About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Relax and enjoy the breathtaking, panoramic ocean views and the spectacular sunsets from your own private balcony, in this quiet and peaceful oceanfront, BelAir apartment in Belnem. Superb snorkeling, swimming and shore diving, right in front of your condo.
Great central spot for all your activities. BelAir apartment is about 10 to 15 minutes drive from the main town Kralendijk, the windsurfing and kiting resorts, two minutes to the Bachelor beach, which is a great site for swimming, snorkeling and diving. It is close to some of the well-known dive sites. There is a dive center nearby to handle all your diving needs.
Our beautiful condo is one of only 12 units, in the BelAir complex, in this quiet community of Belnem. It is on the second floor and it is luxuriously equipped with everything you need, to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
This unit has been beautifully decorated to reflect the local and colorful lifestyle of the Island. It is immaculate, clean and bright.
There are 3 bedrooms with air-conditioners. The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom features a king-size bed.
The first guest room with attached bathroom has 2 twin beds.
The second guest room is a loft with two twin-size beds and TV and it is only open when there are more than 4 people.
The bathrooms were completely renovated in 2013. The main bathroom was redesigned to permit access by the third bedroom guests through a separate door.
The kitchen has been completely renovated in 2011/2012 with all new appliances and it is fully equipped with cooking pots and pans, microwave, dishwasher and a washing machine.
Air conditioning is now available in the living room/kitchen areas for a nominal fee.
The expansive balcony boasts panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and Klein Bonaire Island. It offers a very relaxing oasis for sunset watching, dining, reading or for gazing out to sea. Dolphins are regularly seen to swim in front of the condo.
Keywords: Condominium, vacation rental, oceanfront condo, flat,
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
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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.
beautiful location but some disappointing features
To start with, the location was exactly as described--right on the water and an easy drive to southern diving sites and town. Martin, who is the local contact for the owner, was very accessible and helpful. The condo itself was not what I expected, although it might be fine for most people. Before renting it, I asked if there were screens on the windows, since I like to use natural air flow and not air conditioning. The owner replied that there were screens, but neglected to mention that two of the three bedrooms had no windows to the outside, and the third had only one. So, there was no possibility of air flow in the bedrooms and it was necessary to use air conditioning. I felt somewhat deceived. But, if you prefer air conditioning, this place will be fine for you. Another thing to note: when you get the full packet of condo information, the owner says that there is a maximum of 8 hours of air conditioner use per day. That might be a problem for you, since it is very uncomfortable to be in any of the bedrooms for any length of time without the air conditioner on. This is something you might want to work out before finalizing the terms of your stay.
We would like to address the implication that we in some way deceived the reviewer with regards to our condo specifically: “Before renting it, I asked if there were screens on the windows, since I like to use natural air flow and not air conditioning. The owner replied that there were screens, but neglected to mention that two of the three bedrooms had no windows to the outside, and the third had only one. So, there was no possibility of air flow in the bedrooms and it was necessary to use air conditioning. I felt somewhat deceived”.
We endeavor to answer all questions from potential guests as honestly and as accurately as possible. However, regrettably we can only directly address the queries as they are put to us. The following are the pertinent questions as they were put to us and our reply:
Questions (via VRBO):
On 8/18/2015: ”1. Are there screens on windows and sliders and opening to the deck? We prefer to cool with ocean breezes if possible. 2. what is the extra charge for use of the living room air conditioner?”
And on 8/19/2015: “Can we wait to see on the living room air conditioner? It will depend upon whether we need it. From your description, we may not.”
Responses (via VRBO) on 8/18/2015: “Yes, we have screens on all windows and doors also. Indeed there is a very nice wind blowing through the condo when the front door and patio are opened. The extra charge for the living room air conditioner is $100/week.”
And on 8/19/2015: “ It would be no problem at all to wait and decide about the living air conditioner until you get to Bonaire.”
We feel this was an accurate and honest answer to the query put to us. Had we been asked directly about the bedrooms, we would have of course stated that although two of the bedrooms have no windows to the outside, they are indeed cooled by air conditioning.
