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Lush Garden, Private Pool, Close to Dive, Windsurf, Kite Beaches

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Last updated: 01/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Belnem villa description

Great value for your money. Villa perfect for couples, friends, families. Only one-minute walk from Bachelor Beach, where you can swim, snorkel, dive, admire sunsets and watch ships on the horizon. A 5-minute drive to windsurfing and kite surfing sites. Special rates for longer-term rentals.

TROPICAL GARDEN AND POOL: The villa, garden and pool provide the perfect background for your vacation retreat. You may not want to leave!!The garden will amaze you all day and evening. There are over 20 palm trees on the property; flowering Oleander bushes and endless flowering bushes. Watch the parrots fly through the garden, and iguana that munch on the leaves! The large pool, (12 feet by 8 feet), with large, teak sundeck, provides endless fun and enjoyment. Relax in the shade on the poolside veranda, where trade winds provide a cooling breeze. At night, lie in the pool and look at the stars.

OUTDOOR LIVING: Enjoy your meals outdoors, large, shaded tiled, patio by the pool and garden, complete with a teak table for 6 people and outdoor BBQ. Relax in hammocks or loungers.

CHILDREN: are welcome. NOTE: The pool does not have a fence around it. You need to supervise your children. The property itself has a wall around it.

INSIDE THE HOUSE: 1,883 square ft. / 175 m2. All bedrooms have air conditioning; all rooms have ceiling fans. Tiled floors throughout; white stucco walls. All rooms have windows have shutters and screens, and garden views.

NO ADAPTORS NEEDED: All rooms have electrical outlets for 110V or 220V. Your hairdryer from North America, or Europe will work!

WIRELESS INTERNET: Works throughout the entire house and on the poolside patio. Bring a surge protector, just in case there is an electrical surge.

KITCHEN: Fully-equipped, modern, European design, granite counter-tops, stainless steel double-sinks, dishwasher, large, 4-burner gas stove with oven. Palm trees peek through the kitchen window above the kitchen sinks. Double-French doors lead to the pool and patio for easy outdoor dining.

AIR CONDITIONING IN BEDROOMS: All bedrooms have an air-conditioning unit on the wall. Remote controls in each room allow you to adjust the temperature.

MASTER BEDROOM: King Size bed for your comfort. Attached bathroom, modern European design with moulded counter, 2 sinks, and large tiled shower. Large, shuttered window completes this room.

SECOND BEDROOM: Double bed; 2 windows to the garden and pool. Open the window for poolside living!

THIRD BEDROOM: Smaller room, with 2 single beds. Poolside window. Single beds can be pushed together.

LIVING ROOM: Beautiful vaulted ceiling; contemporary furniture. sofas; TV, bookcase, wireless internet. Open the windows in the morning to enjoy the cool breezes. When it is hot outside, the windows with shutters (with built-in screens) keep the house cool.

OUTDOOR FACILITIES: Rinse tank for SCUBA and other gear; hooks to dry gear and wetsuits; clothesline; outdoor shower to rinse off yourself or your gear. Locked storage area if needed for dive gear.

SECURITY: Property fully walled and gated. For your peace of mind, house alarm system. The manager will show you how to use it.

PARKING: Under shaded carport, behind the gate. Ample street parking as well.

SPECIAL MENTION IN FODOR'S: My house had a special mention in Fodor’s Caribbean travel guide, 2014, (p. 736), as 'Kas Shinishi' which, in Papiamento, the local language, means 'Grey House'. '“Villas are a good choice for families and one (Kas Shinishi) even has a private pool.'
(Note, I have changed property managers to Sunbelt Realty since the book was written).

DIVING: Bonaire is consistently voted as the top shore-diving spot in the world.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN: All people speak English as well as Dutch. People here are multilingual, and easily switch from French, Dutch, English, German, and Papiamentu, the local language.

ASSISTANCE WHILE STAYING IN MY HOUSE: I work with a professional property management company. They are only 5 minutes away, and their assistance to you is included in the service fee. Their services include:your transport from the airport to the house, and return to the airport; booking of car/truck rental; dive packages; and discounts with their local partners.

They will meet you at the house; show you how to use everything; and answer any questions you may have. They will even buy groceries for you before your arrival! Just provide your credit card information two weeks before your arrive.

When you book the house, the Management company will send you a rental agreement which outlines payment options. You can pay by credit card or wire transfer to their bank. They will call you if you prefer to give credit card details by phone.

HOUSECLEANING: Once mid-way in the week, and clean towels and bed linens.

CELL PHONES: Check with your service provider, for travel rates in the Caribbean. You can also check out the price of local cellphones with a prepaid card for minutes.

