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CONTENTS

Bonaire Map

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Introduction

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Houses

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Meet the Team

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Regatta Residence

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Property in the Spotlight

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Caribbean Club

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Commercial Property

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Investment Property

Apartments

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Land

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Just Listed

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3D Tours

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Buying Real Estate and Residing in Bonaire 38

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CONTACT US Kaya Grandi 24-A, downtown Kralendijk Tel: + 599-717-7362 in Bonaire Toll free from the US: +1-866-611-7362 www.bonairehomes.com info@bonairehomes.com Find Us on Facebook and Instagram! www.facebook.com/REMAXBonaire www.instagram.com/remaxparadisehomesbonaire On the cover: Crown Ridge. See page 7 for details. 2


Bon Bini (Welcome) to Bonaire! Just like you, we love our island paradise whose charms extend from its beautiful waterfronts to its backcountry bird habitats. Perhaps you’ve soaked up the sun on our gorgeous beaches and enjoyed our world-class watersports--scuba diving and snorkeling, kitesurfing and windsurfing. If Bonaire’s never-ending summers, always-dazzling sunsets and welcoming culture have you considering a place of your own, we’re here to help. Whether it’s a part-time vacation villa or a full-time retirement home, an apartment overlooking the sea, a family home in the hills or a building lot for the blueprints of your dreams, we can help you find your own slice of paradise. We have listings to suit every budget and every design style, from traditional island architecture to contemporary new construction. If you see something you like here, you can always find more information and photos, along with new state-of-the-art 3D tours, on our website at bonairehomes.com RE/MAX Paradise Homes – Bonaire can help with all your real estate needs on the island. In addition to residential real estate transactions, we also handle vacation and long-term rentals and property management, commercial transactions and appraisals. Our office provides expert consulting on a wide range of real estate matters. We’re always happy to see new faces in our office, which is conveniently located on Kralendijk’s main street at 24-A Kaya Grandi. Stop by and check out our ever-changing window display of all the latest listings. Keep up with us from afar by following our Facebook page, where you can also sign up to our monthly newsletter (facebook.com/REMAXBonaire). Find even more island photos and new listings on our Instagram feed (www.instagram.com/ remaxparadisehomesbonaire). So go ahead and dive in to our offerings, starting with featured homes on the next page. Bob Bartikoski | Broker/Owner And the entire RE/MAX Paradise Homes – Bonaire Team Office: +599-717-7362 | US Toll-Free: +1-866-611-7362 info@bonairehomes.com 3


HOUSES Our inventory of stand-alone, single-family homes offers options for every budget, from modest family homes in Bonaire’s well-established neighborhoods to grand villas offering every luxury and sweeping sea views. From traditional island style to modern European construction – and even unique, off-the-grid eco-friendly design -- we have a range of aesthetics to suit your personal taste. Many of our homes are move-in ready, and come completely furnished. Others are blank slates ready for your own personalization. Make a list of your “must-haves” and your “would-be-nices,” and let us know how we can help you find the perfect home.

Crown Court 13 | $1,450,000 Castillo Quillermo is one of the largest villas on Bonaire, located in the upscale residential area of Sabadeco. The villa consists of spacious and luxurious rooms (7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms), large open floorplan, pool, unobstructed ocean views and is surrounded by palm trees and tropical vegetation that provide lots of privacy. There is the possibility to easily divide the ground and first floor into 2 separate units, each with its own entrance. Take a virtual 3D tour here: tinyurl.com/y9umueom 4


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Crown Terrace 13 | $1,499,000 Realize all your island lifestyle dreams in this breathtaking 4 bedroom/5 bath villa in the upscale Sabadeco Terrace neighborhood. Unique in its Mediterraneaninspired colors and architectural details, this home was built to maximize its private location on the sweeping hillside. Admire panoramic island and sea views from the spacious outdoor living areas, the swimming pool or your private upstairs master suite’s private terrace. There is also a main level master suite with walk-in closet and en suite shower and soaking tub. The home also includes a sophisticated office/library with extensive built-in wooden shelving - a rare find on Bonaire. 5


