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Nothing Like Cas Cielo-Private, Cliff High Over The Beach, Sunsets Over The Sea!

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

Overview

About the property

Most Unique Cottage On Curacao-seaside, cliff-high, private plunge pool, natural

Cas Cielo - this seaside cottage is off...the...charts!

Couples only! Check those reviews out!

*** if you see your dates are taken please send an enquiry as I also manage another exceptional seaside cottage and 3 seaside villas in the same, exclusive neighborhood of Cas Abou!*** They are all spectacular and focused on nature, tranquility and privacy! This is NOT a trafficked, touristy resort, it's the real deal exclusive Caribbean!

Wow...Your own beach...Cliff-high, sweet water cocktail pool...Patio, covered deck, cliff side 'meditation' spot, hammocks over the beach, custom sunbed...And sunsets over the caribbean 365-sets a year! NEW PALAPA on the beach!

Surrounded by mother nature...Her waves, rays and breezes, her sights, sounds and textures...Pelicans, herons, egrets, flamingos, trupials, parrots, bananakeets, sparrows, ospreys, frigates - these are your neighbors. Don't get me started on the world class diving and snorkeling right in front of you...People come from all over the world to dive in your backyard.

You even see the Milky Way belt at night...Over the sea, listening to the waves and feeling the breezes? Yep, that's what i'm talking about. The constellation Scorpio transversing the night sky? A full moon setting over the Caribbean? Please.

It's the real deal! Our reputation is built on delivering smiles on arrival! Also ensured is a genuine get-back-to-nature experience where you can focus on each other in a very soothing and uniquely gorgeous environment.

The cottage itself is built on simple, efficient outdoor living ideas but comes with over the top amenities.

Folding doors open directly to the bedroom (no tv...You know what to do about that. There will never be a tv but there is fast and free wi-fi) and you can enjoy the surf sounds, breezes and views directly from the 2 x 2 meter custom bed. Or, you can enjoy the natural views from the 4-foot porthole window!

Left or Right? Decisions, decisions...

The deck is 4 x 6 meter and has a covered dining and lounging area and an uncovered area with a custom sun bed. Stepping down from the deck you can go LEFT to the beach (1 minute walk through the bush-bush) or enjoy resting and sipping for a while in a

hammock over the beach...You can go diving, snorkeling, floating, sipping, kissing...There are no neighbors going south for about a mile of coastline! But, if you want you can swim to global top-ten Cas Abou beach (about 20 minute slow swim) and grab a sandwich and a beer, maybe a massage and then rent a kayak or paddleboard and go exploring! B-i-n-g-o - you're on holiday with somebody you love!

OR you can take a RIGHT and hit the fresh water cocktail pool and light garden! That's gets pretty addictive...Afterwards you can enjoy an outside shower to get the salt off or just let it bake in while resting on the lounge chairs by the pool or the chairs on the edge of the cliff. Take your pick!

I suppose you might want to fire up the gas grill at some point or enjoy a custom picnic basket from one of seaside curacao's highly in demand personal chefs!

The bathroom is just off the bedroom with simple toilet, shower and sink.

The kitchen comes fully equipped with a big fridge/freezer with automatic ice and water dispenser, 4 burner gas stove-top, coffee maker, toaster, blender, rice cooker, counter-top oven/microwave and all the pots and pans you (or, the chef!) need.

Folks, it's a simple, comfortable place designed with love and attention to detail...In perhaps the best setting on the entire island of dushi korsou!

Also included are coffee pads that go with our house coffee machine. We want you to start your holiday and your mornings off properly!

Cottage kayaks are available at 30USD for a half-day rental. Go left one day and then go right! Unbelievable!

Also available with the rental of this cottage is the owner's nicely used suv, a great island car! 30usd/day. Insurance and 24/7 road assistance is included!

All rates already include everything, no other hidden fees. Just please Think Green on the island!

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

We are ready to welcome you!

More Details

Owner
Seaside Don
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Seaside Don

After living 9 years in China, including 2 years as a Peace Corps volunteer...I wanted a change. I came to Curacao to teach history and philosophy, opened a small shop which has since closed and started a small business managing properties. This is the first property I've ever bought and I have a lot of fun with the details that make it a truly special place. Introducing new friends to our island and especially to the natural areas of Banda Abou is a real pleasure for me!

