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Gorgeous Beachfront Condo-Bellevue #3 - Includes Tax & Local Service Charge

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,235 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 maximum)

PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE----BELLEVUE #3

Relax. You're on island time now. They don't call Bonaire 'Diver's Paradise' for nothing. So, why not enjoy a beautiful beachfront location that is steps away from your own private shore dive?

Step from your patio onto your beach-side deck. No lugging your things up and down stairs, or on and off an elevator. Need another beverage while watching that magnificent sunset? Step through your patio door, reach into the full-sized refrigerator, and grab the drink of your choice. You'll be back on the deck in seconds without missing a thing. Wiggle your toes in the sand on your private beach, lounge in the pool, or kick back on the deep cushions of your patio chaise lounge chairs. It's right there for you.

Some of our features that make Bellevue #3 a great home away from home:

* PRIVATE building, built in 2008 with only 10 units, many owner occupied.

* Quiet area of Belnem, south of the airport, only a few minutes from town and shopping. A CONVENIENT LOCATION away from the crowds of Kralendyk.

* We're right on the OCEANFRONT, not across the street, not on a man-made canal.

* GATED community with deck side freshwater SHOWER, RINSE TANK and GEAR LOCKER for your convenience and comfort.

* Quiet A/C units in each bedroom and also in the living room.

* LOCAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT with 24/7 phone hot-line.

* Retractable 'see-through' patio sunscreen.

* FREE cell phone available for local calls.

* Built-in SAFE for valuables.

Since this is my home away from home, the furnishings and amenities are designed for comfort and convenience during an extended stay. The full kitchen is appointed with granite counters, cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, oven, full refrigerator with icemaker, toaster oven and coffee maker. The dining table easily expands to accommodate from 4 to 6 people.

The beds are very comfortable. Soft Egyptian cotton sheets cover the King-sized bed in the master, and twin beds in the guest room. Master bathroom has double sinks and a glass-enclosed tub/shower. The guest bathroom has an over-sized walk-in shower. A full supply of towels includes sumptuous beach towels.

You can be as busy, or as lazy, as you wish. Because of the ease of shore diving off our private beach, there's no need to rush to catch an early morning dive boat. A full-service dive shop affiliated with Buddy Dive is available 300 meters south at Belmar. We have a great house reef, with no dive buoy. That means no dive boats tying up and no gang of divers.

Come experience what it's like to 'PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE'.

***Rates listed are for 2 persons. For 3 to 4 guests add $365/week including local service charge and tourist tax.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Private, Gated, Ground Floor, Easy Access, Full Kitchen, A/C,

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About The Owner

My name is Jan. After 30 years as a Periodontist in the Dallas area, I have finally retired. Even with more free time, I'm still not able to get to Bonaire as often as I would like. I enjoy sharing my passion for Bonaire with fellow travelers and love to hear their feedback about fun times on the island.

My open water dive certification was in 1997. I was looking for a safe dive location for my first trip and accidentally discovered Bonaire. It was love at first sight, and I've been coming back at least once a year since then.

I started looking at real estate sites many years ago, but I'm pretty picky. At first it was more like day-dreaming, but it kinda took on an obsession quality after awhile. It just took a long time to find that 'just right' spot.

I feel very lucky to have this place, and am excited about sharing the experience with others. My hope is that those who stay here enjoy it as much as I do.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why The Owner chose Bonaire

The reason I chose Bellevue #3? LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

After lurking on the real estate websites of Bonaire for years, the pre-construction sales notice for Bellevue came up.

It's such a perfect place. Close to town, but away from the crowds. The Belnem area offers great ocean access. Bellevue even has a beach, which is unusual for Bonaire. I don't have to walk across the street to be in the ocean. I have direct access to the real ocean, not a canal or back-water area.

My preference is being on the ground floor. Bellevue #3 allows me to walk right off my patio onto the oceanfront deck. Now that I'm not 16 years old anymore, my knees are not happy about going up and down steps. I like to be able to go straight in and out of the apartment without steps or an elevator. That's really helpful when I forget my mask, or want a refill, or just want to wander out and meet folks at the pool. The shallow lounge pool is particularly nice as a congregation spot in the evening. Lots of good fish stories.

