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Oceanfront, Newly Renovated 2 BR/2BA @ Spectacular B7 Sand Dollar Resort

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 160 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sand beach, diver and family-friendly, ground floor, screened porch, full airco

2 spacious bedrooms: one king bed (new mattress) in the master bedroom, two twin beds (new mattresses) in the second bedroom, both bedrooms with lots of storage and floor space

2 pristine, newly renovated bathrooms, with walk-in showers, one attached to the master bedroom, the other adjacent to the guest bedroom

Newly renovated, fully-stocked kitchen, with all the appliances and cooking and eating utensils and food storage containers that you will need (including crock pot!)

New air-conditioning units in both the bedrooms

New air-conditioning unit in the living/dining room and kitchen (not necessary to use because of the constant trade winds that blow through the condo, and not recommended to use because it is better to listen to the wind and waves than to the ac unit).

Large screened porch with ceiling fan

Four other ceiling fans and a movable floor fan

Free and always reliable internet connection through our own router and wifi

Free cell phone loan (when available at reception)

Cable TV

Maid service twice a week

Large electronic safe for laptop and cameras

Free starter supplies: soaps, paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, dishwasher soap

Gear-hanging and drying area on the porch (in case if you don't leave your gear in the nearby dive shop storage room, which we recommend)

Dive Friends, our on-site dive shop offering full, five star PADI services: drive-up tank exchange, boat dives, equipment rentals and repairs, rinse tanks, storage facilities, courses, and other outdoor activities

The walls have been tastefully decorated with local art and original photographs.

Perhaps the best thing about our condo is the location and design of the resort. It is in the middle of the island, thus it occupies the most convenient location for diving up and down the coasts; and you can look out in wonder at the ocean from almost all rooms save the bathrooms (unless you keep the door open to the master bathroom) and the second bedroom. The ocean feels like it belongs to you, and the sky as well. And even though our condo is part of a resort, Sand Dollar is a quiet, peaceful, and private paradise. We love the choice of socializing with guests and residents or just keeping to ourselves. What a joy to be able to walk out our screened-in porch and jump into the sea at any time of the day or night for a swim, snorkel, or float. Our kids love it here, too. They like to go back and forth from the sea to the pool to the beach and to the condo (usually for food). They can disappear for hours and we have no worries at all about them. What a joy to see them waking in the morning with plans to spend the entire day outdoors using their imaginations, hunting for sea glass, sporting with the iguanas, and playing with other kids in the resort, making life-long friends. They too appreciate the soul-expanding, upward-looking vistas.

Sometimes a herd of goats comes marauding through the grounds of Sand Dollar, and we help to usher them away before they nibble away at the work of the many owners (like us) who take pride in their gardens; and sometimes a few wild donkeys wander through, seeking their own version of paradise.

So yes, the condo has the amenities you will need to enjoy your stay comfortably and amply, but the real reason to be here is the direct and broad access it affords to the ocean, through eyes, ears, and touch. They say you ought to try not to touch the marine live, but after a while the sun and salt and breezes and the dust blown over from the Sahara will touch all your senses and you will undergo a 'sea change,' as Shakespeare calls it, into something richer and better than before. But that usually takes more than a week to happen. It happened to us when we lived here for a year. So come and stay as long as you can. And come back year after year, as some of our guests do. We will do our best to make this possible for you. We offer increasing discounts on longer stays, and we are willing to negotiate these discounts further. For our aim as owners is to cover our expenses and invest in the condo by making improvements, so that your next stay here will be even better. So tell us what you think would make this condo and the life it affords approach the perfection that nature holds out as a model.

And let me not forget to mention how much we like living in our bathing suits or a pair of shorts and without shoes much of the time as we move in and out of our condo. And no wristwatch either: for there are two times on Bonaire, day and night, and two places, sea and land. Life is simple here, but elemental and close and real. It is not for addicts of the man-made, but for those who have the soul of the Psalmist and accept the call of leisure with delight in its many good uses.

More Details

Owner
Eileen McFarren
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Flamingo Airport
Nearest Barpub
Eddy's
Nearest Restaurant
Eddy's, Breezes 'n Bites, Between Two Buns
Nearest Beach
Bari Reef, Sand Dollar beach
Car: necessary

Sand Dollar Condominium Resort is located in the central part of the west coast, adjacent to Bari Reef, a three minute drive from the center of Kralendijk. Our condo is on the ground floor with beautiful views of the ocean and Klein Bonaire to the West. There is easy and quick access to the beach and dock, just steps away. A dive shop, a swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, a small grocery and liquor store, an ice cream store, a spa and gym, and two restaurants with bars are on site, adjacent to the resort, or within walking distance. Some of the best dive sites in all the Caribbean are minutes away by car to the north or south. Even the most distant northern and southern shore dives are only a short drive away. There is no better location on the island for diving the whole island; and if you dive with Dive Friends, you don't have to return to Sand Dollar for tanks and rinses, since Dive Friends has four other shops on the island for these purposes. This is truly the best location on the best island for shore diving and snorkeling freedom.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Hato

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated! Pristine.
  • Newly renovated! Walk-in showers. Plenty of hot water. Pristine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • New mattresses in both bedrooms. Plenty of closet and dresser space. Ocean view from the master bedroom, as you lie in bed! Ceiling fans and air-conditioning in both bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Let us know what you might need and we can help you find just the right place or person. We know the island very well, having lived there as residents. We offer attractive discounts for longer stays. Ask us for details. For parties of more than four, we can arrange additional accommodations in an adjacent or nearby condo, so you can have your own, private place while being close to friends or family. Did we say that our kitchen has a blender for happy hour concoctions in the late afternoon? And that there are half a dozen good restaurants within walking distance. And that some of the best snorkeling on the island is to be found in the place called 'the aquarium,' just a three minute swim to the south of Sand Dollar's dock. And that the best time to dive Bari Reef is the late afternoon, when the fish are 'changing shifts' and the flounders rise off the bottom and glide through the water like frisbees, looking for a mate.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Hato

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn Special: 25% Discount
Aug 12 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$222
C$1,553
C$6,214
 
 
Winter High: 17% Discount
Dec 24 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$245
C$1,717
C$6,904
 
 
Spring Fling: 21% Discount
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$233
C$1,631
C$6,522
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$296
C$2,071
 

Additional information about rental rates

Long term rentals of six months or more are available at highly discounted terms. Contact owners for more information.

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.
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