About the property
- Cottage975 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
1 bedroom, double sink granite bathroom with futon in living room, sleeps 3
Modern, fully equipped private detached cottage, centrally located - close to the ocean, airport, diving and restaurants.
This modern one bedroom home really has it all, with an open plan kitchen/living room that flows to the covered porch through an expansive triple, sliding glass door. The cottage was built to take advantage of the trade winds that will keep the place cool throughout the day. 2 new split air conditioning units in the living room and bedroom + 2 ceiling fans are also standard.
Some of the other amenities include: New Smart TVs in the living room and bedroom, free/dedicated/secure wireless internet access - (just bring your laptop),110v and 220v electrical outlets, Keurig 2.0 coffee machine - remember to bring your favorite pods (we also have a regular coffee maker for those without pods), and a very large private outdoor fully enclosed, lockable high wall shower that leads directly to the bedroom - shower under the stars in complete and total secure privacy, store your gear or just kick back under the sun....
THINGS WE LOOKED FOR:
Parking: Our deeded spot is directly in front of the cottage - no walking with gear to a lot somewhere outside of a hotel/condo on the strip, down a flight of stairs or into an elevator.... You will never have to look for a place to park --Just steps to the car and our private driveway.
Don't forget mosquito screens when booking. It can turn a great vacation into pure misery! Many places have nothing or only partial coverage to keep them out. ALL of our windows and doors are equipped with screens as well as a full door mosquito screen to cover the massive 3 sectional front slider.
Our detached private cottage is situated in a gated secure lagoon resort on a private peninsula that leads directly to the Caribbean Sea. Palm trees and tropical foliage surround the cottage providing privacy for those lazy evenings on the porch or in the outdoor shower. The surrounding lagoon also has 7 private docks that can be used for mooring a boat while on vacation with absolutely no dock fees. Rent a boat for a day or week and pull up to your own private dock within the property.
In the center of it all is a beautiful fresh water pool with waterfall and multi level lounge area that can be found empty many times during the day due to the small size of this private and unique gated resort....
THINGS TO REMEMBER TO ASK WHEN BOOKING:
-- Does the home have FULL mosquito screens throughout? Many places unfortunately do not and offer only partial coverage.
We have full mosquito screens on EVERY door and window....
-- What other fees are added to the cost that are NOT reflected in the original quote Ex - End Cleaning Fees, tourist tax fees per person, per day, electric/water use fees not reflected in the contract or rate, change-over date fees for simply coming in a little early or wanting to leave later due to an afternoon/midnight flight. We are seeing numerous listings with low daily rates only to find hidden end fees that were cleverly added. Due your due diligence and ask about all of these unexpected extras.
Electrical use is EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE on this small island. A very low rate without an electrical use allowance can turn into a financial disaster upon check-out.... We highly recommend taking a quick snapshot of your electric meter upon arrival and departure. Unfortunately, we have been hearing of some unscrupulous management companies charging in excess of actual meter usage. It’s a shame, but it happens.
We have all fees included in the price of the cottage. There are no hidden fees - What you see is what you get. Be sure to check the initial rate listed on the site and then the fine print fees which can turn that rate into something a lot more than what you bargained for. We also offer FREE early check-in and late check-out without the fee monster. (As long as no other guest is arriving or leaving the same day - feel free to stay longer at no extra charge)
-- Internet/cable: Is it high speed, included in the quote, wireless?
We have free high speed internet and cable included. You will not be stuck sitting in the lobby of a hotel or looking for a wifi hot spot somewhere on the island...
-- Does the place have private indoor and outdoor shower areas and is the outside shower FULLY enclosed or partially open to see from outside?
We have a beautiful, fully enclosed large private outside shower area with lockable mahogany doors for complete and total privacy... lock your gear away right next to the house, hang those wetsuits, take a shower - relax...
-- Parking: where is the parking in relation to the house?
Our parking is right next to the cottage for easy gear loading and unloading...
-- Security: Is the place a gated community or open to the public?
