Buttonwood Cottage, Three Minute Walk from the Caribbean Sea
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
SEPTEMBER 2016 UPDATE:: The Palapa is finished! Just added a 9X12 Palapa to the back of the big garden. It has a concrete floor and pitch roof of palm leaves, to function as additional living space, perfect for dining, reading, or just relaxing. Contact me for a quote for Buttonwood Cottage! Sleeps 4 people very comfortably. Chic and bright, breezy and sunny. GREAT SECURITY, with in room safe and special steel and glass shutters on windows and doors. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage a three minute walk from Bonaire's famed, pristine coral reef. Fully renovated 3 years ago. Big garden with a mix of Palm trees, native trees, and a cactus garden. The Cottage has excellent security with new glass and steel shutters and doors. We have never had a break in. Buttonwood is an ECO-FRIENDLY house, using 80% grey water in the garden. Screens on all windows and sliding doors, (some rentals don't have them), to keep out mosquitoes. Constant Caribbean breeze from Bonaire's trade winds keep the house cool, bedrooms have new air conditioners. Inside you will feel like you are outside, which is it's charm. All modern conveniences: flat screen TV, powerful WI-FI, CAC in bedrooms, instant hot water shower. All new appliances and furniture, excellent new beds (can be configured for one large bed, a queen, or 2 twin beds in each room). Fully outfitted kitchen with full coffee and tea set up. Rinse tanks for your dive gear on the porch. Washer for your clothes. Parking for your car. Rural neighborhood, friendly people and a great location, (a ten minute drive from Flamingo airport). Kralendijk's restaurants, nightlife and shops a 10 minute walk away. Washington Slagbaii park a 15 minute drive away. What we love about it the most is the location, the proximity to the sea, the breeze, the birds and the packs of Bonarian parrots and parakeets sailing overhead in the trees at twilight. ** JUNE Update - just returned from two weeks at Buttonwood Cottage. Spent a lot of time at Eden Beach, Sorobon beach windsurfing, diving, snorkeling. Also LOVE our days at Harbour Village resort, (a two minute drive from the cottage), which has a lovely beach for snorkeling, sunning, reading under the palm trees, excellent restaurant and full spa. Eden Beach, a two minute drive away, is great for drinks and casual dining by the water. They sometimes have live bands on weekends. Then there are our usual favorite restaurants, bars, and shopping a ten minute walk away in Kralendijk. This time we tried a new restaurant called "At Sea," for a really amazing dining experience. It is the number 2 rated restaurant in the entire Caribbean. Stay with us and receive a 10% discount on Air/Nitrox, Boat diving and Courses at Dive Friends Bonaire, about a five minute walk from the cottage.
** Please remember that the security at Buttonwood is very good, the house itself is like a safe, with steel bars inside the attractive glass shutters. This is a real neighborhood, living among Bonaireans and other vacationers. The people are very nice, the breeze, the sea, the swimming and snorkeling, scuba, and sailing are all close at hand. The relaxed pace, the natural beauty are wonderful. Resort areas like Sunset Beach and Harbour Village are very nearby. As well as being very near the sea, the location is central, and so is very convenient to all points on the island.
*** A SPECIAL PLUS is that the house manager will meet guests at the airport and accompany their transportation to Buttonwood. No chance of getting lost! He will also always be available to address any concerns at any point during your stay. I'll happily answer any questions by email or phone. PLEASE NOTE: House manager will meet you at the airport but he DOES NOT provide transport. He will accompany you to your car rental and to Buttonwood, or your taxi. Thanks! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about Buttonwood Cottage and Bonaire.
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Member since: 2012
- 1050 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Both Bedrooms can be configured as 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Tri-Lingual (English/Dutch/Spanish/Papiamento) Property Manager will meet you and provide transportation to and from the house as well as answer any questions you might have. They have extensive knowledge of Bonaire and can provide info re: car rental, grocery shopping, personal chef, diving bookings, just ask! ...moreless
- Tourist Attractions
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 31 - Oct 1, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $95
- One Time Cleaning Fee $70
CHECK OUT TIME IS 10:00 A.M.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Buttonwood Cottage is located in Kralendijk, just enough out of the town to be a peaceful spot. It is a four minute walk away from the crystal blue clear waters of the Caribbean sea, and the Yellow Submarine dive shop. Easy snorkeling and diving right there, a few steps from the house. It is about a 7 minute walk into downtown shops and restaurants, so, no need to drive if you don't feel like it. The house is also in the 'center' of Bonaire, near the hotel strip, and about an equal 10-15 minute drive in either direction to arrive to the Washington Slagbaai Park and dive sites, or the other end of the island for Sorobon Beach, Jibe city, the salt flats, windsurfing and kayaking in Lac Bay.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: My husband, a teacher, and I bought the cottage a few years ago, and restored it for a vacation place and rental property. I am a writer, so I wrote the story of the renovation and learning about Bonaire, and getting my scuba license, in a book called "Kaya India," named for the street the house is on. The book is at the cottage, as well as available on Amazon. I am now working on the next book, set in Ireland. The garden at Buttonwood has been thrilling for us to see every year, growing beautifully into a tropical paradise. When we bought the cottage, there was only a sea grape, a tamarind, and a gorgeous native Wayaka tree on what was a piece of land bigger than what we have in our town in New York state.
