This is a wonderful place to stay while on Curacao! The pictures of the villa are spot-on, though it's actually nicer inside and out when you actually see it.. Linda Lou was just superb to deal with in every regard. She answered dozens of questions before we even arrived, and many more once we were there. She is an invaluable source of information about all things Curacao, from practical to exotic.
The home is located in the Coral Estates subdivision, and you'll feel completely safe there due to friendly 24/7 security at the front gate. The home is perched right on the edge of a small cliff, right on the beautiful aquamarine ocean. There is no villa on the one side of the property, adding to the privacy. It's stunning both inside and out, well laid-out and beautifully appointed. The pool is large and very nice - we spent many afternoons there.Sunsets are absolutely spectacular at this property.
We liked the fact that Coral Estates is located out away from the city, on the West end of the island. It's more remote and much quieter there, which we liked, but also much closer to the best beaches and snorkeling spots on the island, That was important to us. Some of the very best beaches and snorkeling on the island are 5 to 20 minutes drive away from this villa. On the other hand, it only takes a half-hour or so to get into the heart of Willemstad with all the shopping and restaurants.
Speaking of restaurants, there is a very nice restaurant with good food and friendly staff right in Coral Estates, called Karakter. We ate there at least 3 times while we were there. And even though we only found it on the next to last day we were there, don't miss Landhuis Daniel, only a few minutes from Villa Sea Shell.
We just can't speak highly enough about the villa itself or the professional, caring attitude exhibited by the owner, Linda Lou. Several small issues arose during our stay, and she or her people took care of them immediately. The service provided before and during our stay was exemplary. We've rented many villas in the Caribbean, and no one has ever delivered better service than Linda Lou.
It's a perfect place to stay while exploring the beautiful island of Curacao!