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Penthouse in Kralendijk -- Waterfront - Beautiful

Playa, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands
  • Condo1710 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

A beautiful penthouse with 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms , a living room and kitchen /dining room and a large outdoor terrace with bar and BBQ . You will love our oceanfront condo on the boulevard of Kralendijk, within walking distance to restaurants , grocery stores and the main tourist street (Kaya Grandi).

The condo has over 1700 sqft ( 160m2) including the outdoor living spaces . You will have a shaded area to relax outside or you can choose to sunbathe on the lounge chairs . Of course, many days you may end up watching the sunset from the bar .

We have been told many times by guests :”this must be the best view and location in Bonaire “ . Please read the reviews .The penthouse has everything one can wish for : walking distance to the beach in front of the unit and to the next door diving operator and to the famous Karel's pier -Bonaire’s one and only above the water bar and restaurant.

The condo has a firsthand view of the coming and going of the yachts that visit Bonaire and the cruise ships will pass directly in front of you .The security is excellent , a gate key is needed to enter the premises and the entry door is the only door on our floor level. The property is fully airconditioned , a rarity in Bonaire , but trade winds and ceiling fans will allow comfortable sleeping without airco’s in some seasons ,also because the property is fully screened against mosquito's. We ourselves usually start the living area A/C after sunset and the bedroom airco's an hour before retiring . During the day we enjoy the tradewinds which make the penthouse very comfortable , even without A/C.

We believe this is a premier place in Bonaire and we would not trade with anyone else because each morning we enjoy the view of the turquoise waters , the beaches of Klein Bonaire across and the distant view of the mountainous area of Bonaire in the Washington Park preserve. You can also on occasion see dolphin pods pass by while sipping your morning coffee(s) .

In the evening, we enjoy a cool drink –the local Amstel beer is called “Bright” and we rate the sunsets by assigning a number of Brights . A five Bright evening as shown in the photo is the best sunset you can experience in the Caribbean. Fortunately there are many great sunsets …

Local assistance with any problems/questions during your stay and the airport reception will be provided by our very capable property managers at BookavillaBonaire .

We have recently completed a remodeling of the guest bedroom, see photo. We now have room for 5 persons because the Master Bedroom still has the King sized bed , but the second (guest) bedroom has a queen sized bed and a twinXL ( single) bed . This may help to accommodate families with children.

Have a great vacation Keywords: Penthouse, Waterfront

Property Manager

Augusta or Herman Amelink

Member Since 2010
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english, french, german, dutch
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Augusta or Herman Amelink

We emigrated from Holland to the USA in 1968 ; one of us is Dutch , one changed to US citizenship. The family is fond of diving , so we have visited Bonaire since 1988 and after vacationing in other Caribbean diving resorts we selected Bonaire as the best choice. After we retired we purchased this condo.

Augusta or Herman Amelink purchased this Condo in 2006

Why Augusta or Herman Amelink chose Playa Pabou

Bonaire is a mix of Dutch , American and Lt American influences . Low crime rates and friendly people were important factors for us to choose Bonaire , besides the diving.

What makes this Condo unique

We walk to the town , to shopping , to restaurants . In the USA we have to drive 3 miles to the nearest store, so this location is a totally different experience . There is a parking lot for our rental car, but we don't drive every day . Relaxed living and enjoying the cultural sights and sounds of Bonaire , makes us come back 3 times a year.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
        • 2 large bedrooms . One has a very long King sized bed ( 2.20m or 90") the other bedroom has one TwinXL bed and one Queen sized bed . No air matresses allowed , max occupancy is 5 people.


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 3
        • Both bathrooms have a large shower stall , a toilet and sink(s) . The half bath has toilet and sink.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Just to the North of our location ( about 100 yards) is the beach used by many guests to enter the water for snorkeling or diving .
          • Ocean View
            You will have 180' view of the Bonaire Bay and Klein Bonaire. Every day you see the dive boats departing , planes arriving at the airport and fishermen trying their luck.
          • Oceanfront
            The photo's give a good impression of the Club Nautico building , which is located on the main boulevard of Kralendijk. Many of the better restaurants are located on that boulevard and the center of town , all within walking distance.


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                    extra sets are provided for all beds ;
                  • Air Conditioning
                    ALL rooms have airco . Pretty rare in Bonaire
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    New dryer , you will rarely need it in Bonaire , but it is handy on rainy days . We also provide a drying rack for sunny days . Quite rare to find an elelctric cloth dryer on Bonaire.
                  • Free Long Distance
                    See details on the phone -- free long distance. It's a pay as you go phone. Phone is pre-loaded before your arrival. Long staying guests can use Skype , social media or purchase prepaid scratch cards
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                    Yes , full time high speed cable connection . WIFI throughout the home .
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Broadband Access
                    TV/Cable company provides round the clock high-speed Internet /WIFI service.
                  • Living Room
                    See photo's ; a love seat , two chairs and an ottoman . 4 Additional comfortable chairs are located in in the bedrooms.
                  • Parking
                    Adjacent to the Restaurant It Rains Fishes is alot used by owners and renters ,
                  • Parking Off Street
                    The parking lot for Club Nautico owners and renters is next to the complex., joint use with the ItRainsFishes restaurant.
                  • Telephone
                    The condo provides a prepaid phone ; it will be preloaded before your arrival with at least $25. Calls to the USA and Netherlands are reasonably priced .
                  • Towels Provided
                    We have many regular sized towels but als large beach towels and beach (folding) chairs.
                  • Washing Machine
                    New washer , very quiet and convenient .
                  • Wireless Internet
                    A Linksys Router provides High speed wireless Internet -WIFI _ in condo from every room . Bring your laptop. Full-time service. The security access code is written in the condo manual


