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Oceanfront Sand Dollar Resort / Bari Reef 1 Bedroom 2nd Floor Condo A2

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

One of the Bari Reef's best locations. As original owners and present during the devolopment stages we were able to choose a pemimum corner unit condo in a great location that was closest to our beach and gave us a great second floor view.

This 1 bedroom - 1 bath condo has been recently remolded with a new standing shower bathroom, new furniture and new bedding. New full view screening on our corner unit 270 square foot balcony provides bright open air spaciousness and true Caribbean feel.

Property Manager
Michael & Janine Rossi
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 3, 2018

About Michael & Janine Rossi

We purchased this unit (A2) directly form the developers who invited us to this lovely place and offered one of the premium locations at the resort and we have been enjoying vacations here with friends and family ever since.

We have just decided to rent on our own recently therefore no reviews but our condo is one of the most requested by repeat guests at the Sand Dollar.

Michael & Janine Rossi purchased this condo in 1985

Why Michael & Janine Rossi chose Hato

We were in the right place at the right time and we were able to purchase this property during the initial devolopment stages.

What makes this condo unique

Unit A2 is ideally located, a second floor corner unit expands the views and creates an island breeze so refreshing that most times you do not need air conditioning but if you do we have two new AC units which cool the entire condo. The sunsets are absolutely spectacular.

Sand Dollar's house reef, Bari Reef, is ranked number one in the Caribbean's top ten sites for variety of fish species and can be accessed from the beach directly in front of our unit. The island of Bonaire was recently designated by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as having the most pristine coral reefs in the Caribbean.

You have the privacy, security and views afforded by our second floor, oceanfront site

Have the services of 2 full service dive shops at your fingertips- Our friends at Bonaire Dive and Adventure which is just steps away, Dive Friends with 2 of its 4 island locations just a short drive down the street. Both offer dock/pier, guest gear storage, easy access to air, free upgrades to Nitrox, free weights and belts, rinse tanks, professional instruction, boat dives and more.

Next to Fisheye Photo, for photography & video

Far off the street with guest parking just across the lawn. Traffic noise is a non-issue

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

Far enough from the buzz of downtown Kralendijk to enjoy peace by the sea

Convenient and adjacent to banking, Anna's Between Two Buns Café, groceries, ice cream shop, spa/fitness, shopping, Eddy's and Sunset Grill restaurants are only a short walk


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Hato

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Standing walk-in shower and tile is new
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • New European Bed. Queen box spring & mattress. Floor to ceiling all glass sliders open to Caribbean. Full length draw curtains for privacy
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront Sand Dollar Resort / Bari Reef 1 Bedroom 2nd Floor Condo A2
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our sixth Sand Dollar stay. This was an excellent rental there. The condition is well maintained and the decor very homey with a diver theme. It is a second story, so the breezes through the room were great. Very little need for the ac. The location in the facility is awesome. It is the southern most, so very convenient to Dive Friends or Bonaire Dive and Adventure. The view is great also!

  • Submitted: 24-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our pleasure to share our "little place in paradise" with you. Thank you for your kind review. Call us anytime for next trip to Bonaire.
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Ramsey, MN USA

The nicest unit of the 5 we've stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this unit for 13 nights in February and found it to be very nice. This was our fifth trip to Bonaire, but this is the first time we rented this specific unit. The rental process was easy and the unit was exactly as described on VRBO. This resort is quiet and laid back. It's not fancy, but the friendly atmosphere and friendly people make it a great place to stay. Bonaire is our favorite Caribbean island and The Sand Dollar Resort is our favorite place to stay. There is great snorkeling right in front of the resort with easy access. There are also many other areas around the island for snorkeling right from shore; or you can go on the Woodwind for a snorkel trip out to Klein Bonaire. We will definitely be back next year!!

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our pleasure to share our "little place in paradise" with you. Thank you for your kind review. Call us anytime for next trip to Bonaire.
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Enjoying beautiful Bonsire

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I have stayed in the Sand Dollar community before. It is primarily a dive resort though there are many other activities available on the island such as kayaking, caving, biking, hiking, wind surfing,etc. The unit is an older one but was clean and had new furniture and bedding. Given its location, there was a wonderful breeze coming through and we only used the ceiling fans and had no need of the bedroom air conditioner. It is close to both nearby dive shops and there are good restaurants in the vicinity as well as a reasonably supplied grocery store about 1/2 mile away. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and highly recommend it for an active couple or single


  • Submitted: 18-Feb-2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our pleasure to host you at our "little vacation spot in Bonaire". Thank you Laura, for your kind review. Call us anytime.
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Nashville TN

Nice Surprise A-2 Sand Dollar

  • 5 of 5

First time visiting Bonaire and using It was a last minute option for us, and we were totally surprised how quickly the owners responded and helped us make the trip happen.

The place: Wonderful – very spacious – end unit beautiful view with ocean and trees - loved the second floor and the privacy it allowed. We like a firm bed so it worked really well for us. The kitchen is a good size and we had breakfast in each day because the local favorite “2 Buns” was closed for vacation. Location to the dive shop and gear storage couldn’t be better.

Diving: Bari Reef is right outside for unlimited shore diving. Dive Friends was friendly and very easy to work with. They signed us up right when we arrived the first day so all we needed to do the next day was a quick buoyancy check and off we were shore diving. We loved the easy access to private storage for our gear and the 24/7 access to tanks. We dove many sites north and south of the island and visited 4 out of their 5 dive locations and all of them were friendly and quick to accommodate our needs. Their Hamlet Oasis location right down the road has a drive up option that we liked after a long day of shore diving.

Town: Town was close and an easy quick drive. We enjoyed the local delis in town – “Deli Delicious” and “Boudoir”. There are many options for food in town.

Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nina for taking time to write a very thoughful review. It is our pleasure to be able to help make your vacation in Bonaire enjoyable. You are correct, the new bedding as well as many other features in our condo are new and upgraded from the original style. We try to create a vacation place that we as well as our guests will want to return to over and over. Thanks again for your kindness.
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Delaware, USA

Bonaire Sand Dollar A2 June 2013

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Sand Dollar A2 condo. The condo is well kept and comfortable, with a wonderful view of the water. The property was accurately represented in the listing. Several restaurants and shops are a short distance from the condo. The owner was very helpful in assisting our rental. The on site dive shop, Dive Friends Bonaire was very convenient and a wonderful source of info for diving on Bonaire. We recommend this property and would not hesitate to rent again.

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed our "Bonaire Getaway" as much as we do. We designed our condo with a comfortable, airy feeling with the hope that others would enjoy it as well. Glad you had a great time. Thank you for your kind words.
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Bethesda , MD

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We are already booked to come back in December. Perfect for divers. Great for anyone else.

Everything worked. Had one problem with the lock (Salt air is hard on them) and SD fixed it right away,.

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vince. You are always welcome at our place.
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Flamingo Airport Bonaire (BON)
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Eddy's & Sunset Bar & Grill are just steps away
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Eddy's & Sunset Bar & Grill are just steps away
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Sand Dollar Beach directly in front of our condo
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Hato

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Sand Dollar Guest Services will include cleanings including mid week cleaning (soaps, paper products, garbage bag replenishment). Also linens and towels with mid week change.

Front office services including beach towel service. Concierge service and reservation management. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV.

There is an additional $6.50 per person per night Bonaire Goverment Tax which you may pay us in advance or pay to Sand Dollar upon check out

We require a 25% deposit to hold the reservation and then the balance is to be paid 45 days in advance of your check in date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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