|Minimum Stay||5 - 14 nights|
VILLA SEASHELL ~ Our oceanfront home is located in the gated resort of Coral Estate (24/7 security) on the west side of Curacao. It is the perfect place to stay with family and friends and enjoy the blue Caribbean sea, the warm sunny days and the starry nights.
The closest beach, with crystal-clear, warm, calm blue water, is only 200 yards from your doorstep (2 minutes drive or very short walk). It is perfect for diving, snorkelling, swimming, lounging, and tanning.
Here you also find the fine dine and lounge restaurant Karakter and a friendly dive school that besides offering PADI courses, also arranges boat tours and kayak rental.
THE EXTERIOR ~ the true key to our property is its West-facing position, and the absolutely amazing and huge back porch, and charming lower viewing thatched-roof cabana. It offers 8+ lounge seating, shade, a continuous sea breeze, the relaxing sound of waves, and a wide view of the ocean. There is always something to see: small fishermen boats, large cruise ships, pelicans, turtles, and because of the crystal clear water lots of tropical fish.
From the yard, you can walk to the deck above the Caribbean Sea. Here you can catch your own fish and enjoy the sunset.
The pool with a tiled sundeck and lounge chairs is an additional factor to enjoy...perfect for a dip when heading to the beach or out for a snorkel doesn't match your energy level.
THE INTERIOR ~Villa Seashell has an open floor plan with a living room, dining room, and a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen. Windows and shutters surround the villa and give panoramic views of the sea.
Since this used to be our primary home, our villa is not the typical vacation rental; it is filled with high-quality furniture, luxurious amenities, and architectural details.
Villa Seashell comprises 4 bedrooms all with en-suite full bathrooms. The two bedrooms on the first floor have two single beds, and the two bedrooms on the second floor both have a king size bed and entrance to a private terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and screens.
Give yourself the vacation you truly deserve by booking this amazing villa today!
Hi, my name is Linda Lou Huiskes, I am the owner of Villa Seashell in Curacao.
Nothing is more rewarding than hosting families for their vacation of a lifetime. It is fantastic to see how our guests feel quickly at home and appreciate the attention we put into everything here. We are very often graced with fun and dynamic guests that make hosting Villa Seashell a great new experience each day.
Our family of four lives in Aruba. Your contact, Linda Lou, works as an artisan making beautiful jewelry and wall decorations from the treasures of the ocean. As the name implies, a lot of Linda Lou’s art can be found back at Villa Seashell.
We enjoy renting vacation homes ourselves. Our favorite destinations are the United States, Italy, and France. We’re avid snorkelers and mountain bikers.
Linda Lou Huiskes purchased this villa in 2008
Our family has always loved the tropics. We would travel the Caribbean to escape the cold Dutch winters. We felt in love Curacao; it has the best of both worlds, Caribbean with a Dutch flavor. The beautiful, warm, friendly people enticed us to make this place our home. We found this unique oceanfront villa with its breathtaking panoramic views five years ago and completely rebuilt it.
Besides going to one of the beautiful beaches, we like to venture out into the countryside and explore the rolling hills topped by plantation houses built more than three centuries ago, or visit the north coast, with its raw beauty.
On the northern side of the island, the rough sea has been smashing against the rocky coastline for centuries and has carved caves and little inlets into the rock. It is great to walk over the massive volcanic rocks and observe the wildlife, listen to the wind, and climb down into the caves to observe the waves crashing against its walls.
We also like to visit Willemstad, which is only a 20-minute drive. It has attractive stores, exquisite restaurants and rich architecture that tells a tale of its history.
Hato International Airport connects the island with the rest of the world, with direct daily flights to Europe, the United States and South America.
Our villa is not the typical vacation rental. It used to be our primary home, filled with high-quality furniture, luxurious amenities and architectural details.
The location of the villa is very unique; anyone going there just falls in love with it. The views of the ocean are breathtaking at all times of the year. Star-filled nights or a full moon shining across the ocean and lighting the pool for a night swim make this place a unique vacation spot.
The place we like best at Villa Seashell is the very large gazebo at the border of the ocean, with its 10-person lounge set, hammocks and dining table; and the wooden deck above the ocean where you can catch your own fish and enjoy the sunset.
