About the property
- Apartment322 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
Ocean Garden is a 2 bedroom ocean front apartment, situated in the gated community of Curacao Ocean Resort. This luxurious apartment is adorned with beautiful furniture and colorful art. Dining is either outdoors on the patio or indoors. The terrace overlooks the Sea Aquarium and the Lions Dive lagoon. The view is stunning by day and by night.
Both bedrooms have air-conditioning, Flat screen TVs and on-suite bathrooms. The modern living room and open kitchen create a comfy ambiance in which to relax after a day at the beach.
Ocean Garden is situated on the ground floor of a small complex of 4 apartments in Building 6 and is completely wheelchair accessible. Ocean Garden is especially popular with families attending the Dolphin Academy.
Keywords: Vacation Apartment, Holiday Rental Apartment, Ocean front, Sea view, luxurious,
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- english, spanish, dutch, Papiamento
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 07, 2018
About Marcia Taams
Hello, we are Marcia and Jan. We live in Curacao and rent out 2 apartments within 15 minutes of where we live. We welcome you on arrival and are available at all times, in case you have any questions or problems. Together with our dedicated staff we strive to make your accommodation one of the highlights of your Curacao vacation.
Marcia Taams purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Marcia Taams chose Willemstad
Curacao Ocean Resort is a prime location on Curacao. The area surrounding the Curacao Sea Aquarium is well developed with many restaurants on the beach and the famous outdoor nightclub 'Mambo Beach'. The beach is home to the largest dive operator 'Atlantis'. Nearby is the UNESCO listed historic center of Willemstad.
What makes this Apartment unique
Curacao Ocean Resort has a swimming pool with a children's pool. Inside the resort is a small beach. From this beach one can snorkle in the lagoon or the marine park outside of the lagoon. From the apartment one can stroll to the next door beaches of Lions Dive, Mambo and Cabana. The Dolphin Academy at Sea Aquarium is a stones throw away. Our apartment is especially popular with families attending the academy. The apartment has a large patio with a barbecue, and a dinner table on the porch. The patio overlooks the lagoon between the beach and the Sea Aquarium.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Paradise in Curaçao
This property is absolutely beautiful! The condo is the perfect home away from home. Marcia is extremely helpful making any arrangements you need for taxi, car, groceries, you name it! The condo is situated nicely within the complex. We enjoyed the snorkeling right on the property, many varieties of fish to see. You need to rent a car for atleast part do the trip and see some do the other beaches on the island as well as the floating market in Willimstad, and the pink flamingos. We loved our trip to Curaçao!
great vacation at Ocean Garden
The photos don't really do this place justice. When I arrived, I was really blown away by how big and clean and NICE the condo is. The location is perfect -far enough away from the crowds and noise ...but close enough to walk to the nearby attractions. It's a short taxi ride into town, or a bus is available as well. Plenty of food options within walking distance. I never used the pool because the ocean was just steps away. The private beach was clean and a great place to swim & snorkel. Marcia was great to work with through the entire rental process. I'd definitely stay here again and would recommend this property to anyone without hesitation.
A Perfect Place in Curacao!
Traveling based on internet "shopping" is always a bit concerning. Thankfully Marcia sets your mind at ease! From my first inquiry into the Ocean Resort apartment to our arrival and then throughout our stay, Marcia was quick to respond, informative and incredibly friendly!
The apartment was wonderful, nicely furnished, comfortable, and stocked with everything you need. The location was excellent --- loved that we were so close to the Dolphin Academy (watched the seal show for free!) and enjoyed the festival from our patio on Sunday. We took the kids to pet/kiss/hold a dolphin -- and it was awesome! The other beaches connected to the resort were lovely too. We spent a day at the Lions Den beach and enjoyed the breeze off the ocean. While Ocean Resort has a private beach which was by far the most incredible snorkeling on the island, it is a bit protected and there is less wind and more biting insects. NOTE: Bring bug spray and bug anti-itch cream.
The restaurants around the resort were fine. The food was nothing exciting, but it was convenient. DO take the shuttle to the Dutch grocery store/market (its free and daily) or drive to one of the markets and stock the kitchen. It's easier and much cheaper. For a great tasting meal, go to the Rib Factory or il Forno for italian. Not really island-fare, but a lot more flavorful and avoid "resort" prices.
We rented a car and did a day trip to the tip of the island (Westpunt and Boka Shete) which was well worth it. Definitely a must-do! We also spent the morning in Punda (Williamstad) which was interesting and picturesque.
The island was safe (if you pay attention to your surroundings), fun, and tropical. The Ocean Resort location was just perfect. A great vacation!