                      • Kitchen
                        Kitchen with dishwasher , sink, pullout faucet, electric cooktop ,microwave , full oven , toaster, , elec. water kettle, coffee maker, French press, coffee bean grinder ,juicer, fondue set , a Dutch gourmetten set, etc etc
                      • Catering Available
                        We can , if requested , supply the fridge and freezer with the basics before your arrival. For extensive catering there are several professional catering companies on Bonaire. References supplied on request .and you can find business cards in the Guestbook .
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        Many cooking utensils -2 drawers full -and pots and pans are available if you like to cook . See our reference also.
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Many plates , cups, utensils and flatware . More than 10 sets .
                      • Dishwasher
                        works fine .
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Coffee Maker
                        2 Coffee makers ( one Mr Coffee type and one Cuisinart) , and two French press's and a coffee bean mill.
                      • Microwave
                        Over-The-Counter GE Advantium Microwave /Convection/Oven combination . Capacity to broil, bake, roast etc, and it all has the usual microwave and oven features.
                      • Oven
                        The oven is a combined oven and microwave , GE , and you can make lasagna and cakes .
                      • Pantry Items
                        We leave all non-degrading condiments and sauces, coffee and sugar in the cabinets . Also all cleaning and washing fluids are in the laundry cabinet . Owners want you to arrive relaxed .
                      • Refrigerator
                        french doors , bottom freezer , through the door water and ice . This is full sized large fridge .
                      • Stove
                        GE smooth top 4 heating elements.
                      • Toaster
                        Yes, there are two . One bread (slice) roaster and one little over the counter oven for buns etc. Not even counting the big GE oven.


                          • Dining
                            Two dining area's ' inside dining for 4 ; table has up to 2 extension leaves to make room for 8 persons . Outside dining for 8 people under gazebo.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • Books
                                A library cabinet with many popular titles and best sellers : ' airport literature'.
                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                                DVD in living room .
                              • Music Library
                                Many CD's , mostly oldies and local music. But bring your Ipod or MP3 ; there is a connection slot at the receiver/amplifier . Margaritaville can be put on repeat :)
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                (3) Cable television in all three rooms ; flat screen TV.
                              • Stereo
                                AM/FM radio / 5 disc DVD player , amplifier ,
                              • Television
                                Cable TV , 60 channels in each bedroom and the living room . All are 32" TV's.
                              • Video Library
                                There are some ( 20) DVD movies in the TV cabinet . Netflix can be reached via WiFi, use your Netflix account number . Recently Flamingo has allowed this feature.


                                  • Balcony
                                    Off the living room there are teak furniture chairs and a table for morning coffee , breakfast or just reading a good book. See photo.
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    The terrace provides open air living , dining , bar and lounge chairs.
                                  • Golf
                                    There is desert style golf course in Bonaire ; flags are implanted in concrete otherwise they blow away . Thorny bushes will catch your wayward ball. :)
                                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    See the photo provided ; the covered area is used for dining and relaxing ; sunbathing on lounge chairs is available on the open area of the terrace. The Lanai has several types of ceiling lights and a ceiling fan for the rare nights when there is no wind in Bonaire.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    A big 4 burner BBQ with a side cooking burner is located outside on the terras. See photo.


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • botanical garden
                                          • churches
                                          • restaurants
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • boating
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • sailing
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • golf
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • parasailing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • spelunking
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis
                                                      • water skiing
                                                      • wind-surfing

                                                        21 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Perfect location and everything you need

                                                        Michael S.

                                                        We enjoyed our stay. Walking distance to all the restaurants and the kitchen was well equipped. Great sunsets on the deck.

                                                        Great location, nice accommodations, fantastic view

                                                        Rodney M.

                                                        Our group of 3 divers had a wonderful stay at the Nautical Nest, the top floor of the 3-story building pictured. The caretaker was FABULOUS, - had cold beer in the fridge upon arrival, and assisted us in getting a rental truck when AVIS lost our reservation - probably the last truck on the island since it was Carnival Week. Would stay there again in a minute!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Great, thanks .

                                                        Welcome back any time.

                                                        Owners .

                                                        5 stars. Best view on the island.

                                                        Hugo A.

                                                        Beautiful two master bedrooms with own bathrooms . Very comfortable . The penthouse is beautiful. The outside patio with grill is the best with the best view on the island for drinks and dinner. Love being downtown to walk to coffee shops in the morning and to dinners at night.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thanks , love to have you back the next time you are in Bonaire !


                                                        Gorgeous location

                                                        Frank v.

