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REEFS EDGE BONAIRE - OCEAN FRONT CONDO WITH OCEAN FRONT POOL AND AMAZING VIEWS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

One bedroom - Ocean front - Amazing views!

***ATTENTION***

Top Activities to do while in Bonaire:

1) Scuba or Snorkel

2) Windsurf at Jibe City

3) Kayak in the Mangroves

4) Sunbathe on the soft sand at Lac Bay

5) Donkey Sanctuary

6) Dive/snorkel or relax on beach at Klein Bonaire

7) Do a Sunset Sail around the island

8) Cadushy Distillery

9) Historical / Heritage Tours

10) Take Kite Surfing lessons

11) Drive through Washington-Slagbaai National Park (can dive/snorkel/hike/swim as well)

12) Horseback riding tours

13) Lake Gotomeer - see the Pink Flamingoes

14) Cultural Park - Mangazina di Rei

15) Eco Tours

16) See the Salt Flats

17) Rent a bicycle or scooter

18) Fishing charter tours

19) Relax/Unwind at the Spa -get a massage or facial

20) Gamble at the Casino

21) Jet ski/water ski

22) Check out the Bonaire Museum

23) Bolivia Caves (stalactites/stalagmites); Spelunk Caves (Indian drawings)

24) Air Tours

25) Shop shop til you drop!

Thank you for taking a look and Bon Bini!!! to Reefs Edge Bonaire, an Oceanfront condo with fabulous views and amazing Sunsets! Our condo is located right across the street from Flamingo International Airport. This lovely condo is located on the second floor and is an end unit for additional privacy. Wait until you see the spectacular views overlooking the beautiful waters of Bonaire! My guests are amazed and say these are some of the best views on the island! We love sitting on the large balcony with 270 degree views. You can see Klein Bonaire (and watch the dive boats taking divers to/from); you can see the mountains in Washington Slaagbai Park; you can see cruise ships come in, Naval ships sometimes, and large private yachts owned by billionaires. The Trade winds blow constantly which provide a soothing cooling effect for relaxing any time during the day or evening. I love sitting on my balcony watching the boats go by; feeling the trade winds; checking out the fish, turtles, and eagle rays in the water below. I can sit here for hours being entertained by all of it with my favorite drink in hand (either a glass of wine or Polar/Heineken beer). Feel the stress just melt away because now you are on vacation in Bonaire.

The condo is very open with high cathedral ceilings in the kitchen and living room with lots of nice natural sunlight inside. There is air conditioning throughout the condo, but if you prefer the trade winds that blow constantly day and night, feel free to turn off the AC and open the windows and doors and let the breeze blow through. We have newly installed SCREENS on ALL doors and windows!!! It really does feel nice to have the fresh air and get away from the AC until bedtime. This is one of my favorite things when I arrive to Bonaire - to feel the breeze blowing and the smell of salt water. You know you are at the Ocean now!

The bedroom is pretty and cozy with sun reducing curtains so that you can rest peacefully. We have an end unit for additional privacy but is very close to the dive shop for added convenience.

Special Features of this Condo:

* Large spacious open and airy waterfront condo.

* Large open balcony overlooking water with plenty of table and chairs.

* Lots of windows doors to receive fresh air from trade winds (our unit gets the best breeze due to its location)

* Screens on ALL doors and windows

* Extra privacy with an end unit condo

* Air conditioning throughout the condo

*Comfortable Queen size bed with double pillow top mattress

*Queen sofa bed for extra guests

* Separate shower and toilet areas so that two or more people can get ready for their evening out comfortably

* Dive Friends (My guests get 20% off on air, classes and boat dives) dive operation on premises (can also rent kayaks and stand up paddle boards from them)

* Snorkel or dive in front of condo - just grab tanks/gear/snorkels and go (saw barracuda, two large turtles, squid, a school of blue tang, large parrot fish and more!)

*Awesome snorkeling!! Go across channel to the Right (18th Palm) or to the Left toward Windsock (in front of Tae Amo Beach)

* Dockside Rinse tank for gear; Outside fresh water shower after snorkeling/diving also before entering swimming pool

*Easy access ladder into the water

* Private Oceanfront swimming pool and lounge deck. Lots of chaise lounge chairs for sunbathing and relaxing by the water

* Beautiful tropical gardens - professional maintained. You will see the beautiful butterflies, humming birds, yellow Finches and charming iguanas

*Beautiful white sandy Tae Amo Beach is within walking distance or snorkeling distance, just around the corner

* Ease of access to airport - you are there in 5 minutes - no worry about missing the plane - easy to walk over and get your rental car the next day

* Within 5 minutes of downtown Kralendijk; 5 minutes to grocery store and shopping; also gas station/car wash

* New security gate currently being installed for extra privacy and security at road

* Additional security being on 2nd Floor with private stairs and balconies (three balconies to enjoy!!!)

