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Oceanfront Island Gem with Great Snorkeling/Diving

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Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Sabana Westpunt Townhome Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 4

Our townhome in this gated, quiet, very private resort enjoys a perfect location - true oceanfront (about 20 paces from the sea) with completely unobstructed views to the ocean and sunsets. Stroll from your lanai, past palm trees, bougainvilleas, the pool and palapa down to the steps into the sea - a private access from which to dive, snorkel or swim. The luxury of walking a few hundred feet to warm, calm, crystal clear water of this quality can't be overstated. A fabulous reef and sealife are just a few yards from your patio.

Our location within the resort enjoys consistent sea breezes unblocked by other buildings and we never hear neighbors, dogs or traffic. Our new windows and doors are louvered and screened - allowing you to keep out the uninvited [occasional mosquitos/geckos], without closing off the cooling winds. Our kitchen is very well equipped with everything you will need in the way of high quality appliances and utensils. There is A/C on both levels, hot water at the kitchen and both showers, portable and ceiling fans, full size refrigerator, quality cookware and more. The bedroom has an ensuite bath, a comfy king size bed, a second large deck with seating, and an unobstructed view overlooking the sea. Everything you'll need to relax, unwind, and enjoy - the views, the sun, the water, and your vacation. Should you ever have an issue our manager cannot solve to your satisfaction, you can call or email us and we will find a solution.

There is a lot to see and do on Curacao. You'll find that most of the development - the resorts, the homes, hotels, shops/businesses, traffic, and people are concentrated in and around the bustling, multi-cultural city of Willemstad. The city and old Dutch harbor area are worthy of a site-seeing trip, but you'll be very happy to be returning to the quiet of the west end and your townhome.

GET AWAY - Come to the west end of Curacao if you are looking for the relatively 'undiscovered', undeveloped and uncrowded part of the island - where traffic, crowds, and congestion aren't available. What this area does have is beautiful, tranquil beaches, calm, protected seas with fabulous sea life, and a healthy reef system right off shore. Two beautiful national parks are just 5 minutes away from the resort.

The water here is the calmest on the island, crystal-clear, and warm. Our resort has private sea access that is never crowded. There is great snorkeling and diving just steps from your patio door - with 2 full service dive shops very close by. For variety, there are many great shore dive/snorkeling sites and five of Curacao's most pristine, uncrowded beaches within 5 minutes. Their is a sand beach an easy 300 yard swim or walk away. Several restaurants [including 2 of the island's highest rated] are also less than 5 minutes away.

The resort is gated, private, quiet, uncrowded, and safe - with friendly and helpful on-site managers to assist you. There is secure off street parking, a beautiful pool and tropical landscaping.

The Unique Benefits of this Townhome:

Our new patio doors, and louvered windows and front door are all screened and will maximize the cooling breezes while keeping out the occasional mosquito, colorful geckos and tropical birds.

There are separate air conditioning units for the bedroom and the main level. You'll appreciate the custom blinds, full size refrig, and hot water at the showers and kitchen sink - among many small, added comforts that will make your stay more enjoyable.

You are sure to enjoy the fabulous view of the sea and sunsets from the bedroom and its adjoining deck, along with the bedroom's private bath, air conditioning, and the comfortable, king size bed w/memory foam pad.

You'll make good use of our patio furniture on both decks, the full size Weber grill, the beach chairs, safe, beach towels, portable coolers, and fans - and you'll find that our kitchen is well equipped with quality cookware and utensils. The Wi-Fi connection, Direct TV, new LCD, and DVD player may be valuable if the quiet becomes unbearable.

If there are more than 2 in your party, there are comfortable accomodations on the main level, including another bath complete with shower, and a separate AC unit.

Anyone staying here will appreciate our location - wonderfully landscaped with colorful flowers and coconut palms and incredibly convenient to great swimming, snorkeling and diving in crystal clear, calm water. The location of our townhome on the resort is such that no other resort buildings obstruct the views or the sea breezes [which cool the townhome], and we are far enough from the resort's neighbors that we never hear dogs or traffic. The true ocean-front setting - just a few steps from the ocean - offers a totally unobstructed view of the sea and our often breathtaking sunsets.There are games, books, artwork, maps, and many other custom touches that will remind you of home - and that this is a home, and not just a rental..

