About the property
- Condo1300 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 10 nights
Spacious 3 bed/bath condo with high end finishings close to historic Willemstad.
A luxurious private oceanfront retreat in a medium rise, 4 story building consisting of 15 spacious condominiums with balcony or patio and 3 penthouses with a private and secured parking. The condominium has full ocean, beach and pool view.
The Strand is centrally located just at the edge the town center of Willemstad. You can reach the accommodations from the airport in 20 minutes. It takes you less then 10 minutes from the accommodation to the center of historical Unesco world heritage town of Willemstad where you can find world-class shopping and gourmet dining’s. We are located in walking distance of international restaurants, bars and spa, wellness and gym facilities.
Spacious condominium with 1300 square feet of living space with a spacious outside dining area overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The condominium is fully air-conditioned and has three bedrooms (king, twins, bunks), three bathrooms, open kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, modern Caribbean styled furnishing and flat screen TV. We offer free high speed wireless internet and cable TV. The Strand has a large swimming pool and its own private sandy beach with palapa's and lounge chairs. Everything reserved for our guests only.
Jolanda (Jo) van Gils
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- english, german, spanish, dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
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Comfortable condo with a beautiful view
The property was great. Comfortable beds, necessities provided, etc. the beach was nice and our 2 and 5 year olds loved going on crab hunts and looking in all the snail shells, etc. I even saw 2 small eels in the shallow rocks. We were often the only ones on the beach, so we didn’t have to worry about them wandering off. The location is good, not too far from town or the Aquarium in the opposite direction. We were warned not to walk after dark by many people (even to walk two buildings down for dinner), so we did rent a car, which I understand is pretty much a necessity when on the island. The town is nearby, and on the day before we left, we found Mambo Beach, which is less than a 5 minute drive. Great beach with lots of restaurants and shops. Wish we’d found that earlier. We are pretty social people, and like to make conversation with others. We found some of the people of Curacao very friendly and welcoming, but probably about 70% were not, or took some real effort to get them to loosen up. We went to Bonaire after our week here, and were pleasantly surprised with the opposite. There was a lot of poverty on the island, which may explain some of the demeanor. We had a fantastic time diving with Goby Divers, who were absolutely wonderful. The island food, left a lot to be desired for the 3 adults in our party. The best food we had was at a Mexican restaurant at Mambo beach. I did like the property, especially since we could choose to hang out on the private beach, or take a short ride to Mambo beach if we were looking for something more active. Go to one of the larger grocery stores that you can walk around instead of the small ones behind bars where you just tell the attendant what you want and they get it for you. The selection at the larger store is pretty good, but don’t expect all the comforts of home. If there is something you specifically want, pack it before you come. They did have produce, milk, bread, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, diapers, alcohol, etc. much like a grocery store in the US, but maybe a third of the size with less selection, and most of the meat looked weird to me. Definitely enough to get you through the week though. Pack lots of sunscreen, as it is expensive on the island. Thank you to our host at the condo, Goby Divers, and the Dolphin Experience was awesome at the aquarium.
Thank you for booking through Curacao Island Rentals. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.
The condo was very clean and well maintained. The private beach and lagoon was great, never had to worry about getting a chair, no vendors or anyone bothering you.
The manager is very responsive and promptly answered any question or request. We rented a car and used it a lot. There are restaurants, grocery store etc fairly close but just a little too far away to walk and we were cautioned about walking home at night. We never felt unsafe but heeded the advice anyway. We would definitely go back to The Strand if we're in Curaçao again.
Thank you kindly for staying at the Strand and leaving your nice review. It was a pleasure to host you. Hope to welcome you once more in the future.
The unit we stayed at is on the 3rd floor, so there is a great view from the balcony. The Strand is a very good location, within walking distance to Punda. A car is necessary to explore the island.
This one is a keeper!
The apartment we stayed in is perfect for families with young children. Ground floor, in front of pool area, wonderful long balcony with big table and chairs for lovely diners al fresco with an amazing ocean breeze.
A/C through out the apartment, nice Bosch appliances (there is a dishwasher) and updated bathrooms. The only complain was that there were no blackout curtains in the master bedroom, third bedroom and living room, only sheer curtains; apparently the owner was solving that issue. Also two burners (out of four), were not working in the stove (not really a problem for us), and you couldn't get crushed ice from the refrigerator, only in cubes (not a problem for us either).
