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Casa Grande, An Oceanfront Paradise

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful Ocean Front Home With Private Salt Water Pool

The apartment is a 5 minute drive from the airport (there is no airplane noise) and 10 minutes to downtown or grocery store. We are situated on private oceanfront property with walk in beach access. You will have a beautiful two-sided large patio overlooking a beautiful old lighthouse and the ocean. Inside is modern, fully furnished and large. Plenty of space for a family of six or three couples. Great for scuba divers and snorkelers, sail-boarders, wind-surfers, sun worshipers, adventurers or lay back and read a book.

The home has 2 apartments (upstairs is owner use). You will be renting the 1st floor which has a 15' x 15' fully equipped open kitchen that overlooks the saltwater pool and ocean. It opens to the dining, living room and large patio areas. The furnishing is large and comfortable (no plastic) and with the drapes open on two sides it is light and airy. Air-Conditioning is in the bedrooms only and there is always a good breeze thru-out the house. There is TV, WiFi and a safe in the master bedroom. The master bedroom is very large and the other two are more than adequate. Each bedroom has built-in closets, shelving and air-conditioning. The floors are ceramic tile throughout. The bathrooms are good size with large walk-in showers. The apartment is equipped with an alarm system.

More Details

Owner
Lisa Caradonna
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Lisa Caradonna

As the previous owner of a scuba diving tour company and an avid diver Bonaire was one of my favorite islands. I started building Casa Grande around 2010 and it is finally finished, luxury pool and all. Although I live in Florida I spend my winters on Bonaire and enjoy the peaceful oceanfront view, wonderful breezes and quiet ambiance. I enjoy snorkeling, swimming, reading mysteries and painting in my spare time. I originally built the downstairs apartment for my children but they do not come that often and I finally realized it is a shame to leave it unoccupied. It is a beautiful apartment with a fantastic oceanfront view. I love to watch the sail boarders, dive boats and sail boats go by out of course, I get to see the cruise ships arriving and departing almost daily. I also love to cook and I have huge kitchens in both apartments.

Lisa Caradonna purchased this house in 2003

Why Lisa Caradonna chose Belnem

The apartment is a 5 minute drive from the airport and 10 minutes to downtown or grocery store. We are situated on private oceanfront property with walk in beach access. You will have a beautiful two-sided large patio overlooking a beautiful old lighthouse and the ocean. Inside is modern, fully furnished and large. Plenty of space for a family of six or three couples. Great for scuba divers and snorkelers, sail-boarders, wind-surfers, sun worshipers, adventurers or lay back and read a book.

What makes this house unique

3rd bedroom can be converted from 2 single beds to a king bed upon request

Amenities

Belnem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There are 2 soak sinks for all dive and snorkel gear - it is not allowed in the pool or pool area. There is a shower at the pool to rinse off sand.
  • No swimsuits, wet towels, wet clothes or oily bodies allowed on the furniture as it will stain and ruin the fabric.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Large room with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can be converted back to 2 single beds
  • As of April 1st, We will covert the room with 2 single beds to a room with a King size bed that can be turned back into 2 single beds upon request
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Casa Grande, An Oceanfront Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Location, Location, Location!!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is at the absolute best location. It's in a quite area that is 5 min form the airport and 10 min from town. Its location next to Delfins resort is such a convenience. At 5 min walk to the dive shop, restaurant and bars. Great snorkeling and swimming area right off the beach. The home comes with everything you could possibly need. (Including a new gas grill). Covered back porch and pool area are great places to relax. If you are traveling with older kids or another couple, renting mopeds is a great way for everyone to have the freedom to do different things. You can take them everywhere on the island!

Brian

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your kind review. We try hard to keep the property in the best of shape and as this is home for me part of the year I especially keep a close eye on all that is happening around the property. I am so glad you were able to enjoy the many benefits close by and all that Bonaire has to offer. I hope you will come back soon to see us again.
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5

Beautiful house with private pool, right on the water

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Grande. The house is beautiful, with outstanding views. The house is outfitted with everything you might need. There are plenty of towels. We had one minor plumbing issue (the kitchen faucet wouldn’t turn off due to a valve that gave out) while we were there, and the owner had it fixed In under two hours. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, I am delighted to hear you loved your stay at Casa Grande. The building of Casa Grande was my dream on an island I love and my desire is to make it warm, inviting and comfortable. Maintenance is always an issue on an island but with my team of Fran and Eky they get things fixed pretty quickly so I am glad to hear that was the case with the faucet. Thank you for the 5 star review. Ann Caradonna
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Madison, Wisconsin
5

Week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home stocked with all the amenities you need for cooking and spending a week relaxing. Beautiful covered patio with view of the ocean. Nice pool shared with owners upstairs. Next door to Del Fins resort allowing you to walk to their restaurant, dive shop, and enjoy the pool. 2 min drive to Dive Friends for tank refills and close to the southern dive sites (hilma hooker, salt pier). Short 10 min drive to town. Would definitely recommend for a beautiful week in diving paradise.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding property, great hospitality, almost nothing left wanting

  • 5 of 5

We have a family of 5 with 3 teens. Casa grande was a great experience for us all. Lisa and her property management staff were exceptional: almost everything you would need for a fantastic Bonaire holiday was available upon arrival. We carried snorkel gear onto the plane, and we probably could’ve existed at the property for our week with nothing else: beach towels, coffee filters, paper towels, portable cooler and ice packs... everything we needed was there. Our biggest complaint? We ran out of ground pepper. We’ve done a lot of VRBO and this was top of the charts - we had 7 choices of spaghetti scoops and 8 oven mitts... Lisa has the place well-equipped. I hate to write such a glowing review because I would like to think this gem is undiscovered and readily available for our return, but the accommodation and experience are deserving of praise. Thanks Lisa, Anne and Francey.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. The stay was excellent and we will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so thrilled you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you stay with us again!
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London, ON
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This location is more than ideal. Close to all diving and snorkeling. Beautiful location, right on the water, super close to the airport by car, yet secluded enough to be private and relaxing. Brand new resort right next door means super convenient for you to pop over, buy a day pass and enjoy their lovely beach, pool, bar and if you just want to grab lunch, no day pass needed. Same for access to the private restaurant on their property - just make a reservation. There's a dive shop on site as well, so easy to rent scuba or snorkel equipment.

The house is clean and tidy. The owner has a helpful manager to aid in any issues and provide access to the property. The owner even leaves a cell phone for local calls, should you need to make any. The kitchen is super modern, and the outdoor covered patio has a hammock to enjoy, and then there's the pool and patio area beside the pool with another eating area and another hammock!

Highly recommend - 6 stars out of 5!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Flamingo Airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

The island tax is $5.50 per day per person

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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