that we were looking for and even more:

* Snorkel and dive directly in front of the condo. There is an easy ladder entry for you to use just steps away from your door, and it is a very short swim to 18th Palm or Windsock dive sites. Some of the most spectacular snorkeling and diving on the island is right in front of you. Dockside rinse tank, freshwater shower, and hanging hooks.
* Walk to the beach. Donkey beach/Windsock is a few steps south of your condo through a secure access gate.
* Dive shop on site. Dive Friends runs a full operation on site and that includes rinse area and lockers.
* Close to the action. You are less than a 10 minute drive to the coveted south shore dive sites or windsurfing at Lac Bay, and 5 minutes to the center of Kralendijk.
* Easy access to the airport, rental cars, grocery, and a short walk to Plaza Resort, just next door, where you will find boat rental, water sports, tennis and restaurants. We don't even rent a car when we arrive. We roll our luggage across the street and get settled in, and then rent a car later when the crowds have died down at the car rental counters, or even the next day to save a few bucks. (And don't worry, the airport is not noisy here - - it is much noisier at places a little further south in Belnem due to the orientation of the single runway)
* Second floor and the additional sense of security it brings, not to mention the enhanced view.
* Sunny, tropical décor and plenty of windows to open, or Air-Conditioning is available throughout.
* Swimming pool right on the oceanfront. Plenty of lounge chairs and an outdoor shower.
* Beautiful tropical gardens full of butterflies and songbirds surround the small, peaceful complex of 26 units.

When you open the door from your private stairway, you will turn through the archway into an open great room that includes the kitchen and living room which opens through a floor to ceiling glass wall onto the balcony. The vaulted ceiling adds an open, airy feel. Tropical décor puts you in the mood for your restful vacation.

There is an electronic security alarm system on the condo for your peace of mind.

The living room area includes a sofa sleeper and 40' flat panel LCD TV, Blu-ray / DVD player, and stereo with IPod docking station. A secured DSL line to use with provided Ethernet cable or wireless with the access code we will provide to you.

The kitchen is fully equipped (really, I like to cook!) with fridge, cook top, microwave/convection/grill oven, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster, blender and electric kettle. The granite countertops offer plenty of workspace if you feel like cooking and enjoying a meal on the privacy of your own balcony. You will also have a Smokey Joe grill if you want to BBQ.

The toilet and bath/shower are separated into two different rooms, each with its own vanity, as is common in European style. This is nice in case you are utilizing the sofa sleeper. The bathroom and toilet are separate from each other, and both are accessible without going into the bedroom.

The bedroom has a comfy queen-size bed, plenty of fluffy pillows, a nice sized closet and a 27' TV. French doors open onto a small balcony overlooking the garden. On this balcony are two hanging rods and 4 heavy duty dive equipment hangers for securely drying your gear.

A safe is available in the condo for your use.

And finally, off the large side balcony (yes, there are three!) there is a laundry room with a washing machine and a drying rack.

Two beach chairs and a cooler are provided.

Linens and towels are provided.

There is air conditioning throughout, but all doors and windows have mosquito screens so you can enjoy the beautiful trade winds if you wish.

Not suitable for children under 6 yrs.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you inquire, we will send you a link to many more pictures. This site will not permit us to post a link to our photo gallery.

Keywords: Condominium

Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    Not suitable for children under 6 yrs. ...moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

                  • Convertible bed(s)

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                  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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                  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfy queen bed with lots of fluffy pillows, 2 nightstands, each with reading lamps, TV with cable and remote control, closet with hanging space and shelves, iron and ironing board, alarm clock. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in living room converts to queen bed. Suitable for 1. (lightweight mattress)....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Other Amenities

                      • Walk to/from airport and car rentals, Electronic Security Alarm System, Hanging rods and heavy duty hangers for securely drying dive gear, Dock with ladder entry into the calm sea, Dockside rinse tank, Dockside hooks for towels and gear, Dockside freshwater shower, Fabulous tropical garden filled with butterflies and birds, Dive-Friends dive shop is on premises. As our guest receive a 20% discount on shore and boat dive packages and all dive courses. ...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books
                      • Books For Adults
                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • DVR
                      • MP3 Dock
                      • Music Library:

                        Bring your own library of your favorite music. Stereo is complete with IPod docking station....moreless

                      • Radio
                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        40' flat panel LCD TV with cable and Blu-ray / DVD player in living room and 27' TV with cable in bedroom....moreless

                      • Stereo
                      • Television
                      • Video Library:

                        A few seasons of Seinfeld and Boston Legal and a variety of movies. Bring your own favorites....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Romantic

                      Attractions

                      • Caves
                      • Museums
                      • Reefs
                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Beach View
                      • Oceanfront

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Spelunking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Air conditioning throughout. Or if you prefer the beautiful trade winds, all doors and windows are screened....moreless

                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Alarm System
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Broadband Access:

                            Secure DSL connection. Use with provided Ethernet cable or wirelessly with the access code we will provide to you....moreless

                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Mobile Phone:

                            Most US cell services do not operate in Bonaire without using very costly roaming features. We provide a cell phone for your use. You can purchase prepaid minutes at any grocery (it will have enough to get you started). Incoming calls are free. You can make local or international calls with the prepaid minutes....moreless

                          • Paper Towels
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Gated private parking....moreless

                          • Printer
                          • Safe
                          • Security System
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Split-System Air Conditioning
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine:

                            Modern front loading washing machine and drying rack provided....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Free wi-fi...moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Everything you need!...moreless

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen:

                            Granite countertops. Coffeemaker, toaster, blender,electric kettle, electric cook top and vented range hood, combination convection oven/microwave. A cooks kitchen! Plenty of pots, pans, and utensils to prepare a fabulous seaside meal to enjoy on your balcony....moreless

