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Edithe Trepanier

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch

Luxury ocean-front villa! Dive Out the Front Door! 8 Min walk to town!

24 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Playa Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

THE BEST OCEAN-FRONT VALUE IN BONAIRE! DIRECTLY ON PLAYA LICHEE!

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 cristal blue waters edge.

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. There are air conditioning units in all the rooms and the main living area.

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 of boats on moorings and pastel colored 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 a very nice 2-bedroom ocean front condo in the building adjacent to the villa. Check VRBO Casa LA Mer. I also have 2 other condo suites 3 bedrooms next door as well at a similar price, to the villa.

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Edithe Trepanier (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch

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, very safe, the locals super friendly, gracious, respectful, making everyone feel like one of the FAMILY!. I love to Windsurf, Kitesurf and Snorkel (Bonaire, especially right in front of the house offers some of the best snorkeling in the world) and Bonaire offers awesome diving and snorkeling conditions year round. The temperature is stable mid 80's year round. The water perfect temperature ...

Edithe Trepanier purchased this villa in 2008

Why Edithe Trepanier chose Bonaire

I wanted a Caribbean house 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 'On' the water. Villa Trepanier is less than 15 meters from the edge of the water; a short walk on the board walk,to all the main town has to offer, I rarely rent a car I prefer to go everywhere by walking or scooter; waterfront bars, waterfront restaurants and shopping. Some of the best snorkeling in the world. Also I am ex-pro windsurfers and the windsurfing in Lac Bay is awesome, with Bonaire producing some of the best windsurfing athletes in the world. Kitesurfing, windsurfing, SUping, snorkeling, diving, exploring, fishing, great restaurants and friendly locals! I certainely have no regrets in regards of the purchase of this property, and looking to get another one.

What makes this villa unique

I love the fact that you take a 5 minute cab ride from the airport, drop your bags at the door, slip on the swim trunks and can be snorkeling in 30 seconds of walking in the Villa with our local tropical fish. The Villa is across a non busy one way street from the water. I also love the sound of the waves, and enjoy watching the world go by from the front porch. Amazing sunsets from the patio. The light is very special in this part of the Caribbean. Its a Tropical paradise. Best snorkeling on Bonaire right out the front door. Dive instruction right next door at the largest dive shop on Bonaire,'Dive Friends a 30 second walk from our villa. The Villa is close to the best waterfront restaurants and bars all within short walking distance to our villa. Paradise !

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

Luxury ocean-front villa! Dive Out the Front Door! 8 Min walk to town!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place is awesome! Starting from the communications with the owner and later on with the on-site manager, the back and forth was efficient and courteous, the formalities went off without a glitch, we were greeted at the airport and we had great service on-site. The place itself is fantastic! Great value for the money, clean, luxurious and spacious. The location could not be better: walking distance from a great dive shop (Dive Friends is my favorite dive shop on the island), quiet area, yet only a short walk from the town and restaurants. Considering that Bonaire offers the best diving in the Caribbean, this villa is definitely my new home away from home!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corning, New York, USA
5

Island house perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot wait to return to this wonderful house! It's comfortable, clean, cozy, cost-effective, cool (in two senses of the word), convenient…. (I've run out of "c" words.) It's a stunning little piece of architecture on top of being extremely practical. The location is just close enough to and, at the same time, just far enough away from town. With Dive Friends steps away, dive needs are easily met. Easy parking, if you have a vehicle. Good restaurants nearby. Quiet neighborhood. Snorkeling and diving outside the front door. Very accommodating owner and greeter. Handy discounts for local businesses. I can't say enough good things about Villa Trepanier. I have not a single complaint or even suggestion for improvement. The only thing that could have made my stay better would have been to make it longer! :) Go for it! It's magnificent!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oxford, Mississippi, USA
5

