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Boca Gentil Luxury Sea View, near beaches, shops, restaurants - Casa Vandernak

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Stunning Sea Views

Located in the sought-after district of Jan Thiel, this beautiful ground floor apartment comes complete with spectacular sea views of the blue Caribbean. You will also be treated to a bird's eye view of some of the most gorgeous sunsets you will ever see. The property is part of the popular Boca Gentil Resort with its magnificent landscaping and 24-hour security.

This luxury suite features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a large living room with a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Also included is free high-speed wireless (Wi-Fi) internet.

The kitchen faces the terrace, and by opening the shutters you get a bar with stunning views of the sea, where you can see the local fishermen sailing by, or enjoy the many cruise ships that come along. The kitchen sports a spacious open layout and comes complete with all appliances, including a large fridge, oven, dishwasher, microwave, and washing machine.

The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom equipped with two sinks, a shower and toilet. The master bedroom has twin box springs and a walk-in closet. The two other bedrooms open onto the hallway. In each bedroom there are two single box springs and these rooms share the second bathroom. As such the apartment can comfortably accommodate 6 guests. Of course, all bedrooms are also equipped with air conditioning.

On the spacious deck you'll find sunbeds and a large dining table, as well as a hammock where you can relax and enjoy your dream vacation. The deck is located higher than the road and is surrounded by gorgeous landscaping, giving you a great deal of privacy.

The apartment has a communal swimming pool which is only steps away. As such, since the pool is not directly in front of the apartment, you can enjoy a refreshing swim whenever you want, but not suffer the nuisance caused by other guests using the pool.

More Details

Owner
Berge Alyanak
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Berge Alyanak

My wife Yohanna and I live in Toronto, Canada. We discovered Curacao a few years ago and fell in love with the place. We now have a beautiful property there that we try and visit whenever time permits. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Berge Alyanak purchased this apartment in 2012

Amenities

Jan Thiel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Boca Gentil Luxury Sea View, near beaches, shops, restaurants - Casa Vandernak
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews
5

Boca Gentil, Popagayo Beach Casa Vandernak

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased when we arrived. The property exceeded our expectations as it was bigger than anticipated and fit into the surroundings perfectly. We were thrilled with the outstanding landscaping surrounding the entire Boca Gentil properties. This landscaping was impeccable as were the buildings and villas within the gates.

The property came with all amenities many more than needed and I was thrilled to find coffee available in the kitchen suitable for the machine provided (I did replace it). The owners and managers were the perfect hosts insuring our satisfaction from the time we left to the time we returned.

The surrounding area was second to none and every bit as beautiful as anywhere I have been in the past. Popagayo Beach the shops and Jan Thiel met and exceeded our hope as well. The beach and facilities were everything anyone could have expected. We were so pleased to find Zanzibar the restaurant at Jan Thiel beach attached to Popagayo beach allowing us to relax and enjoy a drink and very reasonable meal. The location of the Zanzibar restaurant was very handy when coming off the local bus being immediately below the stop. This provided much needed rehydration after a day of exploring the local Town.

We made use of the local bus because there were two stops only minutes from the gate to Boca Gentil. The fare of 1.70 Gilders didn't dissuade us and the ride was actually fun. When I arrived in Willemstad and walked throughout Punda I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The colourful stores and narrow streets made me feel very at home especially when I found the only MacDonald Cafe'. The Iguana Café turned into our favourite rest stop while in Punda. It offered good food and libations while you watched the swing bridge open and close. We both found it a very interesting old fort town with much to offer.

We stayed for a week and by the time we came home we were discussing our next visit to Curacao and the Villa at Boca Gentil. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words and detailed descriptions of your experiences in Curacao and at Boca Gentil. I've never actually taken the bus into Willemstad myself, so it was nice to hear that you found it to be a pleasant and convenient way of going into town. You are of course more than welcome to come back to Casa Vandernak should you and Freda ever decide to return to Curacao.
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5

Awesome in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Four of us arrived in Curacao from Ontario on Jan 15 for 3 weeks. Right from the beginning of our booking last spring, nothing could have been better. Never having been to Curacao before, we were able to email Berge with many questions which he was able to answer fully and quickly. The property management rep, was at the villa to welcome and show us around. Of all the properties within this gated community, Casa Vandernak is by far the most breath-taking of all. The unobstructed view of the ocean and the flowers right at the edge of the deck make this place THE NICEST of any of the properties in the area. All amenities necessary for a great vacation are at hand. One note - heed comments from Curacao Tourism about bugs/mosquitoes! They are much smaller than those we have in Ontario; you don't usually see them and don't notice you have been bitten until sometime later. If you are a mosquito magnet, take along a big bottle of Deet repellent and effective "after-bite" cream. All in all, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We were more than happy to answer your questions and to put you at ease about your vacation. You were very nice and pleasant to deal with and we were very pleased to host you. Would love to see you back again in the future.
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5

