|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
SHORES 7 was built in 1999 to create a place of tranquility and serenity that offers the right environment to relax, create and experience the full impact of nature.
A unique tropical residence directly at the sea with enormous spacious areas and patios, a large painting studio, a modern well equipped kitchen with all amenities for great cooking and a cabaña at the sea as your private pool.
The property is well protected, the caretaker's house is at the entrance of the property and is separated from the main building.
The main building has three floors; the lower, the middle and the upper level. The lower level and the upper level each have two bedrooms, each with a private bathroom while the kitchen and the living patio are situated on the lower level. The middle level offers a large studio/atelier.
The house is built on the rocks, the rocks are an integral part of the construction.
Whether you are by yourself or with others, you will always feel very much at ease with the magic of the house's surroundings: the sea, nature and space.
Shores 7 offers an amazing view along the coast line of Bonaire . . . and the most spectacular sunsets just in front of you.
The garden and the seaside . . .
The Cabaña is a beautiful place to enjoy the endless view over the sea, the sun sets and also the area to relax, to have a drink, lunch and dinner, to sunbathe and to swim.
It is a magic place for yoga.
The Writers-Hut is a place to retreat. To write, to reflect, to enjoy the peacefulness of nature as well as the tranquility to concentrate.
The large garden offers ample opportunities to BBQ, to sit and relax in the shade, to walk around . . . . to enjoy the friendly iguanas, the great variety of birds. . . hummingbirds, parrots, pelicans . . . .
I still remember the moment I entered this place for the first time.
It was different and it was beautiful.
I can not imagine how one can not be impressed by this unique atmosphere.
And that feeling stayed with me each day during my 6 weeks visit.
This spaciousness and open character!
It makes a fusion between interior and the lush garden unavoidable.
For days I just watched the ocean and felt how life was ment to be.
It is a place where one can breathe both physical and spiritual.
The sixth time that me and my family visit this magnificent location. We are very happy to be able to do so and we hope to continue this the coming year's. The house is a piece of art, which gives a special experience of space when you are inside the house, you feel being outside. The huge first floor with the magnificent panoramic view, gives an atmosphere of meditation and being connected to nature. The beautiful rock which is integrated in the house and the nice well equipped kitchen, the very comfortable rooms's the garden, all fits. The sea is there to enjoy and admire by snorkeling and there is so much space you can always find the silence and you can be alone or the choose dynamic's of your company. Every thing in the house has got style and is connected to the atmosphere of the island and it's nature. This is all combined with all the comfort you can think of. To know what it all means, is not to explain by word's, but is just possible by experiencing this most beautiful place on Bonaire and you will know the magic of it. Every time we went with the family or the two of us it has sharpened the consciousness of the beauty of nature and experience this within the esthetics of a beautiful shaped place where you feel at home.
Shores 7 : huis met een ziel en een kloppend hart
Afgelopen april was ik voor de vijfde keer in dit unieke prachtige huis op Bonaire.
Iedere keer weer is daar diezelfde adembenemende betovering op het moment dat ik het huis betreed, me welkom opgenomen voel en direct oog in oog sta met de vier elementen. aarde, water, lucht en vuur…
Een grootser onthaal ken ik niet.
Niet alleen bij binnenkomst, overal in het huis raak ik opgewonden over deze verbinding met buiten. De wind door het huis, het eeuwige aanzwellende geluid van de zee, de geur van de tuin, het gekwetter van de vogels, het wisselende kleurenpalet van het firmament met zijn afspiegeling op de aarde en niet te vergeten de aangename warmte .
Ik onderga de natuur met alle vezels in m’n lijf, het is ’n overweldigende ervaring. .
Het huis is groots, betoverend mooi door de zeer harmonieuze indeling- waarvan de website getuigt. Daarbij met heel veel smaak ingericht door de zeer persoonlijke hand van de eigenaars.
Aan alles is veel aandacht en zorg besteed, tot in detail, waardoor het zo’n evenwichtige aangename sfeer uitstraalt dat ik me op elke plek in ‘t huis thuis voelde.
In alles is voorzien, waardoor ook dit vijfde verblijf een topervaring is geweest.
Ik heb er heerlijk geschilderd, in stilte kunnen genieten en een weldadige rust ervaren.
