|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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Escape from the hustle & bustle to your home away from home! Nestled in a serene, gated Caribbean sea-front resort community, this alluring oceanfront home provides everything needed to enjoy an unforgettable vacation. Just a step from the door is the sea and sparkling pool surrounded by beautiful Bourgainvillea and large palm trees. Comfy lounge chairs present the perfect spot for reading or sunbathing. If diving or snorkeling is your desire, the breathtaking house reef will guide your way! Gear-up in your room and walk right in from the new sea entry to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Emerge from the water and rinse your gear in the house dunk tank, shower off by the seaside. Want to explore other dive sites on the island, use our on-site drive up tank facility with secure storage and second rinse tank and shower. No need to carry gear from the care to the townhome. Enjoy meals on the tiled lanai, or the generous seafront balcony with sun shading pergola and stunning sunset ocean views; or choose to eat out at a variety of nearby restaurants. After a spectacular day, enjoy the sleep you deserve in our newly expanded master suite, complete with a new king size bed topped with 4-inch thick memory foam. Make sure to watch our video, the link is located at the bottom of this page.
The Island of Curacao: Curacao is the place to visit whether you are looking for diving, relaxing, shopping or just a great vacation. There is plenty to do on this small island. The culture is very diverse, so you will feel you are in several different countries at once. Visit Otrabana and Punda for shopping and great food. Enjoy a great hike to Mt Christoffel, visit Shete Boca Park and the North Shore. The best of all, Curacao sports the most beautiful beaches in the caribbean. Porta Marie, Cas Abou ,Playa Kalki just to name a few. Cas Abou has just been rated a top 10 beach in the world.
Diving and snorkling are one of the biggest attractions on the island. There are many beautiful sites, some of which you will be the only diver/snorkler/swimmer there!
Rent ATV's, or for the fitness folks - bicyles. There are plenty of trails in Westpunt. Visit Hato Caves for a day. Curacao as your vacation destination! You will not be dissapointed.
Dive Details: If you are a diver, this is the right place. Shore diving adventures galore, and great boat dives as well. Try our house reef, it will not disappoint. Gear up in the villa and jump right in. For boat dives, don't miss Watamula - the coral heads are enormous. For you wreck junkies, we have the 'Superior Producer'. Her hull sits entact in 110' and offers many entry points and easy swim throughs. And just a few minutes away from the home is Ocean Encounters West dive shop. OEW is Padi 5 star rated, just voted top 100 dive shops in the world, and home to Alice in Wonderland, the island's most famous shore dive.
Make a booking with us, then let us know or certification level and we will be happy to put together a customized recommended dive itinerary specially suited to your needs.
Why choose our vacation home: We continually upgrade our home, making it one of the best choices in Marazul resort. Our location is sea-front & pool-front. Great day views, festive but subdued lighted nights views, and extremely convenient for beverage trips or watching the family.
Our amenities including a dishwasher, washing machine, indoor dining set, kitchen hutch, new furniture, direct TV, hi quality patio sets on both the upper & lower level outdoor living areas. Of course we also have all the essentials such as: Hot water in kitchen and shower, airco up & down, screens on ALL doors and windows (very important), flat screen TV, ceiling and floor fans, blender, microwave, etc.
We are eager to help our guests plan their dream vacation. Use our knowledge; let us know your interests and we will help with your planning.
Andrea & Chris are hard working professionals living in Charlotte NC, USA. We are adventurous types who prefer fun in the sun action packed vacations. We like to do things on our own agenda and don't prefer hustle & bustle. We have been snow skiers, water skiers, boaters, jet skiers, hikers, swimmers and fitness junkies, but scuba diving is our true passion. Diving is relaxed excitement if that make sense.
We definetely prefer nicer things, but have no interest in anything that is pompous or pretentious. Good service is always nice, but we more often prefer catering for ourselves.
We take a lot of pride in our approach to life, the impact of the choices we make each and every day, and are firm believers in karma. We strive to excel with our honesty, and to treat people fairly and with the utmost of respect. We welcome to opportunity to aid you in your vacation planing and a stay at vacation home 2B (the place 2B).
