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WORLD CLASS DIVING,HISTORICAL SITES,ECO ADVENTURE AT YOUR FEET

Gretta Beck

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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WORLD CLASS DIVING,HISTORICAL SITES,ECO ADVENTURE AT YOUR FEET

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday townhome in Curacao

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

If you are looking to get away from the commercialized vacations of the 'Big Box' Resorts, our 2 story oceanview townhome is the ideal getaway for singles, couples or travel companions who prefer private and personal accommodations. Spend the day exploring the reef from 2 private dive platforms right outside your front door or sip a Pina Colada while relaxing in the sun by the nearby pool with an ocean view. Discuss your day's adventures while you enjoy spectacular sunsets over dinner on the 2nd story balcony. Marazul Dive Resort is a privately owned, gated community whose location and landscape offers the perfect postcard photo at every turn.With its stunning views, optimal location, and relaxed atmosphere, The Villa is as unique in its offerings as Curacao is in its diving freedom. Experience the wonders of nature as hummingbirds visit the Bougainvillia daily, Dolphins can be seen playing just off shore, Rent mountain bikes and explore local treasures.

Our home away from home is Newly Furnished;(2) Air Conditioned bedrooms include bed linens & fresh bath towels, 2' Memory Foam topped King sized beds (2) and (2) twin beds in the loft- **Yes the loft has AC !! Hot water showers, New Electronics, screens for the windows and A/C in all 3 bedrooms.The resort has Free Wi-Fi, the home has private Wi-Fi for a dependable connection for work use and so you can let the family back home know how much fun your having. A fully equipt kitchen will make meals and entertaining easy. Refrigerator, microwave, blender, 4 Burner Electric Cook Top stove, Charcoal grill, Satellite TV with 113 channels to choose from. the unit is recently furnished with a Washing machine and drying line to make longer vacationing time more convienent. We even have a Christmas tree and stockings for the holiday travelers!

Curacao has many attractions and activities that will appeal to everyone in your party. From the unparalleled diving sites and tours to hiking and biking trails, restaurants of every type, shopping and night life of Willemstad. Its impossible to see it all in 1 week. You will want to come again and again.

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TOWN AND COUNTRY PACKAGE

Take advantage of what both the City and Seaside have to offer, Ask me about a special Town and Country package which has the best of both worlds! Stay in 2 homes!! 1- 2 bedroom home on the waterfront in Willemstad. http://www.vrbo.com/3635844ha and the other here in Westpunt. Enjoy the heart of the city, shopping, dining and entertainment! And, Then, be one with nature and relax in the serenity of the seaside community of Westpunt. Make the most of Curacao and your vacation!! Do it all!!

5 night minimum for each residence nightly rate plus tax & cleaning, Utilities are included

Dates:

March 24-2014- Aug 17, 2014

Sept 2, 2014 – Dec 18, 2014

Jan 2-2015 – Aug 27, 2015

*Blocked dates, not available for the package are:

(North Sea Jazz Festival) Aug 28-Sept 1 2014

(Christmas & New Years) Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords: townhome

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gretta Beck (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2014

About Gretta Beck

We enjoy the cold Steeler season that Pittsburgh, Pa. has to offer but after the season is over we cant wait to take some time off and escape to the sunny beaches of Curacao. Marazul Dive Resort offers the best of both worlds. Relaxed living or enjoying the cultural sights and sounds of Willemstad. There is always something new we haven't explored yet and interesting people to meet. We just wish our 2 Newfoundlands Bruce and Liese could come with us.

Gretta Beck purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Gretta Beck chose Curacao

Curacao is a mix of Dutch, American and Lt. American influences. Low crime rates, friendly people, affordable cost of living and no hurricane season for year round vacationing were important factors for us to choose Curacao as a home away from home. Besides the many snorkeling and diving opportunities, we enjoy learning about other cultures and meeting new people. . All of these things combined make us want to come to the island as often as time will allow

What makes this townhome unique

You can have experience as much adventure or relaxation as you desire. From lounging by the seaside pool, reading your favorite novel to the music and excitement of Carnival. Its up to you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

First off, let me thank you for such an amazingly hospitable location

you've set up there. The dishes, the linens, the spotless nature of how

clean the place was upon arrival all showed the pride you take in your

place in Marazul and I thank you for sharing that with us.

