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Stuart Thomas

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks English

Stunning Oceanfront Location 16 Feet From The Caribbean Sea!

16 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Hato - SAND DOLLAR BONAIRE F-21

3 bedroom / 3 bathroom Oceanfront ground floor condo with amazing sunsets

EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!

Complete renovation is finished!!!!

Be some of the first to enjoy an updated all new interior, new baths, kitchen, tile and more! Ask us for details and book today!

Spacious 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom ground floor condo with huge patio overlooking the Caribbean sea. Extremely quiet and private as this is the ground floor condo with no next door neighbors! Fully stocked kitchen, Keurig coffee maker (bring your favorite K cups!) , 42 inch LED HDTV in living room, all bedrooms equipped with LED HDTV flat screen TVs. Many areas located outside for hanging and drying clothes and dive equipment. For DIVING, SNORKELING and other activities on Bonaire check out the on site Dive center, 'Dive Friends'

Bonaire is a small island located in the southern Caribbean and it is truly unique in the world. It's as if this tiny island was made just for diving and snorkeling, as, from virtually any place on the leeward coastline, you can enter the beautiful Caribbean Sea and dive! No other island in the Caribbean has so many unrestricted shore dive sites. Steep walls, sloping drop-offs, exciting wrecks and last, but not least, the double reef system, which will take your breath away.

For over 20 years, Bonaire has maintained dedication to protecting its natural beauty and environment. The Bonairean people declared the waters around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire, an underwater marine park.

Bonaire has the reputation of being laid back, very tranquil, and a paradise for divers. People have written many slogans and descriptions about Bonaire, such as 'the best kept secret,' 'unforgettable, unhurried,' and, of course, 'divers' paradise.' The fact is that all these statements are true. There is so much to explore both above and below the water!

Location:

Bonaire is located 30 miles from Curacao; 50 miles north of Venezuela and 86 miles east of Aruba, outside the hurricane belt. The island is 24 miles long by 3-7 miles wide, 112 square miles. Its highest point is Brandaris Hill, 784 feet.

Climate:

Yearly average temperature is 82° F (27.8° C), average water temperature is 80° F (26.7° C), average humidity is 76%, and the island receives lots of sunshine.

Winds:

Easterly year round.

Language:

Papiamentu is the local language. Most residents also speak Dutch, Spanish, and English.

Currency:

The US Dollar is the official currency of Bonaire. Major credit cards are accepted by most businesses.

Driving:

Foreign and international licenses accepted. Traffic uses right-hand side and international road signs.

Getting to Bonaire:

United, Delta and Insel air have direct flights to Bonaire, other airlines also service Bonaire.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Stuart Thomas (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks English

About Stuart Thomas

We are a family of 6 divers, from advanced open water diver to Master Instructor. We grew up in Southern California just a few miles from the ocean and developed our love for the sea.

Stuart Thomas purchased this condo in 2008

Why Stuart Thomas chose Bonaire

Location, location, location!!! Wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee overlooking the Caribbean sea, catch a passing dolphin , sea birds and the tranquil turquoise water. Swimming, diving, snorkeling and sunbathing are only feet away!

Stunning sunsets as you enjoy dinner on the patio, fall asleep listening to gentle waves on the shoreline.

The condominium complex is home to Bari Reef - the Caribbean’s #1 reef in number of fish species, making it perfect for snorkeling and diving morning, noon and night! On property Sand Dollar offers guests 2 lighted tennis courts, pool and pool bar, restaurant and a seaside deck and grilling area. Other conveniences within easy walking distance include a PADI/SSI dive shop, eco-adventure center, photo shop, bank, bakery & grocery store, deli, ice-cream parlor, souvenir store, full-service gym & spa, liquor store, health and beauty aids store and a massage parlor.

What makes this condo unique

Bonaire is a small island located in the southern Caribbean and it is truly unique in the world. It's as if this tiny island was made just for diving and snorkeling, as, from virtually any place on the leeward coastline, you can enter the beautiful Caribbean Sea and dive! No other island in the Caribbean has so many unrestricted shore dive sites. Steep walls, sloping drop-offs, exciting wrecks and last, but not least, the double reef system, which will take your breath away.

For over 20 years, Bonaire has maintained dedication to protecting its natural beauty and environment. The Bonairean people declared the waters around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire, an underwater marine park.

Bonaire has the reputation of being laid back, very tranquil, and a paradise for divers. People have written many slogans and descriptions about Bonaire, such as 'the best kept secret,' 'unforgettable, unhurried,' and, of course, 'divers' paradise.' The fact is that all these statements are true. There is so much to explore both above and below the water--let Dive Friends Bonaire be your guide!

