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Spacious Oceanfront Apartment, right on the water SUMMER SPECIAL 2017

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom,(Sleeps 4-5) oceanfront apartment and close to the beac

This ground floor upscale contemporary apartment offers 1850 square feet of luxury living right on the Caribbean Sea in the quiet neighborhood Belnem, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. This hidden piece of paradise offers you a panoramic ocean view, private ocean entry where you can snorkel or dive right to the coral reefs behind the home, or watch the beautiful sunsets, the view of the island 'Klein Bonaire' from its backyard patioand sundeck..

The villa offers ground floor living, cool breeze troughout the whole apartment along with sliding glass doors, and all screened windows.

Two large air-conditioned bedrooms make sleeping comfortable. Each bedroom boasts a full, private, Italian style bathroom with double sinks and showers. One bedroom has the additional feature of a bathtub.

Located directly on the water with easy access to the Caribbean sea, the property is surrounded by coconut palm trees, a lot off flowering Bougainvillea and together with all the tropical birds makes this property a paradise on Bonaire. Rinse tanks and a secured dive gear locker are available for the diver. A full service dive shop is right next door. Dive or snorkel off your backyard or enjoy dozens of dive sites just minutes away.


.Ground floor living, two bedroom with 2,5 bath.

.Fully eguipped kitchen with dishwasher.

.Outdoor shower.

.Rinse tank for rinsing dive gear.

.Locker for hanging and storing dive gear.

.Big charcoal BBQ for your use only.

.Large sundeck with 6 sun-beds and adirondack chairs

.42 inch led tv with dvd player

.high speed wireless internet.

.Safe and alarm system

.Secured dive gear storage

. Gated parking area

.And a great view


.Diveshop from Belmar right next door.

.Discount on air and diving courses 20% and 10% on car rent, ask for it when making a reservation

.Property manager on Bonaire for your service.

More Details

Joyce Ottens
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Joyce Ottens

Hi, we are Ron & Joyce Ottens and we will take care of a perfect stay for u. We have a property manager on Bonaire ( Mariette ) who can assist you with all questions you may have upon arrival and with all your needs, to have a perfect holiday.

Joyce Ottens purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Joyce Ottens chose Bonaire

We love the relaxing style of the apartment and the location on the south side of the island close to Lac Bay (windsurfing ) but also only 5 min. from main town Kralendijk and not to forget great diving behind the apartment with a diveshop next door.

What makes this apartment unique

With a 5 star dive-shop next door, you can dive out at front @ a fabulous dive location without ever leaving the property. Also a great location for night dives. Enjoy the outdoor shower after the dive to rinse off. The dive boat from the dive shop is leaving from the neighbours deck. Gorgeous view from the deck to Klein Bonaire and downtown.


Belnem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Guest Bathroom in the living room
  • There is also a outside shower to rinse yourself after the swim
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King bed ( 72' W x 84' L )
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King Bed can also be setup as two twins
  • If you are staying with 5 persons; we have an airbed available for the 5th person. For the little one we have a crib available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Spacious Oceanfront Apartment, right on the water SUMMER SPECIAL 2017
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Pretty amazing spot. Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

wonderful in all ways. Well appointed. Security and safe easy to negotiate. Upstairs neighbors were a bit roudy. Access to water by ladder really a treat.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Carolina

My "Happy" Place

  • 5 of 5

This was one of many annual visits we've made to Casa Iguana. We love the fact that we can go right into the water to snorkel without walking through sand. We love the view, the cleanliness of the house and, of course, the helpfulness of the Ottens'. It has a complete kitchen with new appliances and the sunsets are wonderful!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as pictured

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Casa Iguana. The apartment is exactly as pictured. The view is amazing and the snorkeling right off the back is very good. The location was convenient for everything we wanted to do. I would highly recommend it for people who like to snorkel or dive. Also, although we didn't experience any problems on the island, they have a safe and a locked room to secure items. They also have outside locked storage which we used to leave our luggage after check out since we had late flights. We loved Bonaire!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Iguana blew me away! Such a beautiful home! The apartment is outside of the busy area but still convenient to activities and commerce. The view was spectacular and the diving right behind the apartment was great. The rooms were relaxing and comfortable and the outside deck facing the water was priceless. The manager, Mariette, checked on us and made sure we knew all the ends and outs of the island. She even left a cellphone with her number should we need anything.

