Gorgeous 1B 1B ocean-front apartment with great snorkeling right there.Walking distance to the Downtown of Curacao with a lot of fine dining, bars and shopping and businesses.
This part of town better known as Pietermaai Smal to be in the nearest future the new "Quartier Latin" of Curacao.
The building is monumental and has been restored in 2012. Divided in 4 one bedroom apartments.located in Pietermaai smal .
Each apartment fits 2 people comfortably.
This Apartment has a private patio next to the ocean.
Interaction with Guests
Any time if they need our help we are there.
The neighborhood has a lots of great restaurants en bars very trendy places such as Mundo Bizarro,Kome, Saint Tropez,Miles Jazz cafe, Papas,and Silver wine bar.a 5 minutes walking distance from downtown Punda.
A 5 minute walk to the Central bus terminal,
Other Things to Note
You are 10 minutes from the Sea Aquarium,A great place to interact with people.
Our electrical power system works with a Prepaid system at arrival we top it up with Naf 25.00 guilders.
No Pets allowed.
Wir haben 9 Tage auf Curacao in Dons Apartment verbracht und fühlten uns sehr willkommen. Don ist ein toller Gastgeber und hat zur Begrüßung gekühlte Getränke für uns bereitgehalten. Das fanden wir natürlich toll. Über whats app konnten wir stets in Verbindung bleiben. Don hat uns gute Tipps für unseren Aufenthalt in Punda gegeben. Die Wohnung ist genauso, wie ihr sie auf den Fotos seht. Alles ist neu und sehr sauber und gepflegt. Besonders die Terrasse direkt am tosenden Meer hat uns super gefallen.
Die Altstadt von Willenstad mit ihren vielen Kneipen am Wasser ist zu Fuß zu erreichen. Für die Fahrt zum Aquarium Beach haben wir dann doch den Bus genommen.
Wir würden gern wiederkommen, Don!
Don is an excellent host. He was there to receive me and show me around, and he came right over one evening when I blew a fuse in the kitchen (this was not a fault of the apartment but with the kettle I was using.) He helped me a get a taxi back to the airport when I was leaving.
The apartment is great: the kitchen was well-equipped; there is a table in a dining area as well as one on the patio. There is a couch and TV, a queen size bed, a washer and dryer rack (things dry quickly on the rack on patio.) The patio is wonderful: one listens to the waves crashing in day and night. The patio is very private and secure - there is a locked gate to the side entrance of the house leading to the apartment, and a locked door to the walled patio. When the windows and patio doors are open there is a nice breeze through the apartment making it very comfortable, but at night you will want to use the air conditioner in the bedroom.
There is a good bathroom with a shower and a good hot water heater.
The wifi worked very well.
The security alarm system was reassuring. The apartment feels very secure.
It is an 5 minute walk to the centre of Willemstad and the pontoon bridge to Otrabunda, and even closer is the Old Market, the New Market and the Floating Market. It is an easy walk to the Kura Hulanda Museum and the Mikva Israel-Emanual Synagogue easily. There is a dive shop 150 metres up the street: I arranged snorkel and dive trips through them (the dive shop at the Scuba Lodge Hotel( and through Curious2Dive.
There were two evenings of loud music from the Beach Party bar nearby, but a. it was pretty good music, and b. it ended reasonably early - 11 pm, so it did not bother me.
I did not want to rent a car, so I was not able to explore the beaches around the island; I relied on dive shops to take tours. I was concerned about the reported theft from cars on beaches.
I hope to go back very soon.
I went to Curacao as a single, senior-ish woman to snorkel and dive and I would like to use this apartment as a base again.
We had a lot of pleasure staying at this apartment during 17 nights. This apartment is excellent with wonderful location and amazing view. Don helped us a few times and was promptly. He also gave us recommendations about restaurants on Aruba where we were going after Curacao and we liked these places very much. I hope to come back at this apartment.
The location was fantastic: ocean front (no swimming access unfortunately), in the heart of "hot" Punda with its hip restaurants and live music cafes. Practically everything in Willemstad is within walking distance.
Don was very gracious, providing us with a fan and putting noise reducers on the chair legs.