Andrea and Chris Wait purchased this townhome in 2010
We have been vacationing in the Carabbean for many years. The island of Curacao however, is the only one that kept drawing us back for repeat visits. Initially we were staying at the 'hotels' near the city of Willemstad. Without fail, we always found ourselves making daily trips to the Westpunt side of the island. The beaches, mountains, diving, north shore boca's and relaxed pace are all splenders that are unrivaled elsewhere on Curacao. We finally asked ourselves, why are we staying in Willemstad....Westpunt it the place to be! So for our next trip we researched villa's in Westpunt, stumbled upon Marazul and ultimately booked a stay. The moment we walked into the resort, we know we found something very very special. The next day, we learned that 2B might become available for sale. The thought of actually owning an oceanfront villa in the Caribbean consumed the balance of our vacation. Until now, the idea was only a dream. But Marazul was different, we felt at home. The day after we returned to Charlotte from our vacation, we contacted the potential seller, and ultimately made the purchase. We had found our dream come true and hope to share it with you as well. Apartment 2B in Curacao is the place 2B.
Newly expanded master bedroom suite it the resorts only townhome with such as suite. The Pergola on the upper level tiled balcony transformed the space into a perfect shaded spot to relax, dine or just soak in the ocean scenes.
OWNER: Below is a guest response from a follow up letter we received.
GUEST: We had a great time-thanks so much!! We kept your notes with us during the vacation, and did a lot of the things you suggested. We did most of the shore dives that you had listed, and really enjoyed them. We really appreciated everything you did to make our stay great!
OWNER: Below are the questions we ask every guest after thier stay:
1. Were our directions/arrival information easy to follow? Yes, very good-no problems at all.
2.How was management, did the check in/check out go smoothly?
Yes, Tommy and Uli were so nice and accomodating all week. Very easy to use the code to get into the villa.
3.Did you need anything that was not supplied?
No, and thank you for having the basics (TP, kitchen soap, kleenex, etc)
4.How would you rate the apartments accommodations?
5.Would you recommend us to family and friends?
6.Was the apartment clean upon your arrival?
Yes, very clean.
We had a great time.
My husband and I spent a week in this condo. I loved staying at Marazul Dive Resort. It was quiet, clean, safe. The grounds are attractive. I loved the pool, which was attractive and very well maintained. The caretaker was easy to find and helpful. People were friendly. The view is lovely and we got to see lots of attractive birds and iguanas on the property. It's easy to get to and there's lots of beaches, snorkeling and diving very close by.
The condo itself is perfect for a couple. It has a pull out sofa (which is comfortable to sit on) but I think it would be too crowded for 2 couples. 1 or 2 children would probably be fine. It was clean and well equipped. I personally loved the location by the pool. We used the washing machine for 1 load and that was useful to have.
We only used the AC in the bedroom at night for sleeping. We did most of our cooking at the condo, but with the breezy conditions, it didn't get too hot with all the louvres and screen doors providing good air circulation. I heard that there's little wind in August and September, so perhaps the AC on the ground floor would be needed then.
We shopped at Centrum twice, which does have bags (even though we brought our own, so don't panic if you forgot shopping bags). We also bought fresh tuna one afternoon at 2 beaches north of MDR, which fed us for 3 meals, as we had to buy a minimum amount.
For non snorkeling activities, we visited the 2 national parks, which are super close and were nice to see. Also very close was Tula Museum. We hiked up Christoffel Mountain. We visited Hato caves, the flamingos and before coming to MDR we spent 2 nights in Willemsted, also worth a visit. Willemsted could easily be done as a day trip from the condo as it's less than a 40 minute drive away.
Communication with the owners was easy and they are helpful. I would highly recommend this condo for those looking for a quiet place in an excellent location, and who are self sufficient (this is a condo after all, not a hotel).
Beautiful spot, comfortable place to stay, incredible sea, warm sun, tropical breezes......we loved Marazul 2B. We stayed 2 weeks and hated to leave.
Try to arrive earlier in the day and go to the Centrum grocery store in Willemstad before heading up to Westpunt. BYO shopping bags.....none are provided at the store. It's a 30-40 minute drive, so make a list and stock up. Mosquitoes and no-see-ums did cause a small nuisance, but in a gorgeous setting like this, it was just part of the deal. On site caretaker Rene' was great, and the snorkeling right on the property was great. Also liked Cas Abou beach for snorkeling. Plenty of snorkeling equipment in the unit and beach chairs and beach towels much appreciated. Washing machine also very convenient, and the drying rack outdoors combined with the warm breezes made laundry day easy. We never used the main floor air conditioner.....pool is steps away when you need to cool off. We did use the air conditioner upstairs at night for cool, bug free, low humidity, white noise sleeping. Couldn't take our eyes off the view, so many pretty bushes and that azure sea.......
