Excellent

4 reviews

1 / 16 Late afternoon view from the terrace.

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Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
6
Type:
Apartment
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

'Surface Interval' - the term divers use to refer to the period between dives - is the name we have chosen for our 2 bedroom luxury beachfront condo. The underwater experiences that you will have in Bonaire will be amazing and we want to be sure that when you come out of the water the great times continue. We chose everything about our vacation home, from location and furnishings, to electronics and amenities, with an eye to providing the most relaxing and enjoyable time possible.

Surface Interval is on the second floor of Bellevue, a 10 unit luxury beachfront condo located in the quiet residential neighborhood of Belnem. Here you will enjoy peace and quiet as well as easy access to the best that Bonaire has to offer. The town of Kralendijk, where you will find wonderful restaurants and shops, is only a few minutes away. Belnem is central to many of the best dive and snorkel sites and is a short drive to the kite-boarding beach and the windsurfing bay. Because Bellevue is located on the leeward side of the island, the water is almost always calm on your private beach. Stroll across the soft sand straight into the sparkling, warm, clear, water for a swim or a snorkel. Imagine grabbing your dive gear from the poolside dive locker and taking a short swim out to one of the finest reefs in the Caribbean. Have breakfast on your terrace, overlooking the pool and the beach, and watch for dolphins that sometimes swim by over the reef. Enjoy dinner while you watch a spectacular sunset, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the "green flash".

There are 2 bedrooms in Surface Interval, each with ensuite bathroom. Both bedrooms have queen size beds which were custom made to allow for twin size beds to slide underneath. All 4 beds feature top quality mattresses. We generally have 2 to 4 guests at a time but the entire apartment is equipped to accommodate 6 people for those special situations such as children sleeping in the room with their parents. Amenities in both bedrooms include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, built-in closets, dressers, night-stands, flat screen televisions with cable, DVD players, wireless high speed internet, alarm clocks, and hotel safes. One bedroom has a private balcony.

The living area has an open design with the kitchen, dining room, and living room all having a view of the Caribbean. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need to cook your meals at home including oven with ceramic cook-top, refrigerator/freezer with ice and water dispenser on the door, granite countertops, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, blender, electric tea kettle, and mixer. The dining room has a teak table with seating for 6. The living room has an air-conditioner, ceiling fan, cushioned teak seating, flat screen television with cable, DVD player, WII game console, portable Bose iPod docking station, wireless high speed internet, iPad, and 2 prepaid cell phones. There is a collection of books and DVDs and a set of fish, coral, and reef creature identification manuals. All doors and windows throughout the house have screens to allow you to enjoy the breezes.

Living on the second story is great for the view and for privacy. It also affords an extra level of security. Access is by stairs or elevator. For your peace of mind we have provided a wireless security system which you may choose to set when you leave the apartment, when you go to bed, or both. You will also find an electronic combination safe in each bedroom closet that is large enough to hold your laptops, cameras, passports, jewelry, wallets, and cell phones.

The view from the terrace is truly breathtaking. You will have an unobstructed view of the beach, the pool, the Caribbean sea, the island of Klein Bonaire, the mountains on the north end of Bonaire, the town of Kralendijk, and the sun setting over the sea. The furnishings include 2 cushioned teak recliners with foot stools, 2 cushioned teak lounge chairs, a teak dining table for four, a drying rack for towels and swimsuits, a ceiling fan, and lighting.

The island of Bonaire has so much to offer including consistently gorgeous weather, peace and quiet, friendly people, relaxed waterfront restaurants, kite-boarding, world-class windsurfing, the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean, and the best shore diving in the world. We think that there is no better place than Surface Interval from which to enjoy all this. Give it a try and we think you'll agree.

Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds

Owner profile

Bruce C

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Gloria M.

Beautiful Bonaire!