Location:

Bonaire is located 30 miles from Curacao; 50 miles north of Venezuela and 86 miles east of Aruba, outside the hurricane belt. The island is 24 miles long by 3-7 miles wide, 112 square miles. Its highest point is Brandaris Hill, 784 feet.

Climate:

Yearly average temperature is 82° F (27.8° C), average water temperature is 80° F (26.7° C), average humidity is 76%, and the island receives lots of sunshine.

Winds:

Easterly year round.

Language:

Papiamentu is the local language. Most residents also speak Dutch, Spanish, and English.

Currency:

The US Dollar is the official currency of Bonaire. Major credit cards are accepted by most businesses.

Driving:

Foreign and international licenses accepted. Traffic uses right-hand side and international road signs.

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Oceanfront Location 16 Feet From The Caribbean Sea!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Kingman, AZ
5

Excellent condo!

  • 5 of 5

This 3 bedroom unit has it all! First- there is an AC unit in the kitchen/living area which many of the Sand Dollar condos do not have (many have units only in bedrooms). That was greatly appreciated.

This unit seriously is amazing. It is remodeled and has anything you could need in the kitchen. We cooked often and appreciated the well stocked cabinets and drawers. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Being ground floor it has a LARGE covered patio area with table and chairs (many card and dice games played there), hammocks, lounge chairs and an area to hang gear to dry after diving.

It was our first time to Bonaire and this spot is perfect for divers and non divers alike. We rented trucks and trotted all over the island to dive. (Dive Friends is on site, so tanks were easily acquired with 24 hour a day access), but honestly the best diving of the week was hopping in right in front of this condo. There is a ladder steps away which brings you to the Bari Reef dive site. It was our favorite night dive of the week and we happened to be there during the brittle star spawning time (AMAZING!). We also saw turtles, squid and literally thousands of schools of all kinds of fish. Great dive spot.

I highly recommend this condo and hope to use it again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have rented homes via VRBO for many years all over the Caribbean. This is by far the best rental we have ever stayed in. The owner of the rental literally saved our vacation. We had arrived on Bonaire and had rented a condo from someone who had grossly mislead us in their description. My husband found this condo listed on VRBO and the owner helped us all morning long to get us out of a bad situation and into his unit at the Sand Dollar. The unit itself is magnificent. Full size american refrigerator (which many other properties do not have), air conditioning in all the rooms (don't be fooled by other properties that say you don't need A/C Bonaire is a very hot island), games and dvds provided, beautifully decorated, comfortable beds, honestly anything that you could possibly need from a vacation rental is provided! We are a snorkeling family and let me tell you the snorkeling is literally steps away from your porch, it is the absolute best we have ever seen! We snorkeled all over the island of Bonaire and the best snorkeling on Bonaire is right here at the Sand Dollar. The other great thing is this snorkeling is good for beginners (enter right off the beach and head to the dock) to more advanced snorkeling (head out to the reef and over to buddy's dive area). We seen 5' tarpon, sea turtles, octopus, 5' baracuda, more fish than I can list. This rental felt like home to us. You will not be disappointed!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stop Leaving Wonderful Reviews!

  • 5 of 5

We've tried to keep this place a secret and wish you all would stop leaving the truly wonderful reviews for this truly wonderful scuba/snorkel/ocean vacation experience....Anything good that has been said so far is fact and we are going back again in Sept 2016. Please stop telling everyone, we fear that F21will be booked up when we want it!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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minnesota
5

awesome

  • 5 of 5

Wrapping up 4 weeks here. Really enjoyed this unit, especially the outside porches. A stray dog ate my dive boots off the porch the second day here, but luckily Dive Friends had a reasonably priced replacement. Ate all breakfasts and lunches here and many dinners. snorkeled Bari reef many times, including a couple night snorkels. Octopus, seahorse, spotted eagle ray right here on the reef. Appreciated the privacy and quiet of this unit. Did hear spice beach music during Karnival and Moogie from Buddy Dive Friday night bbq, but since I like Moogie's music, that was fine. Loved being so close to the water. I could see my husband snorkeling from the kitchen!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely gorgeous property exactly as advertised - steps from beautiful Bari Reef

  • 5 of 5

The F-21 condo at the Sand Dollar is undoubtedly the nicest property at the resort. It has 3 beautiful bedrooms, 3 beautiful bathrooms, 4 TVs, CD/DVD players, air conditioning, WiFi, an amazing fully stocked kitchen with every appliance and utensil you could need, a washing machine and four huge screened patio doors leading to the awesome views you've seen in the pictures. The location within the resort is ideal (steps from the ladder down to Bari Reef), as is the location of the resort within Kralendijk. You're close to everything, it's very quiet and secure, and you can park your truck right outside your front door. Being on the ground floor is a huge plus because the unit has MANY thoughtfully designed places to rinse and hang wet gear on the patio facing the water, along with numerous scuba gear hangars for wetsuits, BCDs, fin socks and booties. Being on the ground floor also provides a large area for lounging on patio chairs in the sun or the shade, resting in the hammock or having a meal at the large outdoor dining table. A BBQ and a wagon for gear are also provided. I want to live here!

