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Oceanfront Island Gem with Great Snorkeling/Diving

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 4

Our townhome in this gated, quiet, very private resort enjoys a perfect location - true oceanfront (about 20 paces from the sea) with completely unobstructed views to the ocean and sunsets. Stroll from your lanai, past palm trees, bougainvilleas, the pool and palapa down to the steps into the sea - a private access from which to dive, snorkel or swim. The luxury of walking a few hundred feet to warm, calm, crystal clear water of this quality can't be overstated. A fabulous reef and sealife are just a few yards from your patio.

Our location within the resort enjoys consistent sea breezes unblocked by other buildings and we never hear neighbors, dogs or traffic. Our new windows and doors are louvered and screened - allowing you to keep out the uninvited [occasional mosquitos/geckos], without closing off the cooling winds. Our kitchen is very well equipped with everything you will need in the way of high quality appliances and utensils. There is A/C on both levels, hot water at the kitchen and both showers, portable and ceiling fans, full size refrigerator, quality cookware and more. The bedroom has an ensuite bath, a comfy king size bed, a second large deck with seating, and an unobstructed view overlooking the sea. Everything you'll need to relax, unwind, and enjoy - the views, the sun, the water, and your vacation. Should you ever have an issue our manager cannot solve to your satisfaction, you can call or email us and we will find a solution.

There is a lot to see and do on Curacao. You'll find that most of the development - the resorts, the homes, hotels, shops/businesses, traffic, and people are concentrated in and around the bustling, multi-cultural city of Willemstad. The city and old Dutch harbor area are worthy of a site-seeing trip, but you'll be very happy to be returning to the quiet of the west end and your townhome.

GET AWAY - Come to the west end of Curacao if you are looking for the relatively 'undiscovered', undeveloped and uncrowded part of the island - where traffic, crowds, and congestion aren't available. What this area does have is beautiful, tranquil beaches, calm, protected seas with fabulous sea life, and a healthy reef system right off shore. Two beautiful national parks are just 5 minutes away from the resort.

The water here is the calmest on the island, crystal-clear, and warm. Our resort has private sea access that is never crowded. There is great snorkeling and diving just steps from your patio door - with 2 full service dive shops very close by. For variety, there are many great shore dive/snorkeling sites and five of Curacao's most pristine, uncrowded beaches within 5 minutes. Their is a sand beach an easy 300 yard swim or walk away. Several restaurants [including 2 of the island's highest rated] are also less than 5 minutes away.

The resort is gated, private, quiet, uncrowded, and safe - with friendly and helpful on-site managers to assist you. There is secure off street parking, a beautiful pool and tropical landscaping.

The Unique Benefits of this Townhome:

Our new patio doors, and louvered windows and front door are all screened and will maximize the cooling breezes while keeping out the occasional mosquito, colorful geckos and tropical birds.

There are separate air conditioning units for the bedroom and the main level. You'll appreciate the custom blinds, full size refrig, and hot water at the showers and kitchen sink - among many small, added comforts that will make your stay more enjoyable.

You are sure to enjoy the fabulous view of the sea and sunsets from the bedroom and its adjoining deck, along with the bedroom's private bath, air conditioning, and the comfortable, king size bed w/memory foam pad.

You'll make good use of our patio furniture on both decks, the full size Weber grill, the beach chairs, safe, beach towels, portable coolers, and fans - and you'll find that our kitchen is well equipped with quality cookware and utensils. The Wi-Fi connection, Direct TV, new LCD, and DVD player may be valuable if the quiet becomes unbearable.

If there are more than 2 in your party, there are comfortable accomodations on the main level, including another bath complete with shower, and a separate AC unit.

Anyone staying here will appreciate our location - wonderfully landscaped with colorful flowers and coconut palms and incredibly convenient to great swimming, snorkeling and diving in crystal clear, calm water. The location of our townhome on the resort is such that no other resort buildings obstruct the views or the sea breezes [which cool the townhome], and we are far enough from the resort's neighbors that we never hear dogs or traffic. The true ocean-front setting - just a few steps from the ocean - offers a totally unobstructed view of the sea and our often breathtaking sunsets.There are games, books, artwork, maps, and many other custom touches that will remind you of home - and that this is a home, and not just a rental..

Marazul is not a catored, room service style resort/hotel - It is a private and quiet sanctuary in one of the island's most beautiful locations - incredibly convenient to its best beaches, best snorkeling/diving, and natural beauty.

Our town home is not a large, luxury villa - It is a comfortable, clean, thoughtfully furnished, and very well equipped, one bedroom, true ocean front town home - in a spectacular location. You will find everything you need here to have a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable island vacation.

We think you'll agree that it's more than a rental - it's a home that you are invited to share. We're very confident that you'll be happy to call it home during your island vacation.

We supply our guests with all of the information they will need in order to know what to expect - on the island, at the resort, and in our town home. This helps them make the best choices possible and insures that they have the best island vacation they can.

Please look at our reviews, and also at our calendar. Rather than just entering the dates you are interested in please contact us at 970-641-0200 as we are sometimes able to make some accommodations and exceptions to the information that is listed.

