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Buttonwood Cottage, Near the Caribbean Sea

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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 fabulous 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. APRIL 2014 UPDATE: I have just spent one glorious week at Buttonwood cottage and brought a photographer friend who tried diving for the first time. It was a huge success and she fell in love with the incredible undersea world of Bonaire, while getting lots of good photos. We saw four turtles on a Woodwind snorkel tour, and four Queen Angel fish (my first ones). Thrilling! It seems there is always something new and fascinating to see. For our week there was lots of cooling wind, which led to a few afternoons of reading on the porch under the Alameda Vine Trellis, or under the Wayaka tree. There's almost no traffic on our little street, which makes it a lovely retreat and the garden is coming in beautifully. The house is in ship shape. Also went to the Peruvian Restaurant on Kaya Grandi in the town. Excellent food and ambience. 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!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          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: shower, toilet

            Shower with Instant Hot Water Heater...moreless

          • Large Bathroom with storage/hairdryer/double mirrors

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            In Bedrooms...moreless

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

          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

              • Stereo
              • Books

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Village

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Cycling
                      • Groceries
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fishing
                       

                      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
                      Oct 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:

                      • One Time Cleaning Fee $60
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $95
                      • 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: 07/10/2014
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                      Location

                      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 12. 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: dutch, english, 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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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, July 06, 2014

                      $98 - $125 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                      Speaks: dutch, english, Property manager speaks Dutch, English and Spanish
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