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OCEANFRONT ISLAND GEM WITH GREAT SNORKELING/DIVING

Steve and Linda Pitt

Advertiser since: 2010
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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OCEANFRONT ISLAND GEM WITH GREAT SNORKELING/DIVING

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Curacao Townhome Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 4

Our townhome in this gated, quiet, very private resort enjoys a perfect location - true oceanfront (about 20 paces from the sea) with completely unobstructed views to the ocean and sunsets. Stroll from your lanai, past palm trees, bougainvilleas, the pool and palapas down to the steps into the sea - a private access from which to dive, snorkel or swim. The luxury of walking a few hundred feet to warm, calm, crystal clear water of this quality can't be overstated. A fabulous reef and sealife are just a few yards from your patio.

An additional benefit to our location within the resort - we enjoy consistent sea breezes unblocked by other buildings and never hear neighbors, dogs or traffic. All windows and doors are screened - allowing you to keep out the uninvited [mosquitos/geckos], without closing off the cooling winds. Our kitchen is very well equipped. There is A/C on both levels, hot water at the kitchen and both showers, fans, full size refrig, quality cooking utensils and much more. The bedroom has an ensuite bath, a comfy king size bed, a second large deck, and an unobstructed view overlooking the sea. Everything you'll need to relax, unwind, and enjoy - the views, the sun, the water, and your vacation

There is a lot to see and do on Curacao. You'll find that most of the development - the resorts, the homes, hotels, shops/businesses, traffic, and people are concentrated in and around the bustling, multi-cultural city of Willemstad. The city and old Dutch harbor area are worthy of a site-seeing trip, but you'll be very happy to be returning to the quiet of the west end and your townhome.

GET AWAY - Come to the west end of Curacao if you are looking for the relatively 'undiscovered', undeveloped and uncrowded part of the island - where traffic, crowds, and congestion aren't available. What this area does have is beautiful, tranquil beaches, calm, protected seas with fabulous sea life, and a healthy reef system right off shore. Two beautiful national parks are just 5 minutes away from the resort.

The water here is calm, crystal-clear, and warm. Our resort has private sea access that is never crowded. There is great snorkeling and diving just steps from your patio door - with 2 full service dive shops very close by. For variety, there are many great shore dive/snorkeling sites and five of Curacao's most pristine, uncrowded beaches within 5 minutes. Their is a sand beach an easy 300 yard swim or walk away. Several restaurants [including 2 of the island's highest rated] are also less than 5 minutes away.

The resort is gated, private, quiet, uncrowded, and safe - with friendly and helpful on-site managers to assist you. There is secure off street parking, a beautiful pool and tropical landscaping.

The Unique Benefits of this Townhome:

Our screened patio doors and front door [small but important amenities that we guarantee you'll appreciate] and windows will maximize the cooling breezes while keeping out mosquitoes and colorful geckos.

There are separate air conditioning units for the bedroom and the main level. You'll appreciate the custom blinds, full size refrig, and hot water at the showers and kitchen sink - among many small, added comforts that will make your stay more enjoyable.

You are sure to enjoy the fabulous view of the sea and sunsets from the bedroom and its adjoining deck, along with the bedroom's private bath, air conditioning, and the comfortable, king size bed w/memory foam pad.

You'll make good use of our patio furniture on both decks, the portable grill, the beach chairs, beach towels, portable coolers, and fans - and you'll find that our kitchen is well equipped with quality cookware and utensils. The Wi-Fi connection, Direct TV, new LCD, and DVD player may be valuable if the quiet becomes unbearable.

If there are more than 2 in your party, there are comfortable accomodations on the main level, including another bath complete with shower, and a separate AC unit.

Anyone staying here will appreciate our location - wonderfully landscaped with colorful flowers and coconut palms and incredibly convenient to great swimming, snorkeling and diving in crystal clear, calm water. The location of our townhome on the resort is such that no other resort buildings obstruct the sea breezes [which cool the townhome], and we are far enough from the resort's neighbors that we never hear dogs or traffic. The true ocean-front setting - just 20 paces from the ocean - offers a totally unobstructed view of the sea and our often breathtaking sunsets.There are games, books, artwork, and many other custom touches that will remind you of home - and that this is a home, and not just a rental..

Marazul is not a catored, room service style resort/hotel - It is a private and quiet sanctuary in one of the island's most beautiful locations - incredibly convenient to its best beaches and natural beauty.

Our townhome is not a large, luxury villa - It is a comfortable, clean, thoughtfully furnished, and very well equipped, one bedroom, true ocean front townhome - in a spectacular location. You will find everything you need here to have a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable island vacation.