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Crown Terrace 34 | $1,035,000 Just walking into this home takes your breath away! The simple yet elegant floor plan plus the meticulous attention to detail makes this a one of a kind home on Bonaire. Perched high in Sabadeco Terrace, this home enjoys a view over the entire western side of the island. Views to Klein Bonaire are limitless. The villa has a sleek, modern design yet is open and inviting. You need to see this home in order to appreciate the thoughtfulness of its design and quality of its construction. 6


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Crown Ridge 15 | $895,000 Move right in to this furnished turn-key villa, and wake up every morning in the master suite to sunshine on turquoise water. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Sabadeco offers easy beach access, its own pool and plenty of room for guests and entertaining. With a custom chef’s kitchen, spacious porches and a pool overlooking the ocean, this property also offers excellent rental potential as an investment. Take a virtual 3D tour here: tinyurl.com/m5oyd3b 7


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Hamlet Villa 14 | $895,000 There is a lot to be said for this villa. This home is set in a great location and is designed for easy living right on the water. This large home is located in the Hamlet Villa area of Hato, just north of Captain Don’s. This home also features three large bedrooms, and each bedroom has its own living room space with one bedroom also including a small kitchenette area. This home has plenty of room and can easily host 6 to 10 people comfortably. Take a virtual 3D tour here: https://tinyurl.com/y9mjvrde 8


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Crown Ridge 19 | $699,000 Located on one of the most upscale streets on the island, this luxurious modern home has the rare combination of ocean view AND beach access. Just walk across the street to the Andrea I dive site and beach. The flexible floorplan provides either four bedrooms, or three bedrooms and an office, home theater or locked owner’s storage room. Three huge porches and patios are on the wind, so cooling breezes always blow through the house. Take a virtual 3D tour here: https://tinyurl.com/ybqs2nrm 9


HOUSES Kaya Safir 13 | $1,390,000 • • • • • •

Located in Santa Barbara 8 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms Lot size: 4700 m2, owned land Total living area: 1300 m2 2 houses + 1 guest house Pool, large garden, garage

Playa Lechi 14 | $645,000 • • • • • •

Located in Kralendijk on the boulevard 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Lot size: 417 m2, owned land Large porch with ocean views 5 minute walk to downtown 3D tour: tinyurl.com/md9bltm

El Pueblo 20 | $545,000 • • • • • •

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Located in El Pueblo 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms Lot size: 644 m2, lease land Total living area: 280 m2 Swimming pool with sundeck Unobstructed ocean views


HOUSES Bona Bista A42 | $415,000 • • • • • • •

Located in Bona Bista 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Lot size: 1664 m2, owned land Total living area: 172 m2 Modern open floorplan Swimming pool with sundeck 3D tour: tinyurl.com/y8x7ojo9

Kaya Inglaterra 7A | $379,000 • • • • • •

Located in Kralendijk 5 bedrooms / 3.5 bathrooms Lot size: 495 m2, lease land Total living area: 240 m2 Flexible, multi-use design Within walking distance to town

Bona Bista A20 | $339,000 • • • • • •

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Located in Bona Bista 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Lot size: 928 m2, owned land Total living area: 152 m2 5 minutes drive to downtown 3D tour: tinyurl.com/yao585e9


HOUSES J.A. Abraham Boulevard 10 | $330,000 • • • • •

Located in Kralendijk 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Lot size: 273 m2, owned land Total living area: 100 m2 Just a few minutes walk to town and steps away from the ocean

Caribbean Club Villa 302 | $302,000 • • • • • • •

Located in Barkadera / Hilltop 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Lot size: 208 m2, lease land Total living area: 120 m2 Spacious porch, rinse tanks, storage 2 communal pools & dive shop 3D tour: tinyurl.com/yc4tng2l

Kaya Virgo 15 | $299,000 • • • • • •

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Located in Belnem 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Lot size: 834 m2, lease land Total living area: 186 m2 Spacious open floor plan Large covered porch on the wind


