Buttonwood Cottage, Near the Caribbean Sea
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kralendijk cottage description
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. (discount at yellow sub available with rental.) 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. MARCH 2014 UPDATE: After a cold winter in New York, we are looking forward to coming to Bonaire in April for 2 glorious weeks. My son (13 yrs. old ) and I took up windsurfing last year so we'll continue that, and a friend will be staying who will be photographing kite surfers and trying out scuba diving for the first time. My husband will be sprucing up the garden, BBQ-ing and unwinding.. For me, lots of scuba diving and birdwatching in the park. Can't wait! AUGUST 2013 UPDATE: We are just at the end of 4 weeks on Bonaire in our lovely cottage. We have added many new plantings and palm trees to the garden and done all painting and maintenance to the cottage. We've doubled the Internet speed and added HBO and Cinemax and other channels. Buttonwood is looking great and we will surely be sad to leave!
- 1050 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Both Bedrooms can be configured as 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Large Bathroom with storage/hairdryer/double mirrors
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Tri-Lingual (English/Dutch/Spanish) 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
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Fitness Center
- Pier Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Duty Free Shops
- Scenic Drives
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- 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. ...moreless
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Nice Bonaire home
Nice Bonaire home
The home is on a beautifull place just near the sea and the center of the town Kralendijk. Inside it is cosy and well furnitured. Outside there is a nice tropical garden. We stayed there for 14 nights made many walks in the evening to the center, to sit , eat something and so on.
- Guest karel d.
- Date of stay 09/03/13
- Review Submitted 10/29/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Quite and Accessible
Quite and Accessible
I stayed at Buttongwood Cottage for 2 weeks in May/June. The home is in a quite area and within walking distance of the ocean and town. We would walk along the sidewalk into town nightly and enjoy the sunsets. The place is very clean and well kept. All the ammenities you'd need for cooking are available to you, which was nice because we cooked for almost every meal. The rinse basin on the porch was extremely helpful after our dives. The beds are a little funky with them being twins pushed together. There is not a lot of living room seating, so larger groups won't have room to sit, but hey, you're in Bonaire, go outside!
- Guest aggiesurfer2007 (Malabo, Equatorial Guinea)
- Date of stay 05/25/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Manager response: We have since added more seating to the living room area. The beds can be twins or pushed together for queen beds, in case children are staying, or people are "rooming" together and need separate beds. The beds are the highest quality Bonaire has to offer. My family will be in residence in all of August, where we will continue to improve the house and property. We can't wait to be back in our beloved Bonaire. Thank you so much! Rue and Steve
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Oct 1 - Jun 1, 2015
5 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
- One Time Cleaning Fee: $60
- Taxes Included
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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 12. We spend about 6 weeks a year at Buttonwood cottage.
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.
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THREE MINUTE WALK AWAY
FLAT SCREEN TV AND STEREO, HBO AND CINEMAX, POWERFUL WI-FI
SCUBA DIVING ON KLEIN BONAIRE
ALL NEW KITCHEN WITH CORIAN COUNTERS AND GAS STOVE (MANY RENTALS ARE ELECTRIC)
JUVENILE HAWKSBILL TURTLE
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
SOROBON BEACH, A 15 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY
SCHOOL OF BLUE TANG
SUNNY SKIES EVERY DAY
THOUSAND STEPS DIVE SITE, 15 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY
THREE MINUTE WALK FROM THE CARIBBEAN SEA
MANILA PALMS AND CACTUS GARDEN
BAMBOO PORCH AND OUTDOOR SEATING
GREAT BEDS! CAN BE CONFIGURED AS TWO TWINS OR ONE QUEEN, CAC IN BOTH BEDROOMS
HUGE CLOSETS FOR SUITCASES AND GEAR
THE NEIGHBORHOOD (KAYA INDIA)
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
THE UNBELIEVABLE COLORS OF BONAIRE
DUSHI BONAIRE (SWEETHEART BONAIRE)
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2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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