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'Diving at Your Doorstep' Seafront Vacation Apartment Rental

Tim or Leanne Pinkerton

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Tim or Leanne Pinkerton

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Calendar last updated:
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'Diving at Your Doorstep' Seafront Vacation Apartment Rental

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

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2nd floor apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 bath (Sleeps 2), huge seaview terrace

“Raising the bar for vacation rentals in Bonaire”, Beachcomber Villas is the ideal getaway for singles, couples or travel companions who prefer private and personal accommodations over hotels and resorts. This one bedroom apartment was recently completed in March 2011 and tranquilly furnished with a keen attention to detail. Located on the second floor above the owners quarters, the suite offers stunning views of the sea and of Klein Bonaire. Only the shoreline – no roads or pathways – separates this unique property from the sea making it the ideal setting for vacationing in Bonaire.

With its stunning views, optimal location, and relaxed atmosphere, Beachcomber Villas is as unique in its offerings as Bonaire is in its diving freedom. Both are treasures to be experienced.

In the Apartment: The large kitchen offers a full size fridge and stove/oven, numerous small appliances, as well as abundant wares and utensils. Sleep in optimal comfort with the ocean breezes and ceiling fans, or with air conditioning, on the pillow-top 19” queen mattresses fitted with deluxe bedding. The walk-in closet is generous enough to stow your clothes and luggage, and you can keep your belongings protected in the large personal safe. Enjoy some down time inside while being entertained with more than 70 cable channels on the flat screen TV or with your own iPOD playing through the stereo. Spend a little of your surface interval surfing the internet wirelessly from the garden, the seaside terrace, or the 500 sq ft upper terrace.

Dive, Snorkel, Swim: It doesn’t get any easier to explore the amazing underwater life! Calling to you from only 6 steps from the private seaside terrace gate where the famous and popular dive site “Cliff” will certainly give you the urge to submerge. Or, take a plunge in the freshwater pool surrounded by loungers and coconut trees only 100 feet from your door.

See our website (www.BonaireBeachcomberVillas.com) for information about our dive & snorkel packages and training programs – our partnered dive shop is a mere 500 feet away. 2 outdoor showers as well as gear rinse & secure storage facilities are on-site.

Location, location, location: Centrally located within the community of Hamlet Villa, the town of Kralendijk is just a 5 minute drive. The nearest dive & snorkel site is literally just right out the back door, or with the Villas central location drive in either direction to the north and south dive locations Take advantage of the Villa’s dedicated parking and walk a few minutes to pick-up groceries or to enjoy the night life and fine dining at Captain Don’s Habitat’s or at Dive Buddies.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tim or Leanne Pinkerton (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

“…My wife and I had read about Beachcomber Villa’s, which is located in the Hamlet Oasis area. Wow! What a great place to stay. Leanne and Tim (Dynamic Duo) the owner are amazing people. From the 1st interaction via e-mail to our departure from Bonaire they were so helpful in everyway. The 1 bedroom upstairs unit we stayed in was clean and had so many of the little things that you always wish you had when staying in a condo. However the dynamic duo are really what makes staying their really special. The villa is located ocean front with great views from the upstairs deck which overlook the “Cliff buoy” the house reef just North of Buddy’s. This place is dialed in for divers. Take a look at the website and check it out. You will not be disappointed. Hopefully this info helps someone. …”



This was part of our guests Trip Report as posted on the online scuba diving forum community from where our guest read about Beachcomber Villas. If you’re interested in reading the full Trip Report, please contact the owners for the link.
Jul 2011
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'Diving at Your Doorstep' Seafront Vacation Apartment Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 93 reviews
5

Diver's Paradise at Beachcomber Villas

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our vacation in Bonaire at Beachcomber Villas. We stayed in the larger of the 2 apartments. We chose Beachcomber because of all the great reviews. Our experience there met all our expectations & more. Why isn't there a 6 star option - that is what we would give it. Tim & Leanne are amazing people. They have an extensive knowledge of Bonaire and all of its hidden gems, from dive sites to restaurants, to the best place to pick up your groceries. We arrived as strangers and left as friends.

Leanne made sure every detail of our stay was taken care of, from booking our diving package, truck rental, and including the essentials for our first day including coffee, sugar, cream & bottle of wine. Thanks again Leanne for the use of your coffee grinder & finding 1/2 & 1/2 for my coffee.

