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Exceptional oceanfront villa with direct private access to the Caribbean Sea

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Matthieu Foudraine
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

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.

Amenities

Belnem Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
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
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Exceptional oceanfront villa with direct private access to the Caribbean Sea
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Birch Run, MI
5

Great location and relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house was wonderful. It was just me and my husband and we loved the outdoor space and views. We spent several hours every day swimming right from the house or laying out and watching the ocean. The inside had everything necessary for cooking, watching TV and listening to music.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overland Park, Kansas
5

Wonderful Home and Hospitality! Great for Kids!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 wanting to escape for 2 weeks, dive and have great family time. We could not have been more satisfied with our experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at Pelican's Nest on Jan. 23, 2017, and we totally enjoyed it. There were 4 couples total and everyone really liked the house. The property was everything that was shown on the VRBO site. We do not dive, but relaxed at the house, snorkeled in the ocean, went sightseeing, and relaxed. And lastly, Matthieu was wonderful, he picked us up and the airport, answered our questions, and checked in on us several times during the week. Overall, if you are looking for a great place to relax, dive, snorkel, and soak up the sun, this is the house.

Karen Wessel

Pittsburgh, Pa

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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5

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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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:
USD
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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%

Cancellation Policy:  If Guest wishes to cancel reservation, the payments will be refunded as follows:
20% is non-refundable to secure the reservation
80% is due 45 days prior to arrival and is non-refundable less than 45 days prior to check in date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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