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Oceanvista Bonaire - Oceanfront Condo with Incredible View

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

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

****BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER TWO GREAT CONDOS IN THIS SAME LOCATION, OCEANSCAPE (Listing #259956) and OCEANEDGE (Listing #3787126)****

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 you can take to the beach with you if you want to enjoy a BBQ picnic.

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

Owner
Connie Rubek
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

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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Amenities

Kralendijk Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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 ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • 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:
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 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.

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Oceanvista Bonaire - Oceanfront Condo with Incredible View
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 41 reviews
Iowa City
5

Excellent in all respects!

  • 5 of 5

This unit is a gem which we loved! Our fourth trip to Bonaire, we found a place which was perfect for our needs.

The unit is lovely. Very nicely decorated, it had everything we needed to host our four adult children at various times throughout our two week stay. The living space was the perfect size, and we loved and used the covered balcony continuously. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare many home-cooked meals which we prefer. The beds and bedrooms were comfortable and the bathrooms were sufficient for our group of (at most) 5 at a time. The screens were intact and protected us from mosquitoes when the winds were less, much preferred to another location where we had stayed which had no screens and we were unable to protect ourselves even inside.

The location was perfect. The view stunning. Having the airport across the street was actually very convenient as we walked over to pick up guests when needed; checked into the unit and returned for the rental car when it was less busy later in the day. We were entertained rather than irritated by the routine departures of the larger flights, such as the evening "dreamliner" or the KLM flight to Amsterdam. There were no flights during the sleeping hours. Having Dive Friends Bonaire right next door was great as we could store diving equipment there (arranged ahead of time) and pick up tanks easily for shore dives. We hauled less 'stuff' as a result, and felt comfortable leaving tanks in our truck as the lot was accessed only through a locked gate.

Connie was delightful to interact with, communicated promptly and was clear and helpful with every message. She provided a wonderful packet of information ahead of time, which was very useful and would have been even more needed if it were our first time on Bonaire.

We would happily return, thanks so much Connie!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view, good location, comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was on the third and fourth floors of the Port Bonaire community (that is safe because it's in a gated community). The views were fabulous and the access to Donkey Beach and pier snorkeling was easy and fun. There are multiple locations to rinse any dive/snorkeling equipment on and near the property and a dive shop next door (with dive boats leaving daily).

The apartment was a bit dated, with some minor issues that did not really impede our enjoyment of the beauties of Bonaire. I highly recommend this place - my wife and I are planning to return in 2020.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Let me talk first about the accommodations. Connie communicates every step of the way, even sending us an information packet in the mail before we arrived with all the information we needed. She was prompt with every response. The condo is beautiful, well decorated, conveniently located to airport (across the street but not noisy), the dive shop (right next door), and a short car ride away from restaurants, shopping and shore dives. Connie thought of everything. She supplied plenty of beach towels, hooks and drying rack for wet items, wet suit hangers, BCD hangers (and drying rack), closet space, hangers, plenty of drawers and storage, a fully appointed kitchen, outdoor seating, hairdryers, and even thought it doesn’t look like it...a sofa comfy enough to nap on while the breeze flows through. We needed for nothing!!!! As far as the island, We are a family of 4 from the US wanting a scuba diving experience for us and our 13&14 year old children. My husband is an experienced diver, while the kids and I were recently certified. Bonaire, is the perfect place...we had amazing dives. The island is wonderful, safe, shore dives everywhere, great restaurants, friendly staff. We saw flamingos, donkeys, iguanas, goats, and colorful birds. It’s worth taking a trip to Lac Bay. We tried Washington park, but arrived two minutes late and were turned away...make sure you arrive by 2:30. We never had a bad meal and we had gelato everyday. We loved Gio’s but preferred Luciano’s for gelato and coffee. We had goat stew in Rincon (posada para Mira) on the way home from the northern dives and would recommend this experience. Our favorite dives were 1,000 steps, Salt Pier and Hilma Hooker (wreck). We would definitely consider returning!! Thanks, Connie

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, convenient, and friendly

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Ocean Vista for a week, and loved every minute. The condo itself is lovely, and has every kitchen gadget that you could ever want! It was a pleasure to have such a well equipped kitchen, and as a result we cooked at home for several evenings. The view from the porch and main bedroom is stunning, and we found ourselves watching the boats come in and out of the harbor for hours on end. The dive shop next door, Dive Friends, was very accommodating. It was a pleasure to be able to step on to the boat right next to our condo, and also to be able to check out tanks for shore diving so easily. The pool and deck area was beautiful, and well maintained. The other visitors in the condo were also very friendly, and we had lots of conversations about each day's dive. And, of course, the diving on Bonaire is amazing. We've been diving here since 1993, and the health of the reef and amount of marine life is simply incredible. It's the best we've ever seen it! We will definitely stay at Port Bonaire in Oceanvista on our next trip to Bonaire, hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful condo in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The condo had everything and anything we needed. The grounds were beautifully kept. Having Dive Friends next door makes diving so convenient. The town, supermarkets, restaurants and dive sites are all nearby. One recommendation would be to rent a pickup truck or van (dive bus) if you plan to dive. Small cars can't handle tanks and dive equipment and believe me you will want to make shore dives. Connie gives good recommendations for restaurants, etc. Take her up on them.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Aweson Accompdations

  • 5 of 5

The place was great. Convenient location, right across from the airport, next to the beach, and water access right from the pool location. This is our second time at Port Bonaire and would definitely stay again. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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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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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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