Shores 7

Shores 7

SHORES 7 was built in 1999

SHORES 7 was built in 1999 to create a place of tranquility and serenity that offers the right environment to relax, create and experience the full impact of nature.

Direct access to the sea

Direct and private access to the sea to swim, dive and snorkel


. . . . and relax on the Cabana

Sunset Cabana

Spectecular sunsets and a grand view along the coastline of Bonaire

Sea front of Shores 7

The design of SHORES 7 was inspired by the open architecture found in Latin America and Asia. The idea was to build a truly tropical house that allows the wind to play through the house, has ample space and is surrounded by nature.

SHORES 7 has an open architecture

SHORES 7 is a very private oceanfront residence, located on a 1.5 acre property

Shores 7

SHORES 7 was built in 1999 to create a place of tranquility and serenity that offers the right environment to relax, create and experience the full impact of nature.

The Residence

Shores 7 is a very private oceanfront residence, located on a 1.5 acre property. The caretaker's house is at the entrance of the property and is separated from the main building.

The main building has three floors; the lower, the middle and the upper level. The lower level and the upper level each have two bedrooms, while the kitchen and the living patio are situated on the lower level. The middle level offers a large studio/atelier.


The house is built on the rocks, the rocks are an integral part of the construction. Children call it the inside-outside house...

Whether you are by yourself or with others, you will always feel very much at ease with the magic of the house's surroundings: the sea, nature and space.


Garden and seaside

The Cabana is a beautiful place to enjoy the endless view over the sea, the sunsets and is also a perfect area to relax, to have a drink, to have lunch, to have dinner, to sunbathe and to swim. It is also a magic place for yoga.

The Writers-Hut is a place to retreat, to write, to reflect, to enjoy the peacefulness of nature as well as the tranquility to concentrate.

The large garden offers ample opportunities to BBQ, to sit and relax in the shade, to walk around...

Garden terrace Relax in the garden Garden Sea side Writers hut Writers hut Entrance to the sea Cabana Cabaña Cabana terrace Sunset from the cabana boardwalk Sunset view from garden
Garden terrace Relax in the garden Garden Sea side Writers hut Writers hut Entrance to the sea Cabana Cabaña Cabana terrace Sunset from the cabana boardwalk Sunset view from garden


Beach level

Beach view Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen Sitting corner in kitchen Beach terrace Bedroom lower level Bedroom beach level Bathroom Stairs from beach level to Studio
Beach view Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen Sitting corner in kitchen Beach terrace Bedroom lower level Bedroom beach level Bathroom Stairs from beach level to Studio

This level offers to walk out to the garden and beach. It has two large bedrooms each with a king-size bed, lounge chairs, a desk, air conditioning, private bathroom and a private patio.
A modern kitchen borders a large terrace with access to the garden and the sea.


Studio level

The Studio is situated on the middle floor. It is an entirely open loft-like space with 180 degree views of the sea, making you feel like you're inside and outside at the same time.

The Studio is a multipurpose space, where you may be inspired to paint, read, write, contemplate and meditate.
A large table which can be used as you wish, a seating area, hammocks, and hanging chairs accommodate multiple activities, while the studio's spaciousness allows a feeling of being without boundaries.

Sea view from studio Studio Studio balcony Studio Studio
Sea view from studio Studio Studio balcony Studio Studio


Upper level

Shores 7's entrance is at the Upper Level. At this level there are two bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed, air conditioning, private bathrooms and a private patio with garden views.

A spacious front garden beyond the caretaker's house at the entrance offers a warm welcome.

View on studio from entrance hall Terrace near bedroom upper floor View on studio from upper floor Bedroom Upper floor Bedroom 2
View on studio from entrance hall Terrace near bedroom upper floor View on studio from upper floor Bedroom Upper floor Bedroom 2


Services & Amenities


  • Pick-up service from the airport in Bonaire
  • Grocery package on your day of arrival
  • Water & electricity
  • Cleaning 3x per week
  • Laundry service
  • Caretakers live on the property (+ 2 dogs)
  • Manager Sunbelt Realty at your disposal during the full length of your stay


  • Use of artist materials and active use of the atelier in consultation with the owner
  • Direct access to the ocean
  • Private parking
  • All rooms have 110/220V sockets
  • iPod station and bluetooth speakers
  • Free wireless internet
  • Mobile phone for local calls
  • All bedrooms have mosquito nets, wardrobes, silent air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Two bedrooms have king-size beds, two have queen-size beds
  • Towels and bed linen
  • Modern, fully equipped kitchen (Bulthaupt), fans, air-conditioned
  • Nespresso coffee machine (2)
  • Refrigerator (2)
  • Kitchen utensils fully provided
  • Hairdryer (2)
  • Washing machine
  • Freshwater shower on the Cabana