Tim's diving tips were extremely helpful and the set up for drying & storing the gear was perfect. Each morning they would post dive site recommendations with entry points and specific site highlights. Tim or Leanne were always there when we returned from our dives to lend a hand with the gear. Before turning in for the night we would go down to take our gear off the drying rack & store in the dive locker & the "diving angels" had already stowed our gear. Thanks you guys.

"The Cliff" dive site is situated directly in front of the villas. Access is thru the gate - 6 steps to the water. It doesn't get any easier than that. This is our favorite site on Bonaire. Diving "the cliff" in the early morning, with the sunlight just breaking over the edge of the wall is magical.

Staying at Beachcomber Villas is a divers dream. You don't need to look anywhere else - this is it.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Divers' Dream: The Best!!!

  • 5 of 5

Second stay at the fabulous Beachcomber Villas. We stayed a month and spent 2 weeks in each apartment, so see notes below. The hosts at this property are just unbelievable and the property itself, right on the ocean in a quiet neighborhood with a dive shop a 3 minute walk away, is wonderful. Beachcomber Villas is primarily set up for quiet, friendly couples who dive and/or snorkel. If you want to throw loud parties or you prefer not to talk to your neighbors, this property may not be a good fit. Also they do not take kids under 12. All other visitors will love it.

The owners bend over backward to keep these apartments immaculate, including rewashing every single dish and utensil in the well-equipped kitchen before a new guest arrives. There are so many thoughtful touches: a lightweight portable drying rack for wet suits and towels, beer bottle cozies for your evening beverage, a few days supply of coffee so you can be awake enough to make it to the grocery store, and some old towels (which look better than my new towels) "because you never know when you may need an old towel for something." And the nice Weber Q grill on the terrace. And the cute little battery powered lamps for the kitchen or terrace that they purchased because I mentioned that the overhead light was kind of harsh at night. How about that?

Both apartments are very nice. We like the smaller one a little better because it has windows on both the east and west and gets a nice cross draft which keeps it cooler. We never used the air conditioner. Of course, when those happy little rain squalls blow through, you do have to leap up and close the eastern windows. Also we left them closed when we were out, just in case. And be sure to close the window in the bathroom when you shower so the shower curtain doesn't blow around too much. In the larger apartment, the kitchen makes an "L" with the bedroom and you don't get as nice a cross breeze, so it gets pretty warm despite the fan. The owners do a good job of mosquito control; there are not many; but it seemed to me I was using the handy portable mosquito zapper more in the large apartment than the small one.

We have had four sets of neighbors in the six weeks we've spent at Beachcomber, and they were all delightful friendly divers with whom we shared many a "sundowner" while sitting on our upper terrace or at the beachfront with the owners. Yarn-spinning is a Beachcomber tradition, so be prepared to share yours and listen to others'.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Corcoran, MN/USA
5

Great Oceanfront Location with Gracious Hosts & Lovely Sunset View

  • 5 of 5

Previous reviewers have accurately portrayed the personnel attention & care you will receive once you become Leanne's & Tim's guest - beginning at the time of your initial booking until you depart for home.

My husband & I are divers, and Tim shared with us excellent gear care tips from his extensive diving experience. Leanne & Tim also provided information on the various dive sites allowing us to maximize our dive time & discover new "favorite" locations (so many sites; so limited time!) After diving - Tim has set up a great system for the drying & storing of gear (no need to lug it upstairs) & takes steps to see that it is ready for diving the next day. Leanne was happy to suggest restaurant options, based on our preferences, where we enjoyed a variety of delious meals.

These apartments (just above their home) are excellently located on the island - midpoint between the N & S dive sites and an easy walk to 1 of 5 "Dive Friends" locations. (The "Cliff" dive site is literally in their back yard!!) The sunset view from either the upper (apartment) deck or the lower patio is gorgeous.

If you are snorkelers, new or experienced divers, or maybe considering diving, contact Tim & Leanne; this may be the perfect vacation spot for you!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
United States
5

Our best VRBO yet!

  • 5 of 5

I promised a glowing review and I want to reiterate all that has been said. Two of the most helpful hosts we have ever had before. We even booked our next trip with them before leaving. Tim had dive tips and teachings as long as you had time. What a wealth of information! Leanne complimented him with her knowledge of the island (excellent directions) and anticipated our needs before we did. Happy hours were quite fun and Tim even came to our rescue when we killed the truck battery. Bonaire is a great laid back place with good food and definitely great people!

