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Monumental City House in Historic Otrobanda, Willemstad

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.The front of the villa with balcony and all white louvre windows and door.

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Willemstad villa description

The villa is very nice for a couple wanting to stay in Curacao for a week or more.
You will stay in you own historic house instead of a hotel room.

From the villa you can explore downtown Willemstad and the country-side with all the beaches as well. From the villa you can easily walk to restaurants, the waterfront, the St. Ana Bay (where you can see the ships come in and leave), the cinema, bars and shops. You can experience the culture and architecture of Curacao, you are in the middle of it.

A family and a group of friends can also stay at this villa. The villa has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms available, a living with dining, modern (small) kitchen (total space indoors 1750 sq ft. ) Porch, 550 sqft.
The villa is downtown so you can expect a lot of sounds (cars passing by on the street before the house and music in the cars), especially in the evening nights of the weekends.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 2750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Not for the upstair bedrooms and bathroom....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1 Master bedroom: 1 king

            airco, fan, canopy bed and balcony, TV...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 child bed

            airco, fan, balcony...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            This bedroom is outdoors and opens to the porch, incl. airco...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            In this studio is a bathroom. Bedroom has airco...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            This bathroom is upstairs...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            This bathroom is outdoors...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            In the 1 bedroom studio...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Caves
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Festivals
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Downtown:

                Just in the heart of Otrobanda. Close to all historic places, monumental buildings, shops cinemas, casinos...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                First dining area in living room, second dining area is on porch...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                airconditioning in all bedrooms...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                TV Living room with dining area...moreless

              • Parking:

                on street...moreless

              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $1,400

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              For a firm reservation we ask a deposit of US$ 500.- per week

              The balance has to be paid 4 weeks before arrival.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/17/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              Location

              10 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Hato
              0.5 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              Kura Hulanda
              7 Kilometres
              Nearest Golf
              Blue Bay
              0.5 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Kura Hulanda
              4 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              Marriott

              Car: Recommended

              Otrobanda (meaning ‘the other side’) is on the opposite side of St. Anna Bay. This district was developed in the 18th century. The main shopping street in Otrobanda is the Breedestraat is on a walking distance from the house. The house is also short walk from Kurá Hulanda, one of the best restorations of Otrobanda. An entire section of Otrobanda’s dilapidated slum was transformed into a magnificently renovated historical district, the best example of Dutch colonial architecture in the Caribbean. Other interesting places within a short walk: The Riffort, which was built in 1828 to protect the city. Its restored ramparts now shelter Riffort Village, a shopping and entertainment center that offers panoramic views of Punda and the sea.

              The Brionplein (Brion Plaza), which is the centerpiece of Otrobanda’s waterfront. You can sit on a café terrace and have a picturesque view of the gabled houses of Punda opposite. When cruise ships are docked in the harbor, merchants set up stalls along the waterfront. Willemstad Otrobanda is improving on its image.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About the owner: The family bought the house to set up a small Jazz Club as they had seen in Lisbon, Portugal where they have been for a year. The idea was an informal place where jazz musicians and jazz lovers can come together to play and listen to jazz. There has been several jazz performances of the jazz band the owner participated in with his cornet. The Jazz band 'Otrobanda Jazz 5' did practice every monday in the evening between 7:00 and 10:00 . At 10:00, as respect to the neighbours, they stopped their practice and chat together about music and politics, the popular issues on the island. They enjoyed their self-earned beer, their self-earned money with the performances at the house. The Ten Ham family also lived for more then a year in the house and on many evenings you could hear the piano rehearsals of their teenage son Willem ten Ham jr, a talented piano player. It was like history repeated it self. Otrobanda has a lot of music history. Talented composers and piano players like the De Palm family and Wim Statius Muller used to live here and play their music. The Ten Ham family lives now in Aruba.

