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OCEAN/DOCK/BEACHFRONT - 1 BDRM at SANDDOLLAR - BESIDE DIVE SHOP - GRND FLR

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 88 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Experience for yourself what the many repeat guests to our unit do; the prime 1 bdrm beachfront location with a panoramic ocean view and steps from the Dive Friends operated dock. Our guests say 'Having had plenty of time to check out most of the hotel and condo accommodations on Bonaire, we feel this condo is the best of all!'

Should I not indicate available dates for part of your intended stay, or if you need additional accommodation, we can recommend an adjacent or nearby condo to complete your accommodation needs.

*****NOTE OUR CONDO HAS AIR CONDITIONING IN BOTH THE LIVING ROOM AND BEDROOM*****

This unit enjoys a unique outside-end location, providing a more panoramic view than other one bdrms in the facility. The extra large porch provides for ocean viewing from BOTH your bedroom and living room. Immediately in front of our condo is a small sandy beach and Bari Reef, the easiest shore dive or snorkel on Bonaire, complete with a shower at the top of the four or five steps to the beach. Adjacent to the same beach is the dive dock operated by Dive Friends, all at your doorstep!

Dive Friends Bonaire, a PADI 5 Star IDC center, in 2017 became the Dive Operator of the next door dive facility, all a stones throw from your parking spot or our unit! Included is 24/7 gear storage and tank access.

Also on-site are restaurants, a pool, ice cream shop, free wifi access, tennis courts, and grills.

With 950 square feet, you will have all the amenities of home and a location second to none; steps from the beautiful turquoise blue Caribbean waters and Bari Reef, ranked number one in the Caribbean for variety of fish species.

Maid service is provided every 4th day of your stay for stays of 6 nights or longer.

Last but not least is the windsurfing for all skill levels at beautiful Lac Bay, and the exotic 14,000 acre Washington-Slaagbai National Park in northern Bonaire.

On February 12, 2008, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) designated the coral reefs of Bonaire as the most pristine in the Caribbean.

Keywords: Condominium

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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Hato

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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OCEAN/DOCK/BEACHFRONT - 1 BDRM at SANDDOLLAR - BESIDE DIVE SHOP - GRND FLR
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
4

EXCELLENT BEAUTIFUL LOCATION!

  • 4 of 5

Unit A-1 - 1 bedroom unit on Dive friends side of the condos. BEAUTIFUL VIEW and BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS! This condo was very clean and had everything that we expected to find. The location is so convenient and centrally located to get to anywhere on the island. Unit had great air conditioning that we only used in the bedroom at night. Bathroom was clean and included shampoo and soap. Bed was very firm and pillows could use updated. But were not a problem. We slept well anyways. Inge the property manager was a delight - even after we locked our keys inside. We are snorkelers not divers and were easily able to snorkel in front of the complex. Although I suggest going to Divi resort/Windsock, 1000 steps(Turtles in the grassy area to the left) to snorkel too. We saw Octopus at Sand Dollar and Divi! Night Snorkeling is very easy here and at Divi. (Book Brenda Yorke at H2O Visions for snorkeling- we had a great private night snorkel with her)Take your flashlights and expect a tarpon to be your friend. They won't hurt you they just use your flashlight light to hunt. Easy access to a great breakfast 1 minute walk up to "Between 2 Buns" . They also have lunch sandwiches etc. Good place to pick up some sandwiches for a picnic lunch.(Cooler in the unit) Eddy's Restaurant on site was open for dinners. We ate there twice and had EXCELLENT dinners, servers and staff were attentive and very friendly. Enjoyed the music there on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and only had to walk back to our condo. Capt Don's/Rum Runners is a very close drive, easy parking and had excellent pizzas. I highly recommend if you do a snorkel/kayak to do it with The Mangrove Information Center. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Braunfels, TX USA
4

Location! Location! Location!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed nine days at Sand Dollar A1. The unit was clean and comfortable. The oversized screened patio was great for sitting outside and enjoying the view. The sliding door was a bit of a challenge to open. Dive Friends of Bonaire is literally steps away from the unit. Despite being near the dive shop and a restaurant, we heard very little noise in the unit. It was several years since we stayed at Sand Dollar due to some management changes and lack of maintenance of the resort. We rented directly from the owner. The local property manager was quick to respond to an issue we had with ants....a common problem in the islands. They offered to meet us at the airport to accompany us to the unit. We opted to have them meet us at the unit as we were familiar with Bonaire. We were shown how everything worked. We were impressed with their level of care. We did not go to the pool. It was closed the one time we went that way. Why bother when you have Bari Reef to enjoy! We would definitely rent A1 again!

  • Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire
5

A1 vacation

  • 5 of 5

Can't review this property without also reviewing Bonaire Adventure Divers. We used B.A.D. all week and found them to be totally professional and enjoyable. Great boat and shore dives. The Sand Dollar is next door to Den Lamen condos, which is where BAD is based. The A1 unit we rented is absolutely the closest Sand Dollar unit to Den Lamen. It is literally a simple twenty second walk from the unit to the boat dock and equipment locker of BAD, yet the unit is quiet and peaceful. There is a large screen porch with beautiful ocean views as well as a great place to hang wet gear. Powerful AC in both the bedroom and living room and plenty of hot water in the shower. Though the unit is certainly not new, it is clean and well equipped. Inge, the property manager was easy to work with and very responsive.

  • Submitted: 12-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A1 It truly is the BEST situated condo in the complex!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and son's girlfriend stayed in A1 from July 23-July 30th. The condo was as described and more!

Since this was our first time staying in a condo, we weren't sure what to expect but the kitchen was outfitted with every imaginable thing that you would need to put together a large meal or snacks. The condo was spacious and well appointed. The wifi worked wonderfully. There was a nice flat screen TV that had a variety of channels.

I brought some books but there is bookshelf filled with books, games, puzzles, magazines in case you feel like staying in after a day in the sun. You could step right out from the screened patio and be at the beach/pier in a few steps. After your snorkel or dive, you could drop your wet gear off on the patio before entering the condo. I loved sitting out on the patio and reading and just watching all the iguanas and donkeys walking through the property. It was such a peaceful place. Greg the owner was a delite to work with from our first contact. We kept changing the number of people but he was always very accommodating. We would definitely rent this unit again the next time we are in Bonaire.

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Diver's Paradise! A Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week here in unit A1. We absolutely loved it. Mieke, the representative for the condo management company met us at the car rental place upon arrival and showed us to our condo. She gave us lots of information including some of her favorite dive sites and restaurants. The condo was nice, cold and clean, and we were able to fall right asleep after a long day of travel.

The location is right near the dive shop we used, Dive Friends who were more than accommodating. Being apart of Sand Dollar we had 24 hour access to the tanks and their carts that way we could load up early or late in the evening and be on the go first thing.

The condo itself is in great shape and so convenient for diving. It is fully stocked with kitchenware including a cooler and water jug which we used daily for our diving snacks/drinks and thank goodness a blender. We ate/cooked most all our meals in the condo. Another thing is I can't stress how nice it was to be to hang dry our gear on the patio. The patio had everything we needed to dry our stuff and we felt actually safe leaving it out there (while we were present).

I absolutely look forward to coming back and already have recommended A1 to many family and friends.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina
5

Comfortable & Affordable Ground Floor Unit

  • 5 of 5

This was a repeat visit for us to SandDollar Condo A-1. This is the best location of all condos in the complex. Ground floor, corner unit, closest to the beach and dive entry point. Nice screened porch and great water view. Excellent internet service, which is very important to me because I work a few hours each day while I am in Bonaire.

Good air conditioning in both living room and bedroom. Very firm mattress, which I liked. New comfortable sofa bed in living room. While we were there a Small plumbing problem developed (could not turn on a cold water faucet) and property managers (& plumber) were there almost immediately to fix. Very responsive. Not a gourmet kitchen, but enough bowls, pots, and pans to prepare all meals. Unit is clean and comfortable and in an excellent location. Walk-in shower in bathroom and ground floor unit make it easy for anyone with hip problems.

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Greg Gage
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Greg Gage

We live in Western Canada, so have come to NEED the tropical antidote to our winter weather.

Greg Gage purchased this condo in 2008

Why Greg Gage chose Hato

Bonaire reminds us of our home towns when growing up - welcoming, laid back, and safe. Add the tropical paradise and it becomes obvious what attracted us to Bonaire.

What makes this condo unique

World class diving and snorkeling from the beach or dock 60 feet in front of our unit, and 950 square feet of floor space with an extra large screened in porch, and unobstructed panoramic ocean and sunset views.

Location

Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Hato

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late bookers
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$129
 
 
High Season
Mar 11 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$188
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$162
 
 
Sunny Value 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Dec 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$176
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
C$237
 

Additional information about rental rates

tx for 2 for 7 nts C$121

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Indicated rates are for two adults, additional guests to a maximum of 4 are up to $20 USD additional per night per guest. Taxes for stays beyond 7 nights or 2 adults are in addition to indicated rates.

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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