Private lux cottage on the sea with unique, amazing views!
About Seaside Don
The purchase year of the property was 2008. This cottage was finished in January, 2019. I built the first one for our honeymoon retreat and then, let's say...I built the next one to pay for that honeymoon. This 3rd, and final one, is a special spot for me. I've been traveling, teaching and building a small business for the last 25 years. This cottage has some of my favorite, simple but special travel memories of 10+ years in Asia, 4 years in Europe and the last 10 or so in Curacao and Latin America. After those 10 years teaching and volunteering with the Peace Corps in China (mostly) I decided to get away from the pollution and find a new spot to enjoy teaching and my new hobby of SCUBA diving. Curacao was the spot for my initial two year contract and I fell hard for the island and decided to remain for the following 10+ years working hard at building a small business taking care of my neighbor's properties at Cas Abou. As I built my cottages that folded nicely into the business I already had. Everybody else has villas but I like the set-up of the cottages. It's been a labor of love. Not so much for my back ( we use concrete block down here) but the heart is strong with positive intentions. Before buying the property I put out some very positive vibes that basically focused on bringing lots of "love and compassion" to this particular piece of paradise. We're always surrounded by paradise but have a tough time recognizing that. I wanted to make it easier for everybody. I hope you enjoy it! It's always in a state of "lively updates" with art and upgrades. Things will change in the pics but hopefully that's always focused on getting better and more fun!
Seaside Don purchased this Cottage in 2019
Why Seaside Don chose Bisento
It's one of the nicest properties on Curacao and that makes it one of the nicest in the Caribbean. The cottages are simple on purpose. I don't want to lose the natural mojo of the area. When I first started building 12 years, some of my neighbors asked "When are you cutting down those trees? You're blocking your views!" Well, as an old Christmas tree farmer/nurseryman...I like trees. So do the birds and iguanas and I invite you to share the shade with them!
What makes this Cottage unique
Lower heart rate, decreased blood pressure, tough on the liver and dieting but generally recommended for all-around physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Seaside Don
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
VRBO doesn't make clear that guests are responsible for payment fees. Please be advised that all payment fees are the responsibility of the guests.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Views of paradise
Wow, just wow is the best description of this property. The view overlooking the Caribbean Sea is simply awe inspiring. My wife and I spent the majority of our week in Curacao at the villa. We enjoyed relaxing in the shade. We enjoyed feeding the birds each day and watching the iguanas soak up the sun. We found ourselves spending the early evenings in the pool watching the sunset. We visited Cas Abou beach for a great snorkel as well as snorkeling from the small beach right near the villa.
We can’t say enough about how accommodating Don and Angie were during our stay. We were sent loads of info prior to our stay that helped with planning and they were always available to assist while we were there.
I would strongly suggest you try the VIP BBQ grill truck on the road between Williamsted and the villa. It’s about a 15 minute drive from the cabin but we’ll worth the trip. We ended up getting the ribs on 3 different occasions they were so good.
This property offered us the privacy we were seeking while still allowing us to be connected via WiFi. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property to any couple.
Transformational in every way!
If true rejuvenation is what you’re seeking, then look no further.
From the moment you step into this Eden that Don has created, you will feel every muscle in your body relax. The view will mesmerize your senses such that any concern up to that point will be blown away by the trade winds. The beautiful outdoor lounging bed and the large plunge pool both at deck level will give you an idea of how special your holiday will be.
The house itself is equipped with every convenience you can imagine. A five burner stove/oven is more than ample to prepare any meal but you may want to use the new gas grill as an option for more outdoor time. The spacious indoor shower provides a great ocean view as well but, again the outdoor shower is unbeatable for the same reason. The bedroom/living area is comfortable and beautifully decorated with artifacts from Don’s travels that each comes with a great backstory. The space is air-conditioned but we found the cross breeze much more refreshing.
We found ourselves rising early, feeding our iguana and bird friends and planning our day. Getting to one of the beaches early is a good idea not only to beat any crowds but to get back to the house to enjoy the pool for the much hotter afternoon sun. Each night, we would venture to the lower deck to experience the incredible sunsets.
This was our 5th experience renting from Don and we are already looking forward to the 6th. He and Angie have gone from excellent hosts to close friends. They are determined to see that your stay is flawless and you never want to leave. If possible, you should give yourself 2 weeks to fully experience the island, it’s varying beauty and it’s warm, friendly and peaceful people. We also highly recommend renting the house car from Don. You will certainly want it to bop around in and it could not be more convenient.
Curacao and, particularly the Cas Abou area will give you a vacation like no other. Off the beaten path but not short on convenience. You, like us will want to return again and again and make this bucolic setting your new home away from home.
Great to have you both back for round 5! Your thoughtful gift hangs nicely on the bamboo by the entrance, THANKS! Very glad we could share some beach grilling, cottage grilling, bonfires, pool time and views during your stay. You're one of the lucky ones who can really kick back and enjoy a month-long stay. That's some serious R&R! Looking forward to staying in touch about your new digs and journey. All the best and hope to enjoy your company again soon! Seaside Don and Angie
Tranquil Couples Oasis
Fantastic ! Relaxation at its finest with everything as described by Seaside Don and Angie! Clean and beautiful decor touches.
