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Oceanscape Bonaire - - Oceanfront Condo with Incredible View

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Pool

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Welcome to OceanScape Bonaire, your beautiful Bonaire oceanfront condo! You won't believe your eyes when you experience your fabulous view. Your condo is located in the small, quiet, Port Bonaire Resort, located just across the street from the airport. It is so oceanfront, we like to say you can 'spit in the ocean' from the balcony (but due to trade winds, it is not recommended!). The bright, sunny one bedroom condo affords superb privacy, located all the way at the end of the beautiful Dutch-styled building with a panoramic view across the ocean to Kralendijk, Klein Bonaire and the northern mountains of Washington Slaagbai Park. But just turn your head and you have the added bonus of a view across Donkey Beach and those gorgeous Bonaire sunsets to the West. That's right, since you are on the corner, you have a 270 degree view that cannot be surpassed. There is nothing quite like relaxing on the balcony after a long day of diving or snorkeling, glass of wine in hand, to watch the sunset into the ocean. Although waking up, pouring a cup of coffee and meandering out on the balcony to see dolphins arching across the water while a cruise ship passes by to port in Kralendijk is not too bad either!

We have traveled all over the Caribbean for many years, always with the dream/goal of buying our own place on the water. We love to snorkel, hike, go boating, bicycle, and relax on the beach. When we finally ticked off Bonaire on our list of places to visit, we immediately knew we had found our second home. We searched during several visits for the perfect place, and finally found it at Port Bonaire.

What makes it so great? It had all of these things that we were looking for and even more:

* Snorkel and dive directly in front of the condo. There is an easy ladder entry for you to use just steps away from your door, and it is a very short swim to 18th Palm or Windsock dive sites. Some of the most spectacular snorkeling and diving on the island is right in front of you. Dockside rinse tank, freshwater shower, and hanging hooks.

* Walk to the beach. Donkey beach/Windsock is a few steps south of your condo through a secure access gate.

* Dive shop on site. Dive Friends runs a full operation on site and that includes rinse area and lockers.

* Close to the action. You are less than a 10 minute drive to the coveted south shore dive sites or windsurfing at Lac Bay, and 5 minutes to the center of Kralendijk.

* Easy access to the airport, rental cars, grocery, and a short walk to Plaza Resort, just next door, where you will find boat rental, water sports, tennis and restaurants. We don't even rent a car when we arrive. We roll our luggage across the street and get settled in, and then rent a car later when the crowds have died down at the car rental counters, or even the next day to save a few bucks. (And don't worry, the airport is not noisy here - - it is much noisier at places a little further south in Belnem due to the orientation of the single runway)

* Second floor and the additional sense of security it brings, not to mention the enhanced view.

* Sunny, tropical décor and plenty of windows to open, or Air-Conditioning is available throughout.

* Swimming pool right on the oceanfront. Plenty of lounge chairs and an outdoor shower.

* Beautiful tropical gardens full of butterflies and songbirds surround the small, peaceful complex of 26 units.

When you open the door from your private stairway, you will turn through the archway into an open great room that includes the kitchen and living room which opens through a floor to ceiling glass wall onto the balcony. The vaulted ceiling adds an open, airy feel. Tropical décor puts you in the mood for your restful vacation.

There is an electronic security alarm system on the condo for your peace of mind.

The living room area includes a sofa and chair and 40' flat panel LCD TV, Blu-ray / DVD player, and stereo with IPod docking station. A secured DSL line to use with provided Ethernet cable or wireless with the access code we will provide to you.

The kitchen is fully equipped (really, I like to cook!) with fridge, cook top, microwave/convection/grill oven, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster, blender and electric kettle. The granite countertops offer plenty of workspace if you feel like cooking and enjoying a meal on the privacy of your own balcony. You will also have a Smokey Joe grill if you want to take it to the beach for a BBQ picnic.

The toilet and bath/shower are separated into two different rooms, each with its own vanity, as is common in European style. This is nice in case you are utilizing the sofa sleeper. The bathroom and toilet are separate from each other, and both are accessible without going into the bedroom.

