Great value for your money. Villa perfect for couples, friends, families. Only one-minute walk from Bachelor Beach, where you can swim, snorkel, dive, admire sunsets and watch ships on the horizon. A 5-minute drive to windsurfing and kite surfing sites. Special rates for longer-term rentals.
TROPICAL GARDEN AND POOL: The villa, garden and pool provide the perfect background for your vacation retreat. You may not want to leave!!The garden will amaze you all day and evening. There are over 20 palm trees on the property; flowering Oleander bushes and endless flowering bushes. Watch the parrots fly through the garden, and iguana that munch on the leaves! The large pool, (12 feet by 8 feet), with large, teak sundeck, provides endless fun and enjoyment. Relax in the shade on the poolside veranda, where trade winds provide a cooling breeze. At night, lie in the pool and look at the stars.
OUTDOOR LIVING: Enjoy your meals outdoors, large, shaded tiled, patio by the pool and garden, complete with a teak table for 6 people and outdoor BBQ. Relax in hammocks or loungers.
CHILDREN: are welcome. NOTE: The pool does not have a fence around it. You need to supervise your children. The property itself has a wall around it.
INSIDE THE HOUSE: 1,883 square ft. / 175 m2. All bedrooms have air conditioning; all rooms have ceiling fans. Tiled floors throughout; white stucco walls. All rooms have windows have shutters and screens, and garden views.
NO ADAPTORS NEEDED: All rooms have electrical outlets for 110V or 220V. Your hairdryer from North America, or Europe will work!
WIRELESS INTERNET: Works throughout the entire house and on the poolside patio. Bring a surge protector, just in case there is an electrical surge.
KITCHEN: Fully-equipped, modern, European design, granite counter-tops, stainless steel double-sinks, dishwasher, large, 4-burner gas stove with oven. Palm trees peek through the kitchen window above the kitchen sinks. Double-French doors lead to the pool and patio for easy outdoor dining.
AIR CONDITIONING IN BEDROOMS: All bedrooms have an air-conditioning unit on the wall. Remote controls in each room allow you to adjust the temperature.
MASTER BEDROOM: King Size bed for your comfort. Attached bathroom, modern European design with moulded counter, 2 sinks, and large tiled shower. Large, shuttered window completes this room.
SECOND BEDROOM: Double bed; 2 windows to the garden and pool. Open the window for poolside living!
THIRD BEDROOM: Smaller room, with 2 single beds. Poolside window. Single beds can be pushed together.
LIVING ROOM: Beautiful vaulted ceiling; contemporary furniture. sofas; TV, bookcase, wireless internet. Open the windows in the morning to enjoy the cool breezes. When it is hot outside, the windows with shutters (with built-in screens) keep the house cool.
OUTDOOR FACILITIES: Rinse tank for SCUBA and other gear; hooks to dry gear and wetsuits; clothesline; outdoor shower to rinse off yourself or your gear. Locked storage area if needed for dive gear.
SECURITY: Property fully walled and gated. For your peace of mind, house alarm system. The manager will show you how to use it.
PARKING: Under shaded carport, behind the gate. Ample street parking as well.
SPECIAL MENTION IN FODOR'S: My house had a special mention in Fodor’s Caribbean travel guide, 2014, (p. 736), as 'Kas Shinishi' which, in Papiamento, the local language, means 'Grey House'. '“Villas are a good choice for families and one (Kas Shinishi) even has a private pool.'
(Note, I have changed property managers to Sunbelt Realty since the book was written).
DIVING: Bonaire is consistently voted as the top shore-diving spot in the world.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: All people speak English as well as Dutch. People here are multilingual, and easily switch from French, Dutch, English, German, and Papiamentu, the local language.
ASSISTANCE WHILE STAYING IN MY HOUSE: I work with a professional property management company. They are only 5 minutes away, and their assistance to you is included in the service fee. Their services include:your transport from the airport to the house, and return to the airport; booking of car/truck rental; dive packages; and discounts with their local partners.
They will meet you at the house; show you how to use everything; and answer any questions you may have. They will even buy groceries for you before your arrival! Just provide your credit card information two weeks before your arrive.
When you book the house, the Management company will send you a rental agreement which outlines payment options. You can pay by credit card or wire transfer to their bank. They will call you if you prefer to give credit card details by phone.
HOUSECLEANING: Once mid-way in the week, and clean towels and bed linens.
CELL PHONES: Check with your service provider, for travel rates in the Caribbean. You can also check out the price of local cellphones with a prepaid card for minutes.
TRAVEL TIPS: Google Bonaire Tourism