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Oceanfront, Private Pool, Stunning Views - Villa Seashell

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 4,850 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

Watch Dolphins, Turtles, and Tropical Fish from your Back Yard!

VILLA SEASHELL ~ Our oceanfront home is located in the gated resort of Coral Estate (24/7 security) on the west side of Curacao. It is the perfect place to stay with family and friends and enjoy the blue Caribbean sea, the warm sunny days and the starry nights.

The closest beach, with crystal-clear, warm, calm blue water, is only 200 yards from your doorstep (2 minutes drive or very short walk). It is perfect for diving, snorkeling, swimming, lounging, and tanning.

Here you also find the fine dine and lounge restaurant Karakter and a friendly dive school that besides offering PADI courses, also arranges boat tours and kayak rental.

THE EXTERIOR ~ the true key to our property is its West-facing position, and the absolutely amazing and huge back porch, and charming lower viewing thatched-roof cabana. It offers 8+ lounge seating, shade, a continuous sea breeze, the relaxing sound of waves, and a wide view of the ocean. There is always something to see: small fishermen boats, large cruise ships, pelicans, turtles, and because of the crystal clear water lots of tropical fish.

From the yard, you can walk to the deck above the Caribbean Sea. Here you can catch your own fish and enjoy the sunset.

The pool with a tiled sundeck and lounge chairs is an additional factor to enjoy...perfect for a dip when heading to the beach or out for a snorkel doesn't match your energy level.

THE INTERIOR ~Villa Seashell has an open floor plan with a living room, dining room, and a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen. Windows and shutters surround the villa and give panoramic views of the sea.

Since this used to be our primary home, our villa is not the typical vacation rental; it is filled with high-quality furniture, luxurious amenities, and architectural details.

Villa Seashell comprises 4 bedrooms all with en-suite full bathrooms. The two bedrooms on the first floor have two single beds, and the two bedrooms on the second floor both have a king size bed and entrance to a private terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and screens.

Give yourself the vacation you truly deserve by booking this amazing villa today!

More Details

Owner
Linda Lou Huiskes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Linda Lou Huiskes

Hi, my name is Linda Lou Huiskes, I am the owner of Villa Seashell in Curacao.

Nothing is more rewarding than hosting families for their vacation of a lifetime. It is fantastic to see how our guests feel quickly at home and appreciate the attention we put into everything here. We are very often graced with fun and dynamic guests that make hosting Villa Seashell a great new experience each day.

Our family of four lives in Aruba. Your contact, Linda Lou, works as an artisan making beautiful jewelry and wall decorations from the treasures of the ocean. As the name implies, a lot of Linda Lou’s art can be found back at Villa Seashell.

We enjoy renting vacation homes ourselves. Our favorite destinations are the United States, Italy, and France. We’re avid snorkelers and mountain bikers.

Linda Lou Huiskes purchased this villa in 2008

Why Linda Lou Huiskes chose Curaçao

Our family has always loved the tropics. We would travel the Caribbean to escape the cold Dutch winters. We felt in love Curacao; it has the best of both worlds, Caribbean with a Dutch flavor. The beautiful, warm, friendly people enticed us to make this place our home. We found this unique oceanfront villa with its breathtaking panoramic views five years ago and completely rebuilt it.

Besides going to one of the beautiful beaches, we like to venture out into the countryside and explore the rolling hills topped by plantation houses built more than three centuries ago, or visit the north coast, with its raw beauty.

On the northern side of the island, the rough sea has been smashing against the rocky coastline for centuries and has carved caves and little inlets into the rock. It is great to walk over the massive volcanic rocks and observe the wildlife, listen to the wind, and climb down into the caves to observe the waves crashing against its walls.

We also like to visit Willemstad, which is only a 20-minute drive. It has attractive stores, exquisite restaurants and rich architecture that tells a tale of its history.

Hato International Airport connects the island with the rest of the world, with direct daily flights to Europe, the United States, and South America.

What makes this villa unique

Our villa is not the typical vacation rental. It used to be our primary home, filled with high-quality furniture, luxurious amenities and architectural details.

The location of the villa is very unique; anyone going there just falls in love with it. The views of the ocean are breathtaking at all times of the year. Star-filled nights or a full moon shining across the ocean and lighting the pool for a night swim make this place a unique vacation spot.

The place we like best at Villa Seashell is the very large gazebo at the border of the ocean, with its 10-person lounge set, hammocks and dining table; and the wooden deck above the ocean where you can catch your own fish and enjoy the sunset.

Amenities

Curaçao Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Guest half bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Beautiful bedroom in a tower with a very high ceiling
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beautiful bedroom in a tower with a very high ceiling.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Bedroom on the first floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Bedroom at the first floor.
  • Four air-conditioned bedrooms, two king size beds, and four single beds that can be joined to create a king size bed. Closets in each bedroom provide plentiful storage for clothes and suitcases. All four bedrooms have their own private bathroom, which include sink, mirror, linen closets, wall-hung toilet, and oversized shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Oceanfront, Private Pool, Stunning Views - Villa Seashell
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews
5

