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Sunset Dreams! Adorable, Waterfront Condo at Hamlet Oasis with Sunset Views!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 425 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This cute 2nd story studio has the nicest ocean view at Hamlet Oasis.

Our Caribbean home away from home, Sunset Dreams, has a location that is unparalleled in this price range, perfect for a couple! Being on the upper floor affords you a tremendous view of the western horizon for unbelievable sunsets over the water as well as a direct view of the white sand beaches of Klein Bonaire.

The studio is oriented to take full advantage of the cooling East to West trade winds. We have just reconfigured our covered balcony with brand new patio furniture as well as the original table and chairs so you eat or relax any time of day without being in the direct sun. The balcony roof means you can enjoy the views during the heat of the day while enjoying the breeze.

We have taken great attention to detail in equipping our kitchen to make sure all the utensils required are available for your cooking needs. We enjoy cooking many of our meals for ourselves and island friends and the cost savings are substantial. Also, in December of 2015, we added a 2nd refrigerator to double the capacity for your food and beverages.

Being a part of Hamlet Oasis Resort gives you access to the resort pool which is less than a 1 minute walk away. The pool is 6 foot deep end to end and large enough to do laps, if you like. It is surrounded by wonderful, mature tropical landscaping and palm trees to give you the true Caribbean feel! The Hamlet location of Yellow Sub/Dive Friends dive shop is only 75 feet away so carefree diving and rental equipment are very convenient. There are rinse tanks and a fresh water shower as well as air/Nitrox tanks and a retail shop to take care of all your dive needs. You can take a short walk along the waterfront sidewalk to either Rumrunners or Ingridients restaurants or drive only minutes to dozens of other top notch restaurants.

The unit is right in the middle of the northern dive sites but still has very easy access to the southern sites as well as the windsurfing at Lac Bay. We have maximized the square footage of the studio to be comfortable and functional while retaining its coziness whether you choose to spend a week or multiple weeks. One of the main benefits of our studio over most condos on Bonaire is that the entire unit has AC instead of just the bedrooms. This allows you cool comfort in the living room and kitchen where you spend most of your waking hours when not diving. (We do ask that you exercise environmental consciousness and not run the AC when you are gone for the day).

Also, we will email you a 10% off voucher for all 5 Dive Friends locations. The 10% applies to air tanks and weights, dive courses and boat dives which can add up to substantial savings.

We also have an on-island manager who will meet you at the condo and provide you the keys and a quick tour of the unit. She is also available during your stay in case of any issues with the unit. Her phone number is included in your Welcome Letter which we email you prior to your departure to the island.

On the rare occasion Sunset Dreams is not available for your travel dates please check out VRBO #801172, our Indonesian inspired villa at Waterland Village, in the southern end of Kralendijk, for your next dive vacation.

More Details

Owner
Phil Pouliot
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Phil Pouliot

After having owned 2 condos at Lighthouse Beach Resort for many years, we decided to become Bonaire residents again.

Phil has been a Rescue Diver for 13 years while Lisa just got her certification this year while vacationing on the island. Our time on the island is a great diversion from the winter weather in the mountains of North Carolina but, we try to enjoy the island any time of year when the opportunity presents itself. Phil has been diving on Bonaire for almost 10 years and has a wealth of knowledge about dive sites as well as other activities on the island. Do not be afraid to ask!

On the rare occasion Sunset Dreams is not available for your travel dates please check out VRBO #801172, our Indonesian inspired villa at Waterland Village, in the southern end of Kralendijk, for your next dive vacation.

Phil Pouliot purchased this condo in 2014

Why Phil Pouliot chose Hato

Location, location, location! We researched the real estate market on the island extensively before our most recent trip and decided to purchase this unit because of its tremendous location and ocean views. It was also affordable enough so we could offer our guests the best value for waterfront accommodations on Bonaire. It, by far, has the best ocean views at Hamlet and any other condo in this price point. The second story location affords you unparalleled views of the nightly sunsets over the water, hence the name, Sunset Dreams! And, its proximity to the Dive Friends location next door leads to a seamless dive vacation. Phil has been using and doing business with Dive Friends since his introduction to Bonaire almost 10 years ago and their service is awesome. We hope you agree!