Perfect Location for Snorkelling
Amazing location!! The apartment was beautiful and stocked with everything you could need. The area is absolutely the best!! We had a car and could tour everywhere but you could easily spend a week without leaving this area. The restaurants, the aquarium, the dive operator and the snorkeling make for lots to do. We found amazing snorkeling around the island but the best was right off the Ocean Resorts beach. The area to the east of the beach is like a coral forest – the largest and most varieties of coral and sponges we saw anywhere!! Marcia was the perfect host! Thank you so much for helping to make our vacation so special.
Beautiful Home and Fantastic Location
Marcia and Jan could not be finer hosts; they were incredibly responsive in providing lots of info in advance of our arrival, and we were made to feel most welcomed in their home. The property is very well maintained, quite roomy and beautifully furnished. No detail has been spared - the house is appointed and stocked with anything you could possibly need, whether it be kitchen utensils or beach gear. The outdoor patio provides a very spacious area to enjoy the amazing Curacao weather and view of the nearby sea aquarium. The resort is close enough to the city and nearby resorts, but just far enough away to provide a very relaxing and peaceful getaway. There is very nice pool on the property, and a private beach is literally less than a minute walk away, and is furnished with lounge chairs and cute little thatched huts to provide some welcomed shade from the sun. There is an impressive reef adjacent to this beach which provided us many hours of snorkeling enjoyment. Though we did a snorkeling excursion from the Hyatt resort, the reef from the private beach here was actually more impressive than the sites they took us to!
The sea aquarium is a 2 minute walk away, and though it is not the fanciest facility, the dolphin show is worth the price of admission, and the aquarium has an impressive setting right on the coastline. Further along within another 10 minute walk is at least 4 more local resorts with plenty of bars/restaurants and additional beach lounging facilities. There are several good markets within a 15 minute drive, and downtown Willemstad is also within a 15 minute drive. Though you could certainly be very happy without a car and just rely on the surrounding area, having a car to explore other parts of the island is nice. Driving is relatively easy so long as you have plenty of patience trying to navigate roads which are not well marked. Curacao has lots of friendly people and there was never an issue with respect to safety.
Americans may find the pace of meals at restaurants slower than we are used to here in the states, so just make certain to set yourself to "island time" once you arrive and you'll love it here!
Though we have lots of other places in the world to see, if we ever make it back to Curacao, I would not hesitate for a moment in staying at Marcia and Jan's home again - it was a true pleasure - thanks for making our vacation so special!
The apartment was exactly as described. Everything is well maintained, tasteful, and very comfortable. There is a spacious living room and a kitchen with every pot, pan, china, silverware and appliances you might ever need in your holidays. The beds are comfortable, the linen and towels provided are of very good quality. The bathrooms were as spotless as the rest of the apartment, washing machine and dryer are new.
The owners, Marcia and Jan, are very friendly and gracious people. They were easy to contact, responsive to all our questions, and very accommodating. Marcia went out of her way to give us helpful informations about the island, provided food for the first evening, gave excellent directions. In short: Marcia is the perfect host.
Meals on the terrace were pure pleasure - with a view at coconut trees and beyond these the sea aquarium and the ocean. We had daily visits from hummingbirds, feeding on flowers just a few feet away. There is a rather large pool on the property surrounded by palm trees and a small private beach. Perfect for a swim at any time of the day, be it early morning or late at night.
Ocean resort is a gated community in the vincinity of the sea aquarium and some hotels, so it's very safe at any time. No safety from mosquitos though. They are small and nasty and obviously very keen to feed on pale newcomers on the island. So come prepared.
We rented a car and explored the island quite extensively. Driving around is fun as traffic runs on island time, and hardly anybody is much in a hurry. Just about everybody we met has more than two languages, always including English. Even in remote areas there was never a moment we felt unsafe. We'd go back in a heartbeat, to the island and to the wonderful apartment.
Thank you for your review Karl. There is nothing to add, you said it all. Apart from the small private beach, Ocean Garden provides a great vacation experience through it's immediate proximity to Sea Aquarium Beach. The grand re-opening of the new Mambo Beach Club is July 14, 2012. Good reason to visit again. Marcia & Jan
The Curacao Ocean Resort is in a prime location at the Curacao Sea Aquarium. The resort natural beach is only accessible to the guests of the resort. The nearby man-made Sea Aquarium Beach is has many shops and restaurants. The old historical center of Willemstad is 10 minutes away by bus, taxi or rental car.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The Tariff: the rate is for use of both bedrooms. A 7% tax fee will be added. We will send you a quote for your specific inquiry based on the season. Included in the tariff is an utility allowance (35 kWh per day), barbecue, Wi-Fi, weekly and final cleaning. The following items are also provided free of charge: Welcome drink Dishwasher detergent and dish washing up liquid Bathroom paper Bathroom tissue Kitchen paper roll Garbage bags Coffee filters Soap Cancellations: with cancellation up to 4 weeks before arrival 30% of the rent is due. With cancellations within 4 weeks of arrival 100% of the rent is due. We recommend that you take out travel insurance in case of an unexpected cancellation.