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*Diving at Your Doorstep* Seafront Vacation Apartment Rental

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Self-Catering 1 Bedroom Apartment

“Raising the bar for vacation rentals in Bonaire”, Beachcomber Villas is the ideal getaway for singles, couples or travel companions who prefer private and personal accommodations over hotels and resorts. This one bedroom apartment was completed in March 2011 and tranquilly furnished with a keen attention to detail. Located on the second floor above the owners quarters, the suite offers stunning views of the sea and of Klein Bonaire. Only the shoreline – no roads or pathways – separates this unique property from the sea making it the ideal setting for vacationing in Bonaire.

The large kitchen offers a full size fridge and stove/oven, numerous small appliances, as well as abundant wares and utensils. Sleep in optimal comfort with the ocean breezes or air conditioning on the pillow-top mattresses topped with deluxe bedding.

Enjoy some down time inside while being entertained with more than 70 cable channels on the flat screen TV or with your own iPOD playing through the stereo. Spend a little of your surface interval surfing the WIFI internet from the garden, the seaside terrace, the extremely large upper terrace, or take a plunge in the freshwater pool located only steps away from the front door.

Centrally located within the community of Hamlet Villa, the town of Kralendijk is just 5 minute drive. Or, take advantage of the Villa’s dedicated parking and walk a few minutes to pick-up groceries or to enjoy the night life and fine dining at Captain Don’s Habitat’s or at Buddy Dive.

It doesn’t get any easier to explore the amazing underwater life with our dive & snorkel packages. Our partnered dive shop is a mere 500 feet away, and rinse & secure storage facilities are on-site. Calling to you from only stones throw from the seaside terrace gate, the “Cliff” site will certainly give you the urge to submerge.

With its stunning views, optimal location, and relaxed atmosphere, Beachcomber Villas is as unique in its offerings as Bonaire is in its diving freedom. Both are treasures to be experienced.

Please inquire as to availability. If this apartment is already reserved, we have similar accommodations that may also suit your needs.

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Walther & Nicole van Puijvelde
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, dutch
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Walther & Nicole van Puijvelde

Tired of shoveling snow and having to travel to enjoy warm water diving, we explored many tropical places in search of our ideal Caribbean island. We arrived to Bonaire in August 2009 and fell in love instantly. Four months later, we said farewell to our family and friends in Calgary Canada and moved to our island of paradise: Bonaire.

Walther & Nicole van Puijvelde purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Walther & Nicole van Puijvelde chose Hato

After what seemed to be an endless search for a property that could provide a home for us and a home-away-from-home for visitors to the island, a seafront villa came onto the market. Almost too good to be true, in a quiet family and tourist orientated neighborhood, this villa offered everything we wanted and more.

The main floor provided owner accommodations and envisioning the upstairs bedrooms to become the perfect setting for apartments was easily seen. Its location on the island is ideal for access to dive sites, stores and restaurants. Best of all, the 'Cliff' (one of Bonaire's best reefs for snorkelers and divers) was the backyard! Does it get any better?

What makes this apartment unique

Beachcomber Villas has already created wonderful memories for us and for our guests. Not only the setting for a wedding only days after we purchased the villa, our seaside terrace provides front row seats for beautiful sunsets, a spectacle of magnificent sail boats and yachts (including the International Sailing Regatta), and topside sea life entertainment including turtles and dolphins!

When the sea view stirs the urge to submerge, the diving and snorkeling through our gate is picturesque to say the least. Aside from countless reef fish, it is not uncommon for sightings of schools of blue tangs and blue wrasse, tarpon, octopus, french angels, squid, and very large parrot fish!