                                                        Fabulous location in Kralendijk. Penthouse floor of a 3-story building, loads of space with all the amenities. Spacious kitchen and living room, enormous deck with BBQ and serving bar! Would definitely come back. Host Karin is great and ensures a comfortable stay. One tiny negative - neighbouring restaurant dumps its glass bottles and trash around midnight, which can make for a rude awakening.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thanks Frank.

                                                        Indeed , the glass recycling garbage truck picks up at 6 or 7 in the morning and therefore the restaurant empties their glass at the end of the evening. Most guests

                                                        seem to sleep through it , we ourselves don't hear it any more.

                                                        Anyway , we hope you still enjoyed your Xmas week in Bonaire .


                                                        Dymphie v.The Netherlands

                                                        What to say about Nautical Nest. Well first of all Herman and Augusta, the owners were great. they provided every information we ask for and more. then on arrival Karin het caretaker provided the housetour and informed us about the appartement. she even provided some first neccesaries, like bread, tea, jelly, white wine, nuts etc. because we arrives late in the evening. she left a telephone in the apartment so if we need to contact anybody we could do so. the appartement was better than described and seen on the photo's. 3x AC, 1 in every bathroom and 1 in the living room. in every room there was a ceiling fan, even outside on the large deck. on this deck we had our beers and cocktails every afternoon and evening, looking at the Port of Kralendijk, with her sailing boats, yachts, etc. In the morning we had breakfast on the small balcony in front of the living room overseeing the water. Best view was to see a cruise ship lying in port, and see the business in Kralendijk. we never had trouble going to sleep because there was noise. Yes of course there is a route in front of the appartement and yes It rains fishes, a restaurant sits besides you, but after 11.00pm it all quiets down and the hole town goes to sleep. the appartement is just 100 - 200m from centre of town with all of the restaurants, shops etc. which is very convenient. For a supermarket (van der Tweel or Warehouse) you need a car, but we rented one so no deal. we needed the car also to visit many of the snorkeling spots, washington Slagbaai the national parc, and to visit Sorobon. small Bonaire is also a great place to visit, for snorkeling, diving or just sitting on the beach. the ferry to this island is just in front of the appartement. O yes we loved the place and we will come back some time to snorkel and relax. Herman, Augusta and Karin we thank you again for this beautiful vacation experience.

                                                        greetings Dymphie and Richard

                                                        the Netherlands

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thanks very much for your kind review.

                                                        You are always welcome to come back :)

                                                        Augusta and Herman


                                                        KevinMissoula, MT

                                                        We stayed for a week over Christmas, and everything went great. The local manager, Karin, met us at the apartment and showed us how everthing worked, and made sure we had what we needed. The penthouse is very well equipped and has everything that you will need, including a cell phone with Karin's number in case you need to get in contact with her. We didn't though, as everything went smoothly. We used the barbeque grill on the deck several times, and what a great view overlooking the water. Just a short walk to the center of town, with plenty of bars and restaraunts nearby. If you are diving, Karin gave us a 20% discount coupon for all our diving with Dive Friends Bonaire. Herman, the owner, was good to work with via email during the booking process. As a previous poster mentioned there was some noise, but it most definitely was not a problem. This will be where we stay again the next time we rerurn to Bonaire.


                                                        Playa, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands

                                                        The condo is located on the Ocean Boulevard , very close to the center of Kralendijk . The small town of Kralendijk prides itself in only one over the water restaurant/bar called Karel's and it is a 3 minute walk along the ocean. Furthermore many of the best restaurants are located along this waterfront and all are walking distance . Need to buy souvenirs? The Kaya Grandi (= big street ) has many stores with all kinds of souvenirs. On days when a cruise boat is in the harbor , there are many more souvenir vendors to tempt the passengers debarking from the cruise boat . Need groceries , you can walk it in 5 minutes but you may prefer to take the car rather than carrying back all that beer :). Full service Dive shops are located both North and South along the Boulevard . You can store equipment overnight at these facilities so you don't have to carry it to the condo. Most divers visiting Bonaire love the shore diving experience when you can just walk in and plunge down along the wall . No need to pay for boat excursions except if you want to dive along Klein Bonaire . Since you need a car for shore diving , you can take it into the national park covering 1/2 of Bonaire : the Washington Park . The drive through the park can be interesting after a rain shower, since the roads are not paved :a 4 wheel drive car is then required. One should also take a kayak tour through the mangrove forests ; very interesting to see the birthplace of many of the tropical fishes one can encounter on the reefs around Bonaire . If all that sounds tiresome , the Windsurf Place on the east Coast ( a 15 minute drive ) will offer total relaxation with sun , wind , local snacks , sangria and many easy chairs to catch the sun. A Great time can be had in Bonaire but the nightlife is minimal , no disco's , a few late-night bars but no swinging night clubs , just easy living . Enjoy.

                                                        Rates & Availability

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                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        In low/standard season , the fourth week is free . We also need to collect the government imposed tourist tax -$5.50 per person per night. Tourist Tax can be paid in Bonaire to Property Manager Company .

                                                        21 Reviews
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