Rates & Reservation

Prices per week

LOW SEASON April 15 - December 15
1-2 persons
$ 4.500,=
3-4 persons
$ 5.500,=
5-6 persons
$ 6.500,=
7-8 persons
$ 7.500,=


HIGH SEASON December 15 - April 15
1-2 persons
$ 5.000,=
3-4 persons
$ 6.000,=
5-6 persons
$ 7.000,=
7-8 persons
$ 8.000,=



The property is managed by Bonaire Oceanfront Villas, Bonaire's prime rental agency with recognised service of a very high standard and ample experience in hospitality management. So, you are in good hands during your entire stay.

All prices are ex. tourist tax ($5.50 per person per night) and 15% service charges


Please, contact us

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What our guests say...

Best Place

We had the pleasure of staying a couple of times at Shores 7. It is the most beautiful house on Bonaire. The views are stunning and the atmosphere is great. My favorite place of the house is the cabana, while overlooking the caribbean sea and little Bonaire you can relax and enjoy the peace of Bonaire . Even for us, living on Curacao, this place is the best place to stay for the hollidays!

Nana, Rogier, Diego and Zoë

[Curacao] - Vacation with family for 2 weeks in December 2014

A lovely Christmas holiday . . .

We have spent a lovely Christmas holiday at Shores 7 with our family

We were the first visitors after a major reconstruction and redecoration on the ground floor. Amazingly beautiful, comfortable, airy, cool and with lots of space!

Lots of “favorite spots” in- and outside. All ages (1-69) felt very well and happy here.

We sat for days on the lovely cabana on top of the rocks with a short staircase down into the sea, looking at the ever-changing sunsets and listening to the sea and the wind. Away from the daily hustle and bustle!

We experienced it as a privilege to stay for 2 weeks in this beautiful artistic home of Angela and Leendert

Margreet en Herre Rost van Tonningen

Stayed for 2 weeks in December 2014

Shores 7, such a wonderful place

Shores 7 is such a wonderful place on earth. You instantly find yourself immersed in the breathtaking ocean views and go with the flow from there. It's the ideal place for a creative endeavour. Or just to recharge in one of the lovely hammocks and cabana's. Either way, it will leave you feeling inspired.

Floris and Caroline

Stayed with friends for 2 weeks in December 2014

If paradise exist , it’s here. . . . .

The most beautiful house on earth!

The house feels so good,is so in harmony with nature; the sea , the sky.

It’s a pure place full of silence. Sunset on the cabanja is every day a special experience.

In and around the house you can find several inspiring places to be creative in many ways.

If paradise exist , it’s here.

Arie & Ay-Lan van Drongelen

[Finsterwolde, Netherlands] - Workshop/vacation with friends for 2 weeks in November 2014

Two wonderful weeks . . .

We enjoyed two wonderful weeks at Shores 7. In a spacious environment in which five couples could easily stay, we didn’t feel lost being with only the two of us. The house has an open structure which makes you feel in touch with nature all the time. The view from the house is magnificent; you can lie in one of the hammocks for hours and watch the sea. Always the same, and yet always different. If you want a refreshing dive, the sea is in front of you as your private pool. Would you know anything better than that! If you, however, don’t feel like hanging out or swimming, you could withdraw to that beautiful tranquil ‘writer’s retreat’ built on the wooden landing. Idyllic and inspiring. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Henk and Anneke, february 2013

Henk and Anneke Corthals

[Netherlands] with family for 2 weeks in February 2013

Inner and outer experience

I visited this magnificent house six times, each time for a period of 10 days. When I came for the first time to the entrance of the building it was an almost magical experience.

The big hall with an open roof and the stairs which follow the curve of the cliff (on the side of which the three floor house is build) makes the cliff part of a space where the feeling emerges that you do not enter a house, but a natural open area.

This is a very pleasant experience because there is an other effect when you descend the stairs to the middle floor. There you can at the same time experience a feeling of something like an inner part with a very high roof which covers a enormous surface of appr. 200 m2. Here you have a magnificent panoramic view on the ocean which is separated only by the garden. The fantastic possibility to share this open area with even 8 people and always being able to find your own spot to retreat is very comfortable. Downstairs the kitchen is a living room and there you feel more connected to the direct nature of the garden and the sea. Most of the rooms are connected to the garden so there is a lot of privacy.

