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Penthouse in Kralendijk -- Waterfront - Beautiful

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Penthouse on the left building ; the Restaurant It-Rains-Fishes is next door

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Last updated: 07/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kralendijk condo description

A beautiful penthouse with 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms , a living room and kitchen /dining room and a large outdoor terrace with bar and BBQ . You will love our oceanfront condo on the boulevard of Kralendijk, within walking distance to restaurants , grocery stores and the main tourist street (Kaya Grandi).

The condo has over 1700 sqft ( 160m2) including the outdoor living spaces . You will have a shaded area to relax outside or you can choose to sunbathe on the lounge chairs . Of course, many days you may end up watching the sunset from the bar .

We have been told many times by guests :”this must be the best view and location in Bonaire “ . Please read the reviews .The penthouse has everything one can wish for : walking distance to the beach in front of the unit and to the next door diving operator and to the famous Karel's pier -Bonaire’s one and only above the water bar and restaurant.

The condo has a firsthand view of the coming and going of the yachts that visit Bonaire and the cruise ships will pass directly in front of you .The security is excellent , a gate key is needed to enter the premises and the entry door is the only door on our floor level. The property is fully airconditioned , a rarity in Bonaire , but trade winds and ceiling fans will allow comfortable sleeping without airco’s in some seasons ,also because the property is fully screened against mosquito's. when . We ourselves usually start the living area A/C after sunset and the bedroom airco's an hour before retiring . During the day we enjoy the tradewinds which make the penthouse very comfortable .

We believe this is a premier place in Bonaire and we would not trade with anyone else because each morning we enjoy the view of the turquoise waters , the beaches of Klein Bonaire across and the distant view of the mountainous area of Bonaire in the Washington Park preserve. You can also on occasion see dolphin pods pass by while sipping your morning coffee(s) .

In the evening, we enjoy a cool drink –the local Amstel beer is called “Bright” and we rate the sunsets by assigning a number of Brights . A five Bright evening as shown in the photo is the best sunset you can experience in the Caribbean. Fortunately there are many great sunsets …

Local assistance with any problems/questions during your stay and the airport reception will be provided by our very capable property managers at VanEpsPropertyManagement.

Have a great vacation.

Keywords: Penthouse, Waterfront

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • King size beds (1) Huge King , 2m by 2.20 m ., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 beds , each is 1 m by 2.20 m, Baby Cribs (1) Crib can be used for baby's and children up to 3 years ....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            We can , if requested , supply the fridge and freezer with the basics before your arrival. For extensive catering there are several professional catering companies on Bonaire. References supplied on request .and you can find business cards in the Guestbook ....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen with dishwasher , sink, pullout faucet, electric cooktop , toaster and small oven . Pizza pan , elec. water kettle, coffee maker, French press, coffee bean grinder ,juicer, fondue set , a Dutch gourmetten set, etc etc ....moreless

          • Microwave:

            New in 2012 ; an Over-The-Counter GE Advantium Microwave /Convection/Oven combination . Capacity to broil, bake, roast etc, and it has the usual microwave ..features....moreless

          • Dining:

            Two dining area's ' inside dining for 4 ; table has extension leaves to make room for 8 persons . Outside dining for 8 people under gazebo....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Many cooking utensils -2 drawers full -and pots and pans are available if you like to cook . See our reference also....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            french doors , bottom freezer , through the door water and ice . This is full sized large fridge . New in 2011....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Coffee maker and two French press's and a coffee bean mill...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Many plates , cups, utensils and flatware ....moreless

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New dryer , you will rarely need it in Bonaire , but it is handy on rainy days . We also provide a drying rack for sunny days ....moreless

          • Living Room seats 6:

            See photo's ; a love seat , two chairs and an ottoman . 4 Additional chairs in the bedrooms....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            The parking lot for Club Nautico owners and renters is next to the complex....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            New washer , very quiet and convenient ....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            extra sets are provided for all beds ;...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            All rooms have airco ....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Music Library:

            Many CD's , mostly oldies and local music. But bring your Ipod or MP3 ; there is a connection slot at the receiver/amplifier . Margaritaville can be put on repeat :)...moreless

