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Gretta Beck

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Dive at Your Doorstep! Seafront Villa W/ Poolside Gazebo

29 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Sabana Westpunt Townhome Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 4 (1) Portable crib

If you are looking to get away from the commercialized vacations of the 'Big Box' Resorts, our 2 story casual ocean front townhome is Located on Marazul Dive resort, Westpunt and the ideal getaway for singles, couples or travel companions who prefer private and personal accommodations. Spend the day exploring the reef from 1 of 2 dive platforms right outside your front door or sip a Pina Colada while relaxing in the sun by the nearby pool with an ocean view. Discuss your day's adventures while you enjoy spectacular sunsets over dinner on the 2nd story balcony. Marazul Dive Resort is a privately owned, gated community whose location and landscape offers the perfect postcard photo at every turn.With its stunning views, optimal location, and relaxed atmosphere, The Villa is as unique in its offerings as Curacao is in its diving freedom.

Experience the wonders of nature as hummingbirds visit the Bougainvillia daily, Dolphins can be seen playing just off shore from the overlooking bluff or rent mountain bikes nearby to explore the local treasures.

Our home away from home is Fully Furnished; Air Conditioned bedroom with Fresh linens, fresh bath and pool towels, 2' Memory Foam topped King sized bed, Hot water, master bath , daybed and trundle with full sized twin mattresses in the living room make a comfortable seating or sleeping area for additional friends or family. The resort has Free Wi-Fi, incase you would like to let the family back home know how much fun your having. A fully equipt kitchen will make meals and entertaining easy. Refrigerator, microwave, charcoal grill, blender, 4 Burner Electric Cook Top stove, Satellite TV. Keyless entry lock for security while at the pool pool or diving.

Curacao has many attractions and activities that will appeal to everyone in your party. From the unparalleled diving sites and tours to hiking and biking trails, restaurants of every type, shopping and night life of Willemstad. Its impossible to see it all in 1 week. You will want to come again and again.

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Take advantage of what both the City and Seaside have to offer, Ask me about a special Town and Country package which has the best of both worlds! Stay in 2 homes!! 1- 2 bedroom home on the waterfront in Willemstad. VRBO 3635844ha and the other here in Westpunt. Enjoy the heart of the city, shopping, dining and entertainment! And, Then, be one with nature and relax in the serenity of the seaside community of Westpunt. Make the most of Curacao and your vacation!! Do it all!!

5 night minimum for each residence 200.00/nt plus tax & cleaning. Utilities are included

Dates:

March 24-2014- Aug 17, 2014

Sept 2, 2014 – Dec 18, 2014

Jan 2-2015 – Aug 27, 2015

*Blocked dates, not available for the package are:

(North Sea Jazz Festival) Aug 28-Sept 1 2014

(Christmas & New Years) Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gretta Beck (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Gretta Beck

We enjoy the cold Steeler season that Pittsburgh, Pa. has to offer but after the season is over we cant wait to take some time off and escape to the sunny beaches of Curacao. Marazul Dive Resort offers the best of both worlds. Relaxed living or enjoying the cultural sights and sounds of Willemstad. There is always something new we haven't explored yet and interesting people to meet. We just wish our 2 Newfoundlands Bruce and Liese could come with us.

Gretta Beck purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Gretta Beck chose Curacao

Curacao is a mix of Dutch, American and Lt. American influences. Low crime rates, friendly people, affordable cost of living and no hurricane season for year round vacationing were important factors for us to choose Curacao as a home away from home. Besides the many snorkeling and diving opportunities, we enjoy learning about other cultures and meeting new people. . All of these things combined make us want to come to the island as often as time will allow.

What makes this townhome unique

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Newly installed keyless entry lock for security while diving or at the pool

Reviews

4.7
based on 29 traveler reviews

Dive at Your Doorstep! Seafront Villa W/ Poolside Gazebo
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews
4

Lovely condo with beautiful views!

  • 4 of 5

Our Condo at Marazul was perfectly located, nice size and comfortable. It was very clean as well. Booking was simple and lots of information was provided. We were greeted at the condo and all was very easy.

You will need a rental car. Then there are so many things to do at this end of the island, beautiful beaches, nice restaurants, national park, snorkeling and diving. The other guests at Marazul are friendly (on vacation too!) and easy to talk with, go to dinner with if you want.

