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Beautiful beachfront villa. steps away from the ocean!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Ocean-front villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 7)

THE BEST OCEAN-FRONT VALUE ON BONAIRE! DIRECTLY ON PLAYA LECHI !

Villa Trepanier is one of only two houses available for rental in this unique area of the island located an 8-minute walk along the ocean front to all the main town has to offer: shopping, grocery and liquor stores, fruit market, video store, waterfront restaurants, bars, etc.

“Villa Trepanier” is a modern & large (2200 square feet), 3 bedroom house on the Caribbean Island of Bonaire. This quiet, modern, glass-walled villa is bright, very spacious, airy and located just 12 meters from the crystal blue waters edge. There is 4 ac units so one in every room of the Villa & the main living area.

Jossie, our Property Manager, will meet you at the airport (even if you rent a car) take you to the villa, explain how to use the locks, air conditioning and safe, and give you a complimentary cell phone that you may use to contact her or make local calls for the duration of your stay.

Inside, the villa is bright with sunlight permeating the main living room and front porch, lots of air flowing, clean and modern, cool stone floors, leather couches, new TV, and wood table accenting the granite kitchen. The Villa has 3 bedrooms set up with queen sized beds. Since an additional single bed ca be installed in the master bedroom, you can sleep 7 in 4 beds. A baby crib and high chair are available.

There are 2.5 bathrooms. The master bedroom has its own private bathroom. The second largest complete bathroom is shared; communicating with the middle room and the third larger room. Both bathrooms have walk-in showers.

There is also an outdoor shower on the patio for rinsing after a swim or dive.

Dive Friends, a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center that caters to divers of every skill level and age, is less than 50 meters away. As a resident of our villa, you will enjoy a 15% discount on diving services. Of course, you may also step out of the villa and go straight into the ocean for breathtaking shore diving right out of your front door!

The sea life is amazingly diverse right in front of the house and fish can be fed by hand in just 4 feet of water! If you swim 35 meters out from the shore of the house, the bottom drops off quite fast and turns into a wall dive pretty quickly!

Magnificent soft hued sunsets are the evening norm. The quality of the light is magical in Bonaire & can be enjoyed from the patio with a glass of wine.

If you like eating fresh local fish, just walk a 100 meters down to the fishing docks and befriend a local fisherman.

The front patio view is fantastic just few boats on moorings and pastel coloured sunsets, all framed by coconut trees with the backdrop of Bonaire’s white beached, uninhabited Klein Island.

For a few dollars a local will ferry you across the 1000 meter wide Bay to Klein Island where you can lazily beach comb & explore its desolate and untouched white sandy beaches.

For the kids, there is a pool behind the Villa, and the beach in front of the house has no surf, (it’s the leeward side of the island) and no strong current to fight as well.

For exploring the island, a rental car, quad, scooter or bikes can be rented to enjoy the warm sunshine and predominant cool trade winds. We usually rent a scooter from Bonaire scooters; for an average 20$ to $35 per day for a weekly rental. Scooters are safe as no one drives very fast and there is virtually no traffic, only one or two traffic lights dot the whole quiet little island.

N.B: If the dates for Villa Trepanier are not available on my calendar, please email me (the owner): I will find a solution for your group, as I also have 2 luxurious & new ocean front condo suites, call Bonaire Blûe, look up VRBO 873877 both have : 3 bedrooms with there own bathrooms ( so 3 ) & a toillet. These units are adjacent to Villa Trepanier & Villa Vos 839271. All in a very safe part of town.

The vrbo satellite location is a tad inaccurate as the villa is right on the ocean (see Google Earth).

For windsurfers, Lac Bay is a 20-minute ride from the Villa. One of the best locations in the world to get your ride on, Bonaire’s Lac Bay produces many of the top pro windsurfers on the planet. Lac Bay’s azure clear water, flat and shallow, along with its friendly white sandy bottom and famously consistent sea breezes, make it the ideal place to perfect your jibes and freestyle moves. That’s why it's called Jibe City.

A rider can learn just by watching the top pros perfecting their newest futuristic moves meters away.

You may also enjoy kitesurfing (we offer a 10% discount voucher at Bonaire Kitesurfing) and renting SUP’s (stand up paddle boards) for exploring Lac Bay. Every time we go on the water, we see amazing new representatives of the diverse collection of wildlife in the ocean.

