|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Welcome to our home away from home – Sand Dollar Unit A-03 - our beautiful ground floor (no steps to climb) oceanfront studio condo located on the island of dive/snorkel freedom – Bonaire. Our condo is one of the largest studios on Bonaire at about 600 square feet. It is truly our home away from home and we have added lots of the little extra's that make a vacation special. The condo comfortably accommodates two adults and is most often rented by couples looking to get away for a while and relax. Please see our guest comments below.
The condo features a refreshing tropical theme throughout with a large complete kitchen including newer appliances and everything you could need to prepare your own meals. With a large newly renovated bathroom including a glass-block walk-in shower and for a comfortable rest a queen size bed with ample pillows with ceiling fan overhead we know you will instantly feel right at home.
For entertainment a color TV with multiple cable channels, DVD player & various DVD's, CD stereo with external device input, various books, wildlife guides and island guides are all for your use. Additionally the condo includes an ultra quiet state of the art Panasonic 24,000 BTU split air-conditioner capable of cooling the entire condo in a matter of minutes. We have also provided an electronic security safe for all your valuables that can accommodate a normal size lap top computer. You will find ample storage and hangers for clothing and dive/snorkel gear including a dedicated hanging/drying area on the patio so no need to leave your gear in the common dive shop area.
LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION
Quite simply, our unit is one of the closest condo units in the Sand Dollar Resort complex to the water with a screened-in patio (no bugs) and year round sunset views. Not all units can say this so please ask to avoid disappointment. From our condo you will be looking directly at the beautiful Caribbean Sea and Klein Bonaire through floor to ceiling sliding glass doors which allow for access to the screened-in patio and wonderful year round views. We have provided comfortable patio chairs, chaise lounge and a table to make a nice eating and resting area on the patio. We always eat our meals, enjoy a drink, or do a little reading on the screened in patio in quiet comfort and relaxation.. The patio door provides direct access to the oceanfront promenade unlike second floor units.
Again, we feel location is important and we love ours. Our condo is the closest ground floor studio unit in the Sand Dollar Resort complex to the beach, dive centers and pier but it still remains quiet, private and secure. Dive Friends and Bonaire Dive and Adventure are ready to help with all your needs including equipment rental/repair, shore diving, boat diving, snorkeling trips, dive and photo instruction, sightseeing/land tours, bike rentals and more.
Fantastic shore diving and snorkeling is located directly in front of the Sand Dollar Resort on Bari Reef – rated the top reef in the Caribbean for variety of fish species. As our guest at Sand Dollar you will have unlimited direct access to Bari Reef for incredible morning, afternoon, twilight and night diving/snorkeling – all just a convenient short walk away. Sand Dollar Resort is centrally located on Bonaire so shopping, the town center and all dive/snorkel sites north or south are within a few minutes walk or drive. You are also only a short drive away from some of the best kite and wind surfing in the world.
On-site management, maintenance and maid service means your vacation will be hassle free. With a new large pool, lounge chairs, lighted tennis courts, bar/restaurant on-site and with several other restaurants, gym/spa, ice cream parlor, bank, grocery store, and shopping a very short walk away the little conveniences and forgotten necessities are right there for you. We are proud to have guests return year after year to stay with us and will do everything we can to make your stay a special one to remember. Need help with a rental vehicle, just ask and we will be happy to provide information and agency referrals as part of a vacation package.
We are not absentee owners but visit Bonaire as often as we can and listen to what past guests have to say about their stay with us. We take pride in our unit and do our best to make friends and guests as comfortable as possible. More then two adults in your group, please inquire about co-renting a second studio or 1 bedroom unit just steps away from ours. Many guests have told us they enjoy the privacy of having their own condo unit while appreciating the convenience of being so close to friends and family. Our condo books up quickly so we are sorry if it is not available for your preferred dates. If this is the case then we can help arrange a rental with a neighboring condo to meet your vacation needs. We are happy to answer any questions you might have, just send us an email. Thanks for considering our condo for your Bonaire vacation plans.
Scott & Susan
Keywords: Bonaire, Sand Dollar Unit A-3, Studio, Condominium, Bari Reef, Oceanfront, Waterfront
Scott and Susan received their diver certifications in the cold waters of the inland north west and travels to explore new exotic warm water diving. We lived in Spokane, WA, which is in the Great Inland Northwest about 25 miles west of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. We have just recently relocated to the Florida Key's which will allow us to be closer to our home away from home in Bonaire.
The first time we went to Bonaire, we fell in love with the island. Sand Dollar Condominiums is centrally located on Bonaire so shopping, the town center and all dive/snorkel sites north or south are within a few minutes walk or drive. You are also only a short drive away from some of the best kite and wind surfing in the world. It’s quiet, the people are friendly, for English or Dutch there are no language barriers and there are many good restaurants and shops.
We chose Sand Dollar because our condo is looking directly at the beautiful Caribbean Sea and Klein Bonaire.The patio door provides direct access to the oceanfront promenade. Our condo is the closest ground floor studio unit in the Sand Dollar Condominiums complex to the beach, dive centers and pier but it still remains quiet, private and secure. Fantastic shore diving and snorkeling is located directly in front of the Sand Dollar Resort on Bari Reef – rated the top reef in the Caribbean for variety of fish species. As our guest at Sand Dollar you will have unlimited direct access to Bari Reef for incredible morning, afternoon, twilight and night diving/snorkeling till your heart’s content – all just a convenient short walk away.