Awesome in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Four of us arrived in Curacao from Ontario on Jan 15 for 3 weeks. Right from the beginning of our booking last spring, nothing could have been better. Never having been to Curacao before, we were able to email Berge with many questions which he was able to answer fully and quickly. The property management rep, was at the villa to welcome and show us around. Of all the properties within this gated community, Casa Vandernak is by far the most breath-taking of all. The unobstructed view of the ocean and the flowers right at the edge of the deck make this place THE NICEST of any of the properties in the area. All amenities necessary for a great vacation are at hand. One note - heed comments from Curacao Tourism about bugs/mosquitoes! They are much smaller than those we have in Ontario; you don't usually see them and don't notice you have been bitten until sometime later. If you are a mosquito magnet, take along a big bottle of Deet repellent and effective "after-bite" cream. All in all, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We were more than happy to answer your questions and to put you at ease about your vacation. You were very nice and pleasant to deal with and we were very pleased to host you. Would love to see you back again in the future.
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5

beauitful and breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

Berge and Yohanna's vaction home in Jan Thiel Curacao is absolutely perfect. It felt like home but only a lot nicer. There was everything you would need and more. the property managers were fantastic they helped us arrange taxi's and provided us with helpful tips on what to see and where to dine. We would absolutely recomment this property to friends and family.

The Zanzibar restaurant on the beach has delicious pizza like no other and their catch of the day was also yummy. In downtown Williamstad we had lunch at the plain cafe it was also one of our favourites.

Cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Curacao. I have to agree with you in regards to the food at the Zanzibar - they have not disappointed me yet. Thank so much for your kind comments and we hope to see you again.
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5

Thank you

  • 5 of 5

Dear Berge and Yohanna, many thanks again for letting us experiance Curacao, we were 5 friends flying from different countries, who came and enjoyed Curacao. Boca Gentil in Jan Thiel is best place to be. Supermarket is close by and if you feel like going to restaurant is only few min away. House is also very good equiped and we enjoyed morning coffee on veranda with lovely birds. We enjoyed also the nice sunsets from the veranda and cool down in nearby pool. We would surely be back again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Curacao and look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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5

Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here for a week and it was incredible. The views are breathtaking from the front deck where we enjoyed our morning coffee each day. The pool is literally steps from the deck, with the beautiful beaches only a short walk away. Berge (owner) provided all the information we needed to have a terrific, stress-free stay. The manager was waiting for us when we arrived and gave us a full orientation to the unit and the area. I would definitely return here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy that you were able to relax and enjoy your stay in the apartment. If you ever decide to return to lovely Curacao we would love to see you again!
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Map

Seaquarium
Kura Hulanda Hotel & Spa
Scuba Do Diving
Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Hato International
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Papagayo
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Numerous Restaurants
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Jan Thiel (Zanzibar) Beach
Car: not necessary

Check out the following YouTube link for an overview of the Jan Thiel area: http://youtu.be/fZA0pQEWoK0 (you may have to copy and paste this into your browser).

Whether you want to relax in a quiet, peaceful oasis at home, or enjoy the many day-time activities and vibrant night-life offered by Curacao, everything is a short walk or drive away. If you want to go to the beach then the new beaches of Jan Thiel, including those of Papagayo or the beach at Zanzibar, are all within a few minutes walking distance, at the western end of this gated community. There you will also find numerous restaurants, two scuba diving centers and various shops. Nearby activities include windsurfing, horseback riding, jet ski and ATV rentals, and biking. The quaint downtown area of Willemstad, with its historic forts, sidewalk cafes and floating markets, is only a 15 minute drive away.

There is a full, well-equipped gym, and sauna, within a few minutes' walk (usage charges are extra).

It is only a 30 minute drive from the airport to the apartment. Here is the link for the driving directions: http://goo.gl/maps/VXLj6 (you may have to copy and paste this link into your browser).

As of December 2012, for your shopping needs, a new Albert Heijn supermarket has opened within a mere 5-minute walking distance.

There is also a dedicated parking spot available for guests of the apartment.

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Rates & Availability

Jan Thiel Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 21 2017 - May 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$198
$1,388
 
 
Summer
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$198
$1,388
 
 
Fall
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
$198
$1,388
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,833
 
 
Winter
Feb 16 2018 - Mar 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
$198
$1,388
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$168
$1,179
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $412
Final Cleaning Fee $112 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cleaning fee is for final cleaning at the end of your stay only. Any other cleanings requested would be extra. Rates include water usage, and electricity consumption up to 40 kWh per day (usage above this allocation is charged at $0.48 per KwH, which is passed on to you and deducted from the deposit).

*** Ask about our Last-Minute Deals for bookings on available dates within the next 6 weeks! ***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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