|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This spacious home is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood 5 minutes from beaches and 10 minutes from windsurfing, kite boarding and town. It was designed to be our home away home and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a great room, kitchen, and a covered rooftop terrace above a one-car garage.
The great room features comfortable seating, TV, digital cable with movie channels, internet, secure wi-fi, a small work area with desk and chair and entry from the front porch. The kitchen was fully renovated in 2011 and includes granite counters, stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, washing machine and cooking utensils to satisfy the most discerning chef.
The master bedroom has a queen size bed with an extra thick mattress, a private bath with shower, sink/cabinet and toilet, cable TV, dresser, end tables, chair and both a walk-in and linen closet. There are plenty of linens for all the beds with lots of towels for the bath and beach. The two additional bedrooms share the second bathroom with shower, sink/cabinet and toilet. Each bedroom includes a double bed, night stand, wardrobe and chair. All bedroom windows have drapes with blackout liners.
The covered terrace is a focal point for relaxing, entertaining and dining alfresco. Tropical breezes combined with views of the island make this a perfect spot for afternoon siestas or evening stargazing. The one-car garage offers a convenient place to store dive gear.
The mature garden has been designed to attract the local birds. Preparation of just a little sugar water will encourage the chibi chibis and troupials to greet you in the morning. The parrots and parakeets come to the trees to feed throughout the day and both species of the island's hummingbirds can be seen frequently.
You will be greeted at the house by our manager, Ellen, who speaks Dutch, English and Spanish and is available to help with any questions or issues that may arise.
The name, Blue Sky Bungalow, came from the phrase "blue sky" to dream or imagine. We have been coming to Bonaire since 1992 when our daughter became a dive instructor on the island and almost immediately began to "blue sky" the possibility of a vacation home here. Our annual visits led us to purchase the land in 1995 and build our "blue sky" home in 2001. Since this is where we knew we would be spending winters when we retired, it has been lovingly decorated as our dream come true home.
Besides all the wonderful snorkeling and relaxing on the beach, we both enjoy cooking and bird watching. That love of cooking and food led to a complete renovation of the kitchen in 2011. For bird lovers, the terrace offers the opportunity to see the parrots and parakeets feeding at eye-level since we kept many of the local seed trees during the building process. Purple raspa were recently planted in the front of the house. These plants are a magnet for Bonaire's two species of hummingbirds.
Lynn Cavacini purchased this house in 2001
We have shared our home with family and friends over the years and believe that you will find this home as comfortable as we do. There have been as many as 6 persons staying and each finds plenty of room to enjoy their own piece of paradise. This is also a kid-friendly home since we have 8 grandchildren who have visited during different times. The neighborhood, garden and home enhance the reasons to come to Bonaire, the island's natural beauty that re-invigorates you and the chance to relax. Everything is here to make your trip unforgettable.
House was just as shown with a good quiet location...GREAT!
This was our 5th time staying on Bonaire for a month and our first time staying at the Blue Sky Bungalow in Belnem. We are scuba divers and nature lovers and we found the property to be a perfect fit for us. It is located in a quiet neighborhood populated with abundant, colorful local birds. The property is landscaped with plants chosen to attract and feed the birds and the front yard is a shady haven. The house is well appointed with an updated kitchen and new air conditioners in the bedrooms. We especially liked the jalousie windows that can be left open to catch the breeze while still keeping the house secure. The terrace above the garage was a great place to relax in the evenings after a day of diving. We enjoyed having the use of the charcoal grill; with the nearby, well-stocked grocery stores, we were able to relax and cook most of our meals at home. We come to Bonaire to dive, so having a good setup for gear washing and storage is important to us. The house has gear washing buckets and a hose, some drying racks and secure storage in the garage.
The rental listing and pictures were spot-on, everything was as described. The house was clean, well-maintained and secure. The WIFI worked great. The owner, Lynn, was very responsive and easy to deal with during the rental process, and payment through the VRBO site was seamless. The manager, Ellen, lives across the street, so she is very accessible if needed.
We had a great holiday staying at the Blue Sky Bungalow and we hope to stay here again!
Our family of 3 adults and 2 children (ages 15 and 6) stayed here for a week while we visited family and took in the island. This rental was perfect for our needs; spacious, well decorated and supplied. The location is in a quiet area of Belnem within walking distance to Bachelor Beach and is just a 5 minute drive to town. The owner, Lynn, was very friendly and easy to contact and the property manager, Ellen, was across the street (very convenient!). Ellen was wonderful and very friendly and told us to let her know if there was anything we needed. The kitchen was fully stocked with all cooking utensils and pots and pans, large fridge and even a small washing machine! The covered rooftop terrace was wonderful and peaceful. There was even a kitty cat that came to visit in the yard every day; this rental was truly a home away from home. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and would love to stay here again.
5 Stars - Open living & dining area with all modern conveniences. 3 spacious bedrooms and two full large bathrooms, wonderful porch area above garage. Property well maintained inside and out. Also nicely furnished and in a very convenient area to restaurants, beaches. Will recommend to family and friends.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.