Welcome to VINIBU; where we say: Life is good, and on Bonaire, it's even better!
**NEW FLAT RATE PRICING**All quoted rates include airport pickup, pre, mid-stay (on reservation of 10 nights or more) and end cleaning, utilities, local cell phone, gov. taxes and on island agent fees for party of two. No "hidden or surprise add on charges". $20 pp/pn for third or fourth guest.
Indulge your senses within your spectacular third floor corner 2 bedroom/2 bath oceanfront condo on a private soft sand beach. You deserve it, you earned it!
Revel at the million dollar bird's eye tree-top Caribbean views from bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms and the ocean front seaside terrace. Bask in the temperate Caribbean tradewinds. What a great spot to grill your evening meal or enjoy a refreshing glass of vino! And, no reason to be concerned about invasive crowding from cruise ship passengers, which takes place on public beaches near other condos. They will not impact your stay at VINIBU; our property and beach access is private.
OK, the “voting” was my wife and me (and literally hundreds of our past guests), but it's really beautiful and the STUNNING beachfront views from the heightened corner terrace are simply AWESOME! Since Klein Bonaire will not obstruct your view, it's the best spot on the island to view the sunsets. As many of past guests write to us, 'your photos do not do it justice'. Just read our guest comments to learn why VINIBU was voted #1!
Nina and I have been traveling to Bonaire over 30 years looking for the “perfect spot”. As the first purchaser at Bellevue during the building's planning phase, we had our pick of any of the proposed units to be built. Ultimately after much deliberation, we decided on and purchased the coveted 3rd floor corner unit.This provides excellent security, "upper floor" trade winds throughout and completely unimpeded, panoramic, birds eye views from the living room, both bedrooms and seaside terrace. Indeed, initially VINIBU was more expensive than units on the lower floors, but in hindsight it has certainly proven to be money well spent.
Our initial search criteria:
*Peaceful BEACHFRONT location; breath taking ocean sunset views; PRIVATE seaside terrace. NOT on a lagoon, man-made canal or marina.
*The safety and security of open upper floor living with sweeping expansive views from all windows. Outdoor privacy on the seaside terrace for intimate meals, evening cocktails and sunbathing.
*Private natural soft sand beach (difficult to find on Bonaire) and a great dive site in front; No climbing down messy wet/dangerous ladders, easy sand entrance/exit into the sea.
*Away from the hustle of Kralendyk which is a quaint picturesque seaside town, (but we avoid it when a cruise ship is in port). As with many Carib islands, the cruise ship trade has dramatically increased on Bonaire with the passing years.
*Seaside f/w pool
*Away from the airport noise. Enjoy the peace & tranquility at VINIBU. Listen to the song of the troupials instead!
*secured gear storage area steps from beach, rinse tank, shower and gear assembling area for EZ laid back dives 'out back'.
We believe we found it! Why don’t you be the judge?
The beachfront Bellevue Condominium Residence is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and palm trees 10 minutes south of Kralendyk; part of an exclusive neighborhood of prestigious oceanfront homes.
The Belnem coastal area offers the finest ocean frontage on Bonaire! You'll find the location to be safe & convenient with professional 24/7 support to assist your every need. Each condo has an intercom system to control access to the building.
An elevator takes you up to your spacious secure 3rd floor corner unit which we named VINIBU. The airy living room opens up onto the beachfront terrace which provides a sweeping panorama offering surreal views of the dazzling diaphanous turquoise waters, Klein Bonaire and the mountainous north part of the island. Simply awesome!
The soft sandy beach and Caribbean Sea are 10 steps away! In one minute you can wade into the 80 degree gin clear water, take a dip in the pool and hot tub or just enjoy the privacy of your covered balcony as you sit back & enjoy the sunset. Marvel at the ever changing hues of the crystal blue water & watch the dolphins which swim by in the early morning hours.
Your cheerful bright and airy condo is all one level, no interior stairs. VINIBU is constructed to take advantage of the refreshing trade winds (one of the many benefits besides the upper-floor 180 degree seaside view) which blow east to west & naturally cool the rooms. All windows have micro-mesh screens which keeps out the smallest of bugs and mosquitoes, already less of an issue on the breezy third floor. (Mosquitoes, which can cause deleterious health issues, are attracted to low lying places surrounded by vegetation).
