VOTED #1 BONAIRE BEACHFRONT CONDO! VINIBU @ BELLEVUE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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VOTED #1 BONAIRE BEACHFRONT CONDO! VINIBU @ BELLEVUE

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to VINIBU. Luxuriate in your spectacular third floor 2 bedroom/2 bath Oceanfront Condo on a private soft sand beach. Enjoy million dollar romantic Caribbean views. And, no reason to be concerned about invasive crowding from cruise ship passengers, which takes place on public beaches.

OK, the “voting” was my wife and me (and our many guests), but it's really beautiful and the STUNNING beachfront views from our heightened corner terrace are simply AWESOME! It's the best spot on the island to view the sunsets. As many of our guests write to us, 'your photos do not do it justice'. Be sure to visit our personal website (see link below or Google VINIBU)and read guest comments to learn why VINIBU was voted #1!

NIna and I have been traveling to Bonaire over 25 years looking for the “perfect spot”. As the first purchaser at Bellevue, we purchased the coveted 3rd floor corner unit. This provides excellent security, trade winds throughout and expansive birds eye killer views from the living room, both bedrooms and seaside terrace.

Our search criteria:

*Peaceful BEACHFRONT location; breath taking ocean sunset views; PRIVATE seaside terrace. NOT on a lagoon, man-made canal or marina.

*The security of upper floor living with sweeping expansive views from all windows. Outdoor privacy on the seaside terrace for intimate meals, sunbathing etc.

*Private natural soft sand beach (difficult to find on Bonaire) and a great dive site in front; easy entrance/exit into the sea.

*Away from the hustle of Kralendyk. It's a picturesque town, but we avoid it when a cruise ship is in port.

*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 dives 'out back'.

We believe we found it! Why don’t you be the judge?

The beachfront Bellevue Condominium Residence (10 units, completed late 2008) is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and palm trees 10 minutes south of Kralendyk; 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 secure 3rd floor corner unit which we named VINIBU. The spacious 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.

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.

Our airy condo is all one level, no 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 (keeps out the smallest of bugs). The 2 bedrooms air conditioned, as well as the kitchen and living room! The option is yours; au natural cooling with the trade winds and ceiling fans or air conditioning throughout.

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, broiler, ceramic cook top, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, electric hot water kettle, outside 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, 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! Buddy Dive at Belmar a full service dive center is located just 300 meters away. 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!

**SEE BELOW 'more information' link to VINIBU website; MORE PHOTOS & INFO**

**FREE** transportation to & from airport.

**FREE** Exclusive use of 24 hr telephone hot line.

Local assistance with any problems/questions.

**FREE** Land line telephone 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.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
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Vince and Nina

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Vince began scuba diving at age 13 in the Manasquan Inlet in New Jersey. In the days before mandatory certification, he was self-taught.

Although there were many enjoyable trips throughout the Caribbean over the years, Bonaire's spectacular diving, perfect weather, and easy pace always beckoned, and, in 2005, we were the first buyer at Bellevue from the plans of the site proposal and chose the coveted 3rd floor corner unit (#9) which was to boast fantastic seaside views. The first thing that attracted us was the site! There was a beautiful natural soft sand beach directly in front. Additionally, the site was far enough away from the airport that noise from planes would not be a factor. Construction took over 3 years to complete. We were the first to stay at Bellevue in the latter part of 2008 and currently spend 3 months a year there.

Vince and Nina purchased this condo in 2005

Belnem boasts some of the most luxurious private seaside properties on all of Bonaire. You'll find that neighboring properties along the shore road are priced well in excess of $1.5 million. Belnem is quiet, yet only a ten minute ride to Kralendyke the main town on Bonaire. We guarantee that you will not be over run with cruise ship passengers when the ships are in port.

Want a private, natural (NOT man made) soft sand beach for your enjoyment? Well we've got it! We suggest that you always ask to see photos of the beach on properties which advertise 'beachfront'. You may be surprised as to what some advertise as a beach.

Additionally, the location is just ideal to access the southern dive sites, a great dive shop 30 secs away for EZ access to filled tanks (air & nitrox) as well as 5 minutes from the windsurf facilities located at Lac Bay. We believe the Belnem location as absolutely ideal which is why we chose this property when we purchased.

Beautiful 180 degree 'million dollar' stunning views from both the living room, bedrooms and your private seaside terrace overlooking the Caribbean while dining out on a completely private terrace. Your privacy at VINIBU is ensured! And, no reservations are required for your oceanfront table.

To learn why VINIBU was Voted # 1, please be sure to read the reviews by our many, many past happy guests under the 'guests comments' section of our home web page! See VINIBU homepage link directly above (or just google vinibu; we're easy to find).

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Voted #1 Bonaire Beachfront Condo! Vinibu @ Bellevue
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
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Voted #1 Bonaire Beachfront Condo! Vinibu @ Bellevue
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p203959vb
603-556-9781
Bonaire Caribbean
5

A SLICE OF PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
Oh. My. God. Those were our first words upon arrival at Vinibu! The ocean view is absolutely breathtaking! The condo is very tastefully decorated and outfitted. The location is perfect. The sandy beach and easy entry to water was appreciated each day of our stay. We snorkeled all over Bonaire and Klein Bonaire and found that there was as much marine life diversity in front on the condo as anywhere else. It was spectacular. Even had a turtle visit each morning. Got up at 6 am each day just to sip coffee and watch the pelicans dive for their breakfast and enjoy the quiet. It was also nice to be able to keep our gear rinsed off and securely stored near the pool. We left for home thoroughly relaxed, well rested, and smiling.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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Voted #1 Bonaire Beachfront Condo! Vinibu @ Bellevue
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p203959vb
603-556-9781
Bonaire Caribbean
Sterrett, Alabama
5

#1 FOR A REASON.

