About the property
- Villa2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights
Ocean-front villa, 3 Bedrooms + single bed), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 7)
THE BEST OCEAN-FRONT VALUE ON BONAIRE! at 8 minutes walk to town !
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, waterfront restaurants, bars, etc. Upon your arrival you can enjoy the content of the complimentary gift basket.
“Villa Trepanier” is a modern & large (2200 square feet), 3 bedroom 2.5 bathrooms with AC in all the rooms & living area. This quiet, modern, glass-walled, the villa is bright, very spacious, airy and located just 30 feets from the crystal blue waters edge. This villa is perfect for ocean lovers & particularily divers, as we are 75 steps form Dive friends Bonaire yellow submarine the island flag ship dive center. The is a large pool located in the back of the Villa.
Emmanuelle, our Property Manager, can meet you at the airport unless you decid to get the key in the locked box by the door. Emmanuelle, will 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 privat complete 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. The hammock & rinse bines are very appreciated form our divers community.
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 house reef is called something special.
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 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 on 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 Blüe, look up VRBO 873877 both have : 3 bedrooms with there own private bathrooms ( so 3 ) & a toillet. These units are adjacent to Villa Trepanier. All in a very safe part of town.
It's always a pleasure for me to talk about the villa & Bonaire.
Discount of 15% at Dive Friends bonaire.
Discount of 20% at PB rent a car
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.
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.
Enjoy your vacation !
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- May 25, 2018
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 Playa Pabou
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!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic vacation at Villa Trepanier!
A perfect guest experience; From the minut we exited the custom we where taking care of;
Janny & Daniel where kind & helpful, we had great communication with the them prior to our arrival as well as with the owner, the villa was nicer & larger than the photos, a nice welcome basket was very appreciate & the 15% discount voucher at dive friends is just a great bonus !
We will be back to villa Trépanier as it’s now our number 1 best place on Bonaire.
Home Away From Home
VillavTrepanier is the only place I stay when I visit Bonaire. It is spacious, clean, and safe. I can dive right outside the door, and the owner has kindly created a rinse area and hanging rack for post-dive gear care. Being two doors down from Dive Friends Bonaire’s Yellow Sub location, Diving could not be easier or more convenient. Running along the boulevard and walking to town are a breeze. Any and all questions are answered quickly by the managers, Daniel and Yanny. Thank you, Edithe, for opening your home to guests from all over the world. It cannot be beat!
Fantastic & very spacious villa & a perfect location on the Island
Villa Trepanier was just perfect for our group of 5
We could have been more as the villa is large & spacious, a few steps from dive friends yellow submarine ,where we enjoyed 15% discount that’s always appreciated. The snorkeling is just amazing just out the front door, so many different species of fish & some large ones too ...
The villas’s Manager was available, smiley & very helpful in finding good restaurants & activities for non divers.
The welcome basket upon our arrival at the villa was awesome as we where all pretty hungry after our flights.
We will return for sure to Villa Trépanier this is the best villa we rented on Bonaire so far !
Lovely oceanside villa
We enjoyed our stay at this villa in Bonaire. Flora, the property manager, was very helpful during our stay. Villa Trepanier was lovely and well appointed as described. Only surprise was the coin operated laundry elsewhere in the complex rather than in the villa.
Fantastic House, Fantastic Location
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.
A house with a view
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.
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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