About the property
- House1400 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Villa Hammaka is a private beach house located on the Spanish Water inlet.
Villa Hammaka is a private house right on Curacao's Spanish Water bay, with breathtaking views of the beautiful landscape and sunset skies right from your private beach and pier. After leisurely waking up, you can enjoy the morning breeze while having breakfast on the porch or under the pergola by the beach. When you are ready, grab some snorkel gear and search for the hidden "treasures" around the pier. Afterwards, you can catch up on your reading while relaxing in one of our hammocks. If you want to be more adventurous, you can take a car to experience the many attractions Curaçao has to offer. Be sure to get back to the house in time to pour your favorite drink, put your toes in the sand and capture the breathtaking sky at sunset.
Can you picture yourself here? We can accommodate you! The house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and can sleep a total of 6 people. All of the furniture is teak and the linens are high quality, with 400 thread count sheets. This is our private beach house that we are sharing with you, so we only provide what we would want for ourselves!
We ask for a minimum of 3 nights, with discounts for weekly and monthly rentals.
If you would like, we can pick you up at the airport and can hit the grocery store on the way to the house to ensure you are fully stocked. If you would like a car to explore the island, we can help you rent one for a fair price, and we will supply you with a map and a list of the "must see" spots on the island! We do recommend that you rent a car to get around if you would like to leave the house to replenish supplies or even just to see the local area.
To give you an idea of distances, the closest grocery store is around 5-10 minutes away by car. The closest restaurant is the Boathouse restaurant, which is just up the street within walking distance. The Jan Thiel beach area, which has four restaurants, from casual to upscale, as well as beach bars and shopping, is around 5-10 minutes away by car. The downtown "Punda" area, where the historic "handelskade" is located, is around a 15 minute drive from the house. You will find shopping, restaurants, bars and the cinemas there as well. The Santa Barbara resort, where you will find golf, tennis and restaurants, is also around 15 minutes away in the other direction. So, you are basically within a 10 to 15 minute drive of most everywhere you'd like to go!
If you want to check out the other side of the island, called "banda abou" (literally meaning "other side"), it will take you around 30-45 minutes, depending on how far you want to go.
We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy our weekend home!
Heather de Paulo
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Heather de Paulo
Owners, Barry and Heather de Paulo, have been living on the island since 2005. Heather is an American and Barry is a local, both with plenty of experience and knowledge about the island to show tourists all that Curaçao has to offer! They have two children, both born on Curaçao.
Heather de Paulo purchased this House in 2016
Why Heather de Paulo chose Willemstad
Curaçao's waters have something special about them, and their unpredictability and beauty makes one feel a sense of awe and respect when he/she experiences their magic. The Spanish water inlet is extra special because there are few natural inlets like it on the island that allows one to enjoy this magic, irrespective of what's happening in the unpredictable sea "outside." I have had visitors come to the island to visit, and when we take them on the water and they see the "kabritu berg" and the other natural beauty of the area, their reaction is, "wow, you LIVE here?" We want to share this sense of awe, wonder and magic with you. Even though you will only be here for a short time, the hope is that the experience will stick with you and keep you wanting to come back for more.
What makes this House unique
On Curaçao, there are many small houses on the water that locals call, "weekend houses." Just little structures with not much more than a small kitchen/living area, a bathroom and maybe a separate bedroom or two. The idea is to escape from the grind of every day life and get out to the sea to immerse in nature, but only driving a short distance away. This house was one of those houses. It needed a complete renovation, but the "soul" of the house had something special, so we maintained the original feel of the house as much as possible. It's cozy, comfortable and will provide you with all the conveniences you need while giving you the feeling of escaping it all, providing you the opportunity to be at one with the Caribbean nature.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 1:00 PM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful, relaxing vacation!
We were so lucky to have found Heather and Villa Hammaka for our weeklong stay on Curacao. We loved the privacy of this beautiful property, and enjoyed beginning and ending each day relaxing in the hammocks overlooking the bay. Heather met us at the property when we arrived and showed us the fully stocked closet with bath and beach towels, chairs, fishing equipment and more. She told us about the closest grocery stores and restaurants - we took her recommendation to visit a new gelato place up the street and ended up going 3 times during our 5 night stay! AC in the main bedroom made sleeping very comfortable, and we loved the big shower head. Heather was very helpful when we had an issue with the security system and the water going out, due to construction next door - we never felt bothered by the construction, no early morning or late night interruptions! It was wonderful after spending a day in Willemstad or at the beaches on the west side to come "home" and relax in a hammock with a glass of wine. We truly feel regenerated after our trip to Curacao, and have Heather and Villa Hammaka to thank!
Wow, what a wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the house, and the island, to the fullest! I hope you come back soon!
Relax in paradise
Villa Hammaka is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the warm, breezy days in Curacao. The quiet cove and dock are the best place to start your day with your morning coffee or end your day with a glass of wine in the evening.
Heather gave us lots of information about things to do on the island and nothing is very far away.
The house was the right size for our family - nicely furnished, comfortable beds, everything very clean and neat. The kitchen is well equipped if you want to stay in and cook but there are many places to eat nearby.