* We provide 4 beach chairs and beach towels in case you want to go to nearby Te Amo beach (right beside Port Bonaire condos) for relax and unwind time

* Private washing machine for small loads - drying racks provided (laundromat within one mile for really large loads and use of a dryer)

* A Safe is provided for your use

* Local cell phone provided (minutes can be purchased across the street at airport or at local supermarkets)

* My customers receive a 20% discount at Dive Friends (on site) for Air, day time boat dives or products in store

* Discounts on Massage and Yoga services - please inquire - you may also book to have a massage done in the privacy of the condo overlooking the beautiful water - ask, and I can arrange it for you

* Check in is at 3 pm Check out is at 10 am

More Details

Owner
Christine Rufener
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Christine Rufener

I met my husband while taking scuba classes back in the states in 1997 (thanks Ron P. !!!). My husband shared his beloved stories of diving in Bonaire. For a milestone birthday, we vacationed in Bonaire and I have been hooked ever since. After discovering how easy it was to shore dive in Bonaire and all that it had to offer to include checking out the wonderful sea life (found a seahorse on my birthday dive at Windsock), I knew this was the place I would semi-retire to one day. The people are friendly and warm; the sun seems to shine all the time; the casual atmosphere and spectacular diving. What more could you ask for?

Christine Rufener purchased this condo in 2014

Why Christine Rufener chose Kralendijk

Why do we love having a vacation home in Bonaire? The lovely Dutch architecture and the nice, friendly, and lovely people that we have met. Our condo is located in a place where people seek out to refresh, rejuvenate, and relax in a quiet and peaceful setting where you can snorkel or dive right in front of the condo. There is an awesome operating dive shop on the premises who are great at what they do, a lovely pool and pool deck, it is just very relaxing!!! I really wouldn't need to leave this place and would enjoy every day there. But...there are so many things to do in Bonaire, fabulous restaurants, awesome diving, a nice sandy beach just a minute of the road from the condo. Close to everything - the airport is especially convenient - you can walk right over to the condo (save on 2 days of truck rental)!!

What makes this condo unique

* Large spacious open and airy waterfront condo.

* Large open balcony overlooking water with plenty of table and chairs.

* Lots of windows doors to receive fresh air from trade winds (our unit gets the best breeze due to its location)

* Mosquito Screens on all doors and windows so you can enjoy the wonderful Trade Winds

* Extra privacy with an end unit condo

* Air conditioning throughout the condo

*Queen size bed with pillow top mattress

* Separate shower and toilet areas so that two or more people can get ready for their evening out comfortably

* Dive Friends dive operation on premises

* Snorkel or dive in front of condo - just grab tanks/gear/snorkels and go (saw eight Squid each time I snorkeled!)

* Dockside Rinse tank for gear/outside shower after snorkeling/diving; easy access to water via 3-4 stairs

* Private Oceanfront swimming pool and lounge deck-lots of lounge chairs

* Beautiful tropical gardens - see butterflies, humming birds, Finches and charming iguanas

* Ease of access to airport - you are there in 5 minutes - no worry about missing the plane

* Additional security being on 2nd Floor with private stairs and balconies (three balconies to enjoy!!!)

* We provide 4 beach chairs and 2 beach towels in case you want to go to nearby Te Amo beach (right beside Port Bonaire condos) for relax and unwind time

* Private washing machine for small loads - drying racks provided (laundromat within one mile for really large loads and use of a dryer)

* A Safe is provided for your use

* Local cell phone provided (you will need to purchase prepaid minutes card at local grocery stores or airport $5 card should be enough to make a few local calls (taxi/reservations)

* My customers receive a 20% discount at Dive Friends (on site) for Air, day time boat dives or products in store

