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Best Beachfront Location. Spectacular ocean view. Luxury accommodations.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, beachfront condo.

'Surface Interval' - the term divers use to refer to the period between dives - is the name we have chosen for our 2 bedroom luxury beachfront condo. The underwater experiences that you will have in Bonaire will be amazing and we want to be sure that when you come out of the water the great times continue. We chose everything about our vacation home, from location and furnishings, to electronics and amenities, with an eye to providing the most relaxing and enjoyable time possible.

Surface Interval is on the second floor of Bellevue, a 10 unit luxury beachfront condo located in the quiet residential neighborhood of Belnem. Here you will enjoy peace and quiet as well as easy access to the best that Bonaire has to offer. The town of Kralendijk, where you will find wonderful restaurants and shops, is only a few minutes away. Belnem is central to many of the best dive and snorkel sites and is a short drive to the kite-boarding beach and the windsurfing bay. Because Bellevue is located on the leeward side of the island, the water is almost always calm on your private beach. Stroll across the soft sand straight into the sparkling, warm, clear, water for a swim or a snorkel. Imagine grabbing your dive gear from the poolside dive locker and taking a short swim out to one of the finest reefs in the Caribbean. Have breakfast on your terrace, overlooking the pool and the beach, and watch for dolphins that sometimes swim by over the reef. Enjoy dinner while you watch a spectacular sunset, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the “green flash”.

There are 2 bedrooms in Surface Interval, each with ensuite bathroom. Both bedrooms have queen size beds which were custom made to allow for twin size beds to slide underneath. All 4 beds feature top quality mattresses. We generally have 2 to 4 guests at a time but the entire apartment is equipped to accommodate 6 people for those special situations such as children sleeping in the room with their parents. Amenities in both bedrooms include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, built-in closets, dressers, night-stands, flat screen televisions with cable, DVD players, wireless high speed internet, alarm clocks, and hotel safes. One bedroom has a private balcony.

The living area has an open design with the kitchen, dining room, and living room all having a view of the Caribbean. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need to cook your meals at home including oven with ceramic cook-top, refrigerator/freezer with ice and water dispenser on the door, granite countertops, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, blender, electric tea kettle, and mixer. The dining room has a teak table with seating for 6. The living room has an air-conditioner, ceiling fan, cushioned teak seating, flat screen television with cable, DVD player, WII game console, portable Bose iPod docking station, wireless high speed internet, iPad, and 2 prepaid cell phones. There is a collection of books and DVDs and a set of fish, coral, and reef creature identification manuals. All doors and windows throughout the house have screens to allow you to enjoy the breezes.

Living on the second story is great for the view and for privacy. It also affords an extra level of security. Access is by stairs or elevator. For your peace of mind we have provided a wireless security system which you may choose to set when you leave the apartment, when you go to bed, or both. You will also find an electronic combination safe in each bedroom closet that is large enough to hold your laptops, cameras, passports, jewelry, wallets, and cell phones.

The view from the terrace is truly breathtaking. You will have an unobstructed view of the beach, the pool, the Caribbean sea, the island of Klein Bonaire, the mountains on the north end of Bonaire, the town of Kralendijk, and the sun setting over the sea. The furnishings include 2 cushioned teak recliners with foot stools, 2 cushioned teak lounge chairs, a teak dining table for four, a drying rack for towels and swimsuits, a ceiling fan, and lighting.

The island of Bonaire has so much to offer including consistently gorgeous weather, peace and quiet, friendly people, relaxed waterfront restaurants, kite-boarding, world-class windsurfing, the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean, and the best shore diving in the world. We think that there is no better place than Surface Interval from which to enjoy all this. Give it a try and we think you’ll agree.

More Details

Property Manager
Bruce Carter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Bruce Carter

We (Bruce, Jean, and Sarah) are all avid snorkelers and divers. Jean and I first experienced the underwater world in St. John USVI almost 30 years ago and Sarah started snorkeling at 4 years old and was a certified diver at 12. We travelled to some great Caribbean locations in our search for the best snorkeling and diving including the USVIs, the BVIs, Akumal Mexico, Cozumel, and the Bay Islands of Honduras. In 2005 we made our first trip to Bonaire. We walked into the water with our masks and snorkels, swam out to the reef, and the search was over.