Marazul is not a catored, room service style resort/hotel - It is a private and quiet sanctuary in one of the island's most beautiful locations - incredibly convenient to its best beaches, best snorkeling/diving, and natural beauty.

Our town home is not a large, luxury villa - It is a comfortable, clean, thoughtfully furnished, and very well equipped, one bedroom, true ocean front town home - in a spectacular location. You will find everything you need here to have a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable island vacation.

We think you'll agree that it's more than a rental - it's a home that you are invited to share. We're very confident that you'll be happy to call it home during your island vacation.

We supply our guests with all of the information they will need in order to know what to expect - on the island, at the resort, and in our town home. This helps them make the best choices possible and insures that they have the best island vacation they can.

Please look at our reviews, and also at our calendar. Rather than just entering the dates you are interested in please contact us at 970-641-0200 as we are sometimes able to make some accommodations and exceptions to the information that is listed.

Please don't rely on the websites' rate quote - contact us, as the quotes are sometimes incorrect - especially when there are more than 2 guests or for stays of longer than 1 week.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Steve and Linda Pitt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016

About Steve and Linda Pitt

We are a 'semi'-retired couple who live most of the year in the Colorado mountains near the ski resort of Crested Butte. We have visited many of the Caribbean islands over the past 25 years looking for a place with great water/weather/people for a vacation home. We fell in love with the west end of Curacao, and Marazul in particular. The contrasts between the high altitude alpine setting of Crested Butte and the spectacular low latitude waters/scenery/weather of 'our' end of Curacao have been everything we hoped they would be.

Steve and Linda Pitt purchased this townhome in 2010

Why Steve and Linda Pitt chose Curacao

We chose this [Westpunt] part of the island because it is much less developed, has far fewer people and cars, with calmer seas, and better diving and snorkeling than any other location on the island. The best of the island's natural beauty is found on this end of the island - including 2 beautiful national parks. All of our guests have agree that the accomodation of driving a bit further to shop is a worthwhile trade off. We also felt that the cooling trade winds were more consistent and less obstructed here than in many other areas we visited. The fresh water pool and beautifully landscaped grounds of the resort are clean and well maintained. The resort is very private, quiet, gated, with great ocean access and plenty of secure, off-street parking......and is never crowded. Our resort's manager is available to answer questions, fix issues, and help make whatever additional arrangements you may need.

What makes this townhome unique

The single best attribute of our townhome is a perfect location on the island and within the resort - guaranteed to be appreciated. The unobstructed sea breezes and unobstructed ocean views are unmatched - and not to be missed.

We have spent a good deal of time, energy, and money in creating the place we want to call 'home' while on the island -- and we are confident that you will be happy to call it home while relaxing as our guests and exploring this fabulous area..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our time there was fabulous and so was your house. I hesitate to write any reviews! I just don't want anyone else to know how special your "piece of paradise" really is. We've rented lots of properties during our life time, so I can honestly say 7A really rocks. The bed was fabulous, the kitchen was well appointed. You can tell the "owners" really care about the property...not used as an investment! Your hints re: groceries, beaches and restaurants were right on the money. Because we visited Marazul at the end of the season, things were very quiet...but we liked it that way. The view and sunsets from the top porch really spoiled us!!!! We hated to return to "civilization."

Having said that, we'll be in touch in the not too distant future. We hope to spend additional time there next year... Thank you again, Diane and Mark Dewey
May 2011
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based on 52 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Island Gem with Great Snorkeling/Diving
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 53 reviews
Colorado Springs, CO

Wonderful 2 weeks in Curacao!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Linda's place. The accommodations were comfortable and just as advertised. The grounds of the property are nice and the kids loved greeting their "pet" iguanas every morning. The colorful troupials and other birds were also a hit with the kids. Each time we went to jump in the ocean we had it all to ourselves! Rene, the property manager, was very helpful in making sure we were good and had what we needed. Linda was great to work with and provided us with every bit of information we needed. Be sure to dine at Sol Food, their pizza and hospitality are great! Also, a once in a lifetime opportunity exists just a few minutes down the road at Playa Grandi. You can swim with about a dozen wild sea turtles all round you! It was amazing! If you can muster the courage be sure to jump off the cliff at Playa Forti, a quick walk from Marazul, it is a rush!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 wonderful weeks in Unit 7A at Marazul Dive Resort. We quickly settled into our vacation home which was located in a well maintained, beautifully landscaped gated community. Rene, the property manager, was very attentive, checking every morning to make sure that there wasn't anything that we needed.

