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Beautiful beachfront villa. steps away from the ocean!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 14 nights

About the property

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


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

Edithe Trepanier
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Beautiful beachfront villa. steps away from the ocean!
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Fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5
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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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Best time ever in Bonaire

  • 5 of 5
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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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  • 5 of 5
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  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5
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We got there late at nigh; what a beautiful surprise to wake up to the ocean blue and smooth sound of the water. The condo has great amenities, it's spacious and very comfortable. Very quiet area we really were able to enjoy every relaxing minute of our week. Nice ambiance at night and perfect weather. Thank you Mrs. Trepanier

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know Miss Claudie & thanks for choosing villa Trepanier & Merci for the review. Jossie told me you & your hubby were the best couple she's had this year ! Hope to see you back on Bonaire soon, our team at Bonaire Property Rentals will be very please to serve you.
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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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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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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Playa Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
high season
Jan 15 2017 - May 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday season 2016|2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 14 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tourist Tax $180
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleanning fee $185

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Playa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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