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Ocean-Front, Bari Reef Studio (A4) with Gorgeous View

Bedrooms Studio
Space 630 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 plus child under 12))

Bon Bini. Welcome to Bonaire.

(Please note. We travel into wilderness areas and frequently have no Internet for several days. We WILL respond - but perhaps not always within 24 hours. Also, see Rates for possible additions to the VRBO quoted amount.)

Wake up to bananaquits, troupials and parakeets calling. Throw open the room-darkening drapes to your stunning view of the Caribbean. Step onto your private, screened porch. See from Klein Bonaire all the way north to Brandaris, the highest point on Bonaire.

Relax with your morning coffee and breakfast on the porch. Decide on the red or blue flip flops, bathing suit or shorts. Spend your whole day having fun.

Come home to beautiful sunsets while relaxing with your favorite drink on the screened porch or sundeck. Have a nice dinner. Pick your next day’s activities. Drift off to sleep in your comfy bed. Then, do it all again tomorrow.

Now you’re on Island Time. Ahhhh

We chose our piece of paradise not only for its view but also for its peaceful and convenient location. You are only 75 – 100 feet from the Caribbean with easy access to the turquoise waters of Bari Reef. You have choices – enter from our sandy beach, our sundeck via stairs to the water or our pier for swimming, snorkeling and diving. Bari, our house reef, is renowned for the greatest fish diversity in the Caribbean. Bonaire, consistently ranked as one of the best dive destinations in the Caribbean, defines shore-diving freedom.

Our studio’s location at Sand Dollar is perfect because you have:

The privacy, security, trade winds and fabulous views afforded by our second floor, oceanfront site

The services of our on-site Dive Friends Bonaire full service dive/snorkel operation at your fingertips- right next to our building. They offer guest gear storage, easy access to air, free upgrades to Nitrox, free weights and belts, rinse tanks, professional instruction, boat dives, island tours, kayaking and much more.

Guest parking far off the street but just across our landscaped area. Traffic noise is a non-issue.

Central location to all the island’s shore diving sites - none more than a short drive along the coast.

Peace next to the sea, but proximity to shopping.

Banking, restaurants, ice cream shop, spa/fitness facility, retail dive shop conveniently next to or across the street from Sand Dollar

Our fully furnished, oceanfront studio has everything you need to make your vacation the best ever.

A4 Studio Features

Full view, oceanfront screened porch with breakfast table and comfortable chairs

Sleeps 2 adults – Comfortable Queen Eurotop bed next to the porch (Child or second adult could sleep on couch pull-out bed)

Fully furnished kitchen with all the conveniences of home – stainless steel double sink with Grohe sprayer/faucet, ceramic cook-top, oven, dishwasher, full–sized refrigerator, blender, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, Wolfgang Puck pots&pans, dishes, glasses, flatware

Free starter supplies (shampoo, soaps, paper towels, toilet paper, dishwashing soaps, trash bags)

Free use of cell phone with starter minutes during your stay

Free high speed, secure, cable modem Wireless Internet

Large closet with hanging space, shelves and drawers

2 Electronic safes (to handle all your photography gear plus 2 laptops up to 17' long) - programmable with your own, secure combination

Full bath with large, glass block and tile walk-in shower

32' LCD Color TV with free digital Cable (several American channels)

AM/FM Stereo CD player with iPhone dock and more than 40 CDs

Guides for snorkeling, diving and fish ID, games, magazines

Gear drying areas on the porch and in the shower (if you don't leave it in the dive shop lockers)

Dining table & chairs, bar stools, sofa, desk, bed-side tables

Tastefully decorated with local art and original photographs

Fully air conditioned at NO ADDITIONAL COST, plus 4 ceiling fans & floor fan

Please see even more condo photos in the link shown below.

Some resorts provide air conditioning at extra cost. Some air condition only the bedrooms. Our quiet air conditioning system cools the entire condo. But, you might not even need it. It’s amazingly comfortable with only fresh breezes. Because of our orientation and height above the sea, we have consistent Trade Winds for natural cooling. They flow into the condo through the window and full size screen door and out the 9-foot wide sliding glass doors across the screened porch. Ceiling fans on the porch, over the bed & couch and in the bath add to your comfort.

