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Stunning Oceanfront Retreat - Perfect for Families - Friends - Newlyweds -Diving

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property


If you'd like to step out of your every day life, if you're ready to live in a world away from what you know, if you're ready to slow down and surrender to a breathtaking setting with no nearby neighbors and with absolutely nothing between you and the turquoise water....then there's nowhere that can compare with Surrender Villa in Westpunt, Curacao.

Our family's Mediterranean-style, one-story privately owned villa was completed in 2011 and rests upon the seaside cliffs in Westpunt, a small village in the north of Curacao. Surrender is at the western most point of the island making it the perfect place to take in the magnificent Caribbean sunsets. The villa is situated in a gated community on a spacious, private 1.5 acres and was built for entertaining. It is the perfect place to come with family and friends. “Surrender” to the blue sea, the warm sunny days and the starry nights.

Once you arrive at the end of our courtyard, you'll travel down the long private driveway where you’ll glimpse beautiful flowering plants native to the island. The private, spacious, architecturally landscaped grounds feature a small grove of shade trees with sitting area, a beautiful stairway carved into the cliffs leading down to the ocean, a cliff diving platform, and rock walls along the property lines.

The villa’s interior might best be described as 5,000 square feet of casual elegance in a spectacular setting that takes full advantage of the tropical beauty that is the island of Curacao. A very large open living area encompasses the kitchen, dining room and living room. Thirty-foot, fully retractable doors open to the cliff side terrace and state-of-the-art infinity pool with nothing standing between you and the Caribbean.

Ocean view sleeping accommodations include an enormous master bedroom suite with a separate sitting room, a large private bathroom, a walk in closet, and private doors to the terrace. There are three other generously-sized bedrooms and a fourth smaller room that may be used for a nanny, cook, or extra guest. . There are three additional full bathrooms. The family room also features two queen-size pullout sofa beds.

The kitchen was designed with the chef in mind and boasts a Miele Oven, Gagganau Cooktop and Exhaust Fan, Microwave, Dishwasher, Nespresso Coffee Maker, and all small counter top appliances.

Some of the additional features you'll find include:

--Samsung HDTV’s With International Programming, Access To Movies And Sporting Events

--DVD Player

--Bose Sound Dock

--Speed Queen Washer And Dryer

--Air Conditioning Units In Each Room

--48″ DCS Outdoor Grill

--Advance Technology Alarm System,

--24-Hour Gated Security

--Wireless Internet Access


Grote Knip - located at the western side of the island, between the villages of Westpunt and Lagun. An easy ten minute walk from Surrender Villa. The beach gives way to a small lagoon and is surrounded by high rock cliffs. With a coral reef nearby, Grote Nip has wonderful snorkeling.

Playa Porto Mari is located on the private estate of Plantages on the west coast of Curacao. Its white coral sand beach, with clear and calm water is a true paradise for water lovers and the unique “double” reef is easily accessible from the shore providing a fascinating snorkel and dive site

Playa Cas Abou (aka Bon Bini Beach) was recently listed as one of the “10 Best Beach Destinations' in a Yahoo! travel article. Popular with both locals and tourists, on the weekends Cas Abou is one of the most crowded beaches. But the reason is simple: it’s beautiful!

More Details

Janet J.
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, None
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Janet J.

Our family purchased the 2 adjacent lots perched on the cliffs of the Caribbean Ocean in Westpunt in 2008 and oversaw the construction of the 5,000 square foot villa which was completed in 2011. Almost everything within the villa had to be shipped from overseas. We find it's the perfect gathering spot to bring family and friends to spend quality time together in a setting that is nothing short of awesome. Although our family is originally from New Jersey. today we are spread out across the United States. Among our family members are businessmen, poets, artists, students, seekers, philosophers, teachers, aspiring actors and directors. The matriarch of our family turns 92 at the end of this year! We're all dog lovers and between us we have English Springer Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and one big handsome mixed breed among our ranks.

Janet J. purchased this villa in 2008

Why Janet J. chose Sabana Westpunt

This property was purchased for one reason only....its spectacular location!

What makes this villa unique

If you'd like to step out of your every day life, if you're ready to live in a world away from what you know, if you're ready to slow down and surrender to a breathtaking setting with no nearby neighbors and with absolutely nothing between you and the turquoise water....then there's nowhere that can compare with Surrender Villa in Westpunt.