En dan is er ook nog de aanhoudende uitnodiging van de zee, om een verkwikkende duik te nemen en de onderwaterwereld te verkennen, een tweede sprookjeswereld.
Mijn zintuigen hebben overuren gedraaid, ik keer als een rijk en voldaan mens terug, met het verlangen terug te komen.
We stayed here in May 2016 with our 3 (small) kids. It was the most wonderful place to stay in, we have enjoyed every second we stayed here. The house is incredible beautiful, as it is (partly) open it gives such a wonderful feel; you can feel the breeze of the wind, watch rays of light and hear the sounds of the beautiful surroundings almost anywhere in the house. Apart from that, the interior design of the house is stunning and everything you could possibly need is available. You can feel with how much love the house has been decorated and the effect is that there are numerous places/corners in the house you want to sit in and enjoy. We all had our favourite place to sit (from hammocks to a chair in the beautiful studio/atelier). We almost had to force ourselves to leave the house once in a while as we all enjoyed it so much to spend time in and around the house. The kids loved it as well, played for hours on the cabana near the house or or on the deck near the sea. It was such a great feeling to be able to dive into the blue ocean immediately after waking up and doing exercises with the kids watching us on the deck. Thanks to our stay here this was a holiday we will remember for a very long time....
From the moment we walked through the door we felt in awe of our surroundings, yet immediately comfortable in this beautiful house. Everything you need for a perfect vacation is at your fingertips, from the sun and the sea to yoga mats and a well-stocked artist's dream of a studio. I started each day with a run along the ocean road, followed by oceanfront yoga in the cabana. Constantly inspired by the color and light that dances through the house, we spent several hours each day writing, drawing, painting, taking photos, and listening to music. We prepared our own meals in the generous kitchen, and ate all our meals al fresco to the sound of the waves and the breeze. What a luxury to dive straight off the deck into the cerulean blue for swimming and snorkeling. We saw lion fish, sea turtles, and other tropical fish in every color of the rainbow. Close to the house is a ferry boat that took us to Klein Bonaire, which is incredible and not to be missed! Since we've returned home I have looked at my photo album biweekly so that these once-in-a-lifetime memories stay fresh. Heaven on earth.
What a cool spot. Our family took our first scuba diving experience in Bonaire and it was the perfect place. Scuba and snorkeling is amazing and very affordable. You can pay about $50 a day and shore dive on the reef all you want. This was our first scuba trip and we did 13 dives and still had plenty of time of other activities.
The house is like nothing you've ever stayed in. The pictures are close but you have to experience it. The house is "open", and on multiple levels. That makes it so spacious that you are never on top of each other. If you search for number of bedrooms or number of guest they may all technically hold that many but in this house you almost have a wing to each bedroom. Each bedroom is spacious and has it's own private bath.. it's like 4 suites. There are multiple levels of living areas, a very large bank patio and large acreage leading out to a couple of decks overlooking the ocean. We snorkeled off the deck and even did a scuba dive off the deck as well. The openness of the house is hard to explain because it is literally built into the hill that creates the levels and it is open.. we had a bird fly in, iguanas,.. it's like Glamping on Steroids but that description does not do it justice... you just have to see it. It's gated, there is a caretaker and cleaning help in a separate house in the compound.
My grown kids said it was the best place they have ever stayed and can't wait to go back. And we have been around the world and stayed in some very fancy hotels and villas.. this one is unique.
Only downsides is there is no washer and dryer but that turned out to not be much of an issue since we were in swim suits most of the time. And, if you have small children you may not want them on different levels.
As a group of sculptors we stayed in this beautiful hideaway, to refresh our creative flow. This house in itself is a sculpture! Mostly we started our days with an early swim in the sea just in front of us or a yoga session on the spacious open second floor. A breakfast with loads of local fruit on the cabana next to the sea. A morning meditation under the big tree in front of the terrace ........so relaxed!!! Parrots, parakeets, hummingbirds and iguanas all around us and the only sounds: the birds and the sea!! A trip to the bays of the north coast, looking for driftwood and other finds to make some sculptures. A beautiful, unique place, with loads of space for some privacy as well. Excellent for a meditative, contemplative and creative week or weeks as we enjoyed. Or for a yoga and meditation retreat. And so very comfortable!! Best kept secret of Bonaire!
Our next visit is already planned!