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Laid Back Living . . . in Style

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

You, your family, and your friends will thoroughly enjoy your stay at our home in Bonaire. Designed for open living, the second floor has an open kitchen with a dining and living area that expands to the covered, wrap around deck outside. The sliding louvered doors open up to allow the gentle trade winds to sooth you and your guests while dining or entertaining.

The wrap around deck offers two cozy areas for outside cocktails and dining, prepared on the grill or in the fully equipped kitchen. The kids can connect their laptop to the internet while you enjoy a beautiful sunset from the deck. We count the Loras as they fly home to roost each night. Sometimes a trio of donkeys stroll by along the road.

Two of the four bedrooms have queen size beds and walk-in closets for your comfort. They both have full size private baths and doors exit out onto the first floor patio and gardens. The other two bedrooms contain two twin beds each, built in wardrobes, and share a full size bathroom. The larger of these two bedrooms also exits onto the first floor patio.

There are several dive sites within less than 5 minutes from the house. In fact, you can dive from the shared dock in the neighborhood if you are so inclined. The dock makes a beautiful spot for an afternoon of snorkeling and you can also enjoy a very nice sunset there with a cold beer or drink. Be sure to bring some bread to feed the fish.

You will fully enjoy your stay here in your own house in Bonaire. The privacy and secluded setting of the neighborhood will welcome you back from the days adventures of scuba diving and exploring the beautiful island of Bonaire.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Managing agent speaks English, Dutch, and Spanish.
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

Why Rex chose Bonaire

This house was designed and completed in 2007. The location is in the exclusive neighborhood of Sabadeco, Bonaire and is situated in a very private setting with many other beautiful homes.

What makes this villa unique

The Caribbean open living concept is truly unique and enjoyable. Designed to capture the full benefits of the Trade Winds, the house is naturally cool. Living is on the second floor where the winds are pleasantly present. Sleeping is on the first floor with individually air conditioned rooms. You will feel very comfortable here and feel like it's your home in the Caribbean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My brother and I own this house. We purchased the land in 2004 and used an architect and builder from Bonaire to complete the project in the fall of 2008.

I have stayed in the home twice myself and I am very pleased with the overall design and construction. The furnishings were both purchased in Bonaire and shipped in new from the US.

The atmosphere is very peaceful and relaxing as it is off the beaten path in the residential development of Sabadeco. Sabadeco is an exclusive neighborhood with many multi-million dollar homes. The proximity to the ocean and dive sites in Karpata was a key factor in deciding to build here. It is still a very wild and beautiful location on the island.

I hope you enjoy your stay here as much as I have. Your comments, both positive and negative are welcome. If there is something you particularly enjoyed, please share it with us. And, if there is something that was not so pleasant, please let us know. We would like to make things better for your next visit and those of others.

Sincerely yours,

Rex Florian
Jan 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Sabadeco on Kralendijk

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private for bedroom 1.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private for bedroom 2.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shared with bedroom 2 and 3.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Located on second floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Walk-in closet and ensuite full bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Walk-in closet and ensuite full bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Wardrobes and shared full bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Wardrobes and shared full bathroom.
  • Queen size Beds (2) In two rooms., Twin or Single Beds (4) Two in each of two rooms.
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Tennis courts in the neighborhood, access to the community dock good for snorkeling and diving.


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Laid Back Living . . . in Style
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property with a great location. It’s in a quiet neighborhood north of town but close enough for easy access to any services or restaurants in town. It’s also well on the way to the dozens of the northern west coast dive sites so you're at the first with a five minute drive. The standout feature upstairs are beautiful louvered hardwood sliding doors that fan-fold and make the walls disappear so that the house opens up to great airflow, wraparound decks, views of the ocean and a feeling of being completely outdoors. We're foodies and appreciated the kitchen-- very modern, nicely laid out and well equipped. And with the sliders open it's a few steps out to a great breakfast view in the morning and cocktails in the evening. All the downstairs bedrooms have their own split A/C units, generous storage areas and the same type of louvered hardwood doors that let them be closed and private or open and airy. There’s a lot to do and see on Bonaire so there were lots of activities competing for our attention but if you want a lazy end of the day it’s a pleasant walk thru the neighborhood to the closest beaches for sunsets into the water. The house is a great home base for any mix of Bonaire visit activities.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stayed in several houses, this one was the best!