              Why the Owner Chose Willemstad:
              In a walking distance to all historic places of Willemstad, harbour, Annabay, Kura Hulanda, Rif Fort, shops, restaurants, cinemas and casinos. This charming, centuries old, Otrobanda property, is very suitable for a real downtown living. Yet from here it's easy to reach the beaches, diving and snorkling spots or a golf course. It's also suitable as a starting point for walking and biking tours. The revival of charming Otrobanda is coming even more visible as more properties are now being refurbished.

              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
              We fell in love with the house for it's colonial charms (all the wooden white louvre doors and windows) and it's location in the middle of down town Otrobanda. It is a special feeling having lived in a house with so much history. In the house several families from Curacao have lived before. At a certain moment for certain time even 3 families have been living here on house-number 38 (the apartment in the back, 40 (the 2 story house) and 42 (the left small building). There has been also a fruit grocery in the house (still left is the shop plate hanging on the wall of the small courtyard). The house has also been for 10 years an antique shop. You will see a black antique cabinet in the dining area, the owners of the antique shop left behind. The house has iron gates for the windows and gates on the first floor. This is the result of the 80's when the Otrobanda neighbourhood was not a safe place to live and lot of the historic buildings were in a sad status. Now it is safe to live, work and walk around. Sometimes we have missed some things (our bike and our water-hose) taken away from our garden by one of the homeless drug addicts Willemstad still have. Time has changed and many historic buildings have been restored and still many in restoration or waiting for the one to fell in love with it's charms. The Kura Hulanda hotel is a very beautiful restoration. You can walk from to house to Kura Hulanda and have dinner there under the trees. Kura Hulanda has also a small museum where you can learn about the slavery history of Curacao. We as owners think the house is a great place to stay for a couple from abroad that likes to travel and explore places for a while and escape the winter period in their country as well. Curacao has so much to offer and to experience. You can do that all from this unique place and feel for a while like a local.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch, Papiamentu

               

              Photos

              • .The front of the villa with balcony and all white louvre windows and door.

                .The front of the villa with balcony and all white louvre windows and door.

              • .The back door, all louvres

                .The back door, all louvres

              • The kitchen, small, cosy, modern, new and  fully equipped

                The kitchen, small, cosy, modern, new and fully equipped

              • The living

                The living

              • The dining area

                The dining area

              • Old black cupboard dated from the time there was an antique shop on location

                Old black cupboard dated from the time there was an antique shop on location

              • Main bedroom, has balcony and three windows, doors and windows all louvre style

                Main bedroom, has balcony and three windows, doors and windows all louvre style

              • Bedroom 2 is like an apartment and opens on the back porch. Has own bathroom.

                Bedroom 2 is like an apartment and opens on the back porch. Has own bathroom.

              • Bedroom 2

                Bedroom 2

              • Apartment entrance (here bedroom 3 with own bathroom)

                Apartment entrance (here bedroom 3 with own bathroom)

              • Bedroom 4 upstairs

                Bedroom 4 upstairs

              • Hoogstraat

                Hoogstraat

              • .The porch in the back

                .The porch in the back

              • .The porch

                .The porch

              • The back porch

                The back porch

              • More pictures of Astrid Kwanten hanging in the living

                More pictures of Astrid Kwanten hanging in the living

              • Main bedroom is upstairs. TV, fan and airco in the bedroom (bedroom 1)

                Main bedroom is upstairs. TV, fan and airco in the bedroom (bedroom 1)

              • Mosaic art work from local artist Susan

                Mosaic art work from local artist Susan

              • Bedroom 2

                Bedroom 2

              • Hallway to bathroom of bedroom 2

                Hallway to bathroom of bedroom 2

              • Bedroom 4 upstairs (will soon be painted in sand colour)

                Bedroom 4 upstairs (will soon be painted in sand colour)

              • Villa Otrobanda

                Villa Otrobanda

              • Villa Otrobanda

                Villa Otrobanda

              $1,400 per week (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2008
              Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch, Papiamentu
              • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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