About the property
- Condo1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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. There is a PADI dive shop directly across the street where you can get your tanks, rent gear, take courses or even arrange for guided shore dives. 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, DVD players, wireless high speed internet, alarm clocks, and hotel safes. The master bedroom has cable and DVD while the guest bedroom has DVD only.
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, portable Bose iPod docking station, wireless high speed internet, iPad, and a prepaid cell phone. 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. You will 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.
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- May 11, 2018
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 more than 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 Belnem
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very comfortable condo, great location out of town
Very nice place. The beach out front with direct access to the water is heavenly! The sunsets are amazing. All the furniture is comfortable! The kitchen is tiny but well stocked with ALL the pots and dishes you need. Wifi works great. We loved being outside of town. Can barely hear the planes landing, so fun to watch. The street noise is terrible and seems to come right through the hall! BUT we got used to it and it didn't bother us after a week . The breeze blows across the porch and it's awesome. We'll stay here again .
Right on the beach and beautiful condo
Condo was beautiful and was on one of the few sand beaches in the area. We snorkled in front everyday or walked down the road to public beach and just drifted and snorkeled our way back to condo. Owners were very in touch and wanted to make sure we enjoyed our stay which we definitely did. Next time in Bonaire, I will certainly rebook this wonderful condo in paradise.
We had a wonderful stay at Bellevue #4! It is a beautiful place with a spectacular view! The accommodations were awesome! The owner even left us with an ipad to use, as well as a mobile phone to use to make a few local calls for restaurant and diving reservations! The kitchen was very useful, and we also had plenty of towels and bathroom amenities. Our favorite place to sit every day was right on the porch overlooking the pool and ocean! We will definitely be back! Thank you Bruce for sharing your beautiful condo with us!
Beautiful, comfortable Condo
Fantastic property. Fantastic ocean view. We loved happy hour on the deck. The electric grill was a bonus. Furniture very comfortable. Kitchen has everything you need. I slept really well untill road traffic in the mornings. Earplugs helped. The beds are really comfy. I already recommend this place to a family member. The pier in pictures is off limits. We just went in by it to snorkle. Not a great snorkle spot. I assume its really good for divers. The owners are very nice and care about your comfort.
An active vacation
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!
You Can't Stay Closer To The Ocean Than This!
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
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.