We were here April 30-may 7th and AGAIN August 20-27. the location is perfect. Ocean front and next to dive shop. A very spacious, clean, well equipped studio on the ground level. We just do shore dives so it is super convenient .We like to eat in so it works great for us with the efficiencies. The property manager is very nice. We will be back!
We highly recommend this condo if you are planning a fabulous dive trip to Bonaire. You cannot beat the location for an easy access point to Bari Reef. Having dove all over the island, we still think Bari Reef has the best diversity. We always see turtles, squid, stone fish, juvenile drums and beautiful tarpon. You literally walk out the door about 20 steps from the condo into the ocean and this condo has a fabulous screened in porch with a large ceiling fan so you can hang up your gear, grab a quick bite and the gear is dry and ready for the next dive! If you dive with Dive Buddies, the tanks are located on your walk to the entry point - it can't get any more convenient or easier. There's a warm water rinse shower and bathrooms right when you get out - spoiled diving and we love it!!
The condo itself is very nice and really big for a studio. The bathroom is great with the large shower and we were amazed how much hot water we had and the fact it was really hot. Everything worked great in the kitchen and there were plenty of towels and other necessities. We met wonderful people who live at Sand Dollar. The young lady who met us when we checked in and checked out was very prompt and super nice! Susan was great in providing communication and everything went so smooth (including our flights) that it was actually relaxing from the time we booked with Susan to the wheels touched down back at home.
We look forward to staying with Susan again and again when we head to the true diver's paradise! Thanks!
We just returned from a week-long stay here and we were very happy with the unit! From the beginning, Susan was very prompt responding to my emails and was very nice. The unit itself was very clean, well-stocked with towels, dishes, utensils, pots/pans, microwave, blender, toaster, toaster oven and coffee maker, etc. Everything was in working order and just as described. There is also a small library of books to help choose dive sites, identify fish, coral and sea life, and a flat screen TV along with speakers and cables that enabled us to connect to our iPad to listen to a football back home on Sunday. The bed was nice and firm and we had enough pillows (I sleep with 2 or 3). The bathroom was clean and the shower was nice and large; I only had one issue and that was the tile in the shower is a bit slippery (I had major knee surgery not long ago, so I'm paranoid about slipping) - I was just very careful and was totally fine. We absolutely loved the screened-in porch with our ocean view, we sat out every morning, enjoying our coffee and watching the birds, lizards and ocean. There is a small birdbath right outside the unit, so birds just flock to it. The porch also has a nice ceiling fan and there was a lot of space for our dive gear (and the fan helped dry things). We used Bonaire Dive & Adventure while there, and it was so convenient, as this unit is next to the dive shop and their dive dock. Dive Friends is also around the corner and a small shopping center and bank are across the parking lot, literally a 2 minute walk. I honestly cannot say enough nice things about this condo - we already want to return!
Just returned from a week staying at Sand Dollar A-3. We have stayed at Sand Dollar on many occasions but like this studio best of all. The location can not be beat for access to Dive Friends and to beach entry. I love that it has a screened in porch and plenty of places to hang your gear. The bed was firm (which is important for my husbands back) and very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with containers to store left overs should you cook in. They have coolers you can use to take drinks out with you for shore diving and freezer packs to keep it cold. They also have grocery bags which you can take to the grocery store to carry your supplies back to apartment. They supply two beach towels to use also. This all helps when you have to watch your luggages weight limits. I know now I can lighten my load a little more on next trip. We did have trouble with Internet access inside the apartment. I could get access if I stood by the front door at times but not sitting on the couch. We could log on to Dive Friends wifi while sitting at dive shop which work quite well so was not a big deal. I believe this was our 10th trip to Bonaire (previously have stayed at Sand Dollar, Plaza and Den Laman) and look forward to staying in A-3 on all our return trips to Bonaire. Thank you Scott and Susan for providing a home away from home.
With one exception, this place was exactly as indicated by the owner. A wonderful location with diving and snorkeling just a few feet from the door. The unit was quite comfortable. We especially appreciated the screened Lanai. The only negative was that the pool and on-site restaurant were closed --- not a huge issue given the proximity of tranquil water for swimming and many, many fine restaurants for lunch and dinner.
This was our second visit to A3 at Sand Dollar, and it didn't disappoint. This year we stayed 3 weeks and it wasn't long enough. The location is convenient to everything you need so you don't have to rent a car, but we always rent one to get to the more distant dive/snorkel sites. The unit is perfect for two people and has all the amenities you could want, with a well equipped kitchen if you like to eat in. We especially enjoyed sitting on the screened porch (with ceiling fan) for morning coffee or evening drinks, listening to the birds and watching Iguanas take a stroll. The only excitement you will find here is underwater, but if you enjoy peace, quiet, and privacy, this is the place to stay. We look forward to our next visit, and definitely recommend staying at this unit. Also, Susan and Scott were very quick to respond to our communications and any questions we had, which is a big plus. Thank you Susan and Scott for another great vacation!
Our unit is in the building next to the both dive shops offered at Sand Dollar Dive Friends and Bonaire Dive and Adventure.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 3 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
We require a $250 deposit for each week rented and the balance 60 days prior to arrival. We are required to collect a Bonaire room tax of $6.50 per person per night.
You can see additional pictures and find more information about the condo and Bonaire at our personal website: www.bonairestudio.com.
Susan and Scott
Sand Dollar A-3