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Buttonwood Cottage, Four Minute Walk from the Caribbean Sea

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kralendijk cottage description

PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DISCOUNTS FOR STAYS OF TEN NIGHTS OR LONGER! (Extra discounts for stays longer than 2 weeks). DESCRIPTION: 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage a three minute walk from Bonaire's famed, pristine coral reef. Full service yellow submarine dive shop a few minutes walk away. (Discount at yellow sub available with rental. Please make sure to ask me and I will have voucher sent to you.) House has glass shutters on all windows and doors for lovely, constant Caribbean breeze from Bonaire's trade winds. All modern conveniences: flat screen TV, powerful WI-FI CAC in bedrooms, instant hot water shower. All new appliances and furniture, excellent beds (can be configured for one large bed, a queen, or 2 twin beds in each room). Rinse tanks for your dive gear on the porch. Washer for your clothes. Parking for your car. Good security. Rural neighborhood, friendly people and a great location, (a ten minute drive from flamingo airport). Kralendijk's restaurants, nightlife and shops a 10 minute walk away. What we love about it the most is the proximity to the sea, the breeze, not having to use a car if we don't feel like it, and the packs of Bonarian parrots (also called Loras) sailing overhead and fussing in the trees at twilight.
* NOVEMBER 2014 UPDATE:: Steve and I are just making plans for our April Trip 2015. My son is now 14 will have a friend along, so it will be four of us for the week, or possibly 2! With 2 kids it will be a boon to have a full kitchen, that's for sure. We miss Bonaire so much and can't wait to see how our garden and the native trees we planted are coming along, and the springtime birdlife is always lively! We plan to dive, get out to the park, and out to Sorobon beach for a day of windsurfing. They have a fantastic program at Lac Bay, and one of the prettiest beaches I've ever seen. We also love our days at Harbour Village resort, (a two minute drive from the house) beach for snorkeling, sunning, reading under the palm trees and a fancy meal, and some spa time if we feel like it! Since my husband doesn't dive that's his favorite part of the trip. As well as our usual favorite restaurants a ten minute walk away in Kralendijk. Last on the list -- I will update photos of Buttonwood. On our last trip we had framed and hung many new art works inside, but alas, no time to take new pictures of the newly decorated rooms.
** Please remember that though the security at Buttonwood is very good this is NOT A GATED COMMUNITY, and is priced accordingly. This is a real neighborhood, living among Bonaireans and other vacationers. It's rural. The people are very nice, the breeze, the sea, the swimming and snorkeling, scuba, and sailing are all close at hand. The relaxed pace, the natural beauty are wonderful, but it is NOT a resort area, though resort areas like Harbour Village are nearby.
*** A SPECIAL PLUS is that the house manager will meet guests at the airport and accompany their transportation to Buttonwood. No chance of getting lost! He will also always be available to address any concerns at any point during your stay. I'll happily answer any questions by email or phone. PLEASE NOTE: House manager will meet you at the airport but he DOES NOT provide transport. He will accompany you to your car rental and to Buttonwood, or your taxi. Thanks!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Staff

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Can be configured as 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                Can be configured as 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds...moreless

              • Both Bedrooms can be configured as 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Shower with Instant Hot Water Heater...moreless

              • Large Bathroom with storage/hairdryer/double mirrors

              Other Amenities

                  • Tri-Lingual (English/Dutch/Spanish/Papiamento) Property Manager will meet you and provide transportation to and from the house as well as answer any questions you might have. They have extensive knowledge of Bonaire and can provide info re: car rental, grocery shopping, personal chef, diving bookings, just ask! ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Recreation Center

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    Near Kralendijk center, easy walk...moreless

                  • Village

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Al Fresco (outdoor) dining on porch also...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Pantry Items

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.5
                  from 4 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Nov 1 - May 1, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $125
                  $799 $2,850
                  My Standard Rate
                  5 night min stay
                  $98
                  $665 $2,490
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $95
                  • One Time Cleaning Fee $60
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  CHECK OUT TIME IS 10:00 A.M.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  Location

                  • Dive Friends Bonaire

                    "Where I learned to dive, can't wait to return! Great course and people, and a 5 minute walk ..."

