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Sirena Bay Estate, where 'The Bachelorette' stayed

Bedrooms 9
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Estate, 3 BR Main House, 3 BR Sea View Apt, 5 Baths (Sleeps 11 w/ Sea View Apt)

When the producers of ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' selected the Dutch-influenced island of Curaçao as a destination for Season Eight they looked for a luxurious, romantic home where Emily Maynard and her daughter Ricki could stay and enjoy the sun, sea and a bit of island history, they chose Sirena Bay Estate.

The dramatic, private seaside setting of this historic estate provides a place to simply relax and enjoy the ocean views or take a swim in your own private pool. This lovingly restored, 18th century Dutch “landhuis” style home is decorated with a charming mix of antique Caribbean furniture with Asian and European influences. A world-class art collection throughout the property creates an atmosphere of elegance and style. You will even enjoy the luxury of Egyptian cotton sheets and towels when it is time to refresh and retire for the evening or just an afternoon siesta.

This distinctive address right in the heart of Willemstad offers all the luxury of the finest resorts with much greater space, privacy and independence. Your visit will be an unsurpassed vacation experience. From your welcome to departure everything is in place for a perfect stay. The estate is fully staffed, complete with an on-site caretaker ready to address your every need. A cook is available with prior notice. So book now and we will be there with a big island smile to greet you at the airport and provide complimentary transportation to your vacation home on beautiful Curaçao.

The Main House has three guest suites. The Royal Suite (ground floor) and Pineapple Suite have king beds and the Sirena Suite has two extra long twin beds that can be bridged into a king if needed. Each Suite has its own bath with tub, shower and double sinks.

The Sea View Apartment has two bedrooms and a loft sleeping area, living room, one bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has an extra long twin and there is also a queen bed in the loft area. The apartment features a wrap around porch that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. The apartment sits only 30' from the sea and is adjacent to the pool and beach. It is rented separately only in conjunction with your rental of the main house to insure the privacy of your stay.

Restaurants & food

In the direct surrounding of the estate you can find several restaurants within walking distance, more than 5 good restaurants even lie within 50 meters of the property! You can find a list of all restaurants on Curacao on Tripadvisor. A lot of restaurants also serve breakfast. In the surrounding of Sirena Bay Estate you can have breakfast at BijBlauw, Scuba Lodge and Saint Tropez Ocean Club. If you want to have dinner at the house, you can use our gas BBQ, the large stove and oven and all of the kitchen supplies you find in the kitchen of the main house. Off course you can also use the kitchens in both apartments for preparing a meal of breakfast. We can also offer you a home cooked meal with local products, or even a private chef who can prepare a complete menu for your group.

There are several good supermarkets on the island. They have a wide range of products and also sell gluten free products.


Your rooms will be cleaned 5 days a week, on Saturday and Sunday there will be no housekeeping. The bed sheets will be changed every 3 days. If you would like clean towels you can leave your towel in the laundry basket in your bathroom. We will then provide you with fresh towels. Please keep in mind that this service will not be available on Saturdays and Sundays.

We will also provide beach towels for your company.

We have a private pool and beach with direct access to the sea by a stair. There is a lot to see under water in front of the estate, like a beautiful coral reef. Next to our estate (100 meters) lies hotel Avila Beach. Here you have a fantastic bay with sunbeds, a cocktail bar and restaurants. Curacao is famous for all her white sandy bays and beaches, there are so many places to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach!

Keywords: Private, Swimming Pool, Sunsets, Close to town & restaurants

More Details

Property Manager
Kelly Merts
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

What makes this estate unique

Sirena Bay Estate is quiet and secluded, yet within walking distance of town. Seven of the Island's best restaurants are only steps away. The private beach area and gazebo over the sea provide the solitude needed for rejuvenating your spirit. Watch the many ships entering and leaving the Willemstad harbor from your lounge chair as you enjoy the rythmn of the waves and restfull breezes.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Richard,

We had a fantastic visit in Curacao. The property is so beautiful and peaceful. We fell in love with it. The staff was helpful too. Your son, Jeff, was awesome and very accommodating.

Thank you again for making our stay such a delight. The food on the island is amazing too. It was the best!! We will return!!

Thank you so much!! we will be back!


