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Andrea and Chris Wait

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Direct Ocean & Pool Front, Marazul Resort, King Bed in large Master Suite

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Curacao Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 story: Master suite upper level; kitchen, dining & living area lower level

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Escape from the hustle & bustle to your home away from home! Nestled in a serene, gated Caribbean sea-front resort community, this alluring oceanfront home provides everything needed to enjoy an unforgettable vacation. Just a step from the door is the sea and sparkling pool surrounded by beautiful Bourgainvillea and large palm trees. Comfy lounge chairs present the perfect spot for reading or sunbathing. If diving or snorkeling is your desire, the breathtaking house reef will guide your way! Gear-up in your room and walk right in from the new sea entry to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Emerge from the water and rinse your gear in the house dunk tank, shower off by the seaside. Want to explore other dive sites on the island, use our on-site drive up tank facility with secure storage and second rinse tank and shower. No need to carry gear from the care to the townhome. Enjoy meals on the tiled lanai, or the generous seafront balcony with sun shading pergola and stunning sunset ocean views; or choose to eat out at a variety of nearby restaurants. After a spectacular day, enjoy the sleep you deserve in our newly expanded master suite, complete with a new king size bed topped with 4-inch thick memory foam. Make sure to watch our video, the link is located at the bottom of this page.

The Island of Curacao: Curacao is the place to visit whether you are looking for diving, relaxing, shopping or just a great vacation. There is plenty to do on this small island. The culture is very diverse, so you will feel you are in several different countries at once. Visit Otrabana and Punda for shopping and great food. Enjoy a great hike to Mt Christoffel, visit Shete Boca Park and the North Shore. The best of all, Curacao sports the most beautiful beaches in the caribbean. Porta Marie, Cas Abou ,Playa Kalki just to name a few. Cas Abou has just been rated a top 10 beach in the world.

Diving and snorkling are one of the biggest attractions on the island. There are many beautiful sites, some of which you will be the only diver/snorkler/swimmer there!

Rent ATV's, or for the fitness folks - bicyles. There are plenty of trails in Westpunt. Visit Hato Caves for a day. Curacao as your vacation destination! You will not be dissapointed.

Dive Details: If you are a diver, this is the right place. Shore diving adventures galore, and great boat dives as well. Try our house reef, it will not disappoint. Gear up in the villa and jump right in. For boat dives, don't miss Watamula - the coral heads are enormous. For you wreck junkies, we have the 'Superior Producer'. Her hull sits entact in 110' and offers many entry points and easy swim throughs. And just a few minutes away from the home is Ocean Encounters West dive shop. OEW is Padi 5 star rated, just voted top 100 dive shops in the world, and home to Alice in Wonderland, the island's most famous shore dive.

Make a booking with us, then let us know or certification level and we will be happy to put together a customized recommended dive itinerary specially suited to your needs.

Why choose our vacation home: We continually upgrade our home, making it one of the best choices in Marazul resort. Our location is sea-front & pool-front. Great day views, festive but subdued lighted nights views, and extremely convenient for beverage trips or watching the family.

Our amenities including a dishwasher, washing machine, indoor dining set, kitchen hutch, new furniture, direct TV, hi quality patio sets on both the upper & lower level outdoor living areas. Of course we also have all the essentials such as: Hot water in kitchen and shower, airco up & down, screens on ALL doors and windows (very important), flat screen TV, ceiling and floor fans, blender, microwave, etc.

We are eager to help our guests plan their dream vacation. Use our knowledge; let us know your interests and we will help with your planning.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrea and Chris Wait (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Andrea and Chris Wait

Andrea & Chris are hard working professionals living in Charlotte NC, USA. We are adventurous types who prefer fun in the sun action packed vacations. We like to do things on our own agenda and don't prefer hustle & bustle. We have been snow skiers, water skiers, boaters, jet skiers, hikers, swimmers and fitness junkies, but scuba diving is our true passion. Diving is relaxed excitement if that make sense.

We definetely prefer nicer things, but have no interest in anything that is pompous or pretentious. Good service is always nice, but we more often prefer catering for ourselves.

