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About Mimi Schoenrock
I enjoy when our guests feel comfortable and discover a wonderfully amazing Caribbean island with joyful people and fantastic beaches! This is why my husband and I, grown up in Germany, chose to live on Curacao in 2006 !!!
Mimi Schoenrock purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Mimi Schoenrock chose Jan Thiel
We fell in love with the caribbean flair of our house TROPENHUIS PALMAR and the location is just ideal, because it is adjescent to Jan-Thiel-Beach
What makes this Apartment unique
Our house is completely protected by mosquito screen; in the whole caribbean we have not seen someting like this before. Both our studio Bon Biba and our apartment Bon Bini have separate entrances as well as a mosquito-protected veranda with table and seats (the apartment veranda is brand new!).We offer free fibre internet by WI-FI on the entire property.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Auf der Veranda und im Außenbereich ist Rauchen er
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful stay in nice and safe area
We had a nice stay at Mimi's property. We went here as a family of 4. The communication went well. The house is located in a safe area, near the popular Jan Thiel beach. Good to state is that it can be very noisy at night due to dogs (in the back bedroom) and it gets light during sunrise, due to the Carribean house style (in the back bedroom).
Also good to state, is that if you have family or friends on Curacao, and you want to have them over for dinner or a swim, that this might not be the best house for you, since people other than guests, aren't allowed on the property. If this isn't a problem for you, it is a perfect house. Thank you for the stay and the hospitality. Kind regards
Of course, it is an absolute NO GO to bring strangers to our pool around midnight and then on top make noise!!!
Cottage like feeling
Mimi and Rolf are amazing hosts. Always there to help you with anything. Loved their recommendations for dinning!
We had a very relaxed vacation here. Swam almost twice a day in a beautifully clean pool. This place feels very much like a cottage and has everything you need to enjoy it.
Lots of colourful birds, and parrots to see.
My husband enjoyed walking the neighbourhood an hour everyday. I cannot do hills so I exercised in the pool.
It is an easy walk to a smaller grocery store and there is a free shuttle to a larger store. Anything you need you will find. Beach is a block further and has great entertainment on Wed and Saturday nights. We only used the local bus system to go to Punda and were quite happy to pay $1.00 US each to ride.
If you have not been to Curacao before, wonderful place to feel safe and easy to get about.
Many thanks to Mimi and Rolf for making us feel so welcome. We enjoyed our glorious two weeks at your apartment. We had everything we needed and more. We didn’t need to rent a car and everything within walking distance. The bus stop is very close and easy to navigate. The grocery store has great variety and Jan Thiel beach is a 5 minute walk!
We also enjoyed the pool every day, we felt like we were in our own little paradise in your backyard.
If we visit Curacao again, we will be back to your little piece of heaven.
Tami and Roger
Great apartment in a great location
Our family of three enjoyed our stay at the apartment and Mimi and Rolf were gracious hosts. Pool was free to use any time we wanted to, kitchen was fully equipped, bedroom mattresses were super comfortable as was the extra bed in the living area. We enjoyed every evening on the patio without having to swat away mosquitoes. The apartment is no more than five minute walk from Jan Thiel beach and all it's amenities including a small but well stocked grocery store. Highly recommend the apartment as well as the area.
Relaxing holidays in a perfect apartment
We had relaxing Caribbean holidays here in a peaceful neighborhood. The apartment was fully equipped to the last detail. We did not need a car as everything was easily accessible on foot or by bus. We especially noticed that the beds here had the best mattresses and we slept wonderfully. We look forward to our next vacation in Apartment Bon Bini.
Nice, clean and close to everything, pool is great
Appartment was nice, you can walk to the beach, supermarket and bus station. Equipment was fine, but I don't really like to buy things like hand soap, soap for dishes, toilet paper and plastic bags when I am on vacation, I really think it should be included. Also, we had not realize that we have to pay extra because the payment was made by credit card.
If you live in a city and are used to sounds like cars, dogs barking all evening long and early in the morning, the place is ok for you. if not, you may not like it at all. Although we loved the location, the place, and the Host kindness, we will not return.
Your husband said serveral times this is the perfect place...!?!