The 2 bedrooms at VINIBU have micro-mesh screened windows which open outward (with an additional private terrace off the guest bedroom) and provide an elevated island view. Due to the design layout and location of the bedrooms in our third floor corner unit, you'll have complete privacy from passers-by. Frequently we are lulled to sleep with the windows wide open and enjoy the refreshing breezes. Wake up to sound of the waves on your beach and the birds singing in the trees below. What a life for you to enjoy and a vacation you'll be sure to fondly remember (we have many repeat guests). Like us, we believe you DO deserve the best!
For your comfort, new LG split unit inverter air conditioners and air ducts were installed in 2016. They are EXTREMELY quiet (as you may have guessed, we don't appreciate noisy compressors) and environmentally are very "green" and energy efficient. The option is yours; au natural cooling with the "upper floor" breezy trade winds and ceiling fans throughout the condo or QUIET air conditioned bedrooms for a great night's comfortable sleep.
The master bedroom has a wonderful view of the Caribbean; the guest bedroom opens up onto a small terrace which overlooks the east side of the island. Each has an en suite bathroom with a large walk in shower.
For those occasions when you want to “eat in”, a cheerful modern fully equipped kitchen is provided with all granite counters, full size oven, smaller toaster oven, broiler, ceramic cook top, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, electric hot water kettle, outside Weber grill on the seaside terrace, dishwasher, all dishes/utensils etc. Additionally we have; cable wall mounted LCD TV, Bose Wave Music system with I Pod docking station and blue tooth capability for any bluetooth device where your music is stored, hi speed wired PRIVATE Secured ADSL internet connection (or secure wireless if you prefer), clothes washer, and linens & towels are also provided.
A secure electronic safe (can accommodate laptop) is in the unit to store valuables. We also have a private simplisafe security system; (google simplisafe for additional details) installed to ensure our guests' safety, security of their possessions and peace of mind.
Great scuba diving, swimming and snorkeling directly in front of the condo right off your own private soft sand beach. Absolutely no need to worry about swarms of cruise ship passengers descending on your spot!
Our recommended dive operation is Buddy Dive at Belmar a full service dive center located just 300 meters away. Ask for the shop manager Stefani Blankers and tell her you're staying with us (mention my name Vince). Rest assured she'll take good care of you, GUARANTEED! Also, our beach has no dive moorings on our reef. That means no rushing to public dive sites and then have a dive boat drop 20 divers on top of you!
We have made many enjoyable dives in front of VINIBU. Advantages; No dive sites to drive to; EZ entry/exit on soft sand beach, upon exiting you have a fresh water shower, rinse tank and gear storage immediately available. Nothing could be easier for those who just want to kick back and do some early morning, afternoon or evening night dives or snorkeling!
Bellevue is constructed over one of the few natural sandy beaches on Bonaire. It’s a great spot for beginner divers with the sand entry and exit, not the iron shore which is prevalent around the island. The magnificent reef drop off is 50 meters off shore in approximately 35 feet of clear water.
In the evening, enjoy a cool drink as you await the “green flash” as the tropical sun majestically settles into the Caribbean. You could not have a better view anywhere on the island then from your own private elevated terrace!
**FREE** transportation to & from airport.
**FREE** Exclusive use of 24 hr telephone hot line.
Local assistance with any problems/questions.
**FREE** Cell phone in condo for incoming
and outgoing local calls
**FREE** Pre-arrival grocery shopping service
**FREE** Private secure ADSL ethernet line (or secure wireless network). Access instructions in condo.
Weekly Rental rates:
High Season (Dec 15-Apr 15)
1-2 guests $1799 per week ($257.00 per night)
1-2 guests $1550 per week ($221.00 per night)
$20.00 pp/pn for each additional person over two. (we prefer max of four)
Onsite Management by Rental Agent, Sunbelt Realty:
Check out time is 11.00 am and check in time is 2pm to make sure that we can prepare for new guests.
Sunbelt Realty Agency can also provide:
Groceries waiting upon arrival (per request when the agent contacts you)
Car rental at very reasonable rates
Their undivided attention and assistance during your stay!
The apartment location can be viewed on the accompanying map.
We look forward to welcoming you to VINIBU on Bonaire.
Keywords: Beachfront Condo