On the rare occasion Sunset Dreams is not available for your travel dates please check out VRBO #801172, our Indonesian inspired villa at Waterland Village, in the southern end of Kralendijk, for your next dive vacation.

What makes this condo unique

The location on the ocean and next to the dive shop and pool says it all. Also, being a studio, you can enjoy the Air conditioning in the whole unit while relaxing in the evening instead of just the bedrooms. We do ask that the air conditioning is only used when you are in the unit as the cost of electricity on the island is very high. We would like to continue to offer our little piece of paradise at these prices so we ask all our guests to abide by this request as it only takes minutes to cool the unit when you get back in the evening. Because of the buildings orientation it is very easy to open the windows and sliding glass door and allow the trade winds to breeze through the unit. We have reconfigured the unit to give it a very efficient floor plan. There s definitely a feel of 3 distinct living areas within the studio--living room, kitchen and bedroom along with the separate bath.

On the rare occasion Sunset Dreams is not available for your travel dates please check out VRBO #801172, our Indonesian inspired villa at Waterland Village, in the southern end of Kralendijk, for your next dive vacation.

Amenities

Hato Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully tiled bathroom w/ walk-in shower. All new bath towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • We have reconfigured the floor plan to set off 3 distinct living areas--living room, kitchen and bedroom. We have added a new memory foam topper and linens to the bed for a cool, comfortable night of sleep. The ceiling fan above the king size bed also helps in keeping our guests comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are so happy to be able to offer our guests this beautiful unit at this price. The location is second to none and we have completely refurnished and redecorated the unit! We look forward to hearing about what you loved about it. Enjoy! On the rare occasion Sunset Dreams is not available for your travel dates please check out VRBO #801172, our Indonesian inspired villa at Waterland Village, in the southern end of Kralendijk, for your next dive vacation.

Reviews

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Sunset Dreams! Adorable, Waterfront Condo at Hamlet Oasis with Sunset Views!
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews
5

Great Stay at Hamlet Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Bonaire is a wonderful island for diving! We enjoyed all our dives and this is the seventh year we have been diving on Bonaire. The owners and management company of this condo were very responsive to our needs. The bed is probably the most comfortable of any on the island. The condo is really convenient to Dive Friends (for air and nitrox) and The Cliff dive site as it is right next door! Thanks for a wonderful week! Sharon Pittman

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sharon for letting us help you with your vacation. We hope to be able to help you get to Bonaire again in the future.
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2

Very clean, but dated studio apartment, terrific support from property managers!

  • 2 of 5

I chose this unit based on the online ad instead of booking the owners other unit at Water Lands Village, this unit would be okay for a short 7 to 10 days stay; not the seven weeks that I had booked. Being that was on the second floor became an issue with hauling groceries and scuba equipment up and down the tile steps. You are right next to an industrial park and a dive shop. I rearranged the furniture so that it was much more functional layout. Disappointed that the bed consisted of foam pads on top of twin box springs. Only one washcloth was supplied with the linens. And some of the linens were in tough shape. Secondly, I took all the junk the owner stored in the closet, and put out on the patio to make room for storing suitcases. I bought a new mop for four dollars at the Chinese market because the one in the unit was filthy.

The wall clock did not work, the floor box fan did not work, I had to put new batteries in the safe for it to function and then it malfunctioned because of corrosion from leaking batteries that I removed. One night the relief valve on the water heater blew off and water got into the unit. The drain valve for the water heater is bent upwards so the water had to flow back onto the stairwell instead of outside. There is a problem with the venting in the bathroom and you will get sewer gas smell several times a day. The shower in the sink drains in the kitchen are slow.