Sent from my iPhone
Jan 2014
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Nieuw Nederland Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Pineapple Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Royal Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Sirena Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Pool House Bath - toilet , shower
    Lower Apartment Bath - toilet , shower
    Upper Apartment bath - toilet , shower
    Small house Bath - toilet , shower
  • Each bedroom in the main house has adjoining private bath with two sinks, toilet, soaking tub and shower.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 4 (upper apartment) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 (upper apartment) - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 (lower apartment) - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 (small house) - 1 queen
    Pineapple Suite (main house) - 1 king , Private Bath
    Royal Suite (main house) - 1 king , Private Bath
    Sirena Suite (main house) - 2 twin/ single , Private Bath
    Bedroom 7 (lower apartment) - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 (upper apartment) - 1 queen
  • Crib on request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We can provide extra services as a private chef or a rental car delivered to the house.

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


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(25 traveler reviews)

Sirena Bay Estate, where 'The Bachelorette' stayed
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews

Excellent House!

  • 5 of 5

Richard and the staff were extremly helpful in making our trip to Curacao a success. The house staff made sure the house was well maintained and every need was taken care of. The views and privacy were above expectations. The house is on a quiet street but well within walking distance to restaurants and bars. If you're looking for a place to unwind, I would highly recommend Sirena Bay.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a happily Ever After

  • 5 of 5

This is the second house my family has booked using VBRO, hands-down the BEST. My family hadn't seen each other in a while and what a wonderful paradise to reunite.

Richard was amazing and helpful with learning what parts of the island were best suited. Ottis there aren't enough words for how amazing that man was. He truly served our family in the best way. He was so generous with information and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Hello Richard!

My husband and I joined friends on our holiday at your beautiful home Aug. 4-12th. Robbert happily greeted us at the airport even though our flight had been delayed a bit. When we arrived at the Estate, Ottis met us and carried in our bags. He and Shelley were one of the most enjoyable parts of our trip.. They were hospitable, friendly and helpful. I chuckled as they would not leave our side at the grocery store. They took care of us, cleaning daily, taking us to the grocery store, the beach, making sure we were safe and comfortable at all times. The Estate is gorgeous. My favorite spot was the wooden swing down by the beach. Just wanted to thank you and let you know how wonderful our trip was. A vacation of a lifetime! Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sirena Bay Estate, Curacao

  • 5 of 5

Richard was wonderful to work with in renting his home for our vacation. He was prompt in answering all my emails and left no stone unturned. The house was lovely. We especially enjoyed the services of Otis and Shelly. Otis took care of everything for us from making dinner reservations, to walking us to town, to resetting the power when we tripped the circuit, to unlocking doors when we accidentally locked ourselves out. He made sure our stay was safe and enjoyable. Shelly came daily to tidy up. I highly recommend this property! The view from the property is spectacular.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Great service

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. The web site photos are impressive. We were not disappointed. The level of service was great. Richard, the owner, picking us up at the airport, stopping for groceries on the way to the home. Richard coming by the next morning to drive me to his recommended car rental agency. (I'm glad we had the car for the week but we didn't use it as much as I had thought. The house and poolside were so beautiful no one wanted to leave.) Richard was also extremely helpful in arranging medical attention for one of our party. Ottis and Shelly are the onsite caretakers, housekeepers, and chief concierge. Ottis was our constant go to guy. He arranged reservations, offered suggestions, provided directions, blew up air mattresses, and repaired leaky ones. Shelly was always there when we needed her but was always careful not to intrude.

Stay anywhere for a week and you are bound to find a few glitches. Low gas pressure on the stove makes cooking anything very slow. As others have mentioned, the wifi in the outside living areas is spotty or nonexistent. Air conditioning in the bedrooms and bathrooms cools extremely well but can be challenging to regulate.

I'd like to add a few thoughts on the island itself. We spent a week on Aruba before making the short flight to Curaçao. Curaçao is a larger island but not as touristy as Aruba. Fewer Americans, more Dutch.( which was just fine for us Canadians) Less developed beaches. Great restaurants. Confusing'll want to use a GPS. Definitely a heightened awareness for ones personal safety, although we never had any problems. US dollars works fine but be aware of the exchange rate your getting compared to using Guilders.

