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Voted #1 Bonaire Beachfront Condo! Vinibu @ Bellevue. RATES ALL INCLUSIVE!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to VINIBU; where we say: Life is good, and on Bonaire, it's even better!

**NEW FLAT RATE PRICING**All base rates include airport pickup, pre, mid-wk (on stays of 10 nights or more) and end cleaning, utilities, local cell phone, gov. taxes and on island agent fees. No "hidden charges".

Indulge your senses within your spectacular third floor corner 2 bedroom/2 bath oceanfront condo on a private soft sand beach. You deserve it, you earned it!

Revel at the million dollar bird's eye tree-top Caribbean views from bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms and the ocean front seaside terrace. Bask in the temperate Caribbean tradewinds. What a great spot to grill your evening meal or enjoy a refreshing glass of vino! And, no reason to be concerned about invasive crowding from cruise ship passengers, which takes place on public beaches near other condos. They will not impact your stay at VINIBU; our property and beach access is private.

OK, the “voting” was my wife and me (and literally hundreds of our past guests), but it's really beautiful and the STUNNING beachfront views from the heightened corner terrace are simply AWESOME! Since Klein Bonaire will not obstruct your view, it's the best spot on the island to view the sunsets. As many of past guests write to us, 'your photos do not do it justice'. Just read our guest comments to learn why VINIBU was voted #1!

Nina and I have been traveling to Bonaire over 30 years looking for the “perfect spot”. As the first purchaser at Bellevue during the building's planning phase, we had our pick and purchased the coveted 3rd floor corner unit. This provides excellent security, trade winds throughout and expansive birds eye killer views from the living room, both bedrooms and seaside terrace.

Our initial search criteria:

*Peaceful BEACHFRONT location; breath taking ocean sunset views; PRIVATE seaside terrace. NOT on a lagoon, man-made canal or marina.

*The security of upper floor living with sweeping expansive views from all windows. Outdoor privacy on the seaside terrace for intimate meals, evening cocktails and sunbathing.

*Private natural soft sand beach (difficult to find on Bonaire) and a great dive site in front; No climbing down messy wet/dangerous ladders, easy sand entrance/exit into the sea.

*Away from the hustle of Kralendyk which is a quaint picturesque seaside town, (but we avoid it when a cruise ship is in port). As with many Carib islands, the cruise ship trade has dramatically increased on Bonaire with the passing years.

*Seaside f/w pool

*Away from the airport noise. Enjoy the peace & tranquility at VINIBU. Listen to the song of the troupials instead!

*secured gear storage area steps from beach, rinse tank, shower and gear assembling area for EZ laid back dives 'out back'.

We believe we found it! Why don’t you be the judge?

The beachfront Bellevue Condominium Residence is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and palm trees 10 minutes south of Kralendyk; part of an exclusive neighborhood of prestigious oceanfront homes.

The Belnem coastal area offers the finest ocean frontage on Bonaire! You'll find the location to be safe & convenient with professional 24/7 support to assist your every need. Each condo has an intercom system to control access to the building.

An elevator takes you up to your spacious secure 3rd floor corner unit which we named VINIBU. The airy living room opens up onto the beachfront terrace which provides a sweeping panorama offering surreal views of the dazzling diaphanous turquoise waters, Klein Bonaire and the mountainous north part of the island. Simply awesome!

The soft sandy beach and Caribbean Sea are 10 steps away! In one minute you can wade into the 80 degree gin clear water, take a dip in the pool and hot tub or just enjoy the privacy of your covered balcony as you sit back & enjoy the sunset. Marvel at the ever changing hues of the crystal blue water & watch the dolphins which swim by in the early morning hours.

Your cheerful bright and airy condo is all one level, no interior stairs. VINIBU is constructed to take advantage of the refreshing trade winds (one of the many benefits besides the upper-floor 180 degree seaside view) which blow east to west & naturally cool the rooms. All windows have micro-mesh screens which keeps out the smallest of bugs and mosquitoes, already less of an issue on the breezy third floor. (Mosquitoes, which can cause deleterious health issues, are attracted to low lying places surrounded by vegetation).

The 2 bedrooms at VINIBU have micro-mesh screened windows which open outward (with an additional private terrace off the guest bedroom) and provide an elevated island view. Due to the design layout and location of the bedrooms in our third floor corner unit, you'll have complete privacy from passers-by. Frequently we are lulled to sleep with the windows wide open and enjoy the refreshing breezes. Wake up to sound of the waves on your beach and the birds singing in the trees below. What a life for you to enjoy and a vacation you'll be sure to fondly remember (we have many repeat guests). Like us, we believe you DO deserve the best!

For your comfort, new LG split unit inverter air conditioners and air ducts were installed in 2016. They are EXTREMELY quiet (as you may have guessed, we don't appreciate noisy compressors) and environmentally are very "green" and energy efficient. The option is yours; au natural cooling with the "upper floor" breezy trade winds and ceiling fans throughout the condo or QUIET air conditioned bedrooms for a great night's comfortable sleep.

The master bedroom has a wonderful view of the Caribbean; the guest bedroom opens up onto a small terrace which overlooks the east side of the island. Each has an en suite bathroom with a large walk in shower.

For those occasions when you want to “eat in”, a cheerful modern fully equipped kitchen is provided with all granite counters, full size oven, smaller toaster oven, broiler, ceramic cook top, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, electric hot water kettle, outside Weber grill on the seaside terrace, dishwasher, all dishes/utensils etc. Additionally we have; cable wall mounted LCD TV, Bose Wave Music system with I Pod docking station and blue tooth capability for any bluetooth device where your music is stored, hi speed wired PRIVATE Secured ADSL internet connection (or secure wireless if you prefer), clothes washer, and linens & towels are also provided.

A secure electronic safe (can accommodate laptop) is in the unit to store valuables. We also have a private simplisafe security system; (google simplisafe for additional details) installed to ensure our guests' safety, security of their possessions and peace of mind.

Great scuba diving, swimming and snorkeling directly in front of the condo right off your own private soft sand beach. Absolutely no need to worry about swarms of cruise ship passengers descending on your spot!

Our recommended dive operation is Buddy Dive at Belmar a full service dive center located just 300 meters away. Also, our beach has no dive moorings on our reef. That means no rushing to public dive sites and then have a dive boat drop 20 divers on top of you!

We have made many enjoyable dives in front of VINIBU. Advantages; No dive sites to drive to; EZ entry/exit on soft sand beach, upon exiting you have a fresh water shower, rinse tank and gear storage immediately available. Nothing could be easier for those who just want to kick back and do some early morning, afternoon or evening night dives or snorkeling!

Bellevue is constructed over one of the few natural sandy beaches on Bonaire. It’s a great spot for beginner divers with the sand entry and exit, not the iron shore which is prevalent around the island. The magnificent reef drop off is 50 meters off shore in approximately 35 feet of clear water.

In the evening, enjoy a cool drink as you await the “green flash” as the tropical sun majestically settles into the Caribbean. You could not have a better view anywhere on the island then from your own private elevated terrace!

Rates include:

**FREE** transportation to & from airport.

**FREE** Exclusive use of 24 hr telephone hot line.

Local assistance with any problems/questions.

**FREE** Cell phone in condo for incoming

and outgoing local calls

**FREE** Pre-arrival grocery shopping service

**FREE** Private secure ADSL ethernet line (or secure wireless network). Access instructions in condo.

Weekly Rental rates:

High Season (Dec 15-Apr 15)

1-2 guests $1799 per week ($257.00 per night)

Low Season

1-2 guests $1550 per week ($221.00 per night)

Please Add

$20.00 pp/pn for each additional person over two. (we prefer max of four)

Rates include:

Onsite Management by Rental Agent, Sunbelt Realty:

Check out time is 11.00 am and check in time is 2pm to make sure that we can prepare for new guests.

Sunbelt Realty Agency can also provide:

Groceries waiting upon arrival (per request when the agent contacts you)

Car rental at very reasonable rates

Their undivided attention and assistance during your stay!

The apartment location can be viewed on the accompanying map.

We look forward to welcoming you to VINIBU on Bonaire.

Keywords: Beachfront Condo

More Details

Vince and Nina
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Vince and Nina

Vince began scuba diving at age 13 in the Manasquan Inlet in New Jersey. In the days before mandatory certification, he was self-taught.

Although there were many enjoyable trips throughout the Caribbean over the years, Bonaire's spectacular diving, perfect weather, and easy pace always beckoned, and, in 2005, we were the first buyer at Bellevue from the plans of the site proposal and chose the coveted 3rd floor corner unit (#9) which was to boast fantastic seaside views. The first thing that attracted us was the site! There was a beautiful natural soft sand beach directly in front. Additionally, the site was far enough away from the airport that noise from planes would not be a factor. Construction took over 3 years to complete. We were the first to stay at Bellevue in the latter part of 2008 and currently spend 3 months a year there.

Vince and Nina purchased this condo in 2005

Why Vince and Nina chose Belnem

Belnem boasts some of the most luxurious private seaside properties on all of Bonaire. You'll find that neighboring properties along the shore road are priced well in excess of $1.5 million. Belnem is quiet, yet only a ten minute ride to Kralendyke the main town on Bonaire. We guarantee that you will not be over run with cruise ship passengers when the ships are in port.

Want a private, natural (NOT man made) soft sand beach for your enjoyment? Well we've got it! We suggest that you always ask to see photos of the beach on properties which advertise 'beachfront'. You may be surprised as to what some advertise as a beach.

Additionally, the location is just ideal to access the southern dive sites, a great dive shop 30 secs away for EZ access to filled tanks (air & nitrox) as well as 5 minutes from the windsurf facilities located at Lac Bay. We believe the Belnem location as absolutely ideal which is why we chose this property when we purchased.

What makes this condo unique

Beautiful 180 degree 'million dollar' stunning views from both the heightened living room, bedrooms and your private seaside terrace overlooking the Caribbean while dining out on a completely private terrace. Your privacy at VINIBU is ensured! And, no reservations are required for your oceanfront al fresco table for either breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please see the "guest comments section" on our personal website
Aug 2010
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Belnem Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Glassware not allowed by the pool deck.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have fully tiled oversized walk in showers. Double sink of master bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master: King sized bed (1) 2x2 meters Adjoins private full sized bathroom. Plenty of comfy pillows with overhead ceiling fan and of course a/c. Complete with teak mirror and furniture. Window overlooking the Caribbean., Guest: (2) Euro Twin with private full bathroom. The guest bedroom opens up onto elevated terrace overlooking the east side of the island.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bose Wave Music System for your listening pleasure. Bring your I Pod , IPhone (bluetooth) with YOUR music & you're set to go. Also, cooler in the condo to use for those picnics to the national park. We will also arrange a first morning breakfast package for you, free of charge. **FREE** transportation to & from the airport. **FREE** Exclusive use only for our guests of a 24 hr telephone hot line for assistance with any problems or answers to questions you may encounter while on island. **Large electronic safe in Master Bedroom capable of storing your laptop/camera and other misc items** SimpliSafe security system for our guests' peace of mind.


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Voted #1 Bonaire Beachfront Condo! Vinibu @ Bellevue. RATES ALL INCLUSIVE!
average rating of 4.902439 based on 42 reviews
Macon, Georgia

Spectacular View, accommodations, and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you would ever want in a sunny vacation! The walk in dive and rinse area make it easy! The view is spectacular and the condo provided luxurious accommodations! We will return to this unit for years to come! Sunbelt Realty was prompt and easy to work with! Thank you Vince and Nina for sharing your condo with our family!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marie..Music to our ears. We will be returning to Bonaire in about a week or so and will be making further improvements to VINIBU with some new accessories and furniture. Happily the only thing we can't change is the magnificent elevated views! So glad you all enjoyed your stay with us!
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Saint Petersburg

Great apartment, highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Really nice apartment, great views! Really nice standard of furnishing inside. Everything worked perfectly. Vince and Nina are very attentive hosts. Dove three times right off the beach, best diving of the trip. Good internet and cable TV. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you folks enjoyed your stay! Here's a little history and secret..Before Bellevue was built there was an empty shack on the lot with a hole in the roof and old worn furniture which littered the beautiful beachfront property. We were interested in purchasing the proposed condo that was to be built. However before signing any docs, I lugged my scuba gear to the property, made my way through the discarded debris and made a dive on what was to be the house reef. It was excellent, we signed the docs as the first owner into the project, the rest was history.
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever! We stayed at Vinibu for two weeks in July of 2015.