The owner needs to update the kitchenette so that is functional, the sink is smaller than what one would find in an RV. The air-conditioning continued to be a problem throughout my stay, it just stopped working in a red light would flash. I would reset it and it would work fine for several hours. The shower had split and rather than call the property manager I wrapped it in duct tape and zip ties because I was tired of dealing with things breaking. I purchased extra towels and wash cloths and left them in the unit for the next guests. When there’s a heavy rain there is no drainage in the parking lot and you and up having to wade through water to get to your vehicle. The window in the bathroom needs to be replaced because you cannot shut it all the way and I believe that’s part of the sewage vent problem.

The loveseat is uncomfortable as were the chairs, I got used to the bed after a few nights, but only after I went and purchased two new pillows because a couple of them were simply disgusting that were supplied. The two small refrigerators need to be replac

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very sorry to receive this confusing review. The guest claims that the unit was very clean and my property managers gave terrific support and still left a 2 star review. (please visit the other 17 reviews) I reached out to the guest twice during his stay to inquire about his stay and never received a response. Therefore I was unaware of any issues. It was only after departing the island that he chose to inform me via this review. I cannot be responsible for rain or power spikes on the island but all the other minor issues were handled immediately by my managers, as expected. Also, he was aware of the second floor location. That is why we have such beautiful sunset views. Please don't let this review reflect on our commitment to give our guests a wonderful dive vacation. It is tough to address issues when you are not aware.
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5

Second Stay Just as Good as First

  • 5 of 5

My second time staying in this unit and it was excellent once again. If there are only one or two of you and you want something that is not only nice but affordable, as well. This is your place. You have a kitchenette with a market within easy walking distance.

The dive shop is practically at your doorstep. The pool and the ocean are both very short walks. And by the way, the view is amazing. Only minor complaint I have, is the pillows need to be replaced. I was by myself so I could double up and get by, but two people would struggle to get comfy. All in all an excellent stay, would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

A bit sparse

  • 3 of 5

This is a studio with a minimal kitchen unfortunately no BBQ or grill meaning we had to eat out every night the unit has 2 small fridges in serious need of defrosting. The place was very difficult to find so better directions and it was said the walk to town was 15 minutes more like a 40 minute walk so you will need to watch how much you drink & drive. Great location for dive tank pickup and the house reef was excellent. The unit was just not what we were expecting

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello James, I'm sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. We do our best to represent the condo in exactly the way that it is so our guests know what to expect and our welcome letter has very explicit directions to the resort. We and our guests have stayed for over a month and have cooked 90% of our meals in the condo as we have fully equipped it. Also, our listing does not claim that there is a BBQ as it is a second floor unit (hence the sunset views) and there is not an upper floor unit on the island that allows grilling on their balconies. We will have our property manager defrost the freezers. As far as drinking and driving, I cannot help you there. Thank you for your input.
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4

5 weeks at Sunset Dreams

  • 4 of 5

5 weeks in a Studio and my wife and I are still talking ( to each other). Overall, the place was great. One little hic-cup with the wifi but we survived. It had the basics for cooking, and, for a Studio, had enough space for two. Of all the units at Hamlet, except for the big Villas, it had THE BEST sunset view. The others had little or nothing. We looked at other units around the pool and until we were standing there, never realized the road noise they had, while we had none. The complex itself is VERY QUIET, no roosters or dogs or noisy neighbors. People in the other units were very friendly. The grounds were always clean and well kept. A little heads up for people with small kids, the pool, always very clean, is a uniform 5' deep, no shallow end. Access to the water took no longer than one minute. If it takes longer, you're stopping too much. In the Studio, we had taped a plastic garbage bag to the outlet of the AC. Even with the louvers pointed down, it blew directly on you all night. The bag diverted the air straight down, much better. It has a very nice Safe, more than enough room for a laptop plus lots more. If the safe is too small for all your money, we need to talk about you adopting me. I'd say if you're looking for a Studio on Bonaire you're going to have a tough time finding a better one. Thanks Phil

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Wayne and Ann, I glad you had a great, extended stay at our "Sunset Dreams" We love enjoying the awesome sunsets from our balcony as well. I apologize about the interruption of the wifi during your stay. The local internet provider is installing new fiber optic cable island wide and apparently cut the existing cable before installing the new cable. All work is finished now and the signal is even faster that before. Glad to help you with your extended vacation and hope to see you again soon. Phil
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5

The perfect condo for divers.

