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Dive into paradise at our oceanfront townhome -- sea & pool just steps away!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 2-4

Ideal for independent travelers who want to get away from the crowds yet be right at the water's edge, our 2-story oceanfront townhome is nestled among lush tropical plants and swaying palm trees, cooled by steady breezes -- minutes from Curacao's five most beautiful beaches. Swim, snorkel and dive some of the world's most vibrant sites, including our famed local 'Alice in Wonderland' reef. Mountain bike, hike Mt. Christoffel, or relax by the pool in sunny 88° temps. Everything inside is designed for your comfort, from the fully equipped kitchen and open-plan living space with queen-size couch that pulls out to a bed for extra guests, to the second story king-size bed and spacious balcony with glorious views from sunrise to sunset. Pluses include flat-screen cable TV, & wireless internet, linens & towels, screened windows & doors, hot-water showers in both baths, air conditioners & ceiling fans up and down, computer table, wood balcony dining table, tiled serving cart, etc. Two dive shops & 5 restaurants nearby.

Things to Do in Wespunt and Nearby: There's lots to enjoy at our rural west end of the island -- diving, snorkeling, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, etc. Westpunt alone features six great eateries, from the famous Lodge Kura Hulanda and Sunshine's Sol Food where you'll find the island's best pizza, to the newest restaurant in town, Landhuis Misje. Just down the road, nature lovers will thrill to the 'roller-coaster' drive through Mt. Christoffel Park, home of Curacao's highest peak. There you'll enjoy sweeping panoramic views, prehistoric cave paintings, the ruins of an old colonial plantation houses, and lush bromeliads and rarely seen orchids -- if you time your visit right! Keep your eyes out for the island's fascinating wildlife, whether it be iguanas lounging in the sun, warawara falcons soaring overhead, or chattering green and yellow parakeets darting playfully through the trees. It's not uncommon to see a goat comically standing on its hind legs in quest of a tempting morsel high overhead.

Further Afield on the Island: Beyond Westpunt, the hilly landscape reminds one of the American West with its towering cacti, iguanas and arid climate. When not beach-hopping among 38 different beaches, playing golf, windsurfing or sailing, you can explore 18th century plantation Landhuises featuring historic museums, fine restaurants, even the internationally renowned Chobo Lobo distillery, producer of the only authentic Blue Curacao Liqueur. Other attractions include the oldest Synagogue in the New World, ostrich and aloe farms, a flamingo park, a stamp museum and an aquarium. And you won't want to miss the colorful Dutch Colonial capital Willemstad -- a UNESCO historic site -- for world class shopping and island crafts, dining at an international array of restaurants and bars, or tempting Lady Luck at a number of different casinos. Curacao has something for everyone!

Interesting Facts about Curacao: Curacao is simply fantastic! It's new to the tourist business and everyone goes out of the way to make you happy and in love with their home island they're so proud of. Very clean and safe, the capital city of Willemstad has undergone a renaissance, with new paving, shopping, more restaurants. A single walk over the Queen Emma pontoon bridge will amaze you. US and Canadian vacationers are just discovering an island that's been a Dutch favorite for eons. Though everyone speaks English and the dollar is accepted everywhere, there's a wonderful Continental vibe to the island that's intoxicating. Plus, Curacao is the most racially and culturally diverse nation in the world -- 56 nationalities among 160,000 residents! Discover all Curacao has to offer -- and we guarantee you, you'll return, again and again.

More Details

Owner
Cindy Woods
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review Submitted September 18, 2011 Date of Stay September 2, 2011

I loved this place! It's spacious, clean and quiet. The grounds are well maintained and landscaped. We loved our late night dips in the pool. The unit is exactly as pictured.There are all the kitchen accessories you need to prepare any meal. We grilled fresh fish one night and made pasta another. I loved the blender that was provided so we could make our morning 'green' smoothies. So much better than being in a big hotel and having to eat all your meals out! This end of the island is the best...all the nicest beaches are within a few minutes drive and the snorkeling is amazing! And the island's best restaurant is on this end of the island where we had my birthday dinner, Landhuis Misje. The owners of the townhome, provide all the information you need to insure a perfect vacation and went out of their way to help us with a much needed rental car at the last moment! They are so easy to work with and everything is taken care of...all we needed to think about was which beach to go to each day! Thank you for providing a perfect place to really relax. I will definitely recommend this rental to friends and relatives that visit Curacao and we hope to return soon!
Sep 2011
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Amenities

Sabana Westpunt Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious Walk-In Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spacious Walk-In Shower
  • Both bathrooms feature spacious walk-in showers w/ hot and cold running water, plus extra hanging rods for diving, snorkeling & swim gear.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Roomy King-size Bed
    Living Area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
  • The master bedroom features a full king-size bed, an en suite bathroom with spacious walk-in shower, and adjoins a balcony overlooking the Caribbean, complete with a wood dining table and tiled service cart. A futon in the downstairs living area, which includes a second full bathroom, provides sleeping for 1-2 extra guests. In addition, there are Arctic air conditioners and Hunter ceiling fans both upstairs and down. Linens and towels are provided. An iron and board are stowed away in the bedroom closet, which also has a small wall-mounted safe for valuables.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Upgrades to the kitchen include a convection/toaster oven and larger, full-size fridge. A cell phone may be available for rental at the resort office. And if you plan to arrive at night after the supermarkets have closed, you may want to take advantage of the resort grocery service, which is available for a minimal fee.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Dive into paradise at our oceanfront townhome -- sea & pool just steps away!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 37 reviews
5