Please don't rely on the websites' rate quote - contact us, as the quotes are sometimes incorrect - especially when there are more than 2 guests or for stays of longer than 1 week.

More Details

Owner
Steve and Linda Pitt
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About Steve and Linda Pitt

We are a 'semi'-retired couple who live most of the year in the Colorado mountains near the ski resort of Crested Butte. We have visited many of the Caribbean islands over the past 25 years looking for a place with great water/weather/people for a vacation home. We fell in love with the west end of Curacao, and Marazul in particular. The contrasts between the high altitude alpine setting of Crested Butte and the spectacular low latitude waters/scenery/weather of 'our' end of Curacao have been everything we hoped they would be.

Steve and Linda Pitt purchased this townhome in 2010

Why Steve and Linda Pitt chose Sabana Westpunt

We chose this [Westpunt] part of the island because it is much less developed, has far fewer people and cars, with calmer seas, and better diving and snorkeling than any other location on the island. The best of the island's natural beauty is found on this end of the island - including 2 beautiful national parks. All of our guests have agree that the accomodation of driving a bit further to shop is a worthwhile trade off. We also felt that the cooling trade winds were more consistent and less obstructed here than in many other areas we visited. The fresh water pool and beautifully landscaped grounds of the resort are clean and well maintained. The resort is very private, quiet, gated, with great ocean access and plenty of secure, off-street parking......and is never crowded. Our resort's manager is available to answer questions, fix issues, and help make whatever additional arrangements you may need.

What makes this townhome unique

The single best attribute of our townhome is a perfect location on the island and within the resort - guaranteed to be appreciated. The unobstructed sea breezes and unobstructed ocean views are unmatched - and not to be missed.

We have spent a good deal of time, energy, and money in creating the place we want to call 'home' while on the island -- and we are confident that you will be happy to call it home while relaxing as our guests and exploring this fabulous area..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our time there was fabulous and so was your house. I hesitate to write any reviews! I just don't want anyone else to know how special your "piece of paradise" really is. We've rented lots of properties during our life time, so I can honestly say 7A really rocks. The bed was fabulous, the kitchen was well appointed. You can tell the "owners" really care about the property...not used as an investment! Your hints re: groceries, beaches and restaurants were right on the money. Because we visited Marazul at the end of the season, things were very quiet...but we liked it that way. The view and sunsets from the top porch really spoiled us!!!! We hated to return to "civilization."







Having said that, we'll be in touch in the not too distant future. We hope to spend additional time there next year... Thank you again, Diane and Mark Dewey
May 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Sabana Westpunt in Curaçao

Property Type:
  • townhome
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort
  • waterfront ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Hot Water in both showers. Hooks mounted in first level shower to hang snorkel/dive gear.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Living Room - 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom has a comfortable, king sized bed [w/memory foam pad] that looks out over its own large deck with fabulous views of the Caribbean. It has air conditioning, a fan and en suite bath. If there are more than 2 in your party, the lower level has comfortable sleeping accomodations as well. In addition, there is air conditioning and fans on this level, as well as another bath complete with shower [w/hooks for dive and snorkel gear].
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We use our townhome as a second home and are always working to make it comfortable for ourselves and our guests. We recently upgraded all windows and doors to louvered, added a new full size refrig and new cooktop, changed our outdoor seating and table on each deck, added Direct TV with LCD TV, a memory foam pad for the king bed, non-slip mats for the tiled shower floors, a good laminated island map, coolers, beach chairs, an alarm clock, and other small, but helpful 'extras'. You will find art, books, pictures, and custom touches that will remind you that this is a home. We believe that you'll find it a well-equipped, quiet, peaceful and comfortable base for your island stay. Our biggest sacrifice [for the cooks/chefs among you] has been to keep the electric cooktop. The island logistics of supplying gas consistently were overwhelming. The kitchen is very well stocked with quality utensils/pots/pans. You'll find everything you need for a great island vacation.

Reviews

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Oceanfront Island Gem with Great Snorkeling/Diving
average rating of 4.892857 based on 57 reviews
DeWitt, Iowa
5

Looking forward to another visit!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental experience was great. Linda and Steve provided us with an abundance of information on the island and the area before our arrival and were also very detailed on what to expect with the unit itself. All of the information was valuable and spot on. We were delighted to find the unit exactly as described upon our arrival and everything was clean and in good working order. The space was perfect for the two of us. We loved waking up in the morning and having tea and coffee on the upper deck outside of our bedroom. We watched fishermen going out each day and on several days a pod of dolphins swam by!

The resort itself is suited well for diving. I do dive but didn't take the opportunity on this trip but we did snorkel each morning and late afternoon since the cliff wall was literally steps away. Some of the best snorkeling we've ever experienced was right there. Just down the road at the harbor is a fantastic spot to swim with turtles and there are lovely beaches within minutes of the home. We made use of the outdoor Weber grill and the cooktop inside. Steve and Linda also have a cooler there that makes it easy to keep items cold when you make the trip to town for groceries.