Bruce Carter purchased this condo in 2008

Why Bruce Carter chose Bonaire

About 6 months after 'discovering' Bonaire we were back on the island to look for a vacation home. The choice turned out to be surprisingly easy. We walked onto the site of the yet-to-be-built Bellevue condo and realized there was no point in looking at anything else. We were standing on a soft, white sand beach, one of very few on Bonaire, and looking out on a view that was truly stunning.

What makes this condo unique

Bellevue is in the ideal location on Bonaire. It is central to all the most popular activities on Bonaire but far enough from town to afford peace and quiet. While most places to stay in Bonaire are across the street, or further, from the water, nothing separates Bellevue from the water but the beach. You can enjoy this beautiful beach, and dive or snorkel on a world class coral reef without ever leaving the property.

Amenities

Belnem Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The en suite master bathroom is all tile with a very large shower. The countertop is granite with his and her sinks. The second bath is also en suite and is the same as the master except there is a second door that accesses the hall, there is a single sink, and there is a closet with a washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • First Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Same as master bedroom but with a balcony
  • The master bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed that was custom made to accept a twin size trundle. Both beds have top of the line mattresses to provide a comfortable nights sleep. The built-in closet and the dresser will easily store all your belongings and you will find a digital combination safe in the closet that will secure all your valuables including computer, camera, wallet, and passport. The window is screened so you can enjoy the breezes and the cellular blackout shades will enable you to sleep late if you choose. The room has a quiet air conditioner as well as a ceiling fan. Other amenities include a flat screen television with full cable and DVD player, alarm clock, rocking chair and night stand.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment has on-island management to assure your worry-free stay. Free pickup at the airport and transportation to Bellevue is provided or arrangements can be made for a rental car. 24/7 help hotline is provided. The cleaning crew comes midweek.

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Best Beachfront Location. Spectacular ocean view. Luxury accommodations.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

You Can't Stay Closer To The Ocean Than This!

  • 5 of 5

I've been to Bonaire at least a dozen times and have stayed at Surface Interval on at least 8 of those trips. The view from the balcony is simply amazing. Everything you need is right there... the Carter's (Jean and Bruce) have thought of everything. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows more about the best dive spots and restaurants than the owners. They are easy to contact and seem to enjoy recommending places to dive and eat. (That's what you do on Bonaire, right? Dive/Snorkel, Eat, Repeat!)

For divers, this is a great spot. You can't beat having your own rinse tank and dive locker on-site, just steps away from your condo. The location is just a couple of minutes south of the airport, on the way to all of those awesome southern sites like Hilma Hooker, Salt Pier, Margate Bay, etc.

If you're diving and renting air, you can conveniently get your tanks at the dive shop across from the airport, just up the road.

There's an elevator on-site for those who don't wish to climb the single flight of stairs to this 2nd-floor condo. (I like to send up the luggage in the elevator so I don't have to carry it!)

Bonaire feels like a second home and Suface Interval is one of the best places to stay... a pinch-yourself-you-must-be-dreaming awesome view, all of the amenities you'd expect, owners who can tell you how to maximize your experience through the best dive sites and food.

Book it. You won't be sorry, I promise. - Cliff

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An active vacation

  • 5 of 5

Like other reviewers, I hate to write this as it seems a hidden gem! The owners have thought of everything to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. It is a place you want to make sure you leave a little better than when you came, which is hard to do because they really had everything set for you. The location on the island was prime. There is not another spot I'd rather stay, and we hope we are able to return to this beachfront location. The snorkeling, sunsets, mid-week cleaning service, and grill made this a relaxing vacation. The windsurfing on the other side is incredible - a great place to learn or improve. A rental truck is key to exploring every nook of the island. So many reefs to explore!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I almost hate to write this review since I know the next time we want to stay here it they will be booked solid. This place is perfect for two dive couples. The condo is well equipped and well kept up. Bellevue condo is perfectly situated near great dive sites including the house reef. The quality of the pots and pans is the best we have seen. We easily made breakfast and ate on the outdoor balcony every morning. The mid-week cleaning services was perfect timing. It felt like we were staying at a friends house instead of a rental. The Carters really go all to make you feel like this is a home. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orlenas, LA, USA
5

Best place of 11 that we used in Bonaire

  • 5 of 5

Surface Interval is the most completely equipped rental we have ever stayed in. The owners have anticipated everything that we possibly could have needed. The layout of the unit is excellent, the patio and views are superb. If we are lucky enough to go back to Bonaire, we won't be looking past this spot for that visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Bonaire!

  • 5 of 5

I literally cried when we left. We just returned and sadly are missing this beautiful island and PERFECT condo stay! Accommodations are so important to us when selecting a vacation spot. We don't choose "resorts" because we like to feel "at home" while vacationing, and this condo and its location accomplished just that and then some. The owners have gone above and beyond to provide a comfortable atmosphere. I can't say enough about the bed and pillows! Such comfort! The condo is exactly as pictured and clean! It was a super added plus to have the condo cleaned mid-week with clean towels. Note, though, that there is plenty of towels, linens and beach towels. The cleaning crew did a fantastic job!

This condo is well stocked and everything listed on this site is accurate. Pack lightly, you don’t need much here at all. The in-condo washer was invaluable. You don’t even need to bring clothes pins like I did as they are also provided!

The activities we did while on this island are way too many to list. Can only say WOW! Snorkeling, driving the entire circumference of the island visiting all the "yellow" rocks, mangrove kayaking tour and Cadushy in Rincon were some of our highlights. The beach and entrance to the water right off this unit is spectacular. Bruce’s suggestion to pack the cooler and stop at Between 2 Buns for sandwiches and take to Karpata was wonderful! Thanks Bruce!

The only "bump" in our stay was a minor miss-communication in getting the keys to the condo. Other than that, Bruce (owner) was immediately responsive to our e-mails.

Thank you for sharing your home away from home Bruce! We cannot wait to go back to the Surface Interval!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canal Winchester, OH
5

Spectacular Condo

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Bonaire and had the most wonderful time. First off our condo was spectacular. We were so comfortable and everything we needed was there and more. The views couldn't have been better! We also snorkeled there and it was easy access and much to see. We loved adventuring out everyday and checking out the other snorkel sites. There is so much beauty and so much to see. We snorkeled at many of the yellow stone sites but 1000 Steps was probably our favorite! Bruce was so helpful with all of his many tips as to where to eat, snorkel, and anything else we needed. We loved all the restaurants we went to. Spectacular service and food at Capriccio's, Unbelievable, Ingredients and It Rains Fishes to name a few. Thanks for everything Bruce! We will definitely be back. We wish we never had to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Flamingo International Airport
Nearest Beach
Front of property
Car: recommended

Bellevue is located on the beach in the quiet residential neighborhood of Belnem. We believe that Belnem is the best location on the island for a number of reasons. It is on the west coast which is where all the shore diving and almost all of the boat diving is done. This is also the leeward side which means that the water will be calm on the beach for great swimming and snorkeling.

The main town, where you will find many nice restaurants and shops is a short drive north while many of the islands best dive sites as well as the main kite-boarding beach are a short drive south. The road east to Bonaire's world class windsurfing bay starts in Belnem. Whether you come to Bonaire to enjoy the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean, the fantastic kiteboarding and windsurfing, peaceful days on the beach and in the sea, or all of the above, Bellevue is the place for you.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

Tourist tax of 5%. Cleaning fee of $125.00 per week covers twice weekly cleaning as well as airport transfers, linen laundering, and 24 hour emergency phone number. Rates are for 1 or 2 persons; add $20.00 per night for each additional guest.

We request Saturday to Saturday reservations for high season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.