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Studio Bon Biba - Pool - Veranda - Fully Screened - 5min. Walk: Beach + Diving

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Leisure at sea or in the tropical garden with pool, modern furnishing, Free WIFI

Our house is located in one of the finest and safest residential areas of Curacao. It is located in a secure neighborhood with many interesting tourist attractions.

Our total of 300 sqm house on 1000 sqm large plot is divided into our private residential area, the Studio Bon Biba forward and the Apartment Bon Bini to the garden, each with separate entrance.

Apartment and Studio provide a high quality, are individually decorated and have both ceiling fans and air conditioning. Because of the special Caribbean construction of the house guests rarely need airconditioning. Because we try to keep our rental fees as low as possible, we will charge you for the nightly use of airo 5 EUR, 5 USD or 10 ANG for each nicht and each airco you use. Studio and the apartment are equipped with 110V and also 220V outlets. Free WLAN / WiFi are available and we recommend to bring your notebook, tablet or smartphone for watching news or television, if you want.

Our house is completly equipped with mosquito sreen, as far as we know, no other house on Curacao offers this, so you can sit very comfortably on the porch of our Studio Bon Biba without being molested by insects, that are normal for the Caribbean.

Our beautiful garden with palm trees, shaded areas and a large pool are available to our guests at any time. It's quite possible to see here hummingbirds or parrots

The directions from the airport to our house you will receive 2 weeks ahead of your arrival; easiest via the "mobile host".

Our district Vista Royal - Jan Thiel offers many tourist highlights and next to beach clubs and one natural beach without entrance fee, all of them within walking distance: www.JanThielVillage.com

Jan Thiel Beach has evolved into a super attractive hotspot and beach where you can swim and relax wonderfully. Enjoy a beautiful sunset or on each Wednesday live music, a candle-light dinner or a drink on the seafront. One of the highlights for the Zanzibar is the "Happy Hour" each Saturday from 5 pm - 6 pm.

Village Marina with the PiratsNest at Spanish Water, easily reachable in walking distance, is absolutely worth seeing. A short distance further on the right side is Caracabaai Beach with the Golden Seahorse Restaurant and BeachBar, where you can have very tasty and affordable lunch and dinner, see http://bit.ly/1T64Etd

Several divers-guests told us, that right here in our area are wonderful, easily accessible diving places such as a sunken TugBoat, and it is not necessarily to drive all the way towards West Point! Great snorkeling is also easily accessible in our area. You can discover the underwater world around several different beaches!

A small supermarket, "An den Tweel - Albert Heijn" is within walking distance; the bigger supermarket "Vreugdenhil" on Caracasbaaiweg provides a free shuttle service bus once a day. Pick-up point is opposite the Morena Resort in about 2 minutes walk from us.

Jan Thiel Beach Club with beach, Papagayo Beach Club, diving and windsurfing schools, a natural beach and a marina are within a few minutes walk. There are also various restaurants, boutiques, souvenir shops, a supermarket, car rental, an ice cream parlor with homemade, Italian ice cream and even a casino. See also www.JanThielVillage.com

Several places offer book diving, snorkeling or sunset trips by catamarans, sailboats or motor yachts. Or sightseeing tours along the coast to the Spanish Water. Or enjoy an exciting boat trip through harbor area with the famous refinery in the oil from the only 60 km from Venezuela.

Especially popular are the day trips by catamaran to the uninhabited island of Klein Curacao with beach barbecue, or even a multi-day trip on the historic sailing ship Insulinde which has its mooring near Emma Bridge at the famous Handelskade in Willemstad, listed by World Heritage. There you can se large cruise ships, oil tankers, pilot vessels etc. very close.

On a trip to the west coast you can find more beautiful beaches, that are good for diving and snorkeling.

A visit to dolphins, sea lions, sharks and other marine life in the Sea Aquarium. There they also offer swimming with the dolphins. The Restaurant Hemingways directly at Sea Aquarium Beach is also worth a visit; Mambo Beach is there too with many other bars and restaurants.

Great adventures can also bring a day trip to the Christoffel Park with lots of nature and impressive rocks and the rough north coast.

By the way, we can also recommend dental treatments that are offered with European quality at affordable prices here on the island.

More Details

Owner
Mimi Schoenrock
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Mimi Schoenrock

I enjoy when our guests feel comfortable and discover a wonderfully amazing Caribbean island with joyful people and fantastic beaches!

This is why my husband and I, grown up in Germany, chose to live on Curacao in 2006 !!!

Mimi Schoenrock purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Mimi Schoenrock chose Curacao

We fell in love with the caribbean flair of our house www.Holidays-Curacao.com, and the location is just ideal, because it is adjescent to www.Jan-Thiel-Village.com.

What makes this apartment unique

Our house is completely protected by mosquito screen; in the whole caribbean we have not seen someting like this before. Both our studio Bon Biba and our apartment Bon Bini have separate entrances as well as a mosquito-protected veranda with table and seats (the apartment veranda is brand new!).We offer free professional WI-FI on the entire property.