Seaside Don purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Seaside Don chose Caribbean

Well...it's as you see it in the pics. Beautiful. Outrageous. I've never seen anything like it.

What makes this cottage unique

Watching the moon set over the sea...Watching the constellations traverse the night sky...Private...Steps to the sea with an incredible house reef...Crazy sunsets...Amazing bird/sea life...Simply surrounded and embraced by beauty. It's the first and only property I'll ever buy and I love to share it.

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.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Simple and efficient
  • Sink, toilet, shower...now get back to the view and your cocktail!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , It's a lovely cottage with everything detail accounted for!
  • It's the nicest bedroom on the island! Huge bed with en suite bath, full AC, tremendous nature window, unbelievable setting...doors open all the way to the shaded deck and lounge space. Open the windows and doors and let the trade winds work their magic. Or, just sleep on the bed outside. It's an amazing space!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casa cielo is located in the banda abou part of curacao, basically the northern/western half of the island. When you see the torqouise waters of the caribbean these are where the beaches are located...In fact, this is where casa cielo is located! Casa cielo is part of the exclusive cas abou neighborhood istuated halfway between the capital city and unesco world heritage recognized, willemstad, and the last village on the island, westpunt. The location could not be better to explore the raw beauty of the beaches, bays, coves and backroads of curacao and still be within easy (25 minute) striking distance of either the city or westpunt. Within 10 minutes of cielo are 2 restaurants regarded as fine dining (daniel's and karacter), #1 rated trio pennoti and several wonderfully local spots for catch-of-the-day and/or a tenderloin or a chill bar atmosphere and many beach snack shacks... All guests of cielo enjoy free admission to cas abou beach.

Reviews

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Nothing Like Cas Cielo-Private, Cliff High Over The Beach, Sunsets Over The Sea!
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5

A small piece of heaven on Earth!!

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough words to describe the beauty and serenity of Cas Cielo. From the moment you step on the sidewalk you can see the ocean and hear the waves. It literally takes your breath away. The house itself is perfect for 2 people. Every inch of the property both inside and outside is beautifully decorated with handmade arts and sculptures. You instantly feel at ease and can kick back to relax and enjoy your vacation!! We made sure we were home every evening in time to watch the sunset from the sunset table. The view from there is gorgeous. Feeding the iguanas, kitty cats, birds,and hermit crabs were so much fun! We love animals and truly enjoyed all of the wildlife around us. It amazed me every night how many hermit crabs come walking by the cottage. They love plantains and it is neat to see how many will fit on a small slice!! The outdoor shower was so convenient and relaxing. The beach right by the house was great for snorkeling or just floating around. And the pool was great for cooling off. We also thoroughly enjoyed talking to Don & Angie. All of their suggestions - for restaurants, beaches, etc. - were right on point. I am so glad we listened and took their advice. We went on a fishing day with the Queen Elisabeth boat tours Curaçao and had a fantastic day at sea! We also had Dushi Dish by Home Chef Lisa and Home Chef Evelien Sipkes, come and prepare dinner for us. I cannot say enough about either chef - Olaf or Evelien. We tried to sample a lot of the local dishes and every one of them was delicious. Both chefs also told us the history of the dishes as they were serving them to us. I definitely suggest taking advantage of having these amazing chefs available to come and make you a one of a kind dinner! I was so sad when we had to leave but we will definitely return next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when guests really get to kick back and enjoy some special, unique services! Very glad you enjoyed trying out each chef and especially the local fishing experience. I'm glad the tunas and barracudas grilled up nicely for you! Next time you need to try out the guided nature walks and afterwards a private massage on the terrace overlooking that little beach! Glad to receive your booking for the same week next year for another anniversary by the sea! WELCOME BACK! Don and Angie
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Monmouth County, NJ
5

A Beautiful and Private cottage in Curacao!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in May 2017 for our 7th wedding anniversary. We wanted to rent a place where we can have peace, quiet, privacy, and be able to get away from it all. We found exactly what we were looking for at Cas Cielo.

The property is amazing but the best thing about this place is the view. The house is at the edge of a cliff right over the Caribbean Sea. We heard the waves hitting the small beach just under the cottage all day and night. We had a wide open view of the sunsets every night which made a perfect end to our days and a perfect start to our nights. There are also two decks to relax on, and two other small sitting areas overlooking the water where you can have breakfast, coffee, or a drink. There's only one other house to the right of Cas Cielo, and we never saw or heard the residents there.

