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

Laura Evans

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Laura Evans

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015
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Ocean-Front, Bari Reef Studio (A4) with Gorgeous View

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Bonaire Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

Bon Bini. Welcome to Bonaire.

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 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

Have 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.

You can choose to use Bonaire Dive and Adventure instead. They too are a full service dive operation with gear storage and boat diving and are located next to our building to the south.

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 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, Internet café, groceries, ice cream shop, spa/fitness, shopping, restaurants.

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 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 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 2 dive shops: Dive Friends Bonaire, a full service dive/snorkel/instruction center, is on-site next to our building. Next door is Bonaire Dive and Adventure, another full service dive/snorkel/instruction center. Both offer 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Evans (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

Why Laura Evans chose Bonaire

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 100 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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Ocean-Front, Bari Reef Studio (A4) with Gorgeous View
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Switzerland
5

Sand Dollar A4: great location, well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Note that Sand Dollar is a collection of owned apartments, every one is different. I staid in A4, which is on the second floor and thus has a balcony, overviewing the ocean. Parrots visit the tree just outside to eat fruits. The balcony is screened, thus you can sit there in the evening without worrying about insects. Some others are not screened. The ones on the ground floor have easier access but less view. The A building is right next to the dive shops. They only run the compressors during the day and it didn't bother me.

A4 is in the first building, close to reception, almost nobody walks by there. Thus I let the door open (it has a screen door) and enjoyed the breeze (it's always windy in Bonaire). I like that better than using the aircon (which worked very well anyway). I actually was interested in A2, which has a separate bedroom, but the owner was not very responsive. A4 is a studio with lots of space, including full size kitchen and large bathroom. Although the building looks like it's from the seventies, it has been well maintained. A few tiny things could be improved though.

You have between 2 buns very close buy, great place for breakfast (and any other cake or sandwich). The peruvian restaurant is also next door, on the sea side, and was good. Didn't try Eddy's, another restaurant on site. Sonia's is a modern Italian restaurant across the street. There is a well stocked supermarket 10 min. walking north. Thus you can do without a vehicle (although you need one to dive/snorkel at other places and to drive through slagbaai park).

Note that the website that seems to be the official website doesn't offer all apartments, even though they will gladly suggest it's "not available for the specified date". Check the vrbo site for alternatives, contact the owner directly for best information. The owners of A4 were very informative and took lots of time to answer any question I had.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

sanddollarbonaire

  • 5 of 5

Excellent condo. I was familiar with the area and expected the great views and beautiful reef out the door. Bonuses were the well equipped kitchen, breezes through the screen door, great mattress, and big coffee mugs.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Easy and Relaxing Stay at A4

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at A4 was perfect! The previous reviews are most accurate.

Laura is very responsive for arrangements. She has authored very informational and helpful guides for the treasured activities that Bonaire visitors enjoy and her outstanding photograph collection adds to the delightful ambiance. Inge and Mieke, on the island, are very attentive, should you have a need.

If you have an opportunity to join Dive Friends for a "Clean Up" dive, it is a rewarding experience. The South Pier now has ~1500 less non marine pollutants beneath it. :)

Kudos to Dive Friends.

During this visit, we had another wonderful meal at Mi Banana.....one of our favorite places to dine.

Thank you Laura and Vann!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
albuquerque, NM, USA
5

still exceptional

  • 5 of 5

Please read previous 5 star reviews. We found them to be accurate. We just wanted to give an update from March 2014 that the place is still exceptional. All we needed was provided and, this being our first Bonaire visit, we put our faith in the owners and staff and were pleasantly rewarded with our best vacation experience to date.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ashland , Kentucky
5

Comfort, views, great water, great restaurants this is Bonaire.

  • 5 of 5

Browsing through VRBO we found this studio for our trip to the island. We did not realize what a find it is. Laura and Vann have created a complete support experience in concert with Inge the offsite manager who met us even late in the evening. The views are probably the best of the complex, very close to the water and some of the best on the island. A screened porch (rare on the island) with tables and chairs makes a great daily breakfast space to relax and enjoy the cooler (79F) mornings and great views. Well furnished and walls decorated with laura's pictures contribute to the marine ambiance not fancy resort style but fun. Easy to cook and prepare things. has many appliances and necessary equipment. The photos do give you an idea of the place which is large for a studio. perfect for two. Sandollar has a good location, there is a breakfast place ( between two buns) very local just out front. We were concerned about the proximity of the dive shop compressor but it is not an issue out front in the porch and only heard at times daytime out the back. Good air conditioning can quickly cool the room when hot quiet and humid, and if the door is open to the patio and out back a great midday tropical ESE breeze can be had through the whole room. Laura has an entire group of documents to orient you to Bonaire and their condo after you sign up, and there is a loadable cell phone that makes local contacts and reservations easy. There is WiFi but quirky, you have to search with your device around the condo to find enough contact, the porch was the best and only place sufficient for Skype. The reason you are on Bonaire is the Caribbean, each morning you can drop in right in front on Bari Reef, go to the Aquarium to snorkel or go north or south for other good sites. A quick night snorkel is no problem as your place is right there to return, no hassles. Dive adventure on site can get you a boat and outfit anywhere daily. We snorkeled and free dove and enjoyed both the local and Klein Bonaire sites. Would also recommend many of the restaurants especially if you like good seafood, At Sea, Wil's, It Rains Fishes, Cappricio and of course Pasa Bon Pizza as the best on the island. Thanks Laura, Vann, Inge and the "locals".

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic experience renting this unit during our stay in Bonaire. Everything was as described, the unit was clean and well maintained, and the view was spectacular. The home reef at Sand Dollar is steps away from our unit and a great dive! If/when we come back to Bonaire we hope to rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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 2 different dive shops. Our unit is adjacent to the Dive Friends Bonaire dive operation exclusively for Sand Dollar guests and owners. Bonaire Dive and Adventure dive operation is next door to our building. 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.

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Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Bonaire Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Season
Nov 29 2014 - May 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
$135
$945
 
 
Off Season
May 3 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$130
$910
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Additional Tourist Tax = $6.50/person/night ($45/person/week).

Owner emails Rental Request Form/Rental Agreement, Terms of Rental and information about property in response to Inquiry. Guest completes Rental Request Form/Rental Agreement, emails it to Owner. Reservation is confirmed after Owner receives deposit.

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Amenities

Bonaire Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in tile shower; includes personal shower; hooks for hanging wet gear.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • 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
Notes:
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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