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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A beautiful penthouse with 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms , a living room and kitchen /dining room and a large outdoor terrace with bar and BBQ . You will love our oceanfront condo on the boulevard of Kralendijk, within walking distance to restaurants , grocery stores and the main tourist street (Kaya Grandi).

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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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    PLEASE DON'T SMOKE INSIDE .....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • 2 large bedrooms . One has a very long King sized bed ( 2.20m or 90") the other bedroom has one TwinXL bed and one Queen sized bed . No air matresses allowed , max occupancy is 5 people....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A library cabinet with many popular titles and best sellers : ' airport literature'....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD in living room ....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Many CD's , mostly oldies and local music. But bring your Ipod or MP3 ; there is a connection slot at the receiver/amplifier . Margaritaville can be put on repeat :)...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Cable television in all three rooms ; flat screen TV....moreless

  • Stereo:

    AM/FM radio / 5 disc DVD player , amplifier , ...moreless

  • Television:

    Cable TV , 60 channels in each bedroom and the living room . All are 32" TV's....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are some ( 20) DVD movies in the TV cabinet . Netflix can be reached via WiFi, use your Netflix account number . Recently Flamingo has allowed this feature....moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Just to the North of our location ( about 100 yards) is the beach used by many guests to enter the water for snorkeling or diving ....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You will have 180' view of the Bonaire Bay and Klein Bonaire. Every day you see the dive boats departing , planes arriving at the airport and fishermen trying their luck....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The photo's give a good impression of the Club Nautico building , which is located on the main boulevard of Kralendijk. Many of the better restaurants are located on that boulevard and the center of town , all within walking distance....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two dining area's ' inside dining for 4 ; table has up to 2 extension leaves to make room for 8 persons . Outside dining for 8 people under gazebo....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All rooms have airco ....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    TV/Cable company provides round the clock high-speed Internet .service....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New dryer , you will rarely need it in Bonaire , but it is handy on rainy days . We also provide a drying rack for sunny days . Quite rare to find a clothes dryer on Bonaire....moreless

  • 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
  • Internet:

    Yes , full time high speed cable connection , WIFI throughout the home ....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    extra sets are provided for all beds ;...moreless

  • Living Room:

    See photo's ; a love seat , two chairs and an ottoman . 4 Additional chairs in the bedrooms....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    The parking lot for Club Nautico owners and renters is next to the complex., joint use with the ItRainsFishes restaurant....moreless

  • Telephone:

    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

  • Washing Machine:

    New washer , very quiet and convenient ....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    A Linksys Router provides personal High speed wireless Internet in condo from every room . Bring your laptop. Full-time service. The security access code is written in the condo manual .....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    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:

    2 Coffee makers ( one Mr Coffee type and one Cuisinart) , and two French press's and a coffee bean mill. Gourmet Coffee is ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Many cooking utensils -2 drawers full -and pots and pans are available if you like to cook . See our reference also....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Many plates , cups, utensils and flatware ....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    works fine ....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    Over-The-Counter GE Advantium Microwave /Convection/Oven combination . Capacity to broil, bake, roast etc, and it all has the usual microwave and oven features....moreless

  • Oven:

    The oven is a combined oven and microwave , GE , and you can make lasagna and cakes . ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We leave all non-degrading condiments and sauces, coffee and sugar in the cabinets . Also all cleaning and washing fluids are in the laundry cabinet . Owners want you to arrive relaxed . ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    french doors , bottom freezer , through the door water and ice . This is full sized large fridge . ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yes, there are two . One bread (slice) roaster and one little over the counter oven for buns etc. Not even counting the big GE oven. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off the living room there are teak furniture chairs and table for morning coffee , breakfast or just reading a good book....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The terrace provides open air living , dining , bar and lounge chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    There is desert style golf course in Bonaire ; flags are implanted in concrete otherwise they blow away . Thorny bushes will catch your wayward ball. :) ...moreless

  • 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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A big 4 burner BBQ with a side cooking burner is located outside on the terras. See photo....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
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High Season
Dec 10 - Apr 8, 2017
7 night min stay
$185

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$165

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • local gov't tax $77
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

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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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Flamingo Airport
Playa Pabou (Playa, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands)
Nearest Barpub
It Rains Fishes , part of Club Nautico
Playa Pabou (Playa, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands)
Nearest Ferry
across the boulevard , ferry to Klein Bonaire
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
BushuRibana course
1200 Miles
Nearest Train
no trains in Bonaire; Miami is nearest
300 Miles
Nearest Motorway
not in Bonaire; highway in Caracas venezuela
Playa Pabou (Playa, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands)
Nearest Restaurant
It Rains Fishes , part of Club Nautico
1000 Miles
Nearest Ski
In Columbia
Playa Pabou (Playa, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands)
Nearest Beach
across the boulevard

Car: Recommended

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 .

Enjoy.

 

Manager info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Club Nautico Penthouse 
.

    Club Nautico Penthouse .

  • Lounge chairs to acquire that Caribbean tan before returning home .

    Lounge chairs to acquire that Caribbean tan before returning home .

  • Outdoor equipment rinsing station.

    Outdoor equipment rinsing station.

  • Dining on the patio under the fan and the lights is a pleasure any time .

    Dining on the patio under the fan and the lights is a pleasure any time .

  • Kitchen , fridge , dishwasher , sink

    Kitchen , fridge , dishwasher , sink

  • Inside dining area set up for 5 people; table can be extended to accommodate 8.

    Inside dining area set up for 5 people; table can be extended to accommodate 8.

  • Newly upholstered furniture in living room .

    Newly upholstered furniture in living room .

  • Guest bedroom with 3 sleeping places using one Queen sized bed and one twinXL.

    Guest bedroom with 3 sleeping places using one Queen sized bed and one twinXL.

  • Guest Bathroom .

    Guest Bathroom .

  • Sometimes cruise boats are so close you want to yell 'slow down' ...no worries.

    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 .

    Bonaire Ambassadors (Gold level!) return to this penthouse year after year .

  • This sunset we rated  5 beers --the best . Cheers !

    This sunset we rated 5 beers --the best . Cheers !

  • The bar is waiting for your return from diving , shopping  , touring the island.

    The bar is waiting for your return from diving , shopping , touring the island.

  • Outdoor dining for 8 .

    Outdoor dining for 8 .

  • Most condo's in Bonaire do not allow BBQ's.  Lucky ,we have one .

    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

    this is our favorite morning breakfast and coffee location, the view is amazing

  • Big GE  combination microwave , convection and regular oven and the cooktop.

    Big GE combination microwave , convection and regular oven and the cooktop.

  • All rooms are mosquito proof . Sliding screen doors give access to the balcony.

    All rooms are mosquito proof . Sliding screen doors give access to the balcony.

  • Master Bedroom with  super  king sized bed.

    Master Bedroom with super king sized bed.

  • Master bathroom, 2 sinks and one large jungle head shower , thermostatic control

    Master bathroom, 2 sinks and one large jungle head shower , thermostatic control

  • The half bath used by guests and for urgent care.

    The half bath used by guests and for urgent care.

  • The watertaxi  at the  pier will take you to this beach on Klein Bonaire.

    The watertaxi at the pier will take you to this beach on Klein Bonaire.

  • Sad sunset  ---worth only one beer

    Sad sunset ---worth only one beer

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 15, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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