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Cindy Woods

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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

22 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

World Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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 futon 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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cindy Woods (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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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4.9
based on 22 traveler reviews

Dive into paradise at our oceanfront townhome -- sea & pool just steps away!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
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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5

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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5

Great Stay at Curacao

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the our stay at Marazul. The listing and description of the condo was very accurate. The property was very clean and well maintained. The owner and the property manager were extremely helpful. The property manager came by every day to check with us to make sure everything was ok. When we had a problem with the refrigerator, Rene had a repair man out to fix it, even though it was Saturday. Rene was very personable and fun to talk to and gave us lots of helpful hints about the island. The listing of all the dive and snorkel sites was very helpful as was the listing of the restaurants. It was beautiful and we would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Marazul. It is a beautiful place! The peaceful setting along with the beautiful beaches make it a special getaway. Rene, is a wonderful manager! We are grateful to have him! I enjoyed having you as guests and hope you can return someday. Cindy
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5

Tranquility!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first Caribbean vacation and we have to say it will be hard to travel elsewhere after this amazing trip. This property was as advertised, perfect for people looking to peaceful and relaxing vacation, just what we needed. The town home is situated on perfect piece of land with breathtaking vistas and great sense of community where you can meet many other travelers from Europe, Canada and USA.

Cindy is an amazing host! She will share great amount of information prior to your trip making it a bliss,

no additional research needed, and if you follow her instructions you will have fabulous time as we did.

She will respond promptly to any inquiry you have and make sure you enjoy your stay.

House itself is amazing, clean and well equipped with everything you need to cook your meals.

There is even a cooler with ice pack in the fridge that we used a lot-great idea Cindy!

Rene is great gentlemen that will greet you every morning and check if you need anything.

Make sure you enjoy sunset at upper terrace with good cup of coffee followed by wine and stargazing

on every breezy night.

Don't miss the swimming at bottom steps at Marzul , for more adventurous with crushing waves :).

We did a lot of driving around the island and have to say this is the best location.

We would leave around 8am for first swim at Grote Knip when you have this beach for yourself and then continue down the road to the best beach of the island Cas Abao.

Close proximity to best beaches, swimming and snorkeling ,best sunrise and sunset with constant breeze

(cannot find this downtown-hot-Willemstad), away from tourists, quiet and serene with

spectacular nature is what makes this location desirable!

We are looking forward to coming back in near future and bringing our friends along for good chilling and diving.

We certainly do recommend this property and Cindy as your host to all future travelers.

Until next time,

Damir&Jelena

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review was beautiful! It really captured the peace and tranquility found at Marazul and the west end of the island. It is making me want to be on the deck drinking coffee in the morning or watching the magnificent sunset at night. I am so glad you had such a wonderful time. I truly hope you and your friends get to come back to this little piece of paradise. Jelena and Damir, you were a pleasure to work with. Cindy
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Peacefull and relaxing resort

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Curacao from the 18th of September till the 5th of October. The last few days we've spent close to Willemstad in Hotel Marriott just to compare the Northern part of the island with the Southern part. I have to say we regreted that we did so. Would have stayed the whole time at Cindy's apartment and up in the Northern part.

So already before arriving, we were pretty satisfied cause Cindy sent us so many info on where to buy food, fill up the car, eat, visit or dive that we knew we were in good hands. Just skip the restaurant Janchiee's but other than that great hints. Sol Food was such a nice place! The owner Sunshine keeps you up to date regarding what's going on the island and the food is tasty. Trio Penotti again excellent food, great service.

So we arrived at the apartment which is spacious and the view from the balcony is beautiful. We tended to have breakfast downstairs though and enjoyed the sunset right beside the stonefence. This view right in front of the apartment is beyond imagination, beats Marriott's beach or view by far. The best beaches are close to Marazul dive resort with the white powder like sand. During breakfast we had the company of hummingbirds and could admire the lovely, funny iguanas which are mad about red and orange color. If you are lucky enough, you meet Igor who is the iguana with the hole in the extra skin under it's chin. Those are lovely creatures. They love to eat veggie and fruits. They always take it easy, sometimes small fights over food or best sunbathing spots but other than that lazy loveable lizards. They are also protected by law which I really liked.

Everything worked in Cindy's apartment apart from one tap which Renee repaired immediately when we asked him. He is the guy who keeps you happy, answers all your questions, repairs everything and has a great honest smile everytime you meet during your stay.

We could not have asked for more. We loved Westpunt, Cindy's home, the view and the nature. Plus Renee. Whoever visits Marazul Dive Center and meets Him, please tell him greetings from Janne and Gabi (the woman who rarely speaks :) from Finland!

We have to thank Cindy for our very pleasant and nice stay. She already knows that we are going to go back next year. We definitely recommend her apartment!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janne and Gabi, I am so glad you had a wonderful time on the island and at Marazul Dive Resort. It is clear from your review that you enjoyed all the beauty this side of the island has to offer. Your pictures really captured that beauty and I thank you for sharing them with me. I am so glad you are returning next year and I look forward to your next visit. 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.

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Rates & Availability

Curacao Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/FAll
Apr 2 2016 - Dec 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
$99
$693
$2,300
 
 
Winter season 2016
Dec 11 2016 - Apr 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$135
$945
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Amenities

World Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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