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Sirena Bay Estate where 'The Bachelorette' stayed

Bedrooms 9
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Main House sleeps 6. Three on site monumental buildings sleep up to 12 more

When the producers of ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' selected the Dutch-influenced island of Curaçao as a destination for Season Eight they looked for a luxurious, romantic home where Emily Maynard and her daughter Ricki could stay and enjoy the sun, sea and a bit of island history, they chose Sirena Bay Estate.

The dramatic, private seaside setting of this historic estate provides a place to simply relax and enjoy the ocean views or take a swim in your own private pool. This lovingly restored, 18th century Dutch “landhuis” style home is decorated with a charming mix of antique Caribbean furniture with Asian and European influences. A world-class art collection throughout the property creates an atmosphere of elegance and style. You will even enjoy the luxury of Egyptian cotton sheets and towels when it is time to refresh and retire for the evening or just an afternoon siesta.

This distinctive address right in the heart of Willemstad offers all the luxury of the finest resorts with much greater space, privacy and independence. Your visit will be an unsurpassed vacation experience. From your welcome to departure everything is in place for a perfect stay. The estate is fully staffed, complete with an on-site caretaker ready to address your every need. A cook is available with prior notice. So book now and we will be there with a big island smile to greet you at the airport and provide complimentary transportation to your vacation home on beautiful Curaçao.

The Main House has three guest suites. The Royal Suite (ground floor) and Pineapple Suite have king beds and the Sirena Suite has two extra long twin beds that can be bridged into a king if needed. Each Suite has its own bath with tub, shower and double sinks.

The Sea View Apartment has two bedrooms and a loft sleeping area, living room, one bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has an extra long twin and there is also a queen bed in the loft area. The apartment features a wrap around porch that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. The apartment sits only 30' from the sea and is adjacent to the pool and beach. It is rented separately only in conjunction with your rental of the main house to insure the privacy of your stay.

Restaurants & food

In the direct surrounding of the estate you can find several restaurants within walking distance, more than 5 good restaurants even lie within 50 meters of the property! You can find a list of all restaurants on Curacao on Tripadvisor. A lot of restaurants also serve breakfast. In the surrounding of Sirena Bay Estate you can have breakfast at BijBlauw, Scuba Lodge and Saint Tropez Ocean Club. If you want to have dinner at the house, you can use our gas BBQ, the large stove and oven and all of the kitchen supplies you find in the kitchen of the main house. Off course you can also use the kitchens in both apartments for preparing a meal of breakfast. We can also offer you a home cooked meal with local products, or even a private chef who can prepare a complete menu for your group.

There are several good supermarkets on the island. They have a wide range of products and also sell gluten free products.


Your rooms will be cleaned 5 days a week, on Saturday and Sunday there will be no housekeeping. The bed sheets will be changed every 3 days. If you would like clean towels you can leave your towel in the laundry basket in your bathroom. We will then provide you with fresh towels. Please keep in mind that this service will not be available on Saturdays and Sundays.

We will also provide beach towels for your company.

We have a private pool and beach with direct access to the sea by a stair. There is a lot to see under water in front of the estate, like a beautiful coral reef. Next to our estate (100 meters) lies hotel Avila Beach. Here you have a fantastic bay with sunbeds, a cocktail bar and restaurants. Curacao is famous for all her white sandy bays and beaches, there are so many places to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach!

Since 2017 we have new wifi at the main house, poolside and both apartments.

Keywords: Private, Swimming Pool, Sunsets, Close to town & restaurants

More Details

Kelly Merts
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Kelly Merts

The Dutch Ouborg family is the proud owner of the beautiful Sirena Bay Estate.

Aad Ouborg became known as an entrepreneur with his brands BaByliss, Princess and Bourgini. He is now in business with his children. Together with them, he is building the companies Bourgini (household appliances), Princess Traveller (suitcases and travel bags), Princess Sportsgear, Princess Entertainment, Princess Hotels and more businesses, all joined together in the Ouborg Group. The success of these brands is based on strong values. “We provide high quality products at an affordable price. We are surprisingly innovative and we believe in service as a statement. Everything we do is about luxury life and style for everyone.” His great passion next to these businesses is real estate, especially monumental buildings which are wonderful and unique. During one of his vacations to Curacao, his eye fell on the Dutch ‘landhuis’ Sirena Bay Estate.

For the Ouborg family business is not just about money, you have to enjoy doing business.

“We travel around the world with a smile. ‘Business is entertainment’ is a family saying which runs like a binding thread through our distinctive way of doing business. With a clever, never copied strategy centered on emotion, relations, events and detailed marketing, combined with a fair sprinkling of glitter, glamour and showmanship, we have little fear of taking on the sector’s Goliaths. Given our spectacular events and exceptional ways of marketing, our high profile is certainly newsworthy seven days a week. This is the formula we have used to ensure the exceptional scale of our brands from Holland to Dubai and China.”

Kelly Merts purchased this estate in 2016

What makes this estate unique

Sirena Bay Estate is quiet and secluded, yet within walking distance of town. Seven of the Island's best restaurants are only steps away. The private beach area and gazebo over the sea provide the solitude needed for rejuvenating your spirit. Watch the many ships entering and leaving the Willemstad harbor from your lounge chair as you enjoy the rythmn of the waves and restfull breezes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Richard,

We had a fantastic visit in Curacao. The property is so beautiful and peaceful. We fell in love with it. The staff was helpful too. Your son, Jeff, was awesome and very accommodating.

Thank you again for making our stay such a delight. The food on the island is amazing too. It was the best!! We will return!!

Thank you so much!! we will be back!


