What can I add that other reviewers haven't already covered! This was our second visit back to Coral Estates in Curacao and Nancy Jo's house was just so terrific and very nicely priced. Very comfortable, well decorated and appointed, and the perfect location. Nancy Jo was super flexible and very quick to respond when we booked a last-minute trip and then decided to add an extra day. The pictures don't do the property justice - especially the beautiful tile work, the master bath, and the decorating.
The house has great Caribbean breezes blowing through and we were totally comfortable with just AC at night for sleeping. No problem with mosquitoes or bugs of any kind during our stay. The kitchen was well-equipped and we made several complete meals. Tons of DVDs and books available. I borrowed a fun crime novel for the beach, since I forgot to pack a book.
The pool and view are really the central feature. Lovely having morning coffee out on the patio and the pool was perfect for cooling off during that peak heat in the afternoons. We enjoyed going to the beaches and snorkeling in the morning, but would often spend our afternoons lounging by our private pool.
Even during the busy spring travel season, sitting outside you'd think you were the only travelers around. The house is very private with gardens and vegetation (a much earlier review mentioned privacy issues, but the gardens have filled in nicely and create total privacy), and the community is so peaceful and absolutely quiet. Perfect relaxation.
The location can't be beat. Karakter Beach Club & Restaurant is great and located inside the gated community. All the best natural western beaches are an easy drive - Daaibooi, Porto Marie, Cas Abou, and Lagun. The house is positioned on a cliffside with the best views on Curacao and the best cooling breezes.
We would highly recommend renting Dolphin House and have it bookmarked for our next trip to Curacao. I know we'll be back!