                          • Microwave:

                            Combination microwave, toaster oven....moreless

                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Balcony:

                            Directly overlooking the ocean. Gorgeous! Watch the dolphins swim past, parrotfish play at the surface in water so clear you can snap their picture from your balcony. Iguana meander past and crabs race across the walkway below. Ocean sunsets to die for!...moreless

                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Fully Fenced Property
                          • Gated Community
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Furniture
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Walkway To Water

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Discover
                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            Large pool overlooking the ocean with plenty of deck chairs and outdoor shower....moreless

                          • Outdoor Pool

                          Forms Of Payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              House Cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional
                                   

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  low season 2014
                                  May 9 - Dec 12, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $1,200
                                  high season 2015
                                  Dec 13 - Apr 17, 2015
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $1,350
                                  low season 2015
                                  Apr 18 - Dec 18, 2015
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $1,200

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Tax Rate 10%

                                  Notes:

                                  NOTE: The "10% tax" is actually the SERVICE CHARGE. All other taxes and utilities ARE INCLUDED in the rates. No surprises! IMPORTANT: Use of sofa sleeper = + $150 per week (plus 10% service charge). Maximum occupancy 2 people - minimum stay one week. Extra nights are available at the weekly rate divided by 7. Not suitable for children under 6 yrs. of age. Check-in 3pm / Check-out 10am.


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                                  Location

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  Quiet resort like condo community located in the Belnem area. Within walking distance of the airport and restaurants and activities at Plaza Resort. Oceanfront with two fabulous dive/snorkel spots right in front. There is also a 1/2 mile long beach right next to the property, one of the only natural sand beaches on the island just steps away

                                  All southern shore dives/snorkel sites start just 5 minutes down the road. Incredible kitesurfing is about 10 minutes south. You are about 7 minutes from the east side and Lac Bay, with fabulous world-class windsurfing, and about 12 - 15 minutes to the north shore dives. Car rentals and the airport are steps away across the road. It is 1.4 miles to 3 grocery stores. If you like to walk, it is 1.3 miles to the oceanfront Promenade in downtown Kralendijk.

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2008

                                  About the owner: My husband and I love the beautiful underwater world surrounding Bonaire.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Belnem:
                                  Private location at the end of the building, gorgeous oceanfront setting, superb diving and snorkeling right in front, beach a few steps away, lovely well cared for complex with beautiful tropical gardens and large pool. Fabulous, convenient location.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                                  There are so many great things about our place. You will enjoy mid-island convenience to everything. With a Dive-Friends dive-shop at the end of our building, you can dive out front at two fabulous dive sites without ever leaving the property, or there are boat dives leaving from our dock each morning and afternoon. Gorgeous views. Exceptional convenience to the airport. You could even skip car rental for several days and save money. You can literally walk (a short walk at that) across the road to the airport. We do it all the time. And don't worry about airport noise. Due to the orientation of the single runway and the infrequent flight schedule, it truly is not a problem at our place at all.


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                                  Photos

                                  • View from the balcony

                                    View from the balcony

                                  • Corner of balcony

                                    Corner of balcony

                                  • Free secure DSL, Stereo w/ iPod docking station, TV & Blu-ray/DVD player.

                                    Free secure DSL, Stereo w/ iPod docking station, TV & Blu-ray/DVD player.

                                  • Kitchen and dining area with all you need to make yourself at home.

                                    Kitchen and dining area with all you need to make yourself at home.

                                  • Squeaky clean bath

                                    Squeaky clean bath

                                  • Yawn...is it naptime?  Cable tv, dresser and closet, balcony with garden view

                                    Yawn...is it naptime? Cable tv, dresser and closet, balcony with garden view

                                  • A table with a view, please.

                                    A table with a view, please.

                                  • Our dock with ladder into the sea, freshwater shower and rinse tank

                                    Our dock with ladder into the sea, freshwater shower and rinse tank

                                  • Turn your chair on the front balcony and watch the gorgeous Caribbean sunset.

                                    Turn your chair on the front balcony and watch the gorgeous Caribbean sunset.

                                  • In the saltpans, the water is bright pink in places.  Amazing!

                                    In the saltpans, the water is bright pink in places. Amazing!

                                  • Spotted eagle ray, seen at Torres Reef while snorkeling.  Beautiful!

                                    Spotted eagle ray, seen at Torres Reef while snorkeling. Beautiful!

                                  • The place to be!

                                    The place to be!

                                  • Large sliding glass doors open from living area to seaside balcony.

                                    Large sliding glass doors open from living area to seaside balcony.

                                  • View to the adjacent beach. You can see the white secure access gate in this pic

                                    View to the adjacent beach. You can see the white secure access gate in this pic

                                  • Another look at the kitchen

                                    Another look at the kitchen

                                  • Comfy queen size bed with memory foam topper

                                    Comfy queen size bed with memory foam topper

                                  • Smokey Joe hard at work on the side balcony

                                    Smokey Joe hard at work on the side balcony

                                  • The view down to the pool from the front balcony.

                                    The view down to the pool from the front balcony.

                                  • The beach right next to us

                                    The beach right next to us

                                  • Salt piles along the southshore road.

                                    Salt piles along the southshore road.

                                  • See the midnight parrotfish riding the wave?

                                    See the midnight parrotfish riding the wave?

                                  • Our 3 treasures, OceanScape, OceanEdge, and OceanVista.  One of them awaits you!

                                    Our 3 treasures, OceanScape, OceanEdge, and OceanVista. One of them awaits you!

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                                  Date last modified - Friday, November 14, 2014

                                  $1,200 - $1,350 per week (USD)
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                                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 2

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                                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                                  Member since: 2009
                                  Speaks: english
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