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Boca Gentil Luxury Sea View, near beaches, shops, restaurants - Casa Vandernak

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Stunning Sea Views

Located in the sought-after district of Jan Thiel, this beautiful ground floor apartment comes complete with spectacular sea views of the blue Caribbean. You will also be treated to a bird's eye view of some of the most gorgeous sunsets you will ever see. The property is part of the popular Boca Gentil Resort with its magnificent landscaping and 24-hour security.

This luxury suite features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a large living room with a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Also included is free high-speed wireless (Wi-Fi) internet.

The kitchen faces the terrace, and by opening the shutters you get a bar with stunning views of the sea, where you can see the local fishermen sailing by, or enjoy the many cruise ships that come along. The kitchen sports a spacious open layout and comes complete with all appliances, including a large fridge, oven, dishwasher, microwave, and washing machine.

The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom equipped with two sinks, a shower and toilet. The master bedroom has twin box springs and a walk-in closet. The two other bedrooms open onto the hallway. In each bedroom there are two single box springs and these rooms share the second bathroom. As such the apartment can comfortably accommodate 6 guests. Of course, all bedrooms are also equipped with air conditioning.

On the spacious deck you'll find sunbeds and a large dining table, as well as a hammock where you can relax and enjoy your dream vacation. The deck is located higher than the road and is surrounded by gorgeous landscaping, giving you a great deal of privacy.

The apartment has a communal swimming pool which is only steps away. As such, since the pool is not directly in front of the apartment, you can enjoy a refreshing swim whenever you want, but not suffer the nuisance caused by other guests using the pool.

More Details

Berge Alyanak
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Berge Alyanak

My wife Yohanna and I live in Toronto, Canada. We discovered Curacao a few years ago and fell in love with the place. We now have a beautiful property there that we try and visit whenever time permits. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Berge Alyanak purchased this apartment in 2012


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Jan Thiel in Curaçao

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Second Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveller reviews)

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Boca Gentil Luxury Sea View, near beaches, shops, restaurants - Casa Vandernak
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at this villa was nearly perfect! I would actually give it 4 1/2 stars if possible. The house was quite comfortable. We loved the open air concept, and the breeze blowing through made the AC units unnecessary! We walked to the gym and grocery store every morning and then down to the beach in the afternoons. Jan Thiel Beach was beautiful and not crowded at all which was a concern. The only things that would have made the house absolutely perfect, were more updated bathrooms and a clothes dryer. Although it sounds as if dryers are not available in many homes due to the cost of electricity. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Curacao

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katherine. We're very glad that you enjoyed your holiday on the beautiful island of Curacao and your stay in our vacation property. Cheers!
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Boca Gentil is a beautiful location in Curacao

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean, well equipped with wonderful beds and linens. We were met by management who answered all our questions. Our condo was within walking distance of the beach, bars, and restaurants all of which were amazing! We will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments Carol. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Curacao at our vacation home. Hope to see you back.
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  • 4 of 5

Hi Berge

Overall we had a great stay. Lovely house. Only complaint would be we ran out of toilet paper paper towels and laundry detergent by the second day. We did replace and left it for the next family. Besides that it was great

Mary van hilten

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and we're glad you really enjoyed your stay at our house. Normally, we only provide a starter supply of things such as paper towels, toilet paper and detergent, and guests are responsible for further supplies. However, the starter supply should have lasted more than a day, so if for some reason the supply was not enough we sincerely apologize. We will make certain that sufficient starter supplies are provided in future.
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Great Property & Area!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at Berge & Yohanna's property for a week with 4 of my close friends. The property is as lovely as it looks from the photos! It has a beautiful view and there is easy and quick access to the main pathway and swimming pool.

When we arrived at the airport, 3 of us took a taxi to the property and split the cost of $50 USD. Two other friends who traveled from other areas however signed up for round trip shuttle service beforehand and it saved them from having to take a cab and paying by themselves.

The cab driver graciously let us use his mobile to contact Nynke, the property manager, to inform her we had arrived and to meet us at the property. She arrived just a minute or two after us and was great about walking us through the property, answering questions and explaining further details. The living room sliding doors when opened created a beautiful view and allowed fresh air into the property while we were home. We did not utilize the air conditioning during the day...only at night while we slept. The beds were comfortable, each came equipped with mosquito netting, and both the shower pressure and temperature was good. The pantry had a washing machine, pool accessories and there were beach towels/passes provided for each guest.

We did not rent a car during our stay. At the beginning of the gate entrance (which is approximately a 10 minute walk) there is a market that had everything we needed for the kitchen/property. A few minutes walk past the market was a small variety of restaurants to choose from and the Jan Thiel beach. Also, not far from the gate (few minutes walk) is the bus stop. We took advantage of the bus several times...to take us to Punda/Willemstad and also to the Mambo Beach area. However, if you choose to rent a car while there, just around the corner from the market is a car rental company.