We are in a fully enclosed PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY that has no public access. Most, if not all of the beach hotel/condos are public access and are along the main road with difficult parking. We also have an oversized safe that will accommodate large laptops and many oversized cameras (along with other valuables)...
--Pool: If you enjoy lounging by the pool after a long day, make sure 1 -That the place has one
-Is it a pool or is it more like an oversized hot-tub. Many locations have very little area devoted to pool space. Our large pool area is centrally located within the property, surrounded by palms and never crowded. Reserving pool chairs/space will never be a concern.
Location: Where will you be staying in relation to dive shops, restaurants, dive locations
We are Centrally located and close enough to walk to town as well as some great restaurants along the way. Being centrally located will also limit the gas burn when hitting the multiple shore entry dive locations - (gas on the island is very expensive when compared to the average cost per gallon in the US).
WE OFFER DISCOUNTS OFF THE LISTED RATES - PLEASE INQUIRE.........
Ask for Toni
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Danish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Laid back good location
The house is just as it appears in the photos no surprises, the grounds are well kept and relaxing, despite the proximity to the airport it's very quiet we were not disturbed at any point of our 2 week stay by noise. the resort manger was most helpful. It's in a ideal location for those interested in shore diving, with a multitude of southern sites just a few minutes away. The outdoor shower was very private and I enjoyed it a lot, lots of birds plants etc, everything in the house is in good working order and well maintained. So in all it's a great location great little house with most helpful manager . Thumbs up from me for sure
Private and quiet vacation rental
We had an absolute blast shore diving on Bonaire. Our rental at Waterlands Village was terrific. The community is totally quiet with the bedroom being very dark with excellent A/C. After a long day of diving we were able to chill, nap and enjoy privacy with zero noise from neighbors. The owners and management were super friendly and shared some great local spots for restaurants and nightlife.
Private and Secluded, but close to everything.
Waterlands is virtually across the street from the Airport - close to dive shops, diving, and town...yet when on property, you feel quite secluded and away from everything. #15 is just one unit away from the pool area, and has a private parking spot at the back of the unit. Kitchen is well supplied with the usual appliances - coffee maker, toaster, micro wave, toaster oven, blender, etc. New SS frige has a great icemaker ----FANTASTIC! (we were frequently hitting the ice maker to keep drinks cold). Triple patio door opens for a very open air feel. Others in the complex, including the staff are friendly and open.
Fans could be a bit larger or have more powerful blades to keep the interior cooler, but it is Bonaire - so expect to be in bare feet and shorts at most all times. We used the A/C in the bedroom at night.
My wife is in a wheel chair, and after much searching of Bonaire, we chose this unit with her in mind. Toni arranged to have a little plywood ramp made for the step at the front porch, and her rental agent supplied small bumpers to make the roll over the sliding door threshold easier. She could roll to the pool on her own with no problems. The doorways are tight, but passable with a standard wheelchair. The shower is fine for entry, but has no grab bars. I brought along a suction cup bar - but it would not adhere to the plaster walls of the shower. There is a wooden stool in the bathroom - but it did not look like it was for use in the shower, so I wrapped it in a large garbage bag to keep it dry in the shower.
My two week dive trip went smoothly...minor concerns were addressed quickly. At the airport gate, I realized I did not have my IPhone...it is white, and blended into the white floor of the safe; and I must have not noticed it when I emptied the safe. A girl taking surveys at the gate called the cleaning crew back at #15, who found the phone and brought it to the ticket counter. The girl taking the surveys then met him, and brought me the phone back at the gate. A great way to end a great trip.
Location was perfect and the space was perfect for our diving needs. We had everything we needed. The managers of the neighborhood were very accommodating and Toni and Dave made sure we made it to the property OK. I would highly recommend this place!