TRAVEL TIPS: Google Bonaire Tourism









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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1883 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                Third bedroom has 2 single beds, perfect for children. Note: there is no fence around the pool. Owner is not responsible for accidents, injury, etc....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Smoking Allowed:

                Absolutely no smoking in the house. Smoking outside in garden is ok. ...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                There is no ramp. The height of the outdoor tiled floor is 1 foot high....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king

                Attached bathroom, 2 sinks, shower, toilet, air conditioner...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                Airco, 2 large windows, shares bathroom with 3rd bedroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Air conditioner, large shuttered window, ...moreless

              • All bedrooms have air conditioner units with remote controls. You can adjust the settings for your comfort. You don't need the air conditioning on all night. Close the door and shutters on the windows, and cool the room for one hour. Put the ceiling fan on to circulate the cool air for the rest of the night. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Modern, European design, 2 sinks in white ceramic counter....moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Second bathroom is in-between the second and third bedrooms...moreless

              • Bathrooms are modern, European design. Both bathrooms have full tiled shower; sink; toilet, large mirror, and area to put your toiletries....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Sunbelt Realty is my property manager. They are only 5 minutes away, downtown, and can help you with any concerns you may have. Service fee includes mid-week housecleaning, and transport to and from the airport. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Cinemas
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Marina
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                      • Beach View:

                        One-minute walk to Bachelor Beach. Watch spectacular sunsets every evening....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Kitchen table with 4 chairs. Outdoor dining by pool, large teak table with 6 chairs....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Air conditioning units in all 3 bedrooms. Use only at night. Electricity is very expensive on Bonaire. ...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        High-speed wireless, good throughout house and poolside patio. Bring a travel surge protector, just in case. ...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Bedroom linens. ...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Vaulted ceiling. 2 futon sofa couches, one teak chair and footstool. Coffee table, small computer table and small TV....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Shaded carport inside property gate. Ample street parking. ...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        For bathrooms only. Bring your own beach towels....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen:

                        Modern, European design, granite counter-tops. Fully equipped. French doors lead to outdoor patio and pool. Window over double-kitchen sink....moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Freezer compartment. ...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        4-burner modern gas stove with oven....moreless

                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Coal BBQ, the norm in Bonaire. ...moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool:

                            12 feet by 8 feet. 6 feet deep. ...moreless

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

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                              My Standard Rate
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,250

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


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Above Rates do not include 15% service fee and government tourist tax, $5.50/day/person.

                              Service fee includes: transport to and from the airport; mid-week cleaning and change of linen and towels; welcome package, services of property manager on the island, groceries before arrival, rental car and dive discount.

                              Tourist tax: $5.50 per day per person.

                              Property manager will send you a rental agreement. You can pay by credit card or bank wire transfer.

                              Upon reservation : 25% deposit.

                              60 days before arrival: The remaining 75% of the reservation value should be paid.

                              Cancellation policy is outlined on the rental agreement.


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                              Location

                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Flamingo Airport

                              Car: Recommended

                              Belnem is an upscale neighborhood, a 5 minute drive south of downtown. My house is only a one-minute walk to Bachelor Beach. Watch the sunset and the cruise ships heading out to sea.

                              Drive only 5 minutes to Lac Bay, a world-class windsurf spot with rentals and lessons for beginners to experts. Lac Bay has activities for everyone; safe area for children; restaurants; beach chairs; shade; kayak rentals, and more. A great place just to hang out.

                              If you are a kiter or windsurfer, check out Windguru for wind patterns. The Trade Winds are wonderful for sailing. Kitesurfing Beach at Atlantis, only a 5 minute drive.

                              The charm of Bonaire is that it is unspoiled and not overdeveloped. It has all the land and water-based activities you could want but without crowds!! it is sunny all of the time, and warm all year. You can have a great vacation at any time of the year.

                              It is below the hurricane belt.

                              If you have children, there are many beaches where you can relax and watch them play in the sand and water. If your partner is a windsurfer, Lac Bay is a great place to hang out and watch everyone. Restaurants, shaded areas, beach chairs, loungers, sandy beach, shallow water, washrooms. The Kiter beach doesn't have the same amenities.

                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2008

                              About: Hi, I am Nancy, the owner of the house. I live in Osoyoos, in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. The Okanagan Valley is a 4 hour drive East of Vancouver. The Valley is famous for its wineries, cherries, apples, peaches, and spectacular scenery with warm lakes, valleys and mountains. Osoyoos has a dry, desert climate. It is in the northern tip of the Sonoran desert, which starts in Mexico, goes through the United States and into Canada. It is Canada's only desert. And we also have a large lake! It is very hot in the summer, and mild in the winter. In the summer, we have a lot of fun with water sports of all kinds. In the winter, the mountains are close by for skiing and other winter sports. I love windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddle, swimming and just being in the water. I first learned about Bonaire in a windsurfing magazine. Bonaire appealed to me because I felt safe; it has a relaxed atmosphere, and is not over-developed or spoiled by too much tourism. I have been to other islands and I keep returning here. The fact that most people speak English is helpful to me. I enjoy all of the other aspects of the island: snorkeling; sunsets; warm water; the tropical ambiance; flamingos; parrots; iguana; and making new friends, from around the world.