We think you'll agree that it's more than a rental - it's a home that you are invited to share. We're very confident that you'll be happy to call it home during your island vacation.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve and Linda Pitt (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014

About Steve and Linda Pitt

We are a 'semi'-retired couple who live most of the year in the Colorado mountains near the ski resort of Crested Butte. We have visited many of the Caribbean islands over the past 25 years looking for a place with great water/weather/people for a vacation home. We fell in love with the west end of Curacao, and Marazul in particular. The contrasts between the high altitude alpine setting of Crested Butte and the spectacular low latitude waters/scenery/weather of 'our' end of Curacao have been everything we hoped they would be.

Steve and Linda Pitt purchased this townhome in 2010

Why Steve and Linda Pitt chose Curacao

We chose this [Westpunt] part of the island because it is much less developed, has far fewer people and cars, with calmer seas, and better diving and snorkeling than any other location on the island. The best of the island's natural beauty is found on this end of the island - including 2 beautiful national parks. All of our guests have agree that the accomodation of driving a bit further to shop is a worthwhile trade off. We also felt that the cooling trade winds were more consistent and less obstructed here than in many other areas we visited. The fresh water pool and beautifully landscaped grounds of the resort are clean and well maintained. The resort is very private, quiet, gated, with great ocean access and plenty of secure, off-street parking......and is never crowded. Our resort's manager is available to answer questions, fix issues, and help make whatever additional arrangements you may need.

What makes this townhome unique

The single best attribute of our townhome is a perfect location on the island and within the resort - guaranteed to be appreciated. The unobstructed sea breezes and unobstructed ocean views are unmatched - and not to be missed.

We have spent a good deal of time, energy, and money in creating the place we want to call 'home' while on the island -- and we are confident that you will be happy to call it home while relaxing as our guests..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our time there was fabulous and so was your house. I hesitate to write any reviews! I just don't want anyone else to know how special your "piece of paradise" really is. We've rented lots of properties during our life time, so I can honestly say 7A really rocks. The bed was fabulous, the kitchen was well appointed. You can tell the "owners" really care about the property...not used as an investment! Your hints re: groceries, beaches and restaurants were right on the money. Because we visited Marazul at the end of the season, things were very quiet...but we liked it that way. The view and sunsets from the top porch really spoiled us!!!! We hated to return to "civilization."







Having said that, we'll be in touch in the not too distant future. We hope to spend additional time there next year... Thank you again, Diane and Mark Dewey
May 2011
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Oceanfront Island Gem with Great Snorkeling/Diving
average rating of 4.888889 based on 46 reviews
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Oceanfront Island Gem with Great Snorkeling/Diving
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299512
+1 -970 641-0200
Curacao Caribbean
Taber, Alberta Canada
5

Spectacular return trip!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second vacation at Marazul, our first stay in 7A. Steve and Linda were terrific with sending all the information we needed before we came. It just so happened that they were there the same time we were. It was awesome to meet them both and be the recipients of their hospitality. Their knowledge of the island and species of fish we saw while snorkeling were extremely helpful. We had fun sharing stories of our daily adventures.
This trip we saw more species of fish then our previous trip. The snorkeling was absolutely awesome. At Playa Forti we swam with 2 turtles. We returned there a number of times in our 2 week stay and each time the turtles were there and we even got to touch them! Another great snorkeling location was Playa Kalki where we saw numerous eel and got great pictures and videos of octopus. Lots of pictures were taken and when we were going thru them upon returning home, we realized one fish we had a picture of was a baracuda! This trip we also saw squid which we never have seen before. Each beach you go to offers something different and no two days are the same. We are in awe of what lies beneath the surface of the ocean.
The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking. We enjoyed the evenings with a glass of wine sitting and waiting for the green flash as the sun sank. Yes, there is a green flash!
We had everything we needed in 7A. It was our home away from home. We love Marazul for the quietness, and the feeling it gives of home. When you return from your adventures at the end of the day, it's nice to sit in the quietness on your deck and just relax. We have seen other resorts on the island, and nothing compares to Marazul.
There is lots to do on the island. You have a choice of how busy you want to be. We highly recommend D&D for renting your car. Daniel is awesome.
We are planning on returning again to Marazul. We again will plan to stay in 7A. Thank you Steve and Linda!!
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront Island Gem with Great Snorkeling/Diving
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299512
+1 -970 641-0200
Curacao Caribbean
Boston, Massachusetts
5

Amazing all around!

  • 5 of 5
Below is an email we sent the owners upon our return. We feel it appropriately depicts our satisfaction! Big tips for renting from this lovely couple: 1. Read the instructions/suggestions they send you. They were VERY helpful and informative and helped us really get the most out of the island and stay safe while doing so! 2. Verify the gate code soon before getting there as it sounds like it changes often, if the code doesn't work make sure to follow the instructions they give you.

