Welcome to Pelican Reef
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 10 minute walk away, as are most of the activities as well as the main restaurants and shops.
A House with a private beach
The house itself, carefully tucked away in lush tropical greenery, could be described as casual and intimate. The interior has a cosy 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.
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.But the main feature is without any doubt the peace and quiet this house has to offer.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.
Amazing View! Comfortable and Relaxing.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“
The house is located in a super convenient location with an amazing view. Since there is a large building next to the home, I was not expecting the privacy the patio provides. We spent quite a few afternoons escaping the sun watching the docked boats swaying in the wind. The patio furniture was very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, etc. Mark, the property manager, was extremely nice and helpful. We appreciated his friendship. And unexpectedly, we loved having Malou, the house cat, hang out with us. As anywhere on the island, be prepared for no see-ums and mosquitos - bring long pants, socks and whatever products work for you. Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay.Date of Stay: Dec 2019
A pearl in the Caribbean. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The online photos of the house and backyard beach are completely accurate! We were astounded by the exquisite beauty of the Caribbean in our backyard and the comfort and tasteful decor of the home. Something Special is an understatement.Date of Stay: Aug 2019
Another perfect stay at Pelican Reef! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“
As a family with twin boys, age 8, we have been vacationing on Bonaire for the last six years, staying at the Pelican Reef every time. We had a great time as always and are already planning our return next year. The property has a fantastic location with its own beachfront and a small “pier” that is perfect for taking in the breathtaking Caribbean sunsets, while sipping on an after-dive drink :) . Great snorkeling and scuba diving directly from the property on the dive site “Something Special”.Date of Stay: Jul 2019
Great place to stay ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“
Great place to stay, you can snorkel or dive right off the backyard.Date of Stay: Jun 2019
It was very easy to work with the owner.
Wij komen al zo’n 10 jaar op Bonaire en hebben diverse vakantiewoningen gehad, maar Pelican Reef staat met stip op 1. Hoe heeft die al die jaren aan onze aandacht kunnen ontsnappen. Het overtrof al onze verwachtingen. Een eigen strandje, uitzicht op klein Bonaire, prachtige tuin, privacy, en de boulevard en restaurants op loopafstand. Hoeven bij ons volgende bezoek aan Bonaire niet meer op zoek naar een vakantiewoning: we hebben hem gevonden!Date of Stay: May 2019
Lovely house on a perfect location directly at sea! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“
Second time we stayed in this lovely private house directly at sea. Not too big and not too small. It really feels at home. Well equiped kitchen, cosy area's to sit, good size bedrooms (with airco) and a lovely garden with good sunbeds, straight at sea. And, not to forget, the best spot for the sunset! Good parking at your own plot (secured) and at walking distance from the boulevard. Mark is there to welcome you and always wiling to help you. We booked already our next stay, for sure!Date of Stay: Apr 2019
The view never gets old ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“
Our second stay at Pelican Reef was -just like the first one- amazing! The house is really clean and neat, we love the hammock, many chairs and seats and very nice beds! Lets not forget the incredible view and the oceaan you can just step into from your backdoor. Snorkling in front of the house is amazing, so many fish and coral. Highly recommended!Date of Stay: Apr 2019
Wonderful vacation home!!! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“
We have stayed at this home multiple times and have never had a less than perfect experience. The caretaker, Mark, works very hard to help make our stay pleasurable. It is always a smooth, easy booking process and the owner is very easy to communicate with through emails. He will also let you know when the calendar opens for booking in the timeframe you need.Date of Stay: Mar 2019
Idyllic ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“
Date of Stay: Jan 2019
Once again a pleasure to stay at the Idyllic Pelican Reef. Last year for 3 weeks, this year we stayed for 5!
Truly idyllic. The perfect private place to come at rest.
Another Amazing Stay at Pelican Reef ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“
We've been coming to Bonaire since 1993 and have finally landed on Pelican Reef as our favorite "happy place" while on the island. Nothing beats opening up the wide glass doors, enjoying dinner on the deck and diving directly off your private dock. We've stayed in condos from the north to south on the island but this is a special place. We hesitate to share how wonderful it is so we can ensure we can schedule time to come back.Date of Stay: Dec 2018
Lovely house, very private with your own little ‘beach’ *****“
Lovely house, very private with your own little ‘beach’ and entry to the ocean! Very pretty snorkling site right in front of your house. We loved it!Date of Stay: Nov 2018
Mark picked us up from the airport and arranged a little breakfast for the next morning, you can ask him anything about the house and the island. We really recommend a stay here!