* Discounts on Massage and Yoga services - please inquire

* Check in is at 3 pm Check out is at 10 am

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Christine went above and beyond in making us feel welcome in her home. As first time Airbnb-ers as well as first time visitors to the island of Bonaire, her gracious hospitality was greatly appreciated. Weeks before we arrived, she reached out to provide a run down of the island and helped us arrange for a truck for the week. She also sent an incredibly comprehensive welcome packet, full of great recommendations and discounts, details about the condo and instructions for using all the appliances, as well as practical information for getting around for the island. The condo itself was exactly as represented, with one exception: the views are even more spectacular in person. There is no telling how many hours I logged on that patio in between dives! Other than breakfast we ate most of our meals out (the food in Bonaire is too good not to!) but the condo's kitchen is fully stocked and easy to navigate for those wanting to prepare their own meals at home. Being right next door to Dive Friends was incredibly convenient, and by staying at Reefs Edge we were able to get 20% off on dives and air. You do hear the dive shop opening up in the morning, but being that this is Bonaire and not your typical sleep-in-late kind of vacation destination, we were usually already awake most mornings. On the opposite side of the condo, also within walking distance, was Te Amo beach and its resident food truck, Kite City, where we ate many of our lunches and enjoyed one incredible 3 course dinner on the beach. We would definitely recommend Reefs Edge Bonaire to anyone traveling to Bonaire and hope to be back ourselves sometime in the future. ”
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Kralendijk Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom with toilet and sink (vanity); separate shower area with sink (vanity). (Glass block shower only - no tub). Bathroom amenities (starter set soap/shampoo/conditioner/body wash/lotion). All linens and towels are provided. Bathroom is located outside of main bedroom for accessibility for guests on sofa bed without disturbing those in the bedroom. Hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen bed in main bedroom with comfortable double pillow top
  • Queen size Bed with double pillow top mattress, mattress cover, two nightstands and side table lamps. TV with remote control, Air conditioning, closet with hangars and shelves, safe in room, alarm clock, iron and ironing board. Sleep sofa in living room converts to a Queen bed. Blankets and extra sheets and pillows in trunk next to sofa. Mirror in bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Can assist you with additional services, if needed, such as arranging a rental car/truck, massage/spa appointments or other. Beach chairs and towels provided. There are two coolers provided. Smokey Joe grill provided (please cook out on lower level walkway due to trade winds). Small washing machine provided for small loads. Laundromat within a mile's drive for larger loads and dryers. To avoid roaming charges, etc.., a local cell phone may be provided upon request for use in making local or international calls. You will need to purchase Prepaid phone card for your use. The US Dollar is now the official currency in Bonaire. ATMs are available. The average air temperature is 82 degrees F; or 30 degrees C. Dress code is Casual or Casual Nice. Papiamentu is local language (Dutch, English and Spanish are widely used). Siesta is usually from 12 noon to 2 pm. Time zone is same as US EST during Daylight savings time only. US and Canadian citizens must have valid passport.

Reviews

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REEFS EDGE BONAIRE - OCEAN FRONT CONDO WITH OCEAN FRONT POOL AND AMAZING VIEWS
average rating of 4.730769 based on 27 reviews
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
5

Just what we needed!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Port Bonaire in another unit for several years now and were looking to come to Bonaire a few nights earlier. Christine the owner was very accommodating and allowed us to stay in her unit for two nights. The unit was very well kept and easy to access from the airport. We love sitting on the balcony in the late afternoon and evening and looking out to the sea. The night we arrived we did not want to go to bed because it is so great sitting out there! Unfortunately, we had an incident where the safe key was stolen out of our truck while we were diving. Christine and Baasje (maintenance) were extremely helpful in rectifying the situation. Port Bonaire is very quiet and that is what we love about it. I would highly recommend this location and the unit itself is very well appointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily! We were very happy to accommodate you and would love to host you or your friends in the future. Thank you very much for the review.
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5

This resort is eveything it claims to be.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Reef's Edge for one week and were delighted with the accommodations. The apartment was large, tastefully decorated, and fully equipped with everything we expected (dishes, cookware, lots of large towels, etc) and some things we didn't expect (candles, tea, spices, aluminum foil, some first aid items, books on Bonaire). The location is excellent, being close but not too close to town and supermarkets. We were a little concerned about its proximity to the airport (literally across the street), but that too turned out to be a plus. Noise from air traffic was minimal and barely noticeable, and our easy access to the car rental was very convenient. When we booked our car, we didn't realize that a pickup truck is a necessity for visiting the national park. No problem! We just walked over and arranged for a swap at no cost. The easy access to snorkeling right off the resort's dock was also very convenient, and the small, well-maintained swimming pool was most welcome after a day's activity. We ate all our dinners on our veranda and watched some magnificent sunsets. If we return to Bonaire, this is where we will stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am glad you both enjoyed the condo and the island of Bonaire. The sunsets are really really nice and we have some really good pictures of them! Our favorite past time is to sit and relax on the veranda, take in the wildlife (pelicans, turtles) without even getting out of our seats! It is so relaxing up there to sit and watch the boats go by and feel the breeze. We would love to host you again in the future!
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5