The ocean front apartment in Willemstad from Don is seriously the best apartment ever! The apartment is right on the ocean and in the best suburb of Willemstad: Pietermaai (almost De Pijp of Amsterdam :-)). We had a great time here with a lot of nice and cosy restaurants right on the corner. With our baby we couldn't go out for dinner every night, but having dinner on the big terrace (always with enough sun AND shade!), with ocean view, was, of course, also great. For the rest the apartment was very clean, had a great bed, a good shower and a complete kitchen. Also Don was really helpful. For instance, he delivered a babybed for our baby without any troubles. If we ever go back to Curacao, we would definitely go to this apartment again. Also we recommend it to friends and family. Thanks, Don!
The apartment was ideally located and perfect for what we wanted out of our trip. The locals are friendly and the suburb itself is stunning. It is only a short walk to the downtown area and very close to dive centres, the ocean club and beach resorts. We would recommend hiring a car to get around this island.
We just needed somewhere low key to relax and unwind after a very busy year and a long, cold northern US winter. This was the perfect place for us (the sunsets across the water are amazing). If we are ever back we would love to stay there again.
The kitchen and bathrooms were great and the bed was excellent.
Don was the perfect host and was happy to help us with a number of small issues, like helping us organize cabs to the airport (and even offering to drive us himself!).
We had a great stay here and wish Don the best with his future endeavours.
____________English review: From the first second I fell in love with this different Island, this colourful town, the friendly and caring people and non the less with this beautiful ocean front apartment. Being the first traveller ever to this apartment, I got the pleasure of a very warm welcome! :) You´ll find everything you need there: completely equipped kitchen, nice bathroom with shower, bedroom with AC, wasching machine, super fast WiFi!! (Yes!!! :D), TV, Sundown….all brand new! Don&his wife where very helpful, wether it was car rental, mosquito sting care or any other question, I always had a contact person. As a woman travelling alone, I can highly recommend this place. It has a super nice neighbourhood, with a lot of good bars and restaurants (e.g. Miles Jazz Cafe, Ginger and Mundo Bizarro are just around the corner), there is a diving center in walking distance (Scuba Lodge Dive School) and if you`re not out to explore the island you can have the most beautiful sundowns just on you privat porch. Tips: 1. If you don`t know anybody on the island, take a car. Ask for the full insurance. The area has a street security, let them talk to Don if they hesitate. 2. There are europeen sockets, so don`t bother bringing a transition plug. 3. Be prepared for mosquitos ;)
____________Deutsche Bewertung: Ich hab mich total verliebt in die etwas andere Insel, die bunten Stadthäuser, die super herzlichen Menschen und nicht zuletzt in das super schön ausgebaute Häuschen von Don direkt am Meer! Als allererster Mieter, haben sich Don und seine Frau besonders gefreut mich zu begrüssen :D Die Wohnung bietet wirklich alles was man zum Leben braucht: vollausgestattete Küche, ein hübsches Bad mit Dusche, Schlafzimmer mit Klimaanlage, WaMa, super schnelles Internet!! (Yeahhh! :D), Fernseher und Sonnenuntergänge….alles niegelnagelneu! Bei Fragen konnte ich mich jederzeit an Don & seine Frau wenden. Seis Autovermietung, Moskitostichversorgung oder irgendwas anderes Don war da. Als Frau alleine unterwegs ist das doch gut zu wissen und da kann ich diese Wohnung auf jeden Fall mit guten Gewissen weiter empfehlen!! Ich habe mich rundum wohl gefühlt in der supernetten Nachbarschaft, mit den kleinen Bars und Restaurants (z.B. Miles Jazz Cafe, Ginger und Mundo Bizarro sind gleich eine Strasse weiter), der Tauchschule ein Stückchen das Meer entlang auch in Laufweite (Scuba Lodge Dive School) und wenn man nicht grad unterwegs ist zur Inselerkundung hat man die allerschönsten Sonnenuntergänge direkt auf der privaten Veranda. Meine Tips: sofern ihr dort nicht Freunde besucht, die euch rumführen: nehmt euch einen Leihwagen. Natürliche Strände gibt es zum Beispiel nur im Westen der Insel (30-60min Fahrt). Don kann euch da sicher weiterhelfen. 2. Die ganze Wohnung hat europäische Steckdosen. Lasst den Umstecker gleich zu Hause. 3. Mückenspray und Stichversorgung einpacken. ;)