We take a lot of pride in our approach to life, the impact of the choices we make each and every day, and are firm believers in karma. We strive to excel with our honesty, and to treat people fairly and with the utmost of respect. We welcome to opportunity to aid you in your vacation planing and a stay at vacation home 2B (the place 2B).

Andrea and Chris Wait purchased this townhome in 2010

Why Andrea and Chris Wait chose Curacao

We have been vacationing in the Carabbean for many years. The island of Curacao however, is the only one that kept drawing us back for repeat visits. Initially we were staying at the 'hotels' near the city of Willemstad. Without fail, we always found ourselves making daily trips to the Westpunt side of the island. The beaches, mountains, diving, north shore boca's and relaxed pace are all splenders that are unrivaled elsewhere on Curacao. We finally asked ourselves, why are we staying in Willemstad....Westpunt it the place to be! So for our next trip we researched villa's in Westpunt, stumbled upon Marazul and ultimately booked a stay. The moment we walked into the resort, we know we found something very very special. The next day, we learned that 2B might become available for sale. The thought of actually owning an oceanfront villa in the Caribbean consumed the balance of our vacation. Until now, the idea was only a dream. But Marazul was different, we felt at home. The day after we returned to Charlotte from our vacation, we contacted the potential seller, and ultimately made the purchase. We had found our dream come true and hope to share it with you as well. Apartment 2B in Curacao is the place 2B.

What makes this townhome unique

Newly expanded master bedroom suite it the resorts only townhome with such as suite. The Pergola on the upper level tiled balcony transformed the space into a perfect shaded spot to relax, dine or just soak in the ocean scenes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

OWNER: Below is a guest response from a follow up letter we received.



GUEST: We had a great time-thanks so much!! We kept your notes with us during the vacation, and did a lot of the things you suggested. We did most of the shore dives that you had listed, and really enjoyed them. We really appreciated everything you did to make our stay great!



OWNER: Below are the questions we ask every guest after thier stay:



1. Were our directions/arrival information easy to follow? Yes, very good-no problems at all.



2.How was management, did the check in/check out go smoothly?

Yes, Tommy and Uli were so nice and accomodating all week. Very easy to use the code to get into the villa.



3.Did you need anything that was not supplied?

No, and thank you for having the basics (TP, kitchen soap, kleenex, etc)



4.How would you rate the apartments accommodations?

Very good.



5.Would you recommend us to family and friends?

Yes, definitely!



6.Was the apartment clean upon your arrival?

Yes, very clean.

We had a great time.
Sep 2011
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)
Direct Ocean & Pool Front, Marazul Resort, King Bed in large Master Suite
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 26 reviews
Oakland Park, Fl
5

Views and total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here 10 nights. The view from the balcony is just lovely. Wish they had a small fridge up on the deck so we didn't have to make trips downstairs for refills. Perfect spot for a glass of wine in the evening or coffee in the morning. The condo is exactly as advertised. The beaches nearby are some of the best snorkeling we found. The resort manager is very helpful with any questions you may have and some great suggestions too. Several restaurants close by are top ones on the entire island. We will definitely come back to this place. One of the few vacations that I regretted leaving.

I would strongly recommend if you rent a car ( and you need one on this side of the island ) that you get the insurance offered by the car rental company. We had an accident that was not our fault but we are being held responsible. Two of the local people we spoke with about it said that this is one of the ways locals make their monies. No enforced driving laws.

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

Beautiful property and wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with VRBO and it could not have been easier. The owners provide all the information you need as soon as you book. So when you arrive at the resort, you simply type in the keypad number to open the gate, park near your condo and then type in the condo keypad number to enter. It was that simple! There were clear instructions on operating the washing machine, air conditioner, etc. The condo is wonderfully maintained and beautiful, the balcony off the upstairs master is a vacation unto itself!

The resort manager is very friendly, he is out and about every morning if you ever need anything. The resort is very well maintained. The other vacationers/owners were very friendly - the atmosphere is great for families. There were no loud parties at the pool or anything like that.

