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Blue Zone @ Sand Dollar - Oceanfront Luxury Suite in Diving Resort

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront Resort Luxury Suite - Immense Living Space - Quiet - Near Downtown

THIS IS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER SAND DOLLAR APARTMENT!

This high-end 2200+ sqft apartment was designed as the primary residence of Sand Dollar's developer. It's a 3 bedroom condo converted into a 2 bedroom with immense living spaces.

Chosen by our guests as the best 2 bedroom oceanfront apartment in Bonaire. Our guests say that it is “peaceful”, “has breathtaking views”, “luxurious”, “private”, “spacious” and “diver friendly.”

It is private - it's the whole second floor of the building. And we're in front of the other Sand Dollar buildings, only 16 feet away from the sea with panoramic views from every window. You can't get any closer!

The Blue Zone was recently renovated and has a new kitchen, bathrooms, furniture, tiles, doors & windows.

The apartment is cool and breezy and completely screened in - mosquito free.

Full time night time security guards patrol the premises.

Both bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans and have king size beds & en suite bathrooms.

The kitchen is fully equipped with black granite countertops, dishwasher, oven, oversized cooktop, Senseo coffee machine, blenders, toasters, microwave... the list goes on.

Transport to and from the airport is included in your stay.

Internet, wifi and cable tv is also included.

A local cell phone will be made available to you.

There is a television in each bedroom and an IPhone/Ipod speaker dock in the living room. There is a washing machine, digital safe, iron and hair dryer.

For rentals 2 weeks and longer, there is a weekly cleaning service included, where towels and linens are changed.

The reef is right in front and it's a Bonaire classic. According to years of REEF surveys, Bari Reef, as it is called, has more biodiversity than other reefs in Bonaire. Your morning snorkel will be great, your daytime and night dives will be exceptional.

Sand Dollar Resort is the largest oceanfront community in Bonaire with long pathways along the waterfront. Unlike many Bonaire apartments, there are no roads or public access between you and the water. And it's quiet! The sounds of development are elsewhere.

The resort facilities include:

- shore diving and snorkeling in front

- 5 star PADI dive shop called Bonaire Dive Friends (check out their website - or ours for a list of their services)

- swimming pool with pool-side bar/restaurantt

- outdoor grill and dining facilities

- ocean platform with recliners for sunning

- outdoor showers and washrooms

- two tennis courts

There are many fine restaurants within a 5 minute walk from the apartment. There is a world class spa, gym and physiotherapy centre just across the street with morning and evening fitness / yoga classes.

You’ll see many photographs and paintings on the walls of the apartment. All of the works are for sale, should you like any of them. If you would like to see more of our work or find out about your hosts, check out our DreamWrecks website.

Mid-week cleaning and laundry available on request. One of the king size beds can be changed to 2 twin beds on request.

More Details

Owner
Catherine
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Catherine

Hello! My name is Catherine and I have been in Bonaire since 2000. The underwater world is very important to me. I’m Canadian from Montreal and am an underwater photographer, showing my work at numerous galleries. I'm the host of the tv show DreamWrecks - about the most spectacular wrecks of the Caribbean. You’ll see many of my photographs on the walls of the apartment.Want to know about diving in Bonaire? Don’t hesitate to ask.

Catherine purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Catherine chose Bonaire

After living in many houses & apartments on Bonaire, I chose this spot. This is the Top! And I'm happy to share it with you.

What makes this apartment unique

Close to the sea - beyond other properties.

Large expanse of seaside land, unencumbered by roads, traffic or noise. Great snorkelling and diving right in front.

Luxurious, large, wide open apartment with views of the sea from every window. Close to downtown dining and shops.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We booked unit F22, a 2 bedroom 2.5 bath condo, directly from the owner. The condo was beautifully decorated including a very well stocked up to date kitchen. It was located very close to the water.The owner was responsive and delivered on all promises related to our agreement (airport transportation, local phone, car rental, etc.). We used Dive Friends at Sand Dollar and Yellow Submarine. Both shops were well staffed with knowledgeable and helpful people. This is my fifth trip to Bonaire. This condo with the helpful tips from the owner was by far my best trip. Aready looking forward to the sixth trip.
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Hato Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Oceanfront Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Ensuite 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom off Living Room - toilet
    Oceanfront Outdoor Shower - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Oceanfront Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 king , King can be substituted for two twin beds upon request
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Blue Zone @ Sand Dollar - Oceanfront Luxury Suite in Diving Resort
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews
5

Beautiful and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 bedroom condo was perfectly situated. We saw more sea life diving off the back steps than on several boat dives from the nearby resort.