Map

Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Hato Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
ZanziBar and Papagayo at www.Jan-Thiel-Village.com
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
At Santa Barbara Beach
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Fuego, Zest, Bella Italia, Zanzibar, Tinto
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
JanThiel Beach: https://youtu.be/0dvyDk0M5kQ
Car: not necessary

Our house TROPENHUIS PALMAR is located in one of the most famous and safest residential areas of Curacao. It is located in a neighborhood with many interesting tourist attractions.

Our total of 300 sqm house on 1000 sqm large plot is divided into our private residential area, the Studio Bon Biba forward and the Apartment Bon Bini to the garden, each with separate entrance.

Apartment and Studio provide a high quality, are individually decorated and have both ceiling fans and air conditioning. Each air-conditioned, you rarely needed by the construction of the house is calculated in use per night 5 EUR or 5 USD additional spot. The studio and the apartment are equipped with 110V+220V outlets. Free WLAN / WiFi are available and we recommend to carry your notebook, tablet or smartphone for television or news, if you want.

Our house is completly equipped with mosquito sreen, which will offer you no other house on Curacao, so you can sit very comfortable on the porch without any mosquito.

Our beautiful garden with palm trees, shaded areas and a large pool are available to our guests at any time. It's quite possible to see hummingbirds or parrots...

The directions from the airport to us you can get ahead of their arrival; easiest via the "mobile host".

Our district Vista Royal - Jan Thiel offers many tourist highlights and next to beach clubs and one natural beach without entrance fee, all of them within walking distance: www.Jan-Thiel-Village.com

A few minutes' walk away is the same name and famous beach. Jan Thiel Beach has evolved in recent years into a super attractive hotspot and beach where you can relax wonderfully. There you can relax and swim all day. Enjoy a beautiful sunset or each Wednesday live music, a candle-light dinner or a drink on the seafront. The highlight for the Zanzibar is Saturday the "Happy Hour" from 5 pm - 6 pm.

Village Marina at Spanish Water, easily reachable in walking distance, is absolutely worth seeing!

Several divers-guests told us directly here in our area are wonderful, easily accessible diving places such asTug Boat and it is not necessarily to drive toward to West Point! Great snorkeling is easily too! So you can discover the underwater world around several different beaches!

A small supermarket, "Albert Heijn" is within walking distance; the bigger supermarket "Vreugdenhil" on Caracasbaaiweg provides once a day a free shuttle service bus. Pick-up point is opposite the Morena resort in about 3 minutes walk away from us.

Jan Thiel Beach Club with beach, Papagayo Beach Club, diving and windsurfing schools, a natural beach and a marina are within a few minutes walk. On offer are also various restaurants, boutiques, souvenir shops, a supermarket, car rental, an ice cream parlor with homemade, Italian ice cream and even a casino. See also www.JanThielVillage.com

Several providers offers book diving, snorkeling or sunset trips by catamarans, sailboats or motor yachts. Or sightseeing tours along the coast to the Spanish Water. Or enjoy an exciting boat trip through harbor area with the famous refinery in the oil from the only 60 km from Venezuela.

Especially popular are the day trips by catamaran to the uninhabited island of Klein Curacao with beach barbecue, or even multi-day trips to the historic sailing ship Insulinde which has its mooring near Emma Bridge directly listed by World Heritage, the famous Handelskade in Willemstad. There you can have a look to large cruise ships, oil tankers, pilot vessels etc. very close.

During a trip to the west coast you can find more beautiful beaches and great beaches, which are often also suitable for diving and snorkeling.

A visit to dolphins, sea lions, sharks and other marine life in the Sea Aquarium where even swim with the dolphins is offered. The restaurant Hemingways directly at Sea Aquarium Beach is also worth a visit; Mambo Beach is there too with many other bars and restaurants.

Great adventures can also be a day trip to the Christoffel Park with lots of nature and impressive rocks and the rough north coast.

By the way, we can also recommend dental treatments that are offered here on the island in the European quality at an affordable price.

Amenities

Willemstad Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The bathroom is very spacious with lots of cabinets and a large walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 king , Small extra bedroom for 5 EUR/night payable on the premises
  • The studio is equipped with a double bed and a sleep sofa. The rent is calculated for 2 adults. A small extra bedroom with ceiling fan and an optional airco can be booked on the spot for 5 EUR/night. Fresh linen and towels are provided once a week.
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our guests have been telling us for years that they have never had such a fully equipped rental object as with us. We are proud of that. If you still miss something, please ask us. It is very important to us to keep our rental rates as low as possible, and we also do not ask for any seasonal surcharges. Unfortunately, we can not prevent that now all major rental portals worldwide started to charge a service fee. If you have to cancel yur stay after you made a booking, we are unfortunately forced to withhold a fee of 50.00 EUR for the administrative expenses. If guests breaks the stay prematurely, they have no claim for reimbursement. The air-conditioning für nightly use costs 5 USD or EUR 5 per night per air conditioner. Our rental price is calculated for two people, for an extra person, we ask 10 EUR per night. The credit card charges of 3% you avoid with bank transfer.