Sabana Westpunt Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Family Room Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Jack & Jill Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shared bathroom located between 2 bedrooms, double vanity.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Ample hot water, wonderful soaking tub.
    Back Room Bathroom - toilet , shower , Behind kitchen, identical to other ensuite bathrooms
  • All bathrooms are constructed in polished marble. All sinks are set into vanities with drawers and storage space. Ample hot water.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Coral Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom shares a bath with the yellow bedroom.
    The Yellow Bedroom - 1 queen , This bedroom shares a bath with the Coral Bedroom.
    Family Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , This room has a private bathroom and 2 queen pull-out sofas.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Opens to terrace, ample room for a plaype/crib, if desired.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , A small room tucked away from the center of the house.
  • All of the 4 bedrooms have ocean views. In each room there are also reading lamps. a chair or two and bureaus. There are large closets with built-in shelving. There is some flexibility with the sleeping arrangements. Please contact us directly if you have questions or special requests. Whenever possible and appropriate, we will be happy to accommodate you. Each room has separate a/c controls.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Your stay at Surrender Villa will be overseen by our wonderful Property Manager. He can make himself as available as you wish and can happily arrange for a variety of in-home services (spa, housekeeping, catering, etc,). He can also arrange for fishing and diving excursions and is a wealth of information about the island. He can even tell you where to buy fresh fish from the person who caught it! He takes pride in his dedication to your satisfaction and enjoyment.


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Stunning Oceanfront Retreat - Perfect for Families - Friends - Newlyweds -Diving
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Washington DC area

There are no words to describe this place...!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start with Villa Surrender. Not only is the setting some of the most picturesque on the island, the house and amenities are equally up to par. You can tell the Jaffe's has spent many hours and dollars on making this a very special house. From the pool, to the kitchen and all the bedrooms and landscaping, no detail was overlooked. My wife and a few of our friends celebrated a renewal of vows ceremony at the Villa and it was one of our best vacations yet. Hynrich (who oversees the property) was one of the best additions to the trip- getting us fresh fish ever day and guiding us to best spots on the island. We will certainly be back and I was bummed to wake up today in the US and not be able to cliff dive to start my morning. Thanks again Villa Surrender!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the rave review! It's heartwarming to have guests express their appreciation both for the villa and our efforts to ensure they feel well cared for. You are always welcome at Surrender!
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Amazing Oceanfront Property w/ pool & views!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a very special property! I can't give enough positive reviews on this unique property, the owner, the caretaker, and the island itself. It was everything we hoped our vacation would be. Besides being beautiful, the house is well appointed and highly functional. We felt very welcome from the moment the caretaker greeted us till the day we departed. We will definitely be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the five star review! We strive to provide our guests with conscientious, top-notch service and are grateful for the mention. We worked hard to make Surrender a special space, comfortable, casual and still elegant. As for Westpunt? The Caribbean The sunsets? Curacao? Wish we could take credit for them but they shine on their own without any help from us!
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Wonderful location and great accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at Villa Surrender. The house has everything you could possibly need , nicely decorated with high end appliances and many indoor and outdoor seating options.The pool was perfect for the young children in our group, the view outstanding , the cliff jumping and snorkeling right at the property was fantastic. We bought fish from the local fishermen and snorkeled with sea turtles! We didn’t want to leave and definitely want to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad Surrender lived up to your expectations. It is a perfect spot for family gatherings, isn't it? We're so glad you decided to stay with us. Your family is always welcome in our home! :)
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New York

Surrender to Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the week of Christmas at Surrender Villa and we can honestly say it is the loveliest property we have ever stayed in. The landscaping is beautifully designed and manicured enhancing the feeling you are in paradise. The interior of the home is tasteful decorated and comfortable with plenty of seating for everyone. There is lots of light, one level living and an open floor plan which makes it easy to navigate even for guests with mobility issues. The kitchen is modern, well-equipped and has a built in Miele espresso machine which makes great coffee. The whole house is comfortably air conditioned with fine control for each room.