Great locale, quiet and beautiful ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

The condo at Port Bonaire is lovely and in a great location mid island. We could dive either the north or south end of the island with little driving. The dive shop is just next door- very convenient! I was concerned that it was right next to the airport, but it was not a problem at all. We heard no noise and it was nice being so close for arrival and departure. The condo had everything we needed, the bed was comfortable, and the neighbors were quiet. Our favorite aspect by far was the balcony with a beautiful view, nice breeze, distant music from a neighboring resort and passing boats. We loved watching the large iguanas on the rock ledge below. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome views!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here! Convenient, waterfront, nice breeze, watched boats go by. Dive shop next door was great. Ladder to get easily into water to snorkel or dive. Beautiful sunsets! Owner was very informative. A+

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Excellent stay, great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time at port Bonaire. It is perfectly situated especially for divers. Close to the airport, secure, well maintained. The dive shop next to our unit was conveniently located with very friendly staff. Port Bonaire is just a few minutea from downtown and even closer to the supermarket and gas station. We would definitely stay at this location again. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul and Sandy! I am so glad you enjoyed your time at Reefs Edge Bonaire and we look forward to hosting you again!!!
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New Jersey
5

Great Location with Outstanding Views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful 1 BR apartment with a fully equipped kitchen for two weeks. The apartment is in the private Port Bonaire Apt Complex which has gated privacy/security fence and plenty of private parking. It is very convenient being across from the airport terminal but one rarely hears any aircraft. The covered patio/terrace facing the Caribbean offers unobstructed panoramic views of the Caribbean including Klein Bonaire and the coastline all along the western side of the island up to the northern tip ( National Park). Very impressive.

Another advantage (especially for scuba divers) is the apartment is right next to the Dive Friends dive shop which offers a 20% discount to renters!. This makes boat diving and tank refills for shore diving incredibly convenient. There are about 20 great shore dives just minutes away from the apartment by car / truck. You can also snorkel or take a dive right from the private pool /dock area to sites like "18 Palms" and "Te Amos" without leaving the private Port Bonaire apartment complex. They have stairs access into the water from their private dock including showers and a rinse tank. The pool is beautiful and super clean.....outstanding after snorkeling / diving or to watch the sunset. Windsock Beach a wonderful SHADED beach just south of the complex within a few minutes walk. Windsock is great for swimming and snorkeling. Don't miss the Kite City food truck right to the south of the complex.

This wonderful apartment gave us everything we needed for two great weeks of diving, snorkeling and relaxing. We cook many meals at the apartment, going out to some fabulous restaurants just a couple of times per week. The apartment is squeaky clean and the on-site apartment manager is very supportive if your need anything or have questions. The owner is also super responsive to any inquires / questions.

To me the most impressive aspect of this apartment is sitting on the back terrace with the constant cooling trade winds keeping you comfortable while you look out at the unobstructed view of the Caribbean Sea ( with or w/o a glass of wine or ice cold beer!)

Do not hesitate to rent this Caribbean Gem !!

Dan & Karen ( from NJ)

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Dan and Karen!!! I am happy you had such a wonderful time and thanks for the extremely detailed review! These details assist other renters in planning their vacation. You're the best!!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Flamingo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Karels Bar
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Chibi Chibi
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Te Amo
Car: recommended

Bonaire has many activities booked throughout the year to include Underwater Clean Up, Fishing Tournaments, Regattas, Carnival, Heineken Jazz Festival, Cultural Markets and Events and Miscellaneous Festivals throughout the year. There is ALWAYS something to do in Bonaire!!!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Service Charge $100
Refundable damage deposit $150

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All taxes and utilities included. Extra fee for 3-4 persons (use of sofa/sleeper bed). Minimum rental is two (2) nights. Weekly rates listed cover 7 nights. Refundable deposit for Security Gate key. Check in at 3 pm; Check out at 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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