The majority of the island is undeveloped with the north end protected as a national park. The island is home to wild donkeys, goats, iguanas & flamingos which have been surviving on the islands since it was first “discovered” (while inhabited by local Indians) by the Spanish over 500 years ago. When you drive around, make sure to bring leftovers and feed the wild donkeys and goats roaming about.

Bonaire is one of the safest islands in the Caribbean. It is peaceful and the antithesis of a tourist trap, unlike many other islands.

It's always a pleasure for me to talk about the villa & Bonaire.

I invite you to visit me website as well to have more information.

Discount of 15% at Dive Friends bonaire.

Discount of 20% at PB rent a car

More Details

Owner
Edithe Trepanier
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Edithe Trepanier

I have been all around the world, 46 countries and counting! Bonaire is one of my favorite places and a very special island! Bonaire is quiet and very safe, the locals are super friendly, gracious, respectful and make everyone feel like one of their own. I love to windsurf, kitesurf and snorkel, and Bonaire offers some of the best snorkeling spots and year-round conditions in the world. One of the best spots is actually right in front of the house! The water temperature is in the mid 80's and remains stable year-round. The water is really at the perfect temperature.

Edithe Trepanier purchased this villa in 2008

Why Edithe Trepanier chose Bonaire

I wanted a house in the Carribean that I would enjoy visiting when I needed to get away from the daily grind of life. Bonaire is always warm and my beautiful home is right by the water. Villa Trepanier is less than 15 meters from the edge of the water and a short walk away from the boardwalk and from all the main activities the town has to offer. I rarely rent a car as I prefer to go everywhere by walk or by scooter. Waterfront bars, restaurants and shops are all at a short distance. The property is also close by to some of the best snorkeling spots in the world. I am an ex-pro windsurfer and the windsurfing in Lake Bay is awesome, with Bonaire producing some of the best windsurfing athletes in the world. Kitesurfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, exploring, fishing, great restaurants and friendly locals are what drew me to Bonaire. I certainely have no regrets regarding the purchase of this property, and am currently looking to purchase another one.

What makes this villa unique

I love the fact that you can take a 5 minute cab ride from the airport, drop your bags at the door, slip on your swim trunks and can be snorkeling with the local tropical fish within 30 seconds of arriving at the Villa. The Villa is a non-busy one-way street away from the water. I also love the sound of the waves, watching the amazing sunsets from the patio and watching life go on from the front porch. The natural light is very special in this part of the Caribbean, it's truly a tropical paradise. One of the best snorkeling spots in Bonaire is right out the front door. Diving classes are availabke right next door, at the largest dive shop on Bonaire, ''Dive Friends'', all this at a 30 second walk from villa. The Villa is close to the best waterfront restaurants and bars all within short walking distance. In other words, paradise!

Amenities

Playa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet and sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Toilet, sink, large mirror and walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Toilet, sink, large mirror and walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Convertible bed(s) - We have an extra bed + 2 nice couches for extra people to
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three new queens size beds, one in each room., Twin or Single Beds (1) Extra Single bed in master bedroom. Easily moved if needed., Large comfy 'L' shaped leather couch in living room. Sleeps two more people if need be. Free Wifi access from all rooms!! AC units in all the rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All our guests gets a welcome basket.

Reviews

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Beautiful beachfront villa. steps away from the ocean!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
Phoenix, AZ
5

Fantastic House, Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Trepanier was perfect for our group of 6. Clean, comfortable, very conveniently located 2 doors down from Dive Friends Bonaire- Yellow Sub. Owner / manager were excellent to work with, very responsive and willing to get us some buckets for camera and gear rinsing. Location next to Yellow Sub makes gear rinsing and tank swapping a breeze.

The location makes walking to downtown restaurants, gelato, etc a lovely evening stroll along the waterfront. This house is in an absolutely perfect location.

The only downside to this house is lack of gear storage lockers, so plan on drying / storing gear in the very spacious living room. There is a drying rack and clothes hanging rack that works perfectly for this, and with the size of the living room we never felt like we were tripping over gear (even with 6 divers).

