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Summer special- 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 cottage directly on the sea! #1 rental on the island

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!

JULY SALE - All summer dates are now at low season pricing! Good for all holidays made through to September 15, 2017.

***If you see your dates are taken please send an inquiry as I also manage 5 other properties on this exclusive, private and nature-focused seaside neighborhood!***

Now available...The owner's well maintained SUV for rent at 30USD/day, all-in. Perfect island car!

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 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. 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!

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

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:
July 22, 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 Caribbean

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.

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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Summer special- Couples only! Private-Natural-Tranquil-Exceptional and Exclusive
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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: Apr 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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5

The Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for the perfect spot in Curacao for a quiet, romantic getaway this is it. The views from the porch are the best on the island. A private bay for swimming and snorkeling. Spectacular sunsets. Birds, fish, turtles, dolphins and even an iguana that visits for a snack. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax you won't find a better spot on the island.

Angie picked us up at the airport and showed us places to eat and buy food and gas on the way. Don provided excellent advice on places to eat and things to do even though you won't want to leave your private cottage. The cottage was clean and well stocked, including a bottle of champagne on our arrival. The rental car he provided was perfect for getting around the island. The location is great for getting anywhere you want to go on the island. Private beaches are close by and it is a short drive to hiking and restaurants.

Thank you Don and Angie. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review is very appreciated! We know what you mean about the views! It's pure magic! Glad you enjoyed the car and getting around for some exploring and dining. This area of the island has it all and the best part is coming home to your private oasis on the sea! Hope to see you again! Don
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Maurice, LA
5

Caribbean Utopia

  • 5 of 5

We feel so fortunate to have stayed at Don's cottage while vacationing in Curacao. Our stay here felt magical in so many ways. After getting married in August we decided to splurge and take a second honeymoon. We could not have picked a better destination or place to call home for the week. Upon arriving we felt prepared and at ease  having brushed up on the island by reading Don's helpful hints and reviews and having Angie pick us up from the airport. Despite some issues with the rain ultimately we had a tremendous time.

Mornings were spent drinking coffee on the amazing balcony, feeding the birds and the visiting iguana's to evenings watching the breathless sunset while cooking dinner. We loved the vibe and décor of the cottage, so much to see and enjoy. Angie was a true gem. It was ever so helpful to have someone answer any questions, suggest sights and sounds to see and most importantly to make us feel welcomed during our stay. She even was so kind to give us some cool pointers on spots to check out when we went out adventuring on the island.

We used the cottage car to check out all areas of the island but were always pleased to come home and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our cottage. If you are seeking pure relaxation and bliss you should look no where else. This was our favorite part of the island away from all the hustle and bustle. We loved being surrounded by the ocean and nature every where you looked. There is not much more you can ask for, picturesque views, ocean front snorkeling and pristine beaches right around the corner. Don and Angie provide exceptional service and help to ensure your stay is a memorable one. We hope to return in the future. Our stay here will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Some of our memorable moments:

Snorkeling right in front of our cottage- huge array of ocean life

Driving up the road to get breakfast pastries

Feeding the iguanas and birds on the balcony

Hiking to the blue room

Roadside smoothie shacks

Dining at Trio Penotti

Swimming in the morning with the sea turtles at Play Piscado

Relaxing at Playa Kalki Beach

Beach combing at other near by beaches

Visiting Serena's Art Factory

Taking a trip on the Queen Elisabeth fishing boat--Grilling our own freshly caught tuna at home

Relaxing...Relaxing...Relaxing

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: TS! You guys get the patience award with the rain issue! Also, the most romantic-chill award! We wish you that honeymoon vibe going forward every day! We're glad you enjoyed your stay by the sea. We have fun creating a relaxed environment for our new friends and we appreciate your comments, thanks! People have been really enjoying our fish charter partner, can't get more local than that. Glad you got to eat your efforts! Should have some very fun upgrades in place over the next year to keep things very fresh and awaiting for your return! Enjoy a great year! Don
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Ventura, CA
5

Serenity, Nature and Beauty at its Best! Beachside Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I stumbled upon this special place while searching for beachside rentals in Curacao and was immediately amazed by the photos and reviews. Once arriving at Cas Cielo and staying for 7 nights my wife and I can attest that it's even better than in the photos!

We were looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of work/stress and relax with nature for a week. This was the perfect place for our needs! The cozy cottage still had plenty of room for all of our stuff and we didn't ever feel crowded. The amazing outdoor area is by far the most unique, beautiful, and peaceful setting that I've ever experienced in my life.

