About this listing
Charming 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage 3 minute walk from Caribbean sea & coral reef. Great location, garden with Palm trees and shade trees. Clothes washer, great security, wi-fi, airco, large outdoor areas, BBQ. Walk to town. A perfect paradise!
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. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage a three minute walk from Bonaire's famed, pristine coral reef. Fully renovated 3 years ago. Big garden with a mix of Palm trees, native trees, and a cactus garden. The Cottage has excellent security with new glass and steel shutters and doors. We have never had a break in. Full screens on all windows and sliding doors, (some rentals don't have them), to keep out mosquitoes. Full service Dive Friends dive shop a few minutes walk away. (Discount available with rental. Make sure to ask me and I will have voucher sent to you. ) Constant Caribbean breeze from Bonaire's trade winds keep the house cool. 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 beds (can be configured for one large bed, a queen, or 2 twin beds in each room). 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. ** October update ** Just returned from a week at Buttonwood Cottage. Spent a lot of time at Eden Beach, Sorobon Beach windsurfing, diving, snorkeling. Also LOVE our days at Harbour Village resort, (a two minute drive from the cottage), which has a lovely 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. This time we tried a new restaurant called "At Sea," for a really amazing dining experience. It is the number 2 rated restaurant in the entire Caribbean.
** 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. As well as being very 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.
A charming cottage with a big garden of palms and native trees. Excellent security. Full kitchen, big porch, rinse tanks, and a clothes washer. The town of Kralendijk with nightlife and shopping are only a 10 minute walk away. The sea and fantastic snorkeling and diving are a few minutes walk from the cottage. The cottage has a perfect central location from which to access all areas of the island.
Interaction with Guests
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!
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. It is not a resort, and is priced accordingly. Resort areas like Harbour Village are very nearby and easily accessible.
We recommend a car or a scooter to see all of Bonaire, but there are plenty of activities within walking distance.
Other Things to Note
Minimum stay is 5 nights. Contact me for discounts on stays of 7 nights or more.
CHECK OUT TIME IS 10:00 a.m. Debits against Security Deposit: Towels: $20, Keys: $25, Keys lost or Stolen: $100 (Locks will have to be changed), Safe Lockout: $50, Cell Phone Lost: $50, Cell Phone No Balance: $20 Garden Gate left open resulting in loss of plants (Donkeys): Cost to replace plants with full accounting to tenant. No Smoking. No loud parties. No big groups.
A&B CAR RENTAL will provide transportation to and from the airport when picking up or dropping off a car. You can also take a taxi from the airport and they will deliver the truck or SUV to you at Buttonwood Cottage as per your arrangement (they all know where it is). They are at (phone number hidden) or (email hidden)ere are other car rentals on Bonaire but we recommend A&B for efficiency, price, and cars/trucks that can go all over the island and in the park.
Electricity and Water are very costly on Bonaire, but they are included in the rental price. Please use minimal electricity --- make sure to TURN OFF air conditioners/AIRCO in bedrooms when you aren't in the house. We don't even use the AIRCO at night. It's very pleasant to sleep with all the shutters open and enjoy the nighttime breeze.
Additionally the SHOWER HEATER is an INSTANT POINT-OF-USE HEATER. It must be TURNED OFF, or the heating element will burn out, and it will run up the electric bill as well.
If you'd like to do laundry, one of the keys opens the gate on the porch where the washer is. There is a line for drying behind the Bamboo porch fence.
Please don't leave outdoor furniture cushions out overnight, or in the rain, they will take a long time to dry. Thanks!
Please make sure the garden/driveway gate is always closed.
At the end of your stay, please do not leave dirty dishes. Also, please take out the last of your garbage. There is a green garbage can to the left, set into the wall, as you are looking at the house.
TELBO (Internet/TV) First step, turn on white router under TV if it isn't turned on. Find SSID - TELBO_AE01. The TELBO (Security) KEY for your wifi computer setting - (phone number hidden)
House Manager is: Baasje. Best way to reach him is email: (email hidden) or ph(phone number hidden) or (phone number hidden)
Please know that it is VERY important to lock the house when you aren't there, and put away out of sight, all visible valuables (computers, phones, cameras, jewelry). There are large closets in each bedroom. Also, use the floor “bolt" lock on the sliding door every time you go out.
Please note: A few guests recently have had their things, including keys to the cottage, stolen from their car or on shore at dive and snorkel sites. At Buttonwood Cottage we are very security conscious, and so have had the locks changed each time. This is very expensive on Bonaire, and of course can completely ruin your vacation. Not good! So PLEASE USE A DIVE BAG AND TAKE YOUR THINGS UNDER THE WATER WITH YOU. We have now had to add key replacement costs ($100 to change locks), to the list of debits to the security deposit, in the unhappy event that the key is stolen.
Don't forget: CHECK OUT time is 10:00 a.m.
They don't take American Express Credit Cards almost anywhere on Bonaire. Bring your Visa/Mastercard.
Thank you and have a wonderful time in Kralendijk, on the beautiful, peaceful island of Bonaire. We hope that you love it as much as we do!!