We would absolutely stay at Villa Trepanier on a future trip to Bonaire, and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A house with a view

  • 4 of 5

We just stayed in Villa Trepanier in the main town, Kralendijk, in Bonaire. It was a lovely small home right on the promenade overlooking the harbor. The location was very convenient, not only next door to a terrific Dive Shop (Dive Friends Bonaire - yellow submarine), but also within walking distance to all of the restaurants and shops in town. We were met at the airport by the property manager, Jossie, who directed us to the house, and supplied us with a local phone for use while we were there (so helpful). The house was well equipped, easy and comfortable, although a washer and dryer would have been nice to have. We could snorkel right in front of us in the harbor, and the fish were abundant, and it was easy and safe. Sunset views were terrific as well, and if one wanted, the local fishermen come to the dock very nearby with their catch, so you could cook fresh fish at home.

The only drawbacks we found were that being on the main drag, there were some cars and motorcycles zipping by, particularly on the weekends, so it was a bit noisy in the evenings when trying to enjoy sunset cocktails. Also, and this comes with the territory, but apparently there is some crime in town, so we had to be really careful about locking up everything, and even bringing all towels and drying swimsuits if you were going to be leaving. Oh, and the beds were really hard.

That said, we really enjoyed our stay. We stayed at a resort the last time we were in Bonaire, so we wanted to see what is was like to be right in town. It is busy, but the promenade along the waterfront is a really nice walk to and from town, and if you want the convenience of being near everything , this is a great place to rent. Again, one of the things we really loved was the dive shop next door. They were so friendly and helpful. My son got certified while we were there, and I even took a discover scuba class, and was able to scuba dive in a beautiful and easy underwater location right there.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Villa Trepanier

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at the Villa. It was comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. We enjoyed being right on the waterfront.

Jossie met us at the airport, escorted us to the Villa and checked in with us to be sure we did not need anything. She was very helpful and pleasant.

We were far enough from town to avoid the noise and crowds but we could walk to most everything. Evening walks along the shore and in to town were quiet and lovely.

We rented a car and snorkeled most all the beaches that were recommended. Just as Edithe told me, you can go right out the front door of the villa and swim with schools of fish.

A great place to stay in Bonaire.

Stephanie and Ray

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colts Neck, NJ USA
5

Waterfront sunset view

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation at the villa. Jossie was super friendly and helpful. We hope to return to Bonaire some day and to stay at Edithe's villa again. We recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Trepanier is a beautiful home in an extremely convenient location right on he waterfront! The house is very spacious, clean & well stocked with everything you need for a fabulous vacation. It is right on the downtown street of Kralendijk within walking distance to the dive shop and restaurants. We did most of our own cooking at home & had every dish or utensil we needed. I can't say enough about the cleanliness, not a cockroach to be seen, lots of clean towels and bedding and cleaning supplies as needed.

Thank you to Edithe and to Jossie the property manager. We will definitely be looking to stay here again on our return trips to Bonaire! We miss the gorgeous view already!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best time ever in Bonaire

  • 5 of 5

This villa is located right in front of Ocean. Was able to wake up in the morning, swim with all type of fishes, turtles, octopus, ray and eels. No danger, just pure delight! Walking distance from downtown (very nice restaurants), 3 bedrooms (each with a bathroom), a very nice open area with kitchen, living room and dining room. This villa is well equiped, very confortable and neat. Grocery has everything needed to cook home nice meals.

Incredible sunset from the outside dining area. Bonaire is not only a paradis for divers and windsurfers, but also many other interests such as dunkies, flamengo, salt mine.

I was there in November 2016 and am absolutly delighted by my stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Flamingo
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
it rains fishes, bistro de Paris, Karels beach bar
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
good return bonaire
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bistro de Paris, It rains fishes
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Playa lechi & Eden beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Dive Friends Dive shop- (previously Yellow Submarine)
Nearest Point of Interest
Wall Dive in front of Villa Trepanier
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, walking distance from Villa
Nearest Point of Interest
Central Shopping
Car: not necessary

Kitesurfing and Stand up paddeling are also available actvities on the island. Lots of bicycle and scooter rentals are available at less than 100 meters from the villa, and we offer a 20% discount at ''PB Car Rental'' directely at Flamingo airport. Don't hesitate to ask about the many discounts we offer to our visitors.

Please visit our website for more info on our Lovely Villas in Bonaire!

We negotiated 15% discount at dive friend bonaire next door. When you book you can reserve your diving session with the contact person we will provide.

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Rates & Availability

Playa Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday season 2016|2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 14 2018
14 night minimum stay
$2,595
 
 
high season
Jan 15 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Damage Deposit $500

Please check my web site for more photos & description,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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