Townhome villa, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)
About Audrey Zamkow
Stan dives and does a little windsurfing. Audrey snorkels and just retired so she can spend more time on Bonaire.
Audrey Zamkow purchased this Townhome in 2013
Why Audrey Zamkow chose Belnem
We first visited Bonaire almost 25 years ago, staying at the old Sunset Beach Hotel. We loved the place, the nicest people, the diving, everything about it. We gave thought to buying something but there really wasn't much for sale back then, and with a young daughter we decided that it just wouldn't work for us at the time. Fast forward 20 years. Our friends, Mike and Craig, retired and started spending good parts of the winter in Bonaire, leaving their wives home to work (their wives choice!) Mike was either windsurfing or waiting for the wind and Craig diving every day and sneaking in some windsurfing. They were renting at various places, including Lighthouse Beach. We started coming down with their wives, Shelley and Karen (respectively) to visit in February, first staying at Coco Palm Gardens and then with all of them when they bought their place at Kings Beach Resort. Always a wonderful time, Craig and I diving every day, the ladies on the beach at Lac Bay while Mike was windsurfing. Cocktail hour on the beach every night followed by a great dinner, the result of either group cooking at home or at one of the many great restaurants like Wil's, Mi Banana or the old Cactus Blue. One year, while Audrey was hanging out with Shelley, Karen, and some of their friends, someone mentioned this really nice place for sale next door so Audrey said we should go see it. I had no interest in buying anything but went along with it because that's how you stay married for 40 years. :-) LBR #13 was just such a great place that we came away thinking that maybe this was the time to fulfill that 25 year old dream. So, we took the figurative 'giant stride' into the deep water and here we are the owners of this beautiful home.
What makes this Townhome unique
We are sure that once you stay with us you will join the league of Triskadekaphiles* We want this to be the best value vacation rental on Bonaire. There will always be cheaper rooms in less desirable locations but we strive to make LBR #13 the best value. No 'nickle and dime' add-ons for air conditioning or internet. No having to go to the lobby to share the wi-fi. There is even a private local phone for making dive boat and dinner reservations or placing your BBQ order at Bobbejans. Our US based phone lets you stay in touch with home for free and includes $10 in free calls to Europe. While Bonaire is a very safe place, the added security of steel bars and a private document safe can provide an extra measure of comfort in your home away from home. Read our reviews on Homeway, and more at our website: bonairevilla. com *Triskadekaphile - lover of #13
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This is the second time we have stayed here. Love the location and its quiet. Used the pool everyday and the dive shop next door. The apartment had everything we needed. Lots of towels.
Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your experience in our home. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
We had a great stay! We loved being next door to a dive shop, and both the owner and property manager were very responsive and helpful with all our questions. Would definitely start again!
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Bonaire.
Practical, compact and a great source of comfort.to call home for a couple of weeks.
Our 4th visit and the best rental. I accompany my older son who learnt to scuba on this island. I snorkel and swim, and do photography so the location is ideal for me to amuse myself while he is enjoying his sport. And being a senior the proximity to the ocean is convenient and close to come back to lounge in your lovely shaded back yard and listen to the birds chirping and the visit of an iguana occasionally.
The kitchen was stocked with most of the basic items. But we did miss a carrot peeler, and a heavy bottomed pan in which to brown meat for the making of pastas, etc. We tend to be 'back to basics' cooks. Other than that we made great use of the good quality barbecue provided and a delight to use compared to the normal provided with a rental unit.
Having air conditioning in each bedroom made for a great nights sleep as outside temperatures do not fluctuate much between night/day.
It was great to know that we had your neighbor Stef to call upon if needed; otherwise she leaves you to enjoy your holiday.
Definitely looking forward to our vacation at your home in 2020!!
Thanks so much for your review. We’re Delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We did have a peeler in the drawer so I really don’t know what happened to it. I will, however, have it replaced. We’re looking forward to your next stay next year
Probably the best equipped rental we have ever stayed in. There was a well stocked kitchen, plenty of towels, rinse buckets and hangers for dive gear, ample games, movies, and books - not that that we had time for them this trip. We appreciated having the Shore Diving Made Easy and the Humann/Deloach ID books available. I especially loved the screens since I am a mosquito magnet. The new Dive Friends location at Del Fins was super convenient - our only complaint would be that their rinse tanks were empty in the evenings we checked so we couldn't use them. We generally prefer to use the dive shop's since it is quicker for us to rinse our gear, but the rinse tub outside the rental was convenient we just couldn't fit in as much gear at once. We would stay here again.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The dive shop at Delfins closes at 5 which is why you weren’t able to use their rinse sinks after that time. I am glad, however, that you did use the rinse sink on our property.
Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season, and come back soon
Audrey and Stan
Love love love this condo! Exceeded every need!
Already booked our next stay for same place next year!
Thank you so much for your wonderful note. We are thrilled to be able to welcome you back next year!
Well appointed and felt like home!
Nice quiet area in between all of the places we wanted to visit. The place had all of the items we needed for cooking, relaxing and enjoying our stay. They were very responsive to any questions and made us feel welcome before we even arrived.
Thank you for opening your home to us.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for your stay at our home. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for another stay.
Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Kitesurfing is up and coming nearby at the sourthern tip of Bonaire. Local Festivals and Crafts. Animal lovers should visit the nearby Donkey Sanctuary. Tour Washington Slagbaai National Park on the north end of Bonaire.