          • Video Library:

            There are some ( 20) DVD movies in the TV cabinet . Netflix can be reached via WiFi....moreless

          • Books:

            A library cabinet with many popular titles and best sellers : ' airport literature'....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (3) Cable television in all three rooms ; flat screen TV....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            DVD in living room and in Guest bedroom ....moreless

          • Stereo:

            AM/FM/ 5 disc DVD player , amplifier ...moreless

          • Television:

            Cable TV , 60 channels ...moreless

          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            The condo provides a prepaid phone ; it will be preloaded before your arrival with at least $25. Calls to the USA and Netherlands are priced at several cents/minute , so nobody has run out of money.( yet :)....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            A Linksys Router provides personal High speed wireless Internet in condo from every room . Bring your laptop. Full-time service. The security access code is written on the router .....moreless

          • Free Long Distance:

            See details on the phone -- free long distance. It's a pay as you go phone. Phone is pre-loaded before your arrival....moreless

          • Broadband Access:

            TV/Cable company provides round the clock high-speed Internet .service....moreless

          • Internet:

            Yes , full time high speed cable connection , WIFI throughout the home ....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            See the photo provided ; the covered area is used for dining and relaxing ; sunbathing on lounge chairs is available on the open area of the terrace. The Lanai has several types of ceiling lights and a ceiling fan for the rare nights when there is no wind in Bonaire....moreless

          • Balcony:

            Off the living room there are teak furniture chairs and table for morning coffee , breakfast or just reading a good book....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            The terrace provides open air living , dining , bar and lounge chairs....moreless

          • Beach Chairs:

            4...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

          • Oceanfront:

            The photo's give a good impression of the Club Nautico building , which is located on the main boulevard of Kralendijk. Many of the better restaurants are located on that boulevard and the center of town , all within walking distance....moreless

          • Beach View:

            Just to the North of our location ( about 100 yards) is the beach used by many guests to enter the water for snorkeling or diving ....moreless

          Activities

          • Zoo
          • Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Golf
          • Spelunking
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Parasailing
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Cycling
          • Water Skiing
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Boating
          • Churches
          • Restaurants
          • Medical Services
          • Kayaking
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.9
          from 13 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          High Season
          Dec 13 - Apr 10, 2015
          7 night min stay
          $185

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay
          $165

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Tax Rate 15%

          Notes:

          In low/standard season , the fourth week is free .


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          Last updated: 07/16/2014
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          Location

          3 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Flamingo Airport
          Kralendijk
          Nearest Ferry
          across the boulevard , ferry to Klein Bonaire
          1200 Miles
          Nearest Train
          no trains in Bonaire; Miami is nearest
          300 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          not in Bonaire; highway in Caracas venezuela
          Kralendijk
          Nearest Beach
          across the boulevard
          Kralendijk
          Nearest Barpub
          It Rains Fishes , part of Club Nautico
          1000 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          In Columbia
          5 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          BushuRibana course
          Kralendijk
          Nearest Restaurant
          It Rains Fishes , part of Club Nautico

          Car: Recommended

          The condo is located on the Ocean Boulevard , very close to the center of Kralendijk . The small town of Kralendijk prides itself in only one over the water restaurant/bar called Karel's and it is a 3 minute walk along the ocean. Furthermore many of the best restaurants are located along this waterfront and all are walking distance . Need to buy souvenirs? The Kaya Grandi (= big street ) has many stores with all kinds of souvenirs. On days when a cruise boat is in the harbor , there are many more souvenir vendors to tempt the passengers debarking from the cruise boat .

          Need groceries , you can walk it in 5 minutes but you may prefer to take the car rather than carrying back all that beer :).

          Full service Dive shops are located both North and South along the Boulevard . You can store equipment overnight at these facilities so you don't have to carry it to the condo. Most divers visiting Bonaire love the shore diving experience when you can just walk in and plunge down along the wall . No need to pay for boat excursions except if you want to dive along Klein Bonaire . Since you need a car for shore diving , you can take it into the national park covering 1/2 of Bonaire : the Washington Park . The drive through the park can be interesting after a rain shower, since the roads are not paved :a 4 wheel drive car is then required.

