About This Listing
Our countryside cottage resides on the Caribbean island of Curacao.
The cottage is situated on a hill slope, which provides a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding hills. This is all located on the same premises as our own home.
It has an air-conditioned bedroom, small kitchen, bathroom with warm water, living room, elevated porch, and a small pool.
We are located on the West side of the Island where you can find the most beautyful beaches. It is only 10 minutes away to "Cas Abou", one of the most dazzling beaches on the island. Diving on this side of the island is the best experience you can get. Curacao's national park, Christoffelpark, where the highest mountain of the island is located, is only 20 minutes away. While there you can also visit the museum and countryhouse "Savonet", well known for it's slavery history.
The nearby town Barber has a well stored supermarket, bank, ATM machine, gas station, doctor and small pharmacy.
While staying at our place, you are in the middle of Curacao's beautyful nature. Here you can relax without stress of any kind !
The whole cottage and its direct surroundings are for the guests.
Interaction with Guests
We do live on the property fulltime, so interaction is whenever wanted.
We are always here to answer questions.
The neighborhood is quiet, very local and natural. It is nice to explore that already :-)
There is no frequent/nearby public transportation within 1 mile/1,5 km so you'll need a rental car.
Parking on the gated property.
The use of A/C has to be paid seperate. There is a meter and you pay what you used at the end of your stay.
Please no smoking inside the cottage.
No animals to bring.
Monique and her family were incredibly welcoming and accommodating during my husband and I's stay in Curacao!! Monique was very easy to contact and always ready to answer questions for us, even offering to have groceries ready for us upon our arrival. The place exceeded our expectations and is the perfect "get-away", providing for a very relaxing vacation. Monique and her family were always open to provide recommendations for dinner, beaches, and things to do. We could not ask for anything more. Perfect location for a very relaxing and refreshing getaway! We will definitely come back if we get the chance to return to Curacao!!
We hadden het voorrecht om een aantal dagen te mogen verblijven in Monique haar cottage. En dat is ons enorm goed bevallen, haar woning staat op een zeer mooie uitvalsbasis richting de mooie natuurgebieden zoals het Christoffelpark en de vele mooie baaitjes van het eiland.
Het huis zelf was boven verwachting goed, het zwembad en prive terras erg fijn. En de mogelijkheid om lekker te barbecueën maakt het helemaal af. De eigenaars zelf zijn vriendelijk en hartelijk en staan voor al je vragen klaar en helpen je waar nodig.
Kortom een dikke tien voor Monique en co.
Ons verblijf van 4 dagen in de Countryside Cottage was precies wat we ons van de advertentie hebben voorgesteld. Een heerlijke plek met een leuke cottage met een heerlijk zwembad. We voelde ons echt welkom bij Monique en haar man en dochter. Heerlijk open en vriendelijke mensen. Bij een volgend bezoek aan Curaçao zullen we zeker weer overwegen om naar deze cottage te gaan. Echt een aanrader!!
We really enjoyed the cottage and Monique and her family are wonderful. We only stayed for a few days, but they went out of their way to help us to explore this amazing part of the island. We will def be back!
After several days in the Capitol city it was a welcome change to head west! The cottage was as lovely as the family and we had everything we needed at our disposal. Diving with Ellis was an added bonus! We wish we had more time to hang out with the family, but there is so much to do in that area that by the time we returned home, it was all we could do to fall into bed. I can't imagine a better location or more wonderful place to stay! Danke Dushi!!!
The Countryside Cottage was a great place to stay that was central to all of our favorite dive sites and things to do. It was comfortably appointed, although the kitchen was a tad bit on the small side. We cooked almost every breakfast and dinner there, so it obviously wasn't too much of a hindrance though. The pool and porch area were fabulous and extremely private - separated from the main residence by the cottage and surrounded by the natural island vegetation and wildlife. We saw several lizard species, several bird species, and of course the island goats. In addition, there is an outdoor shower that was wonderful for rinsing our gear every day, or for a quick rinse after a dip in the pool. Our only complaint was that both doors leading to the bedroom were short - only 6' tall. This didn't present a problem for me, but for my 6'4" husband it was quite the navigational hazard.
Monique and Ellis were excellent hosts - anytime we had a question they were happy to guide us to the right place. Also, they are able to rent dive gear, tanks, and weights right at the house. This was actually the best part - we walked out of the cottage each morning, loaded tanks into the back of our truck, and off we went! It was far easier than having to plan our day around a dive shop's hours. The cottage is also located quite close to a market, which made shopping for meals quite easy as well. I would highly recommend the cottage to anyone looking to get away from it all, but still be located close to some fabulous dive sites and activities.
After reading the large number of great reviews for the cottage, we had high expectations for our stay, but our experience really was as good as we had hoped! The cottage is a perfect size for two, is wonderfully private, was set in the most wonderful location, surrounded by scrubland and hills. We spent numerous mornings and evenings watching the sunrise/sunset, and windows and terrace doors let a lovely warm breeze through the cottage. Monique and family were very friendly and excellent hosts, we felt very comfortable and recommendations for days out/restaurants/beaches from Monique were absolutely spot on. The location of the cottage is great if you are looking for something with a much more local feel, but there were a huge number of stunning beaches, and the Christoffel Park all within very easy reach. Even Willemstad did not feel too far a drive away. There was also a supermarket and bank pretty nearby so we didn't feel too remote. Pictures are also very accurate. Highly recommended and we miss Curacao already!
About the Host, Monique
We are Monique & Ellis (from the Netherlands and Curacao) and living here together with our daughter Cherelle for 9 years now. We are enjoying the country-life and beautiful nature on this side of the island.
We will be helpfull with information to make your stay as nice as possible !