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Cozy windsurfing apartment surrounded by nature on Lac Bay

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Kralendijk Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Mangrove Casita on Lac Bay is in a tranquil setting on the edge of Bonaire's natural marine preserve (BNMP), bounded on the west by wild kunuku and across the street on the east by Lac Bay. We are just over a mile to the renowned windsurfing mecca (Jibe City and Bonaire Windsurf Place) at Sorobon on Lac Bay.

One air-conditioned bedroom with king bed. The bedroom opens through double doors to an open screened patio, providing ventilation from onshore trade winds.

Mangrove Casita is a simple, complete home, ideal for a couple, but can accommodate up to 2 additional guests on the extra-wide living room sofas.

Fully equipped kitchen with gas oven and stove and full-size refrigerator. WiFi router in apartment. Small cable TV. Enjoy breakfast, tea, read, or go online on the back patio or the front porch with built-in seating.

Scenic beach across the street provides great views of Lac Bay but due to protected sea grass habitat is not suitable for swimming.

Please note: daily maid service is not included, but we do provide fresh linens every four days.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

The location was wonderful because it felt private while still being close to town and, most importantly, Jibe City. Every morning I enjoyed coffee and watched the hummingbirds visiting the bushes. In the evening I would go for relaxing walks along the road and head across the street to view the bay. I completely forgot about my stress and was able to recharge. When I have discouraging, frustrating days, I mentally wander back to my time at the Mangrove Casita and am recharged!
Jul 2013
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Cozy windsurfing apartment surrounded by nature on Lac Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Napa, CA, usa

Outstanding Getaway Spot for Relaxing & Windsurfing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 7 nights at Mangrove Casita and enjoyed the location, condo/casita, amenities

and views immensely. The convenient location to Sorobon Beach Resort & Jibe City were ideal. My wife loved relaxing/swimming at Jibe City’s “Hangout Bar & Beach”, while I learned to windsurf. A superb place to windsurf for beginners and experienced windsurfers. We found the casita front porch ideal for our morning coffee & a view of Lac Bay. The couches were great for relaxing and sleeping (there were 3 of us) & the bedroom with AC very comfortable. The kitchen is well-fitted and the bathroom modern with an outstanding shower. Wifi/Internet is excellent. Easy driving distance to well-stocked supermarket & excellent restaurants in Kralendijk. Night visitors (wild donkeys) were definitely an added attraction! The condo & area are enjoyably quiet & peaceful. BTW, the water in Lac Bay is awesome…warm, clear & soooo blue! Our stay could not have been better! We look forward

to returning to Mangrove Casita!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come again!
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Highly recommended for the independent traveler

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as described - cozy, surrounded by nature, and fully-prepared for guests. The location is ideal for the independent traveler, as you will have to arrange your own transportation, day trips and activities. This was a huge plus for us, as this is exactly the kind of vacation we were looking for. Being so close to Sorobon beach was perfect, and being just a 15-minute drive outside the hustle and bustle of town was great for a getaway. We always felt safe even though there are just a few other casitas/a hotel within walking distance.

Wifi was strong and kitchen was fully stock with equipment for cooking. The AC in the bedroom is great to cool down when needed, but the doors/windows of the apartment allow for plenty of air circulation. The apartment was clean and ready for guests upon arrival. We plan to be back, and highly recommend this location to other visitors!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to hosting you again some day!
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Great vacation here

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time using VRBO and I am happy I chose this apartment. The owners wer friendly and answered my questions with a quick phone call. They had someone meet us at the airport and drive us to the apartment. It is exactly as pictured on the website. It is very close to Jibe City where my husband windsurfed. We rented mountain bikes and then traded in for a scooter, as you need a way to get around the island. We would recommend this place to other people looking for a laid back and quiet place to stay. Cleaners came twice during 14 days. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind review and look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Great value

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Mangrove Casita. Marco met us at the airport and made sure we made it to our rental car and to the casita. He also gave us some great tips on dive sites, restaurants, and getting around the island. The house was clean and well kept with a comfortable bed and a small but surprisingly functional kitchen. Mid-week cleaning service was great and we had more fresh towels than we could use. The location is a bit of a drive from town but it's ideal for east coast diving or windsurfing. We found it to be very quiet and relaxing and had no trouble getting to restaurants and dive sites on the west side of the island. We wouldn't hesitate to stay at Mangrove Casita again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again someday!
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
1.25 Miles
Car: recommended

An ideal location for windsurfers, both secluded in a natural setting yet extremely convenient to the windsurfing center and beach at nearby Sorobon. Guests can take a quick midday break from the water or make lunch at 'home.'


Rates & Availability

Kralendijk Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Low season 2016
May 16 2016 - Dec 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $55
Refundable damage deposit $100

Bonaire tourist tax of $5.50 per person age 13 and over per night is not included above; it will be collected in cash on arrival. Damage deposit of $100 is refunded in full after departure.

Nightly base rate is for two guests; each additional guest is $15 per night.

If this is your first trip to Bonaire we will meet you at the airport and help with any orientation you need.

Any questions? Please email!

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Kralendijk Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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