Stunning views day and night and every amenity we needed to unwind. Perfect spots on the pool deck and below to linger with coffee in the morning or wine with the most amazing sunsets. Some days it was difficult to leave but we especially enjoyed the small beach beside the cottage. Some of the best snorkeling we encountered in Curacao. A perfect piece of paradise to return to!
Oh, Canada! When that Polar Vortex strikes on the heels of the Bomb Blizzard you know where to go! I'll take the warm water blues over the frozen blue lips any day of the week...for about 2-3 weeks! Great to have you back and looking forward to introducing you to the final art details and amenities we have gotten in place. Stay tuned for your return! Seaside Don
Pais paradise at Seaside Curacao
The cottage Pais is fantastic. The pictures posted only get you excited and then when you walk in and walk over to the edge and look you tell yourself this is what a vacation is suppose to be. I can not say enough about Don and Angie and how customer service driven they are. Any questions or problems are resolved on a prompt and attentive manner with your satisfaction the goal. I had major airline problems when i stayed with Seaside Curacao, emailed Don to keep him informed and it was never an issue. Picked up at the airport at 11:45 pm got to the cottage and he had an order of ribs in the fridge with some cold cerveza ready to go. WOW really can't ask for any better service. Rented the SUV from him for the week. His knowledge of the island and locations, shops or anything is truly top notch. Have stayed at many other destinations and always did villa or cottage rental and this service and accommodations are better than 5 star. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation with a gorgeous sunset Seaside Curacao is your only destination. Enjoy your vacations and have safe travels. Thanks a million Don and Angie your are great!!!!!
We remain your home away from (mid-West) home when you are ready for some incredible diving and sunsets! Yes, we love taking care of our guests and we really want to exceed expectations for your precious holiday. We very much appreciate you booking your next holiday while you were still on this one! Take care of those animals and enjoy the process with the business...Looking forward to seeing you again this fall. Rock and Roll! Seaside Don and Angie
WOW! We have been coming to Curacao for 8 years. This was our 5th trip with Seaside Curacao and here's why...The new cottage, Seaside Rest, has about 4x the interior space of the other (very nice, too!) cottages and is still very private. The bed is 2x2m canopy style with mosquito netting if it becomes necessary. We liked the trade winds and we're fine with the way the louvered (and screened) windows are set up. There is also an oversized AC unit in case you need that. The couch and inside lounging area is very comfortable and there's no way to avoid the incredible views.The kitchen is fully serviced with all the amenities you could ask for. It's beautifully set-up and the bar area makes you feel like you hit the lottery! The wine fridge comes stocked with only prosecco! The welcome bottle is on the house and then just 20USD for self-serve additional bottles for sunset in case you run out of your "other" beverages....which we did! The bathroom is standard with an on demand hot shower.The main terrace (about 1000ft2) it's split between a shade area with dining table, bar and two lounging beds. The shade comes from a tropical palapa made out of reeds and by the established native trees. HEAVEN! The other side of the terrace is for sunning with a large, comfortable outside day bed or you can each have one of the zero-gravity lounge chairs by the pool! The pool has bench seating and a step-up ledge so shorter folks can enjoy the view! The terrace and pool provide for incredible sunset views and to watch the bird/marine life. The garden between the cottages provides a bonus green-space and adds to the privacy that is always a priority. The outdoor shower under the tree by the pool is the finishing touch for the main terrace.
Below the main terrace and pool, right on the cliff edge, is another incredible spot to rest, relax and enjoy unbelievable views! This deck has 2 more gravity chairs for lounging and a table/2 chairs for coffee or sundowners.
One of our favorite moments is when folks book their return trip while still on holiday! Thanks! We appreciated your comments, suggestions and business a lot. We've already incorporated few things into our upgrades and plans, thanks for that. I think you missed the chef service and massages on this trip so let's be sure to book that early, too! Enjoy the seasons and we'll catch-up next winter! Seaside Don, Angie and Golan
No less than paradise!
It is hard to explain how perfect this spot is for privacy and complete relaxation. We were the first to stay here and could not have been more thrilled! After staying in the property next door last year we knew we were in for a treat when this one was completed. Decorated with interesting artifacts from our host's travels, this cottage is beautiful and unique in every way. With the sea as your back yard what more could you ask for. My husband spent all week painting under the shade tree with his tropical bird companions and I soaked just a few feet away in the pool and enjoyed every minute of sun. Seaside Don's and Angie are awesome hosts making sure you know all of the local tips and excursions while giving you the privacy you want. We have already booked our week for next year and cannot wait!
J&B! We're really happy and excited with the feedback from our first guests at the new cottage! Thanks for your seal-of-approval with our efforts! Can't wait to show you the new touches already in places and working on upgrades and art details for your next visit! That wonderful painting of you by Jim is an important part of that, thanks so much for gifting your beautiful work for the walls! Next up...chef service and massages! Enjoy the seasons and we'll see you again in January! Seaside Don
This cottage comes with an option to rent the cottage car. 40USD/day, all-in for 5 days or more and 55USD/day for 4 days or less.. Hyundai, Tuscon...5 door. Very well maintained, AC, tunes and 24/7 roadside assistance.
There are also kayaks on site to rent.
We have a private chef and masseuse on staff as options.
Guided dive and land tours, too!
The area has the best nature and beaches on the island. Also, plenty of dining options. Please enjoy reviewing the info materials and following Seaside Curacao online to get the latest updates on happenings and events!