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Comfortable, beautiful oceanfront home.

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,390 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms in spacious luxury oceanfront home.

This is a private spacious residence with beautiful furnishings, swimming pool and soaking spa right on the ocean. We have a caretaker and a greeter who can make sure any issues that come up are quickly resolved. We want you to enjoy your stay, say nice things, and come back.

The entire house is air conditioned with central air individual mini split Panasonic air conditioners and quiet ceiling fans. There are brand new Samsung smart TV's in the Master Bedroom and another one in the Living Room. Wifi is available throughout the house. There are two new Sherwood tuner/receivers which are B/T capable and will connect to your Apple music or Amazon music, or play your CD's upstairs and downstairs with Bose speakers inside and out.

Parking outside is easy with a wrap around driveway and room for 2+ cars or trucks off the road + 2 more along the road.

Upstairs there is a large private master suite with private covered porch overlooking the sea. There are three additional private bedrooms with separate private entrances from secure gated courtyard that also have doors to the side yard leading to the pool and ocean.

The 2nd bedrooms is also accessible from main living area and the main house.

There are two guest "safes" for valuables - one upstairs in the Master bedroom and the other downstairs between the 3rd & 4th bedrooms. The whole house is alarmed with "stay" and "away" functions and key pads throughout the house.

Two of the four bedrooms have twin beds which are usually pushed together for couples. We have extra twin sheets if you need to separate the beds. The Master bedroom has a California King (a European oversized bed) and the 4th bedroom has a US Queen size bed. The Master and 2nd bedroom have high quality Auping brand mattresses from the Netherlands.

We provide bath & beach towels & bed linens for a full house for a week. If you stay longer, our Laundry room has a larger American full size washer and separate electric dryer. There are three separate hot water heaters for the bedroom showers, laundry & kitchen. The master bathroom also has a large bathtub and separate shower stall.

The house is close enough to walk to two bar/restaurants, and two beaches located a few minutes walk away in the safe Belnam neighborhood. We split our week up between cooking at home, walking next door, and driving to various restaurants on the Bonaire.

The new large open kitchen includes high end appliances, with an induction electric cook top with a downdraft exhaust and a large separate ice maker. We have ample special cookware available for the induction cook top. There is a blender, toaster, coffee bean grinder, large and small french press coffee pots, a Mr. Coffee maker, and electric water boiler pot for tea or the French presses. There is also a dishwasher, large refrigerator and large freezer. We have plenty of plates, dishes, bowls and cutlery. There are detailed instructions in the house for operating the appliances.

Our swimming pool and soaking spa (not heated) is right outside off the patio just outside living area facing the ocean. There is no real real shallow part in the pool except on stairs - the rest of the pool is about 5' deep.

The veranda covered outdoor dining area has a ceiling fan. There is a new outdoor high-end propane gas BBQ. We have ample comfortable furnishings, inside & out. The dining and outdoor furniture and cushions were new this winter (2018).

Divers & snorkelers will love the equipment rinse sinks and private stairs down into the ocean. There is also a vented outdoor dive closet to secure your gear while it is drying and you are out. The house is right on the Windsock and North Belnam dive site. The reef is healthy and the fish life is abundant. Night diving here is a lot of fun.

You can watch the infrequent planes land at nearby Flamingo airport while looking out over Klein Bonaire and north towards Kralendijk & Republiek neighborhoods. The airport is not a very busy one. The sound of the flights landing is usually not as loud as the tide coming in and breaking again the rock ledge the property sits on. None of my guests have ever been disturbed by the planes - they are actually fun to watch approach from the west.

We are right next to the Bellafonte Hotel which is a very quiet and good neighbor. Overall the house is very comfortable, clean, and well maintained, with magnificent ocean and sunset views, an excellent cross breeze, modern amenities, and nice furniture. Please ask any questions you may have.

More Details

Owner
Christopher Leahy
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Christopher Leahy

We are in the construction and real estate business in the North Eastern US and bought this house to use year round for short holidays and a family get away. We love the diving, the restaurants, and the smaller population. We spent our first year of ownership replacing the kitchen, rebuilding the fountain, building a swimming pool and spa, replacing tired furniture, old AC equipment, and adding solar power.

Christopher Leahy purchased this house in 2016

Why Christopher Leahy chose Belnem

Great location. Well maintained. Safe neighborhood. Beautiful sunsets. Quiet helpful neighbors. Best view and sunsets on Bonaire. Always a nice breeze. Bon-air = Good-air

What makes this house unique

Direct access to the reef from our back yard.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Belnem on Kralendijk

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3390 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Children OK, but it's not a child proof house by any means - you need to supervise children at all times. Pool and deck over ocean are not fenced.
  • Garage is not for guests or renters use. Your rental vehicle can be parked out front in the circular driveway or along the road.
  • Please don't let the water run unnecessarily. Watch for running toilets and open hoses and the dive equipment rinse sinks.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Walkin closet, study area, private bath, tub & shower
    2nd Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Shares bathroom with Living Room
    3rd Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Shares bathroom with bedroom # 4 - enter from courtyard
    4th Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Shares bathroom with bedroom # 3 - enter from courtyard
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Non-smoking house in a safe accessible neighborhood.

Reviews

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(1 traveller review)

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Comfortable, beautiful oceanfront home.
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5

Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us stayed at Kasteel Bonaire for a week at the beginning of March and loved it! Since this was our first time in Bonaire and a new house on the rental market, I asked a number of questions before we booked and Chris, the owner, responded quickly, truthfully, and patiently. The house is in a great location, about a 10-minute drive to Kralendijk. We walked to the Windsock restaurant/bar several times (it's only a few doors down from the house) for food and drinks. Although the house was near the airport, it wasn't an issue at all, as flights aren't frequent. Baasje, the rental manager met us at the airport, led us to, and showed us around the house. Both Chris and Baasje were very attentive. Throughout the week, Chris e-mailed a few times to make sure everything was okay and a couple of days after we arrived Baasje paid us a visit. We told him that the hotel next door to us had one of their nighttime lights shining on the house deck, which made it uncomfortable sitting out next to the ocean. That night it was fixed.

The house is beautiful; a state of the art kitchen, an open floor plan so we could all be together, and bedrooms that were separated from the living area. The one thing that took a little getting used to was that once you opened the refrigerator you couldn't open it again for about a minute; but as the week went on, our planning got better! The master bedroom/bathroom/office was quite large and had beautiful views off the balcony. Two of the bedrooms had their entrances separate from the main house with a private courtyard as a common area. Since we were all adults this actually worked out really well as everyone had their own keys to the main house. The set up would also work out really well for two families.

Our family is drawn to outdoor living spaces and this was one of the best! We were steps away from the ocean! We spent most of our time on the patio/wood deck when we were at the house. We grilled several times, but didn't take advantage of the pool like we should have b/c the ocean was so convenient. The steps into the ocean were easy and the snorkeling from the house was wonderful. The house is set up for diving with sinks for washing gear and an outdoor shower. There is a dive site within swimming distance of the house and a dive shop just down the road.

Overall, a wonderful vacation house with great owners and caretaker! We all agreed that we would stay at Kasteel Bonaire the next time we visited Bonaire.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Dive Friends Bonaire
Very close to the house about .2km north at Port Bonaire. Daily boat trips and tank & weight...
Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Flamingo
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Bonarian or Windsock Beach
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Kilometres
Klein Bonaire Water Taxi
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Bonarian or Windsock Beach
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Bachelor's Beach or Donkey Beach
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.37
Additional Guest Fee £15.12 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,133.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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