It would be good to have a manual or an idea on how to use the ovens. We used them as regular convection ovens but apparently you could use one of them as a microwave. Also the dryer was not very efficient, although we emptied the water tank several times. Big issue is the internet. The wifi was very poor, but this is not a problem of this apartment, is a general issue for the island. So be advised that the wifi is limited.
The people in the building were wonderful. We met other families with children, mostly Dutch, they were so nice and welcoming.
The beach/ lagoon is really safe and perfect for a swim. There is not too much of a "shore" for the kids to play, and only a small area with shallow waters....then is pretty deep.
The apartment is well stocked with all the basics: utensils (yes there is a wine bottle opener), plates, cups, glassware, american coffee maker, Nespresso (without the capsules), pots and pans, towels, linens, and although they told me that there were no toiletries, we had soap, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. The rest, you need to get at a local supermarket: from dish washer soap, to mineral water, salt, spices, or whatever you need to cook. There are no garbage bags, or sponges, or dishwasher machine soap. I suggest the owner to offer these in the apartment, since is really basic and necessary when renting.
I will definitely come back to this apartment. My kids loved it. We were close to the city center, and about 10mins to Saliñas (Albert Heijn supermarket).
Thank you Jolanda and Jill for everything,
Hope to come back soon!
Thank you so much for your review and feedback. Highly appreciated by the entire team and helpful keeping up our services and facilities. The WiFi situation is already approved by installing routers per unit on top of the general wifi system. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the future once more.
Jo & the Curacao Island Rentals Team
Nice clean and modern place
Apartment is on the second floor and has a really great ocean view, nice balcony over a beautiful lagoon, that you can snorkel in.
Inside the apartment is spacious, modern and very clean. It is equipped with top notch all new Bosch appliances.
The beds are very comfortable. The place by itself is worth five stars, if not for a few issues below.
Our biggest complaint is WiFi quality.
It's so unreliable so it was probably down 25-30% of the time. It does not have a dedicated WiFi router in the apartment, but instead you have to rely on the common signal in the pool area. This signal only reaches the living room, master bedroom and the balcony, but the worst part that even there it hangs completely several times a day and stays like this sometimes for hours. This is 21st century and internet is as important as electricity today, so we think it is a very big deal when internet is so unreliable.
The other smaller complaints are the lack of many essentials like bottle opener (had to ask the neighbors), dish washing liquid, detergent, paper towels or such non-perishable items like salt. We had to go to the supermarket and buy absolutely everything in rather large packs and leave most of it behind as we could not use it all in one week.
Nevertheless we had a great time and enjoyed the place. We also took advantage of another resort next door (AVILA) that we were allowed to visit and eat in their restaurant, have cocktails on the beach and swim in their lagoons.
Dear guest, thank you very much for your nice review and feedback. It helps us improving our services for future guests. We have taken action on the WiFi issue immediately and are happy to announce that all units will be provided with a wireless network per unit. The general network will stay in place for coverage at the pool and beach area. A basic package will also be made available upon check in (dishwashing tablets, liquid, toilet paper, etc). We kindly ask our guests to please keep in mind that these condos are privately owned and the tenant needs to request or take care of any special wishes. A grocery delivery service is provided upon request against a delivery fee. Please ask upon booking and out team will be happy to make arrangements.
Modern and relaxing
We arrived in Curaçao on Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 at noon. We were instructed to call a contact at The Strand upon our arrival. This was a bit complicated as none of us have International calling packages on our phones nor did we have a taxi driver or anyone to borrow a phone from. We would have preferred an email contact.
Once we worked thru that small problem we were met at our condo by a weekend manager and shown the ins and outs of our place. Fabulous location, walkable to most things, great swimmable lagoon, decent pool. Master bedroom was wonderful and had a walk- in closet! Only complaint was the bars for the upper level hangers were extremely high and unreachable, thus useless for us. Nice bathroom but again, the mirrors were too high to see into. This was remedied by the full length mirror in our closet.
The second bedroom was decent and also had an attached bathroom, third bedroom was more like a barracks with a bathroom that forced you to sit on the toilet to wash your hands. We didn't use it at all- oh so tiny!
Kitchen was great and well- stocked with dishes, pans, and silverware.
Loved the deck over-looking the water, spent a lot of time out there with our tea watching the coming and going of the ships.
We would stay here again, worked out well for 3 friends.
Very nice local and international restaurants in walking distance. Seaquarium Curacao nice for children.