The pools was refreshing and steps from the condo's lower terrace. The upper terrace off the bedroom upstairs was large with partial shade. Nice outdoor furniture with cushions were on both decks. Upstairs and downstairs were air conditioned.

Good thing about the air conditioning because there are no screens anywhere but on front doors, so no way to get any breeze going through the house without inviting the mosquitos in as well, so we used the units more than we would have had there been screening or even ceiling fans. Also the back 1/2 bathroom had a bad odor that rendered that part of the condo closed up as well, think it was a drainage issue, we told the manager and he said he would fix it, so doubt this will be another issue. Hooks or other places to hang clothing or equipment would be an added bonus, not too expensive either!

We enjoyed Marazul and with a couple of small things to be done at the condo, it could easily be a Five Star!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay and gave a detailed description for future guests. We do go through a lot of hangers- I already gave Rene the ok to purchase 4 more packs- thank you Gretta
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4

Beautiful Blue Ocean Views!

  • 4 of 5

What a beautiful spot! The views of the blue ocean are amazing from the upper deck. Add to that the swimming, snorkeling and diving opportunities and this is an amazing spot for a relaxing family vacation. Greta was a very helpful owner – she responded quickly to our request and was extremely accommodating; we needed a second unit for our family of 4 adults. She also made sure that we had all the papers, information and directions we needed for a smooth arrival - very helpful. The kitchen was well supplied, the Internet and TV provided evening entertainment, and we really appreciated the snorkeling equipment provided for our use. The large, extremely comfortable king bed was great, although the large bed made the bedroom feel somewhat small. Downstairs we enjoyed lounging on the daybed, which together with the attached trundle bed would make this unit great for families with children. The pool and ocean are both right outside your door! Thank you Greta for a wonderful vacation. We hope to return to Curacao soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review. I look forward to having you again!!
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Alexandria, Virginia
4

Very nice condo on a really nice reef...

  • 4 of 5

Thanks Greta & Kevin for a really great vacation.

Robyn and I had a great time at staying and scuba diving at Greta and Kevin Beck’s 1 bedroom condo. We had some great diving just off the resort and what a great view of the ocean from the deck. We really appreciate air conditioning through out the unit. Your condo perfectly met our needs.

Air Conditioning: Greta’s unit is fully air conditioned. Even in October, Curacao seems a little hot and humid for us... not terribly, but it’s nice to be able to cool down between dives. The entire unit is air conditioned and makes a huge difference to us.

Scuba Diving: Marazul has a really nice reef... really vibrant and alive. Huge schools of fish, a turtle, large ocean trigger, and even a couple large tuna. We setup our gear on the porch while looking out at the ocean. 50 yards to the right are stairs leading to the water. Once you enter the water, the reef is only 100 yards away where it drops off from 40 feet to 100 feet. 100 yards to the left are another set of stairs to the water. This is a totally different dive where the reef is 150 yards out, but drops off from 40 feet to 150 feet. We did 20 dives with 1/2 right at Marazul.

Go West Diving: A very good PADI Dive shop is a 5 minute drive north... really good dive instructors and dive masters. Air tanks right at Marazul if you don’t want to haul tanks back from Go West (it’s really not that far, but the stairs are pretty steep). GoWest has 32% NITROX. You can get a fantastic package of 6 days unlimited NITROX $270 or Air $170. We loaded our car with 6-8 tanks and brought them back to Marazul. We also did 2 boat dives ($89 2-tank) and were really happy with the staff and dive locations not reachable by shore (Scooter, Paradise, ?, Watamula).

Fresh Water Shower & Rinse Tank: Greta’s unit is left of the pool... great ocean view but the closeness of a dip in the pool, rinsing your gear, fresh water shower when you get out of the water, close to your deck so your not lugging gear back and forth.

Condo: It’s a very comfortable condo with 1.5 baths. Electric range, pots and pans, coffee pot, blender, utensils, and everything you would probably need to make some simple meals at home. There are some spices and other items left by others, but we did leave a small bottle of olive oil and huge container of salt to add to the assortment of other spices.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was an Awesome review- very descriptive and informative. I thank you and I am sure my future guests will thank you!! I hope to have you again!!!
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4

Beautiful Site

  • 4 of 5

Hello,

We had a great time at the MAZUL Dive point resort. The view it absolutly beautiful. The site is the best asset of this place. If you are looking for time away from the city in a quiet place this is the spot. All was clean and in good order. We did not use the TV once in all our stay, internet access works very well if needed. The kitchen is fully equip, you can easily eat anyting you want and dine on the patio upstair to watch the sunset. Another great place is the restaurant Sol Food 5 minutes away.