By buying during pre-construction, I was able to add an A/C unit in the living room, and get the comfortable furniture I wanted. I don't often use that A/C unit because we leave things open to the sea breeze. Still, it's nice to have when we want it.

What makes this condo unique

The best part of staying at Bellevue #3 is forgetting what day it is. I can be connected if I want, but prefer to let the rest of the world get along without me. We can catch some sun on the deck, nap on the patio lounge chairs, do as many (or as few) dives a day as we want.

It's been fun having the privacy we want, when we want it. It's also fun being able to walk off the patio and strike up a conversation with folks from all over the world. Because Bellevue is a small community, we see repeat renters and owners mingling on the deck and enjoying stories of the great dives and creatures we've seen.

It doesn't get any better than that!

Amenities

Belnem Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1235 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Very comfortable teak bed-2 meters long, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two Twin (single) Beds in guest bedrooms Very comfortable 2 meters long
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ceiling fans, retractable sunscreen on patio, gated, extra A/C in living room, built-in safe, alarm system.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Beachfront Condo-Bellevue #3 - Includes Tax & Local Service Charge
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

Great place to spoil yourself

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to enjoy Bonaire...Everything was perfect..The location is convenient to everything. Looking forward to coming back...Kathleen & Raymond

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a good time. There's a certain amount of vicarious joy that I get, knowing that my guests are there enjoying the sunsets from my patio and watching pelicans dive for their dinner. Come back soon! Jan
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5

Very nice condo

  • 5 of 5

We enjoy our stay this year more than any previous years. The view is exceptional, nice beach, close to all downtown attractions and supermarkets, but yet secluded. Top notch security. Thank you, Jan!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back again next year. The ocean is always open. Jan
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5

Beautiful and comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? I still have the ocean view ingrained in my mind. Fantastic location, unbelievable view, very confortable, clean and spacious condo. An efficient and friendly service from the rental manager: we had an issue with the safe and she came promptly to fix it. The breezeway front door brings a bit of the outside noise and the guest bedroom at the front is not a quiet room. But that didn't bother too much my son who slept there. A minor inconvenience not worth removing a star for it. We loved this rental property and would like to be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your input is appreciated.
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4

Beautiful ocean front property

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Bonaire for two weeks and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rental unit is located on the water and has a beautiful view of the ocean and sunsets. The outdoor lounge area is a nice space to sit and read a book while listening to the waves crash onto the shoreline. The property does have some beach front, but the amount of exposed sandy beach varies daily. We snorkeled right outside the unit but did not see too many coral or fish out there. The rinse station, storage locker for SCUBA gear, and outdoor shower were great amenities to have and made rinsing and drying our gear very easy.

The unit itself is a nice space and includes in-house laundry. The bedroom is spacious and the king sized bed is quite comfortable. The kitchen includes a dish washer, but be aware that you need to provide your own dish soap for the length of your stay, as well as toilet paper, and laundry detergent. However, the rental does include a local cell phone with pre-loaded minutes, which allowed us to call the airport to track down our lost baggage. Be aware that the AC units only turn on at night and that power outages are relatively common (luckily ours didn't last long enough to cause any food spoilage). The TV signal isn't great and jumps around / freezes fairly often. The internet can be a bit finicky as well - some days it worked great, other times, not so much. All in all though, these are all minor points since we weren't there to sit inside and watch TV, but rather to enjoy Bonaire itself. Bonaire is a wonderful place with lots of great shore diving, snorkeling, and friendly people. I would definitely stay at Jan's place again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post this review Sandra. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will come back to visit sometime soon. Your feedback is beneficial. Thanks to you, I've instructed my local manager to monitor and replenish the detergent and toilet paper supply. Electricity in the Caribbean can be a little spotty sometimes, affecting tv and internet function. Luckily this has improved in the last few years. I'm curious about your comment regarding the AC only coming on at night. Each AC unit has a remote to turn it on or off at will. There is no regulator to dictate the timing. For conservation purposes guests are only encouraged to turn off AC when they are not in the condo, or not using the rooms. I'd be interested in a clarification if you had trouble operating the remotes. I'm glad you took advantage of the view and I look forward to hosting you again. Best regards, Jan
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5