Home from home, 12th stay at Pelican Reef Bonaire already ! *****“
We have been staying at Pelican Reef for over 12 years. It is well equipped with plenty of places to enjoy the sea and sun of Bonaire. The house reef provides plenty of opportunities for divers and snorkelers alike. We hope to be back for 3 weeks next year.
Date of Stay Oct 19, 2018Date of Stay: Oct 2018
Prachtige locatie, maximale rust en comfort. *****“
Prachtige locatie, maximale rust en comfort. Keuken en huis is het algemeen is van alle gemakken voorzien, als je niet wil koken is er ook een BBQ. Vanaf het terras heerlijk uitzicht op de Caribbean en Klein Bonaire op de achtergrond.
Absolute aanrader!Date of Stay: Oct 2018
Shh! Don't tell anyone how wonderful this property is... *****“
... Let's keep this our secret so I can book my next stay! You know those vacations where you come home and you keep wishing that you were back on vacation? Our stay at Pelican Reef is still on our minds. PR has spoiled us for other properties in Bonaire. We've been coming to Bonaire since '92- condos up & down the island. Having this special home with so much open, waterfront space and dock made for a great vacation. I couldn't decide which outdoor spot was "my" spot- with a dock, sandy beach, open deck, covered deck to pick from. After each morning of diving it was great to squeeze in an easy but memorable dive on the "house reef", Something Special (saw 3 lobsters on our last dive). Every evening we would grab a glass of wine & head out to the dock to take in sunset. I had a bit of work to do on my laptop but it wasn't a chore given the amazing views from the back porch. The home offered lots of privacy (especially with the outside shower), security (great system & safe), all the cooking ammenities you could ask for- microwave, coffee maker, grill (but warning- no full oven) for enjoying dinner in. Communicatiion was clear & the caretaker, Mark, was responsive to questions. We even loved Malou the sweet visiting cat. We will be back so hold space for us!Date of Stay: May 2018
Another excellent vacation *****“
Date of Stay: May 2018
The property was clean and well maintained; we liked the new furniture added since our last visit; the property manager was attentive, helpful, and provided good service. Its in a great location for our interests. Our favorite activity is just snorkeling from the back of the house to the rock wall by the Something Special dive site, along with just lounging on the back deck and enjoying the view. We also enjoy going on the SeaCow boat snorkel to Klein Bonaire, a short walk from the house. In previous years we took the water taxi from Eden Beach to No-name beach on Klein. The Good Dive shop is a 5 minute walk and was a good source for a few water items we forgot. We tried a new restaurant for us - Mezze, Turkish food - and thought that was quite good, and we like the sandwiches at Between-Two-Buns. We have returned to Pelican Reef multiple times and recommended it to others.
Great place with excellent location! *****“
We had a great time at the Pelican Reef this summer, as we have had for the last five years. The house has a great location for snorkeling and scuba diving on the "Something Special" dive site in front of the property. Love watching the beautiful Caribbean sunsets from the dock. Already looking forward to our return next July.Date of Stay: Jul 2018
Private and peaceful“
Everything about pelican reef was wonderful. From contacting mark (the caretaker) when we were picking up our truck and him waiting for us with the gate open. Mark went over Everything with us which was great. We are used to getting to a place where we are going to stay , picking up a key and not knowing how anything works can be frustrating after a long day of travel. This was refreshing and less stressful after traveling to have someone there waiting for you. The place is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the outdoor space with the ocean at your feet. My husband and I are both divers and loved being able to put your gear on and dive off your own private pier. I take underwater pictures and love shooting super macro and the house reef is Something Special. One of the best reefs for taking macro pictures right off the pier. Loved every bit of this vacation and booked at pelican reef already for next year. Can't wait to get back to this slice of paradise and I just got off the plane.Date of Stay: Sep 2018
Exceeded all expectations“
Pelican Reef was the Ideal place in Bonaire. From Breakfast, dive planning and evening games on the patio overlooking the water, to evening sunsets on the dock the setting was perfect. And the snorkeling and diving right off the dock in the back yard were fabulous. The dock was perfect for kitting up for diving the house reef, "something special" right off the shore. My kids stayed at 35-40 feet and the reef life was amazing. While the reef is a little deep (starting about 20 feet) for snorkeling, the snorkeling along the shore is pretty incredible. Work your way down to the Jetty wall "to the right". The more we got to know the island, the happier we were with our choice of Pelican Reef. We came across our 2nd and 3rd choices for houses and that made us that confirmed that we made the right choice. We used one of the concierge diving services on the island that met us at the house to plan the week. Overall the most relaxing diving, waterfront experience ever.Date of Stay: Aug 2018