|Space||1,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Ocean view villa, Dolphin House, is located on a hilltop overlooking the Carribbean Sea in a gated community close to more than 15 beaches. Sleeps 4 with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Your own private vanishing edge pool surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden and private covered lanai. Sliding glass doors open completely to reveal unobstructed views of the ocean and breathtaking sunsets. Cook outdoors on the gas grill, and enjoy your meal on the lanai. Ocean breezes blow through the nicely equipped eat-in kitchen and open living area with cozy furniture and entertainment center (TV, cable, DVD player). Large master suite with plush king size bed and French doors opening to the lanai, pool and views of the ocean. Guest bedroom has 2 twin size beds, which can easily become a king. The two baths have all the comforts of home. House has phone, AC (only in the bedrooms) high-speed internet and cable TV.
Romantic Island Getaway: Dolphin House is located in a Gated Community in Curacao. On a hill with a 180 degree view of the Ocean.
Very Private, surrounded by island landscaping.
Your own Pool is located just steps from the living area. Back of the house is Glass sliding doors. Everything is open and a breeze is always blowing through.
We absolutely loved our stay at Dolphin House! Nancy Jo was wonderful to work with and clearly shows pride in ownership and a desire to provide a first-rate experience to her guests. The house was very spacious and accommodating - the great room couch was comfortable and a good size, as was the indoor dining area. The kitchen was adequate for fixing meals - especially with the portable island - and was well stocked. We also used the gas grill for cooking, which was great! We only used the master bedroom, and found it comfortable and with ample storage and very efficient AC. The real showstopper at Dolphin House is the outdoor space. The pictures are exactly what you will see, but of course not as stunning as the real deal. The infinity pool was crystal clear and a really nice size; the outdoor seating was very comfortable, and also included 2 nice lounge chairs, as well as outdoor dining. The hottest time of the day if you happen to be at the house was probably from about 3:30-5:00, so the pool is perfect then - or sit out front in the shade - an awesome front sitting porch and a seating area in the front yard with almost a 'grotto' set up. Nancy Jo also had coolers and beach chairs available, and anything you needed was just a mention away as Ingrid is a friendly, professional, and responsive property manager. Coral Estates is a first-class community- secure, pristine, and a definite Resort atmosphere. Karakter and Koraal down the hill from the house are great places to have a drink or to eat - we enjoyed an outstanding dinner at Karakter. As for Curacao - and the west end, it was fantastic! We had stayed for the week prior at a condo near Willemstad to enjoy that end of the island, but totally were blown away by the west end! Went to 4 different beaches based on recommendations from Nancy Jo's guest book and the great next door neighbors. Loved Portomari and the public beach Playa Lagun. We also loved the countryside, and visited Shete Boka park - don't miss it, but take water and sunscreen! Even did Mt. Christoffel hike which is a bit of a challenge but rewards you with an amazing view. All in all we loved Dolphin House and Curacao - it seems like each made the other even better! The people were friendly, the weather was deluxe, and the water, snorkeling, and views were breathtaking! Best vacation ever!
If you're looking for a place to stay away from the crowds in Willemstad, this is a terrific choice. My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful week here. We came to explore the beaches and dive/snorkel, and had a great time doing so. St. Willibrordus is very close to some beaches with good snorkeling, and 20-30 minutes from many others.
The house is on a bluff overlooking the sea from a distance; there is a beautiful patio and pool. It is very comfortable and well-equipped, the wifi connection is excellent, and the owner has provided helpful information on local restaurants and snorkel/dive spots. The property manager and the security crew at the entrance/exit gate to the complex were also friendly and helpful. All around fabulous!
Dolphin House is amazing. Ingrid and Ivan are amazing wonderful people and made us feel welcome right away. They truly are gems!!
Have had no problems whatsoever. This place is just like home. Hmm. Without the view. Lol. Instantly I felt very comfortable. There is everything you need in the kitchen to cook. My Goodness!! The sunsets here are "out of this world"!!!! The pool late in the afternoon is so refreshing. Sitting outside in the evening enjoying the ocean, the stars and ships waiting to port is so nice an very relaxing.
Definitely need to come back here!!!!!
Nancy Jo, thank you so much for making this experience for us so seamless, amazing, tremendous, wonderful and easy!!
Kevin & Maria
We had a wonderful stay in Nancy Jo's Dolphin House earlier this spring, so when we decided to come back to Curacao again over Thanksgiving, I knew exactly where we would stay. This time the gardens were in full bloom, with the "rainy" season upon us. Absolutely beautiful. We mostly cooked at home, but did enjoy lunches at Karakter and would definitely recommend Landuis St. Martha out near Soto for dinner. We found all the necessary utensils and cookware for big dinners like we have at home. Ingrid, the property manager, was very quick to respond to a maintenance issue that came up and it was resolved the same day.
This house now feels like our second home on Curacao. I'm sure we'll be back again next spring when we're itching for a beachy vacation again.
I highly recommend Dolphin house if you want to stay at the Coral Estate. The house has fantastic views of the ocean. The patio is very private and quiet, and it's such a wonderful experience to wake up each morning, opening the doors, and enjoying the day by the pool.
The villa is super clean, and you have everything you need for your stay, nothing to worry about. We had a nice welcome from Ingrid, the property manager. It was very easy to organise our stay with Mrs Carr, the owner. She is a very nice person.
The location of Coral Estate is perfect to explore the island, close to the western beaches and the city. Driving is pretty easy in Curacao.
We can't wait to come back!
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!
Dolphin House is located in the private Gated community of Coral Estates in Willibrodus. Located on a hilltop overlooking the Carribean Sea. Dolphin House is close to over 15 beaches for shore diving or just relaxing under a palm tree.
Porta Marie is very close and offers a restaurant and on the beach massages.
Other Activities: Flamingo Sanctuary, Willibrodus church
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
$225 a night rate for 1-2 people, $250 a night rate for 4
Weekly rate of 8 days and 7 nights for 2 people is $1575
Weekly rate of 8 days and 7 nights for 3-4 people is $1750
SUMMER SPECIAL 10% OFF NIGHTLY RATE- July 1-Sept 30 4 People is $225 per night
2 People is $198 per ni