The owner Don does an excellent job of providing you information for your trip and helping you arrange any activities/services that you may want to add to your stay. For example, my wife received a great massage on the deck on our second day and we both rented Don's kayaks to go around to the close by top 10 in the world beach Cas Abou. Don gave us information on where to do our grocery shopping, dining, sightseeing, etc. so that we were able to fully enjoy our trip. We were fortunate to have Don staying at the next door cottage during our stay and he was such a great host even inviting us over for a BBQ and drinks. It was the type of hospitality that you rarely see!

I must say that we didn't want to leave the cottage too much because we figured there wasn't any more beautiful place to be than there. With your own private plunge pool to cool off in and a short trail walk (50 yards) to the beach attached to the property you had the best of both worlds. Technically, the beach can be accessed by others in the small housing community of Cas Abou but throughout our week we only saw a few people snorkeling there.

If you like snorkeling we would highly recommend doing so right off of your private beach for some excellent sights. Other highlights of our trip were dinners at sunset on the deck or the table next to the ocean cliff down below on the property, seeing the bioluminescent jellyfish at night, listening to the troupial birds in the morning, watching/listening to the little hermit crab migration every evening and many other awesome scenes of nature.

We will never forget our trip to Cas Cielo and hope that one day we'll be fortunate enough to make a return trip to paradise!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy New Year CA! When new friends come from a distance to enjoy a proper holiday we like to make sure their expectations are exceeded. We love doing that! I feel I'm the lucky one when I get to spend extra time with guests and start new friendships. It was a pleasure to have you over and we're all really glad that you saw those Light Jellyfish, they are remarkably special! It's actually not so easy to tell folks what to expect when they visit on our special piece of the seaside...those morning Troupials are just a bright, musical piece of heaven. I don't know how else to say it. C'mon back for a longer spell and we can introduce you to hidden gems and bounce down a few back roads! Thanks for taking the time to share your impressions of what we have a lot of fun creating for new friends! All the best in 2017! Don
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5

A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

It had been quite a busy year for us so when we arrived at Cas Ba-ooo we just wanted some R&R! We've been to Curacao before and we liked it so much we decided to return, but not stay at Mambo beach this time but someplace more quiet, away from the crowds and Cas Ba-ooo is exactly that. Away from it all, peace and quiet, amazing views, enjoy the birds in the morning and give them some fresh fruit. The left overs are claimed by the house iguana! Light the gas BBQ and enjoy dinner on your terrace, there is no better place to watch the sun go down (follow Dons guide en go shopping at Centrum Supermarket for some great meat &fish!). For our trips we used Don & Angies rental car, probably the ugliest car we ever rented :-)) but the best for the island. Don't lock it, leave the windows open, now that's the island style! While you are there, overlooking the ocean, you're thinking: why on earth do I work so many hours, why not sell everything and pack up our things and start a life here. Well, who knows, maybe one day. But for now, all I can say is book this place & enjoy a different life style!! ( oh and have a fruit smoothie from the batidos stand at the side of the road with all the colourful flags, great place, great guy!)

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always LOVE the comparisons to Mambo beach and that whole area....If you want touristy and traffic and noise (that could be any island!) then by all means head to that part of our island. If you want the real-deal blue-blue waters of the Curacao in a private, natural setting that focuses on peace and quiet, tranquility and breezes, magic views and private steps to the sea....then we've got you covered! Glad you enjoyed our vehicle, great island car! Super nice and special to have some new friends from Holland visiting as return guests to the island. We look forward to taking care of your holiday again. We know you work hard for these moments and we want to make sure they are special and exactly what you like! Seaside Don
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

There is not much more I can add that has not already been said. This is the place if you want to kick back, relax and get away from the world. We spent three weeks here and would wholeheartedly recommend it.

The cottage is clean, has everything you might need for a short or long stay, kitchen is well stocked, the deck is private and the view is breath taking. Whether you are diving, sight seeing or just there to enjoy a book in the sun, the location of this cottage cannot be beaten.

Don is helpful and available for everything you may need or require, and I know it has been said before but his notes about beaches, dive sites and restaurants really is excellent.

We hope to be back and perhaps stay longer the next time.

You have a great cottage Don, we had an absolutely wonderful time.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Staying longer next time..." We love it when guests make that kind of connection to our little cottage and the very special views and relaxation that it offers. It's simply one of the best spots on the island and close to the best that nature has to offer! We are looking forward to showing even more fun and local spots for your next chill adventure! Don
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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!

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Curaçao Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
Winter Season
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$215
 

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