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ON THE SEA! Couples only! Private-Natural-Tranquil-Exceptional and Exclusive

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Award winning private cottage directly on the sea! #1 rental on the island

After inquiring, please review your attached info materials for important tips!

ON. THE. SEA.

***This cottage books very heavily...if you see your dates are taken please let me know. We manage several excellent properties in this neighborhood and you can review them all below! Just let me know!

It's all about being private and surrounded by nature. ON THE SEA!

Check those reviews out! Real-deal, unique seaside cottage with steps into the sea!

Now available...The owner's well maintained SUV for rent at 30USD/day, all-in. Perfect island car! Free admission to Cas Abou beach only with this car rental.

Beachside, cliffside, private sunsets over the Caribbean 365 sets-a-year!

300 ft2 inside, 200 ft2 covered terrace and 250 ft2 open deck - all one level. Owner made stained-glass and art projects to set the stage.

This seaside rental comes with daily free entrance to global top-ten, Cas Abou beach when you also rent the cottage car! It's right around the corner! And, we've got 2 nice beach chairs, beach matt and a cooler so you don't have to rent those either!

Absolutely unique on the entire island! Seaside, cliff-high, efficient cottage perfect for a single or a couple wanting to enjoy raw nature in privacy. Built with glass fronted-wooden deck, shaded terrace with day bed, patio/hammock by the sea and native gardens. Full a/c when the breeze isn't blowing, indoor and outdoor ceiling fans, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, counter top oven, fridge/freezer... And gas grill!

Feel the trade winds, listen to the sea and enjoy being part of one of the best, and private, natural settings on the island! Walk down the steps right to your private house reef for swimming, snorkeling, diving or just for a beer and a float! This healthy reef has amazing biodiversity and includes manta rays, spotted eagle rays (watch for them in the mornings!) and the occasional dolphin pod!

This cottage is simply spectacular! It's all about getting back to nature. Sunrise walks with flamingos, parrots, pelicans and trupials... Get rid of your tan lines in privacy...Swim/snorkel/dive/kayak explore beaches and back roads during the day...Meals outside in the breeze, world class sunsets and at night...Enjoy unbelievable moonscapes and watch constellations cross the sky! Unbelievable!

For your morning swim, snorkel, kayak or dive just head down the steps and there you are! Private beach borders one side of property, another isolated beach just a short swim (or 60 second walk) the other direction and world class cas abou beach for those who enjoy a longer swim (or 60 second car drive). Enjoy your coffee in the breeze as the pelicans pass by. Watch the dolphins from the deck or hammock! This cottage is pure r&r;! (stay connected with fast wireless and skype your friends at sunset! No tv!)

We just added a docking station to the media zone so don't forget your tunes!

Private outdoor shower with shaded area for the massage service over the sea!... Ba-ooo!

The Cas Abou community is private, gated, natural, tranquil and quiet. Centrally located between downtown (25 minutes) and westpunt (25 minutes) Cas Abou is the best of both worlds and perfectly located for your island get-away.

6 restaurants/beach snack shacks and shopping within 10 minutes!

Included in rent:

24-7 help with anything at all!

Welcome bottle of bubbles!

Bath and beach towels

mid-visit quick clean with towel and linen changes

Beach cooler

Beach chairs

Beach matt

Normal water and electric use

NO SURPRISES, just the great service that our reviews and reputation are built on. We want you to have a great trip!

Professional service options include:

Use of cottage car

Private chef

Private massages

Private guides for land and sea adventures

Private sail charters

Private fishing charters

Easy payment with paypal.

***with Don and Seaside Curacao you can expect the absolute best in professional, clear and timely communication with every attention to ensuring an exceptional holiday! We really appreciate the excellent reviews of our cottage, thanks! Our job is to make sure you have a great holiday!

More Details

Owner
Seaside Don
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Seaside Don

International teacher, volunteer and small entrepreneur for almost 20 years...After 9 years in China I decided I wanted to see a real sunset again and moved to Curacao to teach history and philosophy. Started diving again and fell in love with the island, bought a property and built a little cottage for the first time in my life. It's been a special journey and I like to share it. Introducing people to Curacao and, specifically, to Banda Abou is a very fun part of my life. This is a special place with an incredible unspoiled natural vibration that you wake up to and when the moon is right or the breeze hits you properly it can make for a magical, magical experience!

