Our apartments are situated right at the Gate-Guarded and Security Patrolled community resort Jan Sofat This Residential Resort is situated on a Peninsula in the Spanish Water!
A total of 3 apartments are available, all with 1 Bedroom, Bathroom, Entrance hall, Living with En-suite Kitchen. The Kitchen is equipped with Microwave, Dishwasher, 4 burner gas stove, and an Extra Large refrigerator/ freezer combo. The covered outside terraces, known locally as “Porch” are positioned side by side (but separated) and each has its own direct Ocean Access Two of the apartments can be connected to each other by means of connecting doorways in the entrance hall, allowing them to be converted into 1 larger apartment where one of the living rooms is equipped with a convertible Sofa that converts into a 2 person bed and can be used as an additional bedroom. The third apartment is a duplex and has a slightly different layout: The bedroom can be reached by stairs to the second floor. All apartments have wireless internet and cable television.
At the waterfront there is a large terrace with a pier that has an approximate surface area of 150 m2. Here you will find Sun Loungers, Parasols and a Barbeque for your pleasure.
There are 2 canoes and a little sailboat (Sunfish) available to explore the Spanish Water.
The standard rate per apartment, on the basis of two persons occupancy, is 79 euro per night. Water and Electricity are additional costs and charged separately as well as the tourist tax of 7%.
Guest have access to the gated resort to walk or jogging as well as they can swim in front of the apartment. Each apartment has its own entrance to the big pier/deck with deck chairs and BBQ facility
Interaction with Guests
The owners are most of the time available for all kind of advice and assistance in case you are in need of it. Important is that the will respect your privacy at all times.
Our neighborhood is one of the best on the island. You can enjoy of the rest and privacy however you can reach the heart of the town in 15 minutes.
The public transport on Curacao is poor so it is important that you will hire a car to explore the island.
Sonja und Cok waren wirklich sehr freundlich!!
Sie haben uns vom Flughafen abgeholt, haben vorher den Kühlschrank angemacht und waren immer da, wenn wir noch Fragen hatten. Das Appartement sieht genau so aus, wie man es auf den Bildern sieht ( wirklich gemütlich) und die Nachbarschaft ist sehr ruhig und sehr sicher. Das Appartement würden wir jederzeit nochmal nehmen.
We had a wonderful and relaxing time at Sonja and Cok's apartments. The Dutch couple is just amazing and very attentive. Even their own house is above the apartment you feel at ease.
The area Jan Sofat is secured compound a short drive away from Willemstad. A car is highly recommended to visit all the beaches that Curacao has to offer. And after a excellent day of snorkeling it is great to sit down with a beer for the sunset on the terras overlooking the water...
Sonja en Cok hebben vanaf het moment dat we aankwamen alles gedaan om ons een onvergetelijke vakantie te bezorgen.
Het appartment ligt fantastisch, de buurt voor ons ook, dichtbij waar we graag zijn, daarnaast wordt Jan Sofat beveiligd, dat is een fijn gevoel! Het appartement is niet groot, maar biedt je alles wat je nodig hebt, de porch heeft een heerlijk zitje en de steiger is fantastisch! Groot, met fijne stoeltjes en ligbedden gemeubileerd en door plantenbakken voorzien waardoor je privacy hebt. Ook kun je er bbquen, alle spullen zijn er!
Op deze plek kun je zonnebaden, zwemmen, kanoën en zeilen! En volledig uitrusten!
Het is voor ons de heerlijkste plek om naar toe te gaan op Curacao!
We stayed at Sonja & Cok's for a week in January. This was our annual girlfriend trip but our first trip to Curacao. Sonja & Cock were in contact with us from the beginning of making the reservation answering any/all questions we had. They picked us up at the airport. We decided to rent a car from them for our trip as the Jan Sofat neighborhood is away from area beaches. A must have and nice little car to get around the island!
The apartment was perfect for us. Clean, two twin beds, small efficient kitchen with coffee pot and other essentials. We cooked some meals and ate out for a few. There is a TV but we never turned it on. There is an air conditioner in the bedroom. Just keep that door closed and depend on a nice breeze for the rest of the space. There is a fan and and a clothes drying rack on the porch. Pack only half of what you think you will need because this is a most casual island. Live in swimsuits and coverups.
We spent most of our time outside on the covered porch looking out at the Spanish waters. Many mornings we took the kayaks out into the water and explored the area. We also brought floats from home and would take a dip in the clear water and float around. Sonja & Cok were perfect hosts living just above the apartments and were there when we needed them but never intrusive. Both speak English so they were able to tell us how to get to grocery stores and beaches. While we were there the two other apartments were occupied and we would speak with them across the patios to discuss our daily adventures.
The island is a bit difficult to navigate as English only Americans even with a road map...but it is an island and we would always find our way to a new jewel of a beach or restaurant. Had we stayed at one of the chain hotels we never would have seen this beautiful island. We highly recommend taking the car to some of the Westpunt beaches as they are excellent. Some beaches have facilities. Some do not. Plan on 45 min to an hour to get there. Use the free wifi at the apartment to Google the beaches and directions before you go.
When our vacation was sadly over Sonja & Cok even got up early to drive us back to the airport. We owed them for the use of the car and about $25 for power/water use for the week. There is a "house rules" book on the table written in Dutch.
The airport was easy to check in and fairly quick to get through customs. Allow about 30 min drive time from Jan Sofat to the airport.
We would stay at The Apartments at Sea again. Maybe next year! Thanks for a great vacation. We LOVED IT!!!
Wij hebben een heerlijk verblijf gehad bij Sonja en Cok. Een huisje met alle gemakken en prachtig gelegen. Wij hebben vanuit hier vele mooie tripjes naar de stranden gemaakt. Communicatie was heel duidelijk en goed. Zeker een aanrader bij het bezoeken van Curacao!
Zeer fraaie locatie aan de baai. Alles was top geregeld door Sonja en Cok (incl transfer, auto etc). En communicatie liep uitstekend. Mooi appartement met alles met je nodig hebt. Ten zeerste aan te bevelen.
We was in Sonja and Coks Apartment for two weeks in November and enjoyed it really much. Sonja and Cok are very good host. The Apartment is very comfortable with a little kitchen in the living room and a great bath. We liked the big roofed veranda where you can seat all the time from breakfast to dinner. The best of this apartment was the own jetty. Here you can have a sunbath relax, can have a BBQ and enjoy the evening. Great. The best is that you can use two paddle boats to go out in the spanish water and become closer look to the nature with all the little mangrove Islands and the near Barbara Beach. If you want you can take the Sunfish Sailboat and have this adventure by sailing. Like!!!
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Mijn man en ik wonen ruim 10 jaar op Curacao, aan het Spaanse Water. Onze goede ervaring met wonen aan zee, willen wij graag ook delen met vakantiegangers. Zodoende bieden wij 3 appartementen te huur aan. Twee kunnen eventueel aan elkaar geschakeld worden d.m.v. een tussendeur.
We hopen jullie van een onbezorgde zon vakantie te laten genieten!