Want to enjoy Bonaire with more friends or family? We can arrange the rental of a similar, nicely appointed adjacent to and near our condo. You’ll enjoy being so close, but have the privacy of your own place.

We love Sand Dollar Condo Resort for all of its advantages;

Longest continuous beach frontage of any Bonaire resort

Eddy’s Sunrise Restaurant/Bar on site, a great place for all of your meals or a casual drink by the pool.

Close to many other restaurants for a taste of all the island’s famous cuisine

Large oceanfront sundeck with charcoal barbecue pits

Newly renovated, on-site, fresh water swimming pool

Lighted tennis courts

On site security

On-site management and maintenance

Maid service available at additional cost

Affiliated with Dive Friends Bonaire, a full service dive/snorkel/instruction center, is on-site next to our building. Dive Friends offers unlimited shore diving, boat dives, drive-up air, free Nitrox upgrades, rinse tanks, guest gear storage and more

This unit is truly your home away from home and we know you’ll be comfortable. Before you arrive in Bonaire, we can help you with truck rentals, grocery locations, resources and directions. Once you’re there, our on-island management team will take care of any needs during your stay. And, before you head home, we hope you’ll post your comments so we can make your next stay even better. You’ll be thinking about your next Bonaire visit even before you leave the island!

Vann and Laura Evans

Chapel Hill, NC

Keywords: Studio condo at Sand Dollar Condominiums

More Details

Laura Evans
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2018

Why Laura Evans chose Hato

We chose Sand Dollar because of its central, oceanfront location, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, long and lovely shoreline, phenomenal views and awesome Bari Reef.

What makes this condo unique

We love being able to walk 75 feet out of our condo and be in the warm, crystal clear, calm water snorkeling, swimming and/or diving to our heart's content. We enjoy relaxing on our second floor screen porch and taking in the tropical views, sunsets, sounds and smells.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Hato

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sunday checkout costs an additional $40, the Housekeeper's premium for working on Sunday.
  • Payment of the deposit constitutes an agreement that you will comply with the Terms of Rental and Rental Request.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in tile shower; includes personal shower; hooks for hanging wet gear.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Screen porch, exterior screen doors, fully air conditioned, 2 large electronic safes large enough for laptops and cameras, maid service during stay available for additional fee, bath with large, glass block, walk-in shower and hooks for drying gear, coffee maker, blender, microwave, toaster, ceiling fans (in bath, over bed, on screen porch), on-site security. Next to dive shops, pier, guest gear storage, as well as waters edge. Pool, lighted tennis courts, restaurant. Adjacent to on-site Dive Friends Bonaire operation, our full service dive/snorkel/instruction shop and next door to Bonaire Dive and Adventure (dive shop, pier, guest gear storage ), Fisheye Photo, restaurant/bars, bank, Internet cafe, convenience market, ice cream shop, deli, gift shop, lighted tennis courts.


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Ocean-Front, Bari Reef Studio (A4) with Gorgeous View
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Everything We Expected

  • 5 of 5

I don't have much to add that hasn't been written, but I'd like to say all the reviews are spot on, the condo was perfect, loved the location. The caretaker of the condo contacted me to arrange getting the keys, something I had not thought of, and she sent a few texts during the week to check on us, unfortunately I never saw them because I try and stay away from the real world while I'm on vacation. When we go back we will definitely stay in A4.

  • Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pagosa Springs

Everything you need in one studio condo

  • 5 of 5

Laura and Vann's condo is located in the Sand Dollar condominiums which has the longest beach front on the island. The condo has the best screened in porch - which my husband appreciated because the insects seek him out and feast on him. The second story (a plus for security) porch has a marvelous view of Klein Bonaire and the north coast. We ate breakfast, watched the birds as we drank our morning coffee and did our dive logs on the porch everyday. The condo is a studio but it's creatively decorated with a beach theme and Laura's photography. The kitchen utensils are plentiful, the shower/bathroom is great. Attention to detail is one of the best features of this property. There is a notebook which provides information on activities on the island, directions to the grocery stores, favorite dive sites and how to work the internet. We loved staying here and will do it again next year!

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Loved the condo, loved Bonaire. Safe and friendly.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental from wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

The studio is spacious and very clean and comfortable, extremely convenient for diving - the dock and dive operation is right next door. The owner is a wealth of information for activities on the island and she went out of her way to make sure we would have a good time.

