8 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms (Sleeps16)
- english, german, dutch
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The summations by past guests are correct. There are two identical houses (each with 3 bedrooms) that share a wall in the middle. There is a detached building (that we could not see inside) that we were not provided the option of having because we only had 9 people in our party. The twin beds do have an issue sliding apart on the wooden floors if you're trying to sleep together as a couple; so if management could provide banding so you could velcro or ziptie them together, that would be very helpful.
You are staying in a residential area with the locals so it's not fancy, but the house you're staying in was much nicer than those around.
There is a very steep, wooden staircase that leads up to the second floor, and we had to be careful carrying suitcases up it, but it really wasn't an issue after that. My family stayed on side B, and the kitchen and downstairs 1/2 bath was new and very nice. My sister, her husband, and my parents stayed on side A which had not been updated and it took us a bit to figure out some of the appliances, but we eventually did. Also, side B had electric, roll-up storm doors facing ocean-side, but side A had manual, roll-up storm doors and 1 was broken so that side didn't have nearly the breeze flowing through the house during the day that our side had.
We had 2 rental cars in our group, but the owners of the house have 2 of their own cars (that they rent out) also on the premises, and they were taking up roughly 1/2 of the available parking space. I called the manager, though, and he was very prompt to come over and rearrange their cars so we had more room to maneuver.
All-in-all, we enjoyed the house very much because we enjoy staying in a more local environment than one populated by tourists. The price was also very good!
Return to Curaçao only if we can rent this villa again!
We are a married couple who spend a week's vacation here primarily to scuba dive and escape winter. We loved the location, privacy, and security of this beautiful villa. We live in NYC and like to be independent when we travel.
The owner met us at the villa after arranging a taxi from the airport and explained all of the amenities very well. He was very professional, trustworthy and kind. We paid a cash deposit and it was returned when we checked out. He was punctual and communicated well via email.
The accommodation is very big and airy, with a breeze always passing through the house. The fixtures and appliances are modern including WiFi. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances, dishes, and utensils; and has a gas stove, which we like very much. It is a very short walk to the nearest grocery store (Boulevard), our scuba dive shop (Atlantis), and a car rental place (CarBiz), which we recommend as well. We loved the architecture, especially the well-built, tight staircase.
The back deck has a clean pool with lounging chairs, a gate with beach access, and a table which we used for breakfast and dinner almost every day - so peaceful. The master bedroom upper deck was a great place to sit and view the ocean and sky at night...very peaceful and quiet (except for the occasional dog barking, which seems to be everywhere on the island). We used the A/C in the bedroom only one night (mainly because we got sunburned one day and were hot because of that).
All in all, like the title says, we will return to Curaçao only if we can rent this villa again! (And will bring some friends next time as there is plenty of space here) We have a lot of gratitude for the owner's sharing this property with the world and thank everyone involved who's efforts make this possible. Keep up the good work! Danki / Dank je.
We really had an awesome time in the beautiful villa, located directly at the sea. In the morning as well as in the evening you have a fantastic view over the carribean sea. We were a group of 10 people and had lots of space in the villa. And Arend did everything that we had a wonderful stay! Many thanks!
Beautiful Villa located directly at the sea!
We were a group of 11 people (30 - 50 years) who stayed in the Villa Flamboyan for two weeks and our main focus of our vacation was diving.
Before I go into details, I just want to point out that this villa is so beautiful and has the best location! We definitly recommend this house.
The villa is located directly at the sea between two private houses and next to a five star hotel resort. It is about 80 meters away from the main street.
Since the pool and the terrace are at the back of the house you don't hear the traffic. Sometimes you hear the dogs from the neighbour barking but normally you hear the most beautiful sound of the waves of the sea!
With this great view directly to the sea, it was hard to find a restaurant for dinner where we had a better view. So we decided to cook in the villa most of the times.
the villa consists of three seperate houses. Two are the main building and one is in the front of the main building and has two apartments. The two houses of the main building are identical. Each has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one guest toilette, a kitchen, a living room and a terrace. Everything is clean and very nice. The kitchen is perfectly equipped.
