|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Spacious apartment of 140 m2 with swimming pool (and a seperate childs pool) in a new modern building (2010) with an elevator, just outside Kralendijk. The apartment has 2 large bedrooms with screens and air conditioning and 2 bathrooms. An extra bed is available for a fifth person of sixth person/child. There is a nice terrace with sun and a large dining table. Open and modern kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave fridge and freezer. Spacious living room with a dining table, two sofa's, a flat screen with satellite connection and two ventilators to keep it cool. Internet connection. Washing machine. Private storage on the ground floor for your diving equipment. Opposite the building is a gym. Private parking in front of the building. The apartment is within walking distance of Spice Beach Club with free beach chairs for Bon Bida. On this beach you can take three times a day a watertaxi to Klein Bonaire. Also on walking distance are two diving schools. Short drive away is the lively Kralendijk.
Kralendijk is a quiet little town with lots of pastel-colored buildings. The center of the city consists of a boulevard (Kaya Crane) and a shopping street (Kaya Grandi) with several restaurants and bars.
Bonaire is a true diving paradise. You can get almost anywhere snorkeling and diving right from the shore. Two diving schools on walking distance. The best surfing spot on Bonaire is at Lac Bay. Sorobon Beach is beautiful, even for non surfers. Great food and cocktails on the beach.
Visit the Washington Slagbaai Park, slave huts, the salt industry and the wonderful beaches throughout the island to find. You can also visit caves, horse riding, mountain biking, kite surfing or canoeing through the mangrove forest near Lac Bay.
I have been to Bonaire several times and always like to stay in the area near Bari Reef as it's easy to access the northern dive sites. I booked the apartment with the owner in Holland and she was very nice and quickly answered all my questions by email prior to renting and helped us with renting a truck. Usually it's just me and my dive buddy renting an apartment but we needed a two bedroom this time as we had friends join us. The apartment is very modern and has nice comfortable beds and furniture. The balcony has a table for eating outside as well as a another table inside near the kitchen. The refrigerator is large with an ice maker and all of the appliances in the kitchen are modern. Nice dishware and cookware. We did have some problems with the shower heads but those were fixed by the plumber before we left. So the good news is if you have any issues, they will be taken care of. As was mentioned by others, the apartment is managed by a local management company and they are very responsive to your inquiries. In fact on our final day they took us get to the airport because our rental truck had a dead battery (we left the lights on..our fault). Big shout out and thanks to Renee at Harbourtown! We rented tanks from Dive Friends which has opened up a new location across the street at Sand Dollar Condos ($175 for the week with free nitrox). We rent from VRBO for many of our vacations and we were very happy with our choice at Bon Bida 12. I think you will be too!
First of all Bonaire is a very friendly and easy island with a high standard of luxury homes and appartments. We stayed in bonbida appartment nr 14 with two adults and two kids. We stayed there for 15 nigts. We travel a lot and we have been to a lot of places all over the world. This appartment was the best appartment we have ever been. The appartment is exact how the pictures show. Good beds and two very nice bathrooms. Food in the fridge for breakfast. Nice terras with sea view. The kitchen fulltime equipped. We love Bonaire and we love Bonbida!
The apartment was as good as described - luxurious and stylish . We felt as comfortable as at home. The kitchen had so many appliances and utensils that some of them we even didn't use. We have a baby and were provided with a baby bed and a high chair that our baby loved. Moreover we had free chairs at the nearby beach.
The apartment was conveniently located a few minutes away from downtown, beach and dive places.
The owner of the place Tessa was very nice and responsive and answered all questions in details. We were pleased to have business with her.
We would recommend this apartment to friends and definitely stay there again if we came back.
It was overall a very good experience and good value for the money. The booking was relatively easy, Tessa (the owner living in Holland) was very responsive. She has a local management company handling the rental service, and the check-in/check-out process was efficient.
The apartment itself was even better then described. Very spacious, with high quality furnishings and appliances. It was very clean, and since the building is relatively new, maintenance was not an issue. A big plus for us (divers) was the walk-in storage unit downstairs, where we could keep dive tanks and some of our dive gear. There is a convenient place for rinsing the gear near the storage.
It is a quiet location, on the northern end of town, which worked for us as well. We had a rental truck, and everything on Bonaire is close anyway. Several dive shops are located across the street, and we had access to the nearby beach with coupons provided by the management.
We had a specific request for a good, hardwire internet connection and it was provided. Wireless worked fine too.
The location on the higher floor (third U.S., second European) was a positive too, from the safety aspect. The building's gate is locked for the night.
We will recommend Tessa's apartment to our diving and non-diving friends and family. For divers, Bonaire is still a place to go, very dive-centric.
Kris, Melissa and Eric, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
This review is LONG overdue. My husband and I traveled to Bonaire in March 2012 with our son, then 19 months old, and stayed for two incredible weeks at Bon Bida 12. Tessa has outdone herself. The apartment is incredibly well appointed. The furniture is comfortable and modern in design. The kitchen is a dream!! If I could, I would recreate it at my home. There were even dishes appropriate for our son, as well as silverware and cups, a high chair, and portable crib with what seemed to be an incredibly comfortable mattress. In fact, our son slept better at Bon Bida 12 than he ever slept at home! I cannot say enough positive things about our stay at Bon Bida 12. We have traveled to Bonaire on many occassions and Bon Bida provided us with a truly exceptional accommodation. Having stayed previously at Bellafonte, we expected to miss being directly on the ocean, we were pleasantly surprised to find that we didn't miss being right on the ocean. The pool at Bon Bida was clean and well-maintained, and our son enjoyed playing in both the children's pool as well as the regular pool.
When we arrived we had some difficulty with the wireless internet access, but a quick email to Tessa (via a wired connection to the internet provided at the apartment) provided an easy resolution to that problem. Another thought, a few light blankets might be nice to have on hand. The local management folks were resopnsible and helpful. Truly, our only hesitation in recommending Bon Bida 12 is that it may not be available to us when we return to Bonaire.
We are very much looking forward to our next opportunity to visit Bonaire and hope that we will be lucky enough to stay at Bon Bida 12.
We were in Bonaire to dive for a week and this place was great. The flat is really nice - new and high end. Very well kept, a private balcony, great furnishing, and 2 large bedrooms each with its own bathroom. There is parking and WiFi.
In terms of diving- it is just 100m up the road from Buddy Dive and Capt. Don's Habitat so it was easy to head over in the morning to pick up tanks. The storage locker is not well-suited for storing gear overnight but it is easy enough to bring upstairs to the flat and the bathrooms are large enough for all gear. The balcony was helpful to dry stuff out, and the rinse tank downstairs really came in handy.
If we head back we will stay here for sure.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Last minute rate
Mar 9 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||€200|
Services: € 110 - change of linen and towels once a week, cleaning once a week, welcome pack in the fridge, free beach chairs at Spice Beach Club and management service.
Includes 15$ a day for water and electricity use. Extra use will be charged at the end of your holiday.
Tourist tax: $5,75 per person per night for persons of 13 years and older.
PayPal payment accepted.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.