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost the greatest thing about this property is the breeze! I've been to Bonaire a few times now and the one thing every other house I've rented is missing is the airflow this house provides. Opening the full range balcony doors on the top level not only cools down the room, but also makes for a tremendous view of the ocean.

This house has all the amenities you could ask for- a fully functioning kitchen, several fully functional climate controlled bedrooms, and an open wrap around deck.

This location is only minutes away from town, offers a great view, and even has several great dive spots minutes down the road.

I recommend this house for anyone whether it be families, honeymooners, or friends looking for the dive trip of their life.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Glad you liked the place. The exclusive neighborhood in Sabadeco is really situated perfectly being close to many fine dive sites. And you are so right, the open living concept on the second floor is truly fantastic with the cool trade winds circulating through the house. And you can't beat the deck for the view and sunset while you toast your day's diving in the evening. Hope you come back some day!
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CT. U.S.A.

First time to Bonaire

  • 5 of 5

When I went to Bonaire I stayed in Sabadeco at this home. Saying my stay was great or wonderful would be an understatement. From the time the jet landed to when I left the Island a review could not begin a say what a vacation this was. The house is not far from town so it is easy to get to a store or restaurant but far enough away so it is quite. From Lac Bay to Washington Slagbaai National Park the Island has more than enough below and above water to keep busy. After a full day of adventure the first floor of the house has plenty of bed and bath to refresh. The upper level has an open floor plan with everything you need or would want and sliding the wall open to walk out on the deck topped it off. Talk about letting in a fresh ocean breeze. I look forward to my next chance to visit Bonaire and stay at this home again. I would recommend this home for a vacation stay to everyone, singles, groups of friends, families with children & teens or even a girls getaway. Talk about a wedding party escape this would be something they won't forget.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to hear back from someone who has enjoyed my place, especially if they have never visited Bonaire before. Bonaire truly is a paradise whether it's undersea or exploring the land. Once you've been to Bonaire, no other Caribbean island can compare.
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Diver's Hot spot

  • 5 of 5

great views from the deck, quiet neighborhood, close proximity to some of the best dive sites,modern and comfortable amenities The top reason i would return here is the house is situated to take advantage of the trade winds. it is always comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes the home is very comfortable and uniquely situated to capture the best of the trade winds, Bonaire's natural air conditioning. While always comfortable on the upper open living floor because of the steady trade wind, the home is also very cool in the evenings with individual air conditioners in each bedroom. Diving of course is always sublime. Of course dive sites are aplenty on Bonaire but some of the very best are within minutes of my house; Oil Slick Leap, Andrea I and II, Blue Hole, Karpata and 1000 Steps. You can travel to the extremes of wild diving and go beyond Bopec to explore old fishing villages and untapped dive sites.
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Oranjestad - Aruba

'Laid Back Living...in Style': Sabadeco is our 'home away from home' in Bonaire..

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Sabadeco on many, many occasions with friends & family. This place is our 'home away from home.' The house is fully equipped with everything you need and the view from the balcony is spectacular. I especially love the fact that the first floor is perfect for hanging out on the balcony while cooking on the grill, yes, right there on the balcony! The sunrise & sunsets are spectacular, but the magic begins when you are lounging on the balcony and all of a sudden you see & hear oh so many 'lora's' (parrots) flying above going to bed in the late afternoon. That is one incredible and beautiful experience at the same time. I highly recommend the Sabadeco house to anyone going to dive (there is a pier close-by where you can get into the ocean), to have an adventure & explore the island or to just hang out during a well-deserved R & R vacation....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southington CT


  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for large families. Nice big open kitchen and sitting area. Perfect place to lounge on big wrap around deck.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bonaire International Airport (BON)
Car: recommended

There are many excellent dive operators on the island that offer introductory and advanced dive courses. Inexperienced divers can come to Bonaire and become certified in 3-4 day courses. Advanced certifications and underwater photography classes are also available from reputable establishments.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Sabadeco, Caribbean

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £96.95
Additional Guest Fee £11.63 per person per night

The fee calculator does not calculate accurately. The Tourist Tax is $5.50 per person per night. The Service Fee is 15% of the weekly rental and this total rental must include any additional guests. Cleaning fees range from $65-$150 depending on the number of guests and the condition the house is left in. Optional fees for additional interim cleaning and transfers to and from the airport can be obtained from the rental agent at the time of booking.

The rental agent can assist with car rentals, meet and greet at the airport, dive shop and dive packages, and any additional services of interest.

If the property is of interest, you will be directed to my property manager in Bonaire who will provide all of the details.