It truly is a piece of paradise! And it's our pleasure to share with it everyone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“…My wife and I had read about Beachcomber Villa’s, which is located in the Hamlet Oasis area. Wow! What a great place to stay. Leanne and Tim (Dynamic Duo) the owner are amazing people. From the 1st interaction via e-mail to our departure from Bonaire they were so helpful in everyway. The 1 bedroom upstairs unit we stayed in was clean and had so many of the little things that you always wish you had when staying in a condo. However the dynamic duo are really what makes staying their really special. The villa is located ocean front with great views from the upstairs deck which overlook the “Cliff buoy” the house reef just North of Buddy’s. This place is dialed in for divers. Take a look at the website and check it out. You will not be disappointed. Hopefully this info helps someone. …”

This was part of our guests Trip Report as posted on the online scuba diving forum community from where our guest read about Beachcomber Villas. If you’re interested in reading the full Trip Report, please contact the owners for the link.
Jul 2011
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Hato Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 piece bathroom with towels (including beach towels) and soaps provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • 2 Queen size Beds (1) Pillow-top mattresses topped with deluxe bedding
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Raising the bar for vacation rentals in Bonaire, Beachcomber Villas also offers onsite scuba / snorkel rinse & storage, a printer/scanner/fax and an in room safe that is large enough for most laptops. In addition, the Library houses books (including fish, reef and reef creature identification books and cards), magazines, games and puzzles for our guests to enjoy.


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average rating of 4.990654 based on 108 reviews

Dive outside your door and perfect sunsets and peace. Lush surroundings. Perfect location to all

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 15 days staying at this precious villa and had the best time! It was the perfect place for us. We don't like large hotels, resorts, or "unit" type structures...we prefer private villas or unique boutique style accommodations that are more private and allow us to feel a bit more removed, but close enough to get to anything when we want to leave our peaceful place. Waking up every morning and walking out on the large terrace to enjoy the views and have tea and breakfast was amazing. The view is perfect, and the blooming trees on both sides or the property beautiful. We were lucky to have our full 15 days there where the upper terrace was all to ourselves so we spent every morning and evening out there in privacy, very little time inside. With 2 chaise lounges and a large dining outdoor table and drying have all you need. The inside of the apartment was quite nice though as well. Well decorated and simple accommodations that are clean and have everything you need. The kitchen was better equipped than most places I stayed too! Only being able to run the A/C over night was not too much of a problem either. First, it cools the bedroom area very fast, and closing the curtains and all the doors really does keep that room cooler through the days. The kitchen/dining area becomes rather warm but I imagine everyone will do what we did-you spend your days out exploring the water, island and caves! So it is not a trouble at all. Having access downstairs to use the lower covered terrace and terrace at the waters edge was fantastic. We spent every late evening by the water's edge-enjoying the beautiful sunsets, or just the sound of the water in the dark, joined by the affectionate cat Julie.

The landscaping was lovely, with night time lighting that made it equally beautiful at night. Plenty of places to store equipment, outdoor showers on the lower level and The Cliff snorkeling and diving spot right outside the gate to the water.

several days we never left the property...if that tells you how wonderful it is to "be at you own little home on the water". Short walk gets you to a small grocery/liquor or to bar/restaurants. Laura& Luca(fantastic help!) who lived below provided us with starter groceries to make our life easier on arrival! Luca called Tama(dive instr) for us to have a private cave diving tour! Yvonne-EasyOneRentals-best car prices and service on the island too. Leanne was the best, and this was perfect decision for us!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Beachcomber last week and loved every minute. The property is in a great location and the reef out front offers spectacular snorkeling just steps off the patio. The unit had all we needed and a great deck to see the sunset each evening during our cocktail hours. The owner Leanne was tremendously helpful in getting our visit setup and then marvelous Luca and the wonderful Laura made sure everyday went great. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations in Bonaire

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Bonaire. We went there for the diving, but we also did a lot of swimming and snorkeling. The view from the unit's balcony was beautiful, particularly at sunset. The grounds bordered on the water, so, as other guests have also remarked, one could swim or snorkel from almost one's doorstep. There is even nice diving just a short walk from the unit. Our unit was immaculate and well equipped. In the beginning we were worried about the restriction on the use of air conditioning: to be run only from 7:00 PM to 8:00AM. Use outside these hours would incur an extra cost. Electricity in Bonaire is very expensive. But to our great delight, we discovered that we did not need air conditioning for most of the day. Open the windows and balcony door and cool breezes run through the unit.

