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Spacious detached villa near beach with private pool, nice view and cool breeze

Willemstad, Curaçao
  • Villa2368 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 10 nights

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, max. 6 people (and 1 child up to 2 years of age)

Villa Pura Vida is a new (2009) detached villa with a private pool in the neighbourhood Brakkeput Abou nearby the famous Spanish Water and prestigious areas of 'Jan Sofat' and 'Jan Thiel', situated close to historic town of Willemstad, beaches (Jan Thiel and Papagayo), shopping, sailing, diving, surfing and fine dining.

We offer a one story detached villa with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two porches, spacious living room, dining room and open kitchen and bar. Fully equipped and very comfortable.

Very affordable and very child-friendly. Your children can play 'on the street' without worries.

Spacious and cool: The villa is built a spacious lot and has very generous surfaces for the available rooms and terraces. It has a floor plan of about 200 m2 (2200 sq feet) and therefore offers a lot of space not very commonly found in holiday homes.

From the front porch you enter the living room of the villa. Cathedral ceilings offer a spacious effect and the living room appears even larger than it already is. Hot air will disappear to make room for the gentle blowing tradewind which is always there and will make your stay a very comfortable one.

The trade wind will leave through the rear end of the villa where there is another covered terrace and this terrace has a open connection to the kitchen by use of a cosy bar.

Relaxing with a view: At your arrival you will find that the large and impressive front porch will attract your attention immediately. It is completely covered and offers, amongst other furniture, a great lounge bed to make your stay outside comfortable and relaxing. And there is always the view.

The view form the front is to the old and historic (and completely renovated) mansion 'Rust en Vrede' (which is Dutch for Peace and Tranquility) surrounded by its plantation. Looking a bit to the right you will see the sailing ships on the Spanish Waters and there is always the spectacular view to Table Mountain. The villa is surrounded by a tropical garden and two terraces: one in the back of the villa and a large one (covered, on Curaçao called a 'porch') in the front. You will always find a sunny or shady place to stay.

Owner

Erik van Engelen

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
70%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        2 king, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        2 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 king
      • Every bedroom has box-spring bedding. Bedding is single (90x200 cms) but are placed next to each other to form a King Bed. Every bedroom has its own air conditioning (split level, very silent and with remote controls).

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Near The Ocean
          • Water View

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Area
                      • Local Maps
                      • Alarm System
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Secure Parking
                      • Security System
                      • Split-System Air Conditioning
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet

                        Kitchen

                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Music Library
                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Books
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library

                                    Outside

                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Fully Fenced Property
                                      • Large Cooler
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                      • Shed
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool

                                                Attractions

                                                  • caves
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • reefs
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • sailing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                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.

                                                                12 Reviews

                                                                Excellent4.3/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Amazing villa!

                                                                Thijs S.

                                                                Amazing large and fully furnished villa nearby a lot of activities.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you!

                                                                Near paradise in Curacao

                                                                Glenda S.Fort Wayne, IN

                                                                The villa was nearly perfect - just as described, large, very clean and relaxing. There were a few glitches throughout our 6 week stay but Shabana (the manager) took care of everything right away and helped with any questions/concerns. The housekeeper was super and cleaned everything! She was always on time and left extra towels and sheets when needed. The location was great, in a neighborhood and close to Jan Thiel and 20 min. from Wilhemstad. Good restaurants were very close and great supermarkets not far. I would recommend this villa to anyone that wanted a relaxing and comfortable stay on Curacao. The pool was just right for dipping and cooling off and the outside spaces were also super - always a breeze! Fantastic and look forward to returning some day.

                                                                Onze vakantie was fantastisch!

                                                                We hebben n heerlijke vakantie gehad in Villa pura vida! Het huis is heel erg ruim voor 4 volwassenen en 1 kind van 2! Zoals het er op de foto's uitziet, zo is het in het echt ook; kortom fantastisch! Echt vakantie! Elke week werd ons huis schoongemaakt. Het huis is daarnaast van alle gemakken voorzien, handdoeken, airco in de slaapkamers (ideaal voor snachts)! Het zwembad was ook heerlijk, net als de wind die lekker door het huis waait! Het huis ligt vlakbij caracasbaai en jan thiel! Zest Beach bij jan thiel is een aanrader voor ouders met kinderen! Als je met z'n tweetjes heerlijk wilt eten dan is baoase een aanrader!

                                                                Comfortable relaxation in a tropical atmosphere

                                                                Peter v.

                                                                The villa delivered what was promised in the listing. I offered a spacious, wel equiped residency during our 2 week stay on Curacao. The interior was simple with a luxury feel to it and offered all the comfort needed for a pleasant stay.

                                                                The architecture and situation of the villa provided for a right amount of cool air trough the house and on the porch.

                                                                The villa is located in a relatively quiet part of the island, close to the beach, supermarkets and various nightlife. Also it's relatively close to the city.

                                                                In short: Villa Pura Vida provides everything for a comfortable and relaxed stay (short or long) on Curacao and I certainly would recommend it to other people.

                                                                Nice house

                                                                It is a very nice house with a beautiful porch where you can sit. There is always wind. The house has 2 bathrooms which is very nice if you are with 6 persons. The swimmingpool is small but with a cocktail sitting in the water very nice. We enjoyed our stay very much. Every week they cleaned the house, it was a real holiday for us!

                                                                Great Stay in Curacao

                                                                Thomas W.Laguna Niguel, CA

                                                                The Villa is very spacious and clean with a nice breeze going through it most of the time. We only needed to use the A/C at night when we slept. The pool though small is very refreshing in the tropical climate and was the perfect depth for a person 6 feet tall. We used the pool multiple times every day and it is in the shade from about 2 PM on so you don’t need to worry about getting to much sun.

                                                                Curacao is very European so do not expect everything to be like Hawaii and we really liked the grocery store in Jan Thiel. We felt safe in Curacao but if you’re the worrying type and want to put on the alarm while you sleep go over the instruction with Inki very well, as the nighttime settings are different. All in all a very relaxing time and the fish bought day of catch from the local fisherman was fantastic.

                                                                Location

                                                                Willemstad, Curaçao

                                                                Curacao is one of the most 'original' Caribbean islands and offers s wide range of tourist activities and facilities. It has daily flights from Netherlands, USA (Miami) en regular flights from Newark and other cities in the area. Situated between the islands of Bonaire and Aruba (15 minutes flight!) it has the same climate (dry, tropical, outside the hurricane belt) but offers much more. Historic downtown, many restaurants with all kinds of cuisine, the Seaquarium (swimming or diving with doplhins!), the Ostrich Farm: also for children there is a lot to do. Great shopping, tax free facilities and world class diving, snorkeling and beach life. It has about 70 beaches with pristine waters along the whole south shore. Spectacular north shore with beautiful National Parks offers great wildlife. And much, much cheaper then Aruba or Bonaire! You will love the island and will return! Golf: Add this once-in-a-lifetime experience to your “must play” list. Designed by the legendary Pete Dye, the par 72 Old Quarry Curacao golf course draws its name from the historic quarries where famed Curacao marble is mined. If you’re looking for a phenomenal getaway, our Curacao golf resort is the perfect choice. Measuring just less than 7,000 yards, the course offers a visually stunning experience for the intermediate, beginner or advanced golfer. Beginning at the resort, the course also features a full-service clubhouse, a driving range, golf grill, pro shop, lockers and club storage. Why wait? Join us for a Curacao golf vacation you’ll never forget.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                $123
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $16
                                                                Tax Rate
                                                                7%
                                                                $128avg/night
                                                                12 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.3/5
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