Private getaway in gorgeous Cas Abou! The best views the island has to offer!
About Seaside Don
Bonbini! I'm Don from Seaside Curacao and manage this property for my neighbor. As a business we specialize in proper attention to details by the sea. It's a fun job. Introducing new friends to our island and especially, to Banda Abou is a wonderfully energetic process. As ambassadors to a special island we take a lot of pride in dedicating our efforts toward your holiday. Just let us know how you like to spend your time and we deliver. Villa Cerulean is one-stop shopping for a spectacular island get-away!
Seaside Don purchased this Villa in 1982
Why Seaside Don chose Bisento
I had the lucky chance to live in this villa myself while I was building my cottage down the road. Afterwards, It took me 3 years of friendly persuasion to convince the owner to let other people enjoy the special environment he created. He designed and built it as his oasis...when he was single. As the member of family that has had business on the island for over 300 years, he now has opened up the "Home with Six Doors" for discerning guests and new friends to enjoy as it was meant to be...with a smile and holding hands.
What makes this Villa unique
Guarded and gated for your tranquility and surrounded by the island's best natural environment, guests of Villa Cerulean enjoy free daily admission to Cas Abou beach...if they get tired of their private steps into the Caribbean.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please be reminded that all payment fees are for the guests, thanks! All AC units and fans must be shut off when not in use, thanks!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful place to stay
Don, Bridgette, and Angie were great both before and during our stay. Local recommendations, tips, and suggestions were greatly appreciated.
The house is in a perfect, picturesque location to allow for relaxation and seclusion.
We are really glad you had such a relaxing time! We put great value on holiday time and want it to be relaxing. Very glad you appreciated the nature and privacy of Cerulean Villa! Come on back for more explorations! Seaside Don
Spectacular Villa on the Ocean
This Villa / house is not close to the city. If you are looking for a party spot this is not for you. However if you are looking for peace and quite and a relaxing atmosphere, it's the place to be.
This is a very secluded, private property. You have a fabulous view of the ocean and spectacular sunsets every night. There is a great patio / deck for relaxing in the sun. Lounge chairs, outdoor seating and a gas grill are provided. Probably the best feature is having your own private swimming pool overlooking the ocean.
Even though the villa is on the older side, it is rather charming and unique for an island getaway.
There are many beaches in the area that are great for snorkeling or just relaxing. Go down the stairs at the villa and you can take a swim in the ocean.
We will definitely be returning to this property!!!
Really great you are ready to book your return trip! 2020 is taking bookings already! You really hit the nail on the head...This villa is all about peace and quiet. The owner designed and built this as his natural get-away from the city and it still builds wonderful memories for tranquil holidays. Very glad you enjoyed those private steps directly into the sea....I know you enjoyed your explorations as well, bring surrounded by the best beaches on the island makes it a tough (but win-win) choice which way to go! Welcome back when the winds start to blow cold again! Seaside Curacao Don and Team
My husband and I visited the villa this past week. I dont think Ive had a more awesome view of Gods creation ever. If you are an ocean enthusiast you will be extremely pleased. The villa is a nice old world home with perfect ocean views. It was amazingly peaceful and the ability to walk up to the villa and seethe ocean before you even walk through the front door....no words can do it justice.
Don and Brigitte were exceptionally helpful and available to answer questions. The packet they supplied with suggestions for places to eat was on point.
1. I would not stay in this villa without a rental car. The villa is 1/2 hr away from Willemstad and even to get to the local eateries, its a 5-10 min drive. It is easy to navigate and they drive on the right side of the road.
2. BRING MOSQUITO REPELLANT!!!!! I was bitten more times than I want to comment on. As a matter of fact, that was the only true down sie as far as I am concerned. I had repellant but I needed to use natural repellants and I didnt travel as prepared as I should have.
3. The villa allows you to literally walk down and get into the ocean so if you snorkel....true paradise.
4. I did say old world...in other words...it is not updated as far as furniture but that is a minor point. No, I didnt sit on the sofas but the bed was comfy enough and I didnt entertain in the house so it didnt even matter.
5. I would go back in a minute....but with peppermint oil,lemongrass to ward off the mosquitoes that encountered on the patio.
Great to have you both down, even if for a short stay! Real glad you appreciated this villa on the sea! It's really an oasis from...everything. Indeed, the villa is as advertised and centrally located halfway between the downtown and the Westpunt end of the island...about 25 minutes each way. I wish I knew about teh mosses getting at you...there are a couple of tricks in that villa. Just leave the front and back doors open and let the trade winds push them right out over the sea! Next t time we need to try some gin together! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks for taking the time to share your comments, very appreciated! Seaside Don
Troupials, Dolphins, and Stars...Oh My!
