Poolside Villa, Caribbean Views Plus Fantastic Shore Diving!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Belnem condo description
Our villa at Lighthouse Beach Resort is located minutes from Bonaire's Flamingo Airport and the best diving and windsurfing in the world.
A cell phone is provided to keep you in touch both on and off the island. (Purchase your minutes in town.)
Ours is a family-friendly home. Singles and couples alike also enjoy the ambience to be found here. The bedrooms are upstairs and air-conditioned for sleeping comfort. Both bedrooms have a large private bathroom and ample closet space. The linens and towels are plentiful.
Downstairs, just off your patio, you will find ample tradewinds and a pool for your relaxation after a day of snorkeling, diving, biking, windsurfing or just doing nothing.
To complete the kitchen amenities, you will find a coffeemaker, toaster oven, microwave, and blender. A large storage room off the kitchen makes gear storage easy and convenient.
The small beach and the reef are steps away from your front gate. For the younger set, the tidepools provide hours of enjoyment discovering the treasures hidden there. Some spectacular sunsets and the "green flash" are often seen from your own beach.
A large palm tree in the front yard provides shade for sipping your morning coffee or tea. Colorful plantings provide a wonderful area for enjoying the hummingbirds, chibi chibi birds, and the parakeets of the island. You will also find the front yard the perfect place to while away the day.
We would like to invite you to discover our island home and the paradise that is Bonaire.
Keywords: Villa Townhome
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Room Safe in Master Bedroom
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
I was quite amazed at the review given on this property prior to my arrival. I am a return guest & having stayed here on numerous occasions wondered what was going on. We arrived to a spotlessly clean villa. Fresh linens, towels, etc. Found everything in working order, stove, etc The couple of days we just hung around the place doing as little as possible, there was minimal noise from the construction. The other days we were off exploring, so if there was construction noise, we didn't hear it. lol We called the "guard dogs" Mutt & Jeff. They would come in & visit & we kept a bowl of water out front for them. From previous stays @ LBR27, the dogs only bark when there are strangers on the property (mostly at night) or should a stray donkey visit. The property manager is awesome. When I accidentally locked us out, she stopped what she was doing & was there in minutes to get us back in. I have spoken to the iguana, who I named Orpheus, Oppie for short, about finding another place to poop & the pool area has been clean since. I have traveled the Caribbean for years & love all of the places I have stayed on various islands. LBR 27 is more like a home than a rental property. I feel certain for anyone new to Bonaire, or even for those who have been coming here for years, not only is this property a great value, but it's a great "home" away from home.
- Guest NOLAgurl (United States)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/10/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Josie, You, your family and friends are always welcome to stay at our place. Please come back again soon. Buddy
My week in Bonaire was wonderful! The listing description and photos are accurate, and the property was clean and well-maintained. This villa is so welcoming and comfortable. It's beautifully decorated and had everything we needed for a relaxing get-a-way. I loved that it had maps and books about the island and it's many treasures. The island is so beautiful and peaceful - a tropical paradise. I am not a diver, but love to snorkel. Being able to just walk in to the water and snorkel was amazing. There were so many beautiful fish and it seemed like they were just swimming up to visit with me. We made a swim in the nice pool and watching the sunset poolside (of course with an adult beverage) a daily ritual. Then, off to town most evenings for a fabulous meal at one of the many restaurants. We even made a day trip to the Washington Slaghaal National Park. What an adventure! Rough, dirt roads, leading to unbelievable beauty! So worth it! This villa is wonderful and I would highly recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Bonaire. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your piece of paradise!
- Guest Nancy B. (-)
- Date of stay 04/06/13
- Review Submitted 06/28/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Nancy. You and your family are welcome to stay at our place again any time.
If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation DO NOT rent here!
If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation DO NOT rent here!
When we arrived at the villa the stove top, oven and water were not working! Through emails we were instructed "HOW TO" turn everything on ourselves. We had to bring all the patio furniture out of the storage area as well. Sorry, but we were on vacation and shouldn't be asked to do this. Although there was a "property manager" to contact with problems, the problems reported were never fixed while we were there (i.e. broken a/c and oven, a refrigerator that made a constant loud noise, and a huge ant problem). There were barking dogs (belonged to an owner there) and construction taking place; constant beeping of construction vehicles. The pool was not cared for and Iguana poop remained at the pool our entire stay. It was a very disappointing experience. Bonaire is beautiful but this place is not!!!! I do not recommend it. Spend your money some place else it will be worth it.