Seaside Don purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Seaside Don chose Curaçao

It's simply one of the most incredible spots I've ever seen. It's been a lot of work and a lot more to come but it's decidedly a labor of love and intention.

What makes this cottage unique

Under-the-radar beauty and a place dedicated to grounding and loving.

Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
E Lanternu etc...etc...
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
E Lanternu etc...etc...
Car: necessary

***if you see your dates are already booked...Please send an inquiry! There is one other cottage like this available but also booking fast!*** if that one is booked then there is also a seaside villa available for larger parties! Just ask!

Beachside, cliffside, private sunsets over the caribbean 365 sets-a-year!

This is one of only two seaside rentals on the entire island that comes with daily free entrance to global top ten, cas abou beach! It's right around the corner! And, we've got 2 nice beach chairs, beach matt and a cooler so you don't have to rent those either!

Absolutely unique on the entire island! Seaside, cliff-high, efficient cottage perfect for a single or a couple wanting to enjoy raw nature in privacy. Newly built with glass fronted-wooden deck, shaded terrace with day bed, patio/hammock by the sea and native gardens. Full a/c when the breeze isn't blowing, indoor and outdoor ceiling fans, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, counter top oven, fridge/freezer... And gas grill!

Feel the trade winds, listen to the sea and enjoy being part of one of the best, and private, natural settings on the island! Walk down the steps right to your private house reef for swimming, snorkeling, diving or just for a beer and a float! This healthy reef has amazing biodiversity and includes manta rays, spotted eagle rays (watch for them in the mornings!) and the occasional dolphin pod!

This cottage is simply spectacular! It's all about getting back to nature. Sunrise walks with flamingos, parrots, pelicans and trupials... Get rid of your tan lines in privacy...Swim/snorkel/dive/kayak explore beaches and back roads during the day...Meals outside in the breeze, world class sunsets and at night...Enjoy unbelievable moonscapes and watch constellations cross the sky! Unbelievable!

For your morning swim, snorkel, kayak or dive just head down the steps and there you are! Private beach borders one side of property, another isolated beach just a short swim (or 60 second walk) the other direction and world class cas abou beach for those who enjoy a longer swim (or 60 second car drive). Enjoy your coffee in the breeze as the pelicans pass by. Watch the dolphins from the deck or hammock! This cottage is pure r&r;! (stay connected with fast wireless and skype your friends at sunset! No tv!)

We just added a docking station to the media zone so don't forget your tunes! Bose bluetooth speakers!

Private outdoor shower with shaded area for the massage service over the sea!... Ba-ooo!

The cas abou community is private, gated, natural, tranquil and quiet. Centrally located between downtown (25 minutes) and westpunt (25 minutes) cas abou is the best of both worlds and perfectly located for your island get-away.

6 restaurants/beach snack shacks and shopping within 10 minutes!

300 ft2 inside, 200 ft2 covered terrace and 250 ft2 open deck - all one level

Easy payment with paypal or you can send a check to my address in the usa or a bank wire to curacao...As you like.

***with don and seaside curacao you can expect the absolute best in professional, clear and timely communication with every attention to ensuring an exceptional holiday! We really appreciate the excellent reviews of our cottage, thanks! Our job is to make sure you have a great holiday!

Amenities

Curaçao Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Most folks use the outside shower-helps to water the plants!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2X2m bed with AC and en suite bath, sliding doors to terrace
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
2011 - 2016: Awarded - 'Excellent' and 'Top Vacation Rental' rating in Tripadvisor NOW AVAILABLE...The owners nicely used SUV for rent at 35USD/day-Perfect island car! ***If you see your dates are already booked...please send an inquiry! There is one other cottage like this available but also booking fast!*** If that one is booked then there is also a seaside villa available! Just ask! Absolutely unique on the entire island! Seaside, cliff-high, efficient cottage perfect for a single or a couple wanting to enjoy raw nature in privacy. Newly built with glass fronted-wooden deck, shaded terrace with day bed, patio/hammock by the sea and native gardens. Full A/C when the breeze isn't blowing, indoor and outdoor ceiling fans, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, counter top oven, fridge/freezer... and gas GRILL! Walk down the steps right to your privatehouse reef for swimming, snorkeling, diving or just for a beer and a float! This cottage is simply spectacular!