The combined experience of inner and outer world at one moment is the magic of this house. In my opnion this house is a piece of art with the beauty and comfort from that everyone can enjoy who loves to feel nature and the sea.

Every time when I came there, I was impressed again by the very special experience this house and location gives.

Matty en Karin Hakvoort

[Monnikendam, Netherlands] - Vacation with friends for 2 weeks in 2012


Four or five times at Shores 7 (Sabadeko, Bonaire), the two of us, with a friend, and twice with a group of friends. Every time a good and different experience. The big open house where you can be apart together or together apart. A place to read, inside on the big sofas or in the cabana with the incredibly blue sea just underneath you. A place for a drink or confidences. A ladder separates you from a good swim. Or to paint while protected from the sun: everything is there. The air, the sun, the peculiar vegetation. The inspiration, the tables, brushes, water. It is a house that calls for creativity. At the big kitchen island, while the wind sings around you. Bedrooms never far away, all with comfortable bathrooms and their private terrace, if you want to think…

The kitchen where you can meet for a chat and eat, the Caribbean sea within reach. Outside and inside are in very close contact. The colourful birds sing in the trees next to the table where you have breakfast. Big spaces, beautiful warm colours, an entry full of flowers. Heaven!

Dorrit and Jos Curfs and Friends

[France] - Vacation with friends for 2 weeks in 2008/2010/2011

A unique atmosphere

I still remember the moment I entered this place for the first time.

It was different and it was beautiful.

I can not imagine how one can not be impressed by this unique atmosphere.

And that feeling stayed with me each day during my 6 weeks visit.

This spaciousness and open character!

It makes a fusion between interior and the lush garden unavoidable.

For days I just watched the ocean and felt how life was ment to be.

It is a place where one can breathe both physical and spiritual.

Theo Peters

[Amsterdam] with friends for 6 weeks in March/April 2011

A fantastic holiday

March 2011:We had a fantastic holiday in a dream house.

We were with 9 persons:ages from 29 to 68.

A gorgeous huge house with lots of privacy and a magnificent view to the ocean.Straight from the garden you can jump into the see!

Outside the house we enjoyed ourselves very well with diving,site-seeing,shoping,restaurants,etc.And of course the weather ,you can be shure of beautifull weather.

Henk&Mia Emmelot

Stayed with family for 2 weeks in March 2011

Weldadige rust

In oktober 2010 verbleef ik met een groep van zes mensen in dit heerlijke huis. Het is nu bijna vijf jaar later, maar ik teer nog steeds op die tien dagen van destijds. Het was heerlijk om zoveel ruimte te hebben, een eigen kamer en badkamer, het uitzicht op zee, de hangstoelen en alle comfort en luxe die ik me maar wenste, de altijd warme zee waar je zo in stapte vanuit de prachtige tuin. De weldadige rust en de weldadige warmte zijn me het meest bijgebleven.

Antoinette Bolt

[Oosterwolde, Nedreland] - Vakantie with friends for 2 weeks in Oktober 2010

Great House

Great house, surroundings and atmosphere! During our stay in spring 2010, with a group of 10 people, we had a very relaxed and inspiring time. The design of the house is really creative and open, which makes it very suitable for larger and mixed groups. This is one of the most beautiful places to go diving or snorkling. You can dip into the ocean any time and get lost in the magical underwater world just in front of the house. We saw the most beautiful fish and spotted eagle rays while snorkling here. You can watch dolphins and sunsets from the house, the garden or the cabana overlooking the ocean. Cooking facilities are great. A perfect place to enjoy the company of a larger group, experience the wonders of nature or to just relax and get inspired!

Hans en Marjolein

Stayed with friends for 2 weeks in May/ 2010

Ruimte, rust en comfort

Een heerlijk oord! Ruimte, rust en comfort; de grote (studio)keuken als centrale ontmoetingsplek.

Wij waren hier in 2004 en hebben genoten van alles wat het huis én het eiland te bieden hebben:

-de mogelijkheid om in alle rust te lezen, schrijven, schilderen, mediteren

-de prachtige, ruige natuur

-het levendige Kralendijk met z’n restaurants, winkels en marktjes

- en natuurlijk de zee, zowel bij het huis als elders op het eiland: soms woest, soms lieflijk, maar altijd imposant.

Herma en Peter Geerts

[Sleewijk] - Vakantie with friends for 2 weeks in 2004