Beautiful condominium with all amenities within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and diving. 2 Bedrooms (Master Bedroom has King-size bed, second bedroom has one Queen bed), 2 Baths, Swimming Pool, air-conditioning in all rooms. Fold-out couch expands condo capability to sleep 6 people. Walk to nearby restaurants and the downtown area. Local dive shop is a half block away. Great location!
Charles and Janet live in the Washington DC area. Charles is a retired Marine Corps officer; Janet is a former Army Nurse Corps officer. They grew up in South Dakota and try to get to Bonaire to visit friends as often as they can.
Kittie den Dekker or Jan Henk (Sunbelt); Janet Cvrk-Owner purchased this condo in 2005
We bought this property as a place to take our 3 sons to get away from big-city living. They all learned to dive in Bonaire and with each visit, increased their diving certification levels. Over time, we have developed friendships with our neighbors who come from all over the world to relax in Bonaire's beauty.
We fell in love with the fact that you can open the sliding glass porch doors all the way into the walls which then converts the living room into a huge outdoor living area. The view of the Caribbean and Klein Bonaire are spectacular. Snorkeling and diving await directly outside. Although Kralendijk is very safe, the residences at Playa Lechi are a gated community adding even more security.
I stayed for one week at this gorgeous property. It was situated with an unmatched and unrivalled view of Kline Bonaire that literally took my breath away. The owner took time and passion to ensure that the property was flawlessly prepared for renters. It had every necessity I could have needed, and more. When I arrived, there was a complimentary bottle of Malbec provided, information about the island, and a relaxing open condo with two bedrooms, A/C, giant glass sliding doors that opened completely to a breathtaking view of the ocean, a fully furnished kitchen, and relaxing living room complete with flat screen TV, wifi, and upgraded cable programming (not that you will use the TV when you can sit out on the enormous covered back patio directly looking over the ocean and Kline Bonaire). The apartment is perfectly situated within walking distance to downtown, numerous dive shops, and even a dock that you could walk out and scuba dive, snorkel, or swim from. I spent every night of my trip going for an evening swim in the delightful pool located on the property, which was mineral water and felt phenomenally clean and wonderful to swim a few laps. Towards the end of my trip I realised that I was running low on clothes and this condo came with a nice little washing machine and dry racks to let my clothes dry in the salty, fresh air. I could not imagine a more perfect property for a vacation to paradise. The colours of the water, the location, and the divine coral reefs that surround the island make this a perfect paradise. Make sure when you go, you buy your nature pass from any of the local dive shops, which allows you to dive, snorkel, and visit the gorgeous Washington Slagbaai park for a full year.
Diving in Bonaire is unparalleled. From seeing frog fish, barracuda, angel fish, puffer fish, and even having my fingers cleaned by a shrimp. The reefs are perfect and with a drop off that runs to 120 feet, you cannot ask for a more perfect location than right outside of your quaint little condo at Playa Lechi #5. This was quite literally the most flawless and perfect vacation I have taken. Even the rental agency was most amenable with anything I could think to ask for.
I highly recommend this property to anyone that is looking to spend a week in paradise.
Don't forget to go to Lac Bay and try your hand at windsurfing and enjoy a fabulous cocktail!
I really enjoyed my stay in Bonaire. The accommodation was modern, well equipped, comfortable and well furnished. The view from the condo was a stunning water view and the outdoor porch added extra space for indoor, outdoor living.
The location was convenient for diving, snorkeling and town, shopping, dining.
Overall my stay was relaxing and I will certainly return.
This was my 3rd stay at this condo. I've always loved it. It's within walking distance of down town, it has a beautiful view and the pool is a good place to relax. The condo has all the features I want in a rental. I couldn't ask for a better place. It's a great home while visiting a wonderful island!
I have been coming to Bonaire for many years and this is the first time that I have rented this unit and we found it to be a disappointment. Let me start by saying the management company was very helpful in doing the few things we needed for our stay but it is time for the owners to possibly put a little back into it. First thing we all found the beds to be very hard and old and our backs have been in constant pain since arriving. Your chairs in the front room are equally as uncomfortable. There needs to be some grout work redone in the bathrooms, mainly the master as it has a lot of mold. The toilet paper holder in master bathroom is broken and the toilet is about to pull off the wall if any one of size should use it. As far as the kitchen is concerned, there needs to be drinking glasses replaced as the old ones are just past their prime, it would also be nice to see some serving dishes for meal and not the left over plastic yogurt containers. Your screens need to be replaced in the living room and the master bedroom as they are torn and let a lot of bugs in. I feel that when you pay top dollar for a condo here you should have all the bells and whistles. I've rented other units in the same complex and have found them to be wonderfully stocked with everything you would need for cooking and very well maintained. I will not be renting this unit again and would not recommend to any one.