The owners have a great amount of information on local restaurants and things to see on the island in the home and on the detailed information they sent us before arrival. We took their advice and enjoyed every place we visited! Some that I would highly recommend are Shelterrock and Sol Food. We also walked to a few places nearby and always felt safe.

All in all, this was a great rental experience and we look forward to being return visitors! Thanks Steve and Linda!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views in a cozy, well equipped duplex in quiet Westpunt

  • 4 of 5

Condo unit has great sea views and sunsets in an immaculate property with pool in Westpunt. Perched on a cliff with water access at both ends of the property and close, in one case within walking distance, of some of the best 10 beaches and snorkelling on the island. It is necessary to have a car to enjoy the west end. Very close to Christoffle and Boka Shete Parks as well as Playa Kalki, Playa Lagun and a handful of recommended restaurants. Condo has charcoal grill, lots of cooking tools, and a wonderful king size bed. We had refrigerator problems upon arrival, a Sunday, but the owner was immediately available by phone and able to resolve the issue. We would definitely return to this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were as dismayed as our guests to hear that when they arrived on a Sunday evening our 2 year old refrigerator was not cooling properly. Fortunately we are good friends with a very skilled local 'handyman' - who drove over that night to fix it. Although the compressor was not repairable, he was able to replace it the next day.....and all was good.
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5

This was everything that it was promised to be. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed the property. Everything we needed to know was clearly laid-out for us in the literature Steve and Linda sent to us. We had a little SNAFU on arrival but all the info we needed was found in literature (print copies and have in-hand on arrival).

Dinner with Sunshine at Sol Food got us started to a wonderful week. The snorkeling in the water around the property was great. It was great to have direct water access immediately out the back door. Evening cocktails in the gazebo was a daily routine.

We ate breakfast in and had lunch on the beach most days. We made it to 7 different beaches all with great snorkeling. Dinner was at local restaurants, all recommended by Steve and Linda. We especially enjoyed eating at Debbie’ Landhuis Misje.

The view from the balcony and patio we’re fabulous. We never got to try the pool. More to look forward to the next trip.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tropical Breeze

  • 5 of 5

Marazul Dive resort and this property made for a delightful get away. It had everything we needed to relax and be comfortable. Arrival and departure were easy no hassle. The owners just happened to be next door and were super friendly and helpful. Steve brought us over Lionfish he had caught and Linda had cooked. It was exceptionally good! We spent most nights staying in and cooking. Our days were spent snorkeling and hiking around the parks and beaches which were very near. If you like beautiful beaches then Westpunt is your best location.

This property is well maintained and safe. The owners are nice folks who you can feel good renting from. Everything was as described. It was plenty of room for two. There are ample places for outside sitting and dinning. The bed was super comfortable and the fans, aircon and natural breezes kept us cool. The kitchen is well stocked with spices pots and pans etc.

We would stay here again. Don't hesitate to book.

Thankyou

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO
5

Wonderful 2 weeks in Curacao!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Linda's place. The accommodations were comfortable and just as advertised. The grounds of the property are nice and the kids loved greeting their "pet" iguanas every morning. The colorful troupials and other birds were also a hit with the kids. Each time we went to jump in the ocean we had it all to ourselves! Rene, the property manager, was very helpful in making sure we were good and had what we needed. Linda was great to work with and provided us with every bit of information we needed. Be sure to dine at Sol Food, their pizza and hospitality are great! Also, a once in a lifetime opportunity exists just a few minutes down the road at Playa Grandi. You can swim with about a dozen wild sea turtles all round you! It was amazing! If you can muster the courage be sure to jump off the cliff at Playa Forti, a quick walk from Marazul, it is a rush!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bailieboro
5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 wonderful weeks in Unit 7A at Marazul Dive Resort. We quickly settled into our vacation home which was located in a well maintained, beautifully landscaped gated community. Rene, the property manager, was very attentive, checking every morning to make sure that there wasn't anything that we needed.

The unit was very clean and contained everything that we needed for a great stay. Linda, the owner, sent us a detailed information package before our trip which helped us locate grocery stores, restaurants and various beaches and points of interest. Marazul Dive Resort is very close to numerous restaurants and beaches and an easy drive to Willemstad.

I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a quiet, restful vacation home on a beautiful island.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Great on-site access to the island's calmest water with crystal clear visibility, great snorkeling and shore diving. Just a couple of minutes to two national parks and the island's 5 best beaches - w/no traffic, crowds, or noise. Requires a 15 minute drive to small, well stocked grocery or 30 minutes to the largest, American-style supermarket. Eight restaurants close by - including 2 of top 3 on Curacao.

No nightclubs/casinos nearby[30-40 minutes] - not the perfect place to come to party [unless you are planning your own very small and intimate party].

Other Activities: great shore diving/snorkeling and 2 dive shops close to the resort.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Sabana Westpunt, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter '17 - 18'
1 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£509
for 4 nights
From
£112
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£446
for 4 nights
From
£96
£732
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £63.28
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rate:$125 - $140 Night (2 Guests) $15-$20/night additional per adult - $10/night for 5-14 years old - 4 or younger=free.
4 night minimum. 7% Curacao tax and final cleaning will be added.
Please contact us for multi-week rates and family rates.

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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