Don't miss Sheta Boca. It's nearby and it's spectacular. Be sure to trek over the rutted dirt road to the Pistol. We mostly ate at home, but did go over to Sol Food for a pizza. Delish and you can't beat eating in the treetops, overlooking the water.
Marazul Dive Resort was the perfect place for a great Caribbean vacation. Every photo on website was accurate in displaying the beauty of the resort as well as the island, and the villa. We loved the evening sunsets from atop the cliff and may have had the best view on the island. The villa was equipped with new updated fixtures and decorated with beautiful Caribbean decor. We didn't need anything but food. They even had snorkeling gear, which comes in handy because some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling is right in front of Marazul.
A rental car is a must for getting around the island but with few roads there's not much chance of getting lost. Have Fun Exploring!!
There are plenty of great restaurants nearby within walking distance or just a short drive away.
Our main activity during this vacation was scuba diving. As I stated earlier, some of the best diving on the island is right off Marazul, but there are plenty of other great dive sites with easy access and convenient dive shops for tanks and equipment.
In summary, Marazul Dive Resort is the place to stay!
Our first trip to Curacao was everything we dreamed it could be. The beautiful Caribbean water, the blue skies, the temps. We enjoyed snorkeling so very much. 2B was perfect--clean, nice furnishings, new appliances, even a washing machine and is sparkling clean. The owners gave plenty of helpful information about beaches in the area, restaurants, the grocery stores. Management is readily available for any questions. The photos accurately show the condo and maintenance is ongoing with new paint jobs all of the time. The pool is out the back door. The owners kept in contact before our arrival to answer questions and give advice. There are basic supplies to start with as toilet paper, paper towels, some spices in the kitchen, etc. We are returning to Curacao next year with friends.
The Place 2B is an above and beyond vacation rental, the owners have gone out of their way to make sure your stay is just as good as any stay they have there. Lots of upfront information about dive sites, restaurants and other island specific tips. The condo is exactly as represented in the photos/videos, with lots of personal touches to make your stay enjoyable. The bedroom addition and pergola over the upstairs patio along with its proximity to the pool and dive rinse tank make this a special place. We would not hesitate to return or recommend the Place 2B to others.
This Marazul rental apartment is perfect for vacation. We stayed in 2012 and had to stay again!!! We stayed for a month (Feb 6 - March 6, 2013) and persuaded several family members to join us at Marazul during our stay this year.
This apartment is very well appointed with all the American necessities. All cooking/dining utensils and appliances to easily prepare meals (when your not going to dine at Sol Food) nice washer, drying rack. The sitting room has comfy seating and nice flatscreen. All windows are screened to utilize the trade winds, otherwise, great AC is available on both levels.
The King BR is fantastic with the enlarged room and walkout balcony with pergola.
We really took advantage of diving the house reef this year. Saw several 1st time things including a rather large and friendly spotted eagle ray. There are so many beaches just minutes from Marazul its hard to cover them all, a few are within walking distance. Our favorites were Lagun, Cas Abou, and Porta Marie with its double reef and plentiful loungers/umbrellas, dive shop and onsite restaurant.
Marazul Resort is in a great location away from city. Straight 35min drive from the airport, smaller community still offers plenty to do and nice restaurants, 3 within walking distance. The resort is clean and well maintained, onsite mgmt was helpful and friendly. Small grocery in Barber is 10min away, larger grocery farther drive toward town.
The Wait's, owners of this unit, have done a GREAT
JOB anticipating and providing their guests with everything required for a beautifully relaxing vacation.
Caribbean seafront (ocean front), divers paradise. Located in Marazul Dive Resort, Westpunt (Banda Bou), the quiet mountainous side of the island. 2 minutes to Alice in Wonderland and Ocean Encounters West dive shop- just voted top 100 dive shops in the world. Very short walk to Playa Forti beach, and close to many top beaches. 5 minutes to Shete Boca National Park and Mt. Christoffel National Park. Beautiful House reef on site. Several restaurants very close to the resort
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 8 2015 - May 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
May 2 2015 - Dec 11 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Transaction - CC fee||$30|
Rate: $150 per night (for 2 Guests).
$15 additional per person per night.
5 night minimum rental.
Nightly rate includes 20Kw/day electrical usage.
Should you choose extra electrical usage, $1/kw will be charged at check out.
All bookings are subject to a $75.00 end cleaning fee, 3% payment transaction fee and 7% Curacao tax..
Credit cards accepted:
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.