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Exceptional oceanfront villa with direct private access to the Caribbean Sea

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
6 nights

Description

Belnem Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms , 4 bathrooms, open floor plan villa with large gathering areas

This beautiful oceanfront house is the perfect destination for your holiday. The house is located south of the island in the “Punt Vierkant” area. This area is widely regarded to have the most beautiful oceanfront properties on the island of Bonaire. What makes this house even more unique is its waterfront location. One of the few rental properties available where you can pleasantly dive or snorkel from your backyard. The garden has a large plateau with stairs going down into the water. Making access into the calm blue Caribbean Sea easy and safe. With plenty of outdoor shaded seating areas including a gazebo at the water’s edge. Where you can relax, have dinner and watch the sunsets. This property offers you the best views of Bonaire. Views of the dazzling sea, Klein Bonaire and the bay of Kralendijk. Chances are pretty good you will even see a pod of dolphins swimming by. If you are quick enough, have the opportunity to swim with them.

This spacious villa (app. 300m2) has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. All windows have mosquito screened shutter style windows . The windows can be left open day and night to give the house a very airy and light feeling. A spacious fully equipped kitchen, making the house feel even more open and light. The house has gated private parking for two vehicles. A large garage offers plenty of storage for everything including dive gear, windsurf and kitesurf gear.

The location of this property is ideal. The villa is located in a very quiet and safe area of Bonaire. From a 7 minute drive to the center of Kralendijk, a 5 minute drive to the airport, to a 10 minute drive to Lac Bay (windsurfing) or Atlantis (kitesurfing). However, since some of the best snorkeling and diving is right in front of the house. You might not leave the house after all. Just gear up take three steps down and you are in the Caribbean Sea.

To make your stay even more comfortable, the property caretakers are available 7 days a week 24hours. The care takers will answer all your questions and meet all of your needs.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Owner
Matthieu Foudraine
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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About Matthieu Foudraine

Owners have been on the island of Bonaire for over 10 years. With years of experience as dive instructors, we can provide you with very helpful information about diving and snorkeling on the island. We can also help you with making dinner reservations, car rental, tours or giving you great ideas about how to spend your time here.

Matthieu Foudraine purchased this villa in 2000

Why Matthieu Foudraine chose Bonaire

Apart from being a beautifully spacious house, it is conveniently located on the island to various activities. Punt Vierkant is known to be the best oceanfront location on the island. With direct sea access to phenomenal diving and snorkeling.

What makes this villa unique

Easy and safe access to the sea.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Exceptional oceanfront villa with direct private access to the Caribbean Sea
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
4

Relaxing and trouble free

  • 4 of 5

First of all I want to say that Matthieu was a wonderful host. Even though our plane was quite late getting in, Matthieu was waiting for us at the airport and even went to the store to get us some food as we hadn't eaten. His description of the property is very accurate as are the photos. It is a very beautiful but quiet place. You definitely need an automobile to get around the island. Restaurants and the grocery store are 10 to 15 minutes away. I visited Bonaire 20 years ago and there have been some changes. Because of hurricanes the beach dive sites were not as good as they used to be, at least for a snorkeler. A lot of the hard coral was damaged close to shore but my friend who dives said the reefs were nice further out from shore but this was too deep to snorkel. We did take a snorkel trip to Klein Bonaire and that was terrific. We went to 3 different sites and the staff on the boat was wonderful. I can't recall the name of the boat but it was moored at the Divi Flamingo and its a must. Although I didn't think the reefs were as good, the restaurants in general were much better than they were 20 years ago. If someone has a group or family that wants to go to Bonaire, this would be a terrific vacation house.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything stated and more. Matthieu, the owner was a great host. He met us at the airport, gave us a tour of his home and welcomed us with some light beverages after the long flight. All the rooms were spacious. The kitchen was stocked with starter supplies. The seating outside and inside was abundant and the grounds and home were well maintained.

The house was also centrally located to our dive shops, dive spots, close to town, and the airport. The one thing that the ad didn't boast but should have is the reef diving from your back yard is the best on the island. The steps into the water allowed for easy entry and exit. The wet basin for equipment washing and shed for drying provided a place for all your scuba equipment.

