Oceanvista Bonaire - Oceanfront Condo with Incredible View
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Welcome to OceanVista Bonaire! An absolutely stunning view and fabulous accommodation awaits you. You will marvel at the view over the beautiful turquoise and blue sea, the quaint seaport of Kralendijk, the quiet secluded island of Klein Bonaire, and the northern vista to scenic and rugged Washington Slagbaai National Park. OceanVista is one of 4 penthouse units located in the small, quiet, Port Bonaire Resort.
The bright, sunny 2 bedroom (plus) affords superb privacy, located on the top floor of the Dutch-styled building. There is nothing quite like relaxing on the balcony after a long day of diving or snorkeling. 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. During several visits we searched for the perfect place, and finally found it. We bought our little gem, OceanScape Bonaire, in early 2008, and in late summer 2010 we could not resist the opportunity to purchase OceanVista, our fabulous penthouse.
What makes it so great? Be sure to read about 'Unique Benefits at this Condo' further down the page in the 'Map and Owner's Profile' section.
When you walk through the door into your condo, you will pass through the archway into an open great room that includes the kitchen and living room, a spacious area with a 20 ft. vaulted ceiling adding an open, airy feeling and from almost anywhere in the room, a broad sweeping view across the sea. New,tasteful 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 new Caribbean contemporary furnishings, a 37' 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 loaded with all you need (really, I like to cook!). Modern fridge, oven and ceramic cook top, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster, blender and electric kettle. We even provide a crockpot! Granite countertops offer plenty of workspace if you feel like cooking and enjoying a meal on the privacy of your own balcony. Smokey Joe grill if you want to BBQ.
Dining on the balcony on the large teak table is such a treat! Whatever you have prepared, it can't taste bad with THIS view. If you wish to dine inside (????) you have a nice kitchen bar and a small bistro table to suit your needs or mood at the time. For a special treat, light some candles and dine al fresco at night on the balcony. The light show from the pool (add a bottle of wine) will stir your senses....just try it.
The master bedroom has a private bath with large walk-in shower. Memory foam-topped, comfy king-size bed, plenty of fluffy pillows, nice sized closet and dresser and 27' TV. This bedroom, with a view from the bedroom windows that will make you cry when you have to leave, opens onto the large, main balcony overlooking the pool, and a magnificent view of the sea, Klein Bonaire, and the entire western shoreline of the island.
The second bedroom is just a gem. Two beds with memory foam toppers can be put together or kept separate. A private bath, roomy closet and large dresser, individually controlled a/c unit (or turn it off and open the window for a fabulous trade wind to caress your tropical dreams), and Sony Bravia 32' flat panel TV...quiet, delightful private retreat.
Upstairs, a roomy sleeping loft with two VERY comfortable twin beds that can be separated or put together and your own a/c to control as you wish. The loft can share the bath/toilet with the 2nd bedroom with a unique door and lock arrangement that maintains privacy for both parties.
A safe is available in the condo for your use.
Off the stairside balcony there is a laundry room with a washing machine and a drying rack.
Four beach chairs and a cooler provided.
Linens and towels provided.
A transformer-based, surge-protected charging station is provided for your recharging needs.
Secure DSL line for your internet access. Fast and reliable.
Air conditioning in each and every room, including livingroom and loft, all doors and windows have mosquito screens so whenever you wish, you can enjoy the beautiful trade winds.