The small plunge pool overlooking the cliff was a great way to relax after a long day at the beach, or end up at night soaking in the pool and looking at the stars. We would end most days there with a glass of wine or a cocktail and just relax.

The rest of the property is small and very rustic. The ground is all made of coral and stone, and there are no railings around the edge of the property, which make for a beautiful, natural looking cottage that 2 adults can enjoy, but would not be suitable for children, people with pets, or people that are very clumsy.

There is a very short trail that leads to a very small and private coral beach which was nice to hike down to. We were always the only ones there.

The inside of the house is pretty basic with a small kitchen and small bathroom, and was suitable for our needs. Nothing fancy there. The AC can be a lifesaver at night when the breeze just doesn't want to find its way through the house and past the bed even with all of the windows open.

The neighborhood seemed very safe since you need a code to get through the gate at night, and past a security guard during the day.

Don and Angie were fantastic hosts and they have done a great job with Cas Cielo. When we arrived, they left the house open and allowed us to settle ourselves in before coming by and checking on us. Don answered any questions and solved any problems we had. The pamphlet he emailed me was chock full of restaurant and beach recommendations, and none of them were bad ones.

If you're looking for a small, no-frills, super romantic rental with a beautiful setting, then look no further than Cas Cielo!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, NJ! We're really glad you found the peace, quiet and privacy you were looking for! Anniversaries are special times and we're happy you enjoyed your welcome set-up with champagne, flowers, stocked fridge and candles. We aim to please! The views are among the best on the entire island and the exclusive Cas Abou neighborhood ensures lots of tranquility so you can get your chill on. We have some real nice upgrades in the works over the next months and we look forward to continuing to build a special corner of paradise that our new friends can enjoy. Welcome back! Don and Angie
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5

Perfect Honeymoon Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I don't think I could adequately put into words how amazing this place is. Everything from the sunsets, the beach breeze, the lullaby of crashing waves, the private beach, the amazing hosts, and the perfect location- it all far exceeded every expectation we could have had for our honeymoon. Don't miss out on this, you cannot get this anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review is exactly what we enjoy striving for, thanks for sharing! It's a very unique, natural and special spot and we're always engaged in making it better. Please be welcomed back to enjoy some chef service, massages on the terrace, private sail...just let us know how we can make it special! Don
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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
5

Stunningly Beautiful, Surreal.

  • 5 of 5

There really are no descriptive words to give Cas Cielo a fitting review but I’ll try.

I suspected this vacation would be one to remember from the start but I did not fully grasp what that meant. From day one Don was responsive, cheerful, & eager to help. He provided us with an information packet that included places to eat, what to eat, recreational activities, all the beaches complete with reviews & best things to do at each beach. We had all the information we needed!

But really, there is no reason to leave the paradise that is Cas Cielo. You can if you like but you will find the best times are spent right at home.

There are two magnificent personal chefs available to visit & make the most delicious meals for you. We had private chef Lisa prepare us a meal & that meal was by far the best we had in our 11 days there. Additionally, She was also very informative about the island & we had a great conversation.

Anouk, is a skilled massage therapist who will travel to you & provide her healing massages right on your deck with the waves crashing as back-ground sound, her own soothing music that she brings along, & the trade winds softly blowing, simply serine.

Angie your “barefoot concierge” is always available & quick to respond to any questions or concerns you have. She is also full of knowledge concerning everything you would want to know about Curacao. A hike with her is not only beautiful & fun, it is necessary! We learned so much from her & really enjoyed her company!

Cas Cielo has all the necessary items & some surprises. This home was well thought out to provide all that you need & want. We even found a pair of binoculars that you could see Venezuela through! My husband was able to read the name of one of the boats off the coast of Venezuela & google it. These little details that were obviously, loving thought out for their guest’s pleasure are what make Cas Cielo heavenly.

We needed this vacation. We needed to relax. I could go on & on but this is a review not a novel! The beautiful birds that visit the feeder & sang to us each day, the iguanas, Don told us the best reef on the island was right in our front yard & he was right!

Every time at the end of a vacation we usually say, “This was nice but let’s go somewhere different next time”.