  • 5 of 5

As first time travelers to Bonaire we were very happy with our choice of accommodations. Its perfect for 2 adults with all the necessities for a week away from home. Nice condo in a nice community and the bonus was the dive shop was 30 steps away to change out our tanks daily with a very friendly/knowledgeable staff. We did 15 dives in 6 days and 2 night dives right in front of our condo which were perfect. 4 great restaurants within short walks with Rum Runners being our favorite. Owner and property manager were very helpful on info about Bonaire before arriving. No question about it this is where we will stay when we return next year.

Steve & Jane Ward

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Flamingo Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Rumrunners @ Capt. Dons; Ingridients @ Buddy Div
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Downtown, you'll find water taxis to Klein Bonaire
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rumrunners @ Capt. Don's Resort
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Spice Beach and CoCo Beach
Car: recommended

Our studio at Hamlet Oasis has a tremendous location in the middle of the northern dive sites of Bonaire but is still only minutes away from the southern dive sites as well.

The unit is literally 75 feet away from the Hamlet satellite location of Dive Friends Bonaire, the largest dive operator on the island. It is a full service shop with air and Nitrox as well as retail sales and equipment rentals. You can get a tank and dive the house reef, The Cliff, without even getting in your vehicle. They also have rinse tanks for your gear and an outdoor, fresh water shower for your use at the end of the day. All the northern sites such as Oil Slick, 1000 Steps, Andrea I & II and Karpata are minutes away and all the southern sites are less than 10 minutes away. Downtown Kralendijk is less than 5 minutes away as well.

The pool at Hamlet and the bars and restaurants of nearby Capt. Don's and Buddy Dive are within a 2 minute walking distance. Even if you choose to be a home body, we have taken a lot of time and effort to make the unit comfortable and functional. We have fully equipped our kitchen with all the utensils and equipment we would expect in a completely functional kitchen. Also, in December of 2015, we added a 2nd refrigerator to increase the capacity of cooling space for your food and beverages. We cook regularly for ourselves and friends while at the condo and have found the money savings a huge benefit to eating out every meal. We have added brand new patio furniture to the covered balcony so, if relaxation is the order of the day, you can sit in shaded comfort and enjoy the island breezes with a good book and stare at the beautiful, turquoise waters...plus a nice thing about a studio too is that the entire unit is air conditioned unlike bigger places where a/c is only in the bedrooms!

If you choose not to drive one day, there are 3 resort restaurants/bars within walking distance -- Rumrunners @ Capt. Don's Resort, Ingridients @ Buddy Dive Resort and Eddy's @ Sand Dollar Resort. There is also Between the Buns which is an awesome breakfast and lunch option as well as Zens and Between the Buns which is a brand new restaurant which has received great reviews from the locals.

Across the street is an awesome Chinese grocery which is extremely clean and well stocked if you need items last minute and don't want to drive to the main grocery stores. Great location all the way around!

On the rare occasion Sunset Dreams is not available for your travel dates please check out VRBO #801172, our Indonesian inspired villa at Waterland Village, in the southern end of Kralendijk, for your next dive vacation.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Process Fee $50
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

The 50% deposit is refundable until 60 days before travel. After final payment is made the rental amount is non-refundable. However, credit for another travel date may be allowed pending availability. There is a $5.50 per person per day tourist tax which is paid via the 10% tax charged at booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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