PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE----BELLEVUE #3
Relax. You're on island time now. They don't call Bonaire 'Diver's Paradise' for nothing. So, why not enjoy a beautiful beachfront location that is steps away from your own private shore dive?
Step from your patio onto your beach-side deck. No lugging your things up and down stairs, or on and off an elevator. Need another beverage while watching that magnificent sunset? Step through your patio door, reach into the full-sized refrigerator, and grab the drink of your choice. You'll be back on the deck in seconds without missing a thing. Wiggle your toes in the sand on your private beach, lounge in the pool, or kick back on the deep cushions of your patio chaise lounge chairs. It's right there for you.
Some of our features that make Bellevue #3 a great home away from home:
* PRIVATE building, built in 2008 with only 10 units, many owner occupied.
* Quiet area of Belnem, south of the airport, only a few minutes from town and shopping. A CONVENIENT LOCATION away from the crowds of Kralendyk.
* We're right on the OCEANFRONT, not across the street, not on a manmade canal.
* GATED community with deckside freshwater SHOWER, RINSE TANK and GEAR LOCKER for your convenience and comfort.
* Quiet A/C units in each bedroom and also in the living room.
* LOCAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT with 24/7 phone hot-line.
* Retractable 'see-through' patio sunscreen.
* FREE local call landline PHONE, and cell phone available.
* Built-in SAFE for valuables.
Since this is my home away from home, the furnishings and amenities are designed for comfort and convenience during an extended stay. The full kitchen is appointed with granite counters, cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, oven, full refrigerator with icemaker, toaster oven and coffee maker. The dining table easily expands to accommodate from 4 to 6 people.
The beds are very comfortable. Soft Egyptian cotton sheets cover the King-sized bed in the master, and twin beds in the guest room. Master bathroom has double sinks and a glass-enclosed tub/shower. The guest bathroom has an over-sized walkin shower. A full supply of towels includes sumptuous beach towels.
You can be as busy, or as lazy, as you wish. Because of the ease of shore diving off our private beach, there's no need to rush to catch an early morning dive boat. A full-service dive shop affiliated with Buddy Dive is available 300 meters south at Belmar. We have a great house reef, with no dive buoy. That means no dive boats tying up and no gang of divers.
Come experience what it's like to 'PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE'.
****Because of my office schedule, it is often difficult for me to respond to rental inquiries in a timely manner. Inquiries will be directed to the local 'on-island' management team at Sunbelt Realty. (See 'email owner box. Plese mention 'BELLEVUE #3 in the comment area.) Feel free to try my cell phone listed if you have specific questions for me.****
Keywords: Oceanfront, Private, Gated, Ground Floor, Easy Access, Full Kitchen, A/C,
My name is Jan. My life as a Periodontist in Dallas keeps me on a pretty tight schedule. There are also 2 Yellow Lab dogs demanding my time for frequent walks. So, when I go on vacation, it's great to be able to kick back and relax. (No, I don't take the dogs to Bonaire!!)
My open water dive certification was in 1997. I was looking for a safe dive location for my first trip and accidentally discovered Bonaire. It was love at first sight, and I've been coming back at least once a year since then.
I started looking at real estate sites many years ago, but I'm pretty picky. At first it was more like day-dreaming, but it kinda took on an obscession quality after awhile. It just took a long time to find that 'just right' spot.
I feel very lucky to have this place, and am excited about sharing the experience with others. My hope is that those who stay here enjoy it as much as I do.
The reason I chose Bellevue #3? LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
After lurking on the real estate websites of Bonaire for years, the pre-construction sales notice for Bellevue came up.
It's such a perfect place. Close to town, but away from the crowds. The Belnem area offers great ocean access. Bellevue even has a beach, which is unusual for Bonaire. I don't have to walk across the street to be in the ocean. I have direct access to the real ocean, not a canal or back-water area.
My preference is being on the ground floor. Bellevue #3 allows me to walk right off my patio onto the oceanfront deck. Now that I'm not 16 years old anymore, my knees are not happy about going up and down steps. I like to be able to go straight in and out of the apartment without steps or an elevator. That's really helpful when I forget my mask, or want a refill, or just want to wander out and meet folks at the pool. The shallow lounge pool is particularly nice as a congregation spot in the evening. Lots of good fish stories.
By buying during pre-construction, I was able to add an A/C unit in the livingroom, and get the comfortable furniture I wanted. I don't often use that A/C unit because we leave things open to the sea breeze. Still, it's nice to have when we want it.
The best part of staying at Bellevue #3 is forgetting what day it is. I can be connected if I want, but prefer to let the rest of the world get along without me. We can catch some sun on the deck, nap on the patio lounge chairs, do as many (or as few) dives a day as we want.
It's been fun having the privacy we want, when we want it. It's also fun being able to walk off the patio and strike up a conversation with folks from all over the world. Because Bellevue is a small community, we see repeat renters and owners mingling on the deck and enjoying stories of the great dives and creatures we've seen.
It doesn't get any better than that!
Great SCUBA diving site just off oceanfront deck!