I could repeat all that is said before but won't - just try this place once - for us better than the larger hotels.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about Leanne and Tim. They welcome you upon your arrival and make you feel special, important and a part of their family. From helping us track our "lost" luggage to loaning us a pair of shorts these two wonderful people take their hospitality seriously! Sunsets spent with them on the lower garden terrace, assistance upon arrival from a full day of diving, thoughtful bottles of fresh water for rinsing at the dive sites are all a part of their normal day's activities making your stay the best it can be. I would recommend this property to everyone...from the moment I was in touch with Leanne before our trip to the email checking on us part way through our trip home we felt welcomed and comfortable and genuinely cared for.

Before leaving on our dives we would hear "Happy Bubbles" sending us off, which put a smile on our faces, upon our returns the quiry of what great adventured did we have, Leanne and Tim are knowledgable divers who can answer your questions and share in the joy of an unexpected bioluminescent night dive, or the sighting of your first, second and third seahorse!

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for making our pre-Christmas vacation so wonderful.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Bonaire was fabulous due to the amazing diving and Beachcomber Villas! Leanne and Tim are very warm, caring, trustworthy people who know how to treat their guests well. We would recommend Beachcomber Villas for the following reasons:

1. Our apartment was extremely clean. Not even a crumb in the silverware drawer.

2. The tap water is better than the Rockies. We drank gallons of it and wanted to bottle it up and take it home.

3. The books they have available (dive sites, fish identification) really helped us navigate/plan our dives.

4. The beds are very comfortable. Slept better than at home.

5. The snorkeling out front was a great way to wake up. Very easy to just walk right into the water.

6. Kitchen is stocked with everything you need (including starter groceries if you ask).

7. Tim's diving tip of the day made us more confident in our own dive skills. We came to Bonaire as amature divers (~20 dives total) and left feeling like semi pros. Listen to Tim, his diving background is ridiculous.

8. Leanne's knowledge of the island was extremely helpful. She told us about its history and also knew were to find our souvenir Christmas ornament.

9. Our apartment neighbors (Joe and Deb from WY) were hysterical.

10. Leanne set up all of our reservations from night diving to restaurant reservations.

11. Between 2 Buns is close and really really good.

Visit Beachcomber Villas, you wont be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
8.4 Kilometres
15 minute drive
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Steps from the seaside terrace
Car: necessary

Centrally located within the community of Hamlet Villa, the town of Kralendijk is just a 5 minute drive. The nearest dive & snorkel site is literally just right out the back door, or with the Villas central location drive in either direction to the north and south dive locations Take advantage of the Villa’s dedicated parking and walk a few minutes to pick-up groceries or to enjoy the night life and fine dining at Captain Don’s Habitat or at Dive Buddies.

Other Activities: Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Spelunking, Swimming, Tennis, Windsurfing, Sunset Sail Tours

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Rates & Availability

From $156 Per night

Bonaire Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
4 night minimum stay
$156
From
$156
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,092
$4,680
 
 
Low Season
Apr 15 - Dec 13
4 night minimum stay
$156
$1,092
$4,680
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 - Apr 13
4 night minimum stay
$171
$1,197
$5,130
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Rates include ABB tax, weekly cleaning & linen change
Tourist tax of $5.45 per night per person over the age of 12 is not included
Notes Complimentary airport transfer service if required.
Prices subject to change until confirmed by owner
Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check-out time is 11:00 am.
50% deposit required to guarantee bookings
Balance due upon check-in
Payment methods: Visa, MC, AMEX, Wire Transfer
$200 damage deposit required upon check-in, refunded at check-out
Cancellation policy prorated 100% to 0% by weeks of notice, please inquire
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Amenities

Bonaire Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • Hot water shower and basin. Soaps, bath towels & beach towels provided. Weekly cleaning & linen exchange.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Sleep in comfort with the ocean breezes and ceiling fans, or with air conditioning, on the queen size pillow-top mattresses fitted with deluxe bedding. Extra pillows also provided. Weekly cleaning & linen exchange.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
On-site dive rinse and secure storage – no personal lock required. “At your service” we’d be happy to provide these additional services at a small fee: Concierge, personal chef, daily maid service, grocery shopping, cellular, and babysitting. Massage & Spa services are available within a 3 minute walk. Telephone & Fax services available from the office on the lower level. Owners live on-site and are available as needed.

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