The unit was very clean and contained everything that we needed for a great stay. Linda, the owner, sent us a detailed information package before our trip which helped us locate grocery stores, restaurants and various beaches and points of interest. Marazul Dive Resort is very close to numerous restaurants and beaches and an easy drive to Willemstad.

I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a quiet, restful vacation home on a beautiful island.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Pitt’s condo in Marazul, Westpunt, Curacao. The owners have made sure that the accommodations are very comfortable and well equipped. We found everything we needed and more! It was great being able to barbecue and cook our own meals. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The resort itself is located right by a great snorkelling area where we saw many types of fish. The cooling winds are fantastic as well as the beautiful sunsets. We had fun exploring the island and enjoying Sunshine’s Sol Food Restaurant. We highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Marvellous winter escape

  • 5 of 5

We returned last month from a wonderful few weeks spent in Steve and Linda's townhouse, in Marazul Dive Resort. I awakened every morning to the song of the Venezuelan Troupial and opened my eyes to look straight out over the sea and watch the fishing boats going out for the day. Paradise indeed!

If you are looking for nightlife, shopping, activities for the kids, etc. stay in,or near, Willemstad. But if you want peace and quiet, a sleepy fishing village (with several restaurants in it) and fantastic diving and snorkelling right there, as well as many beaches close by to choose from, go to Westpunt. And Marazul is the place to stay....a very well kept, attractively landscaped, friendly, safe, gated community on a cliff overlooking the ocean, with steps down to the sea so you are in the water two minutes after leaving your front door.There is a lovely pool too with plenty of chairs to lounge on and a large gazebo for shade. The friendly manager, René, comes by your house every morning to make sure everything is OK and is always available for help, advice and directions.

We have stayed at Steve and Linda's place five times now. It has a very good location within Marazul - close to, but not right next to, the pool; in the centre of the property so far from any barking local dogs and, as mentioned, right on the ocean front with a view of the sea from every room.( OK, except the downstairs bathroom!).

After many trips to nice, but poorly equipped, properties we were delighted to find a place that has everything we could possibly need. All windows and doors have screens to keep out the occasional pesky mosquito (it's a very windy area so mosquitoes are not a big problem) Both showers and the kitchen sink have hot water which is unusual and very nice to have. The kitchen is very well equipped and as a plus, the knives are sharp and there is a set of spices too! There is even a large cooler for your grocery trips to Willemstad - or to take to the beach if you want a picnic lunch. There are also collapsible chairs to take to the beaches and the upstairs terrace has two Adirondack chairs perfect for reading in. The house is attractive, colourful and comfortable. The best of all, for me, is the memory-foam covered king sized bed which is as comfortable as our one at home and how often can you say that?!! (The downstairs futon makes a comfortable bed too)

Steve and Linda are very friendly and helpful and provide lots of useful written information.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Caribbean Gem

  • 5 of 5

I don't do "reviews". I just don't. But after staying at Steve and Linda's oceanfront condo I couldn't not. I just had to. My wife and I celebrated our 36th anniversary on Curaçao. What made it perfect for us was finding Steve and Linda's resort on the western end of the island. Condo 7A is clean, comfortable, and convenient to all things scenic and adventuresome. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, and great beaches are all within minutes of 7A. Some literally within a 60 second walk. Others within a 5-7 minute drive. You can venture farther, which we did and will on our return trips, but there is little need to. Pick up your groceries on your drive from the airport to the resort and plan to relax on their terrace or lower patio between adventures. Everything about your place was perfect. Thank you Steve and Linda.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Marazul, and an even better experience this time staying in Apartment 8A! We love the location, off the beaten track and away from the big city. Quiet, a great place to relax and dive. Steve and Linda have done a wonderful job, everything you need is there. If you are lucky enough to be there when they are, you will discover they are very gracious hosts and will make sure you have everything you need. They will send you packets of info with everything you need to know about the island, car rentals, where the best grocery stores are, etc. We've found their info is spot on, no problems. The car rental service was great, it was so nice to have the cell phone when we needed to check in at home. We would advise getting the GPS if it is your first time on the island. The Manager, Renee, was also very nice, checked in with us almost every day to see how our stay was.