HOUSES Perla Boneriano Villa Onima | $289,000 • • • •

Located in Hato 2 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms Total living area: 125 m2 Poolside villa located close to the ocean, dive shops and stores • Onsite parking, rinse tank, outdoor shower and laundry room • 3D tour: tinyurl.com/y8uvuayd

Kaya Nikkel 15 | $269,000 • • • • • • •

Located in Nawati 3 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms Lot size: 1032 m2, lease land Total living area: 170 m2 Roof terrace / laundry-storage room 360° ocean and island views 3D tour: tinyurl.com/yd4no65g

Kaya Antonio Neuman 3 | $250,000 • • • • • •

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Located in Playa Pabou 4 bedrooms / 3.5 bathrooms Lot size: 441 m2, lease land Total living area: 200 m2 Walking distance to town and ocean Currently in use as 2 separate units


HOUSES Kaya Saturnus 41 unit A | $220,000 • • • • • •

Located in Belnem 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Lot size: 744 m2, lease land Total living area: 115 m2 Walking distance to the ocean Top quality materials & construction

Kaya Mazurka 17 | €190,000 • Located in Nikiboko • 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom • Large laundry/storage room easily converted into third bedroom • Lot size: 603 m2, lease land • Total living area: 98 m2 • Separate storage of 12 m2 • 3D tour: tinyurl.com/yb8xf8c5

Kaya Kuardia 3 | $185,000 • • • • • •

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Located in Nikiboko 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Lot size: 839 m2, lease land Total living area: 130 m2 Mature well maintained garden Just a 5 minute drive to Kralendijk


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MEET THE TEAM

Bob Bartikoski Broker/Owner

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REGATTA RESIDENCE Bonaire’s exclusive REGATTA RESIDENCE project is a lifestyle concept created for those who welcome privacy and security. The uniquely designed residential area consists of bungalows and apartments, two swimming pools and gardens that offers a warm, friendly and safe gated-community. Centrally located, it is close to town as well as to the beaches, diving areas, marinas and airport. All of the project’s 23,000 m2 land is privately owned by the development company. Full ownership of each individual bungalow, apartment, garage or storage box will be passed on to its respective buyer. All remaining areas, such as both pools, community gardens, roads and security office will be owned, maintained and managed by the owners’ association. This legal construction allows the Regatta Residence community to restrict entry into the property and give the owners a firm and decisive grip on security and privacy matters.

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EXISTING HOMES FOR SALE Regatta Residence # 53 : 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / fully furnished Listed for $225,000 Regatta Residence # 54 : 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / fully furnished Listed for $215,000 Regatta Residence # 55 : 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / fully furnished Listed for $215,000 Regatta Residence # 59 : 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / fully furnished Listed for $215,000

NEW CONSTRUCTION Regatta Residence # 64 : 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / unfurnished Listed for $235,000 Regatta Residence # 65 : 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / unfurnished Listed for $235,000 Regatta Residence # 66 : 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / unfurnished Listed for $235,000 Regatta Residence # 67 : 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / unfurnished Listed for $235,000 Regatta Residence # 68 : 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / unfurnished Listed for $ 235,000 18


PROPERTY IN THE SPOTLIGHT Crown Shores 43 | $575,000

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Located in Sabadeco 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms Lot size : 2613 m2, owned land 3D tour: tinyurl.com/y9zphwac

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CARIBBEAN CLUB - BLUE TOWERS Located north of Kralendijk at the foot of Bonaire’s hills and just steps away from the most pristine dive sites, you’ll find Caribbean Club Bonaire. The resort combines affordable accommodations with full resort facilities, a restaurant, bar, two swimming pools, an on-premises dive shop/activity center, along with front office and security services. The Bue Towers consists of two units, each consisting of two studios on the ground floor and one penthouse on the top floor. Listed for $375,000 each. The units are sold fully furnished and subject to a property management contact. This contract can be ended as of September 30, 2021 with 1 year notice. Picture yourself in one of the units on a 3D virtual tour Blue Tower Unit A Studio 103 : https://tinyurl.com/y8j2t7rf Studio 105 : https://tinyurl.com/yd7tprgm Blue Tower Unit B Penthouse 102 : https://tinyurl.com/y9wr48p2 Studio 106 : https://tinyurl.com/y9wf2nh9

