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2 bedrooms with air conditioning, 2 bathrooms with toilet and hot shower, elevator, parking.
Luxury apartment of 140 m2 with swimming pool (with separate children's pool) completed in 2010 in a building with lift, just outside Kralendijk. The apartment has 2 large bedrooms with air conditioning and mosquito nets and 2 bathrooms with shower and luxury shower. An extra bed is available for a 5th or 6th person and there is a travel cot available. There is a lovely terrace with a large dining table. Also in the pool is a table where you can have lunch or dinner. Open and modern kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave and American fridge. Spacious living room with a dining table, two sofas, a flat screen TV with satellite connection and two fans to cool. Wifi Internet connection. Washing machine. Private storage on the ground floor for your diving equipment. The building is in a fitness club. A private parking space in front of the building. The apartment is within walking distance of the trendy Spice Beach Club (complimentary beach chairs for Bon Bida). On this beach you three times a day, take the water taxi to Klein Bonaire. Are two diving schools. Within walking distance A short distance lively Kralendijk with its shops and restaurants.
The apartment: It is a wonderful apartment, very modern and well maintained. It was plenty of space for 2 couples. It has a nice patio that overlooks the swimming pool. The pool is awesome and was nice to come back to after a day of diving to relax at. The kitchen in the apartment is top notch, everything you would need to make a nice holiday. We enjoyed breakfast and lunch from the apartment daily. There is a wash station for your dive gear down on the main floor and a outside storage area near the parking lot.
The location: The apartment is just across the road from Sand Dollar resort (where there is a dive shop called Dive Friends Bonaire). It was very convinient to grab tanks on the way out in the morning. Less than a 5 minute drive into town.
The Owner: Excellent communication throughout the booking process. Tessa is prompt to reply to emails and assisted in getting our rental truck setup also. Although the owner was not on the island at the time of our rental, a rental company manages the property and stopped by to make sure everything was going well. Also the Tessa put a small "welcome package" in the fridge prior to arrival, which was nice having enough stuff for a quick meal after a long day of flights.
I would highly recommend this property and we will be back for sure!
I was shocked when we actually looked back and counted the number of times we've visited Bonaire. We like checking and comparing so we've stayed at a different place each trip. We started with all the major dive resorts and then moved on to rentals. Bon Bida proved to be the best yet. No, it isn't water front but the value and ameneties make up for that. This apartment has the most comfortable furnishings we've experienced on the island. No uncomfortable wicker furniture...yipee!
And the beds were top notch, name brand very comfortable mattresses. I'm 6'6", 260 lbs. and loved the beds! No dinky little lumpy thin pads to sleep on. I wanted to bring the pillows home. All the appliances are Bosch...very nice. I spent the first 15 minutes just opening and closing drawers. We just remodeled out kitchen and wish we could've afforded hardare as nice as Tessa has in this apartment. It doesn't hurt that everything is brand new. Everything in the kitchen you could possibly need. I don't remeber seeing a blender but since we didn't need one I didn't really look. Washer and dryer was really a big plus. Saved 5 pounds out of my bag because I needed less clothing.
Bonaire unfortunately has a reputation for theft (well deserved) but no worries staying here. Very secure grounds. And while you may not be able to dive right out the front door all it takes is a walk across the street to hit the water. Buddys, Dons, and the operator for Sandollar/ Den Lamen are right there.
We're from the deep south so A/C is a must for us. Any frequent traveler to the islands knows they're not going to get central A/C but we were very comfortable with the bedroom units. If you want the breeze through the living area there are full length screened things (neither window nor door) beside the front and back doors to open. The wind funnels into the front making a very nice air flow to add to the ceiling fans. If you're inside during the hottest hours of the day then what are you doing vacationing in Bonaire in the first place?
Grounds and pool area are very well maintained. There were people working on upkeep/cleaning 4 days out of the week we were there.
We travel frequently but aren't really wealthy so we look for value and this place has it in spades! Travel with another couple or with family and this place should be high on your list. We thought it a great deal just for the two of us. Meals out on the porch were great. We recommend and would stay here again, no problem.
Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
Stayed: Sep 2012
Owner's Response: Hello David,
Thank you so much for your beautiful review. Hope to see you again in Bon Bida!