The bedroom has a comfy queen-size bed, plenty of fluffy pillows, a nice sized closet and a 27' TV. French doors open onto a small balcony overlooking the garden. On this balcony are two hanging rods and 4 heavy duty dive equipment hangers for securely drying your gear.

A safe is available in the condo for your use.

And finally, off the large side balcony (yes, there are three!) there is a laundry room with a washing machine and a drying rack.

Two beach chairs and a cooler are provided.

Linens and towels are provided.

There is air conditioning throughout, but all doors and windows have mosquito screens so you can enjoy the beautiful trade winds if you wish.

Not suitable for children under 6 yrs.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Connie Rubek
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2017

About Connie Rubek

My husband and I love the beautiful underwater world surrounding Bonaire.

Connie Rubek purchased this condo in 2008

Why Connie Rubek chose Bonaire

Private location at the end of the building, gorgeous oceanfront setting, superb diving and snorkeling right in front, beach a few steps away, lovely well cared for complex with beautiful tropical gardens and large pool. Fabulous, convenient location.

What makes this condo unique

There are so many great things about our place. You will enjoy mid-island convenience to everything. With a Dive-Friends dive-shop at the end of our building, you can dive out front at two fabulous dive sites without ever leaving the property, or there are boat dives leaving from our dock each morning and afternoon. Gorgeous views. Exceptional convenience to the airport. You could even skip car rental for several days and save money. You can literally walk (a short walk at that) across the road to the airport. We do it all the time. And don't worry about airport noise. Due to the orientation of the single runway and the infrequent flight schedule, it truly is not a problem at our place at all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, well, well,

Finally, after 36 reminders to self, I am making time to write. Thank you for sharing OceanScape with us... two weeks was not enough. Loved the snorkeling, caught lots of fish and rested a lot...it won’t be long before we plan another Bonaire. Mark was great. Bonefishing is a great Bonaire secret. OceanScape is perfect. Thanks, Bert and Estela
Oct 2010
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Amenities

Kralendijk Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfy queen bed with lots of fluffy pillows, 2 nightstands, each with reading lamps, TV with cable and remote control, closet with hanging space and shelves, iron and ironing board, alarm clock.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dive-Friends dive shop is directly next door to us. As our guest you receive a 20% discount on air/nitrox, shore and boat dive packages and all dive courses!! www.divefriendsbonaire.com Walk to/from airport and car rentals, Electronic Security Alarm System, Hanging rods and heavy duty hangers for securely drying dive gear, Dock with ladder entry into the calm sea, Dockside rinse tank, Dockside hooks for towels and gear, Dockside freshwater shower, Fabulous tropical garden filled with butterflies and birds.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Oceanscape Bonaire - - Oceanfront Condo with Incredible View
average rating of 4.935484 based on 39 reviews
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
5

Awesome...as expected!

  • 5 of 5

Well this was our fifth year here staying at Oceanscape and we loved every second of it....AGAIN! Had a great time diving and the staff at Dive Friends were amazing as usual. We were adamant that we were going to go out for dinner at least once but we didn't eat out once - we even packed our lunches for during the day when we were diving. The condo itself is so comfortable and you can't beat the meals you can make as well as the comfort and views from the balcony. Connie has gone the extra yard to make it an easy stay. Let's just say we love it so much that we booked for two weeks next year - maybe then we'll get out for one meal (probably not!!)

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Condo was spotless and well equipped. Second time we stayed here and always feel very comfortable. Resort is well maintained and secure. Easy access to the beach and one of the best snorkeling spots in Bonaire. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location and view

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Bonaire and at Oceanscape. The condo was clean, contained all the amenities we needed, and was in a great location. The location was away from downtown, but was by far one of the nicest properties we saw on the island. The onsite dive shop was fantastic, the prices were very reasonable and they stored your equipment on site nightly.