We would definitely stay at this condo again!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great view

  • 4 of 5

The view from the upper terrace is really as beautiful as shown in the picture, and the wooden table/chairs are very nice (I do hate plastic). We had breakfast there every morning. The pool area is situated in a nice setting with the palm trees and the many colourful bouganvilleas. We liked the many beaches in the area very much, but you need a rental car to get around otherwise you might get bored. Willemstadt is very nice to visit, and you need to get to the supermarket near by.

We had many great snorkeling/diving experiences. The best was at the Coral Reef Estate with its supernice diving school and an excellent restaurant (no sandy beach though but nice sunbeds on sand at the rim - and great cocktails).

When we arrived at the house the electricity was off, and we had to put the fuse in, but the fridge needed at least 8 hours in the heat/humidity to get cold - so we had to throw away some of our meat - that was bad timing.

The bed as well as the sofa sleeper were very comfortable, but the air conditioning in the bedroom is situated right above the bed and the cool draught (at a setting of 25 degrees celsius) was a bit of a problem (for us - it might not be so for everyone).

We only had one towel for the beach as well as one big and one small towel for the whole week and when we tried the office for a change it was closed (I have to admitt we are no early risers and didn´t try before noon). But we used the washing machine in the house (only usable with cold water), so it was o.k..

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Monika, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. We are sorry to learn the power at our end of the island was out at your arrival. These things are unfortunate and out of our control. However, we agree that the fridge seemed to take a long time to recover, so we just installed a nice brand new full size fridge. We are on the island right now and found the new unit cooled our warm drinks much quicker then the old unit. This is a welcome improvement. We agree that if the bedroom airco is operated with the louvers pointed down it will blow on the bed. The louver position is easily settable with the remote control. When positioned in the upward direction, it does not blow on the bed at all. Perhaps our old remote control was difficult to understand how to operate, so we just changed it over to more simple remote. The louver positioning instructions are now very clear and we are adding these instructions to our check-in documents. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We used it last evening and it worked very nicely, Speaking of airco, we just installed a brand new unit in the lower level as well. It operates very quietly and quickly. We are also enjoying our new doors and windows, much nicer then the old ones. Sincerely, Andrea & Chris .
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

When arriving we instantly felt at home, the place is well maintained and at a great location by the pool, the views are unbelievable and we can see 2 beaches from the view! Snorkeling right off the stairs was beautiful and so much fun, this was our honeymoon and we felt very welcomed by Rene the manager here and he was very nice and talked with us everyday, we learned a lot about the island and the best times to come to curacao, we got to swim with turtles and get fresh fish from the beach on playa grandi, the best was super comfy and we got a great nights rest every night, we loved how much snorkel supplies there were, this will not be our last time here, we will be coming back, possibly even buy a place here ourselves! Thank you for sharing your space, love the Maloneys

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Flushing, New York
4

Great Location for a Quiet Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We were after a quiet vacation with lots of snorkeling and exploring. This Marazul Dive apartment worked well for us. I did have a severe asthma/allergy attack when we ran the fan and air conditioning in the upstairs room (I'm highly allergic to dust), but after we wiped down the fan and air conditioner filter, everything was much more comfortable. The resort is a low key kind of beautiful and the apartment is cozy.

The manager of the property was very nice and recommended some good food places nearby. The local Dive Shop was a real gem. Snorkeling right at Marazul is great as well as the nearby beaches. We saw sea turtles, seahorses, and so much more.

Chris was really responsive whenever we tried to reach out and really put a lot of thought in their notes for their guests. Really appreciated all the information!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4

Excellent choice for Westpunt

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this condo. I loved staying at Marazul Dive Resort. It was quiet, clean, safe. The grounds are attractive. I loved the pool, which was attractive and very well maintained. The caretaker was easy to find and helpful. People were friendly. The view is lovely and we got to see lots of attractive birds and iguanas on the property. It's easy to get to and there's lots of beaches, snorkeling and diving very close by.