Reviews

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(24 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Peaceful, serene tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Ba Ooo could only be improved by being longer. The cottage is comfortable oasis, lovingly curated with treasure, enriched with flora, and set amongst the natural gifts of the sea. Don and Angie are gracious hosts, providing us with all the secrets of where to go and what to do, remaining accessible yet retreating so that we never felt disturbed or impeded upon. The highlight for us was being able to walk just a few steps from our porch right into the sea for stunning snorkeling. There is no better location for sunset and stargazing, and a top 10 beach is just seconds away. The Cas Abou neighborhood is on a quiet section of the island, where you can truly relax and get away from it all, although the excellent WiFi did allow us to stream our music and touch base with the world when required. I can not say enough about how wonderful Casa Ba OOO and the whole Seaside Curaçao team is.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy Thanksgiving! Glad you had a chance to cash in those precious vacation days for a stay on the sea with us! We really appreciate your feedback and comments, thanks! Those whales stuck around for another day and we saw some dolphins and an osprey today! We're really happy you had the nice, relaxing time that you deserve. Also, very glad that you were able to enjoy our chef Lisa's creations on your last evening! Happy Holidays and hope to welcome you back in the new year! Seaside Don and Team
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5

Picture Perfect Location for Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This place has obviously had a lot of love put into it. So well thought out to really take advantage of its amazing picture perfect post card like location. Great place to relax and has been well maintained with everything you need. Any questions we ever had were quickly answered by management. It was hard to leave to go explore more of the island and is by far my favorite place to stay I have been! The pictures online truly just don't do it justice and being able to easily go down the steps and jump in the clear and warm water at our leisure was phenomenal. great snorkeling too!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Captain! Very nice having you both down at the seaside for your trip! Nothing beats the private Caribbean blues that our cottage offers and we're really happy you put them to nice use! We always have fun upgrading new areas and creating some relaxing spaces so stay tuned for some pics as different garden areas appear and more art gets finished up. Glad you enjoyed the chef service, nothing beats a local legend preparing your meals overlooking the sunset on the water, MAGIC! Catch some big ones up there and come on back sooner rather than later! Seaside Don
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5

Amazing vacation in Curacao!

  • 5 of 5

We have travelled to many countries in the past years and I have to put Cas Ba-ooo right up there at the top. The best spot in Curacao for sure. Besides the fabulous location right on the ocean, the wonderful cottage which was clean with everything you would need, Don and Angie are spectacular hosts. Friendly, reliable, unbelievable (above and beyond) customer service. Everything others have said is absolutely true. If you are looking for a fantastic holiday by the sea, this is your place. We highly, highly recommend. It's away from the crowds but close enough to all the amenities you might need. Just the way we like it! Thank you Don and Angie. We are not known to return to a destination twice, but this one just might change our minds.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OH, Canada! We really appreciate the comments. We want our new friends visiting the island to really relax and enjoy the beauty that is on offer. Glad you were able to really recharge and enjoy the waters and views. Stay tuned for some fun upgrades over the next year, I'll send some pics! Very glad you got on our private chef, Eveline's, schedule, she's an island treasure for sure. Nothing beats her food and company from the private deck overlooking the seas and sunset! Angie and I really enjoyed star gazing with you and helping out with the eating of your fine meal! THANKS! Enjoy the holiday and safe travels going forward! The Journey is the Destination Don and Angie
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5

Unbelievably Outstanding!!! Great snorkeling right out of the house!!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Curacao in September and stayed in Don's Cas Abao. We had an awesome trip. The house was exactly as pictured and described. The kitchen was perfect for preparing meals or warming stuff up. The bed was comfortable and the privacy for the whole house, including balcony was perfect. I can't imagine a more perfect house for what we were looking for during our vacation. Now, a little about the trip that may help others in their planning.

After booking we received an info package from Angie and it was a huge asset during our whole trip. The house is away from everything so I would def recommend renting a car, either at the airport or from Don. We rented a Jeep, took the top off and used it all week long. We went to the grocery store and cooked at home ourselves one night. We had an "In Home" Meal cooked by Evelien and it was great. On another night we had a couples massage in the moonlight at home on the balcony, another great experience.

The first few nights we slept with the doors and windows wide open, enjoying the sound of the ocean and the breeze. We weren't quite ready for the bugs and knats that are active until about 9 am and at sunset. We bought some bug spray and I would recommend this and a citronella candle. Being from the US and the humid South I thought we could handle the heat at night but after the first few nights we closed the doors at night and turned on the Mini-split AC. It did a fine job of cooling at night and we were more comfortable.