After this vacation we both said, “I would definitely come here again!”

Thank you, Don, Angie, Lisa, Anouk, and the entire Sea Side Curacao team!

Jim & Laura from PA.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hellloooo PA! We're very happy you had a great time and enjoyed several of our unique services! You're right about the cottage...it's a living , breathing process for me to create an exceptional but simple space where people can really get grounded and recharge. It's the best spot on the island and I want to always be sure that the vibe we try to create accents the very beautiful, natural surroundings. It's really a journey of positive intention for the whole team. Thanks very much for your comments and we'll be here (with a few upgrades - that never stops!) to show you a great time for another restful holiday! Don and the Team
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Denver, CO
5

Amazing setting and service!

  • 5 of 5

There are already so many glowing reports that it is hard to think what else to say! From the initial communication it was evident Don is a 'hands on' owner who stays in constant contact and immediately responds to any questions or need for assistance. Angie is the consummate concierge -- prompt, friendly, ready to help in any way and very flexible to ensure renters get the most from the property. And what a spacious and comfortable place it is! We had spent 4 nights in Westpunt before arrival and then did some day trips to town and other beaches, but the absolute best time was spent drinking in the views, the peacefulness and snorkeling right below Cas Cielo. With a great ice maker in the kitchen and stunning sunsets above the water, why go anywhere else for happy hour?! The kitchen is very well supplied for cooking in and groceries are easy to get. We never used the indoor shower, especially when the outdoor breeze has you cooled off and practically dry by the time you walk the short distance to the house. An introvert's dream of quiet, relaxing and soothing comfort! So glad we found this place. Our Facebook friends are jealous of the posted photos.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks CO! Welcome back anytime! We appreciate folks that enjoy the outdoor shower and sunsets with a proper and private view! Real glad you also enjoyed the exceptional snorkeling in front of the cottage. We'll take the Westpunt challenge any day of the week! Thanks again and hope to see you next year! (It's filling up fast!) Don and Angie
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York, PA, USA
5

Eternally Grateful

  • 5 of 5

Don has poured his soul into making Cas Cielo THE BEST vacation destination on the planet. Peaceful solitude accented by the sounds of waves on the beach, birds in the trees, and endless breezes. Beautiful underwater scenery and magnificent sunsets. The pictures tempt you and tell you all you need to know, but they don't do it justice. Make your next romantic getaway here. When you do it, have Chefs Lisa and Olaf prepare a glorious meal for you and then make sure you visit Trio Pennotti early in your trip because you WILL want to return. Many thanks to Don and Angie for a superb 25th Anniversary vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: K&S, We're all really glad that your 25th anniversary was at Cielo and that we could lend a hand in creating a special time for you both! C'mon back for some more pampering...massages over the cliff, new menus from the chefs and maybe some guided off-the-beaten-path adventures! Here's to 25 more great years! Don and the Team
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
HATO
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
This is the closest rental to Play Cas Abou!
Car: necessary

Casa Cielo is located in the Banda Abou part of Curacao, basically the northern/western half of the island. When you see the torqouise waters of the Caribbean these are where the best beaches are located...In fact, this is where Cas Cielo is located! Cas Cielo is part of the exclusive Cas Abou neighborhood situated halfway between the capital city and UNESCO world heritage recognized, Willemstad, and the last village on the island, Westpunt. The location could not be better to explore the raw beauty of the beaches, bays, coves and backroads of Curacao and still be within easy (25 minute) striking distance of either the city or Westpunt. Completely central.

Within 10 minutes of cielo are 3 restaurants regarded as fine dining (daniel's, karacter and Klein Landhuis Santa Marta), several wonderfully local spots (including the #1 tripadvisor rated restaurant on the island, trio penotti) for catch-of-the-day and/or a tenderloin and a chill bar atmosphere and many beach snack shacks...Food shopping is easy and once you stock up the bush-bush is yours to explore.

All guests of cielo enjoy free admission to global top-ten cas abou beach just around the corner by swimming, walking or a short car ride. Guests can enjoy snorkeling and/or diving at the exceptional house reef right in front of the cottage!

Cielo is the real deal, so please read the reviews for this cottage and all other seaside curacao properties and know that you and your holiday are in excellent hands! We love showing off our island and we work hard to make sure you have the holiday you deserve!

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