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Lovely Oceanfront 1 BR Condo at Sand Dollar Resort

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View south from the Sand Dollar shore front to the beach and diving dock.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + a convertible sofa bed, 1 Bath

One-bedroom, one-bath, fully air conditioned (3 AC units) oceanfront condo at the wonderful Sand Dollar Resort. This unit can accommodate 2 adults and a third person in a convertible sofa bed. The kitchen, living and dining areas look out over the Sand Dollar shore frontage, across the water north of Klein Bonaire, toward the elevations of the island's north end. The LR has a flat screen TV receiving cable transmissions, as does the separate BR. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, breakfast bar and screened porch (lanai) with a recliner and small table seating four. Unit A15 is on the ground floor at the end of the building closest to the dive shops, yet far enough away to miss the hustle and bustle of the dive shop, pier and a restaurant right next door. You truly get the best of both worlds, being very close to the dive shop and pier, yet still having the quietness and privacy you want. A15 has ample space (850 sq ft). As you can see from the comments, every attempt has been and will be made to accommodate you and make your vacation special. The owners, Peggy and Larry, continue to upgrade the unit's appearance and ease-of-use: The internet is now accessible via a high speed modem/router dedicated to just unit A15. The living/dining/kitchen and bathroom areas have been re-painted. Both are light and airy. New food storage shelving has added to the kitchen. An on-demand water heater has been installed, insuring that you will not run out of hot water. The dishwasher is new. The bathroom vanity, mirrored cabinet and toilet have been modernized. There are hooks in the shower enclosure for hanging wet items. The interior decor has been upgraded with the addition of framed prints on the walls of the living area and a chest of drawers has also been added. Shelving has been placed in the living area, as has a small desk and lamp for computer use and battery charging. Puppets decorate the space above the desk. In the living area, spaciousness has been augmented by addition of a new coffee table, accompanying the upgraded couch/sleeper sofa. In the dining area, a teak dining table and chairs were recently added, as were the bar stools.

Most recently, a dresser, bedside tables, mirror and headboard have replaced the old bedroom furnishings. In addition, the bedroom curtains are now opaque, and the walls painted to be consistent with the rest of the unit. The walls have been decorated with a number of Gyotaku prints of marine animals.

Superb diving and snorkeling just footsteps from your condominium. More species of fish have been identified out front on Bari Reef than on any other reef in the Caribbean. In mid-October, 2012, Dive Friends of Bonaire became an on-site dive operation exclusively serving Sand Dollar owners and guests. Diving is available directly from Sand Dollar property, a scant 70 yds from the oceanside door. Tanks can be picked up from the same location for use at other dive sites. If divers or snorkelers prefer to work with Bonaire Dive & Adventure, it is only a few yards further and its dock is very inviting. Either shop can handle all of your needs for equipment rental, instruction, boat dive, shore dive and 24 hr secure gear storage. Dive Friends recently opened a retail shop just across the main street from Sand Dollar.

Restaurants, pool, convenient store, ice cream shop and cell phone rentals, tennis courts and grills are all on site. A spa and a gym are nearby. Sand Dollar provides beach towels for guests and also has numerous new chaise-type beach chairs placed along the waterfront for guest use.

Sand Dollar is located approximately 1.5 miles from the town center, about a 20 minute walk.

This is a wonderful resort and unit with privacy, yet has the convenience of being close to everything. It has the feeling and comfort of a home-away-from-home. Sand Dollar has the longest shore frontage of any resort on Bonaire.

The island of Bonaire was recently designated by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as having the most pristine coral reefs in the Caribbean. It is considered one of the world’s top dive destinations and is routinely voted the 'Top overall Caribbean/Atlantic destination according to quality of its diving,' and voted #1 in several other categories including, 'Health of Marine Environment,' 'Macro Life' and 'Shore Diving' (Votes conducted by Scuba Diving Magazine). In addition, Bonaire is also regularly ranked very high (first or second) in several other categories including, 'Best Overall Destination,' 'Best Value for Diving Dollar,' 'Best Beginner Diving,' 'Best Snorkeling,' 'Best Visibility,' 'Best Marine Life' and 'Best Underwater Photography.'

A truck can now be arranged along with a condo reservation. The truck price is about $315 (insurance not included)/wk and is from Avis at the airport. It is simple to arrange an unlimited shore diving package with Dive Friends upon arrival ($175/wk)/diver).

Please check with the owner for an exact rental quote, as VRBO does not calculate the taxes properly.


Keywords: Condominium, 1BR
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Children Welcome:

    A person under the age of 13 is considered a child....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside any part of the rental, including the lanai....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Unit is on the ground floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size bed (1), Full size sleep sofa (1) in the living room. A roll-in bed can be obtained through Sand Dollar, if desired. Contact the owner....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • New vanity, medicine cabinet and toilet; newly painted; new hooks for wet clothing....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Mandatory maid service is one day mid-week. New flat screen TV, second TV in bedroom (both with cable), DVD player, Blender, Coffee maker, Iron, ironing board, maid service daily, Pool, Ocean Front, Lighted Tennis Courts, Security Guards and Dive Center. Many activity opportunities are available, including Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Guided Birding Tours, Fish Identification courses, Underwater Photography instruction, Kayaking and Hiking....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Miscellaneous novels and nonfiction contributed by owners and guests....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    checkers, dominoes, deck of cards, chess, Chinese checkers...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Cable TV is in the living room AND bedroom. Please note: Not all units have cable in the bedroom. The television is a brand new flat screen....moreless

  • Television:

    2 - new flat screen in LR plus one in the BR; DVD player attached to TV in the LR...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    There is a small, but true sand, beach at the south end of the Sand Dollar property. Such beaches are scarce on Bonaire....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    A small, but real sand beach is located about 70 yds from the oceanside entrance to the condo....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The view through the screened lanai (porch) looks west over ocean and north toward the north end of Bonaire....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    There is a nice sand beach at Sand Dollar adjacent to the Bonaire Dive and Adventure dock. It is small, but is one of the few true sand beaches on Bonaire....moreless

  • Resort
  • Waterfront:

    There is a pleasant walkway along the 15 ft cliff waterfront of Sand Dollar....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Three. One each in the LR/DR, K and BR. They are quiet Airco's with remote controls at no additional hargeT....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Commercial facility is within easy walking distance...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free wireless....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, but Sand Dollar does not provide washcloths. Please bring your own....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living area with couch, chairs, shelving, desk and coffee table...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    You can rent a cell phone, sim card, or purchase minutes from 'Chat n Browse,' which is a two minute walk or from the Sand Dollar office. Many personal cell phones also work....moreless

  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    In front of the unit....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is right outside the door....moreless

  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    There is a telephone in the Sand Dollar office for guests to use to make local calls....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Hand and bath towels. Also, large beach towels are available upon check-in at no additional cost. Wash cloths are not provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Sand Dollar provides FREE wireless internet access....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stainless Farberware pots and pans; decent knives...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    well stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Good size; in fridge...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Refrigerator, stove/oven, ample dish- and cookware; dual sink; dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent at Bonaire Dive and Adventure...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened in walk out porch with table, chairs, chaise and excellent ocean view....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Available to Sand Dollar owners and guests....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    At Eddy's Restaurant in the middle of the Sand Dollar complex...moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 1
May 13 - Dec 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$150
$1,050
Low Season 2
May 12 - Dec 14, 2018
5 night min stay
$150
$1,050
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$170
$1,190

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax/night/2nd person $7
  • Tourist tax/night/person $7
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please note that the tax is $6.50 per adult per night, regardless of what the website might indicate. Please contact the owner regarding rates for 3 wks or more. During High Season, reservation requests should be based on a Saturday arrival and Saturday departure.

2 nights deposit to secure reservation; balance due 2 mo in advance of arrival. If reservation is made with less than 2 mo to arrival, payment in full is required.

Refund; No refund under 60 days unless unit can be re-rented. PayPal is acceptable, but requires a 3% transaction fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Flamingo Airport
Hato, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands
Nearest Barpub
Eddy's Restaurant and Bar (poolside @ Sand Dollar)
Hato, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands
Nearest Restaurant
Eddy's Restaurant and Bar (poolside@Sand Dollar)
Hato, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands
Nearest Beach
Right out in front of the condo at Sand Dollar

Car: Recommended

Underwater Photography courses, dive shop, specialty courses, bird watching, kite boarding, mountain biking, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and hiking.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Peggy and Larry are warm water divers who recently retired to the cold of NH. The picture is from the underwater version of 'Little Shop of Horrors' -- 'Feed Me!'

Why the Owner Chose Hato, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands:
We had dived Bonaire several times, as well as Roatan, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Dominica, Belize and the Florida Keys. The time seemed right to focus more on one locale. We do expect to continue going to different locations, but not as frequently. Recently dove Little Cayman and couldn't wait to return to Bonaire!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We love the easy access to the water and dive shop just steps away. Plus, we are only a 2-3 min walk from an ice cream parlor, two restaurants, deli and liquor store!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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Photos

  • View south from the Sand Dollar shore front to the beach and diving dock.

    View south from the Sand Dollar shore front to the beach and diving dock.

  • Dining, Living and Porch areas

    Dining, Living and Porch areas

  • Carved panels in living area

    Carved panels in living area

  • Main Entry and Kitchen

    Main Entry and Kitchen

  • Bathroom with shower

    Bathroom with shower

  • Bedroom with new dresser, mirror, picture and curtains

    Bedroom with new dresser, mirror, picture and curtains

  • Waterfront walkway along the Sand Dollar property

    Waterfront walkway along the Sand Dollar property

  • Friendly guy under the BDA dock

    Friendly guy under the BDA dock

  • Spotlight Goby inside a vase sponge on Bari Reef

    Spotlight Goby inside a vase sponge on Bari Reef

  • Brown-throated parakeet in a sea-grape tree along the waterfront walkway.

    Brown-throated parakeet in a sea-grape tree along the waterfront walkway.

  • View from dining table across the water to Seru Wekua to the north

    View from dining table across the water to Seru Wekua to the north

  • Living area with new couch, coffee table, shelving and puppets

    Living area with new couch, coffee table, shelving and puppets

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Bedroom with new platform bed frame, headboard and artwork

    Bedroom with new platform bed frame, headboard and artwork

  • Sand Dollar beach from the diving dock

    Sand Dollar beach from the diving dock

  • A15 ocean-side entrance with a flambouyant tree in bloom. Beautiful!!

    A15 ocean-side entrance with a flambouyant tree in bloom. Beautiful!!

  • Frogfish on Bari Reef

    Frogfish on Bari Reef

  • Peppermint shrimp in an azure vase sponge on Bari Reef--right out on Bari Reef

    Peppermint shrimp in an azure vase sponge on Bari Reef--right out on Bari Reef

  • Sand Dollar pool with Eddy's Restaurant in the background

    Sand Dollar pool with Eddy's Restaurant in the background

  • Sunset over Klein Bonaire from out back yard

    Sunset over Klein Bonaire from out back yard

VRBO #70012

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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