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Keywords: Oceanfront, Vacation Rental, Condo, View
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
IMPORTANT NOTE: For safety reasons, all children must be over age 6. The high balconies and loft area have open railings that are too dangerous for young children. Older children are welcome....morecollapse
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
King size beds (1) Memory foam topped king mattress with lots of pillows. 2 nightstands and reading lamps, 27' TV with cable, closet with hanging space and shelves, iron and ironing board, alarm clock. Bedroom opens onto balcony., Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 memory foam topped twin beds in 2nd bedroom and 2 more in the loft. Both areas have a/c. 32' Sony Bravia TV in bedroom. Unique arrangement of locking doors allows shared bath for these areas while still maintaining privacy....morecollapse
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
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- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
Walk to/from aiport and car rentals, electronic security alarm, dock with easy ladder entry into the calm sea, dockside rinse tank, dockside hooks for towels and gear, dockside freshwater shower, well maintained tropical garden filled with butterflies and song birds, Dive-Friends full service dive shop is on premises. As our guest receive a 20% discount on shore and boat dive packages and all dive courses. ...morecollapse
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- DVD Player
- CD Player
Most US cell services do not operate in Bonaire without costly roaming charges. We provide a cell phone for your use. You can purchase prepaid minutes at any grocery (it will have enough minutes on it to get you started). Incoming calls are free. You can make local or international calls with the prepaid minutes....morecollapse
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Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
If you are making the trip to Bonaire, you probably already know the main activities are scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, windsurfing, kite surfing, fishing, biking, and hiking. Port Bonaire is constructed at the edge of a channel with a protective jetty in front, so entry to the sea is always calm and easy. Donkey Beach/Windsock, just next door, is one of the most popular beaches on the island. It can be accessed through a secure gate with coded lock. By making arrangements with Dive Friends (we can put you in touch with them directly), depending on what time you arrive on island, you very well may be able to do your dive orientation the same day your arrive. ...morecollapse
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Relaxation Bonaire Style
Relaxation Bonaire Style
Although we have stayed in Connie and Vlad's other property, OceanScape, this was our first experience staying in Oceanvista. The accomodations are very clean and extremely comfortable with everything necessary to ensure an enjoyable visit. In true Connie fashion, she provided a generous and informative pre-arrival booklet describing all of the features of Ocenavista, the Port Bonaire property and general Bonaire information. First time visitors would be well prepared simply by reviewing the information provided in Connie's booklet. The views from the third floor balcony, Master bedroom and loft windows are nothing short of spectacular. The views provide a nearly 180 degree panorama of the breathtaking Bonaire shoreline. The proximity to the airport, nearby shopping, downtown and mutilitude of diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, beach combing and kite borading sites make this the ideal location on Bonaire. The kitchem is fully stocked with everything necessary to prepare, serve and enjoy any meal. The refrigerator is large by Bonaire standards and is large enough to hold ample supplies to reduce the number of trips to the stores (unless you are like my wife who enjoys seeing the different types of merchandise). We enjoiyed breakfast everyday on the 3rd floor balcony while watching the numerous wonders on Bonaire. Lunches and dinners were a combination of local restaurants and items cooked on the grill provided with the unit. The lounge chairs provided with the unit were carriied with us to enjoy beachcombing sunbathing and sunsets at the various beaches and Washington Slagbai Nation Park. The Master bedroom has a king sized bed that is extreamly comfortable. There is ample storage in the closets, dresser and nightstands. The bathrooms are clean and well laid out. The shower in the Master bedroom is very large and open style. The living room is wel appointed with all of the creature comforts necessary to ensure an enjoyable stay. A large flat screen TV with blue-ray player and stereo surround system is provided with a generous selection of movies and recent popluar televisions series. A good slection of reading and reference material is also provided. The unit has cable TV and both wireless and hard wired internet access. Discount vouchers are provided for the onsite dive operator, Dive Friends Bonaire. We only had one minor incident with the main air conditioning unit that was resolved in a manner of minutes by Mark, the caretaker.
- Guest Sniper
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 03/29/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Perfect pretty much sums up our experience at OceanVista. This was definitely one of the best equipped and best maintained properties we've rented anywhere. The detailed descriptions are spot on. We didn't even have one of the usual "I wish this place had ..." moments. The owners seem to have thought of everything, even the free wifi (for those of us that have trouble completely disconnecting). Connie (the owner) is extremely helpful and informative and sent us in advance the most comprehensive welcome package, including a cell phone card to use locally and discounts at the onsite dive shop (saved us 20% on our dives). We miss OceanVista already and would go back in a heartbeat.
- Guest Steve N.
