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BUTTONWOOD COTTAGE, 3-4 MINUTE WALK FROM THE CARIBBEAN SEA

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Last updated: 08/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

AUGUST 2016 UPDATE:: Just now we are adding a large Palapa in the back of the big garden. It will have concrete floor and a pitched roof made of palm leaves and function as additional living space, perfect for BBQing, or just relaxing. Will be finished early September! Contact me for a quote! 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. Full service Dive Friends dive shop a few minutes walk away -- DISCOUNT available with Buttonwood Cottage rental. 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. ** MAY 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.
** 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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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Can be configured as 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Can be configured as 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds...moreless

  • Both Bedrooms can be configured as 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Shower with Instant Hot Water Heater...moreless

  • Large Bathroom with storage/hairdryer/double mirrors

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Recreation Center

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Near Kralendijk center, easy walk...moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Al Fresco (outdoor) dining on porch also...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$85
$575 $2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • One Time Cleaning Fee $70
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $95

Notes:

CHECK OUT TIME IS 10:00 A.M.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/17/2016
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22 Today
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Location

  • Dive Friends Bonaire

    "Where I learned to dive, can't wait to return! Great course and people, and a 5 minute walk ..."

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  • Diving on Bonaire

    "Is there any place more lovely for diving? I don't think so!"

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  • It Rains Fishes

  • Capriccio

  • Bari Reef

  • kiteboardingbonaire

    "Great spot to learn kite boarding and WATCH kite boarding! Good food trucks there too. This ..."

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  • gios ice cream

    "Best frosty lightly sweet ice coffee in the world as well as wide selection of Gelato and co..."

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  • ven der tweel

    "Great Supermarket new to Bonaire. Terrific selection, fresh produce etc. Also they carry a g..."

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  • Paradise Moon Bar & Restaurant -- CLOSED

    "Dine overlooking the sea, a 12-15 minute walk from Buttonwood Cottage. Try the Lionfish cevi..."

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  • Windows To The Sea Clear Bottom Kayaking & Snorkeling

    "Fun for non divers and divers alike!"

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  • La Guernica

  • Harbour Village Beach Club

    "Lovely Beach and Palm trees a 2 minute drive from Buttonwood Cottage. Get a day pass to sun ..."

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  • Sunset Bar & Grill

    "Great Happy Hour and music on the beach. See the young smart set of Bonaire. Beautiful snork..."

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  • Sorobon Beach Resort

    "Great restaurant. And WINDSURFING WINDSURFING WINDSURFING at Lac Bay's "Jibe City" right nex..."

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  • Jibe City

    "Fantasic WINDSURFING and great ambiance. My son and I learned to windsurf here and go every ..."

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  • Pasa Bon Pizza

    "Rivals New York pizza, really, really good. They do amazing things with it, and there's a te..."

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  • Klein Bonaire

    "I've seen the most amazing sea life here. Gorgeous reefs. Highly recommend Woodwind Snorkel ..."

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  • La Machaca Reef

  • Captain Don's Habitat

    "Great diving instruction and reef, and beautiful spot to dine. Watching big tarpon swim up t..."

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0.07 Miles
Nearest Beach
Caribbean for snorkeling and diving, 4 min. walk

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Manager info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, dutch, Property manager speaks Dutch, English and Spanish

 

Photos

  • BUTTONWOOD COTTAGE, 3-4 MINUTE WALK FROM THE CARIBBEAN SEA

    BUTTONWOOD COTTAGE, 3-4 MINUTE WALK FROM THE CARIBBEAN SEA

  • BIG GARDEN AND PRIVACY, LOTS OF OUTDOOR SEATING, NOT A CONDO!

    BIG GARDEN AND PRIVACY, LOTS OF OUTDOOR SEATING, NOT A CONDO!

  • HUGE CLOSETS IN BOTH BEDROOMS FOR SUITCASES AND GEAR, SAFE IN FRONT BR

    HUGE CLOSETS IN BOTH BEDROOMS FOR SUITCASES AND GEAR, SAFE IN FRONT BR

  • FOXTAIL PALMS RUSTLE AT NIGHT

    FOXTAIL PALMS RUSTLE AT NIGHT

  • SEE THEM UNDER THE PIER OR AT NEARBY EDEN BEACH

    SEE THEM UNDER THE PIER OR AT NEARBY EDEN BEACH

  • CACTUS AND SADER GARDEN IN FRONT

    CACTUS AND SADER GARDEN IN FRONT

  • SUNNY SKIES ALL DAY LONG

    SUNNY SKIES ALL DAY LONG

  • SIDE VIEW OF COTTAGE, TEXAS SAGE FLOWERING

    SIDE VIEW OF COTTAGE, TEXAS SAGE FLOWERING

  • JUVENILE HAWKSBILL TURTLE, SEE THEM IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

    JUVENILE HAWKSBILL TURTLE, SEE THEM IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

  • THOUSAND STEPS DIVE SITE, 10 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY

    THOUSAND STEPS DIVE SITE, 10 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY

  • VIEW FROM DIVE FRIENDS SHOP AT HAMLET OASIS (5 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY)

    VIEW FROM DIVE FRIENDS SHOP AT HAMLET OASIS (5 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY)

  • SCUBA DIVING ON KLEIN BONAIRE

    SCUBA DIVING ON KLEIN BONAIRE

  • FLAT SCREEN TV AND STEREO, (PLUG IN YOUR MUSIC) POWERFUL WI-FI

    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)

    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)

    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

    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

    ALUBON GLASS SHUTTERS FOR SECURITY AND BREEZES DAY AND NIGHT

  • SOROBON BEACH, A 15 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY

    SOROBON BEACH, A 15 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY

  • SWIMMING, DIVING, SNORKELING AND SAILING 3-4 MINUTE WALK AWAY

    SWIMMING, DIVING, SNORKELING AND SAILING 3-4 MINUTE WALK AWAY

  • AL FRESCO DINING TO THE SOUND OF BONAIRE'S NATIVE PARROTS   (BBQ AVAILABLE)

    AL FRESCO DINING TO THE SOUND OF BONAIRE'S NATIVE PARROTS (BBQ AVAILABLE)

  • BIG GARDEN ALL AROUND HOUSE -- LOTS OF BIRDS -- NOT A CONDO!

    BIG GARDEN ALL AROUND HOUSE -- LOTS OF BIRDS -- NOT A CONDO!

  • BACK BEDROOM, SAME GREAT BEDS, BRAND NEW, RECENTLY REPLACED.

    BACK BEDROOM, SAME GREAT BEDS, BRAND NEW, RECENTLY REPLACED.

  • TWO MINUTE DRIVE AWAY  --FEE BEACH AT HARBOUR VILLAGE. ALSO BEST GARDENS

    TWO MINUTE DRIVE AWAY --FEE BEACH AT HARBOUR VILLAGE. ALSO BEST GARDENS

  • UNDERWATER PARADISE

    UNDERWATER PARADISE

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Speaks: english, dutch, Property manager speaks Dutch, English and Spanish
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