This was our first time on Bonaire and we were very pleased with the island. It is different from other Caribbean islands. There are not many beaches, most of the oceanfront surfaces are rocky and broken coral, but the island seems to be much more environmentally conscious than other islands we have experienced. The park system has done a lot to preserve the island. Bonaire also has a European feel which was welcoming. We never felt unsafe walking or driving anywhere on the island.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A Nice Option Near the Airport

  • 4 of 5

The property is right near Flamingo International Airport. Very convenient to check in and out. Noise isn't a huge factor because the airport isn't that busy. The property was clean and well maintained. All amenities were as described. The owner provided good customer service as we wanted to change properties at the last minute to get a larger bed. The apartments are very European with regard to size and appliances. The property itself isn't the most modern on Bonaire. We wouldn't recommend this place to our friends or relatives unless the airport location was critical. There are better (& more modern) venues on the island that are a better value (we stayed in one our second week of vacation--similar price, but more modern and better location). The public beach nearby does attract the locals and their music. Not a huge distraction, but a consideration if you go to bed early. The Dive Shop on-site is one of the best dive vendors on the island.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We did a lot of diving, and really used the place as "home base". Everything was in great working order - the onsite caretaker was informative and the pictures presented here do not do the condo justice.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our favorite Bonaire Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Just another day in paradise!

We whole-heartedly recommend staying at Oceanscape Bonaire. The property is exactly as described. It is in excellent shape and the upgraded tile and glass in the shower and powder room are terrific. The owner, Connie, has great communications, and the property manager, Mark, makes for delightful conversation. Both are very knowledgeable about the island.

We come to Bonaire for the snorkeling and are never disappointed. There is always a new experience. This time it was swimming with turtles at 18th Palm, just a short swim from the condo. It was also the first time seeing the green flash at sunset from the balcony. Oceanscape has the best view of sunsets, the channel out to the open water, Klein Bonaire and Kralendijk in the Port Bonaire complex. Port Bonaire is outside of the downtown area, which you'll appreciate on cruise days. Port Bonaire is located right next to a dive shop and centrally located for shore excursions all up and down the west coast of Bonaire.

Connie's favorite restaurants did not disappoint. We cooked most of our meals in the condo, but enjoyed the the times we ate out. Bobbejan's has excellent barbecue (Fri Sat Su only - you should plan for this). The Kite City food truck at the beach next door has really good food, delightfully presented on real dishes. Between 2 Buns has creative, yummy sandwiches. Rum Runners fish of the day (tuna on our day) was delicious. And then, surprisingly, the self-serve orange squeezing machine at Van den Tweel's is entertaining and makes the BEST orange juice you'll ever have.

Whether you spend all of your time out of the condo or you relax in, Oceanscape is our first choice for where to stay in Bonaire.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kralendijk Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
low season 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
high season 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 20 2018
6 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
low season 2018
Apr 21 2018 - Dec 14 2018
6 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

NOTE: The "10% tax" is actually the SERVICE CHARGE. All other charges from the owner (taxes and utilities) ARE INCLUDED in the rates.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In Feb. of 2016, HomeAway/VRBO began charging a "service fee" directly to travelers. This "service fee" is charged and collected by HomeAway/VRBO for traveler's use of their services. No part of that fee is charged by or paid to the owner of the property.
Maximum occupancy 2 people - minimum stay 6 nights. Nightly rate is calculated at the weekly rate divided by 7. Not suitable for children under 6 yrs. of age. Check-in 3pm / Check-out 10am.

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Car: recommended

Quiet resort like condo community located in the Belnem area. Within walking distance of the airport and restaurants and activities at Plaza Resort. Oceanfront with two fabulous dive/snorkel spots right in front. There is also a 1/2 mile long beach right next to the property, one of the only natural sand beaches on the island just steps away

All southern shore dives/snorkel sites start just 5 minutes down the road. Incredible kitesurfing is about 10 minutes south. You are about 7 minutes from the east side and Lac Bay, with fabulous world-class windsurfing, and about 12 - 15 minutes to the north shore dives. Car rentals and the airport are steps away across the road. It is 1.4 miles to 3 grocery stores. If you like to walk, it is 1.3 miles to the oceanfront Promenade in downtown Kralendijk.

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