The backyard is where you will want to spend most of your day. The Infinity pool and westward views of the ocean are magnificent. There are multiple seating areas with a row of cushioned lounge chairs facing the cliff and the ocean, great for viewing birds, passing boats and beautiful sunsets. You will never want to leave the property. The light breezes diminish the heat and there are no mosquitoes to bother you. (However, if you like to eat outdoors at local restaurants you will benefit from bug spray). There is a covered porch with ceiling fans, a large dining table and cushioned chairs where you can go to escape the mid day sun. There is a stairway down the cliff to the ocean for (capable) divers.

The property is far enough away from other houses that all you hear is nature. The sandy beach of the Hula Kulanda resort and Go West Dive Shop is a 5 minute walk from the house. Many additional beautiful beaches are within a 15 minute drive. A car is highly recommended to get to beaches and local restaurants (recommend Sol Food and Trio Pennotti). We had a private chef (Lisa P. of Seaside Curacao) to cook one dinner of island specialities in the house which was delicious and relaxing. We hired a personal tour guide (Gaby Lieuw of Sand & Stilettos) to take us on half day tours of the beaches, national parks, and culture of Willemstad which we highly recommend. One great restaurant in Willemstad is Kome. Christoffel National Park (close by) is beautiful and ranger-led tours are terrific.

Lastly, the owner Janet was a pleasure to work with - she answered all our questions within hours and gave good advice. The property manager, Hynrich, was exceptionally nice and attentive and came to the house as soon as we called. There were no significant problems with the house because it is beautifully maintained.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: M & S ~ Wow! What can I say? Thank you for the amazing review. It's wonderful to know we've accomplished our mission: To create unforgettable vacation memories by providing exceptional service and accommodations in an extraordinary setting. Working with individuals as lovely as you have been is icing on the cake! Thanks again. :) J
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Indianapolis, IN

Pictures don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

This home is stunning! We just visited in December 2017. Here are some of our comments... The grounds are covered with gorgeous, vibrantly-colored flowers. The wildlife was awesome - each morning two parrots would squawk at each other and then chase each other around to the other side of the house. It's peaceful and comfortable. The view is unreal and so diverse on different sides of the house. The stars are amazing. The owners didn't spare expense on details inside and outside the house. Perfect for a 10-year wedding anniversary, family vacation, or a couples trip. The cliffs are breathtaking. The water color is a stunning variety of turquoise, green, blue, and almost a purplish near the horizon. The pool is great and refreshing (again, that view!). The owner I dealt with was fabulous; responsive, kind, and extremely helpful. The property manager, Hynrich, was an amazing guy who helped us with anything we needed. The snorkeling right off the property was sooo pretty. The two restaurants we visited by the house were excellent -- Sol Food and Trio Penotti. There are many small beaches within 15 minutes of the house.

If you rent this house, rest assured that Janet and Hynrich will treat you right! You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review. We especially appreciate the kind words about personal attention and responsiveness on behalf of our family and wonderful property manager. No matter how gorgeous or idyllic the property or the setting, we believe strongly in providing customer service that goes well-beyond a few perfunctory digital communications. We strive to cultivate personal relationships with our guests, to make them feel truly welcome and to convey how much we appreciate their decision to stay in our home. We're so glad you sought to mention it. You are always welcome at Surrender. :)
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the property! The house was very comfortable, the pool was perfect for cooling off, and the views were outstanding. The ocean access was icing on the cake. The only thing we felt was missing were floating air mattresses to relax in the pool. Other than that, we felt everything else was there for a very enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home. And thanks a second time for the suggestion of flotation rafts for the infinity pool. We love the idea! You're always welcome at Surrender.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hato International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Kura Hulanda Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sol Food, Jaanchi's
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Playa Kalki
Car: necessary

If it's hustle and bustle 24 hours a day that you're seeking, Villa Surrender is probably not the right vacation rental for you. The villa is located on the quiet end of the island. Here it is peaceful and low-key and the villa itself is quite secluded. But within an hour there is shopping, sightseeing, golf, gambling, museums and lots of activity. We'll have a guidebook waiting for you upon your arrival.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Sorry, we do not offer reduced rates for stays of less than three weeks..
Ten persons is the maximum number of guests allowed.
Interim housecleaning, personal spa services and other amenities are available at an additional charge.
Rates do not include the additional mandatory damage insurance charge of $99.99.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund