Penthouse in Kralendijk -- Waterfront - Beautiful(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
The condo has over 1700 sqft ( 160m2) including the outdoor living spaces . You will have a shaded area to relax outside or you can choose to sunbathe on the lounge chairs . Of course, many days you may end up watching the sunset from the bar .
We have been told many times by guests :”this must be the best view and location in Bonaire “ . Please read the reviews .The penthouse has everything one can wish for : walking distance to the beach in front of the unit and to the next door diving operator and to the famous Karel's pier -Bonaire’s one and only above the water bar and restaurant.
The condo has a firsthand view of the coming and going of the yachts that visit Bonaire and the cruise ships will pass directly in front of you .The security is excellent , a gate key is needed to enter the premises and the entry door is the only door on our floor level. The property is fully airconditioned , a rarity in Bonaire , but trade winds and ceiling fans will allow comfortable sleeping without airco’s in some seasons ,also because the property is fully screened against mosquito's. when . We ourselves usually start the living area A/C after sunset and the bedroom airco's an hour before retiring . During the day we enjoy the tradewinds which make the penthouse very comfortable , even without A/C.
We believe this is a premier place in Bonaire and we would not trade with anyone else because each morning we enjoy the view of the turquoise waters , the beaches of Klein Bonaire across and the distant view of the mountainous area of Bonaire in the Washington Park preserve. You can also on occasion see dolphin pods pass by while sipping your morning coffee(s) .
In the evening, we enjoy a cool drink –the local Amstel beer is called “Bright” and we rate the sunsets by assigning a number of Brights . A five Bright evening as shown in the photo is the best sunset you can experience in the Caribbean. Fortunately there are many great sunsets …
Local assistance with any problems/questions during your stay and the airport reception will be provided by our very capable property managers at BookavillaBonaire .
We have recently completed a remodeling of the guest bedroom, see photo. We now have room for 5 persons because the Master Bedroom still has the King sized bed , but the second (guest) bedroom has a queen sized bed and a twinXL ( single) bed . This may help to accommodate families with children.
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Member since: 2010
- On floor 2
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
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- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Beach View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
Free Long Distance:
See details on the phone -- free long distance. It's a pay as you go phone. Phone is pre-loaded before your arrival. Long staying guests can use Skype , social media or purchase prepaid scratch cards...moreless
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
The condo provides a prepaid phone ; it will be preloaded before your arrival with at least $25. Calls to the USA and Netherlands are priced at several cents/minute , so nobody has run out of money.( yet :)....moreless
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- Wireless Internet:
We can , if requested , supply the fridge and freezer with the basics before your arrival. For extensive catering there are several professional catering companies on Bonaire. References supplied on request .and you can find business cards in the Guestbook ....moreless
- Coffee Maker:
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- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Kitchen with dishwasher , sink, pullout faucet, electric cooktop ,microwave , full oven , toaster, , elec. water kettle, coffee maker, French press, coffee bean grinder ,juicer, fondue set , a Dutch gourmetten set, etc etc...moreless
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- Deck / Patio:
Lanai / Gazebo:
See the photo provided ; the covered area is used for dining and relaxing ; sunbathing on lounge chairs is available on the open area of the terrace. The Lanai has several types of ceiling lights and a ceiling fan for the rare nights when there is no wind in Bonaire....moreless
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Dec 10 - Apr 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- local gov't tax $77
- Tax Rate 15%
In low/standard season , the fourth week is free .
We also need to collect the government imposed tourist tax -$5.50 per person per night.
Will be calculated when booking is made . Tourist Tax can be paid in Bonaire to Mgmt Comp.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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The condo is located on the Ocean Boulevard , very close to the center of Kralendijk . The small town of Kralendijk prides itself in only one over the water restaurant/bar called Karel's and it is a 3 minute walk along the ocean. Furthermore many of the best restaurants are located along this waterfront and all are walking distance . Need to buy souvenirs? The Kaya Grandi (= big street ) has many stores with all kinds of souvenirs. On days when a cruise boat is in the harbor , there are many more souvenir vendors to tempt the passengers debarking from the cruise boat .
Need groceries , you can walk it in 5 minutes but you may prefer to take the car rather than carrying back all that beer :).
Full service Dive shops are located both North and South along the Boulevard . You can store equipment overnight at these facilities so you don't have to carry it to the condo. Most divers visiting Bonaire love the shore diving experience when you can just walk in and plunge down along the wall . No need to pay for boat excursions except if you want to dive along Klein Bonaire . Since you need a car for shore diving , you can take it into the national park covering 1/2 of Bonaire : the Washington Park . The drive through the park can be interesting after a rain shower, since the roads are not paved :a 4 wheel drive car is then required.
One should also take a kayak tour through the mangrove forests ; very interesting to see the birthplace of many of the tropical fishes one can encounter on the reefs around Bonaire .
If all that sounds tiresome , the Windsurf Place on the east Coast ( a 15 minute drive ) will offer total relaxation with sun , wind , local snacks , sangria and many easy chairs to catch the sun.
A Great time can be had in Bonaire but the nightlife is minimal , no disco's , a few late-night bars but no swinging night clubs , just easy living .
Year Purchased: 2006
About: We emigrated from Holland to the USA in 1968 ; one of us is Dutch , one changed to US citizenship. The family is fond of diving , so we have visited Bonaire since 1988 and after vacationing in other Caribbean diving resorts we selected Bonaire as the best choice. After we retired we purchased this condo.
Why Playa Pabou (Playa, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands):
Bonaire is a mix of Dutch , American and Lt American influences . Low crime rates and friendly people were important factors for us to choose Bonaire , besides the diving.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We walk to the town , to shopping , to restaurants . In the USA we have to drive 3 miles to the nearest store, so this location is a totally different experience . There is a parking lot for our rental car, but we don't drive every day . Relaxed living and enjoying the cultural sights and sounds of Bonaire , makes us come back 3 times a year.
- Primary: (703) 620-2087 (Virginia, USA)
Club Nautico Penthouse .
Lounge chairs to acquire that Caribbean tan before returning home .
Outdoor equipment rinsing station.
Dining on the patio under the fan and the lights is a pleasure any time .
Kitchen , fridge , dishwasher , sink
Inside dining area set up for 5 people; table can be extended to accommodate 8.
Newly upholstered furniture in living room .
Guest bedroom with 3 sleeping places using one Queen sized bed and one twinXL.
Guest Bathroom .
Sometimes cruise boats are so close you want to yell 'slow down' ...no worries.
Bonaire Ambassadors (Gold level!) return to this penthouse year after year .
This sunset we rated 5 beers --the best . Cheers !
The bar is waiting for your return from diving , shopping , touring the island.
Outdoor dining for 8 .
Most condo's in Bonaire do not allow BBQ's. Lucky ,we have one .
this is our favorite morning breakfast and coffee location, the view is amazing
Big GE combination microwave , convection and regular oven and the cooktop.
All rooms are mosquito proof . Sliding screen doors give access to the balcony.
Master Bedroom with super king sized bed.
Master bathroom, 2 sinks and one large jungle head shower , thermostatic control
The half bath used by guests and for urgent care.
The watertaxi at the pier will take you to this beach on Klein Bonaire.
Sad sunset ---worth only one beer
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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