|Minimum Stay||5 - 14 nights|
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VILLA SEASHELL ~ Our oceanfront home is located in the gated resort of Coral Estate (24/7 security) on the west side of Curacao. It is the perfect place to stay with family and friends and enjoy the blue Caribbean sea, the warm sunny days and the starry nights.
The closest beach, with crystal-clear, warm, calm blue water, is only 200 yards from your doorstep (2 minutes drive or very short walk). It is perfect for diving, snorkelling, swimming, lounging, and tanning.
Here you also find the fine dine and lounge restaurant Karakter and a friendly dive school that besides offering PADI courses, also arranges boat tours and kayak rental.
THE EXTERIOR ~ the true key to our property is its West-facing position, and the absolutely amazing and huge back porch, and charming lower viewing thatched-roof cabana. It offers 8+ lounge seating, shade, a continuous sea breeze, the relaxing sound of waves, and a wide view of the ocean. There is always something to see: small fishermen boats, large cruise ships, pelicans, turtles, and because of the crystal clear water lots of tropical fish.
From the yard, you can walk to the deck above the Caribbean Sea. Here you can catch your own fish and enjoy the sunset.
The pool with a tiled sundeck and lounge chairs is an additional factor to enjoy...perfect for a dip when heading to the beach or out for a snorkel doesn't match your energy level.
THE INTERIOR ~Villa Seashell has an open floor plan with a living room, dining room, and a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen. Windows and shutters surround the villa and give panoramic views of the sea.
Since this used to be our primary home, our villa is not the typical vacation rental; it is filled with high-quality furniture, luxurious amenities, and architectural details.
Villa Seashell comprises 4 bedrooms all with en-suite full bathrooms. The two bedrooms on the first floor have two single beds, and the two bedrooms on the second floor both have a king size bed and entrance to a private terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and screens.
Give yourself the vacation you truly deserve by booking this amazing villa today!
Hi, my name is Linda Lou Huiskes, I am the owner of Villa Seashell in Curacao.
Nothing is more rewarding than hosting families for their vacation of a lifetime. It is fantastic to see how our guests feel quickly at home and appreciate the attention we put into everything here. We are very often graced with fun and dynamic guests that make hosting Villa Seashell a great new experience each day.
Our family of four lives in Aruba. Your contact, Linda Lou, works as an artisan making beautiful jewelry and wall decorations from the treasures of the ocean. As the name implies, a lot of Linda Lou’s art can be found back at Villa Seashell.
We enjoy renting vacation homes ourselves. Our favorite destinations are the United States, Italy, and France. We’re avid snorkelers and mountain bikers.
Linda Lou Huiskes purchased this villa in 2008
Our family has always loved the tropics. We would travel the Caribbean to escape the cold Dutch winters. We felt in love Curacao; it has the best of both worlds, Caribbean with a Dutch flavor. The beautiful, warm, friendly people enticed us to make this place our home. We found this unique oceanfront villa with its breathtaking panoramic views five years ago and completely rebuilt it.
Besides going to one of the beautiful beaches, we like to venture out into the countryside and explore the rolling hills topped by plantation houses built more than three centuries ago, or visit the north coast, with its raw beauty.
On the northern side of the island, the rough sea has been smashing against the rocky coastline for centuries and has carved caves and little inlets into the rock. It is great to walk over the massive volcanic rocks and observe the wildlife, listen to the wind, and climb down into the caves to observe the waves crashing against its walls.
We also like to visit Willemstad, which is only a 20-minute drive. It has attractive stores, exquisite restaurants and rich architecture that tells a tale of its history.
Hato International Airport connects the island with the rest of the world, with direct daily flights to Europe, the United States and South America.
Our villa is not the typical vacation rental. It used to be our primary home, filled with high-quality furniture, luxurious amenities and architectural details.
The location of the villa is very unique; anyone going there just falls in love with it. The views of the ocean are breathtaking at all times of the year. Star-filled nights or a full moon shining across the ocean and lighting the pool for a night swim make this place a unique vacation spot.
The place we like best at Villa Seashell is the very large gazebo at the border of the ocean, with its 10-person lounge set, hammocks and dining table; and the wooden deck above the ocean where you can catch your own fish and enjoy the sunset.
Villa Sea Shell was a great experience. Property was exactly as advertised. In addition to the great property Linda Lou went more than the extra mile to provide us with very helpful information about restaurants, shopping, car rentals and many island activities. We were on the island for a family wedding and had teenagers and young children with us as well and they enjoyed it as well. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends as well as other travelers.
Setting is Ideal. The house, patio and pool are all perfect. All the bedrooms have AC available. We are SCUBA divers and the DiversRepublic just around the corner has excellent access to shore diving. Boat diving is limited to 2 days per week but was not available on our trip due to Hurricane Matthew. Customer service is excellent. The owner is available by email for questions. There is a local property manager who is available 24/7. Absolutely would stay here again.
We loved Villa Seashell! Our family of 7 had plenty of space. Linda was very helpful and an excellent communicator. Her recommendations were excellent. We enjoyed the close by beaches and eating at Karakter. The sea breeze and view of the ocean are delightful.
This is a terrific house for a large group. Everything was just as the pictures showed. We had 7 in our group and everyone was comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and the outside dining area was delightful. We used the chef recommended by the owner, Evelein Sipkes, and had a wonderful meal. Coral Estates has a good beach and dive shop and Karakter (the restaurant) is fantastic for lunch or dinner. Check in was a breeze and the house was clean and ready to go.
We snorkeled at a different beach every day. I would recommend trying to arrive by 10:30 as it did get busy as the day progressed. Some of our favorites were Playa Lagun, Klein Knip and Porto Marie. Porto Marie charges an entry fee but the beach is clean, there is a good bar and restaurant and the snorkeling off to the left was really good with warm shallow water. Three members of our group are cerified divers. They had several good dives and rented their equipment from the dive shop on Coral Estates.
I would recommend this house to my friends and relatives. Next time I will be sure to not come back to the USA via Miami! Customs was a zoo and it took almost 90 minutes to clear customs. The employees were surprisingly rude and the whole thing was very disorganized. Curacao customs were fine and friendly.
From the very start, Linda Lou was an excellent communicator - prompt replies to any questions we had and very welcoming. Would recommend D&D car rental for sure - pick up and drop off and easy process away from airport line ups! The pictures don't lie, they actually don't do it justice...you have to be there! Morning coffees on deck, glass of red wine at night in the cabana, watching ships cruise by in the warm breeze, swimming in the pool night and day, meandering down to Karakter to snorkel or have a drink by the sea all adds up to an unbelievable week of sheer paradise. Would return in a heartbeat!! A couple of things to bring that we didn't - water shoes and binoculars! Villa is fully stocked - it has eveything. Would highly recommend!
We differentiate ourselves from other vacation rentals in the area by providing our guests with excellent information on restaurants, things to do, hiking & biking trails, water sports and other activities. Should you have any upfront questions on this, just let us know.
Anyone that inquires receives a 65 pages CURACAO VACATION GUIDE, with information on:
- Curacao's underwater world
- Guided tours
- Nightlife & Entertainment
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
14 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$474|
Included: use of beach & bath towels and bed linen, end cleaning.