Reviews

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Studio Bon Biba - Pool - Veranda - Fully Screened - 5min. Walk: Beach + Diving
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5

Great stay, great property! Everything you'd expect and more!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough GREAT things about this rental and our entire stay on Curacao!!!.

The island is beautiful, the rental studio was ideal, and the owners, Mimi & Rolf, are truly wonderful people. They were beyond friendly and helpful, and have thought of everything to make their guests' stay pleasant! The studio was the perfect size for me, my husband, and our three daughters. It was very comfortable and inviting and felt like home from the minute we walked in the door. Everything we needed was there; we were able to relax completely. The pool area is nice and the entire property was super clean and well-maintained.

The location could not be more ideal; definitely the best area on Curacao to stay. It was a short walk to Jan Thiel Beach, which not only has an incredible beach, but it's full of fun beach clubs, restaurants, shops, a supermarket and more, all within walking distance! We rented a car for our stay which allowed us to pick a new remote beach to explore every day, and then upon our return back in the evenings, we would walk down to the beach, enjoy the pool, or just wind down on the wonderful screened porch. (Our 15 year old daughter actually slept in the hammock on the porch most of the nights instead of her comfortable bed!)

Our family had the most fabulous fun-filled vacation ever!

Highly recommend this property!

Thank you, Mimi & Rolf!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place has it all.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, in a very safe neighborhood, and close to what makes Curaçao so wonderful, this rental has it all. The friendly and helpful owners, Mimi and Rolf, live at the property and are always available to provide advice and assistance. We loved walking to the resort beach of Jan Thiel, only a few blocks away, where there are different choices for dining at sunset. A bit longer walk, or a 3-minute drive away, is the public Caracas Beach, where there are other dining choices AND amazing snorkeling at the nearby sunken tugboat. There are also the ruins of Fort Beekenburg (1703) to explore. For those wishing a nature hike, there is a trail from Jan Thiel beach to Playa Mambo Beach (Curaçao Sea Aquarium), with a lagoon (salt pan) and bird sanctuary in middle of the hike.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear robin and dear howard, thank you for your positive feedback! it reaffirms our decision to move back into our house and also take over the holiday rentals from esther & andreas again. hope to see you again...?! take care and all the best, rolf & mimi liebe robin und lieber howard, danke für euer positives feedback. es bekräftigt uns in unserer entscheidung, in unser haus zurück zu ziehen und die ferienvermietungen von esther & andreas zu übernehmen. wir hoffen, euch wieder zu sehen...?! alles liebe und gute, rolf & mimi
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Five Stars, but.

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying here. Mimi, the owner, went out of her way to make sure we were happy with the facility. However, there are two downsides. One, the property is far away from the Westpunt end of the island, which is where the best beaches and Christoffel Park are, and traffic is always terrible!! It takes ages just to get to downtown Willemstad. Two, the room faces the street so you will hear barking dogs and roaring cars all night unless you close everything up tight and turn on the AC to try to drown it out.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We enjoyed to have you here, but... ...your feedback might not give the right impression for people who don´t know Curacao. Our house is in a residential area right next to one of the most important holiday resort areas, see www.JanThielVillage.com. Of course there is occasional traffic on the street in front of our house, and once in a while watch dogs bark, as everywhere. Who prefers more quietness should rent our garden located apartment. The other issue are the two sides of Curacao: The location of our house is in walking distance to beach clubs, holiday resorts, restaurants, diving schools and marinas and one beautiful natural beach. If you are more into hiking through uninhabited areas and visit more or less unexplored beaches you are really better off in the direction of Westpunt and Christoffel Park. If more people would prefer to stay or live over there, we would have less traffic to our area...
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5

Excellent stay !!

  • 5 of 5

Since the first contact Esther, the owner, made everything very easy. With an excellent location the studio was very clean and had everything to make our stay very confortable. Jan Thiel beach and a small nice supermarket are within 5 minutes walk. There are bus stops nearby and Esther provides the schedules. We recommend renting a small car to go around the island. We will be returning back.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, it was as well for us very nice to have you here and we're looking forward to see you again!
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5

Very nice studio

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this nice studio at the beginning of august. The studio had everything you need. The mosquito free terrace was a nice place to spend the evenings and the swimming pool was beautiful. The studio is centrally located on the island and it only takes 20 minutes by car to reach Willemstad. You can walk to the Jan Thiel beach in 5 minutes. This beach has 3 restaurants. But you need a car to discover the island and to go to the supermarket. Esther and Andreas are very friendly and hospitable. They do everything to make your stay pleasant and unforgettable.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Clean, good service, calm neighbourhood, near to supermarket and Jan Thiel bay in walking distance! Spent a perfect holiday there.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $47.76
Damage Deposit $119.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.