"OH MY, what a gorgeous slice of heaven. From as soon as we got in that gate until we left, we felt such a sense of ease, calm and beauty. We LOVED Westpunt. What a beautiful little town. I'm afraid for it to become too built up!!!

The grounds at Marazul were immaculate, which was a pleasant add-on surprise. The town-home was exactly what you described/advertised. The position of your two places were just so perfect compared to others.All appliances worked perfectly, and it was so nice to have a loaded kitchen. Rene (property manager) was extremely pleasant and recommended a few other things to do as well, which worked out perfectly (i.e. Snorkeling with the turtles at Watamula and dinner at Trio Penotti, holy crap, great... affordable food!!!).

We really struggled to identify any constructive feedback, and all we could come up with was the passcode being changed, but your instructions on how to handle the problem was perfect!! ... and the slider door was tough to lock (took some wiggling). Beyond that everything was perfect!!!
Thank you very much for all of the useful information you sent us. I kept telling my wife that your info alone was worth the cost of staying there! We met up with Sunshine and had a fantastic dinner at Sol Foo, then actually bumped in to her at Trio Penotti two nights later. What a sweet, special person... We were so envious of her lifestyle! We also determined that she is from the next town over from where we live. Small world!!

With your and Sunshine's advice we:
-Climbed Chistoffel.... So sweaty but amazing!!!
-Went to Shete boca.... Beautiful and unique!
-and found some of the most beautiful beaches and snorkeling we've every experienced... especially liked Playa Lagun, Knip Klein, and snorkeling at the blueroom.


I would recommend your townhome and Marazul to anyone... Especially those willing to do a little exploring on their vacation, which this location and island lends to perfectly.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront Island Gem with Great Snorkeling/Diving
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299512
+1 -970 641-0200
Curacao Caribbean
Boston, Massachusetts
5

Beautiful location... Perfect accommodations!

  • 5 of 5
Below is an email we sent the owners upon our return. We feel it appropriately depicts our satisfaction! Big tips for renting from this lovely couple: 1. Read the instructions/suggestions they send you. They were VERY helpful and informative and helped us really get the most out of the island and stay safe while doing so! 2. Verify the gate code soon before getting there as it sounds like it changes often, if the code doesn't work make sure to follow the instructions they give you.

"OH MY, what a gorgeous slice of heaven. From as soon as we got in that gate until we left, we felt such a sense of ease, calm and beauty. We LOVED Westpunt. What a beautiful little town. I'm afraid for it to become too built up!!!

The grounds at Marazul were immaculate, which was a pleasant add-on surprise. The town-home was exactly what you described/advertised. The position of your two places were just so perfect compared to others.All appliances worked perfectly, and it was so nice to have a loaded kitchen. Rene (property manager) was extremely pleasant and recommended a few other things to do as well, which worked out perfectly (i.e. Snorkeling with the turtles at Watamula and dinner at Trio Penotti, holy crap, great... affordable food!!!).

We really struggled to identify any constructive feedback, and all we could come up with was the passcode being changed, but your instructions on how to handle the problem was perfect!! ... and the slider door was tough to lock (took some wiggling). Beyond that everything was perfect!!!
Thank you very much for all of the useful information you sent us. I kept telling my wife that your info alone was worth the cost of staying there! We met up with Sunshine and had a fantastic dinner at Sol Foo, then actually bumped in to her at Trio Penotti two nights later. What a sweet, special person... We were so envious of her lifestyle! We also determined that she is from the next town over from where we live. Small world!!

With your and Sunshine's advice we:
-Climbed Chistoffel.... So sweaty but amazing!!!
-Went to Shete boca.... Beautiful and unique!
-and found some of the most beautiful beaches and snorkeling we've every experienced... especially liked Playa Lagun, Knip Klein, and snorkeling at the blueroom.


I would recommend your townhome and Marazul to anyone... Especially those willing to do a little exploring on their vacation, which this location and island lends to perfectly.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront Island Gem with Great Snorkeling/Diving
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299512
+1 -970 641-0200
Curacao Caribbean
Bethesda, MD
5

Fantastic location, best vacation spot ever.

  • 5 of 5
This property is located right at the ocean front. It has a porch and upper terrace with lots of nice furniture, perfect for just chilling or watching most amazing sunsets. We had all our breakfasts at the porch and watched variety of birds, iguanas; so idyllic, it was hard to go back home. All rooms are very comfortable, kitchen well equipped (even a blender for smoothies). Neat and quiet surroundings, nice pool. The location of the resort itself is perfect, close to all the best beaches with best snorkeling/diving, and uncrowded. We will be back there for sure, and request 8a again. It was just awesome.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Oceanfront Island Gem with Great Snorkeling/Diving
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299512
+1 -970 641-0200
Curacao Caribbean
5

Great experience! Best time in Curaçao!