Regarding the issue about the maximum of 8 hours of air conditioner use per day, we offer air conditioning in the bedrooms to provide a comfortable sleeping environment. As mentioned above, there is a pleasant through breeze during the day when the patio and front doors and/or main bedroom window are opened. For those who still prefer air conditioner in the living room, it is possible to do so at an additional cost. As the reviewer asked, we mentioned that the extra charge for the living room air conditioner is $100/week and it would be no problem at all to wait and decide about the living air conditioner until you get to Bonaire.
Nice view and well stocked condo
The location and view from the condo was outstanding. The kitchen and linens were incredibly stocked. The kitchen has a dishwasher and clothes washer which was great so you do not have to pack too much. The condo is perfectly situated so you never have direct sunlight on you while using the balcony so you are in the shade which is a real plus. The baths and kitchen have been updated, are modern and well maintained. Martin, the property manager, had stocked the refrigerator with breakfast items which was much appreciated. Also you do not have to pack salt and pepper or other spices as there are a lot of spices in the unit. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the beds are incredibly hard. If you are okay with that then this is your place.
We are sorry to hear that you found the mattress too firm. To help rectify this issue, we have just brought a mattress topper with us to Bonaire for those who prefer a softer mattress.
Beautiful condo on a beautiful island
My wife and I, along with her brother and his wife and their mom spent a week in this condo. The condo itself was very nice. It was very clean and well stocked. The five of us felt at home the entire time. The best part though is the balcony. First of all, the view when you first walk out on it is stunning. The water is absolutely beautiful and the mountains off in the distance are breathtaking. The steps from the deck down into the water are great. Under the water is no less awesome. There are tons of beautiful fish down there. Some of what I saw right off the deck was a spotted eel, green moray eel, sharp tail eel, more parrot fish of varying species than I've ever seen, french angelfish, honeycomb cowfish, scrawled filefish, and many more. For the best snorkeling in Bonaire, you must go to Klein Bonaire. We also found Andrea I & II, Thousand Steps and Windsock to be excellent. The salt pier is supposed to be really good, but it was closed for maintenance when we were there.
I really liked the location of the condo. Only a few miles to downtown Kralendjik and a short drive south to the salt pans, which you should really check out. Drive around the south end of the island to see flamingos and stop at Jibe City for an awesome burger and a beer. Also, Washington Slagbaai national park - definitely go IF you have a truck. It is beautiful, but the roads are dirt and very rough in places. A small car would not make it. If you are looking for a great snorkeling vacation, this is it. Bonaire is a great island and the locals are very friendly. We will definitely be back and will stay again in this condo.
The place is amazing, it was my fourth time that i stayed in this same apartment, the view is stunning, immagine you wake up every day with the Caribbean cristal clear water under your feet. The wind on Bonaire comes from the east, the apartment is facing west so the water is always calm which makes snorkeling/diving off the building easier and enjoyable, has fully equipped kitchen, washer, drier and dish washer, 2 new bathrooms , outside storage for diving equipment and rinse area, very quiet building, very safe. And for windsurfers jibe city and windsurf place are only 10 minutes away. Property manager always there when needed. Will definitely return back
We stayed in this condo twice already and I am in the process of booking our next trip.
We love a balcony overlooking the water where we eat all our meals.
Martin and Nicole are a property managers and have been very helpful.
The condo is in very good location 15 minutes drive to windsurfing beach.
I would highly recommend this place.
Spacious balcony with gorgeous view
Condo is everything as advertised, excellent equipped kitchen, brand new updated bathrooms, quiet bedrooms, large balcony. Ocean front with excellent access to the ocean. Will definitely return.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Basic rates are based for 2 persons only. Extra charges will be applied for additional persons. The 3rd and 4th persons will be charged an additional $150 each. The 5th and 6th persons will be charged an extra $100 each. Also there may be a surcharge during peak season. Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if notified at least 65 days prior to check-in date.