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Mercedes ten Ham

Member since: 2008
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Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Papiamentu

Oceanfront guesthouse, spacious, stylish, quiet, safe and private

15 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Caribbean - Casita Carmen Rosa

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Beautiful guesthouse, situated in a tropical garden with a lot of flowers. Inside the house: wooden floors, kitchen, full air conditioned bedrooms, spacious living with sea view.

The house is situated in Coral Estate, a young village where living is quiet, private and secure.

The village is directly situated at the Caribbean sea. From the village to town and airport: 20 minutes by car. There are hiking and biking trails in the area. Nearby are some popular beaches (Porto Marie, Daaibooi, Cas Abow...) with good facilities (chairs, snack-bar). This is a small part of what Curacao has to offer. Curacao has so much to offer.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mercedes ten Ham (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Papiamentu

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Oceanfront guesthouse, spacious, stylish, quiet, safe and private
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
Burke, VA
4

Truly lovely casita

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the casita for a week in March 2016, and it was exceedingly beautiful there. The grounds are gorgeously landscaped with an abundance of flowering plants, which is very special on a desert island. The outdoor spaces are the very best thing about this little home: there is a "beach" area near the steps that lead to the Caribbean, comfy covered seating areas, and lovely spots to sit and eat outside. There was a constant breeze and it was delightful to sit outside. Indoors was not quite as plush: the main seating areas are wood (with pillows) and the beds were quite firm. Sort of a church pew experience overall. The kitchen was small but perfectly adequate, and we really appreciated having basic spices and supplies (e.g., dish soap, sponge) available for us. The bathroom was very spacious, but (as Americans) we wished there had been a shower curtain to keep the floor outside the shower area dry. It was slippery when wet! Also, the indoor lighting was very dim throughout.

Our only disappointment with the property was that the dryer was broken, and we learned of it only through repeatedly trying to use it without success. There were clotheslines and pins available, but it takes a lot more time to hang clothes out to dry, and that's not how we hoped to spend our vacation.

The owner was very helpful. She answered our questions, provided excellent directions and guidance, and very promptly refunded our security deposit. There were lots of helpful items available at the casita, from coolers to beach towels, and even extra snorkeling gear.

Overall, it was a really lovely place to stay. As the sea washes up against the cliff, you can feel the impact of the water on the rocks as you lie in bed at night. It makes you feel like you're a part of the setting, and in beautiful Curacao, that is a wonderful thing.

Finally, if you are a snorkeler, the trip south to Tugboat and Director's Bay are very worthwhile: beautiful, diverse, healthy reefs. :-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, romantic Casita

  • 5 of 5

The Casita was beautiful--the property is magical--like living in a tropical fairtale. The Casita is well built and designed with great taste. Everything is exactly as advertised, absolutely no disappointments. The compact kitchen area plus the outdoor bqr-b-que (not gas) were all we needed to prepare the meals for our 1 week vacation. The setting is so spectacular, that it makes every restaurant venue pale by comparison, so we were much happier to buy our seafood and wine at the Centrum supermarket near the airport, along with the rest of our food, and had most of our meals on the porch overlooking the sea. The airport and supermarket are only 15min form the Casita, so it was easy to return the store to buy more fish every couple of days. The location is great for visiting the many beautiful beaches for swimming and snorkeling. Willemstadt is an easy drive (25min) if you are looking for more action, but we were delighted to spen our time at the Casita.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, California
5

Unbelievable Views and Incredible Vacation property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Casita for two weeks over the New Years holiday. This place is AMAZING! Actually, the pictures do not really grasp how beautiful this place really is. We had an unbelievable time. Mercedes was very kind and always answered any questions we had. The place is part of a larger Villa and the grounds and the views where just incredible. We thoroughly enjoyed this vacation home and would highly recommend this place as an option to the boring hotels!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WOW!!!! Incredible Curacao vacation rental property

  • 5 of 5

This property is everything it advertises and much more. We've been visiting Curacao for several years now and have stayed in homes from Westpunt to St. Willibrordus. Coral Estates is a great central location, being close to grocery/shopping and the best beaches on Curacao. The casita is extremely well appointed with fantastic outdoor spaces and seating overlooking the ocean, the kitchen provides everything you need to cook and serve meals including an outdoor BBQ, spacious bathroom, 2 comfortable bedrooms with one king and one queen, plenty of closet and storage space, all the bath and kitchen linens and beach towels you need, separate building that houses the laundry room with washer/dryer, coolers, and beach chairs.

We were met upon arrival by the very helpful and friendly property representative/housekeeper and oriented to the entire property being that no one was in residence in the main house. As a fantastic bonus, we were offered the use of everything the entire estate had to offer including the entire outdoor space, pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen/bar/BBQ since the main house wasn't occupied during our stay. Housekeeping was provided every 5 days.

We would definitely rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

When we came across this listing, my wife and I immediately booked it. Once we arrived we were even more excited as the Casita was absolutely beautiful. The pictures on the website were very accurate. Very clean and well appointed, very private and wonderful landscaping that gave us the feeling of a tropical paradise. Though there was ocean access via a staircase and a ladder to the sea, it was much too rough while we were there to enjoy it. However there were two beautiful beaches just a short drive away. I would recommend a rental car to make going and coming much easier. Also just a 10 minute walk was the dive shop and beach, along with the restaurant & bar. We enjoyed cocktails and appetizers along with a fun evening of Jazz on Thursday nights. The owners Mercedes and Willem were extremely helpful and accomadating even allowing us to enjoy the next door villa's pool and jacuzzi as no one was there at the time. All in all it was a great experience and we would recommend this property highly.

Ric Rondell

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Our own personal paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Where to start -- to echo everyone else, the photos do not do this place justice. My husband and I were blown away by the absolute beauty of the Casita. It had everything we needed and more! So many places to relax. I will forever remember the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below ... these were the sounds that lulled us to sleep each night and the first thing we heard on awakening each morning.

Also can't speak highly enough of Mercedes. Although we did not get the chance to meet, Mercedes was a gracious host by offering to food shop for us and stock the fridge due to our late afternoon arrival on New Year's Eve. The kitchen area was well stocked and allowed us to cook a few meals rather than eating out every night.

We very much enjoyed exploring the area beaches and the west side of the island. Both Willemstad and Westpunt areas were 30-45 minute drives and were great day trips.

I would highly recommend this special place to any and all -- I just can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hato
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Landhuis Daniel
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Blue Bay
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Landhuis Daniel
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Daaibooi
Car: necessary

Dive and snorkeling spots, beaches, rural, hike and bike trails, church, art-gallery & shop at old land-house Jan Kok, Karakter or Old land-house Daniel for fine dining, dive courses.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Curacao, 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
 
2016 Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,592
for 7 nights
£1,592
 
 
2016 Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,592
for 7 nights
£1,592
 
 
2016/2017 New Year
31 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,592
for 7 nights
£1,592
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£694
for 4 nights
£1,215
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £209

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Caribbean in the World

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Extra baby crib available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
The Casita is a separate building direct on the ocean. There are 2 houses on a big plot (25000 sq.ft.), one of them is the owners house, the other house is the Casita. The separation is done by a high fence and plants so you will have your privacy and your own space (total of 5000 sq.ft.).

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