- Date of stay 03/02/13
- Review Submitted 03/14/13
My two teens and I immensely enjoyed our stay on Bonaire in the comfortable, beautiful, Ocean Vista condo! Everything was so well laid out; the owners seemed to have thought of everything one could possibly want and need. They even offered to have a Christmas tree set up for us since we were there the last week of December! I was impressed with the organized, efficient and thorough communications with the owners including a customized notebook with information for our stay. I was concerned about the proximity to the airport and brought heavy duty earplugs, but I never used them since, exactly as the owner reassured me, the occasional takeoffs and landings I noticed were minimal, and it turned out to be very convenient to be so close to town and the airport. The condo and complex are quiet and immaculately clean and maintained, and the landscaping, pool and grounds are pretty. The on-site manager was considerate and helpful. Overall I am very pleased with our choice. We prefer to relax "at home" in the evenings, and the well-equipped kitchen with nice, new appliances etc made cooking in very easy. Only problem was that it was difficult to dislodge the kids from the comforts of the condo and its high speed wifi connection!
- Guest Mariel
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/01/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Beautifully maintained and fully equiped property. Adjacent to the Bonaire Flamingo Airport with easy access to the rental car facilities and grocery stores. The pool is freshwater and the beach is only a 2 block walk. Two of the island best snorkel sites are directly adjacent to the property. Dive friends Bonaire is located at the end of the property for those interested in Scuba diving. Great location and wonderful interior layout with veranda, 2 baths, loft, TV, WiFi and plenty of room!! Great place to relax and enjoy.
- Guest Steve
- Date of stay 11/10/12
- Review Submitted 11/20/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
Oceanvista is GREAT!!
Oceanvista is GREAT!!
My husband and I love Bonaire and have travelled there many times for wonderful and relaxing dive vacations. My friend Debbie actually found Oceanvista on VRBO and we decided to try another location. It was very convenient and was well equipped. The view was truly incredible :-) Mark who is the on-site property manager was very helpful. We'd definitely recommend it!
- Guest njmi
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 09/10/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
A Wonderful Condo!
A Wonderful Condo!
This was our fourth stay on Bonaire, and the best rental by far. The location is perfect, especially after coming in on the overnight flight. We literally wheeled our bags across the street and we were home. There was little airport noise, especially with the KLM flights leaving in the early evening. The condo is very clean and well maintained. Connie's information packet was extremely helpful and thoughtful. Having Dive Friends Bonaire on site is wonderful and we used the Port Bonaire site as well as their other ones around the island. The kitchen is well equipped....a nice change compared to other rentals! We loved Oceanvista and will definitely stay there again.
- Guest CardinalCreek
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Our stay at OceanVista was amazing! It was our first trip to Bonaire, and we didn't know quite what to expect. Connie answered questions even before we knew what to ask and the place was immaculate. The information packet she sent out in advance was all the local advice that tourists crave to have the best experience possible. The view from the condo is postcard PERFECT and everything IS all that it's cracked up to be. The condo was well kept, stocked with everything (including bug dope!) and comfortable. We felt at home immediately. The pool area was never crowded and it was fabulous to float around after a long day of diving. Bonaire is a place where one can wind down quickly and OceanVista is far enough away from town to feel like you're "away from it all." Although it was close to the airport, we rarely heard airplane noise and the convenience was worth it as it is only a quick walk across the street to open the door to paradise! Great snorkeling and scuba right out the front door and we were treated to swimming with a manta right off the dock! We enjoyed fine service from Dive Buddies which is located on site and the 20% discount available to Connie's guests made it a steal to bang out three specialty certifications. The kitchen in the condo is well equipped and you can save a fortune by eating in. However, the food in Bonaire is wonderful and we treated ourselves out to dinner almost every night. (Yeah, it was expensive, but we're worth it!) We had DELICIOUS meals at Donna and Georgio's, Norca's Pasa Bon Pizza and Bistro De Paris. You simply can't go wrong with any of these choices! (Lion fish is tasty, btw!!) I can't rave enough about the condo, our stay, the diving, the fishing and the fun and relaxation we had on this trip. Connie warned us that Bonaire was addicting, and I can honestly say she's right. I can't wait to return!
- Guest Rona J.
- Date of stay 05/05/12
- Review Submitted 07/08/12
A perfect getaway in Bonaire.