Wonderful Location/Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to make a quick trip down to Bonaire for a week and, though we usually stay at Belmar, we decided to try Bellevue, since we had admired the location for several years... we couldn't have been happier with our decision. First, the condo is wonderfully stocked and makes eating in a breeze (unlike a lot of vacationers, my wife and I love to shop on-island for our week's food and cook for ourselves). The bedrooms were very comfortable and the unit stays nice an cool during the day. The patio is quite comfortable and the sun shade makes it usable all day long. My wife and I are divers, so the storage facilities and house reef were an added bonus. Sunbelt Realty was an absolute gem to work with in renting at Bellevue (Thank you Kittie!!!) and helps us arrange car rental (Caribe Car Rental... Absolutely wonderful) and diving (Dive Friends were simply wonderful people, consistent Nitrox fills and ample facilities to swap tanks). Overall, I would highly recommend this unit to anyone considering a holiday on Bonaire!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you make plans to join us again soon. I also appreciate you giving the Sunbelt Realty people kudos. They work hard to make sure guest have a good experience.
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4

Nov 2012 - Great location, nice place, beautiful view, a few little issues

  • 4 of 5

I'm sitting in the Curaçao airport writing this on the trip back from Bonaire. My wife and I were on Bonaire at Bellevue #3 for a week and had a great trip. The condo was exactly as you see in the pictures. Very clean and well provisioned and very quiet while we were there.

We got to the island late, but there was someone from Sunbelt waiting for us with the key. AB rental took us to get the truck and finding Bellevue was simple. I can't say enough about AB. Simply the best rental experience we've had in the Caribbean. Be prepared if you arrive late, the markets will likely be closed.

The condo is in a near perfect location for divers. It's on the north side of all the southern dive sites which is convenient. Even the house reef is fantastic. It's just a 2 min drive to Dive Friends at Port Bonaire where you can swap out your tanks. We saw no reason to dive north so I can't speak to those apart from driving by them and finding them generally harder to access, more crowded with less parking.

The dive facilities at the condo are great and just outside the back door. It has a nice rinse tank, shower and locker.

We did have some issues. First, the Internet only worked cumulatively for about a day and a half the whole time we were there. Sunbelt sent a kid out to look at it, he called the provider and it came back on for a few hours before the second issue came up. Our next issue was, unbeknownst to us, Bonaire scheduled our area for an all day rolling power outage. This knocked out Internet out for the rest of the trip and spoiled all the food in the fridge. This brings us to our last issue. The fridge never got cold and the freezer never froze. We moved our food from the fridge to the freezer because it was cooler, but the power outage did it in. We called Sunbelt and even stopped by to try to get it resolved, but they never did anything about it. So, we incurred a HUGE international data bill to find places to eat out every meal. Not good.

Overall, we loved Bonaire and will definitely be back. But we'll be prepared for less than reliable amenities next time.

Bellevue #3 is a really nice place. Hopefully they can work out some of the little issues.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, Thank you for the great feedback. I'm sorry about the internet and fridge glitches. Power reliability on Bonaire has always been sporatic. I'm not very good with technolgy, so rebooting the TV cable and internet after a power-out has always been a challenge. Still, I will check with the folks at Sunbelt to make sure there is not some other issue with the fridge, and see if they have any other suggestions about the internet access. I'm glad you enjoyed the diving and hope you can return someday. Best regards, Jan
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Car: recommended

Great SCUBA diving site just off oceanfront deck!

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Rates & Availability

Belnem Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,512
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,687
 
 
Low Season
Apr 15 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,512
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 2018 - Apr 14 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,687
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,512
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates based on 2 persons. Add $365/week for 3-4 people including tax and service charge.
Mid-week cleaning service included in rate.
Government imposed tourist tax and local service charge included in rate quote.
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