About the property
- Condo650 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Welcome to our home away from home – Sand Dollar Unit A-03 - our beautiful ground floor (no steps to climb) oceanfront studio condo located on the island of dive/snorkel freedom – Bonaire. Our condo is one of the largest studios on Bonaire at about 600 square feet. It is truly our home away from home and we have added lots of the little extra's that make a vacation special. The condo comfortably accommodates two adults and is most often rented by couples looking to get away for a while and relax. Please see our guest comments below.
The condo features a refreshing tropical theme throughout with a large complete kitchen including newer appliances and everything you could need to prepare your own meals. With a large newly renovated bathroom including a glass-block walk-in shower and for a comfortable rest a queen size bed with ample pillows with ceiling fan overhead we know you will instantly feel right at home.
For entertainment a color TV with multiple cable channels, DVD player & various DVD's, CD stereo with external device input, various books, wildlife guides and island guides are all for your use. Additionally the condo includes an ultra quiet state of the art Panasonic 24,000 BTU split air-conditioner capable of cooling the entire condo in a matter of minutes. We have also provided an electronic security safe for all your valuables that can accommodate a normal size lap top computer. You will find ample storage and hangers for clothing and dive/snorkel gear including a dedicated hanging/drying area on the patio so no need to leave your gear in the common dive shop area.
LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION
Quite simply, our unit is one of the closest condo units in the Sand Dollar Resort complex to the water with a screened-in patio (no bugs) and year round sunset views. Not all units can say this so please ask to avoid disappointment. From our condo you will be looking directly at the beautiful Caribbean Sea and Klein Bonaire through floor to ceiling sliding glass doors which allow for access to the screened-in patio and wonderful year round views. We have provided comfortable patio chairs, chaise lounge and a table to make a nice eating and resting area on the patio. We always eat our meals, enjoy a drink, or do a little reading on the screened in patio in quiet comfort and relaxation.. The patio door provides direct access to the oceanfront promenade unlike second floor units.
Again, we feel location is important and we love ours. Our condo is the closest ground floor studio unit in the Sand Dollar Resort complex to the beach, dive centers and pier but it still remains quiet, private and secure. Dive dock operated by Dive Friends are ready to help with all your shore diving and boat diving needs.
Fantastic shore diving and snorkeling is located directly in front of the Sand Dollar Resort on Bari Reef – rated the top reef in the Caribbean for variety of fish species. As our guest at Sand Dollar you will have unlimited direct access to Bari Reef for incredible morning, afternoon, twilight and night diving/snorkeling – all just a convenient short walk away. Sand Dollar Resort is centrally located on Bonaire so shopping, the town center and all dive/snorkel sites north or south are within a few minutes walk or drive. You are also only a short drive away from some of the best kite and wind surfing in the world.
On-site management, maintenance and maid service means your vacation will be hassle free. With a new large pool, lounge chairs, lighted tennis courts, bar/restaurant on-site and with several other restaurants, gym/spa, ice cream parlor, bank, grocery store, and shopping a very short walk away the little conveniences and forgotten necessities are right there for you. We are proud to have guests return year after year to stay with us and will do everything we can to make your stay a special one to remember. Need help with a rental vehicle, just ask and we will be happy to provide information and agency referrals as part of a vacation package.
We are not absentee owners but visit Bonaire as often as we can and listen to what past guests have to say about their stay with us. We take pride in our unit and do our best to make friends and guests as comfortable as possible. More then two adults in your group, please inquire about co-renting a second studio or 1 bedroom unit just steps away from ours. Many guests have told us they enjoy the privacy of having their own condo unit while appreciating the convenience of being so close to friends and family. Our condo books up quickly so we are sorry if it is not available for your preferred dates. If this is the case then we can help arrange a rental with a neighboring condo to meet your vacation needs. We are happy to answer any questions you might have, just send us an email. Thanks for considering our condo for your Bonaire vacation plans.
Scott & Susan
Keywords: Bonaire, Sand Dollar Unit A-3, Studio, Condominium, Bari Reef, Oceanfront, Waterfront
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- Apr 09, 2018
Scott and Susan received their diver certifications in the cold waters of the inland north west and travels to explore new exotic warm water diving. We lived in Spokane, WA, which is in the Great Inland Northwest about 25 miles west of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. We have just recently relocated to the Florida Key's which will allow us to be closer to our home away from home in Bonaire.