Sent from my iPhone
Jan 2014
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Willemstad Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , This is the bathroom in the small villa
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be bridged to form a king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Day bed available in living room
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • Two extra beds and a crib are available.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Sirena Bay Estate where 'The Bachelorette' stayed
average rating of 4.892857 based on 29 reviews

Annual girls trip (Ella Son group of 13)

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with the house the minute we entered the gates. 13 woman that never been to Curacao and OMG what a treat! The introduction by Caroline and initial tour of the grounds was fantastic. After sorting out the rooms and settling in which was the perfect size for our group, walking into town for dinner was next and we were surprised at the variety nearby (highly recommend a low key restaurant called "Happy" about an 8 minute walk away from the house). OTTIS (the house attendant, guard, and sometimes peacemaker) was just an angel from the beginning...he went above and beyond our expectations the entire 6 days that we spent at the property and we were so lucky to have met him. We loved the POOL and beautiful ocean views...the rooms are beautifully decorated with a caribbean theme throughout and you really get the feel of being very far away from the hustle of city living. THE KITCHEN!!!... we spent so much time there cooking and talking... THE OUTDOOR GAZEBOS were great for morning coffee or late night chats....truly an amazing home and we will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property 3 families and plenty of room for everyone. The staff was very accommodating especially Ottis. The house was cleaned every day except for Sunday which was understandable. Tons of restaurants KOME was the best We had a great time and would rent this property again in a second.

Tom C

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom, Good to hear you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome anytime!
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This was a happily Ever After

  • 5 of 5

This is the second house my family has booked using VBRO, hands-down the BEST. My family hadn't seen each other in a while and what a wonderful paradise to reunite.

Richard was amazing and helpful with learning what parts of the island were best suited. Ottis there aren't enough words for how amazing that man was. He truly served our family in the best way. He was so generous with information and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Hello Richard!

My husband and I joined friends on our holiday at your beautiful home Aug. 4-12th. Robbert happily greeted us at the airport even though our flight had been delayed a bit. When we arrived at the Estate, Ottis met us and carried in our bags. He and Shelley were one of the most enjoyable parts of our trip.. They were hospitable, friendly and helpful. I chuckled as they would not leave our side at the grocery store. They took care of us, cleaning daily, taking us to the grocery store, the beach, making sure we were safe and comfortable at all times. The Estate is gorgeous. My favorite spot was the wooden swing down by the beach. Just wanted to thank you and let you know how wonderful our trip was. A vacation of a lifetime! Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sirena Bay Estate, Curacao

  • 5 of 5

Richard was wonderful to work with in renting his home for our vacation. He was prompt in answering all my emails and left no stone unturned. The house was lovely. We especially enjoyed the services of Otis and Shelly. Otis took care of everything for us from making dinner reservations, to walking us to town, to resetting the power when we tripped the circuit, to unlocking doors when we accidentally locked ourselves out. He made sure our stay was safe and enjoyable. Shelly came daily to tidy up. I highly recommend this property! The view from the property is spectacular.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Great service

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. The web site photos are impressive. We were not disappointed. The level of service was great. Richard, the owner, picking us up at the airport, stopping for groceries on the way to the home. Richard coming by the next morning to drive me to his recommended car rental agency. (I'm glad we had the car for the week but we didn't use it as much as I had thought. The house and poolside were so beautiful no one wanted to leave.) Richard was also extremely helpful in arranging medical attention for one of our party. Ottis and Shelly are the onsite caretakers, housekeepers, and chief concierge. Ottis was our constant go to guy. He arranged reservations, offered suggestions, provided directions, blew up air mattresses, and repaired leaky ones. Shelly was always there when we needed her but was always careful not to intrude.

Stay anywhere for a week and you are bound to find a few glitches. Low gas pressure on the stove makes cooking anything very slow. As others have mentioned, the wifi in the outside living areas is spotty or nonexistent. Air conditioning in the bedrooms and bathrooms cools extremely well but can be challenging to regulate.

I'd like to add a few thoughts on the island itself. We spent a week on Aruba before making the short flight to Curaçao. Curaçao is a larger island but not as touristy as Aruba. Fewer Americans, more Dutch.( which was just fine for us Canadians) Less developed beaches. Great restaurants. Confusing'll want to use a GPS. Definitely a heightened awareness for ones personal safety, although we never had any problems. US dollars works fine but be aware of the exchange rate your getting compared to using Guilders.

Sirena Bay Esate is a beautiful home. The layout and design of the both the interior and exterior living areas is impressive. Could easily spend a week here and never want to leave the property. Hope to do exactly that when we return with 12 of our favourite family members.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hato Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Avila Beach Hotel - Beach bar
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Mosa, Serafina, Fishalicious and Rozendael's
Nearest Beach
Private Beach on property
Nearest Point of Interest
Avila Beach Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant Fishaliscous
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant Seasons
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant Chop Stix
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant Batavia
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant Rosendaal's
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant Pan y Vino
Car: not necessary

Sirena Bay Estate is in the heart of some of the Island's finest restaurants and a short (2 KM) drive from Curacao's best beach and the Seaquarium with its dolphin show and dolphin therapy events. Downtown is a 15 minute walk away with its many shops, restaurants and World Heritage architecture on the waterfront.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates quoted are for the Main House (six persons) only. Extra persons are charged at the rate of $50 per person/per night. Add 9% for taxes. 10% discount for prepaid reservations. Extra guests have access to the Sea View Apartment (sleeps 5), the Lower Sea View Apartment (sleeps 3) and the Kas Chikitu (sleeps 2). Each has its own fully stocked kitchen.
Reservations not confirmed until payment is received. 50% deposit required to hold reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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