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                  • Diving on Bonaire

                    "Is there any place more lovely for diving? I don't think so!"

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                  • It Rains Fishes

                  • Capriccio

                  • Bari Reef

                  • kiteboardingbonaire

                    "Great spot to learn kite boarding and WATCH kite boarding! Good food trucks there too. This ..."

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                  • gios ice cream

                    "Best frosty lightly sweet ice coffee in the world as well as wide selection of Gelato and co..."

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                  • ven der tweel

                    "Great Supermarket new to Bonaire. Terrific selection, fresh produce etc. Also they carry a g..."

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                  • Paradise Moon Bar & Restaurant

                    "Dine overlooking the sea, a 12-15 minute walk from Buttonwood Cottage. Try the Lionfish cevi..."

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                  • Windows To The Sea Clear Bottom Kayaking & Snorkeling

                    "Fun for non divers and divers alike!"

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                  • La Guernica Fish and Tapas

                  • Harbour Village Beach Club

                    "Lovely Beach and Palm trees a 2 minute drive from Buttonwood Cottage. Get a day pass to sun ..."

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                  • Sunset Bar and Grille

                    "Great Happy Hour and music on the beach. See the young smart set of Bonaire. Beautiful snork..."

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                  • Sorobon Beach Resort

                    "Great restaurant. And WINDSURFING WINDSURFING WINDSURFING at Lac Bay's "Jibe City" right nex..."

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                  • Jibe City

                    "Fantasic WINDSURFING and great ambiance. My son and I learned to windsurf here and go every ..."

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                  • Pasa Bon Pizza

                    "Rivals New York pizza, really, really good. They do amazing things with it, and there's a te..."

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                  • Klein Bonaire

                    "I've seen the most amazing sea life here. Gorgeous reefs. Highly recommend Woodwind Snorkel ..."

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                  • La Machaca Reef

                  • Captain Don's Habitat

                    "Great diving instruction and reef, and beautiful spot to dine. Watching big tarpon swim up t..."

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                  0.07 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Caribbean for snorkeling and diving, 4 min. walk

                  Car: Recommended

                  Buttonwood Cottage is located in Kralendijk, just enough out of the town to be a peaceful spot. It is a four minute walk away from the crystal blue clear waters of the Caribbean sea, and the Yellow Submarine dive shop. Easy snorkeling and diving right there, a few steps from the house. It is about a 7 minute walk into downtown shops and restaurants, so, no need to drive if you don't feel like it. The house is also in the 'center' of Bonaire, near the hotel strip, and about an equal 10-15 minute drive in either direction to arrive to the Washington Slagbaai Park and dive sites, or the other end of the island for Sorobon Beach, Jibe city, the salt flats, windsurfing and kayaking in Lac Bay.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About: My husband, a teacher, and I own rental properties in the Hamptons area of New York. I also write and practice Real Estate in New York. We rent out our place in New York in summer and go to Buttonwood cottage with our son, who is 14. We spend about 6 weeks a year at Buttonwood cottage.

                  Why Kralendijk:
                  We came to Bonaire a few times and fell in love with the wildlife, the snorkeling, the diving, the restaurants, the park, and most especially, the people. We bought the house and renovated it to be a perfect vacation home/diver's cottage. We especially loved the location near the sea, the dive shops and the hotel strip - but also tucked away. The house has a lovely Wayaka tree (native to Bonaire), and 2 Tamarind trees that the parrots love, and we add to the garden every time we visit. It's so much fun to take what was excellent raw material and make something beautiful out of it, which is what we've done with Buttonwood. Bonaire is a really cool, little known island, very much more laid back than Aruba or Curacao, and much less developed. It also manages to be very international. So many countries are represented on the island, and the prevailing attitude (which is catching) is one of friendliness and peacefulness.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  The sea, the sea, the sea!! And the incredible variety of sea life that can be seen just snorkeling! We walk a few minutes to the sea everyday and plunge in. It's gorgeous! Or, a 2 minute drive to Spice Beach, another great snorkel/dive spot with restaurant and full bar looking out over the water and Klein Bonaire. I also love when packs of the Bonairian Parrots, known as Loras, fly over Buttonwood and roost in the trees, chattering and clucking and fussing away. They are truly spectacular birds, very intelligent and funny. To see them fly free (instead of in cages) in their natural habitat is a delight.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, dutch, Property manager speaks Dutch, English and Spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • THREE MINUTE WALK AWAY