  • 5 of 5
There are a lot of things that go into making a property feel like home, and Vince and Nina have figured it out. All the amenities you will need are there along with an awesome view from the deck. They also work with the best realtors on the island that provide excellent service. We can't wait to return to Bonaire and hopefully Vinibu.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Voted #1 Bonaire Beachfront Condo! Vinibu @ Bellevue
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p203959vb
603-556-9781
Bonaire Caribbean
5

FANTASTIC CONDO ON THE WATER!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had a wonderful seven days at Vinibu! The condo was perfect. Plenty of room in both bedrooms, newer appliances, fans in every room and when we needed them, air conditioners. Our favorite part was the balcony overlooking the the water. Most nights we were on the deck enjoying the birds, fish in the water and ultimately the sunset.

Snorkeling from the beach in front of the condo was very convenient. Our first day we saw two turtles and several different kinds of fish. If you go we would highly recommend a snorkel trip on the Woodwind. The trip was excellent even though the wind was blowing over 30 knots! We only ate out twice for dinner, Capriccios and Joe's Grill House. Joe's was good for quantity of BBQ but Carpriccios was excellent in every way.

Overall we had a fantastic time. The only way it could have been better was if we could turn the wind down about 20 knots, but who can control the weather? Thanks again Vince and Nina, we will be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Voted #1 Bonaire Beachfront Condo! Vinibu @ Bellevue
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p203959vb
603-556-9781
Bonaire Caribbean
5

PARADISE FOUND

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have been coming to Bonaire for 17 years. Once we discovered Vinibu we've tried never to stay anywhere else. The view is the best on the entire island. The amenities are superior to any place on the island (and even my own house!). There is the possibility that I will hide in the closet and never leave, but I suspect the cleaning crew will discover me eventually, as they do a very thorough job. I would recommend this place to everyone, but that would make it harder for me to be able to book it. Check the closets when you get there....
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Voted #1 Bonaire Beachfront Condo! Vinibu @ Bellevue
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p203959vb
603-556-9781
Bonaire Caribbean
5

VINIBU@BELLEVUE

  • 5 of 5
The stay was exactly as advertised. The property managers went out of their way to make sure all of our needs were met. We could not have been more pleased with their efforts to make our vacation ideal. The owner telephoned as well which was an extra nice touch.
Please thank everyone involved that contributed to a flawless and memorable stay.
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Voted #1 Bonaire Beachfront Condo! Vinibu @ Bellevue
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p203959vb
603-556-9781
Bonaire Caribbean
5

GREAT PLACE....EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED!!

  • 5 of 5
Vinibu is just as described in all the other reviews and here. Very comfortable for my wife and I as we stayed there for two weeks. We had our morning coffee and breakfast on the balcony each day except one as it rained that day. Great laid back place to call home for our vacation. We snorkeled at a couple different places each day and then would come home, take it easy for a little while and go downstairs to our own private pool, hot tub, and beach, just nine steps below our lounging area. We would snorkel the reef at Vinibu every day because it was so easy and it is very good snorkeling there. The visibility was very clear between 50-80 feet down. We saw octopus, moray eels, turtles, barracudas, tarpon, lobster, a spotted eagle ray, and countless other fish and corals right in our own (back yard)--beach....Sweet!! We watched the sunset from our balcony or the pool deck each evening. That was always magical. Vince's recommendation of the Woodwind sail and snorkel was very nice, as we went with them to Klein Bonaire twice on our visit. The nicest we've done throughout the Caribbean. We will stay here when we come back to Bonaire every time!!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Right in front of condo
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Roomers approximately 1 block away
Car: recommended

Animal lovers be sure to visit Bonaire's Donkey Sanctuary. Enjoy a quite seaside picnic scenic at Lac Cai. If you want a party atmosphere, visit Lac Cai on Sundays. Alternatively, just enjoy our private (not man made) beach which is one of the few on Bonaire to just relax and enjoy the sun, soft sand and surf.

Additionally, secured scuba gear storage is ocean side with rinse tank & fresh water shower.

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Bonaire Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 15 2014 - Dec 14 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
High
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Upon reservation (within 14 days) a 25% deposit of the total amount to our agent (a member of BONHATA) must be received. We request that final payment of the remaining 75% be paid 60 days prior to your stay. If the reservation is made within 60 days of your stay, full payment will be required.
Notes Please note these prices exclude a 15% service charge. Applicable room taxes, $5.50 pp/pn. Check-out time 10:00AM; Check-in 2:00PM. Electric usage included, maximum of $15 per night. Additional charges for rental party of 3 or more. See VINIBU website for additional details.
http://www.bellevuebeachbonaire.com/rates.html
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Amenities

Bonaire Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have fully tiled oversized walk in showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master: King sized bed (1) 2x2 meters Adjoins private full sized bathroom. Plenty of comfy pillows with overhead ceiling fan and of course a/c. Complete with teak mirror and furniture. Window overlooking the Caribbean., Guest: (2) Euro Twin with private full bathroom. The guest bedroom opens up onto elevated terrace overlooking the east side of the island.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shelling
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • spelunking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Bose Wave Music System for your listening pleasure. Bring your I Pod with YOUR music & you're set to go. Also, cooler in the condo to use for those picnics to the national park. We will also arrange a first morning breakfast package for you, free of charge. **FREE** transportation to & from the airport. **FREE** Exclusive use only for our guests of a 24 hr telephone hot line for assistance with any problems or answers to questions you may encounter while on island. **Large electronic safe in Master Bedroom capable of storing your laptop/camera and other misc items** SimpliSafe security system for our guests' peace of mind.
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