Perfect location, beautiful property, responsive hosts

  • 5 of 5

Wholeheartedly recommend this property! So close to all the beautiful beaches with immediate access to snorkeling and diving out the front door. Close enough to Willemstad that we drove in for shopping, nightlife, restaurants frequently. Very easy to travel around the island via rental car, but so much to keep us occupied within a short walk. The home is well-equipped with everything we needed and the management (Rene) on-site was readily available and offered so many good suggestions on fun things to do nearby. Our favorite part about the amenities was the bed!! What a difference a super comfortable bed makes to enhance a perfect vacation! Last, but not least, the responsiveness of the owner to our questions and requests was truly amazing....my emails were typically answered within minutes! My 16 year old daughter and I had a fabulous time! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your daughter enjoyed the island of Curacao. It was just such a special trip for the both of you and I'm so haooy you had so much fun. It sounds like you really took in all the sights and sounds and the beauty that the island has to offer. I am glad you went to many of the beautiful beaches at our end of the island. They are all unique, but amazing. Thank you for your kind words. If you ever return, I would love to have you stay at my townhome! Cindy
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5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We had a phenomenal time in Curacao. What an amazing place. Truly a diver's paradise. There are so many great places to dive on the island, but the diving right off the property was awesome too. The vacation home itself was just as advertised, and worked out perfectly for the 3 of us. Incredible location and all the amenities one could ask for. Plenty of local restaurants and shops within reasonable driving distance to obtain the necessities one needs when looking to be separated from the tourist areas and resorts. The entire property was very well-maintained, and the manager was friendly and accessible. The owner was very responsive to all of my questions prior to our vacation, and was even quick to respond on Christmas Eve from the US while with her family for the holidays. I would recommend this place it to anyone. Two-thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, John. I am happy to hear you had such a wonderful time on the island and that the diving was awesome. Yes, many of our divers like the beautiful sealife right in front of Marazul, along with the many beaches nearby. A diver was just there in November and who is an underwater photographer. He posted many of his pictures on his facebook site, HydroPhotics. They were beautiful. You might enjoy seeing them. You were wonderful to work with and I am glad your family came to my townhouse. If you ever come back, I would love to have you! Cindy
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5

Comfortable townhome in Westpunt

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here on a dive vacation, and had a lovely time. This townhome is well-appointed with a very functional kitchen and a surprisingly comfortable mattress - a key but often overlooked detail. Curacao itself is a bit more rustic than some other Caribbean destinations that we have visited, but we really enjoyed the laid-back vibe and excellent diving. We wouldn't hesitate to return to Marazul Dive Resort on a return visit, and give it our enthusiastic endorsement.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Choice

  • 5 of 5

I can't think of anything negative to say so will just deal with the many positives.

- Cindy, the owner, was very responsive and provided a wealth of information prior to our arrival

- The property manager, Rene, was very friendly, helpful and available.

- The unit provided all the tools needed to prepare meals including some unexpected higher end items like a good cork screw, cheese graters and decent knives

- The location was great. Both of the best snorkelling beaches were within a 5 minute drive - Lagun and Grande (for turtles).

- Very safe and peaceful location. Westpunt is very laid back and quiet and Marazul was extremely relaxing with good security

- The view over the water was wonderful.

- Wifi worked very well

I would recommend this rental to everyone

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Brian! I am really glad you enjoyed your stay at Marazul!! We love this end of the island for the peace and quiet with the beautiful scenery. I'm glad you were able to do some snorkeling at Lagun and Grande, both scenic beaches with nice sea life. I hope you can return some day. Would love to have you visit again! Cindy
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5

Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this condo very much. We spent the first half of our vacation in Westpunt before heading to Willemstad - it was a great idea. This complex is quiet, safe and the people are friendly. The manager was there to help us with anything we needed. The unit was great for a couple - lots of space to relax. It is stocked with everything you need. The bed was very comfy too! The location is close to some of the best beaches we visited. The pool was also very nice. We would definitely recommend this unit for anyone looking to spend some quiet time away from the busy city - it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Harmony, I am so glad you decided to come to Westpunt. It is the peaceful and quiet side of the island. I agree with that we have some of the best beaches on this side of the island. It is wonderful you guys were able to go and visit many of them. Thank you for coming to my town home. I would love to have you back some day. Cindy
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Very lovely little townhouse in Westpunt!

  • 5 of 5

We definitely enjoyed our stay at the Marazul! The views and star-gazing were amazing! The house was very nice and had some very cool little amenities that you don't get with a standard hotel. Great spot for divers and snorkelers.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Marazul. I agree with you on the views and the beautiful stars at night. You can't beat them at Marazul! I hope you come back sometime. I would love to have you. Cindy
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hato Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Next Door
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Blue Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Next Door
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Playa Forti
Car: recommended

Perched 40' above turquoise seas, our oceanfront townhome is located in a small gated community of privately owned homes in the picturesque village of Westpunt. You'll enjoy breathtaking views miles down the coast, out to the horizon and across the bay, where the locals' colorful bungalows dot the hillsides, and small fishing boats and occasional yachts bob at their moorings. A diver's, snorkeler's and kayaker's paradise, Westpunt is home to 'Alice in Wonderland,' one of the world's most vibrant reefs. Playa Forti Beach and delightful local restaurants are a short walk away, while a 5 minute drive gets you to some of Curacao's most famous and beautiful beaches: Playa Kalki, Knip, Jeremy and Lagun. There's fantastic mountain biking and hiking on the nearby wild north side of the island, at the Boca Tabla Nature Preserve and Mt. Christoffel National Park. The market and Carnival town of Barber is only 9 miles away.

This is a great place for DIVERS. There are numerous beaches with wonderful sealife. You can go to Facebook and check out HydroPhotics to see some the the beautiful sealife on the island of Curacao. One of my guests took all of these pictures that are amazing!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.