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Connie Rubek

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Oceanvista Bonaire - Oceanfront Condo with Incredible View

25 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Overview

Bonaire Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to OceanVista Bonaire! An absolutely stunning view and fabulous accommodation awaits you. You will marvel at the view over the beautiful turquoise and blue sea, the quaint seaport of Kralendijk, the quiet secluded island of Klein Bonaire, and the northern vista to scenic and rugged Washington Slagbaai National Park. OceanVista is one of 4 penthouse units located in the small, quiet, Port Bonaire Resort.

The bright, sunny 2 bedroom (plus) affords superb privacy, located on the top floor of the Dutch-styled building. There is nothing quite like relaxing on the balcony after a long day of diving or snorkeling. 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. During several visits we searched for the perfect place, and finally found it. We bought our little gem, OceanScape Bonaire, in early 2008, and in late summer 2010 we could not resist the opportunity to purchase OceanVista, our fabulous penthouse. And now announcing OceanEdge, our beautiful one or two bedroom (can be configured either way).

What makes it so great? Be sure to read about 'Unique Benefits at this Condo' further down the page in the 'Map and Owner's Profile' section.

When you walk through the door into your condo, you will pass through the archway into an open great room that includes the kitchen and living room, a spacious area with a 20 ft. vaulted ceiling adding an open, airy feeling and from almost anywhere in the room, a broad sweeping view across the sea. New,tasteful 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 new Caribbean contemporary furnishings, a 37' 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 loaded with all you need (really, I like to cook!). Full-size fridge, oven and ceramic cook top, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster, blender and electric kettle. We even provide a crockpot! Granite countertops offer plenty of workspace if you feel like cooking and enjoying a meal on the privacy of your own balcony. Smokey Joe grill if you want to BBQ.

Dining on the balcony on the large teak table is such a treat! Whatever you have prepared, it can't taste bad with THIS view. If you wish to dine inside you have a nice kitchen bar and a small bistro table to suit your needs or mood at the time. For a special treat, light some candles and dine al fresco at night on the balcony. The glow of the pool and the shimmering lights of Kralendijk (add a bottle of wine) will stir your senses....just try it.

The master bedroom has a private bath with large walk-in shower. Memory foam-topped, comfy king-size bed, plenty of fluffy pillows, nice sized closet and dresser and 37' flat screen TV with Blu-ray player . This bedroom, with a view from the bedroom windows that will make you cry when you have to leave, opens onto the large, main balcony overlooking the pool, and a magnificent view of the sea, Klein Bonaire, and the entire western shoreline of the island.

The second bedroom is just a gem. Two beds with memory foam toppers can be put together or kept separate. A private bath, roomy closet and large dresser, individually controlled a/c unit (or turn it off and open the window for a fabulous trade wind to caress your tropical dreams), and Sony Bravia 32' flat panel TV with Blu-ray player...quiet, delightful private retreat.

Upstairs, a roomy sleeping loft with two VERY comfortable twin beds that can be separated or put together and your own a/c to control as you wish. The loft can share the bath/toilet with the 2nd bedroom with a unique door and lock arrangement that maintains privacy for both parties.

A safe is available in the condo for your use.

Off the stairside balcony there is a laundry room with a washing machine and a drying rack.

Four beach chairs and a cooler provided.

Linens and towels provided.

A transformer-based, surge-protected charging station is provided for your recharging needs.

Secure DSL line for your free internet access. Fast and reliable.

Security Alarm

Air conditioning in each and every room, including livingroom and loft, all doors and windows have mosquito screens so whenever you wish, you can enjoy the beautiful trade winds.

PLEASE NOTE: OceanVista is not suitable for children under 6 yrs. of age.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Vacation Rental, Condo, View

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Connie Rubek (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Connie Rubek

My husband and I love the fantastic underwater world in Bonaire.

Connie Rubek purchased this condo in 2010

What makes this condo unique

* Snorkel and dive directly in front of the condo. Easy ladder entry for you to use, steps away from your door, very short swim to 18th Palm or Windsock dive sites. Spectacular snorkeling and diving right in front of you. Dockside rinse tank, freshwater shower, and hanging hooks.

* Walk to 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.

* 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, 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.(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)

* Top 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.

* Large swimming pool right on the oceanfront. Plenty of lounge chairs.

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Connie- your place is great and immaculately clean. really appreciate that....thanks again for renting us your wonderful oceanvista. Julia and I had a wonderful time, only went too fast as usual.
Mar 2011
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4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

Oceanvista Bonaire - Oceanfront Condo with Incredible View
average rating of 4.92 based on 29 reviews
5

5 Stars isn't a high enough rating

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from one of the most enjoyable, stress-free vacations we've ever experienced.

The descriptions don't do Ocean Vista justice. The ocean views are gorgeous! It literally is right across a small street from the airport. And, like all other posts have mentioned - you don't notice the flight noise at all. I personally think you'll want to rent a car (for groceries and shore dives, if nothing else).

As divers we HIGHLY recommend the convenience of staying here and diving with Dive Friends. Dive Friends is a few steps away - they're friendly, accommodating and very professional, yet fun. We didn't have to lug our gear from the dive shop at all. We got a locker there and could walk back and forth from Ocean Vista whenever we wanted to dive.

