Dive Friends and Bonaire Dive and Adventure, both Five Star PADI dive facilities offering full services are on-site (discounts available). Pool, tennis, beach, restaurant all on-site. Grocery, liquor store, ice cream, fast food, gym (day passees available), and convenience stores are adjacent to the property. Short drives to kite-boarding and wind surfing beaches.
Location central to all dive sites and just a few minutes from the small downtown of Kralendyjk. It(REALLY) is As Good as it Gets!
Vacation Rental Property
Drive up to your front door and walk right into your home-away-from-home in this rightly-named 'Divers' Paradise.' Drop your bags and keep walking through the living and dining rooms, out the sliding glass door, to your screened-in porch that opens onto the Sand Dollar grounds. The beach and the dock are only steps away. When you aren't diving, you can relax in your comfortable, family-friendly condo, equipped with air conditioning, free wifi, cable, the use of a mobile phone, an assortment of games, puzzles and books, a fully functional kitchen, and all you need to make yourself at home. The pool and lighted tennis courts are on site and ready for you when you aren't diving, snorkeling, wind-surfing, kite-boarding, hiking, kayaking, bird-watching, caving, or biking. You will be glad to tuck into the king-sized bed in the master bedroom and ready to do it all again the next day, when the birds wake you to song and the gentle waves beckon you to the blue! If you dive with Dive Friends, you can take advantage of their five locations for tank drop-offs and pick-ups and rinsing; if you dive with Bonaire Dive and Adventure, try to book a naturalist dive or bird-watching with Jerry Ligon, who is acknowledged to be the best naturalist on the island. Tell Jerry that you know our son, Little Louie, who at the age of 11 learned to identify all the fish in the REEF guide to Caribbean fishes, and is on Jerry's very exclusive list of divers who have identified over 100 fish on a single dive, using the REEF survey forms. And ask our friend Albert Bianculli, who works with Dive Friends, to take you on a guided dive of the reef of Lac Bay (on the east side), where you will see eagle rays and large sea turtles and green morays and schools of large snappers and grunts in all directions! And if you are interested in helping to preserve Bonaire's reefs from the invasive lion fish species, we can tell you how to get training to hunt them. Let us help you experience Bonaire!
Sleeps & # of Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 adults comfortably; 2 bathrooms. Larger parties can be accomodated by renting adjacent units. (we can help you with these arrangements.)
Free wifi, cable TV in two rooms, towels and linens, cell phone loan from reception (when available), fully-equipped kitchen (refrigerator, oven, microwave, blender, toaster, pots, pans, and utensils)
Bi-weeekly maid service included.
Gym and Spa availble near-by.
Discounted car rental through Budget Car Rentals w/airport pick-up and drop off. (ASK US!)
Policies & Restrictions
Age restriction: Families with children welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
no pets allowed
smoking outside only
Rates & Availability
Through December 2013 : $1120/week
See rate card for other times (does not include tourist tax)
20% down payment due 1 week after confirmed reservation; remainder due 60 days prior to arrival. Full refund for cancellations over 60 days prior to arrival. No refunds within 60 days, unless we can rebook. Payment is by personal check, cashier's check, bank transfer, or paypal (3% surcharge will apply).
Our special Fall 2013 rate of $1120/week is 30% off Sand Dollar's base rate for a two bedroom condo. Prices won't be this low again.
Eileen McFarren (View My Profile)
Louis and I are teachers. Louis teaches at St. John's College in Annapolis and I teach in the Anne Arundel County Public School system. We have also spent many years teaching outside the US, first with the Peace Corps in Czechoslovakia (Brno), and then Slovakia (Presov), Romania (Iasi), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), and Iraq (Kurdistan)! Yes, the kids went too! We settled down in Maryland, outside Annapolis. The four of us now live the typical fast-paced life of a suburban family, with sports practices and work demands!
But we lead a double life! Every summer, we escape to our diving paradise. Bonaire is our favorite spot in the world because of the never failing beautiful weather and 24/7 shore diving up and down the coasts. We love being a part of a community of divers who believe in protecting and preserving the reef. We participate in clean-up dives, lion fish hunting, fish surveys with REEF, and water clarity studies. My daughter is committed to taming all lizards, iguanas, parrots, donkeys, and goats on the island. So far, no success. My son is falling in love with wind surfing...kite boarding comes next. We hope you stay with us and fall in love with the timeless days of Bonaire.
|1 week|| 2+ wks||Notes|
|8/20/13 - 12/31/13||$1,120||$1,120||excludes tourist tax|
|1/1/14 - 4/15/14||$1,365||$1,330||excludes tourist tax|
|4/16/14 - 12/20/14||$1,330||$1,295||excludes tourist tax|
|12/21/14 - 4/15/15||$1,365||$1,330||excludes tourist tax|
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