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Beautiful Oceanfront Apartment, right on the water

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 5

This groundfloor upscale contemporary apartment offers 1850 square feet of luxery living direct on the Caribbean Sea in the quiet neighborhood '' Belnem ', Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. This hidden piece of paradise offers you a panoramic ocean view, private ocean entry where you can snorkeling or dive right to the coral reefs behind the home, or watch the beautiful sunsets, the view of the island ''Klein Bonaire'' from its backyard patio/sundeck.

The apartement offers ground floor living, cool breeze troughout the whole apartment aloung with sliding glass doors, and all screened windows.

Two large air-conditioned master bedrooms make sleeping comfortable. Each bedroom boasts a full, private, Italian style bathroom with double sinks and showers. One bedroom has the additional feature of an bathtub.

Located directly on the water with easy access to the Caribbean sea, the property is surrounded by palm, papaya and coconut trees.

A lot off flowering Bouganvillea and tropical birds make this property a paradise on Bonaire. Rinse tanks and divegear locker are available for the diver. A full service diveshop, tours are right next door. Dive or snorkel off your backyard or enjoy dozens of dive sites just minutes away.

Features:

.Ground floor living, two bedroom with 2,5 bath.

.Outside shower.

.Rinse tank for rinsing dive gear.

.Locker for hanging and storing dive gear.

.Private parking with locked gate.

.Dive shop next door.

.Dive sites ''Chez Hinez'' is behind the villa.

.Property manager on Bonaire for your service.

.Airport pick-up if needed.

More Details

Property Manager
Joyce Ottens
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018

What makes this apartment unique

With a dive-shop next door, you can dive out at front at a fabulouse

dive location without ever leaving the property. Also a great location for night dives. Enjoy the outside shower after the dive to rinse off. The dive boat is leaving from the neighbours deck. Gorgeous view from the sundeck on Klein Bonaire, Kralendijk and Washington slagbaai park..

Amenities

Belnem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • There is also a outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California king bed 72'W x 84'L
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bed can be setup as 2 twin beds
  • If you are staying with a 5 persons, we have an airbed available for the 5th person
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • caves
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air Conditioning: Both bedrooms have air-conditioning. Washer: Washer is inside the kitchen. Linens Provided: We change it every week. Catering Available: You want a dinner at home? Let our cook make you a great dinner! Cell Phone: You only have to buy your phone credits.

Reviews

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Beautiful Oceanfront Apartment, right on the water
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
5

Staying at Casa Iguana was amazing, and it is even better equipped now than our last visit!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here five years ago and were impressed then at their attention to detail. This visit was even better! Since we set up a Christmas tree last time we came, they went ahead and decorated the house for us before we arrived. It was very organized, clean, the information binder had everything we could possibly need, and they even had a local cell phone for use at the house. It is very well-equipped in the kitchen making it a home away from home! Instructions for the use of appliances are provided in different languages. I could go on and on... They've made something great, even better!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much.
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5

Overall, very comfortable and convenient and very very beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The property was in excellent shape and the caretakers were very helpful and readily available. The only difficulty, if there were one, was the Belmar Diving Center next door, which, at times, was a bit noisy. But as divers, it was more of a benefit to us than a liability. Also, some of the cookware was not in the best shape, though we added a new Teflon frying pan to the collection.

P.S. We'd be interested in rental availability next year in the Crown Ridge waterfront houses.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, Thanks for your review. If you had mentioned the cookware to our caretakers they would have bought some new ones. We will check it out and buy some new. Hope to see you back some time! Thanks again!
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Huntington Beach, CA
3

