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luxurious penthouse and villa with spectacular sea views, close to the beach - Ricca Vita, the villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights



Ricca Vita, the villa

The villa is located on the ground floor, wheelchair friendly, (not completely wheelchair accessible) with swimming pool and outdoor shower in the beautiful tropical garden.

About the property


You'll find yourself in this spacious villa feel right at home. Everything exudes luxury here, with an open, atmospheric character and attention to art and nature.

This striking villa and penthouse, fully focused to sea, is truly a gem on the southeastern coast of Curacao. The house is bathed from morning to evening in the sun and breathe the Caribbean atmosphere. The sleek architecture stands in nice contrast to the attractive interior with attention to details. The perfect combination of luxurious comfort and atmosphere that makes your stay a delight.

Overlooking the Caracas Bay, the Spanish Water and Jan Thiel Bay, you come here, relax. Palm trees and bougainvilleas in the garden provide a wonderful setting of the house. Of course you can enjoy your private pool and an outdoor shower. The ideal place to enjoy the sun or have a drink at the always sultry evenings.

On the ground floor is the garden villa, on the first floor the penthouse. Completely separated from each other, with plenty of privacy, but if you are with a larger group, you can book both together and enjoy all the luxury.

Both have the same format and size. In the garden villa on the ground floor you can enjoy a beautifully landscaped garden with the swimming pool, with beautiful sea views at the front. In the penthouse on the first floor you have a magnificent view of the sea, even if you enjoy your infinity pool.

Naturally, the beautiful living room in both the garden villa and the penthouse offers plenty of living space with a lounge corner with flat screen TV. Thanks for the luxury kitchen with modern appliances invites you to prepare delicious meals.

The 2 covered outdoor terraces both in the garden villa and in the penthouse, with lounge corner and a large dining table, contribute to the wonderful outdoor life that you can always enjoy on Curaçao.

Both the garden villa and the penthouse are equipped with a master bed room, which is extra luxuriously equipped with a spacious walk-in wardrobe, a spacious bathroom with 2 sinks, a freestanding bath, toilet and bidet, also a spacious shower is present, where you can put the shutters open.

The other two spacious bedrooms both feature a wardrobe, a bathroom with sink and toilet with a semi-outdoor shower where you have the opportunity to experience the free feeling of showering outdoors.

Obviously there are very comfortable box springs that ensure that you'll wake up rested. The bedrooms have air conditioning so you can determine a comfortable temperature itself.

Bookings in the Christmas period are at least 14 days. in 2018 this is from 22 December to 6 January.

More Details

Simone Roodselaar
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Simone Roodselaar

We live in Holland and do have 2 grown up children. We do have an interior company: Artop, thats why we put so much passion in this villa & penthouse. My husband designs also cool kids furniture www.sjors.rocks and me myself are also a painter of abstract paintings: www.siemart.com

Simone Roodselaar purchased this villa in 2017

Why Simone Roodselaar chose Jan Thiel

After visiting Curacao for a several times, we decided to built our own villa here. First because we like to stay here and second because of our interior company. This gives us the opportunity to create a beautiful place, which we also like other people to enjoy.

What makes this villa unique

The stunning view from the villa, on the quarataine hospital, the fort, the caracasbay and directors bay. It's not a coincident that the sight seeing touring bus stops a few times a day. Built on the wind so you can enjoy the sea breeze, sitting on the porch. The swimming pool and outside shower will keep you cool. Jan Thiel beach is on walking distance and there is also a grocery.

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Inclusief verbruik electra tot 40 Kwh en water, deze worden opgenomen bij aankomst en vertrek en verrekend met de borg.
Wilt u bij boeking ook onze auto huren, vermeld dat dan even als opmerking. Wij verhuren onze Hyundai Tucson uit november 2015. kosten hiervoor bedragen Euro 50,00 per dag, inclusief afkoop eigen risico.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Outdoor Shower
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • Bathrooms are adjacent to the bedrooms. They feature beautiful tiles with indirect lighting.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The master bed room is extra luxury features with a spacious dressing room, then the bathroom with double sinks, shower, freestanding bath, toilet and bidet. The other two generous bedrooms are both equipped with a wardrobe and bathroom with sink, toilet and shower, where you have the opportunity to experience the free feeling of showering outdoors. Obviously there are very comfortable box springs that ensure you'll wake up rested. The bedrooms have air conditioning so you can determine a comfortable temperature itself.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Do you want to rent our car at the same time as Hyundai Tucson? The price is Euro 50.00. (excluding fuel) When booking more than 7 days, there is an interim cleaning. It also changed the bed linen and towels. The cost is Euro 95.00.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Ricca Vita, the villa
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Carlisle, Ontario, Canada

Fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks at this exquisite property. What a luxurious treat to stay in such a beautiful home. Spacious, clean and decorated tastefully to the finest details. There were many days that we spent the day lounging in the beautiful garden at the pool, barbecuing for an al fresco meal.