Sirena Bay Esate is a beautiful home. The layout and design of the both the interior and exterior living areas is impressive. Could easily spend a week here and never want to leave the property. Hope to do exactly that when we return with 12 of our favourite family members.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Curacao Queens

  • 4 of 5

The pictures don’t do it justice. It is more beautiful than a screen can capture – the outdoor areas lush with flora and fauna. A true paradise where infinity pool meets ocean, palm trees tango with a spectrum of flowers, and numerous sitting areas (from oceanfront to the back of the house) allow you to soak it all in.

The estate itself is about 15-20 minutes by foot to downtown Willemstad or a 5-minute walk to a handful of restaurants and boutique hotels. We dined at Scuba Lounge (breakfast), Saint Tropez Ocean Club (dinner) and Serafina (30th birthday dinner) – all worth checking out. These are some of the closest options to the house/property.

The A/C in the rooms was ice cold, the bathrooms stocked with shampoos/soaps, towels provided in the pool house and rooms, and many little bits and bops already in place (vs. other rentals I’ve stayed at where you have to provide everything.) The pool was always cool. The provided cell phone was a big plus. Richard and his wife Marilyn are gracious hosts – it was a pleasure meeting them both!

We had a lot of issues with WiFi connectivity, which normally wouldn’t be an issue whilst on vacation, but two people in our party were working (very) remotely, and in order to get any sort of connection, had to sit next to the router (which in the main house, is located in one of the bathrooms, next to the tub.) Even after disconnecting and reconnecting the power cords (and speaking to Otis about the issues), the connection never improved.

It’s my understanding the house is tidied up and taken care of when guests are away, but we weren’t always away (it’s so serene) therefore toward the end of our stay, some rooms were not refreshed, dishes weren’t put away, outside area not swept up and bugs not sprayed for. The latter became evident as days 4 and 5 of our stay, more cockroaches/various buglife started appearing. Again, I know we are in the tropics and bugs are expected, however, the level of which they materialized grew exponentially as the week went on, suggesting they were not sprayed for daily. All of this could have simply been miscommunication. These things can be improved upon, however.

I would definitely recommend staying here! Under construction just a few doors down is a new Hard Rock Hotel – I’m sure this area will only improve more!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you found Sirena Bay such a great place for a birthday celebration and vacation. We enjoy having groups stay at the Estate. We know that while here you live most of the day outside taking time to relax on the terrace and by the pool with house windows and doors open to enjoy the breezes. This part of the Caribbean lifestyle sometimes allows nature to invade and we do our best to minimize this. We take time to control all pests and spray outside for mosquitos every morning to help assure you are not bothered but from time to time a bit of rain can change things. We do not spray inside the house during guest stays. Our internet is the fastest available on island and we have nine routers but on Curaçao we just don't have the type of connectivity for so many devices being used by all 12 of you expecting instant speedy signal all at once. And the cables providing service must come into the buildings where possible because we have very old thick walls in this classic home. It is just how it is in a small country in the middle of the sea. The day housekeeping was not up to par may have been Sunday the day staff has off or we understand the housekeeper was told by other members of the group not to go in some areas one day. Sorry for this confusion. But all in all, it seems like you enjoyed your stay and we are always glad to learn new ways we can possibly make it better in the future. Thanks so much.
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Historic Area of Willemstad
Queen Emma Bridge
Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
Dolphin Academy at the Curacao Sea Aquarium
Queen Juliana Bridge
Shete Boka National Park
Mambo Beach
Old Market
Curacao Ostrich and Game Farm
Christoffel National Park
Curacao Sea Aquarium
Restaurant Fishalicious
Maritime Museum
Superior Producer
Mundo Bizarro
Blues Jazz Bar and Restaurant
Sol Food
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hato Airport
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres

Sirena Bay Estate is in the heart of some of the Island's finest restaurants and a short (2 KM) drive from Curacao's best beach and the Seaquarium with its dolphin show and dolphin therapy events. Downtown is a 15 minute walk away with its many shops, restaurants and World Heritage architecture on the waterfront.


Rates & Availability

Nieuw Nederland Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 7 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Dec 10 2017 - Jan 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jan 14 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates quoted are for the Main House (six persons) only. Extra persons are charged at the rate of $39 per person/per night. Add 9% for taxes. 10% discount for prepaid reservations. Extra guests have access to the Sea View Apartment (sleeps 5), the Lower Sea View Apartment (sleeps 3) and the Kas Chikitu (sleeps 2). Each has its own fully stocked kitchen.
Reservations not confirmed until payment is received. 50% deposit required to hold reservation.

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