- We like to know a little about the people who are going to stay in our apartment and appreciate a few messages back and forth before the actual reservation is made, so please, fill in your profile -
Welcome to our relaxed, spacious and clean apartment. We are a complete NO SMOKING facility, both private and common, whether enclosed or outdoors. We care about our environment and therefore installed solar panels on our rooftop.
The apartment has a complete kitchen with the same necessities you'd find in your own home. Bed linens and towels are included. WiFi is free of charge.
The apartment is located at pool deck level in a relaxing tropical Zen garden. Our private pool (solar pump) and sun deck chairs is yours anytime you like. Owners hardly use the pool. The apartment has both 110/220V. For your information we only have one (1) apartment and the pool is our private pool. You have your own private entrance. At night your car can be parked safely behind the gate.
In this spacious apartment you'll find exclusive hand painted oil reproductions of impressionists like van Gogh, Monet, Redon, Gauguin, post impressionist Klimt and Modern Art, a flat screen 40" (cable) TV, tiled floors, ceiling fan, central a/c converter, a firm Queen size bed, and a separate bathroom. There is a separate laundry room with a washer you can use but we ask you to be economical with water.
The modern kitchen has all the amenities you need. Stove, oven, microwave, toaster, modern fridge, coffeemaker. The kitchen has a very effective small ceiling fan.
- A one-time $80 cleaning fee will be included in total payment.
- 7% tourism tax not included, (payable on arrival).
- The price of the apartment includes water/electricity and normal AC-use of 8 hours. Effective as per September 2014, if you wish to use more of the AC we will have to charge you 5$ extra per day this has to do with an experience which left us with a high energy bill afterwards.
- Please read the House Rules before booking and take your time to read this listing carefully as we try to provide as much information as possible, and of course if this is the right setting for you.
- We are flexible on most things including check in/out so feel free to ask.
- Our calendar is always up to date, when you enter your dates and correct number of guests, you get the accurate quote.
- Maximum stay is 14 nights.
- By agreeing to our terms, you acknowledge that you have read our terms.
After reading all this we hope to welcome you to our house and the island of Curaçao, home of the 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao, the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival (3-5 of September, 2015), and the Curaçao Gay Pride (September 30-October 4, 2015).
Pool, pool deck, garden, palapa
Interaction with Guests
Just checking occasionally if everyone is doing fine.
The neighborhood named Cas Grandi is nice, quiet and close to Spanish Water, Caracasbaai beach, Jan Thiel and Papagayo beach club are about 5 minutes drive , Mambo beach 15 minutes, airport 25 minutes, downtown Willemstad 15 minutes. Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is appr. 15 minutes from the apartment. Several supermarkets are near by and almost around the corner some nice restaurants.
A rental car is essential to get around the island. There is a bus stop about 25 minutes walk from the apt.
Other Things to Note
Curaçao is the largest and most populous of the three so-called ABC islands (for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) of the Lesser Antilles, specifically the Leeward Antilles. It has a land area of 444 square kilometers (171 square miles). Historic Willemstad has gone a long way to earn the UNESCO hallmark of World Heritage City in December 1997.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU BOOK:
Since we have created a longtime adoption of a smoke-free living this is a complete NO SMOKING facility both private and common, whether enclosed or outdoors. Use of drugs is strictly prohibited. Water and electricity is extremely expensive on the island so we ask you to be economical when using the AC and water. We kindly ask you to use the AC at night when you retire.
Effective as per September 2014, if you wish to use more of the AC we will have to charge you 5$ extra per day this has to do with an experience which left us with a high energy bill afterwards.
NO outside visitors are allowed during your stay unless you let us know.
We are very considerate of our neighbors and appreciate our guests respecting their privacy.
Guests using the pool do so at their own risk, owners are not responsible for any accident or injury. You should shower before using the pool. No air mattresses, balls in and around the pool area are allowed. Owners occasionally use the pool. No diving and jumping.
We don’t ask for a deposit, but just replace when you break anything or let us know.
Please let us know if you have any further questions or if there is anything we can do to make your stay better.
Henk & Yvonne are super welcoming. They waited up late for us to arrive and got up before dawn to say goodbye when we left. The apartment has everything you need.
We enjoy being able to make our own meals and enjoy the pool when not out and about exploring. The space is clean and tidy with plenty of towels as well as kitchen amenities. They stock the frig a bit (and provide a bottle of wine) so we were able to make breakfast after arriving late.
The neighborhood is great - quiet, just a short drive off the main road. Great location with access to shops, restaurants, beach, snorkeling, hiking, wannabike tour, golf, etc.
This is our second time staying with Henk & Yvonne (4th trip to Curacao) and we just love it. We can't say enough nice things about the place as well as how great the hosts are.
Henk und Yvonne sind wundervolle Menschen, sehr hilfsbereit und fürsorglich, tolle Gastgeber und es ist eine Freude bei Ihnen im Apparment, mit großem Pool und Super Terasse, Gast sein zu dürfen. Der Empfang der beiden ist herzlich und ehrlich.