                    THREE MINUTE WALK AWAY

                  • FLAT SCREEN TV AND STEREO, HBO AND CINEMAX, POWERFUL WI-FI

                    FLAT SCREEN TV AND STEREO, HBO AND CINEMAX, POWERFUL WI-FI

                  • SCUBA DIVING ON KLEIN BONAIRE

                    SCUBA DIVING ON KLEIN BONAIRE

                  • ALL NEW KITCHEN WITH CORIAN COUNTERS AND GAS STOVE (MANY RENTALS ARE ELECTRIC)

                    ALL NEW KITCHEN WITH CORIAN COUNTERS AND GAS STOVE (MANY RENTALS ARE ELECTRIC)

                  • JUVENILE HAWKSBILL TURTLE

                    JUVENILE HAWKSBILL TURTLE

                  • LARGE BATHROOM WITH HOT WATER SHOWER HEATER (MANY RENTALS DON'T HAVE THEM)

                    LARGE BATHROOM WITH HOT WATER SHOWER HEATER (MANY RENTALS DON'T HAVE THEM)

                  • ALUBON GLASS SHUTTERS FOR CARIBBEAN BREEZE ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT LONG

                    ALUBON GLASS SHUTTERS FOR CARIBBEAN BREEZE ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT LONG

                  • UNDERWATER PARADISE

                    UNDERWATER PARADISE

                  • SOROBON BEACH, A 15 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY

                    SOROBON BEACH, A 15 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY

                  • SCHOOL OF BLUE TANG

                    SCHOOL OF BLUE TANG

                  • SUNNY SKIES EVERY DAY

                    SUNNY SKIES EVERY DAY

                  • THOUSAND STEPS DIVE SITE, 15 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY

                    THOUSAND STEPS DIVE SITE, 15 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY

                  • THREE MINUTE WALK FROM THE CARIBBEAN SEA

                    THREE MINUTE WALK FROM THE CARIBBEAN SEA

                  • MANILA PALMS AND CACTUS GARDEN

                    MANILA PALMS AND CACTUS GARDEN

                  • BAMBOO PORCH AND OUTDOOR SEATING

                    BAMBOO PORCH AND OUTDOOR SEATING

                  • GREAT BEDS! CAN BE CONFIGURED AS TWO TWINS OR ONE QUEEN, CAC IN BOTH BEDROOMS

                    GREAT BEDS! CAN BE CONFIGURED AS TWO TWINS OR ONE QUEEN, CAC IN BOTH BEDROOMS

                  • HUGE CLOSETS FOR SUITCASES AND GEAR

                    HUGE CLOSETS FOR SUITCASES AND GEAR

                  • SAY HELLO!

                    SAY HELLO!

                  • PALM GARDEN

                    PALM GARDEN

                  • THE NEIGHBORHOOD (KAYA INDIA)

                    THE NEIGHBORHOOD (KAYA INDIA)

                  • HOME AWAY FROM HOME

                    HOME AWAY FROM HOME

                  • THE UNBELIEVABLE COLORS OF BONAIRE

                    THE UNBELIEVABLE COLORS OF BONAIRE

                  • ROCK BEAUTY

                    ROCK BEAUTY

                  • DUSHI BONAIRE  (SWEETHEART BONAIRE)

                    DUSHI BONAIRE (SWEETHEART BONAIRE)

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english, dutch, Property manager speaks Dutch, English and Spanish
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                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
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