Ocean Vista is better equipped than my home. :-) We had everything we needed: island cell phone, charging docks that wouldn't fry our electronics, coolers, plenty of towels, washing machine, spices, pans, flashlight, light bulbs - etc. The layout is genius - traveling with a 19 and 17 year old, we loved the one full bath and two half baths. The beds are comfortable, the view is spectacular and we never heard neighbors next door. it even came equipped with BCD hangers. We're used to renting units with a clothes dryer, but I must say drying rack (used outside with trade winds or inside with large fans) was very convenient. There were always open lounge chairs and the pool was the perfect temperature. The condo was clean, well-decorated and very comfortable.

Connie (owner) and Mark (maintenance guru) were wonderful, fast to respond to any questions and so helpful.

We just can't say enough wonderful things about this place!

Thank you, Connie, for living up to the high expectations set on VRBO. Everything was truly spectacular!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the use of your condo. It's a perfect location with an amazing view and access to the water. Your condo is beautiful and worked great for our family of 5. We loved all the extra amenities that we were able to use such as the coolers, beach chairs, and grill. We will try booking with you on our next trip to Bonaire. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this property

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 5 and this unit was more than comfortable for all of us. The unit was well stocked, maintained and comfortable. The property is well groomed and maintained. The owner was extremely helpful and a delight to work with. Mark, the grounds keeper was very helpful. We enjoyed the view from our third floor balcony. The only downside was, we thought there was a hot tub attached to the pool, but it wasn't heated. We will be returning to Bonaire one day and plan on staying in this unit.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you and your family enjoyed OceanVista! I'm sorry you were disappointed when you discovered the round area of the pool is not a hot tub. Hot tubs are pretty rare on Bonaire. Mostly people are looking for ways to cool off, not warm up! We look forward to your return!
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5

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

Connie's condo is exactly as shown on the website, yet there is more than photos can show. A short walk from the airport and three flights of stairs to paradise.

The condo was spotlessly clean and throughly stocked with little items like soap, reusable grocery bags, spices, and the list goes on and on.

Falling asleep on the memory foam bed was magnificent; waking up the next morning with a wonderful view of the sea enjoying our coffee. We repeated this for 14 days.

I cannot say enough great things about the condo and Connie's professionalism .

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Would Stay here again (Couples diving)

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very clean, really quiet and professional to deal with. Don't hesitate to book here. This unit is on the 3rd floor, with great views. You walk to the apartment across the street from the airport, was closer than where we parked our car back home from the terminal ... no really that close. Next question is airport noise? NO ... not an issue, really. Did we hear something occasionally if listening? yup ... but nothing of concern at all. We went snorkeling and SCUBA diving right in front of the unit. Well ... OK, we actually went to the public beach (< 1000' from unit) to SCUBA, but we did go snorkeling from rt in front of unit, across the inlet and a little north (you could watch dive boats drop people off there, we went from our unit). Diving is spectacular in Bonaire, pretty much where ever you go.

Very quiet place, few other renters. The rental cars are across the street, Dive Friends Dive shop at the complex (Great dive shop).

About a 5 min drive to "downtown", you do need a vehicle to get around.

This is a great place. 1st time to Bonaire, however, we will come back to Port Bonaire to stay. Rented a Toyota Helix from across the street, grabbed our SCUBA stuff from Dive Friends and went off shore diving by ourselves. Bonaire GREAT place for SCUBA.

This property has great location and Connie is great to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best ever

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have rented from Connie and it has always been exceptional. The rental is an incredible getaway and it's right next to the airport. This might sound like a problem, but there is little or no noise form the few jets that arrive and you can pull your bags a short distance to or from the airport checkin. What a convenience when everyone else is trying to get taxis or standing in lines at the car rental booths! It's on the third floor with a great view from the outside porch to the west over the water or to Kralendijk just to the north. The apartment is in great shape (as always) and the kitchen is easy to use for cooking. Excellent info is provided. Last but not least the master bedroom has a very comfortable bed and is a great retreat within this retreat. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

If you are making the trip to Bonaire, you probably already know the main activities are scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, windsurfing, kite surfing, fishing, biking, and hiking. Port Bonaire is constructed at the edge of a channel with a protective jetty in front, so entry to the sea is always calm and easy. Donkey Beach/Windsock, just next door, is one of the most popular beaches on the island. It can be accessed through a secure gate with coded lock. By making arrangements with Dive Friends (we can put you in touch with them directly), depending on what time you arrive on island, you very well may be able to do your dive orientation the same day your arrive.

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Rates & Availability

Bonaire Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low season 2016
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 16 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
high season 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
low season 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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.
Rate includes use of master suite for 2 people, add $140 ea. additional bed/person per week (plus 10% service charge). Max. occupancy 6 people. Min. stay is 6 nights. Nightly rate is calculated at the weekly rate divided by 7. Not suitable for children under 6 yrs. Check-in 3pm /Out 10am

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Amenities

Bonaire Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Study Room
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) Memory foam topped king mattress with lots of pillows. 2 nightstands and reading lamps, 32' flat screen TV with cable and blu ray player, closet with hanging space and shelves, iron and ironing board, alarm clock. Bedroom opens onto balcony., Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 memory foam topped twin beds in 2nd bedroom and 2 more in the loft. Both areas have a/c. 32' Sony Bravia TV and blu ray player in bedroom. Unique arrangement of locking doors allows shared bath for these areas while still maintaining privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • 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 biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Walk to/from aiport and car rentals, electronic security alarm, dock with easy ladder entry into the calm sea, dockside rinse tank, dockside hooks for towels and gear, dockside freshwater shower, well maintained tropical garden filled with butterflies and song birds, Dive-Friends full service dive shop is on premises. As our guest receive a 20% discount on shore and boat dive packages and all dive courses.

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