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Kaya Industria Pariba Lot 2878 | $1,200,000 This large well-constructed property is in a busy commercial location and is an excellent location for a manufacturing business with over 1030 m2 / 11086 sq. ft. of high bay manufacturing and warehouse space. This space is perfect for largescale manufacturing, cargo handling, warehousing and storage, self-storage, or your business! In addition, the property includes a large, upscale storefront (283 m2 / 3046 sq. ft. ) with a full counter, tiled floors and two modern bathrooms for customers. This space can also be divided into offices for your business. The first floor, spacious apartment (283 m2 / 3046 sq. ft.) has a large open concept kitchen and living room, three large bedrooms (each with an en-suite bathroom) and separate laundry/storage room. The apartment has a number of high-end finishes including custom-made doors and kitchen cabinets. There is even a roof deck where you can enjoy a nice sunset along with the cool ocean breezes.  Manufacturing equipment, inventory and furniture, not included. Take a 3D Virtual Tour here: Showroom + Apartment : tinyurl.com/y9ds29ph Warehouse + Workshop : tinyurl.com/y75s943f 21


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Kaya Jean B.F. Vitte 3 | $339,000 Enjoy a highly visible location for your business, plus an income-generating rental apartment all in one property. The property features 6 rooms (which can be used as bedrooms or offices), 5 bathrooms, spacious kitchen and a large open area suitable for a restaurant, showroom, or other purpose. The adjacent separate apartment features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with a separate entrance outside the gated property. Take a 3D Virtual Tour here: Main building: tinyurl.com/y89j6h7p

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INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Kaya Gobernador Nicolaas Debrot 21 | $549,000 A rare opportunity in central Kralendijk! This spacious home has 7 bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms, one additional main bathroom and a central, open kitchen, living room and lounge area on the main floor. This unique opportunity is just waiting for your creative ideas. Call or email to learn more today. Take a 3D Virtual Tour here: Main building : tinyurl.com/yabscv9z 23


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APARTMENTS Bonaire’s apartment buildings and townhouse complexes offer affordable island living in a variety of settings – beachfront, along the boulevard in town and sprinkled throughout neighborhoods both established and new. Providing communal amenities such as gardens, pools and on-site dive shops, multi-family housing comes in all shapes and sizes, from basic, affordable crash-pads to luxury penthouses. Apartments and townhomes make great getaways that can also provide vacation rental income to defray your ownership costs.

Den Laman Dradu Suite | $469,000 Part of the 15-unit Den Laman Resort, this 2 bedroom corner apartment is located on the second floor. It has a spacious kitchen, living/dining area and private baths in each bedroom. The large balcony provides unobstructed ocean views to the north and west. The complex is located opposite the “Bari Reef” dive site, has an on-site dive shop and is just a few minutes drive to downtown Kralendijk. The unit is being sold completely furnished. This is a great rental opportunity. 26


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Courtyard Village Building H | $567,000 The apartments on Courtyard Village Bonaire all have modern but typical Caribbean architecture. The exterior show different treatments, in keeping with the nature of the island and trying to minimize the impact of the construction in the landscape. Building H consists of in total two apartments (1 & 3 bedroom) on the ground floor and a penthouse on the top floor (2 bedrooms). All apartments feature a living room almost completely opening up to the porch, a semi-open kitchen, spacious bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms. The penthouse on the first floor can be reached by staircase build in a way to reduce noise to the ground floor apartments. All infrastructural pipes within the Courtyard Village project are constructed underground. The heating of water is provided for by environmentally-friendly and sustainable solar boilers. Sold fully furnished with existing rental contract which gives you a ROI of $ 52.000 per year in 2018, $ 55.300 per year in 2019 and $ 58.700 per year in 2020. 27


APARTMENTS Sea Side Suites | $795,000 • • • • • •

Located on the Boulevard 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms Total living area: 205 m2 Unobstructed ocean views Communal pool with hot tub High-quality construction