Credit Card fees (for the company, NOT for me): You should read the rental contract before booking; we offer payment methods without any fees.
There is a difference between a hotel and a private rental apartment. You forgot to write that all you need for the first couple of days was included on your arrival day - as it is always!
You should know that our price is the lowest and the best offer in this high standard area. We will keep the price as low as possible to give all people a chance to enjoy this wonderful island in our normally very expensive area.
Our "Tropenhuis Palmar" is located in one of the most beautiful and sought-after residential areas of Curacao, about 500 meters from the nearest beach, a high quality environment with many interesting tourist offers.
Our total of 300 sq m house on a 1000 sq m large plot is divided into our private residential area and the "Apartment Bon Bini" with separate entrance and two private completely mosquito-screened verandas.
The apartment offers a high quality of living, has serveral ceiling fans plus air conditioning in the bedroom, which is rarely needed due to the special Caribbean style of the house. The use of the air conditioner is paid by a small fee on the spot; the use of the fans is free. The apartment are equipped with 110V + 220V outlets.
Free Wi-Fi is available, and we recommend taking your notebook, tablet or smartphone with you, to be able to receive your usual television shows or news, if you want.
Our entire house is equipped with mosquito screen, which so far no other house on Curacao offers, so you can sit comfortably on the porch, protected from pests!
Our Caribbean garden with palm trees, shady places and a large pool is available to our guests at all times. It is quite possible that you will be visited by hummingbirds or parrots...
The directions from the airport will be sent to you in good time before arrival; it is also available via the "mobile host".
Our district Vista Royal - Jan Thiel offers many tourist highlights and beside beach clubs also natural beaches. Only a few minutes walk away is Jan Thiel Beach, which has become an attractive hotspot in recent years. There are restaurants, boutiques, souvenir shops, a supermarket, car rentals, an ice cream parlor with homemade Italian ice cream and even a casino. In the evening you have the opportunity to enjoy beautiful sunsets, sometimes with live music, candlelight dinners or a drink by the sea. A highlight is every Saturday from 5 PM - 6 PM the "happy hour" in the ZanziBar with drinks for half price. See also www.Jan-Thiel-Village.com.
The small modern supermarket, "Van den Tweel / Albert Heijn" is within walking distance; the larger supermarket "Vreugdenhil" on the Caracasbaaiweg provides a free shuttle bus service once a day. Pick-up point is opposite the Morena resort about 3 minutes walk from us.
Also Village Marina with the "Pirates Nest" at the Spaanse Water and Caracasbaai-Beach with the restaurants "Golden Seahorse" and "Pop's Place", also within easy walking distance, are absolutely recommendable! Public buses to Wilhelmstad run regularly.
Divers guests have repeatedly told us that there are wonderful easy-to-reach dive sites in our area, such as the sunken TugBoat, and you do not necessarily have to head for the most beautiful spots in Curacao to Westpunt! You can also snorkel here near several easily accessible spots in order to discover the Caribbean underwater world!
At various providers you can book here diving, snorkeling or sunset trips with catamarans, sailing ships or motor yachts. Interesting is a sightseeing tour along the coast and through the Spaanse Water, where almost all circumnavigators stop with their sailing ships, and where magnificent villas can be seen from the water side. Or an exciting discovery trip through the extensive harbor area with the world-famous refinery, where oil is processed from Venezuela only 60 km away.
Particularly popular are the day trips by catamaran to the uninhabited island of Little Curacao with a hearty beach barbecue, or the multi-day trips with the historic sailing ship Insulinde, which has its anchorage near the swiveling Emma Bridge, next to the World Heritage Site, the famous Handelskade in Willemstad. From there at the entrance to the harbor you can watch closely large cruise ships, oil tankers, pilot ships, etc.
On a trip to the west of Curacao there are nature reserves, the Christoffelberg and other beautiful beaches and great bays to discover. Or you are planning to visit dolphins, sea lions, sharks and other marine life at the Sea Aquarium, which also offers swimming with dolphins. The Hemingways restaurant on Sea Aquarium Beach is also worth a visit, as is the adjacent Mambo beach. A rental car is recommended to discover the entire island, which can be obtained directly on arrival at the airport or at several car rental companies in the immediate vicinity of our house.