Three divers from Mississippi

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was excellent. It is in a very convenient spot - dive shop is 25 yards away. Lots of good restaurants close by. The Villa was just as described in the listing. There were three guys in our party with a lot of dive gear; we had plenty of space. There would have be no issues with space had our wives came along. The owner and property manager were great. Both of them were easy to contact and a joy to talk with. This Villa will be our first choice when we return to the island next year. Bottom line is that you could not ask for a better place to stay while on Bonaire.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA
5

Fantastic villa on the waterfront, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was fantastic! All the modern amenities, and Jossie the property manager was very welcoming and helpful. You literally can SCUBA and snorkel right out the front door, and walk to town in a few minutes. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint- Barbe, Quebec, Canada
5

Fantastic Stay & Lovely Villa!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 ( 2 teenagers ),and my mother, loved it ! It is centrally located and easy access to downtown 10 minute walk, and the ocean right at the door steps. Some of us took dive lessons, at the Dive Friends Bonaire next door, what a convenient set up for divers and ocean lovers !! And we got 15% discount voucher at dive friends form the owner agreement with the dive shop, Bonus !!

It also has the added benefit of a pool which was great to relax at after a day of diving, snorkeling & playing in the friendly ocean.

Being there a couple weeks, it was great to have a washing machine ( shared with other villa owner ) to keep up on laundry and then Bonaire's breeze to dry everything on the clothesline on the side porch . This property was perfect for quiet and still close to grocery stores and all great restaurants. We particularly loved Sebastian restaurant a bit south of downtown on the ocean, and it rains fish closer to the villa.

The listing and photos very accurately reflects the property. This villa was very clean lots towels & nice cotton sheet, as we where cooking for the family, the well equipped kitchen was a plus...nice local art too.

Jossie the property manager on site, met us upon arrival at the airport and ensured we had everything we needed, to get settled in and comfortable, and gave us a local cell phone - a pleasure to deal with. We will return for sure.-- Great value for the price !!

Mrs Caza and Family.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Park, TX
5

Beautiful Villa on wonderful island

  • 5 of 5

Went to Bonaire for a family wedding and enjoyed our stay immensely. The Villas was as described. It was close to town on a one way street across from the ocean. The snorkeling out front was beautiful and easy. The beds were hard as stated on other reviews but still nice for our group of 8 to have enough room to spread out and not wait too long for the bathrooms. It was great to have the extra 1/2 bath besides the two full baths. The A/C units in the bedrooms cooled them off so quickly. We were a little nervous about the required electric deposit when we arrived at the property to see a note on the A/C unit in the living room stating that it cost $8per hour to run. We only spent one day at the Villa during the day so mostly used the A/C units at night so we kept the usage under the allowed level for the week. We have made a few suggestions to the owner to try to increase the circulation by adding fans and to try to put in a few more blinds in the living area to cut some of the sun that comes into the beautiful glassed living room. We enjoyed staying at the house and how convenient it was to all of the wedding activities we had going on. It worked out well to have beds for 7 and one person slept on the huge couch to accommodate our 8 person group. We cooked just a few times in the Villa but that made it easier than trying to go out all the time for breakfast. We were out most days all day and then dinner with family in the evenings so we did not do that much cooking. The electricity did go out one day for a few hours and thank God it was not the wedding day that it happened. The Villa was well represented in all aspects and we so enjoyed our stay on the beautiful island of Bonaire.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • 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
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
good return bonaire
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bistro de Paris, It rains fishes
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
eden beach & coco beach & PLaya lichee
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 Supping are also available to do on the island. Lots of bike rentals and scooter rental at less than 100 meters form the villa we offer a 10% discount to bike rental delivery & 20 % discount at PB car rental directely at flamingo airport.

For more info on our Lovely Villas in Bonaire! PLease visit our website.

We negotiated 15% discount at dive friend bonaire next door.

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Rates & Availability

Playa Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday season 2016|2017
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,395
 
 
high season
Jan 15 2017 - May 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tourist Tax $231
cleanning fee $185

Please check my web site for more photos & description, I can also invoice you for the payment that way you will save the service fee of this site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Playa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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
  • 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.

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