As usual, Don and the Seaside Crew do not disappoint! We just enjoyed 8 glorious nights at the villa! The Troupial birds had coffee with us each morning as we savored the blue seas and skies. Later in the morning the dolphins appeared to entertain us as we were enjoying the beautiful pool! At night the heavens were a delight as we sipped our evening wine. If you enjoy diving or snorkeling, access to the most amazing stag horn corals and reef fish are only steps away! There are plenty of excellent restaurants within 10 minutes driving distance, or you can even purchase a fresh catch at the market and grill it on the porch! What we really appreciate about this villa is the privacy, solitude, and amazing view. We have already booked a return stay in Cas Abou next year!
We soooo very much appreciate when guests who have become friends return for a visit! We're really glad you enjoy your time directly on the sea. Villa Cerulean is a nice step up from our other seaside cottages but all on the same, private, quiet, natural street. Nothing compares to being on the cliffs at the edge of the sea and we're glad you know how to enjoy it! Indeed, how do you beat dolphins when you can go down the steps and jump in with them? MAGIC! Real glad you enjoyed that gin as well! "Henry's" is the brightest star in the booze-iverse down here! Looking forward to pouring a few with you both on the return! Have a great summer and we'll catch up after the new year! Seaside Don
Elegant home on the ocean
We loved watching the sunset from the pool every night. Two beautiful bedrooms and baths. The gated sub had other beautiful homes but this one had a ladder that led to the ocean. Could not have asked for more.
Well, that was quite a break from the upper mid-west winters...nicely done! Great to see you enjoying the blue-blue waters and exploring the treasures of our island, especially the Banda Abou area. Lots of hidden gems to still discover on your return. Keep puling those teeth and we'll see you again when the winds start blowing cold. Enjoy the rest of the year!
Seaside Don and the Team
Great place for a private getaway
Don and Brigitte were both very accessable and welcoming and did a great job with any requests that we had. We were a family at 3 (myself and my 2 parents). And found the space quite nice for 3. Jumping in the ocean in the morning followed by a dip in the pool was a perfect way to start the day.
The house is quite a hike (about 35 mins) from Willemstad, so if you want more of a nightlife consider something closer to the town. Outside of Willemstad, the island is pretty remote/rural, so there's not too much going on.
Bring bug spray! We found that we got a lot of bites, partially because the house doesn't have screens over the windows and even to the bedrooms there are "windows" that are really just wooden slats so the whole house is open to the outside.
The view from the deck and pool area is just spectacular and also made for great sunsets to watch. We went to the Cas Abau beach (close by, but a 5 minute drive) which was busy and had a lot of people there, and also the Daaibooibaai beach, which was a little less busy. Both were very nice. We also took a hike to the Blue Room with Angie and Golan the dog, which was awesome! Overall, a great trip.
Thanks for the time you took with your review,, it's appreciated! Our info package and other materials have been put together over the last 10 years not only exploring the backroads of Curacao as a local but also with input from our guests...what beaches, meals, experiences they enjoyed and wanted to be sure to recommend to others. It includes things about where to park in the city so you don't have to spend an extra 10-minutes going to the far end of the city and not find any parking...The villa is about 20-25 minutes to the safest and most central part of the city for parking. Also, a great area for exploring at night with dozens of restaurants and bars. We advertise the villa exactly as and where it is...a private, seaside paradise in the Cas Abou plantation, neighboring the famous Cas Abu beach. The larger region, known as "Banda Abou" is the natural, chill center of the island. The villa is centrally located in this area, half-way between the downtown and the Westpunt end of the island. It's the real-deal Caribbean and we're glad you enjoyed the view and nature show and access to the many beaches, both public with services (massage, SCUBA, snorkeling, kayaking, restaurants...) and the special isolated ones where you are often the only footprints on the beach! Spectacular! This villa is an open floor plan with 6 doors to take advantage of the trade winds, we advise all of our guests not to leave the bedroom doors open and make use of the AC units. Good luck with your internship, very exciting! Go Eagles! Don and the Seaside Team
Cas Abou is one of the premier neighborhoods of Curacao, nestled in the most beautiful region of the island, Banda Abou. Our exclusive gated community is part of the historic Cas Abou plantation that includes the most popular beach on the island, Playa Cas Abou! This classic Curacao villa specializes in privacy and simple luxury. Perfect for couples, It will always have a maximum occupancy of only 3 people.
Banda Abou is the home of the bluest Caribbean waters with real-deal nature and local attractions. It is regarded as the "countryside" of Curacao even though downtown is only 20-25 minutes away! Within 10 minutes of this unique villa are several fine dining options, exceptional full service (and isolated) beaches and bays and world class nature explorations.