Beautiful, Relaxing Environment with some of best views in Curacao

  • 5 of 5

When researching Caribbean vacation locales, I settled on Curacao in part because of everything I read about Villa Seashell. It did not disappoint! The home, gazebo and pool are just as pictured and are in a private, gated neighborhood with security. I have booked many vacations through VRBO/HomeAway, but Linda Lou was by far the most responsive and informative host I have had. The many blogs and information packets she provided are essential in getting around Curacao and making the best use of time on the island. We were pleased with several of the restaurant suggestions and chose which beaches to visit based on the detailed descriptions of each. There is a fair amount of driving to get to the various beaches and other attractions, but after touring some of the busier areas of town we were always grateful to come back to the tranquility of Villa Seashell. As many previous reviews note, the best part of the day was always sitting on the back porch or gazebo each evening enjoying the ocean breeze and beautiful scenery. Our family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm so glad to hear your family enjoyed Curacao and Villa Seashell.
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5

Great vacation on an awesome island at a beautiful villa!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our 10 days in Curacao and Villa Seashell made it a perfect getaway! The house was super-clean and had everything we needed. We did not spend as much time in the "gazebo" as we anticipated, but the little deck over the sea was the perfect place to watch beautiful sunsets! Don't miss that opportunity!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We were able to rent this beautiful home for a week and we loved it! The cabana and hammocks were by far everyone's favorite place to be. It was so relaxing and peaceful to sit out there with the cool breezes and just look out at the ocean. We loved having restaurants so close by. We ate there 3 different times. The food was wonderful each time! The beaches near by were wonderful and had some great snorkeling as well. The kids loved playing in the pool. The house gives you plenty of space to have alone quiet time or fun family time. Working with Linda was so incredibly easy. She answered all of our questions in a timely manner and was always super pleasant with great information. The car rental place she recommended was awesome as well. We will stay here again next time we come!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular Views!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from this fabulous property . We knew from the beginning from dealing with the owner we had made a great choice.

Linda Lou was great to deal with and has prepared a detailed information book and blog that made for a great vacation. We referred to it daily.

The property is beautiful and peaceful and tropical, I can’t say enough about it.

We travelled daily all over the island and always returned in the afternoon to swim in the pool and enjoy the view while waiting to bbq our dinner. The home is very well equipped with everything you would need.

We never turned on the TV once and spent all of our time, outside of sleeping, either on the deck or the gazebo overlooking the ocean. The sunsets are second to none.

It is a bit far removed from all the conveniences but we loved it, it’s what we were looking forward to. Just be prepared to do a bit of driving and make sure to rent from D and D, they were awesome just as recommended. But this is the location if you want to be close to the best beaches on the island, the snorkeling is spectacular. Tons of fish and many turtles!

Coral estates community is also very nice and we felt very safe on our nightly after dinner walks admiring the millions of stars in the sky. would highly recommend and definitely plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best villa we've ever stayed in! Villa Seashell did not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to give Curacao a try after our favorite island paradise St. John was devastated by the hurricane. We have used VRBO to find villas for our vacations and Villa Seashell looked AMAZING in the pictures. The pictures DO NOT DO THIS BEAUTIFUL VILLA justice. It is the cleanest home we've ever stayed in. This villa is located in a quiet, peaceful, picturesque gated community. As soon as you walk in to the villa you see "the best part", the amazing ocean view....the villas next to us were vacant the entire time so it felt like we had the place to ourselves. It was the perfect place to relax and unwind from our hectic lives in the states. The Oasis Resort is a short 5 minute walk from the villa so if we wanted to grab an evening cocktail or enjoy a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner the convenience was appreciated. However the best part of our vacation was sitting on the veranda watching the ships go by and snuggling up to enjoy the AMAZING sunsets. Location, location, location, far enough from the hustle and bustle of Willemstad and points east but so close to the best beaches on the island. We will definitely go back and stay at Villa Seashell again. I'd give it 10 starts if I could.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth trip to the beautiful island of Curaçao, and I must say this is our favorite accommodation on the island, and our favorite vacation rental world wide. Why? The location is simply perfection, perched overlooking the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. There's privacy, yet things to do are nearby, including a very good restaurant within the gated community. Speaking of which, we enjoyed the secure community. Everything was in place and worked well. The house was very comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. The only thing missing was a toaster, but that's an American thing (which the owner indicated it would be added to the kitchen in the near future). Things aren't instantaneous on a Caribbean island! The house was spotless and comfortable, and our favorite place to hang out was on the patio and around the beautiful pool. The owner was extremely responsive and also gave us a lot of local tips of things to see and places to visit. I'm happy to give Villa Seashell a big "thumbs up" to other vacationers looking for a great vacation rental on Curacao, or anyone looking for a perfect get-a-way.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hato airport
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
Koraal Rooftop Terrace
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Blue Bay Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
Karakter lounge bar & restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
Coral Estate beach
Car: recommended

We differentiate ourselves from other vacation rentals in the area by providing our guests with excellent information on restaurants, things to do, hiking & biking trails, water sports and other activities. Should you have any upfront questions on this, just let us know.

Anyone that inquires receives a 65 pages CURACAO VACATION GUIDE, with information on:

- Restaurants

- Beaches

- Curacao's underwater world

- Activities

- Attractions

- Guided tours

- Willemstad

- Sightseeing

- Museums

- Shopping

- Nightlife & Entertainment

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $190.71 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $520.11

** If paying by Homeaway Payment System the payment is to be made in Euros based on the USD equivalent**
** Base rate based on 4 PEOPLE. Additional cost of Euro 30/night per person.
** Rate excludes 7% rental tax.
** We do not take any reservations more than a year ahead of time.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.