The condo itself is perfect for a couple. It has a pull out sofa (which is comfortable to sit on) but I think it would be too crowded for 2 couples. 1 or 2 children would probably be fine. It was clean and well equipped. I personally loved the location by the pool. We used the washing machine for 1 load and that was useful to have.

We only used the AC in the bedroom at night for sleeping. We did most of our cooking at the condo, but with the breezy conditions, it didn't get too hot with all the louvres and screen doors providing good air circulation. I heard that there's little wind in August and September, so perhaps the AC on the ground floor would be needed then.

We shopped at Centrum twice, which does have bags (even though we brought our own, so don't panic if you forgot shopping bags). We also bought fresh tuna one afternoon at 2 beaches north of MDR, which fed us for 3 meals, as we had to buy a minimum amount.

For non snorkeling activities, we visited the 2 national parks, which are super close and were nice to see. Also very close was Tula Museum. We hiked up Christoffel Mountain. We visited Hato caves, the flamingos and before coming to MDR we spent 2 nights in Willemsted, also worth a visit. Willemsted could easily be done as a day trip from the condo as it's less than a 40 minute drive away.

Communication with the owners was easy and they are helpful. I would highly recommend this condo for those looking for a quiet place in an excellent location, and who are self sufficient (this is a condo after all, not a hotel).

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kay for the nice review, sounds like you love Marazul as much as we do. We also just returned from the townhome. Had a great trip, and managed to get a lot done aside from having fun. We searched long and hard and purchased some lovely, high quality patio sets for both the upper level balcony and lower level lanai. Also got real lucky and scored an awesome papasan chair for the master suite. Goes great with the generous dresser, and is positioned perfectly to watch the small fishing boats go by. We also signed up for our own private internet connection in the townhome. No more need to share a weak signal. We also replaced some pots, pans and glasses to keep things fresh and new. We even got to use our new ceramic cooktop, very nice! Come back soon and check out the improvements. Andrea and Chris the place 2B . .
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Curacao Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Next door - Rancho El Sobrino
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Next door - Rancho El Sobrino
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Playa Forti
Car: necessary

Caribbean seafront (ocean front), divers paradise. Located in Marazul Dive Resort, Westpunt (Banda Bou), the quiet mountainous side of the island. 2 minutes to Alice in Wonderland and Ocean Encounters West dive shop- just voted top 100 dive shops in the world. Very short walk to Playa Forti beach, and close to many top beaches. 5 minutes to Shete Boca National Park and Mt. Christoffel National Park. Beautiful House reef on site. Several restaurants very close to the resort

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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
 
Low Season
Mar 19 2016 - Dec 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
$130
$910
 
 
2017 High Season
Dec 10 2016 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$130
$910
 

Additional information about rental rates

Transaction - CC fee $30
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

US Dollars
Rate: $150 per night (for 2 Guests).

$15 additional per person per night.

5 night minimum rental.

Nightly rate includes 20Kw/day electrical usage.

Should you choose extra electrical usage, $1/kw will be charged at check out.

All bookings are subject to a $75.00 end cleaning fee, 3% payment transaction fee and 7% Curacao tax..

Credit cards accepted:
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*Visa

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Curacao Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet, Sink, storage area, Washing Machine
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large Walk in Shower, Toilet, Sink
  • The upper level bedroom bathroom, sports a very generous tiled walk in shower. Of course we have hot water and a handshower. There are plenty of storage shelves and we've even thought of the medicine cabinet. The main lower level bathroom has a toilet, sink, washing machine, and built in luggage storage space which is large enough for the entire family. There are several extra hanging bars for storing snorkels, masks, fins, regulator's and so on. There are extra shelves for storing whatever you wish.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Comfort awaits you on a brand new King sized bed, with 4'' memory foam mattress topper and king size pillows. Our new DC inverter air conditioning unit is extremly quiet for uninterrupted comfortable sleep. See the sea right from bed. The bedroom opens to a spacous tiled balacony with a spectacular direct ocean view. A new pergola provides for great shade and makes the space perfect for enjoying a glass of wine, snacks or dinner. The sunsets and stars awaits you.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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