About This Listing
Centrally located big house in Willemstad opposite the beach, all good restaurants on walking distance. The room has airco, you have use of the whole house incl. kitchen, big porch with nice wind, a bathroom, towels etc.
You have your own bedroom and a shared bathroom and kitchen and porch with me and possibly other guests in the bedroom II. The place is very central on the island and the beach is opposite the street...The room is spacy and has airco. The bed is super kingsize and very good. You get towels from me and the cleaning lady Cynthia comes twice a week and can do the laundry for you. You can cook in the kitchen and use all utensils you need. The porch has a nice fresh breeze and the garden is lovely. You can park your car in front of the house. There is wifi for the whole house and a TV in big kitchen. I have 3 dogs and a (email hidden) you nice company if you like...in a nutchell: the place is very comfortable.
From my house to the centrum of 22 restaurants and beachbars is 10 min walk, so really close by! We have international cuisine, asian, caribbean, fish, cheap takeaways, etc. etc. Another option is to order fresh bread at the bakery of the Avila Hotel opposite the house for breakfast...or eat there, is 1 min walk ;-))
Interaction with Guests
I am a physical therapist and have my practice at home. I also give massages so if you like to have one check my website: (website hidden), so if you like massages you can order one straight to me! Also I give yoga on wednesday which you can join. I have a german friend who rents out her car including insurance for 50Naf which is a really good price for a car: Chevrolet, her name: Angela Lewi
The neighbourhood is a mixture of local people and tourists. It is an authentic neighbourhood, old colonial houses, beach is opposite, it is natural, lively but still quiet at night...
Around the corner is the busstop to lots of places on the island. Buses are cheap, for 2$ you are at the other end of the island by a good bus...And if you want a bit more flexibility it is recommended to rent a car... I have a list of carrentals so let me know in advance. Also you can rent a bike at my place as another option, 15Naf per day for the bike and you get no2 for free, incl a lock.
Other Things to Note
There are lots of thing to do on the island, snorkling, diving, dolphinswimming close to my house, surfing, kitesurfing, supping, sailing, catamaransailing, there is lots of (email hidden)d if you want to know more look in the curacao website.
Close the airco when you leave and don't put wet towels on the floor. The water here is good to drink because it is distilled water, but also it is the most expensive water in the world so....keep a bit account with that when you shower...
Milou is a kind and welcoming host. We (me and my girlfriend) interacted quite a lot with her, and she is very helpful in pointing out interesting places to visit. The house is located at a 10-15min walk from the city centre, which is convenient if you don't have your own transport. The room is precisely as advertised. It has enough space to store your stuff. The kitchen and the porch also provide enough breathing space. Though we are not used to having dogs around, we felt comfortable around Milou's three dogs after she introduced us to them. Pax, the youngest and biggest dog, is a personal favorite.
Milou was very helpful and she has given us a lot of tips about the island. The house is very central in a live neighborhood at a walking distance from "downtown" where you find a lot of restaurants and bars. She had fruits and bread in our arrival and made us feel at ease when using the kitchen. Everything was very clean and we had more towels than needed. The terrace has a wonderful ambience and we have used it for all our meals. The room has a very spacy bed with confortable matresses and it is ventilated by a traditional system. We used the AC only when we were sleeping.
Her pets are extremely respectful and sweet. Dogs are part of Curacao lifestyle. All private houses have a warning dog to avoid break-ins.
Milou's place is an extremely good value for money and I would defenitely stay there again!
Mijn eerste Airbmb ervaring en wat voor een! Huisje staat net buiten het centrum, op 10 minuten loopafstand van oude en gezellige centrum van Willemstad en ook nog om de hoek bij een goede duikschool (Dive Nas). Eigenaresse regelde ook nog een goedkope huurauto voor me wat het verblijf op Curacao wel heel plezierig maakte! Mocht ook van haar mountainbike gebruikmaken, fijn voor de korte afstand uitjes! Huis en de kamer waren bijzonder knus ingericht en ruim van opzet, een echte thuiskomer na een vol dagprogramma. Volgend jaar kom ik weer en zal de eigenaresse weer benaderen via Airbmb! Ze heeft mij een topverblijf gegeven!
We had a good week at Curacao in Milou's room, which has a good bed and good airco for a decent price in a nice neighborhood with great restaurants. I would however like to share our feedback on the house as it reads different from the description and other reviews. We feel that Milou started renting out her house when she was traveling and therefore several reviews indicate having the house to yourself.
This is not the case. Currently, the first floor of the house contains the room, her room, and her working space. During the week, she treats patients with physiotherapy from 8:30 AM onwards (room across your room). Although she tries to be quiet enough, this was not what we expected from the description. In addition, she had her parents over during our whole week, and they were staying the room next to ours. This created a situation where we felt as couch-surfing at a family with little to no privacy. Her parents obviously felt very much at home at their daughter, and this really felt as if we were visiting the family instead of renting (and paying for) a room. She indicated that she did not expect them to visit and did not have another place for them to go. In our opinion, this was a very inappropriate decision to make when you are renting out a room. We recommend checking with her when renting if she will be at the apartment (possibly traveling) and if even her parents might be visiting again (only 2x a year, but still). We have indicated to Milou that she should not accept guests when her parents are visiting and hope she will not do so. In addition, we have asked her to change the description of her room to include the physiotherapy working place and remove the sentence 'in fact, the whole down floor is yours'.
Milou was very welcoming and informative about her neiborhood. Unfortunately we could only stay at Milou's for one night since we were in Curaçao for only 24 hours.
Her house is simple but very nice, the room she rented us had air conditioning, mosquito web, and nice and large bed, pretty much everything you need. She also offered us a few things for breakfast besides not being included in the room description. Her dogs are also very friendly and her cat is humongous (a must see).
The location of her house is among the best in Willemstad, close to nice restaurants, bars and the beach and walking distance from the city center.
I definitely recommend staying with her. You will need a car to go to the nicest beaches in Curaçao though, I wouldn't recommend relying on public transportation, taxis are very expensive, hitchhiking can be a good option if traveling on low budget, we did it for 3 days during our previous stay in Curaçao, locals are super friendly and most of them speak Spanish and English.
Ik kreeg een warm welkom van Milou bij aankomst. Ze heeft zelfs nog een klamboe voor me opgehangen. Ik had echt het gevoel dat ik even op Curaçao woonde, mede dankzij de honden en kat. Het is een fijn, schoon huis op een prima locatie en de veranda is ideaal om even lekker uit te rusten.
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