The condo is beautiful, very comfortable, can't beat the view of a sunset every night off your patio. With a nice tropical breeze, we didn't even need the AC, just the fans were enough to keep us comfortable. Wifi worked great. There was a nice big screen TV with Direct TV, but you'd have to ask my husband how it was, I was too busy watching the view! The grill was an added bonus, so nice to be able to cook out while enjoying the sunset.

The diving is great, you can gear up right at the condo and walk to the steps, the ocean is right there. Amazing coral, huge schools of fish, turtles, many eels. Never a bad dive. Saw something new each dive. We enjoyed finishing our dives near the ladder, so much to see on the way out! Dunk tank right by the pool to soak your gear when you are done, as well as shower. Pool is gorgeous, very clean, lots of lounge chairs, shade if you prefer.

Oceans West for diving is just a 5 minute drive for tanks/weights and also a beautiful reef to dive, and a restaurant for a cold drink or meal after.

Marazul is minutes from many white sand beaches with good snorkeling and diving. Fun places to eat with great food. We went mostly for the diving, but did spend some time at Shete Boka National Park. Beautiful view of the other side of the island and the big waves crashing into the cliffs.

We had a great time, and look forward to returning, hopefully very soon! Thanks Steve and Linda for making this a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Great on-site access to the island's calmest water with crystal clear visibility, great snorkeling and shore diving. Just a couple of minutes to two national parks and the island's 5 best beaches - w/no traffic, crowds, or noise. Requires a 15 minute drive to small, well stocked grocery or 30 minutes to the largest, American-style supermarket. Eight restaurants close by - including 2 of top 3 on Curacao.

No nightclubs/casinos nearby[30-40 minutes] - not the perfect place to come to party [unless you are planning your own very small and intimate party].

Other Activities: great shore diving/snorkeling and 2 dive shops close to the resort.


Rates & Availability

Sabana Westpunt Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Summer 2016
Apr 2 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter '16 - '17
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rate:$125 - $140 Night (2 Guests) $15-$20/night additional per adult - $10/night for 5-14 years old - 4 or younger=free.
4 night minimum. 7% Curacao tax and final cleaning will be added.
Please contact us for multi-week rates and family rates.

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Sabana Westpunt Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Waterfront ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Hot Water in both showers. Hooks mounted in first level shower to hang snorkel/dive gear.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a comfortable, king sized bed [w/memory foam pad] that looks out over its own large deck with fabulous views of the Caribbean. It has air conditioning, a fan and en suite bath. If there are more than 2 in your party, the lower level has comfortable sleeping accomodations as well. In addition, there is air conditioning and fans on this level, as well as another bath complete with shower [w/hooks for dive and snorkel gear].
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We use our townhome as a second home and are always working to make it comfortable for ourselves and our guests. We recently upgraded all windows and doors to louvered, added a new full size refrig and new cooktop, changed our outdoor seating and table on each deck, added Direct TV with LCD TV, a memory foam pad for the king bed, non-slip mats for the tiled shower floors, a good laminated island map, coolers, beach chairs, an alarm clock, and other small, but helpful 'extras'. You will find art, books, pictures, and custom touches that will remind you that this is a home. We believe that you'll find it a well-equipped, quiet, peaceful and comfortable base for your island stay. Our biggest sacrifice [for the cooks/chefs among you] has been to keep the electric cooktop. The island logistics of supplying gas consistently were overwhelming. The kitchen is very well stocked with quality utensils/pots/pans. You'll find everything you need for a great island vacation.

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