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STUNNING VIEWS - WATCH TURTLES AND TROPICAL FISH FROM YOUR SEASIDE HAMMOCK!!!

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Linda Lou huiskes

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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STUNNING VIEWS - WATCH TURTLES AND TROPICAL FISH FROM YOUR SEASIDE HAMMOCK!!!

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

Oceanfront backyard, Sparkling pool, Caribbean decor, Relaxation, and Privacy

Villa Seashell is a luxury style ocean-front 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 blue calm warm 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 an indulgent king-size bed, 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 GAZEBO 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 blue ocean, while small fishermen boats pass by, and the sun sets in the ocean.

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 probably prefer to live 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!

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered

Linda Lou huiskes

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2013
Speaks english, german, dutch
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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 artesian 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 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

We love Curacao. It has the best of both worlds: Caribbean with a Dutch flavor.

Villa Seashell is ideally located within Coral Estate Resort. The villa offers privacy, space, tranquility and security, while being just steps away from Curacao's most beautiful beaches.

Besides going to one of the beaches, we like to venture out into the countryside and explore the rolling hills topped by plantation houses built more than 3 centuries ago, or visit the North coast with its raw beauty.

On the Northern side of the island the rough sea water has been smashing against the rocky coastline for centuries and has built caves and little inlets into the rock. It is great to walk over the massive volcanic rocks and observe the wild live, listen to the wind, and climb down into the caves to observe the waves clashing against it walls.

We also like to visit Willemstad, which is only a 20 minutes drive. It has attractive stores, exquisite restaurants and a rich architecture that tells a tale of its history.

Hato International Airport communicates 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 persons lounge set, hammocks and dining table; and the wooden deck above the ocean where you can catch your own fish and enjoy the sunset.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Curacao

Stunning views - watch turtles and tropical fish from your seaside hammock!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Stunning views - watch turtles and tropical fish from your seaside hammock!!!
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Curacao Caribbean
5

A wonderful house, in a secure and beautiful envir

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
The house is spacious and clean with a refreshing swimming pool.It is located on a luxurious and private resort. The town Willemstad is only a 20 minutes drive. Everything was like promised on the website. I don't know more to say, only that I recommend this home and island to everybody who wants to visit the Caribbean!
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Stunning views - watch turtles and tropical fish from your seaside hammock!!!
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Curacao Caribbean
Opatija / Croatia
5

a true home

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
this place has an unbeatable plus: it is not a (loveless and run dwon) vacation rental, it is HOME, a soulful place with every detail lovingly taken care of, fully equipped, modern kitchen, spacious bed- and bathrooms, state of the art everything. it is extremely quiet and peaceful, the house/garden as well as the entire neighborhood in Coral Estate. A good dive base, restaurant and beach just 500 meters away. Tell the dive base you are staying at Coral Estate and you will get a discount. We enjoyed the nature all around us, saw turtles swim by every morning as we had breakfast on the porch, humming birds, pelicans, etc., etc. Yet, during our entire stay, none of us had a single mosquito bite. We did not find a second spot on the island where we could enjoy a mosquito-free sundowner (we believe the reason is a combination of location, wise land-scaping and smart design). The architecture of the house brings a slight breeze in every room which makes it possible to sleep without aircon (this was February) So, if you do not have the greatest time of your life at this place, we say: sorry, but it is entirely your own fault -:)
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Stunning views - watch turtles and tropical fish from your seaside hammock!!!
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Curacao Caribbean
5

Perfect Oceanfront Rental...views and tranquility

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
As a group of 9 (four couples and a 16 month old baby), we were looking for a comfortable, spacious vacation rental and did not want to compromise on views. Coral Estates, where the villa is located, is a private enclave, tucked away just outside of Willibrordus (jokingly referred to as Williwood by the locals...with a sign to go with it). With a 24-hour gated entrance and formidable terrain between the community and the rest of the island, the only sense we got in our 10 day stay was that of peace, quiet and safety. With all four bedrooms air conditioned there was no issue with sleeping in comfort, but the true key to the property is its West-facing position, and the absolutely amazing and huge back porch, and charming lower viewing cabana / patio. The back porch has a huge table, plenty big enough for all the guests and even additional friends---at least 12 comfortably. The lower structure was the only place we ever considered for sundowners, morning coffee and midday reading. From anywhere on the back side of the house you can take in the amazing Caribbean sea, supertankers off in the distance, and the occasional wildlife (the resident lizards of course, as well as flying fish and sea turtles), but the premier spot is the cabana. It had plenty of cushioned seating for all of us, and a separated area with hammocks and an additional table (we played games around it late at night). We also took advantage of the Weber charcoal grill for a perfect oceanfront bbq. The pool was an additional amazing factor in our enjoyment...perfect for a dip when heading to the beach or out for a snorkel didn't match our energy level.

A very few suggestions. The tiles around the pool area are slippery when wet...so be especially vigilant with kids, and when it isn't windy the bugs can be a nuisance-bring spray. When walking down to the gazebo, a path of smooth pavers would make it easier, as the back is totally xeroscaped in coral and rock. Overall, can't wait to get back!
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Stunning views - watch turtles and tropical fish from your seaside hammock!!!
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Curacao Caribbean
5

Pictures do not do this lovely villa justice!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
Curacao is the perfect island to have a memorable vacation.
We stayed at Villa Seashell – Coral Estate. Everything in the villa was neat & clean, we had everything we needed (especially loved the big fridge & freezer, the comfortable and clean beds with nice sheets - unlike at some other places, clean bathrooms and comfortable furniture). We felt really like home. We did not use the television at all. The villa has a good internet connection, we could even Skype home and show our families a little of Curacao. We had bbq several nights, and watched the sun set each day. It was perfect.