We ended up doing a couple of guided dives with Bas Hart (

http://www.bashartsdiving.com) and he was amazing. He picked us up right at

the resort promptly on time and had some amazing areas to dive at. I could

not recommend a better person to dive with on the island. We met him at

Playa Lagun and his rates were very competitive for the quality of diving

experience with him as a guide. I'd recommend him to anyone looking to dive

the more off-the-beaten-path dive sites.

As I keep thinking of more I'll be sure to send them off to you.

Again, thank you for the wonderful hospitality. Good times were had by all.
May 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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World Class Diving,Historical Sites,Eco Adventure at Your Feet
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 14 reviews
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World Class Diving,Historical Sites,Eco Adventure at Your Feet
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p412234vb
-7249261048
Curacao Caribbean
5

Awesome rental

  • 5 out of 5
Awesome place. Just as described. Gretta was great to work with. Property manager was great. Can't say enough good things. Thank you gretta Love your house as did my family and friends
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words. You make this sort of side business enjoyable and rewarding. I love sharing Curacao and hearing about how happy guests are with their vacation experiences. I look forward to having you again!!
business
World Class Diving,Historical Sites,Eco Adventure at Your Feet
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p412234vb
-7249261048
Curacao Caribbean
Châteauneuf-le-rouge / Provence, France
4

Very quiet, great view, nice pool, apartment spacious and well equipped resort well located

  • 4 out of 5
Amazing view,
From the deck of the pool, you can see the sea,
Beautiful sunsets, if there is some clouds, try tomorow,
Beautiful beaches on the neighborhood,
Make some bbq with fresh fish just been bought on playa Grandi or Lagun,
Tutles, fishes, fishes and more fishes just down stairs

Some mosquitoes (hey what did you expect, this is a tropical island),
Some jellyfish bites (but we didn't saw anyone of them)
  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed reading your review and look forward to your next stay.We are installing a/c in the loft so the whole home will have conditioned air..in a few weeks! A long term stay like yours would be perfect for our new "Town and Country" package where guests can spend time in a waterfront apartment in Willemstad (vrbo #3635844ha) and our seaside home in Westpunt for 1 base price. I look forward to hearing from you again next year!! Thank you!!
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World Class Diving,Historical Sites,Eco Adventure at Your Feet
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p412234vb
-7249261048
Curacao Caribbean
Ontario, Canada
5

Great property in a beautiful location.

  • 5 out of 5
This is a lovely rental -- well maintained, clean, and lots of amenities. Comfortable king beds are a big plus. You get a good night's sleep here. Owners are great to deal with, answer questions promptly, and the property manager is very friendly and checks in daily to make sure everything is working well.

Curacao is not a big island so everything is an easy drive. Driving here is simple, good roads with good signage. D&D car rentals - a locally owned rental company recommended by the owners - is great. No long hassles at the airport, just a guy who meets you on arrival, brings you to your car, papers signed and off you go with a map he provides along with directions to get groceries and get on your way to your destination.

This rental is about 40 minutes from Willemstad, and while we had heard that parking in Willemstad is tough to find, we had no problems finding parking in the Otrabanda harbour area both times we were there.

Curacao Actief's full day Natural Treasures tour is terrific, with guides who really love their jobs. It's a great day, and we're sure their other tours are just as fun.

Snorkeling is wonderful either off the stairs of this beautiful property, or at Playa Lagun, just a 5 -10 minute drive down the road. Thanks Gretta and Kevin for supplying snorkel gear with the townhome!

This is a terrific place, and we highly recommend it. It's one of the few places we've rented we would consider a repeat stay in the future.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a wonderful time in Marazul and at Curacao. I cant wait for MY next trip! We haven't had a chance to take the tour you mentioned but I think we might now that you've given the stamp of appoval. We also are very happy with D&D car rental and look forward to your next stay!
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World Class Diving,Historical Sites,Eco Adventure at Your Feet
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-7249261048
Curacao Caribbean
5