Such a personal welcome from Luisa the manager who explained everything to us to make us feel comfortable along with a chilled bottle of white wine waiting in the fridge upon arrival.

The location of this home is ideal with Jan Thiel beach within walking distance, grocery store within walking distance along with many lovely restaurants and cafes. The neighborhood is the most beautiful on the island, safe and offering spectacular views. We called it the “Beverly Hills” of Curacao.

There is also the best snorkelling spot on the island about 5 minutes away.

The owners George and Simone sincerely want you to experience the most comfortable holiday to the very last detail. Comfortable beds, fine linens, top quality appliances in a kitchen that has everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal. We especially enjoyed the spacious shower, while the shutters are open, allows you to feel like you are showering outside. Every aspect of this home is sheer modern luxury.

We had no need for air conditioning offered in the bedrooms because of the beautiful refreshing ocean breeze. This home allows you to enjoy fresh air no matter where you chose to sit.

We thoroughly enjoyed the salt water pool which was sparkling clean and refreshing.

You can’t help but feel like a celebrity staying here especially when the tourist bus comes by and they mention “Riccavita” and the passengers want to take photos of this outstanding home.

I had to hurry up and book for next year before my friends scoop up this gem.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, i liked it you compared Riccavita with Beverly Hills. That’s a great compliment. Great to see you next year!
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Perhaps our best vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

We prefer to rent houses and villas when we travel and we've done it several times. This villa in Jan Thiel beach is every bit as advertised - and even better! It's a spacious, open, airy villa with both indoor and outdoor living rooms, a well-furnished kitchen, its own pool, deck and outdoor eating area and three great bedrooms (especially the master suite). Simone's artwork is displayed throughout - lovely! The night breezes allowed us to sleep with the windows open and enjoy the evening air. We cooked dinner on the outdoor grill twice during our stay. This villa had the most elegant wine glasses of any house we have ever rented. The gym and spinning studio was nearby and we spent time at Jan Thiel and Mambo beaches most days. This was our first trip to Curacao; Simone and her onsite agent Luisa helped make it a wonderful trip for our family. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our villa. I am glad to hear that real time for you was even better than the pictures you saw. That's what i hear all the time, but in my opinion it's better than the other way around. So wonderful you had such a great time and of course we will be very glad to see you again. There are a lot of things to do and to visit at Curacao for your next stay.
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Picture perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Riccavita for 2 weeks during Christmas and New Years and rented both the up and the downstairs. We had 10 family members and was a great space. Was lovely to have 2 kitchens. Kitchen and living areas were great with all the amenities. Villa was in a very good area close to beaches, golf and groceries.

The vehicle that came with the unit was a good size for 5 people comfortably. Pool areas were very nice but would have benefitted with a ladder or steps for easier access.

Beds were singles with separate sheets and could have been more comfortable if a single sheet and cover could have been used.

Would definitely go back!!!! Luisa was great and did a grocery shop for us before we arrived as our flight came in the evening.

Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for your nice words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. About the sheets: Most people like seperated sheets that’s why we have them. Next time please ask for it so we can arrange it for you. looking forward to have you back in our villa. Simone
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Absolutly fabulous stay at Riccavita

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday enjoying all the luxury the villa offers. It has everything you could possibly want. Would definately go back To stay at Riccavita. The best villa in Curaçao. We Highly reccomend it to anyone looking for a luxury place to stay in jan thiel.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House & Facilities, Love Curacao. Not best location for Divers

  • 4 of 5

House & neighborhood was great; decorated and equipped very nicely! Lower level of house didn't offer much of a ocean view, but we didn't spend a lot of time there. Cliffs across the street were cool. We went to Curacao for the diving; Other than Jan Thiel/Papagya Beach, the other fantastic beaches and dive sites are on the other side of the city & island. Typically a 30-60 minute drive to the beaches and dive sites on the other side of the city. We did the ride everyday.

Traffic coming back to the house from the other side was unbearable between 4:30pm and 7:30 at Jenwe. Killed a good days buzz sitting in traffic. The nice house on arrival took the edge off though.

