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Spacious detached villa near beach with private pool, nice view and cool breeze

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, max. 6 people (and 1 child up to 2 years of age)

Villa Pura Vida is a new (2009) detached villa with a private pool in the neighbourhood Brakkeput Abou nearby the famous Spanish Water and prestigious areas of 'Jan Sofat' and 'Jan Thiel', situated close to historic town of Willemstad, beaches (Jan Thiel and Papagayo), shopping, sailing, diving, surfing and fine dining.

We offer a one story detached villa with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two porches, spacious living room, dining room and open kitchen and bar. Fully equipped and very comfortable.

Very affordable and very child-friendly. Your children can play 'on the street' without worries.

Spacious and cool: The villa is built a spacious lot and has very generous surfaces for the available rooms and terraces. It has a floor plan of about 200 m2 (2200 sq feet) and therefore offers a lot of space not very commonly found in holiday homes.

From the front porch you enter the living room of the villa. Cathedral ceilings offer a spacious effect and the living room appears even larger than it already is. Hot air will disappear to make room for the gentle blowing tradewind which is always there and will make your stay a very comfortable one.

The trade wind will leave through the rear end of the villa where there is another covered terrace and this terrace has a open connection to the kitchen by use of a cosy bar.

Relaxing with a view: At your arrival you will find that the large and impressive front porch will attract your attention immediately. It is completely covered and offers, amongst other furniture, a great lounge bed to make your stay outside comfortable and relaxing. And there is always the view.

The view form the front is to the old and historic (and completely renovated) mansion 'Rust en Vrede' (which is Dutch for Peace and Tranquility) surrounded by its plantation. Looking a bit to the right you will see the sailing ships on the Spanish Waters and there is always the spectacular view to Table Mountain. The villa is surrounded by a tropical garden and two terraces: one in the back of the villa and a large one (covered, on Curaçao called a 'porch') in the front. You will always find a sunny or shady place to stay.

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Erik van Engelen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Eric and Marjolein,

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your rental house during our holiday. It was so nice to open up the place in the morning and experience the warm breeze and fresh air, two things we miss most during our long, cold winters here in Pennsylvania. The amenities were just as you advertised and the place quite spacious and comfortable for a family of five.

You were so kind to pick us up in the middle of the night after our delayed travel after just arriving in Curacao yourselves. We overheard other travelers at the airport talking about their frustration with getting in late and having to make alternate ground transportation arrangements. You made it easy for us. Though driving around the island was challenging, since most roads were not marked on our map, we were able to find our way fairly well after some trial and error. Most of our time was spent at beaches in the Westpundt area where we had some fantastic snorkeling experiences; however, we did go into the city one evening. My thought was that the cruise ship visitors miss out on what the island is really like by staying so close to port.

Unfortunately our holiday had to end too soon; however, our trip home was more as planned. The only setback was that our eldest child got very sick while in Miami so his trip home was less than pleasant. This was our first experience using the VRBO website and it turned out to be a positive one for us. We would highly recommend your place to other potential renters.

It was a pleasure to meet you both as well as Inke, who was very helpful. Best wishes for the upcoming birth of your first child. They bring such joy, and frustration at times, but change your life forever.

Kind regards,

Tom and Linda and family
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Willemstad in Curaçao

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Every bedroom has box-spring bedding. Bedding is single (90x200 cms) but are placed next to each other to form a King Bed. Every bedroom has its own air conditioning (split level, very silent and with remote controls).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Shed
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious detached villa near beach with private pool, nice view and cool breeze
average rating of 4.25 based on 13 reviews

Amazing villa!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing large and fully furnished villa nearby a lot of activities.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Fort Wayne, IN

Near paradise in Curacao

  • 4 of 5

The villa was nearly perfect - just as described, large, very clean and relaxing. There were a few glitches throughout our 6 week stay but Shabana (the manager) took care of everything right away and helped with any questions/concerns. The housekeeper was super and cleaned everything! She was always on time and left extra towels and sheets when needed. The location was great, in a neighborhood and close to Jan Thiel and 20 min. from Wilhemstad. Good restaurants were very close and great supermarkets not far. I would recommend this villa to anyone that wanted a relaxing and comfortable stay on Curacao. The pool was just right for dipping and cooling off and the outside spaces were also super - always a breeze! Fantastic and look forward to returning some day.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Onze vakantie was fantastisch!

  • 5 of 5

We hebben n heerlijke vakantie gehad in Villa pura vida! Het huis is heel erg ruim voor 4 volwassenen en 1 kind van 2! Zoals het er op de foto's uitziet, zo is het in het echt ook; kortom fantastisch! Echt vakantie! Elke week werd ons huis schoongemaakt. Het huis is daarnaast van alle gemakken voorzien, handdoeken, airco in de slaapkamers (ideaal voor snachts)! Het zwembad was ook heerlijk, net als de wind die lekker door het huis waait! Het huis ligt vlakbij caracasbaai en jan thiel! Zest Beach bij jan thiel is een aanrader voor ouders met kinderen! Als je met z'n tweetjes heerlijk wilt eten dan is baoase een aanrader!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable relaxation in a tropical atmosphere

  • 4 of 5

The villa delivered what was promised in the listing. I offered a spacious, wel equiped residency during our 2 week stay on Curacao. The interior was simple with a luxury feel to it and offered all the comfort needed for a pleasant stay.

The architecture and situation of the villa provided for a right amount of cool air trough the house and on the porch.

The villa is located in a relatively quiet part of the island, close to the beach, supermarkets and various nightlife. Also it's relatively close to the city.

In short: Villa Pura Vida provides everything for a comfortable and relaxed stay (short or long) on Curacao and I certainly would recommend it to other people.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house

  • 5 of 5

It is a very nice house with a beautiful porch where you can sit. There is always wind. The house has 2 bathrooms which is very nice if you are with 6 persons. The swimmingpool is small but with a cocktail sitting in the water very nice. We enjoyed our stay very much. Every week they cleaned the house, it was a real holiday for us!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laguna Niguel, CA

Great Stay in Curacao

  • 4 of 5

The Villa is very spacious and clean with a nice breeze going through it most of the time. We only needed to use the A/C at night when we slept. The pool though small is very refreshing in the tropical climate and was the perfect depth for a person 6 feet tall. We used the pool multiple times every day and it is in the shade from about 2 PM on so you don’t need to worry about getting to much sun.

Curacao is very European so do not expect everything to be like Hawaii and we really liked the grocery store in Jan Thiel. We felt safe in Curacao but if you’re the worrying type and want to put on the alarm while you sleep go over the instruction with Inki very well, as the nighttime settings are different. All in all a very relaxing time and the fish bought day of catch from the local fisherman was fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 Kilometres
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11 Kilometres
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Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
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Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
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Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Willemstad, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
8 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £87.57

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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