Being divers, bird watchers and nature lovers, we especially enjoy our email exchanges with the owner as well as her beautiful award-winning photographs of marine life and birds that tastefully decorate the space.

This has been an exceptional rental experience that we highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

A4 is truly home in paradise. I say that not only because the owners live there part of the year but because it is not set up like every other generic condo. The walls are adorned with beautiful professional quality photos taken by Laura herself of all sorts of underwater creatures large and small. Even though it's a studio, it doesn't feel small due to the bright paint, triple panel glass patio door, and well thought out layout. The balcony has plenty of space to hang gear with clotheslines and several hooks. There is also a pair of tables for 2-4 to have breakfast as the island wakes up with a beautiful view of the ocean and Klein Bonaire or to have a nightcap before bed with the sound of gently crashing waves to lull you to sleep. Since the balcony is screened in you don't have to worry about being eaten alive by bugs. A constant trade wind can blow through the room allowing you to be cool without the A/C. I sleep hot so I still needed it a bit at night but otherwise the breeze was just fine.

In the bathroom there is a large walk in shower with plenty of pressure and hot water. Here you will find plenty of hooks and loops to hang wet towels, clothes, gear on to dry. If you didn't already know, the tap water quality is 1st class you can drink to your heart's content and not worry about getting sick from the water. There are 2 mounted safes in the room for your valuables that worked great for us since we were diving and using several cameras, and to secure our passports and other valuables. Since this place is on the 2nd floor you are even more secure! The bed is thick and comfy not too soft but not too firm either. The pillows are comfy as well.

This place is great for divers as well! It's only steps from Dive Friends of Bonaire @ Sand Dollar. They don't open till 8am so don't worry about them waking you up early! The location is on the south end of the SD property and is only 5 minutes from downtown Kralendijk. There are at least 3 restaurants within walking distance - Bits and Bites, Eddie's, and Between 2 Buns but the kitchen area is great for cooking meals in and saving money! Everything in the condo worked well when we were there. There are notes on things to do, where to go, places to see, etc in the guest info packet and under the coffee table along with a fish identity book of Laura's photos! They also provide a local cell phone for your use on the island. We really enjoyed our stay there and look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: 7-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great falls

Great diving location, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property several years running and will always come back. The condo is ideal for a couple with gorgeous views and easy access to Bari reef. The balcony is screened in which allows you to enjoy the tropical breezes and ignore the tropical bugs. The owners show a real concern for their guests and every year there is some update to the unit. We love being able to dive from the dock with tanks available right there. During this visit we had a few minor problems and were impressed with the quickness with which the issues were handled. In previous reviews, I might not have mentioned that the owners have secured an excellent wifi connection. This can be iffy on Bonaire so the reliability of internet service is a major plus for us. The condo is great for relaxing and ideal for divers or snorkelers. Definitely a gem!

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Kilometres
Flamingo International, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Nearest Barpub
On-site - Eddy's Catering and Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Kilometres
Klein Bonaire Water Taxi
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
East side of island
Nearest Motorway
Kaya Gobernador N Debrot
Nearest Restaurant
On-site - Eddy's Catering and Bar
Nearest Beach
Bari Reef
Car: recommended

We partner with Dive Friends Bonaire dive shops. Our unit is adjacent to their dive operation exclusively for Sand Dollar guests and owners. The dive pier and guest gear storage room are right next to our building. Fish Eye Photo is a short drive (less than 10 minutes) south and Buddy Dive's Photo shop is next door. Other activities include instruction/certification courses in diving and underwater photography, kayaking in mangroves, bird watching, Kite surfing,land sailing, wind surfing, caving.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Hato

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 21 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Winter Season
Nov 17 2018 - Apr 12 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Sunday departure C$59.78 + Tax

The Bonaire Lodging Tax is in addition to the nightly rate. The cost shown in the quote is for 2 GUESTS. For 3 guests, there is costs an additional charge to cover the Lodging Tax, utilities and laundry fees for the additional person.

If you check-out on a Sunday, rather than the changeover day of Saturday, there is an additional $45 fee for housekeeping to clean on Sundays.

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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