Why Playa, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands:
We came to Bonaire a few times and fell in love with the wildlife, the snorkeling, the diving, the restaurants, the park, and most especially, the people. We bought the house and renovated it to be a perfect vacation home/diver's cottage. We especially loved the location near the sea, the dive shops and the hotel strip - but also tucked away. The house has a lovely Wayaka tree (native to Bonaire), and 2 Tamarind trees that the parrots love, and we add to the garden every time we visit. We've put in many native trees that the Parrots like. It's so much fun to take what was excellent raw material and make something beautiful out of it, which is what we've done with Buttonwood. Bonaire is a really cool, little known island, very much more laid back than Aruba or Curacao, and much less developed. It also manages to be very international. So many countries are represented on the island, and the prevailing attitude (which is catching) is one of friendliness and peacefulness.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The sea, the sea, the sea!! And the incredible variety of sea life that can be seen just snorkeling! We walk a few minutes to the sea everyday and plunge in. It's gorgeous! Or, a 2 minute drive to Spice Beach, another great snorkel/dive spot with restaurant and full bar looking out over the water and Klein Bonaire. I also love when packs of the Bonairian Parrots, known as Loras, fly over Buttonwood and roost in the trees, chattering and clucking and fussing away. They are truly spectacular birds, very intelligent and funny. To see them fly free (instead of in cages) in their natural habitat is a delight. Now we have added a large Palapa to the garden, with a roof of Palm leaves. All the better to block the sun, enjoy the breeze and being outdoors!
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BUTTONWOOD COTTAGE, 3-4 MINUTE WALK FROM THE CARIBBEAN SEA
BIG GARDEN AND PRIVACY, LOTS OF OUTDOOR SEATING, NOT A CONDO!
HUGE CLOSETS IN BOTH BEDROOMS FOR SUITCASES AND GEAR, SAFE IN FRONT BR
FOXTAIL PALMS RUSTLE AT NIGHT
SEE THEM UNDER THE PIER OR AT NEARBY EDEN BEACH
CACTUS AND SADER GARDEN IN FRONT
SUNNY SKIES ALL DAY LONG
AL FRESCO DINING TO THE SOUND OF BONAIRE'S NATIVE PARROTS (BBQ AVAILABLE)
BIG GARDEN ALL AROUND HOUSE -- LOTS OF BIRDS -- NOT A CONDO!
BACK BEDROOM, SAME GREAT BEDS, BRAND NEW, RECENTLY REPLACED.
VIEW FROM DIVE FRIENDS SHOP AT HAMLET OASIS (5 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY)
SCUBA DIVING ON KLEIN BONAIRE
FLAT SCREEN TV AND STEREO, (PLUG IN YOUR MUSIC) POWERFUL WI-FI
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN WITH CORIAN COUNTERS AND GAS STOVE (MANY RENTALS ARE ELECTRIC)
LARGE BATHROOM WITH HOT WATER SHOWER HEATER (MANY RENTALS DON'T HAVE THEM)
GREAT NEW BEDS IN BOTH BEDROOMS. CAN BE CONFIGURED AS A QUEEN OR TWO TWINS
ALUBON GLASS SHUTTERS FOR SECURITY AND BREEZES DAY AND NIGHT
SOROBON BEACH, A 15 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY
SWIMMING, DIVING, SNORKELING AND SAILING 3-4 MINUTE WALK AWAY
JUVENILE HAWKSBILL TURTLE, SEE THEM IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT
THOUSAND STEPS DIVE SITE, 10 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY
New Palapa, just completed! Enjoy additional living space in the breezy garden.
TWO MINUTE DRIVE AWAY --FEE BEACH AT HARBOUR VILLAGE. ALSO BEST GARDENS
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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