Casa iguana is still nice but there have been changes

  • 3 of 5

I’d give the caretakers a 10 if I could, the house itself inside is still a 5 (everything you need is there and works and is great) but since they sold the upstairs apartment I would give sharing the deck a 0... if I knew the deck was shared space and we’d loose our privacy for an entire week of our two week stay I would have never rented casa iguana a second time no matter how much we like the house and caretakers. We had a good stay at casa iguana. Rudi and Jenifer the caretakers are beyond helpful and amazing. My husband had to go to the doctor as soon as we arrived as he had a cold that had turned into bronchitis. Jenifer even went with him so we knew where to go and we’re comfortable if there were any language issues (which there weren’t but it was nice to have her with him). The house has been split since we had stayed 4 years ago. The upstairs apartment was sold and the downstairs was the same owner. I only say this because it is no longer renting the entire property. It’s a bit unfortunate if you stay downstairs and there are people upstairs because you now share the entire front deck which means if you are downstairs you may have people hanging out right in front of you Blocking your once beautiful view and they can look into your house since it’s entirety windows so privacy is non existent if there is a group staying upstairs that utilitizes the deck. The first week there was a couple upstairs who were loud the first night yelling from the deck to their upstairs apt-my husband being really sick caused me to call Jenifer which then made for an awkward, although quieter week. They were gone most of the day but spent the sunset every night on the deck... it kind of sucked as we felt we couldn’t be out there too so missed every sunset for a week and it was very uncomfortable every evening with them there lounging about. The second week was awesome as no one was upstairs and we had the deck all to ourselves. In future I would either rent the entire upstairs and downstairs-2 different owners or I would rent another house in the area (there are a lot along that road) that I didn’t have to share our view/deck. We like quiet and privacy and not sharing an apartment space as there are many cheaper options if you’d like to be social. In all Casa iguana without neighbors upstairs is absolute heaven a 10/5 but if there’s renters upstairs you roll the dice with what kind of situation you get.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Erin & Ed, Thanks you for your review at VRBO. I would like to give you a reaction on this review. We are really sorry for you that the upstairs renters were to loud and sitting at the terras every evening. There is however nothing changed at Casa Iguana. The upstairs was always from another owner, we only took care of renting out the apartment untill 4 years ago. Also the deck has always been for the use for upstairs and Casa Iguana guests. Probably you were this time not lucky sharing the deck with young renters upstairs with not a nice attitude. For us it is the first time having a problem about sharing the terras since we rent out the apartment for 10 years. Most of our guest are returning guest and they used the deck without any problems with upstairs renters. Sometimes our guest and upstairs guest even go diving together and drink a wine together enjoying the sunset. And sometimes our guest never see the upstairs renters because then they only use the balcony. We really would like to appologize to you for the behavior of the renters staying upstairs. And ofcourse we hope to see you again at Casa Iguana. With greetings, Joyce Ottens
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last week of September and the first week of October in this property. It is lovely. The beds are comfortable and the air conditioners in each bedroom work well. The kitchen has everything a cook needs. The view from the interior of the home is stunning. We enjoyed the patio. We snorkeled directly off the patio and saw lots of colorful fish many days. One afternoon a mana ray which was at least 6 or 7 feet across leisurely swam past. We also saw tarpon. A flamingo flew past one day.

The review would not be complete without words of praise for the caretakers of the property. Rudi and Jenifer were two of the nicest most helpful people I have ever met. The love they have for the island is evident in the joy they take in sharing it. Their suggestions and the direction they gave us helped make the trip a success. If renting their car is an option, I would suggest it. The car is well maintained and considerably less expensive than other options on the island. Just on a personal note, a member of our party needed to visit a doctor while we were there. Rudi insisted on taking us both to the doctor and pharmacy. It was above and beyond the requirements of their job as caretakers of the property, but certainly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very nice home great location!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Casa Iguana. This home is lovely and is exactly as pictured. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with very nice appliances and all the necessary cookware and accessories with the exception of a cork screw which we had to borrow from some neighbors staying at Belmar! We used the grill each evening and enjoyed dinner on the patio. Sunset is beautiful from the patio. The dive shop located next door was especially convienient. They had everything we needed and swapping tanks there was a great perk of this location! The one thing we wished for was some type of shade in the afternoon. There is no umbrella on the patio area and late afternoon sun shines all the way under the over hang making it difficult to be out there after an afternoon dive. We would definitely recommend this home to others looking for a place on Bonaire!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ripon, WI
5

Perfect rental for diving, relaxing and breath taking view!

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we rented a private residence in Bonaire. In the past we have stayed at Plaza and Belmar Apartments (next door). This rental was EXACTLY what we were looking for. We couldn't have been happier! We stayed for 3 weeks and part of our stay was as a family of 4 divers and part of our stay was as a couple. This property worked well for both.

The best feature of this was rental the location. When we were not diving, we spent time gazing at the ocean. You could be eating on the deck, sitting in the sun or even inside the house but it was all open to the ocean view and palm trees. It was nice to swim in ocean out front and we did the dive several times right out front as well. We didn't do a night dive this trip, but it would be easy to do right here.

I liked being able to cook my meals here and also be able to do laundry as needed. The kitchen had everything I needed. We ate "out" on a few times. We actually had food delivered (only $5 charge) and enjoyed our private ocean view while dining. We also walked across the street once and picked up dinner (excellent food).

We went diving every day and this location was perfect. We booked our air through Belmar and it was easy to pick up tanks next door or pop in dive shop with any questions we had. This property also has two convenient rinse tanks, big dive locker and plenty of places to hang things to dry. The bedrooms are air conditioned, but the house gets a great breeze during the day with the windows open. I was able to plug in "American" outlets for things I needed to charge. We were close to south dive sites and north dive shorts were only a short drive.

For one week of our stay, there were renters upstairs and that was no issue at all. We met them and it would not at all deter me from renting here again. We will be back as I can't think of anything I could do to improve the place!

Finally, the owners as well as the on site caretakers were awesome to deal with. Very helpful and responsive to all of our questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Flamingo Airport
Nearest Barpub
Roomer Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
Roomer Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bachelor Beach
Car: recommended

Next to the Dive shop, 2 miles from beach, 6 miles center

Oceanfront home

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tourist tax 2 p a week $77
Interm cleaning >10Days $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Final Cleaning $100

Price excluding tourist tax $5.50 a nt/person from 13 years +;
Extra Guest $ 10.00 a night
With a stay longer than 10 days add an intermediate cleaning $ 50.00

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.