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Caribbean Sea Front Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 904 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment (2 stories), 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3)

The apartment located 30 feet from the sea within a small gated resort is situated in Westpunt, a tiny village at the west side of Curacao. From the apartment you have an uninterrupted view on the deep blue and crystal clear ocean where you may spot dolphins jumping out of the sea. For swimming, snorkeling or diving: just walk down the stairs from the resort to the sea or otherwise go to one of the many other nearby beaches. Great mountain biking and hiking on the nearby wild north side of the island and at the Boca Tabla Nature Preserve. The Mt. Christoffel National Park and the Savonet museum are at a 15 minutes car drive away.

Westpunt is the ideal spot for an exiting or quiet getaway from daily life.


More Details

Rita and Winfried Merkies
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Papiamentu
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Rita and Winfried Merkies

Owners are a local couple living over 35 years on the island.

Rita and Winfried Merkies purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Rita and Winfried Merkies chose Curacao

Growing up as a child we always rented vacation homes during our school holidays on this part of the island, now we had the chance to buy one ourselves.

What makes this apartment unique

The fact that we can walk from our unit to the stairs to the ocean almost directly in front of our unit and go for a swim, snorkle or dive.


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
El Sobrino
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Blue Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
El Sobrino
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Westpunt Baai
Car: recommended

The apartment is located in the western part of the island; the area is rural and quiet with many possibilities for diving, snorkeling, swimming, (mountain) biking and walking. There is a good dive school in Westpunt and a tank depot in our resort should you want to dive with them.

The national park Christoffel can be reached within a 20 minute drive from Westpunt for sight seeing, bird watching or climbing mount Christoffel for a beautiful view over the island. Landhuis (Mansion) Savonet is inside the park and is a museum that is worthwhile a visit. The north coast where the waves are breaking on the rocks can be reached within 10 minutes.

Dining can be enjoyed at Kura Holanda Lodge, Misjhe, El Sobrino, Sol foods or Jaanchi. At Westpunt on Sundays you can enjoy a local lunch at the Fishermen's bay of Westpunt or at Shete Boca which can be reached within 10 minutes by car.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sabana Westpunt in Curaçao

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 904 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms available, one downstairs to use when you are in in the main room or want to take a quick private shower after a swim or a dive, and one upstairs connected to the large bedroom upstairs. The upstairs douche has hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) A topper is added for extra comfort. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Massage and pedicure upon request. Massage will be given next to the Caribbean Sea. Diving is possible directly from the resort. A rinse tank and outside shower is available and you can hang your diving gear inside the bathroom downstairs to dry.


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(22 traveller reviews)

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Caribbean Sea Front Apartment
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 22 reviews
Forsyth, Illinois


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay.....unit was very clean. Absolutely beautiful scenery right out our backdoor. Everyone on grounds was very friendly, as well as very respectful. Quiet area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are glad you liked it!
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Beautiful Oceanside Resort

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I rented this townhouse for one week from April 2 to the 9th and had a very enjoyable stay. Winfried was very good to work with booking our vacation and Rene was very helpful when called upon. We found Westpunt to be very convenient to the beaches, only a short drive (a car is a must) to our favourite Karakter beach bar and restaurant and beautiful Cas Abou beach. We hope to return to Curacao and do recommend Marazul Dive Resort for the beautiful ocean view and a very quiet place to call home in the evening. If you plan on sitting out in the evenings be sure to bring insect repellent, the mosquitoes can be a little nasty after sunset. We ate out at Rancho El Sobrino twice, the food was good and the restaurant staff were very friendly. Very convenient too right beside Marazul Resort. Make sure to spend some time in Willemstad, a nice little city to visit and enjoy a meal or a drink near the Queen Emma bridge. Other than the mosquitoes the only other minor inconvenience were the tiny ants, just don't leave anything on the counter top or they'll get into whatever you leave out.