- Guest jerseygirl (NJ)
- Date of stay 06/21/13
- Review Submitted 06/27/13
Owner response: Had we known your expectations for your 3 3/4 day stay in addition to your extremely low budget, we would have suggested other places for you to contact for accommodations. We have never had someone stay such a short time and complain so much (no bad reviews since we bought in 1997). We are fortunate to have several repeat guests that stay for as long as a month at a time so we must be doing some things right. Unfortunately, we are unable to control nearby construction, neighbor's dogs and native wildlife behavior. We hope that you managed to see and enjoy beautiful Bonaire between the constant emails and calls to our manager. We have addressed the air conditioner problem and our refrigerator is now level and not making the noise.
Great Bonaire diving vacation property
Great Bonaire diving vacation property
This is a great rental and is perfect for a family or 2 couples who dive or just want to relax. We stayed 5 weeks and had 2 other couples visit us at separate times. We dove with a diving couple during the first 3 weeks and then snorkeled with non-diving friends the last 2 weeks. This condo and location accomodated the different interests of both groups. I won't repeat what Dive Daddy said in the first review (which was spot on!) but I will add that the condo has easy access for watching the fabulous Bonaire sunsets (with drinks in hand!). Also, many of the reviewers mentioned that the location was good for southern dive sites, which is true, but if you book with a shop like Dive Friends or Wannadive, they have several locations from north to south where you can exchange tanks so it is not a problem to dive all day up north if you wish. You don't need to return to the south between dives. Finally, you do need to rent a vehicle to stay at this property and if you are a family with teenagers or young children, it would help if the teenagers are divers or snorkelers or can otherwise occupy themselves since this is not a resort despite the title. If your teenagers are looking for a social scene, this property is not for them. Also, you would need to monitor young children since there is no lifeguard at the pool. We saw both teenagers and young children at other units during our stay and they seemed to be having a great time.
- Guest Bonaire divers (Boulder, CO)
- Date of stay 05/30/10
- Review Submitted 07/09/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+.
Owner response: I couldn't have done a more accurate description than this. Thanks for sharing your experience with all, Patty and Alan, and come again soon! Buddy
My son and I just spent a delightful week diving off Bonaire in the southern Caribbean. We had been there before and generally knew the better dive sites and locations we would prefer staying in. Buddy Voelkel's condo was a great fit for us. Prior to our arrival, the owner sent us detailed instructions regarding everything from security to cleaning help. The home was absolutely spotless when we arrived. The upstairs bedrooms, with en suite baths, gave us the privacy we needed. The fully stocked kitchen allowed us to eat breakfast on our time and menu. The central pool area is very private and swept clean daily. Even after multiple dives, the evening dip in the pool felt great. The neighborhood is ultra quiet. No highway noise or wild parties to disturb a good night's sleep. The WiFi service signal seemed to vary somewhat; usually the signal was strong in the morning and weak at night, though we could always get on and keep up with the e-mail/etc. The rooms are air conditioned which was really nice after we got sunburned the first day out. There is an outside hose for cleaning and rinsing the dive gear and we just moved our BCDs and regs into the entry hall for security purposes at night. Recommend highly as good value for the dollar.
- Guest DaddyDiver (Oregon)
- Date of stay 03/13/10
- Review Submitted 03/24/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Ken, after reading your review today, I booked my own trip down in 2 weeks. Come back soon!!!!!!!
Buddy's place is wonderful! It meets all your needs and has some nice features too (local cell phone & bikes to use)! Location is perfect for those who prefer diving the southern end. We even took a day, loaded up the bikes, and biked the northern side. It was beautiful! And, let me tell you about the locals - Queso, Junior, & Daisy! They're 3 wonderful dogs that greet you as your pull up. They live just past Buddy's place but love you just the same! Thank you, Buddy, for opening up your home! You can count on us coming back!! ~Tiffany & Scott
- Guest Tiffany36 (Richmond, TX)
- Date of stay 06/26/09
- Review Submitted 06/26/09
Had a wonderful vacation in Bonaire Christmas 2008 for 2 weeks. Buddy's accommodations were exactally as advertized. They were clean, neat, fully stocked "home" and very comfortable. The location is excellent for diving in the south, we enjoyed southern diving. We were met by the housekeeper and car rental company at the airport...all arranged by Buddy. Buddy was excellent to deal with. We would rent with Buddy again. Thank you
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 01/25/09
- Review Submitted 01/25/09
Owner response: Thanks Marc & Natalie, hope you are able to come back again soon. Buddy
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