I literally cried when we left. We just returned and sadly are missing this beautiful island and PERFECT condo stay! Accommodations are so important to us when selecting a vacation spot. We do not choose "resorts" because we like to feel "at home" while vacationing, and this condo and its location accomplished just that and then some. The owners have gone above and beyond to provide a comfortable atmosphere. I can not say enough about the bed and pillows! Such comfort! The condo is exactly as pictured and clean! It was a super added plus to have the condo cleaned mid-week with clean towels. Note, though, that there is plenty of towels, linens and beach towels. The cleaning crew did a fantastic job!
This condo is well stocked and everything listed on this site is accurate. Pack lightly, you do not need much here at all. The in-condo washer was invaluable. You do not even need to bring clothes pins like I did as they are also provided!
The activities we did while on this island are way too many to list. Can only say WOW! Snorkeling, driving the entire circumference of the island visiting all the "yellow" rocks, mangrove kayaking tour and Cadushy in Rincon were some of our highlights. The beach and entrance to the water right off this unit is spectacular. The suggestion from Bruce to pack the cooler and stop at Between 2 Buns for sandwiches and take to Karpata was wonderful! Thanks Bruce!
The only "bump" in our stay was a minor miss-communication in getting the keys to the condo. Other than that, Bruce (owner) was immediately responsive to our e-mails.
Thank you for sharing your home away from home Bruce! We cannot wait to go back to the Surface Interval!

Stayed: May 2015
Submitted: May 14, 2015


Cobb Barksdale

Best place of 11 that we used in Bonaire

May 2015

Surface Interval is the most completely equipped rental we have ever stayed in. The owners have anticipated everything that we possibly could have needed. The layout of the unit is excellent, the patio and views are superb. If we are lucky enough to go back to Bonaire, we won't be looking past this spot for that visit.


Joe Wirthman

Spectacular Condo

March 2015

We just returned from Bonaire and had the most wonderful time. First off our condo was spectacular. We were so comfortable and everything we needed was there and more. The views couldn't have been better! We also snorkeled there and it was easy access and much to see. We loved adventuring out everyday and checking out the other snorkel sites. There is so much beauty and so much to see. We snorkeled at many of the yellow stone sites but 1000 Steps was probably our favorite! Bruce was so helpful with all of his many tips as to where to eat, snorkel, and anything else we needed. We loved all the restaurants we went to. Spectacular service and food at Capriccio's, Unbelievable, Ingredients and It Rains Fishes to name a few. Thanks for everything Bruce! We will definitely be back. We wish we never had to leave!

Keith & Rhonda
Purcellville, Virginia, USA

Best family vacation ever!

July 2013

We are a family of five and we have stayed at Surface Interval several times in June, July, August and November. We will definitely be back! The location is only minutes from town, but far enough away to avoid the town traffic. Great snorkeling and diving right off the private beach. Beautiful pool. The condo is extremely clean, comfortable, and beautifully maintained...with so many thoughtful extras. The amazing view, gentle breeze, and soft sound of the waves make the balcony my favorite place to be! Cannot wait till next time!

Tricia Ore

Best place on Bonaire!

January 2014

Location, location, location! The spectacular view from the terrace and the close and easy access to the water makes this the perfect Bonaire vacation spot. My husband and I have stayed at Surface Interval several times, after trying other locations, and have never been disappointed. The condo is beautiful, spotlessly clean and equipped with anything we have ever needed. I appreciate that it has been decorated with local art and love looking at the underwater photos on the wall as I'm an amateur underwater photographer myself. My very favorite thing about staying here is the terrace. There are fabulous views at any time of the day from there. I especially enjoy eating my breakfast out there and if we're not out diving (late starters sometimes), lunch as well. In between dives, it's the perfect place for reading on the comfy lounge chairs(me) or napping(my husband). If we spend too much time relaxing on the terrace we just gear up at the dive locker and walk right into the water from our personal beach right in front of the condo. The reef is close and there is lots to see. The owners, Bruce & Jean, and their management team have always been very helpful and accommodating. We especially appreciated their recommendations of Pasa Bon Pizza, Bobbejan's BBQ, Between 2 Buns and Lover's Ice Cream. They are now our favorite places to eat on the island as well and an important part of the Bonaire experience. It's a sure bet that we will be back to Surface Interval!