The Belmar dive shop is next door which makes getting tanks extremely easy for shore diving. The price is comparable and they have a special for 1 week diving, unlimited tanks. I believe the convenience factor out weighs any discount elsewhere. Everyone in the shop was so helpful and nice. I had a problem with my dive regulator and they took the time to help me out.

The restaurants on Bonaire are outstanding! I did not read any reviews about the food on Bonaire, but we were never disappointed.

The people on Bonaire are so nice and never seemed put-out with silly tourist questions. Everyone made you feel so welcome to their island.

We did get a little lost getting to the apartment upon arrival. The directions were spot-on from the owners, but it probably had more to do with the 4 people in the truck trying to give directions! We arrived after dark and you can get turned around pretty easy. Once I turned my phone's map on, we arrived quickly. The next morning when we went driving around, it was a bit embarrassing how easy the drive should have been. All I can say is try to limit the back-seat drivers input, if possible!

We had the most relaxing vacation here at Casa Iguana and we are already planning our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Florida, USA


  • 5 of 5

Casa Iguana left us speechless for days. I cannot even begin to relay how much It exceeded our expectations. We knew it was going to be very nice just given the location, but the photos don't do it justice, if you can imagine that. What you feel when you arrive and walk out to the deck is just instant euphoria. The crystal blue water and sunsets are unbelievable. We watched the sunset every night and each night was better than the last. The villa is beautifully decorated and the beds are very comfortable. Kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed along with various spices and condiments. Ron and Joyce were also very accommodating for us but we did not have the pleasure of meeting in person. Mariette met us on arrival and was just a wonderful, helpful person. She made sure we were happy and had everything we needed. Although the weather was hotter than average, we did not have any problem with the A/C only being in the bedrooms. The breeze was great and the entire back wall of sliding glass doors can be opened. We just didn't want to leave. We even named the reef in 'our' backyard and marked it (Sunset Reef) with a yellow stone. Diving the reef from the steps was easy and there was just so much life from entry to exit.

We also used Tropical Divers for our tank rentals. They are the only shop with steel, din tanks. They were just super nice and very knowledgeable about every dive site. If you go, tell them Diana and Roger will be back soon! There is also a shop right next door at the Belnam resort but we are partial to steel and our gear is set up for din. The resort is quiet and is basically a set of condos so it posed no privacy threat. It was just the two of us so we were very glad for that. There is also a clean dive locker with lock and huge rinse tanks, along with a shower outside which was great. I can't think of anything that could have been set up better. It was just perfect. It is also in a very safe, upscale location. There is a newer grocery store that is worth finding vs. the warehouse types we saw many of. The name escapes me but everything was extremely fresh and priced reasonably. The reef is already calling...We cannot wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach, CA

Your own private to speak.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Iguana is an amazing place. We stayed downstairs and it was even better than the pictures. Out front to the left of the house there is storm wreckage from Hurricane Omar and now its become an artificial reef for over 30 different species... I lost count after 30. Its not as pretty as Klein Bonaire... just sandy bottom mostly, but WOW! to just climb down the ladder and swim in your own personal aquarium was AWESOME! Ron was a very nice host and took care of us when we couldnt get our stored emails for instructions to enter the house. He was extremely helpful with questions I had setting up the trip. Cooking most meals at home (aka Casa Iguana) every night was pretty easy (as we brought our 7 and 11 year olds with us and with Dutch cuisine... -but know we love the Dutch people- its on par with the English) lots of spices and good selection of pans in the kitchen- check it out before going to the grocery. We travel alot internationally and Bonaire is one of the first places I'm planning to go back again and soon. When I do Ill be staying at Casa Iguana, no question! Great jumping off the deck (one of the highlights for the kids and the husband) but no railing for little guys so Id say 5-7 and up depending upon your kids ability to follow directions:-)

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the tip , we have made removable safety lines for young ones on the deck now.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Flamingo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Roomer Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
Roomer Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bachelors Beach
Car: recommended

Kite Boarding 4 miles from the home @ Atlantis beach and dive site

Surfing 4 miles from the home@ Lac Bay

Bachelor Beach 1 mile from the home


Rates & Availability

Belnem Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Aug 6 2017 - Dec 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
2017 high season
Dec 18 2017 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Season 2018
Apr 16 2018 - Dec 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tourist tax $5,50 pppn $77
Departure cleaning $100

Stayover tax of $ 5.50 per person per night is added to your quote for guest age 13 and over.

March special because cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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