We used each day to explore a different part of the island. Using Angie's guide and some additional literature that was at the house to visit many many beaches. We would get in the Jeep and drive to a beach, stay as long as we wanted and load up and go find another beach. At each beach we snorkeled, seeing many fish, a few sea turtles, and coral. I would agree that some of the best snorkeling was actually right at the house. I ended every day with a snorkel at the house. Then a shower at the outside shower.

We spent one night in Punda listening to local bands and eating but did not realize that the shops closed at 6 pm so we spent another day there shopping. Be advised everything opens late and closes early and no shops open on Sunday.

We would recommend the following: Kayak to the Blue Room and snorkel inside, at home meals and massage, exploring as many beaches as possible, shopping downtown, driving to north end of island off the path to Watamoela. We will be back

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Explorers! Real nice to have you both using this spectacular seaside cottage to explore the island! Can't beat returning to the privacy, views and breezes after a day of beaching or exploring. Very happy you got to enjoy the private massages on your deck along with the dedicated chef service. We love to offer our new friends the kind of special services they deserve while on holiday! We hope to welcome you back soon! Seaside Curacao Don and the Team
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5

Ba-ooo

  • 5 of 5

Hands down, my favorite place on earth. No lie. I think this was our 4th visit and we will continue to return.

Slice of heaven and you can literally see the heavens at night. Milky Way crosses from left to right! Incredible house, absolutely awesome owner and amazing night/day views. The stars at night are insane on back porch. 20+ shooting stars a night.

Beach all day and porch at night. Centrum is your go to grocery. Take a cooler for the beach ice. The toka's (little neighborhood stores normally with a grill) sell ice and beer as well. Grill on porch basically everynight.

Download a Satellite app and watch them pass over. BoatTracker will tell you about cargo ships you see at night a few miles off coast. Then go to Port Curacao to see info on when they dock, catch dinner downtown and see them pass right in front of you.

Go to all beaches, Manzallina is a must! Playa Grandi to swim with the turtles. Cas Abou is right next door to the house. Knip, Lagun, PortoMari...all excellent. Take your own snorkel and mask.

Rent a car(owner can assist), go everywhere. Locals are friendly.

Hit north shore in a 4x4 for some exploring. Take drinks and sunscreen as there is no shade. Cool sea shells, sea glass and bocas (where the ocean has cut out the island and made a tiny beach- no swimming though as it's rough).

Go eat at Trio Penotti!

Make one day a house day. Excellent swimming right from the house. Tiny private beach to the left.

Check out Williwood as well as the flamingos.

Downtown- go around 4pm (it's cooler) to walk around and then eat. Always park at Fort Rif. Legit Cuban cigars downtown, cheap souvenirs, floating market, casinos, music and food.

Just go!

-1ove

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The absolutely highlight of this romantic getaway was waking up each morning to see one of the most gorgeous views of our lives. The blue of the water and of the sky and the incredible natural surroundings of the cottage made this our best trip yet, of 4 to Curacao. We enjoyed serene mornings gazing out at that view, drinking coffee and plotting snorkeling adventures.

We loved tooling around Banda Abou in the car, checking out one spectacular beach after another, stopping for local snacks and beers, and knowing we would return to a quiet and serene getaway that surpassed any of the sights we saw along the way. Evening sunsets were unbeatable as well, and one night we even saw a shooting star!

The care Don has taken in carefully curating and crafting the cottage is amazing. Everywhere we turned was a new artistic delight for the eye. The coral mosaics were a favorite! His beautiful taste seamlessly merges the natural paradise with found treasures.

We cannot recommend Don and his cottages enough! He is the consummate host, providing everything we could have wished, from treats and amenities to jokes and fantastic local tips. You'll be in good hands and never want to leave!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cape Cod! Always a pleasure to welcome friends from one of the most beautiful spots in the world and introduce them to the competition! The whole seaside team was really happy to meet you both and enjoy some grill time and some Ron Zacapa....not to mention our shared beach explorations...NEXT time we need to introduce you to our private chefs and massage artists, no better way to enjoy the terrace views! We're always updating the garden and having fun with various art projects and creating more comfort for our guests. Looking very forward to having you both back for another round of dushi Curacao! Don and the Team
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