We had a phenomenal trip: the island, area and property were all to our liking! Also, before our trip I contacted Berge several times with numerous questions and he promptly replied and answered each time! We hope to return someday!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Carla. It was truly a pleasure hosting you in Curacao, and we're very glad you and your friends had a great time. Should you ever come to Curacao again, we'd love to have you stay at Casa Vandernak again!
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Beautiful property, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 nights here in April 2017 and it was lovely. Beautiful views from the patio, the grounds of Boca Gentil are very well maintained, the house was spotless and comfortable and very pleasant. The property managers were extremely prompt and helpful as well. It is about a 10 minute walk to the beach, but there are a lot of amenities at the beach area - multiple restaurants and bars, lots of different beach sections for hanging out, volleyball courts, water activity rental shops, etc. There are also lots of people there and it feels a little touristy. We rented a car at the airport and I would definitely recommend it - it allowed us to explore all the beaches we wanted to see on the island and escape from the crowds as much as we wanted. There is also a nice small swimming pool just a few steps from the unit, with lounge chairs and a shaded table set. We spent many afternoons there after sightseeing all morning and it was fantastic. There are lots of birds and little geckos or lizards around the landscaping so there was always interesting birdsong happening and fun activity to watch in the bushes.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your reflections on your stay at our vacation property. We're very happy that you enjoyed your holiday on the beautiful island of Curacao. You were a pleasure to host.
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Boca Gentil, Popagayo Beach Casa Vandernak

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased when we arrived. The property exceeded our expectations as it was bigger than anticipated and fit into the surroundings perfectly. We were thrilled with the outstanding landscaping surrounding the entire Boca Gentil properties. This landscaping was impeccable as were the buildings and villas within the gates.

The property came with all amenities many more than needed and I was thrilled to find coffee available in the kitchen suitable for the machine provided (I did replace it). The owners and managers were the perfect hosts insuring our satisfaction from the time we left to the time we returned.

The surrounding area was second to none and every bit as beautiful as anywhere I have been in the past. Popagayo Beach the shops and Jan Thiel met and exceeded our hope as well. The beach and facilities were everything anyone could have expected. We were so pleased to find Zanzibar the restaurant at Jan Thiel beach attached to Popagayo beach allowing us to relax and enjoy a drink and very reasonable meal. The location of the Zanzibar restaurant was very handy when coming off the local bus being immediately below the stop. This provided much needed rehydration after a day of exploring the local Town.

We made use of the local bus because there were two stops only minutes from the gate to Boca Gentil. The fare of 1.70 Gilders didn't dissuade us and the ride was actually fun. When I arrived in Willemstad and walked throughout Punda I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The colourful stores and narrow streets made me feel very at home especially when I found the only MacDonald Cafe'. The Iguana Café turned into our favourite rest stop while in Punda. It offered good food and libations while you watched the swing bridge open and close. We both found it a very interesting old fort town with much to offer.

We stayed for a week and by the time we came home we were discussing our next visit to Curacao and the Villa at Boca Gentil. It was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words and detailed descriptions of your experiences in Curacao and at Boca Gentil. I've never actually taken the bus into Willemstad myself, so it was nice to hear that you found it to be a pleasant and convenient way of going into town. You are of course more than welcome to come back to Casa Vandernak should you and Freda ever decide to return to Curacao.
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Kura Hulanda Hotel & Spa
Scuba Do Diving
Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Hato International
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Numerous Restaurants
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Jan Thiel (Zanzibar) Beach
Car: not necessary

Check out the following YouTube link for an overview of the Jan Thiel area: http://youtu.be/fZA0pQEWoK0 (you may have to copy and paste this into your browser).

Whether you want to relax in a quiet, peaceful oasis at home, or enjoy the many day-time activities and vibrant night-life offered by Curacao, everything is a short walk or drive away. If you want to go to the beach then the new beaches of Jan Thiel, including those of Papagayo or the beach at Zanzibar, are all within a few minutes walking distance, at the western end of this gated community. There you will also find numerous restaurants, two scuba diving centers and various shops. Nearby activities include windsurfing, horseback riding, jet ski and ATV rentals, and biking. The quaint downtown area of Willemstad, with its historic forts, sidewalk cafes and floating markets, is only a 15 minute drive away.

There is a full, well-equipped gym, and sauna, within a few minutes' walk (usage charges are extra).

It is only a 30 minute drive from the airport to the apartment. Here is the link for the driving directions: http://goo.gl/maps/VXLj6 (you may have to copy and paste this link into your browser).

As of December 2012, for your shopping needs, a new Albert Heijn supermarket has opened within a mere 5-minute walking distance.

There is also a dedicated parking spot available for guests of the apartment.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £112.38
Damage Deposit £316.98

Cleaning fee is for final cleaning at the end of your stay only. Any other cleanings requested would be extra. Rates include water usage, and electricity consumption up to 40 kWh per day (usage above this allocation is charged at $0.48 per KwH, which is passed on to you and deducted from the deposit).

*** Ask about our Last-Minute Deals for bookings on available dates within the next 6 weeks! ***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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