Why Owner chose Hato
The first time we went to Bonaire, we fell in love with the island. Sand Dollar Condominiums is centrally located on Bonaire so shopping, the town center and all dive/snorkel sites north or south are within a few minutes walk or drive. You are also only a short drive away from some of the best kite and wind surfing in the world. It’s quiet, the people are friendly, for English or Dutch there are no language barriers and there are many good restaurants and shops.
What makes this Condo unique
We chose Sand Dollar because our condo is looking directly at the beautiful Caribbean Sea and Klein Bonaire.The patio door provides direct access to the oceanfront promenade. Our condo is the closest ground floor studio unit in the Sand Dollar Condominiums complex to the beach, dive centers and pier but it still remains quiet, private and secure. Fantastic shore diving and snorkeling is located directly in front of the Sand Dollar Resort on Bari Reef – rated the top reef in the Caribbean for variety of fish species. As our guest at Sand Dollar you will have unlimited direct access to Bari Reef for incredible morning, afternoon, twilight and night diving/snorkeling till your heart’s content – all just a convenient short walk away.
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Very impressed with this unit!
We have stayed at the Sand Dollar Condominiums at least 5 or 6 times. This unit, A3, was one of the two best we've stayed in. The owners have upgraded a number of things here: a good quality outside door and patio doors with a screen (which allowed us to open the door vents and the patio door for a good cross breeze), a nicely working air conditioner and outside fan on the deck. The deck is screened in, which is not always the case at this resort--and we definitely want a screened in deck whenever we stay in Bonaire. Furnishings are nice, especially the bed mattress (it is much more comfortable than many of the hard mattresses in other units). Check-in and check-out with the off-site manager went very smoothly. A recommendation would be to have more towels and face cloths. With cleaning service just once a week, more towels, etc., would be helpful, including beach towels. (There were none in the unit when we checked in, but two beach towels were brought at the first cleaning. Fortunately, we know the resort office staff from our previous visits; and they very nicely let us use a couple of the resort beach towels for the first week.) The resort in itself is in a great location where there is wonderful snorkeling right off the property. Bonaire is absolutely our favorite Caribbean island for snorkeling!
Sand Dollar is lovely, and A-3 is nicely situated near the pier and dive shop. Can be a bit noisy when the tank compressors are running, and you do get party noise from the bar at Den Laman on Friday and Saturday nights. However, the convenience to the tank room, rinse tanks and pier make up for the minor noise disturbance. Well-appointed kitchen, lovely porch (where you can hang wet gear to dry overnight,) comfortable bed, lots of hangars (both for clothes and for scuba gear,) great storage throughout. Tastefully decorated, without clutter. Fish and reef creature ID reference books! Nice breeze throughout, and good light for a ground floor situation. Property manager very responsive, and Saturday housekeeping unobtrusive and efficient. Perfect for a solo traveler. Highly recommended!
Perfect for our needs. Great location. Fully equipped.
We had everything we needed including the location. Sand Dollar and Bari reef have become our favorite after over a dozen visits to Bonaire. Staff was pleasant and helpful.
Third time staying here Will be coming back
Sand Dollar A3 Stay
We have been to Bonaire more than 10 times. We have stayed at Plaza, Den Laman and many times at Sand Dollar Resort. This is our second time to stay in Sand Dollar A3 booked through VRBO. It was a wonderful stay again in A3. It had everything we needed to make it a comfortable stay. The three ceiling fans were very nice. One above the bed, in the bathroom and on the porch. I love the screened in porch. The check in and check out process was quick and easy. We love the location of this apartment as it is close to the dive shop. We use Dive Friends to dive with and it is steps away from the apartment. We can leave our dive gear locked up over night in Dive Friends Gear Room so we did not have to tote to the room. We highly recommend this studio apartment.
Terrific location, excellent diving, condo just as described. Will definitely book here again!
Booking was easy, everything was above board with no hidden fees, and check-out was a breeze. The condo had a great View and was exactly as pictured and described. Plenty of space and Hangers to dry your gear everything dried easily overnight. Nice breeze and the air conditioning worked fine and quickly to keep us cool when needed. Dive friends dive shop was excellent as well
Our unit is in the building next to the dive shop of Dive Friends.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We require a $250 deposit for each week rented and the balance 60 days prior to arrival. We are required to collect a Bonaire room tax of $6.50 per person per night. If you check-out on a Sunday, rather than the changeover day of Saturday, there is an additional $35 housekeeping fee. Best regards, Susan and Scott Sand Dollar A-3