|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Villa Seashell is a luxury oceanfront villa with a private pool located in the prestigious resort of Coral Estate (24/7 security), close to Curacao’s most beautiful beaches on the west side of the island. From the moment you enter our home, you get the sense of privacy and tranquility you deserve.
The closest beach, with crystal-clear, warm, calm blue water, is only 200 yards from your doorstep (2 minutes drive or very short walk). It is perfect for diving, snorkeling, swimming, lounging, and tanning.
Even the most travelled among you will be amazed about the space in this villa, with its four bedrooms, all with their private (en-suite) bathrooms.
The two bedrooms upstairs have indulgent king-size beds, and the two downstairs each have two single beds, with the option to make them into a king-size bed.
The real showstopper is the thatched-roof hut in the backyard—the perfect retreat after a day at the beach.
Your kids can splash around in the sparkling pool as you sip cocktails watching the tropical fish and turtles in the crystal-clear ocean, while small fishing boats pass by and the sun sets on the horizon.
As night falls, you can enjoy dinner at the restaurant & lounge bar Karakter (at the beach down the road), explore the international restaurants of historic Willemstad, or cook your own dinner at the villa’s gourmet kitchen, watching the lights of the boats at night.
Although you’ll probably prefer to spend most of the day outside, the villa offers a spacious indoor sitting and dining area with European antiques mixed with Caribbean colors.
Give yourself the vacation you truly deserve by booking this amazing villa today!
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE OUR WEBSITE: www.villaseashell.com
Nothing is more rewarding than hosting families for their vacation of a lifetime. It is fantastic to see how our guests feel quickly at home and appreciate the attention we put into everything here. We are very often graced with fun and dynamic guests that make hosting Villa Seashell a great new experience each day.
Our family of four lives in Aruba. Your contact, Linda Lou, works as an artisan making beautiful jewelry and wall decorations from the treasures of the ocean. As the name implies, a lot of Linda Lou’s art can be found back at Villa Seashell.
We enjoy renting vacation homes ourselves. Our favorite destinations are the United States, Italy, and France. We’re avid snorkelers and mountain bikers.
Linda Lou Huiskes purchased this villa in 2008
Our family has always loved the tropics. We would travel the Caribbean to escape the cold Dutch winters. We felt in love Curacao; it has the best of both worlds, Caribbean with a Dutch flavor. The beautiful, warm, friendly people enticed us to make this place our home. We found this unique oceanfront villa with its breathtaking panoramic views five years ago and completely rebuilt it.
Besides going to one of the beautiful beaches, we like to venture out into the countryside and explore the rolling hills topped by plantation houses built more than three centuries ago, or visit the north coast, with its raw beauty.
On the northern side of the island, the rough sea has been smashing against the rocky coastline for centuries and has carved caves and little inlets into the rock. It is great to walk over the massive volcanic rocks and observe the wildlife, listen to the wind, and climb down into the caves to observe the waves crashing against its walls.
We also like to visit Willemstad, which is only a 20-minute drive. It has attractive stores, exquisite restaurants and rich architecture that tells a tale of its history.
Hato International Airport connects the island with the rest of the world, with direct daily flights to Europe, the United States and South America.
Our villa is not the typical vacation rental. It used to be our primary home, filled with high-quality furniture, luxurious amenities and architectural details.
The location of the villa is very unique; anyone going there just falls in love with it. The views of the ocean are breathtaking at all times of the year. Star-filled nights or a full moon shining across the ocean and lighting the pool for a night swim make this place a unique vacation spot.
The place we like best at Villa Seashell is the very large gazebo at the border of the ocean, with its 10-person lounge set, hammocks and dining table; and the wooden deck above the ocean where you can catch your own fish and enjoy the sunset.
Linda Lou has such a welcoming Waterfront home in Curacao--we are very grateful to her for making this available to us during a recent family vacation/celebration
The home is well furnished and you truly feel privileged to be a guest in Linda Lou's home though while you are a guest in the home you truly feel as if is your home for your time of rental/holiday. The property manager that Linda Lou works with was very professional and so kind to meet us for a Saturday arrival and then again for an early morning departure.
We so enjoyed time on the covered front patio with our coffee or tea and books to read or nap and soak in the views and sunshine. We had lunch one day in the covered detached gathering place closer to the water's edge where one could also enjoy an afternoon siesta in the hammock being rocked by the ample breeze. Should one truly wish to dine al fresco you can take your coffee mug or beer and sit just above the water.
The kitchen is well stocked to prepare meals should you choose to do so. There are two bedrooms on each level that were very comfortable to sleep in. And let me not forget the outdoor pool to lounge by and swim in by daylight or starlight.
We really enjoyed Coral Estates--walking about from Linda Lou's to explore nearby villas and to go to the neighboring beachside clubhouse (complete with dive shop) and restaurant--highly recommended (we were fortunate to be their during restaurant week). This being our first trip to Curacao we can highly recommend a trip to the island for your first or repeat visit and we can highly recommend a stay @ Linda Lou's.
This is a wonderful place to stay while on Curacao! The pictures of the villa are spot-on, though it's actually nicer inside and out when you actually see it.. Linda Lou was just superb to deal with in every regard. She answered dozens of questions before we even arrived, and many more once we were there. She is an invaluable source of information about all things Curacao, from practical to exotic.
