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LOVELY OCEANFRONT 1 BR CONDO AT SAND DOLLAR RESORT

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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LOVELY OCEANFRONT 1 BR CONDO AT SAND DOLLAR RESORT

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Bonaire Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + a convertible bed (sleeps 2-3), 1 Bath

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!!NEW!! A Dive/Drive package can now be added to a reservation of our condo. The price is simply the weekly condo rental price plus $315/wk for a pickup truck from TOTAL Rent-a-Car + $160/wk unlimited shore diving with Dive Friends (add $160 for a second diver). That sums to a 2 person cost of $1735/wk high season and $1595 low season or about $868 or $798/person for a week (Bonaire taxes and extra vehicle insurance not included). Please check with the owner for an exact rental quote; that provided by VRBO may not be accurate.

One-bedroom, one-bath, fully air conditioned (3 AC units) oceanfront condo at the beautiful Sand Dollar Resort. This unit can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child age 12 and under. Living room, dining room, separate bedroom with cable TV in LR and BR, breakfast bar, fully-equipped kitchen, and screened in porch (lanai). 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. A very large unit of 850 square feet with ocean view. 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 living/dining/kitchen and bathroom areas have recently been re-painted. Both are light and airy. New food storage shelving has added to the kitchen. The water heater has been replaced to assure that you don't EVER run out of hot water. The dishwasher is brand new. The bathroom vanity and mirrored cabinet are new as is the toilet. There are new 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. New shelving has been placed in the living area, as has a small desk and lamp for computer use and battery charging. In the living area, spaciousness has been augmented by addition of a new coffee table, accompanying the new couch. In the dining area, a new dining table and chairs were just included. The bar stools are also brand new.

Superb diving and snorkeling just footsteps from your condominium. 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. Each can handle all of your needs for equipment rental, instruction, boat dive, shore dive and 24 hr secure gear storage. Bonaire birding is excellent and Jerry Ligon, the premier local naturalist, can be hired through Bonaire Dive and Adventure to guide you around the island or take you on a fish ID dive. Restaurants, pool, convenient store, ice cream shop, wireless internet access and cell phone rentals, tennis courts and grills are all on site. There is also a new spa on site and a new gym across the street. Sand Dollar 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 and has a real feeling and comfort as a home-away-from-home.

Sand Dollar's house reef, Bari Reef, is ranked number one in the Caribbean's top ten sites for variety of fish species. 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.

The island of Bonaire 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.'

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2014

About The Owner

Peggy and Larry are warm water divers who live on Long Island, NY, about 60 mi outside NYC.

The picture is from the underwater version of 'Little Shop of Horrors' -- 'Feed Me!'

The Owner purchased this condo in 2010

Why The Owner chose Bonaire

We had dived in Bonaire several times, as well as in 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.

What makes this condo unique

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, small grocery store, deli and liquor store!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 41 traveler reviews

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Lovely Oceanfront 1 BR Condo at Sand Dollar Resort
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
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Lovely Oceanfront 1 BR Condo at Sand Dollar Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70012vb
-631-444-1613
Bonaire Caribbean
Lafayette, PA USA
5

Teriffic apartment

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Unit A-15 the last week in April 2009. This was our 8th or 9th trip to Bonaire, but our first at Sand Dollar.

Our experience was a pleasure from the start. The owner was gracious, honest and very helpful. The lease agreement was straight forward and uncomplicated. Best of all, when we arrived at 5:15 AM on Sunday, the guard had our room keys ready, so we were in the unit in minutes.

We loved this apartment! We immediately felt at home. Despite our careful reading of the unit description, the apartment seemed larger than we expected. There were plenty of closets and drawers for all of our clothes. The dining and living room area was spacious. We loved the screened-in porch, where we could read. Best of all, the shower in the bathroom was one of the better ones on the island!

Our dealing with Sand Dollar also went perfectly. We had a small problem with one of the AC units and Sand Dollar had the problem fixed within an hour. Housekeeping was excellent and we had all the fluffy towels we requested.

Another plus is the location of this unit. It is on the first floor, close to a parking area and a small commercial development were we purchased internet service (worked in the room), ice cream and even some very good wine - how convenient! It is a short 3 minute walk from the dive shop and dock.

Bottom line - we plan to stay there again. We loved it.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, People with Disabilities
business
Lovely Oceanfront 1 BR Condo at Sand Dollar Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70012vb
-631-444-1613
Bonaire Caribbean
New England
5

The Best!

  • 5 of 5
We have been diving Bonaire for about ten years and have sampled quite a few accommodations and have found most of them to be great. However, we knew when we opened the door that we would want to return.

The unit is spacious and nicely decorated having everything one might need. The location and proximity to dive gear and reef made for easy last dives of the day. we started our day with a long swim right out front and often ended with a twilight/ night dive.
From coffee at the waters edge to sunsets there, the mood was relaxed.