I can't imagine a better location for an exotic getaway. Can you imagine afternoons spent on a glorious deck overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the sea? Or taking a swim with the same view? Not only is this house perfectly located, the owner is so helpful, and knew just what we were looking for. She has lived in the US, so she understood the American vacationer. Her communication was A++. And her tips for places to do, see and eat helped us make our vacation even better. We felt very safe in Coral Estates - it's a beautiful area and has great views. It was only a short walk to great snorkeling and kayaking. We even swam with turtles! I would definitely recommend.
Four adults stayed at the Villa Seashell November 25 – December 4 2016 it was awesome! I have rented places in Coral Estates many times over the last 7 years and have been going to Curacao for over 18 years. This was far and away the best house we have ever rented, it was huge and really clean! The pool was outstanding, clean, and very large. The patio was perfect to have dinners or morning coffee on. We cooked almost all of our breakfasts and dinners at the Villa, it had everything we needed. The bedrooms were large and comfortable, each bedroom has its own bathroom & shower. We did fish and caught a few grunts, but felt bad the next day when we went scuba diving, they are so much more beautiful in the water. We walked to Karakter the restaurant, it is really nice to spend the evening or the day there. The night dive off the pier was fantastic and Dive Republic staff was really helpful getting us tanks and weights.
When you decide to rent the first and most important thing you will notice is how great Linda Lou is at communicating, she responds so quickly. Her property manager Petra was extremely friendly and helpful. Linda Lou will ask for feedback and really makes an effort to ensure her guests have the best experience!
You will not be disappointed if you rent this Villa, it’s beautiful like the island of Curacao! If you have specific questions please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . https://youtu.be/bpca1XH43Q0
Villa Sea Shell was a great experience. Property was exactly as advertised. In addition to the great property Linda Lou went more than the extra mile to provide us with very helpful information about restaurants, shopping, car rentals and many island activities. We were on the island for a family wedding and had teenagers and young children with us as well and they enjoyed it as well. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends as well as other travelers.
Setting is Ideal. The house, patio and pool are all perfect. All the bedrooms have AC available. We are SCUBA divers and the DiversRepublic just around the corner has excellent access to shore diving. Boat diving is limited to 2 days per week but was not available on our trip due to Hurricane Matthew. Customer service is excellent. The owner is available by email for questions. There is a local property manager who is available 24/7. Absolutely would stay here again.
We loved Villa Seashell! Our family of 7 had plenty of space. Linda was very helpful and an excellent communicator. Her recommendations were excellent. We enjoyed the close by beaches and eating at Karakter. The sea breeze and view of the ocean are delightful.
This is a terrific house for a large group. Everything was just as the pictures showed. We had 7 in our group and everyone was comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and the outside dining area was delightful. We used the chef recommended by the owner, Evelein Sipkes, and had a wonderful meal. Coral Estates has a good beach and dive shop and Karakter (the restaurant) is fantastic for lunch or dinner. Check in was a breeze and the house was clean and ready to go.
We snorkeled at a different beach every day. I would recommend trying to arrive by 10:30 as it did get busy as the day progressed. Some of our favorites were Playa Lagun, Klein Knip and Porto Marie. Porto Marie charges an entry fee but the beach is clean, there is a good bar and restaurant and the snorkeling off to the left was really good with warm shallow water. Three members of our group are cerified divers. They had several good dives and rented their equipment from the dive shop on Coral Estates.
I would recommend this house to my friends and relatives. Next time I will be sure to not come back to the USA via Miami! Customs was a zoo and it took almost 90 minutes to clear customs. The employees were surprisingly rude and the whole thing was very disorganized. Curacao customs were fine and friendly.
We differentiate ourselves from other vacation rentals in the area by providing our guests with excellent information on restaurants, things to do, hiking & biking trails, water sports and other activities. Should you have any upfront questions on this, just let us know.
Anyone that inquires receives a 65 pages CURACAO VACATION GUIDE, with information on:
- Curacao's underwater world
- Guided tours
- Nightlife & Entertainment
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$40 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$40 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$637|
** If paying by Homeaway Payment System the payment is to be made in Euros based on the USD equivalent**
** If paying by PayPal, payment is to be made in US Dollars**
** End cleaning is included in the rental rate. Add $189.00 USD fee per WEEK for midweek cleaning along with towel change.
** Base rate based on 4 PEOPLE. Additional cost of $29/night per person.
** Rate excludes 7% rental tax.
** 14 night minimum stay during Christmas & New Years weeks.
** NO PETS **