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Azul - Sun Ray @ the Strand

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 10 nights


Nieuw Nederland Condo Rental Photos and Description

Ground or 3rd floor options

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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Jo van Gils
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, dutch
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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based on 15 traveler reviews

Azul - Sun Ray @ the Strand
average rating of 4.266667 based on 15 reviews
Lancaster County, PA

two weeks

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This one is a keeper!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Oakland, New Jersey

Nice clean and modern place

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Modern and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doylestown, PA (USA)

Beautiful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We rented 7/04/15 - 7/11/15 and had four adults in our group. The condo deserves 5 stars. It was bright, well laid out, in excellent condition and well equipped. The pool & lagoon are beautiful. The condo balcony was our favorite spot! Jo with Curacao Island Rentals she was extremely responsive and fabulous to deal with. They provided a local phone for our stay, which we didn't use much but it was certainly nice to have. Most correspondence was done by email and the Wifi made that easy. Some reviewers mentioned not having some essentials. We would have appreciated dishwasher soap, a mop (when you turn the A/C off during the day the floors instantly become wet), paper towels and extra batteries for the safe (used key). One kitchen towel for the entire week was interesting. However, all things that we made due with/without.

Our original intent was not to rent a car since our research revealed that we could walk to most everything. Willemstad & the grocery store are all in walking distance. We walked 2 blocks to dinner on Tuesday night. To our surprise we were escorted home by a security guard that told us that it wasn't safe to walk after dark since tourists are often robbed by locals that he referred to as 'bandits'. We asked another person about the area and they confirmed that it was not safe to walk after dark, which is 7 pm in Curacao! We regrouped the next day & rented a car, since staying at the condo every evening for the duration of the trip would have put a damper on our vacation. The parking lot at the Strand is gated with security guards on duty in the evening to early AM.

The island is diverse & colorful; one day we ended up driving through an abandon resort on the West end and the next we were having lunch at a luxury resort. The harbor was a great stop for coffee & breakfast. We snorkeled with Pelican Express, which was a great time. Mambo beach was a great destination for the day & also had a delicious dinner there on our last night. There is much to see on the island!

The amounts of trash scattered on the island and in close proximity to the condo was excessive. There are abandon properties close to the Strand that are littered with beer bottles, appliances and more. The city has posted information in Willemstad that they are working on cleaning up the area but based on what we saw, it will take some time.

It was an adventure & a great way to celebrate our 50th birthdays!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA

Girls Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, well stocked kitchen, contemporary appliances. Had an issue with a water leak in second bathroom, but maintenance responded quickly, even though they were not able to fix the problem before we left. Walked to small grocery and to two nice restaurants where we were escorted after dark by security guards. However, we did not feel threatened. Also ate next door at Avila hotel, and went to Jazz night at their bar. The pool area and beach front was clean and accessible. There was assigned parking for our rental car in gated lot. Bridget (manager) programmed a local phone for us which we used to make reservations. She also arranged our taxi to and from the airport. Also car rental was available at the Avila hotel making pickup and return very easy. Every one was friendly and helpful. Great girls getaway and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Hato International Airport
Car: recommended

Very nice local and international restaurants in walking distance. Seaquarium Curacao nice for children.


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Nieuw Nederland Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 8 2017
10 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
10 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Service charge 5% excl $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Normal usage of electricity is included (40 kWh per day), over usage will be charged at US$ 0.50 per kWh
5% service charge is not included. Damage deposit is due upon check in.

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Nieuw Nederland Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd bedroom with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , 3rd bedroom is small with with bunks and ensuite bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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