The place seems to be rather unique for the island. For one thing, it actually has a sand beach, which is uncommon on Bonaire. It worked out great, as we have two small boys, who love playing in the sand.

We loved the location, the view, and tranquility. Vince was very responsive before our trip out there and we were well taken care of.

Vinibu is spaceous and well equipped, espacially the kitchen, which was very helpful, as we cooked everyday. There is even a small electric on the terrace, which is big enough to set up a dinner table there and eat outside.

Although we like to travel to a new place each year, we will definitely go back to Bonaire and cannot imagine any other place to stay, but Vinibu.

Vadec and Ewa Houston, TX

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 0

Only one point to improve

  • 4 of 5

There is only one thing that in our opinion should be improved: the wifi signal is not working in the guest bedroom, which was not appreciated by our daughter. Just install a wifi extender to solve this issue.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Annemarie. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your comments.We have now packed a wi-fi extender and will install during our next visit to Bonaire. Hopefully this will do the trick bringing the wifi into the guest bedroom. The main problem are the poured concrete walls between our router in the living room and the guest bedroom. Come visit us again soon!
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Another wonderful time at Vinibu

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Vinibu 3 times. It is a beautiful condo. Well taken care of and well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Throughout the years we have continuously strived to keep our unit one step ahead of the rest and periodically updated. We know "your vacation" is something our guests look forward to many months in advance.
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Delta, AB

Great place to relax and scuba dive

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit and loved every minute of it. The condo is well appointed and has an amazing view. Scuba diving is awesome. Great place to relax and enjoy the sun

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belmar Oceanfront Apartments
Joe's grillhouse
ven der tweel
It Rains Fishes
gios ice cream
Klein Bonaire
Lac Bay
Sebastian's Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
El Encanto approximately 1 block away
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Right in front of condo
Nearest Point of Interest
Airport Exit and directions to VINIBU
Nearest Point of Interest
Bonaire Warehouse Grocery Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
More For Less Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Cultimara Grocery Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunbelt Realty
Car: necessary

Animal lovers be sure to visit Bonaire's Donkey Sanctuary. Enjoy a quite seaside picnic scenic at Lac Cai. If you want a party atmosphere, visit Lac Cai on Sundays. Alternatively, just enjoy our private (not man made) beach which is one of the few on Bonaire to just relax and enjoy the sun, soft sand and surf.

Additionally, secured scuba gear storage is ocean side with rinse tank & fresh water shower.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Check-out time 11:00AM; Check-in 2:00PM. Electric usage incl., (max. $15 per night). Party of 3 or more, additional $20 pp/pn: $140 (3)-$280 (4) wkly).
Please supply us with arrival-departure dates, airline info, your tel number and address and any other questions you might have. Our on island support is Kittie at Sunbelt Realty 599-717-6560. Please be sure you have provided her with your flight info and arrival time so they can meet you at Flamingo airport and provide the key to you.

Additional nights are charged at 1/7 the weekly rate.

Cancellation policy:
More then 90 days before arrival, you will receive a refund of 10% of the first payment.
Within 60-89 days before arrival, no refund of the first payment.
Within 30-59 days before arrival, you will receive a refund of 50% of the total payment.
Within 0-30 days before arrival, no refund.
We strongly advocate that you consider the purchase of trip cancellation insurance to protect you against unforeseen events.
Cleaning/Laundry: All stays 10 nights or longer will receive mid stay cleaning (including towels and bed linens) during second week. Thereafter weekly.
**Security Deposit** $200. After property is inspected by Sunbelt the security deposit automatically returned in seven days..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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