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Ocean Front 2 Bdrm Condo, Steps Away from Bari Reef

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults+2 children)

Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo with complete newly remodeled kitchen, dining area, living room, new floor tile throughout the living area and screened porch for al fresco dining. Located on the first floor (which means no lugging equipment or groceries up a flight of stairs), it allows for the ease of walking right out of your door, past the flowering plants and palm trees and arriving in seconds at the ocean. There you can lounge on deck chairs to catch the rays, swim and snorkel right off of the steps down to the water (we have seen Eagle Rays, octopus, lion fish and sea horses right off of those steps while snorkeling) and enoy the peaceful surroundings. If diving is the plan for the day, there are two full service dive operations on site that will take care of all of your shore or boat diving needs. Or perhaps it's a day for sea kayaking over to Kline Bonaire. For those who are more adventurous than we are (or have more energy!) there is kite surfing, wind surfing, bicycling around the island, bird watching or cave exploring all close by as well.

This unit is perfect for families or good friends who want to share the space and yet have their own areas for privacy.You have the freedom of preparing your own food (which means significant savings of your vacation dollars!) or enoying the many excellent restaurants close by. There are great island grocery stores that offer fresh fruites & vegetables, Argentinian beef and all the culinary staples you could want.

Restaurants, pool, convenience store, ice cream shop, wireless internet access, tennis courts and grills are all on site.

Sand Dollar's house reef, Bari Reef, is ranked number one in the Caribbean's top ten sites for variety of fish species. It is consistently named the top overall Caribbean/Atlantic destination according to quality of its diving, according to the annual Scuba Diving poll. Bonaire also received the #1 rating in three other categories: Health of Marine Environment, Macro Life and Shore Diving. Bonaire was second in seven categories: Overall Destination, Value for Diving Dollar, Beginner Diving, Snorkeling, Visibility, Marine Life and Underwater Photography.

Keywords: Diver's paradise, perfect for families or couples

More Details

Gail Blackwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About Gail Blackwell

We are next door neighbors back home in the mountains of New Mexico, frends for 25+ years and share a passion for diving, We collaborated on buying our condo to ensure we would always be able to return to our beloved Bonaire. When we have the chance to relax on this beautiful island, it is paradise. We hope that others who visit our Bonaire home will enjoy it just as much as we do!

Gail Blackwell purchased this condo in 2005

Why Gail Blackwell chose Hato

On our first trip to Bonaire, we were guests at the Sand Dollar resort and knew this was the place we wanted to call home. We have had the opportunity to dive throughout the Caribbean as well as the South Pacific and nothing compares to the reefs that lie right outside of our condo door.

What makes this condo unique

You begin each morning with a cup of coffee, sitting in the screened porch that is literally steps away from the ocean. A day of diving, exploring the island, snorkeling, shopping or simply sunning by the water follows. The end of the day brings dinner cooked in the fully equipped kitchen (complete with Crock Pot, George Foreman grill, expresso maker, blender, etc) and a glass of wine while sitting on the sea wall, watching the sun set. By the second day, you feel completely relaxed and totally at home.


Hato Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) The twin beds can also be easily converted to a king size bed by the housekeeping staff
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean Front 2 Bdrm Condo, Steps Away from Bari Reef
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

great home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time diving Bonaire and a wonderful time relaxing in this condo. The front office staff was helpful and always friendly & happy to see me despite my having to make repeated visits for an issue. The owner was also very responsive both before and during our stay. Thanks, all!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Location

  • 4 of 5

A great place to vacation and go scuba diving. Very friendly owner with fast responses to questions. Other guests/owners were also very friendly. 6:00 sunset party by the ocean nearly every night with a big one on Friday night.

The living room air conditioner costs $15/day extra and cannot be turned on until the office opens. This can matter if you are a late arrival and you want to use it. We liked using it.

Would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ideal location + awesome owner attention = a great trip!

  • 5 of 5

This year we brought mom with us to Bonaire, so we had to find a 2bdrm. Glad we went with this unit. First of all, can't say enough great things about the owner... very attentive and accommodating to our needs. When we arrived, there was a couple of things that were wrong, but, within 20 minutes of me emailing her, we had everything attended to! Thank you- you're awesome!

The location of this unit is great - it's right in the middle of everything this condo resort has to offer! We especially liked the back screened porch - it has to be one of the largest porches on the ground. Great times were had.

If we bring mom again, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

As a family of four, we couldn't have been happier on our stay. It was our second Bonaire trip and first in this unit. The owners were great in making sure everything was alright ahead of time. Sand Dollar was good in dealing with a door that wasn't working and anything that came up. We are making a return trip in August and are happy to stay here again! The manta ray on our first day was awesome too!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dive shop on-site, 2 restaurants, mini-mart, ice cream parlor


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

We can accept Visa or MasterCard or personal check for all payments. NOTE: In addition to the room rate, we also charge a required island lodging tax of $6.50/adult/night that we pass on to Bonaire. You will receive a complete quote at the time of booking, including possible discounts for stays longer than 1 week.

A deposit equal to 2 nights rental is required to reserve the property for your stay. The balance is owed 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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