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Exceptional oceanfront villa with direct private access to the Caribbean Sea

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


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

Matthieu Foudraine
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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 Belnem

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.


Belnem Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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
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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Exceptional oceanfront villa with direct private access to the Caribbean Sea
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Perfect, convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

We’ve definitely liked to stay at the Pelican’s Nest. Perfect, convenient location. Great spot for our windsurfing vacation. Relaxing day/night swimming right off the back patio. Only the way to water is little bit tricky and could be improved. Manager was very attentive to our needs and cleaning service was exceptional. We will definitely stay there again and recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great house, great entry. Perfect for divers! Matthieu was awsome.

  • 5 of 5

This was my fifth trip to Bonaire. I had always stayed at Capt Don's or equivalent . Great places but can't compare to having your own house with a back yard that looks like a post card. Shore diving in Bonaire is the best, but the rocky entry can be a hassle. Matthieu's house solves that problem beautifully! Set up your equipment in the shade, walk down the steps and jump in. Great reef and you probably won't see any other divers besides your buddies. Those lounge chairs are perfect for relaxing after your dive. I read three books while I was there. Might have read more but I need to learn Dutch if I'm going to take advantage of the library. Four of us went down and it was unanimous : perfect house, perfect weather, and perfect host (don't get the big head Matthieu). As Arnold would say: I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house. Perfect entrance to the sea. Well maintained. Very kind and helpful owner. V

  • 5 of 5

Very well equiped kitchen and perfectly functioning airco ( something not to find in other houses.....)

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded all possible expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Pelican's Nest was nothing short of magical! We barely left the house since we had everything we wanted in the backyard and when we did leave everything was within a few minutes drive. The house was well cleaned, the appliances were top notch and everything was very well maintained.

The hosts were very kind and helpful, didn't require anything from them throughout the trip but I am quite confident that if I did it would be handled immediately.

Due to a storm we ended up having to change our wedding venue from Sorobon Beach to the backyard and we couldn't have been happier. The pictures do not do this place any justice and I can assure you that the view alone is worth the money.

I have nothing but thanks for the wonderful hosts and such a welcoming island, this trip couldn't even be beat in my dreams!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING! Perfect for Scuba Diving!

  • 5 of 5

The Pelican’s Nest is AMAZING! My husband and I took a group of scuba divers to Bonaire and it was the first visit to the island for all of us. We could not have chosen a better house for the week! Matthieu was great to work with – very responsive to my questions by email and had no problems with coming out to the house to answer a few of our questions in person. The house reef was one of the best we dove all week! Tons of fish and great visibility! We had 3 tarpon visit each night and even swam alongside my husband during one of his night dives. We ate at the house most evenings and the kitchen was well stocked. We had no issues cooking at all. Our group loved the covered patio and the tiki huts right beside the water. We socialized outside more than inside because of the views!! Our group used AB Dive as our dive shop and Brendon was amazing! He delivered tanks to our house every morning to make sure we never ran out! He even brought us local Danish breakfast a few mornings which was WONDERFUL! We couldn’t have asked for a better dive guide. We highly recommend him!! We took a sunset dinner cruise on The Compass and wished it would have never ended! As we were sailing by Pelican’s Nest, a pod of dolphins swam right next to the boat! The food on The Compass was delicious! We are already looking forward to our next trip to Bonaire and the Pelican’s Nest! Thank you for everything, Matthieu!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Diving and snorkeling from your back yard


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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