Catherine's wall art added a tasteful, personal touch to our stay. Could not have asked for better accommodations.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding in all respects

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained and superbly appointed property. Excellent location. Local property support flawless. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, NY
5

Awesome Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome week. The Blue Zone @ Sand Dollar far surpassed our expectations. Beautiful accommodations with a great view of Klein Island. Never experienced a mosquito. The diving and snorkeling right out front was some of the best we have ever experienced. The reef there is beautiful and thriving with a wide variety of sea life. We saw a turtle on our first dive! We loved our time in Bonaire and hope to get make it back again soon.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Most Sand Dollar apartments are 80s design, old appliances, small and set back from the sea in dormitory buildings with no privacy.

The Blue Zone, Catherine’s apartment is miles ahead. Beautiful, modern, huge, fantastic views, great kitchen and appliances. The apartment is on it’s own in front of the other buildings.

No mosquitos anywhere and we slept like babies in our oceanfront bedroom, lulled by the sound of the wave.

All I can say is FANTASTIC!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Blue Zone is Bonaire's Best!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed at other places in Bonaire but The Blue Zone is the best.

It’s so peaceful and quiet - we felt like you almost had the resort all to your selves. It seems like people who stay at Sand Dollar are quiet, nature loving people.

We kept the patio doors open the whole time we were and there was a nice cool breeze coming through. The mosquito screens everywhere let us enjoy the peaceful outdoor atmosphere.

From the apartment, you can look out any window and you see boats going by, the turquoise reef, Klein Bonaire. This makes the apartment exceptional.

Inside it is beautifully decorated and clean. Catherine - the bottle of wine on our arrival was much appreciated.

We went out to restaurants - there were many restaurants within walking distance - Captain Don’s, Ingredients, Bits & Bites, Bistro de Paris, Between Two Buns, Pasa bon Pizza. We even tried a Chinese restaurant. All were pretty good though prices are a bit expensive. The kitchen at the apartment had everything you could want for cooking.The best was at the front office at Sand Dollar we got fresh fish delivered from the fisherman - tuna! It melted in our mouths…

Diving in front of the apartment was really cool. There is a reef conservation planting of coral and lots of fish hiding in the coral. We saw and eagle ray, lots of turtles and big tarpons. It was easy. We brought our dive gear to the stairs into the sea with a cart. There was a rinse tank and storage locker which was great.

Catherine - thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingman, AZ
5

Great view, great diving!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Zone is a truly beautiful and unique property!

We had a large group, so actually rented several condos at the Sand Dollar Condominiums. This unit is the size of the other condos but made into a 2 bedroom instead of a 3 bedroom, so accommodated 2 couples. The kitchen/living room is spacious with views from all areas. We cooked several nights and found the kitchen to have all essentials. The fridge has an ice maker and that was much appreciated.

The lanai is screened in, so few pesky bugs to worry about. With the doors open, there was usually a nice breeze and the already large condo is made that much larger.

Diving is excellent right at the Sand Dollar condos (literally a few steps down and ladder and you are at Bari Reef dive site). This condo has a rinse tub and gear locker on ground level which we made full use of.

The bedrooms have AC units and we were very comfortable sleeping. It did get a bit warm mid-day in the kitchen/living area if there wasn't a breeze, but we were usually off diving at that time anyway.

The unit is beautifully decorated by artwork (photos and paintings) of the owners which we loved.

I highly recommend this unit!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Flamingo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Eddy's - on the resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bistro de Paris, Rum Runners, Sonia Home etc.
Nearest Beach
Right in front - on the resort
Car: recommended

The apartment is a 10 minute walking distance to downtown shopping and dining. The walk is along the waterfront and very enjoyable.

The apartment is far enough away from the downtown to be unencumbered by roads, traffic, noise and cruise ship nonsense - but close enough to enjoy the conveniences.

Sand Dollar has expansive private oceanfront access - right in front of the apartment. Great for snorkelling and diving. On Resort Dive Shop services, as well as tennis courts and swimming pool.

5 top quality restaurants right near by as well as a grocery store

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Includes transport to and from airport. Weekly cleaning service/linen/towels is included for 2 week+ stays.

Max occupancy- 4 people.

Check-in 3pm /check-out 10am. Late check-outs can be arranged when possible.

Car available with apartment : Suzuki Grand Vitara v6 manual transmission 4-door for $245 per week, insurance included with a $1000 deductible. Not suitable as a shore diving vehicle. For shore diving, you are better renting a pickup. I can help you with that.

Any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! If I don't respond within a few hours, it means I'm out on the boat diving and I will get back to you as soon as we are back on land.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.