The home was in a very safe location and very secure. Our whole trip can be summed up by saying we were in Awe and Wonder the whole time we were there. From the accommodations to the reef diving and the wonderful seafood at the restaurants. We are already excited about next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

I am reluctant to give such a glowing review, for fear of losing an opportunity to stay here again should it book up. However, to not provide positive comments would unfair to Matthieu, our host.

Service is the key word to describe the efficiency of Matthieu. From the initial email communications to meeting us at the airport, his attention was exemplary. Within 20 minutes of an email, he was on the spot to replace a defective microwave oven! Maid service with a team of ladies made short work of the clean-up and linen exchange which occurred twice during the week.

Jaw-dropping describes the villa, the grounds, the views and the house reef. Everything was top shelf from the beds, the furnishings and the appliances. Nothing was lacking.

The house reef was one of the most beautiful we visited all week and we dove it many times. The rinse tank and storage area for drying our wetsuits, etc. was ideal along with a clothesline for other wet items.

The porch area was huge where we could spread out our various dive equipment and was more than adequate for six divers and two snorkelers.

Although there were 8 people on this trip, the villa was large enough that we never felt like we were bumping into one another. The grounds were designed for relaxation and more than filled the bill.

Ultra high marks for all aspects of this dream property. As one in our party stated, "This was over the top."

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this great review. I must be said that you were excellent guests as well! We are looking forward welcoming you again on our little island. Matthieu
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5

Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a perfect vacation home in Bonaire look no further. This home is conveniently located, with diving at your back door. We enjoyed being able to wake up, have breakfast, and go diving. The house is great with each bedroom having its own bathroom. Mathieu is truly an awesome host and set this house up for divers use. There is a storage locker for gear, shower to rinse off with and a dunk tank to rinse your gear. The house is located off the main drag and we felt very safe. We have never had a more smooth vacation. Mathieu was there to pick us up from the airport and had maids clean the place twice in the week. He also helped us arrange rental trucks. Definitely the ultimate trip of relaxation. Thanks again Mathieu.

Paul R

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesomely Beautiful Property!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was special!! It was well represented from the listing; beautiful, and in a perfect location. It is a quiet and private location away from the town traffic and off of the main road but, with the convenience of being 6 minutes away from the airport (zero noise from air traffic) and 7 minutes from the new grocery store Van den Tweel. You have excellent diving from the backyard or you can be at almost any South side dive spots within 3-10 minutes (based on which ones you pick). All the amenities you could ask for including a parking driveway in front of the house with a security gate and motion alarms to give you peace of mind and comfort knowing you are secure. There was a great setup for washing gear and hanging it in a secure out door closet to dry right next to the wash tub. The backyard was gorgeous and relaxing after a long day of diving and a great place to watch the sunset while eating dinner. This was our second trip to Bonaire and we picked a perfect location.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great feedback. We hope to see you again in the future!
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5

5 Star Oceanfront Villa with Tons of Space!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this villa for our first stay in Bonaire and couldn't have been any happier. Great location on the island with lots of privacy and quick access to town, many amazing dive sites and the east side of the island. The Pelican's Nest is clean and modern with all the amenities you would expect -- the best of those being all the terrific outdoor seating and eating areas. Breakfast, cocktails or dinner all at different outdoor locations! Also, the owners were super helpful and responsive to any questions we had, including some great recommendations for dinner restaurants.

If you are trying to find a private & luxurious 4 bedroom place in Bonaire, look no further - Pelican's Nest is it! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Diving and snorkeling from your back yard

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Rates & Availability

Belnem Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season 2016-2017
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Amenities

Belnem Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 3 bathrooms with toilet, sink and shower. 1 bathroom with toilet, sink, shower and a separate bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 4 spacious bedrooms with kingsize beds or two twins, built in closets, AC's and fans
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Owned, run and managed by the owners of 'Blachi Koko Apartments Bonaire'. Providing the best service on the island for almost ten years.

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