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*Diving at Your Doorstep* Seafront Vacation Apartment Rental

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Property
apartment
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
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.

More Details

Owner
Leanne & Tim Pinkerton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Leanne & Tim Pinkerton

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.

Leanne & Tim Pinkerton purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Leanne & Tim Pinkerton chose Bonaire

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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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*Diving at Your Doorstep* Seafront Vacation Apartment Rental
average rating of 4.9903846 based on 105 reviews
Innisfil, On, Canada
5

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: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD
4

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: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property with great diving in a relaxed setting!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here during our 1yr anniversary / honeymoon vacation, and couldn't have asked a better suited accommodation for the style of trip we were looking for.

First off, Leanne arranged for a surprise bottle of champagne to be waiting for us upon arrival! - A very thoughtful gesture. We arrived to a clean apartment with a kitchen stocked with all of the essentials plus more. As you step outside onto the balcony, you quickly notice the highlight of this property- the view and serenity. There is a decent amount of foliage on either side of the spacious backyard, creating a very private feel in an area that's pretty close to town center. There is plenty of different seating and a convenient gate and stairs leading to what I consider some of the best snorkeling on the island in regarding fishe variety. The property itself is well maintained and well thought out in terms of outdoor shower and storage for diving gear etc. Though there was another apartment occupied next to us, it still felt plenty private. We met others who were staying at the Beachcomber during our stay and really enjoyed their company. One was a lifetime Bonaire visitor and kindly took us on a tour around town the first day before we rented a vehicle. He pointed out fun things to do, and had great advice for snorkeling.

All in all the trip was all we had hoped for and more. I would say the highlights of the Beachcomber for us were watching the sunsets with an Amstel bright on the balcony, and the diving right at the backyard. Next time we travel to Bonaire, we will definitely stay at the Beachcomber!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago
5

Excellent Accommodations for a Week in Bonaire August 28 – September 3, 2016

  • 5 of 5

We are avid travelers and prefer smaller hotels and rental homes. We love simple, not overly complicated and adventurous travel.

Leanne and Tim’s Apartment #1 far exceeded my expectations. It has everything anyone going to Bonaire would need and want. The place is modestly decorated, clean, spacious, a fully equipped kitchen, parking, Wi-Fi, and a telephone for local calls. One of the best things about Beachcomber Villas Bonaire is the location. It has one of the most spectacular views of the reef - aka The Cliff as well as direct access. You not only get to enjoy the view from the huge second floor balcony but you can actually snorkel and dive right from the back of the property – nothing to describe this but AMAZING.

Our experience started with booking the villa apartment – I got a response from the owners within 4 hours of booking and was told the place was available for the week we were traveling. Once the booking was complete Leanne had suggested things to do. She has the “ask me anything attitude” and “I’ll help you out in anyway” without being overbearing, this meant a lot since it was our first visit to Bonaire. Her suggestions were spot on for first time visitors – Woodwind Snorkel Tour, driving Washington Slagbaai National Park and cave exploration and snorkeling with FLOW Bonaire. She also arranged for our car rental through Easy1Rent – another amazing experience.

A few days before we arrived Leanne sent an email with info about staying at Beachcomber Villas Bonaire and the week’s events going on in and around town during our stay. She also provided a very detailed map on how to get from the airport to the villa. She also asked for emergency contact information – awesome idea since you never know.

Upon arriving at the villa apartment we were given the keys and showed around the entire villa. Leanne even provided some beverages for us to enjoy while unwinding from the flight.

The communication with the owners was excellent from the time of the booking, all through the week and right up to the time we arrived back in Chicago. Leanne and Tim are great – they care about their guests and treat you like extended family.

This place is perfect! Great location, attractive and comfortable villa apartments and attentive homeowners – when wanted. Overall we were very impressed with EVERYTHING and look forward to another trip to Bonaire and Beachcomber Villas Bonaire. Thank you Leanne and Tim.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for snorkeling and scuba diving

  • 5 of 5

The home reef, the spectacular views from the terrace, and Leanne's attentiveness made this a five star experience. We stayed in Apt 1, which was clean, comfortable and had all the necessities.

I can go on and on about what a great place and time we had, but here are the highlights:

1. The home reef is pretty shallow, so if you're not a diver, it's a perfect spot to snorkel. There's a small pathway couple of yards from the condo that leads you out to the reef. Turtles, eels, barracudas, FROG FISH!

2. It's a great location if you don't want to rent a car. A mid-size market and Friends Dive is close by.

3. Staying at Leanne's felt like I was a guest at a friends beach house. We loved meeting the guests from the other units. Great way to meet friends on vacation.

4. There were couple of minor inconveniences, and it's more to do with being on a small island. We lost water for about an hour and the TV never worked. (But, the internet reception was always strong. Very important.)

There are no laundry machine in the condo, so you have to drop it off or go to a self-serve laundromat. And make sure you bring your debit card or personal checks. The banks here charge a lot for credit card use from the merchants. Lastly, bring a portable water bottle from home. Bonaire water is safe to drink, so fill it up, keep it cool and hydrate!

All in all, we had a perfect vacation.

Thanks Leanne and Tim for a lovely stay!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

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
Run 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.

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Rates & Availability

Hato Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Apr 15 - Dec 14
4 night minimum stay
$156
From
$156
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,092
$4,399
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 - Apr 14
4 night minimum stay
$171
From
$171
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,197
$4,822
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$156
From
$156
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,092
$4,399
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tourist Tax (pp/pnight) $5

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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Amenities

Hato Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 piece bathroom with towels (including beach towels) and soaps provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • 2 Queen size Beds (1) Pillow-top mattresses topped with deluxe bedding
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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