Villa w/Pool, Caribbean Views Plus, Fantastic Shore Diving, Private Unit
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Unit rental begins on a Saturday and ends on a Saturday.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
1st diving vacation to Bonaire
Great stay at Sandy Toes. Arrived for a week vacation in Bonaire for a week vacation. Originally booked the townhome a little over a month prior to travel. The posted pictures did not do the villa justice. On arrival, everything was neatly organized and clean. Not being outside of Kralendijk before the lighthouse beach resort was easy to find from the airport which is only about a 5-minute drive. Three of the larger grocery stores were about 10 minutes away as well as a number of the best restaurants in Kralendijk.
The kitchen was well equipt and includes a gas range, and open to the living and dining area. It was well stocked with utensils and cookware. On most nights we cooked dinner and split time between the kitchen and the gas grill on the back patio. Generally would enjoy breakfast before diving at the patio table.
In total there are 2.5 baths and there were plenty of fresh towels and lines. Both bedrooms had comfortable beds and kept cool with the split AC units. Each bedroom includes a balcony, the back bedroom has a view of the water and the front has a view of the front garden with the "required" coconut tree. Each bathroom had a good size sink and a larger shower. The water pressure was great and there was plenty of hot water.
Most of the time when at the villa we would spend time on the back patio. The resort is very quiet and on our first night were greeted by the property manager who is on site and was able to answer a couple of questions around the area. The front of the gets the east winds so there is always a great cross breeze.
The "house" beach is just a quick walk with easy entry on the northern end, and a nice array of fish just within a few feet from shore for snorkeling and deeper water just a little way out for diving. There is plenty of sand on the beach as well. Only walked by the pool but looked inviting and was always empty when I walked by. Some of the best dive sites were less than 2kms to the south of the resort.
All and all it was a great vacation and would definitely book another stay on a return trip as the place exceeded our expectation and the overall value is hard to beat.
This Place is Wonderful - A Great Value
Thank you Cati & Peter for sharing your Sandy Toes unit with us. Its spacious, bright and nicely supplied with all we needed for a relaxing 2 weeks in Bonaire. My husband and I love to cook, and the quality of your cookware, from knives to pots and pans far exceed what we have found at other properties.
While we would have liked a better sea view, the price made your unit an exceptional value. We used the smaller of the 2 bedrooms because we had a picture perfect view of the sea every morning when we woke up. Both bedrooms are large and comfortable, each with their own bathroom, so there was plenty of room for a second couple. Having a half bath on the first floor was ideal.
We enjoyed the large patio, with its outdoor furniture, grill and, most important, an overhead shade curtain to block the evening sun. All of our meals were eaten on the outside table. The rinse area was perfect after a day of diving. And our wetsuits were always dry the next morning from the wonderful breeze between the buildings.
Lighthouse Beach Resort is close to the city, but extremely quiet. It's location towards the south-end dive sites was ideal. We loved that it was so close to Van Den Tweel's grocery. The communal pool was nice to have, although we only used it one day, but it was like a private pool, as we were the only ones using it. The small beach seemed to be the place where everyone gathered to watch the evening sun, but there really is not much room for sunbathing. Our dive from the house reef was nice.
This was our 5th trip to Bonaire, which has become our "almost-second home." We will certainly consider renting Sandy Toes when we make our next trip.
Nice property in a great location!
Just returned from 2 weeks at Sandy Toes. The unit is quite spacious and is in a perfect location about 5 minutes from the airport and very close to the southern dive sites. It is located right next door to Delfins where Dive Friends has a retail store and a drive through tank pickup. We were a group of 4 people and the bedrooms are situated in such a way that you would never know that anyone else was there. It has all of the amenities including rinse and drying areas for equipment. Pro tip: If you use the dive shop at Delfins you can rinse your equipment over there and not waste water at the condo. I would, however, recommend that you avoid the bars and restaurants at Delfins. They are brutally expensive.
You are located less than 5 minutes from the Hilma Hooker. Don't miss the salt pier, great dive!
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and looking forward to returning.
Good morning Brad ...
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our townhouse Sandy Toes in Bonaire . Thank you for taking the time to write a review .
I hope when you make plans to return to Bonaire you think of staying at our place agin !
Take care ... Cati
Best place for divers
Best place for divers: spots to hang the wet diving equipment, rince tubs, etc.
Nice swimming pool!
We are so glad you had a wonderful dive trip.
We hope you will have many great memories from your stay at Sandy Toes Light House Beach. Thanks Cati
Even better than the pictures
I just returned from a two week stay at Sandy Toes, and I was very pleased with the condo, I felt like it was better in person than in the pictures. The owner Cathy is very nice and very quick to respond to questions. The property manager lives on site, directly behind the unit and is amazingly friendly and helpful. The unit has all been very recently updated, and was very clean and fresh. The kitchen appliances all looked unused, and she supplies plenty of cookware and utensils and it's all good quality and in very good condition. The unit has a new, nice gas grill, which due to my diet was one of my reasons for choosing the condo in the first place. The bedrooms were nicely furnished, the beds firm, but that would have been my preference. Since the rooms are on the second floor you can open up the windows and sliders and get a great air flow through the rooms. The rooms both have air conditioning but I rarely used it due to the breezes. The wifi worked well, and the home has a TV downstairs with cable.
Overall the complex is very quiet. I visited the pool a few times and only once was I not the only person there. The complex has a private beach across the parking lot behind locked gates (don’t forget to grab the key hanging inside the home that will let you into the pool and onto the beach). Again the private beach was almost unused. Most nights I walked along the beach over to the neighboring Delfins resort complex for a nightcap. Delfins has a very nice restaurant and bar, and has a Dive Friends dive shop onsite. The beach has sand access to the water, I didn’t dive the reef but did snorkel it, and it was like most Bonaire sites, better to dive than snorkel.
It took me a while to figure out how to get into Dive Friends from the road, as Delfins has recently added a gated entry from the main road. But if you turn out of Lighthouse Beach Resort, drive past Delfins and take the first dirt road, you will find another entry into Delfins and Dive Friends.
Overall I felt the value for the money was excellent. The complex is located south of the airport, so easy access to the southern dive sites, kite boarding, and windsurfing.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay on Bonaire at our home Sandy Toes.
It sounds like you felt at home ..
That’s very important to us .
Thanks for choosing us for your island adventure. Hope you can return one day soon 🏝 Cati