Cha Cha Cha Beach Apt 5 | $450,000 • • • • • • •

Located in Kralendijk 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Total living area: 145 m2 Unobstructed ocean views Across the street from the beach Within walking distance to town 3D tour: tinyurl.com/yddtled4

Windsock Apartment 5 | $320,000 • • • • • •

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Located in Belnem 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Total living area: 140 m2 Access to private beach Garden with swimming pool Excellent rental possibilities


APARTMENTS EEG Boulevard 75 Apt. E | $319,000 • • • • • • •

Located in Belnem 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Total living area: 125 m2 Top floor penthouse apartment Great ocean views Spacious covered porch, furnished 3D tour: tinyurl.com/ybnobw8u

Perla Boneriano - Morotin | $288,800 • Located in Hato • 2 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms • Total living area: 125 m2 • Close to the ocean and dive shops • Swimming pool, fully furnished • Ground or top floor apartment • 3D tour: tinyurl.com/k87wfch

Perla Boneriano - Makoshi | $279,000 • • • • • • •

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Located in Hato 2 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms Total living area: 125 m2 Just a few minutes drive to town Great rental possibilities Communal swimming pool 3D tour: tinyurl.com/yadaa2xu


APARTMENTS Club Nautico Apartment | $269,000 • • • • • • •

Building 2 Apartment 3 Located on the boulevard 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom Total living area: 110 m2 Unobstructed ocean views Within walking distance to town 3D tour: tinyurl.com/y8cq2zlw

Club Nautico Apartment | $199,000 • • • • • • •

Building 3 Apartment 6 Located on the boulevard 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom Total living area: 110 m2 Ocean views, fully furnished Centrally located, close to town 3D tour: tinyurl.com/yc7rm5gu

Courtyard Village - Trupial | $195,000 • • • • • •

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Located in Antriol 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Total living area: 112 m2 Great rental possibilities Communal swimming pool Close to town and the beach


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Luga Aleha Lot 19 | $225,000 This is a great opportunity to buy into a planned gated community containing about 30 homes on very large lots. This 750-acre development is designed by nature-lovers and lets you build your off-the-grid dream home surrounded by Bonaire’s natural beauty, while harnessing wind and solar power. Building restriction apply. Lot size : 112,757 square meters 32


LAND Crown Keys 1 | $899,000 • • • • • •

Located in Sabadeco Lot size: 2527 m2, owned land Building restrictions apply Easy and direct ocean access No time frame to start building Unobstruced ocean views

Crown Keys 19 | $749,000 • • • • • •

Located in Sabadeco Lot size: 2656 m2, owned land Building restrictions apply Utilities services at the road Easy and direct ocean access No time frame to start building

Crown West 221 | $199,000 • • • • • •

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Located in Sabadeco Lot size: 2017 m2, owned land Green zone on the south side Located at the end of a cul du sac Unobstructed ocean views Building restrictions apply


LAND Road to Sorobon | $139,000 • • • • • •

Located in Lac Bay area Lot size: 3280 m2, owned land Building restrictions apply Utilities services at the road Close to Sorobon and the mangroves Building permit in place

Crown West 214 | $135,000 • • • • •

Located in Sabadeco Lot size: 1715 m2, owned land Prestigious neighborhood Just a 10 minute drive to town Amazing views over Klein Bonaire and the Caribbean Sea

Kaya L.D. van Ree | $89,000 • • • •

Located in Sabana Lot size: 613 m2, lease land Centrally located, close to town Building consists of: entrance, storage, workshop, kitchen + toilet • Possibility to build another story • Building plans available

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LAND Kaya Krisolito Lot 980 | $69,000 • • • •

Located in Santa Barbara Lot size: 1000 m2, owned land Large lot in a quiet neighborhood Unobstructed views of the ocean and Klein Bonaire • No building obligation

Courtyard Village Lot 23 | $60,000 • • • • • •

Located in Antriol Pabou Lot size: 560 m2, owned land Just a 3 minute drive to Kralendijk Several building options Gated community Communal swimming pool

Hato Lot 4-D-2945 | $45,000 • • • • •

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Located in Hato Lot size: 548 m2, lease land No building obligation Quiet residential area Close to downtown Kralendijk