          One should also take a kayak tour through the mangrove forests ; very interesting to see the birthplace of many of the tropical fishes one can encounter on the reefs around Bonaire .

          If all that sounds tiresome , the Windsurf Place on the east Coast ( a 15 minute drive ) will offer total relaxation with sun , wind , local snacks , sangria and many easy chairs to catch the sun.

          A Great time can be had in Bonaire but the nightlife is minimal , no disco's , a few late-night bars but no swinging night clubs , just easy living .

          Enjoy.

           

          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 2006

          About: We emigrated from Holland to the USA in 1968 ; one of us is Dutch , one changed to US citizenship. The family is fond of diving , so we have visited Bonaire since 1988 and after vacationing in other Caribbean diving resorts we selected Bonaire as the best choice. After we retired we purchased this condo.

          Why Kralendijk:
          Bonaire is a mix of Dutch , American and Lt American influences . Low crime rates and friendly people were important factors for us to choose Bonaire , besides the diving.

          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
          We walk to the town , to shopping , to restaurants . In the USA we have to drive 3 miles to the nearest store, so this location is a totally different experience . There is a parking lot for our rental car, but we don't drive every day . Relaxed living and enjoying the cultural sights and sounds of Bonaire , makes us come back 3 or 4 times a year.


          Contact us

          Speaks: dutch, french, german, english

          Links to more information:

           

          Photos

          • Penthouse on the left building ; the Restaurant It-Rains-Fishes is next door

            Penthouse on the left building ; the Restaurant It-Rains-Fishes is next door

          • Lounge chairs and the bar (at right).

            Lounge chairs and the bar (at right).

          • Dive gear rinsing station

            Dive gear rinsing station

          • Outside dining area , table is set for the 5 o'clock ritual.

            Outside dining area , table is set for the 5 o'clock ritual.

          • French door fridge with bottom freezer and two ice-makers

            French door fridge with bottom freezer and two ice-makers

          • Living Room

            Living Room

          • All rooms are mosquito proof . Sliding screen doors give access to the balcony.

            All rooms are mosquito proof . Sliding screen doors give access to the balcony.

          • Master Bedroom with  super  king sized bed.

            Master Bedroom with super king sized bed.

          • Master Bath --double sink  .

            Master Bath --double sink .

          • The half bath

            The half bath

          • Sometimes cruise boats are so close you want to yell 'slow down' ...no worries.

            Sometimes cruise boats are so close you want to yell 'slow down' ...no worries.

          • Sad sunset  ---worth only one beer

            Sad sunset ---worth only one beer

          • Balcony ,perfect for breakfast, coffee and reading while enjoying the view.

            Balcony ,perfect for breakfast, coffee and reading while enjoying the view.

          • The bar overlooks the ocean and is a focal point to view sunsets .

            The bar overlooks the ocean and is a focal point to view sunsets .

          • Dining on the patio under the fan and the lights is a pleasure any time .

            Dining on the patio under the fan and the lights is a pleasure any time .

          • Eat-in kitchen with new fridge and a GE Convection/Oven/ Microwave combo.

            Eat-in kitchen with new fridge and a GE Convection/Oven/ Microwave combo.

          • Kitchen detail - the ceiling fan and GE combination oven/microwave.

            Kitchen detail - the ceiling fan and GE combination oven/microwave.

          • Living room again with entrance to patio.

            Living room again with entrance to patio.

          • Two beds in the guest room; beds are long :2.20m (88'). 
Dutch people are tall !

            Two beds in the guest room; beds are long :2.20m (88'). Dutch people are tall !

          • Guest bathroom--I am standing in the shower :)

            Guest bathroom--I am standing in the shower :)

          • The large shower stall of the Master Bath .

            The large shower stall of the Master Bath .

          • View towards the beach entry for snorkeling and diving .

            View towards the beach entry for snorkeling and diving .

          • The ferry at the Club Nautico pier will take you to this beach on Klein Bonaire

            The ferry at the Club Nautico pier will take you to this beach on Klein Bonaire

          • This sunset we rated  5 beers --the best .

            This sunset we rated 5 beers --the best .

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          2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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