Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 4
- english, Dutch
Planning a return soon
Yes the unit is across from the airport but it is only noticeable the infrequent times the truly large jets take off and then it is short lived and never noticable from the main bedroom. The other benefits of the location more than make up for this minor inconvenience.
Close to food, shopping, groceries and of course right next to Dive Friends. We used their rinse tanks and free lockers to store our big items and then its just a short walk though the gate to the unit.
And the complex is gated. We liked that. In fact we felt very secure the entire trip.
The complex is older but much of the unit has been up dated. The kitchen is the most well furnished of any rental we have had. It is large, open and very clean. The pots plentiful and in very good condition. The stove top is induction and the microwave/oven combo unit worked perfectly for our needs. The refrigerator is large and while there is not an ice maker there were plenty of trays so it was never a problem.
The screens in the unit or older and actually lift off to open the windows to a wonderful breeze. The screen on the door was damaged and we reported this at checkout so I am sure it has been addressed.
The master bedroom faces the ocean and has ac and a ceiling fan. There is a large flat screen tv and ensuite bathroom with a wonderful ceiling mounted rainfall shower head and a separate hand held head.
The second bedroom faces the street. It also has ac but no ceiling fan. There is an adjoining bathroom with shower and sink but no toilet. But there is a third powder room accessed from the hall with sink and toilet.
The living room is large and open with comfortable seating. The is also an overhead balcony/alcove but it is currently unfurnished.
The terrace? Well all I can say is that if we were not diving then we were right there enjoying the December weather and the view. You have a near perfect view of the town, the harbor, the north end of the island and the ocean. You can watch the cruise ships as they come and go. There is no direct view of the sunset but that also means there was not the scorching afternoon sun that can ruin many of the oceanfront experiences on Bonaire’s west side. And honestly we did not miss it.
Yes we enjoyed our stay and will likely stay there again on future trips.
Excellent, clean property just 5min's from the airport and ocean
Ron & Debby do an excellent job in giving advice, take action when and where needed. You are in good hands with them!
A Great 14 days at Port Bonaire with Lovely View
This was my husband & my 3rd trip to Bonaire. We are shore divers so having one of Dive Friends' dive shops just 25 or so steps outside the secured parking area was very convenient. We want an affordable, clean, secure unit with a kitchen, on the waterfront - on vacation. We have stayed mid island & further north previously. This 2 bedroom unit is located across the street from the airport (so very convenient for Avis car rental, arrival, & departure days), & with easy access to southern dive sites, as well as the mid & northern sites. My husband is a pilot and he stood on the back step watching the occasional incoming/outgoing flights. (The occasional air traffic wasn't intrusive; flights do not take off/arrive over the complex). The rental agent met us at the unit upon our arrival, provided a contact number, & was available for questions during our stay. The unit itself was secure, very clean, & appeared as described in the HomeAway website. The pool & complex were well maintained; it was quiet, & the view across the "inlet" to the ocean is lovely. (We watched, from our deck, a school of dophins swim off the shore our second afternoon). A couple evenings we walked down the street & caught the sunset, a block west of the complex. (This rental is the 2nd unit from the east end of the complex, therefore closest to the dive shop & enterance/exit gate).
If you enjoy a dinner/meal out, town is north (by car) about 10-15 mins. Patagonia ($$-$$$) was delicious, & we enjoyed Karel's as well, ($-$$) twice - both are downtown on the waterfront. We also discovered a couple resort restaurants to the south, Maui ($-$$) at Windsock resort was about a 5 mins drive. Downtown (& east of the waterfront just 1 block), Gio's iced deserts ($) still offers a great selection of mouth-watering iced flavors. We stopped at Between 2 Buns ($-$$) twice, but both times (around 4 pm) they were aleady closed. We decided their hours may mirror the downtown cruise ship schedule, so check ahead or go for breakfast/lunch.
Our stay was 14 days & we enjoyed a great time. If this (2nd floor/US standards) unit is within your budget, I would recommend it. The agent was very professional. :D
Well equipped and comfortable. Good management company. Would stay again.
We had a wonderful vacation in Bonaire. The condo was beautiful and had recently been updated. We were with a group and several had condos at this property. Our condo was by far everyone's favorite! It was equipped with every thing we could have possibly needed during our stay. This was our first condo/vrbo rental and it was great. We will be returning to beautiful Bonaire and we will be returning to this exact condo!