The home is located in the Coral Estates subdivision, and you'll feel completely safe there due to friendly 24/7 security at the front gate. The home is perched right on the edge of a small cliff, right on the beautiful aquamarine ocean. There is no villa on the one side of the property, adding to the privacy. It's stunning both inside and out, well laid-out and beautifully appointed. The pool is large and very nice - we spent many afternoons there.Sunsets are absolutely spectacular at this property.
We liked the fact that Coral Estates is located out away from the city, on the West end of the island. It's more remote and much quieter there, which we liked, but also much closer to the best beaches and snorkeling spots on the island, That was important to us. Some of the very best beaches and snorkeling on the island are 5 to 20 minutes drive away from this villa. On the other hand, it only takes a half-hour or so to get into the heart of Willemstad with all the shopping and restaurants.
Speaking of restaurants, there is a very nice restaurant with good food and friendly staff right in Coral Estates, called Karakter. We ate there at least 3 times while we were there. And even though we only found it on the next to last day we were there, don't miss Landhuis Daniel, only a few minutes from Villa Sea Shell.
We just can't speak highly enough about the villa itself or the professional, caring attitude exhibited by the owner, Linda Lou. Several small issues arose during our stay, and she or her people took care of them immediately. The service provided before and during our stay was exemplary. We've rented many villas in the Caribbean, and no one has ever delivered better service than Linda Lou.
It's a perfect place to stay while exploring the beautiful island of Curacao!
We had an amazing vacation at Villa Seashell. The house was perfect. It provided us with everything we needed to make our vacation perfect. There was plenty of room for our family inside and out. The way the house opens to the outside made us really feel like we were living by the ocean. The pool was perfect for a cool down morning, noon, or evening.
Petra and Thomas were great for helping out with our arrival and departure. Linda was fantastic with her communication and information. She always had answers to any of our questions before and after our trip. The customer service couldn't have been better.
We loved our visit to Curacao. We enjoyed surfing instruction with Charlie, scuba diving with the Dive Bus, windsurfing instruction, and great rental mountain bikes from Dasia. The local restaurants were outstanding. The weather was perfect and the views amazing. The ocean was always the perfect temperature and the fish were always bright and abundant during snorkeling.
The local people are so friendly and helpful. We loved learning a bit of the local language from the super friendly gate staff at the entrance to Coral Estates.
Everything about the island and this location were perfect!! Hopefully we will be back again!
This was our 2nd trip to Curacao. Last year we stayed in a very nice villa in Jan Thiel. Being divers and snorkelers we soon found out the the best areas were a long drive north so this year we booked in Coral Estates. Villa Seashell was not only all it advertised but more. The property is absolutely beautiful and Coral Estates is a wonderful gated community. The property was beautifully maintained and had everything down to floats for the pool and fishing poles in the laundry room. Linda Lou goes out of her way to insure your stay is perfect. We only went into Willemstad one time as we found the area around Villa Seashell had everything we wanted or needed. I would recommend Villa Seashell to anyone looking for 1st class accommodations and you can rest assured our next visit to Curacao will be to Villa Seashell.
I cannot begin to say enough about Villa Seashell! What a remarkable place! The villa and the grounds are breath taking. The description of the villa was spot on and the pictures were not enhanced on the site. It is just as beautiful if not more in person. Linda Lou was such a joy to work with. She made our trip planning process effortless and provided a lot of info about Curacao. I would definitely work with her again if we had the opportunity to return to Curacao. The entrance to the community had 24-7 security, which made you feel completely safe. There was a small beach and restaurant within a 5 minute walk from the villa. I wish we would have spent more time there because it was convenient, clean, and had the best snorkeling of all the places we were able to visit.
As far as restaurants go, we ate at some of the best places. Landhuis Misje and Trio Penotti were our favorites. Amazing food and reasonable prices. We also enjoyed Sol Food. Sunshine was such a joy to talk to, which made the dining experience a ton of fun. Kome and Gouverneur de Rouville were amazing as well.
We enjoyed exploring Punda and walking across the floating bridge. Definitely a great photo opportunity.
As far as activities go, we love to snorkel. Porto Mari was a beautiful beach with some good snorkeling. We also enjoyed the beach by the villa. The others were okay, but not as good as the above two. Unfortunately, we ran out of time to be able to explore a lot of the upper west beaches, which I heard were great as well.
Last but not least, we rented a vehicle through D & D Car Rental. This was the easiest car rental process I have ever been through. The pick up process was on site at the airport and took less than 5 minutes. The drop off process was 1/2 as long. I would definitely use Daniel again. On our last vacation involving a car rental, my husband and I stood in line for 2 hours waiting to rent a car to find out that the car we rented was not available. Daniel provided the vehicle that we had reserved.
Overall, what a great 1st trip to Curacao. I am hoping for many more and would definitely work with Linda Lou again!! Thank you for being such a wonderful host!!
We differentiate ourselves from other vacation rentals in the area by providing our guests with excellent information on restaurants, things to do, hiking & biking trails, water sports and other activities. Should you have any upfront questions on this, just let us know.
Anyone that inquires receives a 65 pages CURACAO VACATION GUIDE, with information on:
- Curacao's underwater world
- Guided tours
- Nightlife & Entertainment
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||€350|
|Notes||• Included: use of beach & bath towels and bed linen, end cleaning.|
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