A wonderful happy house with a great view Shelly is a delightful, talented, helpful hostess. She went out of her way to make our stay as rewarding as a vacation should be. The house is not far from the town and close to the Avila Hotel and a number of restaurants just waiting for you. There's food shopping all over the Island for you to try and many beautiful beaches with the purest blue water. We spent much time sitting on the patio listening to the waves washing over the rocks. There's much to see and much to do and you can count on Shelly to point you in the right direction. Elaine and Peter New York City
Just returned from a wonderful vacation with my family. This time, we were looking for a comfortable house to relax in and play tourist at our own pace. The house provided a lovely retreat and was excellent for staging visits to local attractions, restaurants and beaches. There were so many thoughtful extras, such as WIFI, TV, beach and picnic supplies, lots of towels, laundry facilities - and a blender for those special tropical beverages. The full kitchen allowed us to prep and enjoy some of our meals there, so we weren't constantly eating out. It was also very nice to know that the community was secured, by both friendly people and assorted feline counterparts. We also loved the pool - so close for a leisurely swim before dinner, and yet far enough that we were never disturbed by others enjoying the facilities. And such a gorgeous view! In total, we visited 6 beaches about the island, including the beach just outside of the complex and the local Pirate's Bay - each was unique and great fun. Curacao is a beautiful island with friendly people, and this vacation was much enjoyed!
Photos don't do justice to this house, particularly the porch on the cliff with the stunning view. Porch is very large with plentiful chairs and tables. You can see turtles and fish below. It is best in the morning when you have a cool breeze and the colors of the ocean are brighter. The enormous living and dining rooms open onto the porch, which is completely open thanks to sliding glass doors. Wherever you are in the common areas, you can see the ocean and feel somewhat outdoors. There is a perfectly placed hammock in the living room. Best seat in the house! Big kitchen counter is great for informal meals. The house is open on the other side to the courtyard, again with big sliders. There are metal bars with a gate so you can leave the glass doors open 24/7. The courtyard is super private with a big covered area, shady areas, sunny areas, secure parking. Lovely plants. Good sized pool is chilly - good to cool off when you are roasting hot from being in the house (see section below on downsides). We loved the two-story palapa and sat up there in reclining pool chairs. Always a lovely strong breeze and view of the mountains. Plenty of beach towels. Walking distance to fantastic dive shop and Playa Kalki. Short drive to fun diving and snorkeling at Playa Grandi. Quick walk to Sol Food. Overall the house is perfect if your group is not too picky.