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BUTTONWOOD COTTAGE, 3 min walk from the sea, with Tropical Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 97 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, with All Modern Conveniences and a Big Garden with Palapa

Remember, Bonaire isn't in the hurricane belt, properties have not been affected. Charming 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage a three minute walk from Bonaire's famed, pristine coral reef. Fully renovated 4 years ago. Big garden with a mix of Palm trees, native trees, and a cactus garden. MARCH 2017 UPDATE:: We just returned from a wonderful and relaxing week on Bonaire! Added new plantings and pots, added a new stereo and a microwave and new shelves for the kitchen, as well as Vertisol blinds to the big living room slider to cool the cottage. Long term and vacation rentals available, contact me for a quote! We now have a 9X12 Palapa for more outdoor space -- making Buttonwood truly a tropical paradise! It has a concrete floor and pitch roof of palm leaves, perfect for dining, reading, or just relaxing. Buttonwood sleeps 4 people very comfortably. Chic and bright, breezy and sunny. GREAT SECURITY, with in room safe and special steel and glass shutters on windows and doors. The Cottage has excellent security with new glass and steel shutters and doors. We have never had a break in. Buttonwood is an ECO-FRIENDLY house, using 80% grey water in the garden. Screens on all windows and sliding doors, (some rentals don't have them), keep out mosquitoes. Constant Caribbean breeze from Bonaire's trade winds keep the house cool, bedrooms have new air conditioners. Inside you will feel like you are outside, which is it's charm. All modern conveniences: flat screen TV, powerful WI-FI, CAC in bedrooms, instant hot water shower. All new appliances and furniture, excellent new beds (can be configured for one large bed, a queen, or 2 twin beds in each room). Fully outfitted kitchen with full coffee and tea set up, gas stove and microwave. Rinse tanks for your dive gear on the porch. Washer for your clothes. Parking for your car. Rural neighborhood, friendly people and a great location, (a ten minute drive from Flamingo airport). Kralendijk's restaurants, nightlife and shops a 10 minute walk away. Washington Slagbaii park a 15 minute drive away. What we love about it the most is the location, the proximity to the sea, the breeze, the birds and the packs of Bonarian parrots and parakeets sailing overhead in the trees at twilight. We spend a lot of time at Eden Beach, Sorobon beach windsurfing, diving, snorkeling. Harbour Village resort, a two minute drive from the cottage, has a lovely (fee) beach for snorkeling, sunning, reading under the palm trees, excellent restaurant and full spa. Eden Beach, a two minute drive away, is great for drinks and casual dining by the water. They sometimes have live bands on weekends. Then there are our usual favorite restaurants, bars, and shopping a ten minute walk away in Kralendijk. Try "At Sea," for a really amazing dining experience. It is the number 2 rated restaurant in the entire Caribbean. Stay with us and receive a 10% discount on Air/Nitrox, Boat diving and Courses at Dive Friends Bonaire, about a five minute walk from the cottage.

** Please remember that the security at Buttonwood is very good, the house itself is like a safe, with steel bars inside the attractive glass shutters. This is a real neighborhood, living among Bonaireans and other vacationers. The people are very nice, the breeze, the sea, the swimming and snorkeling, scuba, and sailing are all close at hand. The relaxed pace, the natural beauty are wonderful. Resort areas like Sunset Beach and Harbour Village are very nearby. The "hotel strip" is about a five minute drive away. As well as being near the sea, the location is central, and so is very convenient to all points on the island.

*** A SPECIAL PLUS is that the house manager will meet guests at the airport and accompany their transportation to Buttonwood. No chance of getting lost! He will also always be available to address any concerns at any point during your stay. I'll happily answer any questions by email or phone. PLEASE NOTE: House manager will meet you at the airport but he DOES NOT provide transport. He will accompany you to your car rental and to Buttonwood, or your taxi. Thanks! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about Buttonwood Cottage and Bonaire. This is a vacation and long term rental property, contact me for a quote!

More Details

Property Manager
Rue Matthiessen
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, dutch, Property manager speaks Dutch, English and Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Playa

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 97 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower with Instant Hot Water Heater
  • Large Bathroom with storage/hairdryer/double mirrors, and instant hot water heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Can be configured as 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be configured as 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds
  • Both Bedrooms can be configured as 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tri-Lingual (English/Dutch/Spanish/Papiamento) Property Manager will meet you and provide transportation to and from the house as well as answer any questions you might have. They have extensive knowledge of Bonaire and can provide info re: car rental, grocery shopping, personal chef, diving bookings, just ask!


Nearest Beach
0.07 Miles
Caribbean for snorkeling and diving, 4 min. walk
Car: recommended

Buttonwood Cottage is located in Kralendijk, just enough out of the town to be a peaceful spot. It is a four minute walk away from the crystal blue clear waters of the Caribbean sea, and the Yellow Submarine dive shop. Easy snorkeling and diving right there, a few steps from the house. It is about a 7 minute walk into downtown shops and restaurants, so, no need to drive if you don't feel like it. The house is also in the 'center' of Bonaire, near the hotel strip, and about an equal 10-15 minute drive in either direction to arrive to the Washington Slagbaai Park and dive sites, or the other end of the island for Sorobon Beach, Jibe city, the salt flats, windsurfing and kayaking in Lac Bay.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Playa

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$87.21
Damage Deposit C$118.36


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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