                              Why Belnem:
                              I love windsurfing and first learned about Bonaire in a windsurfing magazine. I fell in love with the beauty and peacefulness of Bonaire. Lac Bay, has the windsurf beach which is only a 5 minute drive from my house in Belnem. Dive sites, beaches, kite beach, and downtown are all only a 5 minute drive. Bonaire is below the hurricane belt and governed by Dutch law. So I felt secure in buying property here. I like the feel of living in a local neighbourhood rather than a tourist area. Belnem is near the southern tip of the island. In a few minutes, you can feel like you are on a remote island, with amazing ocean views. I love the location of my house. Every evening, I walk to Bachelor Beach and watch the sunset, cruise ships, listen to the birds, and watch the ever-changing ocean. Over time, I had many plants added to the garden. I often stay at home all day, enjoying by the pool and garden! Bird songs are wonderful in the morning and evening. I've even had birds come into the living room if I have the windows open.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                              Lac Bay is an easy place to learn and to practice windsurfing. The Bay is not very deep. When you fall off, you can just stand up and start again!! This makes learning so much easier than learning in deep water. If you are more advanced, you can sail further into the larger bay. There are two windsurf shops which provide rentals and lessons. They are right on the beach, so it is easy to change your sail size and board whenever you need. Lac Bay is also protected by a reef so there are no scary, big fish to worry about. It a is great for your family; a restaurant, shade, and beach chairs complete the atmosphere. Kite surfers have their beach, and a local company provides gear and lessons. Divers: lots of options for you! Bonaire appealed to me because I felt safe; it has a relaxed atmosphere, and is not over-developed or spoiled by too much tourism. I have been to other islands and I keep returning here. The fact that most people speak English is helpful to me. I enjoy all of the other aspects of the island: snorkeling; sunsets; warm water; the tropical ambiance; flamingos; parrots; iguana; and making new friends, from around the world.


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                              Speaks: english, dutch

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                              • YOU COULD BE HERE!!!!

                                YOU COULD BE HERE!!!!

                              • Roadside gardens give you privacy and beauty. Flowers from Venezuela, purple vin

                                Roadside gardens give you privacy and beauty. Flowers from Venezuela, purple vin

                              • Private Gate to house

                                Private Gate to house

                              • Living Room with vaulted ceiling

                                Living Room with vaulted ceiling

                              • Bedroom #2 with reading chair

                                Bedroom #2 with reading chair

                              • Modern European bathrooms

                                Modern European bathrooms

                              • Large shaded patio by pool

                                Large shaded patio by pool

                              • Loura, local parrot. I love their noisy squawking!! They are so beautiful!!

                                Loura, local parrot. I love their noisy squawking!! They are so beautiful!!

                              • Lac Bay, 5-minute drive. Safe place for whole family. Evening, low tide, peace.

                                Lac Bay, 5-minute drive. Safe place for whole family. Evening, low tide, peace.

                              • Kite Surfing beach, 5-minute drive from house. rentals, lessons, and safey crew.

                                Kite Surfing beach, 5-minute drive from house. rentals, lessons, and safey crew.

                              • Such clear water! I took this picture from above the water!

                                Such clear water! I took this picture from above the water!

                              • A typical ocean scene. Need I say more?

                                A typical ocean scene. Need I say more?

                              • Pool and verandah. You will never want to leave!

                                Pool and verandah. You will never want to leave!

                              • Shaded carport behind property gate. More parking is on the street.

                                Shaded carport behind property gate. More parking is on the street.

                              • European Kitchen, granite counter,  opens to Patio and pool

                                European Kitchen, granite counter, opens to Patio and pool

                              • Master Bedroom, King Bed, with Attached  Bathroom

                                Master Bedroom, King Bed, with Attached Bathroom

                              • Bedroom #3, single beds, can be pushed together

                                Bedroom #3, single beds, can be pushed together

                              • Lounge Chairs

                                Lounge Chairs

                              • Iguana like to munch on the leaves in the garden. Please don't feed them!

                                Iguana like to munch on the leaves in the garden. Please don't feed them!

                              • One-minute walk from my house to Bachelor Beach,  Sunsets, swims, ships.

                                One-minute walk from my house to Bachelor Beach, Sunsets, swims, ships.

                              • Windsurfer at Lac bay. Safe bay, reef keeps out big fish. Great beach, snorkel.

                                Windsurfer at Lac bay. Safe bay, reef keeps out big fish. Great beach, snorkel.

                              • Flamingos,  salt flats in background. Minerals they eat makes them turn. pink.

                                Flamingos, salt flats in background. Minerals they eat makes them turn. pink.

                              • Harbour downtown, 5 minute drive from house

                                Harbour downtown, 5 minute drive from house

                              • Iguana taking a swim

                                Iguana taking a swim

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                              • Bedrooms
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                              • Bathrooms
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                              • Property type
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                              Member since: 2014
                              Speaks: english, dutch
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