Couple of things I must of overlooked when booking with VRBO for the house was rate was not in US Dollars, (Euro's ?) which you didn't know until checkout, and house had a limit on electricity which I didn't see defined anywhere; We used bare bones AC and ended up having $90US deducted from the front end CC charge of $600. Not a huge deal.

Simone was very responsive to our questions before and after the trip, the house was great, but not sure it hit our mark for accesibility to the best dive sites and beaches that are towards the west end.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear that you had a wonderful time. It is true that most dive spots are at the west end of the island. And if you love to dive i can imagine you would be more around these places. Though the tugboat is also a very nice spot for diving, and this one is really near. I hope you saw that. For other adventures our area is good situated, for instance for sint joris baai for kite surfing and surfing, the aloe vera plantage, Serena's art factory and also Willemstad. And of course all the restaurants and nice beach clubs at jan thiel beach
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Houston, TX

Beautiful Modern House! This listing is only for the (downstairs) Garden Villa!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the "Garden Villa" for a week in October 2017. Our group consisted of me and my husband, our two small children and my husband's parents. This house is beautifully designed, finished and decorated! The communal living area and kitchen leads out to the pool and outdoor dining area, and is a great layout - everyone has their own rooms to retreat to, but there is a large area to socialize too. It is in a great neighborhood, just a 5 min drive from Jan Thiel beach and a convenient little grocery store near the Papagayo resort. Luisa, the property manager, was great to work with and quite responsive any time we reached out.

A few things to note. This property is made up of two units, the "Garden Villa" and the "Penthouse" that are rented separately. I think both units have the same layout of 3 bedrooms/bathrooms, a living area and kitchen. This was not really clear from the listing, as the pictures shown are a combination from both the first and second floor units. The picture of the pool overlooking the ocean, for example, is from the Penthouse unit NOT the Garden Villa. Upon arrival, I was a bit disappointed that we really didn't have any ocean views from the unit in which we stayed. This was not a deal-breaker, but just something that did not meet expectations.

My other comment would be that while the listing says the property is air conditioned, only the bedrooms have air conditioning. I think this is pretty typical of most houses on the island, but it could be made more clear on the listing. It was pretty hot while we were there and although the whole house has really fancy shutters that bring the outdoors in and allow for great air flow, being on the first floor there were times where everything was very still; when there is no airflow, it is uncomfortably warm. We used the pool to cool off extensively, especially during mid-afternoon!

We still had a nice vacation, but retreated to the bedrooms for cool air quite often, and even then the master suite is so large it really doesn't get that cool. I think if you are planning to be mostly away from the house during the day, at the beach or diving or exploring, this would be a great place to stay, but if you are traveling with babies and/or older family members (as we were!) keep in mind that the bedrooms will be the only areas to truly cool off on those hot afternoons.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for making some things clear for other guests. We have a description at each photo trying to explain the situation but that's not clear for everyone, seems now. As you mentioned there is no airconditioning in the living room, which is not usual in this country indeed. Most people who visit the Caribbean go there because of the nice weather. If the sleeping rooms are airconditioned it is fine. And i have to mention that it's better for your health not to sleep in a very cold room (not more than 5 dgrs. less as the outside temperature) We are glad you liked the place!
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Zest, Zanzibar, Papagayo, Tinto
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Santa barbara
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Zest, Zanzibar, Papagayo, Tinto
Nearest Beach
0.7 Kilometres
Jan Thiel beach
Car: recommended

Jan Thiel is one of the most beautiful areas of Curacao. It lies in the southeast of the island about 22 km from the airport. Jan Thiel is a bay and therefore has a very nice beach. The location is ideal for diving, snorkeling and of course relaxing. Also sailing, surfing and kayaking are excellent.

The area of ​​Jan Thiel is well maintained with a good infrastructure. In the neighborhood there is the Caracas Bay and several other bays including the Spanish Water and a marina. The remaining fort Beekenburg (1703) and Quarantine building (built in 1883) represent the history.

The area is also gelieft with joggers and cyclists who, especially at night, with many a bit of jogging or cycling. This may be fine on the quiet road. At the Jan Thiel Beach, several restaurants and bars and sunbeds are rented on the beach. There is also a pool on the beach. Just past the Zanzibar is also a dive center located where diving courses can be followed.

Jan Thiel has a nature herein old salt pans and flamingos present. The nature reserve is also very suitable for running or mountain biking. Also, buggies and quads are hired for an adventurous ride around.