The owner was most helpful with the booking also.

We hope to be back on Bonaire next year and probably will schedule our time around the availability of this unit.

Back in the cold. Northeast now but loving that also.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
business
Lovely Oceanfront 1 BR Condo at Sand Dollar Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70012vb
-631-444-1613
Bonaire Caribbean
Poole, Dorset, UK
5

Absolutely loved it

  • 5 of 5
We visited from the UK for 10 days in October 2014. This condo is brilliant and has everything you could possibly want - we really couldn't think of anything to improve it. The owner (Larry) answers e-mails almost immediately (even with the time difference) and is very helpful. The ladies in the office are also very friendly and helpful.

Highly recommended - if we return to Bonaire we'll definitely be contacting Larry!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Lovely Oceanfront 1 BR Condo at Sand Dollar Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70012vb
-631-444-1613
Bonaire Caribbean
Durham, NC USA
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to Sand Dollar, but our 3rd visit to Bonaire. I have to say that we absolutely loved this condo! First floor, close to Dive Friends Bonaire (we'd rinse and store), quickly walk to unit, and have lunch, cocktails, dinner, and relax. The ocean breeze was amazing, open up the patio door & the primary door windows and there was an amazing breeze to keep you cool. We only used AC in the bedroom for sleeping. The unit was perfect for our needs. It was tastefully updated, with comfortable furniture in the living room, a new dining room table, kitchen had everything you could need, bathroom was updated, and bedroom was extremely comfortable and kept very cool for sleeping (just as we like it). Easy access to Bari Reef, and we dove it several times during our stay, while also venturing out to the many other dive sights around the island. We LOVED being able to walk to several restaurants (Between 2 Buns - amazing breakfast & lunch was right across the parking area, and Sonia Home was across the street for great pizza or Italian.) This was definitely a lovely oceanfront unit which we thoroughly enjoyed for our 7 days. There was a safe in the closet where we locked up our electronics, dive hooks on the balcony where we hung our wetsuits to dry each night (our regular gear was hung in the Dive Friends lockers just a few yards away), and we could walk out the patio door to enjoy the sunset close up EVERY night, or we just enjoyed from the tasteful patio furniture. Both husband & I had to check in to work each day, and we were able to do that with the Sand Dollar internet. It wasn't always reliable, but it enabled us to keep in touch with work. My "office" was at the patio table with the amazing views & breeze, while husband's "office" was on the comfortable couch in front of the World Cup games on TV. We'd definitely rent this unit again - it was GREAT!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Lovely Oceanfront 1 BR Condo at Sand Dollar Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70012vb
-631-444-1613
Bonaire Caribbean
Kanata, Ontario, Canada
5

Perfectly situated and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying in this condo! The location was perfect - quiet but not too far from the beach access. The bed was comfortable for our middle age bones. We loved the conveniences (everything we needed in the kitchen) and especially enjoyed the screened in porch for our meals and just relaxing on the lounge. It was all very practical and well thought out which helps immensely. The air conditioners were very adjustable so we could easily set them for our comfort. We only had to run them during the night. It was an added plus that the condo was so beautifully decorated.
We hope we can stay at A15 again some time soon!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Lovely Oceanfront 1 BR Condo at Sand Dollar Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p70012vb
-631-444-1613
Bonaire Caribbean
Sequim, WA
5

October & November 2013

October & November 2013
  • 5 of 5
We had an excellent first trip to Bonaire and the condo was perfect. Everything was just as Larry described. Being on the ground floor was better than we expected, there is a very nice water view and the beach is just steps out the back door, this made night diving very convenient. The condo is clean and the kitchen is well appointed. We look forward to future trips to Bonaire and recommend this condo to others.
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Flamingo Airport
Nearest Barpub
Eddy's Restaurant and Bar (poolside @ Sand Dollar)
Nearest Restaurant
Eddy's Restaurant and Bar (poolside@Sand Dollar)
Nearest Beach
Right out in front of the condo at Sand Dollar
Nearest Point of Interest
Bonaire Dive and Adventure dive pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Sand Dollar Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Pool at Sand Dollar and Eddys Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Flamingo Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Brand New Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Bonaire Dive and Adventure Dive Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunset Bar and Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Tank storage
Nearest Point of Interest
Gear Storage Shed
Nearest Point of Interest
Tank Storage
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Bonaire Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Dec 20 2014 - May 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,190
 
 
Low Season
May 2 2015 - Dec 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
Standard pricing
5 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tourist tax/night/person $6.5
Tax/night/2nd person $6.5
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.
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Amenities

Bonaire Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New vanity, medicine cabinet and toilet; newly painted; new hooks for wet clothing.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

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