The manager Rene and Owner Gretta are really nice. Same goes for all the other owners on the site. Everyone were really helpfull and freindly.

For divers, this is an ideal spot because a lot of beatiful site close by : The Watamula with Discover West and the one at Cas Abao were best. Diving from the Mazul is also possible with the stairs but you need to be in top shape since it's more diffucult to get out of the water. We took time to drive to the city to visit a little bit but mainly we just did 10 dives in time we were there since it's so beatiful underwater.

My advince at arrival : check if all windows are lock and do a survey to see if everything is all right. The condo does not have a safe so I would recommend that you put your valuables upstairs. And make sure that even when you are inside or on the terrace above, close all doors and windows below. Better safe that sorry !

So a great place for it's owner, manager and nice people on site. And the SITE which again is the best asset if looking for peace and quiet.

Sara and Pierre

Quebec

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toronto
5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I took my husband here for a week for his birthday. We absolutely loved it. We cooked our own meals half the time and several great places to eat or have a drink were a short drive away. The property is so well maintained and the property manager, Rene, was great!!!

You need a car on this side of the island - there are so many beaches and places of interest nearby, but we also liked lounging around the quiet property and swimming in the Caribbean Sea off the two dive spots on the property.

Gretta was helpful at answering all my questions. It was very easy getting to the apartment from the airport.

The apartment itself is exactly like the pictures. We loved it and would go back in an instant.

We have never had a better vacation than at the Marazul Dive Resort - we wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Thank you for your great review!! We really LOVE Curacao and our home and love to share it - I look forward to having you stay with us again for your own birthday!!
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5

Amazing Property and Even better Owners

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately I am the American stereotype so many around the world see us as. I say this to explain exactly how amazing the owners are and the property is more than described. My wife and I failed to follow the instructions upon our arrival as they were given which caused me to be less than the desired guest I am sure. Greta was wonderful in dealing with my arrogance and my own failure to follow the instructions to access the property. If you are looking for the most relaxing beautiful true island experience. My expectations are high and Greta and her property exceeded everything i had even hoped for. I truly can not write a review that would do justice to our experience. The people, the view, the the suggestions the directions everything was amazing.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review. Everyone gets excited when its a long day of travel to an unfamiliar location. We understand and thats what we are here for. I am glad you enjoyed your stay !! I can assure you that you both are most welcome to stay with us again at anytime!! Bon Bini!
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Hato
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Rancho el Sobrino Right next door
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Kura Hulanda Lodge offers Gourmet cuisine
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Playa Forti within walking distance

Located on Marazul Dive Resort, Westpunt. Other Activities: rent jet skis at Ocean Encounters West 1.5 Km away

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Rates & Availability

Sabana Westpunt Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
low season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$125
$3,000
 
 
Oct- Nov 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
HIgh season 2016-17
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$135
$3,000
 
 
low season 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$125
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

weekly cleaning & linens $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

******** Take advantage of what both the City and Seaside have to offer, Ask me about a special package which offers the best of both worlds-stay in 2 homes!! Choose from (2) 2 bedroom waterfront city apartments & (2) Seaside homes in Westpunt, Marazul Dive Resort.

********** high season holidays rates range from Dec 20 2015 to Jan 9 2016 $145.00

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Amenities

Sabana Westpunt Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , additional laundry room with washer and dryer
  • Our Town house has a master ensuite bath with a hot water walk in shower, and shower and laundry room in bath on the 1st floor
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • 1 king bed in the 2nd floor master bedroom with ensuite bath and access to the balcony that over looks the sea. On the 1st floor we have a daybed with trundle that offers additional seating and sleeping space. We also have a portable crib. Just bring your baby's sheets and you are ready!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
Enjoy a relaxing massage on the resort sea gazebo. A grocery service is offered for late check- in's , A car is required for touring the island however, airport pick up services are available

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