The manager was kind and helpful. I felt safe at Coral Estate, the night was very quiet, we could rest, and that is important when on vacation. We got up in the morning before the sunrise and went to the beaches very early. Therefore we always arrived 1st or 2nd. This was perfect for us as we would have the beach a few hours to ourselves. We took a look at the underwater world in the morning. That is when the sun illuminates the sea and we could take the most beautiful pictures of the blue blue water.

All in all, everything was perfect at Villa Seashell. We fell in love with Curacao, and when (because I am sure we will return some day) we will come back, we would definitely stay here.

Also, this side of the island is the most beautiful, with the national park, iguanas, lizards, lovely birds, and of course the most beautiful beaches on the whole island, and not to forget the crabs in the sand. It is not that touristy, but maybe that is why it remained so gorgeous.

Thanks Linda Lou!!
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Stunning views - watch turtles and tropical fish from your seaside hammock!!!
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Berlin
5

Beautiful villa!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
We have been at Villa Seashell with a group of friends. The villa is very spacious and beautifully located. We loved the view of the ocean, it takes your breath away. After a day at the beach we enjoyed being at the gazebo. It is really relaxing there, nice seats and hammocks. The pool is also very nice. It is close to the ocean, and you have a great view from the pool at the ocean. Pelicans fly over and land occasionally in the garden. We even saw a group of flamingos flying over. We also saw a lot of turtles in the ocean right at the back of the villa. Unfortunately there were no dolphins while we were there. Besides going to the beach we also did a lot of hiking. The villa owner Linda had told us before that Curacao was good for hiking. You have to leave early in the morning otherwise it is too hot. we climbed the Christoffel mountain and walked several trails in the close neighborhood of Villa Seashell, as well as at the North coast. The North coast is spectacular, a must see in our opinion. We loved the villa and Curacao and would certainly recommend it!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hato airport
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
Coral Estate beach
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
Car: recommended

DIVING and SNORKELING

There are many excellent dive locations and dive facilities all over the island. Without rivers or other sediment sources, visibility averages 90 degrees and the water temperature is usually around 80F. The main reason for Curaçao's diving popularity is its commitment to reef conservation and maritime parks. The island's conservation programs have fostered some of the Caribbean's most pristine coral reefs and a dazzling variety of marine life. Curaçao has more than 60 identified dive spots with 57 coral species and more than 500 species of fish. See awesome underwater life photos at Curaçao Diving Paradise (http://curacaounderwater.com/).

Annual coral spawning is a miracle of coral reef reproduction, a spectacular phenomenon rarely seen by few only. It happens 3 days after the full moon in September and October in Curaçao. Divers can witness several types of coral, urchins and brittle stars release their eggs to be fertilized in the open waters around the reef. This elusive mating ritual is not to be missed!

BEACHES:

Bask in the sun at two of the BEST Beaches in Curaçao, which are just minutes from Villa Seashell! Playa PortoMari offers exquisite swimming, snorkeling, and diving with its white coral sand beach and clear, calm waters. Dine at their restaurant while watching the sunset and relax at their famous beachside bar. Only five minutes away is Daaibooibaai Beach, it features crystal clear water with giant cliffs rising out of their depths. Beachgoers can spot vibrant corals which cover the steel-gray rocks that protrude from these waters.

Curaçao has about 36 beaches; many in small coves with cliffs surrounding them. The northern coast is rough but offers beautiful spots for photographers.

HIKING & MOUNTAIN BIKNG:

Jan Kok Salt Ponds (just a few short steps away)

A short walk away from Villa Seashell is a wonderful foot path leading to a beautiful overlook of the Jan Kok Salt Ponds, which is home to the flock of flamingos that live on the island. At the end of the short path is a very private picnic table and seating area, so many bring a lunch or snack to eat, relax and enjoy the view. At night, bring your wine and cheese and be astonished at the marvelous clear sky with its bright stars shinning over the salt ponds ... it doesn't get any better.

Boca Tabla

On the North-West side of Curaçao, you will find the sea battered volcanic landscape mixed with coral. Shete Boca Park, which contains Boca Tabla, and Boca Pistol, is just pass the entrance to Christoffel Park. Huge waves thunder into an underground cavern and various displays of geyser like sprays are spectacular. The smaller inlets are protected turtle breeding areas.

St. Christoffel National Park

A large part of Westpunt is occupied by St CHRISTOFFEL NATIONAL PARK - a nature preserve. You can climb Mt. Christoffel at 375 meters (1400 feet), with a guide or on your own. Many hikes are well-marked and maintained, eight hiking trails are available to cover all fitness choices.?

PUNDA, WILLEMSTAD:

A short drive to town brings you into Punda, the city's commercial center with its colorful historic buildings and distinctive architecture. The pedestrian only streets lead you to the quaint stores stocked with quality items for sale. Savor authentic island cuisine at the many downtown cafes. While relaxing at the waterfront market, watch the Floating Bridge (Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge) move from its anchor to open the Sea gate for ships to pass into the St. Anna Bay.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Curacao, Caribbean

Special Offer: 25% discount in April, May & June 2014

Special Offer From:
Dates 01-Apr-2014 to 30-Jun-2014

Limited offer: get 25% off your total stay, for rentals in April, May & June 2014.

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Christmas & New Year
18 Dec 2014 - 12 Jan 2015
€390
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
€290
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €350.00
Notes • Included: tax, use of beach & bath towels and bed linen, end cleaning.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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:
  • resort ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Garden
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
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
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • pier fishing
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
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