Zur Erstversorgung bei Ankunft waren Eiern und Brot ,Saft im Kühlschrank darüber haben wir uns riesig gefreut.
So etwas nenne ich mitdenken und ist mehr als Gastfreundlich. Das ist Brillant!
Der tolle Zen Garten lädt zum verweilen ein,
die Sonnen liegen zum Träumen und die Sitzecke ist einfach wunderbar für Frühstück und Dinner.
Beides kann in der geräumigen Küche , mit allen notwendigen Utensilien ohne Problem selbst gemacht werden.
Alles in der Wohnung ist Top ausgestattet und gepflegt und man fühlte sich sofort wohl. So wie es von den beiden Beschrieben wird ist es dort.
Man möchte nicht weg.
Leider waren wir nur eine Woche bei H&Y , aber ich werde wiederkommen und freue mich schon jetzt auf einen erneuten , entspannten und schönen Aufenthalt.
Vielen Dank für alles und bis bald!
H&Y waren jederzeit ansprechbar , wenn man Fragen hatte zu Curacao.
Kein Problem für die beiden war auch nicht, uns mitten in Willenstad abzuholen, weil wir uns total verfahren hatten! :-) Einafch Toll! Danke!
Ein Info Buch mit vielen Tipps gibt es im Appartment.
Das Restaurant Boatshouse war ein toller Tipp und ist nur 3 min entfernt.
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very content that you found your way on the island so well and you enjoyed the apartment. It is after all a big step to fly to the other end of the world and hope you find your guesthouse as advertised. Despite all the nice reviews and photos it remains personal.
We see you with Christmas and are looking forward to it.
Na een vliegreis van tien uur in een appartement komen dat van alle gemakken voorzien is en waar de koelkast gevuld is met alles wat je de eerste avond en ochtend nodig hebt, was een verademing.
En het was heerlijk om elke dag even in het zwembad de warmte van je af te spoelen.
Het appartement ligt in een zeer rustige buurt van Curacao waardoor het na een drukke dag prettig toeven was in de tuin en op het terras rond het zwembad.
Heerlijk rustig appartement in een kleine woonwijk op Curacao. We hadden tuin en zwembad voor onszelf. Appartement was van alle gemakken voorzien. We kregen veel tips over wat te doen, waar te eten, etc. Henk en Yvonne waren zeer gastvrij, maar lieten je verder ook genieten van de rust.
Thanks to you both, Yvonne and Henk.
It was a wunderful holiday in your Apartment.
Stay there and feel like at home.
Danke für die tollen Tipps, die Erstversorgung bei Ankunft und die tolle Gastfreundschaft.
You are great.
Wow!!!what a great stay we had!!!
First of all we want to thank Henk&Yvonne for everything!!!they are the best!!!we couldnt have asked for better hosts!
We stayed 8 nights at their beautiful house and had no complaints at all!
In reality the house looks even better than shown on the pictures!its just a feelgood atmosphere :-)
The kitchen has all the utilities for cooking...we made breakf. every day!
We also loved the pool...we jumped in after a long day at the beach to cool us off!wifi was perfect wich isnt normal in the carribean ;-)!
The house is located in a very nice neighbourhood next to Jan Thiel!
So Jan Thiel Beach and Sea Aquarium(Beach) are only 3-4 minute drives away,also nice dining places nearby!!!there are so many things to do on Curacao you better rent a car!
Another word about Henk&Yvonne:
They are just really warm hearted people wich we felt right from the beginning of our vacation!they are open minded and interactive!the last night we had a couple of beers with them and had great converstion!Privacy is also very important to them so they dont bother you at all,but their door is always open for any questions...
I would say if you have a chance to get to curacao stay at their place you wont regret it!!!
Wat is het heerlijk verblijven bij Henk en Yvonne!!! Het appartement is erg ruim en van alle gemakken voorzien. Goede keuken, heerlijke slaapkamer, goed werkende wifi en je mag gebruik maken van de wasmachine! Het zwembad in de prachtige tuin en de grote gastvrijheid van Henk en Yvonne maakt het hele plaatje compleet. Je vakantie op Curaçao wordt nog fijner door dit verblijf.
Henk is Professor emeritus of Actuarial Science at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Member of the Editorial Board at Business perspectives 'making scientific ideas global' and honorary member of the Royal Dutch Actuarial Society. Yvonne is a painter who exhibited all over the world, from the US to Dubai (UAE) to GB to Germany as well as many other countries and also worked as a part-time stewardess for a Dutch Airline. She currently writes travel stories for a local newspaper. Emigrated to Curaçao in 2008. Both love music, pop, classical, jazz, blues and Latin jazz. Read a lot, are very much interested in global economy and politics. Definite world travelers with an active international social life. Both are strict vegetarians and non smokers. Henk is a Yoga practitioner and a swimmer, Yvonne a fitness lover.
We welcome you to Curaçao, home of the 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao, the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival (3-5 of September), and the Curaçao Gay Pride (September 30-October 4, 2015).