We just spent 3 wonderful weeks in this apartment and it was great! The full kitchen has top of the line appliances...we needed the English manuals to use them but except for the ice maker on the fridge everything worked very well. The kitchen was very well equiped so we did more cooking than we had originally planned because it was so nice to work in. The beds were very comfortable after we traded out the pillows on the bed for other ones in the closet that were a little softer. The air conditioners in the bedrooms were very efficient and very quiet. It would have been nice if there had been more screens on the windows and ceiling fans in the bedrooms so we could have gone without the air conditoning once in awhile, but the mosquitoes were really bad and we could not leave the windows open at night or be eaten alive. There are ceiling fans in the living and dining area that kept the air moving enough that it was quite comfortable without the air conditioner running all of the time. Having a washer and dryer right in the apartment was great as we cut down on the amount of clothes we had to take. The pool area is very nice...lounge chairs and picnic tables are available to sit and relax after a cool dip in the pool. The apartment is within walking distance to a couple of eating places (Buddy's Dive for Rum punch and BBQ Friday night is a must!). The WiFi internet worked great for us as we had our own computer to keep in touch with family. The apartment is not on the ocean but the amenities provided made up for not being right beside the water. The 2 bedrooms/2 baths were very roomy with a nice deck with a table and chairs for 6. The furniture in the living areas were very comfortable and modern. The whole building is quite new and very clean. I would recommend this apartment and building to anyone.
Submitted: Jan 29, 2012
Stayed: Jan 2012
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review!
The ice maker has been fixed and it is a good idea to make screens in the bedrooms. Hope to see you again!
Heel erg fijn gehad, je went snel aan 't andere (betere) tempo, mooi dicht in de buurt van Buddy Dive Resort, voor ons een prima uitvalsbasis voor een paar duiken per dag en prima eten daar. Onderwater natuurlijk prachtig, boven water gelukkig niet zo als in Aruba of Curaçao. Jullie appartement is werkelijk klasse, nieuw, schoon, ruim en zeker comfortabel, kom nog eens terug. Verder ontzettend bedankt voor de welkomstboodschappen, wordt gewaardeerd. Met dank en hopelijk komen we nog eens terug.
Het appartement ziet er uit zoals het ook op de foto's er uitziet, met andere woorden geweldig. De contacten met de eigenaar liepen soepeltjes en goed. Ook bij aankomst was de ontvangst door Jolanda hartelijk en werd ons alles duidelijk uitgelegd. Het ontbijt voor de volgende ochtend stond klaar in de koelkast. Het appartement was schoon en van alle gemakken voorzien, op loopafstand van het strand. Wij gingen regelmatig naar de Spice Beach Club waar je voor $5,--/dag een bedje huurt en lekker kunt lunchen.
Met auto is het centrum van Kralendijk in 5 minuten te bereiken. Al met al een aanrader!
With an area of only 288 km2, Bonaire Netherlands's sunniest province. Situated in the beautiful Caribbean Sea, Bonaire is the holiday destination; the wonderful climate with a year-round temperature of around 30ºC, the friendly people and offer a variety of activities for all tastes. In the center of Kralendijk are plenty of shops as well as a number of restaurants and bars where you can relax. Bonaire is known for its award-winning conservation and diving well above water one does certainly not be bored!
Sports and entertainment
Cycling, Horse Riding
Glass Bottom Boat
Use of the fitness and sauna options Bon Bida Spa & Gym during your stay? Please contact us and take advantage of our special rates!
Hire car? Make your wishes known and we will make sure your car is ready for you on arrival!
The local cuisine (Kushina Krioyo = Creole cuisine) determines the method of cooking largely Bonaire. Obviously there is a lot of fish eaten on the island such as dorado, snapper, barracuda and tuna. Bonaire has some 75 restaurants where of course the European and French cuisine represented. Near Bon Bida Apartements example, is the Spice Beach Club. There you can not only find a wonderful sandy beach, but also good for lunch and dinner.
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable damage deposit
$5.75 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.
Weekprijs op basis van 2 personen.
Verplichte service charge: 15,9% over de kale huurprijs voor schoon bedlinnen en handdoeken 1x per week, schoonmaak 1x per week, welkomstpakketje in de ijskast, gratis strandstoelen bij Spice Beach Club en management service.
Er is ook de mogelijkheid om in Euro's te betalen tegen de dan geldende koers.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.