Thank you for your nice review! We hope to host you all again!
Amazing sunrise, beautiful breezes
We stayed at Villa Hammaka for the first part of our 12 day vacation on Curaçao. We also stayed on west side of island which is quieter but would recommend staying on both sides of island, we would do the same thing again. You can see the sunrise really well on villa Hammaka side, no sunrise views on west side. Partial view of sunsets at Villa Hammaka beautiful pink skies, full on view of sunsets on west side.
The villa was very well stocked with plenty of towels and everything you need in the kitchen. The bed was very comfortable and really nice shower too, there was another bedroom but we didn't use it as it was only the 2 of us. We enjoyed grilling some steaks and burgers on the charcoal grill out on the deck. We enjoyed a day of swimming off the dock and laying on the floatie tied to the dock. In the mornings we would get up before sunrise and sit and watch the sun come up with our coffee and enjoyed the breezes and the sailboats. Close to nice beaches, restaurants, grocery stores and Willemstad to enjoy the city. At the end of the day it was nice to come and enjoy the breezes and lay in the hammock. Heather was lovely and very informative and always available for any questions we had. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we hope to be back.
Thank you for you nice review! We are so glad that you enjoyed Curacao as a whole - really the best of both worlds. We hope to welcome you back!
Villa Hammaka Rocks!
This house has many positives that make it well worth taking a closer look for your Curaçao vacation rental!
The house is located on a *secluded* lot on the Spanish Waters inlet, a place where boats & catamarans (flying flags of a variety of countries) come for safe harbor. There is also a nearby marina with sea kayaks, kite-surfing & SUPs (stand-up paddleboards) available to rent and a variety of activity on the water to entertain. Several points of interest nearby: the historical fort, shopping, restaurants, public parks & beaches and other activities. (We were there for scuba diving and found a couple of dive shops close by.)
Your safety is a chief concern of the home owners, providing its occupants a real sense of security. The house is behind a remote-controlled gated entry and has lines-of-sight beams surrounding the perimeter as well as the house itself, to be secured each night before retiring. And, the security company may stop by if something is disrupting the beams (such a long towel blowing on the clothesline).
The interior of the house is spacious without taking up a lot of real estate— a very efficient layout. 2 bedrooms, each with a king bed (ideal for a traveling couples) and private bath; and, a nicely equipped kitchen/living area. In addition, there are several outdoor spaces to be enjoyed—a large covered area w/ large dining table, a smaller table under the pergola right by the water, and yet more seating out at the end of the dock. We also appreciated the outdoor shower for rinsing off scuba/snorkel gear after use.
Heather de Paulo was responsive to our Qs related to the house & tourist attractions—before & after arrival; and had some basic groceries waiting for us in the refrigerator since we were arriving very late. She also provided airport shuttles, since the house may be challenging to find for island first-timers. Don’t overlook the vehicle (Toyota RAV-4) that is offered—it was clean and can get around anywhere your touring may take you. It was a huge bonus to have waiting for us at the house and not have to deal with one more thing at the end of our long travel day getting to Curaçao.
One down side: Construction started on the neighboring property mid-week with a couple days of lot-leveling excavator work. Hope it is over soon—the noise was not loud-- but constant and started about 7:15am and went until 5:45pm.
Thank you so much for your nice and thorough review! We are so happy that you enjoyed the house and the island!
I'm also sorry about the lot-leveling in the lot next door for those couple of days. We don't know when they are going to do work over there. One day they came and tore the house that was on it down and then we didn't see anyone for weeks until that day they came for the leveling. And now, nothing again since then. Of course, as soon as we know when they will start consistently doing work there, we will let any guests with reservations know that this will be going on and put a post on our listing.
Wonderful home, beautiful views and very relaxing!
We loved this home and loved our trip to Curacao! Heather and Barry were so helpful, responsive and made every effort to make our trip a great one! The home is even more beautiful than the pictures give it credit. You'll be blown away upon arrival. I would give 4.5 stars if I could, only negative were the power outages (we had two) which made it so we couldn't leave one day for a beach trip and one evening for dinner, due to the security gate not able to open. Other than that, this home and the owners are fantastic!
Thanks for your lovely review! I'm sorry about those power outages. It only happened once before, last October 2016. It was bad luck, but luckily it wasn't out for long!
We hope to host you again!
Lovely quiet clean perfect beachhouse
Great house, lovely garden, veranda and seaview, quiet, away from it all, great beds and shower. Friendly, well organised, owner.
The house is even more lovely than the pictures show.
We had a wonderful time here! A recommendation for families with children and restseeking couples!
Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We hope to welcome you again!
Villa Hammaka is located in an isolated spot, right on the Spanish Water inlet. While amenities, such as shopping, bars, restaurants and the such, are not far away, you will need a car to get around, which we can provide for you upon request. The idea is to get away from it all, so besides sailboats enjoying the bay, small boats passing by and occasional visits from wildlife, including "Pete" the pelican, you are isolated in your own private slice of paradise. Of course, there is plenty to do in Curaçao, so if you'd like to do some exploring in between your relaxing, we are more than happy to share the spots with you so you can explore the island like a local!