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Pelican Reef, Private Oceanfront top location, near the centre of Kralendijk.

Bedrooms 2
Space 232 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Private Oceanfront House on top location, 2 Bedrooms , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Pelican Reef is a real beach house, ideally located on the fringes of Playa Lechi, at the very rim of the Caribbean Sea. The center of Kralendijk, Bonaire’s main village, is hardly a 15 minute walk away, as are most of the activities,main restaurants and shops.

The house itself, carefully tucked away in lush tropical greenery, could be described as casual and intimate. The interior is cozy: island style with local accents and an occasional splash of Caribbean color.

The house is equipped with all the comforts to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

There are two bedrooms, with twin beds, A/C and ceiling fans. The comfortable bathroom has a large step-in shower. The kitchen is fully equipped. All doors and windows are screened.Picnic equipment and coolers are also available. Outside you will find our gas barbeque, feel free to use it! Furthermore there are quite some lanterns to turn our beach area into a real fairy-tale decor.

Pelican Reef sleeps maximum 4 guests. For larger groups, the beach house, Villa Ganshi, next door, is also available, subject to availability and at agreed rate.

Pelican Reef is all about easy outdoor living: a constant airy breeze provides the perfect temperature.The spacious porch offers plenty of shade,a hammock and plenty of seating. There is a nice sundeck with sun loungers. From your own private beach and swim dock you can go snorkelling or diving on the house reef "Something Special. You can enjoy the fantastic sunsets and starry moonlit skies in the evening.

But the main feature is without any doubt the peace and quiet this idyllic house has to offer.

Keywords: Beach House,Oceanfront Villa, at one of the best spots on Bonaire, close to centre of Kralendijk.

More Details

Pelican Reef House Bonaire
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, dutch
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

Why Pelican Reef House Bonaire chose Playa

The location of Pelican Reef is unique, there are just a few places like this on Bonaire where you can walk straight into the sea.

Pelican Reef is all about easy outdoor living, a constant airy breeze provides the perfect temperature. The spacious porch offers plenty of shade and seating, there is a nice sundeck with loungers, deck chairs, and a hammock. Our swim dock allows you to slip straight into the turquoise Caribbean Sea to have a swim, to snorkel or have a dive on our house reef "Something Special.

What makes this villa unique

The main feature is without any doubt the peace and quiet this house has to offer... with your own private beach to enjoy fantastic sunsets and starry moonlit skies.

Guestbook comments from the owner


My thoughts began as prose... but your photos awoke sensation and the words and images began to form more like a poem

I am not a poet but feel free to use my entry if it would be of help to you and PR.

Peacefully, tranquilly, the water gently serenades the night,

as light cast from the tiniest sliver of moon dances -Monet-like- upon the sea surface.

Surrounded otherwise in solitude and silence,

you now dangle your four legs from your pier into warm water,

You are sipping your Rioja, and your love - her Cognac.

You have arrived.

Pelican Reef!

You wish/dream time stand still, and, for a lovely week, it does.

And every year, you promise yourself more:

Knowing that a week is too short; indeed even a life…

Hush, silence; you fear to share this secret with your friends:

You want/need this place/piece of peace

Always available for you two..two alone.

Be still brain! Be kind.

Others need the sun, sea, surf, silence,

Moon, peace, solitude, tranquility,

Water, warmth, wonder, love…

Have a heart, share.

After all, Kees does..

Pelican Reef! .

Happy New Year!

Tim and Linda, 2010 à 2011

Best, tim
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Playa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 232 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • mobile phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 and a outside shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2) 2 box springs together as 1 bed (76 x 72 inch), Baby Cribs (1) On request
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Pelican Reef, Private Oceanfront top location, near the centre of Kralendijk.
average rating of 4.94 based on 52 reviews

Amazing great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Very private property with nice amenities. This was the perfect honeymoon destination for us!

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than home

  • 5 of 5

The owner continues to make improvements to this beautiful small villa. The kitchen is better equipped than our home and the outside space is well maintained . The garden is a haven for small birds and we spent hours watching the hummingbirds and bananaquits . Access for diving 'Something Special' dive site is straight from the back of the house and the snorkelling is good too. We have stayed here for a number of years and it would always be our first choice for our Bonaire holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 10/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We have spent our fourth summer vacation at Pelican Reef, and as previous years the place is great! Especially for snorkelers and scuba divers this is a fantastic location with the dive site "Something Special" just meters outside the dock. On the "house reef" we have encountered turtles, eagle rays, octopus, tarpons and a variety of smaller stuff.

Already looking forward to our next stay in the summer of 2018.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic--would easily book again!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Private dock makes a big difference when you want to truly enjoy your time on the ocean in Bonaire. The reef at night even has octopus. We saw one 3 nights in a row. Lots of eels come out at night as well. There's even a coral nursery growing towards the edge of the drop off. The house is very clean and very open. It's nice to have the entire house have a cross breeze.. we didn't rent a car the first week and it worked out perfectly since gooodive is right across the street and you can rent a half day truck from them to take you to different dive spots for only $15 pp. A few restaurants are within walking distance (pasa bon pizza, 2 different Chinese restaurants, between 2 buns etc). There's also a delivery service "dinner in a box Bonaire" that will pick up and deliver to you since none of the restaurants deliver. We walked to a local market in town the first day and picked up some groceries You won't need or want to leave the house though--it's very welcoming. The reef is of course spectacular anywhere you go on the island. The highlight of the house for me is the back area since it has a lot of seating options throughout the yard--from stretching out to sitting on the dock and enjoy the sunset. Lots of shade too makes a huge difference if you don't want to burn but still enjoy the outdoors all day. Sigh* we had to leave but wow the memories and we do want to come back! :)

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifull beach house with the best view ever!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, neat and had everthing you need. Close to Kralendijk, which is nice. We loved having a hammock and kajak. Snorkeling in the sea in front of the house was amazing, even was the view. We loved our stay and Will come back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Bonaire

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Pelican Reef. Each day we swam and snorkeled from our very own dock, even did some night snorkeling, too.

The house was comfortable, clean and restful. If we ever go back to Bonaire, we will only stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Flamingo Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Spice beach club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Spice beach & coco beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Playa

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season 2017
1 May 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest
High season 2018
16 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest
Low season 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$46 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Administration costs AU$76.85
Tourist tax €5.0 p.p.p.n AU$107.59

RATES VALID FOR 2017 / 2018
We use the dollar price quoted below, so the price in € may be different because of the rate.
Weekly Rates / 7 nights stay : April 15 - Dec.15 / Dec.16 - Apr. 14
1 bedroom use /1 or 2 guests: USD 1900 / USD 2100
2 bedroom use /3 or 4 guests: USD 2300 / USD 2500

The mandatory tourist tax of $ 5,50 per person per day is additional. When staying with more then 2 guests and more then a week the tourist tax will adjusted to the amount of guests and nights of staying.

When paying with credit card we charge you 2,7% administration costs over the total rental price per week. Standard charge is $ 55,00 for one week/two persons.

Please ask for the cancellation policy, we always find a solution!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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