About This Listing
The apartment is located very central, close to everything on the island and still very quiet with the beach opposite the street! It has it's own entrance and you can park you car safely.
The apartment has a lot of space and a bedroom with a airco, tv etc. where you can withdraw of the heat of Curaçao! It has a roofterrace which is totally private with your own swimming pool, very nice at night, under the stars!
It has safe drinking water (distilled so 100% pure), bathroom with warm water and a very good bed. There is a coffeemachine (senseo) and a fridge.
The whole neighbourhood has a lot of good restaurants in all priceclasses: Indonesian, French quisine, Fish, fresh from the sea, Miami style, I have a list with all the names in the apartment..all on walking distance.
The center of town where all the shops are is 20 min walk, there you have all the shopping stores like: Penha, Bamali, Guess, and over the bridge in Otrabanda 1000 stores and also the Riffort with fancy stores like Mango, Max Mara and Mont Blanc.
Every night here is happy hour and live bands, some are in the neighbourhood and some are furhter away: to the left: 5 min by car: Mambo, Wet&Wild, Cabana, NewYork,
to the right: 10 min walking or 5 min by car: Miles Jazz Caf'é, Mundo Bizarro, Pampus, St. Tropez, Bermuda..etc. Than a bit further: 10 min drive: de Heeren, Samba, Zanzibar, Zest, etc. and even more further but fun: Kokomo!
there are little vans/buses going up and down town along the street, it is prox. 1 dollar per drive....and also taxi's are available but they ask 20$ for a little drive in the night!
Curaçao has I think the nicest blue sea of the world and very nice beaches also great for diving, you can see the most beautiful colourfull fishes and corals all along the coast even opposite the house at the Avila Beach Hotel you can snorkle or take diving lessons. The most popular beaches are: Jan Thiel, Mambo, Kokomo, Porto Marie, Cas Abou, Knip, but also the more quiet beaches are super! : San Juan, Kura Hulanda Westpunt, Oostpunt (for surfing).
In the K-pasa, a flyer with everything in it you can do on the island, you can choose between something like 500 things to do per day: for example happy hours, live music, snorkling trips, diving trips, swim with dolphins, rent a scooter, horse riding, surfing and kite-surfing, sailing, also catamaran sailing, hiking, mountainbike etc.
So, what are you waiting for??? Come and get to know Curaçao, have fun and and get some sun!!!!
Interaction with Guests
I give my guests the privacy they want and if there is something I knock on the wood. Also the guests walk through the back, so there is space to meet and talk.
My neighbourhood is diverse, colourfull houses, you have beach, you have restaurants and bars and very central on the island.
public buses are close by, 1 around the corner and 1 opposite the house...from there you can go to town, and in town you take another to go to the rest of the island. Buses are cheap.
only use the airco when the doors are closed from the bedroom.
NO smoking in the bedroom
wet towels: don't leave them on the floor, please hang them on the line...
when you have laundry, tell Cynthia to wash it for you and it will be washed.
We hebben een weekje in Kanila's appartement vertoefd. Met veel genoegen! Het is een afgescheiden deel van een karakteristiek huis, op de eerste etage, met een privé-zwembadje op het ruime terras, aan de achterkant van het huis. De communicatie met Kanila verliep zowel vooraf als toen we er waren, snel en plezierig. De advertentie is accuraat, en het appartementje is leuk gelegen, schuin tegenover het Avila Beach Hotel. Er zijn voldoende basisvoorzieningen om zelf te koken, maar ook is er een ruime keuze uit restaurants op loopafstand. Kanila respecteert je privacy en helpt je snel en deskundig als je iets wilt weten over het eiland. Al met al: een aanrader!
Het was een heerlijk, ruim appartement. De locatie was ideaal voor, vlakbij de plek waar ik moest werken en op 15 minuten loopafstand van het centrum van Willemstad. In de buurt zitten ook goede restaurants.
Me and my husband had the perfect vacation in Curacao! Kanila made us feel so welcomed and relax.
The apartment was just as described and was at the perfect location. We fell in love with the cat, Tony, and the dogs Paxi, Pino and Romana. We arrived late in the evening and Kanila had some bread and juice etc waiting for us in the fridge - sooo needed at that point:) Also all the comments in the book from previous guests were really helpful.
Next time we would rent a car for the whole time and shop at Centrum Supermarket instead of Bulevard nearby. We would also go swimming with dolphins at Sea Aquarium - We really regret we didn´t do it even though it was quite expensive... nNow we also know the best beaches for snorkling.
Kanila is just such a nice, warm, bubbly person whom you could talk with for hours. We´re glad Kanila that you are working with people because it suits´you soo good. We also love how much you love your animals. Stay as you are, hugs3
Anton and Maria, Finland
Het verblijf bij Kanila was precies wat ik er van hoopte. Een heerlijke centrale plek.Alles in de buurt en toch rustig gelegen met veel privacy. De buurt is veilig. Ook voor een vrouw alleen. Kanila is een prima gastvrouw. Snel beschikbaar en met goede tips.
Het appartement zelf was prima in orde. Goed bed in een fijne slaapkamer. De kookmogelijkheden zijn basic.
Graag kom ik nog eens terug!
Kanila's place was just as we expected. We loved that it was so close to a lot of great restaurants, and to the main areas in the city. Close to a small supermarket, and a 15 min walk to another one so we were able to make breakfast in the apartment each morning. The Avila beach across the street was perfect for relaxing, and for some happy hour drinks!
Kanila was so easy to deal with, and very accommodating. She provided some snorkel gear for the day we rented a car to explore the island, which was greatly appreciated! We also loved that there was a little book of recommendations from a lot of prior guests for getting around, where to eat, what to see etc. Very helpful!
Would definitely recommend this apartment to people visiting Curacao - we did the hotel thing for a few nights prior and wish we had stayed here the whole time.
Van tevoren via berichten al afspraken over onze aankomsttijden en ontvangst in het appartement gemaakt dus alles was al goed geregeld.
In het appartement lagen verse broodjes en beleg klaar, stond er frisdrank en bier koud en konden we koffie en thee maken: ideaal!
Het appartement ligt centraal: te voet naar de stad of restaurants is goed te doen en met de huurauto naar het strand al helemaal.
Kanila en haar honden hebben ons verblijf heel aangenaam gemaakt: altijd even contact als we elkaar zagen en alles verliep heel soepel.
Curacao is een prachtig eiland met veel natuurschoon waar we een geweldige vakantie hebben gehad mede dankzij Kanila, de doggies en het ruime, comfortabele appartement!
About the Host, Kanila
I live in Curaçao for 14 years now, but originally from Holland. I am physical therapist and have my own practice at home. I also give yogaclasses and massages. I love sports like surfing and outdoor walking with my dogs...I love traveling the world, that's why I support Airbnb! I am very interested in other cultures and I am an open minded person myself. I love the good things in life and that's what I want to offer my guests too..a sunny feeling on this beautiful island!