Thanks Winfried and Rene for a wonderful vacation,we hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great times at Marazul!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in this unit, and we hope to return again! Marazul Dive Resort is a safe and quiet resort. This unit is very comfortable and well equipped for the two of us. Each time that we have come back, there have been improvements made. The most recent were the pergola on the upstairs balcony and new curtains and furniture covers on the main level. The king size bed if very comfortable and the sunsets from the upper balcony are fabulous. There are screens on all windows and doors, and nice breezes flow through. There are ceiling fans up and down which help a lot. We only used the bedroom air conditioning a few of the nights. There is a charcoal BBQ grill.

Westpunt is about 40 minutes from the airport so a car is necessary. We stock up on main groceries at Centrum before heading to Marazul. The nearby town of Barber has decent groceries if more are needed.

We spend most of our vacation diving and recommend Go West Diving for tanks. The diving right out in front of Marazul is excellent. You access the ocean via stairs and a ladder.

We eat most of our dinners, out, and our favorite local restaurants are Sol Food , Trio Penotti, and Landhuis Misje.

The owners, Winfried and Rita are very friendly, helpful and easy to work with. The property manager, Rene is as well.

This is a beautiful unit for a quiet, safe and comfortable vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely nature retreat

  • 4 of 5

This was good value for money. Upstairs, in main bedroom, its is especially peaceful and comfortable. Downstairs living area a bit older. 2 balconies with ocean views. System with codes in stead of keys works well.The condo is in a safe, gated community, Marazul dive resort, so you can leave your windows open at night. I loved the area - totally away from it all, but its not for everyone. There is a nice swimmingpool or you can swim in the ocean, but there is no sandy beach. You go down about 25 stairs and get into the ocean with a step ladder - either to swim, snorkel, or dive. The water is turquoise crystal. There's lots of birdsong and lots of iguanas on the property. Playa Forti, a nice sandy beach, is within walking or swimming distance. To get anywhere else, a car is handy - dive operation is about 2-3 km from here. Other good beaches are Grote Knip and Kleine Knip, as well as the one at the dive operation. Shete Boka National park, about 10 min drive, has wonderful sea views, especially when its windy. The restaurants in the area are very average, but according to ratings on other sites, there aren't many better restaurants in the whole of Curacao. Sol's food, Trio Penotti and Ranco el Sobrino (walking distance) were OK. There is a bar with sunset views close by, overlooking Playa Forti, Blue view Sunset Terrace. Groceries are not easy to get. The store in Barber, about 15 min drive, is not good, especially for fresh produce. The best store for groceries is Centrum supermarket near the airport. I also noticed the manager at Marazul does shopping for a $15 fee.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marazul- curacao

  • 5 of 5

Our love of Curaçao is enhanced by our wonderful accommodations! This was our 3rd stay here and it was as great as the first. The apartment is very spacious with all necessary amenities. Being close to the pool was a plus. We also utilized the stairs giving ocean access for our daily swims and even snorkeling. We especially enjoyed the upstairs balcony for our nightly viewing of the sunset and gazing at the stars! The wifi was consistent, there are screens on the windows and doors and hot water in the shower. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can we say .........other than: You will always be more than welcome ! Winfried & Rita
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Beautiful place

  • 4 of 5

We have a wonderfull Time .

Is the Best place to be in the sea and comtemplate the Sunset.

Mr Merkies and the manager was very kind, there is no problem...only solution!

Thank for all,

Merveilleux voyage. C'est le meilleur balcon pour contempler le coucher du soleil et entrer dans la mer comme dans une piscine. M. Merkies et son manager ont a été là pour répondre à nos besoins. Nous avons été privilégiés, car nous n'avons pas eu de voisin.

Parfait pour la plongée et snorkeling.

Merci !

Sylvie et Sylvain

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sylvie & Sylvain, Thanks for visiting us and glad that you had a good time !
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sabana Westpunt, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
1 May 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
High season
15 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring season
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
1 May 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

End Cleaning Fee £64.36 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.72
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are based on 2 persons, additional persons will be charged a small fee of US$ 20 per person per night extra

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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