Besides the location and facilities, what also makes CU Beachcombers such a wonderful place are the owners themselves. They do care about their guests having a wonderful experience on Bonaire. They care about the details. They are also always there with very useful advice. This may explain why so many of their guests keep coming back. I know that we will.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Innisfil, On, Canada

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to Bonaire and for sure our most mememorable. It started with being able to converse with Leanne and Laura before visiting, both so helpful and lovely, answering any of our questions. The location of Beachcombers is simply beautiful, the ocean right at your door step. What we loved most was, we could walk down a few steps into the ocean with incredible snorkleling. We actually saw a sea turtle for the first time, wow! In the afternoon after a fun day of adventure we could sit comforably on the patio with a drink watching the sunset. The inside is kept imacculate and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Also, this is villa is close to many restuarants and downtown Bonaire. Just perfect, can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Bonaire so we didn't know what to except, but from the moment that we E-mailed to inquire we knew that it was going to be a unforgettable trip. They answered all our questions and some we didn't think to ask. These People will be in our memories for ever. Luca and Laura are so helpful and make you feel like old friends.... and we had the pleasure in meeting Tim and Leanne, amazing people and if you get a chance ask to read Tims Tips so good.... We had a problem with our leaving flight and had to stay another night , our little home was getting new lucky people so wasn't able to stay there, but Luca went to work and found us a room right down from their place and checked on us made sure everything went ok...

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Very clean and pleasant, lovely people!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent the second week of a two-week holiday on Bonaire in Leanne and Tim's villa. Our first impression upon entering the unit was that it was spotless. It may be the cleanest place we've ever rented through an on-line site. The air conditioned side stayed fairly cool through the day thanks to drapes and a tile floor. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom and kitchen adequate, and the views of the water fantastic. There is some shallow coral right off the beach, nice for snorkeling. We very much appreciated touches like soaps and detergents, plenty of toilet paper, and the library.

Leanne was very communicative and responsive (I'm sorry we didn't get to meet her and Tim). Laura and Luca, the caretakers who live on the ground floor, are lovely, super helpful and we really enjoyed talking with them.

Our only complaint: the terrace is lovely, but there is no shade. We were unable to use it from about 1030 to 1700 due to sun and heat, and after 1200 the nonairconditioned dining/kitchen area was uncomfortably hot until late in the afternoon. We would make lunch and then sequester ourselves in the bedroom to eat and read, and made a point to be away from the villa in the afternoon.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Flamingo Airport is a short 15 minute drive
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Deco Stop (Captain Don's Habitat) 3 minute walk
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rum Runners (Captain Don's Habitat) 3 minute walk
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
The nearest beach is 10 feet from the backyard
Car: recommended

Centrally located within the community of Hamlet, the town of Kralendijk is just a 5 minute drive. The nearest dive & snorkel site is literally just right out the back door, or drive either north or south to get to dive locations in maximum 20 minutes. Take advantage of the Villa’s dedicated parking and walk a few minutes to pick-up groceries or to enjoy the night life and fine dining at Captain Don’s Habitat or at Dive Buddies.




Additional information about rental rates

Tourist Tax (pp/pnight) $5.45

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Damage Deposit of $200 required at check-in
Cancellation Policy 0% to 100% depending on notice given; please inquire
Truck & car rentals available
Dive packages available

A deposit of 50% of the rental amount is required to reserve the apartment. The balance remaining will be due upon check-in. Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, bank wire transfer, or a combination thereof. Cash is accepted for the balance remaining. For credit card transactions, a 5.5% service fee will be added to the payment amount.

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