  • 5 of 5
This was my third and best stay in Curaçao. I stayed in both a huge resort near Willemstad and a small dive focused hotel a bit more distant from city center. This time I chose to rent Linda's property in Westpunt. Great choice I made.
Perfect location to enjoy the best beaches on the Island. Cas Abao, Kenepa's and Port Marie are all close by.
Don't miss Centrum market on your way there. You could be in trouble if you rin out of supplies. Go big on the many different kinds of cheese. Don't worry if you trouble reading the labels in dutch, they are all delicious,
The Pitt's took got care of their property, which is clean, comfortable, well decorated and has everything you need to have unforgettable days in Curaçao.
After a whole day in some of the most amazing beaches I've seen, me and my girlfriend just sat on the porch with a cool beer to watch a breath taking sunset. Moments we'll never forget, I'm sure.
I've already said to many friends amazed with our pictures and willing to visit the island that Marazul 7A is the best way to do it.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Oceanfront Island Gem with Great Snorkeling/Diving
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299512
+1 -970 641-0200
Curacao Caribbean
5

Sweet little gem in Westpunt

  • 5 of 5
This was a fantastic property! We would definitely stay here again when we come back to Curaçao...and we will be back! The property was comfortable for our group of three. There is a hide a bed downstairs and a bedroom upstairs with a balcony, which has a lovely view. The house was very clean and the size was quite comfortable for our family. Definitely do your grocery shopping in Willemstad before heading out to Westpunt, (great suggestion by our hosts) more choice and will save you some money. Our hosts Steve and Linda just happened to be there a few doors down from us and anything we needed or questions we had, they were easy to talk to, friendly and approachable. They even gave us some of their Lionfish catch, which was delicious! A rental car is a must if you stay in Westpunt as it is not close to Willemstad and you will need it to get to beaches, restaurants and for general sightseeing. This was a great spot, we loved the location because it was relaxing and quiet, and that's exactly what we were looking for. Thank you Steve and Linda for making our stay so enjoyable and memorable, we loved our stay at Marazul and would highly recommend.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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Car: recommended

Great on-site access to the island's calmest water with crystal clear visibility, great snorkeling and shore diving. Just a couple of minutes to two national parks and the island's 5 best beaches - w/no traffic, crowds, or noise. Requires a 15 minute drive to small, well stocked grocery or 30 minutes to the largest, American-style supermarket. Eight restaurants close by - including 2 of top 3 on Curacao.

No nightclubs/casinos nearby[30-40 minutes] - not the perfect place to come to party [unless you are planning your own very small and intimate party].

Other Activities: great shore diving/snorkeling and 2 dive shops close to the resort.

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Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Curacao Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014/2015
Dec 2 2014 - May 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
summer/fall 2015
May 2 2015 - Dec 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
2015 - 2016
Dec 2 2015 - May 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Rate:$130 - $150 Night (2 Guests) $15-$20/night additional per adult - $10/night for 5-14 years old - 4 or younger=free.
4 night minimum. 7% Curacao tax and final cleaning will be added.
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Amenities

Curacao Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Hot Water in both showers. Hooks mounted in first level shower to hang snorkel/dive gear.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a comfortable, king sized bed [w/memory foam pad] that looks out over its own large deck with fabulous views of the Caribbean. It has air conditioning, a fan and en suite bath. If there are more than 2 in your party, the lower level has comfortable sleeping accomodations as well. In addition, there is air conditioning and fans on this level, as well as another bath complete with shower [w/hooks for dive and snorkel gear].
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We use our townhome as a second home and work to make it as comfortable as possible including: outdoor seating and table on each deck, adding Direct TV, a new LCD TV, a memory foam pad for the bed, non-slip mats for the shower tile, non-slip tape on the tile steps, a good island map, large and small coolers, beach chairs, an alarm clock, and other small, but helpful 'extras'. You will find books, pictures, and custom touches that will remind you that this is a home. We believe that you'll find it well-equipped, quiet, peaceful and comfortable. If the quiet becomes unbearable, there is the Direct TV and a Wi-fi Internet connection. Bring your Ipod and invite Jimmy Buffet to accompany you. Our biggest sacrifice [for the cooks/chefs among you] has been to keep the electric cooktop. The island logistics of supplying gas consistently were overwhelming. The kitchen is very well stocked with quality utensils/pots/pans. You'll find everything you need for a great island vacati

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