Dive Friends has one of their shops at the Sand Dollar along with lockers for your scuba gear. We stored our BCDs, weights, regs, masks/snorkels, fins, dive computers and lights in our lockers which were totally secure and we only brought our wetsuits, socks and booties back to hang outside the F-21 unit. Each morning we just drove our truck from F-21 to the Dive Friends shop at the other end of the resort (1 minute drive), analyzed and picked up our Nitrox tanks, loaded our gear from the lockers into the truck, and took off to the most amazing shore diving on Earth. Ilsa who works at Dive Friends at the Sand Dollar was super friendly and helpful, giving us all kinds of tips that helped us to have the dive trip of a lifetime.

The property owner is super nice and very helpful, and went out of his way to make our first trip to Bonaire a memorable one. We loved our trip so much that we immediately rebooked for the same time next year so that we can do it all again. This may become our annual adventure. This rental is beyond 5 stars! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

P.S. Recommended dive sites: 1000 Steps, Karpata, Angel City, Salt Pier, Alice in Wonderland, 2 tank boat dive out to Klein (ask for Forest or South Bay), and of course... beautiful Bari Reef right outside your patio door! Bari Reef is great for night dives too with the big friendly tarpons.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Far exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is gorgeous and has everything you need. The location is so close to everything. We loved that is was at the back of Sand Dollar Condos so it was so quiet. It is perfect for divers with all the hangers and racks for your equipment. There was a large wagon to transport your equipment from your truck to the patios and also to Bari Reef. Our family is planning on going back and staying two weeks. We rented our Nitrox from Dive Friends who were located on the property and they were so helpful. We have been to 33 countries diving and Bonaire is by far our favorite. We have never stayed where it was designed for divers or snorkelers. We ate all our meals outside on the patio. We sat outside and read books and played cards. You won't find a better place to stay anywhere!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Sand Dollar Condominium Resort
Dive Friends Bonaire
Pasa Bon Pizza
"Great Pizza by by standards, make a great low cost family meal!"
Patagonia
"Great food, Family run."
It Rains Fishes
"Great place if you like fish!"
Eddie's Restaurant
Rumba Cafe
Wil's Restaurant
Paradise Moon Bar & Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Great food!"
Mona Lisa
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Bonaire Flamingo Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
EDDYS
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
EDDYS
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
BARI REEF
Car: recommended

Bonaire is one of the top 5 dive/snorkel locations in the world. Protected marine reserve for 30 years, located on 'BARI' reef, cited by 'REEF' as the most prolific fish-spotting location in the Caribbean! Fantastic bird watching opportunities and sightseeing. Bonaire is also known as the 'Wind Surfing Capital' of the world!

Bonaire's Lac Bay offers near-perfect conditions for all levels of surfers, from beginners to experienced sailors. The shallow waters of the bay also boast favorable on-shore winds making Lac Bay the perfect place to learn or hone your skills.

Lac Bay offers something for everyone: Couples can enjoy each others company, even if one likes to sail and one likes to enjoy the beach. Exciting family vacations are rare treats with the whole family able to enjoy their windsurfing days together. Children can begin lessons as early as four years of age!

Bonaire Windsurf Place offers a snack bar featuring sandwiches, snacks, and beverages right on the premises, so windsurfers don't need to go far to recoup their energy before jumping back on a board.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo on Hato, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 3 bedroom
1 May 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£737
for 3 nights
From
£246
£1,721
 
 
Winter 2 bedroom
23 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£598
for 3 nights
From
£199
£1,394
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£547
for 3 nights
From
£182
£1,276
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%

Our "Standard rate" is for renting our condo as a TWO BEDROOM unit , the cost is $1,505.00 weekly during the summer rate period, and $1,645.00 during the winter rate. The summer rate period is from (May 1 to Dec. 23, 2016) Winter rates start Dec. 24, 2016 to April 30, 2017.


Please inquire for a quick rate quote to meet your needs!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo on Hato on Caribbean

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Amazing all new bathrooms are almost as nice as the view of the Caribbean Sea out side!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Shared bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Attached bathroom + Ocean view!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Attached bathroom + Ocean view!
  • All bedrooms are large with closets and dressers and a mirror.. All are equipped with TV and high speed internet. Each bedroom has its own air conditioning. Air mattresses are available for additional guests (kids) and Sofa in living room has a pull out sleeper. Please inquire for limitations.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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