There are stairs to the bedrooms which are steep. But it wasn't a problem for us to carry our bags to the bedrooms. Maybe if you are drunk then the stairs could be difficult but so could be everything! ;-)
The barbecue was a new Weber grill and we used it a lot.
The pool was warm and clean!
The living in the Villa:
since we didn't go out for dinner many times, we cooked and grilled in the villa. We always spent our days and evenings on the therace since this is a great place with a incredible view to the sea.
The bedrooms are equipped with aircondition, the kitchen and living room not. But if you are open the windows, the wind gives you the right cooling. So it wasn't a problem for us.
When you plan to go to a tropic place directly at sea you always will meet some animals which you may don't like. If can't stand these kind of animals then don't go to tropic places.
But to be honest, we only saw a few of them during our stay.
One of the best things for us was the fact the we could dive directly behind the house in the sea.
We can definitely recommend this villa! It is a great place to spend your vacation!
...and if there is something what you need, the manager of the villa is very helpful!
We can NOT confirm the rating of David K.
Our first--and maybe last--villa rental
We wound up paying for, but not staying, at this villa.
First, the positives.
The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and utensils, and the villa is literally right on the Caribbean. There is room to spread out, and there is a great view from the balcony off the master bedroom. There is room to park, and a remote-controlled gate to let you in and out. Finally, it is close to a gas station, mini-mart and a larger supermarket, although you wouldn’t want to walk there.
Now, the negatives.
There is a steep, narrow spiral staircase to the second floor bedrooms that is dangerous to climb even if you aren't drinking. Carrying luggage upstairs was an issue for us.
There is no air conditioning in the house except for in the bedrooms, and there are no ceiling fans. One of the air conditioning units wasn’t working.
All the beds are singles and on wooden floors, so keeping them together was a problem. Even the master bedroom has two singles pushed together.
The villa is in a run down, busy neighborhood, and there are dogs barking all day and all night.
At night, we were overrun by cockroaches when we walked on the deck next to the pool. And we had to share the upstairs bathroom with at least 3 small lizards.
The "barbeque" in the listing is actually a beat up, broken Hibachi set on the coral beach.
The house pictured is actually two houses, and the garage was converted into a bedroom (that smells musty). Each house has three bedrooms, so our 4th bedroom was in the converted garage away from the main house.
This site doesn’t allow me to post personal info, otherwise I would offer you pictures to support my issues.
Anyway, after pointing out these deficiencies to the real estate agent who represented the owner, all we got was a series of shrugs. Even after we asked him to let us speak with the owner regarding a partial refund, he shrugged his shoulders again and said the owner refused to speak with us. The owner had our money, and their attitudes were literally, “Oh, well.”
Bottom line: If you can see yourself dealing with all these conditions, go for it, I suppose. It is a reasonable price for a seaside villa. For us, it wasn’t worth the danger and unhappiness to stay. So we walked away.
Our guest arrived at 9 PM it was already dark. We showed them the Villa and they liked it very much. After to show around the guest ( 7 persons, 2 older and 5 young persons above 20 years old.) the older lady told me But we will not take the Villa. I told them that they rented the Villa. She said she doesn't like the staircase. I told them let the young ones take the bedroom on the second floor. She said no, because when they are drinking they can fell down. I was speechless and could not talk anymore. She said we are going to take a hotel. I told her she can take the apartment but she called it a garage. There are two apartements complete with beds and bathrooms. The have never been a garage they are not long enough for a car. She asked me to give her money back, but how can we do that after 2 month contact with them every thing was OK. We put single beds in the villa because some people like to sleep apart and some like to sleep together. This guest slept one night in our Villa and they went to a Hotel. They used the Villa at daytime and slept in a Hotel.
EXTRA; The older lady was in charge of everybody all the others did not speak. Before they accept the Villa they have seen all the pictures also one with the beginning of the staircase. Further they knew that the Villa had two stories.
This Villa is near the famous beaches as Mambo beach and Wet and wild beach. Seaquarium is also a must see, with dolphin shows.