Perfect cottage for diving Bonaire
My wife and I stayed here Jan 16-23, 2016 and loved it. When not diving or sleeping, we spent 90% of our time on the wonderful outdoor patio. This covered patio only gets direct sun in the very early morning which combined with the nice breeze make for a comfortable place to hang out all day. Only used AC in bedroom while sleeping at night. Cottage is great size for 2, but would be slightly cramped for 4. Rear shower/patio has locking door that opens next to parking spot, so easy to bring in dive gear as needed. Kitchen has full size refrigerator/freezer so we were able to get all our groceries for the week in one trip to the store. Kitchen was well-stocked with all dishes and utensils. Toni, the owner, was unbelievably responsive and helpful. Anytime I had a question as our trip approached she would usually respond to emails within an hour. She provided very helpful information regarding diving, car rentals, dining, and other island activities. Per Toni's advice, we kept our gear in a locked storage locker at a nearby dive shop, which was fantastic. After the final dive each day, we stopped at the shop, rinsed our gear in their rinse tanks, and locked it up- very easy and convenient. The lockers had 24 hour access so we could get our gear anytime we needed it. Finally, on site property managers were also very attentive and helpful.
Just Perfect, as described in the website. Clean, charming and stylish! Very nice and super close to the centre. The cottage was the perfect size for my husband and I. We had everything we need including beach towels. The kitchen is perfect furnished. The free WiFi was strong, A/C worked well which was nice for sleeping, and the shower had hot water. Everything was very comfortable. The pool area was great, we spent some relaxing evenings hanging out by the pool after the beach. The property is completed enclosed with high walls for privacy. I highly recommended this place, We will certainly book this again when back to Bonaire! Communication with the owner was excellent and the manager of the village was very helpful. Thank you
Thank you - Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay
Bonaire is a small friendly island located in the southern Dutch Caribbean. Together with Aruba and Curaçao it forms a group referred to as the 'ABC' islands. Bonaire is known for its pioneering role in the preservation of the marine environment which makes it one of the top scuba diving/snorkeling destinations in the world. 95% of the dive sites are accessible from shore with beautiful reefs and several wrecks worth visiting. Other water activities include: windsurfing, sailing/boating, fishing and kayaking in the mangroves. Just some of the on-island activities include: Shopping/visiting the quaint capitol of Kralendijk, Off-roading, hiking, mountain biking Washington/Slagbaai National Park, bird watching (Bonaire is known for their large flamingo population), horseback riding, visiting the donkey sanctuary and cave exploring. Finishing the day at one of the many world class restaurants while watching the sun set is what truly makes Bonaire the best kept secret of the Caribbean.
Additional pricing information
low season-high season $952 - $1092/week INCLUDES ALL TAXES/FEES FOR 2 SECURITY DEPOSIT: We ask for a $300 security which will be returned after your departure as per the rental agreement. We accept checks, Paypal and direct online booking via the website. Checks are preferred due to the fee structure built into the other forms of payment, but either way is fine. If the deposit and/or payment is sent via paypal, any wire-bank/transaction or through this site, fees may apply and it will be returned the same way received minus the bank/site imposed fees. We do not charge anything for the service but Paypal/bank transfer companies/this site may, so your deposit/rental amount will be less upon return. If you do choose to send via Paypal or through another routing service/provider/this site, we suggest that you check their fee schedule for sending and receiving as well as their rules regarding refunds. International fees/exchanges may apply as well. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE ON DAY OF BOOKING THROUGH WEBSITE. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT OTHER PARTIAL PAYMENT OPTIONS. Any questions - feel free to call or email anytime (201) 852-1520 CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS – When we receive your deposit, the reservation is confirmed. All other reservation requests will be turned away and blocked on the calendar for the time frame you reserved. Cancellations that are made: (90 - ninety) days or more prior to the arrival date will incur a $200.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations that are made: (60 – 89) days prior to the arrival date = No refund of the “damage/reservation deposit” + cancellation fee; (30 – 59) days prior to the arrival date = 50% Refund of the rental "payment" and no refund of the "damage/reservation deposit" + cancellation fee ; (0 – 29) days prior to the arrival date = No refund of rental "payment" and no refund of the "damage/reservation deposit"+ cancellation fee. Early departure or a change in the arrival date does not warrant any partial refund of rent.