3D VIRTUAL TOURS

Tour your dream home on Bonaire without leaving your chair! RE/MAX Paradise Homes--Bonaire is the first real estate broker on the island to employ state-of-the-art 3D virtual tours. This allows buyers to walk through our listings, room by room, experiencing the views and seeing close-ups of details such as kitchen appliances. Buyers can now view both two-dimensional floor plans and three-dimensional “dollhouse� perspectives to check out their dream homes from anywhere in the world. 3D tours also provide a full virtual reality experience via a mobile phone via iPhone and Android devices, a 3D viewer such as Google cardboard and the Matterport VR App. We can show off properties in a whole new way, saving buyers time and hassle while they search for their dream home or apartment. See how our 3D tours work with a many of our listings, as noted throughout our catalog. Thanks to this technology, RE/MAX Paradise Homes--Bonaire can offer open houses of our listings 24/7/365 from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Once you find the property of your dreams, give us a call at 599-717-7362 / toll free US +1-866-611-7362 or send us an email at info@bonairehomes.com.

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JUST LISTED: New Properties Fresh on the Market Crown Terrace 5 | $520,000 • • • • • •

Located in Sabadeco 4 bedrooms / 4.5 bathrooms Lot size: 1532 m2, owned land Total living area: 450 m2 Office, laundry room, garage Wrapped around porch with amazing ocean and island views

Kaminda Essequibo lot 3436 | $39,000 • • • • • •

Located in Tera Kora Lot size: 859 m2, lease land Spacious flat parcel No timeframe to start bulding Building plan available Zoning: Woongebied I

Courtyard Village Apt. J3| $140,000 • • • • • •

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Located in Antriol Pabou 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom Total living area: 66 m2 New construction Communal swimming pool Great rental possibilities


Buying Real Estate and Residing in Bonaire What You Need to Know Bonaire is a great place to invest in a second home, no matter where you reside. And thanks to changing rules, it’s also easier and more beneficial than ever to become a permanent resident, especially for Americans. There are many reasons Bonaire Real Estate is a good investment: • legendary fabulous weather that carries virtually no risk of hurricanes; • political stability afforded by the island’s legal status as a municipality of Holland; • a growing local economy • modern amenities such as high-speed internet and quality health care services • a welcoming local culture The number one reason, though? Residential real estate here is very affordable and offers big bang for the buck. Always dreamed of private beach access, your own boat dock, ocean vistas and sunset cocktail on your patio? On Bonaire, they can be yours for a fraction of the price you’ll find on other Caribbean islands or even the mainland coasts. Thinking about taking the plunge? Knowing a few basis ground rules can make the process of purchasing a home in a foreign country a lot less daunting. • No limits on real estate ownership. Unique to Bonaire, there are no restrictions on the sales of real estate to non-residents. Property owners enjoy strong legal protections similar to property rights in North America and most European countries, no matter their primary residency. • A similar sales process. The sales process here is very similar to buying real estate in the U.S., Canada or Europe. Both buyers and sellers can engage an agent to represent them, and carry out negotiations on their behalf. • Obtaining a mortgage. Mortgages are available from local banks, though there are regulations specific to the island that we can detail for you. The legal end of the process is overseen by a governmental authority known as a notaris, who functions as the title insurance company, supervises the deed transfer and handles the escrow funds. • Benefits to permanent residency. Becoming a permanent resident in Bonaire carries additional benefits, including access to free health care and lower property and income taxes. The RE/MAX Paradise Homes – Bonaire staff are experts in all things local. We are happy to provide more details and answer questions anytime. Contact us at +599-717-7362 / toll free US +1-866-611-7362 / info@bonairehomes.com 38


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RE/MAX Paradise Homes Winter 2018 Catalog  

Find your dream villa, family home, condo, apartment, or commercial property on the sunny Caribbean island of Bonaire.

RE/MAX Paradise Homes Winter 2018 Catalog  

Find your dream villa, family home, condo, apartment, or commercial property on the sunny Caribbean island of Bonaire.

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