A perfect getaway in Bonaire.
We had a lovely time at the Oceanvista Bonaire condo. It was just as described, very clean, and the location is perfect. Initially we were concerned about being so close to the airport, but air traffic is minimal and we rarely heard it. Connie provides loads of information to enhance your vacation and even a cell phone to use while you are there. We had everything we needed and are already dreaming about sitting on the balcony looking at the ocean.
- Guest Jan
- Date of stay 02/18/12
- Review Submitted 02/26/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
The description does not do the condo justice. It is so lovely and the view is fabulous. Connie (the owner) is so helpful and she has a beautifully equipped home. You are not renting a condo, you are renting a home and there is a difference. Everything you need to have the perfect vacation. We were there for 10 days and wanted to stay for 20 more. Would recommend this location to anyone who likes the beach, snorkeling, diving, great restaurants and just a great all around time. We would go back in a heartbeat and would love to stay with Connie again.
- Guest caroleriggs
- Date of stay 02/09/12
- Review Submitted 02/19/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Delightful oceanfront accommodation
Delightful oceanfront accommodation
The OceanVista condo, in the Port Bonaire complex on Bonaire, was the perfect vacation spot in every respect. The unit was spacious, fully equipped, immaculate, well maintained and conveniently located (just a few minutes from town and its many restaurants). The deck overlooks the pool area, and the gorgeous Caribbean just beyond, with Klein Bonaire in the foreground and the coast of Bonaire in the distance. The perfect spot for lunch and our late afternoon rum punches! And the snorkeling just a few hundred feet away (with easy water access down stairs from the pool deck) was superb! -- a huge profusion and variety of fish, and some very large specimens for the type. As examples, we saw some monster parrotfish (over 3 feet long!), and families of the beautiful damselfish with adults of as much as 6 inches. The owner provided numerous nice touches, including an extensive information package, a portable rack for hanging wet suits and etc, small coolers, and even a starter supply of coffee (really helpful if you arrive late in the day, as we did, and can't get to a store until the next day). We were only two people, but the condo could easily accommodate 6, since it has two bedrooms and a very nice loft. We loved OceanVista
- Guest Michael G.
- Date of stay 02/01/12
- Review Submitted 02/16/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
THE REAL HONEST RATES - THEY WON'T BE HIGHER WHEN YOU CONTACT US. now - Dec 13, 2013 .. $1350/week 1-2 people Dec 14, 2013 - Apr 18, 2014 .. $1500/week 1-2 people Apr 19 - Dec 12, 2014 .. $1400/week 1-2 people For more than 2 people, add $140 per additional person per week Maximum occupancy is 6 people. Minimum stay is one week. Extra nights are available at the weekly rate divided by 7. Rates include all taxes but do not include 10% service charge
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Vlad and me enjoying the fantastic underwater world in Bonaire.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
* Snorkel and dive directly in front of the condo. Easy ladder entry for you to use, steps away from your door, very short swim to 18th Palm or Windsock dive sites. Spectacular snorkeling and diving right in front of you. Dockside rinse tank, freshwater shower, and hanging hooks. * Walk to 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. * 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, 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.(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) * Top 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. * Large swimming pool right on the oceanfront. Plenty of lounge chairs. * Beautiful tropical gardens full of butterflies and songbirds surround the small, peaceful complex of 26 units
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View from one of the master bedroom windows
From the balcony. View to the tranquil marina.
Livingroom looking out to balcony
Bright and cheery full size kitchen equipped just like home!
2nd bedroom, private bath, a/c, Sony Bravia TV - memory foam toppers.
Sleeping loft with a/c
circled in the middle, OceanVista, and on the right, OceanScape
Cruise ship passing by at night
From the balcony. Morning sun streaming across the pool and seafront.
Seaside dining on the balcony. Not shown - 2 more chairs and another table
Livingroom and kitchen viewed from the loft.
Master bed - king size with 3" memory foam - private bath - opens to balcony
2nd bedroom, private bath, a/c, Sony Bravia TV.
Our dock with ladder into the sea, freshwater shower and rinse tank
The beach right next to our place.
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