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DOLPHINS, TURTLES AND PERFECT SUNSETS!

Linda Lou Huiskes

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks English, German, Dutch
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Linda Lou Huiskes

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Dutch
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Calendar last updated:
20 December, 2014
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DOLPHINS, TURTLES AND PERFECT SUNSETS!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Curacao - Villa Seashell

CHECK OUR WEBSITE: www.villaseashell.com

Villa Seashell is a luxury oceanfront villa 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. 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!

The best meals are homemade, and the casual and friendly atmosphere of someones home can not be captured in a restaurant. This is why we introduced the concept 'Have dinner with.....'.

SPECIAL:

One free dinner for all guests staying at Villa Seashell in the months of March and April 2015.

This special can only be booked between November 12 and Thanksgiving.

Connect with amazing hosts, share stories and unforgettable experiences, and enjoy delicious homemade cuisine for free!

The best meals are homemade, and the casual and friendly atmosphere of someones home can not be captured in a restaurant. This is why we introduced the concept 'Have dinner with.....'.

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE OUR WEBSITE: http://www.villaseashell.com/#!deals/cp23

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Linda Lou Huiskes (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 December, 2014

About Linda Lou Huiskes

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

Why Linda Lou Huiskes chose Curacao

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Dolphins, Turtles and Perfect Sunsets!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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Dolphins, Turtles and Perfect Sunsets!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3580876
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Curacao Caribbean
5

Superb villa perched right on the ocean!

  • 5 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dolphins, Turtles and Perfect Sunsets!
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Curacao Caribbean
5

Perfect Island Destination!!

  • 5 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Curacao Caribbean
Ovilla, TX USA
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 out of 5
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.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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Dolphins, Turtles and Perfect Sunsets!
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-+297 7405130
Curacao Caribbean
5

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 out of 5
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!!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Curacao Caribbean
Quito
4

Beautiful Villa!

  • 4 out of 5
Beautiful house with a great view! Very confortable! My family and I had a great Time there!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Curacao Caribbean
Hamilton
5

Breathtaking views, better than the pictures!

  • 5 out of 5
Loved the privacy and location, the view is breathtaking! The villa is much nicer than the pictures show. It is located near all the beaches on the west side and close to some great restaurants. We went jogging each morning in Coral Estate and can tell you this is the most exclusive area on the island. The area is beautiful, very quiet, and very safe. We already booked for next year! Recommend this gem to every family visiting Curacao!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hato airport
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
Karakter lounge bar & restaurant
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Blue Bay Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
Karakter lounge bar & restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
Coral Estate beach
Car: recommended

FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUR WEBSITE: www.villaseashell.com

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Rates & Availability

From €315 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Curacao, Caribbean

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Christmas & New Year
19 Dec 2015 - 9 Jan 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
€5,810
for 14 nights
From
€415
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€1,575
for 5 nights
From
€315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €350
Notes • Included: tax, use of beach & bath towels and bed linen, end cleaning.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Curacao in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Guest half bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Beautiful bedroom in a tower with a very high ceiling
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beautiful bedroom in a tower with a very high ceiling.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom on the first floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom at the first floor.
  • Four air-conditioned bedrooms, two king size beds, and four single beds that can be pushed together. Closets in each bedroom provide plentiful storage for clothes and suitcases. All four bedrooms have their own private bathroom, which include sink, mirror, linen closets, wall-hung toilet, and oversized shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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