Paradise on the road less traveled

  • 5 out of 5
Our family group was big enough that we rented two living spaces from this owner. Both homes were very clean and the a/c was much appreciated at night. Being right on the ocean was terrific both for the sight and the sounds. The nearby locations of great snorkeling beaches was great. The snorkeling equipment at the other house was more complete so you may have to rent from a dive shop if you stay here. We also hiked Mt Christoffel and visited some nearby landhuis's. The restaurants in the area are not to be missed but if you have a need for things to happen fast you will be frustrated. We adopted island time as our motto and enjoyed every minute of our three and half hour dinner at one place. The owners of the restaurants are very friendly.
The owner was very friendly. The facilities manager was outstanding. He checked every day with us to make sure we didn't need anything. But make sure you get directions for the washing machine on the property because he doesn't know how to run the machine and it isn't self-explanatory. There are other free washers at the resort to use.
We used this house as our base of operations for the western/northern part of the island. We moved down closer to the city about half way through our vacation. But Curacao is small enough that driving into the city is not a big deal. I recommend going to a grocery store closer to the city like Centrum. The selection is much better and the prices are much much better.
We would definitely come back.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Than you for the lovely review I hope to have your family again next year
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Curacao Caribbean
New Bern, NC
5

Great diving and gorgeous beaches!

  • 5 out of 5
My family had a wonderful week at this villa! The decor and grounds are beautiful! We love Marazul because it is private, gated, and relaxing. Diving is great from their ladder, there is a forest of coral pinnacles. We also liked diving at Playa Lagun beach 4 miles south. There we saw a seahorse and peacock flounder in shallow water.
For sightseeing, don't miss the beautiful Knipe Grande beach and the historic and colorful buildings in Punda (Willemstad). We will be back!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review and the wonderful underwater photos of our house reef! You really have an eye for catching the beauty of Curacao. I look forward to having you again!!
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World Class Diving,Historical Sites,Eco Adventure at Your Feet
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-7249261048
Curacao Caribbean
Indiana
5

Great villa at Marazul!

  • 5 out of 5
Just returned from a great week in Curacao and really enjoyed Gretta & Kevin's villa at Marazul! I was traveling with my husband and a couple of friends so the king size beds and two bathrooms was really nice to have. The owners have pretty much everything you would need for your stay there, even games and DVDs.

I would say if you are looking for lots of night life or pampering, this place may not be for you as it is about 40-45 minutes away from Willemstad. If you are low maintenance and seeking quiet, reasonable accommodations close to some beautiful beaches then this is a great choice. We went to the pool at different times and usually had it all to ourselves. VERY quiet and relaxing. Which was fine for us! We loved watching the iguanas that hang out along the sea wall at the front of the property.

The owners provide lots of information on restaurants nearby as well as the beaches. Our favorite places to eat were Sol Food, Jaanchies and Landhuis Misjes which were not far from the villa. Our favorite beaches were Cas Abou, Porto Mari and Playa Lagun.

I also went with Gretta's recommendation to rent a car from D&D Rental. You had to pay cash but Daniel was pleasant to work with! He met us at the airport when we arrived and when we left. Highly recommend and I recommend renting the Garmin for an extra $5 per day. TOTALLY worth it!

All in all we had a great time and I would definitely rent this villa again. Gretta is very nice and pleasant to work with!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the SUPER review! Its always great to know we were able to help another family enjoy the beauty of Curacao! We just love it there!
I look forward to hearing from you and your family again.

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Curacao International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Rancho El Sobrino- bar and restaurant-next door
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jaanchie's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Playa Forti
Car: necessary

Oceanview, Westpunt Marazul Dive Resort : Seated atop a 40 foot, coral bluff above the water, a 180 degree view of the beautiful blue sea. Swim ,Dive and Snorkel from 2 accesses to the sea. Christoffel National Park, Flamingo Migration at the Salt flats, Sea Turtle Habitats and Local Cuisine are at your fingertips.

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Rates & Availability

From $144 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday townhome in Curacao, Caribbean

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high season
1 Dec 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
$860
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$171
$3,385
 
 
Low season 2015
1 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
$796
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$155
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1 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
$753
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4 night minimum stay
$860
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$951
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Additional information about rental rates

per 7days-water & elec $75
per 7days-cleaning&linen $100
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes ******** Take advantage of what both the City and Seaside have to offer, Ask me about a special package which offers the best of both worlds-stay in 2 homes!! Choose from (2) 2 bedroom waterfront city apartments & (2) Seaside homes in Westpunt, Marazu
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Curacao in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) two bedrooms located on the 1st floor have king sized beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in the 3rd bedroom. loft, Baby Cribs (1) collapsible crib can be provided upon request - you need to provide your own crib sheets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Enjoy a relaxing massage on the resort sea gazebo. A grocery service is offered for late check- in's

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